Claude Rains Movies List

Claude Rains
Claude Rains
Clapham, London, England, UK
El hombre invisible

Actor Claude Rains Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 49 movies
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Director: Louella Parsons , Ron Blackman , Bruce Goldstein
Release date: 25-02-1983
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Artist: Max von Sydow , Michael Anderson , Jr. , Carroll Baker , Ina Balin
Music Director: George Stevens
Release date: 15-02-1965
Twilight of Honor
Twilight of Honor ( English )
Director: Boris Sagal
Release date: 13-11-1963
Den forsvundne verden
Den forsvundne verden ( English )
Release date: 13-07-1960
This Earth Is Mine
This Earth Is Mine ( English )
Artist: Rock Hudson , Jean Simmons , Dorothy McGuire , Claude Rains , Kent Smith
Director: Henry King
Release date: 26-06-1959
The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
Artist: Claude Rains , Marius Goring , Märta Torén , Ferdy Mayne , Herbert Lom
Director: Harold French
Release date: 05-06-1953
Sealed Cargo
Sealed Cargo ( English )
Artist: Dana Andrews , Carla Balenda , Claude Rains , Philip Dorn , Onslow Stevens
Director: Alfred L. Werker
Music Director: Phil Brigandi , Clem Portman
Release date: 19-05-1951
Where Danger Lives
Where Danger Lives ( English )
Director: John Farrow
Music Director: Roy Webb
Release date: 14-07-1950
The White Tower
The White Tower ( English )
Artist: Glenn Ford , Alida Valli , Claude Rains , Oscar Homolka , Cedric Hardwicke
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Music Director: Roy Webb
Release date: 24-06-1950
The Passionate Friends
Artist: Ann Todd , Claude Rains , Trevor Howard , Isabel Dean , Betty Ann Davies
Director: David Lean , George Pollock , Maggie Unsworth
Release date: 17-05-1949
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Claude Rains Biography

Claude Rains (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 47 years; he later held American citizenship. He was known for many roles in Hollywood films, among them the title role in The Invisible Man (1933), a corrupt senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and, perhaps his most famous performance, Captain Renault in Casablanca (1942). Rains was born William Claude Rains in Camberwell, London on November 10, 1889. He grew up, according to his daughter, with "a very serious cockney accent and a speech impediment". His father was British stage actor Frederick Rains, and the young Rains made his stage debut at 11 in Nell of Old Drury. His acting talents were recognised by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, founder of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Tree paid for the elocution lessons Rains needed in order to succeed as an actor. Later, Rains taught at the institution, teaching John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, among others. Rains served in the First World War in the London Scottish Regiment, with fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. Rains was involved in a gas attack that left him nearly blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement and, by its end, he had risen from the rank of Private to Captain. Rains began his career in the London theatre, having a success in the title role of John Drinkwater's play Ulysses S. Grant, the follow-up to the playwright's major hit Abraham Lincoln, and traveled to Broadway in the late 1920s to act in leading roles in such plays as Shaw's The Apple Cart and in the dramatizations of The Constant Nymph, and Pearl S. Buck's novel The Good Earth, as a Chinese farmer. Rains came relatively late to film acting and his first screen test was a failure, but his distinctive voice won him the title role in James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933) when someone accidentally overheard his screen test being played in the next room. Rains later credited director Michael Curtiz with teaching him the more understated requirements of film acting, or "what not to do in front of a camera".

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