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Ralph Truman



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lady Caroline Lamb
  • Admiral
1972
71% Nicholas and Alexandra
  • Rodzianko
1971
70% 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
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 Late Extra
  • Minor Role (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet The Silent Passenger
  • Saunders
1935

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