American Actor

Lionel Barrymore

  • Apr 28, 1878 - Nov 15, 1954 (age 76)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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1990
Home Alone
MovieNov 10, 1990

Home Alone

Kevin is an 8-year-old who, through a series of mishaps, is left …
Kevin is an 8-year-old who, through a series of mishaps, is left behind when his large family flies to Paris for the holidays. Blissful at having the house to himself, he's soon interrupted by bickering home invaders Harry and Marv, and he'll need all his smarts to outwit them.
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1954
Lionel Barrymore
PersonalNovember 1954

Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore passed away.
1953
Main Street to Broadway
MovieOct 13, 1953

Main Street to Broadway

In New York City, a surly, …
In New York City, a surly, down-on-his-heels playwright meets a country girl who's giving up trying to act and returning home. He goes with her for inspiration when his agent convinces a stage star to take his next effort. When he returns to Broadway, his girl stays behind and starts seeing a local businessman.
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1952
Lone Star
MovieJan 31, 1952

Lone Star

Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereaux …
Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereaux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.
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1949
Down to the Sea in Ships
MovieFeb 22, 1949

Down to the Sea in Ships

At the end of the 19th …
At the end of the 19th century, Massachusetts whaling ship captain Bering Joy takes his grandson Jed on a whaling expedition.The old captain wants to teach his spoiled grandson real life values such as honesty, courage, wisdom, fairness and hard work.At the same time, First Mate Dan Lunceford is entrusted with tutoring the boy in his schoolwork.A small competition and rivalry starts when both men,Captain Joy and First Mate Lunceford, strive to become young Jed's male role model.Captain Joy may have the wisdom dictated by his life's experiences but young Jed's imagination is rather captivated by Dan Lunceford's seafaring tales.
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1948
Key Largo
MovieJul 15, 1948

Key Largo

Frank McCloud travels to a run-down hotel on Key Largo to …
Frank McCloud travels to a run-down hotel on Key Largo to honor the memory of a friend who died bravely in his unit during WW II. His friend's widow, Nora Temple, and wheelchair bound father, James Temple manage the hotel and receive him warmly, but the three of them soon find themselves virtual prisoners when the hotel is taken over by a mob of gangsters led by Johnny Rocco who hole up there to await the passing of a hurricane. Mr. Temple strongly reviles Rocco but due to his infirmities can only confront him verbally. Having become disillusioned by the violence of war, Frank is reluctant to act, but Rocco's demeaning treatment of his alcoholic moll, Gaye Dawn, and his complicity in the deaths of the Osceola Brothers and a deputy sheriff start to motivate McCloud to overcome his Hamlet-like inaction.
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1946
Duel in the Sun
MovieDec 29, 1946

Duel in the Sun

When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her …
When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch-owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator Jackson McCanles, and with lustful interest from womanising, unruly younger son Lewt. Almost at once, already existing family tensions are exacerbated by her presence and the way she is physically drawn to Lewt.
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It's a Wonderful Life
MovieDec 20, 1946

It's a Wonderful Life

After a run of bad luck, a …
After a run of bad luck, a good man named George Bailey stands on a bridge on Christmas Eve, ready to jump. It's up to George's guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, to show the positive impact of George's life on his loved ones and the entire town of Bedford Falls.
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1945
The Valley of Decision
MovieMay 3, 1945

The Valley of Decision

Mary Rafferty comes from a …
Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the mill. Mary catches the attention of handsome scion Paul Scott, but their romance is complicated by Paul's engagement to someone else and a bitter strike among the mill workers.
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1944
Since You Went Away
MovieJun 1, 1944

Since You Went Away

With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife …
With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.
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1943
A Guy Named Joe
MovieDec 23, 1943

A Guy Named Joe

A dead World War II bomber pilot named Pete Sandidge, …
A dead World War II bomber pilot named Pete Sandidge, becomes the guardian angel of another pilot, Ted Randall. He guides Ted through battle and helping him to romance his old girlfriend, despite her excessive devotion to Sandidge's memory.
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Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
MovieMay 8, 1943

Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case

Marcia Bradburn seeks Dr. …
Marcia Bradburn seeks Dr. Leonard Gillespie's advice after her boyfriend proposes. She was once engaged to Roy Todwell who was sentenced to the penitentiary for the murder of two men. After their chat, Marcia decides it's okay for her to move on. Dr. Gillespie had actually recommended that Todwell be sent to a mental institution for treatment but the courts decided otherwise. He and his assistant, Dr. Red Adams visit Todwell in the penitentiary in the hopes they could get him transferred to a medical facility. Meanwhile, Dr. Gillespie gives encouragement to an injured soldier who has lost both of his legs in combat. Dr. Adams thinks he's hit the jackpot when a rich and beautiful hospital volunteer takes an interest in him. The entire medical team faces a hospital crisis when a serious infection breaks out in the children's ward.
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1942
Tennessee Johnson
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MovieDec 1, 1942

