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Robert Middlemass

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Middlemass (3 September 1883, New Britain, Connecticut – 10 September 1949, Los Angeles, California) was an American playwright and stage actor, and later character actor with over 100 film appearances. usually playing detectives or policemen. Middlemass graduated from Harvard University in 1909 and initially went into the insurance business, but soon went on the stage, joining the Castle Square Theatre stock company in Boston. He debuted on Broadway in September 1914 in The Bludgeon at the Maxine Elliott Theatre. His best known play was a one-act melodrama written with Holworthy Hall (real name H. E. Porter, a college roommate) titled The Valiant, which was also made into a film of the same name in 1929, and as The Man Who Wouldn't Talk in 1940. The play became a favorite for amateur and local theater groups, and is still performed today. Middlemass moved to Los Angeles around 1935, and began appearing in films. He died there in 1949.

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Sep 3, 1883 In New Britain, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Studio Murder Mystery 1932-02-17
Latest Project:
Movie Lady in the Death House 1944-03-15
Known For
Poster of Bombardier
Poster of Coast Guard
Poster of Cain and Mabel
Poster of Muss 'em Up
Movie Lady in the Death House State's Attorney 1944-03-15
Movie Bombardier Officer 1943-05-14
Movie The Black Raven Tim Winfield 1943-05-31
Movie Klondike Fury Sam Armstrong 1942-03-20
Movie Torpedo Boat Mr. Townsend 1942-01-24
Movie Johnny Doughboy V.J. 1942-12-31
Movie Road to Zanzibar Police Inspector 1941-04-11
Movie Lady Scarface Police Captain Lovell 1941-09-26
Movie No Hands on the Clock Police Chief Bates 1941-12-01
Movie Little Old New York Nicholas Roosevelt 1940-02-09
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Minor Role (uncredited) 1940-02-22
Movie Pop Always Pays Mr. Oberton 1940-06-21
Movie The Saint Takes Over Captain Wade 1940-06-07
Movie Gold Rush Maisie Charlie, Camp Owner (Uncredited) 1940-07-26
Movie The Magnificent Fraud Morales 1939-07-19
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Edward Hart 1939-08-05
Movie Coast Guard Capt. Lyons 1939-08-04
Movie Maisie Doctor (Uncredited) 1939-06-22
Movie Idiot's Delight Hospital Commandant 1939-01-27
Movie Stanley and Livingstone Carmichael 1939-08-18
Movie Stand Up and Fight Harkrider 1939-01-06
Movie Hotel Imperial General Von Schwartzberg 1939-05-11
Movie Blondie Brings Up Baby Abner Cartwright 1939-11-08
Movie Blackmail Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1939-09-08
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Police Commissioner (uncredited) 1939-11-22
Movie Drunk Driving Inspector Doyle (uncredited) 1939-10-28
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Radio Announcer #2 (uncredited) 1939-10-19
Movie The Arizona Kid General Stark 1939-09-28
Movie Espionage Agent Militant American Tourist 1939-09-30
Movie Slightly Honorable Sen. Berry 1939-12-22
Movie Arsène Lupin Returns Sergeant 1938-02-25
Movie Miracle Money Hartney Drew 1938-03-26
Movie Love Is a Headache Police Commissioner (uncredited) 1938-01-14
Movie Blondes at Work Boylan - Editor 1938-02-05
Movie Tarnished Angel Police Chief Thomas 1938-10-28
Movie I Am the Law Moss Kitchell 1938-08-25
Movie Kentucky Track Official 1938-12-30
Movie While New York Sleeps Sawyer 1938-12-16
Movie The Mad Miss Manton District Attorney (uncredited) 1938-10-21
Movie Guns of the Pecos Judge L.F. Blake 1937-01-02
Movie A Day at the Races Sheriff 1937-06-11
Movie Madame X Prefect of Police 1937-10-01
Movie Meet the Boy Friend McGrath 1937-07-12
Movie Navy Blue and Gold Academy Superintendent 1937-11-19
Movie Muss 'em Up Inspector Brock 1936-02-13
Movie You May Be Next Dan McMahon 1936-02-05
Movie Two Against the World Bertram C. Reynolds 1936-07-11
Movie Frankie and Johnnie Undetermined Supporting Role 1936-04-30
Movie The Case of the Velvet Claws Wilbur Hoffman 1936-08-15
Movie General Spanky Overseer 1936-12-11
Movie Hats Off Tex Connelly 1936-12-05
Movie Cain and Mabel Cafe Proprietor 1936-09-26
Movie The Black Room The Prosecutor 1935-07-15
Movie After the Dance King 1935-06-25
Movie Party Wire Judge Stephen Stephenson 1935-04-27
Movie Atlantic Adventure Harry Van Dieman 1935-08-25
Movie Air Hawks Drewen 1935-05-07
Movie The Awakening of Jim Burke Bill Duke 1935-05-18
Movie She Couldn't Take It Desk Sergeant 1935-10-08
Movie The Lone Wolf Returns Chief of Detectives McGowan 1935-12-31
Movie If You Could Only Cook Chief Inspector (uncredited) 1935-12-30
Movie Too Tough to Kill Hubbel 1935-12-20
Movie The Public Menace Frentrup 1935-09-30
Movie Grand Exit Fire Chief Mulligan 1935-10-25
Movie The Studio Murder Mystery Boris Seminoff 1932-02-17