Ralph Morgan

Ralph Morgan

Highest Rated: 83% The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Lowest Rated: 20% Anthony Adverse (1936)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

The older brother of actor Frank Morgan, Ralph Morgan graduated from Columbia University with a law degree, but chucked the stuffy world of jurisprudence for the more exciting (to him) vocation of journeyman actor. So successful was Morgan in stock and on Broadway that his kid brother, Frank, was encouraged to give the theater a try -- and as a result became even more famous than Ralph. The elder Morgan made his film bow in 1931, playing leading roles in such productions as Strange Interlude (1932) and Rasputin and the Empress (1933) before settling into secondary character parts. It was Morgan's distinction to play more "surprise" killers in more murder mysteries than virtually any other actor in Hollywood (to list the titles of these mysteries would give away the surprise -- if any). Among the actor's off-camera interests were politics and labor relations; he was one of the founders and charter members of the Screen Actors Guild. He was also the first President of the SAG. Ralph Morgan was the father of Claudia Morgan, an actress best known for her portrayal of Nora Charles on the "Thin Man" radio series.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Heart of the Rockies Andrew Willard 1951
No Score Yet The Creeper Dr. Cavigny 1948
No Score Yet Sleep, My Love Dr. Rhinehart 1947
80% Song of the Thin Man David I. Thayar 1947
No Score Yet Last Round-Up Mason 1947
No Score Yet Hollywood and Vine B.B. Benton 1945
No Score Yet Enemy of Women Mr. Quandt 1944
80% The White Cliffs of Dover Actor 1944
No Score Yet Weird Woman Prof. Millard Sawtelle 1944
No Score Yet The Imposter (Strange Confession) Col. De Bolvan 1944
No Score Yet The Monster Maker Lawrence 1944
No Score Yet The Great Alaskan Mystery Dr. Miller 1944
No Score Yet Jack London George Brett 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Madman Hanka 1943
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Stage Door Canteen Star 1943
No Score Yet Night Monster (House of Mystery) Kurt Ingston 1942
No Score Yet Gang Busters Prof. Mortis 1942
No Score Yet A Gentleman After Dark Morrison 1942
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Mad Doctor Actor 1941
No Score Yet Geronimo Gen. Steele 1939
No Score Yet Way Down South Timothy Reid, Sr. 1939
No Score Yet Man of Conquest Austin 1939
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Nicholas Torrent 1939
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardys Bill Northcote 1938
No Score Yet Shadows over Shanghai Howard Barclay 1938
No Score Yet Barefoot Boy John Hale 1938
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Capt. Carey 1938
No Score Yet Wives Under Suspicion Prof. Shaw McAllen 1938
No Score Yet Love is a Headache Reggie Odell 1938
No Score Yet Mannequin Briggs 1937
78% The Life of Emile Zola Commander of Paris 1937
No Score Yet Exclusive Horace Mitchell 1937
No Score Yet Wells Fargo Mr. Pryor 1937
No Score Yet The Outer Gate John Borden 1937
No Score Yet General Spanky Yankee General 1936
No Score Yet Yellowstone James Foster 1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Mr. Leroy Hutchins 1936
No Score Yet Speed Mr. Dean 1936
20% Anthony Adverse Debrulle 1936
No Score Yet Condemned to Live Prof. Paul Kristan 1935
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession Randolph 1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight Roger Classen 1935
No Score Yet Calm Yourself Mr. Rockwell 1935
No Score Yet Little Men Professor Bhaer 1935
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer! President's Secretary 1934
No Score Yet No Greater Glory Father 1934
No Score Yet The Last Gentleman Loring 1934
No Score Yet She Was a Lady Stanley Vane 1934
No Score Yet A Girl of the Limberlost Wesley Sinton 1934
No Score Yet Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Herbert Rosson 1934
83% The Kennel Murder Case Raymond Wrede 1933
No Score Yet The Power and the Glory Henry 1933
No Score Yet Doctor Bull Dr. Verney 1933
60% Rasputin and the Empress The Czar 1933
No Score Yet Strange Interlude Charlie Marsden 1932
No Score Yet Disorderly Conduct James Crawford 1932
No Score Yet Dance Team Alec Prentice 1932


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