Carl Harbord

Carl Harbord (26 January 1908 – 18 October 1958) was a British stage, film and television actor.[1][2][3]

Carl Harbord
Born(1908-01-26)26 January 1908
Salcombe, Devon, England
Died18 October 1958(1958-10-18) (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
OccupationStage actor
Film actor
Television actor
Years active1928 - 1955
Isobel Elsom
(m. 1942; his death 1958)


When he was 19, Harbord appeared in the play The Happy Husband, which was presented at the Criterion Theater in London, England.[4] In 1933, he first appeared in a play in Australia.[5] His first Broadway appearance was in 1934, in a production of Noël Coward's Conversation Piece at the 44th Street Theatre.[6]


Harbord entered the film industry during the final stage of the silent era. He appeared in several early sound films for British International Pictures such as The Informer. One of his most prominent roles was in Anthony Asquith's First World War film Tell England.[7] Harbord later went to Hollywood where he played supporting, but sometimes significant minor roles.[3]

Partial filmography


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  3. "Carl Harbord - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. "Theatre and Screen". Australia, Melbourne. The Age. August 3, 1927. p. 13. Retrieved April 5, 2016 via
  5. "(advertisement)". Australia, Melbourne. The Age. June 24, 1933. p. 24. Retrieved April 5, 2016 via
  6. Pollock, Arthur (October 24, 1934). "The Theater". New York, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 13. Retrieved April 5, 2016 via
  7. "New Films". Australia, Sydney. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 25, 1932. p. 2. Retrieved April 5, 2016 via


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