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Mitchell Lewis

Highest Rated:   100% Lili (1953)
Lowest Rated:   60% The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
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Husky actor Mitchell Lewis attended Annapolis and Syracus University before making his stage debut in 1902. Lewis went on tour with such theatrical heavyweights as William Collier, Dustin Farnum and Alla Nazimova. He made his film bow in 1914 at the old Thanhouser Company. Specializing in ethnic roles, Lewis spent both the silent and talkie era playing menacing gypsies (The Cuckoos, The Bohemina Girl), Arab potentates (he was horse-loving Sheik Iderim in the 1926 version of Ben-Hur), East Indian warriors and Native American chiefs. He even donned blackface to portray "Tambo" in Al Jolson's Big Boy (1930). In 1937, Lewis was signed to an MGM lifetime contract, which assured him steady if not always stellar work for the next eighteen years. One of his many MGM bit-part assignments was the green-skinned Winkie Captain ("You've killed her! She's dead! Long live Dorothy!") in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Active throughout his career in charitable pursuits, Mitchell Lewis served on the original board of the Motion Picture Relief Fund.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Trial
  • Jury Foreman
1955
90% Kiss Me Kate
  • Stage Doorman
1953
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant
  • Cook
1953
No Score Yet Torch Song
  • Bill the Doorman
1953
No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright
  • Sheriff Andy Redcliffe
1953
100% Lili
  • Concessionaire
1953
No Score Yet The Man with a Cloak
  • Waiter
1952
No Score Yet Scaramouche
  • Major Domo
1952
No Score Yet Mr. Imperium
  • Old Watchman
1951
83% The Stratton Story
  • Conductor
1949
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Fisherman
1949
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit
  • Fernando
1948
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves
  • Train Official
1948
No Score Yet Desire Me
  • Old Man
1947
No Score Yet It Happened in Brooklyn
  • Printer
1947
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie
  • Farmer Elson
1946
100% The Harvey Girls
  • Sandy
1946
60% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Man
1945
No Score Yet Kismet
  • Sheik
1944
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Renel
1943
No Score Yet Cairo
  • Ludwig
1942
No Score Yet I Married an Angel
  • Porter
1942
No Score Yet Rio Rita
  • Julio
1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid
  • Bart Hodges
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Bennett
1941
89% Go West
  • Halfbreed
1940
75% Strange Cargo
  • Guard
1940
99% The Wizard of Oz
  • Head Winkie
$3.9M 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight
  • Indian
1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring
  • Joe
1939
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Moto
  • Nola
1938
100% Three Comrades
  • Boris
1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns
  • Detective
1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding
  • Orator
1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks
  • Plainclothesman
1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding
  • Koalani
1937
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate
  • Pirate Chief
1936
No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl
  • Salinas
1936
100% A Tale of Two Cities
  • Ernest DeFarge
1935
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Yampa
1934
No Score Yet Ann Vickers
  • Capt. Waldo Dringwell
1933
No Score Yet Kongo
  • Hogan
1932
No Score Yet New Morals for Old
  • Bodvin, French Artist
1932
No Score Yet The Squaw Man (The White Man)
  • Tabywanna
1931
No Score Yet Never the Twain Shall Meet
  • Capt. Larrieau
1931
No Score Yet The Cuckoos
  • Julius
1930
No Score Yet Mammy
  • Tambo
1930
No Score Yet Beau Bandit
  • Colosso
1930
No Score Yet Absinthe
  • Col. Hanby
1929
No Score Yet The Black Watch
  • Mohammed Khan
1929
No Score Yet The Way Of The Strong
  • Actor
1928
No Score Yet Tell It to the Marines
  • Native
1926
100% Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  • Sheik Ilderim
1926
No Score Yet The Red Lily
  • D'Agut
1924

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