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Ralph Forbes (1904–1951)


Ralph Forbes had other ideas than the family wish for him to seek a career in law or the navy. He became interested in acting and began stage work in England. By 1917, he had come to the US to get his feet wet in the film medium with his first silent that year. But he returned to the UK to work in the early British film industry from 1921 to 1926. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century George Smith
(1934)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Hugo Baskerville
(1939)
The Legion of Missing Men
(1937)
Smilin' Through
Smilin' Through Willie Ainley
(1932)

Filmography

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 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Raven (1950)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Rivals (1950)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Sims
- The Twelve Pound Look (1949) ... Harry Sims
 1948 Neighbor to the North (Short)
The Canadian
 1944 Frenchman's Creek
Harry St. Columb
 1940 Curtain Call
Leslie Barrivale
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds
Mr. Perrins
 1940 Calling Philo Vance
Tom McDonald
 1939 Tower of London
Henry Tudor
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Harrison Todd
 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sir Hugo Baskerville
 1938 Convicts at Large
David Brent
 1938 Annabel Takes a Tour
Viscount Ronald River-Clyde
 1938 If I Were King
Oliver Le Dain
 1938 Kidnapped
James
 1938 Women Are Like That
Martin Brush
 1937 Stage Door
Cast of Stage Play
 1937 Woman Against the World
Larry Steele
 1937 Make a Wish
Walter Mays
 1937 The Legion of Missing Men
Bob Carter
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair
Lionel Trent
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Cousin John
 1937 Rich Relations
Dave Walton
 1936 Love Letters of a Star
Meredith Landers
 1936 Daniel Boone
Stephen Marlowe
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Paris - Young Nobleman Kinsman to the Prince
 1936 Piccadilly Jim
Lord Frederick 'Freddie' Priory
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Randolph
 1936 I'll Name the Murderer
Tommy Tilton
 1935 The Three Musketeers
Duke of Buckingham
 1935 The Goose and the Gander
Ralph Summers
 1935 Streamline Express
Fred Arnold
 1935 Age of Indiscretion
Felix Shaw
 1935 Rescue Squad
DeWitt Porter
 1935 Enchanted April
Peppo Briggs
 1934 Strange Wives
Paul
 1934 Outcast Lady
Boy Fenwick
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Captain Surtees Cook
 1934 The Fountain
Ballater
 1934 Shock
Derek Marbury
 1934 Twentieth Century
George Smith
 1934 Riptide
Fenwick
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X
Sir Christopher Marche
 1934 Bombay Mail
William Luke-Patson
 1933 The Solitaire Man
Robert Bascom
 1933 The Avenger
Norman Craig
 1933 Pleasure Cruise
Richard Orloff aka Taversham
 1933 The Phantom Broadcast
Norman Wilder
 1933 Christopher Strong
Harry Rawlinson
 1932 Smilin' Through
Willie Ainley
 1932 Thunder Below
Davis
 1931 Beau Ideal
John Geste
 1931 The Bachelor Father
John Ashley
 1930 Her Wedding Night
Larry Charters
 1930 Inside the Lines
Eric Woodhouse
 1930 The Lady of Scandal
John
 1930 Mamba
Karl von Reiden
 1930 The Green Goddess
Dr. Traherne
 1930 Lilies of the Field
Ted Willing
 1928 Restless Youth
Bruce Neil
 1928 The Masks of the Devil
Manfred
 1928 The Whip
Lord Brancaster
 1928 The Actress
Arthur Gower
 1928 Under the Black Eagle
Karl von Zorn
 1928 The Trail of '98
Larry
 1928 The Latest from Paris
Joe Adams
 1927 The Enemy
Carl Behrend
 1927 Mr. Wu
Basil Gregory
 1926 Beau Geste
John Geste
 1926 Charleys tant
Jack Chesney
 1924 Owd Bob
Davie McAdam
 1924 Réveille
The Kid
 1923 Comin' Thro the Rye
George Tempest
 1922 The Glorious Adventure
Courtier (uncredited)
 1921 A Lowland Cinderella
Master of Darrock
 1921 The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's
Oliver Greenfield
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Stronger Than Love. Written by Dario Niccodemi. Directed by Alfred Hickman and Frederick Stanhope. Belasco Theatre: 28 Dec 1925- Feb 1926 (closing date unknown/49 performances). Cast: Patricia Calvert (as "Florence Lumley"), Julia Duncan (as "Louise'), Ralph Forbes (as "Marius"), Echlin Gayer (as "Jean"), Katherine Grey (as "... See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Son of Mary Forbes. Brother of Brenda Forbes. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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