Hugh Marlowe

Hugh Marlowe

Highest Rated: 100% Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Lowest Rated: 71% Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1911

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

It's quite possible that Hugh Marlowe might have been limited to film comedy roles had he retained his given name of Hugh Herbert Hipple, but it's not likely that he would have garnered many laughs. A radio announcer and stage performer, Marlowe had a brief leading-man filing in the late 1930s, but was more effective from the mid-1940s onward as a second lead and character actor. His stiff, humorless demeanor served him well in many second parts at 20th Century-Fox in the 1950s. Director Howard Hawks cleverly exploited Marlowe's solemnity by casting the actor as foil to the childish antics of "fountain of youth" partaker Cary Grant in Monkey Business (1952). Marlowe also showed up in several science fiction films, notably The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) and World Without End (1956), wherein his somber approach lent a measure of credence to the proceedings. On television, Hugh Marlowe played Ellery Queen (a role he'd previously essayed on radio) in a 1954 syndicated series, and was the last of four actors to portray Jim Matthews on the NBC daytime drama Another World.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Colorized) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Castle of Evil 'Doc' Corozal 1966
91% Seven Days in May Harold McPherson 1964
No Score Yet 13 Frightened Girls (The Candy Web) John Hull 1963
86% Birdman of Alcatraz Roy Comstock 1962
94% Elmer Gantry Rev. Bill Garrison 1960
71% Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Dr. Russell A. Marvin 1956
No Score Yet World Without End John Borden 1956
No Score Yet Illegal Ray Borden 1955
83% Garden of Evil John Fuller 1954
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night Stefano Di Gambetta 1954
No Score Yet The Stand at Apache River Col. Morsby 1953
88% Monkey Business Harvey Entwhistle 1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier Narrator 1952
No Score Yet Bugles in the Afternoon Capt. Edward Garnett 1952
No Score Yet Way Of A Gaucho Don Miguel Aleondo 1952
95% The Day the Earth Stood Still Tom Stevens 1951
No Score Yet Rawhide Zimmerman/Deputy Sheriff Ben Miles 1951
79% Night and the City Adam Dunn 1950
99% All About Eve Lloyd Richards 1950
No Score Yet Come to the Stable Robert Masen 1949
96% Twelve O'Clock High Lt. Col. Ben R. Gately 1949
100% Meet Me In St. Louis Col. Darby 1944
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Joseph I. Murdock 1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington John Marbey 1944
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon) Kenneth 1937
No Score Yet Between Two Women Priest 1937


No Score Yet Perry Mason
Lambert Baker Harris Page Guy Ernest 1965
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Harold 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
Parker Garner 1962
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Mr. Maxwell 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Rev. Richard Fell Harold Skinner Philip Baxter Mannix Butler 1961


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Lloyd Richards says: It's about time for the piano to realize he has not written the concerto.