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Jason Robards Sr.

  • Dec 31, 1892 - Apr 04, 1963 (age 70)
  • 5' 10" (1.77 m)
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1996
Nomination1996

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Molly Sweeney".
Outer Critics Circle Award
1963
Jason Robards Sr.
PersonalApril 1963

Jason Robards Sr.

Jason Robards Sr. passed away.
1950
The Second Woman
MovieJul 7, 1950

The Second Woman

In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, …
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly ...
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1949
Feudin' Rhythm
MovieNov 1, 1949

Feudin' Rhythm

Eddy Arnold (Eddy Arnold), singing star of the Ace Lucky (Kirby …
Eddy Arnold (Eddy Arnold), singing star of the Ace Lucky (Kirby Grant) radio program gets involved when Ace's equipment for a television program is destroyed by a fire. Aces accepts the ...
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Rimfire
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MovieMar 25, 1949

Rimfire

An undercover army officer investigating the theft of …
An undercover army officer investigating the theft of army gold shipments takes a job as deputy in a small town that's being terrorized by what they believe is the ghost of a gambler who was wrongly convicted and hanged for those robberies.
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Impact
MovieMar 19, 1949

Impact

A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the …
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.
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1948
Return of the Bad Men
MovieJul 17, 1948

Return of the Bad Men

When part of Indian Territory …
When part of Indian Territory is incorporated into the United States, good-natured rancher Vance Cordell reluctantly accepts the badge of federal marshal when a flood of notorious outlaws views the new area as ripe for banditry. Included are the Dalton and Younger Gangs, Billy the Kid, and the Sundance Kid led by the notorious Wild Bill Doolin. Cordell has a personal stake in his campaign to eradicate the bad men because of a friend's murder and the robbery of the local bank owned by his future father-in-law.
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Guns of Hate
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MovieJun 18, 1948

Guns of Hate

Ben Jason has found a lost gold mine. When Morgan learns …
Ben Jason has found a lost gold mine. When Morgan learns this from Wyatt, he and his henchman Rocky chase down Jason and kill him. Banning and sidekick Rafferty arrive on the scene only to ...
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Fighting Father Dunne
MovieMay 12, 1948

Fighting Father Dunne

In St. Louis, Missouri, in …
In St. Louis, Missouri, in 1906, Father Peter J. Dunne, a parish priest, founds an establishment-home for homeless newsboys. When a newspaper publisher starts a circulation war, one of Father Dunnes boys is killed, and another one commits a murder. By waging a successful campaign to stop advertisers buy ad-space, Father Dunne stops the war. Then he has to wrestle his conscience over what to do with the condemned boy.
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
MovieMar 25, 1948

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

The Blandings live in New …
The Blandings live in New York in a tiny apartment. They decide to move to the country and find that buying and building and living in their own home is easier said than done.
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Western Heritage
MovieJan 24, 1948

Western Heritage

A forger has made a copy of a Spanish land grant and …
A forger has made a copy of a Spanish land grant and Arnold is after it. Arnold and his men attack, shoot the forger, and take the deed while Russ tries unsuccessfully to stop them. Arnold presents it at the recorders office. It appears authentic and he starts evicting ranchers from their land. But Russ knows something is wrong as one of Arnold's men was a man he fought with during the attack.
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1947
Riffraff
MovieJun 28, 1947

Riffraff

A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a …
A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a storm with two passengers; it lands in Panama with one. The missing man had valuable oil-location maps; everyone who is after ...
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Seven Keys to Baldpate
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MovieJun 5, 1947

Seven Keys to Baldpate

Writer Kenneth Magee has …
Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six ...
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Desperate
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MovieMay 9, 1947

Desperate

The trucker Steve Randall is an ex-GI that has fought in the war …
The trucker Steve Randall is an ex-GI that has fought in the war and has been married with Anne Randall for four months. Steve has a trucking business, but he arrives home with the intention of celebrating his wedding anniversary with Anne. He receives a phone call from a client that offers a small fortune to him to transport some goods that night and he does not have how to refuse. When he arrives at the spot, he finds that he was lured by the mobster Walt Radak that wants to use Steve's truck to transport stolen furs. Steve does not accept the deal but is forced by Walt's gangsters to drive his truck. When he sees a police officer on the street, he blinks the headlights to call his attention. There is a shooting and the police officer is murdered and Walt's young brother Al is left behind and arrested by the police. Walt tries to force Steve to assume the murder to save his brother but Steve flees from the gangsters and travels with Anne, who is pregnant, to the countryside, pursued by Walt and his gangsters and by the police. When Steve finds a safe place for Anne in the farm of her Aunt Klara and Uncle Jan, he goes to the police department and tells his story to Det. Lt. Louie Ferrari (Jason Robards) that does not believe in his words but let him go. Steve returns to the farm without knowing that Ferrari released him to be a bait to catch Walt and his men.
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Trail Street
MovieFeb 19, 1947

