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Paul Cavanagh (I) (1888–1964)

Cambridge-educated Paul Cavanagh appeared in pictures as the epitome of the debonair, well-dressed Englishman. The former barrister and Royal Canadian Mountie turned to acting in 1924 and had a starring role on Broadway in 'Scotland Yard' (1929). His film career began in 1928 and lasted just over three decades. During that time, he portrayed ... See full bio »


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 1959 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Kenneth Drake
 1959 The Beat Generation
Will Belmont - Stan's Father (uncredited)
 1958 In the Money
Inspector Herbert Saunders
 1957 God Is My Partner
Dr. James Brady
 1957 She Devil
Sugar Daddy
 1956 Francis in the Haunted House
Neil Frazer
 1956 Blonde Bait
Insp. D.N. Hedges
 1956 Women Without Men
Insp. D.N. Hedges (USA version) (uncredited)
 1956 Diane
Lord Bonnivet
 1955 The King's Thief
Sir Edward Scott
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Sir Henry Clinton
 1955 The Purple Mask
Duc de Latour
 1955 The Prodigal
 1954 Charade
Col. Heisler
 1954 Khyber Patrol
Brig. Gen. Melville
 1954 The Raid
Col. Tucker
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Signor Alberto Di Gambetta
 1954 The Iron Glove
Cavenly, advisor to Prince James
 1953 All American
Professor Carl Banning
 1953 The Desert Rats
Colonel (uncredited)
 1953 Port Sinister
John Kolvac
 1953 House of Wax
Sidney Wallace
 1953 Bandits of Corsica
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler
Edmond Dureau
 1952 Plymouth Adventure
Gov. John Carver (uncredited)
 1952 The Golden Hawk
Jeremy Smithers
 1952 Lady in the Iron Mask
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1951 The Strange Door
Edmond de Maletroit
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Insp. Stoddard
 1951 All That I Have
Dr. James Brady
 1951 Bride of the Gorilla
Klaas Van Gelder
 1951 The Highwayman (uncredited)
 1951 Hollywood Story
Roland Paul
 1951 Tales of Robin Hood
Sir Gui de Clairmont
 1950 The Second Face
Todd Williams
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951
Two-to-One Thompson
 1950 Hi-Jacked
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Sir Giles
 1950 The Iroquois Trail
Col. Eric Thorne
 1949 Madame Bovary
Marquis D'Andervilliers
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Dr. Blucher
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Dr. Menzies
 1948 The Black Arrow
Sir John Sedley
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Rick Barrett
 1947 Ivy
Dr. Berwick (uncredited)
 1947 Dishonored Lady
Victor Kranish
 1946 Humoresque
Victor Wright
 1946 The Verdict
Clive Russell
 1946 Wife Wanted
Jeffrey Caldwell
 1946 Night and Day
Bart McClelland
 1946 Night in Paradise
 1945 Club Havana
 1945 The Man in Half Moon Street
Dr. Henry Latimer
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Mr. Selworth
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
Roger Pelham
 1944 The Scarlet Claw
Lord Penrose
 1943 Adventure in Iraq
Sheik Ahmid Bel Nor
 1943 The Gorilla Man
Dr. Dorn
 1943 The Hard Way
John 'Jack' Shagrue
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Sir James Patridge
 1942 Pacific Rendezvous
Cmdr. Charles Brennan
 1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
John Crispin
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Group Captain
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Capt. Duncan MacNeil-Fraser
 1941 Shadows on the Stairs
Joseph Reynolds
 1941 The Case of the Black Parrot
Max Armand
 1940 I Take This Woman
Bill Rodgers
 1939 Reno
John R. Banton
 1939 The Under-Pup
Mr. Franklin Cooper
 1939 Within the Law
English Eddie
 1937 Danger in Paris
 1936 Crime Over London
Inspector Gary
 1936 Champagne Charlie
Charlie Cortland
 1935 Splendor
Martin Deering
 1935 Thunder in the Night
Count Peter Alvinczy
 1935 Without Regret
Robert Godfrey
 1935 Escapade
 1935 Goin' to Town
Edward Carrington
 1934/I Menace
Col. Leonard Crecy
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
Max Bernard / Sir Nigel Crane
 1934 Shoot the Works
Alvin Ritchie
 1934 Uncertain Lady
Bruce King
 1933 The Sin of Nora Moran
Gov. Dick Crawford
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case
Sir Thomas MacDonald (as Paul Cavanaugh)
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Wylie Thornton - Actor
 1933 Tonight Is Ours
Prince Keri of Zalgar
 1932 The Crash
Ronnie Sanderson
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
 1932 Devil's Lottery
Major Hugo Beresford
 1931 Heartbreak
Captain Wolke
 1931 The Squaw Man
Henry - Earl of Kerhill
 1931 Born to Love
Sir Wilfred Drake
 1931 Unfaithful
Ronald Killkerry
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
Grand Duke Paul
 1930 The Virtuous Sin
Capt. Orloff
 1929 The Runaway Princess
Prince of Savonia
 1928 A Woman in the Night
 1928 Two Little Drummer Boys
Capt. Darrell
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He had a daughter, Joan Katharine Margaret (born 1954), with his wife, Catherine.

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