Lee Phelps - Rotten Tomatoes

Lee Phelps

Highest Rated:   100% White Heat (1949)
Lowest Rated:   43% A Woman's Secret (1949)
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Lee Phelps was a longtime resident of Culver City, California, the home of several film studios, including MGM and Hal Roach. Whenever the call went out for street extras, Phelps was always available; his Irish face and shiny pate can be easily spotted in such silent 2-reelers as Laurel and Hardy's Putting Pants on Phillip. Phelps was active in films from 1921 through 1953, often in anonymous bit or atmosphere parts, usually playing a cop or a delivery man. Lee Phelps has found his way into several TV movie-compilation specials thanks to his participation in two famous films of the early '30s: Phelps played the cowering speakeasy owner slapped around by Jimmy Cagney in The Public Enemy (1931), and also portrayed the waterfront waiter to whom Greta Garbo delivers her first talking-picture line ("Gif me a viskey, baby...etc.") in Anna Christie (1930).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Face Behind the Mask
  • Brown
2003
No Score Yet Public Enemies
  • Sergeant Operator
1995
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife
  • Bartender
1953
No Score Yet The Clown
  • Sergeant
1953
No Score Yet The Marshal's Daughter
  • Sheriff Barnes
1953
No Score Yet The Magnetic Monster
  • City Engineer
1953
No Score Yet The Turning Point
  • Policeman
1952
82% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four)
  • Jailer
1952
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats
  • Man
1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money)
  • Detective
1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie
  • Taylor
1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara
  • Emmett Kimbaugh
1951
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • Steward
1950
93% Father of the Bride
  • Motor Cop
1950
No Score Yet The Girl from San Lorenzo
  • Sheriff
1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge
  • Police Sergeant
1949
100% White Heat
  • Tower Guard
1949
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf and His Lady
  • Sgt. Henderson
1949
No Score Yet Follow Me Quietly
  • Detective
1949
No Score Yet The Window
  • Police Officer
1949
43% A Woman's Secret
  • Policeman
1949
70% Knock on Any Door
  • Policeman
1949
No Score Yet Flaxy Martin
  • Guard
1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon
  • Chauffeur
1949
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Soldier #2 (uncredited)
1948
No Score Yet Walk a Crooked Mile
  • Actor
1948
100% Red River
  • Gambler
1948
No Score Yet High Wall
  • Telephone man
1947
50% Magic Town
  • City Council Member
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure)
  • Police Detective
1947
No Score Yet The Web
  • Policeman
1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree
  • Workman
1947
No Score Yet Out of the Blue
  • Motorcycle Cop
1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss
  • Doorman
1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Moving Man
1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me
  • Bailiff
1947
81% Duel in the Sun
  • Engineer
1946
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll
  • Hatch, a Bettor
1946
No Score Yet California
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever
  • Police Officer
1946
100% The Dark Corner
  • Cabbie
1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn
  • Philosophical Policeman
1946
No Score Yet Up Goes Maisie
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Adventure
  • Bartender
1945
100% Scarlet Street
  • Policeman
1945
No Score Yet Along Came Jones
  • Deputy
1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Cop
1945
No Score Yet Gentle Annie
  • Expressman
1945
No Score Yet Girl Rush
  • Mac
1944
88% Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Umpire
1944
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster
  • Headwaiter
1944
No Score Yet Youth Runs Wild
  • Fireman
1944
No Score Yet Lost Angel
  • Reporter
1943
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy
  • Detective
1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Minor Role
1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens
  • Moving Man
1943
No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow
  • Cop
1943
No Score Yet In This Our Life
  • Policeman
1942
82% Saboteur
  • Plant Policeman
1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North
  • Policeman
1942
93% The Talk of the Town
  • Detective
1942
100% Gentleman Jim
  • Detective
1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady
  • Chairman
1942
No Score Yet Blues in the Night
  • Jailer
1941
No Score Yet Unholy Partners
  • Mechanic
1941
100% Love Crazy
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Announcer
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Officer
1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D.
  • Policeman
1941
No Score Yet Manpower
  • Detective
1941
100% Ball of Fire
  • Policeman in Station
1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk
  • Man in Meeting House
1941
No Score Yet Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
  • Barnes
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Announcer
1941
