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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

Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas comedy film …
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O'Hara. It is about an eight-year-old boy named Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two burglars: Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern).
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1954
Lionel Barrymore
PersonalNovember 1954

Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore passed away.
1952
Lone Star
MovieJan 31, 1952

Lone Star

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about …
Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda.
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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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1947
Dark Delusion
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MovieJun 25, 1947

Dark Delusion

Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically …
Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. There, Coalt is asked to sign commitment papers on a young lady, Cythia Grace, for reasons of insanity. Coalt thinks there is something amiss in Our Town and King's Row, and begins his own investigation.
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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

On the Christmas Eve of …
On the Christmas Eve of Bedford Falls, the guardian angel Clarence is assigned to convince the desperate George Bailey not to commit suicide. George is a good man that sacrificed his dreams and his youth on behalf of the citizens of his small town. He inherited the loan business of his father and he gave up traveling the world and joining University as scheduled. Later he resisted the proposals of the evil banker Mr. Potter, and never sold his business to protect the poor community of Bedford Falls and offer a means to afford to buy their own house. He married his beloved Mary Hatch Bailey and had four children with her and a tough life with his family. When his uncle Billy loses US$ 8,000.00, found and stolen by Mr. Potter, George decides to commit suicide, since he believes he worth more dead than alive. When Clarence sees that he is not able to persuade George to give up his intention, he decides to show the life in town if George had never existed.
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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
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; ...
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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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The People vs. Dr. Kildare
MovieMay 2, 1941

The People vs. Dr. Kildare

Kildare saves the life of an …
Kildare saves the life of an ice skater who was in an auto accident. But even though her broken leg has knit, she can't walk, and she tries to sue Kildare for malpractice, and Kildare's entire career and reputation now rests on making a proper diagnosis in the courtroom.
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1940
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
MovieApr 12, 1940

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Young Dr. Kildare is still …
Young Dr. Kildare is still being trained at General Hospital by old, crusty Dr. Gillespie. This time, he tries to rehabilitate Gregory Lane, a brain surgeon depressed over losing too many patients (and incidentally Kildare's romantic rival for nurse Mary Lamont). Lane's losing streak takes a new turn when one of his patients survives...but seems to be insane. Or is the man's strange obsession with Friday the clue to a mystery? To find out, Kildare must take a terrible risk.
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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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Calling Dr. Kildare
MovieApr 28, 1939

Calling Dr. Kildare

Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing …
Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him for it, he has to try and prove his patient's innocence, especially for his sister Rosalie's sake.
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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

You Can't Take It With You is …
You Can't Take It With You is based on the play of the same name by George S. Kaufmann and Moss Hart. It was directed by Frank Capra and won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. In the movie, a man from an uptight wealthy family becomes engaged to a woman from a family of friendly eccentrics. The two love each other, but are worried about potential problems with in-laws. They therefore arrange to have their two families meet. As the movie is a comedy, this goes about as well as can be expected.
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A Yank at Oxford
MovieFeb 18, 1938

A Yank at Oxford

Lee Sheridan, a young American comes to study at Oxford …
Lee Sheridan, a young American comes to study at Oxford University, but is instantly disliked by the other students, because of his brash and big-headed attitude. After several scrapes with the college professors, and the wife of the local book seller, he becomes a hero when he joins the rowing club, and coxes the boat crew to beat Cambridge, in the annual boat race.
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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 Portuguese fisherman rescues a young boy from the sea after …
A Portuguese fisherman rescues a young boy from the sea after he fell from an ocean liner. The boy is the son of a railway tycoon and privileged life and attitudes are quickly challenged by life on a fishing boat in the North Atlantic. This pre-WW2 movie based on the story by Rudyard Kipling and stars Freddie Bartholomew as the 15 year old boy, Harvey, and Spencer Tracey as the Portuguese fisherman, Manuel, that rescues him. Learning the work ethic, hardships and superstitions of the Gloucester-men Harvey soon becomes part of the crew and the close friend of the paternalistic Manuel. The depth of their relationship grows into something that each character cherishes.
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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

1847 Paris. From a humble, provincial background, …
1847 Paris. From a humble, provincial background, Marguerite Gautier runs among the fast and loose crowd, she having amassed whatever finery from gentlemen callers, as well as having gone deep into debt. Within this situation, she is courted by two very different men. The first is Baron de Varville, a man she doesn't love or even really like, but who can not only keep her in the lifestyle to which she has been accustomed, but also pay off her massive debt load. The second is Armand Duval, a working stiff with little money who works in the foreign service, his ultimate professional goal to obtain a posting outside of France. Armand is a sincere, patient man who truly loves Marguerite, who in turn falls in love with him. What happens in this triangle is affected by some moral suasion in that name of love. But something that Marguerite suspects about her life may override all else in the matter.
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The Devil-Doll
MovieJul 10, 1936

The Devil-Doll

After two men, Marcel and Lavond, escape from prison they …
After two men, Marcel and Lavond, escape from prison they make their way to Marcel's home where his wife Malita has continued his experiments in miniaturizing living creatures. Lavond was a successful Paris banker and was falsely imprisoned after his partners accused him of theft. He has no intention of staying as he wishes to seek his revenge. When Marcel dies suddenly of a heart attack, Malita urges Paul to work with her and seek his revenge using their miniaturization technique. As Madame Mandlip, he opens a toy shop in Paris and visits his daughter Lorraine, who despises her father for what he's done to them. His revenge attained, Lavond wants to leave everything behind but Malita has other plans.
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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

