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Jean Del Val

Highest Rated:   100% The Hitch-hiker (1953)
Lowest Rated:   77% For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
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French character actor Jean Del Val was a regular in American films from at least 1927. In the early days of the talkies, he offered his services as translator and vocal coach for the French-language versions of American films. Many of his later roles were fleeting but memorable: he's the French aviator in Block-Heads (1938) who rescues over-aged doughboy Stan Laurel from the trenches ("Why, you blockhead. Ze war's been over for twenty years!") and the French radio announcer who opens Casablanca (1942) by spreading the news of the murder of two German couriers carrying letters of transit. He enjoyed a larger role in Columbia's So Dark the Night (1946), a film seemingly conceived as a showcase for the best of Hollywood's foreign-accented bit players. Active in films until the 1960s, Jean del Val played a crucial non-speaking role in Fantastic Voyage (1966): he's the comatose scientist whose arterial system and brain are explored by the miniaturized heroes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
95% Wait Until Dark
  • The Old Man
1967
93% Fantastic Voyage
  • Jan Benes
1966
No Score Yet The Devil at 4 O'clock
  • Louis
1961
No Score Yet Can-Can
  • Judge Merceaux
1960
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare
  • Javot
1959
87% Funny Face
  • Hairdresser
1957
No Score Yet Pirates of Tripoli
  • Abu Tala
1955
No Score Yet Living It Up
  • Chef
1954
No Score Yet Little Boy Lost
  • Dr. Birous
1953
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Ship's Capt
1953
100% The Hitch-hiker
  • Inspector General
1953
No Score Yet The 49th Man
  • Maurice Ledoux
1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress
  • St. Sylvain
1952
No Score Yet The Great Sinner
  • Croupier
1949
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves
  • Croupier
1948
No Score Yet I Walk Alone
  • Henri the Chef
1948
No Score Yet Down to Earth
  • Croupier
1947
83% 13 Rue Madeleine
  • French Peasant
1947
91% Life With Father
  • Francois
1947
No Score Yet The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
  • Commissioner
1947
No Score Yet So Dark the Night
  • Dr. Manet
1946
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Minister of War
1946
83% The Razor's Edge
  • Police Clerk
1946
97% Gilda
  • Man
1946
No Score Yet O.S.S.
  • Conductor
1946
No Score Yet Cornered
  • 1st Prefect
1945
No Score Yet Molly and Me
  • Pierre
1945
No Score Yet Spider
  • Dutrelle
1945
No Score Yet Tampico
  • Port Pilot
1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille
  • Raoul
1944
80% The Song of Bernadette
  • Estrade
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • French Reporter
1943
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Sniper
1943
No Score Yet Wintertime
  • Constable
1943
No Score Yet Reunion in France
  • Porter
1942
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret
  • Henri - Butler (uncredited)
1942
100% The Pied Piper
  • Railroad Official
1942
No Score Yet Take a Letter, Darling (Green-Eyed Woman)
  • Headwaiter
1942
100% Gentleman Jim
  • Renaud
1942
No Score Yet Crossroads
  • Court Clerk
1942
84% Sergeant York
  • Marshal Foch
1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio
  • Man
1941
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven
  • Porter
1941
No Score Yet Hudson's Bay
  • Captain
1941
No Score Yet Outlaws of the Desert
  • Faran El Kalar
1941
100% The Mark of Zorro
  • Sentry
1940
No Score Yet Arise, My Love
  • Conductor
1940
No Score Yet Down Argentine Way
  • Rufino
1940
No Score Yet Drums of the Desert
  • Col. Fouchet
1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Frenchman
1940
No Score Yet Earthbound
  • Train Dispatcher
1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay
  • French Official
1940
83% The Flying Deuces
  • Sergeant
1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night
  • Gendarme
1939
No Score Yet Block-Heads
  • French aviator
1938
No Score Yet The Passionate Plumber
  • Chauffeur
1932

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