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Philip Van Zandt

Highest Rated:   100% The Street with No Name (1948)
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Beginning his stage career in his native Holland in 1927, Phil Van Zandt moved to America shortly afterward, continuing to make theatrical appearances into the late '30s. From his first film (Those High Gray Walls [1939]) onward, the versatile Van Zandt was typed as "everyday" characters whenever he chose not to wear his mustache; with the 'stache, however, his face took on a sinister shade, and he found himself playing such cinematic reprobates as evil caliphs, shady attorneys, and heartless Nazis. Because of deliberately shadowy photography, the audience barely saw Van Zandt's face at all in one of his best roles, as the Henry Luce-like magazine editor Rawlston in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). Though many of his feature-film assignments were bits, Van Zandt was permitted generous screen time in his many appearances in two-reel comedies. Beginning with the Gus Schilling/Dick Lane vehicle Pardon My Terror (1946), Van Zandt was a fixture at the Columbia Pictures short subjects unit, usually playing crooks and mad scientists at odds with the Three Stooges. He established his own acting school in Hollywood in the 1950s, though this and other ventures ultimately failed. Philip Van Zandt died of a drug overdose at the age of 54.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% Somewhere in the Night
  • Navy Doctor
2003
No Score Yet The Lonely Man
  • Burnsey
1957
No Score Yet The 27th Day
  • Taxi Driver
1957
14% The Pride and the Passion
  • Vidal
1957
80% Man of a Thousand Faces
  • George Loane Tucker
1957
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks
  • Mr. Webster
1956
95% To Catch a Thief
  • Jewelry Clerk
1955
No Score Yet Untamed
  • Schuman
1955
92% The Big Combo
  • Mr. Jones
1955
No Score Yet Knock on Wood
  • Brutchik
1954
No Score Yet Gog
  • Dr. Elzevir
1954
25% The High and the Mighty
  • Mr. Wilson
1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown)
  • Johnny
1954
No Score Yet Captain John Smith and Pocahontas
  • Davis
1953
No Score Yet The Girl Who Had Everything
  • Colleague
1953
No Score Yet 3 Sailors And A Girl
  • Garage Owner
1953
65% Viva Zapata!
  • Commanding Officer
1952
No Score Yet Pride of St. Louis
  • Louis
1952
44% Macao
  • Customs Official
1952
No Score Yet At Sword's Point
  • Jacques
1952
No Score Yet Son of Ali Baba
  • Kareeb
1952
No Score Yet Submarine Command (The Submarine Story)
  • Gavin
1951
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men
  • Henri
1951
71% The Desert Fox
  • German S.S. Man at Hospital
1951
No Score Yet Two Dollar Bettor
  • Ralph Sheppard
1951
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman
  • Jose Morro
1951
No Score Yet Mask of the Avenger
  • Artillery Major
1951
83% Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Man with Gazette
1950
No Score Yet Copper Canyon
  • Sheriff Wattling
1950
No Score Yet The Jackpot
  • Flick Morgan
1950
No Score Yet Between Midnight and Dawn
  • Joe Quist
1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives
  • Milo DeLong
1950
No Score Yet Indian Territory
  • Curt Raidler
1950
No Score Yet Tension
  • Lt. Schiavone
1949
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf and His Lady
  • Joe Brewster
1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles
  • Chuck
1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal
  • Watchman
1949
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • Chauffeur/Cigar Attendant
1948
No Score Yet Walk a Crooked Mile
  • Anton Radchek
1948
No Score Yet The Loves of Carmen
  • Sergeant
1948
100% The Street with No Name
  • Manager of Bonding Company
1948
86% The Lady From Shanghai
  • Toughie/Cop
1948
No Score Yet April Showers
  • Mr. Swift
1948
100% The Big Clock
  • Sidney Kislav
1948
91% Life With Father
  • Clerk
1947
No Score Yet California
  • Mr. Gunce
1946
No Score Yet Decoy
  • Tommy
1946
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Guard
1946
No Score Yet Below The Deadline (Jumping Joe)
  • Oney Kessel
1946
No Score Yet Night and Day
  • Librettist
1946
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest
  • Men-at-Arm
1946
97% Gilda
  • Man
1946
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader
  • Bill
1945
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights
  • Grand Wazir AbuHassan
1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
  • Dr. Fagle
1945
No Score Yet Counter-Attack (One Against Seven)
  • Galkronye
1945
No Score Yet The Big Noise
  • Dutchy
1944
No Score Yet Call of the Jungle
  • Dozan
1944
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe
  • Major
1944
No Score Yet Tarzan's Desert Mystery
  • Kushmet
1944
55% House of Frankenstein
  • Inspector Muller
1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed
  • Japanese Guard
1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance
  • Clerk
1943
83% Hangmen Also Die
  • Officer
1943
No Score Yet Tarzan Triumphs
  • Bausch
1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
  • Kurt
1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens
  • Herman
1943
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn
  • Thirsty Soldier
1942
No Score Yet Reunion in France
  • Customer
1942
83% Wake Island
  • Cpl. Goebbels
1942
No Score Yet Invisible Agent
  • Nazi SS Man
1942
100% Citizen Kane
  • Mr. Rawlston
1941
No Score Yet City of Missing Girls
  • King Peterson
1941
No Score Yet So Ends Our Night
  • Bachman
1941

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