American Actor

Adolphe Menjou

  • Feb 18, 1890 - Oct 29, 1963 (age 73)
  • 5' 10" (1.79 m)
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1963
Adolphe Menjou
PersonalOctober 1963

Adolphe Menjou

Adolphe Menjou passed away.
1960
Pollyanna
MovieMay 19, 1960

Pollyanna

A young girl comes to an embittered town and …
A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.
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1958
I Married a Woman
MovieMar 1, 1958

I Married a Woman

Advertising executive Marshall Briggs finds his work in …
Advertising executive Marshall Briggs finds his work in conflict with his love-life with fashion model Janice Blake.
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1957
Paths of Glory
MovieNov 1, 1957

Paths of Glory

1916 - trench warfare between French and German …
1916 - trench warfare between French and German troops on the battlefields of France perpetuates the slaughter of soldiers while impeding the significant advancement of either side. Indifferent to the plight of the men bogged down in the hell of the trenches, the French military elite incentivize their upper ranks with the promise of prestigious promotions - regardless of the outcome - in order to break the impasse. Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) is subsequently ordered by General Paul Mireau (George Macready) to launch an impossible attack on the heavily fortified, key German position of Anthill and Dax is in no position to refuse the suicidal assignment. In return for their service, a few of Dax's soldiers are scapegoated and he is forced to mount a defense against his own egomaniacal superiors and their insatiable hunger for glory.
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1956
Bundle of Joy
MovieDec 12, 1956

Bundle of Joy

After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl …
After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.
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1955
Timberjack
MovieFeb 4, 1955

Timberjack

Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company …
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
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1953
Man on a Tightrope
MovieApr 1, 1953

Man on a Tightrope

In 1950s Czechoslovakia circus manager Karel Cernik is …
In 1950s Czechoslovakia circus manager Karel Cernik is planning an escape from Communism to freedom.His idea is to force his way across the guarded border using his entire circus.Three years in the making his idea is ready to be tested when he's suddenly summoned to a Secret Police routine questioning about his circus' program.To Cernik it's clear that he has an informer among his staff who reports his activities and private talks to the Secret Police. The Americans are just across the river in a nearby border village but Cernik needs a special permit from the Secret Police allowing his circus freedom of movement in the border areas to perform his shows.This hard to get permit is vital to his escape plan.To make matters worse his wife is being unfaithful, his daughter has fallen in love with the new stables boy,his circus is falling apart and his longtime rival, Barovik, wants to take over Cernik's circus.
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1952
The Sniper
MovieMay 9, 1952

The Sniper

Apparently rejected by women all his life, a loner with a …
Apparently rejected by women all his life, a loner with a high-power rifle starts on a trail of murder. The police are baffled by the apparently random killings until their psychologist comes up with some ideas.
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1951
Across the Wide Missouri
MovieOct 12, 1951

Across the Wide Missouri

In the 1830's beaver …
In the 1830's beaver trapper Flint Mitchell and other white men hunt and trap in the then unnamed territories of Montana and Idaho. Flint marries a Blackfoot woman as a way to gain entrance into her people's rich lands, but finds she means more to him than a ticket to good beaver habitat.
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The Tall Target
MovieAug 17, 1951

The Tall Target

A New York City detective, traveling by train between …
A New York City detective, traveling by train between New York and Baltimore, tries to foil an on-board plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln before he reaches Baltimore to give a major pre-Inauguration speech in 1861.
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1950
To Please a Lady
MovieOct 13, 1950

To Please a Lady

Mike Brannon is a former war hero turned midget car …
Mike Brannon is a former war hero turned midget car racer. His ruthless racing tactics have made him successful but the fans consider him a villain and boo him mercilessly. Independent, beautiful reporter Regina Forbes tries to interview him but is put off by his gruff chauvinism, and when Brannon's daredevil tactics cause the death of a fellow driver, he finds himself a pariah in the sport thanks to her articles. When she finds him earning money as a barnstorming daredevil driver hoping for a comeback, they begin to become mutually attracted.
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1949
My Dream Is Yours
MovieApr 15, 1949

My Dream Is Yours

Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio …
Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single mother with a great voice. He arranges for her to move to Hollywood, but then has a problem trying to sell her to the show's sponsor. Doug tries every trick he can think of to make Martha a star, and as the two work more closely, he falls in love with her. Complicating matters further is when Martha meets and becomes attracted to Garry.
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1948
State of the Union
MovieApr 7, 1948

State of the Union

Kay Thorndyke (Dame Angela Lansbury) loves Grant …
Kay Thorndyke (Dame Angela Lansbury) loves Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy) and helps him become Republican nominee for President. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner, his wife Mary (Katharine Hepburn) condemns corrupt politicians, and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly.
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1947
The Hucksters
MovieJul 17, 1947

The Hucksters

A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his …
A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.
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I'll Be Yours
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MovieFeb 2, 1947

I'll Be Yours

A small-town girl tells a small fib to a wealthy businessman; …
A small-town girl tells a small fib to a wealthy businessman; complications ensue.
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1946
Heartbeat
MovieMay 1, 1946

Heartbeat

A young female escapee from a reform school joins a …
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
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1943
Hi Diddle Diddle
MovieAug 2, 1943

Hi Diddle Diddle

When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out …
When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.
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1942
You Were Never Lovelier
MovieNov 19, 1942

You Were Never Lovelier

In Buenos Aires, a man …
In Buenos Aires, a man who has decreed that his daughters must marry in order of age allows an American dancer to perform at his club under the condition that he play suitor to his second-oldest daughter.
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Roxie Hart
MovieFeb 20, 1942

Roxie Hart

Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to …
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?
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1941
Father Takes a Wife
MovieSep 4, 1941

Father Takes a Wife

Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because …
Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is going to marry Leslie Collier, the famous stage star, and Junior and his wife Enid are horrified and expect the worse from the hot-tempered father and the volatile actress. They have been married only five minutes before they have a quarrel, and have to be carried out of the house to begin a sea-voyage honeymoon. Carlos, a penniless stowaway with a high opinion of his singing ability, is invited to stay with Senior and his bride when they return to New York, the idea that sponsoring Carlos' career will give Leslie the limelight she promised to fore-go when she married Senior. The routine of arranging Carlos' debut disrupts the Osborne home and Senior goes home to the children. To save Senior's marriage, Junior and Enid invite Carlos to stay in their home. Junior too soon stalks out. Senior and Junior's solution to save their marriages is to finance Carlos' career in the farthest-away place they can find, and still effect a reconciliation with the wives.
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1940
A Bill of Divorcement
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MovieMay 30, 1940

A Bill of Divorcement

Margaret Fairfield, whose …
Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years, divorces him so she can remarry. But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned.
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Turnabout
MovieMay 17, 1940

Turnabout

Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a …
Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.
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1939
That's Right - You're Wrong
MovieNov 24, 1939

That's Right - You're Wrong

A fictional-story film in …
A fictional-story film in which many of the people seen in it are using their real name portraying the character who shows up in this fictional film in a completely fictional-and-staged setting, which means their role name is their own name, and is not any combination of "Self": The fictional J. D. Forbes, head of the (fictional) Four Star Studios in Hollywood, informs his associate producers that business and attendance at Four Star Films has tanked, and changes must be made. J. D. has decided that the movie-going public has to be offered down-to-earth entertainment such as that offered by a band leader named Kay Kyser, who puts on a radio and-live theatre program called "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge," and Forbes dictates to his hirelings to "get me Kay Kyser." When Chuck Deems---a fictional character playing the manager of a 'real' band---gets the studio offer, he and band members Ginny Simms, Sully Mason, Ish Kabiddle, Harry Babbitt and the others are all fired up at the prospect of going to Hollywood and working in the movies, but band-leader Kay is all against it and says his old grandmother ( a fictional character and not the actual Kay Kyser grandmother ) has told him to stay in his own back yard, but he relents. Once there, Stacey Delmore (a fictional character), a Four Star associate producer left in charge of the studio while Forbes is out of town, discovers that the screenplay writers, Tom Village and Dwight Cook, have prepared a script that has Kay Kyser playing a glamorous lover in an exotic European setting, and Delmore, after meeting Kay Kyser, sees real quick like that a rewrite has to be done. Lots of fictional things follow including a fictional press conference.
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The Housekeeper's Daughter
MovieOct 26, 1939

The Housekeeper's Daughter

Movie opens with a murder …
Movie opens with a murder involving gangster. Gangster's girl goes to stay with mother. Mother is the housekeeper for upper class family with an attractive son. Family returns early from vacation. Gangster's gang follows girl to house, police follow. Comedy ensures.
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Golden Boy
MovieSep 5, 1939

