John Gilbert Filmography

by lisa-vankampen | created - 25 Jun 2014 | updated - 25 Jun 2014 | Public

This list includes all films John Gilbert acted in, straight from IMDB. It also includes films he was uncredited for.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords



IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capeador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth, John Gilbert

Votes: 641

Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private detective hoping to nab criminal Danny Checkett with a fortune in stolen bonds. Steve begins drinking, all the while observing the various stories of other passengers on board, several of whom turn out not to be who they seem to be.

2. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,696 | Gross: $0.77M

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

3. Fast Workers (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Drama

Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. So far, Gunner has not ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: John Gilbert, Robert Armstrong, Mae Clarke, Muriel Kirkland

Votes: 694

Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. So far, Gunner has not failed. But one night, while Gunner is in jail, Bucker meets Mary, a tough dame with a line. He falls for her, and she falls for his dough. But Mary is already a gal pal of Gunner, and no two know about the third one. The trouble starts when the triangle is revealed too late.

4. Downstairs (1932)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

An amoral chauffeur seeks to seduce a young bride.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: John Gilbert, Paul Lukas, Virginia Bruce, Hedda Hopper

Votes: 1,563

At the wedding of Albert and Anna, Karl, the new chauffeur, arrives. Albert is the head butler, second generation to the Baron. Karl soon seems out of place as a servant, and Albert tells him so. But Karl is a cad. Whenever he gets the chance, he will try to seduce Anna, who is not wise in the ways of the world. He lies without question if it is to his advantage and charms money out of Sophie, the old cook. He disrupts the household and then blackmails the Baroness to keep from being sacked.

5. West of Broadway (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War

Jerry Seevers returns from World War I service broken in health and his doctor tells him he has only six months to live. His fiancée jilts him and he sets out to drink himself to death. In ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: John Gilbert, El Brendel, Lois Moran, Madge Evans

Votes: 552

Jerry Seevers returns from World War I service broken in health and his doctor tells him he has only six months to live. His fiancée jilts him and he sets out to drink himself to death. In one of his binges he wakes up to find himself married to what the assumes is a gold-digger after his money. He leaves her and goes to a ranch in Arizona and get rid of his new bride, who is really in love with him. He sets up divorce proceedings and then realizes he actually loves her.

6. The Phantom of Paris (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Thriller

Cheri-Bibi is an escape artist wrongly imprisoned for murdering the wealthy father of his admirer Cecile. The real murderer is Cecile's fiancé, so how will Bibi escape his death sentence and win back Cecile?

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 1,240

Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot escape the false murder charge that is placed on him. Max has killed Bourrelier before he was removed from the will so that he will be rich when he marries Cecile. Together with Vera, they put the blame on Bibi, who is a romantic rival to Max, and he is sentenced to death. But Bibi escapes before his execution and hides in Herman's secret cellar. When he learns that Max is dying, Bibi goes to his house for his confession, but Max dies before it is told to anyone else. So Bibi, has just one chance, and he goes to Dr. Gorin who will make him look like Max so that he can clear his name and put the blame where it belongs - on Max, even in death.

7. Gentleman's Fate (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama

Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams, Anita Page

Votes: 701

Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years before, to keep him out of the rackets. But now that he is dying, he wants to split the business between Giacomo (Jack) and Frank, his other son. The business includes running booze down from Canada.

8. Way for a Sailor (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama

Jack is a sailor who lives to go to sea. A typical sailor, he is always broke and has been in seven jails in the last seven ports. The one girl he tries to impress the most is in London and... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

Votes: 539

Jack is a sailor who lives to go to sea. A typical sailor, he is always broke and has been in seven jails in the last seven ports. The one girl he tries to impress the most is in London and his mates call her 'the Eskimo'. For two years, he approaches her every time he docks near London, and for two years, Joan rejects the expensive gifts he brings to her and ignores any and all advances he makes. She wants nothing to do with a sailor. When Jack uses trickery to convince Joan to marry him, Joan leaves him when she finds out the truth about his so called new life. There are rough seas ahead as Jack tries to get Joan to come back to him.

