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Edward Everett Horton is a Actor American born on 18 march 1886 at New York City (USA)

Edward Everett Horton

Edward Everett Horton
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Nationality USA
Birth 18 march 1886 at New York City (USA)
Death 29 september 1970 (at 84 years) at Encino, Los Angeles (USA)

Edward Everett Horton (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) was an American character actor. He had a long career in film, theater, radio, television, and voice work for animated cartoons.


Fils d'émigrants écossais, il débute au théâtre en 1908 et au cinéma en 1922. Il interprète des hommes du monde un peu ridicules dans près de 150 films. On le connaît surtout pour les trois films de Mark Sandrich qu'il a interprétés aux côtés de Fred Astaire (La Joyeuse Divorcée, Le Danseur du dessus et L'Entreprenant Monsieur Petrov) et aux cinq de Ernst Lubitsch (Haute Pègre, La Veuve joyeuse, La Huitième Femme de Barbe-Bleue). Il demeure actif à l'écran comme à la scène jusqu'à sa mort.

Best films

The Gay Divorcee (1934)
The Merry Widow (1934)
The Front Page (1931)
Holiday (1930)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

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Hans Dreier
Hans Dreier
(8 films)
Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
(8 films)
Travis Banton
Travis Banton
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Edward Everett Horton (103 films)

