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Grant Mitchell

Biography

Appreciated for his roles in Mr. Smith Would go to Washington, THE PERSON Who Found Supper, and over a hundred various other films from the 1930s and ’40s, this prolific display screen actor also got a almost four-decade career being a Broadway performer. Before you begin his acting profession, he went to Harvard Law College and proved helpful briefly as a lawyer. He produced his display screen debut within the 1931 film The Superstar Witness. He performed a small function within the John Ford-directed 1940 film version from the John Steinbeck book The Grapes of Wrath. He was created in Columbus, Ohio, to previous Union Military general John G. Mitchell. His great-uncle, Rutherford B. Hayes, was Leader of america during the past due 1870s and early 1880s. He made an appearance with display screen legend Cary Offer within the 1944 film edition of Arsenic and Aged Lace.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth June 17, 1874
Died December 15, 1908, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth Columbus, OH
Height 1.75 m
Profession Movie Actor
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 Gemini

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1Performed on Broadway from 1902-1938.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guest Wife1945House Detective
Bedside Manner1945Mr. Pope
Conflict1945Dr. Grant
Wonder Man1945Mr. Wagonseller (uncredited)
A Medal for Benny1945Mayor of Pantera
Crime, Inc.1945Wayne Clark
Bring on the Girls1945Uncle Ralph
And Now Tomorrow1944Uncle Wallace
When the Lights Go on Again1944Mr. Arnold Benson
Laura1944Lancaster Corey (scenes deleted)
The Impatient Years1944Hotel Clerk
Arsenic and Old Lace1944Reverend Harper
Step Lively1944Dr. Gibbs
See Here, Private Hargrove1944Uncle George
Dixie1943Mr. Mason
All by Myself1943J.D. Gibbons
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday1943Edgar Holliday
My Sister Eileen1942Walter Sherwood
Orchestra Wives1942Dr. Ward
Cairo1942O.H.P. Boggs
The Gay Sisters1942Gilbert Wheeler
Meet the Stewarts1942Mr. Pierce Goodwin
Larceny, Inc.1942Mr. Aspinwall
The Man Who Came to Dinner1942Mr. Ernest W. Stanley
Skylark1941Frederick Vantine
Nothing But the Truth1941Mr. Bishop
One Foot in Heaven1941Clayton Potter
The Feminine Touch1941Dean Hutchinson
The Great Lie1941Joshua Mason
The Penalty1941Judge
Footsteps in the Dark1941Carruthers
Tobacco Road1941George Payne
Father Is a Prince1940John Bower
The Bride Wore Crutches1940E.J. Randall
We Who Are Young1940Jones
My Love Came Back1940Dr. Kobbe
New Moon1940Governor of New Orleans
Edison, the Man1940Snade
It All Came True1940Rene Salmon
Castle on the Hudson1940Dr. Ames - the Psychologist (uncredited)
The Grapes of Wrath1940Caretaker
The Secret of Dr. Kildare1939John Xerxes Archley
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1939Senator MacPherson
The Monroe Doctrine1939ShortJohn Quincy Adams
On Borrowed Time1939Mr. Pilbeam
Hell's Kitchen1939Krispan
6,000 Enemies1939Warden Parkhurst
Juarez1939Mr. Harris (scenes deleted)
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus1938Henry Peck
The Headleys at Home1938Ernest Headley
That Certain Age1938Jeweler
Youth Takes a Fling1938Duke
Reformatory1938Arnold Frayne
Women Are Like That1938Mr. Snell
Lady Behave!1937Burton Williams
Hollywood Hotel1937B.L. Faulkin
First Lady1937Ellsworth T. Banning
The Last Gangster1937Warden
Music for Madame1937District Attorney Ernest Robinson
The Life of Emile Zola1937Georges Clemenceau
The Devil Is a Sissy1936Paul Krumpp
Piccadilly Jim1936Herbert Pett
My American Wife1936Robert Cantillon
Parole!1936Marty Crawford
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford1936John Summers, Luxury's Owner
Moonlight Murder1936Dr. Adams
Next Time We Love1936Michael Jennings
Her Master's Voice1936Horace J. Twilling
The Garden Murder Case1936Inspector Markham
Seven Keys to Baldpate1935Thomas Hayden
In Person1935Judge Thaddeus Parks
It's in the Air1935W. R. Gridley
A Midsummer Night's Dream1935Egeus - Father to Hermia
Redheads on Parade1935Minor Role (uncredited)
Broadway Gondolier1935E.V. Richards, Radio Producer
Men Without Names1935Andrew Webster
Traveling Saleslady1935Rufus Twitchell
Straight from the Heart1935Austin
Gold Diggers of 19351935Louis Lamson
One More Spring1935Mr. Sheridan
The Secret Bride1934Willis Martin
365 Nights in Hollywood1934J. Walter Delmar
Gridiron Flash1934Howard Smith
The Case of the Howling Dog1934Claude Drumm
One Exciting Adventure1934Fussli
The Cat's-Paw1934Silk Hat McGee
We're Rich Again1934Wilbur Page
Twenty Million Sweethearts1934Chester A. Sharpe
The Show-Off1934Mr. 'Pa'
The Poor Rich1934Tom Hopkins
Convention City1933J.B. Honeywell
King for a Night1933Rev. John Williams
Shadows of Sing Sing1933Joe Martel
Dancing Lady1933Jasper Bradley, Sr.
Saturday's Millions1933Ezra Fowler
Wild Boys of the Road1933Mr. James Smith
Dinner at Eight1933Ed Loomis
The Stranger's Return1933Allen Redfield
I Love That Man1933Dr. Crittenden - Dentist
Heroes for Sale1933George Gibson
Tomorrow at Seven1933Austin Winters
Lilly Turner1933Dr. Hawley
Central Airport1933Mr. Blaine
He Learned About Women1933Appleby
Our Betters1933Thornton Clay
20,000 Years in Sing Sing1932Tester of Convicts' IQs (uncredited)
No Man of Her Own1932Charlie Vane
If I Had a Million1932Prison Priest (uncredited)
Three on a Match1932Mr. Gilmore (uncredited)
A Successful Calamity1932Connors, Wilton's Butler
Big City Blues1932Station Agent
Week-End Marriage1932Doctor
The Famous Ferguson Case1932Martin Collins
The Star Witness1931Pa Leeds
Man to Man1930Barber John Martin Bolton
Radio-Mania1922Arthur Wyman
The Misleading Lady1916Stephen Weatherbee
Who Killed Doc Robbin?1948Judge
Blondie's Anniversary1947Samuel Breckenbridge
The Corpse Came C.O.D.1947Mitchell Edwards
Honeymoon1947Congressman Crenshaw
It Happened on Fifth Avenue1947Farrow
Blondie's Holiday1947Samuel Breckenridge
Easy to Wed1946Homer Henshaw
Cinderella Jones1946scenes deleted
Colonel Effingham's Raid1946Maj. Anthony T. Hickock (uncredited)
Leave Her to Heaven1945Carlson (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We're Rich Again1934performer: "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watchtower Over Tomorrow1945Documentary short uncredited
Things You Never See on the Screen1935ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Our Gang Story1994Video documentaryJudge
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975Documentary
Hollywood: The Selznick Years1969TV Movie documentaryActor 'Dinner at Eight' (uncredited)
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryEd Loomis in 'Dinner at Eight' (uncredited)
My Country 'Tis of Thee1950Documentary shortJohn Quincy Adams (uncredited)
March On, America!1942ShortJohn Quincy Adams (uncredited)
A Dream Comes True1935Documentary shortEgeus (uncredited)

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