Richard Barthelmess (1895–1963)

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Richard Barthelmess was born into a theatrical family in which his mother was an actress. While attending Trinity College in Connecticut, he began appearing in stage productions. While on vacation in 1916, a friend of his mother, actress Alla Nazimova, offered him a part in War Brides (1916), and Richard never returned to college. He appeared in a... See full bio »

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Known For

Only Angels Have Wings Bat MacPherson
The Last Flight Cary Lockwood
The Patent Leather Kid Patent Leather Kid
The Noose Nickie Elkins


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 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street
Ed Kirby
 1942 The Spoilers
Bronco Kid Farrow
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
J.B. Roscoe
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings
Bat MacPherson
 1936 Spy of Napoleon
Gerard de Lanoy
 1935 Four Hours to Kill!
Tony Mako
 1934 Midnight Alibi
Lance McGowan / Robert Anders
 1934 A Modern Hero
Pierre Radier aka Paul Rader
 1934 Massacre
Chief Joe Thunderhorse
 1933 Heroes for Sale
Thomas 'Tom' Holmes
 1933 Central Airport
James 'Jim' Blaine
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton
Marvin Blake
 1932 Alias the Doctor
Karl Brenner
 1931 The Last Flight
Cary Lockwood
 1931 The Finger Points
Breckenridge 'Breck' Lee
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Richard Barthelmess
 1930 The Lash
Francisco Delfino 'Pancho'
 1930 The Dawn Patrol
Dick Courtney
 1930 Son of the Gods
Sam Lee
 1929 Show of Shows
'Meet My Sister' Presenter
 1929 Young Nowheres
Albert 'Binky' Whalen
 1929 Drag
David Carroll
 1929 Weary River
Jerry Larrabee
 1928 Scarlet Seas
Steven Dunkin
 1928 Out of the Ruins
Lt. Pierre Dumont
 1928 Wheel of Chance
Nicolai Turkeltaub / Jacob Taline
 1928 The Noose
Nickie Elkins
 1927 The Drop Kick
Jack Hamill
 1927 The Patent Leather Kid
Patent Leather Kid
 1926/II Camille (Short)
 1926 The White Black Sheep
Robert Kincarin
 1926 The Amateur Gentleman
Barnabas Barty
 1926 Ranson's Folly
Lt. Ranson
 1926 Just Suppose
Prince Rupert of Koronia
 1925 The Beautiful City
Tony Gillardi
 1925 Shore Leave
D.X. (Bilge) Smith
 1925 Soul-Fire
Eric Fane
 1925 New Toys
Will Webb
 1924 Classmates
Duncan Irving Jr
 1924 The Enchanted Cottage
Oliver Bashforth
 1923 Twenty-One
Julian McCullough
 1923 The Fighting Blade
Karl Van Kerstenbroock
 1923 The Bright Shawl
Charles Abbott
 1923 Fury
Boy Leyton
 1922 The Bond Boy
Peter Newbolt (father) / John Newbolt
 1922 Sonny
Sonny Crosby / Joe
 1922 The Seventh Day
John Alden Jr.
 1921 Tol'able David
David Kinemon
 1921 Experience
 1920 Way Down East
David Bartlett
 1920 The Love Flower
Bruce Sanders
 1920 The Idol Dancer
Dan McGuire
 1919 Scarlet Days
Don Maria Alvarez
 1919 I'll Get Him Yet
Scoop McCready
 1919 Broken Blossoms
Cheng Huan - The Yellow Man (as Mr. Richard Barthelmess)
 1919 Peppy Polly
Dr. James Merritt
 1919 Three Men and a Girl
Christopher Kent
 1919 The Girl Who Stayed at Home
Ralph Grey
 1919 Boots
Everett White
 1918 The Hope Chest
Tom Ballantyne
 1918 Wild Primrose
Jack Wilton
 1918 Hit-the-Trail Holliday
Bobby Jason
 1918 Rich Man, Poor Man
Bayard Varick
 1918 Sunshine Nan
MacPherson Clark
 1917 The Seven Swans
Prince Charming
 1917 For Valour
Henry Nobbs
 1917 Nearly Married
Dick Griffon
 1917 Bab's Burglar
Tommy Gray
 1917 Bab's Diary
Tommy Gray
 1917 Camille
 1917 The Streets of Illusion
Donald Morton
 1917 The Soul of a Magdalen
Louis Broulette
 1917 The Valentine Girl
Robert Wentworth
 1917 The Eternal Sin
 1917 The Moral Code
Gary Miller
 1916 Just a Song at Twilight
George Turner
 1916/I Snow White
Pie Man (uncredited)
 1916 War Brides
Arno (as Richard S. Barthelmess)
 1916 Gloria's Romance (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Trailer: Appeared (as himself) in a special trailer shot for Weary River (1929)).

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 32 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Richard Barthelmess | Richard S. Barthelmess


5' 9" (1.75 m)


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Personal Quote:

When I saw my friends were earning just seven or eight dollars a week in banks, I thought I'd better try acting.


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