Adolphe Menjou
American actor
Adolphe Menjou
Adolphe Jean Menjou was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies, appearing in such films as Paths of Glory, The Sheik, A Woman of Paris, Morocco, and A Star is Born. He was nominated for an Academy Award for The Front Page in 1931.
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Joan Blondell Q&A Pt.2: Joan Blondell-Dick Powell-June Allyson Triangle, Lost ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Blondell co-starred with Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell, and Mary Astor.] When I read about Convention City, I just want to weep. It sounds like such a sterling piece of pre-Code near-vulgarity. There are some fairly raunchy studio memos that went back
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Escola d´Estiu de Banyoles: Hablemos de Kubrick - kaosenlared.net
Google News - over 5 years
Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson. Duración 86 minutos. Todo comenzó cuando Kubrick, que había leído de niño la novela de Humphrey Cobb “Senderos de gloria”, y quiso llevarla al cine. El guión fue rechazado por los grandes
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'Win Win' winner - Denton Record Chronicle
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With Adolphe Menjou and Sydney Greenstreet. Any Number Can Play (***1/2) In 1949's provocative Number, Gable plays the owner of a shady gambling establishment. He provides a luxurious home for his wife (Alexis Smith) but embarrasses his teen son
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Debbie Reynolds Movie Schedule: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou. C-98 mins. 12:30 PM TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR (1957) A country girl saves a pilot after a plane crash. Dir: Joseph Pevney. Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan
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Lucille Ball Movie Schedule: EASY TO WED, THE BIG STREET, PANAMA LADY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou. BW-92 mins. 9:45 PM THE BIG STREET (1942) A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured. Dir: Irving Reis. Cast: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball,
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Ernest Hemingway Film: tra vita e romanzi ha ispirato il cinema per generazioni - Cinema10
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La prima versione, che mantiene il titolo originale, risale al 1932, diretta da Frank Borzage e interpretata da Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes e Adolphe Menjou. La seconda, anch'essa omonima, è del 1957, diretta dal grande John Huston coadiuvato da Charles
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DVD Geek: Tracy & Hepburn The Definitive Collection - Movie City News
Google News - over 5 years
The 1948 film, which was directed by Frank Capra, is rich with stars, including Van Heflin, Adolphe Menjou and Angela Lansbury (as Hepburn's seemingly demonic rival, a 'career' woman), and that is what prevents the viewer from tuning out the populist
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Powrót ery Drive-In - Centrum PRasowe
Google News - over 5 years
Pierwszym filmem publicznie wyświetlanym pod gołym niebem była brytyjska komedia Two White Arms z udziałem Adolphe Menjou. Przy pokazach dużo kłopotów sprawiało nagłośnienie, gdyż dźwięk dochodził do tylnych rzędów aut ze sporym opóźnieniem
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Glamour y crimen a ritmo de jazz - El Comercio Digital (Asturias)
Google News - almost 6 years
En 1942 volvió a ser llevada a la pantalla grande por William A. Wellman como Roxie Hart, nombre de su personaje central, interpretado por la legendaria Ginger Rogers, mientras Adolphe Menjou encarnaba al abogado Billy Flynn. En 1975, Fosse redescubrió
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Wilmington on DVD: The Illusionist, Patton, Tracy and Hepburn - Isthmus
Google News - almost 6 years
State of the Union (A), US, Frank Capra, 1948; with Angela Lansbury, Van Johnson, Adolphe Menjou and Lewis Stone, script from the Howard Lindsay-Russel Crouse play. Adam's Rib (A), US, George Cukor, 1949; with Judy Holliday, David Wayne, Tom Ewell and
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Joan Bennett on TCM: TRADE WINDS - From Cute Blonde Star to Sultry Brunette Star - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Also tonight: Hal Roach's The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939), a minor comedy-mystery in which Bennett looks pretty in the title role and Victor Mature looks hunky in an early role (Adolphe Menjou looks boring, as usual); Dan Curtis' The House of Dark
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Day-tripping: A drive-in movie theater in Warwick, NY - NorthJersey.com
Google News - almost 6 years
