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John Davidson

Highest Rated:   100% Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Lowest Rated:   14% The Squeeze (1987)
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Character actor John Davidson entered films in 1914. Though a native New Yorker, Davidson seemed most at home playing sinister Middle Easterners or Europeans; he was, for example, cast as the sheik in Priscilla Dean's 1922 version of Under Two Flags and as Cardinal Richelieu in the 1924 Rudolph Valentino vehicle Monsieur Beaucaire. In talkies, he was seen in roles ranging from bit-part concierges to criminal masterminds. Busiest in serials, Davidson menaced his way through such chapter plays as The Perils of Pauline (1934), Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941), The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941), Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1942), The Perils of Nyoka (1942), and The Purple Monster Strikes (1945). Even in his fleeting A-picture appearances, he remained an unsavory presence (e.g., Benedict Arnold in Where Do We Go From Here?). Once in a while, he'd spoof his established screen image, notably as the capricious sidewalk hypnotist in the 1939 Our Gang one-reeler Duel Personalities. He retired from films sometime in the early '50s. John Davidson is no relation to the singer of the same name.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
55% Ned Kelly
  • Glenrowan Policeman
2003
90% Edward Scissorhands
  • TV Host
1990
No Score Yet Search for Haunted Hollywood
  • Actor
1989
14% The Squeeze
  • Honest Tom T. Murray
1987
14% The Concorde... Airport '79
  • Robert Palmer
1979
No Score Yet Shell Game
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
  • Joe Carder
1968
50% The Happiest Millionaire
  • Angie Duke
1967
No Score Yet A Gathering of Eagles
  • Hadley
1963
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Patriarch
1954
No Score Yet Thunder in the East
  • Hotel Clerk
1952
No Score Yet Half Angel
  • Best Man
1951
No Score Yet The Sword of Monte Cristo
  • Artist
1951
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark
  • Board Member
1949
No Score Yet Slattery's Hurricane
  • Maitre D'
1949
95% A Letter to Three Wives
  • Waiter
1949
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish
  • Reporter
1948
No Score Yet The Iron Curtain
  • Secretary
1948
100% Daisy Kenyon
  • Mervyn
1947
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey
  • Floorwalker
1946
No Score Yet Smooth as Silk
  • Sam
1946
No Score Yet Shock
  • Mr. Edwards
1946
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Benedict Arnold
1945
No Score Yet The Purple Monster Strikes
  • Emperor of Mars
1945
No Score Yet Call of the Jungle
  • Harley
1944
No Score Yet The Chinese Cat
  • Carl/Kurt
1944
No Score Yet Adventures of Captain Marvel
  • Tal Chotali
1941
64% The Devil Bat
  • Prof. Raines
1940
No Score Yet King of the Royal Mounted
  • Dr. Shelton
1940
No Score Yet Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation
  • Prince Suleid
1939
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Last Warning
  • Hakim
1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond
  • Gumba
1939
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn
  • Wingate
1937
No Score Yet Confession
  • Actor Friend
1937
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii
  • Phoebus
1935
No Score Yet Death from a Distance
  • Ahmad Haidru
1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Egypt
  • Daoud Atrash, the Chemist
1935
93% A Tale of Two Cities
  • Morveau
1935
No Score Yet A Shot in the Dark
  • Prof. Brand
1935
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Sid
1935
86% The Scarlet Empress
  • Marquis De La Chetardie
1934
No Score Yet The Moonstone
  • Yandoo, Blake's Hindu Servant
1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer!
  • Sour Radio Announcer
1934
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Phillips
1934
60% Viva Villa!
  • Statesman
1934
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy
  • Tiger Taggart
1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Mystery
  • Actor
1934
91% Dinner at Eight
  • Mr. Hatfield, the Assistant Manager
1933
80% Gabriel over the White House
  • Foreign Diplomat
1933
No Score Yet Perils of Pauline
  • Doctor Bashan
1933
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin
  • Butler
1932
86% Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Manager
1932
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Chair
  • Edward Wales
1929
No Score Yet The Rescue
  • Hassim
1929
56% Queen of the Nightclubs
  • Don Holland
1929
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Cardinal Richelieu
1924
No Score Yet Saturday Night
  • The Count Demitry Scardoff
1922

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Love Boat
1977-1986
  • Grant Cooper
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Actor
  • 1974
  • 1972
0% That's Incredible!
1980
  • Appearing
  • Host

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