Lionel Belmore (12 May 1867 – 30 January 1953) was an English character actor and director on stage for more than a quarter of a century.
Onstage, Belmore appeared with Wilson Barrett, Sir Henry Irving, William Faversham, Lily Langtry, and other famous actors. He entered in films from 1911. In total, he had some 200 titles to his film credit. He was notable as the huffy-puffy Herr Vogel the Burgomaster in Frankenstein (1931). Belmore played bit parts in several 1930s film classics. Unusually, he was a director before he became a prolific actor. He directed from 1914 to 1920, only acting in a limited number of films, until concentrating as an actor from then on. He was the brother of the actress Daisy Belmore (Mrs. Samuel Waxman) and the actor Paul Belmore. He was married to stage actress Emmeline Florence Carder and they had two daughters. Their daughter Violet had decided to follow in her father's footsteps and go into acting. His interment was at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.
Movies & TV shows
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...
Story of the early days of the diamond-mining era in South Africa.
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.
My Son, My Son!
My Son, My Son! is a 1940 American drama film based on a novel by the same name written by Howard Spring and directed by Charles Vidor. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction by ...
Tom Brown's School Days
When private tutor Thomas Arnold (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) becomes headmaster at Rugby, a boy's preparatory school in England, he puts into place a policy of strict punishment for unruliness and bulying....
Tower of London
In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King Edward IV of Eng...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Paris, France, 1482. Frollo, Chief Justice of benevolent King Louis XI, gets infatuated by the beauty of Esmeralda, a gypsy young girl. The hunchback Quasimodo, Frollo's protege and bell-ringer of Not...
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.
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.
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...
The Declaration of Independence
This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware who in the summer of 1776 cast the deciding vote, at the meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, so that the Declaration of...
If I Were King
King Louis XI masquerades as a commoner in Paris, seeking out the treachery he is sure lurks in his kingdom. At a local tavern, he overhears the brash poet François Villon extolling why he would be a ...
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.
Maid of Salem
There is a scandal in the Puritanical town of Salem, Massachusetts, when a young woman named Barbara Clarke has an affair with an adventurer named Roger Coverman. The town's elders accuse Barbara of b...
The Prince and the Pauper
Two boys - the prince Edward and the pauper Tom - are born on the same day. Years later, when young teenage Tom sneaks into the palace garden, he meets the prince. They change clothes with one another...
Madcap couple George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident. They return as ghosts to try and liven up the regimented lifestyle of their friend and bank president, Cosmo Topper. When To...
The Toast of New York
After the American Civil War, Jim Fisk, a former peddler and cotton smuggler, arrives in New York, along with his partners Nick and Luke, where he struggles to make his way through the treacherous wor...
Master Will Shakespeare
A short biography of William Shakespeare that highlights the various jobs he worked at in the theater.
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...
The Last of the Mohicans
The story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns—in part—a Huron massacre (with passive French acquiescence) of between 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American t...
One Rainy Afternoon
Suave French actor Philippe Martin provokes a scandal when, in a darkened theater, he mistakes young Monique for his mistress, Yvonne, and tries to kiss her. Charged with assault, the quick-thinking P...
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.
Mutiny on the Bounty
Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.
The colorful characters who help and hinder the orphan boy in Charles Dickens' classic tale of a fight for happiness.
The Three Musketeers
The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Ath...
The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.
Vanessa: Her Love Story
The Victorian wife of a mad baron waits years for a British soldier sent to Egypt.
Stan and Ollie are going to inherit the MacLaurel estate in Scotland. When things don't go as planned, they are posted to India and enlisted in the Scottish army.
An elderly rancher writes to his son to come home and help him fight against a bandit gang that is trying to take over the ranch.
A countess marries a Gypsy fiddler instead of a baron's son at harvest time in Tokay wine country, Hungary.
A captain's daughter become marooned on an island after the ship is taken over by a mutinous crew.
Jane Eyre is an orphan who was raised by her aunt until she came to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. But Jane is attracted by the intelligent and energetic Sir Roche...
The Affairs of Cellini
Despite the duke, the 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence.
The queen of Egypt barges the Nile and flirts with Mark Antony and Julius Caesar.
Meet the Baron
A charlatan posing as Baron Munchhausen is invited to be guest speaker at a girls' school.
