Edwin Maxwell (1886–1948)

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Edwin Maxwell was born on February 9, 1886 in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for Scarface (1932), The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and His Girl Friday (1940). He was married to Betty Alden. He died on August 13, 1948 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Scarface Detective Chief
His Girl Friday Dr. Egelhoffer


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 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Porter Grimes (uncredited)
 1948 The Vicious Circle
Presiding Judge
 1948 Campus Honeymoon
Sen. Hughes
 1947 The Gangster
Johnny - Politician (uncredited)
 1947 Second Chance
Mr. Davenport
 1946 The Jolson Story
Oscar Hammerstein (uncredited)
 1946 Swamp Fire
Capt. Pierre Moise
 1945 Mama Loves Papa
 1945 The Great John L.
Exhibition Ring Announcer (uncredited)
 1944 Practically Yours
Radio Official (uncredited)
 1944 Wilson
William Jennings Bryan
 1944 The Great Moment
Vice-President of Medical Society
 1944 Since You Went Away
Businessman in Cocktail Lounge (uncredited)
 1944 Waterfront
Max Kramer
 1943 Holy Matrimony
King Edward VII (uncredited)
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
Doctor (uncredited)
 1943 Behind Prison Walls
Percy Webb
 1942 Street of Chance
Stillwell, D.A.
 1942 I Live on Danger
Wingy Keefe
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Sen. John Randolph
 1941 Know for Sure (Short)
Dr. Paxton (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
District Attorney
 1941 Buy Me That Town
P.V. Baxter
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
City Councilman (uncredited)
 1941 Ride on Vaquero
Dan Clark
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
 1940 Kit Carson
John Sutter
 1940 Brigham Young
2nd Mob Leader
 1940 New Moon
Captain de Jean
 1940 Jack Pot (Short)
Rocky Fallon
 1940 Parole Fixer
Edward Murkil (uncredited)
 1940 Pound Foolish (Short)
George Reynolds (uncredited)
 1940 The Blue Bird
 1940 His Girl Friday
Dr. Egelhoffer
 1939 Ninotchka
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Rev. Daniel Gros
 1939 Way Down South
Martin Dill
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
John T. Stuart (uncredited)
 1939 Made for Each Other
Messerschmidt (uncredited)
 1938 Vacation from Love
Samson Hatfield (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Attorney to Kirby (uncredited)
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Mr. Krauss - the Shoe Store Manager (uncredited)
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Romance on the Run
 1938 Paradise for Three
First Lawyer (uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Mr. Bullock (uncredited)
 1937 Love Takes Flight
Dave Miller
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Ira Westing - Editor (uncredited)
 1937 Slim
Corton (uncredited)
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 The Road Back
 1937 A Star Is Born
Vocal Coach (uncredited)
 1937 Night Key
 1937 Love Is News
 1937 Torture Money (Short)
Milton Beacher
 1936 A Man Betrayed
 1936 Camille
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (uncredited)
 1936 Come and Get It
Sid LeMaire
 1936 To Mary - with Love
Byron C. Wakefield
 1936 Fury
 1936 Absolute Quiet
Mr. Baxter (uncredited)
 1936 Panic on the Air
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Douglas (uncredited)
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Charles Frohman (uncredited)
 1936 Dangerous Waters
Mr. Brunch
 1935 Public Ghost #1 (Short)
Insane Man
 1935 Thanks a Million
Mr. Casey
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii
The Augur - a Pompeii Official (uncredited)
 1935 Happiness C.O.D.
Lester Walsh
 1935 The Crusades
Ship's Master (uncredited)
 1935 Men of Action
Jefferson - Crooked Banker
 1935 Motive for Revenge
William King
 1935 'G' Men
Joseph Kratz (uncredited)
 1935 Great God Gold
