Underrated character players: George Sanders

George Sanders (1906-1972) was the more successful of a pair of acting brothers (his elder brother was Tom Conway), and appeared in waspish and effete roles from 1929 onwards.

Born in Russia, he was nevertheless the consummate English gentleman, and livened up many a film which might have otherwise been totally forgotten. Perhaps surprisingly, he was also a talented singer who was at one stage set to appear in South Pacific.

Here are my picks from his work.

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  • All About Eve

    1

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    2

  • Call Me Madam

    3

  • The Moon and Sixpence

    4

  • Rebecca

    5

  • The Lodger

    6

  • The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

    7

  • Journey to Italy

    8

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    9

  • The Fan

    10

  • The Saint In London

    11

  • Nurse Edith Cavell

    12

  • Jupiter's Darling

    13

  • Appointment in Berlin

    14

  • The Jungle Book

    15

  • Bitter Sweet

    16

  • Psychomania

    17

  • The Quiller Memorandum

    18

  • The Gay Falcon

    19

  • Tales of Manhattan

    20

  • King Richard and the Crusaders

    21

  • The Black Swan

    22

  • Death of a Scoundrel

    23

  • While the City Sleeps

    24

  • Forever Amber

    25

  • Village of the Damned

    26

  • The Rebel

    27

  • The Kremlin Letter

    28