Thomas Mitchell


Actor
Thomas Mitchell

About

Birth Place
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Born
July 11, 1892
Died
December 17, 1962
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

One of Hollywood's most versatile character actors from the early 1920s through the 50s. Mitchell's range easily accommodated both comedy and melodrama, and his memorable gallery of characters included the tippling doctor in "Stagecoach" (1939) and the proud Irish patriarch in "Gone With the Wind" (1939)....

Photos & Videos

The Sullivans - Movie Posters
The Hurricane - Lobby Cards
Wilson - Movie Poster

Biography

One of Hollywood's most versatile character actors from the early 1920s through the 50s. Mitchell's range easily accommodated both comedy and melodrama, and his memorable gallery of characters included the tippling doctor in "Stagecoach" (1939) and the proud Irish patriarch in "Gone With the Wind" (1939).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

All of Me (1934)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

By Love Possessed (1961)
Noah Tuttle
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Judge Henry G. Blake, also known as Judge E. Worthington Manville
Handle with Care (1958)
Mayor Dick Williston
While the City Sleeps (1956)
John Day Griffith
Destry (1955)
[Reginald T.] Rags Barnaby
Secret of the Incas (1954)
Editor Morgan
High Noon (1952)
Jonas Henderson
Journey into Light (1951)
Gandy
The Big Wheel (1949)
Arthur "Red" Stanley
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Joseph Foster
Silver River (1948)
John Plato Beck
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Gill MacBean
High Barbaree (1947)
Capt. Thad Vail
The Dark Mirror (1946)
Detective Stephenson
Adventure (1946)
Mudgin
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Uncle Billy
Three Wise Fools (1946)
Terence Aloysius O'Davern
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)
Dr. Willie Tulloch
Within These Walls (1945)
Judge Michael Howland
Wilson (1945)
Joseph Tumulty
Captain Eddie (1945)
Ike Howard
The Sullivans (1944)
Thomas F. Sullivan
Dark Waters (1944)
Mr. Sydney
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Ned Buntline
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Septimus Podgers
The Outlaw (1943)
Pat Garrett
Bataan (1943)
Corp. Jake Feingold
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Sergeant Kelly
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
[John] Halloway
This Above All (1942)
Monty
Joan of Paris (1942)
Father Antoine
Moontide (1942)
Tiny
The Black Swan (1942)
Tommy Blue
Song of the Islands (1942)
Dennis O'Brien
Flight from Destiny (1941)
Professor Henry Todhunter
Out of the Fog (1941)
Jonah Goodwin
Our Town (1940)
Dr. Gibbs
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Driscoll
Three Cheers for the Irish (1940)
Peter Casey
Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
William Robinson
Angels over Broadway (1940)
Gene Gibbons
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Diz Moore
Stagecoach (1939)
Doc [Josiah] Boone
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Kid Dabb
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Clopin
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gerald O'Hara
Trade Winds (1938)
Police commissioner [Blackton]
Love, Honor and Behave (1938)
Dan Painter
When You're in Love (1937)
Hank Miller
Lost Horizon (1937)
[Henry] Barnard
The Hurricane (1937)
Dr. Kersaint
Man of the People (1937)
[William J.] Grady
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
George Cooper
I Promise to Pay (1937)
Mrs. Curtix
Craig's Wife (1936)
Fergus Passmore
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Jed Waterbury
Adventure in Manhattan (1936)
Phil Bane
Six Cylinder Love (1923)
Bertram Rogers

Writer (Feature Film)

Life Begins with Love (1937)
Screenwriter
All of Me (1934)
Screenwriter

Cast (Special)

The Joke and the Valley (1961)
Truman Winters
The Right Man (1960)
Grover Cleveland
Miracle on 34th Street (1955)
Kris Kringle
Backbone of America (1953)
Fred Tupple

Cast (Short)

Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
Himself

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Sullivans - Movie Posters
The Sullivans - Movie Posters
The Hurricane - Lobby Cards
The Hurricane - Lobby Cards
Wilson - Movie Poster
Wilson - Movie Poster
Gone With the Wind - Behind-The-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of David O. Selznick's Gone With the Wind (1939), starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh and directed by Victor Fleming and George Cukor.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from RKO's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara.
Three Wise Fools - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from MGM's Three Wise Fools (1946), starring Margaret O'Brien. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
It's a Wonderful Life - Lobby Card Set
Here is a lobby card set from Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Lost Horizon (1937) - If There Is A Prolonged Delay Nearly smarmy Chang (H.B. Warner) now feeds Conway (Ronald Colman), brother George (John Howard) and fellow plane crash survivors (Edward Everett Horton, Thomas Mitchell) and mentions their rescue from the Himalayan monastery community could take years, about which they speculate, in Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon, 1937.
Lost Horizon (1937) - Where Civilization Ends Big special effects as Robert (Ronald Colman) and brother George (John Howard) Conway and cohorts (Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton and Isabel Jewell), evacuated from a crisis in China, crash land somewhere beyond Tibet in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, 1939.
Lost Horizon (1937) - Shangri La Robert Conway (Ronald Colman) and fellow crash survivors (Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard and Isabel Jewell) are led into Shangri-La by Chang (H.B. Warner) in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, 1937, from the James Hilton novel.
Black Swan, The (1942) - Ye Porker's Sterne At a tavern in Jamaica, 1674, pirate Leech (George Sanders) dominates until challenged by rival Waring (Tyrone Power) and sidekick (Thomas Mitchell), fencing until the apparently legit new English governor Morgan (Laird Cregar) intervenes, in The Black Swan, 1942, co-starring Maureen O'Hara.
Black Swan, The (1942) - The Captain's Share Just liberated by his pal Blue (Thomas Mitchell) from the Spanish and having himself jailed the cooperating English Governor Denby, refusing to believe his claim of a peace treaty, pirate “Jamie” Waring (Tyrone Power) likes the governor’s daughter (Maureen O’Hara) better, in Jamaica, 1674, early in 20th Century-Fox’s The Black Swan, 1942.
Black Swan, The (1942) - The English Dog Still Barks Tyrone Power on the rack in Technicolor, as captured English pirate "Jamie" Waring, grilled by a Spanish colonial official (Fortuno Bonanova), then rescued by pal Tommy Blue (Thomas Mitchell), early in The Black Swan, 1942, from the Rafael Sabatini novel.
Black Swan, The (1942) - I've Known Too Many Hellcats Pirate "Jamie" Waring (Tyrone Power), in Jamaica, 1674, has political, personal and chauvinistic reasons to abduct Lady Margaret (Maureen O'Hara), daughter of the deposed English governor, Thomas Mitchell as his annoyed cohort "Tommy," in The Black Swan, 1942.
Adventure (1946) - Can You Imitate A Rooster? Pal-ing around now outside San Francisco with now less-uptight librarian Emily (Greer Garson), beached sea captain Harry (Clark Gable) is helping steal chickens from her crooked neighbors, leading to hijinks and action, her friend Joan Blondell welcoming their escape, in MGM’s Adventure, 1946.
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) - There's A Bank For You Introducing the cast and circumstance, George (Thomas Mitchell) joins mother (Beulah Bondi), father (Victor Moore) sisters (Minna Gombell, Elisabeth Risdon) and brother (Ray Mayer), opening Leo McCarey's Make Way For Tomorrow, 1937.
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) - You Know I Worry Rhoda (Barbara Read) checks with usherette (Terry Ray) thinking she's ditched Granny (Beulah Bondi) at the movies, then returning home to George and Anita (Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter) at their bridge game, in Make Way For Tomorrow, 1937.
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) - You Know How It Is Cutting to the big city, Rhoda (Barbara Read) with mom Anita (Fay Bainter) who nudges dad George (Thomas Mitchell) to call and ask aunt Nellie (Minna Gombell) to take Granny for the evening, in Leo McCarey's Make Way For Tomorrow, 1937.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) - In Every Man There's An Imperfection Opening with Ray Milland briefly the voice of the title character, who won’t be introduced for some time, as we meet Thomas Mitchell as prosecutor Foster, and Fred Clark as crime boss Faulkner, John Farrow directing, from a story by Mindret Lord, in Alias Nick Beal, 1949.

Trailer

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington - (Original Trailer) Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939), Frank Capra's masterpiece about a naive young senator (James Stewart) who uncovers political corruption.
Pocketful Of Miracles (1961) -- (Original Trailer) Bette Davis plays Apple Annie in Frank Capra's last movie, Pocketful Of Miracles (1961).
Only Angels Have Wings - (Original Trailer) Cary Grant heads a team of flyers in a mountainous South American country in Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings (1939).
Man of the People - (Original Trailer) After years playing villains, Joseph Calleia gets to be the hero as an immigrant studying law in Man of the People (1937).
Three Cheers For The Irish - (Original Trailer) It's Angus' Irish Rose as a Scots lad and an Irish lass anger their families by marrying in Three Cheers for the Irish (1940).
Three Wise Fools - (Original Trailer) An orphan girl (Margaret O'Brien) melts the hearts of three crusty old men (Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Edward Arnold).
Make Way For Tomorrow - (Original Trailer) An elderly couple are forced to move in with their children in Leo McCarey's Make Way For Tomorrow (1937).
Handle with Care - (Original Trailer) During a mock trial, a small-town law student uncovers new evidence about a real crime in Handle With Care (1958).
By Love Possessed - (Original Trailer) Lana Turner's desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband's law partner in John Sturges' By Love Possessed (1961).
Gone With the Wind (1939) -- (1961 Re-Issue Trailer) Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) fights to save her beloved plantation and find love during the Civil War in Gone With the Wind (1939).
Silver River - (Original Trailer) A ruthless gambler's rise to power is cut short by character flaws in Silver River (1948) starring Errol Flynn.
Black Swan, The - (Original Trailer) When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean in The Black Swan, 1942, starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara.

Family

James Mitchell
Nephew
Former Secretary of Labor.

Bibliography