O.B. Clarence

Highest Rated: 100% Great Expectations (1947)
Lowest Rated: 55% Jamaica Inn (1939)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
A virile romantic lead in his turn-of-the-century stage performances, British actor O. B. Clarence settled for what one writer characterized as "benevolent, doddering" roles in films. On screen from 1914, Clarence played dozens of benign old duffers, usually wearing a working-class cloth cap. He also showed up in clerical roles, playing vicars and ministers in such productions as Pygmalion (1937) and Uncle Silas (1947). The most celebrated of his 1940s film assignments was his brief turn as The Aged Parent in Great Expectations (1946). One of O. B. Clarence's least characteristic "appearances" was in a film in which he never appeared on screen: in Dead Eyes of London (1940), Clarence's voice was heard whenever villain Bela Lugosi adopted the disguise of the kindly operator of a home for the blind.

Highest Rated Movies



100% Great Expectations Aged Parent 1947
No Score Yet While the Sun Shines Old Gentleman 1947
No Score Yet The Magic Bow Old Gentleman 1947
No Score Yet A Place of One's Own Perkins 1945
80% On Approval Dr. Graham 1945
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars Actor 1945
No Score Yet Courageous Mr. Penn Lord Cecil 1941
No Score Yet Turned Out Nice Again Mr. Dawson 1941
No Score Yet Quiet Wedding Magistrate 1941
No Score Yet Old Mother Riley's Circus Lawyer 1941
No Score Yet It's in the Air Sir Philip's Gardener (uncredited) 1940
No Score Yet Saloon Bar Sir Archibald 1940
55% Jamaica Inn Coach Passenger 1939
94% Pygmalion Vicar 1938
No Score Yet Mill on the Floss Mr. Gore 1937
No Score Yet Dinner at the Ritz Messenger 1937
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Registrar 1936
No Score Yet East Meets West Osmin 1936
86% The Scarlet Pimpernel Count de Tournay 1935
No Score Yet Private Secretary Thomas Marsland 1935
No Score Yet Squibs Sir John Barrett 1935
No Score Yet A Shot in the Dark Rev. John Malcolm 1933
No Score Yet Perfect Understanding Dr. Graham 1933
No Score Yet Friday the 13th Clerk 1933


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