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Donald Grant Mitchell


An American essayist and fiction writer, he’s particularly known for his essay collection, Reveries of the Bachelor, which targets the dream-like lives of mid-nineteenth-century Us citizens. His other functions consist of Doctor Johns (1866) and My Plantation of Edgewood: A Nation Publication (1863). He graduated from Yale University, where he analyzed both legislation and books. He subsequently offered like a U.S. consul in Venice, Italy. His Reveries of the Bachelor was a preferred publication of poet Emily Dickinson. He was the Connecticut-born child of politician Stephen Blend Mitchell. He and Harry Whitney had been both members from the Skull and Bone fragments culture at Yale.

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Date Of Birth April 12, 1822
Died December 15, 1908, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth Norwich, CT
Height 1.75 m
Profession Novelist
Education Yale University
Nationality American, American
Parents Peggy Mitchell, Eric Mitchell
Movies Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It Happened on Fifth Avenue, The Man Who Came to Dinner, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Laura, Wild Boys of the Road, The Life of Emile Zola, Dinner at Eight, No Man of Her Own, My Sister Eileen, The Star Witness, Gold Diggers of 1935, Our Betters, Larceny, Inc., Conflict, Central Airport, Father Is a Prince, The Secret Bride, Footsteps in the Dark, Step Lively, The Case of the Howling Dog, The Devil Is a Sissy, Next Time We Love, A Medal for Benny, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Garden Murder Case, The Feminine Touch, One More Spring, 365 Nights in Hollywood, The Corpse Came C.O.D., The Famous Ferguson Case, Crime, Inc., The Grapes of Wrath, The Cat's-Paw, The Great Lie, Hollywood Hotel, Easy to Wed, The Gay Sisters, The Amazing Mrs. Holliday, Heroes for Sale, 6,000 Enemies, Tobacco Road, The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, Who Killed Doc Robbin, Big City Blues, Nothing but the Truth, Skylark, Broadway Gondolier, Hell's Kitchen, My Love Came Back, We're Rich Again
Star Sign Aries

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1 Performed on Broadway from 1902-1938.



