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William Frawley est un Acteur, Réalisateur et Scénariste Américain né le 26 février 1887 à Burlington (Etats-Unis)

William Frawley

William Frawley
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Nom de naissance William Clement Frawley
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 26 février 1887 à Burlington (Etats-Unis)
Mort 3 mars 1966 (à 79 ans) à Hollywood (Etats-Unis)

William Clement Frawley est un acteur américain, né le 26 février 1887 à Burlington, dans l'Iowa (États-Unis), et mort le 3 mars 1966 à Hollywood (Californie).

Biographie

In 1914, Frawley married fellow vaudevillian Edna Louise Broedt (1893–1992). They developed an act, "Frawley and Louise", which they performed all across the country. Their act was described as "light comedy, with singing, dancing, and patter." The couple separated in 1921 (later divorcing in 1927). They did not have any children.

His brother Paul Frawley (1889-1973) also was an actor on Broadway with relatively fewer appearances in motion pictures.

Ses meilleurs films

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
(Acteur)

Le plus souvent avec

Hans Dreier
Hans Dreier
(13 films)
John Wayne
John Wayne
(2 films)
Ann Dvorak
Ann Dvorak
(1 films)
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
(8 films)
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Filmographie de William Frawley (99 films)

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I Love Lucy: The Movie, 1h21
Réalisé par Edward Sedgwick, Marc Daniels
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Ann Doran, Mary Wickes
Rôle Fred Mertz
Note81% 4.053554.053554.053554.053554.05355
The film plays out with three first-season episodes edited together into a single story: "The Benefit", "Breaking the Lease", and "The Ballet", with new footage included between episodes to help transition the episodes into one coherent storyline. As the series routinely took the format of filming scenes in chronological order, this adds to the "show within a show within a show" format of the film, as viewers watch the cast perform the episodes live. The film itself ends with a "curtain call", as the cast comes out and Arnaz thanks the audience for their support.
L'ange des maudits, 1h29
Réalisé par Fritz Lang
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Western
Acteurs Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, George Reeves, Gloria Henry, William Frawley
Rôle Baldy Gunder
Note69% 3.495543.495543.495543.495543.49554
Un cow-boy traque l'assassin de sa fiancée. Il se fait passer pour un bandit et parvient ainsi à pénétrer dans le ranch (Chuck-a-Luck) où se réfugient tous les hors-la-loi du pays. Là il fait semblant de tomber amoureux d'Altar. Les bandits pensant qu'elle les a dénoncés déclenchent une bagarre au ranch.
Le Môme boule-de-gomme, 1h31
Réalisé par Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Comédie romantique, Musical, Romance
Thèmes Noël
Acteurs Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Ann Sheridan, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell, Andrea King
Rôle Gloomy Willie
Note71% 3.59383.59383.59383.59383.5938
The Lemon Drop Kid (Bob Hope), a New York City swindler, is illegally touting horses at a Florida racetrack. The Kid touts across a beautiful woman intending to bet $2,000 on a horse named Iron Bar. Rigging a con, the Kid convinces her to switch her bet, but learns that she was betting for boyfriend and notorious gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark). When the horse finishes dead last, a furious Moran demands the Kid pay him $10,000 (the amount he would have won) by Christmas Eve, or the Kid "won't make it to New Year's."
Deux nigauds et l'homme invisible, 1h20
Réalisé par Charles Lamont
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie horrifique, Horreur
Thèmes Adaptation d'une œuvre littéraire de science-fiction, Comédie de science-fiction, Comédie horrifique, Buddy movie
Acteurs Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz, Adele Jergens, Sheldon Leonard
Rôle détective Roberts
Note67% 3.399543.399543.399543.399543.39954
Francis Lou (Lou Costello) et Bud Alexander (Bud Abbott) sont de récents diplômés d'une école de détective privé. Nelson Tommy (Arthur Franz), un boxeur, vient à eux pour leur premier cas. Tommy s'est récemment échappé de prison, après avoir été accusé du meurtre de son manager, et demande au duo de l'accompagner dans une visite à sa fiancée, Helen Gray (Nancy Guild). Il veut que son oncle, le docteur Philip Gray (Gavin Muir), lui injecte un sérum spécial qu'il a mis au point. Ce sérum rendra Tommy invisible, et il espère utiliser l'invisibilité pour prouver son innocence. M. Gray refuse catégoriquement, disant que le sérum est encore instable. Mais, avant que la police arrive, Tommy se l'injecte. Le détective Roberts (William Frawley) questionne Dr Gray et Helen pendant que Bud et Lou recherchent Tommy.
Rhubarb, le chat millionnaire, 1h34
Réalisé par Arthur Lubin
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Sport, Baseball, Mise en scène d'un chat, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Acteurs Ray Milland, Orangey, Jan Sterling, William Frawley, Gene Lockhart, Willard Waterman
Rôle Len Sickles
Note69% 3.4891653.4891653.4891653.4891653.489165
