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Samuel S. Hinds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel Southey Hinds (April 4, 1875 – October 13, 1948) was an American actor and former lawyer. He was often cast as kindly authoritarian figures and appeared in over 200 films until his death. Hinds was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joseph E. Hinds and Mary A. Beetham Hinds. He was a graduate of Phillips Andover Academy and Harvard Law School and worked for over 32 years as a lawyer before becoming a professional actor. After he lost most of his money in the financial crisis of 1929, Hinds retired as a lawyer and joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse. He started acting in Broadway shows at age 54. Hinds is perhaps best remembered for playing Peter Bailey, the father of James Stewart and founder of the Bailey Building and Loan, in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and for his part as Paul Sycamore in You Can't Take It With You (1938), both films directed by Frank Capra. Hinds was also known for his roles in the Abbott & Costello films such as Buck Privates (1941), Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) and Pardon My Sarong (1942). He also portrayed Lew Ayres' father in the Dr. Kildare film series during the early 1940s. Hinds mostly played supporting roles, often kind and dignified authority figures; often lawyers, doctors, mayors, judges or the father of the main figure. Hinds' first film was If I Had a Million (1932); his second film was The Road Is Open Again (1933) where he portrayed President Woodrow Wilson. His earlier career was reflected in the role of Judge Thatcher, tortured by the mad Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi) in The Raven (1935). Hinds acted in a total of 214 films. His last film was The Bribe, released in 1949, after his death. Hinds died of pneumonia in Pasadena, California, on October 13, 1948 at age 73. He was married to Dorothy Cruickshack, they had two children.

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Apr 4, 1875 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Amateur Gentleman 1926-08-14
Latest Project:
Movie The Bribe 1949-02-03
Known For
Poster of Scarlet Street
Poster of Road Agent
Poster of You Can't Take It with You
Poster of Rumba
Movie The Bribe Dr. Warren 1949-02-03
Movie Call Northside 777 Judge Charles Moulton (uncredited) 1948-02-13
Movie Perilous Waters Dana Ferris 1948-02-14
Movie The Return of October Judge Northridge 1948-10-26
Movie The Boy with Green Hair Dr. R.T. Knudson 1948-11-26
Movie Time Out Of Mind Dr. Weber 1947-04-05
Movie The Egg and I Sheriff Drum 1947-05-01
Movie Strange Conquest Dr. Graves 1946-04-01
Movie Blonde Alibi Prof. Slater 1946-03-01
Movie Little Miss Big Wilfred Elliott 1946-01-01
Movie The Runaround Norman Hampton 1946-06-04
Movie Danger Woman Dean Albert Sears 1946-07-12
Movie Inside Job Judge Kincaid 1946-06-14
Movie White Tie and Tails Mr. Bradford 1946-08-30
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Pa Bailey 1946-12-20
Movie Escape in the Desert Gramp 1945-07-12
Movie Swing Out, Sister Rufus Mariman 1945-05-18
Movie I'll Remember April Garrett Garfield 1945-04-01
Movie Frisco Sal Doc 1945-02-22
Movie Secret Agent X-9 Solo 1945-07-24
Movie Lady on a Train Mr. Wiggam, Waring Lawyer 1945-08-03
Movie Scarlet Street Charles Pringle 1945-12-25
Movie Men in Her Diary Judge Bergen 1945-09-14
Movie Week-End at the Waldorf Mr. Jessup 1945-10-04
Movie The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry Dr. Adams 1945-08-17
Movie Chip Off the Old Block Dean Manning 1944-02-01
Movie Phantom Lady Judge (voice) (uncredited) 1944-01-28
Movie Sing a Jingle J.P. Crane 1944-01-07
Movie Ladies Courageous Brig. Gen. Wade 1944-02-02
