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Donald Cook

Highest Rated:   100% Show Boat (1936)
Lowest Rated:   80% Viva Villa! (1934)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
80% 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 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
No Score Yet Safe in Hell
  • Carl Bergen, aka Carl Erickson
1931

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