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Henry Daniell is a Actor British born on 5 march 1894 at London (United-kingdom)

Henry Daniell

Henry Daniell
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Birth name Charles Henry Daniel
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 march 1894 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 31 october 1963 (at 69 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

Charles Henry Daniell (5 March 1894 – 31 October 1963) was an English actor, best known for his villainous film roles, but who had a long and prestigious career on stage as well as in films.

Daniell was given few opportunities to play a 'good guy', one of the few being the biographical film Song of Love (1947) where he played the supporting part of Franz Liszt. Another such opportunity was his role as Anthony Lloyd in Voice of Terror.


He married Ann Knox, and in the years following the Second World War lived in Los Angeles, California.

He and Ann were involved in a Hollywood sex scandal in the late 1930s. Visiting author P.G. Wodehouse wrote to his stepdaughter Leonora about the couple:

Apparently they go down to Los Angeles and either (a) indulge in or (b) witness orgies – probably both … there’s something pleasantly domestic about a husband and wife sitting side by side with their eyes glued to peepholes, watching the baser elements whoop it up. And what I want to know is – where are these orgies? I feel I’ve been missing something.

Best films

The Great Dictator (1940)
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)
Jane Eyre (1943)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(15 films)
Harry Cording
Harry Cording
(10 films)
Colin Kenny
Colin Kenny
(10 films)
Olaf Hytten
Olaf Hytten
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Henry Daniell (66 films)

