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Grant Mitchell

Highest Rated:   100% Wonder Man (1945)
Lowest Rated:   75% The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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The son of a general and a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, Ohioan Grant Mitchell was a lawyer (he certainly looked the part) for several years before going into acting. He made his stage bow at the age of 27, and spent the next quarter of a century as a leading player, often billed above the title of the play. Mitchell was a special favorite of showman George M. Cohan, who wrote a vehicle specifically tailored to Mitchell's talents, The Baby Cyclone, in 1927. Though he reportedly appeared in a 1923 film, Mitchell's movie career officially began in 1932, first in bits (the deathhouse priest in If I Had a Million), then in sizeable supporting roles at Warner Bros. Often cast as the father of the heroine, Mitchell socked across his standard dyspeptic-papa lines with a delivery somewhat reminiscent of James Cagney (leading one to wonder if the much-younger Cagney didn't take a few pointers from Mitchell during his own formative years). While he sparkled in a variety of secondary roles as businessmen, bank clerks and school principals, Mitchell was occasionally honored with a B-picture lead, as in 1939's Father is a Prince. With years of theatrical experience behind him, Mitchell was shown to best advantage in Warners' many adaptations of stage plays, notably A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). Freelancing in the mid '40s, Grant Mitchell occasionally showed up in unbilled one-scene cameos (Leave Her to Heaven [1945]) and in reprises of his small-town bigwig characterizations in such B-films as Blondie's Anniversary (1947) and Who Killed Doc Robbin? (1948).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Our Betters
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet See Here, Private Hargrove
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Curley
  • Judge
1948
No Score Yet Honeymoon
  • Crenshaw
1947
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Farrow
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Anniversary
  • Samuel Breckenbridge
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Holiday
  • Samuel Breckenridge
1947
No Score Yet Easy to Wed
  • Homer Henshaw
1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour)
  • Major Hickock
1946
95% Leave Her to Heaven
  • Carlson
1945
No Score Yet Conflict
  • Dr. Grant
1945
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient
  • Mr. Pope
1945
100% Wonder Man
  • Mr. Wagonseller
1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny
  • Mayor of Pantera
1945
No Score Yet Crime, Inc.
  • Wayne Clark
1945
No Score Yet Guest Wife
  • Detective
1945
No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow
  • Uncle Wallace
1944
100% Laura
  • Corey
1944
88% Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Rev. Harper
1944
No Score Yet Step Lively
  • Dr. Glass
1944
No Score Yet The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
  • Edgar
1943
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen
  • Walter Sherwood
1942
No Score Yet Orchestra Wives
  • Dr. Ward
1942
No Score Yet Cairo
  • O.H.P. Boggs
1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Gilbert Wheeler
1942
No Score Yet Meet the Stewarts
  • Mr. Goodwin
1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc.
  • Aspinwall
1942
80% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Ernest Stanley
1942
No Score Yet Skylark
  • Frederick Vantine
1941
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Clayton Potter
1941
No Score Yet Nothing But the Truth
  • Mr. Bishop
1941
No Score Yet The Feminine Touch
  • Dean Hutchinson
1941
No Score Yet The Great Lie
  • Joshua Mason
1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark
  • Carruthers
1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road
  • George Payne
1941
No Score Yet My Love Came Back
  • Dr. Kobbe
1940
No Score Yet New Moon
  • Governor of New Orleans
1940
80% Edison, the Man
  • Shade
1940
No Score Yet It All Came True
  • Rene Salmon
1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath
  • Guardian
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Dr. Ames
1940
No Score Yet The Secret of Dr. Kildare
  • John Archley
1939
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Sen. MacPherson
1939
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
  • Hiram Crispin
1939
No Score Yet On Borrowed Time
  • Mr. Pilbeam
1939
No Score Yet Juarez
  • Mr. Harris
1939
No Score Yet Six Thousand Enemies
  • Warden Parkhurst
1939
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
  • Mr. Peck
1938
No Score Yet That Certain Age
  • Jeweler
1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel
  • B.L. Faulken
1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Warden
1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame
  • District Attorney Ernest Robinson
1937
75% The Life of Emile Zola
  • Georges Clemenceau
1937
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy
  • Paul Krumpp
1936
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Herbert Pett
1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
  • Mr. John Summers
1936
No Score Yet Moonlight Murder
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case
  • Markham
1936
No Score Yet In Person
  • Judge Thaddeus Parks
1935
89% A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Egeus
1935
No Score Yet Traveling Saleslady
  • Rufus K. Twitchell
1935
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1935
  • Louis Lamson
1935
No Score Yet 365 Nights in Hollywood
  • J. Walter Delmar
1934
No Score Yet The Case of the Howling Dog
  • Claude Drumm
1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw
  • `Silk Hat' McGee
1934
No Score Yet Dancing Lady
  • Bradley Sr.
1933
88% Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days)
  • Mr. Smith
1933
100% Dinner at Eight
  • Ed Loomis
1933
No Score Yet Stranger's Return
  • Allan Redfield
1933
No Score Yet Tomorrow at Seven
  • Winters
1933
75% Heroes for Sale
  • George W. Gibson
1933
No Score Yet Central Airport
  • Mr. Blaine
1933
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own
  • Charlie Vane
1932
No Score Yet 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
  • Dr. Ames
1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match
  • Principal Gilmore
1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million
  • The Prison Priest
1932
No Score Yet Star Witness
  • Pa Leeds
1931

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