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Charles Butterworth is a Actor American born on 26 july 1896 at South Bend (USA)

Charles Butterworth

Charles Butterworth
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Nationality USA
Birth 26 july 1896 at South Bend (USA)
Death 13 june 1946 (at 49 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Charles Butterworth (July 26, 1896 – June 14, 1946) was an American actor specializing in comedy roles, often in musicals. In his obituary, he was described as "the man who could not make up his mind". Butterworth's distinct voice was the inspiration for the Cap'n Crunch commercials from the Jay Ward studio. Voice actor Daws Butler based Cap'n Crunch on the voice of Butterworth.


Au théâtre, à Broadway, Charles Butterworth joue dans deux comédies musicales, quatre revues et une pièce, entre 1926 et 1946.

Au cinéma, il apparaît dans 45 films (notamment musicaux) de 1929 à 1944.

Une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

Best films

This Is the Army (1943)

Usually with

Una Merkel
Una Merkel
(6 films)
Herman Bing
Herman Bing
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Charles Butterworth (41 films)

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This Is the Army, 2h1
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Charles Butterworth, Alan Hale, Dolores Costello
Roles Eddie Dibble
Rating59% 2.9530952.9530952.9530952.9530952.953095
In World War I song-and-dance man Jerry Jones (George Murphy) is drafted into the US Army, where he stages a revue called Yip Yip Yaphank. It is a rousing success, but one night during the show orders are received to leave immediately for France: instead of the finale, the troops march up the aisles through the audience, out the theater's main entrance and into a convoy of waiting trucks. Among the teary, last minute goodbyes Jones kisses his newlywed bride Ethel (Rosemary DeCamp) farewell.
What's Cookin'?, 1h9
Directed by Edward F. Cline
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jane Frazee, Robert Paige, Gloria Jean, Leo Carrillo, Billie Burke, Charles Butterworth
Roles J. P. Courtney
Rating71% 3.581153.581153.581153.581153.58115
Mrs. Murphy's Theatrical Boarding House is a place where young performers reside. A group of those young people try to escape after finding out they are unable to pay the rent. However they get caught by the landlady and fellow tenant Marvo the Great is forced to sell his clothes to pay the rent. They next set out to the radio network WECA to visit singer Anne Payne. Anne is a former boarding house member who now works at the radio station with the Andrews Sisters and Woody Herman and His Orchestra. When Marvo is later conversing with Anne at her apartment, her wealthy neighbour Sue Courtney drops in their conversation and wonders if she can join the group.
Road Show
Road Show (1941)
, 1h27
Directed by Mickey Rooney, Hal Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Actors Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, Charles Butterworth, Patsy Kelly, Shemp Howard
Roles Harry Whitman
Rating60% 3.00443.00443.00443.00443.0044
Business millionaire Drogo Gaines is about to marry his fiancé Helen Newton, but fakes a nervous breakdown before his own wedding because he has cold feet. He overhears Helen talk to her brother and mother about them losing Drogo's fortune if the wedding doesn't go through. This makes Drogo decide to call the wedding off entirely.
Second Chorus, 1h24
Directed by H. C. Potter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Paulette Goddard, Fred Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Jimmy Conlin, Charles Butterworth, Don Brodie
Roles J. Lester Chisholm
Rating59% 2.9526152.9526152.9526152.9526152.952615
Danny O'Neill (Fred Astaire), and Hank Taylor (Burgess Meredith) are friends and rival trumpeters, with "O'Neill's Perennials", a college band. Both of them have managed to prolong their college career by failing seven years in a row. At a performance, Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) catches Danny and Hank's eye. She serves them a collection notice for her boss, a debt collector, but the fast talking O'Neill and Taylor soon have her working for them as their manager.
Let Freedom Ring, 1h27
Directed by Jack Conway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance, Western
Actors Nelson Eddy, Virginia Bruce, Victor McLaglen, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee
Roles The Mackerel
Rating63% 3.193443.193443.193443.193443.19344
In the years following the Civil War, a Harvard-educated idealist Steve Logan (Nelson Eddy) and bullying railroad magnate Jim Knox (Edward Arnold), launches a newspaper aimed at combatting Knox's tactics. Logan is disowned by his wealthy family and frozen out by his society friends. But with the help of woman-of-the-people Maggie Adams (Virginia Bruce), Logan sticks to his guns and perseveres.
Swing High, Swing Low, 1h32
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Charles Butterworth, Dorothy Lamour, Jean Dixon, Harvey Stephens
Roles Harry
Rating64% 3.2463853.2463853.2463853.2463853.246385
Working her way on board a liner traveling through the Panama Canal Zone, as a hairdresser, Maggie King meets a brash young soldier, "Skid" Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. She discovers Skid's amazing prowess with a trumpet while celebrating at a nightclub. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl, which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She and Skid eventually fall in love and marry. Greedy for money, she encourages the reluctant Skid to travel to New York City to play in a major night club, leaving her behind. He is a big success; fame and fortune go to his head, which eventually destroys his marriage, and his career.
Every Day's a Holiday, 1h20
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Winninger, Charles Butterworth, Walter Catlett, Lloyd Nolan
Roles Larmadou Graves
Rating68% 3.4270053.4270053.4270053.4270053.427005
Après des ennuis avec un officier de police qui veut devenir maire, Pêche, une jeune femme pas toujours très honnête, revient à New York sous le pseudonyme de Fifi et monte un show qui remporte un énorme succès.