Arnold Lucy

Arnold Lucy (born Walter George Campbell, 8 August 1865 – 15 December 1945) was a British theatre and film actor, best known as Professor Kantorek in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).

Arnold Lucy
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Walter George Campbell

(1865-08-08)8 August 1865
Died15 December 1945(1945-12-15) (aged 80)
Years active1912–1937

Life and careerEdit

Lucy was the youngest of the six sons of architect and surveyor Donald Campbell (1830–1900) and his wife Lucy Elizabeth (née Speak; 1828–1922) of Church Lane, Hornfield Lodge, Tottenham. His parents married in 1853. Their youngest child and only daughter, Rose Lucy, was born in 1871. Arnold Lucy started his acting career in the late 19th century at the theatre, and it is stated that he performed on the fabled London West End stage over 1,200 times before making his film debut in the silent film The Devil's Toy (1916).[1]

Lucy played in over 40 British and American movies between 1916 and 1938, mostly in small roles. He often portrayed authoritan and dignified roles, most notable as Professor Kantorek, the nationalistic school teacher in All Quiet on the Western Front, who persuades his students to go into a horrible and deadly war. Beside his film career, he also played in 15 plays at the Broadway between 1912 and 1927. Arnold Lucy died in 1945 in California, aged 80.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1916 The Devil's Toy Simon Cunningale
1917 In Again, Out Again Amos Jennings
1918 A Nymph of the Foothills Old Man
1920 In Search of a Sinner Henry
1920 The Cost Minor Role Uncredited
1920 The Love Expert Mr. Hardcastle
1920 Good References The Bishop
1921 You Find It Everywhere Charles Simpson
1921 School Days The Valet
1922 Fair Lady Uncle Bernie Drew
1923 Modern Marriage Elihu Simpson
1929 The Ghost Talks Julius Bowser
1929 The One Woman Idea Ali
1929 Masquerade Bannerman
1930 City Girl Cafe Patron Uncredited
1930 All Quiet on the Western Front Professor Kantorek
1930 Manslaughter Piers
1930 Scotland Yard Mc Killop Uncredited
1930 The Princess and the Plumber
1931 Unfaithful Bishop
1931 Young Sinners Butler
1931 Merely Mary Ann Vicar Smedge
1931 Five Star Final Dr. Bevins Uncredited
1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Utterson Uncredited
1932 Lady with a Past Butler Uncredited
1932 Alias the Doctor The Deacon Uncredited
1932 Skyscraper Souls Banker Uncredited
1932 Guilty as Hell Dr. Sully
1932 Sherlock Holmes Chaplain Uncredited
1932 The Match King Board of Directors Spokesman Uncredited
1933 Loyalties Googie
1933 The Wandering Jew Andrea Michelotti
1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great Minor Role Uncredited
1934 Rolling in Money
1934 The Luck of a Sailor
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much Minor Role Uncredited
1935 Midshipman Easy
1935 The Morals of Marcus
1936 Laburnum Grove
1936 Spy of Napoleon Minor Role Uncredited
1937 Victoria the Great
1937 Member of the Jury Uncle (final film role)


  1. ^ Arnold Lucy profile,; accessed January 19, 2017.

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