Danish-American Actor

Jean Hersholt

  • Jul 12, 1886 - Jun 02, 1956 (age 69)
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)
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1956
Jean Hersholt
PersonalJune 1956

Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt passed away.
1955
Run for Cover
MovieApr 20, 1955

Run for Cover

Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop …
Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.
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1954
Nomination1954

Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

Nominated for Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Award1954

Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

Won Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.
1950
What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, originally in black and white, with subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e. "line [of work]", with panelists being called on to question and identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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1949
Award1949

Academy Honorary Award

Won Academy Honorary Award.
1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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Award1948

Academy Honorary Award

Won Academy Honorary Award.
1943
Stage Door Canteen
MovieJun 24, 1943

Stage Door Canteen

"Dakota" Smith (William Terry), a young soldier on a pass in …
"Dakota" Smith (William Terry), a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and movies appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen Burke (Cheryl Walker), and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance.
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1941
They Meet Again
MovieJul 11, 1941

They Meet Again

In the sixth entry of this series, Dr. Paul Christian is giving …
In the sixth entry of this series, Dr. Paul Christian is giving a party for Janie Webster, a motherless little girl of nine, with a fine singing voice. But, as her father, Bob Webster, is about to leave the bank where he works to go to the celebration, a shortage is found in his books. for which he is held responsible, jailed, and subsequently, in a court trial is found guilty. Janie is not told that her father is going to prison, but her South Park schoolmates quickly make sure she is informed and brought up to date, and she becomes very ill. Dr. Christian gets his friends and household together, especially Mr. Hastings, his housekeeper who solves all problems by astrology, and, based on a hunch by Dr. Christian, who is convinced Bob is not guilty, they decide to 'cherchez la femme" (not easy to do with a Swedish accent) and prove Bob's innocence. And do so just in time to watch Janie win the state-wide singing contest.
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Melody for Three
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MovieMar 28, 1941

Melody for Three

Dr. Christian takes an interest in a young boy, a violin …
Dr. Christian takes an interest in a young boy, a violin prodigy, whose mother is a divorced music teacher. His interest isn't just in the boy's music career--he believes it would be best for the boy to have his parents back together, and sets out to do just that.
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1940
Remedy for Riches
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MovieNov 29, 1940

Remedy for Riches

A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town …
A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it be known that he's looking for property on which to build a resort. When he buys some land and suddenly "discovers" there's oil underneath it--and generously offers to sell the townspeople shares in his newly found oil reserves--Dr. Christian suspects a swindle and sets out to prove it.
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Dr. Christian Meets the Women
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MovieJul 5, 1940

Dr. Christian Meets the Women

A "professor" hits Dr. …
A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr...
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The Courageous Dr. Christian
MovieMar 28, 1940

The Courageous Dr. Christian

A doctor fights an …
A doctor fights an epidemic that breaks out in the poor section of town and tries to get the rest of the town to help out.
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1939
Meet Dr. Christian
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MovieNov 17, 1939

Meet Dr. Christian

A pleasant down-home entry which casts Hersholt as …
A pleasant down-home entry which casts Hersholt as the title doctor in the mythical town of Rivers End, Minnesota.
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Mr. Moto in Danger Island
MovieApr 7, 1939

Mr. Moto in Danger Island

Puerto Rico has become …
Puerto Rico has become the back door by which a criminal syndicate smuggles inexpensive contraband diamonds from South America into the United States, dramatically driving down the price of legitimate gems. After they have ruthlessly murdered a special investigator, Moto is assigned to the case. While sailing to the island he impresses Twister McGurk, a slow-witted but amiable wrestler, with his martial arts abilities and gains a loyal friend and bodyguard. When an attempt on his life fails and another government official is murdered, Moto sends authorities a fake telegram identifying himself as a criminal named Shimura and making him and the Twister wanted fugitives. That ploy allows them to infiltrate the gang and expose the criminal mastermind behind it.
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1938
I'll Give a Million
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MovieJul 22, 1938

I'll Give a Million

Wealthy Tony Newlander becomes disgusted with …
Wealthy Tony Newlander becomes disgusted with the fortune seekers around him. After saving a tramp from drowning, he takes his clothes and goes off to discover life among the real people. Only, a humorous twist of fate leads him to discover that most people have a bit of greed and lust for wealth in their hearts. But one who doesn't is a pleasant surprise.
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
MovieMay 24, 1938

Alexander's Ragtime Band

This send-up of ragtime …
This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.
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1937
Dr. Christian
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TV ShowNov 7, 1937

Dr. Christian

Dr. Christian is a radio series with Jean Hersholt in the …
Dr. Christian is a radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS Radio from November 7, 1937, to January 6, 1954. In 1956, the series was adapted for television where it aired in syndication until 1957.
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Heidi
MovieOct 15, 1937

