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William Frawley

William Frawley

Birthdate: February 26, 1887

Deathdate: March 3, 1966


Gentleman Jim (1942)

In 1890s San Francisco, boxing is illegal. James J. Corbett (Errol Flynn), a brash young bank teller, attends a match with his friend Walter Lowrie (Jack Carson). When a police raid nets Judge Geary, a member of the board of directors of Corbett's bank, Corbett's fast talking gets his superior ou...

Roxie Hart (1942)

In 1927, Roxie Hart (Ginger Rogers), a showgirl whose no-good husband Amos (George Chandler) kills a theatrical booking agent Fred Casely and insists that Roxie take the blame, since juries seldom send a woman to the gallows. She agrees, figuring that the publicity will be beneficial to her caree...

The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Pilot Steve Collins (James Cagney) agrees to help bandleader Alan Brice (Jack Carson) and heiress Joan Winfield (Bette Davis) elope. Steve then contacts her father Lucius (Eugene Pallette), offering to prevent the marriage and deliver her to him in return for enough money to get out of debt. Stev...

Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Francis Warren appears to have a normal life handling investments, but secretly he writes lurid detective novels under the pseudonym F.X. Pettibone. His other career is unknown to wife Rita or to anyone but Inspector Mason, who mocks the books, insisting that true crime is much more difficult to ...

Blondie in Society (1941)

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One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia (Nancy Kelly). The upcoming marriage is jeopardized by Steve's ex-girl...

Rose of Washington Square (1939)

Rose of Washington Square is a 1939 American musical drama film. Set in 1920s New York City, it focuses on singer Rose Sargent and her turbulent relationship with con artist Barton DeWitt Clinton, whose criminal activities threaten her professional success in the Ziegfeld Follies. Although the na...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1939 film adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel of the same name, starring Mickey Rooney in the title role.

Mad About Music (1938)

Gwen Taylor (Gail Patrick) is a famous Hollywood film star and about to become more famous. On her manager's advice, she has concealed from the press the fact that she's a widow with a fouteen year old daughter, Gloria (Deanna Durbin). Gloria lives in a girls-only boarding school in Switzerland. ...

Professor Beware (1938)

Professor Beware is a 1938 in film comedy film starring Harold Lloyd and directed by Elliott Nugent

Waikiki Wedding (1937)

Waikiki Wedding is a 1937 American musical film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, and Shirley Ross. Bing plays the part of Tony Marvin, a PR man charged with extolling the virtues of Hawaii. The female lead, played by Shirley Ross is a local beauty queen w...

Double or Nothing (1937)

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Something to Sing About (1937)

"Terry Rooney" (James Cagney) is the stage name of Thaddeus McGillicuddy, a popular New York band leader and hoofer with a radio show, who gets an offer to go to Hollywood to make movies. He leaves behind his fiancee, the band's singer, Rita Wyatt (Evelyn Daw), and finds himself in the hands of s...

Rose Bowl (1936)

Paddy O'Riley and Ossie Merrill, Bellport high school football heroes, enroll in distant colleges; Paddy at a small school in the East, where he is barely a substitute, and Ossie at a powerhouse-football school, where he is an instant star and all-American candidate. They leave behind Cheers Reyn...

The General Died at Dawn (1936)

The General Died at Dawn is a 1936 film that tells the story of a mercenary who meets a beautiful girl while trying to keep arms from getting to a vicious warlord in war-torn China. The movie was written by Charles G. Booth and Clifford Odets, and directed by Lewis Milestone. It stars Gary Cooper...

Desire (1936)

The film tells of plays Madeleine de Beaupre (Marlene Dietrich), a devious jewel thief. After stealing a string of pearls from jeweler Aristide Duval (Ernest Cossart), de Beaupre flees Paris. She leaves a trail that implicates psychiatrist Dr. Pauquet (Alan Mowbray). As she heads for the Spanish ...