Purnell Pratt

Highest Rated: 100% Scarface (1932)
Lowest Rated: 43% Alibi (1929)
Birthday: Oct 20, 1885
Birthplace: Not Available
Stocky, pinch-faced actor Purnell B. Pratt made his first film appearance in 1914, and his last in 1941, the year of his death. Pratt appeared as publisher John Bland in the very first version of George M. Cohan and Earl Derr Biggers' Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917), co-starring with Cohan himself. He made a smooth transition to talkies with such 1929 efforts as Alibi and Thru Different Eyes. Many of his more famous roles, notably the stern policeman father of criminal-in-the-making Tom Powers in Public Enemy (1931), and the New York mayor in the Marx Brothers' Night at the Opera (1935), were uncredited. In 1935, Purnell B. Pratt became the latest in a long line of actors to play district attorney Francis X. Markham in the Philo Vance mystery The Casino Murder Case (1935).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ladies Crave Excitement Actor 2015
No Score Yet Ringside Maisie (Cash and Carry Maisie) Dr. Taylor 1941
No Score Yet Pot o' Gold Thompson 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Dr. Storfen 1941
No Score Yet Second Fiddle Abbott the Editor 1939
No Score Yet Colorado Sunset Mr. Hall 1939
No Score Yet Come On, Rangers Harvey 1938
No Score Yet Rosalie Ship's Captain 1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Colonel Blake 1937
No Score Yet Forlorn River David Ward 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Capt. Wood 1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present Van Dorn 1936
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures Eastern Editor 1936
No Score Yet Wives Never Know Higgins 1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession Hastings 1935
97% A Night at the Opera Major 1935
No Score Yet Black Fury Jenkins 1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case Markham 1935
No Score Yet Red Salute Maj. Gen. Van Allen 1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady District Attorney 1935
No Score Yet School for Girls Inspector Jameson 1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Munitions Board Director 1934
No Score Yet Crimson Romance Franklyn Pierce 1934
No Score Yet Midnight Alibi Defense Attorney Wilson 1934
No Score Yet Mystery Squadron Lafe Johnson 1933
No Score Yet The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (Girl of My Dreams) Doctor 1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter City Editor 1933
No Score Yet A Shriek in the Night Inspector Russell 1933
No Score Yet I Cover the Waterfront John Phelps 1933
No Score Yet Pick-Up Prosecuting Attorney 1933
No Score Yet Red-Haired Alibi Regan 1932
No Score Yet Skyscraper Souls Harrington Brewster 1932
100% Scarface Publisher 1932
No Score Yet Emma Haskins, Emma's Lawyer 1932
86% Grand Hotel Zinnowitz 1932
No Score Yet False Faces Jefferson Howe 1932
No Score Yet Hat Check Girl Collins 1932
No Score Yet Ladies of the Big House John Hartman 1931
91% Five Star Final French 1931
No Score Yet Traveling Husbands J.C. Wilson 1931
100% The Public Enemy Officer Powers 1931
No Score Yet The Prodigal Rodman Farraday 1931
No Score Yet Dance, Fools, Dance Parker 1931
No Score Yet The Spider Inspector Riley 1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness Capt. McGowan 1931
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment Henry Carraway 1931
No Score Yet The Silver Horde Wayne Wayland 1930
No Score Yet Common Clay Richard Fullerton 1930
No Score Yet Paid Edward 1930
No Score Yet The Locked Door Police Officer 1929
No Score Yet Painted Faces Juror 1929
No Score Yet The Trespasser Hector Ferguson 1929
43% Alibi Pete Manning 1929
No Score Yet On with the Show Sam Bloom 1929
No Score Yet Seven Keys to Baldpate John Bland 1917


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