On the screen was Adolphe Menjou in "Wives Beware," described by TV Guide as an unpleasant little comedy, despite a strong cast. Dim your headlights if you arrive after the movie starts. The sooner you get your foot off the brake pedal, the sooner your
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Diputación comienza con 'Marruecos', de Josef Von Sternberg, un ciclo dedicado ... - Teleprensa World
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REPARTO: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper y Adolphe Menjou. PRESENTA: Juan Antonio Vigar, director de la Delegación de Cultura de la Diputación. El encuentro entre el director Josef Von Sternberg y Marlene Dietrich se tradujo, entre otras cosas,
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Jackie Cooper slept through his Oscar defeat - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 6 years
... enough with Cooper's performance to nominate him for lead actor at the Academy Awards opposite Lionel Barrymore ("A Free Soul"), Richard Dix ("Cimarron"), Fredric March ("The Royal Family of Broadway") and Adolphe Menjou ("The Front Page")
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Wexner Center retrospective tips a bowler to comedic genius of Charlie Chaplin - Columbus Dispatch
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Purviance gets top billing as the mistress of an arrogant playboy (the debonair Adolphe Menjou). She must choose between high-society life and true love with a lowly artist. Hailed by critics, Paris was a box-office disappointment
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Critique du film Sentiers de la gloire (Les) - ÉcranLarge.com
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L'acteur Adolphe Menjou insinue un fantastique démoniaque cérébral, parfois proche de la comédie en raison de l'intelligence cynique du général qu'il interprète, dans toutes les séquences où il a la vedette. Mais c'est bien le personnage de Macready
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VOWS; Kathleen Marshall and Scott Landis
NYTimes - over 7 years
IT had all the makings of a backstage romance like the ones in the old musicals that Kathleen Marshall and Scott Landis know so well: boy meets girl while putting on a Broadway show. Yet the show itself, and their own reticence, delayed the opening of Ms. Marshall's and Mr. Landis's first act. In 2005, Ms. Marshall, now 46, was the director and
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Richard Merkin, 70, Painter, Illustrator and Fashion Plate
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Richard Merkin, a painter and illustrator whose fascination with the 1920s and 1930s defined his art and shaped his identity as a professional dandy, died Sept. 5 at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. He was 70. His wife, Heather Merkin, said he died after a long illness. As an artist, Mr. Merkin traveled back in time to the interwar years,
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Corrections: For the Record
NYTimes - over 8 years
The Advertising column on Monday, about films and television series that drew on the advertising business, misspelled the given name of the actor who played Clark Gable's boss in the 1947 film ''The Hucksters.'' He was Adolphe Menjou, not Adolph.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adolphe Menjou
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1963
    Age 73
    Menjou died on October 29, 1963 of hepatitis in Beverly Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details He is interred next to Verree at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. In 1948, he published his autobiography, It Took Nine Tailors. Menjou has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6822 Hollywood Blvd. Menjou had a brother Henri Menjou (1891–1956) who made an attempt to become an actor. He made three films for Paramount in the mid-1930s. In Billy Wilder's 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, Jack Webb (as Artie Green) upon seeing his friend in evening clothes, asks William Holden (as Joe Gillis) "Judas E. Priest, who did you borrow that from? Adolphe Menjou?" to which Joe replies "Close, but no cigar". Because of Menjou's public support of McCarthy's hunt for communists, the anti-imperialistic propaganda of the GDR (German Democratic Republic) used to display their western opponents typically with a Menjou-style moustache. Also, in the GDR it was rated as a statement of political opposition to trim one's moustache that way. This kind of beard became a general symbol for the demimonde, criminal Westler and in Germany it is still called Menjou-Bärtchen (Menjou beardlet). In German film and theatre play dubious gentlemen, opportunists, corrupt politicians, fraudulent persuaders, marriage impostors or other charming criminals are often equipped with such a Menjou-Bärtchen and in real life it is linked by prejudice and self-fulfilling prophecy to occupations like car trader, traveling salesman, insurance agent, pimp, investment consultant or estate agent.
