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Pierre Watkin

Highest Rated:   100% Scandal Sheet (1952)
Lowest Rated:   50% Samson and Delilah (1949)
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Actor Pierre Watkin looked as though he was born to a family of Chase Manhattan executives. Tall, imposing, imbued with a corporate demeanor and adorned with well-trimmed white mustache, Watkin appeared to be a walking Brooks Brothers ad as he strolled through his many film assignments as bankers, lawyers, judges, generals and doctors. When director Frank Capra cast the actors playing US senators in Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939) using as criteria the average weight, height and age of genuine senators, Watkin fit the physical bill perfectly. Occasionally Watkin could utilize his established screen character for satirical comedy: in W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick, he portrayed Lompoc banker Mr. Skinner, who extended to Fields the coldest and least congenial "hearty handclasp" in movie history. Serial fans know Pierre Watkin as the actor who originated the role of bombastic Daily Planet editor Perry White in Columbia's two Superman chapter plays of the late '40s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Don't Knock the Rock
  • Actor
2003
70% High School Confidential
  • David Wingate
1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar
  • Civil Official
1958
75% Pal Joey
  • Mr. Forsythe
1957
No Score Yet Beginning of the End
  • Taggert
1957
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock!
  • Armstrong
1957
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen
  • McMillan
1956
No Score Yet Lay That Rifle Down
  • Mr. Coswell
1955
No Score Yet Creature With the Atom Brain
  • Mayor Bremer
1955
No Score Yet The Big Bluff
  • Winthrop
1955
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie
  • Lewis
1954
No Score Yet Johnny Dark
  • E.J. Winston
1954
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun
  • Jason Conroy
1953
100% Scandal Sheet
  • Baxter
1952
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo
  • Hills
1951
No Score Yet Two Lost Worlds
  • Magistrate Jeffries
1951
No Score Yet Atom Man vs. Superman
  • Perry White
1950
No Score Yet Shadow on the Wall
  • Dr. Dan Hodge
1950
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio
  • Kenneth
1950
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Mayor Cabot
1950
No Score Yet Radar Secret Service
  • Hamilton
1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words
  • Philip Goodman
1950
60% The Big Hangover
  • Samuel C. Lang
1950
No Score Yet Sunset in the West
  • MacKnight
1950
No Score Yet The Story of Seabiscuit
  • Charles S. Howard
1949
50% Samson and Delilah
  • Priest
1949
83% The Fountainhead
  • Official
1949
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter
  • Mr. Canford
1949
No Score Yet Tulsa
  • Winters
1949
70% Knock on Any Door
  • Purcell
1949
No Score Yet Flamingo Road
  • Senator
1949
No Score Yet Slightly French
  • Publicity man
1949
No Score Yet Trapped by Boston Blackie
  • Dunn
1948
No Score Yet State of the Union
  • Sen. Lauterback
1948
No Score Yet Superman
  • Perry White
1948
No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis
  • Colonel
1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee
  • Major
1948
No Score Yet The Hunted
  • Simon Rand
1948
No Score Yet Jack Armstrong: The All-American Boy
  • Uncle Jim Fairfield
1947
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Vice President Beitler
1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Reverend
1947
No Score Yet The Red Stallion
  • Richard Moresby
1947
No Score Yet The Web
  • Mr. Griswold
1947
No Score Yet Violence
  • Ralph Borden
1947
97% Monsieur Verdoux
  • Prison Official
1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
  • Wendell Paige
1947
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll
  • Harper
1946
No Score Yet Sioux City Sue
  • G.W. Rhodes
1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Architect
1946
No Score Yet Swamp Fire
  • Mr. Hilton
1946
No Score Yet So Goes My Love
  • Committee Man
1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • Mr. LeMoyne
1946
No Score Yet Little Giant
  • President Van Loon
1946
No Score Yet Shock
  • Hotel Manager
1946
No Score Yet The Madonna's Secret
  • District Attorney
1946
No Score Yet I Ring Doorbells
  • G.B. Barton
1946
No Score Yet Behind the Mask
  • Weston
1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast
  • Staunton
1946
No Score Yet Stork Club
  • Hotel manager
1945
No Score Yet Adventure
  • Mr. Buckley
1945
No Score Yet Dakota
  • Wexton Geary
1945
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader
  • Dr. Gardener
1945
No Score Yet Over 21
  • Joel I. Nixon
1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance
  • Tycoon
1945
86% Strange Illusion
  • People
1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking
