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Charles Laughton

  • Jul 01, 1899 - Dec 15, 1962 (age 63)
  • 5' 8" (1.72 m)
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2017
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
MovieSep 9, 2017

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

A portrait of unsung …
A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
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1963
Best Foreign Actor
Nomination1963

Best Foreign Actor

Nominated for "Advise & Consent".
BAFTA Award
1962
Charles Laughton
PersonalDecember 1962

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton passed away.
Advise & Consent
MovieJun 6, 1962

Advise & Consent

Robert Leffingwell is the president's nominee for Secretary of …
Robert Leffingwell is the president's nominee for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must go through a Senate investigation to determine if he's qualified. Leading the Senate committee is idealistic Senator Brig Anderson, who soon finds himself unprepared for the opposition and political dirt that's revealed, including Leffingwell's past affiliations with a Communist organization. When Leffingwell testifies about his political leanings, he proves his innocence. Later, however, Anderson learns that he lied under oath and asks the president to withdraw Leffingwell from consideration, especially after the young senator and his wife begins receiving blackmail threats about a skeleton in his own closet.
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Award1962

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton".
Grammy Award
Nomination1962

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton".
Grammy Award
1960
Spartacus
MovieOct 6, 1960

Spartacus

Spartacus was directed by Stanley Kubrick and Anthony Mann …
Spartacus was directed by Stanley Kubrick and Anthony Mann and starred Kirk Douglas as the titular slave, Spartacus who leads a slave revolt against the ruling Roman Empire. The film is based on true historical events surrounding a slave revolt led by a slave called Spartacus in 73 B.C.; the events of the film were dramatized for a novel of the same name by Howard Fast and adapted for the screen by Dalton Trumbo. The film was produced by Kirk Douglas's Bryna production company to cash in on the trend for historical epics that had seen the earlier Ben-Hur be a large hit. Upon beginning production Douglas and Universal Pictures stated to the press that Trumbo was the screenwriter despite his blacklisting during the 1950's McCarthy era anti-communist witchhunt. By publicly announcing Trumbo as screenwriter and not forcing him to use a pseudonym Douglas and Universal Pictures helped bring an end to the blacklisting of Hollywood figures in the 50's and 60's. Spartacus tells the story of a slave called Spartacus who is unwilling to be ordered around by his Roman employers; his unwillingness to work as a slave forces his owner to make him a gladiator forced to fight to entertain Roman's of all social classes in the Colliseum. While fighting and training as a gladiator Spartacus begins a feud with General Crassus, played by Laurence Olivier; Spartacus is given a female slave who he falls in love with called Varinia, played by Jean Simmons. Seeing the close relationship between Spartacus and Varinia General Crassus takes the slave away and forced the gladiator trainer to use Spartacus's anger to make a better gladiator. An ensuing fight turns into a riot and the gladiators escape their captors to flee to the Roman countryside. Once free the gladiators are joined by more slaves who wish to fight for their freedom; despite not feeling he has the intelligence to lead the revolt Spartacus is elected the leader of the group and leads the slave army towards the sea and their freedom. In a series of battles the slaves defeat the Roman army until they finally fall to a larger Roman army; following their loss the slaves are offered freedom if they give up Spartacus. In the famous scene each slave stands and declares themselves Spartacus. Eventually, Spartacus is found and crucified as he is comforted by Varinia. Spartacus was seen as a controversial movie at the time of release; many anti-communist groups picketed the film because of the use of screenwriter Trumbo and the film's apparent sympathy for socialist causes. This was Stanley Kubrick's first big budget Hollywood movie after he replaced initial director Anthony Mann after the first week of shooting.
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Under Ten Flags
MovieJun 1, 1960

Under Ten Flags

Under Ten Flags (Italian: Sotto dieci bandiere) is a 1960 …
Under Ten Flags (Italian: Sotto dieci bandiere) is a 1960 Italian-American war film directed by Duilio Coletti and starring Van Heflin, Charles Laughton, and Mylène Demongeot. It was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival.
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1959
Best Foreign Actor
Nomination1959

