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Stuart Holmes

Highest Rated:   100% The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Lowest Rated:   80% Party Girl (1958)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Wild Girl
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Dog Shy
  • Actor
2012
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Actor
1962
100% The Horse Soldiers
  • Train Passenger
1959
80% Party Girl
  • Juror
1958
No Score Yet 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
80% The Cobweb
  • Mr. Wictz
1955
96% 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
No Score Yet 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 Thrill of a Romance
  • Chess Player
1945
No Score Yet The Lodger
  • King Edward
1944
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby
  • Man
1941
89% 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
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
No Score Yet 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 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Capt. von Hartrott
1921

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