Movie The Great Alaskan Mystery Herman Brock 1944-04-25
Movie South of Dixie Colonel Andrew J. Morgan 1944-06-23
Movie Jungle Woman Coroner 1944-06-01
Movie The Singing Sheriff Seth 1944-09-01
Movie Cobra Woman Father Paul 1944-05-12
Movie Good Morning, Judge J.P. Gordon 1943-05-07
Movie He's My Guy Johnson 1943-03-26
Movie Keep 'em Slugging Carruthers 1943-03-01
Movie Mister Big Jeremy Taswell 1943-05-28
Movie It Ain't Hay Colonel Brainard 1943-03-10
Movie Follow the Band Pop Turnbull 1943-04-01
Movie Hers to Hold Dr. Crane 1943-07-16
Movie Top Man Mr. Fairchild 1943-09-17
Movie Fired Wife Judge Towne 1943-09-04
Movie Larceny with Music Brewster 1943-09-10
Movie Son of Dracula Judge Simmons 1943-11-05
Movie We've Never Been Licked Colonel Jason Craig 1943-07-29
Movie Kid Glove Killer Mayor Daniels 1942-04-17
Movie The Strange Case of Doctor Rx Dudley Crispin 1942-03-27
Movie Don Winslow of the Navy The CINCUS [Ch. 1] 1942-01-06
Movie Ride 'Em Cowboy Sam Shaw 1942-02-13
Movie Grand Central Murder Roger Furness 1942-05-01
Movie The Spoilers Judge Horace Stillman 1942-06-11
Movie Pardon My Sarong Chief Kolua 1942-08-07
Movie Pittsburgh Morgan Prentiss (President, Prentiss Steel) 1942-12-11
Movie Lady in a Jam Dr. Brewster 1942-06-19
Movie Adventure in Washington Se. Henry Owen 1941-05-29
Movie Tight Shoes Horace Grover, 'the Brain' 1941-06-13
Movie The Lady from Cheyenne Governor Howard 1941-04-11
Movie Buck Privates Maj. Gen. Emerson 1941-01-31
Movie Know For Sure Dr. Perkins 1941-01-01
Movie Back Street Felix Darren 1941-02-07
Movie Man Made Monster Dr. John Lawrence 1941-03-28
Movie The Shepherd of the Hills Andy Beeler 1941-07-18
Movie Hellzapoppin' Showboat Captain (uncredited) 1941-12-25
Movie Blossoms in the Dust Mr. George Kahley 1941-08-15
Movie Mob Town Luther Bryson 1941-10-03
Movie Road Agent Banker Sam Leavitt 1941-12-19
Movie Badlands Of Dakota Wilbur Grayson 1941-09-15
Movie Unfinished Business Uncle 1941-08-27
Movie Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Dr. Stephen Kildare 1941-08-22
Movie Ski Patrol Captain Per Vallgren 1940-05-09
Movie Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Dr. Stephen Kildare 1940-04-12
Movie Zanzibar Dale 1940-03-08
Movie The Boys from Syracuse Angeen 1940-07-30
Movie It's a Date Sidney Simpson 1940-03-22
Movie Dr. Kildare Goes Home Dr. Stephen Kildare 1940-09-06
Movie Spring Parade Von Zimmel 1940-09-27
Movie Seven Sinners Governor 1940-10-25
Movie Trail of the Vigilantes George Preston 1940-12-13
Movie I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now George P. Morgan 1940-10-19
Movie The Under-Pup Dr. McKay 1939-08-31
Movie Tropic Fury J.P. Waterford 1939-09-01
Movie Career Clem Bartholomew 1939-07-07
Movie Within the Law Mr. Gilder 1939-03-17
Movie Calling Dr. Kildare Dr. Stephen Kildare 1939-04-28
Movie Hero for a Day "Dutch" Bronson 1939-10-06
Movie Ex-Champ Edward P. Nash 1939-05-11
Movie Charlie McCarthy, Detective Court Aldrich 1939-12-22
Movie Rio Lamartine 1939-12-29
Movie Destry Rides Again Judge Slade 1939-11-30
Movie First Love Mr. Parker 1939-11-10
Movie The Secret of Dr. Kildare Dr. Stephen Kildare 1939-11-24
Movie One Hour To Live Commissioner Cromwell 1939-11-10
Movie The Devil's Party Judge Henry Harrison 1938-06-02
Movie The Rage of Paris Mr. William Duncan Sr. 1938-06-09
Movie Test Pilot General Ross 1938-04-16
Movie Wives Under Suspicion David Marrow 1938-06-03
Movie Double Danger Police Commissioner David Theron 1938-01-28
Movie The Road to Reno Sylvia's Attorney 1938-08-01
Movie The Jury's Secret Brandon Williams 1938-01-16
Movie Forbidden Valley Jeff Hazzard 1938-02-13
Movie You Can't Take It with You Paul Sycamore 1938-09-01
Movie Little Tough Guys in Society Judge 1938-11-01
Movie Newsboys' Home Howard Price Dutton 1938-12-24
