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Louis Hayward

Highest Rated:   100% And Then There Were None (1945)
Lowest Rated:   13% Anthony Adverse (1936)
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Born in South Africa, roguishly handsome leading man Louis Hayward was educated in England and the Continent. Hayward briefly managed a London nightclub before he went on stage as a protégé of playwright Noel Coward. He co-starred in the London stage productions of several Broadway plays, among them Dracula and Another Language, and in 1933 made his screen bow in the British Self Made Lady. Hayward came to Broadway in 1935 to star in Point Verlaine (1935), which won him a Hollywood contract. His first American film role of note was as the hero's father in the prologue of Warner Bros.' Anthony Adverse (1936). Hayward went on to play both heroes and heels, and sometimes a charming combination thereof. He starred as Leslie Charteris' soldier-of-fortune Simon Templar in the first and the last entries in the "Saint" "B"-picture series. He also thrived in costume swashbucklers, appearing twice as the Count of Monte Cristo and once each as D'Artagnan, Captain Blood and Dick Turpin. In 1941, he was cast in a pivotal role in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, but his part ended up on the cutting room floor. Serving as a Marine during World War II, Hayward supervised the filming of the battle of Tarawa, winning a Bronze Star for his courage under fire. After the war, he developed one of first percentage-of-profits deals, ensuring him a steady income in perpetuity for both the theatrical and TV releases of his post-1949 films. In 1954, Hayward produced and starred in the 39-week TV series The Lone Wolf (aka Streets of Danger), after buying exclusive rights to several of Louis Joseph Vance's original "Lone Wolf" stories. His later TV projects included the British series The Pursuers (1966) and the American The Survivors (1970). The first of Louis Hayward's three wives was actress Ida Lupino; the others were Peggy Morrow and June Blanchard.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Terror in the Wax Museum
  • Tim Fowley
1973
No Score Yet Chuka
  • Maj. Benson
1967
No Score Yet The Christmas Kid
  • Mike Culligan
1967
No Score Yet The Search for Bridey Murphy
  • Morey Bernstein
1956
No Score Yet Captain Pirate
  • Capt. Peter Blood
1952
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood
  • Capt. Peter Blood
1950
62% House By the River
  • Stephen Byrne
1950
No Score Yet The Pirates of Capri
  • Capt. Sirocco
1949
No Score Yet Walk a Crooked Mile
  • Philip Grayson
1948
No Score Yet Ruthless
  • Vic Lambdin
1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow
  • Richard Shelton
1948
No Score Yet Repeat Performance
  • Barney Page
1947
40% The Strange Woman
  • Ephraim Poster
1946
100% And Then There Were None
  • Philip Lombard
1945
91% The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Ballroom Extra
1942
No Score Yet Ladies in Retirement
  • Albert Feather
1941
No Score Yet Son of Monte Cristo
  • Edmund Dantes Jr.
1941
80% Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Jimmy Harris
1940
No Score Yet My Son, My Son
  • Oliver Essex
1940
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Louis XIV, Philippe
1939
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris
  • Bill Duncan
1938
No Score Yet The Saint in New York
  • Simon Templar
1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point
  • Stephen Earley
1938
No Score Yet The Woman I Love
  • Lt. Jean Herbillion
1937
13% Anthony Adverse
  • Denis Moore
1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two
  • Young Man with Cream Tarts
1936
No Score Yet The Flame Within
  • Jack Kerry
1935
No Score Yet The Love Test
  • Actor

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