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Minor Watson

Highest Rated:   100% Gentleman Jim (1942)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Star (1952)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Life of Jackie Robinson
  • Branch Rickey
2003
No Score Yet The Ambassador's Daughter
  • Gen. Harvey
1956
60% Trapeze
  • John Ringling North
1956
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men
  • Jason Carr
1955
0% The Star
  • Joe
1952
60% 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
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Ed Albee
1942
92% 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
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • Joshua Speed
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Committee Member
1940
No Score Yet Gallant Sons
  • Barton Newbold
1940
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
  • Capt. Brandy
1939
No Score Yet The Hardys Ride High
  • Terry B. Archer
1939
89% Boys Town
  • Bishop
1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts
  • Capt. Griggs
1938
No Score Yet Saturday's Heroes
  • Doc Thomas
1937
No Score Yet That Certain Woman
  • Tilden
1937
89% 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 Babbitt
  • Actor
1934

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