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Leon Errol

Lowest Rated:   65% The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
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Australian-born comedian Leon Errol studied for a medical career at Sydney University, but was sidetracked by acting in and writing varsity variety shows. Touring Australia and New Zealand as everything from a circus performer to a Shakespearean actor, Errol emigrated to the U.S. in 1905. He fronted a burlesque troupe, then was hired by Flo Ziegfeld for the 1911 edition of The Ziegfeld Follies. Remaining with Ziegfeld throughout the 1920s, Errol developed into an astonishingly versatile performer; his most popular characterization was a rubber-legged society inebriate, while his most famous routine found him drunkenly attempting to mail a letter. In between his Broadway and London appearances, Errol made a handful of silent films, the best of which was the lavish costume farce Clothes Make the Pirate (1925). During the sound era, he alternated between leads and supporting roles in feature films, most memorably in the dual role of Uncle Matt and Lord Epping in the Mexican Spitfire series of 1939-1942. Errol's chief claim to fame in talkies lies in his lengthy series of RKO 2-reel comedies, in which he usually portrayed a henpecked husband, forever stepping out on his wife in search of a blonde or a bottle. In his last years, Errol maintained his short-subjects schedule, made a number of TV appearances, and co-starred as Knobby Walsh in Monogram's Joe Palooka series. Leon Errol was in the midst of negotiating a TV series when, at age 70, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Variety Time
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High
  • Julius Caesar McBride
1948
No Score Yet Riverboat Rhythm
  • Matt Lindsay
1946
No Score Yet What a Blonde
  • Fowler
1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street
  • Malcolm Curtis
1944
No Score Yet The Invisible Man's Revenge
  • Herbert Higgens
1944
No Score Yet Higher and Higher
  • Drake
1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
  • Uncle Matt Lindsay, Lord Basil Epping
1943
No Score Yet Strictly in the Groove
  • Durham
1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
  • Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
  • Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire at Sea
  • Uncle Matt Lindsay, Lord Basil Epping
1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Baby
  • Uncle Matt Lindsay/Lord Basil Epping
1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
  • The Rival
1941
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West
  • Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
1940
No Score Yet Pop Always Pays
  • Henry 'Hank' Brewster
1940
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire
  • Uncle Matt Lindsay/Lord Basil Epping
1940
No Score Yet Dancing Co-ed
  • Pop Sam Marlow
1939
No Score Yet Leon Errol Two-Reeler Comedy
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Make a Wish
  • Brennan
1937
65% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Himself
1936
No Score Yet The Captain Hates the Sea
  • Layton
1934
No Score Yet We're Not Dressing
  • Hubert
1934
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • Uncle Gilbert
1933
No Score Yet Mama Loves Papa
  • Wilbur Todd
1933
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Love
  • Baron von Schwarzdorf
1931
No Score Yet One Heavenly Night
  • Otto
1931
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Guest Star
1930

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