Thaddeus J. Banner, un millionnaire excentrique qui possède une équipe de baseball, les Brooklyn Loons, s'entiche d'un chat de gouttière (joué par le chat Orangey) poursuivi par des chiens, et l'emmène chez lui. Il le nomme « Rhubarb » (rhubarbe), qui est aussi un terme d'argot de baseball pour signifier un débat houleux ou une bagarre.
Le Fauve en liberté, 1h42
Réalisé par Gordon Douglas
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Gangsters, Action, Noir, Policier
Thèmes Gangsters
Acteurs James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond, Luther Adler, Barton MacLane
Rôle Byers
Note71% 3.5932453.5932453.5932453.5932453.593245
Détenu dans une ferme pénitentiaire, le gangster Ralph Cotter (James Cagney) organise avec Carleton (Neville Brand) leurs évasions, et ce avec la complicité de la sœur de Carleton, Holiday (Barbara Payton) et d'un autre malfrat, Jinx (Steve Brodie), qui a emprunté une voiture à Manson (Rhys Williams), un garagiste.
Kill the Umpire, 1h18
Réalisé par Lloyd Bacon
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sport, Baseball
Acteurs William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins, Gloria Henry, William Frawley, Jeff Richards
Rôle Jimmy O'Brien
Note64% 3.246383.246383.246383.246383.24638
Bill Johnson (William Bendix) est un ancien joueur de baseball dont sa passion du jeu lui a coûté plusieurs emplois. Il reste fidèle à une chose : il déteste les arbitres. Mais après une période de chômage, son beau père Evans (Ray Collins), arbitre à la retraite, le force à s'inscrire dans une école d'arbitre.
Pretty Baby
Réalisé par Bretaigne Windust
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique
Acteurs Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott, Edmund Gwenn, William Frawley, Sheila MacRae
Rôle Corcoran
Note65% 3.292473.292473.292473.292473.29247
Patsy Douglas (Betsy Drake) comes up with an ingenious way to get a seat on the crowded New York subway: she pretends to have a baby, using a doll discarded by the advertising agency where she works. One day, however, her agency's primary client, short-tempered Cyrus Baxter (Edmund Gwenn), happens to be seated beside her. (His chauffeur had abruptly quit after Baxter berated him for getting stuck in a traffic jam.) He is delighted when he overhears that she named her "child" Cyrus after him. He becomes acquainted with her, letting her assume that he works for Baxter as a watchman.
Ville haute, ville basse, 1h48
Réalisé par Mervyn LeRoy
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Policier, Romance
Thèmes Sexualité
Acteurs Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner, Cyd Charisse, Gale Sondergaard
Rôle Bill
Note68% 3.44733.44733.44733.44733.4473
New York. Jessie et Brandon Bourne sont mariés depuis quelques années. Incorrigible séducteur, Brandon a rencontré Isabel Lorrison, devenue par la suite sa maîtresse. Lorsque Jessie l'a su, elle a demandé à Brandon de la quitter afin de sauver leur couple. Au retour d'Isabel en ville, Jessie soupçonne une nouvelle romance entre son mari et elle. Pour en avoir le cœur net, elle se rend au domicile d'Isabel. Lorsque cette dernière est retrouvée morte, l'enquête est confiée à Dwyer, sous le charme de Jessie. Mais qui a tué Isabel Lorrison?
Chicken Every Sunday, 1h34
Réalisé par George Seaton
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Dan Dailey, Celeste Holm, Alan Young, Colleen Townsend, Natalie Wood, William Frawley
Rôle George Kirby
Note65% 3.284643.284643.284643.284643.28464
In Tucson, Arizona in 1910, Emily Hefferen visits attorney Robert Hart to file for divorce from her husband Jim, citing his lack of support as grounds. When Hart expresses surprise, given the local hotel, laundry, and dairy bear the Heffernen name, suggesting the family is wealthy, Emily describes her family life for the past twenty years.
The Lady Takes a Sailor, 1h39
Réalisé par Michael Curtiz
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Jane Wyman, Eve Arden, Dennis Morgan, Robert Douglas, Allyn Joslyn, Jack Lemmon
Rôle Oliver Harker
Note60% 3.002083.002083.002083.002083.00208
Trustworthy head of the Buyer's Research Institute, Jennifer Smith (Jane Wyman), is in need of additional funding to keep the institute running. It turns out the Tyson Institute is prepared to offer her the funds, and Jennifer can exhale. She celebrates the success with her friend and business partner Susan Wayne (Eve Arden), with whom she runs a cosmetics company, by going to Susan's beautiful beach house on Long Island. When Jennifer is out sailing, a storm hits before she can return to shore, and her boat is flipped up-side down by an underwater vehicle, operated by a man who goes by the name of Davy Jones (Dennis Morgan). Davy claims to be a zoologist, studying the wildlife under the sea surface, and he reluctantly rescues Jennifer by taking her aboard his vehicle. Jennifer suspects that the man isn't who he says he is, since he doesn't seem to know the first thing about marine life. Davy finally agrees to put Jennifer ashore, but after he has given her sleeping pills. Once the storm has ended, Davy drops her body on the beach, where she is found by Susan and the Coast Guard, who have been searching for her like crazy. Susan thinks Jennifer has dreamt her encounter with Davy, and dismisses her story about the underwater vehicle. Jennifer tries to prove she isn't crazy, pulling up the pictures of the vehicle from her camera, but the film seems to be missing. The word of Jennifer's story and probable insanity reaches the Tyson Institute, and they withdraw their offer of funding. Outraged, Jennifer decides to prove them wrong and that Davy and the underwater vehicle really exists. She goes on a search for Davy to restore her credibility and get the funds she has been promised.