Movie The Storm Capt. Kenny 1938-10-28
Movie Secrets of a Nurse Judge Corrigan 1938-12-02
Movie Personal Secretary Alan Lemke 1938-09-09
Movie Swing That Cheer Coach McGann 1938-10-13
Movie Young Dr. Kildare Dr. Stephen Kildare 1938-10-14
Movie Top of the Town Henry Borden 1937-04-17
Movie Night Key Steven Ranger 1937-04-18
Movie Black Legion Judge 1937-01-30
Movie The Mighty Treve Uncle Joel Fenno 1937-01-17
Movie Wings Over Honolulu Admiral Furness 1937-05-16
Movie She's Dangerous Warden 1937-01-24
Movie A Girl with Ideas Rodding Carter 1937-11-01
Movie Double or Nothing Jonathan Clark 1937-09-17
Movie Navy Blue and Gold Richard Gates Sr. 1937-11-19
Movie Prescription for Romance Major Goddard 1937-12-12
Movie Stage Door Henry Sims 1937-10-07
Movie You're a Sweetheart Oh, Oh, Oklahoma Actor (uncredited) 1937-12-26
Movie Border Flight Commander Mosely 1936-05-29
Movie The Reckless Way Unknown 1936-02-01
Movie Rhythm on the Range Robert Halloway 1936-07-01
Movie Woman Trap Senator Andrews 1936-03-06
Movie Fatal Lady Guili Ruffano 1936-05-15
Movie His Brother's Wife Doctor Claybourne 1936-08-07
Movie The Longest Night Hastings 1936-10-02
Movie Love Letters of a Star Artemus Todd 1936-11-08
Movie Sworn Enemy Eli Decker 1936-09-11
Movie Living on Velvet Henry L. Parker 1935-03-02
Movie West Point of the Air Secretary of War 1935-03-23
Movie Strangers All Charles Green 1935-04-01
Movie Shadow of Doubt Mr. Granby 1935-02-15
Movie Bordertown Judge at First Trial 1935-01-23
Movie Behind the Evidence J.T. Allen 1935-01-08
Movie Sequoia Matthew Martin 1935-01-16
Movie Rumba Henry B. Harrison 1935-02-08
Movie Private Worlds Dr. Arnold 1935-04-19
Movie Two-Fisted Mr. Pritchard 1935-10-03
Movie Bad Boy Husband 1935-10-25
Movie In Person Dr. Aaron Sylvester 1935-11-22
Movie College Scandal Mr. Cummings 1935-06-21
Movie Dr. Socrates Dr. McClintick 1935-10-19
Movie Rendezvous John Carter, Assistant Secretary of War 1935-10-25
Movie The Raven Judge Thatcher 1935-07-08
Movie The Big Broadcast of 1936 Captain 1935-09-20
Movie She John Vincey 1935-07-12
Movie Annapolis Farewell Dr. Bryant 1935-08-23
Movie Baby Take a Bow Warden 1934-06-30
Movie The Defense Rests Dean Adams 1934-07-15
Movie Manhattan Melodrama Warden of Sing Sing (uncredited) 1934-05-04
Movie The 9th Guest Dr. Murray Reid 1934-01-31
Movie His Greatest Gamble Dr. Owen (uncredited) 1934-07-18
Movie Men in White Dr. Gordon 1934-04-06
Movie No Greater Glory Gereb's Father 1934-03-30
Movie West of the Pecos Colonel Lambeth 1934-12-27
Movie Hat, Coat and Glove John Walters (uncredited) 1934-07-26
Movie A Wicked Woman Judge (uncredited) 1934-12-07
Movie Mills of the Gods Burroughs 1934-12-15
Movie Have a Heart Dr. Spear 1934-09-07
Movie A Lost Lady Jim Sloane 1934-09-29
Movie Bed of Roses Father Doran 1933-06-29
Movie This Day and Age Mayor 1933-08-25
Movie The Nuisance Mr. Beaumont 1933-06-03
Movie Deluge Chief Forecaster 1933-08-17
Movie The Crime of the Century Philip Ames 1933-02-18
Movie The Road Is Open Again Woodrow Wilson 1933-01-30
Movie One Man's Journey Dr. Babcock 1933-08-31
Movie Gabriel Over the White House Dr. H.L. Eastman 1933-03-31
Movie Murders in the Zoo Banquet Guest (Uncredited) 1933-03-31
Movie Berkeley Square American Ambassador 1933-09-15
Movie Son of a Sailor Admiral Farnsworth 1933-11-29
Movie The Women in His Life Thomas J. Worthing 1933-12-08
Movie Let's Fall in Love New York Film Executive 1933-12-26
Movie Penthouse Stuyvesant (uncredited) 1933-09-08
Movie Little Women Mr. March 1933-11-24
Movie Fog Dickens 1933-11-11
Movie Lady for a Day Mayor (uncredited) 1933-09-13
Movie Day of Reckoning O'Farrell 1933-10-26
Movie If I Had a Million Lawyer (uncredited) 1932-12-02
Movie The Amateur Gentleman Charles - Marquis of Jerningham (uncredited) 1926-08-14