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      Lionel Atwill

      Lionel Atwill

      Highest Rated: 100% Captain Blood (1935)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)

      Birthday: Mar 1, 1885

      Birthplace: Croydon, London, England, UK

      Prolific British stage actor who came to America in 1916 and starred as a romantic lead on Broadway. Although Atwill made his screen debut in 1916, he is best known as the suavely menacing villain (most often a sinister mad doctor) of countless Hollywood horror films of the 1930s and 40s, most notably "Doctor X" (1932), "The Mystery of the Wax Museum" (1933, an especially superb performance), "Murders in the Zoo" (1933) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1939). He was also memorable as the stolid, one-armed police chief doggedly searching for the monster in the horror sequel, "Son of Frankenstein" (1939). Rather stocky in middle age, with an incisive manner and a rich voice beautifully suited to the delivery of ruefully ironic dialogue, Atwill also gave a fine account of himself as one of several men dangerously obsessed with Concha (Marlene Dietrich) in Josef von Sternberg's memorable "The Devil Is a Woman" (1935).

      Highest rated movies

      Three Comrades poster
      Three Comrades
      Captain Blood poster
      Captain Blood
      To Be or Not to Be poster
      To Be or Not to Be
      Son of Frankenstein poster
      Son of Frankenstein
      Mystery of the Wax Museum poster
      Mystery of the Wax Museum
      The Hound of the Baskervilles poster
      The Hound of the Baskervilles
      The Song of Songs poster
      The Song of Songs
      Doctor X poster
      Doctor X

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb Doctor Xavier (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Genius at Work Latimer Marsh/The Cobra (Character) - 1946
      55% 47% House of Frankenstein Insp. Arnz (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 20% Fog Island Alec Ritchfield (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in the Death House Charles Finch (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 80% Captain America Unknown (Character) - 1944
      25% 56% Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman Mayor of Vasaria (Character) - 1943
      43% 33% The Strange Case of Dr. Rx Dr. Fish (Character) - 1942
      96% 93% To Be or Not to Be Rawitch (Character) - 1942
      60% 28% Night Monster Dr. King (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 53% Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Prof. Moriarty (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 44% Cairo Teutonic Gentleman (Character) - 1942
      75% 41% The Ghost of Frankenstein Doctor Bohmer (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 57% Pardon My Sarong Dr. Varnoff (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mad Doctor of Market Street Graham/Dr. Ralph Benson (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 35% Man-Made Monster Dr. Paul Rigas (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Dr. Suderman (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 66% Boom Town Harry Compton (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 59% Johnny Apollo Jim McLaughlin (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Profile Dr. Bruce (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan in Panama Cliveden Compton (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in 313 Russell/Henry Woodruff (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 36% The Three Musketeers De Rochefort (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 67% Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Professor Roger Chauncey Hildebrand (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 11% The Secret of Dr. Kildare Paul Messenger (Character) - 1939
      95% 72% Son of Frankenstein Krogh (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 0% Balalaika Prof. Marakov (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 21% The Gorilla Walter Stevens (Character) - 1939
      91% 83% The Hound of the Baskervilles James Mortimer M.D. (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sun Never Sets Zurof (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 59% The Great Waltz Count Anton "Tony" Hohenfried (Character) - 1938
      100% 65% Three Comrades Breuer (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Command Maj. Gen. Sir John Sangye, VC (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 82% The Great Garrick Beaumarchais (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wrong Road Mike Roberts (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Train From Madrid Col. Vigo (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Quiet Gerald 'G.A. Axton (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Till We Meet Again Ludwig (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 50% Rendezvous Maj. William Brennan (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Man Police Capt. Cole (Character) - 1935
      60% 70% The Devil Is a Woman Capt. Don Pasqual `'Pasqualito'` Costelar (Character) - 1935
      100% 89% Captain Blood Col. Bishop (Character) - 1935
      81% 46% Mark of the Vampire Inspector Neumann (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beggars in Ermine John `'Flint'` Dawson (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Henry Dumont (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 20% The Age of Innocence Julius Beaufort (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One More River Brough (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Firebird John Pointer (Character) - 1934
      71% No Score Yet Nana Unknown (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 78% Stamboul Quest Herr Von Sturm (Character) - 1934
      71% 53% Murders in the Zoo Eric Gorman (Character) - 1933
      83% 69% The Song of Songs Baron von Merzbach (Character) - 1933
      67% 27% The Vampire Bat Dr. Otto von Niemann (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sphinx Jerome Breen (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secrets of the Blue Room Robert von Helldorf (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Madame Blanche Aubrey St. John (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 57% Secret of the Blue Room Robert von Helldorf (Character) - 1933
      92% 64% Mystery of the Wax Museum Ivan Igor (Character) - 1933
      82% 49% Doctor X Dr. Jerry Xavier (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness Sir Austin Howard (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve's Daughter Courtenay Urquhart (Character) - 1918