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George Waggner

GEORGE WAGGNER

Born George Waggoner in New York City September 7th 1894. American actor, writer, songwriter, producer. began directing at age 43, and worked prolifically in television mainly on westerns from the early 1950's to the mid-60's. Waggner was also the director of numerous episodes of the BATMAN television series. Most of his earlier years were spent at Universal, where he made his best known film: THE WOLF MAN. Waggner left the studio in 1946 and freelanced, mostly within the western genre. He was initially trained as a chemist, but began his film career after military service in World War One. His acting roles were mainly within the western genre.
30's 1937 Western Trails 1938 Prairie Justice. Outlaw Express. Guilty Trails. The Black Bandit. Ghost Town Riders 1939 Honor of the West. Mystery Plane. The Phantom Stage. Wolf Call. Stunt Pilot.
40's 1940 Drums of the Desert. Horror Island 1941 Sealed Lips. The Wolf Man. Man Made Monster. South of Tahiti 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein (as producer) 1943 The Phantom of the Opera (as producer) 1944 The Climax 1945 Frisco Sal. Shady Lady 1946 Tangier 1947 Gunfighters 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian.

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50's 1951 Operation Pacific 1957 Pawnee. Destination 60,000 1958 Fury River (co-dir) 1959 Mission of Danger (co-dir).

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FRITZ ARNO WAGNER

Cinematographer. Born in Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig 5th December 1891. Died in an automobile accident 18th August 1958.
Began his career in 1911 as a clerk for Pathe in Paris, later working as a newsreel cameraman until 1919 when he joined the Decla Bioscop company in Berlin. After World War II, Wagner worked at the DEFA Studios in Babelsburg.
Silent: 1919 Der Galeerenstrafling.
20's 1920 Arme Violetta. Die Geshchlossene Kette. Das Martyrium. Das Skelett des Herrn Markutius 1921 Der Mude Tod. Schloss Vogelod. Nachtbesuch in der Northernbank. Das Spiel mit dem Feuer 1922 Der Brennende Acker. Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens. Schatten. Bardame. Der Graf von Essex. Das Hohe Lied der Liebe. Lebenshunger. Der Ruf des Schicksals 1923 Der Grossindustrielle. Die Magyarenfurstin. Zwischen Abends und Morgens 1924 Der Sprung ins Leben 1925 Der Chronik von Grieshuus. Das Fraulein von Amt. Pietro der Korsar 1926 Die Drei Kuckucksuhren. Liebeshandel. Vater Werden ist Nicht Schwer... 1927 Am Rander der Welt. Eine Dubarry von Heute. Der Liebe der Jeanne Ney 1928 Das Letzte Fort. Marquis d'Eon, der Spion der Pompadour. Waterloo. Spione 1929 Napoleon a Sainte-Helene. Wenn du Einmal dein Herz Verschenkst.
30's 1930 Brand in der Oper. Dolly Macht Karriere. Die Jagd Nach dem Gluck. Skandal um Eva. Westfront 1918 1931 M. Ronny. Kameradschaft. Die Dreigroschenoper 1932 Es Wird Schon Wieder Besser. Das Lied Einer Nacht. Das Schone Abenteuer 1933 Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse. Fluchtlinge. Die Nacht der Grossen Liebe. Das Schloss im Suden. Spione am Werk 1934 Liebe, Tod und Teufel. Ein Mann Will Nach Deutschland. Prinzessin Turandot. Spiel mit dem Feuer 1935 Amphitryon. Schwarze Rosen 1936 Savoy Hotel 217. Unter Heissem Himmel 1937 Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes War. Tango Notturno. Der Zerbrochene Krug 1938 Das Madchen mit dem Guten Ruf. Schatten Uber St. Pauli 1939 Ein Hoffnungloser Fall. Der Vierte Kommt Nicht. Robert Koch, der Bekampfer des Todes.
40's 1940 Aus Erster Ehe. Feinde. Friedrich Schiller. Der Fuchs von Glenavon. Ohm Kruger. Was Gescach in Dieser Nacht 1942 Die Entlassung. Der Fall Rainer 1943 Altes Herz Wid Wieder Jung. Ein Glucklicher Mensch. Herr Sanders Lebt Gefahrlich. Lache Bajazzo. Ich Werde dich auf Handen Tragen 1945 Das Kleine Hofkonzert. Meine Herren Sohne 1949 Die Brucke. Madchen Hinter Gittern.
50's 1950 Frauenarzt Dr. Pratorius 1952 1 April 2000 1954 Heideschulmeister Uwe Karsten 1955 Hotel Adlon 1956 Hochzeit auf Immenhof 1957 Ferien Auf Immenhof 1958 Das Czardas-Konig.
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Paul Wegener