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Cold Turkey, 1h39
Directed by Robert Downey Sr., Norman Lear
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Paul Benedict, Helen Page Camp, Bob Elliott, Vincent Gardenia
Roles Hiram C. Grayson
Rating67% 3.397823.397823.397823.397823.39782
As part of a public relations and marketing strategy to compare the empathy of Big Tobacco to the nobility of the Nobel Peace Prize, advertising executive Merwin Wren (Bob Newhart) convinces the Valiant Tobacco Company to propose a challenge: a tax-free check for $25,000,000 (equal to $160 775 862 today) to any city or town in America that can stop smoking, or go cold turkey, for thirty days.
The Perils of Pauline, 1h47
Directed by Joshua Shelley, Herbert Breiter Leonard
Origin USA
Actors Pat Boone, Pamela Austin, Terry-Thomas, Edward Everett Horton, Hamilton Camp, Billy Barty
Roles Caspar Coleman
Rating58% 2.909572.909572.909572.909572.90957
The film opens on a cold winter's night at a foundling home. A young boy walks out to take in milk bottles, when he sees a baby in a basket on the ground. The baby's name is Pauline, and the boy (whose name is later revealed to be George) promises to protect her no matter what. Soon, it is time for Pauline to get adopted. George tries numerous attempts to prevent that from happening as she gets older. His last stunt however makes Pauline suitable for her new parents. Mrs. Carruthers, the owner of the foundling home (played by Doris Packer), and George (now played by Pat Boone) transport Pauline to her new home. Her new parents tell their son to get Pauline's bags. At the same time, Pauline remembers her toothbrush and goes back to the car to retrieve it. George seizes the opportunity to prevent Pauline from living with her new family, and pulls the hand brake on the car. It races away, and everyone begins to chase after it. The opening credits are displayed as the car careens down the street and into a poultry farm. All seems well until the car reaches a train crossing. Pauline and her brother to be aren't hurt, but her parents to be do not want her anymore. Mrs. Carruthers finds out that George pulled the hand brake, and sends him packing. Later that night as George is about to leave, Pauline wants to come with him. He objects, and says that when he makes his fortune, he will come back for her. Pauline promises to wait.
Sex and the Single Girl, 1h50
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Psychanalyse
Actors Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer, Fran Jeffries
Roles The Chief
Rating65% 3.2500053.2500053.2500053.2500053.250005
Bob Weston works for STOP, a scandal magazine. His colleague has written a dirty article about Helen Gurley Brown, the author of a best-selling new book with advice to single women on how to deal with men, calling her a virgin. She is very offended. Due to this article, Helen has lost six appointments. Weston wants to interview her, but she refuses to see him.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 2h34
Directed by Stanley Kramer, Carey Loftin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine, Moe Howard
Roles Mr. Dinckler
Rating74% 3.7485053.7485053.7485053.7485053.748505
"Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante), wanted by police in a tuna factory robbery fifteen years ago and on the run from the police, careens his 1957 Ford Victoria off twisting, mountainous State Highway 74 near Palm Springs in Southern California and crashes. Five motorists stop to help him - Melville Crump (Sid Caesar), a dentist, Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), a furniture mover, Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), two friends on their way to Las Vegas, and J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), who owns Pacific Edible Seaweed Company in Fresno. Just before he dies, Grogan tells the five about $350,000 buried in Santa Rosita State Park near the Mexican border under a mysterious "big W".
One Got Fat, 15minutes
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about health care, Children's films
Actors Edward Everett Horton, Kevin Lindsay
Roles Narrator
Rating63% 3.151653.151653.151653.151653.15165
In the film, ten friends, who are children with monkey faces and tails, plan on going to the park for a picnic. They all ride there on their bikes, but each one meets a different fate on their way to the park as a result of their failure to follow specific bike safety rules (like not making hand signals, not reading traffic signs, not riding with traffic, riding double, or riding on the sidewalk). One by one, each of the friends makes a mistake and suffers a horrible fate. In the end, only one of the friends (who not only followed all the bike safety rules, but is also a normal human, whose face is not shown until the very end) makes it to the park and eats all the food by himself. At the start of the PSA, Slim gave the human his picnic because it was large and the human had a rear basket. Seeing this, the others persuaded him to take their food, meaning he has it at the end. Thus, as the title says, "One got fat!" Three of the Monkeys are seen in hospital beds.
Pocketful of Miracles, 2h16
Directed by Frank Capra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Mickey Shaughnessy
Roles Hutchins
Rating71% 3.599393.599393.599393.599393.59939
Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford) is a successful, very superstitious New York City gangster who buys apples from street peddler Apple Annie (Bette Davis) to bring him good luck. On the eve of a very important meeting, he finds Annie terribly upset.
The Story of Mankind, 1h40
Directed by Irwin Allen, Don Alvarado
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ronald Colman, Vincent Price, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
Roles Sir Walter Raleigh
Rating50% 2.5074452.5074452.5074452.5074452.507445
Scientists have developed a weapon, called the "Super H-bomb", which if detonated will wipe out the human race entirely. A "High Tribunal" in "The Great Court of Outer Space" is called upon to decide whether divine intervention should be allowed to stop the bomb's detonation. The devil (Vincent Price), who goes by the name of Mr. Scratch, prosecutes Mankind while the Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) defends it.
Down to Earth, 1h41
Directed by Alexander Hall
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Rita Hayworth, Roland Culver, Larry Parks, James Gleason, Marc Platt, Edward Everett Horton
Roles Messenger 7013
Rating62% 3.1008353.1008353.1008353.1008353.100835
Hayworth stars as the Muse Terpsichore who is annoyed that popular Broadway producer Danny Miller (Parks) is putting on a play which portrays the Muses as man-crazy tarts fighting for the attention of a pair of Air Force pilots who crashed on Mount Parnassus (in mythology, the Muses lived on Mount Helicon). She asks permission from Mr. Jordan to go to Earth and fix the play. Jordan agrees and sends Messenger 7013 (Horton) to keep an eye on her.
Her Husband's Affairs, 1h24
Directed by S. Sylvan Simon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone, Edward Everett Horton, Gene Lockhart, Mabel Paige, Harry Cheshire
Roles J.B. Cruikshank
Rating61% 3.0530753.0530753.0530753.0530753.053075
Hare-brained schemes keep interrupting the honeymoon plans of newlyweds Bill and Margaret Weldon. The schemes are his, Bill constantly backing an eccentric inventor who comes up with a magical hair-growing formula and one that turns flowers into stone.
Cinderella Jones, 1h31
Directed by Busby Berkeley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Joan Leslie, Robert Alda, Julie Bishop, William Prince, S.Z. Sakall, Edward Everett Horton
Roles Keating
Rating53% 2.6760352.6760352.6760352.6760352.676035
Struggling singer Judy Jones (Leslie) discovers she's entitled to a multi-million-dollar fortune, as long as she can live up to the terms of her late uncle's will. To collect her inheritance, Jones must marry an intellectual genius. Jones ditches her boyfriend, bandleader Tommy Coles (Alda), and matriculates at an elite university for the super-intelligent. On campus, Jones struggles to win the heart of a dashing professor, Bartholomew Williams (Prince).
Lady on a Train, 1h34
Directed by Felix Jackson, Charles David
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce, Dan Duryea, Allen Jenkins, Edward Everett Horton
Roles Mr. Haskell
Rating68% 3.443773.443773.443773.443773.44377
Debutante Nikki Collins, an enthusiastic reader of detective stories, witnesses a murder through a building window while passing by on a train entering New York's Grand Central Station. She goes to the police, but is frustrated to find that no one believes her. The police think that her story is the product of an overactive imagination.
Summer Storm, 1h46
Directed by Douglas Sirk
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Hugo Haas, Sig Ruman, John Abbott
Roles Count Alexander Volsky
Rating67% 3.387623.387623.387623.387623.38762
After the Russian Revolution, Count Volsky visits Nadena Kalenin, the editor of a Russian book publishing company, with a manuscript written by his friend and Nadena's former fiancé, Judge Fedor Petroff.
Arsenic and Old Lace, 1h58
Directed by Frank Capra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Assassinat, Théâtre, Serial killer films, Films based on plays
Actors Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Priscilla Lane
Roles Mr. Witherspoon
Rating79% 3.998353.998353.998353.998353.99835
The plot revolves around the Brewster family of Brooklyn, New York, descended from the Mayflower and composed of illustrious White Anglo-Saxon Protestant ancestors whose portraits line the walls. The religious theme is repeatedly mentioned, and Elaine is the daughter of the minister who lives next door, with some scenes held in its ancient cemetery. Today the Brewster clan comprises insane murderers.