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Snub Pollard inc' Selected Filmography

Harry "Snub" Pollard (November 9, 1889 - January 19, 1962) was a silent movie comedian, popular in the 1920s. He is often described as the brother of comedy actress Daphne Pollard, but this is a misconception. In Australia they both acted with "Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Co." which gave stage performances featuring children and performers of small stature. This was a very well-known troupe in its time, and many of its performers adopted the surname "Pollard."

Pollard played supporting roles in the early films of Harold Lloyd. The long-faced Pollard sported a Kaiser Wilhelm mustache turned upside-down; this became his trademark. Lloyd's producer, Hal Roach, gave Pollard his own starring series of one- and two-reel shorts. The most famous is 1923's It's a Gift, in which Snub plays an inventor of many Rube Goldberg-like contraptions, including a car that runs by magnet power.

Pollard left Roach in 1924 and joined the low-budget Weiss Brothers studio in 1926. There he co-starred with heavy-set comic Marvin Loback as a poor man's version of Laurel and Hardy, copying that team's plots and gags.

In the 1930s Pollard played small parts in talking comedies, and was featured as comedy relief in "B" westerns. Pollard's silent-comedy credentials guaranteed him work in slapstick revivals. He appeared with other movie veterans in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), The Perils of Pauline (1947), and Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). He also appeared regularly as a supporting player in Columbia Pictures' two-reel comedies of the mid-1940s.

Forsaking his familiar mustache, he landed much steadier work as a bit player. He played incidental roles in scores of Hollywood features and shorts, almost always as a mousy, nondescript fellow, and usually with no dialogue. In Wheeler & Woolsey's Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934), he's a drunken doctor. At the end of Miracle on 34th Street (1947), when a squad of bailiffs hauling sacks of mail enters the courtroom, that's Snub Pollard bringing up the rear. In Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles (1961). Pollard plays a Broadway beggar. His last film, Twist Around the Clock (1962), shows a curvaceous woman dancing energetically -- and Snub Pollard wordlessly reacting to her.

Pollard died of cancer on January 19, 1962.

For his contributions to motion pictures, Pollard has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6415 1/2 Hollywood Boulevard.

Selected Filmography

Inherit the Wind (1960)
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Limelight (1952)
Singin' in the Rain (1952) (Gene Kelly hands him the umberella)
All About Eve (1950)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Nation Aflame (1937)
The Midnight Patrol (1932)
It's a Gift (1923)
His Royal Slyness' (1920)
From Hand to Mouth (1919)
Captain Kidd's Kids (1919)
Bumping Into Broadway (1919)
His Only Father (1919)
Pay Your Dues (1919)
Count the Votes (1919)
Soft Money (1919)
He Leads, Others Follow (1919)
The Rajah (1919)
Be My Wife (1919)
Don't Shove (1919)
Heap Big Chief (1919)
Chop Suey & Co. (1919)
Count Your Change (1919)
A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)
Never Touched Me (1919)
At the Old Stage Door (1919)
Just Neighbors (1919)
Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)
Spring Fever (1919)
Off the Trolley (1919)
Swat the Crook (1919)
Pistols for Breakfast (1919)
The Marathon (1919)
Before Breakfast (1919)
Si, Senor (1919)
Ring Up the Curtain, aka. Back-Stage! (1919)
Crack Your Heels (1919)
Young Mr. Jazz (1919)
Just Dropped In (1919)
A Sammy In Siberia (1919)
Next Aisle Over (1919)
The Dutiful Dub (1919)
Look Out Below (1919)
I'm on My Way (1919)
On the Fire, aka. The Chef (1919)
Ask Father (1919)
Going! Going! Gone! (1919)
Wanted - $5,000 (1919)
She Loves Me Not (1918)
Take a Chance (1918)
Hear 'Em Rave (1918)
Back to the Woods (1918)
Nothing But Trouble (1918)
Why Pick on Me? (1918)
Swing Your Partners (1918)
Bees in His Bonnet (1918)
Two Scrambled (1918)
Bride and Gloom (1918)
That's Him (1918)
Kicking the Germ Out of Germany (1918)
An Ozark Romance (1918)
Are Crooks Dishonest? (1918)
Somewhere in Turkey (1918)
Sic 'Em, Towser (1918)
The City Slicker (1918)
Fireman Save My Child (1918)
Two-Gun Gussie (1918)
The Non-Stop Kid (1918)
Kicked Out (1918)
Hey There! (1918)
It's a Wild Life (1918)
Pipe the Whiskers (1918)
Follow the Crowd (1918)
On the Jump (1918)
Let's Go (1918)
Here Come the Girls (1918)
Look Pleasant, Please (1918)
A Gasoline Wedding (1918)
Beat It (1918)
Hit Him Again (1918)
The Lamb (1918)
The Tip (1918)
The Big Idea (1917)
Step Lively (1917)
Bashful (1917)
Move On (1917)
We Never Sleep (1917)
All Aboard (1917)
Clubs Are Trump (1917)
The Flirt (1917)
Love, Laughs and Lather (1917)
Rainbow Island (1917)
From Laramie to London (1917)
Bliss (1917)
Birds of a Feather (1917)
By the Sad Sea Waves (1917)
Pinched (1917)
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients (1917)
Over the Fence (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Mechanic (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)
Stop! Luke! Listen! (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Plumber (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon (1917)
Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Lively Life (1917)
Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Lawyer (1917)
Luke's Trolley Troubles (1917)
Luke's Busy Day (1917)
Luke's Lost Liberty (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle (1917)
Luke's Shattered Sleep (1916)
Luke Locates the Loot (1916)
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle (1916)
Luke, Rank Impersonator (1916)
Luke's Movie Muddle (1916)
Luke's Newsie Knockout (1916)
Luke, Patient Provider (1916)
Luke, the Gladiator (1916)
Luke's Preparedness Preparations (1916)
Luke, the Chauffeur (1916)
Luke and the Bang-Tails (1916)
Luke's Speedy Club Life (1916)
Luke and the Mermaids (1916)
Luke Joins the Navy (1916)
Luke Does the Midway (1916)
Luke's Lost Lamb (1916)
Luke, Crystal Gazer (1916)
Luke Rides Roughshod (1916)
Luke's Washful Waiting (1916)
Luke's Society Mixup (1916)
Luke's Fatal Flivver (1916)
Luke Laughs Last (1916)
Luke's Late Lunchers (1916)
Luke and the Bomb Throwers (1916)
Them Was the Happy Days! (1916)
Luke's Double (1916)
Lonesome Luke, Circus King (1916)
Luke Pipes the Pippins (1916)
Luke and the Rural Roughnecks (1916)
Luke Foils the Villain (1916)
Luke, the Candy Cut-Up (1916)
Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury (1916)
Luke Lugs Luggage (1916)
Lonesome Luke Leans to the Literary (1916)
Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster (1915)
Peculiar Patients' Pranks (1915)
Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks (1915)
A Foozle at the Tee Party (1915)
Ragtime Snap Shots (1915)
Great While It Lasted (1915)
Tinkering with Trouble (1915)
Bughouse Bellhops (1915)
Giving Them Fits (1915)
His Regeneration (1915)
By the Sea (1915)

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