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Lynne Overman

Highest Rated:   89% Roxie Hart (1942)
Lowest Rated:   67% Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
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Birthplace:   Maryville, Missouri, USA
Outgrowing his early career as a jockey, nasal-voiced Lynne Overman became a vaudeville performer, slowly but steadily developing his distinctive, sardonic, sing-song comic technique. After years of stage experience, Overman came to Paramount Pictures in 1934, where he would spend virtually his entire film career. During his nine years before the camera, Overman was sometimes cast in leading roles (1937's Night Club Scandal, 1938's Death of a Champion, 1939's Persons in Hiding); most often, however, he was third-billed as best friend and severest critic of the hero, notably Paramount's earliest Dorothy Lamour sarong epics. Some of Overman's best film work was manifested in his grizzled dialect parts in two Cecil B. DeMille epics, Northwest Mounted Police (1940) and Reap the Wild Wind (1942). Lynne Overman died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 55, not long after completing his comedy-relief work on Warner Bros.' The Desert Song (1944).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Desert Song
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Card-playing Skit
1942
No Score Yet Silver Queen
  • Hector Bailey
1942
89% Roxie Hart
  • Jake Callahan
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Capt. Phillip Philpott
1942
80% Edison, the Man
  • Bunt Cavatt
1940
No Score Yet Caught in the Draft
  • Steve Riggs
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Leach Overmile
1939
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile
  • Oklahoma
1938
No Score Yet Spawn of the North
  • Jackson
1938
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire
  • Dr. Parkhouse
1937
No Score Yet Don't Tell the Wife
  • Steven 'Steve' Dorsey
1937
No Score Yet True Confession
  • Bartender
1937
No Score Yet Nobody's Baby
  • Det. Lt. Emory Littleworth
1937
No Score Yet Poppy
  • Attorney Whiffen
1936
No Score Yet Rumba
  • Flash
1935
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Happy McGuire
1934
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker
  • Regret
1934
No Score Yet Midnight
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not
  • Gus McNeal
1934
No Score Yet Call It Murder
  • Joe Biggers
1934

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