Tennessee Johnson

A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival …
A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.
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Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
MovieNov 1, 1942

Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant

Dr. Gillespie's health is …
Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; unfortunately, he gets three smart-alecky youngsters who all know the answer: Randall Adams (clean-cut American type), Lee Wong How (from Brooklyn), and Dennis LIndsey (Aussie). In typical Gillespie fashion, he sets about showing them there's more to doctoring than book-learning, and assigns each intern to an impossible case of diagnosis, saying that whoever gets it right will become his new assistant.
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Calling Dr. Gillespie
MovieJul 9, 1942

Calling Dr. Gillespie

Dr. Gillespie is contacted by …
Dr. Gillespie is contacted by his old friend Emma Hope, headmistress of a prestigious girls school. She's concerned about Roy Todwell, the young man one of her girls, Marcia Bradburn, has been seeing. Todwell has shown serious bouts of violence over the most minor event and working with a colleague, Dr. Gerniede, Gillespie concludes that the young man is suffering from serious mental illness. He has little success in convincing Todwell's parents of the seriousness of it all - they prefer to take the opinion of their own physician who thinks psychiatry is just a lot of mumbo jumbo - and the young man's condition deteriorates. Todwell soon sets out for New York with only one goal in mind - to kill Dr. Gillespie.
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Dr. Kildare's Victory
MovieFeb 4, 1942

Dr. Kildare's Victory

Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at …
Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop, and tries to help him out when he transports an accident victim, socialite Cynthia "Cookie" Charles, to Blair General from outside the hospital's agreed territory. When the other hospital complains, Winthrop is fired. Soon after, his girlfriend, Nurse Anabelle Kirke, is also let go when she too misapplies hospital policy. Kildare pleads their case with the hospital Board but with little luck. He then gets the well-connected Cookie, who has a thing for him, to help to sort it out
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1941
Lady Be Good
MovieSep 1, 1941

Lady Be Good

Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love …
Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy.
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Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
MovieAug 22, 1941

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day

It is a week before Dr. …
It is a week before Dr. Kildare's wedding to pretty Nurse Mary Lamont. The hospital is a-buzz with preparation for the big day. Good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to help a...
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1939
On Borrowed Time
MovieJul 6, 1939

On Borrowed Time

Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged …
Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends. But Gramps is concerned for his grandson's future and wary of a scheming relative who seeks Pud's custody. One day Mr. Brink--an agent of Death--arrives to take Gramps "to the land where the woodbine twineth." Through a bit of trickery, Gramps confines Mr. Brink, and thus Death, to the top of an old apple tree, giving Gramps extra time to resolve issues about Pud's future.
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1938
Young Dr. Kildare
MovieOct 14, 1938

Young Dr. Kildare

Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to …
Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice. In New York he meets the ...
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You Can't Take It With You
MovieAug 23, 1938

You Can't Take It With You

The stenographer Alice …
The stenographer Alice Sycamore is in love with her boss Tony Kirby, who is the vice-president of the powerful company owned by his greedy father Anthony P. Kirby. Kirby Sr. is dealing a monopoly in the trade of weapons, and needs to buy one last house in a twelve block area owned by Alice's grandparent Martin Vanderhof. However, Martin is the patriarch of an anarchic and eccentric family where the members do not care for money but for having fun and making friends. When Tony proposes Alice, she states that it would be mandatory to introduce her simple and lunatic family to the snobbish Kirbys, and Tony decides to visit Alice with his parents one day before the scheduled. There is an inevitable clash of classes and lifestyles, the Kirbys spurn the Sycamores and Alice breaks with Tony, changing the lives of the Kirby family.
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A Yank at Oxford
MovieFeb 18, 1938

A Yank at Oxford

A brash young American aristocrat attending Oxford University …
A brash young American aristocrat attending Oxford University gets a chance to prove himself and win the heart of his antagonist's sister.
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1937
Saratoga
MovieJul 23, 1937

Saratoga

After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke …
After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.
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Captains Courageous
MovieMay 11, 1937

Captains Courageous

A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked …
A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.
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A Family Affair
MovieMar 12, 1937

