|Born||24 July 1889|
Sydenham, London, U.K.
|Died||11 August 1954 (aged 65)|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, Trade Union officer|
|Years active||1907-1937 Actor|
1936-1952 SAG Officer
Murray Kinnell (24 July 1889 – 11 August 1954) was a British-born American actor, recognized for playing smooth, gentlemanly, although rather shady characters. He began acting on the English stage in 1907, toured in the United States from 1912 through 1914, then returned to England where he served in the British Army during World War I. After the war, he emigrated to the US. He appeared in 71 films between the pre-code era of 1930 and 1937. He later served the Screen Actors Guild in several positions for 16 years.
Kinnell was born in Sydenham, London when it was still part of Kent. He was the second of three sons to John Kinnell, a Scottish-born engineer, and Rose Taylor from Surrey. He was educated first at Seaford College in Sussex, then at Mill Hill School in London.
According to a later interview, Kinnell began his stage career in the troupe of Florence Glossop-Harris in 1907. His first known stage credits are from 1909 with the company of Allan Wilkie. By 1911 he had joined the company of Frank Cellier, the husband of Florence Glossop-Harris. Kinnell played in both Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice on English stages, and undoubtedly many other plays as well for which verification is lacking.
Kinnell next appears in 1912 with a touring company playing Pomander Walk in the US and Canada. The following year he joined the Annie Russell Old English Comedy Company, playing throughout the eastern US in She Stoops to Conquer, The Rivals, and The School for Scandal. The tour wound up its run in Philadelphia during April 1914. Kinnell used the time off to marry the tour's ingenue, Henrietta Goodwin.
Edward Sheldon's The Garden of Paradise, produced by Liebler & Company, opened in late November 1914 at the Park Theatre in Manhattan. Kinnell played two roles in this visual extravaganza based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. However the production bankrupted Liebler & Company, and the receiver shut the play down on December 8, 1914 after a little more than two weeks.
Kinnell then returned to England, where he performed Shakespeare with the F. R. Benson company from late 1915 thru early April 1916.
Kinnell had enlisted in the London Scottish during January 1916, but wasn't taken up for training until April of that year. He was a lieutenant with the 2/14th Battalion that saw action in France, Salonika, and Palestine as part of the 60th Division. He served for three years, until 1919, when he resumed his acting career upon discharge at the war's end.
Following military service, Kinnell next appeared in a production of The Merchant of Venice at the Court Theatre in London that ran from October 1919 through February 1920. Beginning in January 1920 he also did single performances in other plays for the experimental Stage Society and the revivalist Phoenix Society.
Later that year Kinnell joined the St. James Theater company in the English debut of The Jest, a three-month tour that also included his wife in the cast. However, by January 1921, Kinnell was "at liberty", according to his theatrical card in The Daily Telegraph. While his wife returned to America for a role in a Broadway production, Kinnell joined the Henry Baynton company and performed a large reperatoire of drastically pruned Shakespeare from June 1921 thru November 1922. It played well in the more provincial towns but London critics were quite severe over the cuts. Kinnell then did an original play Oliver Cromwell, written and produced by John Drinkwater and starring Henry Ainley.
E. H. Sothern and his wife Julia Marlowe brought four English actors to the US in September 1923 for their final Shakespeare tour, one of which was Kinnell. The tour opened with Cymbeline on October 2, 1923 at the Jolson Theatre. Unfortunately, Marlowe was both past her prime and wedded to an outdated style of acting that drew harsh criticism. It cannot have been an easy experience for Kinnell, but he perservered with the company's repertoire of Shakespeare plays[fn 1] both in New York and on tour. In March 1924 Kinnell left the still-going tour for a debut drama based on the book Simon Called Peter.
Kinnell returned to England where he next performed during July 1924 in an original work by Joshua Jordan called The Dream Kiss, described as "a farce of somnambulism". It hardly seemed worth the trip, for he was next cast during September 1924 in the Broadway production of Hassan, based on the verses of James Elroy Flecker. This spectacle dispensed with tryouts due to its massive scale (some 200 performers including 60 principals and 70 dancers), perhaps relying on the success the production had in London the previous year. Despite incidental music by Frederick Delius the show closed after just 16 performances, with only Kinnell drawing praise among the cast. February 1925 saw him in a revival of William Congreve's The Way of the World.
