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Harlan Briggs (1879–1952)

Harlan Briggs was born on August 17, 1879 in Blissfield, Michigan, USA as Harlan Paul Briggs. He is known for his work on Dodsworth (1936), My Pal Trigger (1946) and The Bank Dick (1940). He was married to Merle Ione Weeks, Viola Marguerite Scott and Mary E. Brockway. He died on January 26, 1952 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Dodsworth Tubby Pearson
My Pal Trigger Dr. Bentley
The Bank Dick Dr. Stall


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 1952 Carrie
Joe Brant
 1951 The Sea Hornet
Watchman (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Ezra Dudley
- Drink of Water (1950) ... Ezra Dudley
 1950 Return of the Frontiersman
Zack (uncredited)
 1949 Little Women
Old Crony at Grace's Store (uncredited)
 1949 Rusty Saves a Life
Dr. McNamara (uncredited)
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter
Sam Hartle - the Caretaker (uncredited)
 1947 A Double Life
Oscar Bernard
 1947 Cynthia
J.M. Dingle, Napoleon Hardware
 1947 The Son of Rusty
Dr. McNamara (uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Jake (uncredited)
 1947 Spoilers of the North
 1947 Danger Street
Darstein - Auditor (uncredited)
 1947 Vigilantes of Boomtown
Seth--Judge (uncredited)
 1947 Ladies' Man
Mr. Ryan (uncredited)
 1946 Humoresque
Jeffers - Toy Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Praddle (uncredited)
 1946 Magnificent Doll
Quinn (uncredited)
 1946 Personality Kid
Mr. Howard
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 Canyon Passage
Dr. Balance (uncredited)
 1946 My Pal Trigger
Dr. Bentley
 1946 Night and Day
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 Do You Love Me
Mr. Higbee (uncredited)
 1946 A Stolen Life
Fisherman (uncredited)
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Mr. Brown
 1946 To Each His Own
Dr. McLaughlin (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Food Judge (uncredited)
 1945 Conflict
Pawnbroker #2 (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Senator (uncredited)
 1942 There's One Born Every Minute
Luke Simpson (uncredited)
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Sheriff Clem Watkins
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Mr. Rogard
 1941 Among the Living
 1941 Paris Calling
Papa Picon (uncredited)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Mayor Duncan's Aide (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Mac MacFarland (uncredited)
 1940 Jennie
Mr. Veitch
 1940 The Bank Dick
Dr. Stall
 1940 Youth Will Be Served
Postmaster (uncredited)
 1940 Slightly Tempted
Chief of Police Wilson (uncredited)
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Doctor (scenes deleted)
 1940 I Love You Again
Mayor Carver (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Partners
Mayor (uncredited)
 1940 Brother Orchid
Thomas A. Bailey - Acme Paving (uncredited)
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Sheriff Ollie (uncredited)
 1940 Edison, the Man
Bisbee (uncredited)
 1940 Young as You Feel
Dr. Kinsley
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Denton Offut
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Foreman in Jury
 1939 Bad Little Angel
Lem Dodd - Man in Jim's Office (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Edwards - Howling Citizen (uncredited)
 1939 Flight at Midnight
'Pop' Hussey
 1939 Fifth Avenue Girl
Stanton - Union Representative (uncredited)
 1939 The Man They Could Not Hang
Defense Attorney Parker (uncredited)
 1939 Frontier Marshal
Editor (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
Mr. Holden
 1939 Maisie
Deputy Sheriff Cal Hoskins
 1939 Tell No Tales
Davie Bryant
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
James Galt
 1939 Almost a Gentleman
Doc Rollins
 1939 Cafe Society
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1939 Made for Each Other
Judge (uncredited)
 1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mr. Rucker (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Trouble
Mr. Pike
 1939 The Mysterious Miss X
Charlie Graham
 1938 Opening Day (Short)
Mr. Garnish (uncredited)
 1938 A Man to Remember
Homer Ramsey
 1938 Meet the Girls
Ship's Captain
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Customer at Gas Station (uncredited)
 1938 The Missing Guest
Frank Kendall - Editor
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Mr. Shaw
 1938 One Wild Night
 1938 You and Me
Thomas McTavish (uncredited)
 1938 Reckless Living
'Colonel' Harris
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Printer (uncredited)
 1937 Quick Money
Thorndyke Barnsdale
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Mr. Virgil Miller
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Justice of The Peace
 1937 That's My Story!
Sheriff Allen
 1937 Trouble at Midnight
 1937 Behind the Mike
 1937 Stella Dallas
Mr. Beamer (uncredited)
 1937 Exclusive
 1937 Easy Living
Magazine Office Manager
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Mr. Silas Moriarity (uncredited)
 1937 Riding on Air
Mr. Harrison
 1937 Marked Woman
Sad Man with Emmy Lou in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime
Bearded Director (uncredited)
 1937 A Family Affair
Oscar Stubbins
 1936 After the Thin Man
Burton Forrest (uncredited)
 1936 Happy-Go-Lucky
U.S. Consul E.R. Brown
 1936 Mad Holiday
Mr. Kinney
 1936 The Garden of Allah
American Tourist in Hotel (uncredited)
 1936 Dodsworth
Tubby Pearson
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1935 We're in the Money
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1933 Kissing Time (Short)
David Sullivan (uncredited)
 1933 Seasoned Greetings (Short)
Uncle Ben Jones (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Sweet Charity. Written by Irving Brecher and Manuel Seff. Directed by George Abbott. Mansfield Theatre: 28 Dec 1942- 2 Jan 1943 (8 performances). Cast: John Adair (as "Mr. Merritt"), Rollin Bauer, Whit Bissell [credited as Whitner Bissell] (as "Myron Mitchell"), Harlan Briggs (as "Jonathan Bates"), Dort Clark (as "Trumpet ... See more »

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Diminutive ex-vaudevillian, on stage from the early 1900's. In films, often seen as pipe-smoking small town characters. Recreated his Broadway role from "Dodsworth" for the 1936 film. See more »

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