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Claude Rains
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Date of Birth: Nov 10, 1889

Country: UK

Biography: Claude Rains was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 47 years. 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), Mr. Dryden in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and, perhaps his most notable performance, as Captain Renault in Casablanca (1942)... (wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 56 - You've Seen 0

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
The life of Jesus Christ. (imdb)
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Twilight of Honor (1963)
A struggling lawyer takes on a controversial murder case that could make or break him. (TCM.com)
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.(imdb)
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Battle of the Worlds (1961)
A stray planet on a collision course with Earth instead takes orbit around our blue marble. What seems like a dead planet suddenly launches a fleet of flying saucers which attack our space fleets. (imdb)
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The Lost World (1960)
Professor Challenger leads team of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep within the Amazonian jungle to investigate reports that dinosaurs still live there. (imdb)
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This Earth Is Mine (1959)
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers... (imdb)
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)
The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children) and refuses to help a rival town when it's flooded. But rats fleeing the flood, invade Hamelin in droves; a magical piper, whose music only children (and rats) can hear, strikes a bargain...which, once the rats are gone, the Mayor and council back out on, to their subsequent regret. (imdb)
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Lisbon (1956)
High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. (imdb)
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The Paris Express (1952)
Meak head clerk Kees Popinga realises at the same time as the police that owner De Koster has stripped his Dutch company clean because of his infatuation with Parisian girl Michelle. After a confrontation between the two men De Koster ends up dead and Popinga makes off to Paris with the remaining money. There he contacts Michelle, with the police in close pursuit.
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Sealed Cargo (1951)
During the war off Nova Scotia a fishing boat comes across a badly damaged Danish schooner with only the captain aboard after it has apparently been shelled by a German U-boat. Not realizing the sinister real purpose of the larger boat, the fishermen agree to tow it into an isolated harbor. (imdb)
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Where Danger Lives (1950)
A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border. (imdb.com)
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The White Tower (1950)
Six people come together in the Swiss Alps to climb a mountain, known as 'The White Tower,' which has never been climbed. While struggling together to conquer the obstacle, each climber shows his true worth, or lack of. (imdb)
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Rope of Sand (1949)
A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead. (imdb)
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The Passionate Friends (1949)
In postwar London Mary Justin runs into university lecturer Steve Stratton, the true love of her life from when they were young. She is now married to a Treasury financier having opted for a safe, secure and affectionate relationship, but the meeting rekindles the past for a while. Mary and Steve part again, but a further brief encounter on holiday in Switzerland brings matters to a head. (imdb)
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The Unsuspected (1947)
A girl has been murdered. A woman (Joan Caulfield) cannot remember a man who claims to be her husband. Claude Rains is Joan's uncle and nosts a radio murder mystery show called the "Unsuspected". That is the crux of this good murder-mystery. Who killed the girl? Why? And who is this mystery husband? (imdb)
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Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life. (imdb)
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Notorious (1946)
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (imdb)
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Deception (1946)
Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis) encounters her lover from music school Karel Novak (Paul Henreid), whom she thought was killed in the war, by chance in New York. They are still passionately in love and marry almost immediately, much to the consternation of her current lover and benefactor, the world-famous conductor/composer Alexander Hollenius (Claude Rains), who does what he can to torment the young couple. (timon88)
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This Love of Ours (1945)
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite? (imdb)
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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra is a rare woman who is bright as well as beautiful. And for Cleopatra, a friendly relationship with the most powerful man in the world may pay dividends in the future. (imdb)
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Passage to Marseille (1944)
As French bomber crews prepare an air raid from a base in England, we learn the story of Matrac, a French journalist who opposed the Munich Pact. Framed for murder and sent to Devil's Island, he and four others escape. They are on a ship bound for Marseilles when France surrenders and fascist sympathizer Major Duval tries to seize the ship for Vichy. (imdb)
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Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Job Skeffington informs Fanny Trellis' that her brother Trippy has embezzled from the Skeffington bank. She marries Job to save Trippy who, angry with her, goes to World War I and is killed. She divorces Job and sends her daughter to live with him in Europe. She now takes up with host of lovers... (imdb)
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Forever and a Day (1943)
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he meets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day. (imdb)
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Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid... (imdb)
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Casablanca (1942)
Classic film set in occupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications (imdb)
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Moontide (1942)
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing... (imdb)
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Kings Row (1942)
Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as the years pass near the turn of the century in 1900... (imdb)
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Now, Voyager (1942)
Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance. (imdb)
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The Wolf Man (1941)
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and imbued with a malady his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist. (imdb)
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Four Mothers (1941)
Four married sisters face financial problems as motherhood approaches. (imdb)
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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife? (imdb)
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Saturday
Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him. Rims has a scheme of going to Manila to turn hemp into silk and become rich. But when one of her family talks Bobby into tricking Rims into marriage, the real world comes crashing down on the couple. (imdb)
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Lady with Red Hair (1940)
A messy divorce leaves Mrs. Leslie Carter shunned by Chicago society for being an adulteress and forbidden from having custody of her son. She's determined to return to her hometown in a few years as a success and with enough money to fight to get her son back. In order to realize her plans, she heads to New York with ambitions of being a great actress. (imdb)
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The Sea Hawk (1940)
Geoffrey Thorpe is an adventurous and dashing pirate, who feels that he should pirate the Spanish ships for the good of England. In one such battle, he overtakes a Spanish ship and when he comes aboard he finds Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal... (imdb)
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They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
A boxer flees believing he has committed a murder while he was drunk. (imdb)
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Sons of Liberty (1939)
Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution. (imdb)
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Juarez (1939)
The newly named emperor Maximilian and his wife Carolotta arrive in Mexico to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juraez and democracy. He tries to appease the Mexicans but fails. Abraham Lincoln is supporting Juarez and asks the French to withdraw support for Maximilian. Carlotta goes to France to plead with Napoleon, to no avail. (imdb)
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
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Four Wives (1939)
In this sequel to Four Daughters, Adam Lemp and his daughters have gone on with life after the death of Mickey Borden. Ann, Mickey's widow, falls in love with Felix Dietz, but on the day of her engagement discovers that she carries Mickey's child. (imdb)
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Daughters Courageous (1939)
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems. (TCM.com)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (imdb)
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White Banners (1938)
A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the Wards... but her real interest is in meeting their neighbor, teenager Peter Trimble. It turns out that Peter is the son she bore out of wedlock and gave up for adoption, and now Hannah has returned to town to see what sort of young man her son has become. (imdb)
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Four Daughters (1938)
Musician Adam Lemp and his four equally musical daughters, Emma, Ann, Kay, and Thea, live happily together. Each daughter has an upstanding young man for whom she cares. However, the arrival of a cynical, slovenly young composer named Mickey Borden turns the household upside-down, and romantic and tragic complications ensue. (imdb)
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Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors. (TCM.com)
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The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
On the same day two boys are born: the pauper Tom and prince Edvard. As a kid, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meet the prince. They change clothes with each other but the guards discover them and throw out the prince, since they are almost identical. Nobody believe them when they try to tell the truth. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne. (imdb)
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Stolen Holiday (1937)
A Paris fashion model marries a fortune hunter to protect him from the law. (TCM.com)
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They Won
A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime... (imdb)
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Hearts Divided (1936)
Napoleon's younger brother falls for a girl from Baltimore. (TCM.com)
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Anthony Adverse (1936)
In late 18th century Italy, a beautiful young woman finds herself married to a rich but cruel older man... (imdb)
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The Making of a Great Motion Picture (1936)
Narrated documentary of the making of Anthony Adverse (1936), featuring many clips from the actual film. (imdb)
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Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
A madman strangles his rivals for a beautiful girl. (imdb)
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The Last Outpost (1935)
The Last Outpost is a 1935 film directed by Charles Barton and produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. It starred Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Both Grant's and Rains' character find an interest in a woman played by Gertrude Michael, creating tension between the two close friends, who are both British soldiers in Kurdistan. (wikipedia.org)
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Crime Without Passion (1934)
Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi. (imdb)
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The Clairvoyant (1934)
A shyster seer discovers he has genuine ESP and must convince citizens a mine cave-in will occur. (John Stanley's Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again)
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The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane. (imdb)
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The Invisible Man (1933)
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (imdb)
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