PAUL WEGENER

Born 11th December 1874 in Bischdorff, Prussia. Died September 13th 1948 in Berlin.
Stage and screen actor, film director and producer. Married to actress Lyda Salmonova (died 1968).
Silent: 1913 Der Student von Prag (as Balduin). Die Verfuehrte 1914 Die Augen des Ole Brandis. Evintrude, die Geschicte Eines Abenteurers. Der Golem. Die Rache des Blutes 1915 Peter Schlemihl 1916 Rubenzahl's Hochzeit. Der Rattenfaenger von Hamelin. Der Yoghi 1917 Der Golem und die Tanzerin. Hans Trutz im Schlaraffenland 1918 Dornoeschen. Der Fremde Fuerst 1919 Der Galeerenstraefling.
20's 1920 Nachtgestalten. Der Golem, Wie er in die Welt Kam (title role). Medea. Steuermann Holck. Sumrun 1921 Die Geliebte Roswolskys. Der Verlorene Schatten. Das Weib des Pharao (as King of Ethiopia) 1922 Flammende Voelker. Herzog Ferrantes Ende. Das Liebesnest. Vanina Oder die Galgenhochzeit. Sterbett Voelker. Lucrezia Borgia. Mona Vanna 1923 Der Schatz der Gesine Jakobsen. SOS Die Insel der Traeen 1924 Lebende Buddhas 1925 Der Mann Aus dem Jenseits 1926 The Magician (as Dr. Oliver Haddo). Dagfin 1927 Alraune (as Jakob Ten Brinken). Svengali. Arme Kleine Sif. Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen. Ramper der Tiermensch (as Captain Ramper). Die Weber 1928 The Lost Shadow.
30's 1930 Fundvogel 1932 Marschall Vorwaerts. Funf Geschichten. Das Geheimnis um Johann Ort 1933 Inge und die Millionen. Hans Westmar 1935 Der Mann mit der Pranke. ...Nur eine Komoediant 1938 In Geheimer Mission. Staerker Als die Liebe 1939 Das Recht Auf Liebe. Das Unsterbliche Herz Zwielicht.
40's 1940 Das Maedchen von Fanoe 1941 Mein Leben Fuer Irland 1942 Diesel. Hochzeit Auf Baerenhof. Der Grosse Koenig 1943 Wenn die Sonne Wieder Scheint 1944 Seinerzeit Zu Meiner Zeit. Tierarzt Dr. Vlimmen. Kolberg. Zwischen Nacht und Morgen 1945 Der Fall Molander. Dr. Phil Doederlein 1948 Der Grosse Mandarin.
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ROLAND WEST

Born Roland Van Ziemer in Cleveland, Ohio in 1887. Died in Santa Monica, California in 1952. Interred at Forest Lawns Cemetary.
Raised into a theatrical family. His mother was an accomplished stage actress and his aunt a local theatre producer. He began acting in the theatre at the age of twelve. However, he felt his career lay elsewhere and worked for producer William Fox. In 1924, Joseph M. Schenck placed West under contract, giving him full autonomy. Tired with the lack of support from United Artists, Roland West retired from film production, and entered into the restaurant business with actress Thelma Todd, and was implicated in her mysterious murder in December 1935.
Silent: 1916 A Woman's Honor (& prod). Lost Souls 1917 The Siren 1918 Deluxe Annie (& sc).
20's 1920 The Silver Lining (& prod & sc) 1921 Nobody (& prod & sc) 1923 The Unknown Purple (& sc) 1925 The Monster (& prod) 1926 The Bat (& prod & sc) 1927 The Dove (& prod) 1929 Alibi (& prod & sc).
30's 1930 The Bat Whispers (& sc) 1931 Corsair (& prod).

