American Actor

Charles Bickford

  • Jan 01, 1891 - Nov 09, 1967 (age 76)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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1967
Charles Bickford
PersonalNovember 1967

Charles Bickford

Charles Bickford passed away.
1966
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
MovieMay 31, 1966

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Comedy western in which a …
Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.
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1964
Della
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MovieAug 8, 1964

Della

Della Chappell (Joan Crawford) is a very wealthy and incredibly …
Della Chappell (Joan Crawford) is a very wealthy and incredibly reclusive woman. When a big company wants the land Della lives on, the town sends out Barney Stafford (Paul Burke) to talk to her. She invites Barney over to negotiate the proposal. Barney soon takes a liking to Della's equally reclusive daughter Jenny Chappell (Diane Baker). After spending some time with Jenny, he realizes that Della has a dark secret, one that keeps them from the outside world.
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1962
Days of Wine and Roses
MovieDec 25, 1962

Days of Wine and Roses

An alcoholic marries a young …
An alcoholic marries a young woman, who he systematically addicts to booze, so they can share his "passion" together.
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The Virginian
TV ShowSep 19, 1962

The Virginian

The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final …
The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final year) is an American Western television series starring James Drury, Doug McClure, and Lee J. Cobb, which aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) television network from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute Western series (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks). Cobb left the series after four seasons and was replaced over the years by mature character actors John Dehner, Charles Bickford, John McIntire, and Stewart Granger portraying different characters.
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1960
The Barbara Stanwyck Show
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TV ShowSep 19, 1960

The Barbara Stanwyck Show

The Barbara Stanwyck Show …
The Barbara Stanwyck Show is an American anthology drama television series which ran on NBC from September 1960 to September 1961. Barbara Stanwyck served as hostess, and starred in all but four of the half-hour productions. The four in which she did not star were actually pilot episodes of potential series programs which never materialized. Stanwyck won the Emmy Award in 1961 for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series.
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Checkmate
TV ShowSep 17, 1960

Checkmate

Checkmate is an American detective television series …
Checkmate is an American detective television series created by Eric Ambler, starring Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. The show aired on CBS Television from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes. It was produced by Jack Benny's production company, "JaMco Productions" in co-operation with Revue Studios. Guest stars included Charles Laughton, Peter Lorre, Lee Marvin, Mickey Rooney and many other prominent performers.
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The Unforgiven
MovieApr 6, 1960

The Unforgiven

The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is …
The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.
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1958
The Big Country
MovieAug 13, 1958

The Big Country

A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes …
A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.
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1957
Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957, and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big-name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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Mister Cory
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MovieFeb 22, 1957

Mister Cory

A street-smart young man from the Chicago slums dreams of …
A street-smart young man from the Chicago slums dreams of cajoling with the rich and powerful, no matter the cost.
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1956
You Can't Run Away from It
MovieOct 31, 1956

You Can't Run Away from It

Ellen (June Allyson) is …
Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to Houston to be with her husband. Her Father hires a private investigator to stop her. On the bus to Houston, a newspaper man (Jack Lemmon) figures out who she is. Instead of cashing in on the big story and the reward money he falls in love with her.
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1955
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
MovieDec 22, 1955

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

The true story of General …
The true story of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneering crusader for the Army's fledgling air corp. In spite of an impressive performance during the First World War, the commanders of America's armed forces still think of the airplane as little more then a carnival attraction. Even after sinking an "unsinkable" captured German battleship from the air, Mitchell sees funds dry up and friends die due to poor equipment. He is court-martialed after questioning the loyalty of his superiors for allowing the air corp to deteriorate.
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Screen Directors Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 5, 1955

Screen Directors Playhouse

Screen Directors Playhouse …
Screen Directors Playhouse (sometimes written as Screen Directors' Playhouse) is an American radio and television anthology series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC microphones beginning in 1949. The radio program broadcast adaptations of films, with original directors of the films sometimes involved in the productions, although their participation was usually limited to introducing the radio adaptations and taking a brief "curtain call" with the cast and host at the end of the program. During the 1955–56 season, the series was seen on television, focusing on original teleplays and several adaptations of famous short stories (such as Robert Louis Stevenson's "Markheim").
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Not as a Stranger
MovieJun 28, 1955

