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Adolphe Menjou

  • Feb 18, 1890 - Oct 29, 1963 (age 73)
  • 5' 10" (1.77 m)
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1963
Adolphe Menjou
PersonalOctober 1963

Adolphe Menjou

Adolphe Menjou passed away.
1960
Pollyanna
MovieMay 19, 1960

Pollyanna

It's the early twentieth century. Preteen Pollyanna Whittier …
It's the early twentieth century. Preteen Pollyanna Whittier has led a simple life as part of a church family, her parents former missionaries, with her father now a minister. Following the deaths of her parents, Pollyanna is sent to live with her wealthy maternal spinster aunt, Polly Harrington, in the town of Harrington, founded by the Harrington family. Pollyanna had never met her aunt before arriving in Harrington. Polly feels an obligation to the family name, and as such controls almost every aspect of what happens in town, which she is able to do as a Harrington company has dealings with almost every other company and person in town, she not afraid to wield that clout if anyone goes against her, especially Mayor Karl Warren. In that control, she will not allow her personal assistant/one of her maids, Nancy Furman, to be seen in public with her beau, George Dodds, as Polly believes such behavior is disrespectful to her as Nancy's employer. Polly even controls the church as Reverend Ford vets his sermons through her, they always, on Polly's directive, of a fire and brimstone nature. She also took in Pollyanna solely out of obligation rather than out of kindness or love. The town orphanage, the building for which Polly's father donated to the town, is in major disrepair. Polly would rather pay money out of her own pocket to make whatever band-aid repairs to the building than to embark on a community project to raise funds for a new orphanage solely as the building has the Harrington name. As opposed to Polly's stern outlook, Pollyanna, based on the teachings of her father, tries to find the good in everything and everyone. These someones include perhaps the two most disliked people in town, recluse Old Man Pendergast, the town's children believing he having other children who have trespassed on his property imprisoned in his basement, and disagreeable Mrs. Snow, who thinks more about dying than living. But the toughest nut for Pollyanna to crack may be her Aunt Polly, with her singular focus on control over the town to her standards and morals. Pollyanna may get some help in the matter of her aunt by Mayor Warren's nephew, Dr. Ed Chilton, a former resident who now lives in Baltimore, who is back in town for the first time in five years on a vacation, and who was once Polly's beau.
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1958
I Married a Woman
MovieMar 1, 1958

I Married a Woman

I Married a Woman is a 1958 American comedy film made …
I Married a Woman is a 1958 American comedy film made in 1956, starring George Gobel and Diana Dors, produced by Gobel's company Gomalco Productions. The film also features John Wayne in a cameo role as himself. It was filmed in RKO-Scope and black and white except for one of Wayne's two scenes, which was shot in Technicolor. The film's original title was "So There You Are".
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1957
Paths of Glory
MovieSep 18, 1957

Paths of Glory

The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is …
The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.
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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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1952
The Sniper
MovieMay 9, 1952

The Sniper

The Sniper is a 1952 American film noir, directed by Edward …
The Sniper is a 1952 American film noir, directed by Edward Dmytryk, written by Harry Brown and based on a story by Edna and Edward Anhalt. The film features Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerald Mohr and Marie Windsor.
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1951
Across the Wide Missouri
MovieOct 12, 1951

Across the Wide Missouri

Across the Wide Missouri is …
Across the Wide Missouri is a 1951 American Technicolor western film based on historian Bernard DeVoto's eponymous 1947 book. The film dramatizes an account of several fur traders and their interaction with the Native Americans.
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The Tall Target
MovieAug 17, 1951

The Tall Target

The Tall Target is a 1951 American historical thriller film directed …
The Tall Target is a 1951 American historical thriller film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Dick Powell, Paula Raymond and Adolphe Menjou. Powell stars as a police sergeant who tries to stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at a train stop as Lincoln travels to his inauguration. It is based on the alleged Baltimore Plot.
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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 racer. His …
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 Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him …
Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews 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 condemns corrupt politicians and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly..
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1947
The Hucksters
MovieJul 17, 1947

The Hucksters

Victor Norman is just out of the service and looking for a job …
Victor Norman is just out of the service and looking for a job in advertising. By playing hard to get, he figures that he can get a good job and a large salary. The first thing he has to do is get a war widow to endorse Beautee Soap - a client of the Kimberly Agency. He meets with Kay Dorrance and gets the endorsement and Mr. Evans, the head of Beautee Soap is temporarily happy. Victors job is now to work with Mr. Evans, a man who is a strict and demanding client. Everything should be rosy, but Victor, a bachelor, finds himself more attracted to Kay, a widow, than young single Jean Ogilvie.
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I'll Be Yours
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MovieFeb 2, 1947

I'll Be Yours

I'll Be Yours is a 1947 American musical comedy film directed …
I'll Be Yours is a 1947 American musical comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Deanna Durbin. Based on the play A jó tündér by Ferenc Molnár, the film is about a small-town girl who tells a fib to a wealthy businessman, which then creates complications. The play had earlier been adapted for the 1935 film The Good Fairy by Preston Sturges.
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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 of …
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 who …
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 attract …
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 his …
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 ...
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1940
Turnabout
MovieMay 17, 1940

Turnabout

Turnabout is a 1940 comedy film directed by Hal Roach and …
Turnabout is a 1940 comedy film directed by Hal Roach and starring Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis and John Hubbard. Based on the 1931 novel of the same name by Thorne Smith, the screenplay was written by Mickell Novack, Bernie Giler and John McClain with additional dialogue by Rian James. In 1979, the screenplay was adapted for the short-lived television series with the same name.
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1939
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 ...
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Golden Boy
MovieSep 5, 1939