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James Whale

JAMES WHALE
Born in Dudley, Birmingham July 22nd 1889. Died Pacific Palisades, California May 29th 1957 of suicide by drowning. Cremated in Woodlawn Cemetary, Santa Monica, California.
Served in World War I as a second lieutenant. His original vocation was as a cartoonist for the London "Bystander". First acted in plays presented by fellow prisoners in a P.O.W. camp in Holzminden, Germany. Made professional stage bow in Birmingham 1919. Soon worked as stage manager, director, set and costume designer. Arrived in Hollywood in 1929, engaged as a dialogue director for his first two films. Won international praise and a contract with Universal after directing the World War One drama JOURNEY'S END.
See Scarecrow Press' "James Whale" by James Curtis.
20's 1929 The Love Doctor.
30's 1930 Hell's Angels. Journey's End 1931 Waterloo Bridge. Frankenstein 1932 The Impatient Maiden. The Old Dark House 1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror. The Invisible Man. By Candlelight 1934 One More River 1935 Bride of Frankenstein. Remember Last Night? 1936 You May Be Next! Showboat. The Road Back. The Great Garrick 1938 Port of Seven Seas. Sinners in Paradise. Wives Under Suspicion 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask. The Green Hell.
40's 1940 They Dare Not Love 1942 Personnel Placement in the Army: The Army A.G.O. Form 20 Card (short, made for the War Dept. Training Services).
50's 1952 Hello Out There (short, not released until 1967).

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ROBERT WIENE
Director. Born in Dresden, Germany 1881. Died in Paris on 17th. July 1938.
Began his career as an actor, but also worked as a writer for German films at the age of 32. From 1924 to 1926, Robert worked in Austria, however, his career was brought to a halt when the Nazi's rose to power and in 1934 he relocated to France. It was here that he died during the production of ULTIMATUM, which was completed by his friend Robert Siodmak. Few of Wiene's films survive today.
Silents: 1914 Arme Eva (co-dir). 1915 Die Konservenbraut. Er Rechts, Sie Links. 1916 Der Liebesbrief der Konigin. Der Mann im Spiegel. Die Raeuberbraut. Das Wandernde Licht. Der Sekretar der Konigin. 1919 Satanas (sc and art only). Ein Gefahrliches Spiel. Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari. Der Umweg Zur Ehe.
20's 1920 Die Drei Taenze der Mary Wilford. Genuine. Die Nacht der Konigin. Isabeau. Die Rache Einer Frau. 1921 Hollische Nacht. Das Spiel Mit Dem Feuer. 1922 Die Macht der Finsternis (sc). Tragikomedie. Salome. 1923 I.N.R.I. Der Puppenmacher von Kiang-Ning. Raskolnikoff. 1924 Das Wachsfiguren (as uncredited artistic supervisor). Orlacs Haende. 1925 Pension Groonen. 1926 Der Gardeoffizier. Die Konigin Vom Moulin-Rouge. Der Rosenkavalier. 1927 Die Beruhmte Frau. Die Geliebte. 1928 Die Frau Auf Der Folter. Die Grosse Abenteuerin. Leontines Ehemaenner. Unfug der Liebe.
30's 1930 The Man Within (co-dir). Der Andere. 1931 Panic in Chicago. Der Liebesexpress. 1934 Polizeiakte 909. Eine Nacht In Venedig. 1938 Ultimatum (co-dir).

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D.J. Williams

D.J. WILLIAMS

"Dour, aged character actor of stage and films, most active during the '30s, often seen as curmudgeon".
Silent: 1914 A Highwayman's Honour.
20's 1920 The Inheritance.
30's 1933 Lily of Kilarney. The River Wolves. The Roof 1934 The Lash. The Poisoned Diamond. The Admiral's Secret. The Clairvoyant (as Member of Jury). Anything Might Happen. Doctor's Orders. A Glimpse of Paradise. What Happened to Harkness? 1935 Look Up and Laugh. The Morals of Marcus. Maria Marten, or the Murder in the Red Barn (as Farmer Marten). Mystery of the Marie Celeste (appears in the courtroom scene in the British print). The Pointing Finger. Scrooge. Captain Bill 1936 Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (as Stephen Oakley). The Beloved Vagabond. The Man Who Changed His Mind 1937 Boys Will Be Girls. Elephant Boy. The Crimes of Stephen Hawke. It's Never Too Late to Mend (as Farmer Merton). Silver Blaze (as Silas Brown). Cotton Queen. Knights For a Day. Wanted! Wings of the Morning. For Valour (as Judge). The Fatal Hour. The House of Silence. Keep Fit 1938 We're Going to be Rich. John Halifax, Gentleman. Mr. Reeder in Room 13. The Citadel. Break the News. The Challenge 1939 Ghost Tales Retold.
40's 1941 The Ghost Train (as Ben Isaacs). Hard Steel. Penn of Pennsylvania. The Young Mr. Pitt 1942 The Great Mr. Handel. The Day Will Dawn. Back Room Boy. Much Too Shy. Those Kids From Town. Tomorrow We Live. Unpublished Story.

