Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1908-01-11
92 Movies · 4 TV Series
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Lionel Jay Stander (January 11, 1908 – November 30, 1994) was an American actor in films, radio, theater and television.
Stander was married six times, the first time in 1932 and the last in 1972. All but the last marriage ended in divorce. He fathered six daughters (one wife had no children, one had twins). Stander died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California, in 1994 at age 86. He was buried in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Lionel Stander was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, to Russian-Jewish immigrants, the first of three children. According to newspaper interviews with Stander, as a teenager he appeared in the silent film Men of Steel (1926), perhaps as an extra, since he is not listed in the credits. During his one year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he appeared in the student productions The Muse of the Unpublished Writer, and The Muse and the Movies: A Comedy of Greenwich Village.
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The Last Good Time
A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is
When a mentor and friend of Jennifer's dies, she and Jonathan return to the sleepy town where Jennifer once lived and worked as a reporter. Nearly immediately, they discover that all is not right with...
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die
The Harts find themselves in the middle of a dangerous murder plot, but it isn't clear if the plot it a famous author's fictional murder-mystery, or an actual murder plot, until Jonathan finds himself...
Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart
In their very last adventure, Jonathan and Jennifer Hart travel to The Big Apple, where a play she wrote in college is being produced on Broadway. But there's sabotage going on, and when a stagehand i...
1 TV Series
Cookie is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who just finished thirteen years in prison. After being released from jail, Dino wants to make up for lost time with his daughter by resolv...
A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the fam...
1 TV Series
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
A small-time talent agent discovers an amazing boxing kangaroo and is going to use it as his stepping-stone into the big time.
An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any food or cle...
A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.
Who's Afraid of Zorro
Spain, occupied by the French. Zorro, the intrepid swordsman, has an accident. As a result, his friend, Father Donato, is forced by oath to find a temporary replacement for him.
Cormack, the lawman most feared by the rugged pioneers at the turn of the century, has a mysterious bond with "Caribou," an outlaw whom he has jailed. When Caribou escapes from prison, he returns to s...
The Black Bird
The family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon is carried on by the son of a famous detective, and with people who will stop at nothing to get it.
A young man comes back to his provincial home town to visit his dying uncle who is being attended to by a night nurse and novice nun. Before long, the young man develops a deep longing for the young, ...
The Sensual Man
From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, Paolo makes ...
A man and his mistress have just taken off for a weekend romp when they're kidnapped by a trio of bank robbers. They wind up becoming media "stars" as police and reporters follow them. They all wind u...
My Pleasure Is Your Pleasure
In '500 a noble Tuscan gives a banquet in which they are told bawdy stories: a cardinal tells dirty stories during a banquet that turns into a purge; a marquise is induced into temptation by an abbot;...
The Black Hand
Michele Placido plays Antonio, an Italian immigrant in New York who finds himself drawn into the Mob when his options are limited and his desire to make a new life for himself becomes increasingly dif...
Halleluja to Vera Cruz
Two American bandits disguise themselves as priests in order to work undetected in Mexico during the revolution.
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Le avventure di Pinocchio
Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden $300,000 t...
A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.
Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the occasion a st...
All the Brothers of the West Support Their Father
Young adventurer Gipo owns one fifth of a rock illustrating the location of a rich gold mine. Risking his life more than once and with the help of the beautiful hooker, Lulu Belle, our hero sets out t...
A con man inherits a gold mine. Knowing that his family are even bigger con artists than he is, he assumes the mine is worthless, and teams up with a partner in a scheme to unload it on some unsuspect...
The Adventures of Pinocchio
Mastro Geppetto is a poor carpenter with no wife and no children. The man is very lonely, and when trading a piece of wood with his colleague Mastero Cherry, he decides to build himself a puppet to ma...
Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.
Don Camillo and the Contestants
Mayor Peppone might very well lose the elections and Don Camillo makes sure that the mayor's delinquent son gets his act together while his own niece makes Peppone think she is pregnant by his son.
Benedetto is a child who came out of an accident uninjured on his first communion's day. The people of his village attribute that to a miracle and made him undergo a strict religious upbringing. That ...
Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse, ufficio imposte
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while ...
Victims of oppressive town boss Honey are offered help by an unusual alliance of gunmen and circus performers
Giacomo Casanova: Childhood and Adolescence
Through the childhood and the adolescence of Giacomo Casanova (from his memoirs), this is a description of how people live in the Venice of the 18th century: customs, habits, medicine, religion and mo...
Zenabel, a young woman from a humble background, discovers that she is actually the daughter of a Spanish nobleman who was killed by a ruthless don, Alonso, who took the title. So Zenable assembles a ...
Surreal science-fiction fantasy about a student revolt at a futuristic University.
Beyond the Law
A thief takes the job as a town sheriff in order to rob a silver shipment before his ex-partner can grab it.
Once Upon a Time in the West
As the railroad gets closer and closer to taking over the land and life of a widow, her life is in danger. A harmonica player and a desperado are trying to protect a woman and her land.
