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Wedgwood Nowell (1878–1957)

Wedgwood Nowell was born on January 24, 1878 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as Harry Hawkins Nowell. He was an actor and composer, known for 813 (1920), Calling Philo Vance (1940) and A Doll's House (1922). He was married to Irma Stowe and [Edna] Claire Colwell (actress). He died on June 17, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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813 Arsene Lupin
Calling Philo Vance
Calling Philo Vance Brisbane Coe
A Doll's House
A Doll's House Nils Krogstad
The Eternal Flame
The Eternal Flame Marquis de Ronquerolles


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 1947 The Late George Apley
Trustee, Boston Waif Society (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Industrialist (uncredited)
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Board of Directors Member (scenes deleted)
 1946 The Searching Wind
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Elderly Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Man at Club (uncredited)
 1943 Watch on the Rhine
American Diplomat (uncredited)
 1943 That Nazty Nuisance
Heinrich Himmler (uncredited)
 1943 Let's Have Fun
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 One Dangerous Night
Attendant (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Broker (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Supervisor (uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Man in Queue at Train Station (uncredited)
 1941 Remember the Day
Man Awaiting Dewey's Arrival (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Passerby Professor (uncredited)
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
British Official (uncredited)
 1941 Dive Bomber
General (uncredited)
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Businessman in Talbot's Office (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Judge at Wedding (uncredited)
 1941 Here Comes Happiness
Party and Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe (uncredited)
 1941 Free and Easy
Gambler (uncredited)
 1941 Flight from Destiny (scenes deleted)
 1940 No Time for Comedy
First-Nighter (uncredited)
 1940 Boom Town
Oilman at Producers' Convention (uncredited)
 1940 My Love Came Back
Johnson - Music Co. Treasurer (uncredited)
 1940 Pony Express Days (Short)
Northerner (uncredited)
 1940 Sporting Blood
Man at Race Track (uncredited)
 1940 Murder in the Air
Flagship Admiral (uncredited)
 1940 The Man with Nine Lives
Doctor Spectator (uncredited)
 1940 Virginia City
Prosecuting Officer (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Courthouse Spectator (uncredited)
 1940 3 Cheers for the Irish
Doctor at St. Marks Hospital (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Passerby Pointing Out Steamship Line (uncredited)
 1940 Teddy the Rough Rider (Short)
Mine Owner (uncredited)
 1940 Calling Philo Vance
Brisbane Coe
 1939 Reno
Gambler (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
Parole Board Member (uncredited)
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited)
 1939 Torchy Runs for Mayor
H.T.Cope - Third Editor (uncredited)
 1939 Dark Victory
Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 Women in the Wind
Cleveland Official (uncredited)
 1939 Homicide Bureau
Citizen League Member (uncredited)
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Karovian Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 The Little Adventuress
 1938 Hard to Get
Clerk in Richards' Outer Office (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Allen (uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Playgoer in Theater Lobby (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Diner (uncredited)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns
Draper (uncredited)
 1938 The Chaser
Dr. Kahn (uncredited)
 1938 Racket Busters
Business Man (uncredited)
 1938 Fast Company
Man in Murdered Man's House (uncredited)
 1938 Island in the Sky
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1938 Start Cheering
Board Member (uncredited)
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Pen & Pencil Club Speaker (uncredited)
 1938 Paradise for Three
Lawyer / Extra at Palace Hotel (uncredited)
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
San Francisco Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1937 First Lady
Man at Meeting (uncredited)
 1937 45 Fathers (uncredited)
 1937 The Footloose Heiress
Humphrey Baeder (uncredited)
 1937 The Case of the Stuttering Bishop
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1937 San Quentin
1st Prison Board Member (uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter
Admiral (uncredited)
 1937 The Hit Parade
Ticket-Seller (uncredited)
 1937 Racketeers in Exile
Finance Man (uncredited)
 1937 Dick Tracy
H.T. Clayton [Chs. 8-9]
 1937 Lost Horizon
Englishman (uncredited)
 1937 A Doctor's Diary
Doctor (uncredited)
 1937 Stolen Holiday
M. Borel (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1936 A Man Betrayed
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Penfield (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Show
Movie Director (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1936 Theodora Goes Wild
Dance Floor Extra (uncredited)
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan
Henchman on Telephone (uncredited)
 1936 To Mary - with Love
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Queen Elizabeth's Majordomo (uncredited)
 1936 Brides Are Like That
Extra at Dance (uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Court-Martial Member (uncredited)
 1935 I Dream Too Much
Guest at Party (uncredited)
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Man Leaving Ship (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1935 Personal Maid's Secret
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Anna Karenina
Officer at Banquet (uncredited)
 1935 Calm Yourself
Alfredo (uncredited)
 1935 Love Me Forever
Guest (uncredited)
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
Waldorf Diner (uncredited)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris
Man in Montage (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lady
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Babbitt
A Zebra (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Fix It
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
Waiter Grabbing Tray from Shorty (uncredited)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows
Party Supporter (uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Widow
Lackey (uncredited)
 1934 Cleopatra
Scribe (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1934 Hell Bent for Love
Attorney Kelly Drake
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Man Accepting 300 Silver Bet (uncredited)
 1932 High Speed
'The Boss' (uncredited)
 1932 Hotel Continental
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1923 Jealous Husbands
George Conrad (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1923 Adam's Rib
Minister's Secretary
 1923 Don't Marry for Money
The Inspector
 1923 The West~Bound Limited
Raymond McKim
 1922 Thelma
Lennox (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1922 Enter Madame
Doctor (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1922 The Eternal Flame
Marquis de Ronquerolles (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1922 Ashes
Mr. Crafton
 1922 A Doll's House
Nils Krogstad
 1922 The Song of Life
Richard Henderson (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1921 The Match-Breaker
Hack De Long (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1921 Devotion
Teddy Grandin
 1920 813
Arsene Lupin
 1920 The Dream Cheater
Angus Burton (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1919 The Lord Loves the Irish
Allyn Dexter
 1919 The Beauty Market
Hobie Flagg
 1919 Kitty Kelly, M.D.
Jerry Williams (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1919 Her Purchase Price
Undetermined Role
 1919 A Man's Fight
Norman Evans
 1919/I The Man Beneath
François (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1919 The Man Who Turned White
Captain Beverly (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1919 Adele
Count von Schulling
 1918 The Velvet Hand
Prince Visconte (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1918 Money Isn't Everything
'Diamond Tim' Moody
 1917 The Mysterious Mr. Tiller
Stephen Pitt (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1917 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Mr. Graham
 1917 The Flower of Doom
Sam Savinsky
 1917 The Pulse of Life
Guido Serrani
 1917 The Reward of the Faithless
Guido Campanelli
 1917 Black Orchids
Marquis De Chantal
 1916 The Chalice of Sorrow
Francisco De Sarpina (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1916 The Rough Neck (Short)
Robert Calkins (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1916 The Deserter
Captain Turner
 1916 The Sorrows of Love
Carlo Parodi
 1916 The Beggar of Cawnpore
Werner - the Engineer
 1915 The Golden Claw
Graham Henderson (as Wedgewood Nowell)
 1915 The Disciple
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

The Right to Happiness (1912). Written by Gustav Guiche and P.B. Ghersi. Translated by F.G. Fay. Bijou Theatre: 11 Jan 1912- Jan 1912 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Arthur "Pop" Byron, Frank Conlan, Julia Hay, Adelaide Keim, Wilton Lackaye, Wedgwood Nowell, Sybilla Pope, Walter H. Regan, Harold Rowe, Muriel Starr... See more »

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