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Arthur Treacher is a Actor British born on 23 july 1894 at Brighton (United-kingdom)

Arthur Treacher

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Birth name Arthur Veary Treacher
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 23 july 1894 at Brighton (United-kingdom)
Death 14 december 1975 (at 81 years) at Manhasset (USA)

Arthur Veary Treacher (23 July 1894 – 14 December 1975) was an English actor known for playing recognizable English stereotypes, especially butler and manservant roles, such as the P.G. Wodehouse valet character Jeeves and the kind butler Andrews in Heidi. He later became a well-known personality on American television, and lent his name to a fish and chips franchise.


Au théâtre, Arthur Treacher débute en 1926 (année où il s'installe aux États-Unis) à Broadway. Il y joue jusqu'en 1962, dans six pièces (dont trois de George Bernard Shaw et une de Jean Anouilh), trois revues (dont une des Ziegfeld Follies) et quatre comédies musicales. Sa dernière prestation à Broadway est dans la comédie musicale à succès Camelot (créée en 1960).

Au cinéma, de 1929 à 1964, il participe à soixante-quinze films américains, dont quatre avec Shirley Temple dans les années 1930. Ainsi, dans Petite Princesse (1939), aux côtés de la jeune actrice, il tient un de ses rôles les mieux connus, celui de 'Bertie' Minchin. Notons que durant sa carrière au cinéma, Arthur Treacher se produit à de nombreuses reprises comme maître-d'hôtel et dans des films musicaux. C'est dans l'un d'eux — Mary Poppins (1964) — qu'il joue sur grand écran son dernier rôle, également bien connu (le policier Jones).

À la télévision, il apparaît dans dix séries (dont plusieurs dédiées au théâtre), entre 1948 et 1964, année où il se retire.

Pour sa contribution au cinéma, une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

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(11 films)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(9 films)
Nella Walker
Nella Walker
(8 films)
Reginald Owen
Reginald Owen
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Arthur Treacher (69 films)

