Harry Cording

Harry Cording

  • Born on
    • April 26th, 1891
  • Died on
    • September 1st, 1954
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hector William "Harry" Cording (26 April 1891 – 1 September 1954) was a British character actor. Cording was brought up and educated in his native England, and later settled permanently in Los Angeles, where he began a film career in 1925. He appeared in many Hollywood films from then to the 1950s. With an imposing six-foot height and stocky build, "Harry the Henchman" usually portrayed thugs, villains' henchmen and policemen. Cording's most notable roles were probably as the villainous Dickon Malbete, Captain of the Guard in Errol Flynn's Adventures of Robin Hood and as Thamal, the hulking henchman to Bela Lugosi's character in 1934's Black Cat. As a contract player at Universal Pictures in the 1940s, he turned up in tiny parts in many of their horror films, such as The Wolf Man. Having appeared in a bit role in 20th Century-Fox's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone (1939), he went on to appear in supporting and bit parts in seven of the twelve Universal Studios Sherlock Holmes films in which Rathbone starred.

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Acting (62 Credits)

1955East of Eden as Bouncer (uncredited)
1953Man in the Attic as Detective Sgt. Bates
1952Against All Flags as Gow
1952The Big Trees as Cleve Gregg
1951Santa Fe as Moose Legrande
1950Convicted as Convict in Prison Yard (uncredited)
1948Red River as Gambler (uncredited)
1946Dressed to Kill as Hamid
1946Terror by Night as Mock the Undertaker (uncredited)
1946Devotion as Coachman with Frightened Horses
1945The House of Fear as John Simpson
1945Captain Kidd as Newgate Prison Warder (uncredited)
1944The Pearl of Death as George Gelder
1944Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves as Mahmoud
1944Mrs. Parkington as Humphrey
1944Lost in a Harem as Police Chief (uncredited)
1943The Spider Woman as Fred Garvin (uncredited)
1943For Whom the Bell Tolls as Man Who Flails the Mayor
1943Mission to Moscow as Blacksmith (uncredited)
1942Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon as Jack Brady
1942Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror as Camberwell
1942Road to Morocco as Warrior (uncredited)
1942The Ghost of Frankenstein as Vasarian Mob Leader
1942Arabian Nights as Blacksmith
1942Ride 'Em Cowboy as Poker Player (uncredited)
1942The Spoilers as Miner (uncredited)
1941Lydia as Hotel House Detective
1941The Wolf Man as Wykes (uncredited)
1940The House of the Seven Gables as Blacksmith Hawkins
1940Strange Cargo as Guard (uncredited)
1940The Invisible Man Returns as Miner (uncredited)
1940Virginia City as Scarecrow - Union Prisoner at Libby (uncredited)
1940The Sea Hawk as Slavemaster
1940When the Daltons Rode as Rigby Henchman
1940Dark Command as Angry Townsman in Bank
1940A Dispatch from Reuters as Sailor on the Nova Scotian (uncredited)
1940Santa Fe Trail as Workman in Delaware Crossing (uncredited)
1940The Grapes of Wrath as Deputy (uncredited)
1939Each Dawn I Die as Temple
1939The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Man Stealing Watermelon
1939Son of Frankenstein as Bearded Gendarme
1939Devil's Island as Guard Accepting Bribe
1939Destry Rides Again as Creepy - Lends Tom Guns (uncredited)
1939The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as Second Fake Constable (uncredited)
1939The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Guard (uncredited)
1939Tower of London as Lead Murderer of the Children
1938The Adventures of Robin Hood as Dickon Malbete
1938A Christmas Carol as Waiter (uncredited)
1938Marie Antoinette as Executioner (uncredited)
1937The Prince and the Pauper as Second Guard
1937You Only Live Once as Guard (uncredited)
1935Black Fury as Louie (uncredited)
1935The Lives of a Bengal Lancer as Sentry (uncredited)
1935Captain Blood as Kent
1935Naughty Marietta as Pirate (uncredited)
1935Mutiny on the Bounty as Soldier (uncredited)
1934The Black Cat as Thamal
1933To the Last Man as Colby Man Fred (uncredited)
1932Merrily We Go to Hell as Fred (uncredited)
1932The Cabin in the Cotton as Ross Clinton (uncredited)
1931Mata Hari as Ivan (uncredited)
1928The Last Command as Revolutionist (uncredited)


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