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Lucien Littlefield

Highest Rated:   100% The Little Foxes (1941)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Hollow Triumph (The Scar)
  • Davis
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 The Great Man's Lady
  • City editor
1942
No Score Yet Bells of Capistrano
  • Daniel (Pop) McCracken
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 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea
  • Tina's Father
1937
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire
  • Elmer
1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome
  • Mr. Lippincott
1937
No Score Yet 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 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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 Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed)
  • Herr Walter Schultz
1932
No Score Yet High Pressure
  • Oscar Brown
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 Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Lawyer Marks
1927
No Score Yet My Best Girl
  • Pa Johnson
1927
93% 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 The Affairs of Anatol
  • The Spencer Valet
1921
100% The Sheik
  • Gaston
1921
No Score Yet Why Change Your Wife?
  • Butler
1920
No Score Yet Joan the Woman
  • Actor
1916

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