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Robert Dudley



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% Bananas
  • FBI Man No.2
1971
No Score Yet Mad Wednesday
  • Banker McDuff
1951
No Score Yet The Jackpot
  • Mr. Simpkins
1950
91% 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
No Score Yet 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
96% 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's Characters