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Robert Arden

Arden's most famous film appearance was as lead character Guy Van Stratten in Mr. Arkadin (1955), written and directed by Orson Welles. Welles had worked with Arden on the Harry Lime radio series, produced in London, and later cast the little-known actor in Mr. Arkadin, in the central role of the investigator who uncovers Arkadin's past. Reportedly, Arden was shocked that Welles might consider him for the part and initially thought that the director's phone inquiry was a crank call. Arden's performance in Mr. Arkadin was panned by some critics : The New York Times called it "hopelessly inadequate". The credits of one the film's Spanish versions misspelled Arden's name as "Bob Harden". Another Spanish print actually credited him as "Mark Sharpe". After Mr. Arkadin did poorly at the box-office, Arden pursued his acting career, essentially in supporting parts. Although he played a few other lead roles, in films such as The Depraved (1957) or The Child and the Killer (1959), he worked mostly as a character actor, appearing in film, television and stage productions.

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Dec 11, 1922 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Man from Morocco 1945-04-17
Latest Project:
Series The Bourne Identity 1988-05-08
Known For
Poster of Ragtime
Poster of Condorman
Poster of The Wednesday Play
Series The Bourne Identity Stevens 1988-05-08
Movie Les Loups entre eux Général Lee W. Simon 1985-12-31
Movie Omen III: The Final Conflict American Ambassador 1981-03-20
Movie Churchill and the Generals Harry Hopkins 1981-03-05
Movie Condorman CIA Chief 1981-07-02
Movie Ragtime Foreman of the Jury 1981-11-20
Series The Wednesday Play Captain Danziger 1964-09-30
Series Man of the World Carter 1962-09-29
Series The Saint Detective Williams 1962-10-04
Movie Never Take Sweets from a Stranger Tom Demarest 1960-03-04
Movie The Child and the Killer Joe 1959-02-01
Series No Hiding Place James Sandford 1959-09-16
Movie The Counterfeit Plan Bob Fenton 1957-05-11
Movie The Depraved Dave Dillon 1957-11-01
Movie A King in New York Liftboy 1957-09-12
Movie Spin a Dark Web Buddy 1956-03-01
Movie Mr. Arkadin Guy Van Stratten 1955-03-01
Movie The Man from Morocco American Sergeant 1945-04-17
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