Ralph Truman

Ralph Truman

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or) (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 62% Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
  • Birthday: May 7, 1900
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • British actor Ralph Truman may seldom have played a leading role in films, but on radio he was a 14-carat star. On the air since 1925 (he was one of the first), Truman once estimated that he'd appeared in 5000 broadcasts. The actor's film career commenced with City of Song in 1930, followed by a string of cheap "quota quickies" and a few worthwhile films like Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk (1936), Under the Red Robe (1937), Dinner at the Ritz (1938) and The Saint in London (1941). The '40s found Truman cast as Mountjoy in Laurence Olivier's filmization of Henry V (1945) and in such equally prestigious productions as Oliver Twist (1948) and Christopher Columbus (1949). American audiences were treated to Truman in the wildly extroverted role of pirate George Merry in Treasure Island (1950); he'd beem deliberately cast in that role by director Robert Stevenson so that his hammy costar Robert Newton (as Long John Silver) would look "downright underplayed" in comparison. Though hardly as well served as he'd been on radio, Ralph Truman stayed with films until retiring in 1970; his last appearance was in Lady Caroline Lamb (released in 1971).

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No Score Yet Lady Caroline Lamb Admiral 1972
71% Nicholas and Alexandra Rodzianko 1971
62% Cheyenne Autumn Duke De Castro 1964
92% El Cid King Ferdinand 1961
64% Exodus Colonel 1960
86% Ben-Hur Aide to Tiberius 1959
No Score Yet Spaniard's Curse Sir Robert Wyvern 1958
No Score Yet The Good Companions Memsford 1957
No Score Yet Portrait in Smoke (Wicked as They Come) John Dowling 1957
91% The Man Who Knew Too Much Inspector Buchanan 1956
No Score Yet Third Key Col. Blenkinsop 1956
No Score Yet The Ship That Died of Shame Sir Richard 1955
No Score Yet Beau Brummell Sir Frederick Sidney 1954
No Score Yet The Master of Ballantrae Maj. Clarendon 1953
No Score Yet Malta Story Vice Adm. Banks 1953
100% The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or) Duke 1953
100% Oliver Twist Monk 1951
88% Quo Vadis? Tigellinus 1951
100% Treasure Island George Merry 1950
No Score Yet Christopher Columbus Captain 1949
No Score Yet The Interrupted Journey Inspector Waterson 1949
No Score Yet Eureka Stockade Gov. Hotham 1949
No Score Yet Mrs. Fitzherbert Richard Brinsley Sheridan 1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) Mountjoy 1946
No Score Yet Beware of Pity Actor 1946
No Score Yet The Saint in London Kussella 1939
No Score Yet The Challenge Giordano 1938
No Score Yet South Riding Actor 1938
No Score Yet Father O'Flynn Fawcett 1938
No Score Yet Murder at the Baskervilles (Silver Blaze) Bert Prince 1937
No Score Yet Under the Red Robe Captain at Castle 1937
No Score Yet Dinner at the Ritz Auctioneer 1937
No Score Yet East Meets West Abdul 1936
No Score Yet Late Extra Minor Role (uncredited) 1935
No Score Yet The Silent Passenger Saunders 1935


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