For the first time Kinnell became the leading man of an acting troupe in March 1925, with the All-English stock company at the Orpheum in Montreal. This was under the direction of Leo G. Carroll, with Betty Murray as the female lead. His tenure with the company lasted thru May 1925. While Kinnell was in Canada, his wife Henrietta Goodwin had a small part in Old English on Broadway, a play by John Galsworthy that starred George Arliss. When it went on tour in the fall of 1925, Kinnell joined his wife in the road company, albeit as a leading actor. This was Kinnell's first role as an outright villain, a "blackmailing solicitor" who hounds the eponymous character (himself a scoundrel) played by Arliss. The part gained him his first published interview, and several years later his first film role.
The Old English tour took a four-month hiatus in late May 1926, while Arliss vacationed in England. Kinnell's time off was spent performing in The Lovers with the Phoenix Players[fn 2] in summer 1926. Arliss returned from England in September 1926, and the Old English tour resumed playing, reaching Los Angeles in December 1926, then winding up the long tour at Philadelphia during May 1927.
A touring production of The Constant Wife was Kinnell's next performance. It starred Ethel Barrymore and C. Aubrey Smith, with Kinnell in a supporting role. It opened in late September 1927 and finished up six weeks later.
Arliss kept Kinnell with him on his next major engagement, playing Bassiano to Arliss' Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, with Peggy Wood as Portia. The Winthrop Ames production had a week-long tryout at New Haven, Connecticut, before premiering on Broadway. Brooks Atkinson pronounced it as workmanlike but without spirit,[fn 3] and thought Arliss had turned Shylock into a gentleman. The production closed on Broadway after eight weeks, and immediately began touring the East Coast. The tour closed in May 1928 and Kinnell joined the Scarborough Stock Company for a six-week season starting in late June.
The first Edgar Wallace play produced in the US was The Sign of the Leopard, which had been called The Squeaker in the UK. Kinnell had a leading role in this, starting with tryouts in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, before going to Broadway in December 1928. Described as a crime play or a melodrama, it failed to impress New York critics. After it closed, Kinnell took over the male lead in the touring company for the Broadway production of Young Love that starred Dorothy Gish.
Kinnell's first-known radio performance came in July 1929 with an NBC broadcast of The Importance of Being Earnest. His next known acting credit did not occur until late February 1930, when he appeared in a tryout for Elizabeth and Essex by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. This compilation of incidents from three centuries-old plays starred Thais Lawton and Hugh Buckler in the title roles. Renamed to The Royal Virgin on Broadway, The New York Times found it competant but dull, saying: "...the best performing of the play was Murray Kinnell's crafty, serpentine portrayal of Cecil".
Warner Brothers (WB) had signed George Arliss to make films of his most famous stage performances; Old English would be the third movie. Both Kinnell and his wife Henrietta Goodwin reprised their stage roles for the cameras in Old English, the first film for each, though only Kinnell was credited.
Kinnell told an interviewer after completing his first film that he much preferred it to stage acting. However, he went on the stage in Los Angeles, playing the lead in The Infinite Shoeblack during November 1930 to acclaim from local reviewers. The following month, his second film, The Princess and the Plumber, opened in Los Angeles.
By February 1931 he was mentioned as cast as Metz for The Secret Six. April 1931 saw the release of both that film and The Public Enemy, in which Kinnell played the two-timing petty-larceny hood Putty Nose. The latter earned Kinnell praise from the drama critic of The Los Angeles Times: "Murray Kinnell, in his few appearances on the screen, gains a place for himself among the best character actors in Hollywood".
The following month he left Los Angeles for Honolulu for filming The Black Camel. His derelict artist turned beachcomber, shown openly living with a Hawaiian woman, was the most interesting character in that early Charlie Chan film, released in July 1931.
After playing three well-received and memorable roles in the first six months of 1931, the remaining movies Kinnel did that year provided him far less attention and enthusiasm from reviewers.
During the next three years Kinnell would average a dozen films annually, though some had him in small uncredited parts. His first film released in 1932 was The Menace. As an actor, he was most impressed with the potential of a young unknown actress in that film. Knowing that George Arliss was looking for a leading woman in his next picture, Kinnell suggested to Arliss that Bette Davis be cast in The Man Who Played God. Davis, who at the time was getting discouraged with her career, never forgot Kinnell's help: "If it hadn't been for Murray Kinnell's belief in me, I probably would have bade goodbye to Hollywood forever".
