Harry Allen

  • Born on
    • July 10th, 1883
  • Died on
    • December 4th, 1951
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Harry Allen (July 10, 1883 – December 4, 1951) was an Australian-born American character actor of the silent and sound film eras. He began his acting career on stage with the J. C. Williamson organisation, performing around Australia. In 1910 he married fellow actor Marjorie Josephine née Condon in Brisbane. The union was not a success and in 1912 he left Australia for North America. In the United States, Allen was a member of a touring theater company, known for their popular rendition of The Better 'Ole. He appeared on Broadway in the early 1920s. His first film role was in the 1923 silent film, The Last Moment, in a supporting role. In his career Allen appeared in over 100 films, mostly in supporting and smaller roles. Some of the more notable films he appeared in include: Of Human Bondage (1934), starring Bette Davis and Leslie Howard; the Marx Brothers' classic, A Night at the Opera; the original Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable; William Wyler's 1942 Academy Award-winning film, Mrs. Miniver, starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, and Teresa Wright; Jane Eyre (1944), starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine; the Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor version of National Velvet (1945); and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), starring George Sanders. His final appearance on film was in the 1949 film, Challenge to Lassie, starring Edmund Gwenn. Allen died on December 4, 1951, and was buried in Glen Abbey Memorial Park.

Starring Harry Allen on Plex


Acting (16 Credits)

1945Murder, He Says as Old Deaf Townsman
1944Ministry of Fear as Tailor's Delivery Man (uncredited)
1944The White Cliffs of Dover as English Cabbie (uncredited)
1943Jane Eyre as Guard
1943Forever and a Day as First Cockney Air Raid Watcher
1942This Above All as Hubert
1940Waterloo Bridge as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1939The Little Princess as Groom
1936Libeled Lady as Jacques (uncredited)
1935Anna Karenina
1935Mutiny on the Bounty as Wherryman (uncredited)
1934Of Human Bondage as Cabbie at End (uncredited)
1933The Kennel Murder Case as Sandy (uncredited)
1930The Dawn Patrol as Allen (uncredited)
1926Ella Cinders as Photographer
1924The Enchanted Cottage as Riggs

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