Feu rouge
Feu rouge (1949)
, 1h23
Réalisé par Robert Aldrich, Roy Del Ruth, D. Ross Lederman
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Noir, Policier
Acteurs George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart, Raymond Burr, Harry Morgan, Barton MacLane
Rôle Hotel Night Clerk
Note64% 3.246143.246143.246143.246143.24614
Nick Cherney, en prison pour avoir détourné du fret de la compagnie Torno, veut se venger de son patron Johnny, responsable de son incarcération. Lorsqu'il visionne un film annonçant le retour triomphal du capitaine Jess Torno, le frère de Johnny, Nick saisit sa chance. Il charge un camarade, devant sortir une semaine avant lui, d'assassiner Jess contre de l'argent. Ce dernier exécute le contrat et Johnny arrive chez son frère juste avant qu'il ne meure. Jess, qui est prêtre, a le temps de dire à son frère qu'il a écrit un indice dans sa bible. Mais Johnny ne trouve aucune trace de la bible chez Jess et décide de tout faire pour la retrouver. De son côté, Nick tente de se rapprocher de Johnny avec la ferme intention de compléter sa vengeance. Il commence à paniquer lorsque Torno remonte la piste de l'assassin de Jess.
The Lone Wolf And His Lady, 1h
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Ron Randell, June Vincent, Alan Mowbray, William Frawley, Douglass Dumbrille, Steven Geray
Rôle Inspector Crane
Note54% 2.728562.728562.728562.728562.72856
The much-valued Tahara diamond is looted during its opening showcase. A suspicious Inspector Crane (William Frawley) suspects reformed jewel thief and current detective Michael Lanyard (Ron Randell), or the Lone Wolf, to be the perpetrator and promptly arrests him. In actuality, the true masterminds are Steve Taylor (Robert H. Barrat) and Joe Brewster (Philip van Zandt).
The Babe Ruth Story, 1h46
Réalisé par Roy Del Ruth
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Biographie
Thèmes Sport, Baseball
Acteurs William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, William Frawley, Sam Levene, Robert Ellis
Rôle Jack Dunn
Note52% 2.6064052.6064052.6064052.6064052.606405
The movie begins in 1906 at the Baltimore Waterfront, where 11-year-old George Herman Ruth, Jr. is taken away by Brother Matthias from George's abusive father to St. Mary's. When George is 18, his incredible baseball talent gets him hired to play for the Baltimore Orioles, and during the interview, he gets his "Babe" nickname. Babe becomes a successful baseball player, and is soon sold off to play for the Boston Red Sox. After a bad game, Babe wonders what went wrong at a bar, until he is helped by Claire Hogsdon that when he pitches he sticks out his tongue. He continues his success, landing a new $100,000 contract; he finds Claire, but she gives him the cold shoulder. During one game, Denny, a sick paralyzed child, watches with his father Babe Ruth play; when Babe says "hiya kid" to the kid, he miraculously "uncripples" and gets up. Babe soon becomes a player for the New York Yankees; during one game, he accidentally hurts a dog, and decides to take the dog and the little kid owner to the hospital. After arguing with the doctors that a dog is the same as a human, the dog is healed; but because Babe left a game to do this, he gets suspended from the Yankees. A depressed Babe Ruth finds himself at a bar, and amidst the crowd giving off negative vibes, he starts a fight and gets arrested. Soon, he decides to play Santa Claus at a Children's Hospital, where he runs into Claire again, visiting her nephew. She tells him that his actions affect the children of America, and Babe decides to keep that in mind. Miller Huggins, the same man who suspended Babe, fights to bring him back to the Yankees as the team has had a bad season. Babe is soon brought back, and the team wins the World Series thanks to him; with this, he and Claire get married, but soon after, Huggins dies from pyaemia. During Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, Babe gets a call from the father of a dying child, and promises him that when he goes off to bat, he will call the third shot and the ball will land at a certain spot; all of this will be for the boy. During the game, Babe does exactly that, and the boy hears the news and starts to get better. Babe retires from the Yankees at the age of 41, and takes a management position with the Boston Braves, even though they want him to play in the games despite his age. During one game, Babe gets stressed out and can't continue playing, and retires from baseball after that game. Sadly, this means he goes off contract by retiring during his time with the Braves, and is fired from anything related to baseball. Later, Babe complains of neck pain, and soon learns that he is dying of throat cancer. The news of this leads fans to send letters telling Babe that they care. The doctors decide to try a treatment on Babe with a chance that he'll survive; as Babe is taken to surgery, the narrator give words of encouragement to baseball fans, crediting Babe Ruth for America's love of the sport.