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Also Known As: Died: November 15, 1954
Born: April 28, 1878 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931) as Director
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.
2.
Guilty Hands (1931) as Director
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed.
3.
The Rogue Song (1930) as Director
In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.
4.
Madame X (1929) as Director
Infidelity and an accidental death force a society wife to leave her infant son.
5.
His Glorious Night (1929) as Director
6.
The Unholy Night (1929) as Director
A mad strangler haunts the London fog.
7.
Life's Whirlpool (1917) as Director
8.
His Secret (1913)

Cast (feature film)

10.
Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008)
Films clips and archival footage tell the story of the first great film star.
11.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as Himself
12.
Lone Star (1952) as Andrew Jackson
A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
13.
Bannerline (1951) as Hugo Trimble
An idealistic small-town reporter tries to fight corruption.
14.
Right Cross (1950) as Sean O'Malley
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
15.
16.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) as Captain Bering Joy
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
17.
Malaya (1949) as John Manchester
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
18.
Key Largo (1948) as James Temple
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
19.
Duel in the Sun (1947) as Senator McCanles
A fiery half-Native American girl comes between a rancher's good and evil sons.
20.
Dark Delusion (1947) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor tries to keep a neurotic beauty from being committed.
21.
The Secret Heart (1946) as Dr. Rossiger
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
22.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Mr. Potter
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
23.
Three Wise Fools (1946) as Dr. Richard Gaunght
An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.
24.
Between Two Women (1945) as Dr. Leonard [B.] Gillespie
Dr. Gillespie''''s young assistant finds himself pursued by two beautiful women.
25.
The Valley of Decision (1945) as Pat Rafferty
An Irish housemaid''''s romance with the boss''''s son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills.
26.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Clergyman
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
27.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Announcer
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
28.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as The General
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
29.
Dragon Seed (1944) as Narrator
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
30.
Three Men in White (1944) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Young doctors compete for a prestigious position as Dr. Gillespie's assistant.
31.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
32.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
33.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Thaddeus Stevens
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
34.
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
35.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.
36.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
37.
The Penalty (1941) as "Grandpa" Logan
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
38.
The Bad Man (1941) as Uncle Henry Jones
A Mexican outlaw reforms to help an old friend and a pair of young lovers.
39.
Lady Be Good (1941) as Judge Murdock
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
40.
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
41.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
42.
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
43.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor uses pioneering methods to treat a mental patient.
44.
Let Freedom Ring (1939) as Thomas Logan
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
45.
On Borrowed Time (1939) as Julian Northrup, Gramps
An old man and his grandson trap Death in a tree.
46.
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
47.
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
48.
Test Pilot (1938) as [Howard B.] Drake
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
49.
You Can't Take It with You (1938) as [Grandpa] Martin Vanderhof
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
50.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
51.
A Yank at Oxford (1938) as Dan Sheridan
A cocky American student runs into trouble when he transfers to the famed British college.
52.
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Caption "Skinny" Dawes
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
53.
Captains Courageous (1937) as [Capt.] Disko [Troop]
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
54.
A Family Affair (1937) as Judge [James K.] Hardy
In the first Hardy Family film, a small-town judge fights for re-election while dealing with family problems.
55.
