Joe E. Brown

Joe E. Brown




Cast (Feature Film)

Entertaining the Troops (1989)
It's Showtime (1976)
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Cemetery keeper
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Union official
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Osgood Fielding III
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Stationmaster at Ft. Kearney
Show Boat (1951)
Captain Andy Hawks
Cassino to Korea (1950)
The Tender Years (1948)
Rev. Will Norris
Casanova in Burlesque (1944)
Joseph L. Kelly, Jr., also known as Casanova Brown
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Pin Up Girl (1944)
Eddie Hall
Chatterbox (1943)
Rex Vane
Shut My Big Mouth (1942)
Wellington Holmes [also known as Henrietta Oglethorpe]
Daring Young Man (1942)
Jonathan Peckinpaw/Grandma
Joan of Ozark (1942)
Cliff Little
So You Won't Talk (1940)
"Whiskers"[Charles Augustus Holt]/Brute Hanson
Beware, Spooks! (1939)
Roy Gifford
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939)
Marlowe Mansfield Booth
The Gladiator (1938)
Hugo Kipp
Wide Open Faces (1938)
Wilbur Meeks
Flirting with Fate (1938)
Dan Dixon
When's Your Birthday? (1937)
Dustin Willoughby
Riding on Air (1937)
Elmer Lane
Fit for a King (1937)
Virgil ["Scoops"] Jones
Earthworm Tractors (1936)
Alexander Botts
Sons O' Guns (1936)
Jimmy Canfield
Polo Joe (1936)
Joe Bolton
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Flute, the bellows-mender
Alibi Ike (1935)
Frank X. Farrell
Bright Lights (1935)
Joe Wilson
A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
Feet Samuels
6 Day Bike Rider (1934)
Wilfred Simpson
Circus Clown (1934)
Happy Howard [and Chuckles Howard]
Elmer the Great (1933)
Elmer [Kane]
Son of a Sailor (1933)
Handsome [Callahan]
Fireman Save My Child (1932)
Smokey Joe Grant
You Said a Mouthful (1932)
Joe Holt
The Tenderfoot (1932)
Peter Jones
Sit Tight (1931)
Jojo [Mullins]
Local Boy Makes Good (1931)
John Miller
Broadminded (1931)
Ossie Simpson
Hold Everything (1930)
Gink Schiner
Top Speed (1930)
Elmer Peters
Going Wild (1930)
Rollo Smith
Song of the West (1930)
The Lottery Bride (1930)
Eleven Men and a Girl (1930)
Molly and Me (1929)
Jim Wilson
My Lady's Past (1929)
Sam Young
Painted Faces (1929)
Hermann [or Beppo]
Sally (1929)
Connie [The Grand Duke]
On With the Show (1929)
The Circus Kid (1928)
King Kruger
Take Me Home (1928)
Hit of the Show (1928)

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Entertaining the Troops (1989)
It's Showtime (1976)

Cast (Special)

Five's a Family (1961)
Harry Conover

Cast (Short)

Soaring Stars (1942)
Rodeo Dough (1940)
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
Hollywood Party (1937)
A Dream Comes True The Making of an Unusual Motion Picture (1935)
Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
How to Break 90 #1: The Grip (1933)
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 10 "Trouble Shots" (1931)
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 1 The Putter (1931)
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (1930)

Life Events


Debut as circus acrobat performer


First role on Broadway


Film acting debut

Photo Collections

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from the all-star Warner Bros. production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle.


