Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

Highest Rated: 100% Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Lowest Rated: 60% Lady in the Lake (1947)

Birthday: May 21, 1904

Birthplace: Beacon, New York, USA

Actor/director/producer. In his early career, from the late '20s to the early '40s, Montgomery was an amiable light comedian and dramatic actor, appearing in almost 40 sound films before 1935. He starred opposite Norma Shearer in Private Lives (1931), Joan Crawford in The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937), Carole Lombard in Hitchcock's comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Night Must Fall (1937) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941). His career took a more serious turn after his stint in World War II. For his first film after returning, They Were Expendable (1945), Montgomery not only starred but assisted John Ford in the direction. He also starred in and directed the Raymond Chandler detective thriller Lady in the Lake, noted for its unique first-person point of view. His attentions then turned to politics and television. Montgomery gave "friendly" testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and by the mid '50s was a consultant to Republican President Eisenhower. As a prestigious television producer, he supervised the '50s dramatic anthology series Eye Witness (1953) and Robert Montgomery Presents (1950-57), which offered his daughter Elizabeth her acting debut and which won him an early Emmy Award in 1952.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Private Lives Actor 2005
No Score Yet Unfinished Business Actor 1984
No Score Yet 12 to the Moon Roddy Murdock 1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours Producer Narrator Director 1960
No Score Yet A Private's Affair Young Rookie 1959
No Score Yet Say One for Me Hotel Clerk 1959
No Score Yet Robert Montgomery Presents Actor 1957
No Score Yet Eye Witness Adam Heyward Director 1950
No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Collier 'Collie' Laing Director 1949
No Score Yet June Bride Carey Jackson 1948
100% Ride the Pink Horse Lucky Gagin Director 1947
60% Lady in the Lake Philip Marlowe 1947
90% They Were Expendable Lt. John Brickley 1945
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven Philip Monrell 1941
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith David Smith 1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Joe Pendleton 1941
No Score Yet Haunted Honeymoon Lord Peter Wimsey 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Robert Kilmount 1940
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Joel Sloane 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Malcolm 'Mal' Niles 1938
No Score Yet The First Hundred Years David Conway 1938
No Score Yet Yellow Jack John O'Hara 1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Bob Graham 1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Freddy Matthews 1937
No Score Yet Night Must Fall Danny 1937
No Score Yet The Last Of Mrs.Cheyney Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Lord Arthur Dilling 1937
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim James Crocker, Jr. 1936
No Score Yet Petticoat Fever Dascom Dinsmore 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Prince Florizel 1936
No Score Yet No More Ladies Sheridan Warren 1935
No Score Yet Vanessa, Her Love Story Benjamin Herries 1935
No Score Yet Biography of a Bachelor Girl Kurt 1935
No Score Yet Forsaking All Others Dylan Todd 1934
No Score Yet Hideout Jonathan 'Lucky' Wilson 1934
No Score Yet Riptide Tommie Trent 1934
No Score Yet The Mystery of Mr. X Nicholas Revel 1934
No Score Yet Night Flight Auguste Pellerin 1933
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger) Jimmie Lee 1933
No Score Yet Hell Below Lt. Thomas Knowlton 1933
No Score Yet Blondie of the Follies Larry 1932
No Score Yet But the Flesh Is Weak Max Clement 1932
No Score Yet Faithless Bill Wade 1932
No Score Yet The Man in Possession Raymond Dabney 1931
No Score Yet Strangers May Kiss Steve 1931
No Score Yet Inspiration André Montell 1931
80% Private Lives Elyot Chase 1931
No Score Yet War Nurse Wally 1930
No Score Yet Love in the Rough Jack Kelly 1930
No Score Yet Our Blushing Brides Tony Jardine 1930
No Score Yet The Sins of the Children Nick Higgins 1930
75% The Big House Kent 1930
75% The Divorcée Don 1930
No Score Yet Free and Easy (Easy Go) Larry Mitchell 1930
No Score Yet Their Own Desire John Douglas Cheever 1929
No Score Yet So This Is College Biff 1929


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