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Lester Dorr

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Clock (1948)
Lowest Rated:   17% At Long Last Love (1975)
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General purpose actor Lester Dorr kept himself busy in every size role there was in Hollywood, in a screen career lasting nearly 35 years. Born in Massachusetts in 1893, he was working on Broadway in the late 1920s, including the cast of Sigmund Romberg's New Moon (1928). The advent of talking pictures brought Dorr to Hollywood, where, working mostly as a day-player, he began turning up in everything from two-reel shorts (especially from Hal Roach) in the latter's heyday) to major features (including Michael Curtiz's Female and Raoul Walsh's The Bowery, both 1933), in which he usually had tiny parts, often in crowd scenes, with an occasional line or two of dialogue -- in the mid-1930s he was literally appearing in dozens of movies each year, though usually with scarcely more than a minute's screen time in any one of them. Dorr was also one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild.He was almost as busy after World War II, and starting in 1951 he also started working in television, ranging from westerns to anthology series. He slowed down significantly in the 1960s, by which time he was in his seventies. Among his rare screen credits are two of his most oft-repeated large- and small-screen appearances -- in W. Lee Wilder's Killers From Space, the public domain status of which has made it a ubiquitous presence on cable television and low-priced VHS and DVD releases, he is the gas station attendant who spots fugitive scientist Peter Graves' car; and in The Adventures of Superman episode The Mind Machine, repeated for decades as part of the ever-popular series, Dorr plays the hapless but well-intention school bus driver whose vehicle (with three kids inside) is stolen by mentally unhinged mob witness Harry Hayden. His last three appearances were in full-blown feature films: Richard Quine's Hotel (1967), Gene Kelly's Hello Dolly (1969), and Peter Bogdanovich's At Long Last Love (1975).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich
  • Photographer
1998
17% At Long Last Love
  • Doorman
1975
No Score Yet Hotel
  • Elevator Operator
1967
No Score Yet Hot Rod Gang
  • Dryden Philpot
1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar
  • Elevator Operator
1958
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady
  • Salesman
1956
No Score Yet Killers from Space
  • Gas Station Attendant
1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown)
  • Shell-Game Victim
1954
44% The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Circus Barker
1952
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway
  • Man
1951
89% Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival)
  • Priest
1951
No Score Yet The Strip
  • Police Surgeon
1951
No Score Yet Follow the Sun
  • Attendant
1951
No Score Yet Flying Disc Man from Mars
  • Crane
1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives
  • Assistant Police Chief
1950
No Score Yet A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert)
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Quicksand (1950)
  • Baldy
1950
96% On the Town
  • Subway Passenger
1949
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge
  • Incoming Reporter
1949
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy
  • Barker
1949
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Peasant (uncredited)
1948
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • Mr. Byers
1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You
  • Photographer
1948
100% The Big Clock
  • Cabby
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Taylor
1948
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane
  • Salesman
1947
100% Pursued
  • Dingle's Casino Boss
1947
No Score Yet Robin Hood of Texas
  • Photographer (uncredited)
1947
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • Reporter at Train
1946
97% Notorious
  • Motor Cop
1946
No Score Yet Nob Hill
  • Man
1945
No Score Yet The Jade Mask
  • Michael
1945
No Score Yet Enemy of Women
  • Hanussen
1944
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep
  • Soldier
1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark
  • Reporter
1944
No Score Yet Destroyer
  • First Ship Fitter
1943
No Score Yet The Batman (An Evening with Batman and Robin)
  • Lawson
1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Madman
  • Sergeant
1943
No Score Yet The Mystery of Marie Roget
  • Subordinates to Prefect
1942
No Score Yet Great Guy
  • Chauffeur
1942
No Score Yet Meet the Mob
  • Duke
1942
100% Gentleman Jim
  • Reporter
1942
No Score Yet Unholy Partners
  • Circulation Manager
1941
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me
  • Photographer
1941
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark
  • Dispatcher
1941
No Score Yet The Reluctant Dragon
  • Slim
1941
No Score Yet South of Panama
  • Joe
1941
No Score Yet I Wanted Wings
  • Evaluating officer
1941
No Score Yet Hollywood Murder Mystery
  • Editor
1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette
  • Travel Agent
1940
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West
  • Harry
1940
83% The Return of Frank James
  • Reporter
1940
No Score Yet Danger Ahead
  • Lefty
1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway
  • Reporter
1940
94% Gone With the Wind
  • Man (During Reconstruction)
1939
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowgirl
  • Announcer
1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Newsstand Man
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Reporter
1938
60% Swiss Miss
  • Swiss Dress Extras for the Alpenfest
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Dance Director
1938
71% Test Pilot
  • Pilot
1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law
  • Reporter
1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Round-up
  • Louis Lawson
1937
No Score Yet S.O.S. Coast Guard
  • Hospital Radium Tech.
1937
93% Captains Courageous
  • Corridor Steward
1937
No Score Yet Hollywood Cowboy
  • Joe Garvey
1937
100% Way Out West
  • Cowboy
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • French Officer
1937
No Score Yet Snowed Under
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast
  • Attendant
1936
No Score Yet Phantom Patrol
  • Actor
1936
80% Front Page Woman
  • Waiter
1935
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • League Speaker
1935
No Score Yet Show Them No Mercy
  • Milkman
1935
No Score Yet Fog Over Frisco
  • Reporter
1934
No Score Yet Smarty
  • Court Recorder
1934
No Score Yet Upper World
  • Steward
1934
No Score Yet Jimmy the Gent
  • Chalmers
1934
No Score Yet Dames
  • Elevator Starter
1934
No Score Yet The Little Giant
  • Investment Clerk
1933
No Score Yet The Bowery
  • Cynic
1933
No Score Yet If I Had a Million
  • Pedestrian
1932

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Man on Train
  • 1957

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