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Michael Rennie



Michael Rennie always claimed that he "turned actor" to escape becoming an executive for his family's wool business. The Cambridge-educated Rennie haunted the casting offices until he was hired by Alfred Hitchcock for his first film, The Secret Agent (1936). Handsome but hollow, Rennie decided that if he was to be a film star, he'd better learn to act, thus he spent several seasons with the York Repertory. Serving in World War II as a flying officer in the RAF, Rennie came to the United States for the first time to be a training instructor in Georgia. Small roles in postwar British films led to a 20th Century Fox contract. It was during his stay at Fox that Rennie truly began to blossom with major roles in 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still (as Klaatu), 1952's Les Miserables (as Jean Valjean), 1953's The Robe, and many other films. On television, Michael Rennie spent two years and 76 episodes portraying suave soldier of fortune Harry Lime on the syndicated series The Third Man. Rennie died of emphysema on June 10, 1971.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Die Screaming, Marianne
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Los Monstruos del Terror (Operation Terror)(Dracula Versus Frankenstein)(The Man Who Came from Ummo)
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet The Surabaya Conspiracy
  • Harvey Ward
1970
No Score Yet Subterfuge
  • Goldsmith
1969
No Score Yet Dracula Vs. Frankenstein
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet The Young, the Evil and the Savage
  • Inspector Durand
1968
No Score Yet The Power
  • Arthur Nordlund
1968
No Score Yet The Devil's Brigade
  • Gen. Mark Clark
1968
No Score Yet The Battle of El Alamein
  • Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
1968
No Score Yet Hondo and the Apaches
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Hotel
  • Duke of Lanbourne
1967
No Score Yet Commando Attack
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Cyborg 2087
  • Garth A7
1966
No Score Yet Ride Beyond Vengeance
  • Brooks Durham
1966
No Score Yet Mary, Mary
  • Dirk Winston
1963
No Score Yet The Lost World
  • Lord John Roxton
1960
No Score Yet Third Man on the Mountain
  • Capt. John Winter
1959
No Score Yet Island in the Sun
  • Hilary Carson
1957
No Score Yet Omar Khayyam
  • Hasani Sabah
1957
No Score Yet Teenage Rebel
  • Jay Fallon
1956
No Score Yet The Rains of Ranchipur
  • Lord Albert Esketh
1955
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune
  • Inspector Merryweather, Hong Kong Marine Police
1955
No Score Yet Seven Cities of Gold
  • Father Junipero Serra
1955
No Score Yet Desiree
  • Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte
1954
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • Peter
1954
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Narrator
1954
No Score Yet Mambo
  • Enrico Marisoni
1954
No Score Yet King of the Khyber Rifles
  • Brig. Gen. J. R. Maitland
1953
33% The Robe
  • Peter
1953
No Score Yet Dangerous Crossing
  • Dr. Paul Manning
1953
89% Titanic
  • Narrator
1953
No Score Yet Sailor of the King
  • Capt. Richard Saville
1953
No Score Yet Pony Soldier
  • Narrator
1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Jean Valjean
1952
100% 5 Fingers
  • Colin Travers
1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger
  • Dr. Robert Fortness
1952
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You (The House in the Square) (Man of Two Worlds)
  • Roger Forsyth
1951
71% The Desert Fox
  • Desmond Young
1951
83% The 13th Letter
  • Dr. Pearson
1951
94% The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Klaatu
1951
No Score Yet Trio
  • Maj. Templeton [Sanatorium]
1950
No Score Yet The Black Rose
  • King Edward
1950
No Score Yet Uneasy Terms
  • Slim Callaghan
1948
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Quayside Centurion
1945
29% The Wicked Lady
  • Kit Locksby
1945
No Score Yet I'll Be Your Sweetheart
  • Bob Fielding
1945
No Score Yet Suicide Squadron (Dangerous Moonlight)
  • Pilot
1942
No Score Yet Tower of Terror
  • Anthony Hale
1942
No Score Yet Ships with Wings
  • Lt. Peter Maxwell
1941
80% Bank Holiday
  • Guardsman
1938
No Score Yet Conquest of Air
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Battle of the V-1 (Missiles from Hell)
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Mr. Sandman/Dr. Somnambula

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