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Lew Cody (1884–1934)

This dark-haired, suave American-born matinée idol of French ancestry abandoned a medical career after receiving favorable reviews for his performance in a school play at McGill University in Montreal. He then went on to study drama at the Stanhope Wheatcroft School of Acting in New York, toured in Vaudeville and with stock companies before ... See full bio »

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The Tenderfoot Joe Lehman
Dangerous Pastime Barry Adams
Adam and Evil Adam Trevelyan / Allan Trevelyan


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 1934 Shoot the Works
Axel Hanratty
 1934 Private Scandal
Benjamin J. Somers
 1933 Sitting Pretty
Jules Clark
 1933 I Love That Man
Labels Castell
 1933 By Appointment Only
Dr. Michael Travers
 1933 Wine, Women and Song
Morgan Andrews
 1932 Under-Cover Man
Kenneth Mason
 1932 The Unwritten Law
Roger Morgan
 1932 Madison Square Garden
 1932 The Crusader
Jimmie Dale
 1932 A Parisian Romance
 1932 70,000 Witnesses
Slip Buchanan
 1932 The Tenderfoot
Joe Lehman
 1932 Beautiful and Dumb (Short)
 1932 File 113
M. Gaston Le Coq
 1931 X Marks the Spot
George Howard
 1931 Sporting Blood
Tip Scanlon
 1931 The Common Law
Dick Carmedon
 1931 A Woman of Experience
Captain Otto von Lichstein
 1931 Sweepstakes
Wally Weber
 1931 Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (Short)
The Villain
 1931 Three Girls Lost
William (Jack) Marriott
 1931 Meet the Wife
Philip Lord
 1931 Beyond Victory
Lew Cavanaugh
 1931 Not Exactly Gentlemen
Ace Beaudry
 1931 Dishonored
Colonel Kovrin
 1930 Divorce Among Friends
Paul Wilcox
 1930 What a Widow!
 1929 A Single Man
Robin Worthington
 1928 Show People
Lew Cody (uncredited)
 1928 The Baby Cyclone
Joe Meadows
 1928 Beau Broadway
Jim Lambert
 1928 Wickedness Preferred
Anthony Dare
 1927 Tea for Three
Carter Langford
 1927 Adam and Evil
Adam Trevelyan / Allan Trevelyan
 1927 On Ze Boulevard
Gaston Pasqual
 1927 The Demi-Bride
Philippe Levaux
 1926 The Gay Deceiver
Toto / Antoine di Tillois
 1926 Monte Carlo
Tony Townsend
 1925 Mrs. Beverly Hills (Short)
 1925 His Secretary
David Colman
 1925 Time, the Comedian
Larry Brundage
 1925 The Tower of Lies
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1925 Exchange of Wives
John Rathburn
 1925 A Slave of Fashion
Nicholas Wentworth
 1925 The Sporting Venus
Prince Carlos
 1925 Man and Maid
Sir Nicholas Thormonde
 1924 So This Is Marriage?
Daniel Rankin
 1924 Husbands and Lovers
Rex Phillips
 1924 Three Women
Edmund Lamont
 1924 Revelation
Count Adrian de Roche
 1924 Defying the Law
Pietro Savori
 1924 The Woman on the Jury
George Montgomery / George Wayne
 1924 The Shooting of Dan McGrew
Dangerous Dan McGrew
 1923 Reno
Roy Tappan
 1923 Lawful Larceny
Guy Tarlow
 1923 Rupert of Hentzau
Rupert of Hentzau
 1923 Within the Law
Joe Garson
 1923 Souls for Sale
Owen Scudder
 1923 Jacqueline, or Blazing Barriers
Raoul Radon
 1922 Dangerous Pastime
Barry Adams
 1922 Secrets of Paris
King Rudolph
 1922 The Valley of Silent Men
Cpl. James Kent
 1921 The Sign on the Door
Frank Devereaux
 1920 Occasionally Yours
Bruce Sands
 1920 The Butterfly Man
Sedgewick Blynn
 1919 The Pleasant Devil
Bruce Sands
 1919 The Broken Butterfly
Darrell Thorne
 1919 Are You Legally Married?
John Stark
 1919 The Life Line
Phillip Royston (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1919 Our Better Selves
Willard Standish
 1919 Men, Women, and Money
Cleveland Buchanan
 1919 As the Sun Went Down
Faro Bill (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1919 Don't Change Your Husband
Schuyler Van Sutphen
 1918 Borrowed Clothes
Stuart Furth
 1918 Beans
 1918 For Husbands Only
Rolin Van D'Arcy (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1918 Mickey
Reggie Drake (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1918 Playthings
John Hayward
 1918 The Demon
Jim Lassells (as Lewis Cody)
 1918 The Bride's Awakening
Richard Earle
 1918 The Treasure of the Sea
Jim Hardwick
 1918 Daddy's Girl
John Standlaw
 1918 Painted Lips
Jim Douglass
 1917 A Branded Soul
John Rannie (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1917 A Game of Wits
Larry Caldwell
 1917 Southern Pride
Robert Orme
 1917 The Bride's Silence
Paul Wagner (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1917 A Noble Fraud (Short) (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1916 The Oath of Hate (Short)
 1916 The Cycle of Fate
Sid Aldrich (as Lewis Cody)
 1916 The Grinning Skull (Short)
Donald Harvey
 1916 The Crime of Circumstance (Short)
 1916 The Buried Treasure of Cobre (Short)
Professor Peabody (as Louis Cody)
 1915 Should a Wife Forgive?
Alfred Bedford
 1915 Comrade John
Prophet Stein (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1915 The Promoter (Short)
Jim Howard (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1915 The Mating
'Bullet Dick' Ames (as Lewis J. Cody)
 1915 His Mother's Portrait (Short)
Darrell Blackley
 1915 The Floating Death (Short)
Bruce Graham
 1915 The Tip-Off (Short)
Arthur Clarke
 1914 Harp of Tara (Short)
Jim Macy
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Ziegfeld Follies of 1918 (1918). Musical revue. Music by Louis A. Hirsch and Dave Stamper. Based on material by Rennold Wolf and Gene Buck. Lyrics by Rennold Wolf and Gene Buck. Interpolations by: Irving Berlin and Victor Jacobi. Musical Direction by Frank Darling. Featuring songs with lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva, Arthur Jackson... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lewis J. Cody | Lewis Cody | Louis Cody

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Screen test for the title role in Ernst Lubitsch's 'Faust' (1923), an unrealized project, survives in Library of Congress, along with those of other contestants.

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