Paul Cavanagh

Paul Cavanagh

1888 - 1964

The actor Paul Cavanagh studied law at che University of Cambridge and afterwards worked as a barrister. Later he went to Canada where he joined the Royal Canadian Mounties. 

Finally he returned to England where he continued to work for the law before he lost his savings by bad luck.

Thereupon he decided in 1924 to follow a complete new direction and become an actor. In the next years he took part in many stage plays, among others in "Scotland Yard" (29) on Broadway.

He made his film debut at the end of the silent movie era and in the next years he often impersonated the representative English Gentleman in many well-known productions.

To his first movies belong "Two Little Drummer Boys" (28), "Tesha" (28) und "The Runaway Princess" (29).

Paul Cavanagh became a demanded support actor in the 30s who acted at the side of many great stars of that time.
To his popular productions belong "The Storm" (30), "Unfaithful" (31), "The Squaw Man" (31), "The Kennel Murder Case" (33), "Uncertain Lady" (34), "Tarzan and His Mate" (34), "Escapade" (35), "Crime Over London" (36) and "Reno" (39).

The 40s and 50s offered him again numerous engagements, among them some Sherlock-Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone und Nigel Bruce, whereat at the end of his career television became a more and more important role.

To his well-known movies of those years belong "Maisie Was a Lady" (41), "Passage from Hong Kong" (41), "The Gorilla Man" (43), "The Man in Half Moon Street" (45), "The Woman in Green" (45), "Night and Day" (46), "The Verdict" (46), "Ivy" (47), "Madame Bovary" (49), "Tales of Robin Hood" (51), "The Son of Dr. Jekyll" (51), "Charade" (53), "House of Wax" (53), "Casanova's Big Night" (54), "The Raid" (54), an episode of the serial "The Count of Monte Cristo: The Androids of Algol" (55), "The King's Thief" (55), an episode of the serial "Lassie: The Journey" (56), "Diane" (56), "She Devil" (57), an episode of the serial "Perry Mason: The Case of the Vagabond Vixen" (57) and "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake" (59).

Other movies with Paul Cavanagh: 
Strictly Unconventional (30) Grumpy (30) The Virtuous Sin (30) The Devil to Pay! (30) Born to Love (31) Always Goodbye (31) Transgression (31) Heartbreak (31) Devil's Lottery (32) A Bill of Divorcement (32) The Crash (32) Tonight Is Ours (33) Curtain at Eight (33) The Sin of Nora Moran (33) Shoot the Works (34) The Notorious Sophie Lang (34) One Exciting Adventure (34) Menace (34) Goin' to Town (35) Without Regret (35) Thunder in the Night (35) Splendor (35) Champagne Charlie (36) Cafe Colette (37) A Romance in Flanders (37) Within the Law (39) The Under-Pup (39) I Take This Woman (40) The Case of the Black Parrot (41) Shadows on the Stairs (41) Captains of the Clouds (42) The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (42) Pacific Rendezvous (42) Eagle Squadron (42) The Hard Way (43) Adventure in Iraq (43) The Scarlet Claw (44) Maisie Goes to Reno (44) Marriage Is a Private Affair (44) This Man's Navy (45) The House of Fear (45) Club Havana (45) Night in Paradise (46) Wife Wanted (46) Humoresque (46) Dishonored Lady (47) Secret Beyond the Door... (47) The Black Arrow (48) The Babe Ruth Story (48) You Gotte Stay Happy (48) The Iroquois Trail (50) Rogues of Sherwood Forest (50) Hi-Jacked (50) Hit Parade of 1951 (50) The Second Face (50) Serie "The Magnavox Theatre: The ThreeMusketeers" (50) Serie "Racket Squad: The Case of the Miracle Mud" (51) All That I Have (51) Hollywood Story (51) The Highwayman (51)The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (51) Bride of the Gorilla (51) The Strange Door (51) The Golden Hawk (52) Plymouth Adventure (52) Serie "Mr. & Mrs. North: Weekend Murder" (52) Serie "Boston Blackie: The 13th Dummy"(53) Serie "ABC Album: A Tale of Two Cities" (53) The Mississippi Gamlber (53) The Bandits of Corsica (53) Port Sinister (53) Flame of Calcutta (53) The All American (53) Serie "December Bride: The Rich Man" (54) The Iron Glove (54) The Law vs. Billy the Kid (54) Magnificent Obsession (54) Kkyber Patrol (54) Serie "The Lone Wolf: The Werewolf Story" (54) Serie "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse: And the Beasts Were There" (54) Serie "The Adventures of Falcon: The Case of the Babbling Brook" (54) Serie "City Detective: Ring in the Night" (54) Serie "City Detective: Police, Watch My House" (55) Serie "Four Star Playhouse: Stuffed Shirt" (55) Serie "Letter to Loretta: 600 Seconds" (55) Serie "The Millionaire: The Nancy Marlborough Story" (55) The Prodigal (55) The Purple Mask (55) The Scarlet Coat (55) Serie "Climax: The Great Impersonation" (55) Serie "Lux Video Theatre: The Browning Version" (55) Serie "Willy: Franklin's Shoe Business" (55) Serie "TV Reader's Digest: America's First Great Lady" (55) Serie "TV Reader's Digest: The Archer-Shee Case" (55) Serie "TV Reader's Digest: A Bell for Okinawa" (56) Serie "TV Reader's Digest: The Gigantic Bank Note Swindle" (56) Serie "Jungle Jim" (55-56) Serie "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: The English Playwright" (56) Serie"Crossroads: The Rabbi Davis Story" (56) Serie "Matinee Theatre: George Has a Birthday" (56) Serie "The Count of Monte Cristo: Victor Hugo" (56) Serie "The Count of Monte Cristo: The Affair of the Three Napoleons" (56) Serie "Hey, Jeannie!: The MacLennan Hex" (56) Women Without Men (56) Blonde Bait (56) Francis in the Haunted House (56) The Man Who Turned to Stone (57) God Is My Partner (57) Serie "The Adventures of Jim Bowie: Convoy Gold" (57) Serie "December Bride: Englishman" (57) Serie "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon: The Skull in the Stone" (57) Serie "Adventures of Superman: All That Glitters" (58) Serie "Tombstone Territory: Triangle of Death" (58) Serie "Highway Patrol: The Judge" (58) Serie "Northwest Passage: The Assassin" (58) In the Money (58) The Beat Generation (59) Serie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Deadly Toy" (59) Serie "Border Patrol: Rattigan and the Cat" (59) Serie "Have Gun - Will Travel: The Gladiators" (60)