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Reginald Denny (I) (1891–1967)

Sometime in the early 1930s, Denny was between scenes on a movie set when he met a neighborhood boy who was trying to fly a bulky gas-powered model plane. When he tried to help by making an adjustment on the machine, Denny succeeded only in wrecking it. But this launched his infatuation with model aviation, and his new hobby grew into Reginald ... See full bio »

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 1966 Assault on a Queen
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Bombay Police Inspector
 1955 Escape to Burma
 1954 Sabaka
Sir Cedric
 1954 World for Ransom
Maj. Ian Bone
 1953 Fort Vengeance
Inspector Trevett
 1950 The Iroquois Trail
Capt. Edward Brownell
 1947 Escape Me Never
Mr. MacLean
 1947 Christmas Eve
Phillip Hastings
 1947 The Macomber Affair
Police Inspector
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
James Collins
 1946 The Locket
Mr. Wendell
 1946 Tangier
 1945 Love Letters
Defense Counsel Phillips
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Director Curtis
 1942 Over My Dead Body
Richard 'Dick' Brenner
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Stephen Lawry
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Commanding Officer
 1941 Appointment for Love
Michael Dailey
 1941 International Squadron
Wing Commander Severn
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Erich Strasser
 1940 Seven Sinners
Captain Church
 1940 Spring Parade
The Major
 1940 Rebecca
Frank Crawley
 1938 Blockade
Edward Grant
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Capt. Douglas Loveland
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Clifton Summitt
 1937 Jungle Menace
Ralph Marshall [Chs.1-3]
 1937 The Great Gambini
William Randall
 1937 Let's Get Married
George Willoughby
 1937 Women of Glamour
Fritz 'Frederick' Eagan
 1937 Join the Marines
Steve Lodge
 1936 We're in the Legion Now
Dan Linton
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Bill Houston
 1936 Two in a Crowd
James Stewart Anthony
 1935 Midnight Phantom
Prof. David Graham
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Jake Whitridge
 1935 The Lady in Scarlet
Oliver Keith
 1935 Here's to Romance
Emery Gerard
 1935 No More Ladies
 1935 Vagabond Lady
John 'Johnny' Spear
 1935 Without Children
Phil Graham
 1935 The Lottery Lover
Capt. Payne
 1934 One More River
David Dornford
 1934 We're Rich Again
Bookington 'Bookie' Wells
 1934 The World Moves On
Erik von Gerhardt
 1934 Dancing Man
Paul Drexel
 1934 The Lost Patrol
 1933 Fog
Dr. Winstay
 1933 Only Yesterday
 1933 The Big Bluff
 1933 The Barbarian
Gerald Hume - Diana's Fiancee
 1933 The Iron Master
Steve Mason
 1932 Strange Justice
 1931 Stepping Out
Tom Martin
 1931 Kiki
Victor Randall
 1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Jeffrey Haywood
 1930 Oh, for a Man!
Barney McGann
 1930 A Lady's Morals
Paul Brandt
 1930 Madam Satan
Bob Brooks
 1930 Embarrassing Moments
Thaddeus Cruikshank
 1929 His Lucky Day
Charles Blaydon
 1929 Clear the Decks
Jack Armitage
 1928 The Night Bird
Kid Davis
 1928 Good Morning, Judge
Freddie Grey
 1927 On Your Toes
Elliott Beresford
 1927 Fast and Furious
Tom Brown
 1926 The Cheerful Fraud
Sir Michael Fairlie
 1926 Take It from Me
Tom Eggett
 1926 Rolling Home
Nat Alden
 1926 What Happened to Jones
Tom Jones
 1925 California Straight Ahead
Tom Hayden
 1925 Where Was I?
Thomas S. Berford
 1925 I'll Show You the Town
Alec Dupree
 1925 Oh, Doctor!
Rufus Billings Jr.
 1924 The Fast Worker
Terry Brock
 1924 Sporting Youth
Jimmy Wood
 1923 The Thrill Chaser
Cameo appearance
 1921 The Iron Trail
Dan Appleton
 1921 Tropical Love
The Drifter
 1921 Footlights
Brett Page
 1921 Disraeli
Charles, Viscount Deeford
 1921 Experience
 1921 The Price of Possession
Robert Dawnay
 1921 Paying the Piper
Keith Larne
 1920 39 East
Napolean Gibbs Jr.
 1920 A Dark Lantern
Prince Anton
 1919 The Oakdale Affair
Arthur Stockbridge
 1919 Bringing Up Betty
Tom Waring
 1915 The Melting Pot
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 1915 Niobe
Cornelius Griffin (as Leigh Denny)
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Stage Play: All Men Are Alike. Written by Vernon Sylvaine. Hudson Theatre: 6 Oct 1941-1 Nov 1941 (32 performances). Cast: Lilian Bond (as "Frankie Marriott"), Bobby Clark, Reginald Denny (as "Alfred J. Bandle"), Jeraldine Dvorak, Milton Karol, A.P. Kaye, Stapleton Kent, Ian Martin, Ethel Morrison, Mary Newnham-Davis, Velma Royton, Rolfe ... See more »

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Leigh Denny


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

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