 1935 The Devil Is a Woman
Tobacco Plant Manager (uncredited)
 1935 All the King's Horses
First Gentleman (uncredited)
 1934 Elinor Norton
Army Doctor (uncredited)
 1934 Cleopatra
 1934 Gift of Gab
Norton - President WGAB (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
District Attorney Neal
 1934/I Burn 'Em Up Barnes
Lyman Warren
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Rally Speaker (uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Party
Producer Buddy Goldfarb (uncredited)
 1934 Mystery Liner
Major Pope
 1934 Dancing Man
Morton Randall
 1934 This Side of Heaven
R.S. Sawyer (uncredited)
 1934 The 9th Guest
Jason Osgood
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
Judge (uncredited)
 1933 Lady Killer
Jeffries - Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1933 Christopher Bean
Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1933 Duck Soup
Freedonia's Secretary of War #1 (uncredited)
 1933 Fog
Ship Captain
 1933 Big Time or Bust
Winthrop Allen
 1933 Back Page
Martin Regal
 1933 Police Car 17
Big Bill Standish
 1933 Ann Vickers
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Gossiper (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
Rockwell (uncredited)
 1933 This Day and Age
Mayor's Assistant (uncredited)
 1933 Dinner at Eight
Mr. Fitch
 1933 The Narrow Corner
Man Fred Killed (uncredited)
 1933 The Man Who Dared
Fletcher (uncredited)
 1933 The Woman I Stole
 1933 Gambling Ship
 1933 Heroes for Sale
Laundry Company President
 1933 The Mayor of Hell
Louis Johnson
 1933 Emergency Call
Tom Rourke
 1933 Night of Terror
The Maniac
 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum
Joe Worth
 1933 State Trooper
W.J. Brady
 1933 Wild People (Short)
President of Globe Broadcasting Company (uncredited)
 1933 Tonight Is Ours
Mob Leader
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Tom Ford (uncredited)
 1932 The Son-Daughter
Chinese Priest (uncredited)
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Dr. Vorse
 1932 The Girl from Calgary
Earl Darrell
 1932 6 Hours to Live
Police Commissioner
 1932 Tiger Shark
Doctor (uncredited)
 1932 Those We Love
 1932 Blessed Event
Sam Gobel
 1932 American Madness
Clark (uncredited)
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell
Jake Symonds (uncredited)
 1932 While Paris Sleeps
Prison Commandant (uncredited)
 1932 The Strange Case of Clara Deane
Judge (uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Detective (uncredited)
 1932 The World and the Flesh (uncredited)
 1932/I Grand Hotel
Dr. Waitz
 1932 Young Bride
The Doctor
 1932 Scarface
Detective Chief
 1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
Chauncey Chadwick
 1932 Shopworn
Bierbauer (uncredited)
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Prof. Von Mueller (uncredited)
 1932 Two Kinds of Women
Deputy Police Commissioner (uncredited)
 1931 Ambassador Bill
Monte Montgomery
 1931 The Yellow Ticket
Police Agent Boligoff
 1931 Wicked
Owner of property
 1931 New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
Adam Carver the Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
Eye Specialist (uncredited)
 1931 Men of the Sky
 1931 Daddy Long Legs
Wykoff (uncredited)
 1931 Daybreak
Herr Hoffman
 1931 Kiki
Dr. Smiley
 1931 Inspiration
Uncle Julian Montell
 1930 The Gorilla
Cyrus Stevens
 1930 Top Speed
J.W. Rollins (uncredited)
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
Herr Bäumer (uncredited)
 1929 The Taming of the Shrew
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Stage: Appeared (as "Moritz Koppler") in "Dr. David's Dad" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Armin Friedmann and Louis Nerz. Book adapted by Carrington North and Joseph J. Garren. Vanderbilt Theatre: 13 Aug 1924-Aug 1924 (closing date unknown/5 performances). Cast: Egon Brecher (as "The Old Stieglitz"), Bruce Elmore, Jonathan Hole (as "... See more »

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