Russell Hicks - Rotten Tomatoes

Russell Hicks

Highest Rated:   100% 14 Hours (1951)
Lowest Rated:   17% The Sea of Grass (1947)
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Trained in prep school for a career as a businessman, Baltimore-born Russell Hicks chucked his predestined lifestyle for a theatrical career, over the protests of his family. As an actor, Hicks came full circle, spending the bulk of his career playing businessmen! Though he claimed to have appeared in D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916), Hicks' earliest recorded Hollywood job occured in 1920, when he was hired as an assistant casting director for Famous Players (later Paramount). Making his stage debut in It Pays to Smile, Hicks acted in stock companies and on Broadway before his official film bow in 1934's Happiness Ahead. The embodiment of the small-town business booster or chairman of the board, the tall, authoritative Hicks frequently used his dignified persona to throw the audience off guard in crooked or villainous roles. He was glib confidence man J. Frothingham Waterbury in W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick (1940) ("I want to be honest with you in the worst way!"), and more than once he was cast as the surprise killer in murder mysteries. Because of his robust, athletic physique, Hicks could also be seen as middle-aged adventurers, such as one of The Three Musketeers in the 1939 version of that classic tale, and as the aging Robin Hood in 1946's Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946). Russell Hicks continued accepting film assignments until 1956's Seventh Cavalry.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle)
  • Barrows
2000
No Score Yet Public Enemies
  • Lawrence Tregar
1995
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry
  • Col. Kellogg
1956
No Score Yet Overland Telegraph
  • Colonel
1951
100% 14 Hours
  • Regan
1951
No Score Yet Bowery Battalion
  • Col. Melvin Hatfield
1951
No Score Yet The Flying Saucer
  • Hank Thorn
1950
60% The Big Hangover
  • Steve Hughes
1950
50% Samson and Delilah
  • Lord of Ashkelon
1949
No Score Yet Barbary Pirate
  • Commodore Preble
1949
No Score Yet The Return of October
  • Taylor
1948
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch
  • Judge Brack
1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High
  • Manager
1948
No Score Yet My Dear Secretary
  • Publisher
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Edwards
1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow
  • Sir Harry Shelton
1948
No Score Yet The Hunted
  • Meredith
1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Man at Steam Bath
1947
17% The Sea of Grass
  • Maj. Harney
1947
No Score Yet Buck Privates Come Home
  • Mr. Appleby
1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Motion Picture Producer
1947
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Marty Martindale
1946
No Score Yet Swing Parade of 1946
  • Daniel Warren Sr.
1946
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest
  • Robin Hood
1946
No Score Yet A Close Call for Boston Blackie
  • Harcourt
1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi
  • Warden Cameron
1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off
  • Thorbison
1946
100% Scarlet Street
  • Hogarth
1945
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • McPherson
1945
No Score Yet First Yank Into Tokyo
  • Col. Thompson
1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Flame of Barbary Coast
  • Danver
1945
No Score Yet The Valley of Decision
  • Mr. Gaylord
1945
No Score Yet Janie
  • Col. Lucas
1944
No Score Yet Captain America
  • Mayor Randolph
1944
No Score Yet Master Key
  • Chief O'Brien
1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town
  • The Publisher
1944
No Score Yet Port of 40 Thieves
  • Charles Farrington
1944
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister
  • Sanderson
1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys
  • Governor Shuville
1943
No Score Yet Harrigan's Kid
  • Col. Lowry
1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit
  • Chief Inspector
1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens
  • Maj. Scanlon
1943
No Score Yet Strictly in the Groove
  • R.C. Saunders
1942
No Score Yet Hitler---Dead or Alive
  • Samuel Thornton
1942
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy
  • Capt. C.V. O'Brien
1942
100% Tarzan's New York Adventure
  • Judge Abbotson
1942
No Score Yet Fingers at the Window
  • Dr. Chandley
1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy
  • Announcer
1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli
  • Maj. Wilson
1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American
  • Mr. Edgerton
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Bryce-Carew
1942
No Score Yet Great Guns
  • Gen. Burns
1941
84% Sergeant York
  • General
1941
100% The Little Foxes
  • William Marshall
1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Admiral
1941
67% The Big Store
  • Arthur Hastings
1941
100% Blood and Sand
  • Marquis
1941
No Score Yet The Great Lie
  • Col. Harrison
1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster
  • Warden
1941
No Score Yet Here Comes Happiness
  • John Vance
1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Pringle
1941
80% Western Union
  • Governor
1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde
  • Treadway
1941
100% Hold That Ghost
  • Lawyer Bannister
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Colonel of 1st Michigan
1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk
  • Dr. Otis
1941
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor
  • Mr. Harrington
1940
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette
  • Hutch
1940
No Score Yet A Night at Earl Carroll's
  • Mayor Jones
1940
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair
  • Host
1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners
  • 1st Governor
1940
No Score Yet Earthbound
  • Prosecutor
1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo
  • District Attorney
1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Daddy Tyl
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • J. Boyce Russell
1940
100% The Mortal Storm
  • Rector
1940
83% The Return of Frank James
  • Prosecutor
1940
100% The Bank Dick
  • J. Frothingham Waterbury
1940
No Score Yet Virginia City
  • John Armistead
1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade
  • Roberts
1939
No Score Yet The Real Glory
  • Capt. George Manning
1939
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone
  • Commissioner
1939
67% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  • Colonel
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Sergeant
1939
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven
  • Winkle
1939
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers
  • Porthos
1939
No Score Yet Kentucky
  • Thad Goodwin, Sr., 1861
1938
No Score Yet That Certain Age
  • Scout Leader
1938
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed
  • President
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Attorney
1938
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Bailiff
1938
No Score Yet Little Miss Broadway
  • Perry
1938
No Score Yet Fit for a King
  • Mr. Hardwick
1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York
  • Lawyer
1937
67% In Old Chicago
  • Man in Jack's Office
1937
No Score Yet Maytime
  • Monsieur Bulliet
1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star
  • J. Aubrey Stone
1937
No Score Yet Sea Spoilers
  • Phil Morgan
1936
No Score Yet Ticket to Paradise
  • Colton
1936
No Score Yet Special Investigator
  • Perkett
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Dr. Malcolm
1936
78% Follow the Fleet
  • Jim Nolan
1936
No Score Yet Rose Marie
  • Commandant
1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage
  • Pillsbury
1936
No Score Yet Thanks a Million
  • Mr. Bradley
1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai
  • James Andrews
1935
No Score Yet Ladies Love Danger
  • Melvin
1935
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno
  • Prosecuting Attorney
1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance
  • Sam, Producer
1935
No Score Yet Cardinal Richelieu
  • Le Moyne
1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air
  • Captain
1935
No Score Yet While The Patient Slept
  • Dr. Jay
1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Clouds
  • Taggart
1934
No Score Yet Babbitt
  • Commissioner Gurnee
1934
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid
  • Gorman
1934
No Score Yet The Case of the Howling Dog
  • Clinton Foley
1934
No Score Yet Happiness Ahead
  • Meehan
1934
No Score Yet The Firebird
  • Stage Manager
1934

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