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Edward Arnold (I) (1890–1956)

Edward Arnold was born as Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider in 1890, on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of German immigrants, Elizabeth (Ohse) and Carl Schneider. Arnold began his acting career on the New York stage and became a film actor in 1916. A burly man with a commanding style and superb baritone voice, he was a popular screen ... See full bio »

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 1956 Miami Exposé
Oliver Tubbs
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Ambassador William Fisk
 1956 The Houston Story
Paul Atlas
 1954 Living It Up
The Mayor
 1953 Man of Conflict
J.R. Compton
 1953 City That Never Sleeps
Penrod Biddel
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Sam Harper
 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife
Adm. Homer Thorndyke
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Martin Creavy
 1949 Big Jack
Mayor Mahoney
 1949 John Loves Mary
Sen. James McKinley
 1948 Wallflower
Andrew J. Linnett
 1948 Big City
Judge Martin O. Abercrombie
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
Robert Nelson
 1947 The Hucksters
David 'Dave' Lash
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Mr. Bledsoe
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Mike Glenson
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Hobart Canford Stiles
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Theodore Findley
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Martin X. Edley
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Lawyer ('Pay the Two Dollars')
 1944 Standing Room Only
T. J. Todd
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Burton V. Lyons
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Elliott Fulton
 1941 Johnny Eager
John Benson Farrell
 1941 Design for Scandal
Judson M. Blair
 1941 Unholy Partners
Merrill Lambert
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
T.T. Ralston
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
James 'Jim' Cork
 1941 The Penalty
Martin 'Stuff' Nelson
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Robert Cain Sr.
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Quentin 'Doc' Ramsey
 1939 Man About Town
Sir John Arlington
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Jim Knox
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Jim Cain
 1937 The Toast of New York
Jim Fisk
 1937 Easy Living
J.B. Ball
 1937 John Meade's Woman
John Meade
 1936 Come and Get It
Barney Glasgow
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Johan (John) Sutter
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl
Mr. 'Feydie' Feydak
 1934 The President Vanishes
Secretary of War Lewis Wardell
 1934 Wednesday's Child
Ray Phillips
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Vincent Shelton
 1934 Thirty Day Princess
Richard M. Gresham
 1934 Sadie McKee
Jack Brennan
 1934 Unknown Blonde
Frank Rodie
 1934 Madame Spy
 1933 Duck Soup
Politician (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel
Big Bill Barton
 1933 Her Bodyguard
Orson Bitzer
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room
Commissioner Forster
 1933 Jennie Gerhardt
Sen. Brander
 1933 The Barbarian
Pasha Achmed
 1933 The White Sister
Father Saracinesca
 1933 Whistling in the Dark
 1932 Free to Talk
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Doctor Remezov
 1932 Merry-Go-Round
Jig Skelli
 1932 Three on a Match
 1932 Okay America!
Duke Morgan
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped
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 1920 The Cost
Hampden Scarborough (as Ed Arnold)
 1919 A Broadway Saint
Mr. Frewen
 1919 Phil-for-Short
Tom Wentworth
 1917 The Slacker's Heart
Frank Allen
 1916 The Return of Eve
Seymour Purchwell
 1916 Sherlock Holmes
Moriarty Henchman In Striped Cap (uncredited)
 1916 Vultures of Society
Joseph Gripp
 1916 The Strange Case of Mary Page
Dr. Foster [Ch. 5]
 1916 The Misleading Lady
Sidney Parker
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Stage: Appeared (as "Cesare Borgia") in "The Grey Fox" on Broadway. Written by Lemist Esler. Directed by Esler and William A. Brady. Playhouse Theatre: 22 Oct 1928-Jan 1929 (closing date unknown/88 performances). Cast: Martin Berkeley (as "Ottaviano"), Robert Buckner (as "Arturo"; Broadway debut), J.M. Kerrigan (as "Francesco Vettori"... See more »

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