The best movies with Charles Lane

List of the 10 best movies starring Charles Lane, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Tarzan's New York Adventure
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Tarzan's New York Adventure

Role in movie: Gould Beaton, Sargent's Lawyer
C

ircus owner Buck Rand kidnaps Boy to perform in his show. He forces a pilot to fly him, Boy and his animal trainer out of the jungle. Tarzan and Jane follow them to New York. At a trial over custody of Boy, Tarzan becomes violent and is jailed. With the help of the pilot's girlfriend Tarzan (who has since escaped, diving off the Brooklyn Bridge) finds the circus. He and the circus elephants complete the classic rescue.

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Role in movie: Airport Manager
A

group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

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Gold Diggers of 1933
8

Gold Diggers of 1933

Role in movie: Society Reporter
B

arney Hopkins is producing a new show on Broadway, but the day before it opens, the set and costumes are confiscated due to not paid bills. Everybody is sitting on the street and due to depression there is no possibility for the three chorus girls Carol, Trixie and Polly. But they hear rumors that Hopkins is producing a new show, they invite him and he promises to give them work.

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You Can't Take It with You (You Can't Take It With You)
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You Can't Take It with You (You Can't Take It With You)

Role in movie: Henderson
A

lice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby. His wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby, and his snobbish mother, strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things do not turn out the way Alice had hoped.

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Arsenic and Old Lace
6

Arsenic and Old Lace

Role in movie: Reporter
M

ortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
5

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Role in movie: Nosey newsman
N

aive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.

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42nd Street
4

42nd Street

Role in movie: Playwright of "Pretty Lady"
A

producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

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The Great Man's Lady
3

The Great Man's Lady

Role in movie: Pierce (uncredited)
I

n Hoyt City, a statue of founder Ethan Hoyt is dedicated, and 100 year old Hannah Sempler Hoyt (who lives in the last residence among skyscrapers) is at last persuaded to tell her story to a 'girl biographer'. Flashback: in 1848, teenage Hannah meets and flirts with pioneer Ethan; on a sudden impulse, they elope. We follow their struggle to found a city in the wilderness, hampered by the Gold Rush, star-crossed love, peril, and heartbreak. The star "ages" 80 years.

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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
2

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Role in movie: Hallor (uncredited)
L

ongfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life - including playing the tuba in the town band. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow picks up his tuba and moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone from the greedy opera committee to the sensationist daily newspaper. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. Babe is a hot-shot reporter who figures the best way to get close to Deeds is to pose as a damsel in distress. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

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It's a Wonderful Life
1

It's a Wonderful Life

Role in movie: Real Estate Salesman
G

eorge Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.

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Charles Lane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles Gerstle Levison (January 26, 1905 – July 9, 2007),  better known as Charles Lane, was an American character actor seen in many movies and TV shows, and at the time of his death may have been the oldest living professional American actor.  Lane appeared in many Frank Capra films, including You Can't Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946). He was a favored supporting actor of Lucille Ball, who often used him as a no-nonsense authority figure and comedic foe of her scatterbrained TV character on her TV series I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and The Lucy Show. Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Lane (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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