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Mary Poppins, 2h19
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Tom Leetch, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Musical films, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber
Roles Constable Jones
Rating77% 3.8980853.8980853.8980853.8980853.898085
In Edwardian London, 1910, Cockney one-man band Bert is entertaining a crowd when he senses a change in the wind. Afterwards, he directly addresses the audience and gives them a tour of Cherry Tree Lane, stopping outside the home of the Banks'. George Banks returns home from his job at the bank to learn from his wife Winifred that their hired nanny, Katie Nanna, has left their service after his children, Jane and Michael, ran away again. They are returned shortly after by the local constable, who reveals that the children were dragged away by their kite. The children ask their father to help build a better kite, but he dismisses them. Taking it upon himself to hire a nanny, George advertises for a stern, no-nonsense nanny. Jane and Michael present their own advertisement for a kinder, sweeter nanny, but George rips up the letter and throws the scraps in the fireplace, which magically float up and out into the air.
Love That Brute, 1h26
Directed by Alexander Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Paul Douglas, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Keenan Wynn, Joan Davis, Laurette Luez
Roles Quentin, Big Ed's butler
Rating62% 3.1028553.1028553.1028553.1028553.102855
In 1928 Chicago, two gangsters kill a store owner. Mobster Big Ed (Paul Douglas) sends top henchman Bugsy Welch (Keenan Wynn) to place a white carnation -- his trademark -- on the corpses, to suggest that he is responsible. The police rush to arrest Big Ed, only to find out that he has an alibi. He has been in the park, where Big Ed encounters Ruth Manning (Jean Peters), a country girl who came to Chicago to be a singer, but is now a children's governess.
That Midnight Kiss, 1h36
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kathryn Grayson, Ethel Barrymore, José Iturbi, Keenan Wynn, J. Carrol Naish, Jules Munshin
Roles Hutchins
Rating66% 3.342963.342963.342963.342963.34296
In Philadelphia, Abigail Trent Budell (Ethel Barrymore), a wealthy resident of Philadelphia and patron of the arts, supports her soprano granddaughter Prudence Budell (Kathryn Grayson) just returning from Europe after five years of training. Her grandmother sponsors an opera company run by the famous maestro Jose Iturbi (himself) to give her chance to lead an opera. They hire the also famous tenor Guido Russino Betelli (Thomas Gomez), but Prudence does not feel comfortable with him on the stage. After Prudence accidentally sees an American-Italian truck driver Johnny Donnetti (Mario Lanza) singing opera, she is instrumental in bringing Johnny to public attention by insisting that he replace the opera troupe's defecting star tenor.
The Countess of Monte Cristo, 1h17
Directed by Frederick de Cordova
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Olga San Juan, Dorothy Hart, Arthur Treacher, Arthur O'Connell, Joseph Crehan, Ray Teal
Roles Hotel Managing Director
Rating56% 2.812472.812472.812472.812472.81247
Right before closing time Karen Kirsten and Jenny Johnsen, who work as waitresses at an Oslo night club, get an offer from the National Studios assistant director Jensen. He promises to make them both famous, and wants to give them screen test auditions. They accept the offer, and the very next day the girls show up at the film studio to try out for roles in the company's new production "Countess of Monte Cristo". There are two roles available: the countess herself and her maid.
Fun on a Weekend, 1h33
Directed by Andrew L. Stone
Origin USA
Actors Eddie Bracken, Priscilla Lane, Tom Conway, Allen Jenkins, Arthur Treacher, Clarence Kolb
Roles Benjamin O. Moffatt
Rating67% 3.377283.377283.377283.377283.37728
This script must be run from the command line
Delightfully Dangerous, 1h32
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jane Powell, Ralph Bellamy, Constance Moore, Arthur Treacher, Louise Beavers, Bess Flowers
Roles Jeffers
Rating61% 3.0546253.0546253.0546253.0546253.054625
High school music student Sherry Williams is excited that her actress sister Jo has taken time off from her New York stage career to visit Sherry's school to see her perform in a musical play. Jo is about to step off the train when she hears that a famed Broadway show producer, Arthur Hale, is also stepping off the same train, leading Jo to depart from the other side of the train and make her own way to Sherry's play.
National Velvet, 2h3
Directed by Clarence Brown
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film
Actors Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Reginald Owen
Roles Race Patron
Rating73% 3.698023.698023.698023.698023.69802
