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James Donald

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Also Known As: Died: August 3, 1993
Born: May 18, 1917 Cause of Death: stomach cancer
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Big Sleep, The (1978)
Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise. Philip Marlowe is asked by the elderly (and near death) General Sternwood to investigate an attempt at blackmail on one of his daughters. He soon finds that the attempt is half hearted at best and seems to be more connected with the disappearance of the other daughter's husband, Rusty Regan. Rusty's wife, seems unconcerned with his disappearance, further complicating the mystery. Only General Sternwood seems concerned as mobsters and hired killers continue to appear in the path of the investigation.
Conduct Unbecoming (1975) as Doctor
David Copperfield (1970) as Mr Murdstone
A moody, sentimental fifth film version of the Dickens classic (the first in nearly thirty-five years) with a stellar cast composed of the giants of the British acting community providing much needed support to the virtual unknown in the title role. Laurence Olivier's cameo as Creakle won him an Emm
Hannibal Brooks (1969) as Padre
A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) as King Carlos V
The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the deliverance of a horde of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect develops between captive and captor.
Five Million Years to Earth (1968) as Dr. Roney
Subway excavations unearth a deadly force from beyond space and time.
The Jokers (1967) as Colonel Gurney-Simms
Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford play two brothers who are always trying to find some way to succeed with cleverness rather than simple drudgery. Crawford is constantly living in his brother's shadow as the one who gets caught. After Crawford is forced to resign from the army after an episode of unappreciated cleverness, the two decide their careers would go better if there was a large amount of publicity, so they decide to steal the crown jewels from the tower of London. Bombs, misdirection, disguises and acting allow them to enter the tower with all of the alarms turned off.
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) as Safir
True story of U.S. officer Mickey Marcus, who joined the Israeli fight against the Arabs.
King Rat (1965) as Dr. Kennedy
A U.S. officer in a World War II Japanese POW camp tries to raise money to buy his fellow prisoners'''' freedom.
The Great Escape (1963) as [Capt.] Ramsey "The SBO"
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.
Third Man on the Mountain (1959) as Franz Lerner
A boy attempts to realize his father''''s dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.
A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
Charles Dickens' classic tale of lookalikes in love with the same woman in the years after the French Revolution.
The Vikings (1958) as Egbert
Viking half-brothers fight over a throne and a beautiful captive.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) as Major Clipton
The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma.
Lust for Life (1956) as Theo Van Gogh
Passionate biography of painter Vincent van Gogh, whose genius drove him mad.
Beau Brummell (1954) as Lord Edwin Mercer
An English Don Juan courts the Prince of Wales'''' favor while romancing his way through society.
Pickwick Papers, The (1954) as Mr Winkle
The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law.
Gift Horse, The (1953)
This is the story of one of the old moth-balled American fourstack destroyers, left-overs from WW I, which were turned over to the British in the early, desperate days of WW II, as part of the "Lend-Lease" program before American was in the war. The crew is saddled with an overage "gift horse", prone to mechanical tantrums and even complete engine failure in moments of high crisis. The story follows the exploits of the ship, officers and sailors from the time they take command of this "lemon" in Halifax until the last, heart-breaking night when they scuttle the ship in a German-held French harbor. Episodic and understated.
Cage Of Gold (1950) as Doctor Alan Kearn
A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.
Trottie True (1949)
In the 1890s Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all and seeks to find out.
Edward, My Son (1949) as Bronton
A possessive father destroys anyone who threatens his plans for his son.
The Small Voice (1948)
A young couple discover the car crash victims they tried to help are escaped criminals.
In Which We Serve (1942)
Survivors of a bombed British destroyer think back on the paths that led them to war.
The Planter (1917) as Yaqui father

Cast (special)

Pygmalion (1963) as Henry Higgins
George Bernard Shaw's play about a speech professor's efforts to transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a Duchess within three months, all in order to win a bet he has with his chum Colonel Pickering.
Victoria Regina (1961) as Prince Albert
A series of vignettes that traces the life of Queen Victoria, from eighteen-year-old princess to Queen of England and Empress of India.

Producer (special)

Hitler's Lost Sub (2000)
In 1991, professional diver John Chatterton discovered a sunken German U-boat from World War II, lying undetected only 60 miles off the New Jersey shore, its unexploded torpedoes and the bodies of its crew still aboard. The program follows Chatterton and his dive partners in their quest to identify

Film Production - Main (special)

Strong Women Live Well (2001) as Production Assistant
Miriam E. Nelson gives women advice on the benefits of exercise and nutrition for women's health.
To the Moon (1999)
A celebration of the 30th anniversary of the moon landing and an examination of the future of space technology.
Beast of Loch Ness, The (1999)
Two American scientists use state-of-the-art sonar and sensitive underwater cameras in an attempt to track down and identify the Loch Ness Monster.

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