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Neil Hamilton

Highest Rated:   100% Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Lowest Rated:   57% America (1924)
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Classically handsome film leading man Neil Hamilton was trained in stock companies before making his 1918 film bow. He rose to stardom under the guidance of D. W. Griffith, who cast Hamilton in leading roles in The Great Romance (1919), The White Rose (1923), America (1924) and Isn't Life Wonderful? (1924). In an era when sturdy dependability was one of the prerequisites of male stardom, Hamilton was one of the silent screen's most popular personalities, as well suited to the role of faithful Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby (1925) as he was to the Foreign Legion derring-do of Beau Geste (1927). His pleasant voice and excellent diction enabled Hamilton to make the transition to sound with ease. Unfortunately, he always seemed a bit of a stick in his talkie portrayals, and it wasn't long before he found himself shunted off to "other man" assignments (Tarzan and His Mate) and villainous characterizations (The Saint Strikes Back). By the early 1940s, he had lost both fame and fortune -- and, as he'd ruefully observe later, most of his so-called industry friends. Only the love of his wife and his rock-solid religious convictions saw him through his darkest days. Hamilton made a comeback as a character actor, playing brusque, businesslike types in TV series like Perry Mason and Fireside Theatre. From 1966 through 1968, Neil Hamilton co-starred as poker-faced Commissioner Gordon on the TV series Batman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Why Be Good?
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Terror Aboard
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Ladies Must Love
  • Actor
2012
89% The Tall Guy
  • Naked George
1990
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front?
  • Chief of staff
1970
80% Batman: The Movie
  • Commissioner Gordon
1966
No Score Yet Madame X
  • Party Guest
1966
80% The Family Jewels
  • Attorney
1965
80% The Patsy
  • Barber
1964
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam
  • Larry Boling
1964
No Score Yet The Devil's Hand
  • Francis "Frank" Lamont
1961
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Mr. Grant
1945
No Score Yet Betrayed
  • Lieutenant Blake
1944
75% Since You Went Away
  • Tim Hilton - photograph
1944
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit
  • Naval Commander
1943
No Score Yet Bombardier
  • Colonel (uncredited)
1943
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot
  • John Underwood
1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing
  • Charlie
1942
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing
  • Hilary Horton
1941
No Score Yet Dangerous Lady
  • Duke Martindel
1941
No Score Yet They Meet Again
  • Robert Webster
1941
No Score Yet Federal Fugitives
  • Capt. Madison
1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers
  • Barton
1941
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back
  • Allan Breck
1939
No Score Yet Hollywood Stadium Mystery
  • Bill Devons
1938
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man
  • Raeburn
1935
No Score Yet Mutiny Ahead
  • Kent Brewster
1935
No Score Yet Blind Date (Her Sacrifice)
  • Bob Hartwell
1934
100% Tarzan and His Mate
  • Harry Holt
1934
No Score Yet The Silk Express
  • Donald Kilgore
1933
No Score Yet The World Gone Mad (The Public Be Hanged) (Public Be Damned)
  • Lionel Houston
1933
No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon
  • Hugo Barnstead
1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House)
  • Owen
1932
No Score Yet Payment Deferred
  • Gordon Holmes
1932
100% Tarzan the Ape Man
  • Harry Holt
1932
No Score Yet Are You Listening?
  • Clayton
1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood?
  • Lonny Borden
1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Roger Chilcote, Jr.
1932
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • Larry
1931
No Score Yet Strangers May Kiss
  • Alan
1931
No Score Yet This Modern Age
  • Robert 'Bob' Blake Jr.
1931
No Score Yet Laughing Sinners
  • Howard 'Howdy' Palmer
1931
No Score Yet The Cat Creeps
  • Charles Wilder
1930
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander)
  • Maj. Brand
1930
No Score Yet The Love Trap
  • Peter Cadwallader
1929
No Score Yet Mother Machree
  • Brian McHugh
1928
No Score Yet The Patriot
  • Crown Prince Alexander
1928
No Score Yet Street of Forgotten Men
  • Philip Peyton
1925
No Score Yet Isn't Life Wonderful
  • Paul
1924
57% America
  • Nathan Holden
1924

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Police Commisioner Gordon Police Commissioner Gordon Commissioner Gordon
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966

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