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Charles Butterworth

  • Jul 26, 1899 - Jun 13, 1946 (age 46)
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1946
Charles Butterworth
PersonalJune 1946

Charles Butterworth

Charles Butterworth passed away.
1944
Dixie Jamboree
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MovieAug 15, 1944

Dixie Jamboree

Dixie Jamboree released.
Bermuda Mystery
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MovieMay 1, 1944

Bermuda Mystery

Bermuda Mystery is a 1944 American mystery film …
Bermuda Mystery is a 1944 American mystery film directed by Benjamin Stoloff and written by Scott Darling. The film stars Preston Foster, Ann Rutherford, Charles Butterworth, Helene Reynolds, Jean Howard and Richard Lane. The film was released on May 1, 1944, by 20th Century Fox.
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Follow the Boys
MovieApr 25, 1944

Follow the Boys

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles …
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ...
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1943
The Sultan's Daughter
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MovieDec 16, 1943

The Sultan's Daughter

Patra, the Sultan's daughter, …
Patra, the Sultan's daughter, has inherited all the oil lands of Araband following the death of her mother. The Sultan wants to sign them over to Rata and Ludwig, German agents, but Patra says she will only sign them to Americans. Kuda, the Sultan's right-hand man, actually in league with Rata and Ludwig, wishes to marry Patra, but she refuses. Patra and her best friend and teacher, an American named Irene, visit the city incognito, and there meet Americans Jimmy and Tim. Kuda hires them to talk Patra into signing over the oil leases to him and they, not knowing he is working for the Nazis, agree to try.
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Always a Bridesmaid
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MovieSep 24, 1943

Always a Bridesmaid

Always a Bridesmaid released.
This Is the Army
MovieJul 29, 1943

This Is the Army

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on …
In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ...
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1942
Give Out, Sisters
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MovieAug 27, 1942

Give Out, Sisters

Peggy (Peggy Ryan)), a messenger, delivers a …
Peggy (Peggy Ryan)), a messenger, delivers a telegram to The Flamingo Club where the Andrews Sisters (The Andrews Sisters) and Bob Edwards' Orchestra are appearing. Peggy learns that the ...
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Night in New Orleans
MovieJul 1, 1942

Night in New Orleans

The police lieutenant Steve Abbott is engrossed in a baffling …
The police lieutenant Steve Abbott is engrossed in a baffling murder case. As Steve pieces the clues together, he comes to the sobering conclusion that his own wife Ethel Abbott may be intimately involved in the murder. It even gets worse. Soon Steve himself is accused of the crime.
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What's Cookin'?
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MovieFeb 20, 1942

What's Cookin'?

J. P. Courtney (Charles Butterworth) wants to update …
J. P. Courtney (Charles Butterworth) wants to update the music on the radio program he sponsors, but his wife, Agatha Courtney (Billie Burke), is the final authority and addicted to the classics and won't allow him to replace Professor Bistell (Franklin Pangborn) and his symphonic orchestra. Conspiring with his daughter Sue (Gloria Jean) and her friends, Marvo the Great (Leo Carrillo), the Andrews Sisters, Anne Payne (Jane Frazee and bandleader Woody Herman (Woody Herman), they devise a sabotage plot that gets rid of Professor Bistell, and a new sound is soon heard on the program.
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1941
Sis Hopkins
MovieApr 12, 1941

Sis Hopkins

A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with …
A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is the objection of derision and made fun of because of her unsophisticated nature, but it turns out that there's a bit more to her than most of her snooty relatives and their condescending friends think.
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Road Show
MovieFeb 18, 1941

Road Show

Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying …
Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There ...
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Blonde Inspiration
MovieFeb 7, 1941

Blonde Inspiration

Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to a …
Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to a struggling western magazine only to find that all Is not as it appears. In the meantime, he falls for the publisher's assistant and complications arise.
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1940
Second Chorus
MovieDec 3, 1940

Second Chorus

When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank …
When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.
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The Boys from Syracuse
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MovieJul 18, 1940

The Boys from Syracuse

The action takes place in …
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love.
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1939
Let Freedom Ring
MovieFeb 24, 1939

Let Freedom Ring

Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he …
Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he needs for his new railroad cheaply. Everybody hopes, that Steve Logan ends his regime, but he allies with Jim Knox. Nobody knows, that he's actually a government agent. But when Jim finds out, he tries to kill Steve.
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1938
Thanks for the Memory
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MovieNov 11, 1938

Thanks for the Memory

Bob Hope is an out of work …
Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.
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Hollywood Handicap
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MovieMay 28, 1938

