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



20% Rhapsody in Blue Poppa Gershwin 2001
No Score Yet The Cafeteria Actor 1984
88% The Gambler A.R. Lowenthal 1974
No Score Yet A View from the Bridge Mr. Alfieri 1962
83% 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 Edge of Darkness Sixtus Andresen/Schoolmaster 1943
No Score Yet The City Actor 1939
No Score Yet Tovarich Chauffourier-Dufieff 1937
76% The Life of Emile Zola Anatole France 1937


No Score Yet American Playhouse
  • 1984