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Alan Mowbray MM, (18 August 1896 - 25 March 1969), was an English stage and film actor who found success in Hollywood. Born Alfred Ernest Allen in London, England, he served with distinction the British Army in World War I, being awarded the Military Medal for bravery. He began as a stage actor, making his way to the United States where he appeared in Broadway plays and toured the country as part of a theater troupe. As Alan Mowbray, he made his motion picture debut in 1931, going on to a career primarily as a character actor in more than 140 films including the sterling butler role in the comedy Merrily We Live, and playing the title role in the TV series The Adventures of Colonel Flack. During World War II, he made a memorable appearance as the Devil in the Hal Roach propaganda comedy The Devil with Hitler. He appeared in some two dozen guest roles on various television series. Mowbray was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild, with outside interests that led to membership in Britain's Royal Geographic Society. He played the title role in the television series Colonel Humphrey Flack, which first appeared in 1953-1954 and then was revived in 1958-1959. In the 1954-1955 television season Mowbray played Mr. Swift, the drama coach of the character Mickey Mulligan, in NBC's short-lived situation comedy The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan. Mowbray died of a heart attack in 1969 in Hollywood and was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alan Mowbray MM, (18 August 1896 - 25 March 1969), was an English stage and film actor who found success in Hollywood. Born Alfred Ernest Allen in London, England, he served with distinction the British Army in World War I, being awarded the Military Medal for bravery. He began as a stage actor, making his way to the United States where he appeared in Broadway plays and toured the country as part of a theater troupe. As Alan Mowbray, he made his motion picture debut in 1931, going on to a career primarily as a character actor in more than 140 films including the sterling butler role in the comedy Merrily We Live, and playing the title role in the TV series The Adventures of Colonel Flack. During World War II, he made a memorable appearance as the Devil in the Hal Roach propaganda comedy The Devil with Hitler. He appeared in some two dozen guest roles on various television series. Mowbray was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild, with outside interests that led to membership in Britain's Royal Geographic Society. He played the title role in the television series Colonel Humphrey Flack, which first appeared in 1953-1954 and then was revived in 1958-1959. In the 1954-1955 television season Mowbray played Mr. Swift, the drama coach of the character Mickey Mulligan, in NBC's short-lived situation comedy The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan. Mowbray died of a heart attack in 1969 in Hollywood and was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 146

Birthday 1896-08-18

Day of Death 1969-03-25

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Allan Mowbray
  • Alfred Ernest Allen

