Lionel Atwill

Lionel Atwill

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Blood (1935)

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

Birthday: Mar 01, 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).

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Highest Rated Movies

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
No Score Yet 18% Fog Island Alec Ritchfield (Character) - 1945
55% 47% House of Frankenstein Insp. Arnz (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in the Death House Charles Finch (Character) - 1944
25% 56% Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman Mayor of Vasaria (Character) - 1943
98% 93% To Be or Not to Be Rawitch (Character) - 1942
75% 40% The Ghost of Frankenstein Doctor Bohmer (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Cairo Teutonic Gentleman (Character) - 1942
43% No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Rx Dr. Fish (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
60% 27% Night Monster Dr. King (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 53% Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Prof. Moriarty (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Man-Made Monster Dr. Paul Rigas (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Profile Dr. Bruce (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 59% Johnny Apollo Jim McLaughlin (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 65% Boom Town Harry Compton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Dr. Suderman (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in 313 Russell/Henry Woodruff (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan in Panama Cliveden Compton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 22% The Gorilla Walter Stevens (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
91% 83% The Hound of the Baskervilles James Mortimer M.D. (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 33% The Three Musketeers De Rochefort (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sun Never Sets Zurof (Character) - 1939
95% 71% Son of Frankenstein Krogh (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Balalaika Prof. Marakov (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 59% The Great Waltz Count Anton "Tony" Hohenfried (Character) - 1938
100% 66% Three Comrades Breuer (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wrong Road Mike Roberts (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 79% The Great Garrick Beaumarchais (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Train From Madrid Col. Vigo (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Command Maj. Gen. Sir John Sangye, VC (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
100% 89% Captain Blood Col. Bishop (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Man Police Capt. Cole (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 50% Rendezvous Maj. William Brennan (Character) - 1935
64% 69% The Devil Is a Woman Capt. Don Pasqual `'Pasqualito'` Costelar (Character) - 1935
80% 46% Mark of the Vampire Inspector Neumann (Character) - 1935
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
71% No Score Yet Nana Unknown (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beggars in Ermine John `'Flint'` Dawson (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Firebird John Pointer (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 60% Stamboul Quest Herr Von Sturm (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secrets of the Blue Room Robert von Helldorf (Character) - 1933
60% 26% The Vampire Bat Dr. Otto von Niemann (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Madame Blanche Aubrey St. John (Character) - 1933
60% 55% Murders in the Zoo Eric Gorman (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sphinx Jerome Breen (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Songs Baron von Merzbach (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 60% Secret of the Blue Room Robert von Helldorf (Character) - 1933
92% 64% Mystery of the Wax Museum Ivan Igor (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness Sir Austin Howard (Character) - 1932
75% 48% Doctor X Dr. Jerry Xavier (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost City of the Jungle Sir Eric Hazarias/Geoffrey London (Character)

QUOTES FROM Lionel Atwill CHARACTERS

Franz Breuer says: Koster, when you take a curve at high speeds do you use the brake?

Otto Koster says: I just turn the wheel - and hope.

Otto Koster says: I just turn the wheel and hope.

Greenberg says: Mr. Rawitch, what you are I wouldn't eat.

Rawitch says: How dare you call me a ham!