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Reginald Denny

Highest Rated:   100% Cat Ballou (1965)
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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.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet We're Rich Again
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Private Lives
  • Actor
2005
80% Batman: The Movie
  • Cmdr. Schmidlapp
1966
No Score Yet Assault on a Queen
  • Master-at-Arms
1966
100% Cat Ballou
  • Sir Harry Percival
1965
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear
  • Actor
1964
74% 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
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Henry Simms
1948
No Score Yet Christmas Eve
  • Phillip Hastings
1947
No Score Yet The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter)
  • Capt. Smollet
1947
83% 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 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 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
No Score Yet 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
75% 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
100% Anna Karenina
  • Yashvin
1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady
  • John 'Johnny' Spear
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
78% 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
No Score Yet Madam Satan
  • Bob Brooks
1930
No Score Yet Cheerful Fraud
  • Sir Michael Fairlie
1927
No Score Yet Skinner's Dress Suit
  • Skinner
1926
No Score Yet California Straight Ahead
  • Actor
1925
No Score Yet I'll Show You the Town
  • Alec Deupree
1925
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes
  • Prince Alexis
1922
No Score Yet The Phantom
  • Actor

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