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Cyril Thornton

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Cast (feature film)

Please Believe Me (1950) as Steward
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
Challenge to Lassie (1949) as Diner
A faithful dog changes the lives of all who know her after her master dies.
Julia Misbehaves (1948) as Bill collector
A showgirl returns to her stuffy estranged husband when their daughter gets engaged.
If Winter Comes (1948) as Foreman of jury
Scandal results when a well-meaning man takes in a pregnant girl.
Bob, Son of Battle (1947) as Steward
The Glass Alibi (1946) as Riggs
Confidential Agent (1945) as Miner
A Spanish spy and an American heiress battle fascists in England.
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Judson, chauffeur
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
Cadets on Parade (1942) as Butler
Austin Shannon (Freddie Bartholomew), after showing cowardice in sports and unable to adjust to student life, decides he is a misfit at military school and runs away. He meets newsboy Joe Novak (Jimmy Lydon)and they become friends. A $1000 reward is posted for Freddie's return but Joe doesn't take advantage of it. Joe desires an education so Austin tutors him, while Joe teaches Austin how to box, play baseball and football...without flinching (no small task indeed when working with a Freddie Bartholomew character.)
Alias Boston Blackie (1942) as Meggs
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
This Above All (1942) as Station master
A woman defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Binocular observer
Son of Fury (1942) as
A young adventurer seeks his fortune in the South Seas so he can return to England and reclaim his birthright.
Journey for Margaret (1942) as
An American correspondent tries to adopt two children orphaned during the London blitz.
Random Harvest (1942) as
A woman''''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Butler
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Private
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
International Squadron (1941) as Instructor
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Deputy policeman
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Refuge
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
The Case of the Black Parrot (1941) as [George] Rogers
A newspaperman sets out to catch a sea-going thief.
Waterloo Bridge (1940) as Sergeant
A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I.
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940) as Clerk
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) as Policeman
Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as First cronie
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940) as Butler
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
Honeymoon Deferred (1940) as Butler
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as First cronie
We Are Not Alone (1939) as
A British doctor hires an injured ballerina as a nanny for his son.
Man About Town (1939) as Walter
Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as Butler
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1939) as
A jockey trains a blind horse for the Grand National.
Sergeant Murphy (1938) as Assistant inspector
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as Phony police
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
Conquest (1937) as Napoleon's secretary
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
The Prince and the Pauper (1937) as Man at inn
Rousing adaptation of the Mark Twain tale of a 16th-century prince who trades places with a lookalike peasant.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Butler
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as Maurice O'Laughlin
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The White Angel (1936) as Sick woman's husband
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
The Unguarded Hour (1936) as Newspaper man
A blackmailer tries to stop a woman from revealing evidence that could save a condemned man.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Butler
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
The Perfect Gentleman (1935) as Workman
A retired military man helps an actress make a comeback.
Barbary Coast (1935) as Steward
A vice king's girlfriend falls for a young miner.
Les Misérables (1935) as Gendarme in 1st court
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
Les Misérables (1935) as Javert's plainclothesman
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Man in montage
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
The Raven (1935) as Servant
An insane plastic surgeon plots to kill people in ways inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.
His Night Out (1935) as Waiter
Metropolitan (1935) as Prop man
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
Name the Woman (1934) as Reynolds
The Thin Man (1934) as Tanner
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
Among the Missing (1934) as Brennan
Feeling unloved, a dowager runs away and gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) as Second inspector
An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.

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