Franchot Tone Filmography

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1. The Wiser Sex (1932)

Unrated | 76 min | Comedy, Drama

A young woman goes undercover to gather evidence to free her boyfriend, an attorney who has been framed for a murder he didn't commit.

Directors: Berthold Viertel, Victor Viertel | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Lilyan Tashman, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 22

Phil Long

2. Today We Live (1933)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, Franchot Tone

Votes: 838

Ronnie

3. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Arthur Byron

Votes: 983

Hartley Beekman

4. Midnight Mary (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez, Andy Devine

Votes: 979

Tom

5. The Stranger's Return (1933)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

A divorcée leaves New York to visit her grandfather's farm and recover in the Midwest, where she unexpectedly falls in love with a married farmer.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Miriam Hopkins, Franchot Tone, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 335

Guy

6. Stage Mother (1933)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A vaudeville star has to leave her daughter with her dead husband's stuffy Boston parents while she makes a living. But when the daughter shows some talent, the mother become a stage mother... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Alice Brady, Maureen O'Sullivan, Franchot Tone, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 198

Warren Foster

7. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 1,892

Gifford Middleton

8. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,658

Tod Newton

9. Moulin Rouge (1934)

70 min | Comedy, Musical

A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Constance Bennett, Franchot Tone, Tullio Carminati, Helen Westley

Votes: 83

Douglas Hall

10. Sadie McKee (1934)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A working girl's fortunes improve when she marries into money, but happiness is not so easily won.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone, Edward Arnold

Votes: 946

Michael Alderson

11. The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman

Votes: 260

Richard Girard - 1825 / Richard Girard - 1914

12. The Girl from Missouri (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chorus girl Eadie is determined to marry a millionaire without sacrificing her virtue.

Directors: Jack Conway, Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 897

T.R. Paige Jr.

13. Straight Is the Way (1934)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Romance

Just out of prison, Benny Horowitz tries to go straight. Things are complicated by his former girlfriend and his former gangster buddies.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Franchot Tone, May Robson, Karen Morley, Gladys George

Votes: 131

Benny

14. Gentlemen Are Born (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A well-cloistered and protected-against-reality group of college students get their diplomas in the heart of the Great Depression, and quickly learn that the piece of paper the diploma is ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Franchot Tone, Jean Muir, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 120

Bob Bailey

15. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing

Votes: 2,154

Lieutenant Forsythe

16. One New York Night (1935)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Mystery

Foxhall Ridgeway, arriving in New York City from the West, stumbles onto a murder in the hotel room next to his. He gets tangled up into the affair, and with the aid of Phoebe, the hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Franchot Tone, Una Merkel, Conrad Nagel, Harvey Stephens

Votes: 22

Foxhall Ridgeway

17. Reckless (1935)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 871

Bob Harrison

18. No More Ladies (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Charles Ruggles, Franchot Tone

Votes: 519 | Gross: $1.12M

Jim

19. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 18,036

Byam

20. Dangerous (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 2,355

Don Bellows

21. Exclusive Story (1936)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama

Exclusive Story is a 1936 American drama film directed by George B. Seitz and written by Michael Fessier. The film stars Franchot Tone, Madge Evans, Stuart Erwin, Joseph Calleia, Robert Barrat and J. Farrell MacDonald.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Franchot Tone, Madge Evans, Stuart Erwin, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 110

Dick Barton

22. The Unguarded Hour (1936)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama

An ambitious barrister and his wife are targeted by blackmailers. In trying to save her husband, the wife becomes involved in a murder case her husband is trying. For his part, the husband's actions make him a suspect in a related murder.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone, Roland Young

Votes: 363

Sir Alan Dearden

23. The King Steps Out (1936)

85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Franchot Tone, Grace Moore, Walter Connolly, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 164

Emperor Franz Josef

24. Suzy (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

Believing a German spy has killed her new husband, a struggling chorus girl flees to Paris where she meets and marries a World War I pilot, whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Cary Grant, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,040

Terry Moore

25. The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, History

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone

Votes: 880 | Gross: $1.46M

John Eaton

26. Love on the Run (1936)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen

Votes: 776 | Gross: $1.14M

Barnabus Pells

27. Quality Street (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

Votes: 885

Dr. Valentine Brown

28. They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Edgar Dearing

Votes: 258

James 'Jimmy' Davis

29. Between Two Women (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Allen Meighan, an intern, assures himself residency at 'General Hospital', when he saves the life of a man trapped in an explosion. Allen is in love with student nurse, Claire Donahue, and ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Franchot Tone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Virginia Bruce, Leonard Penn

Votes: 135

Allan Meighan

30. The Bride Wore Red (1937)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 689

Giulio

31. Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 396

Jimmy Kilmartin

32. Love Is a Headache (1938)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Ted Healy, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 147

Peter Lawrence

33. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,424

Otto Koster

34. Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 355

Robert 'Bob' Hanson

35. The Girl Downstairs (1938)

77 min | Comedy, Romance

A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to gain access to her mistress with whom he is in love, but doesn't count on the maid falling in love with him.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Franciska Gaal, Franchot Tone, Walter Connolly, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 100

Paul Wagner

36. Fast and Furious (1939)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey, Lee Bowman

Votes: 552

Joel Sloane

37. Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Western

A reporter goes undercover to break up an outlaw gang.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Franchot Tone, Warren William, Broderick Crawford, Andy Devine

Votes: 58

Kansas (Tim Mason)

38. Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack

Votes: 244

Richard Calvert

39. She Knew All the Answers (1941)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

A chorus girl, Gloria Winters, is overjoyed that wealthy young Randy Bradford is so eager to marry her, he's asked her to elope. Before they can leave, Randy is contacted by Mark Willows, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, John Hubbard, Eve Arden

Votes: 19

Mark Willows

40. This Woman Is Mine (1941)

92 min | Adventure, Drama

A girl stows away on a ship, and the antics begins.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Franchot Tone, John Carroll, Walter Brennan, Carol Bruce

Votes: 56

Robert Stevens

41. The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, War

Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, Allyn Joslyn, Cecil Cunningham

Votes: 89

Christopher Reynolds

42. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 422

John in Card-Playing Skit

43. Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Thriller, War

During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in five excavations across Egypt.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 4,192

Cpl. John J. Bramble / Paul Davos

44. Pilot #5 (1943)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

In March 1942, on the island of Java, Indonesia, a Dutch major selects a pilot for a dangerous mission from the five U.S. Army airmen under his command. While waiting for word from the pilot, the others tell his life story to the major.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Franchot Tone, Marsha Hunt, Gene Kelly, Van Johnson

Votes: 243

George Braynor Collins

45. His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 362

Charles Gerard

46. True to Life (1943)

94 min | Comedy

A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Martin, Franchot Tone, Dick Powell, Victor Moore

Votes: 52

Fletcher Marvin

47. Phantom Lady (1944)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda

Votes: 3,244

Jack Marlow

48. The Hour Before the Dawn (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, War

A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, John Sutton, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 105

Jim Hetherton

49. Dark Waters (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 659

Dr. George Grover