Hollywood Handicap

A group of stable hands is given a race horse when its owner …
A group of stable hands is given a race horse when its owner retires from the business. (The group is played by the "Original Sing Band," which uses their mouths to sound like musical instruments.) They raise money to run the horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track. Many Hollywood personalities attend the event.
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1937
Every Day's a Holiday
MovieDec 18, 1937

Every Day's a Holiday

Set in New York City, Mae …
Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe), a cop who must turn her in unless she leaves town. The clever Peaches returns transformed as sultry brunette and Parisian sensation Mademoiselle Fifi. After catching her show, crooked mayoral candidate John Quade (Lloyd Nolan) tries to close it down when Peaches demurely declines his romantic overtures. Captain McCarey jumps in the race for mayor against Quade, and the loyal Peaches fervently campaigns for him. As usual, Mae causes a commotion as she deftly maneuvers her way through a battle between the good and the corrupt.
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Swing High, Swing Low
MovieMar 12, 1937

Swing High, Swing Low

In Panama, Maggie King …
In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She soon falls in love with Skid. Skid gets a job playing the trumpet at a local club and becomes a big success. Fame and fortune go to his head which eventually destroys his relationship Maggie and his career.
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1936
Rainbow on the River
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MovieDec 17, 1936

Rainbow on the River

Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US …
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
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We Went to College
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MovieJun 19, 1936

We Went to College

Phil is high strung and needs a rest so Nina talks him into going …
Phil is high strung and needs a rest so Nina talks him into going to the Sutter College homecoming. He takes his wife and Glenn, who was another classmate, to have some fun and get a brick contract. Old dependable Ellery is running the activities and he has not seen Phil since his college days. Phil is more interested in the brick deal, but he lets loose and has some fun, only to discover that Ellery's wife Susan is still in love with him and wants to be Mrs. Talbot.
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Half Angel
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MovieMay 22, 1936

Half Angel

Half Angel is a 1936 American comedy film directed by …
Half Angel is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and written by Gene Fowler, Bess Meredyth and Allen Rivkin. The film stars Frances Dee, Brian Donlevy, Charles Butterworth, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson and Sara Haden. The film was released on May 22, 1936, by 20th Century Fox.
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The Moon's Our Home
MovieApr 10, 1936

The Moon's Our Home

A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New …
A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of the other's fame. The real adventure begins on the honeymoon, when this screwball comedy really heats up with insults and arguments.
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1935
Magnificent Obsession
MovieDec 30, 1935

Magnificent Obsession

The life of spoiled rich Robert …
The life of spoiled rich Robert Merrick is saved through the use of a hospital's only resuscitator, but because the medical device cannot be in two places at once, it results in the death ...
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Orchids to You
MovieAug 10, 1935

Orchids to You

Orchids to You is a 1935 American drama film directed by …
Orchids to You is a 1935 American drama film directed by William A. Seiter and starring John Boles, Jean Muir and Charles Butterworth. The screenplay concerns a flower shop owner and a married attorney who begin a romance after meeting in court.
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Baby Face Harrington
MovieApr 12, 1935

Baby Face Harrington

Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank …
Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of the gang. Hiis wife, Millie, files for divorce when she learns of his suspected-affiliation with the gangsters. The police have an all-out manhunt going for him, while he is being held by the gangsters in their hideout.
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The Night Is Young
MovieJan 11, 1935

The Night Is Young

Austrian Emperor Franz Josef has arranged a marriage for his …
Austrian Emperor Franz Josef has arranged a marriage for his nephew, the Archduke Paul Gustave - nicknamed Gustl - to the suitable Princess Matilda, a woman Gustl can't even remember. He is...
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1934
Forsaking All Others
MovieDec 23, 1934

Forsaking All Others

Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old …
Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her.
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Student Tour
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MovieOct 5, 1934

Student Tour

A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a …
A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean ...
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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
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MovieAug 15, 1934

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

Algy, Bulldog Drummond's …
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone....
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Hollywood Party
MovieMay 24, 1934

Hollywood Party

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, …
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante.
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The Cat and the Fiddle
MovieFeb 16, 1934

The Cat and the Fiddle

The Cat and the Fiddle is a …
The Cat and the Fiddle is a 1934 American pre-Code romantic musical film directed by William K. Howard based on the hit 1931 Broadway musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach, about a romance between a struggling composer and an American singer. The film stars Ramon Novarro and Jeanette MacDonald in her MGM debut.
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1933
My Weakness
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MovieSep 22, 1933

