Spencer Charters - Rotten Tomatoes

Spencer Charters

Highest Rated:   100% Remember the Night (1940)
Lowest Rated:   64% The Bat Whispers (1930)
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Burly, puffy-cheeked American actor Spencer Charters entered films in 1923, after decades of stage experience. In his first talkie appearances (Whoopee [1930], The Bat Whispers [1931], etc.), Charters was often seen as an ill-tempered authority figure. Traces of this characterization continued into such mid-'30s efforts as Wheeler and Woolsey's Hips Hips Hooray, but before the decade was over Charters was firmly locked into playing such benign types as rustic sheriffs, bucolic hotel clerks and half-asleep justices of the peace. Advancing age and the attendant infirmities made it difficult for Charters to play anything other than one-scene bits by the early '40s. At the age of 68, he ended his life by downing an overdose of sleeping pills and then inhaling the exhaust fumes of his car.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Marriage License Clerk
1944
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous
  • Claudius
1943
No Score Yet Silver Queen
  • Doc Stonebraker
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Stage Manager in Providence
1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl
  • Keeno
1942
92% The Pride of the Yankees
  • Mr. Larsen
1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew
  • Dr. Upjohn
1942
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing
  • Hotel Manager
1941
No Score Yet Moon Over Miami
  • Postman
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Ed
1941
No Score Yet So Ends Our Night
  • Swiss Policeman
1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road
  • Employee
1941
No Score Yet The Singing Hill
  • Judge Henry Starrbottle
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Station Master
1941
75% Kitty Foyle
  • Father
1940
No Score Yet Blondie Plays Cupid
  • Uncle Abner Henderson
1940
No Score Yet The Boys from Syracuse
  • Turnkey
1940
No Score Yet Maryland
  • Judge
1940
No Score Yet Three Faces West
  • Dr. `Nunk' Atterbury, Veterinarian
1940
83% Our Town
  • The Constable
1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife
  • Mr. Quinn
1940
100% Remember the Night
  • Judge at Rummage Sale
1940
No Score Yet He Married His Wife
  • Mayor
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Conductor
1940
No Score Yet Virginia City
  • Bartender
1940
80% Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Innkeeper
1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Jailer
1939
No Score Yet In Name Only
  • Fred, Gardener
1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle
  • Joe Clayton
1939
100% Young Mr. Lincoln
  • Judge Herbert A. Bell
1939
No Score Yet Exile Express
  • Justice of Peace
1939
No Score Yet Women in the Wind
  • Farmer
1939
No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy
  • Lucius
1939
100% Dodge City
  • Clergyman
1939
No Score Yet Jesse James
  • Minister
1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid
  • Homesteader
1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Court Clerk
1939
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip
  • Judge Wilson
1938
No Score Yet The Law West of Tombstone
  • El Paso Judge
1938
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd
  • Charlie
1938
No Score Yet Breaking the Ice
  • Farmer Smith
1938
No Score Yet The Texans
  • Chairman
1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware
  • Sheriff Henry Sweatt
1938
100% Three Comrades
  • Herr Schultz
1938
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Old Doctor
1938
100% Vivacious Lady
  • Husband on Train
1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Magistrate
1938
No Score Yet Mr. Boggs Steps Out
  • Angus Tubbs
1938
No Score Yet Forbidden Valley
  • Dr. Scudd
1938
No Score Yet Big Town Girl
  • Isaiah Wickenback
1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Porter
1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks
  • Usher
1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve
  • Mike
1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon)
  • Fireman
1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding
  • Frame
1937
No Score Yet They Wanted to Marry
  • Actor
1937
67% In Old Chicago
  • Beavers
1937
No Score Yet The Hurricane
  • Judge
1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star
  • Judge Pike
1937
No Score Yet Banjo on My Knee
  • Tope
1936
No Score Yet Postal Inspector
  • Grumpy
1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
  • Mr. Bunting, Coroner
1936
No Score Yet Murder on a Bridle Path
  • Mahoney
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Mal
1936
No Score Yet Colleen
  • Dr. Frothingham
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Magistrate McCall
1936
No Score Yet The Moon's Our Home
  • Abner Simpson
1936
No Score Yet In Person
  • `Parson' Lunk
1935
100% The Raven
  • Col. Bertram Grant
1935
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Boatman
1935
No Score Yet Alibi Ike
  • Minister
1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight
  • Doorman
1935
No Score Yet The Nut Farm
  • Sliscomb Landlord
1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Walks
  • Guard
1934
100% It's a Gift
  • Gate Guard
1934
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid
  • Merseldopp
1934
No Score Yet Wake Up and Dream
  • Earl Craft
1934
No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom
  • Pop
1934
No Score Yet Blind Date (Her Sacrifice)
  • Pa Taylor
1934
No Score Yet The Circus Clown
  • Kingsley
1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934
  • Telephone Man
1934
No Score Yet Hips, Hips Hooray
  • Mr. Clark
1934
No Score Yet The Firebird
  • Max
1934
No Score Yet The Loudspeaker
  • Burroughs
1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar
  • Pete
1934
80% The Kennel Murder Case
  • Snitkin
1933
80% Female
  • Tom
1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer
  • Los Angeles Cop
1933
92% Gabriel over the White House
  • Vice President
1933
No Score Yet Lady from Nowhere
  • Gramp
1933
No Score Yet The Match King
  • Oscar
1932
No Score Yet 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
  • Daniels
1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match
  • Street Cleaner
1932
No Score Yet The Crooked Circle
  • Kinny
1932
No Score Yet Hold 'em Jail
  • Governor
1932
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery
  • Johann Christian Lenz
1932
No Score Yet Movie Crazy
  • J.L. O'Brien
1932
No Score Yet The Tenderfoot
  • Oscar
1932
No Score Yet Traveling Husbands
  • Joe
1931
92% The Front Page
  • Woodenshoe
1931
No Score Yet Lonely Wives
  • Andrews
1931
No Score Yet Palmy Days
  • Mr. Clark
1931
64% The Bat Whispers
  • The Caretaker
1930
100% Whoopee
  • Jerome Underwood
1930
No Score Yet Dancing Mothers
  • Butter and Egg Man
1926
No Score Yet Janice Meredith
  • Squire Hennion
1924

Quotes from Spencer Charters' Characters