Hume Cronyn

Hume Cronyn

Highest Rated: 100% Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Arrangement (1969)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1911

Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

The son of a prominent Canadian politician, Hume Cronyn made his stage debut with the Montreal Repertory Theatre in 1930 while still a student at McGill University and reached Broadway in 1934, playing the Janitor in "Hipper's Holiday." Short and wiry, he gained a reputation for excellence onstage, adroitly portraying ordinary people, and would later prove his versatility by branching into directing, producing and playwriting. An early appearance on the new medium of TV (a 1939 NBC presentation of "Her Master's Voice") preceded Cronyn's first feature role as the literal-minded, snooping, armchair detective-neighbor in Alfred Hitchcock's understated thriller "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943). He also collaborated on the screenplays for Hitchcock's "Rope" (1948, with Arthur Laurents) and "Under Capricorn" (1949, with James Birdie), as well as playing the ship's radio operator in the director's "Lifeboat" (1944).

Highest rated movies

The Seventh Cross
Shadow of a Doubt
Brute Force
12 Angry Men
Lifeboat
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Parallax View
Sunrise at Campobello

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 43% A Separate Peace Professor Carmichael (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Season Sam Clausner (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 73% Yesterday's Children Old Sonny Sutton (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 73% Santa and Pete Saint Nick (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Sea People Mr. John McRae (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% Alone Alone (Character) - 1997
92% 87% 12 Angry Men Juror 9 (Character) - 1997
84% 63% Marvin's Room Marvin (Character) $12.8M 1996
40% 39% Camilla Ewald (Character) $167.6K 1994
54% 61% The Pelican Brief Justice Rosenberg (Character) $100.7M 1993
No Score Yet 79% To Dance With the White Dog Robert Samuel Peek (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Bound Ben (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 71% Christmas on Division Street Cleveland Meriwether (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 86% Age-Old Friends John Cooper (Character) - 1989
31% 34% Cocoon: The Return Joseph "Joe" Finley (Character) $18.5M 1988
67% 64% *batteries not Included Frank Riley (Character) $32.9M 1987
No Score Yet 64% Foxfire Hector Nations (Character) - 1987
76% 60% Cocoon Joe Finley (Character) $75.9M 1985
35% 56% Brewster's Millions Rupert Horn (Character) - 1985
43% 31% Impulse Dr. Carr (Character) - 1984
74% 78% The World According to Garp Mr. Fields (Character) - 1982
78% 33% Rollover Maxwell Emery (Character) - 1981
67% 80% Conrack Mr. Skeffington (Character) - 1974
88% 78% The Parallax View Bill Rintels (Character) - 1974
82% 73% There Was a Crooked Man Dudley Whinner (Character) - 1970
8% 64% The Arrangement Arthur (Character) - 1969
50% No Score Yet Gaily, Gaily Tim Grogan (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 74% Hamlet Polonius (Character) - 1964
56% 69% Cleopatra Sosigenes (Character) - 1963
88% 60% Sunrise at Campobello Louis Howe (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doll's House Nils Krogstad (Character) - 1959
88% 78% People Will Talk Prof. Rodney Elwell (Character) - 1951
63% 33% Under Capricorn Writer - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top o' the Morning Hughie Devine (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride Goes Wild John McGrath (Character) - 1948
94% 90% Rope Writer - 1948
95% 87% Brute Force Captain Munsey (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beginning or the End Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Character) - 1947
89% 79% The Postman Always Rings Twice Arthur Keats (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 56% The Green Years Papa Leckie (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor Takes a Wife Freddie Potts (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 75% A Letter for Evie John Phineas McPherson (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 53% The Cross of Lorraine Duval (Character) - 1944
100% 72% The Seventh Cross Paul Roeder (Character) - 1944
90% 87% Lifeboat Stanley "Sparks" Garrett (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Main Street After Dark Keller (Character) - 1944
76% 77% Phantom of the Opera Gerard (Character) - 1943
100% 89% Shadow of a Doubt Herbie Hawkins (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terre de passions Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Sam Dickens (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Ralph Whitemore (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Priam Farll (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1949-1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1949