Stuart Holmes

Stuart Holmes

  • Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Wings of Eagles (1957)
  • Birthday: Mar 10, 1884
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • It is probably correct to assume that American actor Stuart Holmes never turned down work. In films since 1914's Life's Shop Window, Holmes showed up in roles both large and microscopic until 1962. In his early days (he entered the movie business in 1911), Holmes cut quite a villainous swath with his oily moustache and cold, baleful glare. He played Black Michael in the 1922 version of The Prisoner of Zenda and Alec D'Uberville in Tess of the D'Ubervilles (1923), and also could be seen as wicked land barons in the many westerns of the period. While firmly established in feature films, Holmes had no qualms about accepting bad-guy parts in comedy shorts, notably Stan Laurel's Should Tall Men Marry? (1926) In talkies, Holmes' non-descript voice tended to work against his demonic bearing. Had Tom Mix's My Pal the King (1932) been a silent picture, Holmes would have been ideal as one of the corrupt noblemen plotting the death of boy king Mickey Rooney; instead, Holmes was cast as Rooney's bumbling but honest chamberlain. By the mid '30s, Holmes' hair had turned white, giving him the veneer of a shopkeeper or courtroom bailiff. He signed a contract for bits and extra roles at Warner Bros, spending the next two decades popping up at odd moments in such features as Confession (1937), Each Dawn I Die (1939) and The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), and in such short subjects as At the Stroke of Twelve (1941). Stuart Holmes remained on call at Central Casting for major films like Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) until his retirement; he died of an abdominal aortic aneurism at the age of 83.

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No Score Yet The Wild Girl Actor 2013
No Score Yet Dog Shy Actor 2012
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Actor 1962
90% The Horse Soldiers Train Passenger 1959
82% Party Girl Juror 1958
40% The Wings of Eagles Producer 1957
No Score Yet The Kettles in the Ozarks Bald-Headed Man 1956
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Old Man at Restaurant 1955
83% The Cobweb Mr. Wictz 1955
97% A Star Is Born Spectator 1954
100% Singin' in the Rain J.C. Spendrill III 1952
No Score Yet Carrie Restaurant patron 1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb Golfer 1951
No Score Yet People Will Talk Board Member 1951
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman Man 1951
No Score Yet The Sword of Monte Cristo Chatelain 1951
No Score Yet Copper Canyon Barber/Townsman 1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Man 1950
93% Father of the Bride Bits in Dream Sequence 1950
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Guest 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Minister 1949
94% A Letter to Three Wives Old Man 1949
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Musician 1949
100% Joan of Arc Judge Benoit 1948
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes Scientist 1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park Immigrant 1948
100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Man on Train 1947
No Score Yet Smooth as Silk Old Friend 1946
No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Sightseer 1946
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Chess Player 1945
No Score Yet The Lodger King Edward 1944
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Man 1941
90% Meet John Doe Bit Part 1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears Waiter 1941
No Score Yet British Intelligence Luchow 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Male Nurse 1940
No Score Yet Espionage Agent American 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die Accident witness 1939
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Capt. Gregory Waddington-Smith 1939
86% Dark Victory Doctor 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Timekeeper 1939
No Score Yet Devil's Island Gustav Le Brun 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties Man for Turkish Bath 1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid President Cleveland 1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld Doorman 1939
No Score Yet The Sisters Bartender 1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Doorman 1938
No Score Yet Mystery House Jury Foreman 1938
No Score Yet Accidents Will Happen Len 1938
No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses Actor 1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors The Doctor 1936
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady Detective 1936
No Score Yet Snowed Under Actor 1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Telephone Repair Chief 1936
83% Belle of the Nineties Dirk 1934
No Score Yet My Pal, the King Kluckstein 1932
100% The Man Who Laughs Lord Dirry-Noir 1928
No Score Yet When A Man Loves Louis XV 1927
No Score Yet The Salvation Hunters The Gentleman 1925
No Score Yet Tess of the d'Urbervilles Alec D'Urberville 1924
No Score Yet The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Capt. von Hartrott 1921
No Score Yet Way of a Woman George Trevor 1919
No Score Yet Daughter of the Gods A Moorish Merchant 1916


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