Best Foreign Actor

Nominated for "Witness for the Prosecution".
BAFTA Award
1958
Best Foreign Actor
Award1958

Best Foreign Actor

Won award for "Witness for the Prosecution".
David di Donatello
1957
Witness for the Prosecution
MovieDec 17, 1957

Witness for the Prosecution

Esteemed criminal lawyer Sir …
Esteemed criminal lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts has just returned to practice after suffering a heart attack and is supposed to be on a diet of bland civil suits. But the case of Leonard Vole, a charmer accused of murdering a rich middle-aged widow, proves irresistible --- particlularly when Sir Wilfrid meets the accused's wife, the remarkable Christine Vole. Christine will appear as a witness: not the defense, but for the prosecution.
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Best Actor
Nomination1957

Best Actor

Nominated for "Witness for the Prosecution".
Academy Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1957

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Witness for the Prosecution".
Golden Globe Award
1955
The Night of the Hunter
MovieJul 26, 1955

The Night of the Hunter

Harry Powell marries and …
Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men's carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben's nine-year-old son, John and four-year-old daughter, Pearl know the money is in Pearl's doll and they have sworn to their father to keep this secret. After Ben is executed, Preacher goes to Cresap's Landing to court Ben's widow, Willa. He overwhelms her with his Scripture quoting, sermons and hymns, and she agrees to marry him. On their wedding night he tells her they will never have sex because it is sinful. When the depressed, confused, guilty woman catches him trying to force Pearl to reveal the whereabouts of the money, she is resigned to her fate but the children manage to escape downriver, with Preacher following close behind.
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1954
Hobson's Choice
MovieFeb 26, 1954

Hobson's Choice

Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a …
Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
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1953
Young Bess
MovieMay 21, 1953

Young Bess

Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she …
Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and dreams of building a navy to match the Portuguese and the Spanish.
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Salome
MovieMar 24, 1953

Salome

As John the Baptist, the incendiary prophet, preaches the …
As John the Baptist, the incendiary prophet, preaches the coming of Jesus the Messiah in turbulent Galilee, the lascivious King Herod and his plotting wife, Queen Herodias, welcome back to the kingdom the statuesque Princess Salome. Freshly banished from Rome for her fervent affair with Caesar's nephew, the beautiful stepdaughter will soon find comfort in the arms of the Roman commander, Claudius, while in the meantime, the seditious Baptist becomes all the more a thorn in Herodias' side. Soon, the decision for John the Baptist's head will be taken; a decision so cruel and dangerous, that not even the seductive "Dance of the Seven Veils" won't be enough to save the martyr's life.
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1952
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
MovieDec 27, 1952

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Two hapless waiters in a …
Two hapless waiters in a tavern on the Spanish Main play cupids between aristocratic Lady Jane and tavern co-worker Bruce Martindale, but the two bumpkins mix-up a love letter with Captain Kidd's treasure map of Skull Island. Kidd's treasure is claimed by Captain Anne Bonney, and she accompanies the notorious pirate to the island with the boys and Bruce, who have been shanghaied and the captured Lady Jane.
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O. Henry's Full House
MovieAug 7, 1952

O. Henry's Full House

John Steinbeck introduces …
John Steinbeck introduces five of O. Henry's most popular short stores in this anthology film. In "The Cop and the Anthem" a homeless alcoholic is increasingly frustrated in numerous attempts to get arrested and jailed for 90 days in a warm cell rather than face the rigors of a New York winter. In "The Clarion Call" a NYPD detective has a crisis of conscience when he is torn between his duty to arrest a childhood friend for a murder only he knows he committed and the debt of honor he still owes to him. In "The Last Leaf" a naive young girl is stricken with pneumonia after being seduced and jilted by venal actor. When she loses her will to live, her devoted sister and an eccentric Greenwich Village artist try to help her to survive. In "The Ransom of Red Chief" two bumbling con men kidnap the son of a rural sheriff for ransom but find they've taken on more than they can handle. Finally, in "The Gift of the Magi" an impoverished but devoted young couple struggle to pay for Christmas gifts worthy of their mutual love.
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1951
The Strange Door
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MovieDec 8, 1951

