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Also Known As: Died: May 29, 1942
Born: February 15, 1882 Cause of Death: myocarditis, complicated by chronic nephritis, cirrhosis of the liver and gastric ulcers
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

World Premiere (1941) as Duncan DeGrasse
Playmates (1941) as Himself
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
The Great Profile (1940) as Evans Garrick
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
The Invisible Woman (1940) as Professor Gibbs
A mad scientist makes a beautiful model invisible so she can get back at the man who fired her.
Midnight (1939) as Georges Flammarion
An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.
The Great Man Votes (1939) as [Gregory] Vance
A drunk fighting to hold on to his family discovers he has the deciding vote in a local election.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Windy [Turlon]
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
Romance in the Dark (1938) as Zoltan Jason
Marie Antoinette (1938) as King Louis XV
Lavish biography of the French queen who "let them eat cake."
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1938) as Colonel Nielson
Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Governor [Gabby Harrigan]
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938) as Colonel Nielson
In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.
True Confession (1937) as Charley [Jasper]
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''t commit to help further his career.
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937) as Colonel Nielson
The girlfriend of Captain Drummond is being kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail...
Maytime (1937) as Nicolai
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Dr. Ernest Tindal
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
Romeo and Juliet (1936) as Mercutio, kinsman to the Prince and friend to Romeo
Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from feuding families.
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Larry Renault
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
Twentieth Century (1934) as [Oscar] Jaffe
A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away.
Long Lost Father (1934) as Carl Bellairs
A man who deserted his daughter years earlier tries to help her out of a jam.
Reunion in Vienna (1933) as [Archduke] Rudolf [Maximilian von Hapsburg]
A woman is tempted to betray her husband with an old flame.
Night Flight (1933) as A. Riviére
An airline's owner runs his business with ruthless disregard for safety.
Counsellor at Law (1933) as George Simon
A successful lawyer struggles to deal with his wife's unfaithfulness and his own hidden past.
Topaze (1933) as [Dr. Albert A.] Topaze
A simple schoolteacher gets caught up in a wealthy baron's crooked schemes.
Rasputin and the Empress (1933) as Prince [Paul] Chegodieff
True story of the mad monk who plotted to rule Russia.
Grand Hotel (1932) as The Baron [Felix Benvenuto Frihern Von Gaigern]
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
Arséne Lupin (1932) as Duke of Charmerace [also known as Arséne Lupin]
A gentleman thief risks his life in an attempt to steal the Mona Lisa.
A Bill of Divorcement (1932) as Hilary [Fairfield]
A recovered madman learns his ex-wife and daughter are about to marry.
State's Attorney (1932) as [Tom] Cardigan
A district attorney's arrogance almost costs him his career.
Svengali (1931) as Svengali
A hypnotist falls in love with a girl using his powers to turn her into a great singer.
The Mad Genius (1931) as Ivan Tsarakov
A deranged ballet teacher will stop at nothing to keep control of his protegee.
Moby Dick (1930) as Ahab
A mad sea captain sails for vengeance against the white whale that crippled him.
General Crack (1930) as Duke of Kurland/Prince Christian/General Crack
The Man From Blankley's (1930) as Lord Strathpeffer
The Show of Shows (1929) as
Warner Bros. stars perform a series of musical and dramatic sketches.
Eternal Love (1929) as Marcus Paltram
Tempest (1928) as Sgt. Ivan Markov
In the final days of Czarist Russia, a peasant is raised from the ranks to Lieutenant. The other officers, aristocrats all, resent him, and make his life difficult. He falls in love with a princess, who spurns him. When he is caught in her room, he is stripped of his rank and thrown into prison. Then comes the Red Terror, and the tables are turned.
The Beloved Rogue (1927) as François Villon
Don Juan (1927) as Don Juan/Don José
In this silent film, the legendary lover fights to survive intrigue in the court of the Borgias.
When a Man Loves (1927) as Chevalier Fabien des Grieux
In this silent film, a French adventurer fights to save a young innocent forced into a life of prostitution.
The Sea Beast (1926) as Ahab Ceeley
Beau Brummel (1924) as George Bryan Brummell
In this silent film, the legendary dandy takes on British society to court a lady above his station.
Sherlock Holmes (1922) as Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes faces off against Professor Moriarty.
The Lotus Eater (1922) as Jacques Lenoi
Disillusioned in marriage, Jacques Leroi attempts an airship flight across the Pacific Ocean, but crashes and washes ashore on an island populated by a peaceful tribe of completely happy people. The islanders have divested themselves of selfish motives and social conventions and live in perfect harmony. There Jacques falls in love, but although he senses the island is his only hope of true happiness, his conscience demands that he try to repair his wrecked life back in civilization. Returning to New York, he finds a difficult decision awaiting him.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
In this silent film, a doctor's research into the roots of evil turns him into a hideous monster.
Here Comes the Bride (1919) as Frederick Tile
The Test of Honor (1919) as Martin Wingrave
On the Quiet (1918) as Robert Ridgway
The Lost Bridegroom (1916) as Bertie Joyce
Nearly a King (1916) as Himself/The prince/Jack Merriwell
The Red Widow (1916) as Cicero Hannibal Butts
The Dictator (1915) as Brooke Travers
Are You a Mason? (1915) as Frank Perry
The Incorrigible Dukane (1915) as James Dukane, Jr.
The Man from Mexico (1914) as Fitzhew
An American Citizen (1914) as Beresford Cruger
In this silent film, a Russian peasant learns he must work and not treat his wife like a slave.

Cast (short)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.
The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (1936)
This short film chronicles various events associated with MGM's 1937 convention for the studio's national sales and distribution staff.

Misc. Crew (short)

John Barrymore (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of John Barrymore.
Some of the Greatest (1955)
This short film showcases scenes from "Don Juan" (1926), starring John Barrymore.
Let's Go to the Movies (1949)
A narrator takes the viewer through a brief history of film in this short film.
Okay for Sound (1946)
This short film celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Warner's Vitaphone sound-on-film process. Vitaphone Release 1492A.
Voice That Thrilled the World, The (1943)
This short film traces the history of sound in the movies, featuring snippets from early sound pictures. Vitaphone Release 1179A.

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