  • 1956
    Age 66
    He also appeared in the Thanksgiving episode of NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, which aired on November 22, 1956.
    More Details Hide Details His final film role as the town curmudgeon in Disney's Pollyanna was one of his best known roles.
  • 1955
    Age 65
    In 1955, Menjou played Dr. Elliott Harcourt in "Barrier of Silence", episode 19 of the first season of the television series Science Fiction Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details He guest starred as Fitch, with Orson Bean and Sue Randall as John and Ellen Monroe, in an 1961 episode, "The Secret Life of James Thurber", based on the works of the American humorist James Thurber, of the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1947
    Age 57
    In 1947, Menjou cooperated with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in its hunt for communists in Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details Menjou was a leading member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a group formed to oppose communist influence in Hollywood. Other members included John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck (with whom he co-starred in Forbidden in 1932 and Golden Boy in 1939) and her husband, actor Robert Taylor. Because of his political sympathies, Menjou came into conflict with actress Katharine Hepburn. Menjou appeared with her in the films Morning Glory, Stage Door, and State of the Union, which also starred Spencer Tracy. Hepburn was strongly opposed to co-operating with the McCarthy hearings. Their clashes were reportedly instant, and mutually cutting; Menjou said of Hepburn during the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigation into alleged communist infiltration, "Scratch a do-gooder, like Hepburn, and they'll yell, 'Pravda'." To this, Hepburn called Menjou, "Wisecracking, witty—a flag-waving superpatriot who invested his American dollars in Canadian bonds and had a thing about Communists." Unsurprisingly, it was reported by William Mann in his biography of Hepburn, Kate, that during the filming of State of the Union, she and Menjou only spoke to each other when required to in the film script.
  • 1944
    Age 54
    In 1944, he joined other celebrity Republicans at a rally in the Los Angeles Coliseum arranged by David O. Selznick in support of the Dewey–Bricker ticket as well as Governor Earl Warren of California, who would be Dewey's running mate in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details The gathering drew 93,000, with Cecil B. DeMille as the master of ceremonies and short speeches by Hedda Hopper and Walt Disney. Despite the good turnout at the rally, most Hollywood celebrities who took a public position sided with the Roosevelt–Truman ticket.
  • FORTIES
  • 1934
    Age 44
    Menjou was married to Verree Teasdale from 1934 until his death on 29 October 1963 and had one adopted son.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 40
    His career stalled with the coming of talkies, but in 1930, he starred in Morocco, with Marlene Dietrich.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated for an Academy Award for The Front Page (1931). Menjou was a staunch Republican who equated the Democratic Party with socialism. He supported the political ideology of Herbert Hoover's administration who rejected the belief that the federal government held responsibility for aiding the unemployed or that government should intervene to ameliorate social ills. Menjou confided to a friend that he feared that if a Democrat won the White House he "would raise taxes, destroy the value of the dollar," depriving him of a good portion of his wealth. He took precautions against this threat to his finances. "I've got gold stashed in safety deposit boxes all over town they'll never get an ounce from me."
  • 1928
    Age 38
    He was previously married to Kathryn Carver in 1928. They divorced in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details A prior marriage to Kathryn Conn Tinsley also ended in divorce.
  • 1923
    Age 33
    Returning from the war, he became a star in such films as The Sheik and The Three Musketeers. When he starred in 1923's A Woman of Paris, he solidified the image of a well-dressed man-about-town, and was later voted the Best Dressed Man in America nine times.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1916
    Age 26
    Attracted to the vaudeville stage, he made his movie debut in 1916 in The Blue Envelope Mystery.
    More Details Hide Details During World War I, he served as a captain in the United States Army ambulance service. He trained in Pennsylvania before going overseas.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1890
    Age 0
    Born on February 18, 1890.
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