April 1932 saw the release of Grand Hotel, an instant success with the critics. Kinnell's small feature bit didn't even merit a mention by reviewers in this ensemble effort with seven major stars. That same month The Mouthpiece was released, another film in which Kinnell had a bit part as a butler.
Kinnell did another George Arliss film called A Successful Calamity in September 1932.
A film that Kinnell made in 1933 would take years before being allowed in some theaters. Damaged Lives was a docudrama about venereal disease; Kinnell and Jason Robards played doctors that help afflicted patients.
Arliss, who had left Warners for the new 20th Century Fox studio, cast Kinnell as one of the brothers in The House of Rothschild, released in March 1934. Kinnell also did two more Charlie Chan films that year: Charlie Chan's Courage, in which he was the first victim, and Charlie Chan in London, where he played a seemingly sinister butler with an unexpected secret.
He finished 1934 with the December release of Anne of Green Gables.
Kinnell's film year of 1935 began with a role as a "dasteredly plotter" in Charlie Chan in Paris. He then began filming another historical picture starring George Arliss, Cardinal Richelieu.
Hoping to repeat the success of The House of Rothschild, 20th Century Fox mounted another historical tale around an English company in Lloyd's of London, released in November 1936. Kinnell played Rev. Nelson, the father of Lord Nelson, in a film that one reviewer said "lacks the powerful punch which the first conveyed".
Kinnell's last two films were an uncredited bit in Parnell, and a major part in the Grade B mystery, Think Fast, Mr. Moto, both released in summer 1937.
Though he wasn't a pioneering member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Kinnell joined that trade union within a few years of its founding. By August 1936 he had been elected assistant treasurer. He was business chairman for the annual SAG fundraising society ball, and he handled issuing temporary credentials for journalists visiting movie lots.
SAG officials appointed him in 1939 to be the Guild's representative for arbitration hearings with the Motion Picture Producers (MPP) over contract disputes. Besides arbitration, he also worked with the producers on limiting the numbers of screen extras handled by Central Casting to favor those with most experience.
During 1943 Kinnell was again appointed as arbitrator in a dispute involving a pay hike demanded by SAG for over 5000 extras, stand-ins, stuntmen, body doubles, and singers. During April 1944 he testified in a National Labor Relations Board hearing that for screen extras there were "too many people competing for too little work and all could not hope to make a living at that type of work".
By 1949 Kinnell was the agency administrator for SAG, responsible for relations between independent screen actors outside the studio system and the talent agencies that represented them. Kinnell oversaw the negotiations for a ten-year agreement between SAG and talent management that would control the terms under which actors could be signed.
Kinnell retired from SAG on February 28, 1952. He told SAG officials he was going to take his wife on a long trip abroad, but would be available to the organization on an advisory basis when he returned.
On 11 August 1954, Kinnell died at his home in Santa Barbara, California.
Kinnell's 1928 Petition for Naturalization listed his description at age 39 as 5' 9 1/2" (176.5 cm) tall, weighing 145 pounds (65.8 kg), with gray eyes and brown hair. After completing the five-year mandatory residency, Kinnell's US citizenship was approved in 1933.
Kinnell married Henrietta Goodwin in Philadelphia on April 14, 1914. She was a stage actress, born in Tacoma, Washington, but raised in the Washington, D.C. area. They had one son, Peter Kinnell, who was born in June 1916 while they resided in the UK. He did not join his parents in America until August 1925.
According to newspaper accounts, Kinnell habitually wore a monocle in private life, and once told an interviewer "I became an actor because I didn't know any better". He was an excellent amateur fencer, and an active member of the Hollywood Cricket Club. Kinnell and his son Peter were part of the traveling Hollywood team that took on and beat a Vancouver eleven at a Cricket Jubilee in British Columbia.
He was also a chess player; in the aftermath of World War II he and other British ex-pat veterans in Hollywood would visit Birmingham Hospital regularly to play disabled US veterans.
