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Joe E. Brown is a Actor American born on 28 july 1892 at Holgate (USA)

Joe E. Brown

Joe E. Brown
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Birth name Joseph Evans Brown
Nationality USA
Birth 28 july 1892 at Holgate (USA)
Death 6 july 1973 (at 80 years) at Brentwood (USA)
Awards Bronze Star Medal

Joseph Evans Brown (July 28, 1891 – July 6, 1973) was an American actor and comedian, remembered for his amiable screen persona, comic timing, and enormous elastic-mouth smile. He was one of the most popular American comedians in the 1930s and 1940s, with successful films like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Earthworm Tractors and Alibi Ike. In his later career Brown starred in Some Like It Hot as Osgood Fielding III, in which he utters the famous punchline "Well, nobody's perfect".

Best films

Some Like It Hot (1959)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Sally (1929)

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Filmography of Joe E. Brown (51 films)

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Hollywood Without Make-Up
Directed by Ken Murray
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Kirk Douglas, Ken Murray, Cary Grant, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Eddie Albert
Rating72% 3.6244953.6244953.6244953.6244953.624495
The film consists of archive footage of famous Hollywood stars, mostly home movies showing the stars as themselves instead of playing a role in front of the camera.
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 Union Official
Rating75% 3.7982453.7982453.7982453.7982453.798245
"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".
The Comedy of Terrors, 1h20
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Joe E. Brown, Joyce Jameson
Roles Cemetery Keeper
Rating67% 3.397483.397483.397483.397483.39748
Set in a late 19th century in a New England town, the film tells of unscrupulous undertaker Waldo Trumbull (Price) and his assistant, Felix Gillie (Lorre), who make a habit of re-using the coffins of the people they are supposed to bury. Also a part of the household are Trumball's old (and senile) business partner Mr. Hinchley (Karloff), who originally started the business, and the beautiful Amaryllis (Joyce Jameson), Trumbull's neglected wife and Hinchley's daughter, who has dreams (or rather delusions) of becoming an great opera singer and with whom Gillie is passionately in love.
Some Like It Hot, 2h1
Directed by Billy Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Rail transport films, Musical films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E. Brown, Pat O'Brien
Roles Osgood Fielding III
Rating81% 4.099914.099914.099914.099914.09991
It is February 1929 in the city of Chicago, Joe (Tony Curtis) is an irresponsible jazz saxophone player, gambler and ladies' man; his friend Jerry (Jack Lemmon) is a sensible jazz double-bass player. They accidentally witness the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. When the gangsters, led by "Spats" Colombo (George Raft), spot them, the two run for their lives. Penniless and in a mad rush to get out of town, the two musicians take a job with Sweet Sue (Joan Shawlee) and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band headed to Miami. Disguised as women and renaming themselves Josephine and Daphne, they board a train with the band and their male manager, Bienstock. Before they board the train, Joe and Jerry notice Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the band's vocalist and ukulele player.
Around the World in Eighty Days, 2h47
Directed by John Farrow, Michael Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton, Shirley MacLaine, Charles Boyer, Cedric Hardwicke
Roles Stationmaster
Rating67% 3.398963.398963.398963.398963.39896
Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow presents an onscreen prologue, featuring footage from A Trip to the Moon (1902) by Georges Méliès, explaining that it is based loosely on the book From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. Also included is the launching of an unmanned rocket and footage of the earth receding.
Show Boat
Show Boat (1951)
, 1h47
Directed by George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion
Roles Cap'n Andy Hawks
Rating69% 3.496353.496353.496353.496353.49635
The basic plot remains the same as in the stage play and the 1936 film version. When the Cotton Blossom, Cap'n Andy Hawks's show boat, arrives in a Mississippi town to give a performance, a fistfight breaks out between leading man Steve Baker (Robert Sterling), and Pete (Leif Erickson), the boat's engineer who has been making passes at Steve's wife, leading lady Julie La Verne (Ava Gardner). But Cap'n Andy (Joe E. Brown) pretends to the assembled crowd that the two were really previewing a scene from one of the boat's melodramas. But Pete knows a dark secret about Julie, and he runs off to tell the local sheriff.
Pin Up Girl, 1h24
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Betty Grable, John Harvey, John Harvey, Martha Raye, Joe E. Brown, Eugene Pallette
Roles Eddie Hall
Rating61% 3.051443.051443.051443.051443.05144
Lorry Jones (Betty Grable) is working as a hostess at the local USO canteen in "Missoula, Missouri," where she performs as a singer and signs photographs of herself for adoring soldiers.
Joan of Ozark, 1h22
Directed by Joseph Santley
Origin USA
Actors Joe E. Brown, Eddie Foy, Jr., Jerome Cowan, Gladys Gale, Alexander Granach, Anne Jeffreys
Roles Cliff Little
Rating61% 3.0767953.0767953.0767953.0767953.076795
A hillbilly manages to foil a ring of Nazi spies operating in the United States.
$1,000 a Touchdown, 1h11
Directed by James Patrick Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Joe E. Brown, Martha Raye, Eric Blore, Susan Hayward, Syd Saylor, Tom Dugan
Roles Marlowe Mansfield Booth
Rating61% 3.0665353.0665353.0665353.0665353.066535
The Gladiator, 1h12
Directed by Edward Sedgwick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Joe E. Brown, Dickie Moore, June Travis, Robert Kent, Lucien Littlefield, Ethel Wales
Roles Hugo Kipp
Rating62% 3.103383.103383.103383.103383.10338
A man returns to college and is talked into joining the football team. He is a real joke on the team, until he is given a drug that gives him super strength.