The Strange Door

Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced …
Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty...
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The Blue Veil
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MovieSep 5, 1951

The Blue Veil

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with …
Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges, the children of various employers, grow and soon find themselves ready to face the world. When it seems that she will be alone, the nurse finds that her 'children' have ideas of their own in regards to helping their beloved mentor.
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1949
The Man on the Eiffel Tower
MovieDec 12, 1949

The Man on the Eiffel Tower

In Paris, a down and out …
In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt. A knife grinder (Burgess Meredith) is suspected, but Radek keeps taunting the police until they realize that he is the killer. The police and Maigret (Charles Laughton) are led on chases through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris and finally up the girders of the Eiffel Tower.
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The Bribe
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MovieFeb 3, 1949

The Bribe

In pursuit of stolen aircraft engines on a Central American …
In pursuit of stolen aircraft engines on a Central American island, federal agent Rigby meets chief suspect Hintten and his wife Elizabeth, a sultry cafe singer; and is watched by Bealer, a "pie-shaped man" with sore feet. Rigby knows he's on the right track when Bealer offers him money to leave Carlota. When Rigby and Elizabeth are drawn to each other, the gang realizes there's more than one kind of bribe. Everybody sweats.
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1948
The Big Clock
MovieMar 18, 1948

The Big Clock

The Big Clock is a 1948 film noir directed by John Farrow and …
The Big Clock is a 1948 film noir directed by John Farrow and adapted by renowned novelist-screenwriter Jonathan Latimer from the novel of the same name by Kenneth Fearing. The black-and-white film is set in New York City and stars Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, and Maureen O'Sullivan. Elsa Lanchester and Harry Morgan, in an early film role, also appear. Noel Neill has an uncredited part as an elevator operator very early in the film.
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Arch of Triumph
MovieFeb 17, 1948

Arch of Triumph

In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, …
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
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On Our Merry Way
MovieFeb 3, 1948

On Our Merry Way

Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha …
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
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1947
The Paradine Case
MovieDec 29, 1947

The Paradine Case

Highly successful London barrister Anthony Keane takes on the …
Highly successful London barrister Anthony Keane takes on the case of Italian Maddalena Paradine who is accused of poisoning her blind military hero husband. Keane comes increasingly under her spell, threatening both his marriage and his career.
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1946
Because of Him
MovieJan 18, 1946

Because of Him

A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a …
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
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1945
Captain Kidd
MovieNov 22, 1945

Captain Kidd

In this unhistorical account, Capt. William Kidd is already a …
In this unhistorical account, Capt. William Kidd is already a clever, ruthless pirate when, in 1699, he tricks the king into commissioning him as escort for a treasure ship from India. He enlists a crew of pardoned cutthroats - and Orange Povey, whom Kidd once abandoned on a reef and hoped never to see again. Of course, Kidd's intentions are treacherous. But there's more to gunner Adam Mercy than meets the eye.
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1944
The Suspect
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MovieDec 22, 1944

The Suspect

In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young …
In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's ...
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The Canterville Ghost
MovieJul 20, 1944

The Canterville Ghost

In the 1600s, cowardly Sir …
In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ghost until one of his descendants performs a brave deed. Simon believes he may be saved when he meets Cuffy Williams, an American kinsman stationed with a troop of soldiers at the castle in 1943. Will this blood relative save the family honor, or will his blood be as yellow as the rest of the Cantervilles?
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1943
The Man from Down Under
MovieAug 4, 1943

The Man from Down Under

A crusty old Sergeant of the …
A crusty old Sergeant of the Queen's Australian army in World War I befriends a small orphaned boy and his tiny sister on the night he is to go back to Australia. The Sergeant emotionally ...
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This Land Is Mine
MovieMay 7, 1943

