Alan Mowbray

Alan Mowbray

  • Born on
    • August 18th, 1896
  • Died on
    • March 25th, 1969
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alan Mowbray MM, (18 August 1896 - 25 March 1969), was an English stage and film actor who found success in Hollywood. Born Alfred Ernest Allen in London, England, he served with distinction the British Army in World War I, being awarded the Military Medal for bravery. He began as a stage actor, making his way to the United States where he appeared in Broadway plays and toured the country as part of a theater troupe. As Alan Mowbray, he made his motion picture debut in 1931, going on to a career primarily as a character actor in more than 140 films including the sterling butler role in the comedy Merrily We Live, and playing the title role in the TV series The Adventures of Colonel Flack. During World War II, he made a memorable appearance as the Devil in the Hal Roach propaganda comedy The Devil with Hitler. He appeared in some two dozen guest roles on various television series. Mowbray was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild, with outside interests that led to membership in Britain's Royal Geographic Society. He played the title role in the television series Colonel Humphrey Flack, which first appeared in 1953-1954 and then was revived in 1958-1959. In the 1954-1955 television season Mowbray played Mr. Swift, the drama coach of the character Mickey Mulligan, in NBC's short-lived situation comedy The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan. Mowbray died of a heart attack in 1969 in Hollywood and was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alan Mowbray, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (46 Credits)

1956The Man Who Knew Too Much as Val Parnell
1956The King and I as Sir John Hay
1956Around the World in 80 Days as British Consul
1954Ma and Pa Kettle at Home as Alphonsus Mannering
1952Blackbeard, the Pirate as Noll
1952Androcles and the Lion as Editor of Gladiators
1950Wagon Master as Dr. A. Locksley Hall
1950The Jackpot as Leslie
1949Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff as Melton
1948Every Girl Should Be Married as Mr. Spitzer
1948My Dear Secretary as Deveny (Bryant Detective Agency)
1947Lured as Lyle Maxwell
1947Captain from Castile as Prof. Botello
1946Terror by Night as Major Duncan-Bleek
1946My Darling Clementine as Granville Thorndyke
1945The Phantom of 42nd Street as Cecil Moore
1944The Doughgirls as Breckinridge Drake
1943Holy Matrimony as Mr. Pennington
1943Slightly Dangerous as English Gentleman
1943Stage Door Canteen as Alan Mowbray
1941That Hamilton Woman as Sir William Hamilton
1941That Uncertain Feeling as Docteur Vengard
1941I Wake Up Screaming as Robin Ray
1940Music in My Heart as Charles Spencer Gardner III
1938Merrily We Live as Grosvenor
1938Topper Takes a Trip as Wilkins - Topper's Butler
1938There Goes My Heart as Penny E. Pennypepper
1937Stand-In as Koslofski
1937Topper as Wilkins - Topper Butler
1937On the Avenue as Frederick Sims
1937Hollywood Hotel as Alexander Duprey
1936Rose-Marie as Premier
1936My Man Godfrey as Tommy Gray
1936Desire as Dr. Maurice Pauquet
1936Mary of Scotland as Throckmorton
1935Becky Sharp as Rawdon Crawley
1934Charlie Chan in London as Geoffrey Richmond
1934The Girl from Missouri as Lord Douglas
1934The House of Rothschild as Prince Metternich
1933A Study in Scarlet as Lestrade
1933Roman Scandals as Majordomo
1933Berkeley Square as Major Clinton
1933Peg o' My Heart as Capt. Christopher 'Chris' Brent
1932Jewel Robbery as Detective Fritz
1932Winner Take All as Forbes, the etiquette teacher
1931Guilty Hands as Gordon Rich

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