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Harry Cording

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hector William "Harry" Cording (26 April 1891 – 1 September 1954) was a British character actor. Cording was brought up and educated in his native England, and later settled permanently in Los Angeles, where he began a film career in 1925. He appeared in many Hollywood films from then to the 1950s. With an imposing six-foot height and stocky build, "Harry the Henchman" usually portrayed thugs, villains' henchmen and policemen. Cording's most notable roles were probably as the villainous Dickon Malbete, Captain of the Guard in Errol Flynn's Adventures of Robin Hood and as Thamal, the hulking henchman to Bela Lugosi's character in 1934's Black Cat. As a contract player at Universal Pictures in the 1940s, he turned up in tiny parts in many of their horror films, such as The Wolf Man. Having appeared in a bit role in 20th Century-Fox's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone (1939), he went on to appear in supporting and bit parts in seven of the twelve Universal Studios Sherlock Holmes films in which Rathbone starred.

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Apr 26, 1891 In Wellington, Somerset, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Knockout 1925-08-23
Latest Project:
Movie East of Eden 1955-03-09
Known For
Poster of For Whom the Bell Tolls
Poster of Riders of the Badlands
Poster of The Grapes of Wrath
Poster of The Adventures of Robin Hood
Movie East of Eden Bouncer (uncredited) 1955-03-09
Movie Killer Leopard Supt. Saunders 1954-08-22
Movie Jungle Gents Dan Shanks 1954-09-05
Movie Man in the Attic Detective Sgt. Bates 1953-12-23
Movie The Big Trees Cleve Gregg 1952-02-05
Movie Brave Warrior Shayne MacGregor 1952-05-31
Movie Night Stage to Galveston Ted Driscoll 1952-03-18
Movie Against All Flags Gow 1952-12-24
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie Santa Fe Moose Legrande 1951-04-01
Movie Mask of the Avenger Zio d'Orsini 1951-06-27
Movie Tyrant of the Sea Sampson Edwards - Sailor 1950-02-22
Movie Convicted Convict in Prison Yard (uncredited) 1950-08-01
Movie Last of the Buccaneers Brown 1950-10-25
Movie Tap Roots Unknown 1948-08-25
Movie Red River Gambler (uncredited) 1948-08-26
Movie Trail of the Mounties Hawkins 1947-12-20
Movie Dangerous Venture Morgan 1947-05-23
Movie The Marauders Riker 1947-07-01
Movie The Exile Roundhead 1947-10-17
Movie Devotion Coachman with Frightened Horses 1946-04-05
Movie Terror by Night Mock the Undertaker (uncredited) 1946-02-01
Movie Dressed to Kill Hamid 1946-05-24
Movie Inside Job Bartender 1946-06-14
Movie The House of Fear John Simpson 1945-03-16
Movie The Man in Half Moon Street Bobby 1945-01-19
Movie Sudan Uba 1945-04-18
Movie The Fatal Witness Gus 1945-09-15
Movie Captain Kidd Newgate Prison Warder (uncredited) 1945-11-22
Movie The Great Alaskan Mystery Captain Greeder 1944-04-25
Movie The Pearl of Death George Gelder 1944-08-01
Movie Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Mahmoud 1944-01-14
Movie Gypsy Wildcat Captain Marver 1944-08-02
Movie Lost in a Harem Police Chief (uncredited) 1944-12-01
Movie Mission to Moscow Blacksmith (uncredited) 1943-04-29
Movie Fugitive from Sonora Iron Joe Martin 1943-06-30
Movie Don't You Believe It Rogue 1943-07-03
Movie The Man from the Rio Grande John King 1943-10-18
Movie The Spider Woman Fred Garvin (uncredited) 1943-12-24
Movie For Whom the Bell Tolls Man Who Flails the Mayor 1943-07-12
Movie The Ghost of Frankenstein Vasarian Mob Leader 1942-03-13
Movie Ride 'Em Cowboy Poker Player (uncredited) 1942-02-13
Movie Wild Bill Hickok Rides Saloon Bouncer 1942-01-31
Movie The Spoilers Miner (uncredited) 1942-06-11
Movie Road to Morocco Warrior (uncredited) 1942-11-10
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Camberwell 1942-09-18
Movie Arabian Nights Blacksmith 1942-12-25
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Jack Brady 1942-12-25
Movie Overland Mail Sam Gregg - Henchman 1942-09-22
Movie Mutiny in the Arctic Harmon 1941-04-17
Movie The Lady from Cheyenne Mike, Cork's Henchman 1941-04-11
Movie So Ends Our Night Card Player (uncredited) 1941-02-27
Movie Singapore Woman Crow's Nest Manager (uncredited) 1941-05-17
Movie Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie J. L. Red Clinton 1941-03-21
Movie Riders of the Badlands Blacksmith Higgins 1941-12-18
Movie Rawhide Rangers Blackie 1941-07-18
Movie Lydia Hotel House Detective 1941-09-18
Movie The Wolf Man Wykes (uncredited) 1941-12-12
Movie Badlands Of Dakota Jackson 1941-09-15
Movie Passport to Alcatraz Jeffers 1940-06-06
