Douglass Dumbrille

Douglass Dumbrille


Also Known As
Douglas R. Dumbrille, Douglas Dumbrille
Birth Place
Hamilton, Ontario, CA
October 13, 1889
April 02, 1974

Family & Companions

Patricia Mowbray




Cast (Feature Film)

Shock Treatment (1964)
Johnny Cool (1963)
Gang members
Air Patrol (1962)
Millard Nolan
High Time (1960)
Judge Carter
The Buccaneer (1959)
Collector of the port
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956)
Eustace Fentwick III
Jupiter's Darling (1955)
A Life at Stake (1955)
Augustus A. Hillman
The Lawless Rider (1954)
Marshal Brady
World for Ransom (1954)
Inspector McCollum
Julius Caesar (1953)
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953)
Plunder of the Sun (1953)
Carter, U.S. Consulate official
Son of Paleface (1952)
Sheriff McIntyre
Sky Full of Moon (1952)
Rodeo official
Scaramouche (1952)
President of the Assembly
Apache War Smoke (1952)
Major Dekker
The Kangaroo Kid (1951)
Vincent Moller, also known as Spengler
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
J. C. Thompson
Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
Hamud El Khalid
The Savage Horde (1950)
Col. Price
Riding High (1950)
Eddie Howard
Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
Captain Martos
Alimony (1949)
Burt Crail
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949)
Captain Lance
Tell It to the Judge (1949)
George Ellerby
Dynamite (1949)
Foreman Hank Gibbons
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949)
John J. Murdock
Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949)
Henry Mitchell
Last of the Wild Horses (1948)
Charlie Cooper
The Fabulous Texan (1947)
Luke Roland
Blonde Savage (1947)
Mark Harper
Christmas Eve (1947)
Doctor Bunyan
Dishonored Lady (1947)
District Attorney
It's a Joke, Son! (1947)
Dan Healey
Dragnet (1947)
Frank Farrington
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
George Washington
Spook Busters (1946)
Dr. Coslow
The Catman of Paris (1946)
Henry Borchard
Road to Utopia (1946)
Ace Larson
Under Nevada Skies (1946)
Arthur Courtney
The Cat Creeps (1946)
Tom McGalvey
A Night in Paradise (1946)
High Priest
A Medal for Benny (1945)
The General
The Daltons Ride Again (1945)
Pardon My Past (1945)
Uncle Wills
The Frozen Ghost (1945)
Inspector Brant
Flame of the West (1945)
Tom Nightlander
Jungle Woman (1944)
District Attorney
Gypsy Wildcat (1944)
Baron Tovar
Lost in a Harem (1944)
Forty Thieves (1944)
Tad Hammond
Lumberjack (1944)
Uncertain Glory (1944)
Police commissioner
Stand by for Action (1943)
Captain Ludlow
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
Willie/Duc de Rigor
False Colors (1943)
Mark Foster
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
Jake Rainwater
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
Gen. William Henry Harrison
A Gentleman After Dark (1942)
Enzo Calibra
I Married an Angel (1942)
Baron Szigethy
Castle in the Desert (1942)
[Paul] Manderley
King of the Mounties (1942)
Washington Melodrama (1941)
[District Attorney] Donnelly
The Big Store (1941)
Mr. Grover
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941)
John Mathews
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Slave trader
The Round Up (1941)
Captain Lane
Murder Among Friends (1941)
Carter Stevenson
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941)
[Benny] Gordon
Virginia City (1940)
Major Drewery
South of Pago Pago (1940)
Captain Fury (1939)
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)
Thunder Afloat (1939)
District commander
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
La Costa
The Three Musketeers (1939)
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
[Stewart Salzbury, alias] Thomas Gregory
Slightly Honorable (1939)
George Taylor
City in Darkness (1939)
Tell No Tales (1939)
Matt Cooper
The Buccaneer (1938)
Governor Claiborne
Stolen Heaven (1938)
Sharpshooters (1938)
Count Maxim
Fast Company (1938)
Arnold Stamper
Crime Takes a Holiday (1938)
J. J. Grant
Storm over Bengal (1938)
Ramin Kahn
Kentucky (1938)
John Dillon, 1861
The Mysterious Rider (1938)
Pecos Bill/Ben Wade [also known as "Red"]
Woman in Distress (1937)
Jerome Culver
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
Prince Musah
The Firefly (1937)
Marquis de Melito
A Day at the Races (1937)
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
John Cedar
The Witness Chair (1936)
Stanley Whittaker
Princess Comes Across (1936)
[Paul Musko, also known as Detective] Lorel
Counterfeit Lady (1936)
August Marino
End of the Trail (1936)
Bill Mason
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
M'liss (1936)
Lou Ellis
You May Be Next! (1936)
Beau Gardner
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935)
Crime and Punishment (1935)
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Colonel Forsythe
Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
The Calling of Dan Matthews (1935)
Jeff Hardy
The Public Menace (1935)
Air Hawks (1935)
[Victor] Arnold
Unknown Woman (1935)
Phil Gardner
Love Me Forever (1935)
Naughty Marietta (1935)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Mohammed Khan
Massacre (1934)
Operator 13 (1934)
General Stewart
Treasure Island (1934)
Stamboul Quest (1934)
Broadway Bill (1934)
Eddie Morgan
Journal of a Crime (1934)
[Germaine] Cartier
Hi Nellie! (1934)
[Harvey] Dawes
The Secret Bride (1934)
[Dave] Bredeen
Fog over Frisco (1934)
Mayard [alias of Arthur Burchard]
Harold Teen (1934)
The Silk Express (1933)
Elmer the Great (1933)
Hard to Handle (1933)
District Attorney
The Big Brain (1933)
Dan Thomas
Smoke Lightning (1933)
[Sam] Edson
Heroes for Sale (1933)
Chief engineer
The Way to Love (1933)
Agent Chapusard
The World Changes (1933)
Buffalo Bill
The Man Who Dared: An Imaginative Biography (1933)
Judge Collier
Convention City (1933)
Laughter in Hell (1933)
Editor Perkins
King of the Jungle (1933)
Editor Peters
Rustlers' Roundup (1933)
Bill Brett
Baby Face (1933)
Female (1933)
Lady Killer (1933)
Spade [Maddock]
Voltaire (1933)
Oriental king
The Man Who Dared (1933)
Blondie of the Follies (1932)
That's My Boy (1932)
Coach Daisy Adams
The Pride of the Legion (1932)
The Wiser Sex (1932)
The Chauffeur
His Woman (1931)

