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Franklin Pangborn

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Also Known As: Died: July 20, 1958
Born: January 23, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Marquis de Varennes
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
2.
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Steamship clerk
3.
4.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Sourpuss manager
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
5.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Rio hotel clerk
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
6.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Dillingsworth
7.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Barber
8.
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) as Formfit Franklin
When he loses his job, a middle-aged bookkeeper goes out on the town.
9.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Hotel clerk
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
10.
The Sailor Takes a Wife (1946) as Salesman
A sailor gets more than he bargained for from a quickie marriage.
11.
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Theatre manager
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
12.
You Came Along (1945) as Hotel clerk
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
13.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Sloan
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
14.
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Reggie [Allen]
15.
Tell It to a Star (1945) as Horace Lovelace
16.
See My Lawyer (1945) as B. J. Wagenhorn
17.
The Great Moment (1944) as Dr. Heywood
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
18.
My Best Gal (1944) as Mr. Porter
19.
Allergic to Love (1944) as Stewart Ives III
20.
Reckless Age (1944) as Mr. Thurtle
21.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) as Chairman of reception committee
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
22.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
23.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Duncan Farll
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
24.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Sylvester
25.
Reveille with Beverly (1943) as Vernon Lewis
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
26.
Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Mr. Pinkney
Thinking he's terminally ill, a man tries to raise money by undertaking daredevil stunts.
27.
Crazy House (1943) as Hotel clerk
28.
Honeymoon Lodge (1943) as Cathcart
29.
George Washington Slept Here (1942) as Mr. Gibney
A pair of New Yorkers face culture shock when they buy a dilapidated country house.
30.
What's Cookin'? (1942) as Prof. Bistell
J. P. Courtney wants to update the music on the radio program he sponsors, but his wife, Agatha Courtney, is the final authority and addicted to the classics and won't allow him to replace Professor Bistell and his symphonic orchestra. Conspiring with his daughter Sue and her friends, Marvo the Great, the Andrews Sisters, Anne Payne and bandleader Woody Herman, they devise a sabotage plot that gets rid of Professor Bistell, and a new sound is soon heard on the program.
31.
Now, Voyager (1942) as Mr. Thompson
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
32.
Strictly in the Groove (1942) as Cathcart
33.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as Manager
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
34.
Moonlight Masquerade (1942) as Aubrey Fairchild
35.
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as Professor Gibney
A lawyer's secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
36.
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as Mr. Casalsis
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
37.
Call Out the Marines (1942) as Wilbur
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
38.
Tillie the Toiler (1941) as Perry Tweedale
39.
The Flame of New Orleans (1941) as Bellows
A notorious Frenchwoman pretends to be a society lady to nab a rich husband.
40.
Bachelor Daddy (1941) as Williams
41.
42.
Week-End for Three (1941) as Number Seven
A married woman invites a former boyfriend to dinner, and he decides to move in.
43.
44.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Pet shop owner
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
45.
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) as The producer [Franklin Pangborn]
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
46.
Spring Parade (1940) as Wiedlemeyer
47.
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940) as Bartender
48.
Turnabout (1940) as Mr. Pingboom
Battling spouses accidentally switch bodies.
49.
The Bank Dick (1940) as J. Pinkerton Snoopington
When he foils two robberies in one day, the town drunkard is hired to guard the local bank.
50.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Bartender
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
51.
Christmas in July (1940) as Radio announcer
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
52.
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940) as Carter
A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the screen, but due to her voice, her singing had to be dubbed by the owner's girl friend Pat Abbott.But problems start, when the owner starts dating Annabelle.
53.
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Gene
Career conflicts threaten a singer's marriage to a young composer.
