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Donald Crisp
Mr. Herbert Brown
Name Donald Crisp
Gender Male
Race White
Born July 27th, 1882
Died May 25th, 1974 (aged 91)
Occupation Actor, Director
Height 5'8"
Weight Unknown
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Portrayed Ivan Taski

Donald Crisp portrayed Herbert Brown in National Velvet.

Biography Edit


Filmography Edit

As an Actor Edit

  • The French Maid (Short) (1908) - Unknown
  • Through the Breakers (Short) (1909) - At the Club
  • Sunshine Sue (Short) (1910) - Head of the Sweetshop
  • A Plain Song (Short) (1910) - At Station
  • A Child's Stratagem (Short) (1910) - Policeman
  • The Golden Supper (Short) (1910) - Courtier/Monk
  • Winning Back His Love (Short) (1910) - At Stage Door
  • The Two Paths (Short) (1911) - Footman
  • The Italian Barber (Short) (1911) - At Ball
  • Help Wanted (Short) (1911) - In Corridor
  • Fate's Turning (Short) (1911) - The Valet
  • The Poor Sick Men (Short) (1911) - Policeman
  • A Wreath of Orange Blossoms (Short) (1911) - A Servant/In Office
  • Heart Beats of Long Ago (Short) (1911) - Courtier
  • What Shall We Do with Our Old? (Short) (1911) - Night Court Bailiff
  • The Lily of the Tenements (Short) (1911) - Unknown
  • A Decree of Destiny (Short) (1911) - At the Club/At the Wedding
  • Conscience (Short) (1911) - Policeman
  • In the Days of '49 (1911) - Unknown
  • The White Rose of the Wilds (Short) (1911) - Unknown
  • The Primal Call (Short) (1911) - Unknown
  • Out from the Shadow (Short) (1911) - At Dance
  • The Diving Girl (Short) (1911) - A Bather
  • Swords and Hearts (Short) (1911) - At Frazier House/Bushwacker
  • The Squaw's Love (Short) (1911) - Indian


1911 The Failure (short) A Bank Employee 1911 The Miser's Heart (short) Policeman 1911 The Battle (short) A Union Soldier 1911 The Long Road (short) A Servant/The Landlord 1911 The Adventures of Billy (short) First Tramp 1911 The Making of a Man (short) Actor/Backstage 1911 Her Awakening (short) Accident Witness



1914 Over the Ledge (short)

1914 A Question of Courage (short)

1914 The Sisters (short)

1914 Another Chance (short) The Tramp

1914 The Folly of Anne (short)

1914 The Niggard (short)

1914/I The Warning (short) Mr. Edwards

1914 His Mother's Trust (short) Dr. Keene

1914 The Great God Fear (short)

1914 Down the Hill to Creditville (short)

1914 A Lesson in Mechanics (short)

1914 Her Mother's Necklace (short)

1914 The Tavern of Tragedy (short)

1914/I The Idiot (short)

1914 The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' Bit Part (uncredited)

1914 The Weaker Strain (short)

1914 Their First Acquaintance (short) (unconfirmed)

1914 The Birthday Present (short)

1914 The Newer Woman (short)

1914 The Escape 'Bull' McGee

1914 The Soul of Honor (short)

1914 The Mountain Rat (short) Steve

1914 Home, Sweet Home The Mother's Son

1914 The Miniature Portrait (short)

1914 The Different Man (short) The Ranch Foreman

1914 Ashes of the Past (short)

1914 The Great Leap: Until Death Do Us Part

1914 The Stiletto (short)

1914 The Battle of the Sexes Frank Andrews

1914 The Mysterious Shot (short)

1913 In the Elemental World (short) The Husband

1913 The Blue or the Gray (short) First Rival

1913 By Man's Law (short) Lee Calvert - Brother Owner

1913 The Bracelet (short) Blake

1913/I Black and White (short)

