Robert Warwick

Robert Warwick

  • Highest Rated: 100% Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% A Woman's Secret (1949)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • As a boy growing up in Sacramento, Robert Warwick sang in his church choir. Encouraged to pursue music as a vocation, Warwick studied in Paris for an operatic career. He abandoned singing for straight acting when, in 1903, he was hired by Clyde Fitch as an understudy in the Broadway play Glad of It. Within a few year, Warwick was a major stage star in New York. He managed to retain his matinee-idol status when he switched from stage to screen, starring in such films as A Modern Othello and Alias Jimmy Valentine and at one point heading his own production company. He returned to the stage in 1920, then resumed his Hollywood career in authoritative supporting roles. His pear-shaped tones ideally suited for talkies, Warwick played such characters as Neptune in Night Life of the Gods (1933), Sir Francis Knolly in Mary of Scotland (1936) and Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet (1936). He appeared in many of the Errol Flynn "historicals" at Warner Bros. (Prince and the Pauper, Adventures of Robin Hood, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex); in more contemporary fare, he could usually be found in a military uniform or wing-collared tuxedo. From The Great McGinty (1940) onward, Warwick was a particular favorite of producer/director Preston Sturges, who was fond of providing plum acting opportunities to veteran character actors. Warwick's best performance under Sturges' guidance was as the brusque Hollywood executive who insists upon injecting "a little sex" in all of his studio's product in Sullivan's Travels (1942). During the 1950s, Warwick played several variations on "Charles Waterman," the broken-down Shakespearean ham that he'd portrayed in In a Lonely Place (1950). He remained in harness until his eighties, playing key roles on such TV series as The Twilight Zone and The Law and Mr. Jones. Robert Warwick was married twice, to actresses Josephine Whittell and Stella Lattimore.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet It Started With a Kiss Congressman Muir 1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Capt. Lockyer 1958
No Score Yet Walk the Proud Land Eskiminzin 1956
No Score Yet Lady Godiva Humbert 1955
No Score Yet Chief Crazy Horse Spotted Tail 1955
89% While the City Sleeps Amos Kyne 1955
No Score Yet Escape to Burma Sawbwa 1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode Judge Cranston 1954
No Score Yet Passion Money Lender 1954
No Score Yet Salome Courier 1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Gov. Paul O'Monet 1953
No Score Yet Against All Flags Capt. Kidd 1952
No Score Yet The Sword of Monte Cristo Marquis de Montableau 1951
97% In a Lonely Place Charlie Waterman 1950
No Score Yet Francis Col. Carmichel 1950
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Slave Girl High Priest 1950
43% A Woman's Secret Roberts 1949
60% Impact Capt. Callahan 1949
No Score Yet Gun Smugglers Col. Davis 1948
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan Count de Polan 1948
No Score Yet Million Dollar Weekend Dave Dietrich 1948
78% The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan Sr. 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Gen. Blackwell 1948
78% Gentleman's Agreement Weisman 1947
80% Unconquered Pontiac 1947
No Score Yet Criminal Court Marquette 1946
No Score Yet The Falcon's Adventure Kenneth Sutton 1946
No Score Yet The Princess and the Pirate The King 1944
No Score Yet Kismet Alfife 1944
95% Hail the Conquering Hero Marine Colonel 1944
No Score Yet Secret Command Actor 1944
No Score Yet Man from Frisco Bruce McRae 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Big Tree 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Maj. Crooks 1942
97% The Palm Beach Story Mr. Hinch 1942
95% I Married a Witch J.B. Masterson 1942
No Score Yet The Fleet's In Adm. Wright 1942
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase Speaker of the House 1941
100% Sullivan's Travels Mr. Lebrand 1941
100% A Woman's Face Associate Judge 1941
100% The Lady Eve Bank Manager 1941
No Score Yet This England Actor 1941
94% Christmas in July Large Gentleman 1940
100% The Great McGinty Opposition Speaker 1940
100% The Sea Hawk Capt. Frobisher 1940
No Score Yet Murder in the Air Dr. Finchley 1940
No Score Yet New Moon Commissar 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Clerk at Parliament 1940
71% The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Lord Mountjoy 1939
No Score Yet Juarez Maj. DuPont 1939
No Score Yet Devil's Island Demontre 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Going Places Walter Frome 1939
No Score Yet Gangster's Boy Tim "Knuckles" Kelly 1938
No Score Yet Blockade Gen. Vallejo 1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir Geoffrey 1938
No Score Yet Conquest Capt. Laroux 1937
93% The Awful Truth Mr. Vance 1937
77% The Life of Emile Zola Maj. Henry 1937
No Score Yet The Road Back Judge 1937
60% The Prince and the Pauper Lord Warwick 1937
No Score Yet The Trigger Trio Evans 1937
No Score Yet High Hat Dupont Sr. 1937
No Score Yet The Bold Caballero Governor 1936
No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness) Phillip 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition Evans, Post Publisher 1936
78% Romeo and Juliet Lord Montague 1936
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland Sir Francis Knollys 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track Chief of Police 1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out Mr. McKenzie 1936
No Score Yet The White Legion Capt. Parker 1936
No Score Yet Bars of Hate The Governor 1936
No Score Yet In His Steps Judge Grey 1936
No Score Yet Whipsaw Wadsworth 1935
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Enters Jim Meeker 1935
No Score Yet The Murder Man Coleville 1935
No Score Yet Night Life of the Gods Neptune 1935
No Score Yet The Little Colonel Colonel Gray 1935
100% A Tale of Two Cities Tribunal Judge 1935
No Score Yet Code of the Mounted Inspector Malloy 1935
No Score Yet A Shot in the Dark Joseph Harris 1935
No Score Yet School for Girls Governor 1935
82% Cleopatra Gen. Achillas 1934
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case Dr. Holliday 1934
No Score Yet Jimmy the Gent Civil Judge 1934
No Score Yet A Shot in the Dark Actor 1933
80% Female Attorney Bradley (uncredited) 1933
No Score Yet The Power and the Glory Edward 1933
80% Pilgrimage Maj. Albertson 1933
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Col. Brent 1933
No Score Yet Ladies They Talk About The Warden 1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny Kelly 1933
No Score Yet Fighting with Kit Carson Actor 1933
95% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Fuller 1932
75% Doctor X Police Commissioner Stevens 1932
No Score Yet Unashamed Mr. Ogden 1932
No Score Yet The Dark Horse Clark 1932
No Score Yet The Rich Are Always with Us The Doctor 1932
No Score Yet So Big Simeon Peake 1932
No Score Yet Secrets of Wu Sin Roger King 1932
No Score Yet Silver Dollar Col. Stanton 1932
No Score Yet Girl from Calgary Bill Webster 1932
No Score Yet The Royal Bed Premier Northrup 1931
No Score Yet A Girl's Folly Actor 1917
No Score Yet The Heart of a Hero Nathan Hale 1916
No Score Yet Alias Jimmy Valentine Actor 1915

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Chief Standing Bull
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Air Marshal Mackaye
  • 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Kelson
  • 1955

QUOTES FROM Robert Warwick CHARACTERS

Mr. Lebrand
Get me a copy of that "Oh brother, where art thou!"; I guess I'll have to read it now. Make that two copies! Why should I have to suffer alone?
Mr. Lebrand
Get me a copy of that "Oh brother, where art thou!",I guess I'll have to read it now. Make that two copies! Why should I have to suffer alone?