Donald Cook

Highest Rated: 100% Show Boat (1936)
Lowest Rated: 57% Viva Villa! (1934)
Birthday: Sep 26, 1901
Birthplace: Not Available
Entering vaudeville in the early 1920s, Donald Cook matriculated to Broadway in 1926 and came to films in the first years of the talkies. He was a leading man in most of his earliest movie appearances; he played the protégé of crippled ballet impresario John Barrymore in The Mad Genius (1931), Bette Davis' love interest in The Man Who Played God (1932), and so on. By the mid-1930s, Cook had settled into secondary roles, often neurotic in nature (the best of these was the tormented husband of mulatto Helen Morgan in Show Boat [1936]). He often appeared in murder mysteries, where no matter how helpful and cooperative he was to the investigating detectives, the words "I DID IT" were practically emblazoned on his forehead. Throughout the 1940s, Cook alternated his increasingly standardized film roles with solid leading assignments in such Broadway plays as Claudia and Private Lives; he forsook films entirely in favor of stage work in 1950. In 1959, Donald Cook was a regular on the teen-oriented TV sitcom Too Young to Go Steady.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jennie Gerhardt Actor 2012
No Score Yet Our Very Own Fred Macaulay 1950
No Score Yet The Unfaithful Terry Houston 1947
No Score Yet Here Come the Co-eds Benson 1945
No Score Yet Beware of Ladies George Martin 1937
No Score Yet Circus Girl Charles Jerome 1937
100% Show Boat Steve 1936
No Score Yet Ellis Island Gary 1936
No Score Yet Ladies Love Danger Tom Lennox 1935
No Score Yet Here Comes the Band Don Trevor 1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case Lynn Llewellyn 1935
No Score Yet Confidential FBI Agent Dave Elliott 1935
No Score Yet Motive for Revenge Barry Webster 1935
57% Viva Villa! Don Felipe 1934
No Score Yet The Ninth Guest Actor 1934
No Score Yet The World Changes Richard 1933
100% Baby Face Ned Stevens 1933
No Score Yet The Kiss Before the Mirror Maria's Lover 1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny Dan Reynolds 1933
No Score Yet Brief Moment Franklin Deane 1933
No Score Yet Penguin Pool Murder Philip Seymour 1932
No Score Yet The Conquerors Warren 1932
No Score Yet New Morals for Old Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Trial Of Vivienne Ware Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Man Who Played God Harold Van Adam 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! Movie Star 1932
No Score Yet The Mad Genius Fedor Ivanoff 1931
No Score Yet Side Show Actor 1931
100% The Public Enemy Mike Powers 1931
100% Safe in Hell Carl Bergen, aka Carl Erickson 1931

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