Lionel Barrymore


28 Apr 1878


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Lionel Herbert Blythe


Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon", "Fugue Fantasia", "In Memorium", "Hallowe'en", "Preludium & Fugue", "Elegie for Oboe, Orch.", "Farewell Symphony (1-act opera)", "Elegie (piano pieces)", "Rondo for Piano" and "Scherzo Grotesque".

Actor ( 253 credits )

Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2016) (archive footage)
Spisok korabley (2008) Alfred Davidson / Disko (archive footage)
Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass (2008) (archive footage)
Garbo (2005) (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Mesmerist (2003) The Innkeeper (archive footage)
Home Alone (1990) Henry F. Potter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2002)
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) Clip from 'A Free Soul' (archive footage)
Hooray for Hollywood (1975) Himself (archive footage)
That's Entertainment! (1974) Himself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) Oliver Jordan in 'Dinner at Eight' (archive footage)
Film Fun (1955) Himself (archive footage)
MGM Parade (1955)  Capt. Disko Troop / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Yesterday and Today (1953) (archive footage)
Main Street to Broadway (1953) Himself
Lone Star (1952) Andrew Jackson
Bannerline (1951) Hugo Trimble
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951) Himself
Right Cross (1950) Sean O'Malley
Screen Actors (1950) Himself (uncredited)
Malaya (1949) John Manchester
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (1949) Himself -Host
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) Capt. Bering Joy
Key Largo (1948) James Temple
Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 5 (1947) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dark Delusion (1947) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Duel in the Sun (1946) Sen. Jackson McCanles
The Secret Heart (1946) Dr. Rossiger
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Mr. Potter
Three Wise Fools (1946) Dr. Richard Gaunght
Between Two Women (1945) Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
The Valley of Decision (1945) Pat Rafferty
Twenty Years After (1944) (archive footage)
3 Men in White (1944) Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
Dragon Seed (1944) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Since You Went Away (1944) Clergyman
Some of the Best (1943) Lionel Barrymore - Stephen Ashe in 'A Free Soul' / Otto
A Guy Named Joe (1943) The General
The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (1943) Gramps
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Tennessee Johnson (1942) Thaddeus Stevens
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Lady Be Good (1941) Judge Murdock
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
The Bad Man (1941) Uncle Henry Jones
The Penalty (1941) 'Grandpop' Logan
The Miracle of Sound (1940) Himself (archive footage)
The Stars Look Down (1940) Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice) (uncredited)
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940) Himself (archive footage)
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940) (archive footage)
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) Dr. Leonard Barry Gillespie
The Movies March On (1939) Himself (segment The New York Hat) (archive footage)
On Borrowed Time (1939) Julian Northrup - Gramps
Land of Liberty (1939) (archive footage)
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Let Freedom Ring (1939) Thomas Logan
From the Ends of the Earth (1939) Himself (archive footage)
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) Dr. Gillespie
You Can't Take It with You (1938) Martin Vanderhof
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 12 (1938) Lionel Barrymore
Test Pilot (1938) Drake
A Yank at Oxford (1938) Dan Sheridan
A Fireside Chat with Lionel Barrymore (1938) Himself
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) Captain 'Skinny' Dawes
