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John Dilson

Highest Rated:   100% I Love You Again (1940)
Lowest Rated:   71% This Land Is Mine (1943)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
80% 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 Footlight Serenade
  • Clerk
1942
No Score Yet Queen of Broadway
  • Actor
1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Coroner
1941
No Score Yet Unholy Partners
  • Circulation Man
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 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 I Found Stella Parish
  • Producer's Assistant
1935
No Score Yet The Silver Streak
  • Doctor
1934

Quotes from John Dilson's Characters