Character actor, Walter Abel, was born on Jun 6, 1898 in St. Paul, MN. Abel appeared in over 85 film and TV roles. His best known films include Fury, Holiday Inn, Mr. Skeffington, The Three Musketeers, Hold Back the Dawn, So Proudly We Hail, and Island in the Sky. Abel died at the age of 88 on Mar 26, 1987 in Essex, CT and was cremated and his ashes scattered off a boat in Long Island Sound.
Stern-looking and often moustachioed, Walter Abel was strangely one of Broadway's foremost exponents of farce before embarking seriously on a movie career that saw him much cast as senior officers, lawyers and chiefs of detectives. He played D'Artagnan in his second sound role, and otherwise appeared mainly in supporting roles. He was later frequently seen as harassed fathers.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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District Attorney: [after several witnesses had lied on the stand] I wonder if I haven't been calling the defense witnesses by mistake.
Inspector Hammock: I'll be the doggonedest dog to end all doggoned dogs! Maybe I'm just dumb.
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