Douglas MacLean

Douglas MacLean

The Man With the Million Dollar Smile
Born Charles Douglas MacLean
10 January 1890(1890-01-10)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 9 July 1967(1967-07-09) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Spouse Barbara Barondess
Lorraine Maclean
Faith Cole
Florence Barton

Douglas MacLean (Charles Douglas MacLean) (10 January 1890 - 9 July 1967) was a silent motion picture actor, producer, and writer.

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Life and career

MacLean was born in Philadelphia and educated at the Northwestern University Preparatory School, and Lewis Institute of Technology, in Chicago. After a career in bond sales, MacLean enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Previous to his screen career he played juvenile leads in stock and supported stage actress Maude Adams in Peter Pan. His first film was 1914’s As Ye Sow with Alice Brady, followed by a bit parts in Fuss and Feathers, and two Mary Pickford features, Captain Kidd, Jr. and Johanna Enlists. He went on appearing with Dorothy Gish in The Hun Within, he co-starred with Doris May in the romantic comedy, 23½ Hours Leave,which was a big hit. From 1922 to 1929 he starred in fourteen features for Paramount and First National, all maintaining the standard light romantic comedy formula that continued to prove successful for him. He made one talkie, Divorce Made Easy in 1929, and then retired from acting. In 1932 Douglas made his debut as a producer with Ladies of the Jury. He produced a total of eight films for Paramount, including Tillie and Gus, starring W.C. Fields, Ladies Should Listen starring Cary Grant and 1935's Two for Tonight. He retired from film producing in 1937, but continued to freelance write for movies and television in the 1940s and 1950s. MacLean was known as The Man With the Million Dollar Smile.

MacLean died in his Beverly Hills' home from the effects of a stroke, and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Filmography

Actor

  • Divorce Made Easy (1929)
  • The Carnation Kid (1929)
  • Soft Cushions (1927)
  • Let It Rain (1927)
  • Hold That Lion (1926)
  • That's My Baby (1926)
  • Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925)
  • Introduce Me (1925)
  • Never Say Die (1924)
  • The Yankee Consul (1924)
  • Going Up (1923)
  • A Man of Action (1923)
  • The Sunshine Trail (1923)
  • Bell Boy 13 (1923)
  • The Hottentot (1922)
  • Passing Through (1921)
  • One a Minute (1921)
  • The Home Stretch (1921)
  • Chickens (1921)
  • The Rookie's Return (1920)
  • The Jailbird (1920)
  • Let's Be Fashionable (1920)
  • Mary's Ankle (1920)
  • What's Your Husband Doing? (1920)
  • 23½ Hours' Leave (1919)
  • Captain Kidd, Jr. (1919)
  • The Homebreaker (1919)
  • Happy Though Married (1919)
  • Fuss and Feathers (1918)
  • Mirandy Smiles (1918)
  • Johanna Enlists (1918)
  • The Hun Within (1918)
  • The Vamp (1918)
  • The Fair Barbarian (1917)
  • Souls in Pawn (1917)
  • The Upper Crust (1917)
  • A Woman's Power (1916)
  • Love's Crucible (1916)
  • The Boss (1915)
  • The Man Who Found Himself (1915)
  • As Ye Sow (1914)

Producer

  • New Wine (1941)
  • 23½ Hours Leave (1937)
  • Great Guy (1936)
  • So Red the Rose (1935)
  • Two for Tonight (1935)
  • Accent on Youth (1935)
  • People Will Talk (1935)
  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)
  • Ladies Should Listen (1934)
  • Melody in Spring (1934)
  • Six of a Kind (1934)
  • Tillie and Gus (1933)
  • Secrets of Hollywood (1933)
  • Ladies of the Jury (1932)
  • Caught Plastered (1931)
  • Too Many Cooks (1931)
  • Laugh and Get Rich (1931)
  • Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925)
  • Never Say Die (1924)
  • Going Up (1923)
  • Suspect (1940) (stageplay)

Writer

  • Mama Loves Papa (1945)
  • Six of a Kind (1934)
  • Mama Loves Papa (1933)
  • Caught Plastered (1931)
  • Cracked Nuts (1931)
  • Laugh and Get Rich (1931)

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