|Born||Walter George Campbell
8 August 1865
Tottenham, London UK
|Died||15 December 1945
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Arnold Lucy (8 August 1865 – 15 December 1945) was a British theatre and film actor, best known as Professor Kantorek in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).
Life and career
Arnold Lucy was born as the youngest of the six sons of architect and surveyor Donald Campbell (1830-1900) and his wife Lucy Elizabeth (née Speak; 1828-1922) of Church Lane, Hornfield Lodge, Tottenham. His parents married in 1853. Their youngest child and only daughter, Rose Lucy, was born in 1871. Arnold Lucy started his acting career in the late 19th Century at the theatre and it is stated that he performed on the fabled London West End stage over 1,200 times before making his film debut in the silent film The Devil's Toy (1916).
Lucy played in over 40 British and American movies between 1916 and 1938, mostly in small roles. He often portrayed authoritan and dignified roles, most notable as Professor Kantorek, the nationalistic school teacher in All Quiet on the Western Front, who persuades his students to go into a horrible and deadly war. Beside his film career, he also played in 15 plays at the Broadway between 1912-27. Arnold Lucy died in 1945 in California, aged 80.
- The Devil's Toy (1916)
- The Love Expert (1920)
- The Ghost Talks (1929)
- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
- City Girl (1930)
- Young Sinners (1931)
- Merely Mary Ann (1931)
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
- Sherlock Holmes (1932)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
- Loyalties (1933)
- The Luck of a Sailor (1934)
- The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)
- Victoria the Great (1937)
- Arnold Lucy profile, Answers.com; accessed January 19, 2017.