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Houseley Stevenson Sr.

Highest Rated:   100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated:   14% Forever Amber (1947)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
The father of actors Houseley Stevenson Jr. and Onslow Stevens, Houseley Stevenson Sr. was one of the founders and principal directors of the famed Pasadena Playhouse. After a four-decade-plus stage career, Stevenson came to films in 1936. At first, he played bits, but as he moved into his sixties the size of his roles increased. The hollow-cheeked, stubble-chinned actor was especially adept at playing elderly derelicts whose dialogue usually ran along the lines of "Whatsa matter, son? Hidin' from the law?" Houseley Stevenson was at his very best in two Humphrey Bogart films: In Dark Passage (1947), he played the seedy plastic surgeon Dr. Coley, while in Knock on Any Door he was seen as the philosophical rummy "Junior."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% Somewhere in the Night
  • Conroy
2003
No Score Yet The Wild North
  • Old Man
1952
No Score Yet Cave of Outlaws
  • Cooley
1951
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake
  • Pawnee Sam
1951
No Score Yet The Sun Sets at Dawn
  • Pops
1951
No Score Yet Darling, How Could You!
  • Old Man
1951
No Score Yet Hollywood Story
  • Mr. Miller
1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie
  • Blinky
1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Mr. Swanson
1950
No Score Yet Sierra
  • Sam Coulter
1950
97% All the King's Men
  • Madison
1949
No Score Yet Masked Raiders
  • Uncle Henry
1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West
  • Ted (old-timer)
1949
No Score Yet Sorrowful Jones
  • Doc Chesley
1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory
  • Prospector
1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles
  • Pawnbroker
1949
70% Knock on Any Door
  • Junior
1949
100% The Paleface
  • Pioneer
1948
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Ebenezer
1948
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Winchester
1948
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Jud Tavis
1948
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy
  • Professor T.J. Beck
1948
No Score Yet Four Faces West
  • Anderson
1948
54% Secret Beyond the Door
  • Andy
1948
100% Moonrise
  • Uncle Joe Jingle
1948
14% Forever Amber
  • Mr. Starling
1947
92% Dark Passage
  • Dr. Walter Coley
1947
100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Passerby at Fairley Residence
1947
No Score Yet The Brasher Doubloon
  • Morningstar
1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Jailer
1946
100% The Yearling
  • Mr. Ranger
1946
No Score Yet Dakota
  • Railroad Clerk
1945
No Score Yet Happy Land
  • Sam Watson
1943
No Score Yet Native Land
  • Sharecropper
1942
No Score Yet Isle of Fury
  • Rector
1936
No Score Yet Ramrod
  • George Smedley
1930

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