George Brent

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Brent (born George Patrick [or George Brendan] Nolan, 15 March 1904 – 26 May 1979) was an Irish-American stage, film, and television actor. Brent was born in Ballinasloe, County Galway in 1904 to John J. and Mary (née McGuinness) Nolan. His mother was a native of Clonfad, Moore, County Roscommon. Brent made his first film, Under Suspicion, in 1930. Over the next two years, he appeared in a number of minor films produced by Universal Studios and Fox, before being signed to contract by Warner Bros. in 1932. He remained at Warner Bros. for the next 20 years, carving out a successful career as a top-flight leading man during the late 1930s and 1940s. Highly regarded by Bette Davis, he became her most frequent male co-star, appearing with her in 13 films, including Front Page Woman (1935), Special Agent (1935), The Golden Arrow (1936), Jezebel (1938), The Old Maid (1939), Dark Victory (1939), and The Great Lie (1941). Brent also played opposite Ruby Keeler in 42nd Street (1933), Greta Garbo in The Painted Veil (1934), Ginger Rogers in In Person (1935), Madeleine Carroll in The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936), Jean Arthur in More Than a Secretary (1936), Myrna Loy in Stamboul Quest (1934) and The Rains Came (1939), Merle Oberon in 'Til We Meet Again (1940), Ann Sheridan in Honeymoon for Three (1941), Joan Fontaine in The Affairs of Susan (1945), Barbara Stanwyck in So Big! (1932), The Purchase Price (1932), Baby Face (1933), The ...

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42nd Street (1933)

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Bebe Daniels  •  George Brent  •  Ruby Keeler

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Bebe Daniels  •  George Brent  •  Ruby Keeler

Baby Face (1933)

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Donald Cook  •  Alphonse Ethier

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Donald Cook  •  Alphonse Ethier

Dark Victory (1939)

A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmund Goulding
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  George Brent  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmund Goulding
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  George Brent  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Experiment Perilous (1944)

In 1903, Doctor Huntington Bailey meets a friendly older lady during a train trip. She tells him that she is going to visit her brother Nick and his lovely young wife Allida. Once in New York, Bailey hears that his train companion suddenly died. Shortly afterward, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Hedy Lamarr  •  George Brent  •  Paul Lukas  •  Albert Dekker

In 1903, Doctor Huntington Bailey meets a friendly older lady during a train trip. She tells him that she is going to visit her brother Nick and his lovely young wife Allida. Once in New York, Bailey hears that his train companion suddenly died. Shortly afterward, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Hedy Lamarr  •  George Brent  •  Paul Lukas  •  Albert Dekker

Jezebel (1938)

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Henry Fonda  •  George Brent  •  Margaret Lindsay

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Henry Fonda  •  George Brent  •  Margaret Lindsay

My Reputation (1946)

Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Warner Anderson  •  Lucile Watson

Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Warner Anderson  •  Lucile Watson

The Spiral Staircase (1946)

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In 1916, beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for elderly, ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two adult sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  George Brent  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Kent Smith

In 1916, beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for elderly, ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two adult sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  George Brent  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Kent Smith

The Great Lie (1941)

Days after Sandra and Pete elope, they discover their consummated union isn't valid since, unbeknownst to them, Sandra's divorce isn't yet final. They decide to not stay together, but, by then, Sandra is pregnant. She doesn't learn that fact until after Pete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmund Goulding
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  George Brent  •  Mary Astor  •  Lucile Watson

Days after Sandra and Pete elope, they discover their consummated union isn't valid since, unbeknownst to them, Sandra's divorce isn't yet final. They decide to not stay together, but, by then, Sandra is pregnant. She doesn't learn that fact until after Pete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmund Goulding
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  George Brent  •  Mary Astor  •  Lucile Watson

The Gay Sisters (1942)

The eldest (Barbara Stanwyck) of three sisters protects their Fifth Avenue mansion from a developer (George Brent) she once married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Donald Crisp

The eldest (Barbara Stanwyck) of three sisters protects their Fifth Avenue mansion from a developer (George Brent) she once married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Donald Crisp

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O’Brien  •  George Brent  •  Jeffrey Lynn

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O’Brien  •  George Brent  •  Jeffrey Lynn

The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)