54.
Topper Takes a Trip (1939) as Hotel manager [Louis]
A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends.
55.
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) as Higgins
To annoy his family, a millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to pose as a gold digger.
56.
Doctor Rhythm (1938) as Mr. Stanchfield
57.
Three Blind Mice (1938) as Clerk
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.
58.
Four's a Crowd (1938) as Preston
A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.
59.
Vivacious Lady (1938) as Apt. manager
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
60.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) as Assistant hotel manager
A millionaire who's been married seven times courts wife number eight.
61.
Just Around the Corner (1938) as Waters
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
62.
The Girl Downstairs (1938) as Adolf Pumpfel
A European playboy falls for his maid.
63.
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938) as Mr. [Sam] Wattle
64.
Joy of Living (1938) as Orchestra leader
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
65.
Girls' School (1938) as M'sieur
A student accused of tattling fights to regain her classmates' trust.
66.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) as Hamilton Montmarcy
A frantic radio producer must find the perfect Little Miss America for an advertiser's national program and discovers her in his country neighbor.
67.
Always Goodbye (1938) as Bicycle salesman
68.
Carefree (1938) as Roland Hunter
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
69.
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Fuller Brush salesman
70.
Rich Relations (1937) as Mr. Dwight
71.
It's All Yours (1937) as Schyltz
72.
She Had to Eat (1937) as Mr. Phoecian-Wylie
73.
Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937) as Gaston
A British butler goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to a fortune.
74.
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as Mr. Perkins
75.
The Life of the Party (1937) as Beggs
A young girl tries to escape the suitors her mother has picked for her.
76.
Dangerous Holiday (1937) as Doffle
77.
They Wanted to Marry (1937) as Apartment manager
A photojournalist and his pet pigeon crash a society party and find love.
78.
Stage Door (1937) as Harcourt
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
79.
She's Dangerous (1937) as Renaud
80.
Love on Toast (1937) as Finley
81.
Swing High, Swing Low (1937) as Henri
When success goes to his head, a bandleader could lose everything.
82.
She Married an Artist (1937) as Paul
83.
Easy Living (1937) as Van Buren
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family's battles.
84.
Living on Love (1937) as Ogilvie O. Oglethorpe
A man and woman working different shifts share the same apartment without realizing it.
85.
All over Town (1937) as Costumer
86.
High Hat (1937) as Mr. Breton
87.
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Mr. Forsythe
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
88.
When Love Is Young (1937) as John Dorman
89.
I'll Take Romance (1937) as Secretary
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
90.
A Star Is Born (1937) as Billy Moon
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
91.
Danger - Love at Work (1937) as Steward
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
92.
We Have Our Moments (1937) as Bartender, Joe
93.
The Lady Escapes (1937) as Pierre
A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.
94.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Tailor
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
95.
To Mary--With Love (1936) as Guest
Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at keeping them together.
96.
Don't Gamble with Love (1936) as Salesman
97.
Doughnuts and Society (1936) as Benson
Two women, partners in a doughnut shop, learn that their children have fallen in love with each other. But when each mother individually comes into a fortune, each insists that her child marry into high society. Of course, what goes up must come down...
98.
Tango (1936) as Oscar
99.
My Man Godfrey (1936) as Master of ceremonies
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
100.
101.
Hats Off (1936) as Mr. Churchill
102.
The Mandarin Mystery (1936) as Mellish
103.
$1,000 a Minute (1935) as Reville
104.
Eight Bells (1935) as Finch
105.
She Married Her Boss (1935) as
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
106.
The Headline Woman (1935) as Hamilton
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer.
107.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Secretary
108.
Strictly Dynamite (1934) as Mr. Bailey
A radio comic runs out of jokes, triggering a desperate search.
109.
Unknown Blonde (1934) as Male co-respondent
110.
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934) as Town crier
Two nitwits are mistaken for the king's physicians in medieval England.
111.
Young and Beautiful (1934) as The radio announcer
112.
College Rhythm (1934) as Peabody
113.
That's Gratitude (1934) as Photographer
114.
Manhattan Love Song (1934) as Garrett Wetherby
115.
Tomorrow's Youth (1934) as Thornton
116.
Imitation of Life (1934) as Mr. Carven
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
117.
Many Happy Returns (1934) as [Allen's] secretary
