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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1905-05-16 · Deathday: 1982-08-12 (77 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

127 Movies · 16 TV shows

Also Known As: Hank Fonda · Henry Jaynes Fonda · One-Take Fonda · Генри Фонда

Biography

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations.Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Davis's fiancée in her Academy Award-winning performance in Jezebel (1938), brother Frank in Jesse James (1939), and the future President in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), directed by John Ford. His early career peaked with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), about an Oklahoma family who moved to California during the Dust Bowl 1930s. This film is widely considered to be among the greatest American films, based on a novel of the same name by Nobel laureate for literature, John Steinbeck.In 1941 he starred opposite Barbara Stanwyck in the screwball comedy classic The Lady Eve. Book-ending his service in WWII were his starring roles in two highly regarded westerns: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and My Darling Clementine (1946), the latter directed by John Ford, and he also starred in Ford's western Fort Apache (1948). After a seven-year break from films, during which Fonda focused on stage productions, he returned with the WWII war-boat ensemble Mister Roberts (1955). In 1956, at the age of fifty-one, he played the title role as the thirty-eight-year-old Manny Balestrero in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Wrong Man. In 1957 he starred as Juror No.8, the hold-out juror, in 12 Angry Men. Fonda, who was also the co-producer of this film, won the BAFTA award for Best Foreign Actor.Later in his career, Fonda moved into darker roles, such as the villain in the epic Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), underrated and a box office disappointment at its time of release, but now regarded as one of the best westerns of all time. He also played in lighter-hearted fare such as Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, but also often played important military figures, such as a colonel in Battle of the Bulge (1965), and Admiral Nimitz in Midway (1976). He won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981), which also starred Katharine Hepburn and his daughter Jane Fonda, but was too ill to attend the ceremony. He died from heart disease a few months later.Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity. His family and close friends called him "Hank". In 1999 he was named the sixth-Greatest Male Screen Legends of the Classic Hollywood Era (stars with a film debut by 1950) by the American Film Institute.

Early Life

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska on May 16, 1905, Henry Jaynes Fonda was the son of printer William Brace Fonda, and his wife, Herberta (Jaynes). The family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1906.Fonda's patriline originates with an ancestor from Genoa, Italy, who migrated to the Netherlands in the 15th century. In 1642, a branch of the Fonda family immigrated to the Dutch colony of New Netherland on the East Coast of North America. They were among the first Dutch population to settle in what is now upstate New York, establishing the town of Fonda, New York. By 1888, many of their descendants had relocated to Nebraska.Fonda was brought up as a Christian Scientist, though he was baptized an Episcopalian at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Grand Island. He said, "My whole damn family was nice." They were a close family and highly supportive, especially in health matters, as they avoided doctors due to their religion. Despite having a religious background, he later became an agnostic. Fonda was a bashful, short boy who tended to avoid girls, except his sisters, and was a good skater, swimmer, and runner. He worked part-time in his father's print plant and imagined a possible career as a journalist. Later, he worked after school for the phone company. He also enjoyed drawing. Fonda was active in the Boy Scouts of America; Teichmann reports that he reached the rank of Eagle Scout. However, this is denied elsewhere. When he was about 14, his father took him to observe the brutal lynching of Will Brown during the Omaha race riot of 1919. This enraged the young Fonda and he kept a keen awareness of prejudice for the rest of his life. By his senior year in high school, Fonda had grown to more than six feet (1.8m) tall, but remained shy. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he majored in journalism, but did not graduate. While at Minnesota he was a member of Chi Delta Xi fraternity, which later became Chi Phi's Gamma Delta chapter on that campus. He took a job with the Retail Credit Company.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

2 Movies
Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity

Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity

2020
With his grizzled moustache and chiselled features, Charles Bronson is the embodiment of a slightly archaic, brooding and almost reactionary virility. But who is he really? Often hired to play margin...
Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth

Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth

2020
An illuminating portrait of Sebring, the long-forgotten artist, designer, and entrepreneur who created a billion-dollar hair & beauty industry and defined iconic Hollywood styles for men.

