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Pierre Watkin (Pierre Frank Watkin)

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Biography

Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Pierre Watkin was one of a stable of tall, distinguished-looking and sophisticated character actors (such as Russell Hicks, Jonathan Hale, Selmer Jackson and Samuel S. Hinds) whom Hollywood kept steadily employed playing political leaders, army officers, lawyers, wealthy businessmen and the like. Unlike many of his colleagues in that category, however, Watkin is notable for his (relatively) soft voice and precisely articulated speech. He is probably best remembered by film enthusiasts as Mr. Skinner, the bank president, in the W.C. Fields comedy The Bank Dick (1940), in which he uttered the now-classic line, "Allow me to give you a hearty handclasp". Read more...

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Character: Mr. Balderson

If You Could Only Cook 1935

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Character: Arthur Cedar

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1936

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Character: Secretary of State

China Clipper 1936

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Character: Commodore Eldridge

History Is Made at Night 1937

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Character: Superintendent of Academy

Rosalie 1937

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Character: Judge Dobson - Racing Steward

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry 1937

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Character: John Durkin

Waikiki Wedding 1937

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Character: Lawyer Stagoff

Confession 1937

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Character: Mr. Yorkland

Daughter of Shanghai 1937

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Character: Mr. Wondel

Mr. Doodle Kicks Off 1938

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Character: B.K. Whitacre

Boy Meets Girl 1938

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Character: Banker #2

Valley of the Giants 1938

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Character: Capt. March

Wings of the Navy 1939

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Character: Commissioner at Hearing

Knute Rockne All American 1940

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Character: Morgan Wycott

Road to Singapore 1940

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Character: Sen. Platt

Teddy the Rough Rider 1940

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Character: Bedding Department Manager

The Big Store 1941

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Character: Col. Wayburn

Great Guns 1941

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Character: Mr. Chanler

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day 1941

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Character: Dr. Bob Waggoner

Life Begins for Andy Hardy 1941

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Character: William 'Bill' Fowler

Father Takes a Wife 1941

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Character: Phineas Krager - Land Dealer

Jesse James at Bay 1941

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Character: Amos Norton

Nevada City 1941

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Character: Mr. Tom Bentley

We Were Dancing 1942

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Character: District Attorney Logan

Lady for a Night 1942

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Character: John Markham

Obliging Young Lady 1942

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Character: Grover Blaine McHenry

Nazi Agent 1942

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Character: Stranger in Audience

This Is the Army 1943

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Character: Maj. Harper

It Ain't Hay 1943

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Character: Radio Stage Manager

Once Upon a Time 1944

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Character: Sen. Hodges

Atlantic City 1944

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Character: Dean Williamson

South of Dixie 1944

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Character: John James 'J.J.' Kendall

Weekend Pass 1944

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Character: Wexton Geary

Dakota 1945

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Character: Mr. Lorrison

Keep Your Powder Dry 1945

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Character: Otto Hummel

Incendiary Blonde 1945

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Character: E. Winthrop LeMoyne

The Kid from Brooklyn 1946

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Character: Duke of X

Song of Love 1947

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Character: Wendell Paige

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim 1947

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Character: 2nd Priest of Dagon

Samson and Delilah 1949

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Character: Mr. Canford

Neptune's Daughter 1949

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Character: Charles S. Howard

The Story of Seabiscuit 1949

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Character: Attorney Winters

Tulsa 1949

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Character: Bald Prospective Investor

Lovely to Look At 1952

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Character: Colonel Hedley

Francis Goes to West Point 1952

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Character: Jason Conroy

The Stranger Wore a Gun 1953

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Character: Mr. Coswell

Lay That Rifle Down 1955

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Character: Mayor George Bagley

Don't Knock the Rock 1956

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Character: Armstrong, editor

Shake, Rattle & Rock! 1956

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Character: Thornwall

Calypso Heat Wave 1957

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Character: Joe Stewart, Brett's Boss

B.F.'s Daughter 1948

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Character: Society Man Theater Goer

Look for the Silver Lining 1949

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Character: Philip Goodman

Three Little Words 1950

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Character: President Crowder

Cheers for Miss Bishop 1941

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