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      George Barbier

      George Barbier

      Highest Rated: 100% The Crusades (1935)

      Lowest Rated: 60% The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)

      Birthday: Nov 19, 1864

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      After a 40-year career on the stage, actor George Barbier went on to another 15-year run in films, generally as a supporting player in successful businessman and troubled father roles. Born in Philadelphia, he initially studied for the ministry before a seminary pageant lured him to the stage, first in Pennsylvania and for a subsequent decade on Broadway. He joined the Hollywood ranks when already well into his 60s, beginning with the 1930 romantic comedy "The Big Pond." Notable films include a pair of Ernst Lubitsch musicals, "The Smiling Lieutenant" and "The Merry Widow," both featuring Maurice Chevalier, and the pre-Code gem "Skyscraper Souls," where Barbier plays a delightfully lecherous drunk competing with Warren William for Maureen O'Sullivan's attention. He worked steadily into the '40s with appearances in other popular fare such as the James Cagney biopic musical about George M. Cohan, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," and the comedy with Bette Davis as part of an ensemble cast, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." Barbier died of a heart attack in 1945, shortly after completing work on the musical comedy "Her Lucky Night."

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Crusades
      91% Yankee Doodle Dandy
      91% No Man of Her Own
      88% The Smiling Lieutenant
      86% The Man Who Came to Dinner
      86% One Hour With You
      83% The Return of Frank James
      82% The Merry Widow

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      TARZAN'S REVENGE, George Meeker, Eleanor Holm, George Barbier, Joe Sawyer, 1938 THE BIG POND, George Barbier, Maurice Chevalier, 1930 THE SMILING LIEUTENANT, George Barbier, Miriam Hopkins, Maurice Chevalier, 1931 WE'RE NOT DRESSING, from left: George Barbier (in painting), Gracie Allen, George Burns, 1934 THE SMILING LIEUTENANT, Miriam Hopkins, Maurice Chevalier, George Barbier, 1931 MANY HAPPY RETURNS, George Barbier, Gracie Allen, George Burns, 1934 SONG OF THE ISLANDS, Betty Grable, Thomas Mitchell, George Barbier, Victor Mature, 1942, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE SMILING LIEUTENANT, George Barbier, Maurice Chevalier, 1931 THE BROKEN WING, from left: Lupe Velez, George Barbier, Leo Carrillo, 1932 NO MAN OF HER OWN, Tommy Conlon, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Elizabeth Patterson, George Barbier, 1932, in church THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO, George Barbier, 1938 HERE COMES COOKIE, Betty Furness, George Barbier, 1935 THE SMILING LIEUTENANT, Miriam Hopkins, George Barbier, Maurice Chevalier, 1931 MANY HAPPY RETURNS, Franklin Pangborn, George Barbier, 1934 HERE COMES COOKIE, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Rafael Storm, Betty Furness, George Barbier, 1935 MANY HAPPY RETURNS, George Barbier, Gracie Allen, 1934 WIFE VS. SECRETARY, Clark Gable, George Barbier, 1936 HERE COMES COOKIE, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, 1935 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, Richard Whorf, James Cagney, George Tobias, Irene Manning, George Barbier, 1942 MERRY WIDOW, THE, George Barbier, Una Merkel, Maurice Chevalier, 1934, angry and alarmed

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Ransom Uncle William Morrison (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 60% Hello, Frisco, Hello Col. Weatherby (uncredited) (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 55% The Magnificent Dope James Roger Barker (Character) - 1942
      91% 83% Yankee Doodle Dandy Erlanger (Character) - 1942
      86% 81% The Man Who Came to Dinner Dr. E. Bradley (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 63% Weekend in Havana Mr. Walter McCracken (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Repent at Leisure R.C. Baldwin (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 47% Million Dollar Baby Mr. Marlin (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry the Boss' Daughter J.W. Barrett (Character) - 1941
      83% 47% The Return of Frank James Judge (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember? Mr. McIntyre (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.S. Tidal Wave Uncle Dan Carter (Character) - 1939
      60% 26% The Adventures of Marco Polo Kublai Khan (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Co-ed Major Hubert Breckenridge (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 72% Little Miss Broadway Fiske (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 11% Tarzan's Revenge Roger Reed (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 0% Hold That Kiss Mr. Piermont (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight, Place and Show Mr. Drake (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks for Everything Joe Raines (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 65% Waikiki Wedding J.P. Todhunter (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl With Ideas John Morton (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 70% Wife vs. Secretary Underwood (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 58% The Milky Way Wilbur Austin (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early to Bed Horace Stanton (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spendthrift Uncle Morton Middleton (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 40% Here Comes Cookie Harrison Allen (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 67% Life Begins at 40 Col. Joseph Abercrombie (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Man Rhythm Sr. John Roberts (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McFadden's Flats Mr. Hall (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Millions in the Air Calvin Keller (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Gondolier Music Critic Hayward (Character) - 1935
      100% 44% The Crusades Sancho (Character) - 1935
      82% 78% The Merry Widow King Achmet (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elmer and Elsie John Kincaid (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 56% The Cat's Paw Jake Mayo (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Journal of a Crime Chautard (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Loves Papa Mr. Kirkwood (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn Back the Clock Pete Evans (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hello, Everybody Mr. Blair (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 76% Million Dollar Legs Mr. Baldwin (Character) - 1932
      91% 69% No Man of Her Own Mr. Randall (Character) - 1932
      86% 74% One Hour With You Police Commissioner (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Wing Luther Farley (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Evenings for Sale Henrich Fischer (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls About Town Webster (Character) - 1931
      88% 66% The Smiling Lieutenant King Adolf XV (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touchdown Jerome Gehring (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet 12% The Big Pond Mr. Billings (Character) - 1930