Public Hero ﹟1 is a 1935 American crime film starring Lionel …
Public Hero ﹟1 is a 1935 American crime film starring Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris and Joseph Calleia. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production was directed by J. Walter Ruben.
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Mark of the Vampire
MovieApr 26, 1935

Mark of the Vampire

Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a …
Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire believed to haunt the local village. Now his daughter Irena is the count's next target. Enter Professor Zelen, an expert on vampires who's sent in to prevent her death. At the same time, secrets are revealed surrounding the circumstances of Sir Karell's death.
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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

A young boy raised without a father witnesses love and care up …
A young boy raised without a father witnesses love and care up until his mother passes away prior to giving birth to a brother or sister for David. His caregivers post his mother's death, are cruel and unjust to young David. They send him to work and earn a living in London, where David meets the cheerful old man Mr. Micawber (W.C. Fields) who shows him the kindess he seeks. When Mr. Micawber is forced to leave town, David moving along with his adventures comes to find his aunt who is strict but quickly warms up to David and against the wishes of his cruel stepfather, David stays with his aunt. Shortly after settling, young David meets a girl at school. David, a young man now is visited by his old friend Mr. Micawber. He then encounters his old nanny Nurse Peggy. David is married and with his new wife, they reside in their country home. Finding being married and having a home doesn't get any easier.
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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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This Side of Heaven
MovieFeb 2, 1934

This Side of Heaven

This Side of Heaven is a 1934 American pre-Code drama …
This Side of Heaven is a 1934 American pre-Code drama film directed by William K. Howard, written by Zelda Sears, Eve Greene, Edgar Allan Woolf and Florence Ryerson, and starring Lionel Barrymore, Fay Bainter, Mae Clarke, Tom Brown and Una Merkel. It was released on February 2, 1934, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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1933
Should Ladies Behave
MovieDec 1, 1933

Should Ladies Behave

An unhappy couple watch as their daughter throws herself at an …
An unhappy couple watch as their daughter throws herself at an older man because he is a sophisticated artist. The daughter doesn't know that her aunt is the man's lover. At a weekend ...
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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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Sweepings
MovieMar 23, 1933

Sweepings

Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great …
Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but ...
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1932
Rasputin and the Empress
MovieDec 23, 1932

Rasputin and the Empress

Rasputin and the Empress is …
Rasputin and the Empress is a 1932 American pre-Code film about Imperial Russia starring the Barrymore siblings (John, as "Prince Chegodieff"; Ethel, as Czarina Alexandra; and Lionel Barrymore, as Grigori Rasputin). It is the only film in which all three siblings appear together.
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Grand Hotel
MovieApr 12, 1932

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed …
Grand Hotel is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 novel Menschen im Hotel by Vicki Baum. To date, it is the only film to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture without being nominated in any other category.
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Arsène Lupin
MovieMar 5, 1932

Arsène Lupin

Arsène Lupin is a 1932 American pre-Code mystery film, …
Arsène Lupin is a 1932 American pre-Code mystery film, directed by Jack Conway, produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is based on a popular 1909 play by Maurice Leblanc and Francis de Croisset. John Barrymore stars in this film, his first MGM film under a new contract after leaving Warner Bros.
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1931
Mata Hari
MovieDec 26, 1931

Mata Hari

During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in …
During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her.
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Guilty Hands
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MovieAug 22, 1931

Guilty Hands

Richard Grant is a lawyer who believes that murder under …
Richard Grant is a lawyer who believes that murder under certain circumstances is justifiable. Richard's daughter, Barbara, takes her dad to a dinner party hosted by Richard's old friend, wealthy playboy, Gordon Rich. Gordon tells Richard that he and Barbara plan to marry. Richard threatens Gordon's life if he marries Barbara. Richard is unaware that Barbara has no plans to marry Gordon, and she's in love with Tommy Osgood. Richard enraged of the thought of Barbara marrying Gordon goes into Gordon's room, undetected, and kills him...Has Richard committed the perfect crime?
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A Free Soul
MovieJun 2, 1931

A Free Soul

Stephen Ashe, an upper class alcoholic defense attourney, …
Stephen Ashe, an upper class alcoholic defense attourney, successfully defends local mobster Ace Wilfong in a murder case. After his daughter Jan Ashe breaks her engagement to polo player Dwight Winthrop and starts an affair with Wilfong, she finds that the liason is not easily severed when she wants out. Winthrop earns Miss Ashe's true affections by killing Wilfong to break his grip on her. Now the question is, can Stephen Ashe save Winthrop with an impassioned defense speech to the jury?
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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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MovieOct 5, 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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Madame X
MovieAug 17, 1929

Madame X

Thrown out of her home by a jealous husband, a woman …
Thrown out of her home by a jealous husband, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on harming her son. The son, unaware of who the woman is, takes the assignment to defend her in court.
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Best Director
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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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. An earlier husband, Jay O'Brien, had also been married to Mae Murray. Despite her short stay in films 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 film.
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1920
The Copperhead
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MovieJan 25, 1920

The Copperhead

Milt Shanks lives a shamed life, hated by his neighbors for …
Milt Shanks lives a shamed life, hated by his neighbors for having been a traitor to the North in the American Civil War. But Shanks carries with him a secret, one he promised Abraham Lincoln to tell no one.
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1916
Mary Barrymore
Child1916

Mary Barrymore

Mary Barrymore born.
1908
Ethel Barrymore
Child1908

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore born.
1904
Doris Rankin
MarriageJune 1904

Doris Rankin

Doris Marie Rankin (August 24, 1887 – 1947) was an …
Doris Marie Rankin (August 24, 1887 – 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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