Sidney Blackmer - Rotten Tomatoes

Sidney Blackmer

Highest Rated:   100% Love Crazy (1941)
Lowest Rated:   25% The High and the Mighty (1954)
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Sidney Blackmer had planned to study law at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, but football and amateur theatricals held more interest for him. Heading east to make his fortune as an actor, Blackmer accepted day work at various film studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, reportedly appearing in the pioneering Pearl White serial The Perils of Pauline (1914). After making his Broadway bow in 1917, Blackmer served as a lieutenant in World War I. His starmaking stage role was the title character in 1921's The Mountain Man. Eager to have a go at all branches of entertainment, Blackmer sang on radio in the 1920s, and participated in the first experimental dramatic presentations of the Allen B. DuMont television series. In films, Blackmer was usually cast as a smooth society villain, e.g. "The Big Boy" in the 1931 gangster flick Little Caesar. He appeared in both sinister and sympathetic roles in a handful of Shirley Temple pictures, and also starred as pulp-novel detective Thatcher Colt in the 1943 programmer The Panther's Claw. Blackmer is best remembered for his portrayals of President Theodore Roosevelt in over a dozen films, including This is My Affair (1937) and My Girl Tisa (1947). In 1950, Blackmer won the Tony award for his portrayal of the drink-sodden "Doc" in the William Inge play Come Back Little Sheba; he later created the role of Boss Finley in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. For several years, Blackmer served as the national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sidney Blackmer was married twice, to actresses Lenore Ulric and Suzanne Kaaren.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Revenge Is My Destiny
  • Gregory Mann
1971
99% Rosemary's Baby
  • Roman Castevet
1968
No Score Yet A Covenant with Death
  • Col. Oates
1966
No Score Yet Joy in the Morning
  • Dean James Darwent
1965
67% How to Murder Your Wife
  • Judge Blackstone
1965
No Score Yet Tammy and the Bachelor
  • Prof. Brent
1957
69% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Austin Spencer
1956
81% High Society
  • Seth Lord
1956
No Score Yet Accused of Murder
  • Hobart
1956
No Score Yet Johnny Dark
  • James Fielding
1954
25% The High and the Mighty
  • Humphrey Agnew
1954
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal)
  • Philip Emery, Lobbyist
1952
No Score Yet The San Francisco Story
  • Andrew Cain
1952
No Score Yet People Will Talk
  • Arthur Higgins
1951
50% A Song Is Born
  • Adams
1948
No Score Yet My Girl Tisa
  • Theodore Roosevelt
1948
81% Duel in the Sun
  • The Lover
1946
88% Wilson
  • Josephus Daniels
1944
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster
  • Eugene Fulton
1944
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill
  • Theodore Roosevelt
1944
No Score Yet Broadway Rhythm
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Theodore Roosevelt
1943
No Score Yet Always in My Heart
  • Philip Ames
1942
No Score Yet The Panther's Claw
  • Thatcher Colt
1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage)
  • Arnold Milbar
1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder
  • Martin Cleaver
1942
No Score Yet The Feminine Touch
  • Freddie Bond
1941
100% Love Crazy
  • George Hennie
1941
No Score Yet Cheers for Miss Bishop
  • John Stevens
1941
No Score Yet Down Mexico Way
  • Gibson
1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Hughie Wheeler
1940
80% Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Puss In Boots
1940
No Score Yet Maryland
  • Spencer Danfield
1940
No Score Yet It's a Wonderful World
  • Al Mallon
1939
No Score Yet Fast and Loose
  • Lucky Nolan
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Law of the Pampas
  • Ralph Merritt
1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds
  • Thomas Bruhm II
1938
No Score Yet Suez
  • DuBrey
1938
No Score Yet Thank You, Mr. Moto
  • Eric Koerger
1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • San Francisco Editor
1937
100% Heidi
  • Herr Sesemann
1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair
  • Theodore Roosevelt
1937
No Score Yet The Fire Trap
  • Actor
1937
67% In Old Chicago
  • Gen. Phil Sheridan
1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo
  • Karnoff
1937
No Score Yet House of Secrets
  • Tom Stan
1936
No Score Yet The President's Mystery
  • Sartes
1936
No Score Yet Missing Girls
  • Dan Collins
1936
No Score Yet Heart of the West
  • Big John Trumbull
1936
No Score Yet False Pretenses
  • Kenneth Alden
1935
No Score Yet Streamline Express
  • Gilbert Landon
1935
No Score Yet Shadows of the Orient
  • King Moss
1935
No Score Yet Great God Gold
  • John Hart
1935
No Score Yet The Little Colonel
  • Swazey
1935
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mondego
1934
No Score Yet Down to Their Last Yacht
  • Michael Forbes
1934
No Score Yet The President Vanishes
  • D.L. Voorman
1934
No Score Yet Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
  • Lee Lothar
1934
No Score Yet Goodbye Love
  • Chester Hamilton
1933
No Score Yet Deluge
  • Martin
1933
No Score Yet Cocktail Hour
  • Lawton
1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven
  • Cliff Billings
1933
91% Little Caesar
  • Big Boy
1931
No Score Yet One Heavenly Night
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Mother's Cry
  • Gerald Hart
1930
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline
  • Actor
1914

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