The table is by year of first performance. His performances from 1907, 1908, and 1910 lack documention as yet, and other early years are incomplete.
|1909||The Sleigh Bells||Christian||Bath Theatre Royal||His first known credit, with the Allan Wilkie repertory company.|
|The Two Orphans of Paris||Marquis de Presles||Hanley Theatre Royal|||
|1911||Hamlet||Laertes||Royal County Theatre[fn 4]||This was a company headed by Frank Cellier.|
|The Merchant of Venice||Bassanio||Theatre Royal||Cellier's touring company had female leads played by his wife, Florence Glossop-Harris.|
|1912||Pomander Walk||Basil Pringle||Touring Company||Kinnell played a violinist at No 3 Pomander Walk.|
|1913||She Stoops to Conquer||George Hastings||Touring Company||This was with the Annie Russell Old English Comedy Company.|
|The Rivals||Faulkland||Touring Company||This was still with the Annie Russell company.|
|The School for Scandal||Joseph Surface||Touring Company||This was still with the Annie Russell company.|
|1914||The Garden of Paradise||Jasper/Captain of Guard||Park Theatre||The costly production had mermaids "swimming" thru the air over the stage.|
|1915||The Merchant of Venice||Lorenzo||Prince of Wales Theatre[fn 5]||This was with the F. R. Benson Shakespeare company.|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||Oberon||Court Theatre||Another F. R. Benson performance.|
|1916||MacBeth||Malcolm||King's Theatre||Also in this week-long run was Basil Rathbone as MacDuff.|
|Henry V||Theatre Royal|||
|Hamlet||Horatio||Touring Company||This was performed in alteration with other F. R. Benson Shakespeare plays.|
|The Taming of the Shrew||Lucentio||Theatre Royal|||
|As You Like It||Orlando de Boys||Theatre Royal||This was Kinnell's last performance with the F. R. Benson troupe.|
|1919||The Merchant of Venice||Court Theatre||This long-running production starred Maurice Moscovich and Mary Grey, with Miles Malleson, George Hayes, Edith Evans, and Cathleen Nesbitt.|
|1920||Joan of Memories||Richard Tirrell||Shaftesbury Theatre||Three-act experimental comedy by Willson Disher was produced by the Stage Society for a single performance.|
|Marriage à la mode||Leonidas||Lyric Theatre||Mounted by the revivalist Phoenix Society for a two-day engagement.|
|The Fair Maid of the West||Mr. Spencer||Lyric Theatre||Another Phoenix Society revival, and not well-received.|
|The Jest||Touring Company||The St. James Theater company production starred Henry Ainley, with Claude Rains and Kinnell's wife, Henrietta Goodwin.|
|As You Like It||Orlando / Jacques||Touring Company||Kinnell portrayed Orlando with Henry Baynton's Shakespeare company in 1921, but when Baynton's Jacques came in for repeated criticism they switched parts the following year.|
|The Merchant of Venice||Bassiano||Touring Company|||
|Antony and Cleopatra||Octavius Caesar||Touring Company|||
|Julius Caesar||Brutus||Touring Company|
|The Taming of the Shrew||Lucentio||Touring Company|
|Romeo and Juliet||Mercutio||Touring Company|
|King Lear||Earl of Kent||Touring Company|
|The School for Scandal||Joseph Surface||Touring Company|||
|1923||Oliver Cromwell||Seth Tanner||Touring Company||Written and produced by John Drinkwater, it starred Henry Ainley in title role.|
|The Faithful Shepherdess||Thenot||Shaftesbury Theatre||Another two-performances revival by the Phoenix Society, mounted while Kinnell was still touring in Oliver Cromwell.|
|Cymbeline||Guiderius||Jolson's Theatre||This marks Kinnell's return to the US stage with the company of E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe.|
|The Taming of the Shrew||Tranio||Jolson's Theatre
|Twelfth Night||Sebastian||Jolson's Theatre
|The Merchant of Venice||Lorenzo||Jolson's Theatre
|Romeo and Juliet||Benvolio||Jolson's Theatre
