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Adolphe Menjou

Famous for his wardrobe and his wit, and has been associated with more popular moving pictures than any other actor in Hollywood.

 Adolphe Menjou

Filmography

1914      

The Acid Test 

The Man Behind the Door 

 

1913      

A Parisian Romance 

Nearly a King 

The Price of Happiness 

The Habit of Happiness

The Crucial Test 

The Devil at His Elbow

The Reward of Patience 

Manhattan Madness

The Scarlet Runner 

The Kiss 

The Blue Envelope Mystery 

 

1917      

The Valentine Girl 

The Moth 

 

1921      

Through the Back Door 

The Three Musketeers 

The Sheik 

 

1922      

Head Over Heels 

The Fast Mail 

Clarence 

Singed Wings 

 

1923      

The World’s Applause

Bella Donna 

A Woman of Paris 

 

1924      

The Marriage Circle 

Forbidden Paradise 

Shadows of Paris 

Open All Night 

The Fast Set

 

1925      

The King on Main Street

Are Parents People? 

 

1926      

A Social Celebrity 

The Ace of Cads 

The Sorrows of Satan 

 

1927      

Evening Clothes 

Serenade 

Service for Ladies 

A Gentleman of Paris 

 

1928      

His Private Life 

A Night of Mystery 

Marquis Preferred 

 

1930      

Mysterious Mr. Parkes 

Morocco 

 

1931      

The Easiest Way 

Men Call It Love 

The Front Page

Friends and Lovers 

 

1932      

Diamond Cut Diamond 

Prestige 

Forbidden 

Two White Arms 

A Farewell to Arms 

 

1933      

Morning Glory

Convention City 

Wife Beware 

 

1934      

Easy to Love 

The Trumpet Blows

Little Miss Marker 

Journal of a Crime

The Mighty Barnum 

 

1935      

Gold Diggers of 1935 

Broadway Gondolier 

 

1936      

The Milky Way 

 

1937      

A Star Is Born 

Café Metropole

One Hundred Men and a Girl 

Stage Door

 

1938      

The Goldwyn Follies

Letter of Introduction 

Thanks for Everything

 

1939      

King of the Turf 

Golden Boy 

The Housekeeper’s Daughter 

That’s Right

 

1940      

Turnabout 

A Bill of Divorcement 

 

1941      

Road Show 

Father Takes a Wife 

 

1942      

Roxie Hart 

Syncopation 

You Were Never Lovelier 

 

1943      

Hi Diddle Diddle 

Sweet Rosie O’Grady 

 

1944      

Step Lively 

 

1945      

Man Alive

 

1946      

Heartbeat 

The Bachelor’s Daughters 

 

1947      

I’ll Be Yours 

Mr. District Attorney 

The Hucksters 

 

1948      

State of the Union 

 

1949      

My Dream Is Yours

Dancing in the Dark 

 

1950      

To Please a Lady 

 

1951      

The Tall Target

Across the Wide Missouri

 

1952      

The Sniper

 

1953      

Man on a Tightrope 

 

1955      

Timberjack 

 

1956      

The Ambassador’s Daughter 

 

1956      

Bundle of Joy 

 

1957      

The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown 

Paths of Glory 

 

1958      

I Married a Woman 

 

1960      

Pollyanna 

Awards

Adolphe Menjou was nominated for one Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award for The Front Page (1931)

It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick. ~ Adolphe Menjou

Adolphe Jean Menjou was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 18, 1890, to a French father, Albert Menjou (1858-1917), and an Irish mother, Nora (née Joyce) (1869-1953). He had a brother named Henry Arthur Menjou (1891-1956) who was a year younger. He was raised Roman Catholic, attended the Culver Military Academy, and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in engineering. Attracted to the vaudeville stage, he made his movie debut in 1916 in The Blue Envelope Mystery. He was primed as a matinée idol back in the silent-film days. With hooded, slightly owlish eyes, a prominent nose and prematurely receding hairline, he was hardly competition for Rudolph Valentino, but he did possess the requisite demeanor to confidently pull off a roguish and magnetic man-about-town.

 During World War I, he