Samuel S. Hinds (1875–1948)

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Samuel S. Hinds, a Harvard graduate, was a lawyer in Hollywood until the stock market crash of 1929, in which he lost most of his money. Hinds, who had an interest in theater acting, decided to embark on a career in acting, albeit it age 54. The tall, dignified-looking Hinds appeared in over 200 films, often cast as kindly authoritarian figures--... See full bio »

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 1949 The Bribe
Dr. Warren
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Dr. Knudson
 1948 The Return of October
Judge Northridge
 1948 Perilous Waters
Dana Ferris
 1948 Call Northside 777
Judge Charles Moulton (uncredited)
 1947 Slave Girl
Senator Claibourne (uncredited)
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Dr. Weber
 1947/I The Egg and I
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Pa Bailey
 1946 Little Miss Big
Wilfred Elliott
 1946 White Tie and Tails
Mr. Bradford
 1946 Danger Woman
Dean Albert Sears
 1946 Inside Job
Judge Kincaid
 1946 The Runaround
Norman Hampton
 1946 Strange Conquest
Dr. Graves
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Professor Slater
 1945 Scarlet Street
Charles Pringle
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Mr. Jessup
 1945 Men in Her Diary
Judge Bergen
 1945 Lady on a Train
Mr. Wiggam
 1945 Secret Agent X-9
 1945 Swing Out, Sister
Rufus Mariman
 1945 Escape in the Desert
 1945 I'll Remember April
Garrett Garfield
 1945 Frisco Sal
 1944 The Singing Sheriff
Sheriff Seth
 1944 South of Dixie
Colonel Andrew J. Morgan
 1944 Jungle Woman
 1944 Follow the Boys
Officer (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
Herman Brock [Chs. 3-13]
 1944 Cobra Woman
Father Paul
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
Dean Manning
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Brig. General Wade
 1944 Phantom Lady
Judge (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Sing a Jingle
J.P. Crane
 1943 To the People of the United States (Documentary short)
Harrison - Member of Local Draft Board (uncredited)
 1943 Son of Dracula
Judge Simmons
 1943 Top Man
Mr. Fairchild
 1943 Larceny with Music
 1943 Fired Wife
Judge Towne
 1943 We've Never Been Licked
Colonel Jason Craig
 1943 Hers to Hold
Dr. Crane
 1943 Mister Big
Jeremy Taswell
 1943 What We Are Fighting For (Short)
Jim Grover - Air Raid Warden
 1943 Follow the Band
Pop Turnbull
 1943 Good Morning, Judge
J.P. Gordon
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
 1943 He's My Guy
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Colonel Brainard
 1943 Hi, Buddy
Army Commander (uncredited)
 1942 Pittsburgh
Morgan Prentiss
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Chief Kolua
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Doctor Brewster
 1942 Grand Central Murder
Roger Furness
 1942 The Spoilers
Judge Horace Stillman
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Mayor Daniels
 1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
Dudley Crispin
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Sam Shaw
 1942 Frisco Lil
James Brewster
 1942 Jail House Blues
Mr. Thomas Daniels
 1942 Don Winslow of the Navy
Adm. Colby - The CINC-US [Ch. 1]
 1941 Know for Sure (Short)
Dr. Perkins (uncredited)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Showboat Captain (uncredited)
 1941 Road Agent
Banker Sam Leavitt
 1941 Mob Town
Judge Luther Bryson
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Wilbur Grayson (uncredited)
 1941 Unfinished Business
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Dr. Stephen Kildare
 1941 The Shepherd of the Hills
Andy Beeler
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Mr. Kahly
 1941 Tight Shoes
Horace Grover, 'the Brain'
 1941 Adventure in Washington
Senator Henry Owen
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Governor Howard
 1941 Man Made Monster
Dr. John Lawrence
 1941 Back Street
Felix Darren
 1941 Buck Privates
Maj. Gen. Emerson
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
George Preston
 1940 Seven Sinners
 1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now
George P. Morgan
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Spring Parade
Von Zimmel
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
Dr. Stephen Kildare
 1940 The Boys from Syracuse
 1940 Ski Patrol
Caplt. Per Vallgren
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Dr. Stephen Kildare
 1940 It's a Date
Sidney Simpson
 1940 Zanzibar
 1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Court Aldrich
 1939 Destry Rides Again
Judge Hiram J. Slade
 1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
Dr. Stephen Kildare
 1939 First Love
Mr. Parker
 1939 One Hour to Live
Commissioner Cromwell
 1939 Hero for a Day
'Dutch' Bronson
 1939 Rio
 1939 Hawaiian Nights
 1939 Tropic Fury
J.P. Waterford
 1939 The Under-Pup
Dr. McKay
 1939 Career
Clem Bartholomew
 1939 Ex-Champ
Edward P. Nash - Boxing Commissioner
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Dr. Stephen Kildare (as Samuel Hinds)
 1939 Within the Law
Mr. Gilder
 1939 Pirates of the Skies
Police Commissioner
 1938 Newsboys' Home
Howard Price Dutton
 1938 Secrets of a Nurse
Judge Corrigan
 1938 Little Tough Guys in Society
Judge (uncredited)
 1938 The Storm
Capt. Kenny
 1938 Swing That Cheer
Coach McGann
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare
Dr. Stephen Kildare
 1938 Personal Secretary
Alan Lemke
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Paul Sycamore
 1938 The Road to Reno
Sylvia's Attorney
 1938 Little Tough Guy
1st Judge (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Mr. William Duncan Sr.
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
David Marrow
 1938 The Devil's Party
Justice Harrison
 1938 Test Pilot
General Ross
 1938 Forbidden Valley
Jeff Hazzard
 1938 Double Danger