|Sothern and Marlowe, at 64 and 58 respectively, played the titlular teenage roles.|
|1924||Simon Called Peter||Stamford Theatre[fn 6]||This was a tryout run.|
|The Dream Kiss||Wimbledon Theatre||Farce in three acts by Joshua Jordan was described by reviwer as "a wearisome crudity".|
|Hassan||Ishak||Knickerbocker Theatre||Spectacle based on James Elroy Flecker verses lasted only two weeks on Broadway.|
|1925||The Way of the World||Fainall||Princess Theatre||Revival started out in Greenwich Village then moved to the theater district.|
|Ann||Orpheum Theatre[fn 7]||Kinnell became leading man of the All-English stock company with this three-act comedy by Lechmere Worrall.|
|Clothes and the Woman||Eric Thrale||Orpheum Theatre||Romantic stock comedy was later made into a 1937 British film.|
|Spring Cleaning||Orpheum Theatre|||
|The Dover Road||Leonard||Orpheum Theatre|||
|The Naughty Wife||Orpheum Theatre|||
|Old English||Charles Ventnor||Touring Company||National touring company for the Broadway production starring George Arliss ran from September 1925 thru May 1927.|
|1926||The Lovers||Woodstock Theatre[fn 8]||Carlo Goldoni comedy, staged by Ethel Griffies. With Edward Cooper, Rose Hobart, Theodore St. John, Philip Leigh, Harold Moulton, Anne Walters.|
|1927||The Constant Wife||Mortimer Durham||Touring Company||This production starred Ethel Barrymore and C. Aubrey Smith, with Frank Conroy, Verree Teasdale, Cora Witherspoon, Jeanette Sherwin, Alice John, and Thomas A. Braidon.|
|1928||The Merchant of Venice||Bassanio||Shubert Theatre
|Arliss played Shylock, with Peggy Wood as Portia, Spring Byington as Nerissa, and Leonard Willey as Antonio.|
|Captain Applejack||Ambrose Applejohn||Beechwood Theatre[fn 9]||Summer stock with the Scarborough Stock company.|
|Smudge||Beechwood Theatre||A debut drama by Douglas Murray. Starred Charlotte Walker and Douglas Wood, with Sherling Oliver, Flora Sheffield, and Hugh Rennie.|
|The Giftee||Beechwood Theatre||A new drama by Percival Wilde, staged and produced by Hamilton MacFadden.|
|Frail Emma||Admiral Nelson||Cass Theatre[fn 10]||Original comedy by Genevieve Thompson Smith, starred Kinnell and Selena Royle as Emma, Lady Hamilton.|
|The Sign of the Leopard||Sutton||Majestic Theatre
|Mystery by Edgar Wallace, originally produced in the UK as The Squeaker.|
|1929||Young Love||Peter Bird||Touring Company||Kinnell replaced lead James Rennie for the Broadway production road company.|
|1930||Elizabeth and Essex||Lord Burleigh||Shubert Playhouse
|Between tryout in Wilmington, Delaware and Broadway debut the play was renamed to The Royal Virgin.|
|The Infinite Shoeblack||Andrew Berwick||Music Box||Los Angeles Civic Repertory production of play by Norman MacOwen starred Kinnell and Olive Meehan.|
|1930||Old English||Charles Ventnor||Warner Brothers Vitaphone film premiered August 21, 1930 at the Warner's Theatre in Hollywood. Both Kinnell and his wife Henrietta Goodwin reprised their stage roles in this George Arliss star turn.|
|The Princess and the Plumber||Lord Worthing||Film premiered on December 18, 1930 at Loew's Hollywood Theater.|
|1931||The Secret Six||Metz - the Dummy||The first of two gangster roles for Kinnell that premiered in April 1931.|
|The Public Enemy||Putty Nose||Kinnell's second gangster role also debuted in April 1931.|
|The Black Camel||Archie Smith||An unusual role for Kinnell as a derelict one-time gentleman; the film opened in July 1931.|
|Honor of the Family||Captain Elek||A now-lost film, it premiered in October 1931.|
|Reckless Living||Alf||Racetrack melodrama involving gamblers competing for a young woman.|
|The Guilty Generation||Jerry||Racketeering melodrama; Kinnell is uncredited but listed in newspaper reviews.|
|The Deceiver||Breckinridge||Critics panned this trite mystery on the backstage murder of a treacherous star. Kinnell played a suave detective.|
