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British silents

Year Title Role Director Co-stars Notes
1917 The Live Wire The Young Man George Dewhurst Phyllis Titmuss Two reels
Never released; now lost
1919 The Toilers Bob George Dewhurst Manora Thew Two reels survive
A Daughter of Eve Bit Part Walter West Violet Hopson Lost
Sheba Bit Part Cecil M. Hepworth Alma Taylor Lost
Snow in the Desert Rupert Sylvester Walter West Violet Hopson Lost
1920 Anna the Adventuress Brendan Cecil M. Hepworth Alma Taylor Lost
A Son of David Maurice Phillips E. Hay Plumb Poppy Wyndham Lost
The Black Spider Vicomte de Beaurais William J. Humphrey Lydia Kyasht Lost

American silents

Year Title Role Director Co-stars Notes
1921 Handcuffs or Kisses Lodyard George Archainbaud Elaine Hammerstein, Julia Swayne Gordon
1923 The White Sister Capt. Govanni Severini Henry King Lillian Gish
The Eternal City Extra George Fitzmaurice Barbara La Marr, Bert Lytell Lost
1924 Twenty Dollars a Week Chester Reeves Hamon F. Weight George Arliss
Tarnish Emmet Carr George Fitzmaurice May McAvoy, Marie Prevost Lost
Her Night of Romance Paul Menford Sidney Franklin Constance Talmadge, Jean Hersholt
Romola Carlo Bucellini Henry King Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell
1925 A Thief in Paradise Maurice Blake George Fitzmaurice Doris Kenyon, Aileen Pringle Lost
His Supreme Moment John Douglas George Fitzmaurice Blanche Sweet, Belle Bennett, Ned Sparks Technicolor sequences;
The Sporting Venus Donald MacAllan Marshall Neilan Blanche Sweet, Lew Cody
Her Sister from Paris Joseph Weyringer Sidney Franklin Constance Talmadge
The Dark Angel Captain Alan Trent George Fitzmaurice Vilma Banky, Wyndham Standing Lost
Stella Dallas Stephen Dallas Henry King Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lois Moran, Jean Hersholt
Lady Windermere's Fan Lord Darlington Ernst Lubitsch May McAvoy, Bert Lytell
1926 Kiki Victor Renal Clarence Brown Norma Talmadge, Gertrude Astor
Beau Geste Michael "Beau" Geste Herbert Brenon Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Noah Beery, Alice Joyce, Mary Brian, William Powell
The Winning of Barbara Worth Willard Holmes Henry King Vilma Banky, Gary Cooper
1927 The Night of Love Montero George Fitzmaurice Vilma Banky, Montagu Love
The Magic Flame Tito the Clown
and The Count
Henry King Vilma Banky, Gustav von Seyffertitz Survives incomplete
1928 Two Lovers Mark Van Rycke Fred Niblo Vilma Banky, Noah Beery Survives incomplete
1929 The Rescue Tom Lingard Herbert Brenon Lily Damita Survives incomplete

