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Melville Cooper (1896–1973)

Born George Melville Cooper on October 15, 1896, in Birmingham England, he was the son of non-professionals W.C.J. and Frances (Brennan) Cooper, and attended various English public schools, including King Edward's School in Birmingham. Attracted to the stage as a teenager, he made his debut at Stratford-on-Avon at age 18, but his young career was ... See full bio »

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The Adventures of Robin Hood
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The Lady Eve
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 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
- Six Months More to Live (1961) ... Merryweather
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
- The Dachet Diamonds (1960) ... Franklyn
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Deacon Barrington
- The Deacon (1959) ... Deacon Barrington
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Father Gustave
- Night of Betrayal (1959) ... Father Gustave
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Detective / Brassett the Valet
- The Second Man (1959) ... Detective
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Old Man Sands
- The Money Man (1958) ... Old Man Sands
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- The Wild Swans (1958) ... Binky
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Mr. Merton
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
Lord Charlie Fairbanks
- Truce of the Tree (1957) ... Lord Charlie Fairbanks
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Major Domo
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mullet / Pat Lummock
- I Killed the Count: Part 3 (1957) ... Mullet / Pat Lummock
- I Killed the Count: Part 2 (1957) ... Mullet / Pat Lummock
- I Killed the Count: Part 1 (1957) ... Mullet
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Safe Enough (1957)
 1956 Bundle of Joy
Adams, the Butler
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Mr. Talley - Steward R.M.S 'Mongolia'
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Keeley's Wonderful Machine (1956) ... Keeley
 1954-1956 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Cruise Passenger / Dr. Watson
- Freddie on a Luxury Liner (1956) ... Cruise Passenger
- Sherlock Holmes Satire (1954) ... Dr. Watson
 1956 Diane
1st Court Physician
 1956 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
Glyn Thomas
 1951-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Flaky / Watts
- Suspicion (1955) ... Flaky
- No Will of His Own (1951) ... Watts
 1955 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
Jason Beckworth
- Custom Made (1955) ... Jason Beckworth
 1955 The King's Thief
Henry Wynch
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Burnham
- The General's Boots (1954) ... Mr. Burnham
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Guest Panelist
 1952-1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Rough / Father Moynihan
- Angel Street (1953) ... Rough
- Jenny Kissed Me (1952) ... Father Moynihan
- The Night-Cap (1952)
- Angel Street (1952) ... Rough
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- A Summer Love (1953)
- Sheppey (1952)
 1953 Eye Witness (TV Series)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Brink (Death)
- On Borrowed Time (1952) ... Mr. Brink (Death)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- The Come-Back (1951) ... Thornley
 1950 Let's Dance
Charles Wagstaffe
 1950 The Petty Girl
 1950 The Underworld Story
Maj. Redford
 1950 Father of the Bride
Mr. Tringle
 1949 And Baby Makes Three
Gibson, Fletcher's Butler
 1949 Love Happy
 1949 The Red Danube
Private David Moonlight
 1948 Enchantment
Jones, the Jeweler
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Lord Montglyn
 1946 Heartbeat
Roland Latour
 1946 13 Rue Madeleine
Pappy Simpson
 1945 Sham (TV Short)
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook
Angus Sheffield (uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Dr. Caswell
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
Bradley Cole
 1942 Random Harvest
 1942 The Affairs of Martha
Dr. Clarence Sommerfield
 1942 This Above All
 1941 You Belong to Me
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
 1941 Scotland Yard
Dr. Crownfield
 1941 The Lady Eve
 1940 Murder Over New York
Herbert Fenton
 1940 Escape to Glory
Ship's Mate Penney
 1940 Rebecca
 1939 Two Bright Boys
Hilary Harrington
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
 1939 Blind Alley
George Curtis
 1939 I'm from Missouri
 1938 The Dawn Patrol
Sgt. Watkins
 1938 Dramatic School
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
 1938 Hard to Get
 1938 Garden of the Moon
 1938 Four's a Crowd
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris
Pierre aka Fernand LeBrec
 1938 Women Are Like That
 1937 The Great Garrick
M. Picard
 1937 Thin Ice
 1937 Personal Property (scenes deleted)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
 1935 Rendezvous
Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel
 1933 Forging Ahead
 1933 To Brighton with Gladys
 1932 Wives Beware
 1931 Bachelor's Folly
Mr. Wayne
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He acted in Eden Phillpotts's play, "The Farmer's Wife," at the Court Theatre in London, England with Evelyn Hope, C. Hardwick, Eileen Beldon, Colin Keith-Johnston, Phyllis Shand, Maud Griff, Raymond Huntley, Evelyn Turner, and Isabel Thornton in the cast. See more »

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He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Rebecca (1940) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). See more »

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