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Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

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Also Known As: Died: November 15, 1954
Born: April 28, 1878 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Guilty Hands (1931) as Director
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed.
2.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931) as Director
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.
3.
The Rogue Song (1930) as Director
In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.
4.
The Unholy Night (1929) as Director
A mad strangler haunts the London fog.
5.
His Glorious Night (1929) as Director
6.
Madame X (1929) as Director
Infidelity and an accidental death force a society wife to leave her infant son.
7.
Life's Whirlpool (1917) as Director
9.
His Secret (1913)

Cast (feature film)

10.
Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008)
Films clips and archival footage tell the story of the first great film star.
11.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as Himself
12.
Lone Star (1952) as Andrew Jackson
A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
13.
Bannerline (1951) as Hugo Trimble
An idealistic small-town reporter tries to fight corruption.
14.
Right Cross (1950) as Sean O'Malley
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
15.
Malaya (1949) as John Manchester
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
16.
17.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) as Captain Bering Joy
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
18.
Key Largo (1948) as James Temple
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
19.
Dark Delusion (1947) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor tries to keep a neurotic beauty from being committed.
20.
Duel in the Sun (1947) as Senator McCanles
A fiery half-breed comes between a rancher''''s good and evil sons.
21.
The Secret Heart (1946) as Dr. Rossiger
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
22.
Three Wise Fools (1946) as Dr. Richard Gaunght
An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.
23.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Mr. Potter
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
24.
The Valley of Decision (1945) as Pat Rafferty
An Irish housemaid''''s romance with the boss''''s son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills.
25.
Between Two Women (1945) as Dr. Leonard [B.] Gillespie
Dr. Gillespie''s young assistant finds himself pursued by two beautiful women.
26.
Three Men in White (1944) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Young doctors compete for a prestigious position as Dr. Gillespie's assistant.
27.
Dragon Seed (1944) as Narrator
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
28.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Clergyman
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
29.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as The General
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
30.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Announcer
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
31.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
32.
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
33.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Thaddeus Stevens
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
34.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
35.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.
36.
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
37.
The Bad Man (1941) as Uncle Henry Jones
A Mexican outlaw reforms to help an old friend and a pair of young lovers.
38.
Lady Be Good (1941) as Judge Murdock
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
39.
The Penalty (1941) as "Grandpa" Logan
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
40.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
41.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor uses pioneering methods to treat a mental patient.
42.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
43.
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
44.
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
45.
Let Freedom Ring (1939) as Thomas Logan
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
46.
On Borrowed Time (1939) as Julian Northrup, Gramps
An old man and his grandson trap Death in a tree.
47.
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
48.
A Yank at Oxford (1938) as Dan Sheridan
A cocky American student runs into trouble when he transfers to the famed British college.
49.
Test Pilot (1938) as [Howard B.] Drake
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
50.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
51.