Trail Street

The Liberal Kansas area is in trouble. The town is without a …
The Liberal Kansas area is in trouble. The town is without a Marshal and the nearby farmers are unable to grow crops due to the summer drought and trail riders that run cattle over their land. Bat Masterson arrives to bring law and order and his Deputy accidently finds a variety of wheat that will withstand the drought. But the farmers are giving up and leaving and Bat must convince tham to stay. He wants them to continue farming and also help round up the local gang of outlaws.
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1946
The Falcon's Adventure
MovieDec 13, 1946

The Falcon's Adventure

The Falcon rescues Louisa …
The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida...
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Step by Step
MovieAug 23, 1946

Step by Step

Using a white lie, young Evelyn Smith is able to get a …
Using a white lie, young Evelyn Smith is able to get a sensitive job as secretary to Senator Remmy. They will be working out of the senator's isolated and usually unused Malibu beachfront house. The current case they will be working on is one of national security, that despite the fact of the war being over. Things take a turn when the senator's associate, James Blackton, is murdered in the house, Evelyn bound and gagged, and the senator knocked unconscious with a serious concussion by some German spies. Johnny Christopher, a war veteran with the Marines who met Evelyn earlier that day at the beach in his attraction to her, knows that there are unusual goings-on in the house, and is able to rescue Evelyn in the process. However, Johnny and Evelyn become the chief suspects in the senator's beating and Blackton's murder. As Johnny and Evelyn go on the run, they have to keep themselves safe while trying to clear their names by finding the three Germans. What they are initially unaware of is that the Germans did not find what they were looking for, namely a top secret document which lists them, among others, as being spies, which leads to them trying to find and retrieve the hidden document while they also try to dispose of Johnny and Evelyn.
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Thunder Mountain
MovieMay 14, 1946

Thunder Mountain

"Thunder Mountain" is the first of Tim Holt's 29 postwar …
"Thunder Mountain" is the first of Tim Holt's 29 postwar westerns spread over the five year period from June, 1947 to June, 1952. While the film has one Zane Grey title, it has more ...
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Bedlam
MovieApr 19, 1946

Bedlam

Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes …
Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries...
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The Falcon's Alibi
MovieApr 12, 1946

The Falcon's Alibi

A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be …
A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian. The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ensue.
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1945
A Game of Death
MovieNov 23, 1945

A Game of Death

A remake of Richard Connell's famous short story, "The …
A remake of Richard Connell's famous short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," about a madman who hunts human prey on his personal island habitat.
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Man Alive
MovieNov 16, 1945

Man Alive

Michael McBride is declared dead after a car accident leaving …
Michael McBride is declared dead after a car accident leaving his wife Connie grief stricken. When he reappears he has difficulty convincing people it's him due to the interference of Tolliver and a young Ignatius claiming to be his son.
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Isle of the Dead
MovieSep 1, 1945

Isle of the Dead

On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are …
On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects ...
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Betrayal from the East
MovieFeb 25, 1945

Betrayal from the East

Just before World War II, …
Just before World War II, Japan plants a network of spies and saboteurs in California. Agent Kato, seeking secrets of the Panama canal, recruits carnival barker Eddie Carter, who was there in the army. Also interested in Eddie is alluring Peggy Harrison: another secret agent?. Not as inclined to treason as Kato hoped, Eddie becomes a double agent in a deadly game against a devilish enemy.
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1944
Mademoiselle Fifi
MovieJul 28, 1944

Mademoiselle Fifi

In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a …
In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the ...
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1940
The Fatal Hour
MovieJan 15, 1940

The Fatal Hour

When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, …
When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco ...
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1939
Sky Patrol
MovieSep 12, 1939

Sky Patrol

"Tailspin Tommy" Tompkins and "Skeeter" Milligan are …
"Tailspin Tommy" Tompkins and "Skeeter" Milligan are training young U. S. Army fliers for the newly-formed 'Sky Patrol,'a branch of the Army Reserves which operates along the borders and coast-lines, on the lookout for smugglers. Carter Meade, whose father is the Colonel in charge of the patrol, has a terror of firing guns and his father insists he conquer this fear. Tommy sends him out on patrol, on orders from Washington D. C., to stop any unfamiliar aircraft. Carter challenges an unmarked amphibian plane, which opens fire on him. Carter, afraid to shoot, bails out as his plane is shot down. Carter is missing, and Tommy and Skeeter are searching for him and the mysterious airplane.
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Range War
MovieAug 25, 1939

Range War

Buck Colins heads a group of local ranchers who are trying to …
Buck Colins heads a group of local ranchers who are trying to prevent the railroad from completing its line through their property. Till now they have been able to charge tolls on herds passing through. Hoppy goes undercover to expose them.
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1937
Clipped Wings
MovieDec 2, 1937

