Franklin Pangborn Movies List

Franklin Pangborn
Franklin Pangborn
23-01-1889
Newark, New Jersey, USA
64
Not So Dumb

Actor Franklin Pangborn Filmography

Showing 61 to 64 of 64 movies
Showing 61 to 64 of 64 movies
Sunny
Sunny ( English )
Artist: Marilyn Miller , Lawrence Gray , Joe Donahue , O.P. Heggie , Inez Courtney
Director: William A. Seiter
Release date: 09-11-1930
A Lady Surrenders
A Lady Surrenders ( English )
Director: John M. Stahl
Music Director: Heinz Roemheld
Release date: 06-10-1930
Cheer Up and Smile
Cheer Up and Smile ( English )
Artist: Arthur Lake , Dixie Lee , Olga Baclanova , 'Whispering' Jack Smith , Johnny Arthur
Release date: 22-06-1930
Not So Dumb
Not So Dumb ( English )
Artist: Marion Davies , Elliott Nugent , Raymond Hackett , Franklin Pangborn , Julia Faye
Director: King Vidor
Release date: 02-02-1930
Showing 61 to 64 of 64 movies
Showing 61 to 64 of 64 movies

Franklin Pangborn Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Franklin Pangborn (January 23, 1889 – July 20, 1958) was an American comedic character actor. Pangborn was famous for small, but memorable roles, with a comic flair. He appeared in many Preston Sturges movies as well as the W. C. Fields films International House, The Bank Dick, and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break. For his contributions to motion pictures, Pangborn received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street on February 8, 1960. One of those character actors who always played essentially the same character no matter the situation, Pangborn portrayed a prissy type of person, polite, elegant, and highly energetic, often officious, fastidious, somewhat nervous, prone to becoming flustered but essentially upbeat, and with an immediately recognizable high-speed patter-type speech pattern. He typically played an officious desk clerk in a hotel, a self-important musician, a fastidious headwaiter, an enthusiastic birdwatcher, and the like, and was usually put in a situation of frustration or was comedically flustered by someone else's topsy-turvy antics. Pangborn's screen character, was often considered a gay stereotype, although such a topic was too sensitive in his day to be discussed overtly in the dialogue. A rare exception occurred in International House, which was filmed before the Hays Office fully censored filmmaking, and was notable for several risqué references (by 1933 standards)

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Preston Sturges
16 Movies
Hans Dreier
7 Movies
William Demarest
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Bert Moorhouse
6 Movies
Bess Flowers
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Paul Hurst
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