A Dandy in Aspic
The British assigned double-agent Alexander Eberlin to hunt down a Russian spy known as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is who he is, and he is on a mission with a partner who discovers h...
Seven Times Seven
A gang of prison inmates escape and rob the Royal Mint. They then sneak back to prison.
Gates to Paradise
Directed by Polish auteur Andrzej Wajda, the obscure gem unfolds as a sort of 13th century Road Trip, with youthful hormones and selfish impatience trumping nearly all of the (supposedly) pious preocc...
A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront fortress. The owner of the fortress and his young wife, initially unwilling hosts, quickly experience their relationship with the c...
Promise Her Anything
A widowed mother decides to go after the child psychologist she works for because she thinks he'll be able to provide for her toddler, the catch is her employer doesn't know about her son and he doesn...
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Eddie Tayloe's grandfather leaves him six thousand dollars and the money belt it came in, freeing Tayloe to leave his dull newspaper job in Texas and move to New York to become a playwright. Along the...
Before he left for a brief European visit, symphony conductor Sir Alfred De Carter casually asked his staid brother-in-law August to look out for his young wife, Daphne, during his absence. August has...
Gentleman Joe Palooka
In the second film of Monogram's Joe Palooka series, Joe is 'used', by two state senators scheming to obtain oil-rich lands, in a publicity campaign to get the land transferred to the state, supposedl...
The Kid from Brooklyn
Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even cat...
A Boy, a Girl and a Dog
During World War II, a young boy and girl, living with their respective families in an apartment house that had restrictions against pets, adopt a lost dog and hide it in a vacant apartment, which may...
In Old Sacramento
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and a...
Specter of the Rose
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one.
Hangmen Also Die!
During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the proc...
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.
The "Eleven Brooklyn Bombshells," a band led by Mickey Monroe ('Dennis O'Keefe (I)' ), are stranded in Tahiti at the time of the fall of France to the Nazis. Suzette "Suzie" Durand (Simone Simon). a F...
The Ice Follies of 1939
Mary and Larry are are a modestly successful skating team. Shortly after their marriage, Mary gets a picture contract, while Larry is sitting at home, out of work.
What a Life
Jackie Cooper stars in this first film in the wholesome "Henry Aldrich" series of teen comedies.
The Crowd Roars
A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.
Egyptologist, Dean Lambert, accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets in and out of scra...
No Time To Marry
In this lightweight comedy, two news reporters who are engaged to be married endure romantic difficulties in their competitive pursuit of a "big scoop".
The League of Frightened Men
Nero Wolfe agrees to investigate a series of murders that seem to be tied in with a past Harvard hazing prank that went awry.
The Last Gangster
A crime boss goes searching for his ex-wife and son after a ten-year prison stint. His old gang has other plans though, and use the child to try and make him disclose the location of the loot he hid b...
A Star Is Born
Esther Blodgett is just another farm kid trying to break into the movie business. After waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her hero Norman Maine, and is sent for a screen test, a...
Soak the Rich
Tycoon Humphrey Craig is fearful that a "soak the rich" bill will pass in the United States Senate.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for ever...
Meet Nero Wolfe
The 1934 novel Fer-de-Lance was the basis for the 1936 mystery film Meet Nero Wolfe. Edward Arnold and Lionel Stander played the detective genius Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin.
More Than a Secretary
When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.
They Met in a Taxi
A cab driver takes in a young woman who claims to be a reluctant bride, and becomes involved in the search for a stolen necklace.
The Milky Way
Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan, knocked out a boxing champ during a fight. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and then have the champ beat...
The Gay Deception
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.
I Live My Life
A society girl tries to make a go of her marriage to an archaeologist.
A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for h...
Hooray for Love
A wealthy young man falls hard for a beautiful showgirl, and her wily father quickly realizes the naïve boy would make the perfect investor for his daughter's new show. Comedy with music.
Page Miss Glory
A country girl goes to the city and gets a job in a posh hotel, and winds up becoming an instant celebrity thanks to an ambitious photographer.
The Old Grey Mayor
Bob Hope wants to marry the mayor's daughter, but the mayor doesn't want his daughter to marry Bob Hope.
If You Could Only Cook
An auto engineer (Herbert Marshall) and a professor's daughter (Jean Arthur) pose as married servants in a mobster's (Leo Carrillo) mansion.
We're in the Money
Ginger and Dixie are process servers for goofy lawyer Homer Bronson. The two friends want to quit, but they're offered a thousand dollars to serve four subpoenas in a breach of promise suit against ri...
Harry Gribbon is Horace, a man with one passion in life: Mushrooms.
Pugs and Kisses
A glass-jawed champ is the victim of an elaborate prank hatched by his manager in order to get him off of women and to focus on boxing.
Gus Shy, an ice cream man, gets embroiled in a vicious gangland feud.
Howd' Ya Like That?
Two sailors come ashore in New York with enough liquor--which was illegal at the time, due to Prohibition--to have a good time. They wind up getting involved with an actress in vaudeville and her very...