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      Malcolm Atterbury

      Highest Rated: 100% Crime in the Streets (1956)

      Lowest Rated: 31% From the Terrace (1960)

      Birthday: Feb 20, 1907

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      A veteran of the stage, TV and film, Atterbury was one of the most respected character actors in Hollywood from the early 1950s through the 80s. His height and gaunt features made him a natural for Westerns in his younger days, but he served just as well in thrillers, film noirs, horror quickies and cop movies. In his later years, his feisty yet friendly manner made Atterbury a favorite choice for colorful grandfather roles. He appeared in more than 75 features and 300 TV episodes in the course of his career. One of Atterbury's best-remembered appearances was in "North by Northwest," where he plays the weathered-looking, taciturn man who dryly observes to Cary Grant that "That plane's dusting crops where there ain't no crops," setting the stage for one of Hitchcock's most celebrated set pieces.

      Highest rated movies

      Crime in the Streets poster
      Crime in the Streets
      Wild River poster
      Wild River
      The Chase poster
      The Chase
      The Learning Tree poster
      The Learning Tree
      Emperor of the North poster
      Emperor of the North
      Dragnet poster
      Dragnet
      From the Terrace poster
      From the Terrace

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      63% 85% Emperor of the North Hogger (Character) - 1973
      76% 89% The Learning Tree Silas Newhall (Character) - 1969
      89% 73% The Chase Mr. Reeves (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle King Abe Clevenger (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 56% Summer and Smoke Rev. Winemiller (Character) - 1961
      31% 57% From the Terrace George Fry (Character) - 1960
      92% 84% Wild River Sy Moore (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 27% High School Big Shot Mr. Grant (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Badman's Country Buffalo Bill Cody (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 27% How to Make a Monster Security Guard Richards (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 12% Blood of Dracula Lt. Dunlap (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown Hank (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 31% Dakota Incident Bartender/Desk Clerk (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger at My Door Rev. Hastings (Character) - 1956
      100% 37% Crime in the Streets Mr. McAllister (Character) - 1956
      43% 67% Dragnet Lee Reinhard (Character) - 1954

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Brewster Davenport (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Arbogast (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Grandfather Aldon (Character) 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Professor Eliot (Guest Star) 1955-1957 1961-1962 1964 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sheriff Mead (Guest Star) 1964 1966
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dennis Briggs (Guest Star) 1957 1959 1961-1962 1964
      84% 95% The Twilight Zone Prof. Eliot (Character) 1959 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Jagger (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown George Barrett (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Hermann Matthew (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Judge Baxter (Guest Star) 1957-1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Spud (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Kappley (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Gopher Martin (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet 79% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Kelley (Character) 1955