No Score Yet The Fargo Kid
  • Bartender (uncredited)
1940
100% The Philadelphia Story
  • Bartender
1940
80% City for Conquest
  • Ring Announcer
1940
80% Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Plainclothesman
1940
83% Stranger on the Third Floor
  • Cabdriver
1940
No Score Yet Hidden Gold
  • Sheriff Cameron
1940
No Score Yet Murder over New York
  • Joe, Cop
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Guard in visitor's room
1940
No Score Yet I Take This Woman
  • Policeman
1940
83% The Return of Frank James
  • Bartender
1940
60% Angels over Broadway
  • Police Lieutenant
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Army Coach
1940
No Score Yet Balalaika
  • Doorman
1939
94% Gone With the Wind
  • Bartender
1939
No Score Yet Dancing Co-ed
  • Stooge
1939
No Score Yet Golden Boy
  • Announcer
1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die
  • Guard
1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live
  • Cop
1939
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
  • Bailiff
1939
No Score Yet They Shall Have Music
  • Policeman in Auditorium
1939
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden
  • Cop
1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
  • Sheriff
1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy
  • Conductor
1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight
  • Train Announcer
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Bailiff
1939
No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective
  • Airplane Builder
1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds
  • Detective Squad
1938
No Score Yet The Sisters
  • Announcer
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Bailiff
1938
No Score Yet The Saint in New York
  • Cassidy, Detective
1938
No Score Yet Female Fugitive
  • Roberts
1938
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman
  • Police Broadcaster
1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Detective
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Doorman at St. Regis
1938
No Score Yet The Gladiator
  • Coach Stetson
1938
No Score Yet Submarine D-1
  • Marine Orderly
1937
100% Nothing Sacred
  • Electrician
1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Train Guard
1937
100% Easy Living
  • Hotel Detective
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Bailiff
1937
No Score Yet Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money)
  • Bus Announcer
1937
No Score Yet Raw Timber
  • Bull
1937
No Score Yet Tough to Handle
  • Editor
1937
No Score Yet Boss of Lonely Valley
  • Peter Starr
1937
No Score Yet Nation Aflame
  • Bennett
1937
No Score Yet Theodora Goes Wild
  • Reporter
1936
No Score Yet Under Your Spell
  • Bailiff
1936
No Score Yet Our Relations
  • Bartender
1936
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures
  • Girard Henchman
1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Bartender
1936
100% Show Boat
  • Gambler
1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Taylor
1936
No Score Yet Rose Marie
  • Barfly
1936
No Score Yet Strike Me Pink
  • Stage Doorman at Club Lido
1936
No Score Yet We're Only Human
  • Detective
1935
No Score Yet Frisco Kid
  • Second Lookout
1935
No Score Yet Rendezvous
  • Cop
1935
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer)
  • Bailiff
1935
No Score Yet Special Agent
  • Court Clerk
1935
No Score Yet G-Men
  • McCord's Aide
1935
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark
  • Ken's Mechanic
1935
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Hotel Desk Clerk
1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady
  • Pilot
1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
  • Soldier
1934
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid
  • Farmer
1934
No Score Yet Chained
  • Bartender
1934
No Score Yet Housewife
  • Court Clerk
1934
No Score Yet Sadie McKee
  • Chauffeur
1934
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Bailiff
1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934
  • Desk Clerk
1934
No Score Yet You're Telling Me
  • 1st Cop
1934
No Score Yet Six of a Kind
  • Airline Official
1934
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed)
  • Policeman
1934
No Score Yet Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
  • Porter at Dock (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover)
  • Cop
1933
75% Heroes for Sale
  • Ed Brady
1933
No Score Yet I Cover the Waterfront
  • Reporter
1933
No Score Yet Hold 'em Jail
  • Spike
1932
No Score Yet Thirteen Women
  • Conductor
1932
No Score Yet Skyscraper Souls
  • John
1932
No Score Yet The Rich Are Always with Us
  • Messenger
1932
No Score Yet Taxi!
  • Onlooker
1932
86% Grand Hotel
  • Extra in Lobby
1932
83% The Champ
  • Louie the Bartender
1931
No Score Yet A Free Soul
  • Court Clerk
1931
No Score Yet Ladies' Man
  • Desk clerk
1931
No Score Yet Quick Millions
  • Man in Sound Track
1931
100% The Public Enemy
  • Steve, the Bartender
1931
No Score Yet No Limit
  • Ticket taker
1931
No Score Yet The Criminal Code
  • Doherty
1931
No Score Yet State's Attorney
  • Bartender
1931
No Score Yet Laughing Sinners
  • Salesman
1931
No Score Yet Anna Christie
  • Larry
1930
No Score Yet Why Worry?
  • Guest
1923
80% The Penalty
  • cop
1920

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