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Robert Dudley

  • Highest Rated: 100% Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% A Song Is Born (1948)
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  • A former dentist, Robert Dudley began appearing in small supporting roles on screen around 1917 (he played a clerk in the first screen version of the mystery-comedy Seven Keys to Baldpate) and would appear in literally hundreds of films until his retirement in 1951. Often cast as jurors, shopkeepers, ticket agents, and court clerks, the typical Dudley character displayed a very short fuse. Of all his often miniscule performances, one in particular stands out: the apartment-hunting "Wienie King" in Preston Sturges' hilarious The Palm Beach Story (1942).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

88% Bananas FBI Man No.2 1971
No Score Yet Mad Wednesday Banker McDuff 1951
No Score Yet The Jackpot Mr. Simpkins 1950
83% Portrait of Jennie Old Mariner 1948
50% A Song Is Born Justice of the Peace 1948
50% Magic Town Dickey 1947
89% Sin of Harold Diddlebock Banker McDuff 1947
No Score Yet A Stolen Life Old Fisherman 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Pete 1946
No Score Yet Lady on a Train Honeywell 1945
80% The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?) Stationmaster 1945
No Score Yet I'll Be Seeing You YMCA Hotel Attendant 1945
No Score Yet The Big Noise Grandpa 1944
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Marriage Clerk 1944
88% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Man 1944
No Score Yet Happy Land Old Man Bowers 1943
60% Son of Dracula Kirby 1943
No Score Yet The Ghost and the Guest Ben Bowron 1943
97% The Palm Beach Story Wienie King 1942
100% Sullivan's Travels One-Legged Bum 1941
No Score Yet Skylark Pedestrian 1941
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster Lem 1941
100% Citizen Kane Photographer 1941
100% The Lady Eve Husband on Boat 1941
83% Stranger on the Third Floor Postman 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Juror Pete Norris 1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners Bailiff 1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables Bailiff 1940
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget) Court Clerk 1939
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies Barn Dance Emcee 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Janitor 1937
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island Druggist 1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid Actor 1935
No Score Yet Paddy O'Day Chauffeur 1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town Deputy 1935
No Score Yet Wide Open Office Worker 1930
No Score Yet Big News Actor 1929
No Score Yet The Night Flyer Freddy 1928
No Score Yet For Heaven's Sake Harold's secretary 1926
83% The Great Moment Cashier-Charles 1921

QUOTES FROM Robert Dudley CHARACTERS

Wienie King
I'm the Wienie King! I invented the Texas Wienie! Lay off 'em, you'll live longer.