Adolphe Menjou (1890–1963)

Up 3,892 this week
3:04 | Trailer
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 »

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite LGBTQIA+ Couples

Check out some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ couples in Hollywood.

See the gallery

Fall TV Guide: The Best Shows Coming This Year

IMDb's guide to the most anticipated new and returning TV shows coming this fall.

See the full list

Related News

Double Take: Celebrity Twins

Take a look at some of the famous twins of Hollywood, including Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and more.

See the full list

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

The Easiest Way
Mon, Aug 22 9:45 PM PDT on TCM (631)
A Star Is Born
Tue, Aug 23 8:05 PM PDT on KCOPDT3 (1261)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 people
created 03 Aug 2021
a list of 46 people
created 10 Mar 2020
list image
a list of 27 people
created 21 Aug 2020
a list of 36 people
created 20 Oct 2017

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Adolphe Menjou's work have you seen?

User Polls

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


Known For

Paths of Glory Gen. George Broulard
The Front Page Walter Burns
A Star Is Born Oliver Niles
Stage Door Anthony Powell


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (151 credits)
 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- The Country Mouse (1961) ... Fitch
 1960 Pollyanna
Mr. Pendergast
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Host / Mason Carey / Dr. Morgan Spiers / ...
- Death Makes a Phone Call (1958) ... Mason Carey / Host
- The Unknown (1958) ... Dr. Morgan Spiers
- Taps for the General (1958) ... Host / General Brandon
- Storm of Violence (1958) ... Host / Alderson
 1958 I Married a Woman
Frederick W. Sutton
 1957 Paths of Glory
Gen. George Broulard
 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)
Narrator / Dean Wingate / Jack Brine
- My Double (1953) ... Narrator / Dean Wingate / Jack Brine
 1953 Man on a Tightrope
 1952 The Sniper
Police Lt. Frank Kafka
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
 1951 The Tall Target
Colonel Caleb Jeffers
 1950 To Please a Lady
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Melville Crossman
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Thomas Hutchins
 1948 State of the Union
Jim Conover
 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
 1945 Man Alive
 1944 Step Lively
 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
 1942 Roxie Hart
Billy Flynn
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
Frederick Osborne Senior
 1941 Road Show
Colonel Carleton Carroway
 1940 A Bill of Divorcement
Hilary Fairfield
 1940 Turnabout
Phil Manning
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong
Stacey Delmore
 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
 1937 A Star Is Born
Oliver Niles
 1936 One in a Million
Tad Spencer
 1936 Wives Never Know
J. Hugh Ramsey
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Bruce Farraday
 1936 The Milky Way
Gabby Sloan
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
Professor Eduardo de Vinci
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Nicolai Nicoleff
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Bailey Walsh
 1934 The Human Side
Gregory Sheldon
 1934 The Great Flirtation
Stephan Karpath
 1934 Little Miss Marker
Sorrowful Jones
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Pancho Montes / Pancho Gomez
 1934 Journal of a Crime
Paul Moliet
 1934 Easy to Love
 1933 Convention City
T.R. (Ted) Kent
 1933 The Worst Woman in Paris?
Adolphe Ballou
 1933 Morning Glory
Louis Easton
 1933 The Circus Queen Murder
Thatcher Colt
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
 1932 The Night Club Lady
Police Commissioner Thatcher Colt
 1932 Blame the Woman
Dan McQueen
 1932 Bachelor's Affairs
Andrew Hoyt
 1932 Wives Beware
Maj. Carey Liston
 1932 Forbidden
 1931 Prestige
Capt. Remy Bandoin
 1931 Friends and Lovers
Captain Geoffrey Roberts
 1931 The Parisian
Jérome Rocheville
 1931 The Great Lover
Jean Paurel
 1931 The Front Page
Walter Burns
 1931 Men Call It Love
Tony Minot
 1931 The Easiest Way
William Brockton
 1930 Soyons gais
Bob Brown
 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
 1929 Fashions in Love
Paul de Remy
 1929 Marquis Preferred
Marquis d'Argenville
 1928 His Private Life
Georges St. Germain
 1928 His Tiger Wife
 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 Sorrows of Satan
Prince Lucio de Rimanez
 1926 The Ace of Cads
Chappel Maturin
 1926 A Social Celebrity
Max Haber
 1926 Fascinating Youth
Adolphe Menjou
 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 The Swan
Albert von Kersten-Rodenfels
 1925 A Kiss in the Dark
Walter Grenham
 1924 Forbidden Paradise
 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
Prof. Josef Stock
 1923 The Spanish Dancer
Don Salluste
 1923 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Pierre Revel
 1923 Rupert of Hentzau
Count Rischenheim (as Adolphe Jean Menjou)
 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 Eternal Flame
Duc de Langeais
 1922 The Fast Mail
Cal Baldwin
 1922 Head Over Heels
 1922 Is Matrimony a Failure?
Dudley King
 1922 Arabian Love
Captain Fortine (uncredited)
 1921 The Sheik
Dr. Raoul de St. Hubert
 1921 Queenie
Count Michael
 1921 The Three Musketeers
Louis XIII
 1921 Courage
Bruce Ferguson
 1921 Through the Back Door
James Brewster
 1921 The Faith Healer
Dr. Littlefield
 1920 What Happened to Rosa
Reporter Friend of Dr. Drew (uncredited)
 1917 The Moth
Teddy Marbridge / 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
 1916 The Scarlet Runner
Bit Part
 1916 Manhattan Madness
Country Club Patron (uncredited)
 1916 The Reward of Patience
Paul Dunstan
 1916 The Devil at His Elbow
Wilfred Carleton
 1916 The Crucial Test
Count Nicolai
 1916 Destiny's Toy
Steamship Company Representative - on Telephone (uncredited)
 1916 The Habit of Happiness (Short)
Society Man (uncredited)
 1916 The Price of Happiness
Howard Neal
 1916 Nearly a King
 1916 A Parisian Romance
 1914 The Man Behind the Door
Ringmaster (uncredited)
 1914/II The Acid Test (Short)
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/24/40) Radio: Appeared (as "Louis Easton") on a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "Morning Glory". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 19 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Adolphe Jean Menjou | Adolph Menjou


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


Verree Teasdale  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The [Marlon Brando] school are grabbers, not lovers. If it wasn't that the script says they get the girl, they wouldn't. See more »


Following his death, he was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. See more »


Waxy black mustache and impeccable taste in clothes See more »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed