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Phillips Holmes (1907–1942)

A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the film adaptation of Theodore Dreiser 's novel An ... See full bio »


(age 35) in Ontario, Canada

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Known For

The Criminal Code
The Criminal Code Robert Graham
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy Clyde Griffiths
General Spanky
General Spanky Marshall Valient
Broken Lullaby
Broken Lullaby Paul Renard


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 1938 Housemaster
Philip de Pourville
 1937 The Dominant Sex
Dick Shale
 1936 General Spanky
Marshall Valient
 1936 The House of a Thousand Candles
Tony Carleton
 1936 Chatterbox
Philip 'Phil' Greene Jr
 1935 The Divine Spark
Vincenzo Bellini
 1935 Ten Minute Alibi
Colin Derwent
 1934 Great Expectations
 1934 No Ransom
Tom Wilson
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Stanton Casserly
 1934 Private Scandal
Cliff Barry
 1934 Caravan
Lt. von Tokay
 1934 Nana
Lieutenant George Muffat
 1933 Stage Mother
Lord Aylesworth
 1933 Penthouse
Tom Siddall
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Burt Barton
 1933 Dinner at Eight
Ernest DeGraff
 1933 The Big Brain
Terry Van Sloan
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
 1933 Looking Forward
Michael Service
 1933 Men Must Fight
Bob Seward
 1933 The Secret of Madame Blanche
Leonard St. John
 1932 70,000 Witnesses
Buck Buchan
 1932 Make Me a Star
Phillips Holmes (uncredited)
 1932 Night Court
Mike Thomas
 1932 Broken Lullaby
Paul Renard
 1932 Two Kinds of Women
Joseph Gresham Jr.
 1931 An American Tragedy
Clyde Griffiths
 1931 Confessions of a Co-Ed
Dan Carter
 1931 Stolen Heaven
Joe Bartlett
 1931 The Criminal Code
Robert Graham
 1930 Man to Man
Michael Bolton
 1930 The Dancers
 1930 Her Man
Dan Keefe
 1930 Grumpy
Ernest Heron
 1930 The Devil's Holiday
David Stone
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 Only the Brave
Capt. Robert Darrington
 1929 Pointed Heels
Donald Ogden
 1929 The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Roger Longmore
 1929 Illusion
Eric's Friend in Audience (uncredited)
 1929 Stairs of Sand
Adam Wansfell (as Phillips R. Holmes)
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
Young Actor (uncredited)
 1929 The Wild Party
 1928 His Private Life
Pierrot (uncredited)
 1928 Varsity
Middlebrook (as Phillips R. Holmes)
 1925 Her Market Value
Party Boy (uncredited)
 1918 Uneasy Money
Caddy (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: The Petrified Forest - playing Alan Squier at The Cape Playhouse. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phillips R. Holmes


6' (1.83 m)

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Has a Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame. See more »

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