Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Movies List

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
09-12-1909
New York City, New York, USA
33
The Barker
The Hostage Tower

Actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Filmography

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The Hostage Tower
The Hostage Tower ( English )
Artist: Keir Dullea , Britt Ekland , Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Rachel Roberts
Director: Claudio Guzmán , Alistair MacLean
Music Director: Ronald J. Fagan
Release Year: 1970
Hollywood Uncensored
Hollywood Uncensored ( English )
Artist: Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Peter Fonda , Carroll Baker , Ira Richard Barmak
Director: Ian Whitcomb
Release Year: 1987
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Director: Louella Parsons , Ron Blackman , Bruce Goldstein
Release date: 25-02-1983
Ghost Story
Ghost Story ( English )
Artist: Fred Astaire , Melvyn Douglas , Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , John Houseman
Director: Alice Krige
Music Director: Ronald G. Smith
Release date: 18-12-1981
The Crooked Hearts
The Crooked Hearts ( English )
Artist: Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Rosalind Russell , Ross Martin , Michael Murphy
Music Director: Allen S. Epstein
Release date: 08-11-1972
Mister Drake's Duck
Mister Drake's Duck ( English )
Artist: Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Yolande Donlan , Jon Pertwee , Wilfrid Hyde-White
Director: A. E. Matthews
Music Director: Daniel M. Angel
Release date: 21-09-1951
State Secret
State Secret ( English )
Artist: Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Jack Hawkins , Glynis Johns , Ivy Baker
Director: Herbert Lom , Sydney Gillat , Leslie Gilliat , Lee Doig
Music Director: Michael Morris , Ted Scaife
Release date: 11-09-1950
That Lady in Ermine
That Lady in Ermine ( English )
Artist: Betty Grable , Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Cesar Romero , Walter Abel
Release date: 24-08-1948
Sinbad the Sailor
Sinbad the Sailor ( English )
Artist: Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Maureen O'Hara , Walter Slezak , Anthony Quinn
Director: Brad Dexter
Release date: 13-01-1947
The Corsican Brothers
The Corsican Brothers ( English )
Artist: Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Ruth Warrick , Akim Tamiroff , George Bruce
Director: J. Carrol Naish
Release date: 28-11-1941
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Biography

Although he appeared in approximately 100 movies or TV shows, Douglas Elton Ulman--better known as Douglas Fairbanks Jr.--never really intended to take up acting as a career. However, the environment he was born into and the circumstances naturally led him to be a thespian. Noblesse oblige. The son of future silent era swashbuckling idol 'Douglas Fairbanks' and Beth Sully--the daughter of a very wealthy cotton mogul--was born in 1909 and soon proved a gifted boy. To the end of his life he remained a multi-talented, hyperactive man, not content to appear in the 100 films mentioned above. Handsome, distinguished and extremely bright, he excelled at sports (much like his father), notably during his stay at the Military Academy in 1919 (his role in Claude Autant-Lara's "L'athlète incomplete" illustrated these abilities). He also excelled academically, and attended the Lycéee Janson de Sailly in Paris, where he had followed his divorced mother. Very early in his life he developed a taste for the arts as well and became a painter and sculptor. Not content to limiting himself to just one field, he became involved in business, in fields as varied as mining, hotel management, owning a chain of bowling alleys and a firm that manufactured popcorn. During World War II he headed London's Douglas Voluntary Hospital (an establishment taking care of war refugees), was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's special envoy for the Special Mission to South America in 1940 before becoming a lieutenant in the Navy (he was promoted to the rank of captain in 1954) and taking part in the Allies' landing in Sicily and Elba in 1943. A fervent Anglophile, was knighted in 1949 and often entertained Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in his London mansion, "The Boltons". His film career began at the age of 13 when he was signed by Paramount Pictures. He debuted in Stephen Steps Out (1923) but the film flopped and his career stagnated despite a critically acclaimed role in Stella Dallas (1925). Things really picked up when he married Lucille Le Sueur, a young starlet who was soon to become better known as Joan Crawford. The young couple became the toast of the town (one "Screen Snapshots" episode echoes this sudden glory) and good parts and success followed, such as the hapless partner of Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar (1931) a favorably reviewed turn as the villain in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) or more debonair characters in slapstick comedies or adventure yarns. The 1930s were a fruitful period for Fairbanks, his most memorable role probably being that of the British soldier in Gunga Din (1939); although it was somewhat of a "swasbuckling" role, Fairbanks made a point of never imitating his father. After the World War II, his star waned and, despite a moving part in Ghost Story (1981), he did not appear in a major movie. Now a legend himself, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. left this world with the satisfaction of having lived up to the Fairbanks name at the end of a life nobody could call "wasted". Date of Death 7 May 2000, New York City, New York  (heart attack)

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