Theodore Newton


Biography

Theodore Newton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Newton's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the drama "Ace of Aces" (1933) with Richard Dix, "From Headquarters" (1933) and the drama "The Adopted Father" (1933) with George Arliss. He also appeared in "The House on 56th Street" (1933) with Kay Francis, the Lionel Atwill mystery "The Sph...

Biography

Theodore Newton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Newton's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the drama "Ace of Aces" (1933) with Richard Dix, "From Headquarters" (1933) and the drama "The Adopted Father" (1933) with George Arliss. He also appeared in "The House on 56th Street" (1933) with Kay Francis, the Lionel Atwill mystery "The Sphinx" (1933) and the drama "The World Changes" (1933) with Paul Muni. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the drama "A Modern Hero" (1934) with Richard Barthelmess, the crime picture "Now I'll Tell" (1934) with Spencer Tracy and "Upperworld" (1934) with Warren William. He also appeared in "What Next, Corporal Hargrove?" (1945) and "Friendly Persuasion" (1956). In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in the Paul Newman biographical drama "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956), the adaptation "The Come On" (1956) with Anne Baxter and the William Holden romance "The Proud and the Profane" (1956). He also appeared in "The Story on Page One" (1960) with Rita Hayworth and the Barbara Luna drama "Dime With a Halo" (1963). Newton was most recently credited in the Lea Salonga smash hit animated motion picture "Mulan" (1998). Newton passed away in February 1963 at the age of 59.

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Working Man, The (1933) - Putter Around Shoe magnate Reeves (George Arliss), pretending to be a lowly accountant, has finagled his way into the yacht party hosted by Jenny (Bette Davis) and Tommy (Theodore Newton), the spendthrift children of his deceased friendly rival, in The Working Man, 1933.
Friendly Persuasion (1956) - Considerable Violence Union Major Harvey (Theodore Newton) recruiting at the Quaker meeting, approaching Caleb (John Smith), Josh (Anthony Perkins), his father Jess (Gary Cooper) and Elder Purdy (Richard Hale), in William Wyler's Friendly Persuasion, 1956.
Jalna (1935) - He's Married Her The Canadian Whiteoaks clan, (C. Aubrey Smith, Jessie Ralph, Halliwell Hobbes, David Manners, Peggy Wood) greeting the expected bride (Kay Johnson) when Piers (Theodore Newton) arrives with the unexpected (Molly Lamont), brother Renny (Ian Hunter) cracking down, in Jalna, 1935.
Jalna (1935) - A Bride At Jalna Smooth technique from director John Cromwell, surveying characters on an upcoming wedding, first Kay Johnson with Ian Hunter, Jessie Ralph, C. Aubrey Smith and Halliwell Hobbes, then Nigel Bruce, with Molly Lamont and Theodore Newton then young George Offerman Jr., in Jalna, 1935.
Jalna (1935) - Never Missed A Meal Unusual and graceful opening sequence, with credits, from director John Cromwell, introducing mostly the supporting cast, Jessie Ralph as "Gran" stealing, from the Canada-based family drama Jalna, 1935.
Working Man, The (1933) - Pair Of Worthless Brats Shoe manufacturer Reeves (George Arliss), vacationing in Maine with fishing pal (J. Farrell MacDonald), by chance meets the partying kids (Bette Davis, Theodore Newton) of his recently deceased rival, and hides his identity, early in The Working Man, 1933.

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