Hugh Marlowe

Hugh Marlowe

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

Lowest Rated: 40% World Without End (1956)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1911

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A former radio announcer and stage performer whose somber appearance and grave delivery lent portentousness to such sci-fi film classics as "The Day the Earth Stood" and "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," Hugh Marlowe, perhaps more than any character actor from the era, was the archetype of 1950s solemnity. Born the comically alliterative Hugh Herbert Hipple in Philadelphia, the actor changed his name to the weightier Hugh Marlowe after beginning his stage career at Los Angeles' Pasadena Playhouse. After a brief stint in radio during the 1930s, Marlowe earned his first supporting roles as a contract player for 20th Century Fox. He was often cast as a humorless foil to leading men of the day, most notably opposite a jocular Carey Grant in the Howard Hawks-directed screwball comedy "Monkey Business" (1952). But his most memorable film contributions were in the sci-fi genre: on the groundbreaking 1951 film "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the oft-spoofed 1956 B-film "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," and the big-budget cinemascope extravaganza "World Without End" (1956). In coming decades, Marlowe gained steady work on TV, appearing in his final role, as Matthews family patriarch Jim, on the daytime soap "Another World," from 1969 until his death in 1982.

Highest rated movies

Meet Me in St. Louis
All About Eve
Twelve O'Clock High
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Elmer Gantry
Seven Days in May
Birdman of Alcatraz
Garden of Evil




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Shot You Hear Charles Nordeck (Character) - 1969
92% 89% Seven Days in May Harold McPherson (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 17% Thirteen Frightened Girls John Hull (Character) - 1963
91% 84% Birdman of Alcatraz Roy Comstock (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Rope Jonas Stone (Character) - 1961
94% 87% Elmer Gantry Rev. Philip Garrison (Character) - 1960
40% 30% World Without End John Borden (Character) - 1956
73% 55% Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Dr. Russell A. Marvin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Whip Lorn Crawford (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 60% Illegal Ray Borden (Character) - 1955
86% 53% Garden of Evil John Fuller (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 81% Casanova's Big Night Stefano Di Gambetta (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stand at Apache River Col. Morsby (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 57% Way of a Gaucho Don Miguel Aleondo (Character) - 1952
79% 68% Monkey Business Hank Entwhistle (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie Ed Jordan (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% Bugles in the Afternoon Capt. Edward Garnett (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Rev. Charles Watson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 60% Rawhide Zimmerman/Deputy sheriff Ben Miles (Character) - 1951
95% 87% The Day the Earth Stood Still Tom Stevens (Character) - 1951
99% 94% All About Eve Lloyd Richards (Character) $10.2K 1950
No Score Yet 76% Come to the Stable Robert Masen (Character) - 1949
96% 87% Twelve O'Clock High Lt. Col. Ben Gately (Character) - 1949
100% 87% Meet Me in St. Louis Colonel Darly (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Joseph I. Murdock (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet For God and Country Mark Richards (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast Kenneth (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Women Priest (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brilliant Marriage Richard G. Taylor, III (Character) - 1936


100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Guy Munford (Character),
Jarvis Baker (Guest Star)
1959-1960 1962-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1962
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956-1957 1959 1961
No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Maxwell (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour .Vince Gabriel (Character) 1955