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Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

Birthdate: April 28, 1878

Deathdate: November 15, 1954

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931). He is well known for the role of the villainous Henry Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lionel Barrymore, licens... ...detailed bio


Lone Star (1952)

Devereaux Burke gets a personal request from former President Andrew Jackson to help keep Texas from entering into annexation with Mexico. The movement is gaining favor because it is mistakenly believed that Texas pioneer Sam Houston supports it. The opposition leader is wealthy rancher Thomas C...

Right Cross (1950)

In a wheelchair now, old-time prizefight promoter Sean O'Malley is down and almost out. He has one good boxer left, Johnny Monterez, who also has been seeing his daughter, Pat. Pat needs to take over the business. When she goes to training camp, Johnny's hand is seriously injured in a sparring b...

Malaya (1949)

Smuggler Carnaghan (Spencer Tracy) is let out of prison by government agent Kellar (John Hodiak) on condition that he help John Royer (James Stewart) sneak the entire vitally-needed rubber crop out of Japanese-held Malaya during World War II. They slip into the country and contact Carnaghan's ass...

Key Largo (1948)

Ex-Major Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) arrives at the Hotel Largo in Key Largo, Florida, where he meets the proprietors James Temple (Lionel Barrymore) and Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall). James Temple was the father-in-law of widow Nora Temple. George Temple, Nora Temple's husband and James Temple...

Duel in the Sun (1946)

Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) is orphaned after her father Scott Chavez (Herbert Marshall) kills her mother (Tilly Losch), having caught his wife with a lover (Sidney Blackmer). Before Scott Chaves is executed as a punishment for killing his wife, he arranges for his daughter Pearl to live with h...

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

In Bedford Falls, New York on Christmas Eve, George Bailey is deeply troubled. Prayers for his well-being from friends and family reach Heaven. Clarence Odbody, Angel Second Class, is assigned to visit Earth to save George, thereby earning his wings. Franklin and Joseph, the head angels, review...

The Valley of Decision (1945)

The Valley of Decision (1945) is a film set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in the late 19th century. It tells the story of a young Irish house maid who falls in love with the son of her employer, a local steel mill owner. The romance between Paul and Mary is endangered when Mary's family and fr...

Since You Went Away (1944)

Since You Went Away is a 1944 film directed by John Cromwell for Selznick International Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It is an epic about the American home front during World War II which was adapted and produced by David O. Selznick from the 1943 novel Since You Went Away: Letters ...

A Guy Named Joe (1944)

Pete Sandidge (Spencer Tracy) is the reckless pilot of a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber flying out of England during World War II. He is in love with Women Airforce Service Pilot Dorinda Durston (Irene Dunne), a civilian pilot ferrying aircraft across the Atlantic. "Nails" Kilpatrick (Jame...

Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)

In this 13th entry to the Dr. Kildare series, the medical staff of Blair General hospital are challenged with further dilemmas, not the least of which includes a prison inmate who Dr. Gillespie believes belongs instead in an insane asylum.

Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)

Finishing school student Marcia Bradburn (Donna Reed) has good news for her boyfriend, Roy Todwell (Phil Brown). Her father has given his permission for their engagement. However, when she refuses to elope with him immediately, Roy inexplicably picks up a flagstone and kills his dog with it, then...

Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Runaway tailor's apprentice Andrew Johnson (Van Heflin) wanders into the Tennessee town of Greeneville. He is persuaded to settle there. He barters his services to the librarian, Eliza McCardle (Ruth Hussey), in return for her teaching him to read and write and eventually marries her. Stung by th...

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Dr. James Kildare (Ayres) and nurse Mary Lamont (Day) are finally set to be married. But the night before the wedding, Mary steps into the street and is struck down by a truck. Kildare arrives at her bedside just before she dies. Her last words: "This is going to be a lot easier for me than it wi...

Lady Be Good (1941)

Eddie Crane, a young composer, is struggling with a tune he's just written. When his girlfriend, Dixie Donegan, provides words almost by accident, the song is published and is a great success. A few years later, now married and successful songwriters with a hit Broadway show behind them, Dixie re...

Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940)

Jimmy Kildare's impending nuptials are jeopardized by a diagnosis of possible epilepsy in his fiancee's brother.

Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)

Doctor James Kildare (Lew Ayres), just appointed resident assistant at the Byng State Hospital by his mentor Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore), is forced to return to his hometown when his general-practitioner father (Samuel S. Hinds) collapses from overwork.

On Borrowed Time (1939)

One day the fedora-wearing Mr. Brink (the personification of death, played by Sir Cedric Hardwicke), who has recently taken Pud's (Bobs Watson) parents in an auto wreck, comes for Gramps (Lionel Barrymore). Not knowing who he's talking to, the crotchety old Gramps orders Mr. Brink off the propert...

You Can't Take It With You (1938)

Alice (Jean Arthur), the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, led by Grandpa Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), falls in love with Tony Kirby (James Stewart). His wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby (Edward Arnold), and his snobbish mother (Mary Forbes), strongly disappr...

A Yank at Oxford (1938)

A cocky American named Lee Sheridan (Robert Taylor) receives a scholarship to attend Oxford University. At first, Lee is reluctant to go to the college owing to his father's limited income, but he finally does attend. Once in England, Lee brags about his athletic triumphs to Paul Beaumont (Griffi...

Test Pilot (1938)

Reckless test pilot Jim Lane (Clark Gable) is forced to land on a Kansas farm in his aircraft, the "Drake Bullet", where he meets Ann Barton (Myrna Loy). They spend the day together and fall in love. Once Jim's best friend and mechanic, Gunner Morris (Spencer Tracy), arrives, Jim ignores Ann. To ...