How old was Burgess Meredith in his first movie: The Scoundrel?

Burgess Meredith was 26 in The Scoundrel when he played the character 'Flop House Bum'.

That was over 89 years ago in 1935.

This was his first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be his first actual acting role).

In 1997 he died aged 89, starring in 128 films in his career, 127 of those after The Scoundrel was first released. If he were alive today he would be 116.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In The Scoundrel, I think Burgess Meredith looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Ben Hecht has worked with Burgess Meredith a total of 2 times in his career.
  • Burgess Meredith's first movie was as 'Flop House Bum' in The Scoundrel, released in 1935 when he was 26
  • The Scoundrel scores 6.1 out of 10 on TMDB.

Burgess Meredith's other movies