Heidi

Eight-year-old Heidi is orphaned and her selfish maternal …
Eight-year-old Heidi is orphaned and her selfish maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with Adolph Kramer, her grumpy, old, outcast, survivalist paternal grandfather. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her angelic ways, sheer love, and adorable personality. When Aunt Dete steals Heidi away to be the companion of a rich man's invalid daughter, the grandfather is enraged and sets out to get her back. Back in Frankfurt, loved and adored by everyone she touches except the villainous housekeeper, Fraulein Rottenmeier, she thrives but is inwardly very sad and lonely. No matter what anyone tells her, Heidi, with faith, hope, and the stubbornness she inherited from her grandfather, knows that some day she will be reunited with the him and the beloved people of the mountain's little village.
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Seventh Heaven
MovieMar 25, 1937

Seventh Heaven

A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a …
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
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1936
Reunion
MovieNov 20, 1936

Reunion

The Chamber of Commerce brings together the Dionne …
The Chamber of Commerce brings together the Dionne quintuplets and other people Dr. John Luke delivered. He hands out wisdom and advice to all.
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The Country Doctor
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MovieMar 12, 1936

The Country Doctor

A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for …
A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his services in a lumber town until he delivers the Dionne quintuplets.
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Tough Guy
MovieJan 24, 1936

Tough Guy

An unhappy child, accompanied by his dog, runs away from …
An unhappy child, accompanied by his dog, runs away from home and is befriended by a gangster on the lam.
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1935
Mark of the Vampire
MovieApr 26, 1935

Mark of the Vampire

When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult …
When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems.
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1934
The Painted Veil
MovieNov 23, 1934

The Painted Veil

In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and …
In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she agrees to marry her father's research associate Dr. Walter Fane. Fane takes her to China but constantly ignors her in favour of his medical research. Lonely Katrin has an affair with Jack Townsend of the British Embassy. When it is discovered by Walter he becomes very bitter. Fane travels to fight a cholera epidemic and Katrin goes with him and helps. They grow closer together than ever before but Walter is knifed in a riot incited by the burning of a cholera infested town. Now their new found happiness will depend on Walter's survival.
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Men in White
MovieMar 28, 1934

Men in White

An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices …
An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.
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The Cat and the Fiddle
MovieFeb 16, 1934

The Cat and the Fiddle

A romance between a …
A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.
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1933
Dinner at Eight
MovieAug 23, 1933

Dinner at Eight

Millicent Jordan is pre-occupied with the plans she is …
Millicent Jordan is pre-occupied with the plans she is making for a high-class dinner party. Her husband Oliver is in failing health, and he is also worried because someone is trying to buy up the stock in his shipping business - even his old friend Carlotta wants to sell her stock. Hoping to get help from businessman Dan Packard, he persuades Millicent, against her wishes, to invite Packard and his wife to the dinner. As Oliver's problems get worse, Millicent is increasingly quick-tempered because the plans for the party are not going smoothly. As the time for the dinner approaches, it appears that the hosts and the guests will all have plenty on their minds.
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1932
The Mask of Fu Manchu
MovieNov 5, 1932

The Mask of Fu Manchu

Englishmen race to find …
Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and his diabolical daughter will enslave the world!
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Skyscraper Souls
MovieJul 16, 1932

Skyscraper Souls

Aspirations and the lives of several people working at …
Aspirations and the lives of several people working at the gigantic Seacoast National Bank Building interweave in various plots. The most notable character is David Dwight, the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife happy by paying for her extravagant globetrotting. Dwight's long time secretary Sarah yearns for them to divorce so her affair with him can be legitimized. Sarah shows her good side by playing mother to the young innocent Lynn Harding, who she employs as an assistant. Beautiful Miss Harding is relentlessly pursued by extroverted bank teller Tom Sheppard, but he is frustrated when Dwight lures her away with power and wealth. Then Dwight ruins everyone's finances in a successful bid to get full control of his skyscraper by manipulating the company's stock price. Now there doesn't appear to be anyone who can prevent the power monger from taking advantage of the ingenue Harding-or is there?
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Unashamed
MovieJul 2, 1932

Unashamed

Dick will do anything to protect his sister Jean as would …
Dick will do anything to protect his sister Jean as would her father. But she is in love with sleazy Harry Swift who has his eye on her money. When Harry has her stay with him at a hotel all night, her father still will not give his permission for a wedding. Harry threatens to tell everyone about Jean, and Dick shoots him dead. Jean cannot forgive either her father or her brother and will testify against Dick even if it means the electric chair for her brother.
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New Morals for Old
MovieJun 4, 1932

New Morals for Old

A single mother struggles to raise her son and …
A single mother struggles to raise her son and daughter,who find it difficult to listen to her life lessons.they forge their own lives,and make their own mistakes as a result.
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Grand Hotel
MovieApr 12, 1932

Grand Hotel

A group of very different individuals staying at a …
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
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Are You Listening?
MovieMar 21, 1932

Are You Listening?

