Lewis Stone

1879 - 1953

The everlasting urbane gentleman Lewis Stone was a so much busy actor that there was a time the audience asked themselves if there exist any movies without these admittedly impressive actor.

Lewis Stone's life before his film career comprised a mission during the Spanish-American war as a volunteer, after that he worked as a writer through which he got in touch with the film business.

In 1915 he appeared for the first time in movies like "The Man Who Found Out" (15), "Honor's Altar" (16) and "The Havoc" (16) before his career was interrupted by another war mission during World War I.

When he returned he continued he film career successfully. Because he already turned grey at the age of 20 and because of his elegant appearance he was early engaged for noble but still energetic gentlemen parts.

To his great successes of the 20's belong "Milestones" (20), "Beau Revel" (21), "Pilgrims of the Night" (21), "The Prisoner of Zenda" (22), "Scaramouche" (23), "Husbands and Lovers" (24), "Confessions of a Queen" (25), "The Lost World" (25), "Don Juan's Three Nights" (26), "The Notorious Lady" (27) and "The Patriot" (28), for which he was nominated for the Oscar.

In1928 he played together with Greta Garbo for the first time in the movie "A Woman of Affairs" (28). It followed six other cinematic works mit Garbo and with this Lewis Stone became the most often film partner of the "godlike" actress - "Wild Orchids" (29), "Romance" (30), "Inspiration" (31), "Mata Hari" (31), "Grand Hotel" (32) and "Queen Christina" (33). 

Lewis Stone made the transition from the silent movie to the talkies with the movie "The Trial of Mary Dugan" (29). His popularity was still on the same level in the 30s and he appeared in more than 60 movies in this decade. To his well-known movies belong "The Big House" (30), "The Bargain" (31), "The Sin of Madelon Claudet" (31), "Unashamed" (32), "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (32), "Treasure Island - Die Schatzinsel" (34), "David Copperfield" (35) and "The Man Who Cried Wolf" (37).

With his part as Judge James K. Hardy in "You're Only Young Once" (37) followe a whole string of Hardy movies. Lewis Stone impersonated this figure till 1946 in 14 movies altogether.

In the 50s he took part in two remakes of movies he already appeared in the 30s - "Scaramouche" (52) and "The Prisoner of Zenda" (52), beside them he also played in the movies "Key to the City" (50), "It's a Big Country (51) and "Just This Once" (52).

Other movies with Lewis Stone:
According to the Code (16) The Man of Bronze (18) Inside the Lines (18) Man's Desire (19) The River's End (20) Nomads of the North (20) Held by the Enemy (20) The Concert (21) The Northern Trail (21) The Golden Snare (21) Don't Neglect Your Wife (21) The Child Thou Gavest Me (21) The White Mouse (21) The Rosary (22) A Fool There Was (22) Trifling Women (22) The Dangerous Age (23) The World's Applause (23) You Can't Fool Your Wife (23) Why Men Leave Home (24) Cytherea (24) Ines from Hollywood (24) The Stranger (24) Cheaper to Marry (25) The Talker (25) The Lady Who Lied (25) Fine Clothes (25) What Fools Men (25) Too Much Money (26) The Girl from Montmartre (26) Old Loves and New (26) Midnight Lovers (26) The Blonde Saint (26) An Affair of the Follies (27) Lonesome Ladies (27) The Prince of Headwaiters (27) The Private Life of Helen of Troy (27) The Foreign Legion (28) Freedom of the Press (28) Wonder of Women (29) Madame X (29) Their Own Desire (29) Strictly Unconventional (30) The Office Wife (30) Passion Flower (30) The Secret Six (31) My Past (31) Always Goodbye (31) Strictly Dishonorable (31) The Phantom of Paris (31) Father's Son (31) The Wet Parade (32) Letty Lynton (32) Night Court (32) New Morals for Old (32) Red-Headed Woman (32) Divorce in the Family (32) The Son-Daughter (32) Men Must Fight (33) Looking Forward (33) Bureau of Missing Persons (33) The White Sister (33) The Mystery of Mr. X (34) The Girl from Missouri (34) You Can't Buy Everything (34) Vanessa: Her Love Story (35) West Point of the Air (35) Public Hero #1 (35) China Seas (35) Shipmates Forever (35) Woman Wanted (35) Three Godfathers (36) The Unguarded Hour (36) Small Town Girl (36) Suzy (36) Sworn Enemy (36) Don't Turn 'em Loose (36) The Thirteenth Chair (37) The Bad Man of Brimstone (37) Outcast (37) Judge Hardy's Children (38) Love Finds Andy Hardy (38) The Chaser (38) Stolen Heaven (38) Out West with the Hardys (38) Yellow Jack (3) Andy Hardy's Dilemma (38) Ice Follies of 1939 (3) The Hardys Ride High (39) Judge Hardy and Son 839) Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (39) Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (39) Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (40) Sporting Blood (40) Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (41) Life Begins for Andy Hardy (41) Holiday Greetings 1941 (41) The Bugle Sounds (41) The Courtship of Andy Hardy (42) Andy Hardy's Double Life (42) Plan for Destruction (43) Some of the Best (43) Andy Hardy's Blone Trouble (44) Three Wise Fools (46) The Hoodlum Saint (46) Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (47) State of the Union (48) The Sun Comes Up (49) Any Number Can Play (49) Stars in My Crown (50) Grounds for Marriage (50) Bannerline (51) The Unknown Man (51) Night Into Morning (51) Angels in the Outfield (51) Talk About a Stranger (52) All the Brothers Were Valiant (53)