Rival reporters (George Brent, Joan Blondell) investigate a Hollywood star (Adele Jergens) and the box she receives with a dead man inside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  George Brent  •  Joan Blondell  •  Adele Jergens  •  Jim Bannon

Rival reporters (George Brent, Joan Blondell) investigate a Hollywood star (Adele Jergens) and the box she receives with a dead man inside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  George Brent  •  Joan Blondell  •  Adele Jergens  •  Jim Bannon

In Person (1935)

Carol Corliss, a beautiful movie star so insecure about her celebrity that she goes around in disguise, meets a rugged outdoorsman who is unaffected by her star status.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Alan Mowbray  •  George Brent  •  Grant Mitchell

Carol Corliss, a beautiful movie star so insecure about her celebrity that she goes around in disguise, meets a rugged outdoorsman who is unaffected by her star status.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Alan Mowbray  •  George Brent  •  Grant Mitchell

Slave girl (1947)

Tongue-in-cheek adventure tale of an American attempting to free sailors held as hostages and becoming involved in middle-East tribal wars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Yvonne De Carlo  •  George Brent  •  Broderick Crawford  •  Albert Dekker

Tongue-in-cheek adventure tale of an American attempting to free sailors held as hostages and becoming involved in middle-East tribal wars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Yvonne De Carlo  •  George Brent  •  Broderick Crawford  •  Albert Dekker

The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936)

An attorney falls for the woman he's representing on a murder charge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Madeleine Carroll  •  George Brent  •  Beulah Bondi  •  Arthur Treacher

An attorney falls for the woman he's representing on a murder charge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Madeleine Carroll  •  George Brent  •  Beulah Bondi  •  Arthur Treacher

They Call It Sin (1932)

An innocent, young, small town church organist is thrown out of her home, told she was adopted and that her mother was an evil woman. She follows a crush to the big-city and left fending for herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thornton Freeland
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  George Brent  •  Una Merkel  •  David Manners

An innocent, young, small town church organist is thrown out of her home, told she was adopted and that her mother was an evil woman. She follows a crush to the big-city and left fending for herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thornton Freeland
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  George Brent  •  Una Merkel  •  David Manners

Living on Velvet (1935)

A lay-about falls for his best friend's fiancee. The two of them run away from a life of privilege to one of middle-class normalcy. When an influx of money enters their life, their differences come to light.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  Warren William  •  George Brent  •  Helen Lowell

A lay-about falls for his best friend's fiancee. The two of them run away from a life of privilege to one of middle-class normalcy. When an influx of money enters their life, their differences come to light.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  Warren William  •  George Brent  •  Helen Lowell

Stranded (1935)

A 1935 melodrama, set in San Francisco, starring Kay Francis as a travelers' aid worker who becomes involved with her clients' personal lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  George Brent  •  Patricia Ellis  •  Barton MacLane

A 1935 melodrama, set in San Francisco, starring Kay Francis as a travelers' aid worker who becomes involved with her clients' personal lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  George Brent  •  Patricia Ellis  •  Barton MacLane

The Goose and the Gander (1935)

When Georgiana Summers learns that the woman who stole and married her husband is planning a romantic tryst with a new love, she hatches a giddy plot to expose the rendezvous and pay her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  George Brent  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  John Eldredge

When Georgiana Summers learns that the woman who stole and married her husband is planning a romantic tryst with a new love, she hatches a giddy plot to expose the rendezvous and pay her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  George Brent  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  John Eldredge

The Right to Live (1935)

A man (Colin Clive) with a broken back dies after his wife (Josephine Hutchinson) has an affair with his brother (George Brent).  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Josephine Hutchinson  •  Colin Clive  •  George Brent  •  Henrietta Crosman

A man (Colin Clive) with a broken back dies after his wife (Josephine Hutchinson) has an affair with his brother (George Brent).  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Josephine Hutchinson  •  Colin Clive  •  George Brent  •  Henrietta Crosman

Give Me Your Heart (1936)

An American lawyer's wife is reunited with her child and his father, an English nobleman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Archie Mayo
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  George Brent  •  Roland Young  •  Patric Knowles

An American lawyer's wife is reunited with her child and his father, an English nobleman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Archie Mayo
CAST:  Kay Francis  •  George Brent  •  Roland Young  •  Patric Knowles
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