Search a film or person :
Guy Oliver is a Actor American born on 25 september 1878 at Chicago (USA)

Guy Oliver

Guy Oliver
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name George Guy Oliver
Nationality USA
Birth 25 september 1878 at Chicago (USA)
Death 1 september 1932 (at 53 years) at Hollywood (USA)

George Guy Oliver (September 25, 1878 – September 1, 1932) was an American actor. He appeared in at least 189 silent film era motion pictures and 32 talkies in character roles between 1911 and 1931. His obituary gives him credit for at least 600. He directed three films in 1915.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Oliver began his career as a cornetist at six-years-old in Lamar, Missouri. After traveling with his family in a musical troupe, he decided to become an actor at age 21.

In 1908 he joined Lubin Studios in Philadelphia, earning $3.00 a day. After appearing with Eclair, Kinemacolor and the Selig Polyscope Company, Oliver went to California. He joined the company headed by Jesse L. Lasky in 1916, working for Lasky under a verbal contract.

Oliver appeared in at least 18 films starring Wallace Reid, and in those made by many other stars on the Paramount roster.

He was forced to retire and rest in 1931 because of his health, but the studio kept him on the payroll.

Guy Oliver died at age 53 from cancer at Hollywood Hospital in Hollywood, California.

Best films

The Last Command (1928)

Usually with

Jesse L. Lasky
Jesse L. Lasky
(26 films)
Charles Ogle
Charles Ogle
(26 films)
Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(24 films)
Wallace Reid
Wallace Reid
(18 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Guy Oliver (133 films)

Display filmography as list


I Take This Woman, 1h12
Directed by Marion Gering
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Helen Ware, Charles Trowbridge, Lester Vail, Clara Blandick
Roles Sid
Rating65% 3.2980353.2980353.2980353.2980353.298035
Kay Dowling (Carole Lombard), the spoiled daughter of wealthy New York parents, is sent by her father (Charles Trowbridge) to his ranch in Ursula, Wyoming, fearing she will be named a co-respondent in a divorce case. Before she leaves, Kay's suitor, Herbert Forrest (Lester Vail), proposes marriage, but she chooses the ranch in Wyoming over a honeymoon cruise. Later, while spending her days on the ranch with her good-humored aunt Bessie, Kay falls reluctantly in love with one of her father's cowhands, Tom McNair (Gary Cooper), and impulsively marries him. When her father learns of the union, he disowns her. Kay and Tom are forced to live in a one-room shack while Tom tries to expand his cattle herd.
Murder by the Clock
Directed by Edward Sloman
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Irving Pichel, Lilyan Tashman, Regis Toomey, Sally O'Neil, Blanche Friderici, Walter McGrail
Roles Watchman
Rating62% 3.145633.145633.145633.145633.14563
When a wealthy woman dies, she is buried with a loud horn in her crypt due to her fear of premature burial. Before her will can be read, her heirs start to die mysteriously.
Skippy (1931)
, 1h25
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green, Willard Robertson, Enid Bennett, Guy Oliver
Roles Dad Burkey
Rating62% 3.14943.14943.14943.14943.1494
Skippy (Jackie Cooper) is the feisty son of the strictly Dr. Herbert Skinner (Willard Robertson) and his wife Ellen (Enid Bennett). Skinner forbids his son Skippy to play in the pauperized Shantytown, because of the unhygenical and criminal surroundings there. But Skippy and his friend Sidney (Jackie Searl) still go to Shantytown whrere sidney meets a new boy named Sooky (Robert Coogan, Jackie Coogan's little brother). He saves the small boy Sooky from the much bigger bully Harley Nubbins (Donald Haines). Skippy and Sooky become friends. One day Harley accidentally breaks the windshield of his father's car with Skippy's yo-yo. Harley, who has a very aggressive and brute father, blames it on Skippy and Sooky. Mr. Nubbins (Jack Rube Clifford), who works as a dog catcher, takes Sooky's dog and demands that they pay him for the damages if they want their dog back. The boys gather three dollars by breaking Skippy's savings bank, but Mr. Nubbins accepts it only for his windshield. He gives them three days for getting another three dollars for a dog license and he threatens that he'll kill their dog if they don't get the money.
Sooky (1931)
, 1h25
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Actors Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Willard Robertson, Enid Bennett, Helen Jerome Eddy, Guy Oliver
Roles Mr. Moggs
Rating54% 2.744552.744552.744552.744552.74455
Suite de Skippy (1931)
Caught (1931)
, 1h8
Directed by Edward Sloman
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Richard Arlen, Louise Dresser, Frances Dee, Tom Kennedy, Syd Saylor, Jim Mason
Roles McNeill
Rating71% 3.5583453.5583453.5583453.5583453.558345
Gun Smoke
Gun Smoke (1931)
, 1h11
Directed by Edward Sloman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance, Western
Actors Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Eugene Pallette, Charles Winninger, Louise Fazenda, Brooks Benedict
Roles Sheriff Posey Meed
Rating64% 3.245353.245353.245353.245353.24535
Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas (Boyd) and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there until things cool down back in Chi or NYC, or wherever they lammed from. They are welcomed with open arms by the citizens under the impression they are there as capital investors with money to spend. Before long, Darvas figures the town is ripe for the taking and sends word for reinforcements, and each arriving train unloads a few suits and snappy-brim hats. Then they get rough, kill Sheriff Posey Meed (Oliver) and rile up the citizens, led by cowhand Brad Farley (Arlen), who had Darvas spotted for a wrong number just by the way he made moves on Sue Vancey (Brian),
The Devil's Holiday, 1h20
Directed by Edmund Goulding
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, James Kirkwood Sr., Hobart Bosworth, Morgan Farley, Ned Sparks
Roles Hammond
Rating63% 3.1921053.1921053.1921053.1921053.192105
A golddigger marries a young man for his money, but finds that she really loves him and wants to keep him despite his family's disapproval.
Playboy of Paris, 1h22
Directed by Ludwig Berger, Ludwig Berger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Maurice Chevalier, Frances Dee, O. P. Heggie, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Dorothy Christy
Roles Street Cleaner
Rating66% 3.3019853.3019853.3019853.3019853.301985
Albert Loriflan, a waiter in a Paris cafe, unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money from a wealthy relative. His unscrupulous boss, Philibert, refuses to release him from his long-term contract in the hope that Albert will buy him off with a large payment. But Albert refuses, and continues to work at the cafe even though he is now very rich. Before long he falls in love with Philibert's daughter Yvonne.