John Dilson

Highest Rated: 100% I Love You Again (1940)
Lowest Rated: 71% This Land Is Mine (1943)
Birthday: Feb 18, 1891
Birthplace: Not Available
With his silvery hair and dignified bearing, American actor John Dilson was a natural for "executive" roles. In films from 1935, Dilson was usually seen playing doctors, lawyers and newspaper editors. Occasionally, however, he played against type as sarcastic working stiffs, as witness his bit as an unemployment-office clerk in The Monster and the Girl (1941). John Dilson's larger screen roles can be found in Republic serials like Robinson Crusoe on Clipper Island (1936), and Dick Tracy (1937) and in such two-reel efforts as MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Face Behind the Mask Anderson 2003
No Score Yet Fly by Night Tracy 1993
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Business Man 1944
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas Businessman (uncredited) 1944
94% Cover Girl Rusty's Photographer 1944
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill President Hayes 1944
85% The Song of Bernadette Doctor 1943
No Score Yet Happy Land Charles Clayton 1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major Doctor 1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Elevator Man 1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Defense Instructor 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow American Senator 1943
88% The Leopard Man Coroner 1943
71% This Land Is Mine Mayor's Secretary 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Actor 1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Wilson 1942
No Score Yet A Night to Remember Coroner 1942
No Score Yet Great Guy City Editor 1942
No Score Yet The Mayor of 44th Street Carter 1942
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever Pop 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon's Brother Ship's Officer 1942
No Score Yet Wildcat Gus Sloane 1942
No Score Yet They All Kissed the Bride Man 1942
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy Dr. Loring 1942
No Score Yet Johnny Eager Pawnbroker 1942
No Score Yet Queen of Broadway Actor 1942
No Score Yet Footlight Serenade Clerk 1942
No Score Yet Unholy Partners Circulation Man 1941
83% Shadow of the Thin Man Coroner 1941
No Score Yet International Lady Decoding Expert 1941
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark Vanderhoff 1941
No Score Yet Sunset in Wyoming Phipps 1941
No Score Yet They Meet Again William Merrill Sr. 1941
No Score Yet The Wagons Roll At Night Minister 1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster Medical Examiner 1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark Coroner 1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl Employment Clerk 1941
No Score Yet Across the Sierras Dan Woodworth 1941
No Score Yet Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Mr. Davis 1941
No Score Yet Design for Scandal Court Clerk 1941
No Score Yet City Limits Actor 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Desk Clerk 1940
No Score Yet Phantom of Chinatown Charles Fraser 1940
No Score Yet King of the Royal Mounted Dr. Wall 1940
100% I Love You Again Man 1940
No Score Yet Hold That Woman Bill Lannigan 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Police Doctor 1940
No Score Yet Adventures of Red Ryder Hale 1940
80% Edison, the Man Broker 1940
No Score Yet The Man with Nine Lives John Hawthorne 1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command Town Leader 1940
No Score Yet Drums of Fu Manchu Howard 1940
No Score Yet Danger Ahead Hatch 1940
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Man 1939
No Score Yet In Name Only Steward 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die Parole Board Member 1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again Coroner's Deputy 1939
No Score Yet Women in the Wind Sloan 1939
No Score Yet Trouble in Sundown Cameron 1939
No Score Yet Reno Mr. Jones, Club Host 1939
No Score Yet Gang Bullets Capt. Brown 1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces Chronicle Editor 1938
No Score Yet My Lucky Star Department Head 1938
No Score Yet They Won't Forget Briggs, the Detective 1937
100% Easy Living Nervous Man 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News Clerk 1937
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Brewster 1937
No Score Yet Escape by Night The Doctor 1937
No Score Yet Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island Ellsworth 1936
No Score Yet Under Your Spell Sponsor 1936
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade Doctor 1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Analyst 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Circus Doctor 1936
No Score Yet Easy Money Rusick 1936
No Score Yet We're Only Human Ballistics Expert 1935
No Score Yet Death from a Distance City Editor McConnell 1935
No Score Yet Special Agent Man 1935
No Score Yet The Murder Man Meltzer, the City Editor 1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish Producer's Assistant 1935
No Score Yet The Silver Streak Doctor 1934

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