Saratoga (1937) Grandpa Clayton
Captains Courageous (1937) Disko
A Family Affair (1937) Judge James K. Hardy
Camille (1936) Monsieur Duval
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) Andrew Jackson
The Devil-Doll (1936) Lavond
The Road to Glory (1936) Papa La Roche / Pvt. Morin
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) Spring Davis
Ah, Wilderness! (1935) Nat
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) Peter Grimm
Public Hero #1 (1935) Doctor
Mark of the Vampire (1935) Professor
The Little Colonel (1935) Colonel Lloyd
David Copperfield (1935) Dan Peggotty
Treasure Island (1934) Billy Bones
The Girl from Missouri (1934) T.R. Paige
La ciudad de cartón (1934) Himself
Carolina (1934) Bob Connelly
This Side of Heaven (1934) Martin Turner
Should Ladies Behave (1933) Augustus Merrick
Christopher Bean (1933) Dr. Milton Haggett
Night Flight (1933) Insp. Robineau
One Man's Journey (1933) Eli Watt
Dinner at Eight (1933) Oliver Jordan
The Stranger's Return (1933) Grandpa Storr
Sweepings (1933) Daniel Pardway
Looking Forward (1933) Tim Benton
Rasputin and the Empress (1932) Rasputin
The Washington Masquerade (1932) Jeff Keane
Grand Hotel (1932) Otto Kringelein
Arsène Lupin (1932) Detective Guerchard
Broken Lullaby (1932) Dr. H. Holderlin
The Movie Album (1932) Himself (archive footage)
Mata Hari (1931) General Shubin
The Yellow Ticket (1931) Baron Igor Andreeff
Jackie Cooper's Birthday Party (1931) Himself
Guilty Hands (1931) Richard Grant
A Free Soul (1931) Stephen Ashe
The Christmas Party (1931) Lionel Barrymore (uncredited)
Estrellados (1930) Himself (Guest Appearance) (uncredited)
Free and Easy (1930) Bedroom Scene
The Mysterious Island (1929) Dakkar
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) Himself - Director of 'Romeo and Juliet' (uncredited)
The River Woman (1928) Bill Lefty
West of Zanzibar (1928) Crane
Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928) Doyle
Road House (1928) Henry Grayson
The Lion and the Mouse (1928) John Ryder
Drums of Love (1928) Duke Cathos de Alvia
Sadie Thompson (1928) Alfred Davidson
The Thirteenth Hour (1927) Prof. Leroy
Body and Soul (1927) Dr. Leyden
Women Love Diamonds (1927) Hugo Harlan
The Show (1927) The Greek
The Temptress (1926) Canterac
The Bells (1926) Mathias
The Lucky Lady (1926) Count Ferranzo
Paris at Midnight (1926) Vautrin
Wife Tamers (1926) Mr. Barry
The Barrier (1926) Stark Bennett
Brooding Eyes (1926) Slim Jim Carey
The Woman Who Did (1925) Allan Merrick
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
The Splendid Road (1925) Dan Clehollis
Fifty-Fifty (1925) Frederick Harmon
The Wrongdoers (1925) Daniel Abbott
Children of the Whirlwind (1925) Joe Ellison
The Girl Who Wouldn't Work (1925) Gordon Kent
A Man of Iron (1925) Philip Durban
Decameron Nights (1924) Saladin
I Am the Man (1924) James McQuade
Meddling Women (1924) Edwin Ainsworth / John Wells
America (1924) Capt. Walter Butler
Wedding Women (1924)
The Eternal City (1923) Baron Bonelli
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 7 (1923) Himself
Unseeing Eyes (1923) Conrad Dean
Enemies of Women (1923) Prince Lubimoff
The Face in the Fog (1922) Boston Blackie Dawson
Boomerang Bill (1922) Boomerang Bill
The Great Adventure (1921) Priam Farll
Jim the Penman (1921) Jaames Ralston
The Devil's Garden (1920) William Dale
The Master Mind (1920) Henry Allen
The Copperhead (1920) Milt Shanks
The Millionaire's Double (1917) Bide Bennington
His Father's Son (1917) J. Dabney Barro
The End of the Tour (1917) Bron Bennett
National Red Cross Pageant (1917) Undetermined role and episode
The Brand of Cowardice (1916) Cyril Hamilton
The Upheaval (1916) Jim Gordon
The Quitter (1916) Happy Jack Lewis
Dorian's Divorce (1916) Richard Dorian
A Yellow Streak (1915) Barry Dale
Dora Thorne (1915) Lord Earle
The Flaming Sword (1915) Steve
The Romance of Elaine (1915) Marcus Del Mar / Mr. X
A Modern Magdalen (1915) Lindsay
Wildfire (1915) John Keefe
The Curious Conduct of Judge Legarde (1915) Judge Randolph Legarde