Cast (Special)

The Life of Vernon Hathaway (1955)
Red Beecham

Life Events


First role on Broadway in "Macbeth"


Movie Clip

Hi, Nellie! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Polish Children's Picnic Yarn First scene for Paul Muni in his first comedy, as big city news editor “Brad” Bradshaw, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, with George Chandler, Donald Meek, Douglas Dumbrille (as “Dawes”), and Paul Kaye in support, the picnic story having nothing to do with the Bob Dylan song, written about a similar (but not fictional) event almost 30-years later, in Hi, Nellie!, 1934.
Uncertain Glory (1944) -- (Movie Clip) The Barber Will Shave Your Neck After an opening establishing visibly atmospheric Nazi-occupied Paris, 1943, we meet Errol Flynn as inmate Jean Picard, not apparently political, rousted by the warden (Art Smith) who is congratulated by the commissioner (Douglas Dumbrille) and questioned one last time by policeman Bonet (Paul Lukas), in Raoul Walsh and Warner Bros.’ Uncertain Glory, 1944.
Firefly, The (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Salute The New King Crash, bang, boom, glory, the gung-ho opening from MGM and director Robert Z. Leonard, introducing only the supporting player Tom Rutherford as Spain’s new King Ferdinand VII, in Madrid, 1808, French occupiers observing, from The Firefly, 1937, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Allan Jones.
Firefly, The (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Love Is Like A Firefly The second number but the first vocal for Jeanette MacDonald, Rudolf Friml’s tune and English lyric by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest, as Madrid entertainer Nina Maria, and we know she’s only flirting with Don Diego (Allan Jones) in order to shake an amorous French officer, in MGM’s The Firefly, 1937.
Firefly, The (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Donkey Serenade Seemingly carefree Spaniard Don Diego (Allan Jones) has pursued singer and secret spy Nina Maria (Jeanette MacDonald) en route to her mission in France, her disinterest cueing what would become Jones’ signature song (music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, lyric by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest), to the livestock, accompanied by driver Manuel Alvarez Maciste, in MGM’s The Firefly, 1937.
Day At The Races, A (1937) -- (Movie Clip) I Proposed To Your Mother Horse doctor Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) enters as his rich patient Mrs. Upjohn (Margaret Dumont) is hoping to intervene on behalf of sanitarium owner Judy (Maureen O’Sullivan), who’s being railroaded by her business manager Whitmore (Leonard Ceeley), early in A Day At The Races, 1937.
Day At The Races, A (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Make It Lilies For Me Desperate to prevent business manager Whitmore (Leonard Ceeley) from finding out he’s a veterinarian, newly-installed sanitarium boss Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) stages an elaborate phone call, in the MGM Marx Brothers comedy A Day At The Races, 1937.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) -- (Movie Clip) I Wonder Why He Left Me All That Money? Lawyers Cedar and Anderson (Douglas Dumbrille, Harry C. Bradley) and PR man Cobb (Lionel Stander) find Gary Cooper (title character, ) at his Vermont home, informing him of his giant inheritance, Frank Capra directing from Robert Riskin’s screenplay, in Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, 1936.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Your Power Of Attorney Reporter Babe (Jean Arthur) is introduced as editor MacWade (George Bancroft) berates his staff, while the title character (Gary Cooper), adjusting to his inheritance, frustrates crooked lawyer Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille), who aims to formalize his status, in Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, 1936.
Baby Face (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Maybe I Could Use Her We know that Lily (Barbara Stanwyck) has been sleeping her way upward in the company but this is the first scene for John Wayne as Jimmy, and Douglas Dumbrille as his boss Brody, speedy progress, in Warner Bros.' Baby Face, 1933.
Day At The Races, A (1937) -- (Movie Clip) I Told You To Throw That Race! Harpo Marx is introduced as mute jockey Stuffy, who recklessly wins a race he was supposed to throw, pursued by crooked banker Morgan (Douglas Dumbrille), aided by his horse owner pal (Allan Jones) and then race track hustler Tony (brother Chico), early in A Day At The Races, 1937.
Millionaire For Christy, A (1951) -- (Movie Clip) The Death Of Your Uncle Opening with Eleanor Parker as the title character, wearing her beaver coat in the wrong season, Una Merkel her office buddy, Ralph Peters the repo-man and Douglas Dumbrille her boss, in the late-screwball comedy A Millionaire For Christy, 1951, co-starring Fred MacMurray.


Patricia Mowbray