Golden Boy

Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a …
Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.
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1938
The Goldwyn Follies
MovieJan 28, 1938

The Goldwyn Follies

Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss …
Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In."
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1937
Stage Door
MovieOct 6, 1937

Stage Door

A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and …
A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.
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A Star Is Born
MovieApr 20, 1937

A Star Is Born

A starlet travels to Hollywood in search of fame in the …
A starlet travels to Hollywood in search of fame in the original 1937 film. She befriends a former leading man who is now past his prime and struggling with alcoholism. He helps her reach her dreams as his fade away.
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1936
The Milky Way
MovieFeb 7, 1936

The Milky Way

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks …
Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ...
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1935
Broadway Gondolier
MovieJul 27, 1935

Broadway Gondolier

Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to …
Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to become a singer promoting cheese products. Oddly he thinks the way to do it is to become a gondolier from Venice. Along the way he sings and woos a sassy secretary Alice.
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Gold Diggers of 1935
MovieMar 15, 1935

Gold Diggers of 1935

In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to …
In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss, who is backing the show wants her daughter Ann to marry the millionaire T. Mosely Thorpe, but Ann falls in love with Dick Curtis, while Dick's girl friend marries Ann's brother Humbolt. But the hotel secretary Betty knows a way to avoid dificulties with old Mrs. Prentiss.
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1934
Verree Teasdale
MarriageAugust 1934

Verree Teasdale

Verree Teasdale (March 15, 1903 – February 17, 1987) …
Verree Teasdale (March 15, 1903 – February 17, 1987) was an American actress born in Spokane, Washington.
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Little Miss Marker
MovieJun 1, 1934

Little Miss Marker

Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is …
Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity?
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Journal of a Crime
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MovieMar 10, 1934

Journal of a Crime

A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she …
A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is tormented by guilt when someone else is blamed for the crime.
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Easy to Love
MovieJan 13, 1934

Easy to Love

Carol feels, for whatever reason, that her husband, John, …
Carol feels, for whatever reason, that her husband, John, has grown indifferent to her, and is on a quest to find out why, suspecting another woman. She sees the family physician, Dr. Swope, first and then hires a private detective. Her own sleuthing is more effective and she devises a plan; having long been pursued by Eric, she apparently accedes and accompanies him to an apartment and, per her plan, enter the wrong one. There, they find Carol's best friend, Charlotte, and John hiding in a closet. The latter, showing more nerve than good sense, goes into a rage and berates Carol for her apparent philandering. The battle continues at home, where their daughter Janet informs them that because of them, she and Paul have given up on the idea of marriage, but are going away together, anyway. Carol and John trail them to a hotel and find them in twin beds, whereupon John, armed with a fire-ax, summons a justice of the peace and demands a fire-ax version of a shotgun wedding.
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1933
Morning Glory
MovieAug 16, 1933

Morning Glory

Eva Lovelace, would-be actress trying to crash the New …
Eva Lovelace, would-be actress trying to crash the New York stage, is a wildly optimistic chatterbox full of theatrical mannerisms. Her looks, more than her talent, attract the interest of a paternal actor, a philandering producer, and an earnest playwright. Is she destined for stardom or the "casting couch"? Will she fade after the brief blooming of a "morning glory"?
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1932
A Farewell to Arms
MovieDec 8, 1932

A Farewell to Arms

An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall …
An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.
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Two White Arms
MovieMar 10, 1932

Two White Arms

A man in an unsatisfying marriage fakes amnesia in …
A man in an unsatisfying marriage fakes amnesia in his sly pursuit of extramarital adventures.
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Forbidden
MovieJan 8, 1932

Forbidden

A librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable …
A librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.
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1931
The Front Page
MovieMar 19, 1931

The Front Page

Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to …
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job. The court press room is full of lame reporters who invent stories as much as write them. All are waiting to cover the hanging of Earl Williams. When Williams escapes from the inept Sheriff, Hildy seizes the opportunity by using his $260 honeymoon money to payoff an insider and get the scoop on the escape. However, Walter Burns, the Post's editor, is slow to repay Hildy back, hoping that he will stay on the story. Getting a major scoop looks possible when Hildy stumbles onto the bewildered escapee and hides him in a roll-top desk in the press room. Burns shows up to help. Can they keep Williams' whereabouts secret long enough to get the scoop, especially with the Sheriff and other reporters hovering around?
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Men Call It Love
MovieMar 14, 1931