You Can't Take It with You (1938) as [Grandpa] Martin Vanderhof
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
52.
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Caption "Skinny" Dawes
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
53.
Saratoga (1937) as Grandpa Clayton
A horse breeder''''s daughter falls for a bookie.
54.
Captains Courageous (1937) as [Capt.] Disko [Troop]
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
55.
A Family Affair (1937) as Judge [James K.] Hardy
In the first Hardy Family film, a small-town judge fights for re-election while dealing with family problems.
56.
Camille (1936) as Monsieur Duval
In this classic 19th-century romance, a kept woman runs off with a young admirer in search of love and happiness.
57.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Andrew Jackson
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
58.
The Road to Glory (1936) as Papa La Roche [also known as Private Morain]
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
59.
The Devil-Doll (1936) as [Paul] Lavond [also known as Madame Mandelip]
A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.
60.
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) as Spring Davis
A Missouri farmer's love for his hunting dog triggers a feud that divides the county.
61.
Ah, Wilderness (1935) as Nat [Miller]
In his only comedy, Eugene O'Neill captures the trials of growing up in small-town America.
62.
David Copperfield (1935) as Dan Peggotty
Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.
63.
Public Hero No. 1 (1935) as Doctor [Josiah Glass]
An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob''''s secrets.
64.
Mark of the Vampire (1935) as Professor [Zelin]
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
65.
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) as Peter Grimm
A strong-willed patriarch returns from the dead to amend the wrongs he did his family.
66.
The Little Colonel (1935) as Colonel Lloyd
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 husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
67.
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Oliver Jordan
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
68.
Carolina (1934) as Bob Connelly
69.
La ciudad de cartón (1934) as Himself
70.
This Side of Heaven (1934) as Martin Turner
An eccentric family tries to work together when the father is accused of embezzlement.
71.
Treasure Island (1934) as Billy Bones
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
72.
The Girl from Missouri (1934) as T. R. Paige
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
73.
Christopher Bean (1933) as Dr. [Milton] Haggett
74.
Looking Forward (1933) as Benton
A man fights to keep the family department store open during the Depression.
75.
The Stranger's Return (1933) as Grandpa Storr
A divorcee visits her grandfather''''s farm to recover and discovers a life she never expected to love.
76.
Night Flight (1933) as Inspector Robineau
An airline's owner runs his business with ruthless disregard for safety.
77.
One Man's Journey (1933) as Eli Watt
Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals.
78.
Sweepings (1933) as Daniel Pardway
A man spends his life building a successful business to pass on to his kids who are uninterested.
79.
Rasputin and the Empress (1933) as Rasputin
True story of the mad monk who plotted to rule Russia.
80.
Should Ladies Behave (1933) as Augustus [Merrick]
A young girl falls for her aunt's lover.
81.
Arséne Lupin (1932) as Guerchard
A gentleman thief risks his life in an attempt to steal the Mona Lisa.
82.
The Washington Masquerade (1932) as Jeff[erson] Keane
A widowed U.S. Senator finds himself embroiled in scandal when he remarries.
83.
Broken Lullaby (1932) as Dr. Holderlin
A guilt-ridden World War I veteran travels to Germany to meet the family of a man he killed.
84.
Grand Hotel (1932) as Otto Kringelein
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
85.
The Yellow Ticket (1931) as Baron Igor Andreeff
A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the social crimes rampant in her country.
86.
A Free Soul (1931) as Stephen Ashe
A hard-drinking lawyer's daughter falls for one of his underworld clients.
87.
Mata Hari (1931) as General Shubin
Romantic biography of World War I''''s notorious lady spy.
88.
Guilty Hands (1931) as Richard Grant
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed.
89.
Estrellados (1930) as
90.
Free and Easy (1930) as Bedroom scene, themselves
A bumbling manager turns a beauty queen into a Hollywood star.
91.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) as
Sketches and songs give MGM''''s silent stars a chance to show their stuff in talking pictures.
92.
Alias Jimmy Valentine (1929) as Doyle
93.
The Mysterious Island (1929) as Dakkar
A scientist builds an underwater ship to search for a legendary race of fish men.
