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Lew Harvey

Highest Rated: 100% The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Lowest Rated: 57% Desert Fury (Desert Town) (1947)

Birthday: Oct 6, 1887

Birthplace: Not Available

An oily looking supporting actor who often played gangsters or blue-collar working stiffs, Wisconsin-born, Oregon-educated Lew Harvey had spent three years on the legitimate stage before entering films with the Texas Guinan company in the very early '20s. Later in the decade he was mainly seen as "half-breeds" or gangsters but did turn up as Will Rogers in MGM's behind-the-scenes look at the Follies, in Pretty Ladies (1925). Reduced to bit parts in talkies and under long-term contract to MGM, Harvey turned up in scores of mostly dramas, usually playing truck drivers, two-bit hoodlums, guards, and policemen. His final-known appearance came in The File on Thelma Jordan (1949), in which he played a court reporter.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Story of Seabiscuit Buyer 1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Court Reporter 1949
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men Arkansas Kid 1948
57% Desert Fury (Desert Town) Doorman 1947
No Score Yet Trail Street Heavy 1947
97% Gilda Policeman 1946
No Score Yet The Iron Major Lieutenant 1943
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Blackie 1941
80% Dance, Girl, Dance Reporter 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Man 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties Ex-Con 1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid Curley 1939
No Score Yet The Firefly Officer 1937
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy Agitator 1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid Dealer 1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies Bartender 1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride Gangster 1934
No Score Yet British Agent Suspect 1934
80% Manhattan Melodrama Crap Dealer 1934
No Score Yet Blessed Event Joe 1932
No Score Yet Big Boy Doc Wilbur 1930
No Score Yet Lady of the Night Chris 1925


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