Franklin Pangborn

Franklin Pangborn


Also Known As
Franklyn Pangborn
Birth Place
Newark, New Jersey, USA
January 23, 1889
July 20, 1958


Franklin Pangborn was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Pangborn's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the comedy "Exit Smiling" (1926) with Beatrice Lillie, "The Girl in the Pullman" (1927) and "Finger Prints" (1927). He also appeared in "Lady of the Pavements" (1929), "Her Man" (1930) with Helen Twelvetrees and "A Woman of Experience" (1...

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Franklin Pangborn was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Pangborn's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the comedy "Exit Smiling" (1926) with Beatrice Lillie, "The Girl in the Pullman" (1927) and "Finger Prints" (1927). He also appeared in "Lady of the Pavements" (1929), "Her Man" (1930) with Helen Twelvetrees and "A Woman of Experience" (1931). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Swing High, Swing Low" (1937), "It Happened in Hollywood" (1937) and "She's Dangerous" (1937). He also appeared in the comedy "Easy Living" (1937) with Jean Arthur. In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in "The Bank Dick" (1940) with W C Fields, "Call Out the Marines" (1941) and the Marlene Dietrich romance "The Flame of New Orleans" (1941). He also appeared in the comedy "Week-End For Three" (1941) with Dennis O'Keefe and the W C Fields comedy "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break" (1941). Pangborn was most recently credited in "Careful" (1993) with Kyle McCullough. Pangborn passed away in July 1958 at the age of 69.



Cast (Feature Film)

Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957)
Steamship clerk
The Story of Mankind (1957)
Marquis de Varennes
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
Sourpuss manager
Down Memory Lane (1949)
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Rio hotel clerk
Calendar Girl (1947)
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Formfit Franklin
I'll Be Yours (1947)
Lover Come Back (1946)
Hotel clerk
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)
Theatre manager
The Sailor Takes a Wife (1946)
You Came Along (1945)
Hotel clerk
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
See My Lawyer (1945)
B. J. Wagenhorn
Tell It to a Star (1945)
Horace Lovelace
Hollywood and Vine (1945)
Reggie [Allen]
The Great Moment (1944)
Dr. Heywood
My Best Gal (1944)
Mr. Porter
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
Chairman of reception committee
Reckless Age (1944)
Mr. Thurtle
Allergic to Love (1944)
Stewart Ives III
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Duncan Farll
Never a Dull Moment (1943)
Honeymoon Lodge (1943)
Two Weeks to Live (1943)
Mr. Pinkney
Crazy House (1943)
Hotel clerk
Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Vernon Lewis
George Washington Slept Here (1942)
Mr. Gibney
What's Cookin'? (1942)
Prof. Bistell
Now, Voyager (1942)
Mr. Thompson
Strictly in the Groove (1942)
Call Out the Marines (1942)
Moonlight Masquerade (1942)
Aubrey Fairchild
Obliging Young Lady (1942)
Professor Gibney
Sullivan's Travels (1942)
Mr. Casalsis
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Tillie the Toiler (1941)
Perry Tweedale
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
Bachelor Daddy (1941)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
The producer [Franklin Pangborn]
Week-End for Three (1941)
Number Seven
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941)
Charley Towne
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
Pet shop owner
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941)
Spring Parade (1940)
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)
Turnabout (1940)
Mr. Pingboom
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
Christmas in July (1940)
Radio announcer
The Bank Dick (1940)
J. Pinkerton Snoopington
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939)
Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
Hotel manager [Louis]
Doctor Rhythm (1938)
Mr. Stanchfield
Three Blind Mice (1938)
Four's a Crowd (1938)
Vivacious Lady (1938)
Apt. manager
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Assistant hotel manager
Just Around the Corner (1938)
Carefree (1938)
Roland Hunter
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938)
Mr. [Sam] Wattle
Joy of Living (1938)
Orchestra leader
Girls' School (1938)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Hamilton Montmarcy
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
Adolf Pumpfel
Always Goodbye (1938)
Bicycle salesman
Hotel Haywire (1937)
Fuller Brush salesman
The Lady Escapes (1937)
It's All Yours (1937)
She Had to Eat (1937)
Mr. Phoecian-Wylie
Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937)
Turn Off the Moon (1937)
Mr. Perkins
The Life of the Party (1937)
Dangerous Holiday (1937)
They Wanted to Marry (1937)
Apartment manager
Stage Door (1937)
She's Dangerous (1937)
Love on Toast (1937)
Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
She Married an Artist (1937)
Easy Living (1937)
Van Buren
Living on Love (1937)
Ogilvie O. Oglethorpe
All over Town (1937)
High Hat (1937)
Mr. Breton
It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
Mr. Forsythe
When Love Is Young (1937)
John Dorman
I'll Take Romance (1937)
A Star Is Born (1937)
Billy Moon
Danger - Love at Work (1937)
We Have Our Moments (1937)
Bartender, Joe
Rich Relations (1937)
Mr. Dwight
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
To Mary--With Love (1936)
Don't Gamble with Love (1936)
Doughnuts and Society (1936)
The Mandarin Mystery (1936)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Master of ceremonies
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936)
Hats Off (1936)
Mr. Churchill
Tango (1936)
$1,000 a Minute (1935)
Eight Bells (1935)
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
The Headline Woman (1935)
She Married Her Boss (1935)
Strictly Dynamite (1934)
Mr. Bailey
Unknown Blonde (1934)
Male co-respondent
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)
Town crier
Young and Beautiful (1934)
The radio announcer
College Rhythm (1934)
King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934)
[T. Ashmore] Brockton
Manhattan Love Song (1934)
Garrett Wetherby
Tomorrow's Youth (1934)
Imitation of Life (1934)
Mr. Carven
Many Happy Returns (1934)
[Allen's] secretary
Flirtation (1934)
The doctor
That's Gratitude (1934)
Headline Shooter (1933)
Mr. [Adolphus G.] Crocker
Sweepings (1933)
International House (1933)
Hotel manager
The Important Witness (1933)
Professional Sweetheart (1933)
Herbert [Childress]
Bed of Roses (1933)
Design for Living (1933)
Mr. Douglas
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Only Yesterday (1933)
Stepping Sisters (1932)
A Fool's Advice (1932)
Hotel clerk
The Half Naked Truth (1932)
Hotel manager
A Woman of Experience (1931)
Her Man (1930)
Cheer Up and Smile (1930)
A Lady Surrenders (1930)
Not So Dumb (1930)
The Sap (1929)
Editor Mason
Lady of the Pavements (1929)
M'sieu Dubrey, dance master
On Trial (1928)
A Blonde for a Night (1928)
Finger Prints (1927)
The Bandoline Kid
Getting Gertie's Garter (1927)
Algy Brooks
My Friend From India (1927)
William Valentine
The Girl in the Pullman (1927)
Hector Brooks
The Cradle Snatchers (1927)
Howard Drake
The Night Bride (1927)
John Stockton
The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927)
Exit Smiling (1926)
Cecil Lovelace

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Careful (1992)

Cast (Special)

Svengali and the Blonde (1955)
Theater Manager

Cast (Short)

Swing Banditry (1936)
My Grandfather's Clock (1934)
Menu (1933)
What Price Taxi (1932)
The Loud Mouth (1932)
Over the Counter (1932)
Poor Aubrey (1930)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Living on Love - Scene Stills
Here are a number of scene stills from RKO's Living on Love (1937), directed by Lew Landers and starring James Dunn and Whitney Bourne.


