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Claude Rains

Claude Rains


Birthdate: November 10, 1889

Deathdate: May 30, 1967

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 C... ...detailed bio

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens and distributed by United Artists. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. This film is notable for its large ensemble cast and for being the last ...
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Twilight of Honor (1963)

Twilight of Honor is a 1963 film starring Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains, and featuring Joey Heatherton and Linda Evans in their film debuts. Twilight of Honor is a courtroom drama based on Al Dewlen's novel, with a screenplay by Henry Denker. The film was directed by Boris Sagal.
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The film is presented in two parts, separated by an intermission.
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Battle of the Worlds (1961)

Dr. Fred Steele (Umberto Orsini) and Eve Barnett (Maya Brent) work together at an astronomical station on a bucolic island. Steele has just had his request for a transfer approved, and he and Eve look forward to leaving the island and getting married. However, their budding romance is quickly put...
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The Lost World (1960)

The boisterous, arrogant Professor Challenger (Claude Rains), a reputed biologist and anthropologist, dares the London Zoological Society to mount an expedition to verify his spectacular claim, without physical proof, that his previous expedition to the Amazon Basin found live dinosaurs. Apart fr...
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This Earth Is Mine (1959)

In 1931, Lon Rambeau sends his daughter Elizabeth Rambeau away from London to Napa Valley, California to visit Lon's father Philippe Rambeau and Phillipe's sister Martha Fairon, owners of vast vineyards and a grand estate. Philippe and Martha welcome Elizabeth lavishly, then reveal the real reaso...
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)

The Pied Piper (Van Johnson) is first spotted working magic in Hamelin by a disabled boy, Paul, and playing his signature tune In the Hall of the Mountain King. Paul tells his best friend, the schoolteacher Truson (=true son), also played by Johnson, but Truson is skeptical. The town of Hamelin h...
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Lisbon (1956)

The police inspector Fonseca is interested in two Lisbon men in particular, the wealthy and notorious criminal Mavros and an American suspected smuggler with a fast boat, Captain Evans. A number of beautiful women work for Mavros, including a secretary, Maria, who came to him for help when she w...
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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1953)

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) is a crime drama film, released in the United Kingdom with an all-European cast, including Claude Rains in the lead role. Rains plays the role of Kees Popinga, who is infatuated with Michele Rozier (Märta Torén). The film was released in the United States i...
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Sealed Cargo (1951)

In 1943, at the height of the World War II Battle of the Atlantic, Captain Pat Bannon, skipper of the fishing trawler Daniel Webster, unloads his catch in his home port of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He reluctantly agrees to transport Margaret McLean to Trabo, a small community in Newfoundland. Sh...
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The White Tower (1950)

The White Tower is a 1950 mountain film starring Alida Valli as a woman determined to conquer the mountain that killed her father, and Glenn Ford as the mountaineer who loves her. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Ramsey Ullman.
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Where Danger Lives (1950)

Dr. Jeff Cameron (Robert Mitchum) tends to an attempted suicide victim named Margo (Faith Domergue) brought to San Francisco General Hospital. She later checks out, but sends him a telegram telling him her address in case he wants to hear her story. To his surprise, he finds she lives in a mansio...
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Song of Surrender (1949)

Song of Surrender is a 1949 drama film directed by Mitchell Leisen. It stars Wanda Hendrix and Claude Rains. It is the latest-released Paramount film to end up with EMKA, Ltd., after MCA purchased the pre-December 1949 Paramount Pictures sound feature film library (with certain exceptions). MCA ...
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Rope of Sand (1949)

Hunting guide Mike Davis comes across a cache of diamonds in a remote region of South Africa, but refuses to reveal its location even under torture at the hand of the diamond company's security chief, Vogel. The company's owner, Martingale, tries a different tactic by hiring a beautiful woman, Su...
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The Passionate Friends (1949)

The story is told through episodes of memories by the woman (Mary, played by Ann Todd) while on holiday in Switzerland waiting for her banker husband (Rains) to join her from his business. It has been nine years since they have been on holiday, but also nine years since she last talked to the man...
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The Unsuspected (1947)

The story involves a woman who is found dead hanging from a chandelier in a posh mansion occupied by Victor Grandison, a popular "true crime" radio story host.
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Deception (1946)

Christine Radcliffe runs up the stairs of a college concert hall in the rain. The hall is filled with enraptured students, and her eyes fill with tears as she recognizes the cellist on stage: Karel Novak who spent the war trapped in neutral Sweden. After the performance, Novak is mobbed by well-w...
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Notorious (1946)

Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted Nazi spy, is recruited by government agent T. R. Devlin (Cary Grant) to infiltrate an organization of Nazis who have relocated to Brazil after World War II.
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Caesar and Cleopatra (1946)

In this philosophical coming-of-age film, an aging Julius Caesar takes possession of the Egyptian capital city of Alexandria, and tries to resolve a feud between young Princess Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy. During the resulting sometimes-murderous court-intrigues, Caesar develops a s...
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Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Upon release from prison, gangster Eddie Kagle (Paul Muni) is killed by his partner in crime, Smiley Williams (Hardie Albright). Kagle ends up in Hell, where "Nick" (Claude Rains) offers him a chance to escape hell and avenge his own death in exchange for help with a problem. Kagle looks exactly ...