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Raymond Walburn

Highest Rated:   95% Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
Lowest Rated:   65% The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
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Born in Indiana, Raymond Walburn began his theatrical career in Oakland, California, where his actress mother had relocated. Walburn was 18 when he made his stage debut in MacBeth, for the princely sum of $5 a week; he immediately, albeit inadvertently, established himself as a comic actor when his line "Fillet of a fenny snake" came out as "Fillet of a funny snake." The following year, Walburn was acting in stock in San Francisco, where the old adage "the show must go on" was tested to the utmost when one of his performances was interrupted by the 1906 earthquake (at least, that was his story). In 1911, he made his Broadway bow in Greyhound; it was a flop, as were Walburn's subsequent New York appearances over the next five years. He finally managed to latch onto a hit when he was cast in the long-running Come Out of the Kitchen. Following his World War I service, Walburn hit his stride as a Broadway laughgetter, starring in the original production of George Kelly's The Show Off. After a tentative stab at moviemaking in 1928, Walburn settled in Hollywood full-time in 1934, where his bombastic, lovable-fraud characterizations made him a favorite of such directors as Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. Usually relegated to the supporting-cast ranks, Walburn was given an opportunity to star in Monogram's inexpensive "Henry" series in 1949, an assignment made doubly pleasurable because it gave him the opportunity to work with his lifelong pal Walter Catlett. Retiring after his final screen appearance in The Spoilers (1955), Raymond Walburn revived his Broadway career in 1962 when he was persuaded by producer Harold Prince to play Erronious in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Affairs of Geraldine
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • Mr. Skinner
1955
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No
  • Judge Holbert
1954
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile)
  • Mayor Fred Haskell
1951
No Score Yet Mad Wednesday
  • E.J. Waggleberry
1951
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Prof. Pettigrew
1950
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Mayor Billy Butler
1950
No Score Yet State of the Union
  • Judge Alexander
1948
89% Sin of Harold Diddlebock
  • E.J. Waggleberry
1947
No Score Yet Breakfast in Hollywood
  • Mr. Cartwright
1946
No Score Yet Rendezvous with Annie
  • Everett Thorndyke
1946
No Score Yet The Cheaters (The Castaways)
  • William 'Willie' Crawford
1945
95% Hail the Conquering Hero
  • Mayor Noble
1944
No Score Yet Let's Face It
  • Julian Watson
1943
No Score Yet The Desperadoes
  • Judge Cameron
1943
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase
  • Col. Davis Sr.
1941
No Score Yet Rise and Shine
  • Colonel
1941
94% Christmas in July
  • Dr. Maxford
1940
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Mr. Sherwood
1940
No Score Yet Flowing Gold
  • Wildcat Chalmers
1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command
  • Buckner
1940
No Score Yet Heaven With A Barbed Wire Fence
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Eternally Yours
  • Harley Bingham
1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring
  • Editor Underwood
1939
No Score Yet Professor Beware
  • Judge James G. Parkhouse Marshall
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Orlando Lane
1938
No Score Yet Thin Ice
  • Uncle Dornik
1937
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1938
  • Herman Whipple
1937
No Score Yet It Could Happen to You
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome
  • Doc Watterson
1937
No Score Yet Born to Dance
  • Capt. Dingby
1936
No Score Yet Craig's Wife
  • Billy Birkmire
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Walter
1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out
  • Von Kempen
1936
65% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Sage
1936
No Score Yet Mister Cinderella
  • Peter Randolph
1936
No Score Yet Thanks a Million
  • Judge Culliman
1935
No Score Yet Redheads on Parade
  • Augustus Twill
1935
No Score Yet She Married Her Boss
  • Franklin
1935
No Score Yet Mills of the Gods
  • Willard
1934
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Colonel Pettigrew
1934
No Score Yet Lady by Choice
  • Front O'Malley
1934
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Danglars
1934

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