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Montagu Love

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Montagu Love (15 March 1880 – 17 May 1943), also known as Montague Love, was an English screen, stage and vaudeville actor. Born Harry Montague Love in Portsmouth, Hampshire, he was the son of Harry Love (b. 1852) and Fanny Louisa Love, née Poad (b. 1856); his father was listed as accountant on the 1881 English Census. Educated in Great Britain, Love began his career as an artist and military correspondent with his first important job as a London newspaper cartoonist. Love honed basic stage talents in London, and in 1913 sailed to the Canada and crossed the border into the United States in November with a road-company production of Cyril Maude's Grumpy. Usually Love was cast in heartless villain roles. In the 1920s, he played with Rudolph Valentino in The Son of the Sheik, opposite John Barrymore in Don Juan, and appeared with Lillian Gish in 1928's The Wind. He also portrayed 'Colonel Ibbetson' in Forever (1921), the silent film version of Peter Ibbetson. Love was one of the more successful villains in silent films. One of Love's first sound films was the part-talkie The Mysterious Island co-starring Lionel Barrymore. In 1937, he played Henry VIII in the first talking film version of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, with Errol Flynn. Love played the bigoted Bishop of the Black Canons in The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Flynn, too. However, he also played gruff authoritarian figures, such as Monsieur Cavaignac, who, contrary to history, demands the resignation of those responsible for the Dreyfus coverup, in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), as well as Don Alejandro de la Vega, whose son appears to be a fop but is actually Zorro, in the 1940 version of The Mark of Zorro, starring Tyrone Power. In 1941, he played a doctor in Shining Victory, which also starred James Stephenson, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Donald Crisp. In 1939's Gunga Din, it is Montagu Love who reads the final stanza of Rudyard Kipling's original poem over the body of the slain Din. Love's last film to be released, Devotion, was released three years after his death aged 63 in 1943. He was interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory. His last acting stint was on Wings Over the Pacific (1943).

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Mar 15, 1880 In Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Woman's Way 1916-08-07
Latest Project:
Movie Devotion 1946-04-20
Known For
Poster of The Beauty Shop
Movie Devotion Rev. Bronte 1946-04-20
Movie The Constant Nymph Albert Sanger 1943-06-23
Movie Forever and a Day Sir John Bunn 1943-01-21
Movie Wings Over The Pacific Jim Butler 1943-07-23
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror General Jerome Lawford 1942-09-18
Movie The Remarkable Andrew General George Washington 1942-03-05
Movie Lady for a Night Judge 1942-01-05
Movie Shining Victory Dr. Blake 1941-05-30
Movie The Devil and Miss Jones Harrison 1941-04-11
Movie Hudson's Bay Governor D'Argenson 1941-01-03
Movie The Sea Hawk King Philip II 1940-07-01
Movie Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Professor Hartmann 1940-01-03
Movie The Lone Wolf Strikes Emil Gorlick 1940-01-26
Movie Northwest Passage Wiseman Clagett 1940-02-23
Movie The Son of Monte Cristo Prime Minister Baron Von Neuhoff 1940-12-05
Movie All This, and Heaven Too Marechal Sebastiani 1940-07-13
Movie A Dispatch from Reuter's Delane 1940-10-19
