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Philip Friend

Highest Rated: 89% In Which We Serve (1942)

Lowest Rated: 80% Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1915

Birthplace: Not Available

British actor Philip Friend made his stage bow in 1935 and his film debut in 1939, after which he settled into his peculiar niche as the bargain-counter Errol Flynn. The titles of Friend's English and American films pretty much tell the whole story: Sword in the Desert (1949), Buccaneer's Girl (1950), The Story of Robin Hood (1958). Friend was cast in the potentially star-making title role in The Highwayman (1951), based on the famed Alfred Noyes narrative poem. Alas, this movie barely moved until the last five minutes--just long enough for Friend and leading lady Wanda Hendrix to get killed off and then reappear as ghosts. Philip Friend was active in movies, TV and Broadway until the '70s, always one tiny step away from true stardom.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Spy Hunt Actor 2012
No Score Yet Inquest Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Vulture The Vicar 1967
No Score Yet The Son Of Robin Hood Dorchester 1959
80% Thunder on the Hill Sidney Kingham 1951
No Score Yet Sword in the Desert Lt. Ellerton 1949
No Score Yet Enchantment Pelham Dane 1948
No Score Yet The Flemish Farm Fernard Matagne 1943
No Score Yet We Dive at Dawn Humphries 1943
No Score Yet The Bells Go Down Bob 1943
89% In Which We Serve Torps 1942
No Score Yet Next of Kin Lt. Cummins 1942
No Score Yet The Day Will Dawn Actor 1942
No Score Yet Suicide Squadron (Dangerous Moonlight) Pete 1942
No Score Yet Pimpernel Smith Spencer 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Invisible Man
1959
Arthur Holt 1959

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