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Armenian-American Actor

Akim Tamiroff

  • Oct 29, 1899 - Sep 17, 1972 (age 72)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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1992
Don Quixote
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MovieApr 20, 1992

Don Quixote

After reading too many novels about knights and heroic …
After reading too many novels about knights and heroic stories, Don Quijote and his servant Sancho Panza decide to wander the roads of Spain to protect the weak and to accomplish good deeds. But the real world is not as magical and fairy as Don Quijote imagines it to be. Following the plot of Cervantes classical book, Don Quijote fights with windmills thinking they are giants but unluckily, he manages to be defeated by them.
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1972
Akim Tamiroff
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Akim Tamiroff

Akim Tamiroff passed away.
1969
100 Rifles
MovieMar 1, 1969

100 Rifles

In the Northern Mexican region of Sonora in 1912 Lyedecker …
In the Northern Mexican region of Sonora in 1912 Lyedecker (Jim Brown), a black deputy sheriff from Arizona tracks a half breed Yaqui Joe (Burt Reynolds) who has robbed a bank and gotten away with six thousand dollars. With the stolen money Yaqui Joe has purchased 100 rifles for his oppressed Yaqui tribe who are being captured. killed or sold into slavery in Mexico. Lyedecker reluctantly becomes involved with their rebellion when he crosses the border of Mexico tracking Yaqui Joe. The Mexican government’s agenda is to wipe out the Yaqui Indians and will stop at nothing to make sure that they achieve their goal. Yaqui Joe intends to arm his people and fight for their way of life. Lyedecker wants to bring Yaqui Joe to justice and recover the money, but falls under the spell of Sarita (Raquel Welch), a fierce and beautiful freedom fighter of the Yaqui rebellion. Lyedecker soon realizes the tribe needs him and leads the fight against the Mexican oppressors.
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1966
After the Fox
MovieSep 8, 1966

After the Fox

After the heist of the 'gold of Cairo', an Italian criminal …
After the heist of the 'gold of Cairo', an Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot once it's unloaded on the beach of an Italian fishing village where a bogus movie is being filmed.
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Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
MovieJun 25, 1966

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.

Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy …
Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy pilot who bails out of his plane after engine trouble. He reaches a deserted island paradise where he builds a house, finds an abandoned submarine with lots of ...
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1965
Alphaville
MovieMay 5, 1965

Alphaville

Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in …
Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city's ruler, an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
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Crime on a Summer Morning
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MovieFeb 17, 1965

Crime on a Summer Morning

Crime on a Summer Morning …
Crime on a Summer Morning (French: Par un beau matin d'été) is a 1965 French crime film directed by Jacques Deray and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. The film is based on the 1963 novel One Bright Summer Morning written by James Hadley Chase.
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Lord Jim
MovieFeb 15, 1965

Lord Jim

After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century …
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
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1964
Topkapi
MovieSep 2, 1964

Topkapi

Beautiful thief Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) and …
Beautiful thief Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) and criminal genius Walter Harper (Maximilian Schell) put together a plan to steal an emerald-encrusted dagger from Istanbul's Topkapi Palace. As part of their crew, they hire small-time hustler Arthur Simon Simpson (Sir Peter Ustinov) to act as their fall guy. When the Turkish secret police capture Simpson at the border, they persuade him to spy on his partners in crime, mistakenly believing that they're Communist Agents plotting an assassination.
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Panic Button
MovieApr 1, 1964

Panic Button

A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a …
A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a film version of "Romeo and Juliet". He hires Maurice Chevalier and Jayne Mansfield to play the title roles, and Akim Tamiroff to direct. The finished film is shown at the Venice Film Festival, where it's considered a witty parody and awarded a Golden Lion.
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1962
The Trial
MovieDec 22, 1962

The Trial

Unexpectedly and utterly irrationally, quiet and …
Unexpectedly and utterly irrationally, quiet and unassuming bureaucrat Josef K wakes up abruptly in the morning to the inexplicable and shocking sight of a suspicious high-ranking police inspector staring at him. Moreover, dumbfounded Josef will find himself under arrest charged with an abstract accusation and his room filled with strange men. Who is behind his arrest, and most of all, what is Josef's crime? Either way, even though the law should be accessible to anyone, instead, hapless Josef is gradually devoured by an inhumane, sluggish and faceless system, trapped in the logic of an absolutely vile Kafkaesque nightmare and the certainty that he is bound to be found guilty. Soon, crashed and depressed, Josef reduced to a mere fraction of his existence, he will question his sanity abandoning any hope getting out of the clutches of the prejudiced and loathsome system.
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1960
Ocean's 11
MovieAug 3, 1960

