Exploring the Performances of Franchot Tone

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1. The Unguarded Hour (1936)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama

An ambitious barrister and his wife are targeted by blackmailers. In trying to save her husband, the wife becomes involved in a murder case her husband is trying. For his part, the husband's actions make him a suspect in a related murder.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone, Roland Young

Votes: 379

2. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 19,414

3. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 372

4. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Final Performance (1965)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cliff's driving when a young woman flags him down and asks for a ride. He soon has trouble -!both legal and automotive, when they're stopped by the police and she lies, and says he forced ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Franchot Tone, Sharon Farrell, Roger Perry

Votes: 134

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Silence (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Annoyed by a club member's constant chatter, a man bets him he cannot remain silent for a year, living in a glass enclosure in the club basement.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Franchot Tone, Liam Sullivan, Cyril Delevanti, Everett Glass

Votes: 1,868

6. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)

Unrated | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

French police inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a rich Paris widow and ends up chasing the killer up the Eiffel Tower's girders.

Directors: Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, Robert Hutton

Votes: 711

7. Her Husband's Affairs (1947)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone, Edward Everett Horton, Mikhail Rasumny

Votes: 264

8. His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 392

9. Fast and Furious (1939)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey, Lee Bowman

Votes: 610

10. Quality Street (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

Votes: 973

11. Suzy (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

Believing a German spy has killed her new husband, a struggling chorus girl flees to Paris where she meets and marries a World War I pilot, whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Cary Grant, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,151

12. Dangerous (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 2,603

13. The Girl from Missouri (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chorus girl Eadie is determined to marry a millionaire without sacrificing her virtue.

Directors: Jack Conway, Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,000

14. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,878

15. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 2,114

16. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,089

17. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 7,283

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,557

19. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: The Horn (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An inventor labors on a horn to directly communicate emotions in an all-powerful way, while he's building violins in a factory. A scientist begged the company owner to let the inventor use ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Franchot Tone, Stephen Elliott, Barbara Joyce, Joseph Latham

Votes: 26

20. Lost Honeymoon (1947)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

When an Englishwoman dies, leaving behind two children, her devoted friend decides to take the children to find the woman's husband, an American serviceman who had returned to the USA. But ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Richards, Tom Conway, Frances Rafferty

Votes: 127

21. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)
Episode: Too Old for Dolls (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Parents are concerned that their teen-aged daughter doesn't have a date for her school's formal dance. She assures them she has a boy named Al all lined up. Recalling that "Al" was the name... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Laraine Day, Franchot Tone, Natalie Wood, Joyce Coates

Votes: 5

22. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Malachi Hobart Story (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Duke comes across Malachi Hobart, a preacher dedicating his life to his fellow man, and is impressed with his charitable works. However, he begins to believe that the pastor is in fact a con artist who is using religion to swindle people.

Director: David Butler | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath

Votes: 40

23. Midnight Mary (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez, Andy Devine

Votes: 1,137

24. I Love Trouble (1948)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter, Adele Jergens

Votes: 319

25. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Twelve Angry Men (1954)

60 min | Drama

The jurors in a murder trial take their seats in a small, drab room to decide the defendant's fate. At first, all the men vote guilty bar one, who still has many questions not answered in ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Robert Cummings, Franchot Tone, Edward Arnold, Paul Hartman

Votes: 174

26. Love Is a Headache (1938)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Ted Healy, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 176

27. Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 458

28. Stage Mother (1933)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A vaudeville star has to leave her daughter with her dead husband's stuffy Boston parents while she makes a living. But when the daughter shows some talent, the mother become a stage mother... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Alice Brady, Maureen O'Sullivan, Franchot Tone, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 206

29. Honeymoon (1947)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy

A prospective bride and groom have misadventures in Mexico City.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Shirley Temple, Franchot Tone, Guy Madison, Lina Romay

Votes: 341

30. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 7,532 | Gross: $4.20M

31. Sadie McKee (1934)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A working girl's fortunes improve when she marries into money, but happiness is not so easily won.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,016

32. Between Two Women (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Allen Meighan, an intern, assures himself residency at 'General Hospital', when he saves the life of a man trapped in an explosion. Allen is in love with student nurse, Claire Donahue, and ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Franchot Tone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Virginia Bruce, Leonard Penn

Votes: 168

33. Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack

Votes: 258

34. Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

A willful woman concocts an elaborate scheme to trap a handsome pediatrician into marriage.

Director: Don Hartman | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Franchot Tone, Diana Lynn

Votes: 1,956

35. The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman

Votes: 286

36. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Passed | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing

Votes: 2,396

37. The Hour Before the Dawn (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, War

A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, John Sutton, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 125

38. Uncle Vanya (1957)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Directors: John Goetz, Franchot Tone | Stars: Franchot Tone, Clarence Derwent, Dolores Dorn, Shirley Gale

Votes: 47

39. Mickey One (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

After the mob tries to kill him for an unknown reason, a comedian steals the identity of a homeless man and goes on the run.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield, Franchot Tone

Votes: 1,310

40. They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Edgar Dearing

Votes: 302

41. Love on the Run (1936)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen

Votes: 858 | Gross: $1.14M

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