Percy Reginald Lawrence-Grant (30 October 1870 in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England – 19 February 1952 in Santa Barbara, California, USA) was an English actor known for supporting roles in films such as The Living Ghost, I'll Tell the World, Shanghai Express, The Mask of Fu Manchu and Son of Frankenstein. He was host of the 4th Academy Awards ceremonies in 1931.
Movies & TV shows
The Living Ghost
A detective investigating kidnapping case discovers the victim, who may be a zombie.
The Ghost of Frankenstein
The Doctor's son, Ludwig, was brought to the Doctor's creation by Ygor, who discovered it was still alive. Ludwig is focused on restoring the monster to his full potential, but he doesn't know that so...
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr. Hyde, to come to the fore. He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run amok.
A Dispatch from Reuters
German Julius Reuter (Edward G. Robinson) sends 19th-century news by carrier pigeon and then by wire, founding a news agency.
The Son of Monte Cristo
Rightful owner of the kingdom, the Duchess of Zona, is engaged in a power struggle with the evil General Gurko. Edmond, the son of Monte Cristo, dons many disguises to come to the aid of the Duchess.
Women in War
A "good-time girl", raised by her somewhat lax divorced father, finds herself involved in an accidental death, and the only way she's able to get out of it is to volunteer--albeit reluctantly--to be a...
During WWI pretty German master spy Helene von Lorbeer is sent undercover to London to live with the family of a high-placed British official where she is to rendezvous with the butler Valdar, also a ...
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to dislike.
Son of Frankenstein
One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to discover that he is controlled by Ygor, who is bent on revenge.
The Sun Never Sets
The Randolph family have a tradition of working in the British colonial service. Clive comes home from a mission in the Gold Coast of Africa accompanied by his wife Helen. He discovers his younger bro...
Rulers of the Sea
The struggle of a man to build a steam ship to take him across the Atlantic in spite of all setbacks, and his win against a crack sailing boat in the early 19th century.
Wife, Husband and Friend
Woman hopes to be a great singer and is encouraged by her scheming teacher. After she flops her husband, encouraged by an amorous professional singer tries opera and also flops.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
American multi-millionaire Michael Brandon married his eighth wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. She starts her own strategy to tame him because she doesn't want to be only a numbe...
Service de Luxe
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself.
The Austrian princess Marie Antoinette is going to marry the future king of France in order to gain favor with the other countries. Marie is an avid flirt and indulges in various hobbies. The French p...
Jeffrey Clavering is hired in London by The Great Eastern Oil Corporation to go to Paris to prevent unscrupulous industrialist Nikolai Kamarov from gaining control of their oil fields and turning them...
The Young in Heart
The Carletons like to find new suckers and make a living as card sharps. They were asked to leave Monte Carlo when their latest scam went wrong. They meet Miss Fortune, a very wealthy elderly lady, at...
Vera Kowalska is accused of killing concert pianist Michael Michailow. Vera's life was ruined a long time ago by Michael.
SOS Coast Guard
An internationally-notorious criminal scientist returns to the US to sell his latest invention, a disintegrating gas, to a foreign power. When he arrives, however, he is spotted by a young Coast Guar...
Under the Red Robe
In 1620s France, dreaded swordsman Gil de Berault returns from carrying out a mission for Cardinal Richelieu, and finds the Cardinal worried about growing opposition from the Huguenots in the south. T...
Rose Carlton, a kept woman, kills her benefactor and hops on a boat from San Francisco to the frozen north. She assumes the identity of Annie Alden, a missionary who dies on board on the way to Alaska...
The House of a Thousand Candles
Phillips Holmes stars as diplomatic courier Tony Carleton, who's been entrusted with a secret message vital to the cause of International peace. En route to Geneva by train, Tony is drugged by sexy ca...
Little Lord Fauntleroy
An American boy becomes the heir of a wealthy British earl. He was sent to live with his grandfather, who was an angry and unsentimental person.
The White Angel
In the mid-nineteenth century, the medical establishment in England did not appreciate the value of skilled nurses, cleanliness, nutrition and kindness. Florence Nightingale's heroic measures are slow...
Vanessa: Her Love Story
The Victorian wife of a mad baron waits years for a British soldier sent to Egypt.
A princess from France is involved with a mercenary in America.
Werewolf of London
A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.
A Feather in Her Hat
After the woman who raised him claims he's not her son, Richard searches for clues about his identity. Urged on by his mentor, Capt. Randolph Courtney, Richard focuses on Julia Trent Anders, a middle-...
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
A writer discovers he's being used as a pawn by greedy businessmen. Director Edward Ludwig's 1934 drama stars Claude Rains, Lionel Atwill, Joan Bennett, Henry O'Neill and Wallace Ford.
Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.
