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Mel Welles

Highest Rated: 92% The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

Birthday: Feb 17, 1924

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Mel Welles was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Welles appeared in such films as the adaptation "Gun Fury" (1953) with Rock Hudson, the Fred MacMurray crime drama "Pushover" (1954) and the dramatic adaptation "The Racers" (1955) with Kirk Douglas. He also appeared in "Wyoming Renegades" (1955) with Phil Carey, the adventure "Soldier of Fortune" (1955) with Clark Gable and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" (1955) with Bud Abbott. He continued to act in productions like the Allison Hayes horror movie "The Undead" (1957), the Yul Brynner dramatic adaptation "The Brothers Karamazov" (1958) and the comedy adaptation "The Little Shop of Horrors" (1961) with Jonathan Haze. In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Lawrence Monoson comedy "The Last American Virgin" (1982), "Homework" (1982) and "Chopping Mall" (1986). He also appeared in the Brian Thompson action movie "Commando Squad" (1987). Welles last directed the Joseph Cotten horror flick "La Figlia di Frankenstein" (2004). Welles was married to Meri Wells. Welles passed away in August 2005 at the age of 81.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 5% Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II Caedmon (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rented Lips Milo (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 7% Homework Doctor (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joyride to Nowhere Tank McCall (Character),
Director
- 1977
No Score Yet 19% Lady Frankenstein Director,
Producer
- 1971
No Score Yet 43% Island of the Doomed Director - 1967
83% 23% The She Beast Ladislav Groper (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Keeler Affair Unknown (Character) - 1963
92% 55% The Little Shop of Horrors Gravis Mushnick (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Sheik Hassan (Character) - 1960
30% 60% The Brothers Karamazov Trifon Borissovitch (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 75% Panda and the Magic Serpent Fahai (Voice) - 1958
No Score Yet 22% The Undead Smolkin (Character) - 1957
71% 30% Attack of the Crab Monsters Jules Deveroux (Character) - 1957
88% 58% The Big Knife Mustached Party Guest (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
25% 49% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Iben (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 58% Soldier of Fortune Fernand Rocha (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Chance Al Moreno (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massacre Canyon Gonzáles (Character) - 1954
13% 19% The Silver Chalice Marcos (Character) - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Sam Grogan (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Sam Grogan (Character) 1954

QUOTES FROM Mel Welles CHARACTERS

Helene says: A house, will I be safe there?

Smokin says: A mad man can't be sure of that, no more than whether you bewitched me or did not. Hey diddle diddle the rat and the fiddle. The corpse jumped over his tomb. The murderer laughed to see such a sight as he strangled a girl in the gloom , gloom, gloom, gloom.

Seymour Krelboin says: You mean I'm fired?

Gravis Mushnik says: No, I'm electing you President from the United States!... YES, you are fired!

Fouch says: I remember in one flower shop there was a whole wall covered with poison ivy. People came from miles around to look at that wall and they stayed to buy.

Gravis Mushnik says: And the owner got rich?

Fouch says: No, he scratched himself to death in an insane asylum

Fouch says: No, he scratched himself to death in an insane asylum.