Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur

Highest Rated: 100% Easy Living (1937)

Lowest Rated: 90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1900

Birthplace: Plattsburgh, New York, USA

After a brief time on the New York stage, Jean Arthur made her feature film debut in John Ford's "Cameo Kirby" (1923) and appeared as an ingenue in numerous low-budget silent westerns and comedy shorts. Arthur's smooth transition to sound was aided by her nasal voice, sometimes sexy, other times squeaky, and she won immense popularity in John Ford's "The Whole Town's Talking" (1935). A deft comedienne and prickly, sometimes tomboyish heroine, she hit her peak post-1935 playing a string of down-to-earth, independent types, often working women, and costarring in three celebrated Frank Capra films: "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936), "You Can't Take It with You" (1938) and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% 81% Shane Marian Starrett (Character) - 1953
100% 78% A Foreign Affair Congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impatient Years Janie Anderson (Character) - 1944
94% 82% The More the Merrier Connie Milligan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 31% A Lady Takes a Chance Molly J. Truesdale (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Girl Molly J. Truesdale (Character) - 1943
94% 84% The Talk of the Town Miss Nora Shelley (Character) - 1942
100% 81% The Devil and Miss Jones Mary Jones (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 45% Too Many Husbands Vicky Lowndes (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 53% Arizona Phoebe Titus (Character) - 1940
100% 82% Only Angels Have Wings Bonnie Lee (Character) - 1939
96% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Clarissa Saunders (Character) - 1939
93% 88% You Can't Take It With You Alice Sycamore (Character) - 1938
100% 83% Easy Living Mary Smith (Character) - 1937
100% 84% History Is Made at Night Irene Vail (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 80% More Than a Secretary Carol Baldwin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 54% The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Paula Bradford (Character) - 1936
100% 53% The Plainsman Calamity Jane (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 12% Adventure in Manhattan Claire Peyton (Character) - 1936
90% 86% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Louise 'Babe' Bennett/Mary Dawson (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Party Wire Marge Oliver (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Menace Cassie (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamond Jim Jane Matthews/Emma (Character) - 1935
100% 78% The Whole Town's Talking Miss Clark (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Hero No. 1 Maria Theresa `'Terry'` O'Reilly (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 55% If You Could Only Cook Joan Hawthorne (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whirlpool Sandra Rankin Morrison (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Most Precious Thing in Life Ellen Holmes/Biddy/Babe (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Past of Mary Holmes Joan Hoyt (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gang Buster Sylvia Martine (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 20% Paramount on Parade Sweetheart (Dream Girl) (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Eagles Mary Gordon (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 33% The Silver Horde Mildred Wayland (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street of Chance Judith Marsden (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 20% Danger Lights Mary Ryan (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half Way to Heaven Greta Nelson (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greene Murder Case Ada Greene (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saturday Night Kid Janie (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 33% The Canary Murder Case Alice LaFosse (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu Lia Eltham (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Unknown (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Poor Nut Margie Blake (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flying Luck The Girl (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drug Store Cowboy Jean (Character) - 1925
100% 90% Seven Chances Receptionist at country club (uncredited) (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defense Rests Joan Hayes (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Julie Blane (Guest Star) 1965

QUOTES FROM Jean Arthur CHARACTERS

Marion Starrett says: Are you doing this just for me?

Shane says: For you Marian...and Joe and little Joe.

Marion Starrett says: You know not to point guns at people.