Edward Everett Horton

Edward Everett Horton


Also Known As
Edward Everett Horton Jr.
Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
March 18, 1886
September 29, 1970


Charmingly comic character actor who played the ineffectual bumbler in scores of films from the 1920s through the 70s. Among many triumphs Horton is remembered as Fred Astaire's sidekick in "The Gay Divorcee" (1934), "Top Hat" (1935) and "Shall We Dance?" (1937)....

Photos & Videos

Design for Living - Lobby Cards
Arsenic and Old Lace - Scene Stills
Here Comes Mr. Jordan - Movie Poster


Charmingly comic character actor who played the ineffectual bumbler in scores of films from the 1920s through the 70s. Among many triumphs Horton is remembered as Fred Astaire's sidekick in "The Gay Divorcee" (1934), "Top Hat" (1935) and "Shall We Dance?" (1937).



Cast (Feature Film)

Cold Turkey (1971)
Hiram C. Grayson
2000 Years Later (1969)
The Perils of Pauline (1967)
Casper Coleman
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
The chief
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Hutching, the butler
The Story of Mankind (1957)
Sir Walter Raleigh
Down to Earth (1947)
Messenger 7013
Her Husband's Affairs (1947)
J. B. Cruikshank
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946)
Milo Edwards
Cinderella Jones (1946)
Faithful in My Fashion (1946)
Hiram Dilworthy
Lady on a Train (1945)
Steppin' in Society (1945)
Judge Avery Webster
Summer Storm (1944)
Count Alexander Volsky
The Town Went Wild (1944)
Everett Conway
Brazil (1944)
Everett St. John Everett
San Diego, I Love You (1944)
Philip McCooley
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Mr. Witherspoon
Her Primitive Man (1944)
Orrin Tracy
Forever and a Day (1943)
Sir Anthony [Trimble-Pomfret]
The Gang's All Here (1943)
Peyton Potter
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
I Married an Angel (1942)
The Magnificent Dope (1942)
Horace Hunter
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Noble Sage
Bachelor Daddy (1941)
Joseph Smith
The Body Disappears (1941)
Professor Shotesbury
Week-End for Three (1941)
[Fred] Stonebraker
Sunny (1941)
Henry Bates
You're the One (1941)
Death Valley Joe Frink
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Messenger 7013
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939)
Tom Village
Paris Honeymoon (1939)
Ernest Figg
College Swing (1938)
Hubert Dash
Holiday (1938)
Nick Potter
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
The Marquis De Loiselle
Little Tough Guys in Society (1938)
Hitting a New High (1937)
Lucius B. Blynn
Oh, Doctor (1937)
Edward J. Billop
Wild Money (1937)
P. E. Dodd
The Great Garrick (1937)
Lost Horizon (1937)
[Alexander P.] Lovett
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)
Count Humbert
Shall We Dance (1937)
Jeffrey Baird
Angel (1937)
Graham, valet
Danger - Love at Work (1937)
Howard Rogers
The Perfect Specimen (1937)
Mr. Gratten
Hearts Divided (1936)
Let's Make a Million (1936)
Harrison Gentry
Her Master's Voice (1936)
Ned Farrar
Nobody's Fool (1936)
Will Wright
The Singing Kid (1936)
Davenport Rogers
The Night Is Young (1935)
Your Uncle Dudley (1935)
Dudley Dixon
$10 Raise (1935)
Hubert T. Wilkins
His Night Out (1935)
Homer [B. Bitts]
All the King's Horses (1935)
[Count Josef von Schlapstaat, known as] Peppi
Going Highbrow (1935)
Augie [Witherspoon]
Top Hat (1935)
Horace Hardwick
Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)
[Leander] Nolan
The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
Don Paquito
In Caliente (1935)
Harold Brandon
Little Big Shot (1935)
Mortimer [Thompson]
Success at Any Price (1934)
[Harry] Fisher
Woman in Command (1934)
Sebastian Marvello
The Poor Rich (1934)
Albert Stuyvesant Spottiswood
Uncertain Lady (1934)
Elliott Crane
Sing and Like It (1934)
Adam Frink
Smarty (1934)
Vernon [Thorpe]
The Merry Widow (1934)
Ambassador [Popoff]
Ladies Should Listen (1934)
Paul Vernet
It's a Boy (1934)
Dudley Leake
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Egbert ["Pinky" Fitzgerald]
Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
Marcel Caron
Easy to Love (1934)
Eric [Schulte]
A Bedtime Story (1933)
Victor [Rene's valet]
The Way to Love (1933)
[Professor Gaston] Bibi
Design for Living (1933)
Max Plunkett
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Mad Hatter
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
François [Fileba]
Roar of the Dragon (1932)
But the Flesh Is Weak (1932)
Sir George [Kelvin]
Kiss Me Again (1931)
Lonely Wives (1931)
Richard Smith/Felix, the Great Zero
Reaching for the Moon (1931)
Six Cylinder Love (1931)
Monty Winston
The Front Page (1931)
Roy V. Bensinger
The Age for Love (1931)
Horace Keats
Smart Woman (1931)
Bill Ross
Wide Open (1930)
Simon Haldane
Once a Gentleman (1930)
Take the Heir (1930)
Holiday (1930)
Nick Potter
The Sap (1929)
The Sap [Bill Small]
The Aviator (1929)
Robert Street
The Hottentot (1929)
Sam Harrington
Sonny Boy (1929)
Crandall Thorpe, Attorney
The Terror (1928)
Ferdinand Fane
Taxi Taxi (1927)
Peter Whitby
La Bohème (1926)
The Whole Town's Talking (1926)
Chester Binney
Poker Faces (1926)
Jimmy Whitmore
The Nut-Cracker (1926)
Horatio Slipaway
Marry Me (1925)
John Smith, #2
Beggar on Horseback (1925)
Neil McRae
The Business of Love (1925)
Edward Burgess
The Man Who Fights Alone (1924)
Bob Alten
Try and Get It (1924)
Glenn Collins
Flapper Wives (1924)
Vincent Platt
Helen's Babies (1924)
Uncle Harry
To the Ladies (1923)
Leonard Beebe, a clerk
Ruggles of Red Gap (1923)
Too Much Business (1922)
John Henry Jackson
The Ladder Jinx (1922)
Arthur Barnes, a bank teller
A Front Page Story (1922)
Rodney Marvin

