Person Details

Birthday: 1875-04-04 08:23:37

Death: 1948-10-13 08:23:37

Aliases: Sam Hinds , Samuel Hinds

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 119

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel Southey Hinds (April 4, 1875 – October 13, 1948) was an American actor and former lawyer. He was often cast as kindly authoritarian figures and appeared in over 200 films until his death. Hinds was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joseph E. Hinds and Mary A. Beetham Hinds. He was a graduate of Phillips Andover Academy and Harvard Law School and worked for over 32 years as a lawyer before becoming a professional actor. After he lost most of his money in the financial crisis of 1929, Hinds retired as a lawyer and joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse. He started acting in Broadway shows at age 54. Hinds is perhaps best remembered for playing Peter Bailey, the father of James Stewart and founder of the Bailey Building and Loan, in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and for his part as Paul Sycamore in You Can't Take It With You (1938), both films directed by Frank Capra. Hinds was also known for his roles in the Abbott & Costello films such as Buck Privates (1941), Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) and Pardon My Sarong (1942). He also portrayed Lew Ayres' father in the Dr. Kildare film series during the early 1940s. Hinds mostly played supporting roles, often kind and dignified authority figures; often lawyers, doctors, mayors, judges or the father of the main figure. Hinds' first film was If I Had a Million (1932); his second film was The Road Is Open Again (1933) where he portrayed President Woodrow Wilson. His earlier career was reflected in the role of Judge Thatcher, tortured by the mad Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi) in The Raven (1935). Hinds acted in a total of 214 films. His last film was The Bribe, released in 1949, after his death. Hinds died of pneumonia in Pasadena, California, on October 13, 1948 at age 73. He was married to Dorothy Cruickshack, they had two children.

Most Famous Work

It's a Wonderful Life
Average
8

It's a Wonderful Life

(1946) Pa Bailey
Scarlet Street
Average
8

Scarlet Street

(1945) Charles Pringle
Little Women
Average
7

Little Women

(1933) Mr. March
Call Northside 777
Average
7

Call Northside 777

(1948) Judge Charles Moulton (uncredited)
Phantom Lady
Average
7

Phantom Lady

(1944) Judge (voice) (uncredited)
Manhattan Melodrama
Average
7

Manhattan Melodrama

(1934) Warden of Sing Sing (uncredited)
Son of Dracula
Average
6

Son of Dracula

(1943) Judge Simmons
The Raven
Average
7

The Raven

(1935) Judge Thatcher

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1949 Dr. Warren
1948 Dr. R.T. Knudson
Judge Northridge
Dana Ferris
Judge Charles Moulton (uncredited)
1947 Sheriff Drum
Dr. Weber
1946 Pa Bailey
Mr. Bradford
Dean Albert Sears
Judge Kincaid
Norman Hampton
Dr. Graves
Prof. Slater
Wilfred Elliott
1945 Charles Pringle
Mr. Jessup
Judge Bergen
Dr. Adams
Mr. Wiggam, Waring Lawyer
Solo
Gramp
Rufus Mariman
Garrett Garfield
Doc
1944 Seth
Colonel Andrew J. Morgan
Coroner
Father Paul
Herman Brock
Brig. Gen. Wade
Dean Manning
Judge (voice) (uncredited)
J.P. Crane
1943 Judge Simmons
Mr. Fairchild
Brewster
Judge Towne
Colonel Jason Craig
Dr. Crane
Jeremy Taswell
J.P. Gordon
Pop Turnbull
Johnson
Colonel Brainard
Carruthers
Harrison - Member of the Local Draft Board (uncredited)
1942 Morgan Prentiss (President, Prentiss Steel)
Chief Kolua
Dr. Brewster
Judge Horace Stillman
Roger Furness
Mayor Daniels
Dudley Crispin
Sam Shaw
Mr. Thomas Daniels
The CINCUS [Ch. 1]
1941 Showboat Captain (uncredited)
Banker Sam Leavitt
Luther Bryson
Wilbur Grayson
Uncle
Dr. Stephen Kildare
Mr. George Kahley
Andy Beeler
Horace Grover, 'the Brain'
Se. Henry Owen
Governor Howard
Dr. John Lawrence
Felix Darren
Maj. Gen. Emerson
Dr. Perkins
1940 George Preston
Governor
George P. Morgan
Von Zimmel
Dr. Stephen Kildare
Angeen
Captain Per Vallgren
Dr. Stephen Kildare
Sidney Simpson
Dale
1939 Court Aldrich
Judge Slade
Dr. Stephen Kildare
Commissioner Cromwell
Mr. Parker
"Dutch" Bronson
Lamartine
J.P. Waterford
Dr. McKay
Clem Bartholomew
Edward P. Nash
Dr. Stephen Kildare
Mr. Gilder
1938 Howard Price Dutton
Judge Corrigan
Judge
Capt. Kenny
Dr. Stephen Kildare
Coach McGann
Alan Lemke
Paul Sycamore
Sylvia's Attorney
Mr. William Duncan Sr.
David Marrow
Judge Henry Harrison
General Ross
Jeff Hazzard
Police Commissioner David Theron
Brandon Williams
1937 Oh, Oh, Oklahoma Actor (uncredited)
Major Goddard
Richard Gates Sr.
Rodding Carter
Henry Sims
Jonathan Clark
Defense Attorney
Admiral Furness
Steven Ranger
Henry Borden
Judge
Warden
Uncle Joel Fenno
1936 Artemus Todd
Hastings
Eli Decker
Doctor Claybourne
Robert Halloway
Commander Mosely
Guili Ruffano
Sheriff
Senator Andrews
N/A
1935 Dr. Aaron Sylvester
John Carter, Assistant Secretary of War
Husband
Dr. McClintick
Mr. Pritchard
Captain
Dr. Bryant
John Vincey
Judge Thatcher
Mr. Cummings
Dr. Arnold
Charles Green
Secretary of War
Henry L. Parker
Mr. Granby
Henry B. Harrison
Judge at First Trial
Matthew Martin
J.T. Allen
1934 Colonel Lambeth
Burroughs
Judge (uncredited)
Jim Sloane
Dr. Spear
Dr. Owen (uncredited)
John Walters (uncredited)
Dean Adams
Warden (Uncredited)
Warden of Sing Sing (uncredited)
Dr. Gordon
Gereb's Father
Ballard
Dr. Murray Reid
1933 New York Film Executive
McAllister
Thomas J. Worthing
Admiral Farnsworth
Mr. March
Dickens
O'Farrell
The American Ambassador
Mayor (uncredited)
Stuyvesant (uncredited)
Dr. Babcock
Mayor
Chief Forecaster
Father Doran
Mr. Beaumont
Banquet Guest (Uncredited)
Dr. H.L. Eastman
Philip Ames
Woodrow Wilson
1932 Lawyer (uncredited)
1926 Charles - Marquis of Jerningham (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

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