Grant Mitchell

Grant Mitchell

Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Great Lie (1941)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

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



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 Holiday Samuel Breckenridge 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Anniversary Samuel Breckenbridge 1947
No Score Yet Easy to Wed Homer Henshaw 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Major Hickock 1946
91% 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 The Impatient Years Hotel Clerk 1944
No Score Yet Step Lively Dr. Glass 1944
No Score Yet The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Edgar 1943
80% 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
83% 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
60% 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 The Penalty Judge 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
95% 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 Women Are Like That Mr. Snell 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
78% 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
91% A Midsummer Night's Dream Egeus 1935
No Score Yet Traveling Saleslady Rufus K. Twitchell 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 Twenty Million Sweethearts Chester A. Sharpe 1934
80% Dancing Lady Bradley Sr. 1933
88% Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days) Mr. Smith 1933
95% 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 Our Betters Thornton Clay 1933
No Score Yet I Love That Man Dentist 1933
No Score Yet Convention City J.B. Honeywell 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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