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Grant Mitchell

Grant Mitchell

  • Born on
    • June 17th, 1874
  • Died on
    • May 1st, 1957
Grant Mitchell (born John Grant Mitchell Jr.) was an American stage and screen actor. He is best remembered for his portrayals of fathers, husbands, bank clerks, businessmen, school principals and similar type characters, usually supporting, in films of the 1930s and 1940s. Mitchell, a Yale post graduate at Harvard Law, gave up his law practice to become an actor, making his stage debut at age 27. He appeared in lead roles on Broadway in such plays as "It Pays to Advertise", "The Champion", "The Whole Town's Talking", and "The Baby Cyclone", the last which was specially written for him by George M. Cohan. His screen career took off with the advent of sound (years earlier he had appeared in at least two silent films). He appeared primarily in B films, though from time to time enjoyed being a part of A-quality productions such as Dinner at Eight (1933), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Grant Mitchell retired from show business in 1948. He died, age 82, in Los Angeles in 1957.

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Filmography

Acting (48 Credits)

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1947It Happened on Fifth Avenue as Al Farrow
1946Easy to Wed as Homer Henshaw
1945Conflict as Dr. Grant
1945Leave Her to Heaven as Carlson (uncredited)
1944Laura as Lancaster Corey (scenes deleted)
1944Step Lively as Dr. Gibbs
1943Arsenic and Old Lace as Reverend Harper
1942Meet the Stewarts as Pierce Goodwin
1942My Sister Eileen as Walter Sherwood
1942The Man Who Came to Dinner as Ernest W. Stanley
1942Larceny, Inc as Mr. Aspinwall
1942The Gay Sisters as Gilbert Wheeler
1942Orchestra Wives as Dr. Ward
1941The Great Lie as Joshua Mason
1941Skylark as Frederick Vantine
1941One Foot in Heaven as Clayton Potter
1941Nothing But the Truth as Mr. Bishop
1941Tobacco Road as George Payne
1941The Feminine Touch as Dean Hutchinson
1941Footsteps in the Dark as Wellington Carruthers
1940New Moon as Governor of New Orleans
1940It All Came True as Mr. Rene Salmon
1940Edison, the Man as Snade
1940The Grapes of Wrath as Caretaker
1940Castle on the Hudson as Dr. Ames - the Psychologist (uncredited)
1939On Borrowed Time as Mr. Pilbeam
1939Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Senator MacPherson
1937The Last Gangster as Warden
1937Hollywood Hotel as B.L. Faulkin
1937The Life of Emile Zola as Georges Clemenceau
1936Next Time We Love as Michael Jennings
1936The Ex-Mrs. Bradford as John Summers, Luxury's Owner
1935A Midsummer Night's Dream as Egeus
1935Gold Diggers of 1935 as Louis Lamson
1934The Secret Bride as Willis Martin
1934The Case of the Howling Dog as District Attorney Claude Drumm
1934The Cat's-Paw as Silk Hot McGee
1933Our Betters as Thornton Clay
1933Heroes for Sale as George Gibson
1933Wild Boys of the Road as James Smith
1933Dancing Lady as Jasper Bradley Sr.
1933Dinner at Eight as Ed Loomis
1932No Man of Her Own as Charlie Vane
1932Big City Blues as Station Agent
1932Three on a Match as Mr. Gilmore (uncredited)
193220, 000 Years in Sing Sing as Tester of Convicts' IQs (uncredited)
1932If I Had a Million as Prison Priest (uncredited)
1931The Star Witness as Pa Leeds

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