Not as a Stranger

Lucas Marsh, an intern bent upon becoming a first-class doctor, …
Lucas Marsh, an intern bent upon becoming a first-class doctor, not merely a successful one. He courts and marries the warm-hearted Kristina, not out of love but because she is highly knowledgeable in the skills of the operating room and because she has frugally put aside her savings through the years. She will be, as he shrewdly knows, a supportive wife in every way. She helps make him the success he wants to be and cheerfully moves with him to the small town in which he starts his practice. But as much as he tries to be a good husband to the undemanding Kristina, Marsh easily falls into the arms of a local siren and the patience of the long-sorrowing Kristina wears thin. She reasons he no longer needs her and asks for a divorce. A calamity now brings Marsh to his senses. Dr. Runkleman, Marsh's gruff and wise employer, is stricken with a heart attack and requires emergency surgery. Marsh is forced to operate.
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Prince of Players
MovieJan 11, 1955

Prince of Players

A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of …
A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of the 19th century American actor, Edwin Booth with some mention of the events leading to the assassination of President Lincoln by Edwin's brother, John Wilkes Booth. In the film, Edwin's days in the spotlight dwindle shortly after his brother is caught and killed for assassinating Lincoln.
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1954
A Star Is Born
MovieSep 29, 1954

A Star Is Born

In this first of three remakes, Norman Maine, a star whose …
In this first of three remakes, Norman Maine, a star whose career is on the skids, stumbles into showgirl Esther Blodgett during her act. A friendship blossoms into romance. As Esther realizes her dream of becoming a star, Norman plummets into despair.
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1953
The Last Posse
MovieJul 4, 1953

The Last Posse

When the anxiously awaited posse returns with neither prisoners …
When the anxiously awaited posse returns with neither prisoners nor the stolen money, we learn in flashback what happened. Having been cheated by Sampson Drune, a father and his two sons have robbed him and fled. A posse led by Drune took off after them and although unwanted, the town's drunken Sheriff joined them. The Sheriff's influence on Jeb, the adopted son of Drune, was the key to Jed later revealing who killed Drune, the robbers, and what happened to the money.
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1951
Jim Thorpe – All-American
MovieAug 24, 1951

Jim Thorpe – All-American

True story of Native …
True story of Native American Jim Thorpe, who rose from an Oklahoma reservation to become a collegiate, Olympic, and professional star. After his medals are stripped on a technicality and his dream of coaching is shattered, Thorpe's life begins to unravel. His marriage to his college sweetheart ends, and he is a forgotten figure, except by Glenn 'Pop' Warner, his coach at Carlisle College.
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1950
Branded
MovieNov 1, 1950

Branded

Twenty-five years ago the Lavery baby was kidnapped. Bad …
Twenty-five years ago the Lavery baby was kidnapped. Bad guy Leffingwell gets Choya to impersonate the son to gain the Lavery estate. When he finally fesses up to his "sister" Ruth she is furious. To redeem himself he sets out to find the real son.
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Riding High
MovieApr 12, 1950

Riding High

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, …
A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.
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Guilty of Treason
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MovieFeb 20, 1950

Guilty of Treason

The story of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman …
The story of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman Catholic cardinal from Hungary who spoke out against both the Nazi occupation of his country during World War II and the Communist regime ...
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1949
Whirlpool
MovieNov 28, 1949

Whirlpool

The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack …
The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients, now being treated by the real psycho-analyst, is found murdered. With her still at the scene suspicion points only one way.
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Roseanna McCoy
MovieAug 18, 1949

Roseanna McCoy

The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized …
The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to ...
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1948
Command Decision
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MovieDec 23, 1948

