Henry Travers

Henry Travers

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Yearling (1946)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Edison, the Man (1940)
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  • A stage actor in the British Isles from 1894, Henry Travers settled permanently in America in 1901. Even as a comparative youngster, the pudding-faced, wispy-voiced Travers specialized in portraying befuddled old men. He was brought to Hollywood in 1933 to recreate his stage role as Father Krug in Robert E. Sherwood's Reunion in Vienna. Though often cast in amiable, self-effacing roles, Travers was perfectly capable of meatier stuff: as a downtrodden Chinese farmer in Dragon Seed (1944), he delivers a terse monologue describing how he has regained his self respect by beating his shrewish wife! Travers' best-remembered movie assignments included his Oscar-nominated portrayal of British postman Mr. Ballard in Mrs. Miniver (1942); his amusing turn as bank clerk and mystery-magazine fanatic Joseph Newton in Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943); and, of course, his matchless performance as wingless guardian angel Clarence Oddbody in the Yuletide perennial It's a Wonderful Life (1946). After several years in retirement, Henry Travers died of arteriosclerosis at the age of 91.

Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach Judge Bullfinch 1949
No Score Yet The Accused Romley's assistant 1949
93% It's a Wonderful Life Clarence Oddbody 1946
100% The Yearling Mr. Boyles 1946
No Score Yet Gallant Journey Actor 1946
94% The Bells of St. Mary's Mr. Bogardus 1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties Capt. Sam Jackson 1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Hobart Glenn 1945
No Score Yet The Very Thought of You Pop Wheeler 1944
No Score Yet None Shall Escape Father Warecki 1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed 3rd Cousin 1944
86% Madame Curie Eugene Curie 1943
No Score Yet The Moon Is Down Mayor Orden 1943
100% Shadow of a Doubt Joseph Newton 1943
89% Random Harvest Dr. Simms 1942
92% Mrs. Miniver Mr. Ballard 1942
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Abel Martin 1941
95% High Sierra Pa 1941
100% Ball of Fire Prof. Jerome 1941
No Score Yet The Bad Man Mr. Hardy 1941
No Score Yet I'll Wait For You Actor 1941
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars Matey 1940
80% Edison, the Man Ben Els 1940
No Score Yet Primrose Path Gramp 1940
No Score Yet The Rains Came Rev. Homer Smiley 1939
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone John Kingsley 1939
No Score Yet On Borrowed Time Dr. Evans 1939
86% Dark Victory Dr. Parsons 1939
100% Dodge City Dr. Irving 1939
No Score Yet The Sisters Ned Elliott 1938
No Score Yet Too Many Parents Wilkins 1936
No Score Yet Captain Hurricane Capt. Ben 1935
No Score Yet After Office Hours Cap 1935
88% Death Takes a Holiday Baron Cesarea 1934
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Fuzzy 1934
100% The Invisible Man Cr. Cranley 1933
No Score Yet My Weakness Ellery Gregory 1933


[to George] Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
[In book inscription] Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.
You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?
You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.
You've been given a great gift.
George Bailey
A chance to see what the world would be like without you.
Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
George Bailey
Well, maybe I left the car up at Martini's. Well, come on, Gabriel.
George Bailey
Clarence. Right... Clarence.