Erville Alderson (1882–1957)

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A character actor whose film career spanned from Hollywood's Silent Era until the 1950s. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 11, 1882, Erville would start his film career in 1918 at the age of 36 in Her Man (1918). Film pioneer D.W. Griffith utilized Erville in many of his films, including 1924's America (1924) and Isn't Life Wonderful (... See full bio »

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The Scarlet Empress Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef
The Heart of Maryland Maj. Gen. Kendrick
The White Rose Man of the World
Kidnapped Mungo


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 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Burt (uncredited)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Otto Taylor
- The Mountain That Moved (1956) ... Otto Taylor
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Pyrite Smith
- The Jerome Wilson Story (1955) ... Pyrite Smith
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
 1955 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Adult Vernon Kimble
- A Matter of Life and Death (1955) ... Adult Vernon Kimble
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
- Farnum's Folly ... Pop
 1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Padre Sebastian / Owen Booth aka Thomas
- Treasure of Santa Dolores (1953) ... Padre Sebastian
- Old Timer's Trail (1953) ... Owen Booth aka Thomas
 1953 The Actress
Mike McGrath (uncredited)
 1952 The Merry Widow
Cart Driver (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
William Lock
- The Magnificent Lie (1952) ... William Lock
 1952 Something to Live For
Critic (uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
2nd Man - Charlie
- The Case of the Miracle Mud (1951) ... 2nd Man - Charlie
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Mechanic on Duty (1951)
 1951 The Tall Target
Minister - Passenger in Club Car (uncredited)
 1951 Inside Straight
Minister (uncredited)
 1950 Again... Pioneers
Pa Ashby
 1950 To Please a Lady
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1950 Summer Stock
Zeb (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
- Gold Train (1950) ... Judkins
 1950 Captain China
Doctor on Tamura Island (uncredited)
 1950 Copper Canyon
Southerner with Scamper at Party (uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Emery's Neighbor (uncredited)
 1949 Song of Surrender
Bidder (uncredited)
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Happy - the Mortician (uncredited)
 1949 Mr. Whitney Had a Notion (Short)
Thomas Jefferson
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Vestryman (uncredited)
 1948 The Feathered Serpent
Prof. Scott (uncredited)
 1948 Kidnapped
 1948 Pal's Return (Short)
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Sethmier - the Liveryman (uncredited)
 1948 Bodyguard
Adam Stone (uncredited)
 1948 Station West
Stageline Hired Hand (uncredited)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Sam (uncredited)
 1948 Shanghai Chest
Walter Somervale
 1948 Hazard
Clerk in Dingy Hotel (uncredited)
 1948 The Man from Texas
Preacher (uncredited)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Farmer (scenes deleted)
 1947 High Wall
Patient Awaiting Discharge Hearing (uncredited)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
 1947 Unconquered
Grizzled Codger at Ball Saying 'May Be Long Visit' (uncredited)
 1947 Cynthia
Dingle Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Desperate
Simon Pringle (uncredited)
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Farmer, Train Companion (uncredited)
 1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Station Master (uncredited)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Farmer at Fire (uncredited)
 1947 Pursued
Townsman at Trial (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
First Station Agent (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Secretary of War Henry Stimson (uncredited)
 1946 Magnificent Doll
Darcy (uncredited)
 1946 Boys' Ranch
Al (uncredited)
 1946 Canyon Passage
Judge (uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Mr. Mulberry - Recital Guest (uncredited)
 1946 The Spiral Staircase
Dr. Harvey (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Ranch Owner (uncredited)
 1945 Along Came Jones
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 Back to Bataan
Teacher (uncredited)
 1945 Objective, Burma!
Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Farmer (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Olson - Detroit Auto Works Technician (uncredited)
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Wells Fargo Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Judge Harry McLain
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Mr. Littlefield
 1944 Radio Bugs (Short)
U. Grimble (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Gil (uncredited)
 1943 Arizona Trail
Dan Trent
 1943 Oklahoma Outlaws (Short)
John Kincaid
 1943 First Comes Courage
 1943 What's Buzzin', Cousin?
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Man in Barbershop (uncredited)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Liberal Official (uncredited)
 1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life
The Bailiff (uncredited)
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Johan Garme
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Mr. Crowder (uncredited)
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Mr. Mockridge (uncredited)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Burke the Schoolmaster
 1942 Careful, Soft Shoulders
Government Official (uncredited)
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Farmer (uncredited)
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Robert Harwood Sr.
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Judge Fred Stuart (uncredited)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Mr. Jakes (uncredited)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Man with Rail (uncredited)
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Zeke (uncredited)
 1941 Parachute Battalion
Pa Hollis
 1941 Highway West
Dr. John Cook (uncredited)