Command Decision

Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing …
Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.
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Johnny Belinda
MovieSep 14, 1948

Johnny Belinda

In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute …
In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.
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Four Faces West
MovieAug 3, 1948

Four Faces West

Cowboy Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for …
Cowboy Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for a loan of $2000. When the banker asks about securing a loan that large, McEwen shows him his six-gun collateral. The banker hands over the money in exchange for an I.O.U., signed "Jefferson Davis". McEwen rides out of town and catches a train, but not before being bitten by a rattler. On the train, a nurse, Miss Hollister, tends to his wound. A posse searches the train, but McEwen manages to escape notice. However a mysterious Mexican has taken note of the cowboy, and that loudmouthed brat is still nosing around. Who will be the first to claim the reward for the robber's capture?
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The Babe Ruth Story
MovieJul 26, 1948

The Babe Ruth Story

The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth …
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1948

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Johnny Belinda".
Academy Award
1947
Brute Force
MovieJul 10, 1947

Brute Force

At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel …
At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.
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The Woman on the Beach
MovieJun 7, 1947

The Woman on the Beach

Scott, a troubled Coast …
Scott, a troubled Coast Guardsman assigned to a fog-bound station on a remote stretch of beach, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress when he survives a mine explosion that sinks his ship. Although he is engaged to a beautiful young woman who loves him, he becomes involved with an enigmatic femme fatale whom he meets near the beached wreckage of a torpedoed ship. She is married to a renowned painter who was blinded in a traumatic, but mysterious incident, details of which are very hazy. Although they only live in a small cottage, the couple have an ambivalent relationship especially in regards to his priceless cache of unsold paintings, a relationship that evolves into a romantic triangle as Scott falls under her seductive spell.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1947

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The Farmer's Daughter".
Academy Award
1946
Duel in the Sun
MovieDec 29, 1946

Duel in the Sun

When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her …
When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch-owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator Jackson McCanles, and with lustful interest from womanising, unruly younger son Lewt. Almost at once, already existing family tensions are exacerbated by her presence and the way she is physically drawn to Lewt.
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1945
Fallen Angel
MovieOct 26, 1945

Fallen Angel

A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some …
A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.
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Captain Eddie
MovieJun 19, 1945

Captain Eddie

WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which …
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
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1943
The Song of Bernadette
MovieDec 21, 1943

The Song of Bernadette

In 1858 France, Bernadette, …
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the town, and transforms their lives.
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Mr. Lucky
MovieJun 3, 1943

Mr. Lucky

Joe Adams takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to …
Joe Adams takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Dorothy Bryant and has a change of heart.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1943

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The Song of Bernadette".
Academy Award
1942
Tarzan's New York Adventure
MovieMay 1, 1942

Tarzan's New York Adventure

Tarzan and Jane go to New …
Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.
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Reap the Wild Wind
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MovieMar 18, 1942

Reap the Wild Wind

Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship …
Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.
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1939
Of Mice and Men
MovieDec 24, 1939

Of Mice and Men

Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the …
Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.
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Stand Up and Fight
MovieJan 6, 1939

Stand Up and Fight

It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation …
It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first time in his life), and ends up working for a stagecoach line run by Wallace Beery and owned by Florence Rice. Before love and friendship can triumph, Taylor will have to commit to the cause of African-Americans in search of freedom.
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1937
High, Wide, and Handsome
MovieJul 21, 1937

High, Wide, and Handsome

Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad …
Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Brennan (Alan Hale) is muscling in on oil-drilling farmers, led by Peter Cortland (Randolph Scott). Cortland must try to save their oil business, while also saving his marriage to Sally (Irene Dunne).
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1936
The Plainsman
MovieNov 16, 1936

The Plainsman

Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was …
Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.
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1934
A Wicked Woman
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MovieDec 7, 1934

