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Rhys Williams (I) (1897–1969)

Moviegoers can be forgiven if they thought that stocky, jaunty Rhys Williams was a jovial Irishman, as he often played that type of character, but his role as a Welsh miner in John Ford's classic How Green Was My Valley (1941) (his film debut) was much closer to home for him, as he was born and raised in Wales. In fact, he served as a technical ... See full bio »

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Known For

How Green Was My Valley
The Bells of St. Mary's
Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Horace
Random Harvest


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 1970 Skullduggery
Judge Draper
 1966 Our Man Flint
Dr. Krupov
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder
Charlie Striker
 1960 Midnight Lace
Victor Elliott
 1958 Merry Andrew
 1957 Raintree County
Ezra Gray
 1957 The Restless Breed
Reverend Simmons
 1956 The Desperados Are in Town
Jud Collins
 1956 The Boss
Stanley Millard
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Brian Tibbs
 1956 Nightmare
Deputy Torrence
 1956 Mohawk
Clem Jones
 1955 The King's Thief
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Peter Andre
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Cedric Flagg
 1955 The Kentuckian
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Lige Blake
 1955 Battle Cry
Enoch Rogers
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Diccon Bowman
 1954 Johnny Guitar
Mr. Andrews
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Dr. Leslie M. Scobee
 1953 Man in the Attic
William Harley
 1953 Scandal at Scourie
Bill Swazey
 1953 Julius Caesar
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair
Pete McCoy
 1952 Plymouth Adventure
Mr. Weston (uncredited)
 1952 Les Miserables
 1952 The World in His Arms
Eben Cleggett
 1952 Carbine Williams
Redwick Karson
 1952 Mutiny
 1952 Okinawa
Robby Roberg
 1951 The Light Touch
Mr. MacWade
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Michaels, the butler
 1951 The Law and the Lady
Inspector McGraw
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler
Police Sgt. Quentin McCloy
 1951 Million Dollar Pursuit
Waxman 'Waxey' Wilk
 1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
Father Paul
 1951 The Sword of Monte Cristo
Mayor of Varonne
 1950 California Passage
John Norris
 1950 One Too Many
Michael H. 'Sully' Sullivan
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Scotty MacDougall
 1950 The Showdown
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Vic Mason
 1950 Tyrant of the Sea
Capt. William Blake
 1949 The Inspector General
Inspector General
 1949 Fighting Man of the Plains
Chandler Leach
 1949 Tokyo Joe
Col. Dahlgren
 1949 The Crooked Way
Lt. Joe Williams
 1949 Bad Boy
Arnold Strawn
 1948 Hills of Home
Mr. Milton
 1948 The Black Arrow
Bennet Hatch
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Blind Mac
 1947 If Winter Comes
Mr. Bright
 1947 The Trouble with Women
 1947 Moss Rose
Deputy Inspector Evans
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Inspector Carston
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Adolph Petree
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
 1946 Cross My Heart
 1946 The Strange Woman
Deacon Adams
 1946 So Goes My Love
 1946 The Spiral Staircase
Mr. Oates
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
Dr. McKay
 1945 Voice of the Whistler
Ernie Sparrow
 1945 You Came Along
Col. Stubbs
 1945 Blood on the Sun
Joseph Cassell
 1945 The Corn Is Green
Mr. Jones
 1943 No Time for Love
Clancy (uncredited)
 1942 Random Harvest
 1942 Underground Agent
Henry Miller
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Harry Watson
 1942 Cairo
Strange Man
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Sgt. Johns
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor
SeƱor 'Andy' Anderson
 1942 This Above All
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Dai Bando
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