Men Call It Love

A well-off bachelor finds himself at a loss for what to do …
A well-off bachelor finds himself at a loss for what to do when a married woman comes on to him while he's thoroughly involved with someone else's wife.
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The Easiest Way
MovieFeb 7, 1931

The Easiest Way

Growing up in a poor working-class family, Laura decides not to marry the boy-next-door and instead accepts wealthy, older Will Brockton's invitation to move in with him. After falling in love with young up-and-coming newsman Jack Madison she leaves Brockton to wait for Madison's return from a long assignment. She runs out of money and becomes desperate, returning again to Brockton who, upon learning of Madison's sudden arrival, tells Laura she must inform Madison of her living situation or he will.
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Best Actor
Nomination1931

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Front Page".
Academy Award
1930
Morocco
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MovieNov 14, 1930

Morocco

Parisian chanteuse Amy Jolly has just arrived in Morocco …
Parisian chanteuse Amy Jolly has just arrived in Morocco to work in a nightclub. At the club, her scandalous behavior attracts the attention of many in the crowd, but most specifically the womanizing Legionnaire Tom Brown, and the wealthy Monsieur La Bessiere, who Amy previously met en route to Morocco. Tom and Amy quickly fall in love, but Tom questions whether she is in love with him, he believing that she is really in love with La Bessiere's money. So instead of deserting the Legion and running off with Amy as they had discussed, Tom is called off into battle with both he and Amy never knowing if they will see each other again. While Tom is away, La Bessiere hopes to prove that Tom is correct as La Bessiere, who is also in love with Amy and will do anything for her, tries to woo her.
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1928
Kathryn Carver
MarriageMay 1928

Kathryn Carver

Kathryn Carver (August 24, 1899 – July 17, 1947) was a …
Kathryn Carver (August 24, 1899 – July 17, 1947) was a silent film actress from New York City.
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1926
The Sorrows of Satan
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MovieOct 12, 1926

The Sorrows of Satan

Geoffrey, a young and impoverished writer, is …
Geoffrey, a young and impoverished writer, is desperately in love with Mavis, who lives at his boardinghouse and is also pursuing a writing career. Unable to marry her because of his poverty, in his anger he curses God for abandoning him. Soon Geoffrey meets Prince Lucio de Rimanez, a wealthy, urbane gentleman who informs Geoffrey that he has inherited a fortune, but that he must place himself in the Prince's hands in order to enjoy the fruits of his inheritance. What Geoffrey doesn't know is that Prince Lucio is actually Satan, who is using Geoffrey as an experiment to show God that he can corrupt anybody.
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1924
Forbidden Paradise
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MovieNov 16, 1924

Forbidden Paradise

Alexei saves the Czarina from conspirators and is …
Alexei saves the Czarina from conspirators and is rewarded with her love. He deserts his sweetheart Anna, but discovers that his Queen is unfaithful too. Enraged, Alexei becomes a leader in the ongoing revolution against the royals.
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The Marriage Circle
MovieJan 15, 1924

The Marriage Circle

Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. …
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had...
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1923
The Spanish Dancer
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MovieOct 7, 1923

The Spanish Dancer

A love story between Don Cesar de Bazan and a beautiful …
A love story between Don Cesar de Bazan and a beautiful Gypsy dancer.
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A Woman of Paris
MovieSep 26, 1923

A Woman of Paris

Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist …
Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean when he fails to meet her at the railway station. She goes off to Paris alone. A year later, mistress of wealthy Pierre Revel, she meets Jean again. Misinterpreting events she bounces back and forth between apparent security and true love.
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1921
The Sheik
MovieOct 30, 1921

The Sheik

Sheik Ahmed (Valentino) desperately desires fiesty …
Sheik Ahmed (Valentino) desperately desires fiesty British socialite Diana (Ayres), so he abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious desert tent-palace. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Only after being kidnapped by desert bandits does Diana realize how much she has grown to love Ahmed, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time.
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The Three Musketeers
MovieAug 28, 1921

The Three Musketeers

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart …
The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
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1920
Kathryn Conn Tinsley
Marriage1920

Kathryn Conn Tinsley

Married Kathryn Conn Tinsley.
1890
Adolphe Menjou
BirthFebruary 1890

Adolphe Menjou

Adolphe Menjou was born.
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