Gracie Allen (Gracie Allen) assumes the "management" of the shop owned by her papa Horatio Allen (George Barbier), turning it into a radio station and then an aviary---with the usual Gracie Allen logic---while distracted Papa is trying to get younger daughter, beauty contest winner Florence (Joan Marsh), married before she can head to Hollywood and get into the movies. The story moves to Hollywood, where, with Gracie around, kidnappers get kidnapped and the chatter between her and George Burns (George Burns)even takes a few satirized shots at Filmland, in addition to their usual unusual routines. Guy Lombardo, top-billed on the ads and posters with Burns and Allen but not the cast listings, and dance team Frank Veloz and Yolanda, fill in where needed between the cracks of the mostly on-the-fly plot, and they don't seem to be taking their gigs all that seriously either. Burns & Allen Radio fans, the few of us that still remember "Radio", will love it,while others are likely to give it a "say what" or 'duh", especially if they were raised on television comedy of the past 20 years.
118.
Flirtation (1934) as The doctor
119.
King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934) as [T. Ashmore] Brockton
120.
Headline Shooter (1933) as Mr. [Adolphus G.] Crocker
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
121.
Sweepings (1933) as Photographer
A man spends his life building a successful business to pass on to his kids who are uninterested.
122.
International House (1933) as Hotel manager
Madcap investors converge on a Chinese hotel to buy rights to a new invention-television.
123.
The Important Witness (1933) as Groom
124.
Only Yesterday (1933) as Tom
125.
Bed of Roses (1933) as Floorwalker
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin.
126.
Design for Living (1933) as Mr. Douglas
An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.
127.
Flying Down to Rio (1933) as Hammerstein
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.
128.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Herbert [Childress]
A radio star''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
129.
Stepping Sisters (1932) as Gason
130.
The Half Naked Truth (1932) as Hotel manager
A carnival pitch man turns a sideshow dancer into an overnight sensation.
131.
A Fool's Advice (1932) as Hotel clerk
132.
A Woman of Experience (1931) as Hans
A female con artist uses her skills against German spies.
133.
Her Man (1930) as Sport
134.
Cheer Up and Smile (1930) as Professor
135.
A Lady Surrenders (1930) as Lawton
A wealthy industrialist's wife gets into a big argument with him; to cool off, she goes on an ocean trip. He thinks she's left him for good, so he marries another woman. When his first wife returns, complications ensue.
136.
Not So Dumb (1930) as Leach
A scatterbrained miss throws a big party to advance her boyfriend's career.
137.
Lady of the Pavements (1929) as M'sieu Dubrey, dance master
Karl, a German diplomat in Paris, discovers that his fiancee, Diane, has been cheating on him. He tells her that he would rather marry a "girl of the streets" than her. Outraged, Diane decides to grant hi his wish, and enlists the services of a Spanish singer/dancer from a disreputable nightclub to pose as a sophisticated, convent-educated singer, and surreptitiously arranges for her to meet Karl.
138.
The Sap (1929) as Ed Mason
139.
On Trial (1928) as Turnbull
140.
A Blonde for a Night (1928) as Hector
141.
The Girl in the Pullman (1927) as Hector Brooks
142.
Finger Prints (1927) as The Bandoline Kid
143.
The Night Bride (1927) as John Stockton
144.
My Friend From India (1927) as William Valentine
145.
The Cradle Snatchers (1927) as Howard Drake
146.
The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927) as Melville
147.
Getting Gertie's Garter (1927) as Algy Brooks
Attorney Ken Walrick, not quite realizing the difference between a garter and a bracelet, gives Gertie Darling a bejewelled garter with his photograph in miniature attached. But then he must cover his indiscretion by getting the garter back before his fiancee finds out.
148.
Exit Smiling (1926) as Cecil Lovelace
In this silent film, the worst actress in a theatrical company turns out to be their only hope of survival.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

149.
Careful (1992) as Acknowledgement
Strange passions run amok in the alpine village of Tolzbad, whose residents live in obsessive silence, walking on tenterhooks to avoid the constant threat of avalanches, icy paths and lightning strikes that seem to plague them.

Cast (special)

150.
Svengali and the Blonde (1955) as Theater Manager
The story of a beautiful artist's model (Trilby) who is transformed into a great singer by Svengali, a musical genius who possesses strange hypnotic powers. Based on the 1894 romance novel "Trilby" by George du Maurier. "Trilby" was first seen as a segment of "Studio One" (CBS, September 11, 1950)

Cast (short)

151.
Swing Banditry (1936)
In this comedic short, a group of musicians takes desperate measures to appear on a radio program.
152.
My Grandfather's Clock (1934)
In this musical short, a murder has been committed and two detectives are on the case!
153.
Menu (1933)
In this comedic short, a magical chef helps a housewife cook her husband's dinner.
154.
Over the Counter (1932)
In this musical short film, the son of a department store owner replaces the regular sales girls with chorus girls.
155.
What Price Taxi (1932)
Two taxi drivers are bullied by a rival cab driver in this comedic short.
156.

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