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My Fair Lady, 2h46
Directed by George Cukor, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Marni Nixon, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper
Roles Ambassador (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.8987353.8987353.8987353.8987353.898735
In Edwardian London, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), a scholar of phonetics, believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. In Covent Garden one evening he boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), himself an expert in phonetics, that he could teach any person to speak in a way that he could pass them off as a duke or duchess at an embassy ball. Higgins selects as an example a young flower seller, Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who has a strong Cockney accent. Eliza's ambition is to work in a flower shop, but her thick accent makes her unsuitable. Having come from India to meet Higgins, Pickering is invited to stay with the professor. The following morning, Eliza shows up at Higgins' home, seeking lessons. Pickering is intrigued and offers to cover all expenses if the experiment should be successful.
Mutiny on the Bounty, 2h58
Directed by Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Psychologie, Transport films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Gordon Jackson, Richard Haydn
Roles Court-martial Judge (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.5981353.5981353.5981353.5981353.598135
In the year 1787, the Bounty sets sail from England for Tahiti under the command of captain William Bligh (Trevor Howard). Her mission is to transport breadfruit to Jamaica, where hopefully it will thrive and provide a cheap source of food for the slaves.
Five Weeks in a Balloon, 1h41
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films
Actors Cedric Hardwicke, Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Fabian Forte, Richard Haydn
Roles Sheik Ageiba
Rating56% 2.84882.84882.84882.84882.8488
The film begins with the flight of the balloon Jupiter, invented by Professor Fergusson (Cedric Hardwicke). In the unicorn-shaped gondola, the passengers Chiddingfold (Ronald Long) and Sir Henry Vining (Richard Haydn) scream in horror as the balloon rapidly descends, but the Professor remains calm as he planned for this to happen. He then signals the pilot Jacques (Fabian) to ascend the balloon, who explains how balloon is able to ascend and descend without the loss of gas or ballast. The balloon successfully lands and attracts a crowd, but Sir Henry and the other passenger are dissatisfied after the seemingly disastrous descent. Sir Henry, the president of the Royal Geographic Society, refuses to fund the Professor's plan to explore east Africa, while Chiddingfold leaves claiming he has an "appointment". The Professor seems out of financial backing for his plans, but an American journalist talks to Fergusson about having his nephew and star reporter Donald O'Shea (Red Buttons) as part of Fergusson's plan to explore east Africa.
The Notorious Landlady, 2h3
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy, Romance
Actors Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries, Estelle Winwood, Henry Daniell
Roles Stranger
Rating66% 3.3490553.3490553.3490553.3490553.349055
When American diplomat William Gridley (Jack Lemmon) arrives in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's (Kim Novak) house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed her British husband, Miles Hardwick (Maxwell Reed), because he has disappeared; but without a body, the police cannot do a thing.
The Chapman Report, 2h5
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Ty Hardin, Glynis Johns, Efrem Zimbalist II
Roles Dr. Jonas
Rating55% 2.75352.75352.75352.75352.7535
Los Angeles psychologist Chapman (Andrew Duggan) and his assistant Paul Radford (Efrem Zimbalist Jr) are looking for volunteers for their sex survey, and four women volunteer: Sarah Garnell (Shelley Winters), a middle-aged woman who is having an affair with young theater director Fred Linden (Ray Danton); Teresa Harnish (Glynis Johns), a happily married woman who becomes attracted to brawny football player Ed Kraski (Ty Hardin); Naomi Shields (Claire Bloom), an alcoholic nymphomaniac who takes up with an unsavory jazz musician; and Kathleen Barclay (Jane Fonda), a young widow who thinks she is frigid.
Madison Avenue, 1h30
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Dana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert, Howard St. John, David White
Roles Stipe
Rating59% 2.9537052.9537052.9537052.9537052.953705
Clint Lorimer (Dana Andrews) works for an advertising company run by J.D. Jocelyn (Howard St. John). He is fired after Jocelyn finds out that Clint intends to form his own ad agency and steal a top client.
The Comancheros, 1h47
Directed by John Wayne, Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin, Nehemiah Persoff, Bruce Cabot
Roles Gireaux
Rating67% 3.399233.399233.399233.399233.39923
In 1843 roguish gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman) escapes a death penalty after killing in a duel Emil Bouvier (Gregg Palmer), the son of a Louisiana judge. Regret claimed that he would have only wounded Bouvier if he hadn't sidestepped. He is captured by Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (John Wayne) after a tryst with a mysterious lady, Pilar Graile (Ina Balin). Regret manages to escape, but is subsequently recaptured after a chance encounter with Cutter in a saloon.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1h40
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Children's films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Robert Sterling, Michael Ansara
Roles Dr. Zucco
Rating59% 2.998722.998722.998722.998722.99872
