Robert Montgomery

Actor, Director, TV producer
Dapper, talented MGM contract lead from 1929, primarily cast as amusing, boyish, upper-crust playboys opposite stars such as Greta Garbo ("Inspiration," 1931) and Joan Crawford ("The Last of Mrs. Cheyney," 1937) ... Read more »
Born: 05/21/1904 in Fishkill Landing, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Palm Beach: Money, Power and Privilege 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gallant Hours 1960 (Movie)

(Narrator)

They Were Expendable 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1940 (Movie)

David Smith (Actor)

Night Must Fall 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hide-Out 1933 (Movie)

Jonathan 'Lucky' Wilson (Actor)

Letty Lynton 1932 (Movie)

Hale Darrow (Actor)

When Ladies Meet 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

Free and Easy 1930 (Movie)

Larry Mitchell (Actor)

Inspiration 1930 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

The Easiest Way 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Transatlantic 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Our Blushing Brides 1929 (Movie)

Tony Jardine (Actor)

The Big House 1929 (Movie)

(Actor)

Another Language (Movie)

Victor Hallam (Actor)

Ever Since Eve (Movie)

Freddy Matthews (Actor)

Fast and Loose (Movie)

Joel Sloane (Actor)

Forsaking All Others (Movie)

Dylan Todd (Actor)

Hell Below (Movie)

Lt. Thomas Knowlton (Actor)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Movie)

Joe Pendleton/Bruce Farnsworth/ Ralph Murdoch (Actor)

June Bride (Movie)

Carey Jackson (Actor)

Lady in the Lake (Movie)

Philip Marlowe (Actor)

Live, Love and Learn (Movie)

Bob Graham (Actor)

Love in the Rough (Movie)

Jack Kelly (Actor)

No More Ladies (Movie)

Sherry Warren (Actor)

Once More, My Darling (Movie)

Collier Laing (Actor)

Private Lives (Movie)

Elyot Chase (Actor)

Rage in Heaven (Movie)

Philip Monrell (Actor)

Ride the Pink Horse (Movie)

Blackie Gagin (Actor)

Rip Tide (Movie)

Tommy Trent (Actor)

Shipmates (Movie)

Jonesy (Actor)

So This Is College (Movie)

Biff (Actor)

Strangers May Kiss (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The Earl of Chicago (Movie)

Silky Kilmount (Actor)

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (Movie)

Lord Arthur Dilling (Actor)

The Man in Possession (Movie)

Raymond Dabney (Actor)

The Mystery of Mr. X (Movie)

Nicholas Revel (Actor)

The Saxon Charm (Movie)

Matt Saxon (Actor)

The Secret Land (Movie)

Co-Narrator (Voice)

Their Own Desire (Movie)

Jack Marlett (Actor)

Trouble for Two (Movie)

Prince Florizel (Actor)

Vanessa, Her Love Story (Movie)

Benjie (Actor)

War Nurse (Movie)

Wally (Actor)

Yellow Jack (Movie)

John O'Hara (Actor)
Director (4)

The Gallant Hours 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Lady in the Lake (Movie)

(Director)

Once More, My Darling (Movie)

(Director)

Ride the Pink Horse (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Alien3 1992 (Movie)

optical camera(Boss Film) (Camera)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

optical camera(Boss Film) (Camera)

Double Impact 1991 (Movie)

optical camera (Camera)
Producer (2)

GRATEFUL DEAD - A Photofilm 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gallant Hours 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Evolver 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Visual Effects
Music (1)

The Bobby Goldsboro Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music
Other (1)

Dudes 1988 (Movie)

optical lineup (Other)

Biography

Dapper, talented MGM contract lead from 1929, primarily cast as amusing, boyish, upper-crust playboys opposite stars such as Greta Garbo ("Inspiration," 1931) and Joan Crawford ("The Last of Mrs. Cheyney," 1937). Besides Crawford, he was most often paired with glamorous Norma Shearer, opposite whom he co-starred in five films between 1929 and 1934; their best teamings were "The Divorcee" (1930) and the uproarious adaptation of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" (1931). As the decade wore on Montgomery fought for a wider range of roles, and achieved notable success as the deranged killer in "Night Must Fall" (1937). Another change-of-pace role came in an even more acclaimed and popular film, the comic fantasy, "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941), with Montgomery as a pug who is "removed" to heaven by an angel before his appointed time and is allowed to continue his life on earth in another body.

Relationships

Elizabeth Harness

Wife
married c. 1950

Henry Montgomery

Father
was vice president of New Yok Rubber Company died in 1920

Elizabeth Montgomery

Wife
married in 1928 divorced from Montgomery in 1950

Elizabeth Montgomery

Daughter
best known for playing the witch-wife on the long-running sitcom, "Bewitched" (1964-71) later acted in many TV-movies died of cancer in 1995

Robert Montgomery

Son

Milestones

1960

One-shot return to feature film directing (after 11 years), "The Gallant Hours"

1950

Hosted, produced, and occasionally acted in the TV anthology series, "Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater"

1950

Last film (as actor), "Your Witness"

1946

Directed first film, "The Lady in the Lake", in which he also starred

1944

Directed some scenes of "They Were Expendable" when John Ford fell ill; uncredited

1940

Last film for four years, "Unfinished Business"

1937

Worked to escape from his playboy star persona by lobbying to be cast as the murderer protagonist of "Night Must Fall"

1929

Made first of five films opposite Norma Shearer, "Their Own Desire" and the first of six opposite Joan Crawford, "Untamed"

1929

Film debut, "So This Is College"

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