Movie Clip

Very Honorable Guy, A (1934) -- (Movie Clip) I May Look Dumb In the opening scene we met goons Ponzetti and O’Hara (Harold Huber, Arthur Vinton) who had the idea to use the popular “Feet” Samuels (Joe E. Brown, title character) as a means to get to Hendrickson (George Pat Collins), who owes their gangster boss, and it goes plenty wrong, Lloyd Bacon directing, in A Very Honorable Guy, 1934, from a Damon Runyon story.
Shut My Big Mouth (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Beautify West! Opening his first feature on his new Columbia contract after two years recovering from car-crash injuries, Joe E. Brown is visionary florist Wellington Holmes, heading west with sidekick Oglethorpe (Fritz Feld), soon pursued by Buckskin Bill (Victor Jory), Hank Bell and Earle Hodgins driving the stage, in Shut My Big Mouth, 1942.
Pin Up Girl (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Carry Tales Out Of School Miffed New York night club star Molly (Martha Raye) calls Lorry (Betty Grable, with pal Dorothea Kent, from Missouri) on her claim she starred in a just-closed Broadway show, so owner Joe E. Brown introduces her for a number by James V. Monaco and Mack Gordon, in Pin Up Girl, 1944.
You Said A Mouthful (1932) -- (Movie Clip) The Sharks Won't Like The Flavor Nearing the end, Joe E. Brown, a nerd non-swimmer, mistaken for a Canadian champ, thinking he’s wearing the unsinkable swimsuit he invented, with sidekick Farina, desperate to impress Ginger Rogers as heiress Alice, getting ready for the big race from Catalina Island, Preston Foster his rival Ed, in You Said A Mouthful, 1932.
Elmer The Great (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Did Chicago Really Buy You? Established in his first scene as an avid sleeper, Indiana baseball prodigy Joe E. Brown (title character) awakened by his brother (Sterling Holloway), for some reason discouraging his shopkeeper boss Nellie (Patricia Ellis) letting the rep from the Chicago Cubs (Charles Wilson) show him a contract, in Elmer The Great, 1933.
Elmer The Great (1933) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Always Afraid Of Breaking Windows Now at the Chicago Cubs training camp (implausible in that it’s clearly among Souther California hills, where no baseball teams ever trained), Joe E. Brown, a former semi-pro ballplayer, as the Indiana rube title character, knocking around top pitchers, masked Frank McHugh as catcher High-Hips, in Elmer The Great, 1933.
Elmer The Great (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Tell Nobody! Donna Mae Roberts on the switchboard, Charles Wilson the big-shot calling from Chicago, Patricia Ellis as Nellie at the store, various other characters in the Indiana home town, in a script based on a Broadway play by Ring Lardner and George M. Cohan, opening the First National Joe E. Brown vehicle, Elmer The Great, 1933.
You Said A Mouthful (1932) -- (Movie Clip) He Isn't Chump Enough Opening the First National-Vitaphone Joe E. Brown vehicle, we meet the star as a nerdy swimsuit factory employee, Harry Gribbon and Sheila Terry as colleagues in charge of playing tricks on him, Lloyd Bacon directing, in You Said A Mouthful, 1932, also starring Ginger Rogers.
You Said A Mouthful (1932) -- (Movie Clip) You're Just As I Pictured You Joe E. Brown as Joe Holt, in L-A from Iowa, come for his $1-million inheritance and having found out all he got was a servant?s son (Farina), they?re about to take jobs on Catalina Island when Ginger Rogers, age 21, mistakes him for we-don?t-know-who, Guinn Williams the real guy, in You Said A Mouthful, 1932.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) -- (Movie Clip) I Thought You Were Ann Sheridan The original Hollywoodland sign appears in a montage of wartime Hollywood, as soldiers Slim and Nolan (Robert Hutton, Dane Clark) begin their adventure, Joe E. Brown the first celebrity met, early in the Warner Bros' salute to the movie industry morale project, Hollywood Canteen, 1944.
Some Like It Hot (1959) -- (Movie Clip) You Invest In Shows? Arriving at their Florida hotel, "Josephine" (Tony Curtis), Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) and "Daphne" (Jack Lemmon) behold the millionaires, especially Osgood Fielding (Joe E. Brown), in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot, 1959.
Pin Up Girl (1944) -- (Movie Clip) We're In Musical Comedy Navy hero Tommy (John Harvey) and pal Dud (Dave Willock) are the toast of New York, greeted by Eddie (Joe E. Brown) at his night club, not knowing Lorry and Kay (Betty Grable, Dorothea Kent) have fibbed to get his table, Martha Raye with an original song by James V. Monaco and Mack Gordon, in Pin Up Girl, 1944.