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Alan Mowbray

​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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Aug 18, 1896 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie God's Gift to Women 1931-04-13
Latest Project:
Series Mister Roberts 1965-09-17
Known For
Poster of Tell It to a Star
Poster of Moon Over Her Shoulder
Poster of The Gay Deception
Poster of Berkeley Square
Series Mister Roberts Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Dante Stewart Styles 1960-10-03
Movie The King and I Sir John Hay 1956-06-29
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days British Consul 1956-10-17
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie The Steel Cage Lee Filbert, segment "The Chef" 1954-12-01
Movie Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Alphonsus Mannering 1954-03-10
Movie Social Lion Narrator 1954-10-14
Movie Just Across the Street Davis 1952-06-26
Movie Blackbeard, the Pirate Noll 1952-12-24
Movie Androcles and the Lion Editor of Gladiators 1952-12-01
Movie The Lady and the Bandit Lord Charles Willoughby 1951-08-13
Movie Crosswinds The Hon Cecil Daubrey 1951-10-01
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Wagon Master Dr. A. Locksley Hall 1950-04-22
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Jackpot Leslie 1950-11-01
Movie The Lovable Cheat Justin 1949-05-11
Movie You're My Everything Joe Blanton 1949-06-29
Movie Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Melton 1949-08-22
Movie The Lone Wolf and His Lady Jamison 1949-08-11
Movie The Main Street Kid The Great Martine 1948-01-01
Movie The Prince Of Thieves The Friar 1948-01-16
Movie My Dear Secretary Deveny (Bryant Detective Agency) 1948-11-05
Movie An Innocent Affair Ken St. Clair 1948-10-15
Movie Every Girl Should Be Married Mr. Spitzer 1948-12-25
Movie Merton of the Movies Frank Mulvaney 1947-10-11
Movie Lured Lyle Maxwell 1947-08-28
Movie Captain from Castile Prof. Botello 1947-12-25
Movie Terror by Night Major Duncan-Bleek 1946-02-01
Movie My Darling Clementine Granville Thorndyke 1946-10-17
Movie Bring on the Girls August 1945-03-30
Movie Earl Carroll Vanities Grand Duke Paul 1945-04-05
Movie The Phantom of 42nd Street Cecil Moore 1945-05-02
Movie Sunbonnet Sue Jonathan 1945-10-05
Movie Tell It to a Star Col. Ambrose Morgan 1945-08-16
Movie Where Do We Go from Here? General George Washington 1945-05-23
Movie Ever Since Venus J. Webster Hackett 1944-09-14
Movie My Gal Loves Music Rodney Spoonyer 1944-12-01
Movie The Doughgirls Breckinridge Drake 1944-11-25
Movie Slightly Dangerous English Gentleman 1943-04-01
Movie The Powers Girl John Robert Powers 1943-01-15
Movie Stage Door Canteen Alan Mowbray 1943-06-24
Movie Holy Matrimony Mr. Pennington 1943-08-24
Movie Yokel Boy R.B. Harris - Movie Producer 1942-03-13
Movie We Were Dancing Grand Duke Basil 1942-04-30
Movie A Yank at Eton Mr. Duncan 1942-09-01
Movie Panama Hattie Jay Jerkins, Dick's Butler 1942-09-30
Movie The Devil with Hitler Gesatan 1942-10-18
Movie Isle of Missing Men Dr. Brown 1942-09-18
Movie That Uncertain Feeling Docteur Vengard 1941-04-20
Movie That Hamilton Woman Sir William Hamilton 1941-04-03
Movie Footlight Fever Don Avery 1941-03-21
Movie The Cowboy and the Blonde Phineas Johnson 1941-05-16
Movie The Perfect Snob Freddie Browning 1941-12-19
Movie Ice-Capades Pete Ellis 1941-08-19
Movie I Wake Up Screaming Robin Ray 1941-10-31
Movie Moon Over Her Shoulder Grover Sloan 1941-10-23
Movie Curtain Call Donald Avery 1940-04-18
