Franchot Tone

Franchot Tone

Highest Rated: 100% Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Lowest Rated: 20% Today We Live (1933)

Birthday: Feb 27, 1905

Birthplace: Niagara falls, New York, USA

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.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The High Commissioner Ambassador Townsend 1968
71% Mickey One Ruby Lopp 1965
42% In Harm's Way CINCPAC I Admiral 1965
75% Advise and Consent The President 1962
No Score Yet Uncle Vanya Director Dr. Astroff Producer 1958
60% 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
88% 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 She Knew All the Answers Mark Willows 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 Love is a Headache Peter Lawrence 1938
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun James 'Jimmy' Davis 1937
67% Quality Street Dr. Valentine Brown 1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red Giulio 1937
No Score Yet Between Two Women Dr. Allan Demarest Meighan 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
93% 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
83% 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
80% Dancing Lady Tod Newton 1933
90% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell) Gifford Middleton 1933
No Score Yet Stage Mother Warren Foster 1933
No Score Yet Stranger's Return Guy 1933
20% Today We Live Ronnie 1933
No Score Yet Midnight Mary Tom Mannering 1933
80% Gabriel over the White House Hartley Beekman 1933


No Score Yet Ben Casey
Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland 1966
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
82% The Twilight Zone
Col. Archie Taylor 1961
No Score Yet Bonanza
Denver McKee 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Oliver Matthews 1959
No Score Yet Playhouse 90
Hugh Strickland


Barbara Whitfield says: Trouble, really, am I a lot of trouble?

Howard Malloy says: Women always are. Beautiful women anyway.

Barbara Whitfield says: Of course, that's what men like.

Howard Malloy says: Beauty.

Barbara Whitfield says: The trouble.

Otto Koster says: Play the limit: aim at the stars!

Franz Breuer says: Koster, when you take a curve at high speeds do you use the brake?

Otto Koster says: I just turn the wheel - and hope.

Otto Koster says: I just turn the wheel and hope.