My Weakness

A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can transform a …
A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can transform a clumsy cleaning lady into a glamorous fashion plate, then marry her off to his bachelor cousin.
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Penthouse
MovieSep 8, 1933

Penthouse

A lawyer's fiancée leaves him after he defends a racketeer …
A lawyer's fiancée leaves him after he defends a racketeer accused of murder, but she needs his help when her new beau is accused of killing an old flame.
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The Nuisance
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MovieMay 26, 1933

The Nuisance

The Nuisance is a 1933 American pre-Code film starring Lee …
The Nuisance is a 1933 American pre-Code film starring Lee Tracy as a lawyer, Madge Evans as his love interest (with a secret), and Frank Morgan as his accomplice.
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1932
Love Me Tonight
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MovieAug 13, 1932

Love Me Tonight

Maurice Courtelin, a Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier), is owed …
Maurice Courtelin, a Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier), is owed a great sum of money by a viscount (Charles Ruggles). Stalling for time, the titled but penniless nobleman moves Maurice into the family chateau and passes him off as a baron. The beguiling Maurice soon charms the entire aristocratic household, except for the haughty Princess Jeanette (Jeanette MacDonald), who remains suspicious of him. But suspicion eventually gives way to love.
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Beauty and the Boss
MovieApr 9, 1932

Beauty and the Boss

The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast …
The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but fires the beautiful Miss Frey as he considers her a diversion to work. Susie sneaks into his office to apply for the job as the Baron's secretary. Since she is plain looking, as poor as a 'Church Mouse' and very fast at dictation, she gets the job. She keeps all the women away from the Baron so that he can concentrate on his work. In Paris, Miss Frey tells Susie the secret to being 'A Woman', and the little Church Mouse becomes a Lion.
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Ethel Kenyon
MarriageFebruary 1932

Ethel Kenyon

Ethel Kenyon was born on June 17, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana, …
Ethel Kenyon was born on June 17, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Ethel Elizabeth Kenyon. She was an actress, known for Branded (1931), By Whose Hand? (1932) and June Moon (1931). She was married to Ernest Heyn, Charles Butterworth and A. Edward Sutherland. She died on January 22, 2004 in New York City, New York, USA.
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1931
Manhattan Parade
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MovieDec 24, 1931

Manhattan Parade

The John Roberts Costume Company is being run super …
The John Roberts Costume Company is being run super-efficiently by Doris Roberts, but her husband demands that she give up her position to stay at home with their young son. Without her wheeling and dealing skills the company starts to lose money and when John leaves for Europe on a tryst, Doris returns to save the firm. Hooking up with an obviously disturbed producer and a pair of theatrical backers, the costume company seems to be on the road to riches again when John returns and wants his share of the profits.
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The Mad Genius
MovieNov 7, 1931

The Mad Genius

A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns …
A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer falls in love with a young woman the puppeteer is also in love with.
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Side Show
MovieSep 19, 1931

Side Show

The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, …
The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, a traveling carnival troupe member who does everything from high diving to hula dancing, with time left over to romance ...
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The Bargain
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MovieSep 3, 1931

The Bargain

The Bargain (1931) is an all-talking American pre-Code comedy …
The Bargain (1931) is an all-talking American pre-Code comedy drama film produced and released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and directed by Robert Milton. The movie stars Lewis Stone, Evalyn Knapp, Charles Butterworth and Doris Kenyon. It was based on a play, entitled You and I by Philip Barry.
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The Stolen Jools
MovieApr 4, 1931

The Stolen Jools

Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise …
Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry.
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Illicit
MovieFeb 14, 1931

Illicit

Ann, a young lady of scandalously "advanced" ideas, has been …
Ann, a young lady of scandalously "advanced" ideas, has been living in near-sin with blueblood lover Dick, due to her conviction that marriage will destroy their love. Finally, social pressure forces them to marry; in due course, it looks as if Ann was right. Her solution: to separate and return to dating. Can this marriage be saved?
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1930
The Life of the Party
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MovieOct 25, 1930

The Life of the Party

Broadway song-pluggers Flo …
Broadway song-pluggers Flo and Dot, besieged with admirers, are fired; disgusted with men, they decide to become gold-diggers. After a first success in "taking" fashion retailer LeMaire, they try the millionaires' playground of Havana, where mistaken identities bring their schemes to comic confusion.
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1899
Charles Butterworth
BirthJuly 1899

Charles Butterworth

Charles Butterworth was born.
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