Stanley Ridges

Stanley Ridges

Highest Rated: 100% Canyon Passage (1946)

Lowest Rated: 44% The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1890

Birthplace: Not Available

A protégé of musical comedy star Beatrice Lillie in his native England, actor Stanley Ridges made his London stage debut in O' Boy. He went on to star as a romantic lead in several Broadway plays, and was cast in a similar capacity in his first film, the New York-lensed Crime of Passion (1934). Thereafter, the grey-templed Ridges excelled in dignified, underplayed, and distinctly non-British character roles. His best film assignments included the schizophrenic professor-turned-criminal in Black Friday (1940) (it would be unfair to say that he "stole" the picture from official star Boris Karloff, but he did have the best part), and the treacherous Professor Seletzky in Ernst Lubitsch's matchless black comedy To Be or Not to Be (1942). One of Stanley Ridges' last movie performances was as the kindly mentor of young doctor Sidney Poitier in the race-relations melodrama No Way Out (1950).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Groom Wore Spurs, The Harry Kallen 1951
90% No Way Out Dr. Moreland 1950
No Score Yet Task Force Bentley 1949
57% Streets of Laredo Maj. Bailey 1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Kingsley Willis 1949
No Score Yet An Act of Murder Dr. Walter Morrison 1948
89% Possessed Willard 1947
No Score Yet Mr. Ace Toomey 1946
100% Canyon Passage Jonas Overmire 1946
No Score Yet Because of Him Charlie Gilbert 1946
No Score Yet Mister Ace Actor 1946
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot Col. Meriam Cooper 1945
No Score Yet I'll Be Seeing You Warden 1945
No Score Yet The Suspect Huxley 1944
No Score Yet The Master Race Maj. Phil Carson 1944
89% Wilson Adm. Grayson 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Cmdr. Bill Goggins 1944
No Score Yet This Is the Army Maj. Davidson 1943
80% Air Force Major Mallory 1943
No Score Yet Tarzan Triumphs Colonel Von Reichart 1943
No Score Yet Eyes in the Night Hansen 1942
98% To Be or Not to Be Prof. Alexander Siletsky 1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing Kenneth Hanline 1942
86% Sergeant York Buxton 1941
100% The Sea Wolf Johnson 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Major Romolus Taipe 1941
No Score Yet Espionage Agent Hamilton Peyton 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Charlie 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die Muller 1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live District Attorney 1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again Tony Croy 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Gen. Casement 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective Dr. Frankton 1939
No Score Yet Silver on the Sage Earl Brennan/Dave Talbot 1939
No Score Yet If I Were King Rene de Montigny 1938
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton Eddie Norris 1938
No Score Yet Yellow Jack Dr. James Carroll 1938
No Score Yet Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money) Innes 1937
No Score Yet Winterset Shadow 1936
No Score Yet The Scoundrel Paul Decker 1935
100% Black Friday Actor 1934
No Score Yet Crime Without Passion Eddie White 1934
44% The Sign of the Cross Chaplian Lloyd (1944 prologue) 1932


Prof. Alexander Siletsky says: I won't be long; the Gestapo is so busy these days I'm sure they'll be glad to get rid of me.