Guy Kibbee

Guy Kibbee

Highest Rated: 100% Footlight Parade (1933)

Lowest Rated: 60% Dames (1934)

Birthday: Mar 06, 1882

Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA

Character actor Guy Kibbee got his start entertaining passengers on Mississippi riverboats when in his teens. He then moved on to the stage, eventually making his way to Hollywood where he became a regular in Warner Brothers films, playing his round features and wide eyes to comic effect. Kibbee spent years in the theater, eventually making it to Broadway in 1930, performing in both "Torch Song" and "Marseilles" that same year. The next year, he made the jump to the big screen, falling into his trademark role of upbeat yet not particularly bright characters, often flustered by challenging situations. As a stock player in Warner Brothers pictures, he can frequently be found backing up such stars of the era as James Cagney, Warren William, and Dick Powell. In more memorable roles, he plays a distressed governor in Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and a crewmate in support of Errol Flynn in "Captain Blood." He brought his typical traits to an uncommon leading role as the title character in "Babbitt," a film based on the popular novel by Sinclair Lewis about a greedy middle class businessman who struggles to maintain an air of respectability amidst scandal. After a steady run of films through the '30s and '40s including a couple of late career Westerns by the renowned team of John Ford and John Wayne, Kibbee played in a few TV shows before retiring in 1950.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 78% 3 Godfathers Judge (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 33% The Romance of Rosy Ridge Unknown (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Stallion Ed Thompson (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Santa Fe Trail Biscuits (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lone Star Moonlight Amos Norton (Character) - 1946
67% 66% The Horn Blows at Midnight Radio Director / The Chief (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie Jamboree Capt. Jackson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power of the Press Ulysses Bradford (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cinderella Swings It Scattergood Baines (Character) - 1943
100% 75% Girl Crazy Dean Phineas Armour (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 40% Miss Annie Rooney Grandpa Tim Rooney Sr. (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 80% Whistling in Dixie Judge George Lee (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scattergood Survives a Murder Scattergood Baines (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tish Judge Horace Bowser (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scattergood Rides High Scattergood Baines (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Punch Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Waves Harry Bryant (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Time for Keeps Harry Bryant (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scattergood Pulls the Strings Scattergood Baines (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Design for Scandal Judge Graham (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scattergood Baines Scattergood Baines (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scattergood Meets Broadway Scattergood Baines (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 86% It Started With Eve Bishop Maxwell (Character) - 1941
86% 46% Our Town Mr. Webb (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 40% Chad Hanna Huguenine (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Little Angel Luther Marvin (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Judge David Bronson (Character) - 1939
83% 70% Babes in Arms Judge John Black (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Henry Goes Arizona Judge Van Treece (Character) - 1939
96% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Gov. Hubert "Happy" Hopper (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 78% It's a Wonderful World Fred "Cap" Streeter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 47% Joy of Living Dennis Garret (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rich Man, Poor Girl Phillip `'Pa'` Thayer (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 55% Of Human Hearts George Ames (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Three Loves Has Nancy Pa Briggs (Character) - 1938
100% 66% Three Comrades Alfons (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Steps Out Leonard "Len" Cuppy (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Man of Brimstone Eight Ball Harrison (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Justice Doctor John Aloysius Barnard (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Tell the Wife Malcom J. "Dinky" Winthrop (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jim Hanvey, Detective James Woolford "Jim" Hanvey (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Shot Dr. Bertram `'Doc'`/`'Simmzy'` Simms (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riding on Air J. Rutherford "Doc" Waddington (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 43% Earthworm Tractors Sam Johnson (Character) - 1936
88% 73% Little Lord Fauntleroy Mr. Silas Hobbs (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 50% Three Men on a Horse Carver (Character) - 1936
86% 75% Captain January Capt. January (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Captain's Kid Uncle Asa Plunkett (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet M'Liss Washoe Smith (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married a Doctor Samuel Clark (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Noise Julius Trent, aka Tom Douglas (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet While the Patient Slept Detective Lt. Lance O'Leary (Character) - 1935
100% 89% Captain Blood Hagthorpe (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 92% I Live for Love Henderson (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Jane's Pa Sam Preston (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Bet on Blondes Col. Jefferson Davis Youngblood (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Highbrow Matt Upshaw (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harold Teen Joe "Pa" Lovewell (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merry Frinks Uncle Newt Frink (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 55% Wonder Bar Henry Simpson (Character) - 1934
60% 65% Dames Horace Peter Hemingway (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy to Love Justice of Peace (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merry Wives of Reno Tom (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big-Hearted Herbert Herbert Kalness (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% Babbitt George F. Babbitt (Character) - 1934
100% 83% Footlight Parade Silas Gould (Character) - 1933
100% 79% Lady for a Day Judge Henry G. Blake/Edward Worthington Manville (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 17% The Life of Jimmy Dolan Phlaxer (Character) - 1933
100% 86% Gold Diggers of 1933 Faneul H. Peabody (Character) - 1933
96% 74% 42nd Street Abner Dillon (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silk Express Railway Detective McDuff (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Havana Widows Deacon R. Jones (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Missing Kenneth Van Dusen (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Changes James Clafflin (Character) - 1933
80% 56% The Crowd Roars Pop Greer (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conquerors Dr. Blake (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 71% Union Depot Scrap Iron Scratch (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 86% Taxi! Pop Riley (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 50% The Dark Horse Zachary Hicks (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Central Park Policeman Charlie Cabot (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 50% So Big August Hemple (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlet Dawn Murphy (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winner Take All Pop Slavin (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crooner Mike the Drunk (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play Girl "Finky" Finkelwald (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Blues Hummell (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 40% Strange Love of Molly Louvain Pop (Character) - 1932
86% 65% Rain Joe Horn (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireman Save My Child Pop Devlin (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 30% Man of the World Harry Taylor (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 23% Laughing Sinners Cass Wheeler (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford McGonigal (Character) - 1931
80% 81% City Streets Pop Cooley (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flying High Mr. Smith (Character) - 1931

QUOTES FROM Guy Kibbee CHARACTERS

Alfons says: Bring on the Pork Chops!

Alfons says: Bring on the pork chops!