Houseley Stevenson

Houseley Stevenson (July 30, 1879 – August 6, 1953) was an American character actor who was born in London on July 30, 1879, and died in Duarte, California on August 6, 1953. He began his movie career in 1936 and had a short career in early television productions. Stevenson performed in live stage productions in New York under the name Houseley Stevens. He was a resident teacher at the Pasadena Playhouse in California.[1] He was the father of actors Houseley Stevenson Jr., Edward Stevenson and Onslow Stevens.[2]

FilmsEdit

  1. The Law in Her Hands (1936) - Appellate Court Chief Judge (uncredited)
  2. The White Angel (1936) - Surgeon (uncredited)[3]
  3. Bengal Tiger (1936) - Justice of the Peace (uncredited)[3]
  4. China Clipper (1936) - Doctor (uncredited)
  5. Isle of Fury (1936) - The Rector[3]
  6. Once a Doctor (1937) - Magistrate Kendrick[4]
  7. Stolen Holiday (1937) - Wedding Official (uncredited)
  8. Midnight Court (1937) - Mr. Jones - Witness (uncredited)
  9. The Adventurous Blonde (1937) - Judge Darrell (uncredited)[3]
  10. The Body Disappears (1941) - Passerby Professor (uncredited)[5]
  11. Native Land (1942, Documentary) - white sharecropper[6]
  12. The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) - Colonel Beebe (uncreidted)[5]
  13. Crime Doctor (1943) - Martin, Parole Board (uncredited)
  14. Happy Land (1943) - Sam Watson (uncredited)[5]
  15. Dakota (1945) - Railroad Clerk (uncredited)[7]
  16. Without Reservations (1946) - Turnkey (uncredited)[7]
  17. Somewhere in the Night (1946) - Michael Conroy[8]
  18. Rendezvous with Annie (1946) - Dr. Grimes (uncredited)[5]
  19. Little Miss Big (1946) - Duncan[9]
  20. The Yearling (1946) - Mr. Ranger (uncredited)[10]
  21. Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) - Doctor[11]
  22. The Brasher Doubloon (1947) - Elisha Morningstar (uncredited)[12]
  23. Ramrod (1947) - George Smedley[13]
  24. Time Out of Mind (1947) - George[14]
  25. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) - Gardener (uncredited)
  26. Cheyenne (1947) - Stableman (uncredited)[10]
  27. Thunder in the Valley (1947) - Angus MacIvor (uncredited)
  28. Dark Passage (1947) - Dr. Walter Coley[15]
  29. Forever Amber (1947) - Mr. Starling (uncredited)[16]
  30. Secret Beyond the Door (1947) - Andy (uncredited)
  31. The Challenge (1948) - Captain Sonnenberg[11]
  32. Smart Woman (1948) - Joe Smith (uncredited)[5]
  33. Casbah (1948) - Anton Duval[11]
  34. The Vicious Circle (1948) - Professor Barr (uncredited)
  35. Four Faces West (1948) - Anderson[10]
  36. Moonrise (1948) - Uncle Joe Jingle
  37. Apartment for Peggy (1948) - Prof. T.J. Beck (uncredited)
  38. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948) - Jud Tavis[14]
  39. Joan of Arc (1948) - The Cardinal of Winchester
  40. Kidnapped (1948) - Ebenezer[17]
  41. The Paleface (1948) - Pioneer (uncredited)
  42. Knock on Any Door (1949) - Junior (uncredited)[14]
  43. The Walking Hills (1949) - King[10]
  44. Bride of Vengeance (1949) - Councillor[11]
  45. The Lady Gambles (1949) - Pawnbroker[11]
  46. Take One False Step (1949) - Dr. Montgomery, Thatcher[5]
  47. Colorado Territory (1949) - Prospector[10]
  48. Sorrowful Jones (1949) - Doc Chesley[5]
  49. Leave It to Henry (1949) - Mr. McCluskey[5]
  50. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) - Dakota[10]
  51. Masked Raiders (1949) - Uncle Henry Trevett[10]
  52. The Gal Who Took the West (1949) - Ted[10]
  53. Song of Surrender (1949) - Mr. Abernathy (uncredited)[5]
  54. All the King's Men (1949) - Madison - the Editor (uncredited)[11]
  55. Sierra (1950) - Sam Coulter[18]
  56. The Gunfighter (1950) - Mr. Barlow (uncredited)[10]
  57. Edge of Doom (1950) - Mr. Swanson
  58. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950) - Pops[19]
  59. The Du Pont Story (1950) - Henry du Pont's Assistant (uncredited)
  60. Hollywood Story (1951) - John Miller[19]
  61. As Young as You Feel (1951) - Old Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
  62. The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) - Samuel 'Pawnee Sam' Barlow (uncredited)[5]
  63. Darling, How Could You! (1951) - Old Man (uncredited)
  64. All That I Have (1951) - Dr. Charles Grayson[5]
  65. Cave of Outlaws (1951) - Cooley[10]
  66. The Wild North (1952) - Old Man[10]
  67. Oklahoma Annie (1952) - Blinky[10]

TelevisionEdit

Episode: Barchester Towers (1948)[20]
Episode:Spring Green (1948)[21]
Episode: Galahad (date unknown)
Episode: That I May See (1951)
Episode: Joe Santa Claus (1951) - Uncle Willy
Episode: The Old Man (date unknown) - Charles
Episode: Rescue (1952) - Pop Polgase[22]

Stage workEdit

Partial listing

Theatre
Opening date Closing date Title Role Theatre Notes
Mar 22, 1938 May 1938 Schoolhouse on the Lot[23] J.G. Hamilton Ritz Theatre NY Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields playwrights[24]
Onslow Stevens also in the cast as Peter Driscoll
June 15, 1938 Nov 1938 On the Rocks[25] Viscount Barking Daly's 63rd Street Theatre NY George Bernard Shaw playwright
Produced by the Federal Theatre Project[26]
Mar 19, 1939 Mar 19, 1939 Stop Press[27] Alfred Snell Vanderbilt Theatre NY John Stradley playwright
The role of Alfred Snell was that of a conservative newspaper publisher who was at odds with his son the union sympathizer[28]
Sept 10, 1939 Sept 30, 1939 Journey's End[29] Bert Empire Theatre NY R. C. Sherriff playwright
Set in Saint-Quentin, Aisne during World War I[30]
October 25, 1939 October 19, 1940 The Time of Your Life[31] Arab Booth Theatre NY William Saroyan playwright
The playbill described the character of Arab as "an Eastern philosopher and harmonica player"[32]
March 26, 1946 Volpone Corbaccio Las Palmas Theater, Hollywood Ben Jonson playwright
adapted by Morris Carnovsky[33]

ReferencesEdit

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  21. ^ "Spring Green cast list". TV.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  22. ^ "Rescue Episode cast list". TV.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
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  24. ^ Roberts, Jerry (2003). The Great American Playwrights on the Screen: A Critical Guide to Film, TV, Video and DVD. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. pp. 157–160. ISBN 978-1-55783-512-3.
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  30. ^ Villiers, Peter; Gosling, Jonathan (2011). Leading from Example: A Short Guide to the Lessons of Literature. Triarchy Press Ltd. pp. 117–141. ISBN 978-1-908009-35-7.
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  33. ^ "Out of Town Openings". Billboard: 4. April 5, 1947. Retrieved August 19, 2013.

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