I Am Suzanne!
A dancer falls in love with a puppeteer, much to the consternation of her manipulative manager. The puppeteer himself seems more interested in his puppets than in romance with her. Can she find true...
The Vampire Bat
When the villagers of Klineschloss start dying of blood loss, the town fathers suspect a resurgence of vampirism. While police inspector Karl remains skeptical, scientist Dr. von Niemann cares for the...
Design for Living
An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.
A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.
The Constant Woman
A mother abandons her family only to become a crispy critter with her lover, the husband finds out about it AND that his son isn't really his, becomes an alcoholic, is being held prisoner in a speak-e...
The Warrior's Husband
The Warrior's Husband is a satire of the male and female roles in society set in 800 B.C.. Queen Hippolyta (Marjorie Rambeau) rules Pontus with masculine authority; in fact, it is the women of Pontus ...
An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.
The Sign of the Cross
After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, ...
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
An ambitious and ruthless young woman advances from the position of governess to the heights of British society.
The Man Called Back
Fresh from his success with the moody melodrama Murders in the Rue Morgue, director Robert Florey dashed off The Man Called Back at bargain-basement Tiffany Studios. The film is set in the tropics; Co...
The owner of a pearl bed falls in love with a bitter young girl who had been taken advantage of by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend.
A once great stage and screen actor (Henry B. Walthall) has fallen from fame because of his alcoholism; his young son (Leon Janney) is determined to see his father "make good" again.
Kiss Me Again
An officer of the French Military is in love with a shop girl, but his aristocratic father wants him to marry in his class and convinces the girl that marriage would be a mistake. The officer goes off...
Safe in Hell
To avoid the rigors of the law, Gilda flees New Orleans and hides on a Caribbean island where the worst criminals can ask for asylum. Besieged by the scum of the earth, Gilda will soon find out that s...
An Austrian soldier must choose between a wealthy fiancee and a new girl who takes his fancy.
A living being from parts of several exhumed corpses is what Dr. Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with.
The founding father has an extramarital affair and meets with the likes of Thomas Jefferson.
Ten Nights in a Barroom
A man's heavy drinking drives away his family and threatens to destroy his relationship with his little daughter.
Love Comes Along
An American sailor comes to a seedy banana republic, and finds a fellow yank, a stranded girl, as a saloon singer. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding about her feelings toward the local dictato...
One Heavenly Night
A poor but basically honest flower woman agrees to impersonate a wicked opera star.
Sweet Kitty Bellairs
Kitty Bellairs, a flirtatious young woman of 18th Century England, cuts a swath of broken hearts and romantic conquests as she visits a resort with her sister.
New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go.
Sgt. Conniston and his alcoholic guide O'Toole are on the trail of an escaped murderer named Keith. When they catch up with him in the farthest reaches of Northern Canada, Keith turns out to be a dead...
Captain of the Guard
A captain of the king's guards secretly works for the rebels.
The Boudoir Diplomat
A ladies' man flirts with the wives of other governments' officials.
The Rogue Song
In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.
A countess fleeing her husband mistakes a count for her hairdresser at a Monte Carlo casino.
The Love Parade
A courtier is unhappy with his new life after marrying the queen of mythical Sylvania.
The Unholy Night
One dark foggy London night, someone tries to strangle Lord Montague, but he escapes. Only to discover the four other men who did get killed were old regimental comrades in Gallipoli. When Scotland Ya...
The Redeeming Sin
The Redeeming Sin (1929) is a crime drama part-talking silent film with Vitaphone music and sound effects. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and stars Dolores Costello. This film is curr...
Evidence is a 1929 Pre-Code crime drama film produced and distributed by the Warner Brothers. It is based on the 1914 Broadway play Evidence by J. duRocher MacPherson and L. duRocher MacPherson. This ...
A follower of Napoleon escapes the firing squad, flees to a woman's bedroom and winds up butler.
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
A young prince falls in love with a beautiful barmaid while at university in old Heidelberg.
Sergeant Malone of the Mounties and effeminate Etienne Doray are both in love with Rose-Marie, but she doesn't light up until soldier of fortune Jim Kenyon drifts into the post. Soon Jim is accused of...
Run, Girl, Run
A women's track team is preparing for a big meet against a rival college, but the coach is having trouble getting her team ready. Norma, the team's star, is more interested in slipping out to meet her...
