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Michael Balfour

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While his name and his participation in British films would suggest some relationship to popular British comedienne Betty Balfour, actor Michael Balfour was actually from the United States, no relation to his more popular namesake. Like Ben Welden and Bernard Nedell before him, Balfour was cast as a "typical" American gangster or tough guy in most of his films -- notably his first, the notorious No Orchids For Miss Blandish (1948). The actor's busiest period was 1950-1960, when he showed up in such films as Obsession (1956) and The Steel Key (1958). Balfour was also a regular on the London-filmed TV detective drama Mark Saber, playing Saber's assistant Barney O'Keefe. The name Michael Balfour might ring a bell with fans of 1950s horror films; he played the unfortunate Sgt. Kasper, whose brains are sucked out by the "Fiend Without a Face" in the 1958 chiller of the same name.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Five Have a Mystery to Solve
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Revenge of Billy the Kid
  • Gyles MacDonald
1991
85% The Krays
  • Referee
1990
72% Batman
  • Scientist
1989
No Score Yet Casanova
  • Jailer
1987
No Score Yet El Pacto Holcroft
  • Hard Hat
1985
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Luger
1979
No Score Yet Candleshoe
  • Mr. McCress
1977
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews
  • Ruffian
1977
86% Macbeth
  • Murderer
1971
63% The Canterbury Tales
  • John the Carpenter
1971
No Score Yet The Adventurers
  • Detective
1970
96% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
  • Cabby
1970
No Score Yet Man of Violence
  • Cafe Owner
1970
57% The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto)
  • Ruddock
1969
71% The Fixer
  • Boatman
1968
81% Fahrenheit 451
  • Machiavelli's 'Prince'
1966
No Score Yet Kaleidoscope
  • Poker Player
1966
No Score Yet Press for Time
  • Sewerman
1966
No Score Yet The Flesh and The Fiends
  • Drunken Sailor
1961
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Tour Guide
1961
No Score Yet Hellfire Club
  • John the Juggler
1961
No Score Yet The Monster of Highgate Ponds
  • Bert
1961
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink
  • Butler
1960
No Score Yet Carry On Constable
  • Matt
1960
89% Look Back in Anger
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky
  • Orderly (uncredited)
1957
67% Fiend Without a Face
  • Sgt. Kasper
1957
75% Quatermass 2
  • Harry
1957
No Score Yet Hour of Decision
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Murder on Approval
  • Barney
1956
No Score Yet Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
  • Stage Doorman, New York
1955
No Score Yet One Good Turn
  • Hypnotist's Stooge
1955
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them
  • Dray
1954
No Score Yet River Beat
  • Adams
1954
No Score Yet Meet Mr. Callaghan
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper)
  • American Sergeant
1953
No Score Yet The Captain's Paradise
  • 2nd Customs Official
1953
No Score Yet Genevieve
  • Conductor
1953
No Score Yet White Fire
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Norman Conquest
  • Actor
1953
75% Moulin Rouge
  • Dodo
1952
No Score Yet Prelude to Fame
  • Lucio
1950
No Score Yet Obsession
  • American Sailor
1949
No Score Yet Sleeping Car to Trieste
  • Spiegel
1948
No Score Yet No Orchids for Miss Blandish
  • Barney
1948
No Score Yet Just William's Luck
  • Jenks
1947

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