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      Lester Matthews

      Lester Matthews

      Highest Rated: 100% The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

      Lowest Rated: 40% The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

      Birthday: Jun 6, 1900

      Birthplace: Nottingham, England, UK

      Lester Matthews was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Matthews kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the Henry Hull horror film "Werewolf of London" (1935), the Victor McLaglen drama "Professional Soldier" (1935) and the Boris Karloff horror flick "The Raven" (1935). He also appeared in "Crack-Up" (1936) with Peter Lorre, the Bobby Mauch adventure "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937) and the spy thriller "The Lancer Spy" (1937) with Dolores Del Rio. His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like the drama "Son of Fury" (1942) with Tyrone Power, "Across the Pacific" (1942) and "The Pied Piper" (1942) with Monty Woolley. He also appeared in "Manila Calling" (1942). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in "Captain Pirate" (1952), the action film "Operation Secret" (1952) with Cornel Wilde and the Clifton Webb biopic "Stars and Stripes Forever" (1952). He also appeared in "Niagara" (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and the adventure "Savage Mutiny" (1953) with Johnny Weissmuller. Matthews was most recently credited in "She's So Lovely" (1997) with Sean Penn. Matthews passed away in June 1975 at the age of 75.

      Highest rated movies

      The Pied Piper poster
      The Pied Piper
      The Adventures of Robin Hood poster
      The Adventures of Robin Hood
      Niagara poster
      Niagara
      Ministry of Fear poster
      Ministry of Fear
      The Raven poster
      The Raven
      The Paradine Case poster
      The Paradine Case
      The Werewolf of London poster
      The Werewolf of London
      Moonfleet poster
      Moonfleet

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scorpio Letters Mr. Harris (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 36% Assault on a Queen Doctor (Character) - 1966
      50% 54% Something of Value Game Warden (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flame of the Islands Gus (Character) - 1955
      69% 71% Moonfleet Major Hennishaw (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 38% The Far Horizons Mr. Hancock (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamaica Run Judge (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 30% Man in the Attic Chief Insp. Melville (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 62% Trouble Along the Way Cardinal William Patrick O'Shea (Character) - 1953
      82% 68% Niagara Doctor (uncredited) (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Mutiny Major Walsh (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sangaree Gen. Victor Darby (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Secret Robbins (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 52% Against All Flags Sir Cloudsley (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 77% Stars and Stripes Forever Mr. Pickering (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in the Iron Mask Prime Minister Rochard (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Commissioner Kingston (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lorna Doone King Charles II (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 0% Rogues of Sherwood Forest Alan-A-Dale (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 41% Malaya Matisson (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 24% Montana George Forsythe (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 67% The Exile Robbins (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne Archbishop John Joseph Glennon (Character) - 1948
      77% 48% The Paradine Case Insp. Ambrose (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond at Bay Shannon Eskdale (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Delusion Wyndham Grace (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love a Mystery Justin Reeves / Mr. G (Character) - 1945
      81% 75% Ministry of Fear Dr. Norton at asylum (Character) - 1944
      40% 25% The Invisible Man's Revenge Sir Jasper Herrick (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Girls Horace Canfield (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manila Calling Wayne Ralston (Character) - 1942
      67% 69% Desperate Journey Wing Commander (Character) - 1942
      100% 79% The Pied Piper Mr. Cavanaugh (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade Frederick Willoughby (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 100% The Biscuit Eater Mr. Ames (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 36% The Three Musketeers Duke of Buckingham (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Should a Girl Marry? Dr. White (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy Gair (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rulers of the Sea Lieut. Roberts (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 50% Three Loves Has Nancy Dr. Alonzo Z. Stewart (Character) - 1938
      100% 89% The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir Ivor (Character) - 1938
      67% 62% The Prince and the Pauper St. John (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 54% Thank You, Jeeves Elliott Manville (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 15 Maiden Lane Gilbert Lockhart (Character) - 1936
      79% 73% The Raven Dr. Jerry Halden/Dr. Jerry Holden (Character) - 1935
      77% 45% The Werewolf of London Paul Ames (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blossom Time Schwindt (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carmen Zuniga (Character) - 1931

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Mr. Craythrope (Guest Star) 1960 1962 1964
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Unknown (Character) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu Sir Dennis Nayland Smith (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954