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Claud Allister (1888–1970)

Claud Allister was born on October 3, 1888 in London, England as William Claud Michel Palmer. He was an actor, known for Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937), The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and Bulldog Drummond (1929). He was married to Gwen Dowling, Daisy Isabel Douglas Overend (aka Dorothy Overend, actress) and Barbara Fay. He died on ... See full bio »

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Bulldog Drummond at Bay Algy Longworth
Bulldog Drummond Algy Longworth
The Reluctant Dragon Sir Giles (segment "The Reluctant Dragon")


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 1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
the Butler
- Sock, the Businessman (1956) ... the Butler
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Screen Credit (1956)
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
- The Movie Star (1955) ... Butler
 1950-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Henderson / Butler to Frampton / Burton
- The Amazing Mrs. Halliday (1955) ... Henderson (as Claude Allister)
- Purple and Fine Linen (1951) ... Butler to Frampton
- Goodnight, Please (1950) ... Burton (as Claude Allister)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Cyril - the Butler
- Meet the Governor (1955) ... Cyril - the Butler
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Sir George
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Mr. Winston
- Vern's Two Daughters (1953) ... Mr. Winston (as Claude Allister)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Interlude (1953)
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Cedric Ashby
- London Incident (1952) ... Cedric Ashby
 1952 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Woolawei (uncredited)
 1952 Hong Kong
Hotel Manager
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Water Rat (voice, as Claude Allister)
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short)
Rat (voice)
 1948 Quartet
1st. Club Man (segment "The Colonel's Lady") (as Claude Allister)
 1946 Youth at the Helm (TV Movie)
Chairman of the London and Metropolitan Bank
 1946 Showtime
 1945 Dumb Dora Discovers Tobacco (Short)
Sir Percival
 1945 Don Chicago
Lord Piccadilly
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye
Adolphus Pickering
 1945 I Was a Criminal
First Railroad Employee
 1944 The Hundred Pound Window
Hon. Freddie
 1943 Forever and a Day
William Barstow
 1942 Don't Get Personal
Sir Cecil (uncredited)
 1941/II The Reluctant Dragon (Short)
Sir Giles (voice)
 1941 Confirm or Deny
William (scenes deleted)
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Bitten Englishman (uncredited)
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Officer-Motorist (uncredited)
 1941 Charley's Aunt
Cricket Match Spectator
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon
Sir Giles (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Beck (uncredited)
 1940 Lillian Russell
Arthur Sullivan (as Claude Allister)
 1939 Captain Fury
 1938 Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Sir Basil Leghorne
 1938 Storm Over Bengal
 1938 Blond Cheat
Lord Basil Sheldon (uncredited)
 1938 Men Are Such Fools
Rudolf (as Claude Allister)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Lord Boffingwell (uncredited)
 1937 Oh, What a Knight! (Short)
 1937 The Awful Truth
Lord Fabian (uncredited)
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
 1937 Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Algy Longworth
 1936 Lady Luck
Briggs (as Claude Allister)
 1936 Yellowstone
Guest with Monocole (uncredited)
 1936 Dracula's Daughter
Sir Aubrey (as Claude Allister)
 1936 Three Live Ghosts
Lord 'Spoofy' Brockton (as Claude Allister)
 1935 The Dark Angel
Lawrence Bidley
 1935 Every Night at Eight
Mr. Vernon (uncredited)
 1934 The Private Life of Don Juan
The Duke, as Dukes Go (as Claude Allister)
 1934 The Return of Bulldog Drummond
Algy Longworth
 1934 Those Were the Days
Capt. Horace Vale
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Brevin (as Claude Allister)
 1933 The Medicine Man
The Hon. Freddie Wiltshire (as Claude Allister)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Cornell (as Claude Allister)
 1933 Sleeping Car
Baron Delande
 1933 Excess Baggage
Col. Murgatroyd, RSVP
 1933 That's My Wife
Archie Trevor
 1933 Private Wives (Short)
 1932 Midshipmaid Gob
 1932 The Return of Raffles
 1932 Blame the Woman
Joe Fragson
 1932 Wives Beware
Dr. Biggash
 1932 The Unexpected Father
 1931 On the Loose (Short)
Mr. Loder's Friend
 1931 The Sea Ghost
Percy Atwater
 1931 Platinum Blonde
Dawson - the Valet (as Claude Allister)
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Archie Lester (as Claude Allister)
 1931 Meet the Wife
Victor Staunton
 1931 Rough House Rhythm (Short)
 1931 Captain Applejack
John Jason (as Claude Allister)
 1930 Reaching for the Moon
Sir Horace Partington Chelmsford
 1930 Monte Carlo
Duke Otto von Liebenheim
 1930 The Florodora Girl
Lord Rumblesham
 1930 Czar of Broadway
 1930 Ladies Love Brutes
Tailor (uncredited)
 1930 Murder Will Out
Alan Fitzhugh
 1930 Such Men Are Dangerous
Fred Wyndham (as Claude Allister)
 1930 Slightly Scarlet
Albert Hawkins
 1930 In the Next Room
Parks (the butler)
 1929 Three Live Ghosts
 1929 Charming Sinners
 1929 Bulldog Drummond
Algy Longworth (as Claude Allister)
 1929 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Henry James Plaisted
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[Other than Broadway]. He acted in James Bridie and Claud Gurney's play, "Mary Read-Dragoon and Pirate," at His Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Robert Donat, Flora Robson, Iris Hoey, Beatrice Wilson, Betty Hardy, Wilfrid Walter, Marie Dainton, Charles Farrell, John Turnbull, Evan Thomas, and George Benson in the cast.... See more »

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Claude Allister


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Long-nosed British character actor with large, deep-set eyes and high forehead. A former clerk at the London Stock exchange, educated at Felsted School in Essex. On stage in London from 1910, on Broadway from 1924. Invariably specialised in portraying pompous or bumbling upper class twits - replete with monocle and top hat - both in his native England, and in Hollywood. See more »

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