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Henry Travers

Filmography | Awards | Downloads | Image Credits | IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE | SHADOW OF A DOUBT | MRS. MINIVER

A classic "good old man" supporting actor, sometimes bumbling but always kind-hearted, Henry Travers made his mark in a number of notable films during the 1930s and 1940s.

A poster from William Wyler's MRS. MINIVER, the Best Picture of 1942, also starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon and Teresa Wright. Travers received his only Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role as Mr. Ballard, the station master, in this, one of my favorite movies.

Memorable Quotations:

  • "Women's logic and emotions are often very confusing." -- as Dr. Irving in DODGE CITY (1939).
  • "The world would be a lot better off if there was no people in it." --as Gramp in THE PRIMROSE PATH (1940).
  • "Look here, Miller. Why don't you try and take care of your liver and let me take care of mine." --as Gramp in THE PRIMROSE PATH (1940).

With Patricia Collinge, Charles Bates, Teresa Wright, Edna Mae Wonacott and Joseph Cotten in Hitchcock's 1943 "merry widow murderer" thriller, SHADOW OF A DOUBT.

Probably his most famous role, Travers played Clarence Odbody, A-S-2... Angel, Second Class, in the 1946 holiday classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, also starring Jimmy Stewart and Thomas Mitchell.

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Filmography | Awards | Downloads | Image Credits | IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE | SHADOW OF A DOUBT | MRS. MINIVER

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