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1883 - 1947
The actor Cecil Humphreys made his film debut in 1916 and in the first years of his film career he took part in productions like "The Pleydell Mystery" (16), "The Veiled Woman" (17), "The Swindler" (19) with Marjorie Hume, "The Romance of Lady Hamilton" (19) and "The Elusive Pimpernel" (19) with Marie Blanche.
In the 20s he became established as a movie actor and appeared in silent movies like "The Tavern Knight" (20), "The House on the Marsh" (20) with Harry Welchman, "The Shadow of Evil" (21), "Dick Turpin's Ride to York" (22) with Matheson Lang, "Her Redemption" (24) with John Stuart and "The Woman in White" (29) with Blanche Sweet.
In those years he often worked under the direction of Maurice Elvey.
In the sound film era of the 30s followed again numerous engagements, normally for support roles. To these movies belong "It's a King" (33), "Dick Turpin" (33) with Victor McLaglen, "Guest of Honour" (34), "Koenigsmark" (35) with Elissa Landi, "Accused" (36) with Douglas Fairbanks jr. and Dolores Del Rio and "Wuthering Heights" (39) directed by William Wyler and at the side of many stars like Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Leo G. Carroll.
Briefly before his death Cecil Humphreys acted in four more movies - the TV production "Angel Street" (46) as well as the feature movies "The Razor's Edge" (46) with Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney and Anne Baxter, "Desire Me" (47) with Robert Mitchum and Greer Garson and finally "A Woman's Vengeance" (48) with Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth and Jessica Tandy.
His last movie was released after his death.
Other movies with Cecil Humphreys: