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Louis Calhern

Louis Calhern



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Also Known As: Died: May 12, 1956
Born: February 16, 1895 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Forever, Darling (1956) as Charles Y. Bewell
A madcap woman's guardian angel tries to save her marriage.
High Society (1956) as Uncle Willie
In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.
The Prodigal (1955) as Nahreeb
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
Blackboard Jungle (1955) as Jim Murdock
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
Rhapsody (1954) as Nicholas Durant
A wealthy socialite is torn between the classical violinist who excites her and the pianist who needs her.
Betrayed (1954) as Gen. Ten Eyck
During World War II, a U.S. officer falls for a Resistance fighter suspected of being an enemy spy.
Athena (1954) as Grandpa [Ulysses] Mulvain
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
Men of the Fighting Lady (1954) as James A. Michener
Men on a U.S. aircraft carrier fight to survive the Korean War.
The Student Prince (1954) as King [Ferdinand] of Karlsburg
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
Executive Suite (1954) as George Nyle Caswell
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
Confidentially Connie (1953) as Opie Bedloe
An expectant mother hatches a series of madcap schemes to improve her husband's financial standing.
Remains to Be Seen (1953) as Benjamin Goodman
A girl vocalist and her apartment manager get mixed up in a creepy Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Julius Caesar
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as Himself
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) as Voice of George Lorrison
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Narrator
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
Washington Story (1952) as Charles W. Birch
A reporter in search of government corruption falls for a congressman.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) as Col. Zapt
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
Invitation (1952) as Simon Bowker
A millionaire tries to buy his dying daughter a husband.
We're Not Married! (1952) as Frederick S. Melrose
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
Latin Lovers (1952) as Grandfather [Eduardo] Santos
An heiress searches for true love while vacationing in Brazil.
The Man with a Cloak (1951) as Thevenet
A mystery man tries to help a young innocent escape a murderous housekeeper.
The Magnificent Yankee (1951) as [Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr.] The Magnificent Yankee
True story of the lifelong love affair between Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and his wife.
Two Weeks with Love (1950) as Horatio Robinson
Two sisters find romance during a turn-of-the-century family vacation.
Devil's Doorway (1950) as Verne Coolan
A Native American Civil War hero returns home to fight for his people.
A Life of Her Own (1950) as Jim Leversoe
An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man.
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) as Gregory Elliott
Mother-and-daughter singers compete for the same role and the same man.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) as Alonzo D. Emmerich
A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950) as Buffalo Bill
Fanciful musical biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
The Red Pony (1949) as Grandfather
A rancher''''s son learns a valuable lesson when he''''s given a pony.
The Red Danube (1949) as Col. Piniev
A Russian ballerina in Vienna tries to flee KGB agents and defect.
Arch of Triumph (1948) as [Maurice] Morosow
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
Notorious (1946) as Paul Prescott
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
Up in Arms (1944) as Col. Ashley
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944) as The viceroy
A priest pieces together the lives of five people killed crossing a perilous ravine.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as Curtis Farnsworth
Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Randolph Van Cleve
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
I Take This Woman (1940) as Dr. Duveen
A tenement doctor's marriage to a European refugee threatens his practice.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Dr. Brockdorf
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Juarez (1939) as Le Marc
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) as Arthur Aldrich
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected. However, Hamilton's friend Edgar Bergen solves the case (without much help from Charlie McCarthy).
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) as Dr. Kessler
To annoy his family, a millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to pose as a gold digger.
Fast Company (1938) as Elias Z. Bannerman
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as Major Dort
The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as Paty de Clam
The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.
Her Husband Lies (1937) as Joe Sorrell
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Sunderland
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) as Prefect
A blacksmith''''s rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son''''s Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.
The Arizonian (1935) as Sheriff Jake Mannen
A new marshal teams with an outlaw to straighten out a crooked town.
Woman Wanted (1935) as Smiley
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
The Affairs of Cellini (1934) as Ottaviano
Sweet Adeline (1934) as Major Day
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) as [Raymond] De Villefort, Jr.
After escaping prison, an innocent man seeks revenge on the men who framed him.
The Man with Two Faces (1934) as Stanley Vance
An actor uses his skills to protect his sister from her sinister husband.
Duck Soup (1933) as Trentino
When he's named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom.
Strictly Personal (1933) as [Jack] Magruder
The World Gone Mad (1933) as Christopher Bruno
Frisco Jenny (1933) as Steve Dutton
A district attorney prosecutes his own mother for murder.
Diplomaniacs (1933) as Winklereid
An Indian tribe sends two nitwits to a conference in Geneva.
The Woman Accused (1933) as Leo Young
Jeffrey and Glenda play two lovers about to embark on a three-day cruise to nowhere. Their plan is to be married on board by the ship's captain. As Glenda is packing to leave, she receives a threatening phone call from her obsessed, former lover who has taken residence just two floors above her apartment. Glenda sneaks upstairs to confront Leo and tell him that it's over. Leo, a high-powered attorney calls a hit-man to have Jeffrey eliminated. Glenda knocks Leo over the head before he can give the hitman a name. Leo is dead. Glenda sneaks back into her apartment, goes off on the cruise with Jeffrey and pretends that all is swell. Leo's partner, Stephen Bessemer, suspects Glenda and follows her to the ship. Bessemer stages a mock trial aboard the ship and cleverly draws a confession from Glenda. Jeffrey, also an attorney, represents Glenda when she is arrested upon arriving on shore. A skeptical district attorney, and the fact that Jeffrey horsewhips the star witness (the hit-man), combine to get Glenda completely off the hook.
Okay America (1932) as "Mileaway" Russell
Night After Night (1932) as Dick Bolton
They Call It Sin (1932) as Ford Humphries
An innocent young chorus girl fights the advances of her lecherous producer.
Afraid to Talk (1932) as Wade
20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) as Joe Finn
When his girl commits murder, a hardened criminal takes the rap to protect her honor.
Blonde Crazy (1931) as Dapper Dan Barker
A con-man bellhop and his chambermaid girlfriend set out to fleece hotel guests.
Stolen Heaven (1931) as Steve
The Road to Singapore (1931) as Dr. George March
A woman''''s life falls to pieces when she''''s caught cheating on her husband.
The Last Moment (1923) as Harry Gaines
Woman, Wake Up (1922) as Monte Collins
What's Worth While? (1921) as "Squire" Elton
Too Wise Wives (1921) as David Graham
A bored wife plots to steal her best friend''''s husband.
The Blot (1921) as His pupil, Phil West
Families from opposite ends of the economic scale are drawn together.

Cast (short)

A Letter From a Soldier (1951)
In this excerpt from the feature film "It''''s A Big Country" (1951), a U.S. GI back stateside from Korea delivers a letter to the mother of a dead fellow soldier.

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