Robert Young

Robert George Young  (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998) was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father of Father Knows Best (NBC and then CBS) and as physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC). Young appeared in over 100 films between 1931 and 1952. After appearing on stage, Young was signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and, in spite of having a "tier B" status, he co-starred with some of the studio's most illustrious actresses, such as Katharine Hepburn, Margaret Sullavan, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes, Luise Rainer, Hedy Lamarr, and Helen Twelvetrees. Yet, most of his assignments consisted of B movies, also known as "programmers," which required two to three weeks of shooting (considered very brief shooting periods at the time). Actors who were relegated to such a hectic schedule appeared, as Young did, in some six to eight movies per year. As an MGM contract player, Young was resigned to the fate of most of his colleagues—to accept any film assigned to him or risk being placed on suspension—and many actors on suspension were prohibited from earning a salary from any endeavor at all (even those unrelated to the film industry). In 1936, MGM summarily loaned Young to Gaumont British for two films; the first was directed by Alfred Hitchcock with the other co-starring Jessie Matthews. While there he surmised that his employers intended to terminate his contract, but he was mistaken. He ...

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Crossfire (1947)

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Robert Ryan  •  Gloria Grahame

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Robert Ryan  •  Gloria Grahame

Hell Below (1933)

On leave in Italy, Lt. Tommy Knowlton falls in love with Jean Standish, who's not only married, but is the daughter of his submarine's commander. Friction between the two officers becomes intolerable once at sea and after Commander Toler is forced to abandon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Conway
CAST:  Robert Montgomery  •  Walter Huston  •  Madge Evans  •  Jimmy Durante

On leave in Italy, Lt. Tommy Knowlton falls in love with Jean Standish, who's not only married, but is the daughter of his submarine's commander. Friction between the two officers becomes intolerable once at sea and after Commander Toler is forced to abandon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Conway
CAST:  Robert Montgomery  •  Walter Huston  •  Madge Evans  •  Jimmy Durante

Northwest Passage (1940)

Based on the Kenneth Roberts novel of the same name, this film tells the story of two friends who join Rogers' Rangers, as the legendary elite force engages the enemy during the French and Indian War. The film focuses on their famous raid at Fort St. Francis and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Robert Young  •  Walter Brennan  •  Ruth Hussey

Based on the Kenneth Roberts novel of the same name, this film tells the story of two friends who join Rogers' Rangers, as the legendary elite force engages the enemy during the French and Indian War. The film focuses on their famous raid at Fort St. Francis and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Robert Young  •  Walter Brennan  •  Ruth Hussey

Sitting Pretty (1948)

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Robert Young  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Richard Haydn

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Robert Young  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Richard Haydn

That's Entertainment! (1974)

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

The Mortal Storm (1940)

The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Margaret Sullavan  •  James Stewart  •  Robert Young  •  Frank Morgan

The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Margaret Sullavan  •  James Stewart  •  Robert Young  •  Frank Morgan

The Second Woman (1950)

In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James V. Kern
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Betsy Drake  •  John Sutton  •  Florence Bates

In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James V. Kern
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Betsy Drake  •  John Sutton  •  Florence Bates

They Won't Believe Me (1947)

On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Pichel
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Robert Young  •  Jane Greer  •  Rita Johnson

On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Pichel
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Robert Young  •  Jane Greer  •  Rita Johnson

Three Comrades (1938)

A love story centered on the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Margaret Sullavan  •  Franchot Tone  •  Robert Young

A love story centered on the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Margaret Sullavan  •  Franchot Tone  •  Robert Young

Western Union (1941)

When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Randolph Scott  •  Dean Jagger  •  Virginia Gilmore

When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Randolph Scott  •  Dean Jagger  •  Virginia Gilmore

The House of Rothschild (1934)

The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  George Arliss  •  Boris Karloff  •  Loretta Young  •  C. Aubrey Smith

The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  George Arliss  •  Boris Karloff  •  Loretta Young  •  C. Aubrey Smith

The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

Out of jail for a crime she did not commit, Madelon turns to prostitution and thievery to send her illegitimate son to medical school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Selwyn
CAST:  Helen Hayes  •  Lewis Stone  •  Neil Hamilton  •  Cliff Edwards

Out of jail for a crime she did not commit, Madelon turns to prostitution and thievery to send her illegitimate son to medical school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Selwyn
CAST:  Helen Hayes  •  Lewis Stone  •  Neil Hamilton  •  Cliff Edwards

Secret Agent (1936)

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Peter Lorre  •  Madeleine Carroll  •  Robert Young

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Peter Lorre  •  Madeleine Carroll  •  Robert Young

Hell Divers (1932)

The story of two Naval crewmen who work hard at sea and play harder on land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George W. Hill
CAST:  Wallace Beery  •  Clark Gable  •  Conrad Nagel  •  Dorothy Jordan

The story of two Naval crewmen who work hard at sea and play harder on land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George W. Hill
CAST:  Wallace Beery  •  Clark Gable  •  Conrad Nagel  •  Dorothy Jordan

That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Robert Young  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Mildred Natwick

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Robert Young  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Mildred Natwick

That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Gene Kelly  •  Judy Garland  •  Mickey Rooney

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Gene Kelly  •  Judy Garland  •  Mickey Rooney

Lady Luck (1946)

A woman marries a gambler with the hopes of reforming him, but things don't quite work out the way she planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Barbara Hale  •  Frank Morgan  •  James Gleason

A woman marries a gambler with the hopes of reforming him, but things don't quite work out the way she planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Barbara Hale  •  Frank Morgan  •  James Gleason

Honolulu (1939)

Wanting a break from his overzealous fans, a famous movie star hires a Hawaiian plantation owner to switch places with him for a few weeks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Buzzell
CAST:  Eleanor Powell  •  Robert Young  •  George Burns  •  Gracie Allen

Wanting a break from his overzealous fans, a famous movie star hires a Hawaiian plantation owner to switch places with him for a few weeks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Buzzell
CAST:  Eleanor Powell  •  Robert Young  •  George Burns  •  Gracie Allen

The Right To Romance (1933)

Against her better judgment, a dedicated and hard-working plastic surgeon (Ann Harding) finds herself falling in love with a playboy (Robert Young). Drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Santell
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Robert Young  •  Nils Asther  •  Irving Pichel

Against her better judgment, a dedicated and hard-working plastic surgeon (Ann Harding) finds herself falling in love with a playboy (Robert Young). Drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Santell
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Robert Young  •  Nils Asther  •  Irving Pichel
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