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Franchot Tone



He began acting while a college student, then became president of his school's Dramatic Club. In 1927 Tone began his professional stage career in stock, then soon made it to Broadway. He began appearing in films in 1932, going on to a busy screen career in which he was typecast as a debonair, tuxedo-wearing playboy or successful man-about-town. For his work in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. In the early '50s he gave up films to return to the stage; after appearing in an off-Broadway prouction of Uncle Vanya he returned to film in the play's screen version (1958), which he co-produced, co-directed, and starred in. He appeared in a handful of films in the '60s; meanwhile, onstage he got good reviews for his performance in the New York revival of Strange Interlude. In the mid '60s he costarred in the TV series "Ben Casey." He was married four times; his wives included actresses Joan Crawford, Jean Wallace, Barbara Payton, and Dolores Dorn-Heft.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The High Commissioner
  • Ambassador Townsend
1968
No Score Yet Mickey One
  • Ruby Lopp
1965
40% In Harm's Way
  • CINCPAC I Admiral
1965
82% Advise and Consent
  • The President
1962
No Score Yet Uncle Vanya
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Dr. Astroff
1958
No Score Yet Suspense
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Here Comes the Groom
  • Wilbur Stanley
1951
No Score Yet Every Girl Should Be Married
  • Roger Sanford
1949
No Score Yet Jigsaw
  • Howard Malloy
1949
No Score Yet The Man on the Eiffel Tower
  • Radek
1949
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • William Weldon
1947
No Score Yet Honeymoon
  • David Flanner
1947
No Score Yet Lost Honeymoon
  • Johnny Gray
1947
No Score Yet Because of Him
  • Paul Taylor
1946
No Score Yet Dark Waters
  • Dr. George Grover
1944
100% Phantom Lady
  • Jack Marlow
1944
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister
  • Charles Gerard
1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • George Braynor Collins
1943
100% Five Graves to Cairo
  • Cpl. John J. Bramble / Paul Davos
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Guest
1942
No Score Yet Nice Girl?
  • Richard Calvert
1941
No Score Yet Trail Of The Vigilantes
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Robert 'Bob' Hanson
1938
100% Three Comrades
  • Otto
1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof
  • Jimmy Kilmartin
1938
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun
  • James 'Jimmy' Davis
1937
60% Quality Street
  • Dr. Valentine Brown
1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red
  • Giulio
1937
80% Love on the Run
  • Barnabus W. Pells
1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • John Eaton
1936
No Score Yet Suzy
  • Terry Moore
1936
No Score Yet The Unguarded Hour
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story
  • Dick Barton
1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out
  • Emperor Franz Josef
1936
94% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Byam
1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies
  • James Salston
1935
100% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
  • Lt. John Forsythe
1935
No Score Yet Dangerous
  • Don Bellows
1935
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Robert "Bob" Harrison Jr.
1935
No Score Yet The World Moves On
  • Richard Girard - 1825 / Richard Girard - 1914
1934
No Score Yet Sadie McKee
  • Michael `Mike' Alderson
1934
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed)
  • T.R. Paige Jr.
1934
No Score Yet Dancing Lady
  • Tod Newton
1933
89% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell)
  • Gifford Middleton
1933
No Score Yet Stage Mother
  • Warren Foster
1933
No Score Yet Stranger's Return
  • Guy
1933
No Score Yet Today We Live
  • Ronnie
1933
No Score Yet Midnight Mary
  • Tom Mannering
1933
92% Gabriel over the White House
  • Hartley Beekman
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Col. Archie Taylor

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