The Exploits of Elaine (1914) Undetermined Role
The Seats of the Mighty (1914) Monsieur Doltaire
The Span of Life (1914) Richard Blunt
The Cracksman's Gratitude (1914)
Woman Against Woman (1914) Gilbert Craven
The Primitive Man (1914)
Strongheart (1914) Billy Saunders
Judith of Bethulia (1914) Extra
Her Father's Silent Partner (1914)
Classmates (1914) Bubby Dumble
The Bartered Crown (1914) The Landlord
Under the Gaslight (1914) William Byke
Men and Women (1914) Stephen Rodman / Robert Stevens
The Power of the Press (1914) Steve Carson
The Woman in Black (1914) Robert Crane
The House of Discord (1913) The Husband
All for Science (1913) Detective
So Runs the Way (1913) Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
The Stolen Treaty (1913) The Japanese Diplomat
The Strong Man's Burden (1913) John - the Elder Brother
The Crook and the Girl (1913) The Nephew
The Work Habit (1913) The Father
The Suffragette Minstrels (1913) (unconfirmed)
An Indian's Loyalty (1913) The Cattle Buyer
I Was Meant for You (1913) Lavina's Father
Under the Shadow of the Law (1913) Charles Darnton - the Employer
The Vengeance of Galora (1913) (unconfirmed)
The Mirror (1913) Daisy's Father
Pa Says (1913) Teddy's Rival
The Enemy's Baby (1913) Ben Brown
A Gamble with Death (1913) Jim Benton, the Bartender
In Diplomatic Circles (1913) The Japanese Ambassador
Almost a Wild Man (1913) In Audience (uncredited)
The Switch Tower (1913) First Counterfeiter
Death's Marathon (1913) The Financial Backer
The Well (1913) The Farmer
Red Hicks Defies the World (1913) The Referee
A Timely Interception (1913) The Farmer's Brother
The Ranchero's Revenge (1913) The Ranchero
Just Gold (1913) First Brother
The Yaqui Cur (1913) The Easterner
The House of Darkness (1913) The Doctor
The Wanderer (1913) The Male Lover
The Lady and the Mouse (1913) The Father
A Misunderstood Boy (1913) The Father
The Little Tease (1913) In Bar
The Perfidy of Mary (1913) Mary's Father
The Sheriff's Baby (1913) Third Bandit
Fate (1913) Father, Loving Family
Near to Earth (1913) Gato
The Unwelcome Guest (1913) At Auction (uncredited)
A Girl's Stratagem (1913)
The Wrong Bottle (1913) The Father
Love in an Apartment Hotel (1913) In Hotel Lobby
A Chance Deception (1913) A Policeman
Oil and Water (1913) The Idealist's Friend
The Tender Hearted Boy (1913) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
An Adventure in the Autumn Woods (1913) The Father
The Telephone Girl and the Lady (1913) The Desk Sergeant
Three Friends (1913) Second Friend
The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)
The Massacre (1912)
The God Within (1912) The Woman of the Camp's Lover
A Cry for Help (1912) The Tramp
The Burglar's Dilemma (1912) The Author
My Hero (1912) Secondary Role
The New York Hat (1912) Preacher Bolton (minister)
Brutality (1912) At Wedding
The Informer (1912) Union Soldier
My Baby (1912) At Table
Gold and Glitter (1912) The Lover
Heredity (1912) Woodsman
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) The Musician's Friend (uncredited)
The Painted Lady (1912) At Ice Cream Festival (uncredited)
The One She Loved (1912) The Neighbor
The Chief's Blanket (1912) The Young Man
So Near, Yet So Far (1912) In Club
Friends (1912) Grizzley Fallon - Dandy Jack's Friend
Home Folks (1912)
The Miser's Heart (1911) Jules - the Thief
The Battle (1911) Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Fighting Blood (1911)
The Paris Hat (1908)

Writer ( 3 credits )

Life's Whirlpool (1917) (scenario)
The Vengeance of Galora (1913) (writer)
The Tender Hearted Boy (1913) (writer)

Director ( 15 credits )

Guilty Hands (1931) (uncredited)
Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
The Sea Bat (1930) (uncredited)
The Rogue Song (1930)
Redemption (1930) (retakes) (uncredited)
His Glorious Night (1929)
The Unholy Night (1929)
Madame X (1929)
Confession (1929)
Life's Whirlpool (1917)
Chocolate Dynamite (1914)
Just Boys (1914)
No Place for Father (1913)
Where's the Baby? (1913)
His Secret (1913)