9. Redemption (1930)

75 min | Drama

Fedya wins Lisa away from her fiance, Victor Karenin. But after Fedya weds Lisa, he becomes infatuated with a gypsy girl, Masha. His duplicity leads to tragedy.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Lionel Barrymore | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Conrad Nagel, Eleanor Boardman

Votes: 470

Fedya wins Lisa away from her fiance, Victor Karenin. But after Fedya weds Lisa, he becomes infatuated with a gypsy girl, Masha. His duplicity leads to tragedy.

10. His Glorious Night (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

In a European kingdom, Princess Orsolini is to have a state wedding, arranged by her mother the Queen, but she is in love with Captain Kovacs of the horse guards. She is forced to break off... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Barrymore | Stars: John Gilbert, Catherine Dale Owen, Nance O'Neil, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 42

11. Desert Nights (1929)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A con man and his beautiful accomplice kidnap a manager and steal $500,000 worth of diamonds, but end up stranded in the desert without water.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, Mary Nolan, Claude King

Votes: 1,068

A con man with his beautiful accomplice and a hostage steals a half million dollars worth of diamonds but finds they're all lost in the desert without water.

12. A Woman of Affairs (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

When two childhood sweethearts are kept from marrying, misery ensues.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 1,304 | Gross: $0.85M

When two childhood sweethearts are kept from marrying, misery ensues.

13. The Masks of the Devil (1928)

80 min | Drama

Baron Reiner, a charming though unscrupulous Viennese aristocrat, becomes infatuated with Virginia, an innocent schoolgirl who is engaged to his best friend, Manfred. In order to seduce the... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: John Gilbert, Alma Rubens, Theodore Roberts, Frank Reicher

Votes: 26

14. Four Walls (1928)

60 min | Drama

While Benny is in jail his old henchman Monk takes over the gang and Benny's girl Frieda. Once out Benny wants nothing to do with either. He has reformed and is beloved of his god-fearing ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, Vera Gordon, Carmel Myers

Votes: 279

While Benny is in jail his old henchman Monk takes over the gang and Benny's girl Frieda. Once out Benny wants nothing to do with either. He has reformed and is beloved of his god-fearing mother's good friend Bertha. But Frieda pursues him and, at a party, announces her engagement to Monk in order to make Benny really jealous. A rival gang attacks during the party and Benny takes over, running off with Bertha in his arms. In a chase across the rooftops, Monk falls to his death. Benny is accused and later cleared of Monk's "murder".

15. The Cossacks (1928)

92 min | Drama

A peace-loving Cossack chooses to prove himself in battle when his village and childhood sweetheart label him a coward.

Directors: George W. Hill, Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Ernest Torrence, Nils Asther

Votes: 602

A peace-loving Cossack chooses to prove himself in battle when his village and childhood sweetheart label him a coward.

16. Love (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer.

Directors: Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, George Fawcett, Emily Fitzroy

Votes: 858 | Gross: $0.95M

In Czarist Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing military officer Count Vronsky and abandons her husband and child to become Vronsky's mistress. Tragedy ensues when Vronsky chooses his military career over Anna.

17. Man, Woman and Sin (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

A young man takes a succession of odd jobs in order to save enough money to buy he and his mother a house. He lands a position in a newspaper office and falls in love with the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: John Gilbert, Jeanne Eagels, Gladys Brockwell, Marc McDermott

Votes: 344

A young man takes a succession of odd jobs in order to save enough money to buy he and his mother a house. He lands a position in a newspaper office and falls in love with the beautiful society editor, who is secretly having an affair with the married managing editor. She returns the young man's affections in order to make her lover jealous, but finds herself falling for him.

18. Twelve Miles Out (1927)

85 min | Drama

Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning, and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane's seaside home. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, Joan Crawford, Eileen Percy

Votes: 538 | Gross: $0.45M

Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning, and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane's seaside home. When she tries to turn him in, he kidnaps her and her fiance John. Jane, now in love with Jerry, must watch as Jerry and Red shoot it out on board Jerry's boat.

19. The Show (1927)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama

Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Connelly

Votes: 481 | Gross: $0.40M

Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder.

20. Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent

Votes: 3,750 | Gross: $0.60M

Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

21. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 966 | Gross: $0.49M

Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

22. La Bohème (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, George Hassell

Votes: 1,399 | Gross: $0.45M

A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves.

23. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,877 | Gross: $12.45M

A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned. (Uncredited)

24. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 5,819 | Gross: $11.00M

The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline.

