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1865 - 1951
The actor Horace Hodges worked successfully on stage for many years before he also appeared in a movie in 1930 for the first time.
But his name appeared already in 1923 for the first time on the big
screen when his play "Grumpy" which he wrote together with Thomas Wingey
Percyval was filmed in 1923 for the first time. The stars of this film
adaption were Theodore Roberts, May MacAvoy and Conrad Nagel.
Horace Hodges made his film debut at the age of 65 with "Escape" (30) at Gerald DuMaurier's and Edna Best's side.
In the next years he impersonated roles in front of the camera for "Other
People's Sins" (31) with Stewart Rome and Anne Grey, "Night in Montmartre"
(31) with Hugh Williams and Heather Angel, "After Dark" (32) with Hugh
Williams , "Summer Lightning" (33) with Ralph Lynn and Chili Bouchier,
"Rolling in Money" (34) with John Loder and Isabel Jeans, "Three Maxims"
(36) with Anna Neagle and Leslie Banks, "London Melody" (37) with Anna
Neagle and Robert Douglas and finally with Alfred Hitchcock's "Jamaica
Inn" (39) with Charles Laughton as Sir Humphrey Pengallan. Horace Hodges
played the role of the butler of Charles Laughton. It was his last movie.
Other movies with Horace Hodges:
Filmed book (together with Thomas Wigney Percyval):