No known surviving copy is known to exist. This well received film revolved around Harry Van Housen's rejection from service in WWI and subsequent heroism in foiling a ring of spies.
The Matinee Idol
The famous matinee idol and blackface comedian, Don Wilson, heads out of town to escape adulation. There, calling himself Harry Mann, he accidentally joins a traveling acting troupe, and falls in love...
The Circus Kid
In 'The Circus Kid', Darro gives an excellent performance as Buddy, an orphan who runs away from a a harsh orphanage to join Cadwallader's Circus.
The King of Kings
The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Ch...
Winners Of The Wilderness
During the French and Indian War the Indians under Pontiac kidnap Rene. Colonel O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her.
Sorrell and Son
Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take work as a m...
The Return of Grey Wolf
Grey Wolf, a German Shepherd Dog, leads the human hero to victory in this silent western.
The Return of Peter Grimm
"Old Peter Grimm makes his ward Katie promise to marry his nephew Frederik [ sic ] and then dies. Frederik proves to be a scapegrace and Peter's spirit returns to right matters and finally succeeds in...
Bardelys the Magnificent
The story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to.. and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.. was written by Raf...
A cross-dressing farce, adapted from "Madame Lucy" by Jean Arlette, in which to help a friend in a lawsuit, Jack Mitchell disguises himself as the mysterious "Madame Brown," a missing witness importan...
The Sea Hawk
The adventures of Oliver Tressilian, who goes from English gentry to galley slave to captain of a Moorish fighting ship.
A Boy of Flanders
An orphan boy wins a prize for his drawing.
The Man Who Fights Alone
John Marble ( William Farnum ), a construction engineer is stricken by paralysis and begins to envision the growth of love between his wife Marion ( Lois Wilson ) and his best friend, Bob Alten ( Edwa...
A Lady of Quality
Clorinda Wildairs breaks off an affair with the unscrupulous Sir John Ozen to become engaged to a rich nobleman, Mertoun, the Duke of Osmonde. Clorinda accidentally kills Sir John when he, infuriated ...
The queen of a mythical European nation flees to America when a general threatens to overthrow her government.
Within the Law
When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, she vows upon her release to take vengeance on those who wronged her, always staying however within the letter of the law.
The rituals of courtship, romantic rivalry and love play out three times as a man vies with a villain for the girl. In the Stone Age, the rivalry is set off by dinosaurs, a turtle used as a ouija boar...
Peg o' My Heart
PEG O MY HEART (Metro Studios, 1922), directed by King Vidor, under the supervision of J. Hartley Manners, introduces the legendary theatrical actress Laurette Taylor (1884-1946) to the screen reprisi...
Head Over Heels
When theatrical agent Sterling, a ladies man known for signing his latest paramours onto his agency's talent roster, returns to New York from a trip to Europe, he tells his more down-to-earth partner,...
Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in by a gang of...
The World's Champion
Young William Burroughs comes from wealth but not nobility, so despite his income he is not welcomed when he pursues Lady Elizabeth Galton, and indeed he is not only beaten by her cousin but thrown ou...
Iron to Gold
Kindred of the Dust
Discovering that her husband is a bigamist, Nan returns with her child to her Puget Sound logging town. She is treated as an outcast by all save Donald, her childhood sweetheart, the son of a milliona...
The Great Lover
Ethel Warren returns from studying in Europe to make her debut in New York with the opera company in which Jean Paurel, world-famous baritone, is the star. Carlo Sonino, also a member of the company, ...
The Man Who Had Everything
Harry Bullway is a careless young man, always after a good time. He nearly runs over a blind beggar with his car, but he shows no remorse. In response to his heartlessness, the beggar curses him, sayi...
1860 ushers in the era of iron ships, Richard Sibley, a builder of wooden ships, stubbornly resists the change, which leads him to forbid the marriage of his daughter Rose to John Rhead, a proponent o...
On board his trading schooner in the South Pacific, tough sea captain Black Pawl confronts his own son, who has grown up in his father's shadow and reflects only his dark side.
Jes' Call Me Jim
Happy-go-lucky Jim Fenton is in love with Miss Butterworth, the town milliner, who is taking care of little Harry Benedict while his father Paul, an inventor, is in the local insane asylum. Miss Butte...
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