Franchot Tone
Actor
Franchot Tone
Franchot Tone was an American stage, film, and television actor, star of Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and many other films through the 1960s. In the early 1960s Tone appeared in character roles on TV dramas like Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone, and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
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Planning ahead - Bend Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
3 — SHOW US YOUR SPOKES: Featuring a performance by Franchot Tone and Anastacia; proceeds benefit Commute Options; $5; 7 pm; Parrilla Grill, 635 NW 14th St., Bend; 541-617-9600. Sept. 4 — FIDDLERS JAM: Listen or dance at the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers
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Joan Crawford Movie Schedule: FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, POSSESSED - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone. BW-80 mins. 10:45 AM WHEN LADIES MEET (1941) A female novelist doesn't realize her new friend is the wife whose husband she's trying to steal. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor,
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Ann Dvorak on TCM: SCARFACE, I WAS AN AMERICAN SPY, MASSACRE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Franchot Tone and Jean Muir, both of whom held liberal/left-leaning political views, are Dvorak's co-stars. Massacre (1934) is of interest as it stars silent-film veteran Richard Barthelmess as a college-educated Sioux who goes to Washington to fight
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Unlikely leading man Charles Laughton; TCM's Summer Under The Stars icon Aug. 7 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Clark Gable, Donald Crisp, Franchot Tone and others lead the mutiny. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture and received 7 other nominations, including a Best Actor mentions for Gable, Tone and Laughton himself. It's historic in that it marks the last
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DVD Extra: John Garfield at the Warner Archive, Part 2 - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Lloyd Bacon's "Miss Grant Takes Richmond'' (1949) co-starring William Holden, S. Sylvan Simon's "Her Husband's Affairs'' (1947) with Franchot Tone, Bacon's "The Fuller Brush Girl'' (1950) with Eddie Albert and the Supercinecolor "The Magic Carpet''
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DVD Extra: John Garfield at the Warner Archive, Part 1 - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Garfield and Litvak were happier with "Out of the Fog'' (1941), based on a Group Theater production by Irwin Shaw that had starred Franchot Tone on Broadway. Garfield seems to be enjoying himself as a philosphoical small-time crook who is trying to
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¡Mamita querida! - Página 12
Google News - over 5 years
Se casó con Franchot Tone, Philip Terry y Alfred U. Steele. Este último fue presidente de la Pepsi-Cola, quien al morir la deja al frente de la empresa. Adoptó 4 niños. En 1968, su hija adoptiva, Christine Crawford, ganó un papel en la película La
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Great Vibrations - Atlantic City Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
The evening started out with the arrival of Kate and Sam Sidewater — Kate a double for Veronica Lake and Sam a double for Franchot Tone. And who followed them? My old pal Jeff Orleans, with one of my favorite actresses and people, Kim Delaney
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To do list - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
413-443-7171. www.berkshiremuseum.org A mellow Tone After years of producing (including remixes for Jack Johnson) and years away from home, Franchot Tone and his guitar are back in Boston for his debut solo performance of reggae, pop-rock, and funk
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To Heaven by Subway, Fortune 1938 - Fortune (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
... and a practical long-time monopoly over Coney's restaurant business -- a monopoly carried on by Charles's sons, Charles L. and Alfred, and by Charles A. of the third generation, whose likeness to Franchot Tone of the cinema is frequently noted
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Breedlove And Two Old Hippies Announce Summer Festival - American Songwriter
Google News - almost 6 years
On the bill are guitar pickers like The California Guitar Trio, Friday's Child, Off In the Woods, Bill Keale, Franchot Tone, Hilst & Coffey, Betty and the Boy, Quincy Street Band, and Joshua Craig Podolsky. The annual festival is on-site at Breedlove's
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Paula Fox on a Roll - School Library Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Oh no, but there is a piece in my new book about the actor, Franchot Tone (once married to Joan Crawford). There was a phrase at the time "Frank Sinatra at the Paramount," and I deliberately titled it "Franchot Tone at the Paramount
