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Donald Crisp is a Actor, Director and Assistant Director British born on 27 july 1882 at London (United-kingdom)

Donald Crisp

Donald Crisp
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Birth name George William Crisp
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 july 1882 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 25 may 1974 (at 91 years) at Van Nuys (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp, 27 July 1882 – 25 May 1974) was an English-born, later United States-based film actor. He was an early producer, director and screenwriter. His career lasted from the early silent film into the 1960s. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942 for his performance in How Green Was My Valley.


Donald Crisp has done hos most notorious movies with Bette Davis.First with Jazabel in 1938 and then in The Old mais in 1939 still with Bette Davis where in both production he played a doctor. A doctor with courage showing everyone the right way to be followed. Crisp eas known for his strong caracterer on the screen and was also a good medium to what a doctor should be in the years the both movies refered.

Best films

How Green Was My Valley (1941)
National Velvet (1945)
Jezebel (1938)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Svengali (1931)
The Battle of Midway (1942)

Usually with

D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
(32 films)
Robert Harron
Robert Harron
(18 films)
Hal B. Wallis
Hal B. Wallis
(20 films)
Alfred Paget
Alfred Paget
(19 films)
Blanche Sweet
Blanche Sweet
(19 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Donald Crisp (169 films)

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Spencer's Mountain, 1h58
Directed by Delmer Daves, Robert Totten
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Donald Crisp, Mimsy Farmer, Wally Cox
Roles Grandpa Spencer
Rating69% 3.4962853.4962853.4962853.4962853.496285
The film centers on the trials and tribulations of the Spencers, a family living in the Grand Teton Mountains of Wyoming during the early 1960s. As the patriarch of a large and growing family, Clay Spencer (Henry Fonda) is fiercely independent, yet dedicated to his family. While he resists the influence of religion, he struggles to remain faithful to his wife Olivia (Maureen O'Hara), to allow his son (James MacArthur) to attend college, and to build a new home for his family.
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog, 1h27
Directed by Don Chaffey
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Andrew Cruickshank, Kay Walsh, Gordon Jackson
Roles James Brown
Rating72% 3.638893.638893.638893.638893.63889
Un petit Skye terrier nommé Bobby est l'animal de compagnie d'un fermier écossais et de sa femme. Mais le chien préfère la compagnie d'un homme embauché à la ferme appelée Auld Jock. Quand l'argent devient rare à la ferme, Auld Jock est renvoyé. Il voyage en Edimbourg et Bobby le suit. Auld Jock meurt dans la pauvreté et est enterré à Greyfriar's Kirkyard. Chaque nuit, Bobby retourne sur la tombe d'Auld Jock pour dormir.
Pollyanna (1960)
, 2h14
Directed by David Swift
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Richard Egan, Adolphe Menjou, Agnes Moorehead
Roles Mayor Karl Warren
Rating73% 3.6963153.6963153.6963153.6963153.696315
Pollyanna, fille orpheline de missionnaires, arrive dans la petite ville de Harrington pour vivre avec sa riche tante, Polly Harrington. Pollyanna est jeune et gaie, se concentre sur la bonté de vie et, ainsi se fait de nombreux amis dans la communauté dont l'hypocondriaque M Snow et l'acide ermite M. Pendergast.
The Last Hurrah, 2h1
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Basil Rathbone, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien, Donald Crisp
Roles Cardinal Martin Burke
Rating72% 3.6465153.6465153.6465153.6465153.646515
In "a New England city," Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy) plans to run for a fifth term. Skeffington rose from poverty in an Irish ghetto to become mayor and former governor, and is skilled at using the power of his office and an enormous political machine of ward heelers to receive support from his Irish Catholic base and other demographics. Rumors of graft and abuse of power are widespread, however, and the Protestant bishop, newspaper publisher Amos Force (John Carradine), banker Norman Cass (Basil Rathbone), and other members of the city's traditional elite the Irish Catholics replaced oppose Skeffington; so does Martin Burke (Donald Crisp), Catholic cardinal, Skeffington's childhood friend. They support the candidacy of Kevin McCluskey (Charles B. Fitzsimons), a young Catholic lawyer and war veteran with no political experience.
A Dog of Flanders, 1h36
Directed by James B. Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Donald Crisp, David Ladd, Theodore Bikel, Max Croiset, Lo van Hensbergen
Roles Jehan Daas
Rating69% 3.484433.484433.484433.484433.48443
Saddle the Wind, 1h24
Directed by Robert Parrish, John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Robert Taylor, John Cassavetes, Julie London, Donald Crisp, Royal Dano, Charles McGraw
Roles Dennis Deneen
Rating65% 3.2969653.2969653.2969653.2969653.296965
Retired gunslinger and former Confederate soldier Steve Sinclair (Robert Taylor) is living as a rancher in a small western community. He collaborates with the main landowner Dennis Deneen (Donald Crisp), from whom he rents the ranch, to preserve communal stability. His quiet life is disrupted by the appearance of his emotionally unstable younger brother Tony (John Cassavetes) and Tony's beautiful girlfriend Joan (Julie London). An old rival of Steve's, gunman Larry Venables (Charles McGraw), also arrives on the scene looking for Steve. Tony confronts Venables and kills him in a shootout. His success goes to his head and he gets drunk, ignoring Joan.
