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Purnell Pratt

Highest Rated:   100% Scarface (1932)
Lowest Rated:   43% Alibi (1929)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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 Waterfront Lady
  • District Attorney
1935
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • Maj. Gen. Van Allen
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 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 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 Dance, Fools, Dance
  • Parker
1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness
  • Capt. McGowan
1931
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment
  • Henry Carraway
1931
No Score Yet The Spider
  • Inspector Riley
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 Seven Keys to Baldpate
  • John Bland
1917

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