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Robert Burton

Highest Rated:   100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated:   23% Sonny (2002)
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American actor Robert Burton had the haunted eyes and funereal manner of a city coroner. As such, his film roles were confined to such stock parts as the crooked politician, the unfeeling physician, the self-absorbed scientist, the crooked attorney, the weakling politician, the hidden killer, or the surly fellow whom the heroine shouldn't have married. Burton's movies seldom made the "classic" category; while he appeared in several "A" films like The Big Heat (1953), Compulsion (1959) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (appearing in the latter as the convention chairman in the climactic assassination sequence), most of his movies were along the lines of I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) and Invasion of the Animal People (1962) (for which he was top-billed). Robert Burton was also a frequent TV guest star, though his credits should not be confused with those of soap-opera regular Robert "Skip" Burton.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
23% Sonny
  • Man at Door
2002
79% Coma
  • Pathology Resident #1
1978
No Score Yet Curse of the Black Widow
  • Jeff Wallace
1977
90% Trilogy of Terror
  • Chad Foster
1975
No Score Yet Bucktown, USA
  • Merle
1975
No Score Yet Massacre at Fort Holman
  • Donald MacIvers
1974
98% The Manchurian Candidate
  • Convention Chairman
1962
75% Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet The Slime People
  • Prof. Galbraith
1962
No Score Yet Billy Rose's Jumbo
  • Madison
1962
No Score Yet Invasion of the Animal People
  • Dr. Frederick Wilson
1962
50% The Young Savages
  • Judge
1961
No Score Yet Seven Ways from Sundown
  • Eavens
1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours
  • Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
1960
No Score Yet The Story on Page One
  • Nordau
1959
No Score Yet Rymdinvasion i Lappland
  • Dr. Frederick Wilson
1959
No Score Yet A Private's Affair
  • Gen. Hargrave
1959
100% Compulsion
  • Charles Straus
1959
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
  • First General
1959
No Score Yet Mardi Gras
  • Cmdr. Tydings
1958
83% The Young Lions
  • Col. Mead
1958
No Score Yet Man or Gun
  • Burt Burton
1958
No Score Yet The Hard Man
  • Sim Hacker
1957
84% The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Major Lambert
1957
30% I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
  • Dr. Karlton
1957
100% The Tall T
  • Tenvoorde
1957
No Score Yet The Hired Gun
  • Nathan Conroy
1957
No Score Yet Reprisal
  • Jeb Cantrell
1956
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • Dietz
1956
No Score Yet The Rack
  • Col. Ira Hansen
1956
No Score Yet Ransom!
  • Sheriff Jake Kessing
1956
100% Jubal
  • Dr. Grant
1956
No Score Yet The Left Hand of God
  • Rev. Marvin
1955
No Score Yet Lay That Rifle Down
  • Professor
1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop
  • Inspector Cassidy
1955
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune
  • Father Xavier
1955
No Score Yet A Man Called Peter
  • Mr. Peyton
1955
80% Broken Lance
  • Mac Andrews
1954
No Score Yet Siege at Red River
  • Sheriff
1954
100% Riot in Cell Block 11
  • Ambrose
1954
No Score Yet Taza, Son of Cochise
  • Gen. Crook
1954
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant
  • Asa Worthen
1953
No Score Yet Latin Lovers
  • Mr. Cumberly
1953
No Score Yet Inferno
  • Sheriff
1953
No Score Yet Cry of the Hunted
  • Warden Keeley
1953
96% The Bad and the Beautiful
  • McDill
1953
100% The Big Heat
  • Gus Burke
1953
No Score Yet The Girl Who Had Everything
  • John Ashmond
1953
No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon
  • Customer
1952
No Score Yet Above and Beyond
  • Gen. Samuel E. Roberts
1952
No Score Yet Desperate Search
  • Wayne Langmuir
1952
No Score Yet Everything I Have Is Yours
  • Dr. Charles
1952
No Score Yet My Man and I
  • Sheriff
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Doctor

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