94.
West of Zanzibar (1928) as Crane
In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his wife.
95.
Sadie Thompson (1928) as Alfred Atkinson
A South Seas prostitute runs afoul of a fire-and-brimstone preacher.
96.
Road House (1928) as Henry Grayson
97.
The River Woman (1928) as Bill Lefty
98.
The Lion and the Mouse (1928) as "Ready Money" Ryder
99.
Drums of Love (1928) as Duke Cathos de Alvia
100.
The Thirteenth Hour (1927) as Professor Leroy
101.
Body and Soul (1927) as Dr. Leyden
An unscrupulous doctor flees to Switzerland and pursues a young innocent.
102.
Women Love Diamonds (1927) as Hugo Harlan
103.
The Show (1927) as The Greek
An unlikely love story surrounding a Budapest sideshow
104.
Brooding Eyes (1926) as Slim Jim Carey [Lord Tallbois]
105.
The Bells (1926) as Mathias
Mathias, an Alsatian innkeeper, murders a rich Pole staying at his inn But Mathias' conscience will not let him rest, and the murdered man's spirit drives the innkeeper nearly mad. The victim's brother calls for an inquest and brings with him a sideshow mesmerist supposedly able to read minds. Mathias, as burgomaster, is called upon to conduct the inquest, but under the intuitive eye of the mesmerist cannot resist torment of his own conscience.
106.
The Barrier (1926) as Stark Bennett
Years after Alaskan storekeeper Gale had rescued his ward Necia from Bennett, her murderous sea-captain father, Bennett shows up seeking his daughter -- and revenge.
107.
The Temptress (1926) as Canterac
In this silent film, a woman forsakes husband and lover to pursue a young engineer.
108.
Paris at Midnight (1926) as Vautrin
109.
The Lucky Lady (1926) as Count Ferranzo
110.
The Splendid Road (1925) as Dan Clehollis
111.
Children of the Whirlwind (1925) as Joe Ellison
112.
The Wrongdoers (1925) as Daniel Abbott
113.
A Man of Iron (1925) as Philip Durban
114.
Fifty-Fifty (1925) as Frederick Harmon
115.
The Girl Who Wouldn't Work (1925) as Gordon Kent
116.
America (1924) as Capt. Walter Butler
117.
I Am the Man (1924) as James McQuade
118.
Meddling Women (1924) as Edwin Ainsworth/John Wells
119.
The Eternal City (1924) as Baron Bonelli
120.
Unseeing Eyes (1923) as Conrad Dean
121.
The Enemies of Women (1923) as Prince Lubimoff
122.
The Face in the Fog (1922) as Boston Blackie Dawson, a reformed crook
123.
Boomerang Bill (1922) as Boomerang Bill
124.
The Great Adventure (1921) as Priam Farll
125.
Jim the Penman (1921) as James Ralston
126.
The Valley of Night (1920) as Judge Philip Remarde
127.
The Master Mind (1920) as Henry Allen
128.
The Devil's Garden (1920) as William Dale
129.
The Copperhead (1920) as Milt Shanks
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.
130.
The End of the Tour (1917) as Bron Bennett
132.
His Father's Son (1917) as J. Dabney Barron
133.
The Millionaire's Double (1917) as Bide Bennington
134.
The Quitter (1916) as "Happy Jack" Lewis
135.
The Brand of Cowardice (1916) as Cyril Hamilton
136.
Dorian's Divorce (1916) as Richard Dorian
137.
The Upheaval (1916) as Jim Gordon
138.
The Curious Conduct of Judge Legarde (1915) as Judge Randolph Legarde
139.
Dora Thorne (1915) as Lord Earle
141.
A Modern Magdalen (1915) as Lindsay
142.
A Yellow Streak (1915) as Barry Dale
143.
The Flaming Sword (1915) as Steve
144.
Wildfire (1915) as John Keefe, gambler
145.
Classmates (1914) as Dumble
146.
The Seats of the Mighty (1914) as Monsieur Doltaire
147.
Under the Gaslight (1914) as William Byke
148.
The Span of Life (1914) as Richard Blunt
149.
The Woman in Black (1914) as Robert Crane
150.
The Power of the Press (1914) as Steve Carson

Writer (feature film)

151.
Life's Whirlpool (1917) as Scen

Music (feature film)

152.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Composer
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.

Production Companies (feature film)

153.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931) as Company
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.

Cast (short)

155.
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1950)
A collection of MGM previews with an introduction by Lionel Barrymore.
156.
Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
157.
"Some of the Best" Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (1949)
This promotional short features highlights of MGM''s productions from 1924 through 1948 in honor of the studio''s 25th anniversary.
158.
CHRISTMAS PARTY, THE (1931)
Child star Jackie Cooper and his friends have a Christmas party at the MGM Studios and are served dinner by many of MGM's top stars.

Misc. Crew (short)

159.
Lionel Barrymore (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Lionel Barrymore.
160.
Film Fun (1955)
This short film provides a nostalgic look at film clips from the Silent Era.

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