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David Torrence (1864–1951)

David Torrence was the second child born out of eleven children to Henry Torrance Thomson and Janet Bryce. Davis given name was 'David Bryce Thomson." Born on Jan 17,1863 in Edinbough,Scotland. David's brother was character star 'Ernest Torrence' who was 15 years younger than David. Ernest was the first of the two to come to California and become ... See full bio »

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Known For

Raffles Inspector McKenzie
Charlie Chan in London Home Secretary


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 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Donald Fenton
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone
Mr. Cranston
 1939 Bulldog Drummond's Bride
Bank Official (uncredited)
 1938 Five of a Kind
Sir Basil Crawford
 1937 Ebb Tide
Tapena Tom
 1937 Lost Horizon
Prime Minister (uncredited)
 1936 Beloved Enemy
 1936 Annie Laurie (Short)
Sir Robert Laurie
 1936 Mary of Scotland
 1936 The Country Doctor
Governor General
 1935 Captain Blood
Andrew Baynes
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Lord Hood
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Sir Stanley Woodland (uncredited)
 1935 Harmony Lane
Mr. Pentland
 1935 The Dark Angel
Mr. Shannon (uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Mr. Miggs - the Lawyer
 1935 Black Sheep
Capt. Savage
 1934 What Every Woman Knows
Alick Wylie
 1934 Charlie Chan in London
Home Secretary
 1934 Jane Eyre
Mr. Brocklehurst
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
Sir Charles Ripton (uncredited)
 1934 Madame Spy
 1934 Mandalay
Capt. McAndrews of the Sirohi
 1933 Queen Christina
 1933 Berkeley Square
Lord Stanley
 1933 The Masquerader
 1933 Voltaire
Dr. Tronchin
 1933 Horse Play
Uncle Percy
 1933 Cavalcade
Man at Disarmament Conference (uncredited)
 1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu
 1932 Smilin' Through
Gardener (uncredited)
 1932 A Successful Calamity
 1931 Five Star Final
Arthur Weeks (uncredited)
 1931 East Lynne
Sir Richard Hare
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Dr. Frank 'Mac' MacDonald
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
Mr. Hope
 1930 River's End
Inspector McDowell
 1930 Scotland Yard
Captain Graves
 1930 Raffles
Inspector McKenzie
 1930 City Girl
Mr. J.L. Tustine
 1929 Disraeli
Lord Probert
 1929 Hearts in Exile
 1929 The Black Watch
Field Marshal
 1929 Strong Boy
Railroad President
 1929 Untamed Justice
George Morrow, Investment Broker
 1929 Silks and Saddles
Judge Clifford
 1928 The Cavalier
Ramón Torreno
 1928 The City of Purple Dreams
Symington Otis
 1928 Undressed
Martin Stanley
 1928 The Big Noise
Managing Editor
 1927 On the Stroke of Twelve
Henry Rutledge
 1927 Rolled Stockings
Mr. Treday
 1927 The World at Her Feet
 1927 Annie Laurie
Sir Robert Laurie
 1927 The Mysterious Rider
Mark King
 1927 The Midnight Watch
Chief Callahan
 1926 The Third Degree
Howard Jeffries Sr.
 1926 The Unknown Cavalier
Peter Gaunt
 1926 Forever After
Mr. Clayton, Jennie's Father
 1926 The Man in the Shadow
Robert Rodman
 1926 Laddie
Paul Stanton
 1926 Race Wild
 1926 Brown of Harvard
Mr. Brown
 1926 The Isle of Retribution
Godfrey Cornet
 1926 Sandy
Angus McNeil
 1926 Oh! What a Nurse!
Big Tim Harrison
 1926 The King of the Turf
Martyn Selsby
 1926 The Auction Block
Robert Wharton Sr
 1925 The Tower of Lies
 1925 The Wheel
Theodore Morton Sr.
 1925 What Fools Men
 1925 The Mystic
James Bradshaw
 1925 Fighting the Flames
Judge Horatio Manly
 1925 Her Husband's Secret
Ross Brewster
 1925 The Reckless Sex
Robert Lanning
 1925 He Who Laughs Last
George K. Taylor
 1924 Idle Tongues
Cyrenus Stone
 1924 Love's Wilderness
The Governor
 1924 The Sawdust Trail
Jonathan Butts
 1924 Tiger Love
Don Miguel Castelar
 1924 Surging Seas
Lionel Sinclair
 1924 Which Shall It Be?
Robert Moore
 1924 The Dawn of a Tomorrow
Sir Oliver Holt
 1923 The Drums of Jeopardy
 1923 The Light That Failed
 1923 Railroaded
Judge Garbin
 1923 The Man Next Door
Colonel Wright
 1923 The Abysmal Brute
Mortimer Sangster
 1923 Trimmed in Scarlet
Charles Knight
 1922 The Power of a Lie
John Hammond
 1922 Forsaking All Others
Mr. Morton
 1922 Tess of the Storm Country
Elias Graves
 1922 A Virgin's Sacrifice
David Sherrill
 1922 Sherlock Holmes
Count von Stalburg
 1922 Received Payment
Daniel Milton
 1921 The Inside of the Cup
Eldon Parr
 1919 The Night of the Dub (Short)
 1913 Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Alec D'Urberville
 1913 The Prisoner of Zenda
Michael, Duke of Strelsau
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Was in two Oscar Best Picture winners Cavalcade (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and six other nominees Disraeli (1929), East Lynne (1931), Five Star Final (1931), Smilin' Through (1932), Captain Blood (1935) and Lost Horizon (1937). See more »

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