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Frank the Barber
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Mr. Adams
 1941 Sergeant York
Nate Tomkins
 1941 The Black Cat
Doctor Williams (uncredited)
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Ike Fairchild
 1941 Tobacco Road
Driver of Car Almost Hit by Dude Lester (uncredited)
 1941 High Sierra
Farmer at the Earle Homestead (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Jefferson Davis
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Kansas Farmer Witnessing Crash (uncredited)
 1940 Rangers of Fortune
Mr. Ellis (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
Boylston - City Council Member (uncredited)
 1940 Flowing Gold
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
District Attorney Wade
 1940 Trifles of Importance (Short)
Frederick the Great (uncredited)
 1940 Maryland
Diggs (uncredited)
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Chief of Police
 1940 Edison, the Man
First Lecturer (uncredited)
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Harrison - Printer (uncredited)
 1940 The Man from Dakota
Prison Camp Commandant (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Arkansas Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Stonewall Jackson (uncredited)
 1939 Judge Hardy and Son
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona
Dr. John Clemens (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of a Great Enemy
Settler (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
 1939 The Monroe Doctrine (Short)
William Seward
 1939 Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter
Clint Griffith
 1939 Outside These Walls
Sauers (uncredited)
 1939 The Hardys Ride High
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1939 Romance of the Redwoods
 1939 Lincoln in the White House (Short)
Secretary of State William H. Seward
 1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Sheriff at Jail (uncredited)
 1939 Jesse James
The Old Marshal
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
Mr. Wyatt (uncredited)
 1938 Out West with the Hardys
Court Deputy (uncredited)
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy
Court Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Passport Official (uncredited)
 1938 Judge Hardy's Children
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Lawyer Cryden (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1937 Wells Fargo
Marshal Sam (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Without a Country (Short)
President Andrew Jackson (uncredited)
 1937 The Man in the Barn (Short)
Farmer (uncredited)
 1937 Small Town Boy
Mr. Trindle
 1937 Wild and Woolly
Deacon (uncredited)
 1937 Romance of Louisiana (Short)
Radio Broadcaster / Thomas Jefferson
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Conductor (uncredited)
 1937 Parnell
Father (uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Justice
Man at Meeting / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1937 A Family Affair
Dave (uncredited)
 1937 John Meade's Woman
Politician (uncredited)
 1937 The Mighty Treve
Chris Hibbens
 1937 Woman in Distress
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1936 Career Woman
Dr. Anderson
 1936 The Jungle Princess
Priest (uncredited)
 1936 All American Chump
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1936 Ramona
Doctor from San Diego (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Plumber (uncredited)
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Jefferson Davis
 1936 Educating Father
Dr. Willoughby
 1936 Two in Revolt
Veterinarian (uncredited)
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1936 It's Up to You
Mr. Whitmore
 1936 Tough Guy
Man in Ford (uncredited)
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Chief of Police Roberts
 1935 Desert Death (Short)
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1935 The Virginia Judge
Old Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 Pursuit
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Pioneer Wagon Father (uncredited)
 1935 Woman Wanted
 1935 Society Fever
Uncle Andy
 1935 Public Opinion
Mr. Trevor
 1935 Times Square Lady
The Farmer (uncredited)
 1935 Square Shooter
Dr. Wayne (as Erville Anderson)
 1935 The County Chairman
Wilson Prewitt
 1934 The Scarlet Empress
Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef
 1934 Lazy River
 1933 The Fighting Code
Joshua La Plante (as Erville Anderson)
 1933 Hoopla
The Sheriff (uncredited)
 1933 Walls of Gold
Clark (uncredited)
 1933 To the Last Man
Judge (uncredited)
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Farmhand (uncredited)
 1933 Hello, Everybody!
 1933 State Fair
Martin - Hog Breeder (uncredited)
 1932 Cynara
Jason, Jim's Secretary (uncredited)
 1932 Haunted Gold
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1932 They Call It Sin
Mr. Cullen
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton
Sock Fisher
 1932 The Thirteenth Guest
Uncle John Adams
 1932 Alias the Doctor
Professor at the University (uncredited)
 1931 Arrowsmith
Pioneer (uncredited)
 1931 Shanghaied Love
 1931 Too Many Cooks
J. W. Simpson - Construction Worker (uncredited)
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
Mr. Brown (uncredited)
 1930 The Lash
Judge Travers
 1930 The Dawn Trail
Jeff Denton
 1930 The Bad Man
 1930 Old English
Shareholder (uncredited)
 1930 Redemption
Bearded Mariner in Cafe
 1930 Guilty?
 1930 Puttin' on the Ritz
Man Needing Orchestrations (uncredited)
 1929 Acquitted
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1929 Speakeasy
City Editor
 1928 Fleetwing
Trad Ben Sabam
 1928 Fazil
Iman Idris
 1928 Thief in the Dark
 1927 The Valley of the Giants
 1927 The Girl from Chicago
Colonel Carlton
 1927 The Heart of Maryland
Maj. Gen. Kendrick
 1927 The Price of Honor
Ogden Bennett
 1927 Salvation Jane
 1927 The Fortune Hunter
Blinky Lockwood
 1926 The White Black Sheep
 1925 Lightnin'
Courtroom Attendant (uncredited)
 1925 Sally of the Sawdust
Judge Henry L. Foster
 1924 Isn't Life Wonderful
The Professor
 1924 America
Justice Montague
 1923 The Exciters
Chloroform Charlie
 1923 The White Rose
Man of the World
 1920 The Good-Bad Wife
Col. Denbigh
 1918 Her Man
'Old Milt' McBrian
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