2019.

1 Movie
John Ford: The Man Who Invented America

John Ford: The Man Who Invented America

2019
Over a 50-year career and more than a hundred movies, filmmaker John Ford (1894-1973) forged the legend of the Far West. By giving a face to the underprivileged, from humble cowboys to persecuted mino...

2015.

1 Movie
Spanish Western

Spanish Western

2015
A vindication of the role of the technicians and artists who made spaghetti western genre possible, and a walk through the landscapes that made it possible to recreate in Spain, mainly in the desert o...

2013.

1 Movie
John Ford & Monument Valley

John Ford & Monument Valley

2013
John Wayne, Henry Fonda and James Stewart discuss working with John Ford

2006.

1 Movie
Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti

2006
SACCO AND VANZETTI is an 80-minute-long documentary that tells the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in...

2003.

2 Movies
Once Upon a Time in the West: An Opera of Violence

Once Upon a Time in the West: An Opera of Violence

2003
Part one in a documentary trilogy about the making of "C'era una volta il West". An Opera of Violence begins with a biography of director Sergio Leone. A part about the difficult path Leone had to tak...
Once Upon a Time in the West: The Wages of Sin

Once Upon a Time in the West: The Wages of Sin

2003
The second of three parts detailing the making of the movie: Once Upon A Time In The West

1993.

1 Movie
La Classe américaine

La Classe américaine

3.67
1993
George Abitbol, the classiest man in the world, died tragically on a cruise ship. The director of an American newspaper asked his three best investigators, Dave, Peter and Steven, to solve the mystery...

1991.

2 Movies
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker

Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker

1991
This documentary, hosted by actor Burgess Meredith, explores the life and career of movie director Otto Preminger, whose body of work includes such memorable films as Anatomy of a Murder, Exodus, Laur...
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

1991
Actress Sally Field looks at the dramatic life and career of Barbara Stanwyck, a Hollywood legend.

1990.

1 Movie
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To

Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To

1990
This tribute to Myrna Loy is organized chronologically with a few photographs, many film clips, a handful of personal appearances, and a detailed commentary delivered on camera by Kathleen Turner. Tur...

1988.

1 Movie
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

1988
This documentary revisits the making of Gone with the Wind via archival footage, screen tests, insightful interviews and rare film footage.

1981.

2 Movies
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

3.5
1981
This summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution for Norman and Ethel Thayer. When datememe datememe datememe datememe datememe datememe datememe datememe datememe datememe datememe d...
Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

1981
An old man lives out the final years of his half-century marriage by living and remembering.

1980.

5 Movies
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart

1980
The American Film Institute gives its eighth Lifetime Achievment Award to James (Jimmy) Stewart in a ceremony hosted by his long-time friend Henry Fonda.
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

1980
Granny Weatherall is an old lady of eighty who runs around with her children and her doctors. She has never had the upper hand in her destiny because she seems so strong and in control. One morning, a...
The Golden Honeymoon

The Golden Honeymoon

1980
Charley Tate (James Whitmore) is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married over fifty years to his ever-patient wife Lucy (Teresa Wright), the two of them are on their Gold...
Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon's Trumpet

1980
True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
The Oldest Living Graduate

The Oldest Living Graduate

1980
Originally telecast live from Dallas' Southern Methodist University on April 7, 1980, The Oldest Living Graduate was adapted from Preston Jones's 1974 play. Henry Fonda stars as Col. J. C. Kincaid, cr...

1979.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
City on Fire

City on Fire

1979
An ex-employee of a city oil refinery causes an explosion at the facility which causes a chain-reaction of fires that spread to the entire city.
Meteor

Meteor

1979
A large piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth after being hit by a comet. If it hits, it will cause a huge catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. NASA wants to use the ...
TV
Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations

6
1979
Roots: The Next Generations is a television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdal...
Wanda Nevada

Wanda Nevada

1979
In the American Southwest of the 1950s, middle-aged vagabond Beaudray Demerille survives as a cardsharp who moves from town to town. But his latest victory brings him unwanted spoils in the form of Wa...