A Family Affair

Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful …
Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and his son, Andy discovers Polly Benedict. As usual, Judge Hardy is concerned with everyone in the family and lends wisdom and calmness to all.
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1936
Camille
MovieDec 12, 1936

Camille

A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who …
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
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The Devil-Doll
MovieJul 10, 1936

The Devil-Doll

An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to …
An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him.
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The Voice of Bugle Ann
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MovieFeb 15, 1936

The Voice of Bugle Ann

The countrymen in the hills …
The countrymen in the hills of Missouri take the hounds on night fox hunts. This goes on until Jacob Terry comes into the county and decides to raise sheep and install a woven wire fence. This upsets the neighbors since the dogs would not harm the sheep and they will be hurt running into the fence at night. Jacobs vows to shoot any dogs or people that he finds on his land. But Bengy Davis is in love with Camden Terry and that alone causes problems. But when the hound, Bugle Ann is missing one night, both sides are out with guns to settle the score.
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1935
Ah, Wilderness!
MovieDec 6, 1935

Ah, Wilderness!

Young idealist Richard Miller is selected as valedictorian for …
Young idealist Richard Miller is selected as valedictorian for his New England high school commencement class of 1906 and intends to inject modern anti-capitalistic ideas into his speech. His father, Nat Miller, accidentally learns of it and interrupts Richard's speech before he can make a fool of himself. The small town later celebrates the Fourth of July with customary fireworks, picnics and the like, with Richard spending time with his girl, Muriel McComber, who promises she will allow him to kiss her one day. When Richard sends poems of love to Muriel, quoting the likes of Omar Khayyám and Swinburne, her father prevents her from ever seeing him again and forces her to write a letter denouncing him. Heartbroken, Richard drowns his sorrow in a local bar, drinking and smoking with a vamp called Belle, and comes home drunk. Alcoholic uncle Sid, who is used to the effects of liquor, nurses Richard back to sobriety, but Richard still must face the uncertain punishment of his father as he worries about his future with Muriel.
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Public Hero Number 1
MovieMay 16, 1935

Public Hero Number 1

A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the …
A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.
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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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The Little Colonel
MovieFeb 22, 1935

The Little Colonel

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry …
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
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David Copperfield
MovieJan 18, 1935

David Copperfield

When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new …
When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to London to work for a living. When David escapes to his aunt Betsey his life starts to get better.
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1934
Treasure Island
MovieAug 17, 1934

Treasure Island

Former pirate Billy Bones boards at the seaside inn operated by …
Former pirate Billy Bones boards at the seaside inn operated by Jim Hawkins and his mother and confides his dread of discovery by his old cohorts to the young boy. After Bones' death, Jim shares his treasure map with the reputable gentry, Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney, who organize an expedition to recover the buried loot. Long John Silver, a charming but ruthless rogue, is able to infiltrate the ship with his pirate co-conspirators and mercilessly murders loyal crew members. In the subsequent struggle with the mutineers over the buried gold, half-witted marooned pirate Ben Gunn may hold the key to victory.
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The Girl from Missouri
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MovieAug 3, 1934

The Girl from Missouri

Chorus girl Eadie is …
Chorus girl Eadie is determined to marry a millionaire without sacrificing her virtue.
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This Side of Heaven
MovieFeb 2, 1934

This Side of Heaven

A family man. (Lionel Barrymore) becomes innocently involved …
A family man. (Lionel Barrymore) becomes innocently involved in an embezzlement.
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1933
Night Flight
MovieOct 6, 1933

Night Flight

Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and …
Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.
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Dinner at Eight
MovieAug 23, 1933

Dinner at Eight

Millicent Jordan is pre-occupied with the plans she is making …
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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The Stranger's Return
MovieJul 21, 1933

The Stranger's Return

A divorcée leaves New York …
A divorcée leaves New York to visit her grandfather's farm and recover in the Midwest, where she unexpectedly falls in love with a married farmer.
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1932
Rasputin and the Empress
MovieDec 23, 1932

Rasputin and the Empress

A prince plots to kill the mad …
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
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Grand Hotel
MovieApr 12, 1932

Grand Hotel

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in …
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
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Arsène Lupin
MovieMar 5, 1932

Arsène Lupin

A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is …
A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is terrorizing the wealthy of Paris, he even goes so far as to threaten the Mona Lisa. But the police, led by the great Guerchard, think they know Arsene Lupin's identity, and they have a secret weapon to catch him.
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1931
Mata Hari
MovieDec 26, 1931

Mata Hari

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic …
A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.
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Guilty Hands
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MovieAug 22, 1931