A radio writer/producer accidentally kills his wife …
A radio writer/producer accidentally kills his wife and then attempts to escape an on-air hunt for him.
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The Beast of the City
MovieFeb 13, 1932

The Beast of the City

Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick …
Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick is fighting gangster Sam Belmonte. He asks his dishonest brother Ed to keep an eye on Daisy who was connected with Belmonte.
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Emma
MovieJan 2, 1932

Emma

After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, …
After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father.
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1931
Private Lives
MovieDec 12, 1931

Private Lives

Elyot and Sibyl are being married in a big church …
Elyot and Sibyl are being married in a big church ceremony. Amanda and Victor are being married by a French Justice of the Peace. Both couples go to a hotel on the same day and are put in adjoining rooms with adjoining terraces. Things go fine until Amanda sees her former husband Elyot on the adjacent terrace. While they both pretend to be happy, both make plans to leave, but their spouses do not want to leave as it is their respective honeymoons. So the other spouses each go down to the bar. This leaves Elyot and Amanda together and they reminisce. Before long, the sparks again fly and they both decide to leave together to the Mountains of Switzerland. They love, they bicker, they fight, they stop. Then it begins over and over. Then Victor and Sibyl show up at their chalet.
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The Phantom of Paris
MovieSep 12, 1931

The Phantom of Paris

Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot …
Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot escape the false murder charge that is placed on him. Max has killed Bourrelier before he was removed from the will so that he will be rich when he marries Cecile. Together with Vera, they put the blame on Bibi, who is a romantic rival to Max, and he is sentenced to death. But Bibi escapes before his execution and hides in Herman's secret cellar. When he learns that Max is dying, Bibi goes to his house for his confession, but Max dies before it is told to anyone else. So Bibi, has just one chance, and he goes to Dr. Gorin who will make him look like Max so that he can clear his name and put the blame where it belongs - on Max, even in death.
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Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
MovieSep 10, 1931

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)

Susan, an orphan, lives …
Susan, an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives. She escapes one stormy night when the fiance her relatives chose tries to force his attentions. Rodney, an architecht, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again. Her next rescuer is a tatooed lady in a circus who can't save her from the circus manager. Rodney shows up and dismisses her as a fallen woman. Susan moves up in the world to the penthouse of a politician who can offer a construction contract to Rodney. Rodney says no and flees to the jungle with Susan in pursuit.
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1930
Viennese Nights
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MovieNov 26, 1930

Viennese Nights

In 1890, Gus Sascher joins the Austrian Army and …
In 1890, Gus Sascher joins the Austrian Army and romances the impoverished girl Elsa Hofner. Elsa instead marries the wealthier officer Franz von Renner, in an attempt at social climbing. Both Gus and Elsa later have unhappy marriages. They attempt an affair, but Vivienne terminates it quickly. In 1930, Barbara (Elsa's granddaughter) falls in love with Gus' grandson. The elderly Elsa helps them get married, shortly before her own death.
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The Cat Creeps
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MovieNov 10, 1930

The Cat Creeps

Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old …
Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.
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Hell Harbor
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MovieMar 15, 1930

Hell Harbor

Anita Morgan, a descendant of the famous pirate Henry …
Anita Morgan, a descendant of the famous pirate Henry Morgan, is living a carefree and careless life on an island in the Carribean, but had much rather be living the same life In Havana. When she learns that her father, in exchange for money, has promised her hand in marriage to one of his swarthy friends, she is more convinced that Havana is the place to be. When an American comes to the island to buy some pearls, she falls in love with him. and when she discovers he is to be tricked out of his money and killed, she makes plans to save him...and go to Havana with him.
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Mamba
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MovieMar 10, 1930

Mamba

August Bolte, the richest man in a settlement in German …
August Bolte, the richest man in a settlement in German East Africa in the period before World War I, is called "Mamba" by the locals, which is the name of a deadly snake. Despised by the locals and the European settlers alike for his greed and arrogance, Bolte forces the beautiful daughter of a destitute nobleman to marry him in exchange for saving her father from ruin. Upon her arrival in Africa, she falls in love with an officer in the local German garrison. When World War I breaks out, Bolte, unable to avoid being conscripted, foments a rebellion among the local natives.
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1929
The Younger Generation
MovieMar 4, 1929

