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Warner Baxter

Highest Rated:   95% 42nd Street (1933)
Lowest Rated:   56% In Old Arizona (1928)
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Steadfast leading man Warner Baxter was born in Ohio and raised in San Francisco by his widowed mother. He worked as a farm implement salesmen in his late teens before turning his hobby of amateur theatricals into a lifelong profession. Alternating between stock-company assignments and "civilian" jobs during the World War I years, Baxter reportedly made his first film in 1914, though he'd later list 1922's Her Own Money as his official screen debut. After one last stage stint in A Tailor Made Man, Baxter became a full-time movie leading man, though full stardom would not be his until his first talkie, In Old Arizona (1929). Armed with a thick Mexican accent and a surfeit of roguish charm, Baxter won an Academy Award for his portrayal of O. Henry's Cisco Kid in this film. His roles became more sophisticated in nature during the 1930s; sporting a rakish mustache and decked out in evening clothes, Baxter cut quite a suave figure in such films as To Mary--With Love (1936) and Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1938). In the '40s he starred in the popular Crime Doctor "B"-picture series at Columbia. One year after completing his final film, 1950's State Penitentiary, Warner Baxter died as a result of cranial surgery, which was intended to relieve his long struggle with arthritis.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Slave Ship
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Devil's Henchman
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Warning, (Doctor's Warning)
  • Dr. Robert Ordway
1945
No Score Yet The Crime Doctor's Courage, (The Doctor's Courage)
  • Dr. Robert Ordway
1945
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark
  • Kendall Nesbitt
1944
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Strangest Case
  • Dr. Robert Ordway
1943
No Score Yet Crime Doctor
  • Dr. Robert J. Ordway / Phillip Morgan
1943
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons
  • Adam Stoddard
1941
No Score Yet Earthbound
  • Nick Desborough
1940
No Score Yet Return of the Cisco Kid
  • Cisco Kid
1939
No Score Yet Wife, Husband and Friend
  • Leonard Borland
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Alan Breck
1938
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938
  • George Curson
1937
No Score Yet The Road to Glory
  • Capt. Paul LaRoche
1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island
  • Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd
1936
No Score Yet Robin Hood Of El Dorado
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Dan Brooks
1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer
  • Lawrence Cromwell
1934
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover)
  • Jackson 'Jack' Durant
1933
No Score Yet I Loved You Wednesday
  • Phillip Fletcher
1933
95% 42nd Street
  • Julian Marsh
1933
No Score Yet Surrender
  • Sgt. Dumaine
1931
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid
  • Cisco Kid
1931
No Score Yet The Squaw Man (The White Man)
  • Capt. James Wynnegate, Jim Carsten
1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Doctors' Wives
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Behind That Curtain
  • Col. John Beetham
1929
56% In Old Arizona
  • The Cisco Kid
1928
No Score Yet West of Zanzibar
  • Doc
1928
No Score Yet Linda
  • Dr. Paul Randall
1928
No Score Yet Ramona
  • Actor
1928
No Score Yet Golden Bed
  • Bunny O'Neill
1925
No Score Yet Welcome Home
  • Fred Prouty
1925

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