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Eugene Pallette

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Believe it or not, barrel-bellied, frog-voiced American actor Eugene Pallette was once upon a time a slim romantic lead. Having previously worked as a streetcar conductor and a jockey, Pallette became a touring stock company performer, entering films as an extra in 1910 and working his way to lead roles in less than a month. His most famous pre-1920 performance was as the dashing leading man in the French sequences of the four-part D.W. Griffith epic Intolerance (1916). However, upon returning from World War I service Pallette found that younger, handsomer men had taken his place. He still enjoyed good supporting parts such as one of the Three Musketeers in the 1921 Douglas Fairbanks film of the same name, but his bland features consigned him to bits until he decided to make himself conspicuous by gaining weight. Eventually clocking in at 300 pounds, Pallette was suddenly much in demand as a character actor. In 1927, he signed with Hal Roach Studios, where work as a comedy foil was plentiful. Among his two-reel appearances was the role of the insurance man in the Laurel and Hardy classic Battle of the Century (1927). Talkies catapulted Pallette back to prominence. His distinctive deep croaking voice made the actor a natural for detective, promoter, con man, and "boss" roles. In films like My Man Godfrey (1936), The Ghost Goes West (1937), and The Lady Eve (1941), Pallette became a comedy fixture in the recurring stereotype of the self-made millionaire who can't get anyone to listen to him until he throws a childish fit. Eugene Pallette made his last film, Silver River, in 1948, when illness compelled him to retire.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wild Girl
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Three Musketeers
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Unfinished Business
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Whispering Smith
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Arizona
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Sgt. Heath
1930
No Score Yet The Second Hundred Years
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Sugar Daddies
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Mantrap
  • E. Wesson Woodbury
1926
No Score Yet Tarzan of the Apes
  • Actor
1918
No Score Yet Going Straight
  • Actor
1916

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