Movie North West Mounted Police Inspector Cabot 1940-10-22
Movie The Mark of Zorro Don Alejandro Vega 1940-11-08
Movie Sons of Liberty George Washington 1939-05-20
Movie Gunga Din Colonel Weed 1939-01-24
Movie Rulers of the Sea Malcolm Grant 1939-11-08
Movie Juarez Jose de Montares 1939-06-10
Movie We Are Not Alone Major Millman 1939-11-25
Movie The Man in the Iron Mask Spanish Ambassador 1939-07-13
Movie If I Were King General Dudon 1938-09-28
Movie Professor Beware Professor Schmutz 1938-07-29
Movie Kidnapped Colonel Whitehead 1938-05-27
Movie The Fighting Devil Dogs General White 1938-05-27
Movie The Adventures of Robin Hood Bishop of the Black Canons 1938-05-14
Movie The Buccaneer Admiral Cockburn 1938-02-04
Movie London by Night Sir Arthur Herrick 1937-07-30
Movie The Prince and the Pauper Henry VIII 1937-05-08
Movie Parnell William Ewart Gladstone 1937-06-04
Movie Tovarich M. Courtois 1937-12-25
Movie The Prisoner of Zenda Detchard 1937-09-03
Movie A Damsel in Distress Lord John Marshmorton 1937-11-19
Movie Adventure's End Capt. Abner Drew 1937-12-05
Movie Champagne Charlie Ivan Suchine 1936-05-07
Movie The Country Doctor Sir Basil Crawford 1936-03-12
Movie Frankie and Johnnie Colonel Brand 1936-04-30
Movie Sutter's Gold Capt. Kettleson 1936-03-01
Movie The White Angel Mr. Bullock, Under Secretary of War 1936-06-25
Movie One in a Million Ratoffsky - alias of Sir Frederick Brooks, Olympic Secretary 1936-12-31
Movie Sing, Baby, Sing Robert Wilson 1936-08-21
Movie Lloyd's of London Hawkins 1936-11-25
Movie Reunion Sir Basil Crawford 1936-11-20
Movie The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Director 1935-11-13
Movie Hi, Gaucho! Hillario Bolario 1935-10-10
Movie The Crusades The Blacksmith 1935-08-21
Movie Clive of India Governor Pigot 1935-01-25
Movie Limehouse Blues Pug Talbot 1934-12-11
Movie Menace Police Inspector 1934-11-22
Movie His Double Life Duncan Farrel 1933-12-14
Movie The Midnight Lady Harvey Austin 1932-05-15
Movie The Silver Lining Michael Moore 1932-04-16
Movie Vanity Fair Marquis of Steyne 1932-03-15
Movie Stowaway Groder 1932-03-01
Movie Love Bound John Randolph 1932-03-01
Movie Out of Singapore Capt. Scar Murray 1932-09-23
Movie Alexander Hamilton Thomas Jefferson 1931-09-12
Movie Back Pay Charles Wheeler 1930-06-01
Movie Love Comes Along Sangredo 1930-01-05
Movie Double Cross Roads Gene Dyke 1930-04-20
Movie A Notorious Affair Sir Thomas Hanley 1930-05-04
Movie Inside the Lines Governor of Gibraltar 1930-07-05
Movie Reno Alexander W. Brett 1930-09-30
Movie Kismet The Jailer 1930-10-30
Movie The Cat Creeps Hendricks 1930-11-10
Movie Outward Bound Mr. Lingley 1930-11-29
Movie The Mysterious Island Mikhail 1929-10-05
Movie Charming Sinners George Whitley 1929-08-16
Movie Bulldog Drummond Peterson 1929-05-02
Movie The Divine Lady Capt. Hardy 1929-03-31
Movie Synthetic Sin Brandy Mulane 1929-01-06
Movie The Noose Buck Gordon 1928-01-29
Movie The Devil's Skipper 1928-02-01
Movie Character Studies (II) 1928-03-15
Movie The Wind Roddy 1928-09-15
Movie The Last Warning Arthur McHugh 1928-12-25
Movie Good Time Charley John Hartwell 1927-11-04
Movie Rose of the Golden West Gen. Vallero 1927-09-25
Movie The Night of Love Duke de la Garda 1927-01-22
Movie The King of Kings Roman Centurion 1927-01-01
Movie The Son of the Sheik Ghabah 1926-09-05
Movie Don Juan Count Giano Donati (as Montague Love) 1926-08-06
Movie The Eternal City Minghelli 1923-12-17
Movie The Beauty Shop 1922-05-13
Movie Forever Colonel Ibbetson 1921-10-16
Movie The Hidden Scar Henry Dalton 1916-10-15
Movie Husband and Wife Patrick Alliston 1916-08-28
Movie A Woman's Way Oliver Whitney 1916-08-07