Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley

Highest Rated: 100% The Major and the Minor (1942)

Lowest Rated: 33% Bedtime Story (1941)

Birthday: Sep 15, 1889

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Robert Benchley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Benchley's earliest roles were in film, including the romantic comedy "Rafter Romance" (1933) with Ginger Rogers, "Dancing Lady" (1933) and "The Social Register" (1934). He also appeared in the Clark Gable adventure "China Seas" (1935), the comedy "Piccadilly Jim" (1936) with Robert Montgomery and the comedy "Live, Love and Learn" (1937) with Robert Montgomery. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties, appearing in "Nice Girl?" (1941), the musical "You'll Never Get Rich" (1941) with Fred Astaire and the comedy adaptation "The Major and the Minor" (1942) with Ginger Rogers. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the Robert Walker comedy "See Here, Private Hargrove" (1944), the Phillip Terry musical "Pan-Americana" (1945) and the Fred Allen comedy "It's in the Bag" (1945). He also appeared in "Duffy's Tavern" (1945) and "Weekend at the Waldorf" (1945) with Ginger Rogers. Benchley was most recently credited in "Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck" (CBS, 1975-76). Benchley was married to Gertrude Darling. Benchley passed away in November 1945 at the age of 56.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janie Gets Married John Van Brunt (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pan-Americana Charlie Corker (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Victory Caravan Himself (Character) - 1945
100% 75% Road to Utopia Narrator - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell Uncle George (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 53% The Stork Club Tom P. Curtis (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 53% Weekend at the Waldorf Randy Morton/Narrator (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snafu Ben Stevens (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Daddy? Joseph A. Doakes (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Primitive Man Martin Osborne (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet See Here, Private Hargrove Mr. Holliday (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% Janie John Van Brunt (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet National Barn Dance J.B. Mitcham (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Important Business Joseph A. Doakes (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Russia Hank Higgins (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% The Sky's the Limit Phil Harriman (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Tomato Joseph A. Doakes (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 90% Flesh and Fantasy Doakes (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing Arthur Kenny (Character) - 1943
100% 83% The Major and the Minor Mr. Osborne (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 14% Take a Letter, Darling G.B. Atwater (Character) - 1942
95% 69% I Married a Witch Dr. Dudley White (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 67% The Reluctant Dragon Himself (Character) - 1941
33% 58% Bedtime Story Eddie Turner (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 75% Nice Girl? Oliver Dana (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 80% Three Girls About Town Wilburforce Puddle (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 59% You'll Never Get Rich Martin Cortland (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hired Wife Roger Van Horn (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Movies Joe Doakes (Character) - 1940
95% 81% Foreign Correspondent Stebbins (Character),
Writer
- 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Inferior Feeling Joseph H. 'Joe' Doakes (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Early Joe Doakes (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Magic Joseph A. Doakes (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day of Rest Joe Doakes (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet See Your Doctor Lecturer / Joseph H. Doakes (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Hour for Lunch Lecturer / Joe (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Sub-Let Unknown (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Eat Lecturer / Joe Doakes (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mental Poise Psychoanalyst /Mr. Ostegraf (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courtship of the Newt Unknown (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Read Lecturer (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Opening Day City Treasurer Benchley (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Watch Football Football Fan (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Raise a Baby Lecturer Father (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Figure Income Tax Unknown (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Evening Alone Doakes (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music Made Simple Himself (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 27% Live, Love and Learn Oscar (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Romance of Digestion Joe Doakes (Character) - 1937
100% 59% Broadway Melody of 1938 Duffy (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Vote Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Be a Detective Mr. Benchley (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Behave Mr. Benchley (Character) - 1936
80% 72% China Seas McCaleb (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Sleep Narrator - 1935
No Score Yet 56% Rafter Romance Hubbell (Character) - 1933
80% 69% Dancing Lady Ward King (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Headline Shooter Radio Announcer (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sport Parade Radio Announcer (Character) - 1932

QUOTES FROM Robert Benchley CHARACTERS

Mr. Osborne says: Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?