Cast (Special)

Manhattan Tower (1956)
Time Out For Ginger (1955)
Editor Hoffman

Cast (Short)

One Got Fat (1963)
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Design for Living - Lobby Cards
Here are some Lobby Cards from Design for Living (1932), directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, and Gary Cooper. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Arsenic and Old Lace - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from Frank Capra's Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, and Raymond Massey.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan - Movie Poster
Here is an original release movie poster from Columbia Pictures' Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), starring Robert Montgomery. This is an Insert poster, measuring 14 x 36 inches.


Movie Clip

Wide Open (1930) -- (Movie Clip) I Don't Like Women In Distresses For reasons not known, Patsy Ruth Miller, not yet identified, using an address stolen from his workplace, has sneaked into the home of neurotic bachelor bookkeeper Simon (Edward Haldane) and removed her wet clothes, shortly after he managed to remove an amorous female colleague, in Wide Open, 1930.
Front Page, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) L For Listerine! The boys in the press room tangle then we meet editor Walter Burns (Adolphe Menjou), hunting Hildy (Pat O'Brien, not seen), with some remarkable shots from director Lewis Milestone, early in The Front Page 1931, from the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
Wide Open (1930) -- (Movie Clip) It Isn't Gentile Timid bachelor bookkeeper Simon (Edward Everett Horton) is already under assault, by happenstance in the phonograph company’s recording studio, from amorous stenographer Agatha (Louis Fazenda), when the boss, a client and the star salesman (E.J. Ratcliffe, Vincent Barnett, T. Roy Barnes) intrude, in Warner Bros. and director Archie Mayo’s Wide Open, 1930.
Wide Open (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Stop Deluding Yourself! Opening with star Edward Everett Horton embarrassed on his front step, and Louise Beavers as his sensible servant Easter, in the pre-code talkie from Warner Bros. and director Archie Mayo, co-starring Patsy Ruth Miller, Wide Open, 1930.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) -- (Movie Clip) You Know Who You're Talking To? S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall is the promoter with Edward Everett Horton of a fictional wartime benefit show, and they’re being driven nuts by (pretending) egomaniac star Eddie Cantor, so he doesn’t recognize Humphrey Bogart, maybe because of the impressive scruffy beard, in the Warner Bros. morale-Musical variety hit Thank Your Lucky Stars, 1943.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) -- (Movie Clip) It's The Same Ocean! With French Riviera hotel staff (Franklin Pangborn accompanied by Armand Cortes) offering new rooms, Gary Cooper as the still not-named American millionaire who’s having trouble sleeping, the surprise appearance of Edward Everett Horton as the Marquis, in Ernst Lubitsch’s Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, 1938, also starring Claudette Colbert.
Design for Living (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Immorality May Be Fun George (Gary Cooper) romancing Gilda (Miriam Hopkins) in her Paris apartment then bumping into her chivalrous employer Plunkett (Edward Everett Horton), who delivers the same speech he just made to Cooper's roommate, who's also fallen for her, in Ernst Lubitsch's Design for Living, 1933.
Design for Living (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Bassington Speaks! American Tom (Fredric March) at his Paris garret writing "un-produced plays" when Plunkett (Edward Everett Horton), visiting to discourage his pursuit of his employee Gilda (Constance Bennett), inadvertently inspires him, in Ernst Lubitsch's Design for Living, 1933.
