Philip Tonge - Rotten Tomatoes

Philip Tonge

Highest Rated:   100% Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
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"Maybe he's only a little crazy, like painters or artists, or those men in Washington," Philip Tonge's apprehensive toy-department head, Mr. Shellhammer, pleaded in defense of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) in the holiday perennial Miracle on 34th St. (1947), perhaps the veteran stage actor's most memorable screen assignment. Tonge was a former child performer and lifelong friend and associate of Noël Coward (who publicly claimed to have had his initial sexual encounter with him at the age of 13). The British-born actor had originated the part of Dr. Bradman in the initial Broadway production of Blithe Spirit in 1941, a role he would re-create for an early television presentation five years later. Noticeable by his prominent proboscis and a receding chin, Tonge also added memorable moments to such diverse films as Witness for the Prosecution (1957) as the inspector, and the sci-fi thriller Invisible Invaders (1959). He ended his long career playing the recurring role of General Amherst on television's Northwest Passage (1958-1959).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Invisible Invaders
  • Dr. Adam Penner
1959
No Score Yet Macabre
  • Jode
1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers
  • John Andrews
1958
100% Witness for the Prosecution
  • Insp. Hearne
1957
100% Les Girls
  • Associate Judge
1957
No Score Yet Pardners
  • Footman
1956
No Score Yet Desert Sands
  • Sandy
1955
No Score Yet The Prodigal
  • Barber/Surgeon
1955
13% The Silver Chalice
  • Ohad
1954
60% Elephant Walk
  • Ralph
1954
No Score Yet Track of the Cat
  • Pa Bridges
1954
95% House of Wax
  • Bruce Allison
1953
No Score Yet Small Town Girl
  • Hemmingway
1953
80% Hans Christian Andersen
  • Otto
1952
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House
  • Man with Umbrella
1952
96% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Mr. Shellhammer
1947
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger
  • Dr. Gribble
1947
No Score Yet His Double Life
  • Leek Twin
1933

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