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Hobart Cavanaugh

Highest Rated:   100% Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
Lowest Rated:   80% The Human Comedy (1943)
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The son of a Nevada railroading engineer, Hobart Cavanaugh was educated in San Francisco and at the University of California. His friendships with such California-based actors as Charlie Ruggles and Walter Catlett gave Cavanaugh the impetus to enter the theatrical world. After several years on stage, Cavanaugh began his screen career with 1928's San Francisco Nights. Slight, balding and virtually chinless, Cavanaugh was ideally cast as a henpecked husband, a clerk, or a process server. He was signed to a Warners' contract in 1932, and appeared in several Busby Berkeley and Jimmy Cagney pictures. Thanks to his next-door-neighbor demeanor, Cavanaugh frequently appeared as humorist Robert Benchley's friend or co-worker in Benchley's one-reel MGM shorts of the 1930s. Occasionally, Cavanaugh played against his established image by popping up as the "hidden killer" in mystery films of the 1940s (e.g. Universal's Horror Island). Hobart Cavanaugh's final appearance, filmed just before his death, was as an unctuous undertaker in 20th Century-Fox's Stella (1950).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
94% A Letter to Three Wives
  • Mr. Manleigh
1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park
  • Mayor Oakley
1948
No Score Yet Driftwood
  • Judge Beckett
1947
No Score Yet Margie
  • Angus McDuff
1946
No Score Yet Night and Day
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Black Angel
  • Jake
1946
No Score Yet Lady on a Train
  • Drunk
1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking
  • The Teacher
1945
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Kismet
  • Moolah
1944
No Score Yet Jack London
  • Mike
1943
No Score Yet Dangerous Blondes
  • Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot
1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels)
  • Mayor Josh Hudkins
1943
No Score Yet The Man From Down Under
  • `Boots'
1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • Boat Owner
1943
80% The Human Comedy
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World
  • Mr. Throckmorton
1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh
  • Derelict
1942
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie
  • Panky
1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope
  • Gowdy
1942
100% Tarzan's New York Adventure
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action
  • Carpenter's Mate `Chips'
1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew
  • Teller/witness
1942
No Score Yet Playmates
  • Tremble
1941
No Score Yet Skylark
  • Small man in subway car
1941
No Score Yet Horror Island
  • Jasper
1941
No Score Yet Love, Honor & Oh-Baby!
  • Darnell
1940
No Score Yet An Angel From Texas
  • Mr. Robelink
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Barber Doyle
1940
No Score Yet You Can't Fool Your Wife
  • Potts
1940
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square
  • Whitey Boone
1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget)
  • Mr. Dover
1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die
  • Druggist (uncredited)
1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight
  • Frueheim, the Theater Manager
1939
No Score Yet Reno
  • Abe Compass
1939
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn
  • Mr. Jordan
1938
No Score Yet Night Key
  • Petty Louie
1937
No Score Yet The Great O'Malley
  • Pinky Holden
1937
86% Three Smart Girls
  • Wilbur Lamb
1936
No Score Yet The Golden Arrow
  • De Wolfe
1936
No Score Yet Colleen
  • Noggin
1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary
  • Joe
1936
No Score Yet Cain and Mabel
  • Milo
1936
100% Captain Blood
  • Dr. Bronson
1935
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates
  • Floyd Stevens
1935
89% A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Philostrate
1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory
  • Joe Bonner
1935
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend
  • A Listener
1935
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark
  • Mac
1935
No Score Yet Bordertown
  • Drunk
1935
No Score Yet While The Patient Slept
  • Eustace Federie
1935
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid
  • Richardson
1934
No Score Yet Housewife
  • George Wilson
1934
No Score Yet A Very Honorable Guy
  • Benny
1934
No Score Yet The Key
  • Homer
1934
No Score Yet Jimmy the Gent
  • The Imposter
1934
No Score Yet I've Got Your Number
  • Happy Dooley
1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934
  • M. Gautier
1934
No Score Yet Mandalay
  • Purser
1934
No Score Yet Dark Hazard
  • George Mayhew
1934
No Score Yet Hi, Nellie!
  • Fullerton
1934
No Score Yet Now I'll Tell
  • Freddie
1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar
  • Drunk
1934
No Score Yet The Firebird
  • Emile
1934
No Score Yet Havana Widows
  • Mr. Otis
1933
No Score Yet From Headquarters
  • Muggs Manton
1933
No Score Yet My Woman
  • Miller
1933
100% Footlight Parade
  • Title Thinker Upper
1933
No Score Yet No Marriage Ties
  • Smith
1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter
  • Happy
1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell
  • Tommy's Father
1933
No Score Yet Man Killer
  • Harcourt S. Burns
1933
100% Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Dog Salesman
1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher
  • Drunken Reporter
1933
No Score Yet State Fair
  • Hog Judge
1933
No Score Yet A Study in Scarlet
  • Publican
1933
No Score Yet I Cover the Waterfront
  • McCoy
1933
No Score Yet Bureau of Missing Persons
  • Mr. Harris
1933

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