This Land Is Mine

Albert Lory is a teacher at a school in German-occupied France. …
Albert Lory is a teacher at a school in German-occupied France. He is a coward, but he is drawn into the actions of the resistance. Arrested by the Germans because of an alleged murder, a German officer promises him freedom, if he is willing to collaborate against French resistance (by discontinuing his defense speech, which is arousing the citizens in court).
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Forever and a Day
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MovieJan 21, 1943

Forever and a Day

During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an …
During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is resolutely against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from its construction in 1804 until the present.
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1942
Stand By for Action
MovieDec 31, 1942

Stand By for Action

Stand By for Action (British title: Cargo of Innocents) is a …
Stand By for Action (British title: Cargo of Innocents) is a 1942 American war film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, and Charles Laughton, also featuring Walter Brennan and, in her film debut, Marilyn Maxwell. Suggested by a story by Laurence Kirk, and with an original story by Captain Harvey Haislip and R. C. Sherriff, the film's screenplay was written by George Bruce, John L. Balderston, and Herman J. Mankiewicz.
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Tales of Manhattan
MovieAug 5, 1942

Tales of Manhattan

An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, …
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth.
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The Tuttles of Tahiti
MovieApr 29, 1942

The Tuttles of Tahiti

After a long absense from …
After a long absense from the island, Chester Tuttle returns to Tahiti to find that little has changed. His large family, particularly his scheming Uncle Jonas, would rather dance and ...
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1941
It Started with Eve
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MovieSep 26, 1941

It Started with Eve

A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in …
A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor.
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1939
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
MovieSep 1, 1939

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre …
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American romantic drama film starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara. Directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman, the film is based on Victor Hugo's 1831 novel.
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Jamaica Inn
MovieMay 12, 1939

Jamaica Inn

In early 19th century Cornwall, a young orphan, Mary, is sent …
In early 19th century Cornwall, a young orphan, Mary, is sent to live with Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss who are landlords of the Jamaica Inn. Mary soon realises her uncle's inn serves as the base for a gang of ship wreckers - who lure ships to their doom on the rocky coast, and Mary begins to fear for her life.
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1938
Sidewalks of London
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MovieOct 18, 1938

Sidewalks of London

On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers …
On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles, who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, ...
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The Beachcomber
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MovieMar 4, 1938

The Beachcomber

In the Dutch islands, the sister of a pious missionary attempts to …
In the Dutch islands, the sister of a pious missionary attempts to reform a womanizing, drunken beach bum.
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1936
Rembrandt
MovieNov 6, 1936

Rembrandt

This character study joins the painter at the height of his …
This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed.
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1935
Mutiny on the Bounty
MovieNov 8, 1935

Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 American drama film directed …
Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 American drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty.
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Les Misérables
MovieApr 3, 1935

Les Misérables

Les Miserables is an American movie based on the novel by …
Les Miserables is an American movie based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It revolves around such characters as the convict Jean Valjean who finds redemption in caring for the child Cosette, the young revolutionary Marius and his friends, the innocent by doomed Fantine, and the relentless Inspector Javert. As it's based on thousand-page book but isn't even two hours long, it compressed some elements from the novel and dropped others altogether.
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Ruggles of Red Gap
MovieFeb 19, 1935

Ruggles of Red Gap

While visiting Paris in 1908, upper class Lord Burnstead loses …
While visiting Paris in 1908, upper class Lord Burnstead loses his butler playing poker. Egbert and Effie Floud bring Ruggles back to Red Gap, Washington. Effie wants to take advantage of Ruggles' upper class background to influence Egbert's hick lifestyle. However, Egbert is more interested in partying and he takes Ruggles to the local 'beer bust'. When word gets out that "Colonel Ruggles is staying with his close friends" in the local paper, the butler becomes a town celebrity. After befriending Mrs. Judson, a widow who he impresses with his culinary skills, Ruggles decides to strike out on his own and open a restaurant. His transition from servant to independent man will depend on its success.
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Best Actor
Nomination1935

Best Actor

Nominated for "Mutiny on the Bounty".
Academy Award
1934
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
MovieSep 14, 1934

