Morris Carnovsky

Morris Carnovsky

Highest Rated: 91% Gun Crazy (1950)

Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Birthday: Sep 5, 1897

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

A distinguished American stage actor with a background in Yiddish-language theater, Carnovsky worked with the Theater Guild on Broadway in the 1920s before becoming involved with New York's Group Theater, for whom he originated the roles of Dr. Levine in "Men in White," Jacob in "Awake and Sing!" and Mr. Bonaparte in "Golden Boy." In the late 1930s Carnovsky gravitated to Hollywood, where he began with a memorable turn as author Anatole France in the Oscar-winning "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937) and expounded his anti-fascist views in Lewis Milestone's "Edge of Darkness" (1943) and Herbert Biberman's "The Master Race" (1944). Dignified whether playing heroes or villains, the compact Carnovsky appeared in several fine films of the 40s and 50s including "Cornered" (1945), "Dead Reckoning" (1947), "Thieves Highway" (1949), "Gun Crazy" (1950) and the touching drama, "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" (1945).

Highest rated movies

Gun Crazy
The Life of Emile Zola
The Gambler
A View From the Bridge
Cyrano de Bergerac
Dead Reckoning
Rhapsody in Blue




80% 77% The Gambler A. R. Lowenthal (Character) - 1974
80% 62% A View From the Bridge Mr. Alfieri (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 48% The Second Woman Dr. Raymond Hartley (Character) - 1951
91% 85% Gun Crazy Judge Willoughby (Character) - 1950
75% 81% Cyrano de Bergerac Le Bret (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis Le Mesge (Character) - 1948
67% 67% Dead Reckoning Martinelli (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 55% Cornered Manuel Satana (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 79% Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Bjorn Bjornson (Character) - 1945
20% 58% Rhapsody in Blue Morris Gershwin (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Susie Slagle's Dr. Fletcher (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 71% Address Unknown Max Eisenstein (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master Race Old Man Bartoc (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 400 Million Unknown (Voice) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The City Narrator - 1939
82% 73% The Life of Emile Zola Anatole France (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 42% Tovarich Chauffourier Dubieff (Character) - 1937