1978.

7 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors

1978
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda

1978
Henry Fonda is honored for his career in theater, television and film by friends, family, and co-workers.
A Special Sesame Street Christmas

A Special Sesame Street Christmas

1978
Leslie Uggams hosts this take on A Christmas Carol, where she and fellow guest stars, Anne Murray, Imogene Coca, and Dickie Smothers try to get Oscar to stop being such a Grouch on Christmas.
The Swarm

The Swarm

6
1978
Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster ...
Fedora

Fedora

6
1978
An ambitious Hollywood hustler tries to get a female star out of retirement.
Home to Stay

Home to Stay

1978
A teenage girl sets off on an odyssey from her Illinois farming community with her free-spirited but frail grandfather to thwart her uncle's plans to put him in a home for the aged.
The Biggest Battle

The Biggest Battle

1978
A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
The Great Smokey Roadblock

The Great Smokey Roadblock

1978
Henry Fonda plays Elegant John, an old trucker who steals back his prized rig in California and takes off with almost no money. His Kenworth tractor has the name Eleanor on it. Elegant John once met E...

1977.

4 Movies
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis

1977
Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.
I'm a Fool

I'm a Fool

1977
Traveling from town to town during the summer of 1919, young Andy (Ron Howard) has left his Ohio home in search of adventure and romance as a horse trainer on the country fair racing circuit. Ashamed ...
Tentacles

Tentacles

8
1977
Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begin...
Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster

6
1977
A young terrorist is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms is an...

1976.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Captains and the Kings

Captains and the Kings

1976
Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s based on the novel by Taylor Caldwell.
Midway

Midway

1
1976
The U.S is depicted in this war drama. During World War II, the Battle of Midway became a turning point for Americans.

1974.

2 Movies
Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow

1974
The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.
The Last Four Days

The Last Four Days

1974
The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!

1973.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford

1973
Shortly before his death in 1973, John Ford was given the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the AFI while friends and co-workers shared reminiscences.
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

1973
Barbara tries to save her marriage to Mark by getting plastic surgery in Switzerland, but he doesn't seem to be interested in meeting her. She gets attention from young men when she checks in to the s...
The Red Pony

The Red Pony

1973
A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
The Serpent

The Serpent

1973
Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European ag...
The Alpha Caper

The Alpha Caper

1973
A parole officer forced into retirement gets together three ex-convicts to pull off a $30-million armored car robbery.
My Name Is Nobody

My Name Is Nobody

4
1973
Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunfighters of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as " Nobody", who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go...

1971.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
All in the Family

All in the Family

6.8
1971
Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over important issues of the day.
TV
The Smith Family

The Smith Family

1971
The Smith Family is an American comedy-drama television series produced by Don Fedderson Productions. The series aired on ABC from January 20, 1971 to June 7, 1972, for 39 episodes.
Directed by John Ford

Directed by John Ford

1971
A documentary about the life and films of director John Ford.
The American West of John Ford

The American West of John Ford

1971
A documentary encapsulating the career and Western films of director 'John Ford' , including clips from his work and interviews with his colleagues.
Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion

2
1971
The family business of cutting and shipping logs in Oregon is owned and operated by Hank and his father, Henry. Despite the town going broke and the other loggers going on strike, Hank continues to pu...

1970.

3 Movies
There Was a Crooked Man...

There Was a Crooked Man...