Ocean's 11

A band of soldier friends from the 82nd airborne regroup 15 …
A band of soldier friends from the 82nd airborne regroup 15 years later to rob millions of dollars from five Las Vegas casinos. When one of the eleven's future step-father learns who pulled the job, the crew must find a way to smuggle the loot out of town before their payoff is cut in half.
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1958
Touch of Evil
MovieFeb 1, 1958

Touch of Evil

An automobile is blown up as it crosses the Mexican border …
An automobile is blown up as it crosses the Mexican border into the United States. Mike Vargas, a high ranking Mexican narcotics official on honeymoon with his bride, Susie, is drawn into the investigation because a Mexican national has been accused of the crime. The figurative and physical presence of Hank Quinlan as the 330 pound sheriff looms all over. Quinlan is a fanatic where "justice" is concerned, even if obtaining it involves planting evidence. Quinlan's reputation for law and order enables him to bend the law without question until Vargas confronts him. From that point on, it's a battle of wits between the two that, with an accelerating pace, rushes to a climax.
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1957
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
MovieApr 1, 1957

Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. A…

In 1949, during the Chinese …
In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.
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1956
Anastasia
MovieDec 13, 1956

Anastasia

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds …
Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end the Empress must decide her claim.
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The Black Sleep
MovieJun 1, 1956

The Black Sleep

The Black Sleep is a 1956 American independent horror …
The Black Sleep is a 1956 American independent horror film directed by Reginald LeBorg, and written by John C. Higgins from a story by Gerald Drayson Adams. It stars Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Bela Lugosi (in his final film role), and Akim Tamiroff in a role originally written for Peter Lorre. Tor Johnson appears in a supporting role. The film was produced by Aubrey Schenck and Howard W. Koch, as part of a four-picture finance-for-distribution arrangement with United Artists.
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1955
Mr. Arkadin
MovieAug 11, 1955

Mr. Arkadin

An American adventurer investigates the past of …
An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger.
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1954
They Who Dare
MovieFeb 2, 1954

They Who Dare

In Greece, during World War II, a small group of British …
In Greece, during World War II, a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders to attack two airfields from which the Luftwaffe is threatening allied forces in Egypt. The island is crawling with troops, and even moving by night, the men soon run into trouble.
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1949
Black Magic
MovieAug 19, 1949

Black Magic

A recount of the life and times of notorious 18th-century …
A recount of the life and times of notorious 18th-century hypnotist/magician/scam artist Cagliostro. Learning the secrets of hypnosis from Dr. Mesmer, Cagliostro exploits this skill to gain wealth, prestige.
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1948
Relentless
MovieFeb 20, 1948

Relentless

Relentless is a 1948 American Technicolor Western film …
Relentless is a 1948 American Technicolor Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Robert Young and Marguerite Chapman in the main roles. It grossed $1.6 million in North American rentals. The film was based on the 1937 novel Three Were Thoroughbreds by Kenneth Taylor Perkins which was also used for the 1953 Audie Murphy film Tumbleweed.
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1947
The Gangster
MovieNov 25, 1947

The Gangster

Shubunka is the self-made head of the rackets in the sleazy …
Shubunka is the self-made head of the rackets in the sleazy boardwalk community of Neptune City, a low-rent version of Coney Island. He has become infatuated with a sultry nightclub chanteuse and lavishes her with gifts and attention, spending money on her that might better go to maintaining his hold on his operation. His obsession with her, as well as his pride, clouds his judgment as Cornell, a much more ruthless hoodlum, moves in on Shubunka's territory, bribes and threatens his associates, and compromises his operation. As if in a Greek tragedy, the petty gangster's weaknesses conspire to cause his downfall.
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Fiesta
MovieJun 12, 1947

Fiesta

When a matador leaves town to focus on his music, his twin …
When a matador leaves town to focus on his music, his twin sister takes on his identity in the bullfighting ring.
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1946
A Scandal in Paris
MovieJul 19, 1946

A Scandal in Paris

The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène …
The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. Along the way, he escapes from jail with Emile, who becomes his partner in crime, poses as a lieutenant to rob a showgirl of her ruby garter, and steals the jewels of a marquise in whose home he's a guest. He's also posed as an artist's model for a portrait of St. George (Emile's face is the dragon's), and the marquise's granddaughter falls in love first with his visage and then him. Can she help him slay his own dragons, especially when the showgirl reappears and the bank vault beckons?
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1945
Pardon My Past
MovieDec 25, 1945

Pardon My Past

Phoebe experiences flashes of one of her past lives when she …
Phoebe experiences flashes of one of her past lives when she and her sisters were cousins in the 1920s. However, in this past life, Phoebe was evil and power mad and a curse was bestowed upon her that could affect future Phoebe's life.
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1944
Can't Help Singing
MovieDec 25, 1944