The new, state of the art nuclear submarine Seaview is on diving trials in the Arctic Ocean. The Seaview is designed and built by scientist and engineering genius Admiral Harriman Nelson (USN-Ret) (Walter Pidgeon). Captain Lee Crane (Robert Sterling) is the Seaview's Commanding Officer. One of the on-board observers is Dr. Susan Hiller (Joan Fontaine), studying crew-related stress. The mission includes being out of radio contact for 96 hours while under the Arctic ice cap, but the ice begins to crack and melt, with boulder-size pieces crashing into the ocean around the submarine. Surfacing, they discover fire burning in the sky. After the rescue of a scientist and his dog at Ice Floe Delta, Miguel Alvarez (Michael Ansara), the sub receives radio contact from Mission Director Inspector Bergan at the Bureau of Marine Exploration. He advises that a meteor shower pierced the Van Allen radiation belt causing it to catch fire, resulting in a world-threatening increase in heat all across the Earth. Nelson's on-board friend and scientist, retired Commodore Lucius Emery (Peter Lorre) concurs that it is possible. Bergan informs Nelson that the President wants him at a UN Emergency Scientific Meeting as soon as possible.
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, 1h10
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Eduard Franz, Valerie French, Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Paul Cavanagh, Grant Richards
Roles Dr. Emil Zurich
Rating58% 2.902832.902832.902832.902832.90283
Jonathan Drake (Eduard Franz), a university professor specializing in the occult, is summoned to the home of his brother, Kenneth Drake (Paul Cavanagh), when a family curse threatens Kenneth's life. Jonathan Drake arrives too late to save his brother from a violent death and subsequent decapitation before his burial. The curse is the work of Dr. Emil Zurich (Henry Daniell), a Swiss agent who was a member of Jonathan Drake's ancestor's exploration party two hundred years previously. Zurich was captured, thus forcing Captain Drake to lead a rescue party into the jungle. Drake's party massacres the tribe (save for the tribal witch doctor Zutai (Paul Wexler), only to find that Zurich has been beheaded. Zutai is assisting the miraculously resurrected Zurich in his pursuit for revenge and supernatural destiny against Captain Drake's male descendants. Zurich and Zutai lay their plans to murder and behead Jonathan Drake, which will end the curse on the Drake family.
From the Earth to the Moon, 1h41
Directed by Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Steampunk films, Space opera
Actors Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins, Patric Knowles, Carl Esmond
Roles Morgana
Rating51% 2.5550252.5550252.5550252.5550252.555025
Shortly after the end of the American Civil War, munitions producer Victor Barbicane
Les Girls
Les Girls (1957)
, 1h49
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Gene Kelly, Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor, Taina Elg, Jacques Bergerac, Leslie Phillips
Roles Judge
Rating65% 3.2990853.2990853.2990853.2990853.299085
En Angleterre, Lady Sybil Wren - épouse de Sir Gerald Wren - publie ses mémoires : avant son mariage, elle faisait partie d'une troupe de « Girls » dirigée par le chorégraphe Barry Nichols. Une autre ancienne membre de cette troupe, Angèle Ducros, lui intente un procès en diffamation. Lors des débats, chacune expose sa version des faits. Retour en arrière : Sybil et Angèle sont, avec Joy Henderson, les vedettes d'un spectacle en tournée de Nichols…
The Story of Mankind, 1h40
Directed by Irwin Allen, Don Alvarado
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ronald Colman, Vincent Price, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
Roles Pierre Cauchon - Bishop of Beauvais
Rating48% 2.406962.406962.406962.406962.40696
Scientists have developed a weapon, called the "Super H-bomb", which if detonated will wipe out the human race entirely. A "High Tribunal" in "The Great Court of Outer Space" is called upon to decide whether divine intervention should be allowed to stop the bomb's detonation. The devil (Vincent Price), who goes by the name of Mr. Scratch, prosecutes Mankind while the Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) defends it.
The Sun Also Rises, 2h10
Directed by Henry King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Sports films, Bullfighting films, Children's films
Actors Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert, Gregory Ratoff
Roles Doctor
Rating61% 3.0993353.0993353.0993353.0993353.099335
Paris, 1922. Jake Barnes vit à Paris depuis sa démobilisation de la guerre 14/18 et il est journaliste au « New York Herald ». Un soir, il se rend à un bal musette où il retrouve des amis dont le romancier Robert Cohn. Arrive Lady Brett Ashley qui n’est pas une inconnue pour Jake. Elle fut son infirmière à l’hôpital pendant la guerre où ils tombèrent amoureux mais à la suite de sa blessure contractée sur le champ de bataille, Jake est devenu impuissant. Depuis, ils entretiennent une amitié amoureuse. Pour tenter d’oublier cette déconvenue Brett multiplie les aventures. Elle a promis d’épouser un Écossais Mike Campbell, joyeux drille plutôt porté sur la bouteille, tout en étant très courtisée notamment par Robert Cohn qui tombe immédiatement fou d’elle. En compagnie de son ancien compagnon d’armes, Bill Gorton, Jake part à Pampelune en Espagne assister aux corridas. À peine arrivé aux fêtes de la San Fermin, Jake a la surprise de retrouver Brett entourée de tous ses prétendants. Le groupe ne se quitte plus, et participe à toutes les festivités : débarquement des taureaux, encierro à travers les rues, corrida… Brett se laisse courtiser par un jeune torero, Pedro Romero, sous le regard furieux de Robert qui finit par agresser le jeune homme. Le lendemain, Pedro triomphe aux arènes et Jake apprend que Brett s’est enfuie en compagnie du torero. Pour Robert et Mike, la fête est finie. C’est à Biarritz que Jake reçoit des nouvelles de Brett, elle lui lance un appel de détresse espérant démarrer une nouvelle vie avec lui.
Witness for the Prosecution, 1h56
Directed by Billy Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Una O'Connor, John Williams
Roles Mayhew
Rating83% 4.1990854.1990854.1990854.1990854.199085
Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton), a master barrister in ill health, takes on Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) as a client, despite the objections of his private nurse, Miss Plimsoll (Elsa Lanchester), who says the doctor warns him against taking on any criminal cases. Vole is accused of murdering Mrs. Emily French (Norma Varden), a rich, older widow who had become enamored of him, going so far as to make him the main beneficiary of her will. Strong circumstantial evidence points to Vole as the killer, but Sir Wilfrid believes Vole is innocent.