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Colin Tapley (1907–1995)


Born in 1909 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Brown hair, Blue eyes. In 1930 came to England joined Royal Air Force and took part in Byrd expedition. In 1933 took part in Paramount's Search for Beauty and was selected with Joyce Neilson to be the New Zealand winners out of 30 winners worldwide. Went to Hollywood made 'The Search For Beauty' film and was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Booloo
Booloo Capt. Robert Rogers
(1938)
Becky Sharp
Becky Sharp William Dobbin
(1935)
An Honourable Murder
(1960)
The Vise
The Vise Inspector Parker / Inspector Forbes / Inspector Price / Chief Inspector Hunt / Inspector
(1955-1960)

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 1969 Fräulein Doktor
Gen. Metzler
 1963 Shadow of Fear
John Bowen
 1963 Paranoiac
Vicar (uncredited)
 1962 Gang War
Paul Alexis
 1962 The Lamp in Assassin Mews
Inspector
 1962 Strongroom
Haynes
 1962 Emergency
Dr. Lloyd
 1961 So Evil, So Young
Inspector
 1960 An Honourable Murder
Casca
 1960 The Sundowners
Palmer (uncredited)
 1960 Compelled
Inspector
 1960 Night Train for Inverness
Doctor Jackson (uncredited)
 1959 Man Accused
Inspector
 1959 High Jump
Guard
 1959 Innocent Meeting
Stannard
 1958 Blood of the Vampire
Commissioner of Prisons
 1958 The Safecracker
Colonel Charles Mercer
 1957 Three Sundays to Live
Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
 1957 A Stranger in Town
Henry Ryland
 1955 Murder on Approval
Lord Valchrist
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Sir Clive Raglan
 1955 The Dam Busters
Doctor W. H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E.
 1954 The Diamond Wizard
Sir Stafford Beach
 1953 The Steel Key
Dr. Crabtree
 1953 Noose for a Lady
Maj. Fergusson
 1953 White Fire
Arnold Winslow
 1953 Strange Stories
Charles
 1952 Dead on Course
Inspector Maxwell
 1952 Wide Boy
Mannering
 1952 Angels One Five
Adjutant
 1951 Cloudburst
Inspector Davis
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Prince
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Officer on Horseback (uncredited)
 1940 Arizona
Bart Massey
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Mountie (uncredited)
 1940 Women in War
Capt. Tedford, the Masher
 1939 The Light That Failed
Gardner
 1938 Storm Over Bengal
Hallett
 1938 If I Were King
Jehan LeLoup
 1938 Booloo
Capt. Robert Rogers
 1937 Souls at Sea
Donaldson (uncredited)
 1937 Wild Money
Cole (uncredited)
 1937 Hotel Haywire
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1937 Night of Mystery
Chester Greene
 1937 King of Gamblers
Joe
 1937 The Crime Nobody Saw
Dr. Randolph Brooks
 1937 Maid of Salem
Roger's Friend (uncredited)
 1937 Bulldog Drummond Escapes
Dixon (uncredited)
 1936 Thank You, Jeeves!
Tom Brock
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
Larry - the Purser
 1936 Early to Bed
Doctor Vernon
 1936 Sky Parade
Riggs (uncredited)
 1936 Till We Meet Again
English Artillery Officer (uncredited)
 1936 Too Many Parents
Miller
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Studio Manager
 1936 My Marriage
Sir Philip Burleigh
 1935 Peter Ibbetson
1st Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 The Last Outpost
Lieutenant Prescott
 1935 Without Regret
Cleaver (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Stranger - Messenger (uncredited)
 1935 The Black Room
Lt. Paul Hassel
 1935 Becky Sharp
William Dobbin
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Lt. Barrett
 1934 Limehouse Blues
Man Fighting with Wife (uncredited)
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Aide to Sir Henry Clinton (uncredited)
 1934 Wagon Wheels
Mountaineer
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1934 Double Door
Dr. John Lucas
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Marine (uncredited)
 1934 Search for Beauty
New Zealand Talent Contestant (uncredited)
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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