Clipped Wings

Mickey Lofton, young half-brother of famed war-aviator Jerry, …
Mickey Lofton, young half-brother of famed war-aviator Jerry, fails in his attempt to enter the Canadian Air Corps, because of his fear of thunderstorms developed by an incident in his ...
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1935
The Fighting Marines
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MovieNov 23, 1935

The Fighting Marines

Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the …
Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the United States Marine Corps, are rival for the love of Frances Schiller, but team up to hunt down "The Tiger Shark," a mad, scientific wizard who is holding Sergeant William Schiller, Frances' brother, a prisoner on a wild, jungle island in the Pacific.
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Ladies Crave Excitement
MovieJun 22, 1935

Ladies Crave Excitement

An ace newsreel reporter …
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
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The Miracle Rider
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MovieApr 12, 1935

The Miracle Rider

In 1930s Texas, following the murder of his father, Tom …
In 1930s Texas, following the murder of his father, Tom Morgan joins the Texas Rangers to avenge his father's death and to follow in his path as a proponent of Indian rights. His task as a Ranger is to stop the evil Zaroff and his gang, who are smuggling the elements for a powerful explosive from a mine on Indian land.
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1934
Broadway Bill
MovieOct 31, 1934

Broadway Bill

Magnate J.C. Higgins has 4 daughters. Three have …
Magnate J.C. Higgins has 4 daughters. Three have presented him with sons-in-law to run his various enterprises...but son-in-law Dan Brooks would rather race horses, and youngest daughter 'Princess' Higgins is much fonder of him than his wife is. First Dan, and later Princess, run away from Higginsville, bent on running Dan's only asset, the horse Broadway Bill, in the Imperial Derby. Can they succeed before the creditors (and/or the gamblers) catch up with them? Will Dan ever realize that Princess loves him?
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1933
Corruption
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MovieJun 19, 1933

Corruption

A young lawyer is elected mayor of the city and promises to rid it …
A young lawyer is elected mayor of the city and promises to rid it of the corruption it's famous for. The problem is that most of the corruption he's vowed to eliminate is caused by the crooked political machine that helped elect him.
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Damaged Lives
MovieMay 22, 1933

Damaged Lives

An extramarital affair leads to a young couple contracting …
An extramarital affair leads to a young couple contracting venereal disease.
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1932
The Conquerors
MovieNov 18, 1932

The Conquerors

The Conquerors is a 1932 American pre-Code Western …
The Conquerors is a 1932 American pre-Code Western film starring Richard Dix and Ann Harding, and directed by William A. Wellman. A young couple move to the American West and build a banking empire.
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Slightly Married
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MovieOct 15, 1932

Slightly Married

Mary Smith is picked up by the police and is about to be …
Mary Smith is picked up by the police and is about to be sentenced, in night court, to jail for vagrancy. But a stranger, Jimmie Martin, stands up and tells the judge that Mary was waiting for him and they were going to be married. A minister stands up and offers to perform the ceremony. Mary is appreciative to her 'new' husband for saving her from jail, but she sees him as a rich playboy who got drunk and decided to be gallant. She gives him instructions to move on, but he persists on taking care of his wife. And about the time she has decided that she loves him, his parents show up with lots of objections.
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Klondike
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MovieAug 30, 1932

Klondike

Dr. Robert Cromwell performs a delicate operation, that has …
Dr. Robert Cromwell performs a delicate operation, that has never been done before, and the patient dies. Charged with malpractice and manslaughter, his trial is national news but the jury ...
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Unholy Love
MovieJun 1, 1932

Unholy Love

Unholy Love (released in the United Kingdom as Deceit) is …
Unholy Love (released in the United Kingdom as Deceit) is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed and produced by Albert Ray. It was the first film adaptation of the French novel Madame Bovary produced.
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Discarded Lovers
MovieJan 3, 1932

Discarded Lovers

In this murder mystery, sexy blonde film star Irma Gladden is …
In this murder mystery, sexy blonde film star Irma Gladden is found dead in her car after shooting the last scene in her film, "Falling Star" at Eminent Studios. The suspects are numerous ...
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1931
Caught Plastered
MovieSep 5, 1931

Caught Plastered

Wheeler and Woolsey play two unemployed vaudevillians …
Wheeler and Woolsey play two unemployed vaudevillians who get involved in helping an old lady save her moribund drug store. Problems and laughs begin when the villain spikes the Lemon Sodas they are selling.
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Salvation Nell
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MovieJul 1, 1931

Salvation Nell

Young Nell loses her job and home and her father is sent to …
Young Nell loses her job and home and her father is sent to prison. She joins the Salvation Army and tries to redeem him when he comes out bent on continuing his life of crime.
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Charlie Chan Carries On
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MovieApr 12, 1931

