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Grady Sutton



While visiting a high school pal in Los Angeles in 1924, roly-poly Grady Sutton made the acquaintance of his friend's brother, director William A. Seiter. Quite taken by Sutton's bucolic appearance and comic potential, Seiter invited Sutton to appear in his next film, The Mad Whirl. Sutton enjoyed himself in his bit role, and decided to remain in Hollywood, where he spent the next 47 years playing countless minor roles as dimwitted Southerners and country bumpkins. Usually appearing in comedies, Sutton supported such master clowns as Laurel and Hardy and W.C. Fields (the latter reportedly refused to star in 1940's The Bank Dick unless Sutton was given a good part); he also headlined in two short-subjects series, Hal Roach's The Boy Friends and RKO's The Blondes and the Redheads. Through the auspices of Blondes and the Redheads director George Stevens, Sutton was cast as Katharine Hepburn's cloddish dancing partner in Alice Adams (1935), the first of many similar roles. Sutton kept his hand in movies until 1971, and co-starred on the 1966 Phyllis Diller TV sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton. A willing interview subject of the the 1960s and 1970s, Grady Sutton went into virtual seclusion after the death of his close friend, director George Cukor.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Rock 'n' Roll High School
  • School Board President
1979
67% Support Your Local Gunfighter
  • Storekeeper
1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
  • Rev. Dinwood
1970
29% Myra Breckinridge
  • Kid Barlow
1970
17% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
  • Funeral Director
1968
No Score Yet Paradise, Hawaiian Style
  • Mr. Cubberson
1966
80% The Chase
  • Mr. Siftifieus
1966
No Score Yet The Bounty Killer
  • Minister
1965
No Score Yet Tickle Me
  • Mr. Dabney
1965
96% My Fair Lady
  • Ascot Type
1964
83% Come Blow Your Horn
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Billy Rose's Jumbo
  • Driver
1962
96% A Star Is Born
  • Carver
1954
No Score Yet Living It Up
  • Gift Shop Proprietor
1954
77% White Christmas
  • General's Guest
1954
No Score Yet Grand Canyon
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet Last of the Wild Horses
  • Curly
1948
80% Romance on the High Seas
  • Radio Operator
1948
No Score Yet My Dear Secretary
  • Scott
1948
67% Dead Reckoning
  • Maitre d'
1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose
  • Brown
1947
No Score Yet My Dog Shep
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet The Magnificent Rogue
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever
  • Counterman
1946
No Score Yet Dragonwyck
  • Hotel Clerk
1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Recital Guest
1946
75% Ziegfeld Follies
  • Texan
1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off
  • Mr. Hotchkiss
1946
No Score Yet Stork Club
  • Peter
1945
No Score Yet Hit the Hay
  • Wilbur Whittlesey
1945
No Score Yet Sing Your Way Home
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano
  • Edward
1945
33% A Royal Scandal
  • Boris
1945
62% Anchors Aweigh
  • Bertram Kroehler
1945
No Score Yet Casanova Brown
  • Tod
1944
75% Since You Went Away
  • Soldier Hunting for Susie Fleming
1944
No Score Yet Goin' to Town
  • Cedric
1944
No Score Yet A Lady Takes a Chance
  • William A. Seiter
1943
94% The More the Merrier
  • Waiter
1943
No Score Yet The Bashful Bachelor
  • Cedric
1942
No Score Yet Somewhere I'll Find You
  • Boy
1942
No Score Yet Bedtime Story
  • Costume Designer
1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me
  • Clerk
1941
93% Penny Serenade
  • Man
1941
No Score Yet Flying Blind
  • Chester Gimble
1941
No Score Yet Four Jacks and a Jill
  • Drunk
1941
No Score Yet Too Many Girls
  • Football coach
1940
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast
  • Salesman
1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone
  • Sam the Secretary
1940
100% The Bank Dick
  • Og Oggilby
1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners
  • Reporter
1940
No Score Yet In Name Only
  • Paul Graham, Suzanne's Escort
1939
No Score Yet Blind Alley
  • Holmes the student
1939
No Score Yet It's a Wonderful World
  • Bupton Peabody
1939
No Score Yet Three Smart Girls Grow Up
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
  • Chester Dalrymple
1939
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton
  • District Attorney's Secretary
1938
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • George
1938
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • Babe
1938
100% Vivacious Lady
  • Culpepper
1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Florist
1938
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time
  • Gus
1938
No Score Yet Hard to Get
  • Stanley Potter
1938
95% Stage Door
  • Butch
1937
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday
  • Max
1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding
  • Everett Todhunter
1937
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade
  • Mortimer Higgins
1936
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
  • Mat Burdon
1936
100% My Man Godfrey
  • Van Rumple
1936
No Score Yet King of the Royal Mounted
  • Slim Blandon
1936
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates
  • Grocery Clerk
1935
No Score Yet Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • Claude Neselrode
1935
93% Alice Adams
  • Frank Dowling
1935
No Score Yet Stone of Silver Creek
  • Jimmy
1935
No Score Yet Bachelor Bait
  • Don Belden
1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Charlie Smith
1933
No Score Yet The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (Girl of My Dreams)
  • Pledge
1933
No Score Yet College Humor
  • Actor
1933
100% The Pharmacist
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake
  • Bob
1933
No Score Yet Comedy Masters of Yesteryear, V. 2
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Hot Saturday
  • Archie
1932
No Score Yet Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Eddie the Groom
1932
No Score Yet Movie Crazy
  • Man afraid of mice
1932
No Score Yet Tanned Legs
  • Actor
1929
No Score Yet Skinner's Dress Suit
  • Dance Extra
1926
93% The Freshman (College Days)
  • Student
1925
No Score Yet Mad Whirl
  • Actor
1925
83% The Great Moment
  • Homer Quinby
1921

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Irving Cash

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