  • Financier
1945
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry
  • Mr. Lorrison
1945
No Score Yet The Great Mike
  • Col. Whitley
1944
No Score Yet Dead Man's Eyes
  • Attorney
1944
80% Wing and a Prayer
  • Admiral
1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Radio Stage Manager
1944
No Score Yet Jungle Woman
  • Dr. Meredith
1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance
  • Mr. Winter
1943
No Score Yet Jack London
  • American Consul
1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Col. White
1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer
  • Alex
1943
No Score Yet Destroyer
  • Admiral
1943
No Score Yet This Is the Army
  • Stranger
1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Rich Patron
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Naval Attache
1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay
  • Maj. Harper
1943
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo
  • Admiral
1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America
  • Diplomat
1943
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town
  • Supreme Court Justice
1943
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie
  • Doctor
1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope
  • Carson
1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage)
  • Grover McHenry
1942
No Score Yet Lady for a Night
  • Prosecutor
1942
92% The Pride of the Yankees
  • Mr. Twitchell
1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Rio Grande
  • Mr. Lane
1942
No Score Yet Panama Hattie
  • Adm. Tree
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Mr. Bentley
1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay
  • Krager
1941
No Score Yet Great Guns
  • Col. Wayburn
1941
No Score Yet Nevada City
  • Amos Norton
1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Governor
1941
No Score Yet Cheers for Miss Bishop
  • President Crowder
1941
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
  • Actor
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Hammett
1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy
  • Dr. Waggoner
1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis
  • Chandler
1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy
  • Theatergoer
1940
No Score Yet I Love You Again
  • Mr. Sims
1940
No Score Yet Captain Caution
  • American Consul
1940
No Score Yet The Saint Takes Over
  • Egan
1940
No Score Yet Earthbound
  • President of the Court
1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago
  • Warden
1940
100% The Bank Dick
  • Mr. Skinner
1940
100% Road to Singapore
  • Morgan Wycott
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Commissioner
1940
No Score Yet Rhythm on the River
  • Uncle
1940
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Sen. Barnes
1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again
  • Mr. Nacelle
1939
No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy
  • Col. Wilson
1939
No Score Yet Secret Service of the Air
  • Morrow
1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy
  • Capt. March
1939
No Score Yet King of Chinatown
  • District Attorney Phillips
1939
No Score Yet Wall Street Cowboy
  • Hammond
1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld
  • District Attorney
1939
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton
  • Mr. Fenton
1938
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare
  • Mr. Chanler
1938
67% Boy Meets Girl
  • B.K.
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Attorney
1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble
  • District Attorney
1938
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman
  • Mr. Ketterling
1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns
  • Mr. Carter
1938
No Score Yet Bill Cracks Down
  • William Reardon
1937
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai
  • Mr. Yorkland
1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Editor
1937
95% Stage Door
  • Richard
1937
75% The Life of Emile Zola
  • Prefect of Police
1937
No Score Yet Paradise Isle
  • Steinmeyer
1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve
  • Barton
1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon)
  • Mr. Potter
1937
No Score Yet Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money)
  • Dr. Fearson
1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding
  • John Durkin
1937
No Score Yet Rosalie
  • Supt. of Academy
1937
100% Marked Woman
  • Judge
1937
No Score Yet Gentleman from California
  • Miller
1937
No Score Yet Larceny on the Air
  • Kennedy
1937
No Score Yet Breakfast For Two
  • Gordon Faraday
1937
No Score Yet Country Gentlemen
  • Mr. Grayson
1936
No Score Yet Under Your Spell
  • Allen's Lawyer
1936
100% Swing Time
  • Al Simpson
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Arthur Cedar
1936
No Score Yet Dangerous
  • George Sheffield
1935

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