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Character actor, Reginald Owen, was born John Reginald Owen on Aug 5, 1887 in Wheathampstead, England. Owen died at the age of 85 on Nov 5, 1972 in Boise, ID and was laid to rest in Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise, Ada County, ID.

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A Study in Scarlet (1933) – with and Anna May Wong

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 28, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?My interest is to bring the criminal to justice.??? Sherlock Holmes (Owen) A Study in Scarlet?came almost in the middle of Arthur Wontner?s five British Sherlock Holmes films, and would be the last American film about the detective until the first of the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce serie... Read full article


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Reginald Owen Quotes:

Capt. William Kidd: I'm one of nature's gentlemen, but I need polish, my good man. If I'm to improve myself...
Cary Shadwell: A gentleman only employs the term "My good man" when addressing lower servants or his inferiors, sir.
Capt. William Kidd: You see...
[sucks his teeth]
Capt. William Kidd: ...that's why I want you.
[sucks his teeth again]
Capt. William Kidd: With my upbringing...
Cary Shadwell: A gentleman never sucks his teeth, sir. Many a man's social career has been ruined by less, sir.


Sherlock Holmes: You came to see me professionally.
Inspector Lestrade: Well, er, unofficially.
Sherlock Holmes: I see. Heads you win, tails I lose.


Adam Belinski: But I know Hitler.
Sir Henry Carmel: He has written a book, hasn't he?
Adam Belinski: Yes.
Sir Henry Carmel: Big success?
Adam Belinski: Very big.
Sir Henry Carmel: So what more does he want? Why doesn't he lie down and keep quiet?
Adam Belinski: If you really want to know, Sir Henry, read the book.
Sir Henry Carmel: It's an outdoor book. What is it called? Oh yes, "Mein Camp".


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Was in the process of writing his autobiography at the time of his death.

Known for his vast portrayals of fictional and non-fictional fellows. Played Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes (1932), and then played the super-sleuth himself in A Study in Scarlet (1933), thus making him the only actor to play both roles. Also played King Louis XV in three different films.

Was not originally scheduled to play Ebenezer Scrooge in the MGM classic version of A Christmas Carol (1938). Reginald was a last-minute replacement for the ailing Lionel Barrymore.

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