Lucien Littlefield

Lucien Littlefield

Highest Rated: 100% The Little Foxes (1941)

Lowest Rated: 43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) (1943)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1895

Birthplace: Not Available

Versatile character actor Lucien Littlefield attended a military academy before making his first stage appearance at the age of 17, and his first film in 1913. Short and balding even in his teens, Littlefield began impersonating old men before he was of voting age. In 1925, he played the grizzled comedy relief sidekick of William S. Hart (27 years Littlefield's senior!) in Tumbleweeds; three years later he portrayed the sore-footed father of Mary Pickford (born two years before Littlefield) in My Best Girl. His most memorable silent role was as the menacing red-herring doctor in the "old dark house" mystery The Cat and the Canary (1927). When talkies came in, Littlefield was able to provide a fresh new voice for each characterization. He starred in his own Vitaphone short subjects series, The Potters, and played roles both large and small in any number of feature films. He was veterinarian Horace Meddick in Laurel and Hardy's Sons of the Desert (1934), a prissy office manager in W.C. Fields' The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), the snobbish Belknap-Jackson in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), and an ancient rustic sheriff in Whistling in Brooklyn (1942). In Paramount's Henry Aldrich "B"-picture series of the 1940s, Littlefield played the recurring role of ill-tempered schoolteacher Mr. Crosley. He also wrote several screenplays, most notably the Charlie Ruggles/Mary Boland vehicle Early to Bed (1936). Reversing the usual process, Lucien Littlefield's characters became younger as he grew older, as witness his spirited performances on such TV series as Superman and The Abbott and Costello Show.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Manslaughter Witness 2000
No Score Yet Laurel & Hardy Actor 1958
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night First Prisoner 1954
No Score Yet At Sword's Point Corporal Gautier 1952
No Score Yet Susanna Pass Russell Masters 1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little Mr. Tinker 1948
No Score Yet Down to Earth Escort 3082 1947
No Score Yet Love Laughs at Andy Hardy Telegraph clerk 1946
No Score Yet That Brennan Girl The Florist 1946
No Score Yet Rendezvous with Annie Ed Kramer 1946
No Score Yet Scared Stiff Charles Waldeck/Preston Waldeck 1945
No Score Yet One Body Too Many Kenneth 1944
No Score Yet Zorro's Black Whip Tenpoint 1944
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe the Judge 1944
No Score Yet Cowboy and the Senorita Judge Loomis 1944
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Blaker 1943
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie Cpl. Lucken 1942
No Score Yet Hillbilly Blitzkrieg Professor James 1942
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Castle in the Desert Prof. Gleason 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. 1st Customer 1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North Barnes 1942
No Score Yet Bells of Capistrano Daniel (Pop) McCracken 1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady City editor 1942
100% The Little Foxes Manders 1941
No Score Yet The Great American Broadcast Justice of the Peace 1941
No Score Yet Li'l Abner The Sheriff / Mr. Oldtimer 1940
100% The Westerner A Stranger 1940
No Score Yet Mystery Plane Winslow 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Night Hawk Parrish 1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Stadium Mystery Watchman 1938
No Score Yet The Gladiator Prof. Danner 1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law Roberts 1938
No Score Yet Wide Open Faces P.T. `Doc' Williams 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Mr. Smith 1937
No Score Yet Hell Town Buyer 1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea Tina's Father 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Actor 1937
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire Elmer 1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Mr. Lippincott 1937
No Score Yet Wells Fargo San Francisco Postmaster 1937
83% Rose Marie Storekeeper 1936
No Score Yet Let's Sing Again Perkins 1936
No Score Yet The Moon's Our Home Ogden Holbrook 1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession Breezy 1935
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much Hubert Dilley 1935
No Score Yet The Return of Peter Grimm Col. Lawton 1935
No Score Yet The Murder Man Rafferty 1935
No Score Yet One Frightened Night Dr. Denham 1935
100% Ruggles of Red Gap Charles Belknap-Jackson 1935
No Score Yet Man on the Flying Trapeze Mr. Peabody 1935
No Score Yet Kiss and Make-Up Max Pascal 1934
No Score Yet Thirty Day Princess Parker 1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer! Prof. Hi De Ho 1934
No Score Yet Mandalay Mr. Peters 1934
67% Alice in Wonderland Father William's Son 1933
No Score Yet Dirty Work Professor Noodle 1933
No Score Yet Chance at Heaven Mr. Fred Harris 1933
100% Sons of the Desert Doc 1933
No Score Yet Professional Sweetheart Ed, Announcer 1933
60% Rasputin and the Empress Reveler 1933
No Score Yet Sailor's Luck Elmer Brown 1933
100% The Bitter Tea of General Yen Mr. Jackson 1933
No Score Yet Rainbow over Broadway Timothy Chibbins 1933
No Score Yet That's My Boy Uncle Louie 1932
No Score Yet Strangers of the Evening Frank Daniels 1932
No Score Yet Shopworn Fred 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Zeb 1932
No Score Yet High Pressure Oscar Brown 1932
No Score Yet Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed) Herr Walter Schultz 1932
No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Shopkeeper 1932
No Score Yet It Pays to Advertise Adams 1931
No Score Yet Scandal Sheet Charles McCloskey 1931
No Score Yet Reducing Elmer Truffle 1931
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Schoolteacher 1930
No Score Yet Blonde for a Night Actor 1928
No Score Yet A Ship Comes In Actor 1928
No Score Yet Uncle Tom's Cabin Lawyer Marks 1927
No Score Yet My Best Girl Pa Johnson 1927
94% The Cat and the Canary Dr. Patterson 1927
No Score Yet Twinkletoes Hank 1926
No Score Yet Torrent Cupido 1926
100% Tumbleweeds Kentucky Rose 1925
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt Brasset 1925
No Score Yet What Price Goofy? The Butler 1925
No Score Yet Leap Year Jeremiah Piper 1924
No Score Yet Our Leading Citizen The Editor 1922
No Score Yet To Have and to Hold Duke of Buckingham 1922
No Score Yet The Affairs of Anatol The Spencer Valet 1921
89% The Sheik Gaston 1921
No Score Yet Hell Diggers Silas Hoskins 1921
No Score Yet Why Change Your Wife? Butler 1920
No Score Yet Double Speed Reginald Toby 1920
No Score Yet Joan the Woman Actor 1916


No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
Attendant 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Horatio Hinkle 1953


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