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Lionel Atwill

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Hollywood... "Doctor X" (1932) is an early shock classic with Lionel Atwill as a Long Island... more info $22.46was $29.99 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: April 22, 1946
Born: March 1, 1885 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Croydon, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Genius at Work (1946) as Latimer Marsh
Two radio sleuths tackle a real murder case.
House of Frankenstein (1945) as Arnz
A mad scientist hides within a traveling sideshow.
House of Dracula (1945) as Inspector Holtz
A mad scientist's experiments attract Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster.
Fog Island (1945) as Alec Ritchfield
Crime, Inc. (1945) as Pat Coyle
Lady in the Death House (1944) as [Charles] Finch
A young woman is on death row for the murder of a man who was blackmailing her family, although she claims she was framed. Her fiance, a doctor who is conducting experiments on reviving the dead, also happens to be the state's executioner, and is assigned to pull the switch when she is strapped into the electric chair. A famous criminologist, believing her to be innocent, rushes to investigate the case and clear her before her execution date.
Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944) as Waterlow
Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. In the first chapter, "Murder By Accident", Captain Steve Clark (Dennis Moore), is recognized as a Union Secret Service agent by Morel's accomplice Trina Dessard (Virginia Christine), and, with his friend Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer), is ambushed in the baggage car and sent to almost certain death when the car is un-coupled and plunges down the mountainside. Leaping to safety, in order to be around for the next 12 chapters, Idaho and Steve report to Colonel Sewell (Addison Richards) in Oro Grande, and Idaho introduces himself as a Wells Fargo detective to Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay), the Oro Grande company agent. Steve and Idaho learn that the Morel raiders are only posing as Confederates, and their headquarters are at Morel's "Golden Eagle" saloon. In a raid on the hideout, Steve's brother Jim (Gene Garrick) is killed by the gang. The next victim is Confederate Army Captain Clay Randolph (Regis Toomey) who has discovered that Morel is connected with a group of Prussian spies and gives Steve a clue before he dies. The clue leads Steve to a San Francisco dive owned by Abel Rackerby (Charles Wagenheim), who, thinking he has Steve in his power, exposes the ring's activities and operation methods. Aided by the San Francisco Secret Service, Steve escapes and returns to Oro Grande, where in Chapter 13, "Golden Vengeance", he and Idaho round up the spies.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) as Mayor
The wolf man asks one of Dr. Frankenstein''''s descendants to find a cure for lycanthropy.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) as [Professor] Moriarty
Sherlock Holmes fights to keep a new bombsite design from the Nazis.
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
The third of Universal's three serials headlining the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys (preceded by "Junior G-Men" and "Sea Raiders") is the 55th of Universal's sound-era serials (followed "Gang Busters" and ahead of "Overland Mail") and is the last 12-chapter serial (despite some source that lists it as 13 chapters) released by Universal; "Overland Mail" had 15 episodes while the remaining 13 serials released by Universal Pictures (none of which were ever distributed to theatres by MCA/Universal which didn't exist in the years that Universal produced serials) were all 13 episodes. This one finds the gang, Billy "Ace" Holden (Billy Halop), "Bolts" Larson (Huntz Hall), "Stick" Munsey (Gabriel Dell) and "Greaseball" Plunkett (Bernard Punsly) working in an airplane/auto junk yard owned by Ace's father (Eddy Waller.) Their truck is stolen by members of a fifth column organization, the Order of the Black Dragonfly, but when government agent Don Ames (Richard Lane) returns the recovered truck, Ace, who distrusts law men, refuses to give Ames a description of the men who stole the truck. Ames decides to let Jerry Markham (Frank Albertson), young leader of the Junior G-Men, who knows both Ace and his brother Eddie (Gene Reynolds) through their mutual interest in airplanes and flying, try to gain Ace's cooperation. The Axis agents, Araka (Turhan Bey), Augar (John Bagni), Beal (John Bleifer), Monk (Noel Cravat) and Comora (Edward Forrest), report to the Japanese leader of the Black Dragonfly, The Baron (Lionel Atwill), at his farmhouse headquarters outside the city. In an attempt to track down the spies, Ace and his friends drive their truck near the farm and are spotted by the enemy agents. Monk, the gang's pilot, tries to bomb the truck and the boys appear doomed. But not so with many chapters still remaining in this 12-chapter-only serial
Pardon My Sarong (1942) as Varnoff
To Be or Not to Be (1942) as Rawitch
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as Doctor [Theodor] Bohmer
The twisted Ygor plots to put his brain into the Frankenstein monster''''s body.
Night Monster (1942) as Dr. King
A man uses mind over matter to replace his legs, then hunts the doctors who took them.
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942) as [Dr. Ralph Benson, also known as] Graham
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on the island, sees what is happening and determines to free the natives from his rule.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) as Dr. Fish