Guilty Hands

A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills …
A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover.
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A Free Soul
MovieJun 2, 1931

A Free Soul

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a …
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.
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Ten Cents a Dance
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MovieFeb 20, 1931

Ten Cents a Dance

Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi …
Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and quits dancing, but before that, she meets with the handsome and very rich Bradley. Barbara eventually starts dancing again, since her marriage is plagued by financial tension, and Bradley begins visiting her again. Eddie becomes jealous, accusing his wife of infidelity. He sees that alleged infidelity as an excuse to steal money from Bradley.
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Best Actor
Award1931

Best Actor

Won award for "A Free Soul".
Academy Award
Best Actor
Nomination1931

Best Actor

Nominated for "A Free Soul".
Academy Award
1929
The Mysterious Island
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MovieSep 14, 1929

The Mysterious Island

On a volcanic island near the …
On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his daughter Sonia and her fiance, engineer Nicolai Roget have designed a submarine which Roget pilots on its initial voyage just before the island is overrun by Baron Falon, despotic ruler of Hetvia. Falon sets out after Roget in a second submarine and the two craft, diving to the ocean's floor, discover a strange land populated by dragons, giant squid and an eerie undiscovered humanoid race.
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Nomination1929

Best Director

Nominated for "Madame X".
Academy Award
1928
West of Zanzibar
MovieNov 24, 1928

West of Zanzibar

Magician Phroso's wife Anna leaves him for another man, …
Magician Phroso's wife Anna leaves him for another man, named Crane, who fights with Phroso and leaves him paralyzed. Later Anna returns and he finds her dead, leaving behind a daughter. For 18 years Phroso, known as "Dead Legs" by his cronies, plots his revenge, becoming a pseudo-king in East Africa, nearby where Crane has set up an ivory business. When the daughter is grown, having lived in a brothel in Zanzibar thanks to "Dead Legs", Phroso put his plan into action, resulting in revenge and retribution all around.
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Sadie Thompson
MovieJan 7, 1928

Sadie Thompson

Sadie Thompson arrives in Pago-Pago to start a new life, but …
Sadie Thompson arrives in Pago-Pago to start a new life, but when extremist missionary Davidson lashes out against her lifestyle and tries to force her back to San Francisco, she may lose her second chance.
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1926
The Temptress
MovieOct 3, 1926

The Temptress

In a masked ball in Paris, Manuel Robledo, a young …
In a masked ball in Paris, Manuel Robledo, a young Argentinian architect, meets Elena, the Marquess of Torre Blanca. Later, the young woman is rightly accused causing the misfortune and loss of wealth of Fontenoy, a man who fell for her charms. To escape social criticism, the Marquis of Torre Blanca transfers his residence to Argentina. There, Elena meets again Manuel, when he is building a river's dam. Manos Duras, a thug, harasses Elena, and when Manuel intervenes, he defies him to a whip duel. The duel is long and vicious, both men suffering many cuts on their faces and naked chests, but in the end, the thug is vanquished and humiliated. Manos Duras sets up an ambush to murder Manuel, but the Marquis of Torre Blanca is killed instead. Now, there only two men in love for Elena, the eternal temptress^Å
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1923
Irene Fenwick
MarriageJuly 1923

Irene Fenwick

Irene Fenwick (September 5, 1887 – December 24, 1936) …
Irene Fenwick (September 5, 1887 – December 24, 1936) was an American stage and silent film actress. She was married to Lionel Barrymore from 1924 until her death in 1936. Fenwick has several surviving features, mainly because she worked for Edison-Kleine, an affiliate of the Edison Company, which has numerous surviving shorts, which is fortunate considering the vintage of these films.
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1916
Mary Barrymore
Child1916

Mary Barrymore

Mary Barrymore born.
1908
Ethel Barrymore
Child1908

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore born.
1905
The White Caps
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MovieSep 1, 1905

The White Caps

Two members of a vigilante group known as 'The White Caps' …
Two members of a vigilante group known as 'The White Caps' post a warning sign on a man's home. When the man comes home, he tears down the sign, and then proceeds to abuse his wife both verbally and physically. As soon as she can get away from him, the wife leaves home with her child to find a place of refuge. When the vigilantes find out about this, they arm themselves with rifles and immediately go to confront the abusive husband.
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1904
Doris Rankin
MarriageJune 1904

Doris Rankin

Doris Marie Rankin (August 24, 1887 – March 18, 1947) was …
Doris Marie Rankin (August 24, 1887 – March 18, 1947) was an American film actress.
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1878
Lionel Barrymore
BirthApril 1878

Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore was born.
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