Saratoga (1937) as Grandpa Clayton
A horse breeder''''s daughter falls for a bookie.
56.
The Devil-Doll (1936) as [Paul] Lavond [also known as Madame Mandelip]
A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.
57.
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) as Spring Davis
A Missouri farmer's love for his hunting dog triggers a feud that divides the county.
58.
The Road to Glory (1936) as Papa La Roche [also known as Private Morain]
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
59.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Andrew Jackson
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
60.
Camille (1936) as Monsieur Duval
In this classic 19th-century romance, a kept woman runs off with a young admirer in search of love and happiness.
61.
Public Hero No. 1 (1935) as Doctor [Josiah Glass]
An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob's secrets.
62.
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) as Peter Grimm
A strong-willed patriarch returns from the dead to amend the wrongs he did his family.
63.
Mark of the Vampire (1935) as Professor [Zelin]
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
64.
The Little Colonel (1935) as Colonel Lloyd
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
65.
Ah, Wilderness (1935) as Nat [Miller]
In his only comedy, Eugene O'Neill captures the trials of growing up in small-town America.
66.
David Copperfield (1935) as Dan Peggotty
Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.
67.
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Oliver Jordan
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
68.
Carolina (1934) as Bob Connelly
69.
The Girl from Missouri (1934) as T. R. Paige
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
70.
This Side of Heaven (1934) as Martin Turner
An eccentric family tries to work together when the father is accused of embezzlement.
71.
Treasure Island (1934) as Billy Bones
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
72.
La ciudad de cartón (1934) as Himself
73.
Sweepings (1933) as Daniel Pardway
A man spends his life building a successful business to pass on to his kids who are uninterested.
74.
Rasputin and the Empress (1933) as Rasputin
True story of the mad monk who plotted to rule Russia.
75.
Night Flight (1933) as Inspector Robineau
An airline's owner runs his business with ruthless disregard for safety.
76.
Christopher Bean (1933) as Dr. [Milton] Haggett
77.
Looking Forward (1933) as Benton
A man fights to keep the family department store open during the Depression.
78.
The Stranger's Return (1933) as Grandpa Storr
A divorcee visits her grandfather''''s farm to recover and discovers a life she never expected to love.
79.
Should Ladies Behave (1933) as Augustus [Merrick]
A young girl falls for her aunt's lover.
80.
One Man's Journey (1933) as Eli Watt
Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals.
81.
Grand Hotel (1932) as Otto Kringelein
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
82.
Arséne Lupin (1932) as Guerchard
A gentleman thief risks his life in an attempt to steal the Mona Lisa.
83.
Broken Lullaby (1932) as Dr. Holderlin
A guilt-ridden World War I veteran travels to Germany to meet the family of a man he killed.
84.
The Washington Masquerade (1932) as Jeff[erson] Keane
A widowed U.S. Senator finds himself embroiled in scandal when he remarries.
85.
Mata Hari (1931) as General Shubin
Romantic biography of World War I''''s notorious lady spy.
86.
Guilty Hands (1931) as Richard Grant
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed.
87.
A Free Soul (1931) as Stephen Ashe
A hard-drinking lawyer's daughter falls for one of his underworld clients.
88.
The Yellow Ticket (1931) as Baron Igor Andreeff
A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the social crimes rampant in her country.
89.
Estrellados (1930) as
90.
Free and Easy (1930) as Bedroom scene, themselves
A bumbling manager turns a beauty queen into a Hollywood star.
91.
Alias Jimmy Valentine (1929) as Doyle
92.
The Mysterious Island (1929) as Dakkar
A scientist builds an underwater ship to search for a legendary race of fish men.
93.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) as
Sketches and songs give MGM''''s silent stars a chance to show their stuff in talking pictures.
94.
Road House (1928) as Henry Grayson
95.
The River Woman (1928) as Bill Lefty
96.
The Lion and the Mouse (1928) as "Ready Money" Ryder
97.
Drums of Love (1928) as Duke Cathos de Alvia
98.
Sadie Thompson (1928) as Alfred Atkinson
A South Seas prostitute runs afoul of a fire-and-brimstone preacher.
99.
West of Zanzibar (1928) as Crane
In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his wife.
100.
The Show (1927) as The Greek
An unlikely love story surrounding a Budapest sideshow
101.
Women Love Diamonds (1927) as Hugo Harlan
102.
Body and Soul (1927) as Dr. Leyden
An unscrupulous doctor flees to Switzerland and pursues a young innocent.
103.
The Thirteenth Hour (1927) as Professor Leroy
104.
The Temptress (1926) as Canterac
In this silent film, a woman forsakes husband and lover to pursue a young engineer.
105.
Brooding Eyes (1926) as Slim Jim Carey [Lord Tallbois]
106.
