Alan Napier

Alan Napier (born Alan William Napier-Clavering) was an English actor. After a decade in London West End theatres, he had a long film career first in Britain and then in Hollywood. He eventually became widely known for portraying Alfred the butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series.

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Mary Poppins (1964)

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A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Dick Van Dyke  •  David Tomlinson  •  Glynis Johns

36 Hours (1964)

Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Rod Taylor  •  Werner Peters

Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Rod Taylor  •  Werner Peters

Batman (1966)

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie H. Martinson
CAST:  Adam West  •  Burt Ward  •  Cesar Romero  •  Burgess Meredith

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie H. Martinson
CAST:  Adam West  •  Burt Ward  •  Cesar Romero  •  Burgess Meredith

Cat People (1942)

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Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Simone Simon  •  Kent Smith  •  Tom Conway  •  Jane Randolph

Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Simone Simon  •  Kent Smith  •  Tom Conway  •  Jane Randolph

Criss Cross (1949)

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Lassie Come Home (1943)

Hard times come for the Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog, Lassie, to the rich Duke of Rudling. Lassie, however, is unwilling to remain apart from young Carraclough son Joe and sets out on a long and dangerous journey to rejoin him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred M. Wilcox
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Donald Crisp  •  May Whitty  •  Edmund Gwenn

Hard times come for the Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog, Lassie, to the rich Duke of Rudling. Lassie, however, is unwilling to remain apart from young Carraclough son Joe and sets out on a long and dangerous journey to rejoin him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred M. Wilcox
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Donald Crisp  •  May Whitty  •  Edmund Gwenn

Macbeth (1948)

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanette Nolan  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Alan Napier

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanette Nolan  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Alan Napier

Manhandled (1949)

Merle Kramer works as a stenographer for a psychiatrist. She is casually dating Karl Benson, a private eye and former cop. Merle mentions in passing that one of her boss's patients is an author with recurring dreams of murdering his wife, and she includes the fact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis R. Foster
CAST:  Dorothy Lamour  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Dan Duryea  •  Irene Hervey

Merle Kramer works as a stenographer for a psychiatrist. She is casually dating Karl Benson, a private eye and former cop. Merle mentions in passing that one of her boss's patients is an author with recurring dreams of murdering his wife, and she includes the fact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis R. Foster
CAST:  Dorothy Lamour  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Dan Duryea  •  Irene Hervey

Marnie (1964)

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Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Tippi Hedren  •  Sean Connery  •  Diane Baker  •  Martin Gabel

Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Tippi Hedren  •  Sean Connery  •  Diane Baker  •  Martin Gabel

Ministry of Fear (1944)

Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn't quite know to whom to turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Marjorie Reynolds  •  Carl Esmond  •  Hillary Brooke

Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn't quite know to whom to turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Marjorie Reynolds  •  Carl Esmond  •  Hillary Brooke

Moonfleet (1955)

Set in the eighteenth century, Moonfleet is about John Mohune, a young orphan, played by Jon Whiteley, who is sent to the Dorset village of Moonfleet to stay with an old friend of his mother's, Jeremy Fox. Fox, played by Stewart Granger, is a morally ambiguous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  George Sanders  •  Joan Greenwood  •  Viveca Lindfors

Set in the eighteenth century, Moonfleet is about John Mohune, a young orphan, played by Jon Whiteley, who is sent to the Dorset village of Moonfleet to stay with an old friend of his mother's, Jeremy Fox. Fox, played by Stewart Granger, is a morally ambiguous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  George Sanders  •  Joan Greenwood  •  Viveca Lindfors

Random Harvest (1942)

An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Greer Garson  •  Philip Dorn  •  Susan Peters

An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Greer Garson  •  Philip Dorn  •  Susan Peters

Sinbad the Sailor (1947)

Daredevil sailor Sinbad embarks on a voyage across the Seven Seas to find the lost riches of Alexander the Great. His first stop is the port of Basra, where his ship is seized and scheduled for auction. In his attempt to win it back, he befriends beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Wallace
CAST:  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Walter Slezak  •  Anthony Quinn

Daredevil sailor Sinbad embarks on a voyage across the Seven Seas to find the lost riches of Alexander the Great. His first stop is the port of Basra, where his ship is seized and scheduled for auction. In his attempt to win it back, he befriends beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Wallace
CAST:  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Walter Slezak  •  Anthony Quinn

The Court Jester (1955)

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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Glynis Johns  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Angela Lansbury

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Glynis Johns  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Angela Lansbury

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe May
CAST:  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Vincent Price  •  Nan Grey  •  John Sutton

The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe May
CAST:  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Vincent Price  •  Nan Grey  •  John Sutton

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

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Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Karl Swenson  •  Junius Matthews  •  Norman Alden

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Karl Swenson  •  Junius Matthews  •  Norman Alden

Madame Curie (1943)

Poor physics student Marie is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie's lab. The scientists soon fall ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Henry Travers  •  Albert Bassermann

Poor physics student Marie is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie's lab. The scientists soon fall ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Henry Travers  •  Albert Bassermann

Johnny Belinda (1948)

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Lew Ayres  •  Charles Bickford  •  Agnes Moorehead

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Lew Ayres  •  Charles Bickford  •  Agnes Moorehead

The Blue Veil (1951)

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

Young Bess (1953)

The mother died under the executioner's axe; the daughter rose to become England's greatest monarch -- the brilliant and cunning Queen Elizabeth I. Jean Simmons portrays young Bess in this rich tapestry of a film that traces the tumultuous, danger-fraught years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  Stewart Granger  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Charles Laughton

The mother died under the executioner's axe; the daughter rose to become England's greatest monarch -- the brilliant and cunning Queen Elizabeth I. Jean Simmons portrays young Bess in this rich tapestry of a film that traces the tumultuous, danger-fraught years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  Stewart Granger  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Charles Laughton
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