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Adolphe Menjou (1890–1963)


The words "suave" and "debonair" became synonymous with the name Adolphe Menjou in Hollywood, both on- and off-camera. The epitome of knavish, continental charm and sartorial opulence, Menjou, complete with trademark waxy black mustache, evolved into one of Hollywood's most distinguished of artists and fashion plates, a tailor-made scene-stealer, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Fitch
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Dr. Morgan Spiers / General Brandon
- The Unknown (1958) ... Dr. Morgan Spiers
- Taps for the General (1958) ... General Brandon
 1958 I Married a Woman
Frederick W. Sutton
 1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
Arthur Martin
 1956 Bundle of Joy
J.B. Merlin
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Senator Jonathan Cartwright
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Elliott Harcourt
- Barrier of Silence (1955) ... Dr. Elliott Harcourt
 1955 Timberjack
'Sweetwater' Tilton
 1953-1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
Captain Harrison / Narrator / College Dean
- Twenty-One Days (1954)
- The Rubber Stamp (1954)
- The Last Message (1954)
 1953 Man on a Tightrope
Fesker
 1952 The Sniper
Police Lt. Frank Kafka
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Pierre
 1951 The Tall Target
Colonel Caleb Jeffers
 1950 To Please a Lady
Gregg
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Melville Crossman
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Thomas Hutchins
 1948 State of the Union
Jim Conover (as Adolph Menjou)
 1947 The Hucksters
Mr. Kimberly
 1947 Mr. District Attorney
Craig Warren
 1947 I'll Be Yours
J. Conrad Nelson
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
Alexander Moody
 1946 Heartbeat
Ambassador
 1945 Man Alive
Kismet
 1944 Step Lively
Wagner
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Tom Moran
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Col. Hector Phyffe
 1942 You Were Never Lovelier
Eduardo Acuña
 1942 Syncopation
George Latimer
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
Frederic 'Freddie' Osborne Senior
 1940 Turnabout
Phil Manning
 1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter
Deakon Maxwell
 1939 Golden Boy
Tom Moody
 1939 King of the Turf
Jim Mason
 1938 Thanks for Everything
J. B. Harcourt
 1938 Letter of Introduction
John Mannering
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies
Oliver Merlin (as Adolph Menjou)
 1937 Stage Door
Anthony Powell
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
John Cardwell
 1937 Café Metropole
Monsieur Victor
 1936 One in a Million
Tad Spencer
 1936 Wives Never Know
J. Hugh Ramsey
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Bruce Farraday
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
Professor Eduardo de Vinci
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Nicoleff
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Bailey Walsh
 1934 The Human Side
Gregory Sheldon
 1934 The Great Flirtation
Stephan Karpath
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Pancho Montes / Pancho Gomez
 1934 Journal of a Crime
Paul
 1934 Easy to Love
John
 1933 Convention City
T.R. (Ted) Kent
 1933 The Worst Woman in Paris?
Adolphe Ballou
 1933 Morning Glory
Louis Easton
 1932 Blame the Woman
Dan McQueen
 1932 Bachelor's Affairs
Andrew Hoyt
 1932 Wives Beware
Maj. Carey Liston
 1932 Prestige
Capt. Remy Bandoin
 1932 Forbidden
Bob
 1931 Friends and Lovers
Captain Geoffrey Roberts
 1931 The Parisian
Jérome Rocheville
 1931 The Great Lover
Paurel
 1931 Men Call It Love
Tony
 1931 The Easiest Way
William Brockton
 1930 New Moon
Governor Boris Brusiloff
 1930 Morocco
Monsieur La Bessiere
 1930 L'énigmatique Monsieur Parkes
Courtenay Parkes
 1930 Amor audaz
Albert d'Arlons
 1930 Mon gosse de père
Jérome
 1930 Soyons gais
Bob Brown
 1929 Fashions in Love
Paul de Remy
 1929 Marquis Preferred
Marquis d'Argenville
 1928 His Private Life
Georges St. Germain
 1928 His Tiger Wife
Henri
 1928 A Night of Mystery
Captain Ferreol
 1927 Serenade
Franz Rossi
 1927 A Gentleman of Paris
Marquis de Marignan
 1927 Service for Ladies
Albert Leroux
 1927 Evening Clothes
Lucien d'Artois
 1927 Blonde or Brunette
Henri Martel
 1926 The Ace of Cads
Chappel Maturin
 1926 A Social Celebrity
Max Haber
 1926 The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
Albert Durant
 1925 The King on Main Street
King Serge IV of Molvania
 1925 Lost: A Wife
Tony Hamilton
 1925 Are Parents People?
Mr. Hazlitt
 1925 A Kiss in the Dark
Walter Grenham
 1924 Forbidden Paradise
Chancellor
 1924 The Fast Set
Ernest Steel
 1924 Open All Night
Edmund Durverne
 1924 Sinners in Silk
Arthur Merrill
 1924 Broken Barriers
Tommy Kemp
 1924 For Sale
Joseph Hudley
 1924 Broadway After Dark
Ralph Norton
 1924 The Marriage Cheat
Bob Canfield
 1924 Shadows of Paris
Georges de Croy, His Secretary
 1924 The Marriage Circle
Professor Josef Stock
 1923 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Pierre Revel
 1923 Rupert of Hentzau
Count Rischenheim
 1923 Bella Donna
Mr. Chepstow
 1923 The World's Applause
Robert Townsend
 1922 Singed Wings
Bliss Gordon
 1922 Clarence
Hubert Stein
 1922 Pink Gods
Louis Barney
 1922 The Fast Mail
Cal Baldwin
 1922 Is Matrimony a Failure?
Dudley King
 1922 Arabian Love
Captain Fortine (uncredited)
 1922 Head Over Heels
Sterling
 1921 The Sheik
Dr. Raoul de St. Hubert
 1921 Queenie
Count Michael
 1921 Through the Back Door
James Brewster
 1921 Courage
Bruce Ferguson
 1921 The Faith Healer
Dr. Littlefield
 1920 What Happened to Rosa
Reporter Friend of Dr. Drew (uncredited)
 1917 The Moth
The Husband
 1917 An Even Break
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1917 The Amazons (uncredited)
 1917 Wild and Woolly (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1917 The Valentine Girl
Joe Winder
 1916 The Blue Envelope Mystery
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1916 The Kiss
Pennington
 1916 The Scarlet Runner
Bit Part
 1916 Manhattan Madness
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1916 The Reward of Patience
Paul Dunstan
 1916 The Devil at His Elbow
Wilfred Carleton
 1916 The Crucial Test
Count Nicolai
 1916 The Habit of Happiness
Society Man (uncredited)
 1916 The Price of Happiness
Howard Neal
 1916 Nearly a King
Baron
 1916 A Parisian Romance
Julianai
 1914 The Man Behind the Door
Ringmaster (uncredited)
 1914/II The Acid Test (Short)
Extra (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in a trailer for You Were Never Lovelier (1942). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 16 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Adolph Menjou

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick. See more »

Trivia:

First-generation American of mixed French-Irish ancestry. His French-born father, Albert Menjou, was a successful hotel manager and his mother, Nora Joyce, was from Connemara, Ireland. See more »

Trademark:

Waxy black mustache and impeccable taste in clothes

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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