Movie Scatterbrain J.R. Russell 1940-07-20
Movie Music in My Heart Charles Spencer Gardner III 1940-01-04
Movie The Boys from Syracuse Angelo 1940-07-30
Movie The Quarterback Professor Hobbs 1940-10-15
Movie The Villain Still Pursued Her Silas Cribbs 1940-10-11
Movie Never Say Die le Prince Smirnov 1939-03-08
Movie The Llano Kid John Travers 1939-12-08
Movie Way Down South Jacques Bouton 1939-07-21
Movie Merrily We Live Grosvenor 1938-03-04
Movie Topper Takes a Trip Wilkins - Topper's Butler 1938-12-29
Movie There Goes My Heart Penny E. Pennypepper 1938-10-14
Movie Marry the Girl Dr. Stryker 1937-07-13
Movie The King and the Chorus Girl Donald Taylor 1937-03-27
Movie On the Avenue Frederick Sims 1937-02-12
Movie Breakdowns of 1937 Himself 1937-01-23
Movie As Good as Married Wally 1937-05-09
Movie Topper Wilkins - Topper Butler 1937-07-16
Movie Stand-In Koslofski 1937-10-29
Movie Hollywood Hotel Alexander Duprey 1937-12-20
Movie Music for Madame Leon Rodowsky 1937-10-08
Movie Vogues of 1938 Henry Morgan 1937-08-18
Movie Desire Dr. Maurice Pauquet 1936-04-11
Movie Give Us This Night Forcellini 1936-03-06
Movie Muss 'em Up Paul Harding 1936-02-13
Movie The Case Against Mrs. Ames Lawrence Waterson 1936-05-08
Movie Rose Marie Premier 1936-01-31
Movie My Man Godfrey Tommy Gray 1936-09-02
Movie Rainbow on the River Ralph Layton 1936-12-18
Movie Fatal Lady Uberto Malla 1936-05-15
Movie Four Days Wonder Archibald Fenton 1936-12-03
Movie Ladies In Love Paul Sandor 1936-10-09
Movie Mary of Scotland Throckmorton 1936-07-28
Movie Becky Sharp Rawdon Crawley 1935-06-28
Movie Night Life of the Gods Hunter Hawk 1935-03-01
Movie Lady Tubbs Elyot Wembsleigh 1935-07-02
Movie The Gay Deception Lord Clewe 1935-09-13
Movie In Person Jay Holmes 1935-11-22
Movie She Couldn't Take It Alan Bartlett 1935-10-08
Movie The House of Rothschild Prince Metternich 1934-04-07
Movie Long Lost Father Sir Anthony "Tony" Gelding 1934-01-19
Movie Little Man, What Now? Franz Schluter 1934-05-01
Movie Where Sinners Meet Nicholas 1934-05-17
Movie Charlie Chan in London Geoffrey Richmond 1934-09-12
Movie One More River Forsythe 1934-08-06
Movie The Girl from Missouri Lord Douglas 1934-08-03
Movie Peg o' My Heart Capt. Christopher 'Chris' Brent 1933-05-26
Movie A Study in Scarlet Lestrade 1933-05-14
Movie Midnight Club Arthur Bradley 1933-07-28
Movie Roman Scandals Majordomo 1933-01-01
Movie Voltaire Count de Sarnac 1933-08-05
Movie Her Secret Nils Norton 1933-12-18
Movie The World Changes Sir Philip Ivor 1933-11-25
Movie Berkeley Square Major Clinton 1933-09-15
Movie The World and the Flesh Dimitri 1932-04-22
Movie Hotel Continental Walter Underwood 1932-03-27
Movie Lovers Courageous Lamone 1932-01-23
Movie The Man from Yesterday Dr. Waite 1932-06-24
Movie The Silent Witness Arthur Drinton 1932-02-07
Movie Man About Town Ivan Boris 1932-05-22
Movie Jewel Robbery Detective Fritz 1932-07-08
Movie Sherlock Holmes Colonel Gore-King 1932-11-05
Movie Two Against The World George 'Georgie' Walton 1932-09-03
Movie Winner Take All Forbes, the etiquette teacher 1932-07-16
Movie The Man Called Back King's Counsel 1932-07-16
Movie The Man in Possession Sir Charles Cartwright 1931-07-04
Movie God's Gift to Women Auguste, Toto's Butler 1931-04-13
Movie How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 6: 'The Big Irons' Mr. Mowbray (uncredited) 1931-07-18
Movie Left Over Ladies Jerry 1931-09-30
Movie Alexander Hamilton George Washington 1931-09-12
Movie Guilty Hands Gordon Rich 1931-08-22
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