Movie Texas Stagecoach Clancy 1940-05-23
Movie Florian Leader 1940-06-05
Movie Virginia City Scarecrow - Union Prisoner at Libby (uncredited) 1940-03-23
Movie The House of the Seven Gables Blacksmith Hawkins 1940-02-29
Movie The Invisible Man Returns Miner (uncredited) 1940-01-12
Movie Little Old New York Man in Mob About to Set 'Clermont' Afire 1940-02-09
Movie Strange Cargo Guard (uncredited) 1940-03-01
Movie The Grapes of Wrath Deputy (uncredited) 1940-03-15
Movie Dark Command Angry Townsman in Bank 1940-04-15
Movie Trail of the Vigilantes Phil 1940-12-13
Movie Santa Fe Trail Workman in Delaware Crossing (uncredited) 1940-12-20
Movie The Sea Hawk Slavemaster 1940-08-10
Movie The Great Plane Robbery Eddie Lindo 1940-12-09
Movie The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Dannick - Crooked Construction Foreman 1940-12-24
Movie When the Daltons Rode Rigby Henchman 1940-08-23
Movie Law and Order Poe Daggett 1940-11-28
Movie King of the Royal Mounted Wade Garson 1940-09-19
Movie A Dispatch from Reuters Sailor on the Nova Scotian (uncredited) 1940-10-19
Movie The Story of Dr. Jenner Village Dairyman (uncredited) 1939-03-18
Movie The Sun Never Sets Zurof Camp Guard 1939-05-31
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Man Stealing Watermelon 1939-02-10
Movie Sons of Liberty Arresting British Trooper (uncredited) 1939-05-20
Movie Devil's Island Guard Accepting Bribe 1939-01-07
Movie Each Dawn I Die Temple 1939-07-22
Movie Stand Up and Fight Bullet Line Blacksmith 1939-01-06
Movie Son of Frankenstein Bearded Gendarme 1939-01-13
Movie Arizona Legion Whiskey Joe 1939-01-20
Movie Mutiny on the Blackhawk Bos'un 1939-07-31
Movie We Are Not Alone Man Carrying Leni 1939-11-25
Movie Destry Rides Again Creepy - Lends Tom Guns (uncredited) 1939-11-30
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Guard (uncredited) 1939-12-29
Movie Tower of London Lead Murderer of the Children 1939-11-17
Movie The Light That Failed Soldier 1939-12-24
Movie Rulers of the Sea Seaman (Uncredited) 1939-11-08
Movie The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Second Fake Constable (uncredited) 1939-09-01
Movie The Marshal Of Mesa City Henchman Bat Cardigan 1939-11-03
Movie Painted Desert Henchman Burke 1938-08-12
Movie The Adventures of Robin Hood Dickon Malbete 1938-05-13
Movie Marie Antoinette Executioner (uncredited) 1938-08-26
Movie Valley of the Giants Greer 1938-09-17
Movie Heart of the North Miner Leading Mob 1938-12-10
Movie A Christmas Carol Waiter (uncredited) 1938-12-16
Movie Maid of Salem Guard (Uncredited) 1937-02-12
Movie The Soldier and the Lady Peasant (Uncredited) 1937-04-09
Movie You Only Live Once Guard (uncredited) 1937-01-23
Movie The Prince and the Pauper Second Guard 1937-04-30
Movie Song of Revolt Peasant Rebel Leader (uncredited) 1937-05-29
Movie The Country Doctor Logger (uncredited) 1936-03-12
Movie Sutter's Gold Seaman Lars 1936-03-01
Movie Road Gang Sam Dawson (guard with whip) 1936-03-28
Movie The White Angel Hospital Storekeeper (uncredited) 1936-06-25
Movie Ship Cafe Stoker (uncredited) 1935-11-09
Movie Naughty Marietta Pirate (uncredited) 1935-03-29
Movie Mutiny on the Bounty Soldier (uncredited) 1935-11-22
Movie Captain Blood Kent 1935-12-26
Movie The Black Cat Thamal 1934-05-07
Movie Great Expectations Orlick 1934-10-22
Movie The Intruder Cramer 1933-03-13
Movie File 113 1933-01-05
Movie To the Last Man Colby Man Fred (uncredited) 1933-09-15
Movie Sweepings Customer (Uncredited) 1933-04-14
Movie The Girl in 419 Henchman Driver 1933-05-26
Movie Captured! First Orderly 1933-08-19
Movie Narcotic Dr. William G. Davis 1933-08-01
Movie Texas Cyclone Jake Farwell 1932-02-24
Movie The World and the Flesh Ivanovitch 1932-04-22
Movie Scarlet Dawn Revolutionary (Uncredited) 1932-11-12
Movie Merrily We Go to Hell Fred (uncredited) 1932-06-10
Movie The Cabin in the Cotton Ross Clinton (uncredited) 1932-09-26
Movie The Right of Way Rouge's Henchman 1931-02-07
Movie The Conquering Horde Butch Daggett 1931-03-01
Movie Honor of the Family Kouski 1931-10-17
Movie Mata Hari Ivan (uncredited) 1931-12-26
Movie Night Beat Chill Scarpelli 1931-12-26
Movie Bride of the Regiment Sergeant Dostal 1930-05-21
Movie Captain of the Guard Le Bruin 1930-03-28
Movie Rough Romance Chick Carson 1930-06-15
Movie New Moon Kirghiz Soldier at Fort Darvaz 1930-12-25
Movie The Squall Peter 1929-05-09
Movie Christina Dick Torpe 1929-12-15
Movie The Last Command Revolutionist (uncredited) 1928-01-21
Movie Sins of the Fathers The Hijacker 1928-12-28
Movie The Patriot Stefan 1928-09-01
Movie Black Jack Haskins 1927-09-25
Movie The Knockout Steve McKenna 1925-08-23