1913 Two Men of the Desert (short) (unconfirmed)

1913 The Mothering Heart (short) Undetermined Role (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

1913 Olaf-An Atom (short) The Beggar

1913 The Sheriff's Baby (short)

1913 Near to Earth (short)

1913 Pirate Gold (short)

1912 The Musketeers of Pig Alley (short) Rival Gang Member

1912 The Inner Circle (short)

1912 The Eternal Mother (short) In Field



Spencer's Mountain Grandpa Zubulon Spencer

1961 Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog James Brown

1960 Pollyanna Mayor Karl Warren

1959 A Dog of Flanders Jehan Daas

1959 Playhouse 90 (TV series) Samuel Harman – The Raider (1959) … Samuel Harman

1958 The Last Hurrah Cardinal Martin Burke

1958 Saddle the Wind Dennis Deneen

1957 Drango Judge Allen

1956 Crossroads (TV series) Father Anatole Martin – Anatole of the Bayous (1956) … Father Anatole Martin

1955 The Man from Laramie Alec Waggoman

1955 The Long Gray Line Old Martin

1954 Prince Valiant King Aguar

1951 Home Town Story John MacFarland

1950 Bright Leaf Major James Singleton

1949 Challenge to Lassie 'Jock' Gray

1948 Whispering Smith Barney Rebstock

1948 Hills of Home Drumsheugh

1947 Ramrod Sheriff Jim Crew

1945 The Valley of Decision William Scott

1945 Son of Lassie Sam Carraclough

1944 National Velvet Mr. Brown

1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain J.B. Pond

1944 The Uninvited Commander Beech

1943 Lassie Come Home Sam Carraclough

1943 Forever and a Day Capt. Martin

1942 The Gay Sisters Ralph Pedloch

1941 How Green Was My Valley Mr. Morgan

1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Sir Charles Emery

1941 Shining Victory Dr. Drewett

1940 Knute Rockne All American Father John Callahan, C.S.C

1940 City for Conquest Scotty MacPherson

1940 The Sea Hawk Sir John Burleson

1940 Brother Orchid Brother Superior

1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Minister Althoff

1939 Essex and Elizabeth Francis Bacon

1939 The Old Maid Dr. Lanskell

1939 Daughters Courageous Samuel 'Sam' Sloane

1939 Sons of Liberty (short) Alexander McDougall

1939 Juarez Gen. Marechal Achille Bazaine

1939 Wuthering Heights Dr. Kenneth

1939 The Oklahoma Kid Judge Hardwick

1938 The Dawn Patrol Phipps

1938 Comet Over Broadway Joe Grant

1938 The Sisters Tim Hazelton

1938 Valley of the Giants Andy Stone

1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Inspector Lane

1938 The Beloved Brat Mr. John Morgan

1938 Jezebel Dr. Livingstone

1938 Sergeant Murphy Col. Todd Carruthers

1937 That Certain Woman Jack V. Merrick Sr.

1937 Confession Presiding Judge

1937 The Life of Emile Zola Maitre Labori

1937 Parnell Davitt

1937 The Great O'Malley Police Captain Cromwell

1936 Beloved Enemy Liam Burke

1936 A Woman Rebels Judge Byron Thistlewaite

1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade Colonel Campbell

1936 Mary of Scotland Huntly

1936 The White Angel Dr. Hunt

1935 Mutiny on the Bounty Burkitt

1935 Oil for the Lamps of China Mr. McCarger

1935 Laddie Mr. Pryor

1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story George, the Inn Owner

1934 The Little Minister Dr. McQueen

1934 What Every Woman Knows Mr. David Wylie

1934 British Agent Marshall O'Reilly (scenes deleted)

1934 The Life of Vergie Winters Mike Davey

1934 The Key Peadar Conlan

1934 The Crime Doctor District Attorney

1933 Broadway Bad Darrall

1933 Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V Marcellus

1932 Red Dust Guidon

1932 A Passport to Hell Sgt. Snyder

1931 Kick In Police Commisioner Harvey

1931 Svengali The Laird

1930 Scotland Yard Charles Fox

1929 The Return of Sherlock Holmes Colonel Moran

1929 The Pagan Mr. Roger Slater

1929 Trent's Last Case Sigsbee Manderson

1928 The Viking Leif Ericsson

1928 The River Pirate Caxton

1928 Stand and Deliver London Club Member (uncredited)

1926 The Black Pirate MacTavish (as Mr. Donald Crisp)

1925 Don Q Son of Zorro Don Sebastian

1921 The Bonnie Brier Bush Lachlan Campbell

1919 Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl Battling Burrows

1916 Joan the Woman

1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages Extra (uncredited)

1916 Ramona Jim Farrar (as James Needham)

1915 A Girl of Yesterday A.H. Monroe

1915 May Blossom Steve Harland

1915 The Commanding Officer Col. Archer (the Commandant)

1915 The Love Route Harry Marshall

1915 The Birth of a Nation Gen. U.S. Grant

1915 An Old-Fashioned Girl (short)

1915 The Foundling (scenes deleted)

1915 The Blue or the Gray

As a Choreographer/Dance Director Edit

  • Ziegfield Follies (1945)
  • Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
  • The Thrill of Brazil (1946)
  • Fiesta (1947)
  • Something in the Wind (1947)
  • The Exile (1947)
  • Mexican Hayride (1948)
  • The Inspector General (1949)
  • The Petty Girl (1950)
  • The Toast of New Orleans (1950)
  • Mark of the Renegade (1951)
  • The Brigand (1952)
  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
  • The Golden Blade (1953)
  • The Veils of Bagdad (1953)
  • Once Upon an Eastertime (1954)
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • A Star Is Born (1954)
  • Deep in My Heart (1954)
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • Silk Stockings (1957)
  • The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)
  • The Edsel Show (1957)
  • Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1959)
  • Startime (1 Episode - "Meet Cyd Charisse") (1959)
  • Pepe (1960)
  • Cinderella (TV Movie) (1965)

As Soundtrack Creator Edit

  • Meet Me in Las Vegas ("Rehearsal Ballet"; "Sleeping Beauty Ballet") (1956)

As Writer Edit

  • Ziegfield Follies (1945)

As Self Edit

  • Omnibus (1953)

As Narrator Edit

  • Billy the Kid (1953)

As Archive Footage Edit

  • Tough Baby: Torch Song (Documentary) (2008)

Trivia Edit

  • Ivan Taski was played by Eugene Loring.

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