Morris Carnovsky

Morris Carnovsky

  • Highest Rated: 100% Thieves' Highway (1949)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
  • The son of a St. Louis grocer, Morris Carnovsky inaugurated his stage career in 1919. He played an extensive variety of roles on Broadway, from Shakespeare to Clifford Odets. In films from 1937, he was seen in such noteworthy roles as Anatole France in the Oscar-winning Life of Emile Zola (1937) and Papa Gershwin in Rhapsody in Blue (1945). He was also an effective "civilized heavy" opposite Humphrey Bogart in Dead Reckoning (1947). Carnovsky's film career came to sudden halt in 1951 when he was blacklisted after an appearance as an unfriendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Though he was denied film and TV work, Carnovsky and his actress wife Phoebe Brand worked steadily on-stage in New York and Europe. He returned to films in the French-Italian production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge (1962), and in 1974 made his first appearance in a Hollywood film in nearly a quarter of a century. Still active into his late eighties, Morris Carnovsky worked as an actor and director on the regional theater circuit.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

20% Rhapsody in Blue Poppa Gershwin 2001
No Score Yet The Cafeteria Actor 1984
78% The Gambler A.R. Lowenthal 1974
No Score Yet A View from the Bridge Mr. Alfieri 1962
No Score Yet The World of Sholom Aleichem Actor 1959
85% Cyrano de Bergerac Le Bret 1950
No Score Yet The Second Woman Dr. Hartley 1950
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) Judge Willoughby 1950
100% Thieves' Highway Yanko Garcos 1949
No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis Le Mesge 1948
No Score Yet Dishonored Lady Dr. Richard Caleb 1947
67% Dead Reckoning Martinelli 1947
No Score Yet Cornered Santana 1945
No Score Yet Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Bjorn Bjornson 1945
No Score Yet The Master Race Old Man Bartoc 1944
No Score Yet Address Unknown Max Eisenstein 1944
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness Sixtus Andresen/Schoolmaster 1943
No Score Yet The City Actor 1939
No Score Yet Tovarich Chauffourier-Dufieff 1937
77% The Life of Emile Zola Anatole France 1937

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Merkin
  • 1984

QUOTES FROM Morris Carnovsky CHARACTERS

Dr. Martin Stensgard
Why must everything in the world be black or white?
Kaspar Torgersen
I'm a man that deals in facts.
Dr. Martin Stensgard
Shut your fat evil mouth.
Hammer
They slaughtered us in the streets and you call it murder (defending the town).
Hammer
They slaughtered us in the streets and you call it murder. [defending the town]
Sixtus Andresen
In all the books I have read, they never gave me an answer.