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Dudley Digges

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dudley Digges (June 9, 1879 – October 24, 1947) was an Irish character actor on stage and in motion pictures. He was born in Dublin. He went to America with a group of Irish players in 1904 and became successful both as an actor and producer. For a time he was stage manager to Charles Frohman and George Arliss. He went to Hollywood in 1930. On stage, one of his famous roles was as Ficsur in the original 1921 Broadway production of Ferenc Molnár's Liliom, the play that Rodgers and Hammerstein later musicalized as Carousel. Ficsur was the criminal who talks Liliom into helping him commit a robbery; in Carousel, his name was changed to Jigger Craigin, but the character otherwise remained almost the same. He played the role of the Heavenly Examiner in both the original Broadway and the 1930 screen versions of Sutton Vane's hit play Outward Bound. Digges appeared in forty films between 1929 and 1946, including the original, nearly forgotten 1931 version of The Maltese Falcon, as Caspar Gutman, the character later made famous by Sydney Greenstreet in the 1941 Humphrey Bogart film version of the story. He also worked as a director on Broadway. In 1924, Digges founded the Maverick Theater, in Woodstock, New York, with the assistance of Hervey White, the founder of the Maverick Arts Colony. Digges was artistic director of a company that included Helen Hayes and Edward G. Robinson. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dudley Digges (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 9, 1879 In Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the movie Condemned 1929-11-03
Latest Project:
Movie The Searching Wind 1946-08-09
Known For
Poster of I Am a Thief
Poster of Before Dawn
Poster of The King's Vacation
Poster of Alexander Hamilton
Filmography
Movie The Searching Wind Moses 1946-08-09
Movie Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Pratt 1942-01-29
Movie The Fight for Life Chefarzt 1940-03-07
Movie Raffles MacKenzie 1939-11-11
Movie The Light That Failed The Nilghai 1939-12-24
Movie Love Is News Cyrus Jeffrey 1937-02-26
Movie Three Live Ghosts Inspector Briggs 1936-01-10
Movie The Voice of Bugle Ann Jacob Terry 1936-02-15
Movie The Unguarded Hour Samuel Metford 1936-04-10
Movie The General Died at Dawn Mr. Wu 1936-11-17
Movie Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Dennis Ringrose 1936-10-06
Movie China Seas Dawson 1935-08-09
Movie The Bishop Misbehaves Red 1935-09-13
Movie Mutiny on the Bounty Bacchus 1935-11-22
Movie Kind Lady Mr. Edwards 1935-12-06
Movie Massacre Elihu P. Quissenberry 1934-01-20
Movie What Every Woman Knows James Wylie 1934-10-18
Movie The World Moves On Mr. Manning 1934-06-27
Movie Caravan Estate Administrator 1934-12-30
Movie I Am a Thief Col. Jackson 1934-11-24
Movie The Silk Express Professor Axel Nyberg 1933-06-01
Movie The King's Vacation Count Rayburn, the Lord Chamberlain 1933-02-25
Movie The Mayor of Hell Thompson 1933-06-24
Movie The Narrow Corner Doctor Saunders 1933-07-08
Movie The Invisible Man Chief Detective 1933-11-03
Movie The Emperor Jones Smithers 1933-09-29
Movie Before Dawn Horace Merrick 1933-08-04
Movie The Hatchet Man Nog Hong Fah 1932-02-06
Movie The Strange Case of Clara Deane Detective Garrison 1932-05-06
Movie Tess of the Storm Country Captain Howland 1932-11-20
Movie Roar of the Dragon Johnson 1932-07-08
Movie The First Year Dr. Anderson 1932-07-30
Movie Alexander Hamilton Senator Timothy Roberts 1931-09-12
Movie Devotion Sergeant Herbert Coggins 1931-09-25
Movie The Ruling Voice Abner Sneed 1931-10-30
Movie Outward Bound Thompson, the Examiner 1930-09-17
Movie Condemned Jean Vidal 1929-11-03
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