Martin Gabel

Martin Gabel

  • Highest Rated: 100% Divorce American Style (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Lady in Cement (1968)
  • Birthday: Jun 19, 1912
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • When he was an English student at Lehigh University, Martin Gabel decided to switch gears and become an actor, studying to that end at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1933, he made his first Broadway appearance in Man Bites a Horse; his roles increased in size and stature in such subsequent New York productions as Dead End. Gabel joined Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre, appearing in Danton's Death, Julius Caesar and other ground-breaking productions; he also worked steadily on Welles' radio series, the Mercury Theatre on the Air. As the 1930s came to a close, Gabel joined several fellow actors in helping to raise money for the 1939 stage production of Life with Father, which would become the longest-running comedy in theatrical history. Collectors of old-time radio broadcasts know Gabel best as the fervent narrator of Norman Corwin's VJ Day drama, On a Note of Triumph. Gabel made his entree into films as the director of The Lost Moment (1947); as a movie actor, he was often cast in blunt, villainous roles, as in 1952's Deadline USA. His stage work in the 1950s and 1960s included a Tony-winning assignment in Big Fish Little Fish, and the role of Moriarty in the short-lived Sherlock Holmes musical Baker Street. Martin Gabel was the husband of actress/TV personality Arlene Francis, and the brother of actors Olive Deering and Alfred Ryder.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

63% The First Deadly Sin Christopher Langley 1980
70% The Front Page Dr. Eggelhofer 1974
No Score Yet Smile, Jenny, You're Dead Meade De Ruyter 1974
78% There Was a Crooked Man Warden Le Goff 1970
50% Lady in Cement Al Mungar 1968
100% Divorce American Style Dr. Zenwinn 1967
71% Lord Love a Duck Harry Belmont 1966
No Score Yet Goodbye Charlie Morton Craft 1964
82% Marnie Sidney Strutt 1964
No Score Yet The James Dean Story Actor 1957
No Score Yet The James Dean Story Actor 1957
No Score Yet Tip On A Dead Jockey Actor 1957
No Score Yet The Thief Mr. Bleek 1952
86% Deadline - U.S.A. Rienzi 1952
No Score Yet M Marshall 1951
100% 14 Hours Dr. Strauss 1951
No Score Yet Lost Moment Director 1947

QUOTES FROM Martin Gabel CHARACTERS

Barbara Harmon
17 years since I dated - but believe me nothings changed, Doctor. After 10,000 packs of cigarettes men just breathe heavier, that's all. They still don't know which things hook and which things snap, thank heavens.
Dr. Zenwinn
I'm not sure I understand about the "thank heavens". We expect men to be uh, stimulated by the women they take out. Don't we?
Dr. Zenwinn
Why are you here, Mr. Harmon?
Richard Harmon
I uh, I'm here to listen. Two years now she's been telling me to come to see you to, uh you know, SAVE OUR MARRIAGE. So here I am; save it.
Richard Harmon
I uh, I'm here to listen. Two years now she's been telling me to come to see you to, uh you know, save our marriage. So here I am; save it.
Dr. Zenwinn
Well that's a mighty tall order now Mr. Harmon, wouldn't you say?