Drango (1957)
, 1h32
Directed by Hall Bartlett
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Chandler, Joanne Dru, Julie London, Donald Crisp, Ronald Howard, Milburn Stone
Roles Judge Allen
Rating60% 3.002383.002383.002383.002383.00238
Union officers Major Drango and Captain Banning ride into a Georgia town ravaged by the Civil War and still bitter about the lives and property lost. Drango is the new military governor, but townspeople including Judge Allen and his son Clay make it clear that these Yankees are not welcome.
The Long Gray Line, 2h18
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Actors Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp, Ward Bond, Betsy Palmer
Roles Old Martin
Rating69% 3.4967153.4967153.4967153.4967153.496715
The movie is framed as the reminiscences of Master Sergeant Martin Maher (Tyrone Power), who first came to West Point in 1898 as a civilian employee. Arriving from County Tipperary, Ireland, Marty begins as a waiter. When he realizes that enlisted men receive better treatment than do hired laborers, he immediately signs up. Capt. Koehler (Ward Bond), impressed with his boxing skills, wants him as an assistant in athletics instruction.
The Man From Laramie, 1h44
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors James Stewart, John Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Alex Nicol, Aline MacMahon
Roles Alec Waggoman
Rating72% 3.6482653.6482653.6482653.6482653.648265
Will Lockhart (James Stewart) becomes entangled in the happenings of Coronado, an isolated western town, after delivering supplies there from Laramie. He immediately ends up at odds with the Waggomans, an influential ranching family. Lockhart is quietly searching for information about someone selling repeating rifles to the local Apaches; his brother, an Army cavalry trooper, was killed in an Apache attack at Dutch Creek.
Prince Valiant, 1h40
Directed by Henry Hathaway, Gerd Oswald, Richard Talmadge
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films set in the Viking Age, Children's films
Actors James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, Sterling Hayden, Victor McLaglen
Roles King Aguar
Rating61% 3.097863.097863.097863.097863.09786
The story begins with the recounting of the forced exile which has befallen the Christian royal family of the Viking kingdom of Scandia - King Aguar (Donald Crisp), his wife, and his son Prince Valiant (Robert Wagner) - by the Viking rebels led by the usurper Sligon (Primo Carnera), a worshipper of the old Norse god pantheon. Aguar has since come under the protection of King Arthur (Brian Aherne), and once Valiant has grown to a man, he is sent to Camelot to undergo training as a knight under the tutelage of Aguar's family friend, the noble knight of the Round Table, Sir Gawain (Sterling Hayden).
Home Town Story, 1h1
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, Marilyn Monroe, Marjorie Reynolds, Alan Hale Jr., Barbara Brown
Roles John MacFarland
Rating50% 2.5091152.5091152.5091152.5091152.509115
Jeffrey Lynn plays a defeated politician who takes over as editor of a small town newspaper in an effort to get himself elected. His campaign is intended to be a continuing expose of the evils of big industry, and his strategy is to publish daily investigations of industrial skullduggery and pollution. Marilyn Monroe, listed as one of the film's stars, actually plays a very small bit as Iris Martin, the shapely office secretary.
Bright Leaf, 1h50
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson, Donald Crisp, Gladys George
Roles Major Singleton
Rating65% 3.2965253.2965253.2965253.2965253.296525
In 1894, poor but arrogant Brant Royle (Gary Cooper) returns to his hometown of Kingsmont, North Carolina, to settle his recently deceased uncle's estate. Years before, he had been driven out by powerful tobacco plantation owner Major Singleton (Donald Crisp) for daring to fall in love with Singleton's daughter Margaret (Patricia Neal).
Challenge to Lassie, 1h16
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Donald Crisp, Edmund Gwenn, Geraldine Brooks, Pal, Sara Allgood, Alan Webb
Roles 'Jock' Gray
Rating62% 3.144793.144793.144793.144793.14479
Jock Gray (Donald Crisp) raises his collie Lassie to be an extraordinary sheep dog and companion. When he is beaten to death by robbers after he retires, Lassie keeps vigil over his grave and refuses to let anyone else take ownership of her. However, the law requires that all dogs be leashed and licensed by a legal owner. With no owner to pay her license and her only "home" being the church graveyard, Lassie faces an uncertain future.
Hills of Home, 1h37
Directed by Fred M. Wilcox
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Edmund Gwenn, Pal, Donald Crisp, Tom Drake, Janet Leigh, Rhys Williams
Roles Drumsheugh
Rating66% 3.342193.342193.342193.342193.34219
Dr. William MacLure (Edmund Gwenn) a Scottish doctor, adopts Lassie, who has an unnatural aversion to water. The Dr. tries to cure Lassie of her fears, but she remains water-shy.
Whispering Smith, 1h25
Directed by Leslie Fenton
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp, Fay Holden, William Demarest
Roles Barney Rebstock
Rating66% 3.3458953.3458953.3458953.3458953.345895
The bad Barton boys—Blake, Leroy and Gabby—rob a train and shoot a guard. Luke Smith, known as "Whispering" to some for his quiet, sly ways, is a detective for the railroad, sent to investigate.