Russell Powell - Rotten Tomatoes

Russell Powell

Highest Rated:   100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Garden of Allah (1936)
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Burly vaudeville monologist/comedian Russell J. Powell made his first film in 1920. It wasn't until the advent of talkies, however, that Powell's gift for dialects and bizarre vocal sound effects could truly be appreciated. His more memorable screen roles included the Afghan Ambassador in Lubitsch's The Love Parade (1929) and his blackface turn as the Kingfish in the Amos and Andy vehicle Check and Double Check (1930). So far as many film aficionados are concerned, Russell J. Powell achieved immortality as the dockhand in the opening scene of King Kong (1933), who launches into a stream of fluent exposition with the quizzical "Say, you goin' on this craaazy voyage?"

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow
  • Priest
1943
83% The Return of Frank James
  • Juror
1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode
  • Engineer
1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables
  • Grocer
1940
No Score Yet Tower of London
  • Sexton, Bell Ringer
1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night
  • Hilda's Papa
1939
No Score Yet If I Were King
  • Ruffian
1938
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady
  • Rodeo Rider
1938
No Score Yet The Wrong Road
  • Chief Ira Foster
1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame
  • "Asleep in the Deep" Singer
1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks
  • Coachman
1937
No Score Yet Hit the Saddle
  • Rancher (uncredited)
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • Stablehand
1937
No Score Yet Banjo on My Knee
  • Bartender
1936
33% The Garden of Allah
  • Ouled Nails Proprietor
1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present
  • Beer Wagon Driver
1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Storekeeper
1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much
  • Merry-Go-Round Operator
1935
100% Barbary Coast
  • Sheriff
1935
No Score Yet Call of the Wild
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
  • Station Master
1934
No Score Yet Stamboul Quest
  • Fat German
1934
No Score Yet To the Last Man
  • Greaves
1933
98% King Kong
  • Dock Watchman
1933
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest
  • Toski
1933
No Score Yet Me and My Gal
  • Burper
1932
No Score Yet Lady and Gent (The Challenger)
  • 2nd Bartender
1932
No Score Yet Mystery Ranch
  • Sheriff
1932
No Score Yet Taxi!
  • Dance Judge
1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million
  • Bartender
1932
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • Claudet
1931
100% The Public Enemy
  • Bartender
1931
No Score Yet The Sin Ship
  • Tourist
1931
No Score Yet An American Tragedy
  • Fred Heit, coroner
1931
No Score Yet Ambassador Bill
  • Drunk
1931
No Score Yet Check and Double Check
  • Kingfish
1930
100% The Big Trail
  • Windy Bill
1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Guest Star
1930
100% The Love Parade
  • Afghan Ambassador
1929
No Score Yet The Red Mill
  • Burgomaster
1927
No Score Yet The Ropin' Fool
  • The Medicine Doctor
1921
No Score Yet The Soul of Youth
  • Patrolman Jones
1920

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