Morris Carnovsky - Rotten Tomatoes

Morris Carnovsky

Highest Rated:   100% Thieves' Highway (1949)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
Birthday:  
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
86% 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
75% The Life of Emile Zola
  • Anatole France
1937

Quotes from Morris Carnovsky's Characters