After five men previously acquitted of various criminal charges are murdered by a mysterious avenger known as Dr. Rx, police Inspector Hurd (Edmund MacDonald) and Sergeant Sweeney (Shemp Howard) ask private investigator Jerry Church (Patric Knowles) to help them on the case. He takes the case after talking to Dudley Crispin (Samuel S. Hinds), a brilliant attorney who had defended three of the murdered men. Crispin gains an acquittal for his latest client, Zarini (Matty Fain), but the latter falls dead in the courtroom. Jerry marries Kit Logan (Anne Gwynne), who becomes frightened and persuades Jerry to quit the case. He stays however after Ernie Paul (John Gallaudet), suspected of the Zarini murder, threatens to "get" him if he does not stay on and clear Paul. Dr. Rx captures Jerry and attempts to frighten him into insanity by strapping him on an operating table, and pretending to exchange the detective's brain for a gorilla (Ray Corrigan in his gorilla suit).
Cairo (1942) as Teutonic gentleman
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Dr. [Paul] Rigas
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) as Clivedon Compton
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
Boom Town (1940) as Harry Compton
Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil.
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Jim McLaughlin
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
Girl in 313 (1940) as Russell Woodruff
The Great Profile (1940) as Dr. Bruce
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) as Dr. Suderman
On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) as Professor Hildebrand
Mr. Moto is after a robber who takes the royal jewels from the Tower of London. He is aided by an archaeologist who is looking for Cleopatra's crown in Egypt.
The Mad Empress (1939) as [General] Bazaine
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) as Paul Messenger
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) as Dr. James Mortimer
Sherlock Holmes uncovers a plot to murder the heir to a country estate.
The Gorilla (1939) as Walter Stevens
Three screwball detectives try to protect a lawyer from a murderous gorilla.
The Sun Never Sets (1939) as [Hugo] Zurof
When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. But back in Gold Coast, one Zurof, nominally studying ants, pursues a hidden political agenda that causes worldwide unrest; the Colonial Office persuades both brothers to go back and deal with it. Young John makes a mess of things, then must save the day on his own.
Balalaika (1939) as Marakov
Refugees from the Russian Revolution build a new life in Paris.
The Three Musketeers (1939) as De Rochefort
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
Son of Frankenstein (1939) as Krogh
The legendary scientist''''s son is tempted to resume his father''''s horrible experiments.
The Great Waltz (1938) as Count Hohenfried
Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.
Three Comrades (1938) as Breuer
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
The Road Back (1937) as Prosecutor
The Great Garrick (1937) as Beaumarchais
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
The Last Train from Madrid (1937) as Colonel Vigo
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
Lancer Spy (1937) as Colonel Fenwick
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
The Wrong Road (1937) as Mike Roberts
Absolute Quiet (1936) as G. [Gerald] A. Axton
Murder follows when a plane filled with shady characters is forced to land on a tycoon's ranch.
Lady of Secrets (1936) as Mr. Whittaker
Till We Meet Again (1936) as Ludwig
Rendezvous (1935) as [Major] William Brennan
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
Mark of the Vampire (1935) as Inspector Neumann
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
The Devil Is a Woman (1935) as Don Pasqual
A member of the Spanish guard falls for a temptress who once ruined his commanding officer''''s life.
Murder Man (1935) as Captain Cole
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
Captain Blood (1935) as Colonel Bishop
After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate.
The Firebird (1934) as John Pointer
A young girl''''s secret romance is exposed when her lover is murdered.
Nana (1934) as Col. André Muffat
A streetwalker rises to stage stardom but triggers a scandal when two brothers fall for her.
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Henri Dumont
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
One More River (1934) as Mr. Brough
An abused wife flees her husband and finds love, but at a price.
The Age of Innocence (1934) as Julius Beaufort
A young attorney risks his career for love of a glamorous divorcee.
Beggars in Ermine (1934) as John "Flint" Dawson, also known as John Daniels
John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his steel mill.
Stamboul Quest (1934) as Von Sturm
A notorious enemy spy falls for an American medical student during World War I.
The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933) as Aubrey St. John
A murder brings together a woman and the son she was forced to give up years earlier.
Murders in the Zoo (1933) as Eric Gorman
A crazed zoologist uses zoo animals to dispose of his wife''''s suitors.
The Vampire Bat (1933) as Dr. Otto von Niemann
Villagers suspect the town simpleton of being a vampire.
Secret of the Blue Room (1933) as Robert von Helldorf
Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her.
The Sphinx (1933) as Jerome Breen
A man known to be a mute is suspected of committing a murder, as he was noticed at the scene. However, witnesses saw and heard him talking as he was leaving the scene of the crime. The police must determine if he is the actual killer or if he is being framed.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) as Mr. Igor
A disfigured sculptor turns murder victims into wax statues.
The Song of Songs (1933) as Baron von Merzbach
Although she loves a young sculptor, a country girl marries an older man for his money.
The Solitaire Man (1933) as [Inspector] Wallace
Crooks double cross each other during a tense flight from Paris to London.
The Silent Witness (1932) as Sir Austin Howard
Doctor X (1932) as Dr. Xavier
A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.
Indiscretion (1921) as Howard Hollister
The Highest Bidder (1921) as Lester
The Marriage Price (1919) as Kenneth Gordon
For Sale (1918) as
Eve's Daughter (1918) as Courtenay Urquhart

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Mad Empress (1939) as Prod adv

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