George Brent

George Brent

Highest Rated: 100% Baby Face (1933)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Great Lie (1941)

Birthday: Mar 15, 1904

Birthplace: Shannonsbridge, County Dublin, Ireland

Gentlemanly Broadway lead who made his screen debut in "Under Suspicion" (1930). Initially a slightly tough talking New York type, Brent proved an effective romantic foil to a wide variety of dominant female stars of the 1930s and 40s, most notably at Warner Brothers, where he was tenured from 1932 to 1942. Capable of playing the strong but silent type, or the urbane and cynical, Brent often spent his screen time desiring his leading lady or being pursued by her. His playing was invariably professional and amiable if not dynamic or idiosyncratic, and so he proved a natural in "women's films" in which the focus was securely on a more galvanizing female actor who was a bigger star. Among his female paramours over the years were Bebe Daniels ("42nd Street," 1933), Greta Garbo ("The Painted Veil," 1934), Ginger Rogers ("In Person," 1935), Myrna Loy ("The Rains Came," 1939), Barbara Stanwyck ("My Reputation," 1946), and Claudette Colbert ("Bride for Sale," 1949).

Highest rated movies

Experiment Perilous
Baby Face
42nd Street
Jezebel
Dark Victory
The Spiral Staircase
Female
Front Page Woman

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 57% Death of a Scoundrel O'Connell (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexican Manhunt David L. 'Dave' Brady (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tangier Incident Steve Gordon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 38% Montana Belle Tom Bradfield (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 35% The Last Page John Harman (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet F.B.I. Girl FBI Agent Jeff Donley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Cleveland Michael `'Mike'` Jackson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Illegal Entry Chief Agent Dan Collins (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride for Sale Paul Martin (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Canyon Matthew Bostel (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 45% Luxury Liner Captain Jeremy Bradford (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel on the Amazon Jim Warburton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slave Girl Matt Claibourne (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinner's Holiday Michael Brooks (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 40% Out of the Blue Arthur Earthleigh (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 44% Christmas Eve Michael Brooks (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corpse Came C.O.D. Joe Medford (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Lovers Meet William "Bill" Williams Jr. (Character) - 1946
87% 79% The Spiral Staircase Professor Warren (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 84% Tomorrow Is Forever Lawrence 'Larry' Hamilton (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptation Nigel Armine (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 56% My Reputation Maj. Scott Landis (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Affairs of Susan Roger Berton (Character) - 1945
100% 36% Experiment Perilous Dr. Huntington Bailey (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 76% In This Our Life Craig Fleming (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 57% The Gay Sisters Charles Barclay (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever Steve Mitchell (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Beds Mike Abbott (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Queen James Kincaid (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three Kenneth Bixby (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Dare Not Love Prince Kurt von Rotenberg (Character) - 1941
60% 71% The Great Lie Peter "Pete" Van Allen (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet International Lady Tim Hanley (Character) - 1941
71% 58% The Fighting 69th Wild Bill Donovan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Suez John Gamble (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Talked Too Much Stephen M. "Steve" Forbes (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 43% 'Til We Meet Again Dan Hardesty (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure in Diamonds Capt. Stephen Dennett (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 76% The Old Maid Lt. Clem Spender (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 66% The Rains Came Tom Ransome (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Wings of the Navy Cass Harrington (Character) - 1939
88% 81% Dark Victory Dr. Frederick Steele (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 44% Racket Busters Denny Jordan (Character) - 1938
95% 82% Jezebel Buck Cantrell (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 22% Gold Is Where You Find It Jared Whitney (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of an Actress Dick Orr (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Justice Paul Cameron (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Go-Getter William `'Bill'` Austin (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine D-1 Lt. Commander Dan Matthews (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 80% More Than a Secretary Fred Gilbert (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Me Your Heart James "Jim" Baker (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snowed Under Alan "Allan" Tanner (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case Against Mrs. Ames Matt Logan (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Country and the Woman Steve Russett (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Arrow Johnny Jones (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranded Mack Hale (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 17% Special Agent Bill (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 44% In Person Emory Muir (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living on Velvet Terrence Clarence "Terry" Parker (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goose and the Gander Bob McNear (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Live Colin Trent (Character) - 1935
80% 33% Front Page Woman Curt Devlin (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 54% The Painted Veil Jack Townsend (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desirable Stuart "Mac" McAllister (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 60% Stamboul Quest Douglas Beall (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 14% Housewife William Reynolds (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Killer Unknown (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Headquarters Lieut. J. Stevens (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lilly Turner Bob Chandler (Character) - 1933
100% 81% Baby Face Courtland Trenholm (Character) - 1933
96% 74% 42nd Street Pat Denning (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 83% The Keyhole Neil Davis (Character) - 1933
83% 53% Female Jim Thorne (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crash Geoffrey Gault (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 75% The Rich Are Always With Us Julian Tierney (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 62% They Call It Sin Dr. Tony Travers (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 49% The Purchase Price Jim Gilson (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 52% So Big Roelf Pool (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Week-end Marriage Peter Acton (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 20% Miss Pinkerton Inspector Patten (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Chan Carries On Capt. Ronald Keane (Character) - 1931

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Prof. Michael Balsam (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955

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