Charlie Chan Carries On

Charlie steps in to solve the …
Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.
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1930
Abraham Lincoln
MovieAug 25, 1930

Abraham Lincoln

Brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early …
Brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early jobs, (unsubstantiated) affair with Ann Rutledge, courtship of Mary Todd, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates; his presidency and the Civil War are followed in somewhat more detail, though without actual battle scenes; film concludes with the assassination.
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1929
Paris
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MovieNov 7, 1929

Paris

Cora Sabbot (Louise Closser Hale) leaves her Newton Center, …
Cora Sabbot (Louise Closser Hale) leaves her Newton Center, Massachusetts home and goes to Paris, France with the express purpose of preventing the marriage of her son, Andrew Sabbot (Jason Robards Sr as Jason Robards), to stage star Vivienne Rolland ( Irène Bordon).
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The Isle of Lost Ships
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MovieSep 29, 1929

The Isle of Lost Ships

A Pacific Ocean steamer …
A Pacific Ocean steamer with a brutal captain, Peter Forbes (Noah Beery), and carrying a motley cargo of passengers, drifts into the Sargasso Sea and is ship wrecked on the Island of Lost Ships.
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Agnes Lynch
Marriage1929

Agnes Lynch

Agnes Lynch was born on July 27, 1902 in Billings, Montana, …
Agnes Lynch was born on July 27, 1902 in Billings, Montana, USA as Agnes Elizabeth Lynch. She was an actress, known for The Trailer (1925). She was married to Jason Robards Sr.. She died on June 21, 1964 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
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1928
On Trial
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MovieNov 14, 1928

On Trial

A court-room drama in which Robert Strickland (Bert …
A court-room drama in which Robert Strickland (Bert Lytell) finds himself on trial for the murder of his friend.
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1927
The Heart of Maryland
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MovieJul 23, 1927

The Heart of Maryland

At the outbreak of the War …
At the outbreak of the War Between the States, Maryland Calvert is loved by Maj. Alan Kendrick, son of a Virginia general, and Capt. Fulton Thorpe. Nancy, whom Thorpe has loved unwisely, follows him to Washington and commits suicide when she learns he will not marry her; as a result, Alan is forced to request his resignation. When Fort Sumter is fired upon, Alan, who admires Lincoln's principles, joins the Union Army though his father is among the Secessionist leaders; as a result, he is estranged from Maryland. Thorpe, who has joined the Confederacy as a spy, is responsible for Alan's arrest, but Maryland victoriously comes to his aid by ringing the alarm bell.
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1926
The Third Degree
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MovieDec 1, 1926

The Third Degree

Alicia, a circus artist, deserts her husband and child to elope …
Alicia, a circus artist, deserts her husband and child to elope with Underwood, her handsome lover. Fifteen years later, Annie Martin, Alicia's deserted daughter, is a trapeze performer in a sideshow at Coney Island, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Chubb, and has married Howard Jeffries in spite of opposition by his wealthy parents. Jeffries, Sr., hires a man (Underwood) to separate the young couple. Underwood convinces the newlyweds that each is being unfaithful to the other, and consequently he is threatened by Howard. Driven to fury by Underwood's uncontrollable demands, Alicia shoots him in a quarrel and makes her escape just as Howard enters; despite his innocence, Howard confesses to the crime when subjected to the third degree. Annie, realizing her mother's guilt, claims to be guilty, but Alicia then confesses. Annie is saved from suicide by Howard, and they are united by love.
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Footloose Widows
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MovieJun 19, 1926

Footloose Widows

Footloose Widows is a 1926 silent film feature comedy …
Footloose Widows is a 1926 silent film feature comedy produced and distributed by Warner Bros., directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Louise Fazenda and Jacqueline Logan. A print is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.
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The Cohens and Kellys
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MovieFeb 22, 1926

The Cohens and Kellys

The Cohens and Kellys is a …
The Cohens and Kellys is a 1926 silent comedy film directed by Harry A. Pollard and starring Charles Murray, George Sidney, Kate Price and Jason Robards Sr. The film is the first of the Cohens and Kellys film serials. The film is perhaps best known today as the subject of Nichols v. Universal Pictures Corp., a copyright infringement case, in which Judge Learned Hand articulated the doctrine that copyright protection does not cover the characteristics of stock characters in a story.
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1922
Jason Robards
ChildJuly 1922

Jason Robards

Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) …
Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American actor on stage, and in film and television. He was a winner of the Tony Award, two Academy Awards and the Emmy Award. He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.
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1914
Hope Maxine Glanville Robards
MarriageOctober 1914

Hope Maxine Glanville Robards

Married Hope Maxine Glanville Robards.
1892
Jason Robards Sr.
BirthDecember 1892

Jason Robards Sr.

Jason Robards Sr. was born.
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