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Evocan a Joan Crawford a 34 años de muerta con serie "Mildred Pierce" - SDP Noticias
Google News - almost 6 years
El tercer cónyuge fue el también intérprete Franchot Tone, con quien contrajo matrimonio en 1935 y se separó en 1939. Mientras que su cuarto marido fue el actor Phillip Terry, a quien conoció en 1937. Su quinto y último esposo fue el multimillonario
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Book Notes: Stories and essays by Paula Fox - Taunton Daily Gazette
Google News - almost 6 years
In “Franchot Tone at the Paramount,” Fox describes an early crush on actor Franchot Tone after seeing him in the 1935 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty.” She tracks her encounters, actual and virtual, with Tone over the years, noting that this complicated
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The Joy Behar alternative to waterboarding: A $6-million book deal - Daily Caller
Google News - almost 6 years
“I remember seeing a Franchot Tone movie when I was a kid and when I was a kid was you know, two centuries ago,” White said. “But they showed torture, bamboo shoots under the fingernails and it was the most horrific thing I had ever seen
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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated] - Los Angeles Times (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
[Update: June 11, 1936 -- Franchot Tone and Robert Greig in a comedy sequence in MGM's "The Unguarded Hour," directed by Sam Wood. Loretta Young plays the heroine in the Lawrence Weingarten production.] Comments are moderated, and will not appear until
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Movies on TV, today & tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
(39) >> "Exclusive Story" Franchot Tone. A crusading journalist tries to expose a gang of mobsters. (1 hr., 15 mins.) (60)"Burn Up" (Part 1 of 2) Neve Campbell. Intrigue surrounds a global warming conference in Calgary. (2 hrs
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Apollo and the Master
NYTimes - almost 6 years
I WAS A DANCER A Memoir By Jacques d'Amboise Illustrated. 439 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $35. Since Jacques d'Amboise was among the most distinguished American male dancers of his day -- his prime was probably 1952-74 -- it is startling to read, in his memoirs, of his part in a stabbing. He had been a student at the School of American Ballet for several
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Carmen Capalbo, Theater Director, Dies at 84
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Carmen Capalbo, a theater director and producer whose revival of ''The Threepenny Opera'' in the 1950's became one of the biggest hits in Off Broadway history, and who directed the premiere of Eugene O'Neill's ''Moon for the Misbegotten'' on Broadway in 1957, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 84. The cause was emphysema, his son, Marco, said. Mr.
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DVDS; On the William Wellman Depression Express
NYTimes - almost 8 years
AS a filmmaker William Wellman loved planes, trains and automobiles -- but mostly planes. A volunteer member of the Lafayette Flying Corps in World War I, he drew on his experiences as a combat pilot for ''Wings'' (1927), his first major hit as a director and the first film to win the Academy Award for best picture (then called most outstanding
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Franchot Tone
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 62
    Tone, a chain smoker, died of lung cancer in New York City on September 18, 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Crawford arranged for him to be cremated and his ashes scattered at Muskoka Lakes, Canada. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Franchot Tone has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6558 Hollywood Blvd.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1962
    Age 56
    On film, he received acclaim as the charismatic, dying president in Otto Preminger's 1962 film version of Advise & Consent.
    More Details Hide Details His final movie appearances were cameos in Preminger's 1965 film In Harm's Way (in which he portrayed Admiral Husband E. Kimmel) and Nobody Runs Forever (1968).
  • 1956
    Age 50
    In 1956, Tone married Dolores Dorn with whom he appeared in Uncle Vanya. They were divorced in 1959.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 46
    Tone subsequently married Payton, divorcing her in 1952, after obtaining photographic evidence she had continued her relationship with Neal.
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  • 1951
    Age 45
    In 1951, Tone's relationship with actress Barbara Payton made headlines when he suffered numerous facial injuries and became unconscious for 18 hours following a fistfight with actor Tom Neal, a rival for Payton's attention.