25. The Merry Widow (1925)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 2,045 | Gross: $1.92M

A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.

26. The Wife of the Centaur (1924)

81 min | Drama

Jeffrey Dwyer, Gifted but neurotic novelist Jeffrey Dwyer,, is attracted to Joan Converse, a young and innocent girl, but neglects her when he meets sultry Inez Martin. After a short, ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, John Gilbert, Aileen Pringle, Kate Lester

Votes: 12 | Gross: $0.20M

28. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Votes: 2,754 | Gross: $0.19M

A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

32. A Man's Mate (1924)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Paul Bonard an artist, loses his memory when he receives a blow on the head from one of two apaches fighting over Wildcat, a sultry stepper in a cafe. He becomes an apache himself, falls in... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Mortimer | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Noble Johnson, Wilfrid North

33. The Wolf Man (1923)

60 min | Drama

The youngest son of a noble English family turns into a wolf man whenever he partakes in alcohol.

Director: Edmund Mortimer | Stars: John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Alma Francis, George Barraud

Votes: 15

34. Just Off Broadway (1924)

60 min | Drama

Jean Lawrence ( Marian Nixon ), unsuccessful as a musical comedy actress, is near starvation when she is rescued by Nan Norton ( Trilby Clark ), a gangland sweetheart, in a restaurant off ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Mortimer | Stars: John Gilbert, Marian Nixon, Trilby Clark, Pierre Gendron

35. Cameo Kirby (1923)

70 min | Drama

Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man's... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Gilbert, Gertrude Olmstead, Alan Hale, Eric Mayne

Votes: 306

Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man's daughter.

36. The Exiles (1923)

Passed | 50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Finding herself accused of a murder she didn't commit, Alice Carroll flees to Tangier, Morocco. District Attorney Henry Holcombe, meanwhile, has discovered that she is actually innocent and... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Mortimer | Stars: John Gilbert, Betty Bouton, John Webb Dillion, Margaret Fielding

38. Madness of Youth (1923)

50 min | Drama

Jaca Javalie, after eluding authorities, goes to the home of wealthy Theodore Banning, where he professes to be a man of magic who learned his skills in India. He demonstrates his ability ... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Storm | Stars: John Gilbert, Billie Dove, D.R.O. Hatswell, George K. Arthur

40. While Paris Sleeps (1923)

60 min | Horror

A sculptor loves his lovely model,but she cares nothing for him.When she is attracted to an American man,the sculptor becomes insanely jealous.So he plans to kill his rival with the help of... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mildred Manning, John Gilbert, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 19

A sculptor loves his lovely model,but she cares for him nothing.And when she is attracted by an American man,he becomes insanely Jealousy.So he plans with the owner of a Horror Wax museum, to do him away.He is captured and tortured in the museum.With the help of her lovers friend she rescues him.After recovering in a Hospital they are ready to marry.

41. A California Romance (1922)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1800s California, Patricio and Dolores are in love but are torn by politics--he believes California should join the US, while she believes it should remain a part of Mexico. Convinced ... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Storm | Stars: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, George Siegmann, Jack McDonald

43. Calvert's Valley (1922)

50 min | Drama

Page Emlyn travels with his friend Jim Calvert to the Calvert family home. It doesn't turn out well, though, as Calvert's fiancée breaks up with him and he later falls off a cliff to his ... See full summary »

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: John Gilbert, Sylvia Breamer, Philo McCullough, Herschel Mayall

Page Emlyn travels with his friend Jim Calvert to the Calvert family home. It doesn't turn out well, though, as Calvert's fiancée breaks up with him and he later falls off a cliff to his death. His friend Emlyn was with him but was so drunk he doesn't remember anything that happened that night, and it's not long before Emlyn is accused of pushing his friend off the cliff and tried for the murder.

44. Monte Cristo (1922)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance

A film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, Robert McKim, William V. Mong

Votes: 308 | Gross: $0.25M

A film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

47. Arabian Love (1922)

50 min | Drama

Nadine Fortier is captured by a band of desert marauders. "The Sheik" wins her in a game of dice but then lets her go - for now.

Director: Jerome Storm | Stars: John Gilbert, Barbara Bedford, Barbara La Marr, Herschel Mayall

Nadine Fortier is captured by a band of desert marauders. "The Sheik" wins her in a game of dice but then lets her go - for now.