Guest Wife 1945 House Detective
Bedside Manner 1945 Mr. Pope
Conflict 1945 Dr. Grant
Wonder Man 1945 Mr. Wagonseller (uncredited)
A Medal for Benny 1945 Mayor of Pantera
Crime, Inc. 1945 Wayne Clark
Bring on the Girls 1945 Uncle Ralph
And Now Tomorrow 1944 Uncle Wallace
When the Lights Go on Again 1944 Mr. Arnold Benson
Laura 1944 Lancaster Corey (scenes deleted)
The Impatient Years 1944 Hotel Clerk
Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 Reverend Harper
Step Lively 1944 Dr. Gibbs
See Here, Private Hargrove 1944 Uncle George
Dixie 1943 Mr. Mason
All by Myself 1943 J.D. Gibbons
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday 1943 Edgar Holliday
My Sister Eileen 1942 Walter Sherwood
Orchestra Wives 1942 Dr. Ward
Cairo 1942 O.H.P. Boggs
The Gay Sisters 1942 Gilbert Wheeler
Meet the Stewarts 1942 Mr. Pierce Goodwin
Larceny, Inc. 1942 Mr. Aspinwall
The Man Who Came to Dinner 1942 Mr. Ernest W. Stanley
Skylark 1941 Frederick Vantine
Nothing But the Truth 1941 Mr. Bishop
One Foot in Heaven 1941 Clayton Potter
The Feminine Touch 1941 Dean Hutchinson
The Great Lie 1941 Joshua Mason
The Penalty 1941 Judge
Footsteps in the Dark 1941 Carruthers
Tobacco Road 1941 George Payne
Father Is a Prince 1940 John Bower
The Bride Wore Crutches 1940 E.J. Randall
We Who Are Young 1940 Jones
My Love Came Back 1940 Dr. Kobbe
New Moon 1940 Governor of New Orleans
Edison, the Man 1940 Snade
It All Came True 1940 Rene Salmon
Castle on the Hudson 1940 Dr. Ames - the Psychologist (uncredited)
The Grapes of Wrath 1940 Caretaker
The Secret of Dr. Kildare 1939 John Xerxes Archley
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Senator MacPherson
The Monroe Doctrine 1939 Short John Quincy Adams
On Borrowed Time 1939 Mr. Pilbeam
Hell's Kitchen 1939 Krispan
6,000 Enemies 1939 Warden Parkhurst
Juarez 1939 Mr. Harris (scenes deleted)
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus 1938 Henry Peck
The Headleys at Home 1938 Ernest Headley
That Certain Age 1938 Jeweler
Youth Takes a Fling 1938 Duke
Reformatory 1938 Arnold Frayne
Women Are Like That 1938 Mr. Snell
Lady Behave! 1937 Burton Williams
Hollywood Hotel 1937 B.L. Faulkin
First Lady 1937 Ellsworth T. Banning
The Last Gangster 1937 Warden
Music for Madame 1937 District Attorney Ernest Robinson
The Life of Emile Zola 1937 Georges Clemenceau
The Devil Is a Sissy 1936 Paul Krumpp
Piccadilly Jim 1936 Herbert Pett
My American Wife 1936 Robert Cantillon
Parole! 1936 Marty Crawford
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford 1936 John Summers, Luxury's Owner
Moonlight Murder 1936 Dr. Adams
Next Time We Love 1936 Michael Jennings
Her Master's Voice 1936 Horace J. Twilling
The Garden Murder Case 1936 Inspector Markham
Seven Keys to Baldpate 1935 Thomas Hayden
In Person 1935 Judge Thaddeus Parks
It's in the Air 1935 W. R. Gridley
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935 Egeus - Father to Hermia
Redheads on Parade 1935 Minor Role (uncredited)
Broadway Gondolier 1935 E.V. Richards, Radio Producer
Men Without Names 1935 Andrew Webster
Traveling Saleslady 1935 Rufus Twitchell
Straight from the Heart 1935 Austin
Gold Diggers of 1935 1935 Louis Lamson
One More Spring 1935 Mr. Sheridan
The Secret Bride 1934 Willis Martin
365 Nights in Hollywood 1934 J. Walter Delmar
Gridiron Flash 1934 Howard Smith
The Case of the Howling Dog 1934 Claude Drumm
One Exciting Adventure 1934 Fussli
The Cat's-Paw 1934 Silk Hat McGee
We're Rich Again 1934 Wilbur Page
Twenty Million Sweethearts 1934 Chester A. Sharpe
The Show-Off 1934 Mr. 'Pa'
The Poor Rich 1934 Tom Hopkins
Convention City 1933 J.B. Honeywell
King for a Night 1933 Rev. John Williams
Shadows of Sing Sing 1933 Joe Martel
Dancing Lady 1933 Jasper Bradley, Sr.
Saturday's Millions 1933 Ezra Fowler
Wild Boys of the Road 1933 Mr. James Smith
Dinner at Eight 1933 Ed Loomis
The Stranger's Return 1933 Allen Redfield
I Love That Man 1933 Dr. Crittenden - Dentist
Heroes for Sale 1933 George Gibson
Tomorrow at Seven 1933 Austin Winters
Lilly Turner 1933 Dr. Hawley
Central Airport 1933 Mr. Blaine
He Learned About Women 1933 Appleby
Our Betters 1933 Thornton Clay
20,000 Years in Sing Sing 1932 Tester of Convicts' IQs (uncredited)
No Man of Her Own 1932 Charlie Vane
If I Had a Million 1932 Prison Priest (uncredited)
Three on a Match 1932 Mr. Gilmore (uncredited)
A Successful Calamity 1932 Connors, Wilton's Butler
Big City Blues 1932 Station Agent
Week-End Marriage 1932 Doctor
The Famous Ferguson Case 1932 Martin Collins
The Star Witness 1931 Pa Leeds
Man to Man 1930 Barber John Martin Bolton
Radio-Mania 1922 Arthur Wyman
The Misleading Lady 1916 Stephen Weatherbee
Who Killed Doc Robbin? 1948 Judge
Blondie's Anniversary 1947 Samuel Breckenbridge
The Corpse Came C.O.D. 1947 Mitchell Edwards
Honeymoon 1947 Congressman Crenshaw
It Happened on Fifth Avenue 1947 Farrow
Blondie's Holiday 1947 Samuel Breckenridge
Easy to Wed 1946 Homer Henshaw
Cinderella Jones 1946 scenes deleted
Colonel Effingham's Raid 1946 Maj. Anthony T. Hickock (uncredited)
Leave Her to Heaven 1945 Carlson (uncredited)



We're Rich Again 1934 performer: "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes"



Watchtower Over Tomorrow 1945 Documentary short uncredited
Things You Never See on the Screen 1935 Short Himself

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The Our Gang Story 1994 Video documentary Judge
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
Hollywood: The Selznick Years 1969 TV Movie documentary Actor 'Dinner at Eight' (uncredited)
The Big Parade of Comedy 1964 Documentary Ed Loomis in 'Dinner at Eight' (uncredited)
My Country 'Tis of Thee 1950 Documentary short John Quincy Adams (uncredited)
March On, America! 1942 Short John Quincy Adams (uncredited)
A Dream Comes True 1935 Documentary short Egeus (uncredited)

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