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Jed Prouty

Jed Prouty

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1879-04-06

78 Movies

Biography

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Prouty was a vaudeville performer before becoming a film actor. Mostly appearing in comedies, he occasionally performed a serious character role, for instance a small part as an oily publicist in A Star is Born (1937). After a significant career in silent films, a large part of Prouty's later career was the Jones Family film series. They were 17 low-budget 20th Century Fox family comedies between 1936 and 1940, along with Spring Byington as Mrs. Jones, for such directors as Malcolm St. Clair and Frank R. Strayer. Prouty appeared in all but the final entry.

Movies & TV Series

1938.

9 Movies
Love on a Budget

Love on a Budget

1938
This late entry in the popular "The Jones Family" series of '30s comedies has the family contending with a troublesome (and possibly crooked) uncle while trying to cut household expenses.
Goodbye Broadway

Goodbye Broadway

1938
Pat and Molly Malloy, once famed vaudeville and Broadway performers, arrive to play the small town of Hamilton, Conn. with a troupe of dancers, singers, a trained dog and an educated seal. Harry Clark...
A Trip to Paris

A Trip to Paris

1938
The Jones Family heads to Gay Paree in celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of Pa and Ma Jones. It doesn't take long for the Joneses to be victimized by clever Parisian con artists.
Danger on the Air

Danger on the Air

1938
This murder mystery is set behind-the-scenes of a radio station. the trouble begins when a hated cad of a sponsor is found murdered during the climax of a live radio show.
Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

1938
Excitement runs high when a family's farm is chosen as the site for a big cornhusking contest.
Safety in Numbers

Safety in Numbers

1938
The Jones family patriarch, also mayor (Prouty), is swindled into thinking the town swamp is a rich mineral deposit.
The Duke of West Point

The Duke of West Point

1938
A cocky new West Point cadet from Cambridge is given the cold shoulder by his classmates because of his rule-breaking antics.
Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

1938
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle and getting him hooked up with his secretary.
Walking Down Broadway

Walking Down Broadway

1938
Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.

1937.

9 Movies
Small Town Boy

Small Town Boy

1937
Henry Armstrong was past being a spring chicken, still believes in Santa Claus and the maxim that "honesty is the best policy", but lack of money keeps him from marrying Molly and buying a little home...
Dangerous Holiday

Dangerous Holiday

1937
A young violin prodigy is assumed kidnapped after he runs away from home.
The Crime Nobody Saw

The Crime Nobody Saw

1937
Three playwrights (Lew Ayres, Eugene Pallette, Benny Baker) develop a plot around a drunk who gets killed in their apartment.
One Hundred Men and a Girl

One Hundred Men and a Girl

1937
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead ...
You Can't Have Everything

You Can't Have Everything

1937
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to im...
Life Begins in College

Life Begins in College

1937
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
Borrowing Trouble

Borrowing Trouble

1937
The Jones family drugstore is robbed and it looks like the culprit is a boy the family has taken a liking to.
Hot Water

Hot Water

1937
The Jones family is in an uproar when Dad's campaign for mayor appears sabotaged by an anonymous newspaper article.
Big Business

Big Business

1937
A small town drugstore owner (Jed Prouty) hopes to strike it rich by investing his savings in an oil well. Comedy.

1936.

11 Movies
Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky

1936
A singer in Shanghai looks exactly like a missing flyer who went missing, and is feared to have sold the experimental airplane that he was flying. Foreign gangsters, the missing flyers girlfriend, and...
Educating Father

Educating Father

1936
Jones family romp with father trying to convince son to follow him as a druggist, rather than becoming a pilot, until the son's piloting skills come in handy.
Champagne Charlie

Champagne Charlie

1936
The story is told in flashback. Backers want a gambler to marry a rich girl for her dowry.
College Holiday

College Holiday

1936
College students rally to save a struggling hotel from closing. Comedy.
Little Miss Nobody

Little Miss Nobody

1936
A runaway orphan is befriended by a kind-hearted pet store owner with a criminal past.
His Brother's Wife

His Brother's Wife

1936
Epidemiologist Cliff Claybourne (Robert Taylor) falls in love with Rita Wilson (Barbara Stanwyck) in a gambling house. They want to marry but Cliff's brother is convinced Rita is no good and forces Cl...
The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers

1936
Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.
Every Saturday Night

Every Saturday Night

1936
First of the Jones family movies with kids who ignore father and get consolation from mother through a series of family episodes.
Back to Nature

Back to Nature

1936
The Jones family goes to a convention traveling in a trailer. The oldest daughter gets involved with a convict, the oldest son has a love affair, and the youngest son gets into photography.
Special Investigator

Special Investigator

1936
A lawyer changes from defending public enemies to bringing them to justice after his brother is killed.
Under Your Spell

Under Your Spell

1936
A famous singer, bored with music and fans, goes to live in Mexico. His manager sends a woman to bring him back. They fall in love.
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