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Eddie Kane

Highest Rated:   100% Wonder Man (1945)
Lowest Rated:   35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
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Tall, distinguished-looking Eddie Kane was never remotely a star in movies or television, but he played just about every kind of important supporting and bit role that there was to portray in a Hollywood career that stretched over a quarter century. Born in 1889, Kane entered show business by way of vaudeville and rose to the top of that field as a member of the team of Kane & Herman. Hollywood beckoned with the coming of sound and his first role was typical of the kind of work that he would do for the next 25 years. In MGM's The Broadway Melody, although uncredited, Kane played the important supporting role of Francis Zanfield (a thin burlesque of Ziegfeld), the theatrical producer whose interest in one of the two sisters, played by Anita Page and Bessie Love, gets the backstage plot rolling. In later films, the actor's parts varied from anonymous head waiters and hotel managers to essential supporting roles, small but telling in the plot. He was apparently at least a nodding acquaintance of James Cagney, playing important bit parts in two of Cagney's movies: in Something To Sing About, Kane portrayed the San Francisco theater manager who shelters Cagney from the crowds swarming around him on his return from an ocean voyage; in Yankee Doodle Dandy he played the actor in Little Johnny Jones who tells Cagney's George M. Cohan, in the title role of Jones, of the plan to fire a rocket from the ship when the evidence clearing him has been found. Kane's range of roles ran from business executives and impressarios to maitre d's and as he grew older and more distinguished-looking, his delivery grew even sharper onscreen. Kane is probably best known to audiences from the 1950s and beyond for his portrayal (uncredited, as usual) of Mr. Monahan, Ralph Kramden's boss at the Gotham Bus Company, in The Honeymooners' episode in which Kramden impersonates a bus company executive to impress an old rival. Kane retired from movies and television after the 1950s and died in 1969 of a heart attack at his home.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Rivals of the Silver Fox (Jue zhan yin hu)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride
  • Mr. Clarke
1948
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose
  • Joe Webb
1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Ziegfeld
1946
No Score Yet Night and Day
  • Headwaiter
1946
No Score Yet Devil Bat's Daughter
  • Apartment House Manager
1946
No Score Yet Detour to Danger
  • Tom Barton
1946
100% Wonder Man
  • Headwaiter
1945
No Score Yet Up in Arms
  • Wedding Guest in Dream
1944
No Score Yet Minstrel Man
  • Booking Agent
1944
No Score Yet The Hairy Ape
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor
  • Headwaiter
1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain
  • Waiter
1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy
  • Immigration Officer
1943
No Score Yet Passport to Suez
  • Gay Man
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Heckler
1943
No Score Yet The Batman (An Evening with Batman and Robin)
  • bail bondsman
1943
No Score Yet Idaho
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly
  • Medical Officer
1943
100% Tarzan's New York Adventure
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Zis Boom Bah
  • James J. Kane
1942
No Score Yet Confessions of Boston Blackie
  • Auctioneer
1941
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy
  • Gordon West
1941
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade
  • Man
1941
No Score Yet The Great American Broadcast
  • Headwaiter
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Tycoon
1941
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf
  • Martin
1941
No Score Yet The Last Alarm
  • fire chief
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Club manager
1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart
  • Blake
1940
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Reporter
1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Theatre Manager
1939
No Score Yet Ice Follies of 1939
  • Politician
1939
No Score Yet Star Reporter
  • Sam Grey
1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds
  • Congressman
1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Steward
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Kirby's Attorney
1938
No Score Yet Give Me A Sailor
  • Second Businessman
1938
60% Swiss Miss
  • Village tradesman
1938
No Score Yet Mr. Boggs Steps Out
  • Theater Manager
1938
No Score Yet The Gladiator
  • Speed Bums
1938
No Score Yet All Over Town
  • William Bailey
1937
No Score Yet Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
  • Mcmurray
1937
No Score Yet Something to Sing About
  • San Francisco Theater Manager
1937
No Score Yet Hollywood Round-up
  • Henry Westcott
1937
No Score Yet Melody for Two
  • Alex Montrose
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • People at Burke's Party
1937
No Score Yet Small Town Boy
  • Tony
1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star
  • Albert Headwaiter
1937
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Henneberry
1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town)
  • Proprietor
1936
No Score Yet Gambling Lady
  • Duke
1934
98% It Happened One Night
  • Radio Announcer
1934
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad
  • Headwaiter
1934
No Score Yet Dames
  • Harry, the Stage Manager
1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar
  • Frank
1934
No Score Yet Now I'll Tell
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Wall Street Investor
1933
93% The Mummy
  • Doctor
1932
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery
  • Robber
1932
No Score Yet Forgotten Women
  • Swineback
1932
No Score Yet Smart Money
  • Tom
1931
100% The Public Enemy
  • Joe, the Headwaiter
1931
No Score Yet Goldie
  • Barker
1931
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Africa
  • Chief
1930
No Score Yet Doorway to Hell
  • Dr. Morton
1930
No Score Yet Street Girl
  • Club Manager
1929
35% The Broadway Melody
  • Zanfield
1929

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