Character actor, Robert Barrat, was born Robert Harriot Barrat on Jul 10, 1889 in New York City, NY. Barrat died at the age of 80 on Jan 7, 1970 in Hollywood, CA .
Robert Barrat was often seen in roles as imposing, sometimes harsh figures of authority, but he was equally at ease as strong, nasty villains or benign, pipe-smoking officials. He was a resident at Warners, through the 1930s, ("Captain Blood" 1935, "The Adventures of Mark Twain" 1945), and he had some spectacular fights on screen, most notably the one with Joel McCrea in "Union Pacific" (1939).(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Mary, the cook: Don't tell me the old cat went and had kittens again.
Betty, the maid: No, silly, it's Mr. Thomas!
Mary, the cook: What?
Betty, the maid: He disappeared.
Mary, the cook: Where to?
Betty, the maid: If we knew where he was, he wouldn't be disappeared, stupid. He slept... in the Blue Room!
Mary, the cook: [suddenly afraid] The ghost room?
Betty, the maid: And he's gone!
Mary, the cook: Oh...
Betty, the maid: Paul? Is it really true about Mr. Thomas?
Paul, the Butler: Yes. I warned them. But they laughed at me. But I tell you that anybody who sleeps in the Blue Room is never heard of again!
Thomas 'Tom' Holmes: You used to hate the capitalists.
Max Brinker: Naturally. That was before I had money.
Christian Sanders: Oh, this swamp breeds more rumors than mosquitos.
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