The Lucky Lady (1926) as Count Ferranzo
107.
Paris at Midnight (1926) as Vautrin
108.
The Barrier (1926) as Stark Bennett
Years after Alaskan storekeeper Gale had rescued his ward Necia from Bennett, her murderous sea-captain father, Bennett shows up seeking his daughter -- and revenge.
109.
The Bells (1926) as Mathias
Mathias, an Alsatian innkeeper, murders a rich Pole staying at his inn But Mathias' conscience will not let him rest, and the murdered man's spirit drives the innkeeper nearly mad. The victim's brother calls for an inquest and brings with him a sideshow mesmerist supposedly able to read minds. Mathias, as burgomaster, is called upon to conduct the inquest, but under the intuitive eye of the mesmerist cannot resist torment of his own conscience.
110.
The Girl Who Wouldn't Work (1925) as Gordon Kent
111.
The Wrongdoers (1925) as Daniel Abbott
112.
Fifty-Fifty (1925) as Frederick Harmon
113.
The Splendid Road (1925) as Dan Clehollis
114.
A Man of Iron (1925) as Philip Durban
115.
Children of the Whirlwind (1925) as Joe Ellison
116.
The Eternal City (1924) as Baron Bonelli
117.
Meddling Women (1924) as Edwin Ainsworth/John Wells
118.
I Am the Man (1924) as James McQuade
119.
America (1924) as Capt. Walter Butler
120.
The Enemies of Women (1923) as Prince Lubimoff
121.
Unseeing Eyes (1923) as Conrad Dean
122.
The Face in the Fog (1922) as Boston Blackie Dawson, a reformed crook
123.
Boomerang Bill (1922) as Boomerang Bill
124.
Jim the Penman (1921) as James Ralston
125.
The Great Adventure (1921) as Priam Farll
126.
The Copperhead (1920) as Milt Shanks
Milt Shanks lives a shamed life, hated by his neighbors for having been a traitor to the North in the American Civil War. But Shanks carries with him a secret, one he promised Abraham Lincoln to tell no one.
127.
The Valley of Night (1920) as Judge Philip Remarde
Four lifelong friends share one very special summer. Introduced as babies who were born to mothers who met in a prenatal aerobics class, the four grew up together and developed an enduring bond despite their distinctly different emerging personalities. Now, after years of sharing every triumph and l
128.
The Devil's Garden (1920) as William Dale
129.
The Master Mind (1920) as Henry Allen
130.
The Millionaire's Double (1917) as Bide Bennington
131.
The End of the Tour (1917) as Bron Bennett
132.
His Father's Son (1917) as J. Dabney Barron
134.
The Quitter (1916) as "Happy Jack" Lewis
135.
Dorian's Divorce (1916) as Richard Dorian
136.
The Upheaval (1916) as Jim Gordon
137.
The Brand of Cowardice (1916) as Cyril Hamilton
138.
Dora Thorne (1915) as Lord Earle
Continuing the story-line which unfolded in "Kill Bill Vol. I," this is a revenge tale of an expert assassin, called The Bride, who sets out on a quest to wreak vengeance upon her former employer, Bill, and other members of their assassin circle, for shooting her on the day of her wedding--along w
139.
A Yellow Streak (1915) as Barry Dale
140.
The Flaming Sword (1915) as Steve
141.
A Modern Magdalen (1915) as Lindsay
142.
Wildfire (1915) as John Keefe, gambler
144.
The Curious Conduct of Judge Legarde (1915) as Judge Randolph Legarde
145.
The Woman in Black (1914) as Robert Crane
146.
The Span of Life (1914) as Richard Blunt
A deadly disease spreads across an island and a vacationing doctor must try to stop it.
147.
Classmates (1914) as Dumble
148.
The Power of the Press (1914) as Steve Carson
149.
The Seats of the Mighty (1914) as Monsieur Doltaire
150.
Under the Gaslight (1914) as William Byke
A deadly disease spreads across an island and a vacationing doctor must try to stop it.

Writer (feature film)

151.
Life's Whirlpool (1917) as Scen

Music (feature film)

152.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Composer
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.

Production Companies (feature film)

153.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931) as Company
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.

Cast (short)

154.
Gable and Barrymore (Raw Footage) (2000)
Director Barbara Kopple spent a year filming nearly 200 Kentucky coal-mining families and their battle to unionize.
155.
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1950)
A collection of MGM previews with an introduction by Lionel Barrymore.
156.
Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
157.
"Some of the Best" Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (1949)
This promotional short features highlights of MGM''''s productions from 1924 through 1948 in honor of the studio''''s 25th anniversary.
158.
CHRISTMAS PARTY, THE (1931)
Child star Jackie Cooper and his friends have a Christmas party at the MGM Studios and are served dinner by many of MGM's top stars.

Misc. Crew (short)

159.
Mesmerist, The (2003)
Based on the life of drug lord Griselda Blanco, a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade. At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offere
160.
Lionel Barrymore (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Lionel Barrymore.
161.
Film Fun (1955)
This short film provides a nostalgic look at film clips from the Silent Era.

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