Golden Boy

Joe Bonaparte's father wants him to pursue his musical talent; …
Joe Bonaparte's father wants him to pursue his musical talent; but Joe wants to be a boxer. Persuading near-bankrupt manager Tom Moody to give him a chance, Joe quickly rises in his new profession. When he has second thoughts Moody's girl Lorna uses feminine wiles to keep him boxing. But when tough gangster Eddie Fuseli wants to "buy a piece" of Joe, Lorna herself begins to have second thoughts...for that and other reasons. Is it too late?
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1938
The Goldwyn Follies
MovieJan 28, 1938

The Goldwyn Follies

Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" …
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

Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film directed by Gregory La …
Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film directed by Gregory La Cava. Adapted from the play of the same name, it tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New York City. The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Andrea Leeds, Samuel S. Hinds and Lucille Ball. Eve Arden and Ann Miller, who became notable in later films, play minor characters.
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A Star Is Born
MovieApr 20, 1937

A Star Is Born

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of …
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
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1936
The Milky Way
MovieFeb 7, 1936

The Milky Way

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out …
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 become …
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 get …
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) was an …
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 left with …
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...
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Journal of a Crime
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MovieMar 10, 1934

Journal of a Crime

Journal of a Crime is a 1934 American pre-Code film …
Journal of a Crime is a 1934 American pre-Code film produced by First National Pictures, directed by William Keighley, and starring Ruth Chatterton, Adolphe Menjou, and Claire Dodd.
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1933
Morning Glory
MovieAug 16, 1933

Morning Glory

Eva Lovelace, would-be actress trying to crash the New York …
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

A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry …
A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.
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Two White Arms
MovieMar 1, 1932

Two White Arms

Two White Arms, also known as Wives Beware, is a 1932 …
Two White Arms, also known as Wives Beware, is a 1932 British comedy film directed by Fred Niblo and starring Adolphe Menjou, Margaret Bannerman and Claud Allister. It is adapted from a play by Harold Dearden.
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Forbidden
MovieJan 9, 1932

Forbidden

On a cruise to Cuba, Lulu Smith falls in love with Bob Grover. …
On a cruise to Cuba, Lulu Smith falls in love with Bob Grover. Back home, she breaks off the romance when he tells her he is married. Lulu has a baby, but doesn't tell Bob, who turns out to be a rising politician. She passes herself off as the baby's nanny. When Bob learns what is going on, he adopts the little girl, not telling his wife or anyone else where she came from. Lulu gets a job at a newspaper. Things get complicated when the editor gets the dirt on Grover, but also wants to marry Lulu.
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1931
Prestige
MovieDec 30, 1931

Prestige

Prestige is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by …
Prestige is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Tay Garnett and written by Tay Garnett, Rollo Lloyd and Francis Edward Faragoh. The film stars Ann Harding, Adolphe Menjou, Melvyn Douglas and Guy Bates Post. The film was released on January 22, 1932, by RKO Pictures.
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The Front Page
MovieMar 19, 1931

The Front Page

Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant …
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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The Easiest Way
MovieFeb 7, 1931

The Easiest Way

Growing up in a poor working-class family, Laura decides not to …
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 ...
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Best Actor
Nomination1931

Best Actor

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

Morocco

Parisian chanteuse Amy Jolly has just arrived in Morocco to …
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 silent …
Kathryn Carver (August 24, 1899 – July 17, 1947) was a silent film actress from New York City.
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1927
Evening Clothes
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MovieMar 19, 1927

Evening Clothes

Wealthy French farmer Lucien D'Artois ( Adolphe Menjou ), …
Wealthy French farmer Lucien D'Artois ( Adolphe Menjou ), is fond of raising horses and married to Germaine ( Virginia Valli ), according to the terms of a marriage contract. When she finds...
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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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The Ace of Cads
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MovieOct 11, 1926

The Ace of Cads

Chappel and Basil are both officers in the British Guards and …
Chappel and Basil are both officers in the British Guards and also close friends. They both fall in love with Eleanor. Basil is so smitten that he sets up a situation in which Eleanor ...
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The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
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MovieFeb 8, 1926

The Grand Duchess and the Waiter

Albert Durant, a young …
Albert Durant, a young millionaire, poses as a waiter in order to woo an exiled Grand Duchess, who does not object since she knows who he is and he doesn't know she knows. And his money ...
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1925
The King on Main Street
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MovieOct 25, 1925

The King on Main Street

The King on Main Street, …
The King on Main Street, also known as The King, is a 1925 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Monta Bell and starring Adolphe Menjou and Bessie Love. The film is based on 1908 French play Le Roi by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers and Emmanuel Arène, and was adapted for the screen by Bell.
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1924
Forbidden Paradise
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MovieNov 16, 1924

Forbidden Paradise

Forbidden Paradise is a 1924 American silent drama film …
Forbidden Paradise is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by German film director Ernst Lubitsch. The ...
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Sinners in Silk
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MovieSep 1, 1924

Sinners in Silk

Sinners in Silk is a 1924 silent film directed by Hobart Henley. …
Sinners in Silk is a 1924 silent film directed by Hobart Henley. The film stars Eleanor Boardman, Adolphe Menjou, Hedda Hopper, Conrad Nagel and Jean Hersholt. It is written by Benjamin Glazer and Carey Wilson. This film is considered lost.
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Broken Barriers
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MovieAug 3, 1924

Broken Barriers

A young girl is forced to give up college when her father loses …
A young girl is forced to give up college when her father loses all his money. She soon meets and falls for a young man at a party, only to discover that he's married. As if that weren't bad enough, he is soon seriously injured in an automobile accident, and doctors say that he may never walk again.
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The Marriage Circle
MovieJan 15, 1924

The Marriage Circle

Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi …
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 Gypsy …
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

A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn …
A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.
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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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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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