A Wicked Woman

Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides …
Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family. When he struggles with Naomi, he is killed. Naomi dumps his body out in the swamp and keeps tells no one. She then moves to town and finds works. When the sheriff comes lookin' for Ed, she moves to Waldo and changes her last name. She starts sewing at home and eventually has her own shop called 'Naomi's'. She is tough on the kids, but loving, to make them strong as she promises herself that she will one day go back and stand trial for what happened to Ed. When the kids are of age, and all have good jobs, she finds that she has fallen in love with a newspaperman named Naylor. Circumstances then conspire to make her take that train ride back.
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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 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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1933
White Woman
MovieNov 10, 1933

White Woman

A nightclub singer marries the rich owner of a rubber plantation. …
A nightclub singer marries the rich owner of a rubber plantation. When she returns with him to his estate in Malaysia, she finds out that he is cruel, vicious and insanely jealous. She and the plantation's overseer develop a mutual attraction, but are terrified at what will happen if her husband finds out.
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No Other Woman
MovieJan 6, 1933

No Other Woman

A steelworker and his aspiring wife make millions when they …
A steelworker and his aspiring wife make millions when they become partners in a dyeworks. Unfortunately, success does not bring happiness.
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1931
The Squaw Man
MovieSep 5, 1931

The Squaw Man

Jim Wyngate, an English aristocrat, comes to the American West …
Jim Wyngate, an English aristocrat, comes to the American West under a cloud of suspicion for embezzlement actually committed by his cousin Lord Henry. In Wyoming, Wyngate runs afoul of cattle rustler Cash Hawkins by rescuing the Indian girl Naturich from Hawkins. Wyngate marries Naturich, but then learns that his cousin Lord Henry has been killed and has cleared his name before dying. As Wyngate has long loved Lady Diana, Lord Henry's wife, he is perplexed at his situation. But fate takes a hand and resolves matters as Wyngate could not have predicted.
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1930
Passion Flower
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MovieDec 6, 1930

Passion Flower

A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when …
A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.
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Anna Christie
MovieJan 22, 1930

Anna Christie

In New York, the alcoholic skipper of a coal barge Chris …
In New York, the alcoholic skipper of a coal barge Chris Christofferson receives a letter from his estranged twenty year old daughter Anna "Christie" Christofferson telling that she will leave Minnesota to stay with him. Chris left Anna fifteen years ago to the countryside to be raised by relatives in a farm in St. Paul and he has never visited his daughter. Anna Christie arrives and she is a wounded woman with a hidden dishonorable past since she had worked for two years in a brothel to survive. She moves to the barge to live with her father and one night, Chris rescues the sailor Matt and two other fainted sailors from the sea. Soon Anna and Matt fall in love with each other and Anna has the best days of her life. But when Matt proposes to marry her, she is reluctant and also haunted by her past. Matt insists and Anna opens her heart to Matt and to her father disclosing the darks secrets of her past.
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1929
Hell's Heroes
MovieDec 27, 1929

Hell's Heroes

When three men rob a bank, a guard is killed and the three …
When three men rob a bank, a guard is killed and the three bandits escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm. Finding a woman who gives birth, they are made godfathers only to learn that the baby's father was the man they killed in the holdup. When the woman dies they head back, but they have little water and it is 40 miles.
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Dynamite
MovieDec 13, 1929

Dynamite

Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is …
Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees to a financial settlement. But Cynthia's wealth is in jeopardy because her trust fund will expire if she is not married by a certain date. To satisfy that condition, Cynthia arranges to marry Hagon Derk, who is condemned to die for a crime he didn't commit. She pays him so he can provide for his little sister. But at the last minute, Derk is freed when the true criminal is discovered. Expecting to be a rich widow, Cynthia finds herself married to a man she doesn't know and doesn't want to.
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1924
Rex Bickford
Child1924

Rex Bickford

Rex Bickford born.
1919
Doris Bickford
Child1919

Doris Bickford

Doris Bickford born.
1916
Beatrice Loring
Marriage1916

Beatrice Loring

Married Beatrice Loring.
1891
Charles Bickford
Birth1891

Charles Bickford

Charles Bickford was born.
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