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Eric Blore

Highest Rated:   100% The Shanghai Gesture (1942)
Lowest Rated:   40% I Live My Life (1935)
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Birthplace:   London, England
Most often cast as a snide gentleman's gentleman or dissipated nobleman, British actor Eric Blore abandoned the business world for the theatre when he was in his mid-twenties. Established in both London and New York, Blore began adding movies to his acting achievements with 1920's A Night Out and a Day In(1920); he also appeared in the 1926 silent version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. A scene-stealing role in RKO's Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical Flying Down to Rio (1933) led to Blore's becoming a fixture in such subsequent Astaire-Rogers projects as Gay Divorcee (1934), Top Hat (1935) and Shall We Dance? (1937). The actor also became a "regular" in the unorthodox film comedies of Preston Sturges, notably The Lady Eve (1941) and Sullivan's Travels(1942). In addition, Blore found himself in support of several "star" comedians, from Laurel and Hardy to Bob Hope to The Marx Brothers. When pickings became lean for "veddy" British character actors in the mid 1950s, Blore was reduced to co-starring with the bargain-counter Bowery Boys in Bowery to Baghdad (1955); he played an inebriated genie in this, his last film. On a more artistically rewarding note, cartoon fans will recall the pixilated voice of Blore as the automobile-happy Mr. Toad in the 1949 Disney animated feature Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Love Happy
  • Mackinaw
1950
80% Fancy Pants
  • Sir Wimbley
1950
No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows
  • Actor
1949
93% The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • Mr. Toad
1949
No Score Yet Wind in the Willows
  • Actor
1949
83% Romance on the High Seas
  • Doctor
1948
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf in London
  • Jamison
1947
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf
  • Jamison
1946
No Score Yet Men in Her Diary
  • Florist
1945
No Score Yet Penthouse Rhythm
  • Ferdy Pelham, snitty critic
1945
No Score Yet San Diego, I Love You
  • Nelson
1944
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • Henry Leek
1943
No Score Yet Passport to Suez
  • Llewellyn Jameson
1943
No Score Yet Submarine Base
  • Spike
1943
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit
  • Jackson
1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Selsby
1943
No Score Yet Counter-Espionage
  • Jamison
1942
100% The Shanghai Gesture
  • Caesar Hawkins, the Bookkeeper
1942
No Score Yet The Moon and Sixpence
  • Capt. Nichols
1942
100% Sullivan's Travels
  • Sullivan's Valet
1941
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town
  • Charlemagne
1941
89% Road to Zanzibar
  • Charles Kimble
1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
  • Jamison
1941
100% The Lady Eve
  • Keith
1941
No Score Yet The Boys from Syracuse
  • Pinch
1940
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
  • Jamison
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Sir Harold Landamuir
1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart
  • Griggs, Butler
1940
No Score Yet South of Suez
  • Limey
1940
No Score Yet Island of Lost Men
  • Herbert
1939
60% Swiss Miss
  • Edward
1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Potter
1938
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After
  • Digges
1937
89% Shall We Dance
  • Cecil Flintridge
1937
67% Quality Street
  • Recruiting Sergeant
1937
No Score Yet Breakfast For Two
  • Butch
1937
No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town (Million Dollar Profile)
  • Lucius Philbean
1936
100% Swing Time
  • Mr. Gordon
1936
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Bayliss
1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
  • Stokes
1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much
  • Roger Briggs
1935
100% Top Hat
  • Bates
1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case
  • Currie
1935
No Score Yet Folies Bergère de Paris, (The Man from the Folies Bergere)
  • Francois
1935
83% The Good Fairy
  • Dr. Metz
1935
No Score Yet Diamond Jim
  • Actor
1935
40% I Live My Life
  • Grove
1935
No Score Yet Behold My Wife
  • Benson
1935
100% The Gay Divorcee
  • Waiter
1934
No Score Yet Limehouse Blues
  • Slummer
1934
86% Flying Down to Rio
  • Butterbass the Headwaiter
1933
No Score Yet Tarnished Lady
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet My Sin
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Laughter
  • Actor
1930
60% The Great Gatsby
  • Lord Digby
1926

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