Elliott Reid

Elliott Reid was born on January 16, 1920 in New York City, New York, as Edgeworth Blair Reid. He was an actor and writer, known for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Inherit the Wind (1960) and The Absent-Minded Professor (1961). He died on June 21, 2013 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)

Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Vera Miles  •  Lillian Gish  •  Charles Ruggles
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)


Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Jane Russell  •  Elliott Reid  •  Charles Coburn
Vicki (1953)

A supermodel gets murdered. While investigating the case the story of a waitress turned glamor girl is revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Horner
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Jean Peters  •  Elliott Reid  •  Richard Boone
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Nancy Olson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Tommy Kirk
Move Over, Darling (1963)

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors
Some Kind of a Nut (1969)

A New York City bank teller becomes a media celebrity when he refuses to comply with his employer's demands that he shave his beard. Directed by Garson Kanin, this 1969 comedy stars Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra Lampert, Carole Shelley, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
Sierra (1950)

Ring Hassard and his father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie as Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. Things change when they take in a lost young lady, Riley Martin, who finds that Ring has "never seen a woman close up." Jeff is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Wanda Hendrix  •  Audie Murphy  •  Burl Ives  •  Dean Jagger
The Whip Hand (1951)

A small-town reporter investigates a mysterious group holed up in a country lodge.  (more)

CAST:  Carla Balenda  •  Elliott Reid  •  Edgar Barrier  •  Raymond Burr
Inherit the Wind (1960)


This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy—the role religion should play in the schools.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Fredric March  •  Gene Kelly  •  Dick York
Woman's World (1954)

Needing to fill the position of general manager of his company, and believing that an executive's wife is crucial to her husband's success, auto industry mogul Gifford brings three couples to New York to size up: Jerry and Carol: he hard-driven and self-reliant, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  June Allyson  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Lauren Bacall
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)

TV star Jason Steel reluctantly becomes the sounding board for his best friends' bored wives, and must fend off their advances while managing his own fragile relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
Young Ideas (1943)

A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Susan Peters  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Mary Astor  •  Elliott Reid
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)

Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas, where his oil wells are drying up, and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who tries to ignore the lavish attention he spends on her but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  James Garner  •  Lee Remick  •  Phil Harris  •  Chill Wills
The Thrill of It All (1963)


The story of the film centres around urban housewife Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) and her husband, a successful gynaecologist and devoted family man, Gerald (James Garner). Beverly is offered the opportunity to star for a television commercial advertising soap. After ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Arlene Francis  •  Edward Andrews
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good guy Steve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Dean Jones  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Elsa Lanchester
Son of Flubber (1963)

Beleaguered professor Ned Brainard has already run into a pile of misfortunes with his discovery of the super-elastic substance "Flubber." Now he hopes to have better luck with a gravity-busting derivative he's dubbed "Flubbergas." Ned's experiments, constantly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Paul Lynde  •  Nancy Olson
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Laraine Day  •  Signe Hasso  •  Dennis O'Keefe
Holiday Affair (1955)

Connie is a widow and mother whose work involves checking up on the competition for her department store employer. When Steve, a charming salesman at a competing store, recognizes her true motives but refuses to expose her, he ends up getting fired as a result. ...  (more)

CAST:  Scott Brady  •  Phyllis Thaxter  •  Elliott Reid  •  Herb Butterfield