Torin Thatcher Overview:

Actor, Torin Thatcher, was born Torin Herbert Erskine Thatcher on Jan 15, 1905 in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai). Thatcher died at the age of 76 on Mar 4, 1981 in Thousand Oaks, CA .


Torin Thatcher was a tall, burly, dark-haired and strong-looking India-born actor. He played in British films on and off for 20 years before going to Hollywood, where he played villains in westerns, swashbucklers, comedies and thrillers (1936, Sabotage; 1950, The Black Rose; 1953, The Robe) without ever quite making star billing. He began his career as a schoolmaster and enthusiastic amateur boxer before going on the stage. He died from cancer in 1981.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Pendragon: I'm afraid you were not sufficiently impressed on your first visit. I'll give you a new demonstration of my powers.

Cynthia Green: What is the matter with me, Mr. Johnson?
Johnson: Everybody isn't required to like Africa, you know.
Cynthia Green: I try to put on a show because I know he loves it so. But all of it - the hunting, the killing - terrifies me.
Johnson: See here, this thing that he was talking about - the excitement - call it courage. The way he feels, it is a man's feeling, natural in a man, grows in a man, and makes him a man. Not particularly to his credit if he has it but something lacking if he hasn't. A woman shows her courage in other ways, - many ways.

Pendragon: I scheme a thousand nights, put the princess in your very hands and you, imbecile, idiot, allow a mere farmer, a mere mortal to defy me!
Garna: We have failed, master, we have failed.
Pendragon: But only for a moment. I shall have the princess and the farmer shall die. By all the powers of darkness, he shall die!

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Torin Thatcher Facts
The favorite villain of director Nathan Juran.

Received the 1957 Sylvania Award for his performance in "Beyond This Place.".

A co-founder of the Society for Theatre Research in 1947 and was its Vice Chairman for the Committee.

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