Franchot Tone

Franchot Tone

Highest Rated: 100% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Lowest Rated: 20% Today We Live (1933)

Birthday: Feb 27, 1905

Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Blue-blood, stage-trained actor who made his film debut in 1932. Owing to his upper-class poise and polish, Tone was pigeonholed as a tuxedoed, cafe society sophisticate in a host of mostly MGM comedies and dramas. By 1937 the tall, handsome and sensitive actor was one of Hollywood's most prominent leading men, receiving recognition for his roles in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" (1935) and "Three Comrades" (1938). Too often, though, he found himself stifled in standardized romantic leads, playing consort to dynamic star actresses, especially his then-wife Joan Crawford.

Highest rated movies

Five Graves to Cairo
Three Comrades
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Mutiny on the Bounty
Bombshell
Phantom Lady
Dangerous
Love on the Run

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Over Elveron Barney Conners (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Commissioner Ambassador Townsend (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet See How They Run Baron Frood (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Bonne Soupe Montasi, Jr. (Character) - 1964
75% 89% Advise and Consent The President (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Vanya Dr. Mikhail Lvovich Astroff (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1958
60% 72% Here Comes the Groom Wilbur Stanley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Honor Dennis Williams (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 27% Jigsaw Howard Malloy (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 41% The Man on the Eiffel Tower Johann Radek (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 61% Every Girl Should Be Married Roger Sanford (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love Trouble Stuart Bailey (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Honeymoon Johnny Gray (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon David Flanner (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 17% Her Husband's Affairs William Weldon (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 50% Because of Him Paul Taylor (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Night With You Paul Renaud (Character) - 1945
89% 72% Phantom Lady Jack Marlow (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 36% Dark Waters Dr. George Grover (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hour Before the Dawn Jim Hetherton (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet True to Life Fletcher Marvin (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 11% Pilot No. 5 George Braynor Collins (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 64% His Butler's Sister Charles Gerard (Character) - 1943
100% 80% Five Graves to Cairo Cpl. John J. Bramble/Paul Davos (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wife Takes a Flyer Christopher Reynolds (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 75% Nice Girl? Richard Calvert (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Knew All the Answers Mark Willows (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Woman Is Mine Robert Stevens (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail of the Vigilantes Kansas (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast and Furious Joel Sloane (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Headache Peter Lawrence (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Downstairs Paul Wagner (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Three Loves Has Nancy Robert `'Bob'` Hanson (Character) - 1938
100% 66% Three Comrades Otto Koster (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 25% They Gave Him a Gun James "Jimmy" Davis (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 67% The Bride Wore Red Giulio (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surrounded by Women Allan Meighan (Character) - 1937
67% 31% Quality Street Dr. Valentine Brown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 25% Man-Proof Jimmy Kilmartin (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Women Allan Meighan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unguarded Hour Sir Alan Dearden (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 80% The King Steps Out Emperor Franz Josef (Character) - 1936
80% 64% Love on the Run Barnabus Pells (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exclusive Story Dick Barton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 32% The Gorgeous Hussy John Eaton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 65% Suzy Terry (Character) - 1936
100% 72% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Lt. Forsythe (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 43% Reckless Robert "Bob" Harrison Jr. (Character) - 1935
93% 84% Mutiny on the Bounty Byam (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet One New York Night Foxhall Ridgeway (Character) - 1935
86% 62% Dangerous Don Bellows (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 40% No More Ladies Jim (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight Is the Way Benny (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 70% Sadie McKee Michael Alderson (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentlemen Are Born Bob Bailey (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moulin Rouge Douglas Hall (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 38% The World Moves On Richard Griard, 1825/Richard Girard, 1914 (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 65% The Girl From Missouri T.R. Paige Jr. (Character) - 1934
80% 55% Gabriel Over the White House Hartley "Beek" Beekman (Character) - 1933
90% 74% Bombshell Gifford Middleton (Character) - 1933
20% 29% Today We Live Ronnie (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 66% Midnight Mary Thomas 'Tom' Mannering Jr. (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage Mother Warren Foster (Character) - 1933
80% 69% Dancing Lady Tod Newton (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 67% The Stranger's Return Guy (Character) - 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Robert Ashton (Character),
Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland (Guest Star)
1965-1966 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Col. Archie Taylor (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1958 1954 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Prince (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Charles Burnett (Character) 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of Broadway Actor (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1952 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952

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