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Sydney Greenstreet

Sydney Greenstreet

Birthdate: December 27, 1879

Deathdate: January 18, 1954

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sydney Hughes Greenstreet  (27 December 1879 – 18 January 1954) was an English actor. He is best known for his Warner Bros. films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, which include The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942). Description above from the Wikipedia article Sydney Greenstreet, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia ...detailed bio


Malaya (1949)

Smuggler Carnaghan (Spencer Tracy) is let out of prison by government agent Kellar (John Hodiak) on condition that he help John Royer (James Stewart) sneak the entire vitally-needed rubber crop out of Japanese-held Malaya during World War II. They slip into the country and contact Carnaghan's ass...

It's a Great Feeling (1949)

The film begins with a succession of real-life film directors - including Michael Curtiz, King Vidor, and Raoul Walsh - refusing to helm a new Warners flick, Mademoiselle Fifi, because Jack Carson has been signed to star in it. Frustrated, fictional studio head Arthur Trent (Bill Goodwin) finally...

Flamingo Road (1949)

Flamingo Road (1949) is a Warner Bros. feature film starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and David Brian in a noir story about small town political corruption. The screenplay by Edmund H. North was based on a play by Robert and Sally Wilder, which was adapted from Robert Wild...

The Velvet Touch (1948)

Broadway leading lady Valerie Stanton (Russell), accidentally kills her producer and former lover, Gordon Dunning (Ames), during an argument about the direction her career should take. He expects her to sign for his next production, a typical frothy comedy for which he is known, while she wants t...

Ruthless (1948)

Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbors he started to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and...

The Woman in White (1948)

Arriving at an estate in England to teach drawing to wealthy Laura Fairlie, artist Walter Hartright sees a mysterious woman in white who promptly vanishes. Count Alesandro Fosco then arrives. He explains that the woman must have been an escapee from a nearby asylum. Walter enters the house, where...

The Hucksters (1947)

Victor Norman (Clark Gable) is a radio advertising executive just back from World War II and looking for a job in his old field. He literally throws his money out the hotel window, telling the hotel valet that being down to his last fifty dollars "will help me seem sincere about not needing a job...

The Verdict (1946)

George Edward Grodman (Greenstreet), a respected superintendent at Scotland Yard in 1890, makes a mistake in an investigation that causes the execution of an innocent man. He takes the blame for his error, is dismissed from his position as superintendent and replaced by the obnoxious and gloating...

Three Strangers (1946)

Crystal Shackelford (Geraldine Fitzgerald) lures two strangers, solicitor Jerome K. Arbutny (Sydney Greenstreet) and charming and erudite drunkard Johnny West (Peter Lorre) to her London flat on Chinese New Year in 1938 because of her belief that if three strangers make the same wish to an idol o...

Devotion (1946)

Devotion is a 1946 American biographical film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Olivia de Havilland, and Sydney Greenstreet. Based on a story by Theodore Reeves, the film is a highly fictionalized account of the lives of the Brontë sisters. The movie features Mon...

Conflict (1945)

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Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

During World War II, a German U-boat sinks an American vessel, leaving two survivors, Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) and Seymour Sinkiewicz (Frank Jenks), stranded aboard a raft. After eighteen days, they are finally rescued and begin their recovery at a hospital, where Jones learns he must go w...

Between Two Worlds (1944)

During World War II, a diverse group of people in war-ravaged London books passage for the United States, but Austrian pianist-turned-soldier in the Résistance Henry Bergner (Paul Henreid) is unable to join them for want of an exit permit. Searching the streets for him during a German air raid, h...

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

Dutch mystery writer Cornelius Leyden (Peter Lorre) is visiting Istanbul. A fan of his, Colonel Haki (Kurt Katch) of the Turkish police (who appears in several Ambler books), believes he would be interested in the history of one Dimitrios Makropoulos (Zachary Scott), whose body was just washed up...

Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Hollywood Canteen is a 1944 Warner Bros. film starring Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, and Dane Clark. The film was written and directed by Delmer Daves, and is notable for featuring many stars (appearing as themselves) in cameo roles. The film received three Academy Award nominations.

The Conspirators (1944)

During World War II, former schoolteacher turned Dutch resistance fighter Vincent Van Der Lyn (Henreid) causes so much trouble for the Nazis, they place a bounty on his head. As a result, he is ordered to travel to England by way of neutral Lisbon. On Van Der Lyn's arrival, Police Captain Pereira...

Passage to Marseille (1944)

In 1940, on the tramp steamer Ville de Nancy just before the defeat of France by the Germans, five convicts are found adrift in a small canoe in the Caribbean Sea. Marius (Peter Lorre), Garou (Helmut Dantine), Petit (George Tobias), Renault (Philip Dorn) and their leader, Matrac (Humphrey Bogar...

Background to Danger (1943)

In 1942, Nazi Germany attempts to bring neutral Turkey into the war on its side by staging an assassination attempt on Franz von Papen, its own ambassador to the country. Much to the annoyance of Colonel Robinson (Sydney Greenstreet), von Pappen survives and the Russians his agent provocateur was...

Casablanca (1942)

It is early December 1941. American expatriate Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is the proprietor of an upscale nightclub and gambling den in Casablanca. "Rick's Café Américain" attracts a varied clientele: Vichy French, Italian, and German officials; refugees desperate to reach the still neutral Un...

In This Our Life (1942)

In Richmond, Virginia, Asa (Frank Craven) and Lavinia (Billie Burke) (Fitzroy) Timberlake gave their two daughters male names: Roy (Olivia de Havilland) and Stanley (Bette Davis). The movie opens with the young women as adults. Asa Timberlake has recently lost his piece of a tobacco company to hi...