June 9, 1890 - April 21, 1952
Born in West Derby, England
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A Few Favorite Memories of Leslie Banks
- As the insane Russian big game hunter "Count Zaroff," who satisfies his lust for blood by tracking and killing the survivors of the
shipwrecks he causes off his private island in The Most Dangerous Game (1932). Directed by Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack (just before KONG),
and co-starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Noble Johnson.
- As "Bob Lawrence," in Alfred Hitchcock's first version of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934),
co-starring Peter Lorre, Edna Best and Nova Pilbeam.
Remade by Hitchcock in 1956 with James Stewart and Doris Day.
- As "Commissioner R.G. 'Lord Sandy' Sanders," heroic British district officer in Nigeria, in Sanders of the River (1935),
co-starring Paul Robeson, Nina Mae McKinney, and some genuine African tribal chiefs.
- As "Frederick 'Robbie' Robbins," one of the visionaries engineering the futuristic Transatlantic Tunnerl (1935),
co-starring Richard Dix, Madge Evans, C. Aubrey Smith, Walter Huston and George Arliss.
- As "Joss Merlyn," head of a gang of piratical shipwreckers in Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn (1939), co-starring
Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, and Robert Newton.
- As villainous "Dr. Manetta" in the Edgar Wallace melodrama Chamber of Horrors (1940), co-starring Lilli Palmer.
- As the one-man Chorus who helps the audience imagine unstaged scenes in Laurence Oliver's epic wartime film production of Shakespeare's Henry V (1944), with a fine cast including Ernest Thesiger, Robert Newton and Niall MacGinnis.
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