1970
The charismatic criminal Paris Pitman ends up in prison.
The Cheyenne Social Club

The Cheyenne Social Club

1970
Two cowboys inherit a "social club" specializing in satisfying men.
Too Late the Hero

Too Late the Hero

1970
A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly...

1969.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Bill Cosby Show

The Bill Cosby Show

1969
The Bill Cosby Show is an American situation comedy that aired for two seasons on NBC's Sunday night schedule from 1969 until 1971, under the sponsorship of Procter & Gamble. There were 52 episodes ma...
An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer

An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer

1969
Oscar nominated documentary short from 1969

1968.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Firecreek

Firecreek

1968
A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.
TV
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

1968
The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks.
A Space to Grow

A Space to Grow

1968
A Space to Grow is a 1968 American short documentary film produced by Thomas P. Kelly Jr.. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Upward Bound programs from Chicago are feat...
Yours, Mine and Ours

Yours, Mine and Ours

1968
When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?
The Boston Strangler

The Boston Strangler

6
1968
Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as ...
Madigan

Madigan

1968
Barney Benesch is a fugitive who lost his guns to the policemen. The two NYPD detectives were given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, including ...
Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

5
1968
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.

1967.

2 Movies
Welcome to Hard Times

Welcome to Hard Times

5.11
1967
A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.
Stranger on the Run

Stranger on the Run

1967
A drifter is wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert before sending his murderers after him.

1966.

2 Movies
To Save a Soldier

To Save a Soldier

1966
Henry Fonda-narrated 1966 ABC documentary that follows a wounded soldier in Vietnam from the field, through the medical system, and back home to the USA. It aired on ABC TV October 24, 1966 and again...
A Big Hand for the Little Lady

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

1966
A naive traveler in Laredo gets involved in a poker game between the richest men in the area, jeopardizing all the money he has saved for the purpose of living with his wife and child in San Antonio.

1965.

4 Movies
In Harm's Way

In Harm's Way

4
1965
A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
The Rounders

The Rounders

1965
Ben (Glenn Ford) and Marion (Henry Fonda) are two cowboys who make a meager living breaking wild horses. Their frequent employer Jim (Chill Wills), who always gets the better of them, talks them into ...
The Dirty Game

The Dirty Game

1965
A U.S. intelligence general (Robert Ryan) recalls three Cold War cases of Soviet (Henry Fonda), French and Italian (Vittorio Gassman) spies.
Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

4
1965
The Allied Armies are ready to invade Germany in the winter of 1944. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

1964.

3 Movies
Fail Safe

Fail Safe

5.53
1964
Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurrin...
Sex and the Single Girl

Sex and the Single Girl

1964
A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.
The Best Man

The Best Man

4.58
1964
The other party is in a state of disarray. There are five men vying for the party nomination for president. The front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job as the first ballot closes, be...

1963.

1 Movie
Spencer's Mountain

Spencer's Mountain

1963
Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly ...

1962.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
President Kennedy’s Birthday Salute

President Kennedy’s Birthday Salute

1962
President Kennedy's birthday celebration was held at the third Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, and more than 15,000 people attended, including numerous celebrities. The event was a fundraising ...
TV
The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show

1962
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show, starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, September 20, 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndi...
Advise & Consent

Advise & Consent

1
1962
A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won

6
1962
The story of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War is told through the eyes of one pioneer family.
The Longest Day

The Longest Day

1
1962
From the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French, the story of June 6, 1944 was recounted. When the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach, according ...

1960.

1 Movie
The Fabulous Fifties

The Fabulous Fifties

1960
The Fabulous Fifties, CBS, combines style, humor, and imagination. It was rich in touches of quality showmanship and equally rich in the memories of a decade which it revived. In recognition, the Peab...

1959.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Man Who Understood Women

The Man Who Understood Women

1959
An "inside" Hollywood drama about a film director (Henry Fonda) who turns his actress wife (Leslie Caron) into a star, leading to marital problems.
Warlock

Warlock

1959
The town of Warlock has been under siege by a band of killers. When the sheriff is forced to leave town, the residents hire the services of Clay Blaisedell as a town marshal. He arrives along with his...
TV
The Deputy

The Deputy

1959
The Deputy is an American western series that aired on NBC from September 1959, to July 1961. The series stars Henry Fonda as Chief Marshal Simon Fry of the Arizona Territory and Allen Case as Deputy ...