Police Commissioner David Theron
 1938 The Jury's Secret
Brandon Williams
 1937 You're a Sweetheart
Oh, Oh, Oklahoma Actor (uncredited)
 1937 Prescription for Romance
Major Goddard
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold
Richard Gates Sr.
 1937 A Girl with Ideas
Rodding Carter
 1937 Stage Door
Henry Sims
 1937 The Lady Fights Back
Judge Cartwright (uncredited)
 1937 Double or Nothing
Jonathan Clark
 1937 The Road Back
Defense Attorney
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Admiral Furness
 1937 Night Key
Stephen Ranger (as Samuel Hinds)
 1937 Top of the Town
Henry Borden
 1937 She's Dangerous
 1937 The Mighty Treve
Uncle Joel Fenno
 1937 Black Legion
Judge (as Samuel Hinds)
 1936 Love Letters of a Star
Artemus Todd
 1936 The Longest Night
Hastings - Store Manager
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Eli Decker
 1936 His Brother's Wife
Dr. Claybourne
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Robert Halloway
 1936 Border Flight
Commander Mosely
 1936 Fatal Lady
Guili Ruffano
 1936 Woman Trap
Senator Andrews
 1936 Timothy's Quest
Rev. Fellows
 1935 Millions in the Air
Colonel Edwards
 1935 In Person
Dr. Aaron Sylvester
 1935 Bad Boy
Husband (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
John Carter
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Dr. McClintick (as Samuel Hinds)
 1935 Two Fisted
Mr. Pritchard
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Dr. Bryant
 1935 Accent on Youth
Benham (uncredited)
 1935 She
John Vincey
 1935 The Raven
Judge Thatcher
 1935 College Scandal
Mr. Cummings
 1935 Strangers All
Charles Green (as Samuel Hinds)
 1935 Black Fury
Judge (uncredited)
 1935 West Point of the Air
Secretary of War (uncredited)
 1935 Private Worlds
Dr. Arnold
 1935 Living on Velvet
Henry L. Parker (as Samuel Hinds)
 1935 Death Flies East
Professor Grayson (uncredited)
 1935 Law Beyond the Range
Editor George Alexander (uncredited)
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Thomas Granby
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air
Fleet Commander (uncredited)
 1935 Rumba
Henry B. Harrison
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Kennel Club Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 Behind the Evidence
J.T. Allen
 1935 Bordertown
Judge at First Trial (uncredited)
 1934 West of the Pecos
Colonel Lambeth
 1934 Sequoia
Dr. Matthew Martin
 1934 Mills of the Gods
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Judge (uncredited)
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Mr. Newton - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 A Lost Lady
Jim Sloane (as Samuel Hinds)
 1934 Have a Heart
Dr. Spear
 1934 She Was a Lady
Mr. Traill (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Rev. Julian Cobb - Missionary (uncredited)
 1934 Hat, Coat, and Glove
John Walters (uncredited)
 1934 His Greatest Gamble
Dr. Owen (uncredited)
 1934 The Defense Rests
Dean Adams
 1934 Baby, Take a Bow
Warden (uncredited)
 1934 Operator 13
Officer Price (uncredited)
 1934 Most Precious Thing in Life
Dean of Men (uncredited)
 1934 Sadie McKee
Dr. Branch (uncredited)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Warden of Sing Sing (uncredited)
 1934 Sisters Under the Skin
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Gordon
 1934 No Greater Glory
Gareb's Grandfather (as Samuel Hinds)
 1934 The Crime Doctor
 1934 The 9th Guest
Dr. Murray Reid (as Samuel Hinds)
 1934 You Can't Buy Everything
Henry - Banking Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Massacre
Judge Eldridge (uncredited)
 1934 The Big Shakedown
Kohlsadt - Board Member (uncredited)
 1933 Let's Fall in Love
New York Executive (uncredited)
 1933 Straightaway
 1933 Convention City
 1933 The Women in His Life
Thomas J. Worthing
 1933 Son of a Sailor
Admiral Farnsworth (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 The World Changes
A Banker (uncredited)
 1933 Little Women
Mr. March (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 Fog
 1933 Day of Reckoning
O'Farrell (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 Hold the Press
R.T. Taylor (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 Berkeley Square
The American Ambassador (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 Penthouse
Stuyvesant - Durant's Law Partner (uncredited)
 1933 Lady for a Day
Mayor (uncredited)
 1933 One Man's Journey
Dr. Babcock (as Sam Hinds)
 1933 The Road Is Open Again (Short)
Woodrow Wilson
 1933 This Day and Age
Mayor - George
 1933 Deluge
Chief Forecaster (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 Bed of Roses
Father Doran (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 The Nuisance
Mr. Beaumont (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Dr. H.L. Eastman (as Samuel Hinds)
 1933 Murders in the Zoo
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
 1933 The Crime of the Century
Philip Ames
 1932 If I Had a Million
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1926 The Amateur Gentleman
Charles - Marquis of Jerningham (uncredited)
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(May 18 to 30 , 1925) He acted in Victor Mapes' play, "The Amethyst," in the inaugural Pasadena Playhouse production at the new Pasadena Playhouse at 35 South El Molino in Pasadena, California with Douglas Montgomery in the cast. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. Lenore Shanewise was director.

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Alternate Names:

Samuel Hinds | Sam Hinds


Dorothy Vandevort Cruickshank  (divorced)  (2 children)


Joseph Edwin Hinds | Mary A. Beetham Hinds

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Hinds' father, Joseph Edwin Hinds, was president of the United States Playing Card Company, and his great-grandfather was the respected British poet Robert Southey. See more »

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