The Younger Generation

Soap-opera about a social …
Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish man and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them.
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Girl on the Barge
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MovieFeb 3, 1929

Girl on the Barge

The illiterate daughter of a drunken, nasty sea captain …
The illiterate daughter of a drunken, nasty sea captain falls in love with a tugboat pilot. Her father disapproves of the relationship, and is determined to do everything he can to break it up.
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1928
Abie's Irish Rose
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MovieApr 19, 1928

Abie's Irish Rose

A comedy in which a Catholic and a Jew marry, causing …
A comedy in which a Catholic and a Jew marry, causing tension within both families.
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1927
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
MovieSep 21, 1927

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

Young Prince Karl …
Young Prince Karl Heinrich has spent his entire life behind the palace gates protected from the world. He has been raised in a melancholy atmosphere of strict discipline and duty, yet he often looks out at the frolics of youths and maidens who live beyond the walls. When he passes his exams, Karl is sent to Heidelberg to complete his studies. It is a heady new world of brew, song, and comradeship. Karl falls in love with Kathi, a pretty barmaid, and she reciprocates. But can the love survive their disparate backgrounds? Will Karl ever find happiness or will duty deny it to him?
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1925
Stella Dallas
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MovieNov 16, 1925

Stella Dallas

Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper …
Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel, the Dallases go their separate ways. Now confined to poverty, Stella must sacrifice her own life and happiness for the sake of her daughter.
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1924
Cheap Kisses
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MovieDec 21, 1924

Cheap Kisses

Refusing to join his family in their new social life when Henry …
Refusing to join his family in their new social life when Henry Dillingham suddenly becomes wealthy, Donald Dillingham causes even greater disapproval by marrying chorus girl Ardell Kendall. Learning that famous sculptor Gustaf Borgstrom wishes to use Ardell as model, the Dillinghams suddenly welcome Donald and Ardell to their estate. Donald surrenders to both the jazzy pleasures and the attentions of Maybelle Wescott, but Ardell remains aloof and in order to pay off Maybelle threatens Mr. Dillingham with exposure of his infatuation with a chorus girl. The adventuress breaks her agreement to leave Donald alone, and Ardell reveals the bargain to Donald, who angrily leaves. Ardell sadly returns to the Dillinghams' honeymoon cottage and finds a remorseful Donald awaiting her.
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Greed
MovieDec 4, 1924

Greed

John McTeague was a simple slow man who became a …
John McTeague was a simple slow man who became a dentist after working at the Big Dipper Gold Mine. He is now being hunted in Death Valley by his ex-best friend Marcus and the law. His lot was cast the day that he meet his future wife Trina in his office. She was with Marcus and she bought a lottery ticket. Well Mac fell for her and Marcus stepped aside. When Mac and Trina married, she won the Lottery for $5000 and became obsessive about the money in gold. Marcus is steamed as he stepped aside and now she is rich so he has the law shut down Mac as he has no official schooling for his dentistry. Trina fearful that they will take her gold away sells everything and takes all Mac earns when he is working. She adds to her stash of gold as they both live as paupers. When Mac has no job and no money, he leaves and Trina moves. Driven to desperation at being poor and hungry he finds Trina and demands the gold.
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Sinners in Silk
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MovieSep 1, 1924

Sinners in Silk

Aging roué Arthur Merrill meets flapper Penelope Stevens …
Aging roué Arthur Merrill meets flapper Penelope Stevens on an ocean liner and decides to undergo rejuvenation surgery so that he may enjoy life again. Transformed, he attends a wild jazz party given by Penelope and persuades her to visit his apartment, but he finds that she is a "good girl" and only flirting. After he gives Penelope a scare and a lecture, her old beau, Brock Farley, enters with a letter to Arthur that reveals Brock to be his son. Arthur gladly steps aside, renounces his wild living, and returns to a simple life. - Motion Picture News 1924.
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1922
Tess of the Storm Country
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MovieNov 12, 1922

Tess of the Storm Country

Wealthy Elias Graves …
Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on young Tess, and one of them, Ben Letts, frames Tess's father for murder. While maintaining her father's innocence, Tess must keep her love for Graves' son a secret, while caring for Elias' daughter's illegitamate child.
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1914
Allan Hersholt
ChildDecember 1914

Allan Hersholt

Allan Hersholt was an actor.
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Via Hersholt
MarriageApril 1914

Via Hersholt

Via Hersholt was born on September 20, 1892 in …
Via Hersholt was born on September 20, 1892 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Petra Via Andersen. She was married to Jean Hersholt. She died on June 21, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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1886
Jean Hersholt
BirthJuly 1886

Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt was born.
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