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Adolphe Menjou



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Convention City
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet American Daylight
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Three Musketeers
  • Actor
1996
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
91% 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 The King of Main Street
  • Serge IV of Molvania
1925
No Score Yet Are Parents People?
  • Mr. Hazlitt
1925
No Score Yet Swan
  • Albert von Kersten-Rodenfels
1925
No Score Yet Forbidden Paradise
  • Chancellor
1924
No Score Yet The Marriage Circle
  • Prof. Josef Stock
1924
91% 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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