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Charles Coburn

Charles Coburn

Birthdate: June 19, 1877

Deathdate: August 30, 1961

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Douville Coburn (June 19, 1877 – August 30, 1961) was an American film and theater actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Coburn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


John Paul Jones (1959)

By age 17, John Paul, a native of Kirkbean Kirkcudbrightshire Scotland, is an experienced ship's navigator. In 1773, nine years later, he is master of a ship in the West Indies, but after an incident that results in the governor of Tobago advising him to leave, John Paul adds the surname Jones an...

The Story of Mankind (1957)

Scientists have developed a weapon, called the "Super H-bomb", which if detonated will wipe out the human race entirely. A "High Tribunal" in "The Great Court of Outer Space" is called upon to decide whether divine intervention should be allowed to stop the bomb's detonation. The Devil (Vincent P...

How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

How to Murder a Rich Uncle is a 1957 British comedy film directed by Nigel Patrick and starring Patrick, Wendy Hiller, Charles Coburn and Anthony Newley. It follows a man who plans to kill his wealthy Uncle George. It was based on the play Il faut tuer Julie by Didier Daix.

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

The film begins with a special onscreen prologue introduced by broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, and featuring footage of an early science fiction/fantasy film by Georges Méliès, A Trip to the Moon (1902), which is based loosely on From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. Included also is ...

The Long Wait (1954)

Johnny McBride is badly hurt while hitch hiking and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. McBride tries to clear his name of the presumed murder charges. Thugs working for the local mob...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) and Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell) are showgirls and best friends. Lorelei has a passion for diamonds, knowing that attracting a rich husband is one of the only ways a woman of the 1950s can succeed economically. She is engaged to Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan), a naive ner...

Trouble Along the Way (1953)

John Wayne portrays a college football coach (Stephen 'Steve' Aloysius Williams) who has been fired from previous jobs for violating rules relating to players' eligibility. Wayne's character is a divorced father of an eleven-year-old tomboy, Carol (Sherry Jackson). Charles Coburn (Father Matthew ...

Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

The year is 1928. Samuel Fulton is an old and lonely New York millionaire who has decided to leave his fortune to the family of the late Millicent Blaisdell. Millicent is the only woman he has ever been in love with and they shortly dated, until she dumped him because she did not return his love....

Monkey Business (1952)

Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Cary Grant), a very absent-minded research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for the Oxly chemical company, is trying to develop an elixir of youth, urged on by his commercially-minded boss Oliver Oxly (Charles Coburn). One of Dr. Fulton's chimpanzees, Esther, gets ...

Louisa (1950)

Grandma Louisa (Spring Byington) begins dating grocer Henry Hammond (Edmund Gwenn), much to the disgust of her son Hal (Ronald Reagan) and the rest of the family. To make matters worse, Hal’s boss, Mr. Burnside (Charles Coburn), also becomes a rival for Louisa’s affections.

The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

The Gal Who Took the West is a 1949 film directed by Frederick de Cordova. It stars Yvonne De Carlo and Charles Coburn. It was nominated for an award by the Writers Guild of America 1950.

The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

This is the story of Michael Corday (Glenn Ford), a recently graduated doctor. His father (Charles Coburn) is a prominent doctor in New York City and wants his son to follow in his footsteps and be a great surgeon, but turn a blind eye to the personal lives of his patients. Fresh out of Harvard M...

Impact (1949)

Millionaire industrialist Walter Williams (Brian Donlevy) has a young wife, Irene (Helen Walker), who is trying to kill him with the help of her young lover, Jim Torrance (Tony Barrett). The plan falls apart when Williams survives a hit on the head from the would-be killer. Attempting to flee the...

B.F.'s Daughter (1948)

Polly Fulton (Barbara Stanwyck) is the only daughter of rich industrialist B.F. Fulton (Charles Coburn). She is involved in a long engagement to lawyer Bob Tasmin (Richard Hart), a pleasant, dependable gentleman who has the full approval of her family. Then she meets brash intellectual Tom Brett ...

Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Beaver Greenway, a longtime horse owner with a drinking problem, is upset because one of his mares has been lured away by Thunderhead, the wild stallion that previously belonged to Rob and Nell McLaughlin. He goes to Goose Bar Ranch to complain, but the McLaughlins no longer have any control of t...

The Paradine Case (1947)

Maddalena Anna Paradine (Alida Valli) is a very beautiful and enigmatic young foreign woman living in London who is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband, a retired military man. It is not clear at first whether perhaps she is a grateful and devoted wife who has been falsely accused, or w...

Lured (1947)

Sandra Carpenter (Lucille Ball) is an American who came to London to perform in a show, but now is working as a taxi dancer. She is upset to find out that friend and fellow dancer Lucy Barnard (Tanis Chandler) is missing and believed to be the latest victim of the notorious "Poet Killer," who lur...

The Green Years (1946)

The Green Years is a 1946 American comedy-drama film featuring Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Hume Cronyn, Gladys Cooper, Dean Stockwell, and Jessica Tandy, based on A. J. Cronin's novel of the same name. It tells the story of the coming-of-age of an Irish orphan in Scotland and was directed by Victo...

Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)

Colonel Effingham's Raid (UK title: Man of the Hour) is a 1946 comedy film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Irving Pichel. The screenplay was written by Kathryn Scola, based on a 1943 novel by Berry Fleming. The music score is by Cyril J. Mockridge. The film stars Charles Coburn, Joan Bennet...

Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Rhapsody in Blue (1945) is a fictionalized screen biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) released by Warner Brothers.