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Hugh Herbert

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Also Known As: Died: March 12, 1952
Born: August 10, 1885 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Binghamton, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

He Knew Women (1930) as Director
A novelist has to chose between his wealthy patron and a penniless romantic.
Danger Lights (1930) as Dialogue Director
A family railroad is threatened when the owner''''s girl falls for a conductor.

Cast (feature film)

Havana Rose (1951) as Filbert Fillmore
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) as Doctor
Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Professor Twingle
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
The Girl from Manhattan (1948) as Aaron Goss
So This Is New York (1948) as Mr. Trumbult
On Our Merry Way (1948) as Eli Hobbs
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
Blondie in the Dough (1947) as Llewellyn Simmons
One Way to Love (1945) as Eustace P. Trumble
Music for Millions (1945) as Uncle Ferdinand ["Bish"]
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
Kismet (1944) as Feisal
In the classic Arabian Nights tale, the king of the beggars enters high society to help his daughter marry a handsome prince.
Ever Since Venus (1944) as P. G. Grimble, also known as Walker
It's a Great Life (1943) as Timothy Brewster
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
Don't Get Personal (1942) as Elmer Whippet [/Oscar Whippet]
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Mr. Marcus P. Throckmorton
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
You're Telling Me (1942) as Hubert [Abercrombie Gumm]
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Lemuel [P. Twine/Ghost of Claudius Twine/Ghost of Abner Twine]
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Hugh Mansfield
The Black Cat (1941) as Mr. Penny
Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages -- all the proper ingredients.
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Quimby
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
Hello Sucker (1941) as Hubert [Worthington Clippe]
Badlands of Dakota (1941) as Rocky
La Conga Nights (1940) as Henry I. Dibble, Jr. [/Faith Dibble/Hope Dibble/Charity Dibble/Prudence Dibble/Mrs. Henry I. Dibble, Sr.]
Slightly Tempted (1940) as Professor [J. Bramwell] Ross
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
Private Affairs (1940) as Angus McPherson
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940) as Ferdinand Farraday
A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the screen, but due to her voice, her singing had to be dubbed by the owner's girl friend Pat Abbott.But problems start, when the owner starts dating Annabelle.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Pop [Loring]
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940) as [Frederick] Healy
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939) as Mousey Johnson
The Family Next Door (1939) as George Pierce
Little Accident (1939) as Herbert Pearson [also known as "Mrs. Teedsley"]
Eternally Yours (1939) as Benton
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Chester Marshall
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Harvey [C.] Bates
An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) as Maurice Giraud
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
Four's a Crowd (1938) as Jenkins
A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.
The Great Waltz (1938) as [Julius] Hofbauer
Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.
The Singing Marine (1937) as Aeneas Phinney/[Clarissa Phinney]
A young Marine develops an inflated ego after winning a talent contest.
Top of the Town (1937) as Hubert
That Man's Here Again (1937) as Thomas J. Jesse
An eccentric plays cupid for an elevator operator and a girl from Australia.
Sh! The Octopus (1937) as Kelly
Daffy detectives fight off a giant octopus in a haunted lighthouse.
Marry the Girl (1937) as John B. Radway
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
The Perfect Specimen (1937) as Killigrew Shaw
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
Sing Me a Love Song (1937) as Sigfried Hammerschlag
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
Love Begins at Twenty (1936) as Horatio Gillingwater
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
Colleen (1936) as Cedric Ames
An eccentric millionaire hires a gold digger to run his business.
We Went to College (1936) as Professor [Ellery] Standish
Three middle-aged men try to recapture the joys of their college days.
One Rainy Afternoon (1936) as Toto
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
To Beat the Band (1935) as Hugo Twist
A man courts a widow in order to inherit his aunt''''s fortune.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) as Snout, the tinker
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
We're in the Money (1935) as Homer Bronson
Gold-digging process servers set their sights on a breach of promise defendant.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) as Elmer [Niles]
A toothpaste tycoon''''s daughter joins his rival to teach him a lesson.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as T. Mosley Thorpe
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
Miss Pacific Fleet (1935) as Mr. [August] Freytag
Two stranded showgirls enter a beauty contest to win the fare back home.
Kansas City Princess (1934) as Junior Ashcraft
A pair of con women masquerade as girl scouts to escape to New York.
Fashions of 1934 (1934) as Joe Ward
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
Sweet Adeline (1934) as Rupert Rockingham
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
The Merry Frinks (1934) as Joe Frink
A loving wife and mother tries to keep her eccentric family in line.
Harold Teen (1934) as [Ed] Rathburn
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as Colonel [J. Kingsley] Fitch
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Fog over Frisco (1934) as Izzy
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Dames (1934) as Ezra [Ounce]
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
Easy to Love (1934) as Detective [John McTavish]
When she thinks her husband has been unfaithful, a woman claims to be having an affair of her own.
Wonder Bar (1934) as [Corey] Pratt
The denizens of a Parisian night club deal with murder and romance.
Strictly Personal (1933) as Wetzel
Goodbye Again (1933) as Harvey [Wilson]
An author''''s reunion with an old flame angers the secretary who loves him.
Convention City (1933) as Hotstetter
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) as Slade
A police chief helps a young bride find her missing husband or at least his corpse.
From Headquarters (1933) as Manny
A police lieutenant uses scientific methods to solve a decadent playboy's murder.
She Had to Say Yes (1933) as Mr. Luther Haines
A secretary pads her salary by dating prospective buyers for her company.
Diplomaniacs (1933) as Chow-Chow
An Indian tribe sends two nitwits to a conference in Geneva.
College Coach (1933) as Barnett
A timid chemistry major becomes a college football star.
Footlight Parade (1933) as Bowers
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
Faithless (1932) as Mr. [Peter M.] Blainey
A spoiled rich girl is wiped out by the Depression.
The Lost Squadron (1932) as Fritz
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
Million Dollar Legs (1932) as Secretary of the Treasury
A small country decides to enter the Olympic Games to raise money for their soon to be bankrupt home.
Traveling Husbands (1931) as Hymie Schwartz
A wild party puts two married salesmen in trouble with their wives and the law.
The Sin Ship (1931) as Charlie
A ship''''s captain fights to protect a female passenger from his crew.
Laugh and Get Rich (1931) as Joe Austin
A man drives his family wild with get-rich-quick schemes.
Friends and Lovers (1931) as McNellis
A society woman and her husband blackmail the men who flirt with her.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1930) as House detective
Two insurance men try to help a runaway heiress run a hotel.
Danger Lights (1930) as Professor
A family railroad is threatened when the owner''''s girl falls for a conductor.
Caught in the Fog (1928) as Detective Riley
Husbands for Rent (1927) as Valet