Can't Help Singing

With the California Gold Rush beginning, Senator Frost's …
With the California Gold Rush beginning, Senator Frost's singing daughter Caroline loves a young army officer; the Senator can't stand him, and has him sent to California. Headstrong Caroline follows him by train, riverboat, and covered wagon, gaining companions en route: a vagrant Russian prince and gambler Johnny Lawlor, who just might take her mind off the army.
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Dragon Seed
MovieJul 20, 1944

Dragon Seed

Ling Tang and his family live on his prosperous farm in rural …
Ling Tang and his family live on his prosperous farm in rural Southern China and have not yet felt the impact of the Japanese invasion in the North. Tang's two oldest sons, Lao Ta Tan and Lao Er Tan are married and hard working while youngest son Lao San Tan remains a free spirit. Er's wife Jade is also willfully unconventional and desires to exercises her literacy skills by reading books, a most unfeminine practice in 1930's China. Tang's only daughter is married to Wu Lien, a city merchant who profits from selling Japanese goods. When the dreaded invasion reaches their village, the family is scattered as the sons join the resistance while Wu Lien survives by collaborating with the enemy.
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
MovieFeb 11, 1944

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

A rope bridge over a gorge in …
A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.
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1943
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
MovieDec 1, 1943

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Trudy Kockenlocker, a small …
Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers, wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember--and she's pregnant. Norval Jones, the 4-F local boy who's been in love with Trudy for years, tries to help her find a way out of her predicament. Trudy complicates matters further by falling for Norval, and events snowball from there.
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His Butler's Sister
MovieNov 26, 1943

His Butler's Sister

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half …
A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
MovieJul 14, 1943

For Whom the Bell Tolls

During the Spanish Civil …
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
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Five Graves to Cairo
MovieMay 26, 1943

Five Graves to Cairo

In June 1942, the 8th British Army Corporal John J. Bramble is …
In June 1942, the 8th British Army Corporal John J. Bramble is retreating from Rommel's Afrika Korps and has sunstroke, reaching a remote hotel in Sidi Halfaya. He is helped by the Egyptian owner, Farid, under the protest of the French chambermaid, Mouche, afraid with the imminent arrival of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and the Germans that are heading to Alexandria and Cairo. John assumes the identity of the deceased Alsatian lame waiter Paul Davos to survive, but he discovers other secrets.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award1943

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Won award for "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1943

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1943

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
Academy Award
1942
Tortilla Flat
MovieMay 21, 1942

Tortilla Flat

Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished …
Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished friends move in. One of them, Pirate, is saving money which Pilon hopes to steal till he learns it is being saved to buy a gold candlestick for St. Francis. When one of the houses burns down and Danny is hurt fighting, Pilon makes an effort to make life better for his friend.
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1941
The Corsican Brothers
MovieNov 28, 1941

The Corsican Brothers

After their parents are killed, …
After their parents are killed, co-joined twin boys are separated, with one raised as a gentleman in Paris and the other in the mountains becoming a bandit.
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New York Town
MovieOct 31, 1941

New York Town

Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk …
Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra Curtis, he realizes she is desperate and in need of a friend who can guide her through the ways and means of surviving in Manhattan with no money.
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1940
Texas Rangers Ride Again
MovieDec 13, 1940

Texas Rangers Ride Again

With thousands of cattle …
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.
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North West Mounted Police
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MovieOct 21, 1940

North West Mounted Police

The Northwest Rebellion …
The Northwest Rebellion took place in western Canada. In 1885, three mismatched frontiersmen (teacher Riel, whiskey trader Corbeau, and trapper Duroc) foment rebellion in western Canada; only the local Mounties stand in their way. Constable Ronnie Logan loves Corbeau's savage daughter Louvette; his pal Jim Brett loves April, the district nurse, but finds a rival in visitor Dusty Rivers, a Texas Ranger who wants Corbeau for murder. Treachery, battle, and tense situations follow in rapid order, with more lighthearted intervals.
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The Great McGinty
MovieJul 24, 1940

The Great McGinty

In a dive south of the border, bartender Dan McGinty stops …
In a dive south of the border, bartender Dan McGinty stops a young man from committing suicide after a moment of dishonesty, and relates how a moment of honesty brought him down in a flashback. As a young man, McGinty joins a crooked political boss and rises from extortionist to alderman. Urged by the boss to marry his secretary to give respectability to his run for mayor, McGinty agrees -- only to fall in love with his wife and decide to do an honest thing for once in his life.
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1939
The Magnificent Fraud
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MovieJul 21, 1939

The Magnificent Fraud

In this lively programmer a …
In this lively programmer a con man hires a character actor to masqueraded as the recently assassinated dictator of a tiny Latin American country so he can bilk an arriving American ambassador out of his fortune.
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1938
Dangerous to Know
MovieMar 11, 1938