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Brember Wills

BREMBER WILLS

Born 1883 in Reading. Real name Le Couteur. Married Margaret Carter. Made stage debut in 1905. Died 1948.
Slightly built British character actor best remembered for playing the mad arsonist Saul Femm in THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932).
30's 1931 Carnival 1932 The Old Dark House (as Saul Femm) 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel. What Happened to Harkness? The Unfinished Symphony.

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Ian Wolfe

IAN WOLFE

Born in Canton, Illinois November 5th 1896, died July 1992.
Came to films in his late Thirties after extensive work on Broadway. Worked up to his death, still appearing in cameo roles aged 95 and known as Hollywood's oldest working actor. Also worked prolifically in television and radio. He remarked that his favourite role was as Maggs in MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY.
30's 1934 The Fountain. The Barretts of Wimpole Street. The Mighty Barnum 1935 Clive of India. The Raven (as Pinky Geoffrey). Mad Love. Mutiny on the Bounty (as Maggs). $1,000 a Minute 1936 The Leavenworth Case. Romeo and Juliet. The Last of the Mohicans. The Bold Caballero 1937 The Prince and the Pauper. The Firefly. The Devil is Driving. Maytime. The Emperor's Candlesticks. The League of Frightened Men. Conquest 1938 Orphans of the Street. Blondie. Marie Antoinette. Arsene Lupin Returns. You Can't Take it With You 1939 Fast and Loose. Society Lawyer. On Borrowed Time. Tell No Tales. Blondie Brings Up Baby. The Return of Doctor X. The Great Commandment. Allegheny Uprising.
40's 1940 Son of Monte Cristo. Earthbound. We Who Are Young. Hudson's Bay. The Earl of Chicago. Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Foreign Correspondent 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan. Love Crazy. Paris Calling. Bombs Over Burma 1942 Secret Agent of Japan. We Were Dancing. Eagle Squadron. Mrs. Miniver. Now, Voyager. Random Harvest. Nightmare. The Moon is Down. Keep 'em Sailing (short). Saboteur. Famous Boners (short) 1943 Government Girl. Sherlock Holmes in Washington. Flesh and Fantasy. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death. Corvette K-225. The Falcon in Danger. Holy Matrimony. The Iron Major. The Falcon and the Co-Eds. The Song of Bernadette 1944 The Imposter. Seven Days Ashore. Invisible Man's Revenge. Are These Our Parents? Her Primitive Man. Once Upon a Time. Babes on Swing Street. In Society. Mystery of the River Boat (serial). The Reckless Age. Pearl of Death. The White Cliffs of Dover. The Merry Monahans. The Scarlet Claw. Murder in the Blue Room 1945 Zombies on Broadway. The Brighton Strangler. Counter-Attack. Blonde Ransom. Love Letters. Confidential Agent. The Fighting Guardsman. Tomorrow is Forever. A Song To Remember. This Love of Ours 1946 Three Strangers. The Notorious Lone Wolf. The Searching Wind. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest. Gentleman Joe Palooka. Without Reservations. Dressed to Kill. Pursued. Tomorrow is Forever. The Verdict. The Falcon's Adventure. Bedlam. California 1947 That Way With Women. Unexpected Guest. Dishonored Lady. Wild Harvest. The Marauders. They Live By Night. If Winter Comes 1948 The Twisted Road. Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House. Johnny Belinda. Julia Misbehaves. Angel in Exile. The Judge Steps Out. Silver River. Three Daring Daughters 1949 Bride of Vengeance. The Younger Brothers. Homicide. Manhandled. Colorado Territory. Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch.

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50's 1950 Please Believe Me. Emergency Wedding. No Way Out. Copper Canyon. The Petty Girl. The Magnificent Yankee 1951 The Great Caruso. On Dangerous Ground. Mask of the Avenger. A Place in the Sun. Here Comes the Groom 1952 The Captive City. Les Miserables. Captain Pirate. Something For the Birds. Scandal at Scourie 1953 99 River Street. Houdini. Julius Caesar. The Actress. Young Bess 1954 Her Twelve Men. About Mrs. Leslie. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. The Steel Cage. The Silver Chalice. Moonfleet 1955 The King's Thief. Rebel Without a Cause. Sincerely Yours. The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell. Diane 1956 Gaby 1957 Witness For the Prosecution.
60's 1960 Pollyanna. The Lost World 1961 All in a Nights Work 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1963 Diary of a Madman 1964 One Man's Way 1967 Games.
70's 1971 THX 1138 1972 The Devil's Daughter (tv) 1973 Homebodies 1974 The Fortune. The Terminal Man 1975 The New Original Wonder Woman (tv). Mr. Sycamore 1976 Dynasty (tv) 1978 Seniors. Mean Dog Blues 1979 The Friosco Kid.
80's 1980 Up the Academy. Trouble in the High Timber Country (tv) 1981 Reds 1982 Jinxed. Mae West (tv) 1985 Creator 1987 LBJ: The Early Years (tv) 1988 Checking Out.
90's 1990 Dick Tracy.