Writer (feature film)

The Sin Ship (1931) as Screenwriter
A ship''''s captain fights to protect a female passenger from his crew.
He Knew Women (1930) as Screenwriter
A novelist has to chose between his wealthy patron and a penniless romantic.
The Great Gabbo (1930) as Cont
For the ventriloquist Gabbo his wooden dummy Otto is the only means of expression. When he starts relying more and more on Otto, he starts going mad.
Second Wife (1930) as Screenwriter
A man continues to grieve for his deceased wife, even after his second wife becomes pregnant.
The Great Gabbo (1930) as Dial
For the ventriloquist Gabbo his wooden dummy Otto is the only means of expression. When he starts relying more and more on Otto, he starts going mad.
The Air Circus (1928) as Dial
Lights of New York (1928) as [Wrt] by
A chorus girl gets mixed up with gangsters.

Cast (short)

A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Winners of a dance contest spend a day at Palm Springs with famous movie stars in this short film.
A Dream Comes True The Making of an Unusual Motion Picture (1935)
This short film promotes the film "A Midsummer Night''''s Dream" (1935), and offers behind-the-scene footage of the creation of the film.
A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935)
This short film takes the viewer on a tour of the Warner Brothers studios lot. Vitaphone Release 6616.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.
And She Learned About Dames (1934)
A promotional short for "Dames" (1934), where a young girl wins a trip to Hollywood and a chance to meet the cast and crew of the picture.
Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.

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