Dangerous to Know

Dangerous to Know is a 1938 crime film starring Anna May …
Dangerous to Know is a 1938 crime film starring Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, Gail Patrick, Lloyd Nolan, and Anthony Quinn. The movie was directed by Robert Florey. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times called the film a "second-rate melodrama, hardly worthy of the talents of its generally capable cast."
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The Buccaneer
MovieJan 7, 1938

The Buccaneer

"The Buccaneer (1938) is an American historical …
"The Buccaneer (1938) is an American historical adventure film. It is loosely based on the story of the pirate Jean Lafitte who was involved in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The film, which was an epic directed by Cecil B. DeMille, also put Lafitte in the middle of a love triangle.
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1937
King of Gamblers
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MovieApr 23, 1937

King of Gamblers

A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with …
A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. ...
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The Soldier and the Lady
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MovieApr 9, 1937

The Soldier and the Lady

The Soldier and the Lady is …
The Soldier and the Lady is the 1937 American adventure film version of the oft-produced Jules Verne novel, Michel Strogoff. Produced by Pandro S. Berman, he hired as his associate producer, Joseph Ermolieff. Ermolieff had produced two earlier versions of the film, Michel Strogoff in France, and The Czar's Courier in Germany, both released in 1936. Both the earlier films had starred the German actor Adolf Wohlbrück. Berman also imported Wohlbrück, changing his name to Anton Walbrook to have him star in the American version. Other stars of the film were Elizabeth Allan, Margot Grahame, Akim Tamiroff, Fay Bainter and Eric Blore. RKO Radio Pictures had purchased the rights to the French version of the movie, and used footage from that film in the American production. The film was released on April 9, 1937.
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1936
The General Died at Dawn
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MovieSep 2, 1936

The General Died at Dawn

In revolution-torn China, …
In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.
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Anthony Adverse
MovieJul 29, 1936

Anthony Adverse

In late 18th century Italy, a beautiful young woman finds herself …
In late 18th century Italy, a beautiful young woman finds herself married to a rich but cruel older man. However, she is in love with another, younger man. When the husband finds out, he kills the lover in a swordfight, and takes his wife on a long trip throughout Europe. Months later, she dies giving birth to a son. The husband leaves the child at a convent, where he is raised until the age of 10; then he is apprenticed to a local merchant, who gives him the name "Anthony Adverse" because of the adversity in his life. But his adversity has only begun, as fate takes him to Cuba, Africa, and Paris.
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Desire
MovieFeb 28, 1936

Desire

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US …
Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France, but getting the pearls, back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love.
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Best Supporting Actor
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Nomination1936

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The General Died at Dawn".
Academy Award
1935
Black Fury
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MovieApr 10, 1935

Black Fury

Based on real-life events, Black Fury brings viewers deep …
Based on real-life events, Black Fury brings viewers deep into Depression hard times...and into the heart of Joe Radek, a simple, hardworking coal miner used and thrown away by racketeers eager to muscle in on the unions. Paul Muni, who personified 1930s anguish as the doomed hero of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, makes Joe an unforgettable character: likeable, headstrong, too easily led and finally a towering force for justice as he takes on company goons single-handed.
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Naughty Marietta
MovieMar 8, 1935

Naughty Marietta

In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French …
In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love.
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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
MovieJan 11, 1935

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

The 41st Bengal Lancers are …
The 41st Bengal Lancers are stationed on the Northwest Frontier of British India, guarding against Afridi invaders led by wily Mohammed Khan. Experienced (though insubordinate) Lieut. McGregor is joined by two new arrivals, haughty Forsythe and callow Donald Stone...son of the commanding colonel. We follow the three through varied adventures and hardships. Will they uphold the honor of the regiment? Will Stone and the Colonel come to terms with their difficult relationship?
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1934
Sadie McKee
MovieMay 9, 1934

Sadie McKee

The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She …
The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family. Lawyer Michael Alderson likes Sadie but she runs off to New York City with boyfriend Tommy to get married. Before they get married, Tommy takes up with show girl Dolly and deserts her. Sadie stays in New York and becomes involved with Michael's boss, millionaire Brennan. She marries the chronically alcoholic Brennan for his money. Michael views her as a golddigger at first, but then sees her help Brennan beat his alcoholism. Sadie leaves Brennan to try and find Tommy when she hears that her old flame is in trouble. Little does she know just how much trouble.
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1932
Tamara Shayne
Marriage1932

Tamara Shayne

Tamara Shayne (25 November 1902 – 23 October 1983, …
Tamara Shayne (25 November 1902 – 23 October 1983, also known as Tamara Nikoulin) was a Russian-born actress long resident in the United States.
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1899
Akim Tamiroff
BirthOctober 1899

Akim Tamiroff

Akim Tamiroff was born.
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