Philip Merivale

Highest Rated: 96% The Stranger (1946)
Lowest Rated: 67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Birthday: Nov 2, 1886
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in India to English parents, Philip Merivale began his British stage career at the turn of century. On both London and Broadway stage, Merivale was a star, the sort of actor for whom vehicles were specially written. Perhaps he came into films too late for his star status to remain intact, or perhaps his saturnine facial features were not considered particularly photogenic. Whatever the case, Merivale was relegated to secondary roles during his film years. His screen characters were usually serene and sympathetic, notably the martyred Professor Sorel in the 1942 drama This Land is Mine; but he was also effective as an erudite villain, e.g. his duplicitous Prince Saul in Laurel & Hardy's Nothing But Trouble (1945). His final film role was Judge Longstreet in Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946). Philip Merivale's second wife was British actress Gladys Cooper.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Sister Kenny Dr. Brack 1946
96% The Stranger Judge Longstreet 1946
No Score Yet Adventure "Old" Ramon Estado 1945
No Score Yet Tonight and Every Night Rev. Gerald Lundy 1945
No Score Yet Nothing but Trouble Prince Saul 1944
No Score Yet Lost Angel Prof. Peter Vincent 1943
71% This Land Is Mine Prof. Sorel 1943
85% Hangmen Also Die Policeman 1943
No Score Yet This Above All Dr. Roger Cathaway 1942
No Score Yet Lady for a Night Stephen Alderson 1942
No Score Yet Crossroads Commissionaire of Police 1942
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven Mr. Higgins 1941
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Custer 1941


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