Vernon Steele worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. With debut roles in the Gary Cooper dramatic adaptation "Design For Living" (1933), "The King's Vacation" (1933) with George Arliss, and "Captain Blood" (1935), Steele began his career in film. Film became Steele's next endeavor, appearing in the drama "They Were Expendable" (1945) with Robert Montgomery, "The Lone Wolf in London" (1947) and the thriller "To the Ends of the Earth" (1948) with Dick Powell. He also appeared in the Jennifer Jones drama "Madame Bovary" (1949). Toward the end of his career, Steele acted in "Dolores Claiborne" (1995).