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      Phillips Holmes

      Phillips Holmes

      Highest Rated: 100% Broken Lullaby (1932)

      Lowest Rated: 71% Nana (1934)

      Birthday: Jul 22, 1907

      Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      A tall, handsome, blue-eyed blond leading man of the early 1930s, Phillips Holmes hailed from a famed theatrical family. While still a a student at Princeton, he made his feature acting debut at age 19 in "Varsity" (1928) and went on to appear in several films (including Dorothy Arzner's "The Wild Party" 1929). Holmes had perhaps his best role as the protagonist Clyde Griffiths in Josef von Sternberg's adaptation of "An American Tragedy" (1931). He also delivered strong turns as a guilt-ridden soldier in Ernst Lubitsch's "Broken Lullaby/The Man I Killed" (1932) and Arzner's "Nana" (1934). His career quickly fizzled, though, and by the mid-1930s he was reduced to playing small parts. Retiring in the late 30s after a handful of undistinguished British films (i.e., "The Divine Spark" 1935), Holmes joined the Royal Canadian Flying Corps when WWII broke out and died in a 1942 plane accident.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Broken Lullaby
      91% Dinner at Eight
      71% Nana

      Photos

      THE CRIMINAL CODE, Phillips Holmes, De Witt Jennings, 1931 BROKEN LULLABY, (aka THE MAN I KILLED), Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, 1932 NIGHT COURT, Phillips Holmes, Anita Page, 1932 POINTED HEELS, Phillips Holmes, Fay Wray, 1929 STOLEN HEAVEN, Phillips Holmes, Nancy Carroll, 1931 THE SECRET OF MADAME BLANCHE, Phillips Holmes, 1933 THE DEVIL'S HOLIDAY, Phillips Holmes, Nancy Carroll, 1930 THE CRIMINAL CODE, Phillips Holmes, 1931 70,000 WITNESSES, from left, director Ralph Murphy, Phillips Holmes, Johnny Mack Brown, on-set, 1932 THE SECRET OF MADAME BLANCHE, Irene Dunne, Phillips Holmes, 1933 BROKEN LULLABY, (aka THE MAN I KILLED), Phillips Holmes, Tom Douglas, 1932 HER MAN, Phillips Holmes, 1930 ONLY THE BRAVE, Phillips Holmes, Mary Brian, 1930 STOLEN HEAVEN, Phillips Holmes, Nancy Carroll, 1931 THE CRIMINAL CODE, Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, Boris Karloff (far right), 1931 CONFESSIONS OF A CO-ED, Bing Crosby, Sylvia Sidney, Phillips Holmes, 1931 THE DEVIL'S HOLIDAY, Paul Lukas, Phillips Holmes, Nancy Carroll, James Kirkwood, Hobart Bosworth, 1930 HER MAN, Helen Twelvetrees, Phillips Holmes, 1930 HER MAN, from left, Helen Twelvetrees, Phillips Holmes, 1930 THE SECRET OF MADAME BLANCHE, Lionel Atwill, Irene Dunne, Phillips Holmes, 1933

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Housemaster Philip de Pourville (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dominant Sex Dick Shale (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 33% General Spanky Marshall Valient (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet House of a Thousand Candles Tony Carleton (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chatterbox Philip "Phil" Greene Jr. (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Expectations Pip (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom Stanton Casserly (Character) - 1934
      71% No Score Yet Nana Unknown (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 61% Penthouse Tom Siddall (Character) - 1933
      91% 74% Dinner at Eight Ernest DeGraff (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage Mother Lord Reggie Aylesworth (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 17% Storm at Daybreak Csaholyi (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beauty for Sale Burt Barton (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Madame Blanche Leonard St. John (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 33% Men Must Fight Bob Seward (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 60% Looking Forward Michael Service (Character) - 1933
      100% 100% Broken Lullaby Paul Renaud (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Kinds of Women Joseph Gresham Jr. (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Court Mike Thomas (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 54% An American Tragedy Clyde Griffiths (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man to Man Michael Bolton (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Heaven Joe Bartlett (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet 48% The Criminal Code Robert Graham (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of a Co-Ed Dan Carter (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet 29% The Devil's Holiday David Stone (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grumpy Ernest Heron (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Only the Brave Capt. Robert Darrington (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Man Dan (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet 64% The Wild Party Phil (Character) - 1929