Design For Living (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Artistic Bums! Max Plunkett (Edward Everett Horton), successful international ad agency executive and chivalrous employer but frustrated suitor of American Paris-based artist Gilda (Miriam Hopkins), visits after having told off her two new romantic interests, a painter (Gary Cooper) and playwright (Fredric March), in Ernst Lubitsch’s Design For Living, 1933.
Lost Horizon (1937) -- (Movie Clip) If There Is A Prolonged Delay Nearly smarmy Chang (H.B. Warner) now feeds Conway (Ronald Colman), brother George (John Howard) and fellow plane crash survivors (Edward Everett Horton, Thomas Mitchell) and mentions their rescue from the Himalayan monastery community could take years, about which they speculate, in Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon, 1937.
Lost Horizon (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Where Civilization Ends Big special effects as Robert (Ronald Colman) and brother George (John Howard) Conway and cohorts (Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton and Isabel Jewell), evacuated from a crisis in China, crash land somewhere beyond Tibet in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, 1939.
Lost Horizon (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Shangri La Robert Conway (Ronald Colman) and fellow crash survivors (Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard and Isabel Jewell) are led into Shangri-La by Chang (H.B. Warner) in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, 1937, from the James Hilton novel.


Lady On A Train (1945) -- (Original Trailer) Yes, there is a Deanna Durbin murder mystery! The trailer from Universal emphasizing provocative elements for the 21-year old who was by then Hollywood’s highest-paid female star, in Lady On A Train, 1945.
Pocketful Of Miracles (1961) -- (Original Trailer) Bette Davis plays Apple Annie in Frank Capra's last movie, Pocketful Of Miracles (1961).
Great Garrick, The - (Original Trailer) Director James Whale (The Bride Of Frankenstein) brings his quirky view to this portrait of 18th Century Britain's most famous actor.
Going Highbrow - (Original Trailer) Guy Kibbee and ZaSu Pitts try to break into high society in Going Highbrow (1935).
Easy To Love (1934) - (Original Trailer) When she thinks her husband (Adolphe Menjou) has been unfaithful, a woman (Genevieve Tobin) claims to be having an affair of her own.
Arsenic and Old Lace - (Original Trailer) A young man (Cary Grant) about to be married discovers his two aunts are poisoning lonely old men in Arsenic and Old Lace, (1944).
Alice in Wonderland (1933) - (Original Trailer) A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions in Alice in Wonderland (1933).
Cinderella Jones - (Original Trailer) Joan Leslie has to find and marry a genius to inherit $10 million in Busby Berkeley's musical Cinderella Jones (1946).
Thank Your Lucky Stars - (Original Trailer) An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort in Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) with guest appearances by Bette Davis, Errol Flynn & Humphrey Bogart.
That's Right - You're Wrong - (Original Trailer) Lucille Ball helps Kay Kyser and his band overcome a film studio head's hatred to make it on the big screen in That's Right - You're Wrong (1939).
Weekend For Three - (Original Trailer) Algonquin wit Dorothy Parker co-wrote Weekend For Three (1941), a comedy about a married woman who can't get rid of an old boyfriend.
I Married An Angel - (Original Trailer) Some husbands say it but Nelson Eddy means it literally in his final pairing with Jeanette MacDonald, I Married An Angel (1942).


Edward Everett Horton
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