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      Edward Arnold

      Edward Arnold

      Highest Rated: 100% Easy Living (1937)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Idiot's Delight (1939)

      Birthday: Feb 18, 1890

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Prolific, popular character player who began his career on the stage and, between 1915 and 1919, starred in numerous westerns for Essanay Studio. The portly, distinguished-looking actor returned to films in the sound era, first in crime melodramas, then as a priest in "The White Sister" and a sheik in "The Barbarian" (both 1933) before finding his special niche portraying all kinds of tycoons: as an alcoholic millionaire ("Sadie McKee" 1934), a lumber tycoon ("Come and Get It" 1936) and a sinister munitions king ("Idiot's Delight" 1939). Despite being middle-aged and heavy-set, Arnold played leading roles for a number of years from the mid-1930s through the early 40s, even after being named on the infamous 1937 exhibitors list of stars who were considered "box-office poison." (Arnold was in excellent company with Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford and others who enjoyed lengthy careers.)

      Highest rated movies

      Annie Get Your Gun poster
      Annie Get Your Gun
      The Devil and Daniel Webster poster
      The Devil and Daniel Webster
      Easy Living poster
      Easy Living
      Mr. Smith Goes to Washington poster Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Take Me Out to the Ball Game poster
      Take Me Out to the Ball Game
      You Can't Take It With You poster You Can't Take It With You I'm No Angel poster
      I'm No Angel
      Meet John Doe poster
      Meet John Doe

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% The Ambassador's Daughter Ambassador William Fisk (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 50% The Houston Story Paul Atlas (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Expose Oliver Tubbs (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 55% Living It Up The Mayor (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 35% City That Never Sleeps Unknown (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Conflict J.R. Compton (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 78% Belles on Their Toes Sam Harper (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Brat Senator Wilkins (Character) - 1951
      100% 67% Annie Get Your Gun Pawnee Bill (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Skipper Surprised His Wife Adm. Homer Thorndyke (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Jack Mayor Mahoney (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 44% John Loves Mary Sen. James McKinley (Character) - 1949
      95% 70% Take Me Out to the Ball Game Joe Lorgan (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Wife Judge Wilkins (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 80% Command Decision Congressman Arthur Malcolm (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 40% Three Daring Daughters Robert Nelson (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallflower Andrew J. Linnett (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 56% The Hucksters David `'Dave'` Lash (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Mike Glenson (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 93% Dear Ruth Judge Harry Wilkins (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Brother Talks to Horses Mr. Bledsoe (Character) - 1946
      67% 59% Ziegfeld Follies Lawyer (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Leave, No Love Unknown (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Janie Gets Married Charles Conway (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Wise Fools Theodore Findley (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 55% Weekend at the Waldorf Martin X. Edley (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hidden Eye Capt. Duncan Maclain (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 73% Mrs. Parkington Amory Stilham (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 38% Kismet The Grand Vizier (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Main Street After Dark Lt. Lorrgan (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing Room Only T. J. Todd/Todd "the butler" (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 40% Janie Charles Conway (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Youngest Profession Burton V. Lyons (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 77% Johnny Eager John Benson Farrell (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 36% Eyes in the Night Duncan "Mac" Maclain (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inflation The Devil (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Personalities Self - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The War Against Mrs. Hadley Elliott Fulton (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Design for Scandal Judson M. `'J.M.'`/`'Judsy'` Blair (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 50% Nothing but the Truth T.T. Ralston (Character) - 1941
      100% 84% The Devil and Daniel Webster Daniel Webster (Character) - 1941
      92% 83% Meet John Doe D. B. Norton (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Penalty Martin "Stuff" Nelson (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady From Cheyenne James "Jim" Cook (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 80% Unholy Partners Merrill Lambert (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 36% Lillian Russell Diamond Jim Brady (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 59% Johnny Apollo Robert Cain Sr. (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 33% The Earl of Chicago Quentin `'Doc'` Ramsey (Character) - 1940
      40% 46% Idiot's Delight Achille Weber (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 83% Slightly Honorable Vincent Cushing (Character) - 1939
      97% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jim Taylor (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Jim Knox (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man About Town Sir John Arlington (Character) - 1939
      95% 88% You Can't Take It With You Anthony P. Kirby (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Jim Cain (Character) - 1938
      100% 84% Easy Living J.B. Ball (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 48% The Toast of New York James `'Jim'` Fisk Jr. (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blossoms on Broadway Ira Collins (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet John Meade's Woman John Meade (Character) - 1937
      91% 68% Come and Get It Barney Glasgow (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sutter's Gold Johan "John" Sutter (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Nero Wolfe Nero Wolfe (Character) - 1936
      80% 49% Crime and Punishment Insp. Porfiry (Character) - 1935
      80% No Score Yet Cardinal Richelieu Louis XIII (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 60% The Glass Key Paul Madvig (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 75% Remember Last Night Danny (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Biography of a Bachelor Girl Mr. `'Feydie'` Feydak (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamond Jim Diamond Jim (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 66% Thirty Day Princess Richard M. Gresham (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 70% Sadie McKee Jack Brennan (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unknown Blonde Frank Rodie (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 43% Hide-Out Det. Lt. "Mac" MacCarthy (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The President Vanishes Secretary of War Wardell (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom Vincent Shelton (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wednesday's Child Ray Phillips (Character) - 1934
      80% 67% Roman Scandals Emperor Valerius (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Sister Father Saracinesca (Character) - 1933
      93% 72% I'm No Angel Big Bill Barton (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Bodyguard Orson Bitzer (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secrets of the Blue Room Commissioner Forster (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 50% The Barbarian Achmed Pasha (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scared Dillon (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 57% Secret of the Blue Room Commissioner Forster (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark Dillon (Character) - 1933
      50% 56% Rasputin and the Empress Dr. A. Remezov (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Okay, America! Duke Morgan (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Afraid to Talk Jig Skelli (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Phil-for-Short Tom Wentworth (Character) - 1919

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1951