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John Lodge (I) (1903–1985)

John Davis Lodge, the movie actor who became a successful politician around the time that "Helen Gahagan' Douglas (the wife of Melvyn Douglas and the star of "She" (1932)) was making California politics safe for the likes of faded hoofer George Murphy and future General Electric Theater host Ronald Reagan, was the grandson of Massachusetts Senator... See full bio »

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 1939 Just Like a Woman
Tony Walsh
 1939 Pasha's Wives
Vedad Bey
 1939 Heartbeat
Lord Jerry Dansbury
 1938 Lightning Conductor
 1938 Queer Cargo
Capt. Harley
 1938 One Night in Paris
Inspector Bonnard
 1938 Tonight at Eleven
Jack Morris
 1936 Sensation
Pat Heston
 1936 Ourselves Alone
County Inspector Hanney
 1935 The Little Colonel
Jack Sherman
 1933 Little Women
Brooke (as John Davis Lodge)
 1933 Under the Tonto Rim
Joe Gilbert
 1933 Murders in the Zoo
Roger Hewitt
 1933 The Woman Accused
Dr. Simpson
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Watch on the Rhine (1941). Drama. Written by Lillian Hellman. Incidental music by Paul Bowles. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Helene Pons. Assistant to Jo Mielziner: George Jenkins. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Martin Beck Theatre: 1 Apr 1941- 21 Feb 1942 (378 performances). Cast: Ann Blyth (as "Babette Muller,... See more »

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John Davis Lodge


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Handsome, gallant American leading man usually in stiff 30s opulent settings who appeared opposite everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Shirley Temple. Traveled to Europe in late 1930s where he made several pictures, and became a bigger star there than was in the US. See more »

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