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Claude Rains

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Also Known As: Died: May 30, 1967
Born: November 10, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Herod the Great
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
Twilight of Honor (1963) as Art Harper
A struggling lawyer takes on a controversial murder case that could make or break him.
Battle of the Worlds (1963) as Prof. Benjamin Benson
A stray planet on a collision course with Earth instead takes orbit around our blue marble. What seems like a dead planet suddenly launches a fleet of flying saucers which attack our space fleets.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as Mr. Dryden
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
The Lost World (1960) as Professor George Edward Challenger
A professor leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify that dinosaurs still live there.
This Earth Is Mine (1959) as Jean Philippe Rambeau
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
Lisbon (1956) as Aristides Mavros
Paris Express (1953) as Kees Popinga
A business owner and his clerk go head to head over the company funds.
Sealed Cargo (1951) as Eric Skalder
A fisherman tangles with Nazi smugglers off the Canadian coast.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Mr. [Frederick] Lannington
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
The White Tower (1950) as Paul Delambre
Mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps mull over past problems while trying to conquer a perilous peak.
The Passionate Friends (1949)
A married woman has one last fling with her childhood sweetheart.
Song of Surrender (1949) as Elisha Hunt
Rope of Sand (1949) as Arthur [Fred] Martingale
Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.
The Unsuspected (1947) as Victor Grandison
The producer of a radio crime series commits the perfect crime, then has to put the case on the air.
Angel on My Shoulder (1946) as Nick, the Devil
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
Notorious (1946) as Alexander Sebastian
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
Deception (1946) as Alexander Hollenius
A woman tries to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover.
Strange Holiday (1945) as John Stevenson
Businessman John Stevenson returns from a camping holiday in the mountains to discover the whole of America has been taken over by foreign invaders. His family has been taken away and he is thrown into prison and must come to terms with the new USA.
This Love of Ours (1945) as Dr. Joseph Targel
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?
Caesar And Cleopatra (1945) as Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar gives the famed Egyptian queen lessons in government.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Job Skeffington
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
Passage to Marseille (1944) as Captain Freycinet
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
Forever and a Day (1943) as [Ambrose] Pomfret
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
Phantom of the Opera (1943) as Erique Claudin
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.
Kings Row (1942) as Dr. Alexander Tower
Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry.
Moontide (1942) as Nutsy
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
Casablanca (1942) as Louis Renault
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Now, Voyager (1942) as Dr. Jaquith
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) as Mr. Jordan
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife.
Four Mothers (1941) as Adam Lemp
Four married sisters face financial problems as motherhood approaches.
The Wolf Man (1941) as Sir John Talbot
A British nobleman undergoes a startling transformation when he's bitten by a gypsy werewolf.
The Sea Hawk (1940) as Don Jose Alvarez de Cordoba
A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I.
Lady with Red Hair (1940) as David Belasco
An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.
Saturday's Children (1940) as Mr. [Henry] Halevy
A young inventor''''s new marriage is jeopardized by financial problems.
Four Wives (1939) as Adam Lemp
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Senator Joseph Paine
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Daughters Courageous (1939) as Jim Masters
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
Juarez (1939) as Napoleon III
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as Detective Phelan
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Colonel Ferris
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
White Banners (1938) as Paul Ward
A mysterious woman tries to help her son''''s foster family without revealing her true identity.
Four Daughters (1938) as Adam Lemp
A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) as Prince John
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
The Prince and the Pauper (1937) as Earl of Hertford
Rousing adaptation of the Mark Twain tale of a 16th-century prince who trades places with a lookalike peasant.
Stolen Holiday (1937) as Stefan Orloff
A Paris fashion model marries a fortune hunter to protect him from the law.
They Won't Forget (1937) as Andy Griffin
Bigotry flares when a teacher is accused of killing a small-town girl in the South.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Don Luis
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
Hearts Divided (1936) as Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon's younger brother falls for a girl from Baltimore.
The Clairvoyant (1935) as Maximus, the mind-reader
A fake psychic suddenly turns into the real thing when he meets a young beauty.
The Last Outpost (1935) as John Stevenson
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) as John Jasper [also known as Mr. Orrich]
An opium addict''''s obsession with a young girl leads to murder.
Crime Without Passion (1934) as Lee Gentry
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Paul Verin
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
The Invisible Man (1933) as The Invisible One [Jack Griffin]
A scientist's experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman.

Cast (special)

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1961) as Mayor
A musical adaptation of the German legend about a town infested with rats, and of a wanderer who uses his magical flute to lure the rodents out of the town of Hamelin.
Once Upon a Christmas Time (1959)
When a group of Vermont villagers want to welcome the town's orphan children to their homes for Christmas, the stern Miss Scugg refuses to let them leave her orphanage. The story relates the efforts of the townspeople to change Miss Scugg's mind and provide a merry Christmas for the children. Based
On Borrowed Time (1957) as Mr Brink
The story of a grandfather, not yet ready to meet his maker, who chases death away, seeking more time to raise his orphaned grandson.

Misc. Crew (short)

The Making of a Great Motion Picture (1936)
This promotional short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Anthony Adverse" (1936).

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