Herbert Mundin

Herbert Mundin

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • Lowest Rated: 58% Cavalcade (1933)
  • Birthday: Aug 21, 1898
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born into a Lancashire farming family, actor Herbert Mundin served in the first World War as a wireless operator. After the armistice, Mundin joined a traveling troupe of British music hall performers. His biggest professional boost came when he was signed for the popular Charlot's Revue in the early '20s. Though only in his early twenties, Mundin was always cast in older character parts on stage due to his bulbous nose and short, penguin-like frame. On Broadway from 1928, Mundin signed a contract with Hollywood's Fox studios in 1931. He was seen to excellent advantage in such Fox productions as Chandu the Magician (1932) and Cavalcade (1933). Mundin's popularity at this period was such that, when it was decided that the 1932 Fox production Sherlock Holmes needed some comedy relief, Mundin was hastily shoehorned in as a cockney pubkeeper -- and was billed ahead of that film's Doctor Watson(Reginald Owen). Two of Mundin's better film roles were in a classical vein: He was Barkis in 1934's David Copperfield, and was Much the Miller in 1938's Adventures of Robin Hood; in the latter film he was given a rugged fight sequence with one of Prince John's guards, and also a romantic interest in the form of Una O'Connor (his costar in Cavalcade). Shortly after completing his assignment in the MGM programmer Society Lawyer, Herbert Mundin was killed in a car accident in Van Nuys, California; he was 40 years old.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Lord Jeff `Crusty' Jelks 1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood Much the Miller's Son 1938
No Score Yet Angel Greenwood 1937
No Score Yet Another Dawn Wilkins 1937
71% Tarzan Escapes Herbert Henry Rawlins 1936
No Score Yet Champagne Charlie Mr. James Augustus Fipps 1936
No Score Yet A Message to Garcia Henry Piper 1936
94% Mutiny on the Bounty Smith 1935
No Score Yet Ladies Love Danger Giffins 1935
No Score Yet Black Sheep Oscar 1935
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) Barkis 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Secret Baxter 1935
No Score Yet Such Women Are Dangerous Wilson 1934
No Score Yet All Men Are Enemies Noggins 1934
58% Cavalcade Alfred Bridges 1933
No Score Yet Hoopla Hap 1933
No Score Yet Chandu the Magician Albert Miggles 1932
No Score Yet One Way Passage Steward 1932
100% Love Me Tonight Groom 1932
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes Pubkeeper 1932

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