    More Details Hide Details Plastic surgery nearly restored his broken nose and cheek.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1941
    Age 35
    In 1941, Tone married fashion model-turned-actress Jean Wallace, with whom he had two sons and who appeared with Tone in both Jigsaw and The Man on the Eiffel Tower. They were divorced in 1948.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 29
    In 1935, Tone married actress Joan Crawford. They were divorced in 1939.
    More Details Hide Details They made seven films together: Today We Live (1933), Dancing Lady (1933), Sadie McKee (1934), No More Ladies (1935), The Gorgeous Hussy (1936), Love on the Run (1936), and The Bride Wore Red (1937). They also experienced seven miscarriages, a fact highlighted in Mommie Dearest. Tone took their split hard, and his recollections of her were cynical — "She's like that old joke about Philadelphia: first prize, four years with Joan; second prize, eight." Many years later, when Tone was suffering with lung cancer, Joan often took care of him, making sure he had food and medical treatments and paying for all of it herself. At one point during this period, Tone even suggested they remarry which Joan turned down.
    In 1935, he starred in Mutiny on the Bounty (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, and Dangerous opposite Bette Davis.
    More Details Hide Details Tone worked steadily through the 1940s, but he often played second leads or love interests in films that focused on a major female star. Frequently typecast as the wealthy cafe-society playboy, he notably played against type in films like Five Graves to Cairo, a World War II espionage story directed by Billy Wilder, and Phantom Lady, a film noir thriller. He played the heroic lead in the 1940 Western comedy Trail of the Vigilantes featuring Warren William, Broderick Crawford and Andy Devine. In 1949 he produced and starred in The Man on the Eiffel Tower, a troubled production whose reputation has benefited from restorations in the 2000s that have coincided with theatrical showings and vastly improved DVD releases. Tone's tour de force role as a manic depressive sociopath included performing many of his own stunts on the Paris landmark. In the 1950s, facing subtle blacklisting in Hollywood, he found parts in New York City-based live television, including the original production of Twelve Angry Men. He also returned to Broadway, notably appearing in A Moon for the Misbegotten with Wendy Hiller in 1957. Also that year he co-produced, co-directed, and starred in an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, which was filmed concurrently with an off-Broadway revival.
  • 1933
    Age 27
    He achieved fame in 1933, when he made seven movies that year, including Today We Live, written by William Faulkner, Bombshell, with Jean Harlow (with whom he co-starred in three other movies), and the smash hit Dancing Lady, again with then-wife Joan Crawford and Clark Gable.
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  • 1932
    Age 26
    Tone's screen debut was in the 1932 movie The Wiser Sex.
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  • 1931
    Age 25
    These were intense and productive years for him: among the productions of the Group he acted in were 1931 (1931) and Success Story (1932).
    More Details Hide Details The same year, however, Tone was the first of the Group to turn his back on the theatre and go to Hollywood when MGM offered him a film contract. In his memoir on the Group Theatre, The Fervent Years, Harold Clurman recalls Tone as the most confrontational and egocentric of the group in the beginning. Nevertheless, he always considered cinema far inferior to the theatre and recalled his stage years with longing. He often sent financial support to the Group Theatre, which often needed it. He eventually returned to sporadic stage work after the 1940s. Tone summered at Pine Brook Country Club, located in the countryside of Nichols, Connecticut, which became the Group Theatre summer rehearsal headquarters during the 1930s.
  • 1929
    Age 23
    After graduating, he moved to Greenwich Village, New York and got his first major Broadway role in the 1929 Katharine Cornell production of The Age of Innocence.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he joined the Theatre Guild and played Curly in their production of Green Grow the Lilacs (later to become the famous musical Oklahoma! He later became a founding member of the famed Group Theatre, together with Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Clifford Odets, and others, many of whom had worked with the Theatre Guild. Strasberg had been a castmate of Tone's in Green Grow the Lilacs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1905
    Born
    Born on February 27, 1905.
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