Grant Mitchell (I) (1874–1957)

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You would think stage and film veteran Grant Mitchell was born to play stern authoritarians; his father after all was General John Grant Mitchell. But Mitchell would actually be better known for his portrayals of harangued husbands, bemused dads and bilious executives in 30s and 40s films. Born in Columbus, Ohio and a Yale post graduate at Harvard... See full bio »

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Arsenic and Old Lace Reverend Harper
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Senator MacPherson
Dinner at Eight Ed Loomis


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 1948 Who Killed Doc Robbin?
 1947 Blondie's Anniversary
Samuel Breckenbridge
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Mitchell Edwards
 1947 Honeymoon
Congressman Crenshaw
 1947 Blondie's Holiday
Samuel Breckenridge
 1946 Easy to Wed
Homer Henshaw
 1946 Cinderella Jones (scenes deleted)
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Maj. Anthony T. Hickock (uncredited)
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Carlson (uncredited)
 1945 Guest Wife
House Detective
 1945 Conflict
Dr. Grant
 1945 Bedside Manner
Mr. Pope
 1945 Wonder Man
Mr. Wagonseller (uncredited)
 1945 A Medal for Benny
Mayor of Pantera
 1945 Crime, Inc.
Wayne Clark
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Uncle Ralph
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Uncle Wallace
 1944 When the Lights Go on Again
Mr. Arnold Benson
 1944 Laura
Lancaster Corey (scenes deleted)
 1944 The Impatient Years
Hotel Clerk
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Reverend Harper
 1944 Step Lively
Dr. Gibbs
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Uncle George
 1943 Dixie
Mr. Mason
 1943 All by Myself
J.D. Gibbons
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Edgar Holliday
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Walter Sherwood
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Dr. Ward
 1942 Cairo
O.H.P. Boggs
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Gilbert Wheeler
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Mr. Pierce Goodwin
 1942 A Night Before Christmas
Mr. Aspinwall
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Mr. Ernest W. Stanley
 1941 Skylark
Frederick Vantine
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Dean Hutchinson
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Mr. Bishop
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Clayton Potter
 1941 The Great Lie
Joshua Mason
 1941 The Penalty
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
 1941 Tobacco Road
George Payne
 1940 Father Is a Prince
John Bower
 1940 The Bride Wore Crutches
E.J. Randall
 1940 We Who Are Young
 1940 My Love Came Back
Dr. Kobbe
 1940 New Moon
Governor of New Orleans
 1940 Edison, the Man
 1940 It All Came True
Rene Salmon
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Dr. Ames - the Psychologist (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
 1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
John Xerxes Archley
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Senator MacPherson
 1939 The Monroe Doctrine (Short)
John Quincy Adams
 1939 On Borrowed Time
Mr. Pilbeam
 1939 Hell's Kitchen
Hiram Krispan
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Warden Parkhurst
 1939 Juarez
Mr. Harris (scenes deleted)
 1938 Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
Henry Peck
 1938 The Headleys at Home
Ernest Headley
 1938 That Certain Age
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
 1938 Reformatory
Arnold Frayne
 1938 Women Are Like That
Mr. Snell
 1937 Lady Behave!
Burton Williams
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
B.L. Faulkin
 1937 First Lady
Ellsworth T. Banning
 1937 The Last Gangster
Prison Warden
 1937 Music for Madame
District Attorney Ernest Robinson
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola
Georges Clemenceau
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Paul Krumpp
 1936 Piccadilly Jim
Herbert Pett
 1936 My American Wife
Robert Cantillon
 1936 Parole!
Marty Crawford
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
John Summers, Luxury's Owner
 1936 Moonlight Murder
Dr. Adams
 1936 Next Time We Love
Michael Jennings
 1936 Her Master's Voice
Horace J. Twilling
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Inspector Markham
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Thomas Hayden
 1935 In Person
Judge Thaddeus Parks
 1935 It's in the Air
W. R. Gridley
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Egeus - Father to Hermia
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
E.V. Richards, Radio Producer
 1935 Men Without Names
Andrew Webster
 1935 Traveling Saleslady
Rufus Twitchell
 1935 Straight from the Heart
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Louis Lamson
 1935 One More Spring
Mr. Sheridan
 1934 The Secret Bride
Willis Martin
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood
J. Walter Delmar
 1934 Gridiron Flash
Howard Smith
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog
Claude Drumm
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Silk Hat McGee
 1934 We're Rich Again
Wilbur Page
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Chester A. Sharpe
 1934 The Show-Off
Mr. 'Pa' Fisher
 1934 The Poor Rich
Tom Hopkins
 1933 Convention City
J.B. Honeywell
 1933 King for a Night
Rev. John Williams
 1933 Shadows of Sing Sing
Joe Martel
 1933 Dancing Lady
Jasper Bradley, Sr.
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Ezra Fowler
 1933 Wild Boys of the Road
James Smith
 1933 Dinner at Eight
Ed Loomis
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Allen Redfield
 1933 I Love That Man
Dr. Crittenden - Dentist
 1933 Heroes for Sale
George Gibson
 1933 Tomorrow at Seven
Austin Winters
 1933 Lilly Turner
Dr. Hawley
 1933 Central Airport
Mr. Blaine
 1933 He Learned About Women
 1933 Our Betters
Thornton Clay
 1932 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
Tester of Convicts' IQs (uncredited)
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Charlie Vane
 1932 If I Had a Million
Prison Priest (uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match
Mr. Gilmore
 1932 Big City Blues
Station Agent
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Connors, Wilton's Butler
 1932 Week-End Marriage
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
Martin Collins
 1931 The Star Witness
Pa Leeds
 1930 Man to Man
John Martin Bolton - Barber
 1922 Radio-Mania
Arthur Wyman
 1916 The Misleading Lady
Stephen Weatherbee
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