Melville Cooper

Melville Cooper

Highest Rated: 100% Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Lowest Rated: 38% From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1896

Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

After appearing in a number of stage productions in England, British-born actor Melville Cooper re-established himself in Hollywood in the early 1930s. His first notable performance was in Alexander Korda's swashbuckling comedy "The Private Life of Don Juan," starring Douglas Fairbanks. Cooper's haughty, patrician demeanor was used to great effect in much of his work during this period. Arguably his most famous role came in 1938 when he starred in the sweeping action film "The Adventures of Robin Hood," playing the gutless High Sheriff of Nottingham opposite the dashing Errol Flynn and the nefarious Basil Rathbone. Cooper re-teamed with Flynn and Rathbone again in the World War I aerial combat film "The Dawn Patrol," released that same year. Many of Cooper's roles were in prestigious productions such as Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" and "Pride and Prejudice," but one of his finest roles was playing a suave conman who works with grifter Barbara Stanwyck in an attempt to bilk the gullible Henry Fonda in Preston Sturges's screwball comedy classic "The Lady Eve." One of his best late roles can be seen in the family-oriented comedy "Father of the Bride," starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. By the end of the 1950s, Cooper left Hollywood and returned to the stage.

Highest rated movies

The Lady Eve
Pride and Prejudice
Rebecca
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Father of the Bride
Random Harvest
The Scarlet Pimpernel
13 rue Madeleine

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 41% From the Earth to the Moon Bancroft (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 13% The Story of Mankind Major Domo (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 64% Bundle of Joy Adams (Character) - 1956
69% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Mr. Talley (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 40% Diane 1st Court Physician (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The King's Thief Henry Wynch (Character) - 1955
69% 70% Moonfleet Felix Ratsey (Character) - 1955
90% 74% Father of the Bride Mr. Tringle (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Petty Girl Beardsley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 73% The Underworld Story Major Redford (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 60% The Red Danube Private David Moonlight (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Love Happy Throckmorton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imperfect Lady Lord Montglyn (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 33% Heartbeat Roland Latour (Character) - 1946
83% 55% 13 rue Madeleine Pappy Simpson (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 78% Holy Matrimony Dr. Caswell (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 56% The Immortal Sergeant Pilcher (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Change of Heart Bradley Cole (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Kingdom for a Cook Angus Sheffield (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Affairs of Martha Dr. Clarence Sommerfield (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% This Above All Wilbur (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins at 8:30 Barty (Character) - 1942
90% 88% Random Harvest George, Care-free Brother (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% You Belong to Me Moody (Character) - 1941
100% 87% The Lady Eve Gerald (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 54% The Flame of New Orleans Brother-in-Law (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 60% Murder Over New York Herbert Fenton (Character) - 1940
100% 77% Pride and Prejudice Mr. Collins (Character) - 1940
100% 92% Rebecca Coroner (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 44% Too Many Husbands Peter (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 38% Blind Alley George Curtis (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Are Like That Leslie Mainwaring (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 58% Four's a Crowd Bingham (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Hard to Get John Case (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 12% Gold Diggers in Paris Pierre LeBrec (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 84% The Dawn Patrol Sergeant Watkins (Character) - 1938
100% 89% The Adventures of Robin Hood High Sheriff of Nottingham (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garden of the Moon Maurice (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dramatic School Boulin (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 56% The Last of Mrs. Cheyney William "Bill" (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 80% The Great Garrick M. Picard (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 42% Tovarich Charles Dupont (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 31% The Gorgeous Hussy Cuthbert (Character) - 1936
90% 75% The Scarlet Pimpernel Romney (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves Collins (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 69% The Private Life of Don Juan Leporello (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dow Hour of Great Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Musical Comedy Time Unknown (Character)