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Montagu Love is a Actor British born on 15 march 1880 at Portsmouth (United-kingdom)

Montagu Love

Montagu Love
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Birth name Harry Montagu Love
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 15 march 1880 at Portsmouth (United-kingdom)
Death 17 may 1943 (at 63 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)

Montagu Love (15 March 1877 – 17 May 1943), also known as Montague Love, was an English screen, stage and vaudeville actor.


Il commence sa carrière d'acteur au théâtre, dans son pays natal, puis vient en 1913 aux États-Unis - où il s'installe alors -, à l'occasion d'une tournée passant par Broadway (il s'y produira dans une vingtaine de pièces, depuis The Second in Command en 1913 jusqu'à Richard of Bordeaux en 1934).

Il participe à son premier film en 1914 et sera très actif durant la période du cinéma muet. Dans les années 1920, il joue souvent des rôles de méchants, aux côtés notamment de Rudolph Valentino, Lillian Gish ou John Barrymore. À l'avènement du parlant, il poursuit sa carrière au cinéma, jusqu'à un dernier film en 1943 - l'année de sa mort - (Devotion, sorti en 1946). Ses partenaires seront alors, entre autres, Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, Olivia de Havilland ou Clark Gable.

Il est parfois crédité "Montague Love".

Best films

Bulldog Drummond (1929)
The Noose (1928)

Usually with

Holmes Herbert
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Harry Cording
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Lionel Belmore
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Montagu Love (105 films)

