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Robert Warwick

Highest Rated:   100% Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Lowest Rated:   43% A Woman's Secret (1949)
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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 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 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
No Score Yet 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
71% The Three Musketeers
  • D'Artagnan Sr.
1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek
  • Gen. Blackwell
1948
78% Gentleman's Agreement
  • Weisman
1947
No Score Yet 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 In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Big Tree
1943
96% 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 New Moon
  • Commissar
1940
No Score Yet Murder in the Air
  • Dr. Finchley
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
91% The Awful Truth
  • Mr. Vance
1937
75% The Life of Emile Zola
  • Maj. Henry
1937
No Score Yet The Road Back
  • Judge
1937
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • Lord Warwick
1937
No Score Yet High Hat
  • Dupont Sr.
1937
No Score Yet The Trigger Trio
  • Evans
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
75% Romeo and Juliet
  • Lord Montague
1936
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland
  • Sir Francis Knollys
1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out
  • Mr. McKenzie
1936
No Score Yet Bars of Hate
  • The Governor
1936
No Score Yet The White Legion
  • Capt. Parker
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track
  • Chief of Police
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 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
88% 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
No Score Yet Female
  • Attorney Bradley (uncredited)
1933
No Score Yet The Power and the Glory
  • Edward
1933
No Score Yet 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
100% 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 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
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Air Marshal Mackaye

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