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Robert Morley is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 26 may 1908

Robert Morley

Robert Morley
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Birth name Robert Adolph Wilton Morley
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 may 1908
Death 3 june 1992 (at 84 years) at Reading (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Robert Adolph Wilton Morley, CBE (26 May 1908 – 3 June 1992) was an English actor who was usually cast as a pompous English gentleman representing the Establishment, often in supporting roles. In Movie Encyclopedia, film critic Leonard Maltin describes Morley as "recognisable by his ungainly bulk, bushy eyebrows, thick lips and double chin, [...] particularly effective when cast as a pompous windbag." More politely, Ephraim Katz in his International Film Encyclopaedia describes Morley as "a rotund, triple-chinned, delightful character player of the British and American stage and screen." In his autobiography, Substantial Gentleman, Morley said his stage career started with managements valuing his appearance for playing "substantial gentleman" roles — as a doctor, lawyer, accountant or other professional member of society.

Best films

The African Queen (1952)
Topkapi (1964)
Tender Scoundrel (1966)
Cromwell (1970)

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Filmography of Robert Morley (84 films)

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The Boys
The Boys (1991)
, 2h3
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors James Woods, Richard Todd, John Lithgow, Robert Morley, Joanna Gleason, Dudley Sutton
Roles Montgomery, defence counsel
Rating71% 3.5912853.5912853.5912853.5912853.591285
A night watchman at a garage is found murdered, and four teddy boys are put on trial for the crime. Witnesses and suspects give differing accounts of the lead-up to the crime, and the truth emerges.
The Lady and the Highwayman, 1h30
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Hugh Grant, Michael York
Roles Lord Chancellor
Rating55% 2.7533252.7533252.7533252.7533252.753325
The film begins with a narrator telling us that Cromwell's tyranny is coming to an end, when we see several men approaching on horseback. We learn that King Charles II and several of his Cavaliers have been on an exploratory tour in England, checking to see if the populace is ready to back his return. At the moment he is being hounded by a troop of Roundheads. King Charles stops to bid one of his supporters, a Royalist Lord Lucius Vyne (Hugh Grant) who he gives one of his favorite rings, telling Lucius to send it if he ever needs his help. Taking the ring Lucius borrows the King's distinctive plumed hat and leads the King's pursuers away, allowing Charles and Lucius' cousin, Lord Richard Vyne to reach a waiting boat bound for France. Lucius manages to lose the Roundheads in a cavernous entrance of a quarried chalk cliff face.
The Trouble with Spies, 1h31
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty, Ruth Gordon, Lucy Gutteridge, Michael Hordern, Suzanne Danielle
Roles Angus
Rating44% 2.217442.217442.217442.217442.21744
When secret agent George Trent goes missing, spy agency chief Angus sends inept colleague Appleton Porter to the isle of Ibiza to find out why.
Little Dorrit, 6h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Derek Jacobi, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall, Patricia Hayes, Alec Guinness, Miriam Margolyes
Roles Lord Decimus Barnacle
Rating71% 3.591253.591253.591253.591253.59125
Le film est présenté en deux parties. Dans la première, sous-titrée "La faute à personne" (une allusion à un des titres auxquels avait pensé Dickens pour le roman), l'histoire est présentée en fonction du personnage d'Arthur Clennam. La seconde, sous-titrée "L'histoire de la petite Dorrit", reprend une grande partie des mêmes événements, mais cette fois selon le point de vue de l'héroïne.
Alice in Wonderland, 3h7
Directed by Harry Harris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Sheila Mathews Allen, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing
Roles The King of Hearts
Rating77% 3.8995253.8995253.8995253.8995253.899525
The first part opens with Alice (Natalie Gregory) helping Mother (Sheilla Allen) set the table for tea time. Although thankful for her daughter's help, Mother tells Alice that she is still not grown-up enough to join the adults at tea. Alice goes outside to see her sister (played by Gregory's real-life older sister Sharee Gregory), but gets bored of reading a book with no pictures. Her sister tells her that she will understand when she grows up, but Alice thinks she is already grown up (after all, she's seven and a half).
Second Time Lucky, 1h41
Directed by Michael Anderson
Genres Comedy
Actors Diane Franklin, Robert Morley, Roger Wilson, Robert Helpmann, John-Michael Howson, David Weatherley
Roles God
Rating51% 2.5619852.5619852.5619852.5619852.561985
This script must be run from the command line
High Road to China, 1h45
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston, Wilford Brimley, Robert Morley, Cassandra Gava
Roles Bentik
Rating59% 2.998852.998852.998852.998852.99885
Eve Tozer (Bess Armstrong) is a society heiress and flapper living the high-life in 1920s Istanbul. She needs to find her father (Wilford Brimley) before he is officially declared dead or risk losing her inheritance to his scheming business partner Bentik (Robert Morley). She hires WWI ace-pilot Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck) and his planes to locate her father. O'Malley is eager to take the job as he needs to leave town rather urgently himself. However, Eve, also an accomplished pilot, is determined to accompany him in his other aircraft, which causes the first of many arguments between Istanbul and China.
The Great Muppet Caper, 1h30
Directed by Jim Henson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about films, Musical films, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Jack Warden, Joan Sanderson
Roles British Gentleman by Pond
Rating70% 3.5469153.5469153.5469153.5469153.546915
Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo the Great play newspaper reporters for the Daily Chronicle. Kermit and Fozzie, specifically, are playing identical twin reporters, which becomes the source of a running gag - supposedly, nobody can tell they are twins unless Fozzie wears his hat. While Gonzo is too busy taking pictures of a chicken, prominent London fashion designer Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg) gets robbed of her jewels. The trio are eventually assigned to investigate the theft of the valuable jewels from Lady Holiday, which they have to beg for after their supervisor Mike Tarkenian dismisses them following the Daily Chronicle‍ '​s headline about the twins joining the staff (while the other papers report on the jewel heist).
Loophole (1981)
, 1h45
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Jonathan Pryce, Colin Blakely, Robert Morley
Roles Godfrey
Rating60% 3.0011953.0011953.0011953.0011953.001195
Stephen Booker, jeune architecte de son État, se retrouve au chômage suite à la fermeture du cabinet dont il était associé. Alors qu'il est désespéré et surendetté, il est engagé par un certain Mike Daniels pour faire surélever un immeuble. Mais Booker apprend vite que ce projet est une couverture et que Daniels est en fait un escroc qui prépare un casse...
Oh! Heavenly Dog, 1h44
Directed by Joe Camp
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about religion, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif, Robert Morley, Alan Sues, Lorenzo Music
Roles Bernie
Rating54% 2.703962.703962.703962.703962.70396
Chevy Chase plays a private investigator who is called to a job and is killed after finding a dead woman. The afterlife has not decided if he is destined for Heaven or Hell, so he is given the chance to return to Earth as a dog in order to solve the case and earn his way to Heaven.
The Human Factor, 1h54
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Spy, Politic
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Richard Attenborough, Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Iman, Nicol Williamson, Robert Morley
Roles Doctor Percival
Rating60% 3.048743.048743.048743.048743.04874
Maurice Castle (Nicol Williamson) is a mid-level bureaucrat in MI6 whose life seems completely without peculiarity, peccadillo, or any highlighting quality to suggest he’s anything but a dull bureaucrat, except for the interesting, casually introduced detail that he has an African wife, Sarah (Iman), and son, Sam (Gary Forbes). Meanwhile, the company regime, represented by corpulent, bluffly cheery Dr. Percival (Robert Morley), who’s actually an expert in assassinations and biological toxins, and grey eminence Sir John Hargreaves (Richard Vernon), advise newly appointed security chieftain Daintry (Richard Attenborough) that, thanks to a source they have cultivated in their Moscow enemy headquarters, they believe they have a traitor at the MI6 African desk. The duo determine that the mole must be quietly killed, rather than be allowed publicity in a trial or a flight to Moscow. They determine quickly that the most likely candidate for the traitor is Arthur Davis (Derek Jacobi), Castle’s playboy office partner. Actually, Castle is the mole, but the information he leaks is entirely unimportant financial documents. He became involved in leaking to the Soviets when he was an MI6 agent in South Africa, seven years earlier: he met and fell in love with Sarah, and when their affair was discovered by the authorities, Castle was all but thrown out of the country, and he entrusted Sarah’s smuggling out of the country to a mutual communist acquaintance. Ever since, he’s been repaying the favor by filtering insignificant data to the Soviets. Castle makes one last informational drop to his communist handlers and he is summarily whisked off to Moscow for protection. However, Castle's primary problem is that he is not a communist, is not a communist sympathizer, and has absolutely no interest in politics, socialism, the Russian language, Slavic history or culture, geopolitical power plays, Moscow nor the Soviet Union. His only interest is in his wife and his son, who are left in London — where they will remain separated from him.
Scavenger Hunt, 1h56
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Roles Bernstein
Rating58% 2.9004052.9004052.9004052.9004052.900405
Milton Parker (Vincent Price), an elderly and eccentric game inventor, dies after losing a video game with his seductive nurse (Carol Wayne). Following his funeral, Parker's greedy and estranged relatives show up at his mansion for the reading of his will. They learn from lawyer Charles Bernstein (Robert Morley) that the winner of an elaborate scavenger hunt will inherit his $200 million estate. The (potential) beneficiaries form five teams and get involved in various misadventures.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, 1h52
Directed by Ted Kotcheff, Bernard Cohn
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Themes Cooking films, Serial killer films
Actors George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort
Roles Maximilian Van Devere
Rating63% 3.193843.193843.193843.193843.19384
Natasha O'Brien (Jacqueline Bisset) is a celebrated pastry chef invited to London to assist in preparing a state dinner for the Queen, organized by culinary critic Maximillian "Max" Vandeveer (Robert Morley). Natasha's ex-husband, Robby (George Segal) is a fast food entrepreneur ("the Taco King") serving the "everyman" consumer while she caters to the affluent. Max is the "calamitously fat" grand gourmand publisher of a gourmet magazine Epicurious and is patron of several famous European chefs, each renowned for a signature dish.
The Blue Bird, 1h39
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Cicely Tyson, Robert Morley, Patsy Kensit
Roles Father Time
Rating54% 2.7030452.7030452.7030452.7030452.703045
Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl are peasant children who are led on a quest for the Blue Bird of Happiness by the Queen of Light, who gives them a hat with a magic diamond that allows them to call forth the souls of all things, both living and inanimate. On their journey, they are accompanied by the human personifications of a dog, a cat, water, sugar, bread, milk, light, fire, and the like. They visit the kingdoms of the past and future and the queendoms of night and luxury, at each place absorbing more wisdom. Eventually they discover the blue bird they've been seeking has been in their own backyard all along.