Minor Watson

Minor Watson

Highest Rated: 100% Gentleman Jim (1942)

Lowest Rated: 17% Untamed Frontier (1952)

Birthday: Dec 22, 1889

Birthplace: Not Available

Courtly character actor Minor Watson made his stage debut in Brooklyn in 1911. After 11 years of stock experience, Watson made his Broadway bow in Why Men Leave Home. By the end of the 1920s he was a major stage star, appearing in vehicles specially written for him. Recalling his entree into films in 1931, Watson was fond of saying, "I'm a stage actor by heart and by profession. I was a movie star by necessity and a desire to eat." Though never a true "movie star" per se, he remained gainfully employed into the 1950s in choice character roles. Often called upon to play show-biz impresarios, he essayed such roles as E.F. Albee in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and John Ringling North in Trapeze (1956). One of Minor Watson's largest and most well-rounded screen assignments was the part of cagey Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey in 1950's The Jackie Robinson Story.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Life of Jackie Robinson Branch Rickey 2003
No Score Yet The Ambassador's Daughter Gen. Harvey 1956
No Score Yet The Rawhide Years Matt Comfort 1956
67% Trapeze John Ringling North 1956
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Jason Carr 1955
29% The Star Joe 1952
17% Untamed Frontier Matt Denbow 1952
43% My Son John Dr. Carver 1952
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel Cleveland 1951
No Score Yet Bright Victory Mr. Paterson 1951
No Score Yet Mister 880 Judge O'Neil 1950
63% The Jackie Robinson Story Branch Rickey 1950
No Score Yet Beyond the Forest Moose 1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Judge Calvin Blackwell 1949
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee Gen. Watkins 1948
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Sheriff Grayson 1946
No Score Yet The Virginian Judge Henry 1946
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk J.P. Reynolds 1946
No Score Yet Bewitched Governor 1945
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Gen. McKay 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Sam Ronson 1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot Col. Caleb V. Haynes 1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves High Ranking Officer 1944
No Score Yet That's My Baby R. P. Moody 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Rear Admiral, Australian 1944
No Score Yet Happy Land Judge Colvin 1943
No Score Yet Guadalcanal Diary Col. Grayson 1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Mr. Washburn 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Rear Adm. Hartridge 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Loy Henderson 1943
No Score Yet Crash Dive Adm. Bob Stewart 1943
No Score Yet Power of the Press John Carter 1943
90% Yankee Doodle Dandy Ed Albee 1942
89% Woman of the Year William Harding 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Buck Ware 1942
100% Kings Row Sam Winters 1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli Capt. Winters 1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Orville Beamish 1942
No Score Yet Birth of the Blues Henri Lambert 1941
No Score Yet Moon Over Miami Reynolds 1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl Judge Pulver 1941
80% Western Union Pat Grogan 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Sen. Smith 1941
No Score Yet Young People Dakin 1940
No Score Yet Hidden Gold Ed Colby 1940
83% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Joshua Speed 1940
88% Knute Rockne---All American Committee Member 1940
No Score Yet Gallant Sons Barton Newbold 1940
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Marshall 1940
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Capt. Brandy 1939
No Score Yet The Hardys Ride High Terry B. Archer 1939
No Score Yet Stand Up and Fight Marshal Cole 1939
90% Boys Town Bishop 1938
No Score Yet Fast Company Steve Langner 1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Capt. Griggs 1938
No Score Yet Stablemates Barney Donovan 1938
No Score Yet Saturday's Heroes Doc Thomas 1937
No Score Yet That Certain Woman Tilden 1937
91% Dead End Mr. Griswold 1937
No Score Yet The Woman I Love Deschamps 1937
No Score Yet When's Your Birthday Regan 1937
No Score Yet Navy Blue and Gold Lt. Milburn 1937
No Score Yet The Longest Night Hardy 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Paris Renaud 1935
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Col. Sherwood 1935
No Score Yet Babbitt Actor 1934
No Score Yet Our Betters Arthur Fenwick 1933


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