|Under Eighteen||Peterson (Butler)||Romantic comedy about a teenager's disillusionment with her older sister's marriage.|
|1932||The Menace||Carr||Based on the Edgar Wallace 1927 novel The Feathered Serpent.|
|The Beast of the City||Judge||Uncredited|
|The Man Who Played God||King's Aide||Kinnell had recommended Bette Davis to George Arliss for this film.|
|The Expert||Smitty (the Fence)||Uncredited|
|Are You Listening?||Carson|||
|The Mouthpiece||Thompson (Day's Butler)|||
|While Paris Sleeps||Escaping Prisoner||Uncredited|
|The Purchase Price||Spike Forgan||Kinnell plays a nightclub owner's henchman.|
|The Painted Woman||Collins|||
|A Successful Calamity||Alfred Curtis, The Broker||Kinnell is George Arliss business rival.|
|Secrets of the French Police||Bertillon||One reviewer considered this more of a horror film than a mystery or crime drama.|
|Rasputin and the Empress||Professor Kropotkin||Uncredited|
|The Match King||Nyberg|||
|1933||Today We Live||Padre||Uncredited|
|Zoo in Budapest||Garbosh|
|Damaged Lives||Dr. Vincent Leonard||A controversial film about venereal disease, censors kept it out of New York City until 1937.|
|Voltaire||Emile (Voltaire's Servant)|
|The Solitaire Man||Inspector Harris||Uncredited|
|I Loved a Woman||Davenport|
|Ann Vickers||Dr. Slenk (Copperhead Gap Warden)|
|If I Were Free||Dr. Clairbourne||Uncredited|
|The Women in His Life||1st Defendant||Uncredited|
|I Am Suzanne||Luigi Malatini|
|1934||The House of Rothschild||James Rothschild||Though he'd changed studios, Arliss continued to cast Kinnell whenever he could.|
|Affairs of a Gentleman||Fletcher||"No man is a hero to his valet", as Kinnell's character in this murder mystery could testify.|
|Murder in Trinidad||Colonel Bruce Cassell||Nigel Bruce is a detective tasked by Kinnell to uncover diamond smuggling in Trinidad.|
|Such Women Are Dangerous||Jan Paris|
|Charlie Chan's Courage||Martin Thorne||Kinnell is the first victim this time out.|
|Hat, Coat and Glove||The Judge||Courtroom drama about a middle-aged attorney defending his wife's young lover.|
|Charlie Chan in London||Phillips||Kinnell as yet another butler, though this time with an unexpected flourish.|
|Anne of Green Gables||Mr. Phillips||Kinnell plays a teacher in this popular sentimental story.|
|The Silver Streak||Doctor Flynn||Uncredited|
|1935||Charlie Chan in Paris||Henri Latouche||Kinnell is one-half of a villianous duo that almost does in Charlie Chan and son.|
|Cardinal Richelieu||Duke of Lorraine|
|Mad Love||Charles||Though supposedly uncredited, Kinnell's name and theater owner character are in newspaper reviews for this improbable horror story.|
|The Three Musketeers||Bernajou|
|The Last Days of Pompeii||Simon (Judean Peasant)|
|Fighting Youth||Dean James Churchill||Kinnell plays a college dean in this Red Scare gridiron tale.|
|The Great Impersonation||Seaman|
|Captain Blood||Court Clerk||Uncredited|
|1936||The Witness Chair||Defense Attorney Conrick|
|One Rainy Afternoon||Theatre Manager|
|Mary of Scotland||Judge|
|The Big Game||Dean of Men||Uncredited|
|15 Maiden Lane||Fingers||Uncredited|
|Make Way for a Lady||Doctor Barnes|
|Lloyd's of London||Rev. Nelson||Kinnell plays the father of Lord Nelson in this historical picture.|
|Four Days' Wonder||Morris|
|Winterset||Prof. Dean Liggett||Uncredited|
|1937||Outcast||Anthony 'Tony' Stevens||Kinnell plays the father of a local girl in love with the outcast physician.|
|The Soldier and the Lady||Peasant||Uncredited|
|The Prince and the Pauper||Hugo||Kinnell was an excellent fencer, but his vagabond character is overmatched by Bobby Mauch's Prince Edward.|
|Parnell||Sir Richard Webster||Uncredited|
|Think Fast, Mr. Moto||Joseph B. Wilkie||A major part in a Grade B film was Kinnell's last film role.|