Robert Elliott

Place of birth:
Columbus, Ohio, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Elliott (October 9, 1879 – November 15, 1951) was an American character actor who appeared in 102 films and TV shows from 1916 to 1951. He was born Richard Robert Elliott in 1879 in Columbus, Ohio. Most of his main roles were in the silent era. In the sound era he mostly performed in supporting roles and bit parts. On the stage he originated the Sergeant O'Hara character opposite Jeanne Eagels in Somerset Maugham's play Rain (1922). Active in films from 1916, Elliott played Detective Crosby in the 1928 feature Lights of New York, the first all-talking sound film. One of his most notable roles was that of a Yankee officer playing cards with Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in the film Gone With the Wind; the officer says of Rhett, "It's hard to be strict with a man who loses money so pleasantly." Robert Elliott was married to Ruth Thorp (1889–1971) from 1920 until his death in 1951, aged 72, in Los Angeles, California.


The Devil's Playground (1946)
as Judge Morton
The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943)
as Himself (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)
You, the People (1940)
as Mr. Edward Gibbon
Flowing Gold (1940)
as Mac, Highway Patrolman
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
as Lieutenant Murray (uncredited)
'Til We Meet Again (1940)
as Detective (uncredited)
Half a Sinner (1940)
as Officer Kelly
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Invisible Stripes (1939)
as Arresting Officer (uncredited)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
as Yankee Major
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
as First Detective
I Stole a Million (1939)
as Peterson
Mickey the Kid (1939)
as FBI Agent Farrow
Should a Girl Marry? (1939)
as Warden
The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
as Chief Inspector Webster
Made for Each Other (1939)
as Airport Operations Manager
Trade Winds (1938)
as Captain George Faulkiner
Times Square Lady (1935)
as "Brick" Culver
The World Accuses (1934)
as Lt. Ryan
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)
as Inspector 'Mac' McKinney
Gambling Lady (1934)
as Graves
Lady Killer (1933)
as Detective Joe Brannigan
Twin Husbands (1933)
as Sergeant Kerrigan
Heroes for Sale (1933)
as 'Red' Squad Policeman #1
The Return of Casey Jones (1933)
as Casey Jones
The Crime of the Century (1933)
as Police Capt. Timothy Riley
Madison Sq. Garden (1932)
as Honest John Miller
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)
as Tall Man (uncredited)
White Eagle (1932)
as Capt. Blake
Behind Stone Walls (1932)
as District Attorney John Manson Clay
Five Star Final (1931)
as R.J. Brannegan
Murder at Midnight (1931)
as Inspector Taylor
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
as Police Lt. Dundy
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones, No. 2: 'Chip Shots' (1931)
as Himself - Golfer
The Finger Points (1931)
as Frank Carter
Captain Thunder (1930)
as Morgan
The Doorway to Hell (1930)
as Captain Pat O'Grady
Men of the North (1930)
as Sergeant Mooney
Sweet Mama (1930)
as Mack
Kathleen Mavourneen (1930)
as Dan Moriarity
The Divorcee (1930)
as Bill Baldwin
Thunderbolt (1929)
as Prison chaplain
The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1929)
as Ethier
Romance of the Underworld (1928)
as Edwin Burke
Lights of New York (1928)
as Detective Crosby
Fair Lady (1922)
The Empire of Diamonds (1920)
Checkers (1919)
as Kendal
A Woman There Was (1919)
as Pulke
Unknown Love (1919)
as Captain Jack Tims
For the Freedom of the East (1918)
as Robert Kenyon
Miss Petticoats (1916) © 2021

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