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Philip Ober

Highest Rated:   100% North by Northwest (1959)
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A Broadway actor since 1931, Philip Ober first appeared before the cameras in 1951, when he was invited by actor/director Mel Ferrer to play a supporting role in The Secret Fury (1951). Adept at portraying executive types who seemed to be up to something shady, Ober was often as not cast as a corporate villain. His most famous film role was in the 1953 Oscar-winner From Here to Eternity as the hateful Army officer who, while his wife, Deborah Kerr, carries on an affair with Burt Lancaster, tries to strongarm Montgomery Clift into entering a boxing competition. Ober voluntarily gave up his acting career in the mid-'60s when he joined the U.S. Consular Service in Mexico. Married three times, Philip Ober was the former husband of I Love Lucy co-star Vivian Vance.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Assignment to Kill
  • Bohlen
1968
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  • Nicholas Simmons
1966
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle
  • William Beevor
1964
80% The Ugly American
  • Sears
1963
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • Doc Mason
1960
96% Elmer Gantry
  • Rev. Planck
1960
No Score Yet Beloved Infidel
  • John Wheeler
1959
100% North by Northwest
  • Lester Townsend
1959
No Score Yet The Mating Game
  • Wendell Burnshaw
1959
No Score Yet Torpedo Run
  • Adm. Samuel Setton
1958
No Score Yet Escapade in Japan
  • Lt. Col. Hargrave
1957
No Score Yet Tammy and the Bachelor
  • Alfred Bissle
1957
80% Broken Lance
  • Van Cleve
1954
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie
  • Mort Finley
1954
92% From Here to Eternity
  • Capt. Dana Holmes
1953
No Score Yet The Clown
  • Ralph Z. Henderson
1953
83% Come Back, Little Sheba
  • Ed Anderson
1952
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal)
  • Gilbert Nunnally
1952
No Score Yet The Unknown Man
  • Wayne Kellwin
1951
No Score Yet The Blue Veil
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment
  • Jed
1950
No Score Yet The Magnificent Yankee
  • Mr. Owen Wister
1950
No Score Yet Chloe, Love Is Calling You
  • Jim
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mr. Henderson
  • 1964

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