Billy Bevan Movies List

Billy Bevan
Billy Bevan
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Bright Eyes

Actor Billy Bevan Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 55 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 55 movies
Rogues Of Sherwood Forest
Director: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 21-06-1950
It Had to Be You
It Had to Be You ( English )
Music Director: Jack Haynes , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 01-12-1947
Moss Rose
Moss Rose ( English )
Director: Gregory Ratoff
Music Director: David Buttolph
Release date: 30-05-1947
Terror by Night
Terror by Night ( English )
Artist: Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce , Alan Mowbray , Dennis Hoey , Renee Godfrey
Director: Roy William Neill
Music Director: Milton Rosen , Bernard B. Brown
Release date: 01-02-1946
The Woman in Green
The Woman in Green ( English )
Director: Roy William Neill
Music Director: Mark Levant , Bernard B. Brown
Release date: 27-07-1945
Tonight and Every Night
Artist: Rita Hayworth , Lee Bowman , Janet Blair , Leslie Brooks , Professor Lamberti
Director: Victor Saville
Music Director: George Duning , Marlin Skiles
Release date: 09-01-1945
La perla della morte
La perla della morte ( English )
Director: Roy William Neill
Music Director: Paul Sawtell , Bernard B. Brown
Release date: 01-08-1944
The Invisible Man's Revenge
Artist: Jon Hall , John Carradine , Evelyn Ankers , Leon Errol , Alan Curtis
Director: Ford Beebe
Music Director: Hans J. Salter , William Lava , Eric Zeisl
Release date: 09-06-1944
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre ( English )
Director: Robert Stevenson
Music Director: Bernard Herrmann
Release date: 24-12-1943
Showing 1 to 10 of 55 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 55 movies

Billy Bevan Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Billy Bevan (born William Bevan Harris, 29 September 1887 – 26 November 1957) was an Australian-born vaudevillian, who became an American film actor. He appeared in 254 American films between 1916 and 1950. Bevan was born in the country town of Orange, New South Wales, Australia. He went on the stage at an early age, traveled to Sydney and spent eight years in Australian light opera, performing as Willie Bevan. He sailed to America with the Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Company in 1912 and later toured Canada. Bevan broke into films with the Sigmund Lubin studio in 1916. When the company disbanded, Bevan became a supporting actor in Mack Sennett movie comedies. An expressive pantomimist, Bevan's quiet scene-stealing attracted attention, and by 1922 Bevan was a Sennett star. He supplemented his income, however, by establishing a citrus and avocado farm at Escondido, California. Usually filmed wearing a derby hat and a drooping mustache, Bevan may not have possessed an indelible screen character like Charlie Chaplin but he had a friendly, funny presence in the frantic Sennett comedies. Much of the comedy depended on Bevan's skilled timing and reactions; the famous "oyster" routine performed on film by Curly Howard, Lou Costello, and Huntz Hall—in which a bowl of "fresh oyster stew" shows alarming signs of life and battles the guy trying to eat it—was originated on film decades earlier by Bevan in the short film Wandering Willies. By the mid-1920s Bevan was often teamed with Andy Clyde; Clyde soon graduated to his own starring series. The late 1920s found Bevan playing in wild marital farces for Sennett. The advent of talking pictures took their toll on the careers of many silent stars, including Billy Bevan. Bevan began a second career in "talkies" as a character actor and bit player in roles such as that of a bus driver in the 1929 film High Voltage, a hotel employee in the Mae Murray film Peacock Alley, and the supporting role of Second Lieutenant Trotter in Journey's End in 1930. His starring roles had come to an end, however, and for the next 20 years he often would play rowdy Cockneys (as in Pack Up Your Troubles with The Ritz Brothers), and affable Englishmen (as in Tin Pan Alley and Terror by Night). He played a friendly bus conductor opposite Greer Garson in one of the opening scenes of Mrs. Miniver. Bevan died in 1957 in Escondido, California, just before new audiences discovered him in Robert Youngson's silent-comedy compilations. (The Youngson films mispronounce his name as "Be-VAN"; Bevan himself offered the proper pronunciation in a Voice of Hollywood reel in 1930.)

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