Sound films

Year Title Role Director Co-stars Notes
1929 Bulldog Drummond Capt. Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond F. Richard Jones Claude Allister, Joan Bennett, Montagu Love Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Condemned Michel Wesley Ruggles Ann Harding, Louis Wolheim, Dudley Diggs Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1930 Raffles Raffles George Fitzmaurice
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Kay Francis, Frederick Kerr, Bramwell Fletcher, Frances Dade
The Devil to Pay! Willie Hale George Fitzmaurice Loretta Young, Frederick Kerr, Myrna Loy
1931 The Unholy Garden Barrington Hunt George Fitzmaurice Fay Wray, Warren Hymer
Arrowsmith Dr. Martin Arrowsmith John Ford Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, Myrna Loy
1932 Cynara Jim Warlock King Vidor Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry, Henry Stephenson
1933 The Masquerader Sir John Chilcote and
John Loder
Richard Wallace Elissa Landi
1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Capt. Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond Roy Del Ruth Loretta Young, Warner Oland, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel, C. Aubrey Smith
1935 Clive of India Robert Clive Richard Boleslawski Loretta Young, Colin Clive
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Paul Gaillard Stephen Roberts Joan Bennett, Nigel Bruce, Colin Clive
A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton Jack Conway Elizabeth Allen, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Blanche Yurka
1936 Under Two Flags Sgt. Victor Frank Lloyd Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, Rosalind Russell
1937 Lost Horizon Robert Conway Frank Capra Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, Thomas Mitchell, Margo, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner, Sam Jaffe
The Prisoner of Zenda Maj. Rudolf Rassendyll
and King Rudolf V
John Cromwell Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor Presented in sepiatone
1938 If I Were King François Villon Frank Lloyd Frances Dee, Basil Rathbone
1939 The Light That Failed Dick Heldar William Wellman Walter Huston, Ida Lupino
1940 Lucky Partners David Grant Lewis Milestone Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson
1941 My Life with Caroline Anthony Mason Lewis Milestone Anna Lee, Charles Winninger
1942 The Talk of the Town Professor Michael Lightcap George Stevens Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell
Random Harvest Charles Rainier Mervyn LeRoy Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1944 Kismet Hafiz William Dieterle Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold, Joy Ann Page Technicolor
1947 The Late George Apley George Apley Joseph L. Mankiewicz Peggy Cummins, Edna Best
A Double Life Anthony John George Cukor Signe Hasso, Edmund O'Brien, Shelley Winters Academy Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
1950 Champagne for Caesar Beauregard Bottomley Richard Wallace Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton, Art Linkletter
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days Railway Official Michael Anderson David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton Todd-AO
1957 The Story of Mankind The Spirit of Man Irwin Allen Vincent Price, Cedric Hardwicke Technicolor

Short film appearances as himself

Year Title Notes
1925 Screen Snapshots Colman appears with Blanche Sweet and director George Fitzmaurice.
1928 Movie Industry Commercial Colman appears with California governor Clement C. Young. Filmed in Technicolor.
1937 Screen Snapshots #9 A behind the scenes look during the shooting of Lost Horizon.
1942 It Happened One Noon Colman, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and director George Stevens promote the British film The Invaders (1942).
Hearst Metrotone News Colman is seen in route to Washington to appear in the "Stars Over America" war campaign.
1949 21st Academy Awards footage Colman presents the Academy Award for Best Actress to Jane Wyman for her performance in Johnny Belinda.
1952 24th Academy Awards footage Filmed in color.
Hearst Metrotone News Colman presents the Academy Award for Best Actress to Vivien Leigh for her performance in A Streetcar Named Desire.
1953 25th Academy Award footage 16mm kinescope.
Hearst Metrotone News At the Academy Awards Colman announces Shirley Booth as the Best Actress winner for her performance in Come Back, Little Sheba.
The Globe Playhouse Colman narrates this documentary short.


Year Title Role Director Co-stars Network
1952 Four Star Playhouse
Episode: "The Lost Silk Hat"
Gentleman Caller Robert Florey Richard Whorf CBS
1953 The 25th Annual Academy Awards Himself
Presenter: Best Actress
Bill Bennington Bob Hope and Conrad Nagel (MCs), Shirley Booth (Best Actress Award winner) NBC
Four Star Playhouse
Episode: "The Man Who Walked Out on Himself"
John Cameron Robert Florey Francis Pierlot CBS
Four Star Playhouse
Episode: "Ladies in His Mind"
Dr. Matthew Bosnaquent Robert Florey Benita Hume, Patricia Morison, Hillary Brooke CBS
1954 Four Star Playhouse
Episode: "A String of Beads"
Somerset Maugham William Cameron Menzies Angela Lansbury, George Macready, Nigel Bruce CBS
1954–55 The Halls of Ivy
(39 episodes)
Dr. William Todd Hunter Norman Z. McLeod
William Cameron Menzies
William D. Russell
Benita Hume, Mary Wickes, Ray Collins, Arthur Q. Bryan CBS
1956 Studio 57
Episode: "Perfect Likeness"
Painter Don Weis Kim Hunter Syndicated
The Jack Benny Program
Episode: "The Mistaken Dinner Invitation"
Himself Ralph Levy Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Don Wilson CBS
1957 General Electric Theatre
Episode: "The Chess Game"
Mr. Graham Herschel Daughtery Clifford Tatum CBS


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