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Blondie (1 episode)
1965 Mister Roberts (2 episodes)
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 The Patty Duke Show (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1960 Dante (26 episodes) as Stewart Styles
1959 Fibber McGee & Molly (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as British Consul - Suez
1956 The King and I as Sir John Hay
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much as Val Parnell
1956 Once Upon a Honeymoon as Gordon
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1954 The Steel Cage as Lee Filbert, segment "The Chef"
1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home as Alphonsus Mannering
1953 Colonel Humphrey Flack (77 episodes)
1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate as Noll
1952 Androcles and the Lion as Editor of Gladiators
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (2 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Crosswinds as The Hon Cecil Daubrey
1951 The Lady and the Bandit as Lord Charles Willoughby
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 Wagon Master as Dr. A. Locksley Hall
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff as Melton
1949 The Lone Wolf And His Lady as Jamison
1949 You're My Everything as Joe Blanton
1949 The Lovable Cheat as Justin
1948 Every Girl Should Be Married as Mr. Spitzer
1948 My Dear Secretary as Deveny (Bryant Detective Agency)
1948 An Innocent Affair as Ken St. Clair
1948 The Prince Of Thieves as The Friar
1948 The Main Street Kid as The Great Martine
1947 Captain from Castile as Prof. Botello
1947 Merton of the Movies as Frank Mulvaney
1947 Lured as Lyle Maxwell
1946 My Darling Clementine as Granville Thorndyke
1946 Idea Girl as J. C. Crow
1946 Terror by Night as Major Duncan-Bleek
1945 Sunbonnet Sue as Jonathan
1945 Men in Her Diary as Douglas Crane
1945 Tell It to a Star as Col. Ambrose Morgan
1945 Where Do We Go from Here? as General George Washington
1945 The Phantom Of 42nd Street as Cecil Moore
1945 Earl Carroll Vanities as Grand Duke Paul
1945 Bring on the Girls as August
1944 My Gal Loves Music as Rodney Spoonyer
1944 The Doughgirls as Breckinridge Drake
1944 Ever Since Venus as J. Webster Hackett
1943 His Butler's Sister as Buzz Jenkins
1943 Holy Matrimony as Mr. Pennington
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Alan Mowbray
1943 Slightly Dangerous as English Gentleman
1943 The Powers Girl as John Robert Powers
1942 The Devil with Hitler as Gesatan
1942 Isle of Missing Men as Dr. Brown
1942 Panama Hattie as Jay Jerkins, Dick's Butler
1942 A Yank at Eton as Mr. Duncan
1942 The Mad Martindales as Hugo Martindale
1942 We Were Dancing as Grand Duke Basil
1942 Yokel Boy as R.B. Harris - Movie Producer
1942 Three Blonde Mice as Elmer Smith
1941 The Perfect Snob as Freddie Browning
1941 I Wake Up Screaming as Robin Ray
1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder as Grover Sloan
1941 Ice-Capades as Pete Ellis
1941 French Fried Patootie
1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde as Phineas Johnson
1941 That Uncertain Feeling as Docteur Vengard
1941 That Hamilton Woman as Sir William Hamilton
1941 Footlight Fever as Don Avery
1940 The Quarterback as Professor Hobbs
1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her as Silas Cribbs
1940 The Boys from Syracuse as Angelo
1940 Scatterbrain as J.R. Russell
1940 Curtain Call as Donald Avery
1940 Music in My Heart as Charles Spencer Gardner III
1939 The Llano Kid as John Travers
1939 Way Down South as Jacques Bouton
1939 Never Say Die as le Prince Smirnov
1938 Topper Takes a Trip as Wilkins - Topper's Butler
1938 There Goes My Heart as Penny E. Pennypepper
1938 Merrily We Live as Grosvenor - the Butler
1937 Hollywood Hotel as Alexander Duprey
1937 Stand-In as Koslofski
1937 Music for Madame as Leon Rodowsky
1937 Vogues of 1938 as Henry Morgan
1937 Topper as Wilkins - Topper Butler
1937 Marry the Girl as Dr. Stryker
1937 As Good as Married
1937 The King and the Chorus Girl as Donald Taylor
1937 On The Avenue as Frederick Sims
1937 Breakdowns of 1937 as Himself
1936 Rainbow on the River as Ralph Layton
1936 Four Days Wonder as Archibald Fenton
1936 Ladies In Love as Paul Sandor
1936 My Man Godfrey as Tommy Gray
1936 Mary of Scotland as Throckmorton
1936 Fatal Lady as Uberto Malla
1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames as Lawrence Waterson
1936 Desire as Dr. Maurice Pauquet
1936 Give Us This Night as Forcellini
1936 Muss 'em Up as Paul Harding
1936 Rose Marie as Premier
1935 In Person as Jay Holmes
1935 She Couldn't Take It as Alan Bartlett
1935 The Gay Deception as Lord Clewe
1935 Lady Tubbs as Elyot Wembsleigh
1935 Becky Sharp as Rawdon Crawley
1935 Night Life of the Gods as Hunter Hawk
1934 Charlie Chan in London as Geoffrey Richmond
1934 Embarrassing Moments as Aheam
1934 One More River as Forsythe
1934 The Girl from Missouri as Lord Douglas
1934 Where Sinners Meet as Nicholas
1934 Little Man, What Now? as Franz Schluter
1934 The House of Rothschild as Prince Metternich
1934 Long Lost Father as Sir Anthony "Tony" Gelding
1933 Her Secret as Nils Norton
1933 The World Changes as Sir Philip Ivor
1933 Berkeley Square as Major Clinton
1933 Voltaire as Count de Sarnac
1933 Midnight Club as Arthur Bradley
1933 Peg o' My Heart as Capt. Christopher 'Chris' Brent
1933 A Study in Scarlet as Lestrade
1933 Roman Scandals as Majordomo
1932 Sherlock Holmes as Colonel Gore-King
1932 Two Against The World as George 'Georgie' Walton
1932 Jewel Robbery as Detective Fritz
1932 The Man Called Back as King's Counsel
1932 Winner Take All as Forbes, the etiquette teacher
1932 The Man from Yesterday as Dr. Waite
1932 Man About Town as Ivan Boris
1932 World and the Flesh as Dimitri
1932 Hotel Continental as Walter Underwood
1932 The Silent Witness as Arthur Drinton
1932 Lovers Courageous as Lamone
1931 Honor of the Family as Tony Revere
1931 Left Over Ladies as Jerry
1931 Alexander Hamilton as George Washington
1931 Guilty Hands as Gordon Rich
1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 6: 'The Big Irons' as Mr. Mowbray (uncredited)
1931 The Man in Possession as Sir Charles Cartwright
1931 God's Gift to Women as Auguste, Toto's Butler

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