1958.

1 Movie
Stage Struck

Stage Struck

1958
A small-town actress (Susan Strasberg) meets a New York producer (Henry Fonda) and playwright, and replaces their show's moody star (Joan Greenwood). This film marked Christopher Plummer's film debut...

1957.

2 Movies
12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

6.2
1957
The jury is going into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. The jury's prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and eac...
The Tin Star

The Tin Star

1957
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.

1956.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show

1956
The Steve Allen Show is an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964. ...
TV
Tony Awards

Tony Awards

1956
The Tony Award for excellence in theatre is an award that recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. At an annual ceremony in New York City, the awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing...
War and Peace

War and Peace

1956
The tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families can be traced back to Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia.
The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man

4.56
1956
Manny Balestrero was wrongly arrested for an armed robbery in 1953.

1955.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

1955
Gabrielle Maple works in a dusty desert gas station-café, but yearns for the life of an artist in France, knowing there must be something finer than the provincial dead-end she is trapped in. A hitch-...
TV
The Star and the Story

The Star and the Story

1955
Each show features a different star or stars in this dramatic anthology produced by the successful team by Four Star Productions, there are many young actors that went onto bigger things.
Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts

6
1955
Mr. Roberts is an officer who wants to fight but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a non-commissioned Navy ship run by the bully Captain Morton.

1953.

1 TV show
TV
General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater

1953
General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Rel...

1951.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Pictura

Pictura

1951
Pictura is a documentary film directed by seven famous directors, and narrated by several famous Hollywood actors. The film attempts to give the general filmgoing public a taste of art history and art...
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

1949.

1 Movie
Jigsaw

Jigsaw

1949
The assistant district attorney in New York is investigating a series of murders related to an extremists group.

1948.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show

6
1948
The Ed Sullivan Show ran on CBS from 1948 to 1971 and was hosted by Ed Sullivan. In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 greatest TV shows of all time.
On Our Merry Way

On Our Merry Way

1948
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a lit...
Fort Apache

Fort Apache

4
1948
In John Ford's exploration of the mythology of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military...

1947.

3 Movies
The Long Night

The Long Night

1947
City police surround a building attempting to capture a suspected murder. The suspect knows there is no escape but refuses to give in.
The Fugitive

The Fugitive

1947
Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.
Daisy Kenyon

Daisy Kenyon

1947
Daisy Kenyon is a Manhattan commercial artist having an affair with an arrogant and overbearing but successful lawyer named Dan O'Mara. O'Mara is married and has children. Daisy meets a single man, a ...

1946.

1 Movie
My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine

6.5
1946
James Earp is left in charge of the cattle herd when his brothers ride into Tombstone. They return to find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal and vows to stay i...

1943.

2 Movies
The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

1
1943
Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminal...
Immortal Sergeant

Immortal Sergeant

1943
During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.

1942.

7 Movies
The Magnificent Dope

The Magnificent Dope

1942
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented ...
The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

1942
The attack on Midway by the Japanese in June 1942 was filmed.
Tales of Manhattan

Tales of Manhattan

1942
A tailcoat cursed by its tailor has an effect on those who wear it. The video has a W.C. The original theatrical release did not include the Fields segment.
The Big Street

The Big Street

1942
Meek busboy Little Pinks is in love with an extremely selfish showgirl who despises and uses him.
Rings on Her Fingers

Rings on Her Fingers

1942
Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of con artist...
The Male Animal

The Male Animal

1942
The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, b...
It's Everybody's War

It's Everybody's War

1942
Wartime documentary propagandizing for greater participation in the U.S. war effort during the Second World War.

1941.

3 Movies
The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

4.5
1941
When wealthy Charles falls for Jean, it's not an accident. Jean is a con artist who wants to take advantage of Charles' wealth. Jean starts falling for her mark, which complicates the situation. Jean ...
Wild Geese Calling

Wild Geese Calling

1941
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
You Belong to Me

You Belong to Me

1941
A woman doctor is jealous of her male patients when she is married to a playboy.

1940.

