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Adolphe Menjou

Highest Rated:   100% You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Lowest Rated:   67% Morning Glory (1933)
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Debonair and sophisticated, Adolphe Menjou was an impeccably-dressed lead actor with a waxed black mustache. At age 21 he moved to New York with no intention of becoming an actor; three years later he drifted into films as an extra, then got some larger roles before serving as a captain in the Ambulance Corps for three years in World War I. Back in the U.S. Menjou returned to acting, playing supporting roles in a number of major productions. He became a star after playing the lead role in Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of Paris (1923), which established his screen persona: a dapper, suave man of the world. He went on to play this role in more than 100 films, at first as a leading man and later as a character actor. He made the transition to sound easily and received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his work in The Front Page (1931). He gained a reputation as one of the world's best-dressed men, a fact alluded to in the title of his autobiography, It Took Nine Tailors (1948). Active in politically conservative causes, in 1944 Menjou became a co-founder of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals; later he was a "friendly" witness in the 1947 hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee. From 1928-33 he was married to actress Kathryn Carver, and from 1934 on he was married to actress Verree Teasdale.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Convention City
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet American Daylight
  • Actor
2004
83% Pollyanna
  • Mr. Pendergast
1960
No Score Yet I Married a Woman
  • Frederick W. Sutton
1958
No Score Yet I Married a Woman
  • Actor
1958
94% Paths of Glory
  • Gen. Broulard
1957
No Score Yet The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
  • Arthur Martin
1957
No Score Yet Bundle of Joy
  • J.B. Merlin
1956
No Score Yet The Ambassador's Daughter
  • Sen. Jonathan Cartwright
1956
No Score Yet Timberjack
  • 'Sweetwater' Tilton
1955
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope
  • Fesker
1953
83% The Sniper
  • Police Lt. Frank Kafka
1952
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri
  • Pierre
1951
No Score Yet The Tall Target
  • Colonel Caleb Jeffers
1951
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • Gregg
1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark
  • Melville Crossman
1949
No Score Yet My Dream Is Yours
  • Thomas Hutchins
1949
No Score Yet State of the Union
  • Jim Conover
1948
No Score Yet I'll Be Yours
  • J. Conrad Nelson
1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters
  • Mr. Kimberly
1947
No Score Yet Heartbeat
  • Ambassador
1946
No Score Yet The Bachelor's Daughters
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Man Alive
  • Kismet
1945
No Score Yet Step Lively
  • Wagner
1944
No Score Yet Sweet Rosie O'grady
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle
  • Col. Hector Phyffe
1943
No Score Yet Syncopation
  • George Latimer
1942
100% You Were Never Lovelier
  • Eduardo Acuna
1942
89% Roxie Hart
  • Billy Flynn
1942
No Score Yet Road Show
  • Col. Carleton Carroway
1941
No Score Yet Turnabout
  • Phil Manning
1940
No Score Yet The Housekeeper's Daughter
  • Deakon Maxwell
1939
No Score Yet Golden Boy
  • Tom Moody
1939
No Score Yet King of the Turf
  • Jim Mason
1939
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction
  • John Mannering
1938
No Score Yet The Goldwyn Follies
  • Oliver Merlin
1938
95% Stage Door
  • Anthony Powell
1937
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • John Cardwell
1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole
  • Monsieur Victor
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Oliver Niles
1937
No Score Yet The Milky Way
  • Gabby Sloan
1936
No Score Yet One in a Million
  • Tad Spencer
1936
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1935
  • Nicoleff
1935
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker
  • Sorrowful Jones
1934
67% Morning Glory
  • Louis (Lewis) Easton
1933
No Score Yet The Worst Woman in Paris?
  • Adolphe Ballou
1933
92% A Farewell to Arms
  • Rinaldi
1932
No Score Yet Forbidden
  • Bob
1932
92% The Front Page
  • Walter Burns
1931
No Score Yet Men Call It Love
  • Tony Minot
1931
100% Morocco
  • Mons. Le Bessiere
1930
No Score Yet Let Us Be Gay
  • Bob Brown
1930
No Score Yet A Gentleman of Paris
  • Marquis de Marignan
1927
No Score Yet The Sorrows of Satan
  • Prince Lucio de Rimanez
1926
No Score Yet The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
  • Albert Durant
1926
No Score Yet Swan
  • Albert von Kersten-Rodenfels
1925
No Score Yet The King of Main Street
  • Serge IV of Molvania
1925
No Score Yet Are Parents People?
  • Mr. Hazlitt
1925
No Score Yet Forbidden Paradise
  • Chancellor
1924
No Score Yet The Marriage Circle
  • Prof. Josef Stock
1924
92% A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
  • Pierre Revel
1923
No Score Yet Spanish Dancer
  • Don Salluste
1923
No Score Yet Through the Back Door
  • James Brewster
1921
No Score Yet Through The Backdoor
  • James Brewster
1921
100% The Three Musketeers
  • Louis XIII
1921
100% The Sheik
  • Raoul de Saint Hubert
1921
No Score Yet What Happened to Rosa?
  • Reporter
1921
No Score Yet Manhattan Madness
  • Bit Part
1916

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