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Devotion (1946)
, 1h47
Directed by Edward Chodorov, Robert Buckner, Curtis Bernhardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Films about families
Actors Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Nancy Coleman, John Arthur Kennedy
Roles Reverend Brontë
Rating66% 3.344473.344473.344473.344473.34447
The story takes place in the early 1800s, when the Brontë sisters Charlotte and Anne have made the decision to leave their family - their sister Emily, their brother Branwell, their aunt and their vicar father - to take positions as governesses in other families. The two sisters long to break free from their tedious life and get experiences from the outside world, to prepare for their careers as writers.
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 Sir John Bunn
Rating72% 3.637283.637283.637283.637283.63728
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.
The Constant Nymph, 1h52
Directed by Edmund Goulding
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on plays
Actors Joan Fontaine, Charles Boyer, Alexis Smith, Brenda Marshall, Charles Coburn, May Whitty
Roles Albert Sanger
Rating67% 3.391813.391813.391813.391813.39181
Lewis Dodd (Charles Boyer) is a composer in Brussels, but his most recent latest symphony is badly received in London. To get over the rejection, he decides to visit his old friend and fellow musician, Albert Sanger (Montagu Love), at his house in Switzerland. Lewis' arrival causes great excitement among Sanger's four daughters: Kate (Jean Muir), Toni (Brenda Marshall), Tessa (Joan Fontaine) and Paula (Joyce Reynolds).
Tennessee Johnson, 1h43
Directed by William Dieterle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Regis Toomey, J. Edward Bromberg
Roles Chief Justice Chase (based on the real Chief Justice, Salmon P. Chase
Rating67% 3.391453.391453.391453.391453.39145
Runaway tailor's apprentice Andrew Johnson (Van Heflin) wanders into the Tennessee town of Greeneville. He is persuaded to settle there. He barters his services to the librarian, Eliza McCardle (Ruth Hussey), in return for her teaching him to read and write and eventually marries her.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, 1h5
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Spy films, Sherlock Holmes films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny, Thomas Gomez, Edgar Barrier
Roles General Jerome Lawford
Rating66% 3.300493.300493.300493.300493.30049
The film begins with a title card describing Holmes and Watson as "ageless", as an explanation as to why the film is set in the 1940s rather than Holmes' era of 1881–1914, as the preceding 20th Century Fox films were. Though there is a nod to the classic Holmes in a scene where Holmes and Watson are leaving 221b Baker Street, and Holmes picks up his deerstalker. Watson protests, and Holmes reluctantly puts on a fedora instead.
The Remarkable Andrew, 1h21
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Brian Donlevy, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Montagu Love, Gilbert Emery, Brandon Hurst
Roles General George Washington
Rating68% 3.419853.419853.419853.419853.41985
Lady for a Night, 1h27
Directed by Leigh Jason
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors John Wayne, Joan Blondell, Montagu Love, Ray Middleton, Philip Merivale, Carmel Myers
Roles Judge
Rating61% 3.0501553.0501553.0501553.0501553.050155
Social climber Jenny Blake owns of the casino steam boat Memphis Belle, together with the influential Jack Morgan. Most of the customers are from the upper layers of the city's social life, but they have little respect for Jenny and her - in their opinion - vulgar occupation.
Hudson's Bay, 1h35
Directed by Irving Pichel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Children's films
Actors Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, Vincent Price, John Sutton, Nigel Bruce
Roles Governor D'Argenson
Rating65% 3.2937253.2937253.2937253.2937253.293725
A trapper, Pierre Esprit Radisson, and his friend, nicknamed "Gooseberry," hope to open a trading post in the Hudson's Bay region of northeastern Canada in the year 1667.
The Devil and Miss Jones, 1h32
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement, Political films
Actors Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, Pat Flaherty, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn, Spring Byington
Roles Harrison
Rating76% 3.846713.846713.846713.846713.84671
Cantankerous tycoon John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn) goes undercover as a shoe clerk at his own New York department store to identify agitators trying to form a union, after seeing a newspaper picture of his employees hanging him in effigy. He befriends fellow clerk Mary Jones (Jean Arthur) and her recently fired boyfriend Joe O'Brien (Robert Cummings), a labor union organizer. Through his firsthand experiences, he grows more sympathetic to the needs of his workers, while finding unexpected love with sweet-natured clerk Elizabeth Ellis (Spring Byington).
Shining Victory, 1h20
Directed by Irving Rapper
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Théâtre, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays
Actors James Stephenson, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Barbara O'Neil, Montagu Love, Sig Ruman
Roles Dr. Blake
Rating67% 3.3921653.3921653.3921653.3921653.392165
A brilliant research psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Venner, is driven out of Budapest by another researcher who has taken false credit for Venner's work. After going to London, Dr. Venner is offered a job in a Scottish sanitarium where he can continue his research on dementia precox, a disease from which his father had suffered.
The Sea Hawk, 2h7
Directed by Michael Curtiz, Jean Negulesco
Origin USA
Genres Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson, Henry Daniell
Roles King Philip II
Rating76% 3.8471953.8471953.8471953.8471953.847195
The film begins with King Philip II of Spain (Montagu Love) declaring his intention to destroy England and after this "puny rockbound island as barren and treacherous as her Queen" is out of the way, he believes that world conquest will follow: he says his great wall map, one day, "will have ceased to be a map of the world; it will be Spain." He sends one of his courtiers, Don Alvarez (Claude Rains), as his ambassador to allay the suspicions of Queen Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) about the great armada he is building to invade England. In England, some of the Queen's ministers plead with her to build a fleet, which she hesitates to do in order to spare the purses of her subjects.
All This, and Heaven Too, 2h21
Directed by Anatole Litvak, Irving Rapper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil, Jeffrey Lynn, Henry Daniell, Walter Hampden
Roles Marechal Sebastiani
Rating74% 3.7477553.7477553.7477553.7477553.747755
Mademoiselle Henriette Deluzy-Desportes (Bette Davis), a French woman, starts teaching at an American girls school. She is confronted by the tales and gossip about her that circulate among her pupils and, thus provoked, she decides to tell them her life story.
The Son of Monte Cristo, 1h42
Directed by Rowland V. Lee, Lambert Hillyer
Origin USA
Genres Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Monde imaginaire
Actors Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, Florence Bates, Montagu Love, Ian Wolfe
Roles Prime Minister Baron Von Neuhoff
Rating62% 3.148623.148623.148623.148623.14862
In 1865, the proletarian General Gurko Lanen becomes the behind the scenes dictator of the Grand Duchy of Lichtenburg located in the Balkans. Gurko suppresses the clergy and the free press and imprisons the Prime Minister Baron Von Neuhoff. The rightful ruler of the Grand Duchy the Grand Duchess Zona, hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France and makes her escape pursued by a troop of Hussars loyal to Gurko. She is rescued by the visiting Count of Monte Cristo in the area on a hunting trip. The Count escorts her to a neutral country, but Gurko's Hussars violate international neutrality to return the Grand Duchess and her lady-in-waiting back to Lichtenburg.
Northwest Passage, 2h5
Directed by Jack Conway, Norman Foster, W. S. Van Dyke, King Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, Nat Pendleton, Robert Barrat
Roles Wiseman Clagett
Rating70% 3.545593.545593.545593.545593.54559
The film opens in the year 1759 with the arrival of Langdon Towne (Robert Young) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The son of a cordage (rope)- maker and ship rigger, he returns from Harvard University after being expelled for complaining about college food and drawing an unflattering picture of the President of Harvard College. Though disappointed, Langdon's family greets him with love, as does Elizabeth Browne (Ruth Hussey), the daughter of a noted clergyman. Elizabeth's father (Louis Hector) is less welcoming, however, and denigrates Langdon's aspirations to becoming a painter. That evening, while drinking in the local tavern with friend Sam Livermore (Lester Matthews), Langdon makes indiscreet remarks disparaging Wiseman Clagett (Montagu Love), the king's attorney, and the Indian agent, Sir William Johnson, unaware that Clagett is sitting in the next room with another official. Facing arrest for his comments, Langdon fights the two men with the help of "Hunk" Marriner (Walter Brennan), a local woodsman and friend, before they both escape into the woods.
The Mark of Zorro, 1h34
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette, J. Edward Bromberg
Roles Don Alejandro Vega
Rating74% 3.747763.747763.747763.747763.74776
Don Diego Vega (Tyrone Power) is urgently called home by his father. To all outward appearances, he is the foppish son of wealthy ranchero and former Alcade Don Alejandro Vega (Montagu Love), having returned to California after his military education in Spain. Don Diego is horrified at the way the common people are mistreated by the corrupt Alcalde, Luis Quintero (J. Edward Bromberg), who had forced his father from the position. Don Diego then adopts the guise of El Zorro ("The Fox"), a masked outlaw, who becomes the defender of the common people and a champion for justice. Meanwhile, he romances the Alcalde's beautiful and innocent niece, Lolita (Linda Darnell), whom he grows to love. As part of his plan, Don Diego simultaneously flirts with the Alcalde's wife Inez (Gale Sondergaard), filling her head with tales of Madrid fashion and culture and raising her desire to move there with her corrupt husband. In both his guises, Don Diego must contend with the governor's ablest henchman, the malevolent Captain Esteban Pasquale (Basil Rathbone). He eventually dispatches the Captain in a fast-moving rapier duel-to-the-death, forcing a regime change, Don Diego's plan all along.