Montagu Love

Place of birth:
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Montagu Love (15 March 1880 – 17 May 1943), also known as Montague Love, was an English screen, stage and vaudeville actor. Born Harry Montague Love in Portsmouth, Hampshire, he was the son of Harry Love (b. 1852) and Fanny Louisa Love, née Poad (b. 1856); his father was listed as accountant on the 1881 English Census. Educated in Great Britain, Love began his career as an artist and military correspondent with his first important job as a London newspaper cartoonist. Love honed basic stage talents in London, and in 1913 sailed to the Canada and crossed the border into the United States in November with a road-company production of Cyril Maude's Grumpy. Usually Love was cast in heartless villain roles. In the 1920s, he played with Rudolph Valentino in The Son of the Sheik, opposite John Barrymore in Don Juan, and appeared with Lillian Gish in 1928's The Wind. He also portrayed 'Colonel Ibbetson' in Forever (1921), the silent film version of Peter Ibbetson. Love was one of the more successful villains in silent films. One of Love's first sound films was the part-talkie The Mysterious Island co-starring Lionel Barrymore. In 1937, he played Henry VIII in the first talking film version of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, with Errol Flynn. Love played the bigoted Bishop of the Black Canons in The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Flynn, too. However, he also played gruff authoritarian figures, such as Monsieur Cavaignac, who, contrary to history, demands the resignation of those responsible for the Dreyfus coverup, in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), as well as Don Alejandro de la Vega, whose son appears to be a fop but is actually Zorro, in the 1940 version of The Mark of Zorro, starring Tyrone Power. In 1941, he played a doctor in Shining Victory, which also starred James Stephenson, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Donald Crisp. In 1939's Gunga Din, it is Montagu Love who reads the final stanza of Rudyard Kipling's original poem over the body of the slain Din. Love's last film to be released, Devotion, was released three years after his death aged 63 in 1943. He was interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory. His last acting stint was on Wings Over the Pacific (1943).


Devotion (1946)
as Reverend Brontë
Wings Over The Pacific (1943)
as Jim Butler
The Constant Nymph (1943)
as Albert Sanger
Forever and a Day (1943)
as Sir John Bunn
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
as Chief Justice Chase
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
as General Jerome Lawford
The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
as General George Washington
Lady for a Night (1942)
as Judge
Shining Victory (1941)
as Dr. Blake
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
as Harrison
Hudson's Bay (1941)
as Governor D'Argenson
The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
as Prime Minister Baron Von Neuhoff
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
as Don Alejandro Vega
North West Mounted Police (1940)
as Inspector Cabot
A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940)
as Delane
The Sea Hawk (1940)
as King Philip II
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
as Marechal Sebastiani
Private Affairs (1940)
as Noble Bullerton
Northwest Passage (1940)
as Wiseman Clagett
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
as Professor Hartmann
The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)
as Emil Gorlick
We Are Not Alone (1939)
as Major Millman
Rulers of the Sea (1939)
as Malcolm Grant
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
as Spanish Ambassador
Juarez (1939)
as Jose de Montares
Sons of Liberty (1939)
as George Washington
Gunga Din (1939)
as Colonel Weed
If I Were King (1938)
as General Dudon
Professor Beware (1938)
as Professor Schmutz
The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)
as General White
Kidnapped (1938)
as Colonel Whitehead
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
as Bishop of the Black Canons
The Buccaneer (1938)
as Admiral Cockburn
Tovarich (1937)
as M. Courtois
Adventure's End (1937)
as Capt. Abner Drew
A Damsel in Distress (1937)
as Lord Marshmorton
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
as M. Cavaignac
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
as Detchard
London by Night (1937)
as Sir Arthur Herrick
Parnell (1937)
as William Ewart Gladstone
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
as Henry VIII
One in a Million (1937)
as Ratoffsky - alias of Sir Frederick Brooks, Olympic Secretary
Lloyd's of London (1936)
as Hawkins
Reunion (1936)
as Sir Basil Crawford
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
as Robert Wilson
The White Angel (1936)
as Mr. Bullock
Champagne Charlie (1936)
as Ivan Suchine
Frankie and Johnnie (1936)
as Colonel Brand
The Country Doctor (1936)
as Sir Basil Crawford
Sutter's Gold (1936)
as Capt. Kettleson
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)
as Director
Hi, Gaucho! (1935)
as Hillario Bolario
Hollywood Extra Girl (1935)
as Crusades Actor
The Crusades (1935)
as The Blacksmith
Clive of India (1935)
as Governor Pigot
Limehouse Blues (1934)
as Pug Talbot
Menace (1934)
as Police Inspector
His Double Life (1933)
as Duncan Farrel
At Twelve Midnight (1933)
as Captain James alias The Fox
Out of Singapore (1932)
as Capt. Scar Murray
The Midnight Lady (1932)
as Harvey Austin
The Riding Tornado (1932)
as Walt Corson
The Silver Lining (1932)
as Michael Moore
Vanity Fair (1932)
as Marquis of Steyne
Love Bound (1932)
as John Randolph
Stowaway (1932)
as Groder
Alexander Hamilton (1931)
as Thomas Jefferson
The Cat Creeps (1930)
as Hendricks
Kismet (1930)
as The Jailer
Reno (1930)
as Alexander W. Brett
Outward Bound (1930)
as Mr. Lingley
Inside the Lines (1930)
as Governor of Gibraltar
Back Pay (1930)
as Charles Wheeler
A Notorious Affair (1930)
as Sir Thomas Hanley
Double Cross Roads (1930)
as Gene Dyke
Love Comes Along (1930)
as Sangredo
The Mysterious Island (1929)
as Falon
The Mysterious Island (1929)
as Mikhail
A Most Immoral Lady (1929)
as John Williams
Her Private Life (1929)
as Sir Bruce Haden
Charming Sinners (1929)
as George Whitley
Midstream (1929)
Bulldog Drummond (1929)
as Peterson
The Voice Within (1929)
The Divine Lady (1929)
as Capt. Hardy
Silks and Saddles (1929)
Synthetic Sin (1929)
as Brandy Mulane
The Last Warning (1928)
as Arthur McHugh
The Wind (1928)
as Roddy
Character Studies (II) (1928)
The Devil's Skipper (1928)
The Noose (1928)
as Buck Gordon
Good Time Charley (1927)
as John Hartwell
Jesse James (1927)
as Frederick Mimms
Rose of the Golden West (1927)
as Gen. Vallero
The Tender Hour (1927)
as Grand Duke Sergei
The King of Kings (1927)
as Roman Centurion
The Night of Love (1927)
as Duke de la Garda
The Son of the Sheik (1926)
as Ghabah
Don Juan (1926)
as Count Giano Donati
Brooding Eyes (1926)
The Mad Marriage (1925)
Sinners in Heaven (1924)
as Native Chief
A Son of the Sahara (1924)
Restless Wives (1924)
as Hugo Cady
The Eternal City (1923)
as Minghelli
Secrets of Paris (1922)
What's Wrong with the Women? (1922)
The Beauty Shop (1922)
Love's Redemption (1921)
as Frederick Kent
Forever (1921)
as Colonel Ibbetson
The Case of Becky (1921)
Onze filmsterren (1919)
A Broadway Saint (1919)
as Dick Vernon
Through the Toils (1919)
as Noel Graham / Lewis Moffat
The Dormant Power (1917)
The Hidden Scar (1916)
as Henry Dalton
Husband and Wife (1916)
as Patrick Alliston
A Woman's Way (1916)
as Oliver Whitney
Hearts in Exile (1915)
The Suicide Club (1914) © 2021

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