Young Parisian Nana wards off of a boozed-up military officer at a local restaurant, and fellow diner Gaston Greiner is so impressed with her pluck that he decides to make her a performer at his music...
I'll Tell the World
Lee Tracy once again plays a Winchellesque newspaper reporter in Universal's I'll Tell the World. More interested in his sex life than his career, news hawk Brown (Tracy) nonetheless agrees to cover t...
The Count of Monte Cristo
After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to revenge himself on them.
Depression Era story set in London about a wealthy shop owner who goes bankrupt and is forced to fire his faithful staff.
The Secret of Madame Blanche
A murder trial reunites a former chorus girl and her son, a grandson of an English aristocrat.
The Solitaire Man
An almost-retired jewel thief plans to marry Helen, his partner in crime. Their plans are shattered when Bascom, a gang member, arrives with a stolen necklace, putting their whole gang at risk.
A beautiful woman mistakes a Prince's butler for the Prince.
A wisecracking narrator mocks footage featuring Frankenstein's monster and Count Dracula.
Socialite Carol Morgan romps through the depression and her wealth while breaking up with Bill Wade and getting back together with him.
A professor gets mixed up with chorus girls in a Broadway musical.
Divorce In The Family
A child struggles to come to terms with his parents' divorce. Director Charles Reisner's 1932 drama stars Jackie Cooper, Lewis Stone, Conrad Nagel, Lois Wilson, Jean Parker and Louise Beavers.
Man About Town
In a plan to trap potential enemy spies in Washington, an American secret agent sets up a gambling house. He soon finds himself in a rivalry with his old friend the British ambassador over a beautiful...
The Mask of Fu Manchu
The doctor that was villainous. Fu Manchu wants to cause an uprising in the East to wipe out the white race by finding the tomb of Ghengis Khan, so he is racing against a team of Englishmen.
A beautiful temptress tries to escape her past while on a train journey.
The Unholy Garden
At a hotel in the middle of the Sahara, an old man and his daughter try to keep the location of a hidden treasure from a collection of thieves and criminals staying at the hotel who are determined to ...
Two small town widows bring their children to Hollywood, where their children become competing film stars. The girl is sweet, the boy is a killjoy sissy. For publicity, the rival families go to London...
Their Mad Moment
Dorothy Mackaill stars in this old-fashioned melodrama set in the Basque country of Spain. She is Emily Stanley, betrothed to foppish Englishman Sir Harry Congers (Lawrence Grant), but in love with Ba...
Prince Alexis of Kordovia refuses to do his duty under threat of war. Recently arrested actor Peter Fedor conveniently bears a striking resemblance to the prince. The King and Queen hatch a plan to ...
Daughter of the Dragon
Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is involved with Ah ...
Safety in Numbers
Before handing over a large inheritance, a guardian hires three chorus girls to educate his charge about the "underside" of big-city life.
Oh, Sailor Behave!
Based on the farcical stage play written by Pulitzer Prize-winning* writer Elmer Rice, Oh, Sailor Behave! is a movie Musical with a split personality. Nanette Dodge (Irene Delroy) falls for newspaper ...
The Cat Creeps
Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.
The Boudoir Diplomat
A ladies' man flirts with the wives of other governments' officials.
Is Everybody Happy?
Is Everybody Happy? (1929) is an American Pre-Code musical film starring Ted Lewis, Alice Day, Lawrence Grant, Ann Pennington, and Julia Swayne Gordon, directed by Archie Mayo, and released by Warner ...
The Canary Murder Case
A scheming nightclub singer named "the Canary" is a beautiful show girl. Blackmailing is her game and she ends up dead. "the Canary" was killed by someone. Everyone had a reason to see her dead becaus...
After he returns to the mundane existence of civilian life, Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for a bit of excitement. When a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from ...
A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a completely different perspective. Unknown to her, they also happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to...
Hold 'Em Yale
A young man from Argentina is a football player at Yale and falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter.
A woman must choose between a life on the farm and a life of luxury.
The Woman from Moscow
A silent film directed by Ludwig Berger.
Service for Ladies
Albert Leroux, headwaiter at an exclusive Paris hotel, falls hopelessly in love with Elizabeth Foster, an American heiress, though he is convinced that she will never admire a waiter.
A Gentleman of Paris
Le Marquis de Marignan is a French aristocrat and seducer who flirts with every Parisian girl he meets. If dallying with youngster fräuleins isn't enough to keep him busy, the Marquis also has to cope...
The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
Albert Durant, a young millionaire, poses as a waiter in order to woo an exiled and financially hard up Grand Duchess. She finds him impertinent and clumsy, but also quite fascinating. She takes him i...
The Duchess of Buffalo
An American dancer on a tour of pre-Boleshevik Russia falls for a young army officer, and the feeling is mutual. However, the officer's father is the Grand Duke of Russia, and he has designs on the gi...
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