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Erville Alderson

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Biography

Kansas City, Missouri, USA
A character actor whose film career spanned from Hollywood's Silent Era until the 1950s. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 11, 1882, Erville would start his film career in 1918 at the age of 36 in Her Man (1918). Film pioneer D.W. Griffith utilized Erville in many of his films, including 1924's America (1924) and Isn't Life Wonderful (1924). In 1926, Erville was in Sally of the Sawdust (1925), and for the first time, worked behind as well as in front of the camera, as the movie's Assistant Director. Read more...

Actor

Character: Man Needing Orchestrations

Puttin' on the Ritz 1930

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Character: Uncle John Adams

The Thirteenth Guest 1932

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Character: Sock Fisher

The Cabin in the Cotton 1932

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Character: Professor at the University

Alias the Doctor 1932

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Character: Jason, Jim's Secretary

Cynara 1932

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Character: Martin - Hog Breeder

State Fair 1933

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Character: Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef

The Scarlet Empress 1934

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Character: Plumber

Fury 1936

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Character: Doctor from San Diego

Ramona 1936

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Character: Marshal Sam

Wells Fargo 1937

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Character: Lawyer Cryden

Gold Is Where You Find It 1938

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Character: Old Marshall

Jesse James 1939

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Character: Mr. Wyatt, Blake's Neighbor

Stand Up and Fight 1939

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Character: Clint Griffith

Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter 1939

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Character: Arkansas Storekeeper

The Grapes of Wrath 1940

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Character: Kansas Farmer Witnessing Airplane Crash

Knute Rockne All American 1940

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Character: First Lecturer

Edison, the Man 1940

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Character: Harrison - Printer

The Doctor Takes a Wife 1940

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Character: Nate Tomkins

Sergeant York 1941

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Character: Farmer at the Earle Homestead

High Sierra 1941

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Character: Driver of Car Almost Hit by Dude Lester

Tobacco Road 1941

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Character: Man with Rail

Honky Tonk 1941

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Character: Pa Hollis

Parachute Battalion 1941

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Character: Ike Fairchild

The Lady from Cheyenne 1941

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Character: Dr. John Cook

Highway West 1941

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Character: Johan Garme

Commandos Strike at Dawn 1942

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Character: Judge Fred Stuart

The Vanishing Virginian 1942

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Character: Liberal Official

Hangmen Also Die! 1943

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Character: Dan Trent

Arizona Trail 1943

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Character: Olson - Detroit Auto Works Technician

An American Romance 1944

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Character: Mr. Mulberry - Recital Guest

Two Sisters from Boston 1946

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Character: Grizzled codger at ball saying "maybe long visit"

Unconquered 1947

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Character: Farmer at Fire

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman 1947

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Character: Farmer, Train Companion

Welcome Stranger 1947

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Character: Stageline Hired Hand

Station West 1948

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Character: Happy - the Mortician

Sorrowful Jones 1949

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Character: Emery's Neighbor

Dancing in the Dark 1949

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Character: Mike McGrath

The Actress 1953

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Character: Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell

Objective, Burma! 1945

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Character: Otto Taylor

Telephone Time 1956

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