National Velvet is the story of a 12-year-old girl, Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor), who lives in the small town of Sewels in Sussex, England, who wins a spirited gelding in a raffle and decides to train him for the Grand National steeplechase. She is aided by a penniless young drifter named Mi (or Michael) Taylor (Mickey Rooney), who found Mrs. Brown's name and address among his late father's effects, but is unaware of what it was doing there. Hoping to gain some money from the association, Mi stays at the Browns' home, but Mrs. Brown is unwilling to allow Mi to trade on his father's good name and remains vague about how she knew him. Nevertheless she convinces her husband (Donald Crisp) to hire Mi over his better judgment, and Mi is brought into the home as a hired hand. It is revealed that Mi had been a jockey in Manchester, but his career ended in a collision which resulted in the death of another jockey. Since then Mi has not held a job, and he has come to hate horses. Velvet's horse is named "The Pie," short for "Pirate," the epithet given him by his owner due to the horse jumping clear of his paddock and wrecking things in the village. The man decides to be rid of the Pie, and offers him up in a raffle. Velvet wins The Pie, and on realizing the extent of the horses natural talent, she pleads with Mi to train the horse for the Grand National. He believes it a fools errand, not because of the horse, but because they have no real way to support the effort. He makes his case to Mrs. Brown, but she consents to Velvet's desire to train the horse. Velvet and Mi train the horse and enter him into the race. An experienced jockey is hired to ride him. The night before the race Velvet senses that the jockey hired to ride The Pie has no faith in him, and doesn't believe the horse can win. Velvet convinces Mi to fire the jockey, leaving them without a rider. That night Mi determines to overcome his fears and ride The Pie himself. Instead, he discovers that Velvet has slipped on the jockey's colors, and intends to ride the horse in the race herself. Aware of the dangers of such a race, Mi pleads with Velvet but is unable to dissuade her. As the race unfolds Velvet and The Pie avoid a number of falls, clear all the hurdles and win the race. Elated by their win, Velvet faints and falls off her mount at the finish. As she is revived the race doctor realizes she is not a young man, but a young woman. As such she and The Pie are disqualified, but Velvet knows The Pie proved himself. Velvet becomes a media sensation, declining an offer of £5,000 to travel to Hollywood with The Pie to be filmed. She ran the Pie at the Grand National because he deserved to have a chance. He wasn't an oddity to be stared at. In refusing the offer she states simply: "He wouldn't like being looked at." At the close of the film Mi takes his leave, and Mrs. Brown gives Velvet permission to reveal to him the nature of her relationship with his father. Velvet rides off to catch up with Mi and tell him that his father had been Mrs. Brown's coach when she won the prize as the first woman to swim the English Channel, many years before.
In Society
In Society (1944)
, 1h14
Directed by Erle C. Kenton, Jean Yarbrough
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant, Jr., Arthur Treacher, Thomas Gomez
Roles Pipps, Butler
Rating73% 3.694173.694173.694173.694173.69417
Eddie Harrington (Bud Abbott) and Albert Mansfield (Lou Costello) are plumbers who receive a call about a leak in the private bathroom of Mr. Van Cleve (Thurston Hall), a wealthy businessman. The leak is keeping him awake, but the costume ball that his wife (Nella Walker) is throwing downstairs is not.
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday, 1h36
Directed by Jean Renoir
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children, Political films
Actors Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Treacher, Harry Davenport, Grant Mitchell
Roles Henderson
Rating65% 3.2898353.2898353.2898353.2898353.289835
A young idealistic schoolteacher named Ruth Kirke (Deanna Durbin) is transporting a group of war orphans from South China to Calcutta when their steamship Tollare is torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific. Along with sailor Timothy Blake (Barry Fitzgerald), they are the only passengers to survive the enemy attack. They are picked up by the steamship Westonia and taken to San Francisco, where immigration officials inform Ruth that the orphans will be held until a $500 bond is posted for each child.
Forever and a Day, 1h44
Directed by Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, René Clair, Edmund Goulding, Herbert Wilcox
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Kent Smith, George Kirby, Ruth Warrick, Merle Oberon, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner
Roles Second Air Raid Watcher
Rating72% 3.637543.637543.637543.637543.63754
In World War II, American Gates Trimble Pomfret (Kent Smith) is in London during the Blitz to sell the ancestral family house. The current tenant, Leslie Trimble (Ruth Warrick), tries to dissuade him from selling by telling him the 140-year history of the place and the connections between the Trimble and Pomfret families.
Star Spangled Rhythm, 1h39
Directed by Ralph Murphy, George Marshall, Frank Tuttle, A. Edward Sutherland, Lewis Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken, Victor Moore, Walter Abel, Anne Revere, Cass Daley
Roles Arthur Treacher - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
Rating67% 3.391663.391663.391663.391663.39166
Pop Webster (Victor Moore) is a former silent movie star once known as "Bronco Billy" who now works as the guard on the main gate at Paramount Pictures. However, he's told his son Johnny (Eddie Bracken), who's in the Navy, that he's the studio's Executive Vice President in Charge of Production. When Johnny shows up in Hollywood on shore leave, Pop and the studio's switchboard operator Polly Judson (Betty Hutton) go all-out to maintain the illusion for Johnny and his sailor friends that Pop's a studio big-wig. Things get a bit complicated when Pop offers to put on a variety show for the Navy, featuring all of Paramount's stars, but Polly convinces Bob Hope and Bing Crosby to do the show, and they convince the rest of the stars on the lot.