4 Movies
Lillian Russell

Lillian Russell

1940
Alice Faye plays the title role in this 1940 film biography of the early-20th-century stage star.
Chad Hanna

Chad Hanna

1940
Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider. Later he falls in love with another circus runaway.
The Return of Frank James

The Return of Frank James

1940
Farmer Frank and his ward hunt brother Jesse's killers, the back-shooting Fords.
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

5.42
1940
Tom Joad's family was kicked out of their farm due to foreclosures when he returned to his home after a jail sentence. After catching up with them on his uncle's farm, he joined them the next day as t...

1939.

5 Movies
Let Us Live

Let Us Live

1939
In Springdale, a small town near New York, taxi driver Brick Tennant and his friend Joe Linden are unjustly accused of a hideous crime and blindly convicted by those who are only interested in feeding...
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

1939
Alexander Graham Bell fell in love with a girl he was teaching and trying to invent a way to telegraph the human voice. She wants him to put off marriage until his experiments are complete. He invents...
Jesse James

Jesse James

1939
The James family was evicted from their family farm by the railroad agents.
Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln

6
1939
In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge, to pursue law. Lincoln establis...
Drums Along the Mohawk

Drums Along the Mohawk

4
1939
The state of New York was founded in the 17th century. After marrying, Gil and Lana travel north to settle on a small farm in the Mohawk River Valley, but soon their growing prosperity and happiness a...

1938.

6 Movies
Blockade

Blockade

1938
A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with a Russian girl whose father is involved in espionage.
Spawn of the North

Spawn of the North

1938
Two Alaskan salmon fisherman find their friendship at risk when one aligns with Russian fish pirates and the other aligns with local vigilantes.
Breakdowns of 1938

Breakdowns of 1938

1938
This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that occurred ont th...
The Mad Miss Manton

The Mad Miss Manton

1938
Police and the press label Melsa Manton a hoax until she proves they are wrong when she disappears after the murder.
Jezebel

Jezebel

3.5
1938
In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.
I Met My Love Again

I Met My Love Again

1938
In Vermont, college student Ives Towner refuses to marry his longtime girlfriend, Julie Weir, until he has a career. Soon after, Julie meets and grows infatuated with handsome writer Michael Shaw, and...

1937.

4 Movies
Wings of the Morning

Wings of the Morning

1937
A beautiful Gypsy girl falls in love with a horse trainer.
Slim

Slim

1937
Expert lineman Red takes Farm-boy Slim under his wing and teaches him the dangerous, migratory trade of putting up transmission lines. They both love their work, and the same girl, who hates their dan...
That Certain Woman

That Certain Woman

1937
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once

4
1937
Eddie Taylor is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison and is based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Taylor is forced to flee with his wife and baby when he i...

1936.

3 Movies
The Moon's Our Home

The Moon's Our Home

1936
A writer and an actress meet and marry without really knowing each other, and they are unaware that both bride and groom are equally famous. All hell breaks loose during the honeymoon as a comedy war ...
Spendthrift

Spendthrift

1936
A profligate, polo-playing playboy (Henry Fonda) is married to a beautiful but superficial heiress (Mary Brian). They divorce, and the wife gets all the money. But the humbled (and impoverished) Fonda...
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

1936
There is a long-running feud between two mountain clans.

1935.

3 Movies
The Farmer Takes a Wife

The Farmer Takes a Wife

1935
A farmer tries to convince a girl to leave her life on a canal boat to live with him on his farm.
Way Down East

Way Down East

1935
A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them.
I Dream Too Much

I Dream Too Much

1935
If Columbia could make an acceptable movie star out of opera-diva Grace Moore, then RKO Radio could do the same with Lily Pons. At least that was producer Pandro S. Berman's reasoning when he cast Pon...
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