Movie Clip

Not So Dumb (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Sin Throughout The Ages Entertaining the big-shot out-of-town investor (William Holden), Dulcy (Marion Davies) turns the floor over to her new supposed screenwriter friend Leach (Franklin Pangborn), dramatizing his next feature, Van Dyke (Donald Ogden Stewart) on piano, Elliott Nugent her worried husband, in Not So Dumb, 1930.
Not So Dumb (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Sunny California Opening with Marion Davies (as nutty Dulcy, the title role in the original George S. Kaufman-Marc Connelly play) and fiancè Gordon (Elliott Nugent) in the rain, awaiting potential investor Forbes (the other actor William Holden, 1862-1932), wife and daughter (Sally Starr, Julia Faye), with King Vidor directing, in Not So Dumb, 1930.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) -- (Movie Clip) It's The Same Ocean! With French Riviera hotel staff (Franklin Pangborn accompanied by Armand Cortes) offering new rooms, Gary Cooper as the still not-named American millionaire who’s having trouble sleeping, the surprise appearance of Edward Everett Horton as the Marquis, in Ernst Lubitsch’s Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, 1938, also starring Claudette Colbert.
Living On Love (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Another Applicant Struggling to pay her rent, Mary (Whitney Bourne) arrives for a job interview, impressing the boss (Franklin Pangborn), then arrives home where her landlord (Solly Ward) has given away her apartment, but has a plan, in RKO’s Living On Love, 1937, restored by TCM.
Bank Dick, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) New Old Lompoc House Now on the job, Sousè (W.C. Fields, also screenwriter) observes son-in-law-to-be "Og" (Grady Sutton) executing the embezzlement scheme he proposed, until the bank examiner (Franklin Pangborn) appears, in The Bank Dick, 1940.
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944) -- (Movie Clip) He Could Be President Woodrow (Eddie Bracken), overwhelmed and intending to confess that he never served in the Marine Corps, can’t stop the judge (Jimmy Conlin) and Doc Bissell (Harry Hayden), who have nominated him for mayor on his homecoming, in Preston Sturges’ Hail The Conquering Hero, 1944.
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944) -- (Movie Clip) A Single Sour Note Franklin Pangborn (the band leader), the mother (Georgia Caine) and ex-sweetheart Libby (Ella Raines) among the revelers awaiting the local war hero, unaware that he hasn't told them he was forced to accept a medical discharge and never served, early in Preston Sturges' Hail The Conquering Hero, 1944.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Your Power Of Attorney Reporter Babe (Jean Arthur) is introduced as editor MacWade (George Bancroft) berates his staff, while the title character (Gary Cooper), adjusting to his inheritance, frustrates crooked lawyer Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille), who aims to formalize his status, in Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, 1936.
Flying Down To Rio (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Music Makes Me Franklin Pangborne can’t wait to fire bandleader Gene Raymond from his Miami gig when he shows up just in time, with accordion player Fred Astaire, for Ginger Rogers’ number by Vincent Youmans, Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu, Dolores del Rio in the house, early in Flying Down To Rio, 1933.
George Washington Slept Here (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Roomy Drawers Jack Benny (as "Bill Fuller") arrives home not knowing wife Connie (Ann Sheridan) has, sort of on purpose, gotten them evicted from their Manhattan apartment by landlord Gibney (Franklin Pangborn), early in George Washington Slept Here, 1942, from the Kaufman and Hart play.
Now, Voyager (1942) -- (Movie Clip) He Wishes He Understood Me Psych patient Charlotte (Bette Davis), using her pseudonym, seen here for the first time since being sent on a cruise by Dr. Jaquith (Claude Rains), gets paired with fellow passenger Jerry (Paul Henreid, his first appearance) by the cruise director (Franklin Pangborn), in Now, Voyager, 1942.
Now, Voyager (1942) -- (Movie Clip) I Met A Doctor In Rio Sister-in-law Lisa (Ilka Chase) and her daughter June (Bonita Granville) are thrilled with the made-over Charlotte (Bette Davis), mobbed by well-wishers (Bill Kennedy, James Rennie, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn) on her return from the cruise prescribed by her shrink, in Now, Voyager, 1942.