Reginald Denny

Reginald Denny

Highest Rated: 100% Rebecca (1940)

Lowest Rated: 40% Madam Satan (1930)

Birthday: Nov 20, 1891

Birthplace: Not Available

The last in a long line of British actors, Reginald Denny left school at 16 to enter the family trade. His first important assignment was the role of Prince Danilo in a travelling company of The Merry Widow. He first came to the U.S. in a 1912 production of Quaker Girl, then returned to England to star in musical productions. After World War I service as a Lieutenant in the 112th squadron of the British Flying Corps, Denny appeared in several Broadway productions and made his film bow at the New Jersey-based world film studios. Hired on the basis of his finely tuned physiques, Denny starred in Universal's boxing short-subject series The Leather Pushers before being promoted to features. During the 1920s, Denny was one of Universal's most popular stars, headlining a series of frothy domestic comedies, most of which co-starred Laura LaPlante and were directed by William A. Seiter. In talkies, Denny's British accent made it difficult for him to continue in the "all-American" roles he'd been playing at Universal, but he continued to flourish as a character actor, showing up in everything from Romeo and Juliet (1936) to Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1937). He also played the "silly ass" second lead of Algy in several Bulldog Drummond "B" pictures. Since his World War I experience, Denny remained active in aviation; he was a pioneer in the field of radio-controlled aircraft. In fact, the U.S. Navy prototype radio aircraft TDD was named in his honor (the initials stood for Target Drone Denny). A busy actor on films and television into the 1960s, Reginald Denny returned to Broadway in 1958 to replace Robert Coote as Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet We're Rich Again Actor 2014
No Score Yet Private Lives Actor 2005
78% Batman: The Movie Cmdr. Schmidlapp 1966
No Score Yet Assault on a Queen Master-at-Arms 1966
88% Cat Ballou Sir Harry Percival 1965
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear Actor 1964
69% Around the World in 80 Days Police Chief 1956
No Score Yet Escape to Burma Commissioner 1955
No Score Yet World for Ransom Maj. Bone 1954
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Inspector 1953
No Score Yet Fort Vengeance Maj. Trevett 1953
No Score Yet Sabaka Sir Cedric 1953
82% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Henry Simms 1948
No Score Yet Christmas Eve Phillip Hastings 1947
86% The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter) Capt. Smollet 1947
71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty RAF Colonel 1947
71% My Favorite Brunette James Collins 1947
No Score Yet Escape Me Never Ivor MacLean 1947
No Score Yet The Locket Mr. Wendall 1946
No Score Yet Love Letters Defense Attorney 1945
No Score Yet Song of the Open Road Director Curtis 1944
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Strangest Case Paul Ashley 1943
No Score Yet Thunder Birds Barratt 1942
No Score Yet Eyes in the Night Stephen Lawry 1942
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Sir Evan Barham 1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds Commanding officer 1942
No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Erich Strasser 1941
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Capt. Church 1940
No Score Yet Spring Parade Captain 1940
100% Rebecca Crawley 1940
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Bride Algy Longworth 1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond Algy Longworth 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police Algy Longworth 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond in Africa Algie Longworth 1938
No Score Yet Blockade Edward Grant 1938
50% Four Men and a Prayer Douglas Loveland 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Peril Algy Longworth 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Algy Longworth 1937
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Clifton Summitt 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Algy Longworth 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Escapes Algy Langworth 1937
No Score Yet We're in the Legion Now Dan Linton 1937
No Score Yet More than a Secretary Bill Houston 1936
78% Romeo and Juliet Benvolio 1936
No Score Yet It Couldn't Have Happened Greg Stone 1936
No Score Yet The Midnight Phantom Prof. David Graham 1935
No Score Yet Remember Last Night? Jack Whitridge 1935
No Score Yet Lady in Scarlet Oliver Keith 1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies Oliver Allen 1935
93% Anna Karenina Yashvin 1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady John 'Johnny' Spear 1935
No Score Yet Here's to Romance Emery Gerard 1935
No Score Yet The Little Minister Capt. Halliwell 1934
No Score Yet The Richest Girl in the World Philip Vernon 1934
No Score Yet The World Moves On Erik von Gerhardt 1934
85% Of Human Bondage Harry Griffiths 1934
100% The Lost Patrol Brown 1934
No Score Yet Dancing Man Paul Drexel 1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Bob 1933
No Score Yet The Barbarian Gerald Hume, Diana's Fiancee 1933
No Score Yet Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Jeffrey Haywood 1931
80% Private Lives Victor Paynne 1931
40% Madam Satan Bob Brooks 1930
No Score Yet A Lady's Morals Paul Brandt 1930
No Score Yet Cheerful Fraud Sir Michael Fairlie 1927
No Score Yet Skinner's Dress Suit Skinner 1926
No Score Yet What Happened to Jones? Tom Jones 1926
No Score Yet California Straight Ahead Actor 1925
No Score Yet I'll Show You the Town Alec Deupree 1925
67% Sherlock Holmes Prince Alexis 1922
No Score Yet Disraeli Charios, Viscount Deerford 1921
No Score Yet Paying the Piper Keith Larne 1921
No Score Yet The Phantom Actor


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Trixie says: How did you know me?

Roman Senator says: I knew you by your appendix scar.

Bob Brooks says: Excuse me sir, but would you mind explaining that last remark?

Roman Senator says: Well you see, I was her surgeon.

Bob Brooks says: Oh, I beg your pardon. It's alright Darling.

Zeppelin Reveler says: Are you a surgeon?

Roman Senator says: No, I'm a stockbroker.