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Dennis Hoey (I) (1893–1960)

Character actor in early-30's UK films who then enjoyed a career in Hollywood from the late 30's through earlier 50's. See full bio »

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 1952 Plymouth Adventure
Head Constable (uncredited)
 1952 Caribbean
Burford, Barclay's Lieutenant
 1950 The Kid from Texas
Major Harper
 1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
Mr. Smith
 1948 Joan of Arc
Sir William Glasdale
 1948 Ruthless
Mr. Burnside
 1947 If Winter Comes
Tiny Wilson
 1947 Where There's Life
Minister of War Grubitch
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Master of Harrow
 1947 Golden Earrings
 1947 Second Chance
Roger Elwood
 1947 The Crimson Key
Steven Loring
 1946 The Strange Woman
Tim Hager
 1946 She-Wolf of London
Inspector Pierce
 1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
 1945 Kitty
Jonathan Selby
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights
Sultan Kamar Al-Kir / Prince Hadji
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Alec Chisholm (uncredited)
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Father Le Clerc
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Gestapo Col. von Grunow
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Col. Taeger
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Inspector Owen
 1943 Forever and a Day
 1942 Cairo
Colonrl Woodhue
 1942 This Above All
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Duffield, Ministry of Information
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Intelligence Officer
 1937 Uncivilized
Mara the White Chief
 1936 Black Roses
 1935 Trans-Atlantic Tunnel
Worker (uncredited)
 1935 Honeymoon for Three
M. Daumery
 1935 Phantom Ship
Tom Goodschild
 1935 Immortal Gentleman
Soldier / Toby Belch
 1935 Brewster's Millions
 1934 Power
 1934 I Spy
 1934 Chu Chin Chow
Rakham, chief henchman
 1934 The Bride of the Lake
 1934 My Old Duchess
Montagu Neilson
 1933 Facing the Music
 1933 Maid Happy
Sir Rudolph Bartlett
 1933/I The Wandering Jew
Lord de Beaudricourt
 1933 Love in Morocco
Captain Sabry
 1932 Life Goes On
Anthony Carlisle
 1931 Never Trouble Trouble
 1931 Love Lies
Cyrus Watt
 1931 The Battle of Gallipoli
The Padre
 1930 The Man from Chicago
Jimmy Donovan
 1927 Tiptoes
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Stage: Appeared in "Heart of a City"" on Broadway. Drama. See more »

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Best remembered as the pompous, but wonderfully dim-witted, "Inspector Lestrade" of Scotland Yard in several of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes offerings of the 1940's. See more »

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