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Milton Parsons

Highest Rated:   100% White Heat (1949)
Lowest Rated:   62% Anchors Aweigh (1945)
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Bald, cadaverous, hollow-eyed, doom-voiced actor Milton Parsons began appearing in films in the late 1930s. In an era wherein being typecast in Hollywood assured an actor a steady paycheck, Parsons fattened his bank account by playing dozens of undertakers and morticians. He was also an effective psychotic type, most notably as the lead in 1942's The Hidden Hand. Parsons entered the "film noir" hall of fame in the tiny role of the jury foreman in 1947's They Won't Believe Me; the film's unforgettable final image was a screen-filling close-up of Parsons, gloomily intoning an all-too-late "Not Guilty." Active into the 1970s, Parsons showed up in TV series ranging from Twilight Zone to The Dick Van Dyke Show, his morbid appearance enhanced by the addition of a satanic goatee. Even in his last roles, Milton Parsons adhered strictly to type; in the 1976 TV movie Griffin and Phoenix, for example, he portrayed a guest lecturer at a support group for terminally ill cancer victims.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
  • Driver
1978
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story
  • Professor
1976
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die
  • Actor
1975
71% The Haunted Palace
  • Jabez Hutchinson
1963
94% The Music Man
  • Farmer
1962
No Score Yet The Notorious Landlady
  • Mysterious Man
1962
96% Elmer Gantry
  • Revivalist
1960
80% The Monster That Challenged the World
  • Lewis Clark Dobbs
1957
No Score Yet The King's Thief
  • Adam Urich
1955
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular
  • Mr. X
1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop
  • Tucker
1955
No Score Yet The Jackpot
  • Piano Player
1950
No Score Yet The Capture
  • Thin Man
1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark
  • Butler
1949
100% White Heat
  • Willie Rolf, the Stoolie
1949
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail
  • Elias Dunkenscold
1949
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho
  • Joe
1948
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl
  • Station Agent
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure)
  • Dr. A. Tomic
1947
No Score Yet Bury Me Dead
  • Waters
1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Butler/Tyler
1947
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
  • Mr. Fennabeck
1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me
  • Court Clerk
1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet
  • Joe
1947
No Score Yet Calcutta
  • Desk Clerk
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
  • Higby
1946
No Score Yet Margie
  • Jefferson
1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi
  • Johnson
1946
95% Leave Her to Heaven
  • Medcraft
1945
No Score Yet Dick Tracy, Detective
  • Deathridge the Undertaker
1945
62% Anchors Aweigh
  • Bearded Man
1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says
  • Townsman
1945
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem
  • Crystal Gazer
1944
No Score Yet Cry of the Werewolf
  • Adamson
1944
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • Clerk
1943
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Coroner
1942
No Score Yet The Hidden Hand
  • John Channing
1942
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Castle in the Desert
  • Fletcher
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Mortician
1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady
  • Froman
1942
89% Roxie Hart
  • Announcer
1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew
  • Sam Savage
1942
No Score Yet Dressed to Kill
  • Max Allaron
1941
No Score Yet Dead Men Tell
  • Gene La Farge
1941
100% Hold That Ghost
  • Harry Hoskins
1941
No Score Yet Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
  • Mr. Lloyd
1940
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Photographer
1940
No Score Yet Doctor Kildare Goes Home
  • Crazy Man
1940
80% Edison, the Man
  • Acid Graham
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • Coroner
1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes
  • Organist
1939

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Thaddeus Moon
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Scientist Henri Desire Landru Professor Gilbert
  • 1963
  • 1961

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