Dudley Digges Overview:

Character actor, Dudley Digges, was born on Jun 9, 1879 in Dublin, Ireland. Digges died at the age of 68 on Oct 24, 1947 in New York City, NY .


Small, dapper, often mustachioed Irish actor much in demand in the Hollywood of the 1930s. Could be downtrodden, downright evil (as in the 1931 The Maltese Falcon), wise, shifty, dogged, or devoted - few escaped typecasting more effectively. Perhaps because of this, however, his career in films faded by the end of the decade. Died after a stroke.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Casper Gutman: You're a close-mouthed man, sir.
Sam Spade: No, I like to talk.
Casper Gutman: We'll talk if you like. And I'll tell you right now that I'm a man who likes to talk to a man who likes to talk.

Horace Merrick: A man might make many compromises with his integrity for... ah... oh... say... a half million dollars.

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Though his on-screen persona never seemed to vary much from that of, say, Ebenezer Scrooge, he was a very well-respected stage actor and director, with a particular fondness for the works of Henrik Ibsen. Digges enjoyed an enormously successful career as a Broadway actor and director (active there from 1906-47) in addition to his work as a character actor in Hollywood.

Opposite the Sam Spade of Ricardo Cortez in The Maltese Falcon (1931), Warner Bros.' 1931 adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel, Digges portrayed "Kasper Guttman" - the role wonderfully reprised in Warners' 1941 version (The Maltese Falcon (1941)) by Sydney Greenstreet.

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