Hartley Power

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Hartley Power
Actor Hartley Power.jpg
Born14 March 1894
Died29 January 1966(1966-01-29) (aged 71)
Brighton, England
Years active1922–57
Spouse(s) Betty Paul
(m. 1945–1955; divorced) [1]

Hartley Power (14 March 1894 – 29 January 1966) was an American-born British [ citation needed ] film and television actor, who made his Broadway debut in Dolly Jordan in 1922. [2] [3] He is best remembered for two roles: "Sylvester Kee" the ventriloquist who is shot and almost killed by "Maxwell Frere" (Michael Redgrave) as a rival for his dummy's "affections" in Dead of Night and Mr. Hennessy, the chief of the news agency that Gregory Peck worked for in Roman Holiday . [4] [5]


He died in a Brighton nursing home on 29 January 1966 aged 71. [6] [7]



1931 Down River Lingard
1933 Leave It to Smith John Mortimer
Yes, Mr Brown Mr Brown
Friday the Thirteenth An American Tourist
Aunt Sally 'Gloves' ClarkReleased as Along Came Sally in USA
1934 Road House Dick D'Arcy
Evergreen Treadwell
The Camels are Coming Nicholas
1936 Jury's Evidence Edgar Trent
Living Dangerously District Attorney
Where There's a Will Duke Wilson
1938 Broadway TV film
The Return of the Frog 'Chicago Dale' Sandford
1939 Just like a Woman Al
Murder Will Out Campbell
1940 A Window in London Max PrestonReleased as Lady in Distress in USA
Return to Yesterday Regan
1941 Atlantic Ferry Samuel 'Sam' Cunard
1942 Alibi Gordon
1945 The Man from Morocco Colonel Bagley
The Way to the Stars Col. PageReleased as Johnny in the Clouds in USA
Dead of Night Sylvester Kee
1946 A Girl in a Million Colonel Sultzman
1950 Carissima Joe ErdmanTV film
1952 The Man with the Gun George MoffatTV film
The Armchair Detective Nicco
1953 The Net General AdamsUncredited, released as Project M7 in USA
Roman Holiday Mr Hennessy
1954 The Million Pound Note Lloyd HastingsReleased as Man with a Million in USA
To Dorothy a Son Cy DanielReleased as Cash on Delivery in USA
1957 Island in the Sun Bradshaw

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  7. "Obituary HARTLEY POWER" . The Stage . No. 4425. 3 February 1966. p. 15. Retrieved 24 April 2021 via British Newspaper Archive.