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

In 1845 London, the Barrett …
In 1845 London, the Barrett family is ruled with an iron fist by its stern widowed patriarch, Edward Moulton-Barrett. His nine grown children are afraid of him more than they love him. One of his rules is that none of his children are allowed to marry, which does not sit well with youngest daughter Henrietta as she loves and wants to marry Captain Surtees Cook. Of the nine, the one exception is his daughter Elizabeth, who abides faithfully to her father's wishes. Elizabeth does not think too much about the non-marriage rule as she has an unknown chronic illness which has kept her bedridden. She feels her life will not be a long one. With her time, she writes poetry, which she shares by correspondence with another young poet, Robert Browning. Elizabeth's outlook on her life changes when she meets Mr. Browning for the first time, he who has fallen in love with her without even having met her. She, in return, falls in love with him after their meeting. With Mr. Browning's love and support, Elizabeth tries to get well and enjoy life, this all against the thoughts of her father, who physically and emotionally traps Elizabeth and by association all of his children, all in the name of protecting her and them in the name of God.
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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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The Private Life of Henry VIII
MovieAug 17, 1933

The Private Life of Henry VIII

King Henry VIII marries five …
King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon.
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Best Actor
Award1933

Best Actor

Won award for "The Private Life of Henry VIII".
Academy Award
Best Actor
Nomination1933

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Private Life of Henry VIII".
Academy Award
1932
Island of Lost Souls
MovieDec 1, 1932

Island of Lost Souls

Rescued by a passing freighter after his ship sank, Edward …
Rescued by a passing freighter after his ship sank, Edward Parker is unceremoniously dumped on an island belonging to Dr. Moreau. He's made to feel welcome there though his host tells him not to judge too quickly, or harshly, anything he might see on the island. Moreau has been conducting genetic experiments, turning animals into creatures that are half man and half beast. Parker is repelled by what he's found out but Moreau decides he might be useful in some of his experiments. Meanwhile, Parker's fiancée travels to the island to get him to return. In the end, Dr. Moreau must pay the price for experiments he has conducted.
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The Sign of the Cross
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MovieNov 30, 1932

The Sign of the Cross

After burning Rome, …
After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, when Marcus, the highest military official in Rome, comes upon them. When he sees their stepdaughter Mercia, he instantly falls in love with her and frees them. Marcus pursues Mercia, which gets him into trouble with Emperor (for being easy on Christians) and with the Empress, who loves him and is jealous.
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If I Had a Million
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MovieNov 16, 1932

If I Had a Million

Tycoon John Glidden, dying though still vigorous, is so …
Tycoon John Glidden, dying though still vigorous, is so dissatisfied with his relatives and associates that, rather than will his money to any of them, he decides to give it away in million-dollar amounts to strangers picked from the city directory. He picks a meek china salesman; a prostitute; a forger; two ex-vaudevilleans who hate road hogs; a condemned man; a mild-mannered clerk; a boisterous marine; and an oppressed inmate of an old ladies' home.
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Payment Deferred
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MovieNov 7, 1932

Payment Deferred

Bank clerk William Marble is desperate for money to pay …
Bank clerk William Marble is desperate for money to pay his family's bills. When his wealthy nephew visits, Marble asks him for a loan, but the young man refuses. Marble decides to kill his nephew. It is a twisted path to justice after Marble is transformed by the crime he committed and the wealth he gains.
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The Old Dark House
MovieOct 20, 1932

The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House is a 1932 American pre-Code horror …
The Old Dark House is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film directed by James Whale. It is based on the novel Benighted (1927) by J.B. Priestley. The ensemble cast includes Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey, and Ernest Thesiger.
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Devil and the Deep
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MovieAug 12, 1932

Devil and the Deep

Naval commander Charles Sturm has made life miserable for …
Naval commander Charles Sturm has made life miserable for his wife Diana due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a handsome lieutenant. When Charles learns of their affair, he plots revenge.
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1929
Elsa Lanchester
MarriageFebruary 1929

Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 …
Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was a British actress with a long career in theatre, film and television.
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1899
Charles Laughton
BirthJuly 1899

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton was born.
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