Melville Cooper

Melville Cooper




Cast (Feature Film)

From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
The Story of Mankind (1957)
Major domo
Diane (1956)
1st court physician
Bundle of Joy (1956)
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Steward, R.M.S. Mongolia
Moonfleet (1955)
Felix Ratsey
The King's Thief (1955)
Henry Wynch
It Should Happen to You (1954)
Dr. Manning
Let's Dance (1950)
Mr. Charles Wagstaffe
Father of the Bride (1950)
Mr. Tringle
The Underworld Story (1950)
Love Happy (1950)
[Lefty] Throckmorton
The Petty Girl (1950)
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
The Red Danube (1949)
Private David Moonlight
Enchantment (1949)
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
Lord Montglyn
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Pappy Simpson
Heartbeat (1946)
Roland Medeville
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
Angus Sheffield
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Dr. Caswell
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
Bradley Cole
Random Harvest (1942)
This Above All (1942)
The Affairs of Martha (1942)
Dr. Clarence Sommerfield
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941)
You Belong to Me (1941)
Scotland Yard (1941)
Dr. Crownfield
Rebecca (1940)
Too Many Husbands (1940)
Murder over New York (1940)
Herbert Fenton
Escape to Glory (1940)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Mr. Collins
I'm from Missouri (1939)
The Sun Never Sets (1939)
Blind Alley (1939)
George Curtis
Two Bright Boys (1939)
Hilary Harrington
Dramatic School (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
High Sheriff of Nottingham
Comet over Broadway (1938)
Four's a Crowd (1938)
Hard to Get (1938)
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
Pierre LeBrec
Garden of the Moon (1938)
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Women Are Like That (1938)
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
Thin Ice (1937)
Tovarich (1937)
Charles Dupont
The Great Garrick (1937)
M. Picard
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)
Romney [the great artist]
Rendezvous (1935)
The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)
Bachelor's Folly (1932)

Cast (Special)

Mr. Glencannon Takes All (1953)

Life Events


First role on stage at Stratford-at-Avon


Film acting debut


Movie Clip

Red Danube, The (1949) -- (Movie Clip) At The Gondola In Ten MInutes Smooth MGM introduction of flashy supporting players, Melville Cooper, Angela Lansbury and Peter Lawford, as British military staffers in post WWII Rome, opening the big budget political-romance The Red Danube, 1949, starring Janet Leigh, Walter Pidgeon and Ethel Barrymore.
Scarlet Pimpernel, The (1935) -- (Movie Clip) A Humble Wayside Flower Anthony Bushell as Sir Andrew, a Britisher posing as a French revolutionary officer, with the de Tournays, whom he rescued (Joan Gardner, Mabel Terry-Lewis, Roy Meredith) from the guillotine, leading to the introduction of Merle Oberon as the unseen and uninformed hero’s wife, Melville Cooper her painter, in London Films’ The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1935.
Lady Eve, The (1941) -- (Movie Clip) The Sucker Sapiens Jean (Barbara Stanwyck) intrudes on her father and fellow card-sharp Harry (Charles Coburn), with aide Gerald (Melville Cooper) with news that she's in love with their mark, in Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve, 1941.
Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Getting A Conscience Hostess Fay (Joan Crawford) with "servants" (Wallis Clark, Melville Cooper, Sara Haden) after the guests have left, revealing their game as butler and ringleader Charles (William Powell) joins, in The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, 1937.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Are You With Me? His speech more lyric than bombast, Errol Flynn (title character, echoed by John Belushi in Animal House, 1978) rallies his Saxon band, an oppression montage, then Gisbourne and the sheriff (Basil Rathbone, Melville Cooper) lamenting rebel derring-do, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) -- (Movie Clip) I Want Him Taken And Hanged! Usurper Prince John (Claude Rains) giddy with power, feasts with Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), Marian (Olivia De Havilland), the sheriff (Melville Cooper) and bishop (Montagu Love), when Errol Flynn (title character) appears, with reference to Norman/Saxon politics, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) -- (Movie Clip) He Wouldn't Dare To Attack Us The sheriff (Melville Cooper), and Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), escort Marian (Olivia De Havilland), smug in the belief that they can convey cash through Sherwood Forest, hijacked of course by Errol Flynn (title character) and his uniformed cohort, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Too Many Husbands -- (Movie Clip) Bill is Dead! A bearded Fred MacMurray (as the long-lost Bill Cardew) phones his astonished father-in-law (Harry Davenport) to say he's headed home in Too Many Husbands, 1940.
Pride And Prejudice (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Beauty And Charm Jane Austen comic scene from MGM, the Bennets (Edmund Gwenn, Mary Boland) and daughters (Greer Garson as Elizabeth, Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane, with Ann Rutherford, Heather Angel and Marsha Hunt) receive the supercilious Mr. Collins (Melville Cooper), in Pride And Prejudice, 1940.
Great Garrick, The -- (Movie Clip) My Man Will Be Delighted English star Garrick (Brian Aherne) and Tubby (Edward Everett Horton) pretend not to know the inn is staffed by ill-willed French actors, Melville Cooper the fake innkeeper, Milton Owen picks a swordfight, Countess Germaine (Olivia de Havilland) arrives unexpected, in The Great Garrick, 1937.
Blind Alley (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Ruthless Killer Gang moll Mary (Ann Dvorak) leads the assault by escaped killer Wilson (Chester Morris) and his gang on the quiet lake house where Shelby (Ralph Bellamy) and wife (Rose Stradner) have guests (Melville Cooper, Joan Perry, et al), early in Blind Alley, 1939.