Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001983123: REGINALD OWEN

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Scarce vintage black felt-tip pen signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, part of a massive horde acquired in-person in the 1960s and 1970s by an inveterate autograph hound. In good condition, with minor soiling to one edge, well away from the writing itself. Excellent English character actor Reginald Owen entered films during the silent era, playing cranky, no-nonsense men of authority in classic films like Henry VIII (1911), Possession (1922), The Letter (1929) with Jeanne Eagels, Voltaire (1933), Madame Du Barry (1934), The Call of the Wild (1935), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Random Harvest (1942), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Madame Curie (1942), Woman of the Year (1944), National Velvet (1944), and The Valley of Decision (1945).  He is something of a regular in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery films:  He played Arthur Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson, opposite Clive Brook, in Sherlock Holmes (1932), then landed the role of the gumshoe himself in A Study in Scarlet (1933); he was Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1938); he starred as Professor Elliott in Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) and Lord Farmour in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945); and he popped up in two Disney classics, as Captain Boom in Mary Poppins (1964) and General Teagler in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971).  On television, he was memorable as the recurring character of Ockie on "Bewitched" (1966-1968).