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Fay Wray

FAY WRAY

Born Vina Fay Wray near Cardston, Alberta, Canada on September 10th 1908. Died August 8th 2004 in Manhatten, New York. Divorced from screen author John Monk Saunders in 1939. Retired on marrying her second husband in 1942, writer-producer Robert Riskin (d.1955). Later married Dr. Sandy Rothenberg. Gained the reputation as the great screaming heroine of Thirties horror films.
"Every time I'm in New York I say a little prayer when passing the Empire State Building. A good friend of mine died up there..." --Fay Wray
Two days after her death the lights in the Empire State Building were dimmed for 15 minutes in her memory.
Autobiography: "On the Other Hand - A Life Story".
20's 1923 Gasoline Love (short) 1925 What Price Goofy? (short). No Father To Guide Her (short). The Coast Patrol. A Cinch For the Gander 1926 Wild Horse Stampede. Lazy Lightning. Don't Shoot (short). The Man in the Saddle. A One-Man-Game. Loco Luck 1927 Spurs and Saddles 1928 The Wedding March (as Mitzi). Legion of the Condemned. The First Kiss. The Streets of Sin 1929 The Four Feathers. Painted Heels. Thunderbolt.
30's 1930 Captain Thunder. Behind the Make-Up. The Sea God. The Border Legion. Paramount on Parade. The Texan 1931 Not Exactly Gentlemen. The Finger Points. The Lawyer's Secret. The Conquering Horde. Dirigible. The Unholy Garden 1932 The Most Dangerous Game (as Eve Trowbridge). Stowaway. Doctor. X 1933 Below the Sea. King Kong (as Ann Darrow). The Woman I Stole. The Vampire Bat. Ann Carver's Profession. The Big Brain. Mystery of the Wax Museum. One Sunday Afternoon. The Bowery. Master of Men. Shanghai Madness 1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo. Madame Spy. The Affairs of Cellini. The Richest Girl in the World. Woman in the Dark. Once to Every Woman. Viva Villa! Black Moon. Cheating Cheaters. White Lies. Bulldog Jack 1935 The Clairvoyant (aka: Evil Mind). Come Out of the Pantry. Mills of the Gods 1936 When Knights Were Bold. They Met in a Taxi. Roaming Lady 1937 Murder in Greenwich Village. It Happened in Hollywood (UK aka: Once a Hero) 1938 The Jury's Secret. Smashing the Spy Ring 1939 Navy Secrets.
40's 1940 Wildcat Bus 1941 Adam Had Four Sons. Melody For Three 1942 Not a Ladies Man.
50's 1953 Small Town Girl. Treasure of the Golden Condor 1955 The Cobweb. Queen Bee. Hell on Frisco Bay 1956 In Times Like These (tv) 1957 Rock Pretty Baby. Crime of Passion. Tammy and the Bachelor 1958 Summer Love 1959 Second Happiest Day (tv). Dragstrip Riot (UK aka:Reckless Age).
80's 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (tv).

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DENNIS WYNDHAM

Born January 15th 1887 in Natal, South Africa. 6ft. 1in. Married silent film actress Poppy Wyndham. Acting experience in Johannesburg, then later in London. Was a mounted policeman and miner prior to his stage debut in 1909. His London debut was in 1911. Also played in films in France.
20's 1920 Lorna Doone 1926 Twisted Tales 1929 Juno and the Paycock (as The Mobiliser). Lily of Killarney. The Informer.
30's 1931 Who Killed Doc Robbin? Gypsy Blood. Let's Love and Laugh. The Man They Couldn't Arrest 1932 The Face at the Window 1933 Anne One Hundred. The Stolen Necklace 1934 Money Mad 1935 The Immortal Gentleman. Midshipman Easy 1936 The Lonely Road. Sensation. Windbag the Sailor (as Maryatt). You Must Get Married 1937 Oh! Mr. Porter (as Grogan) 1938 Convict 99 (as Head Warder) 1939 The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (as Commissioner). Old Mother Riley MP.
40's 1940 Neutral Port. Old Mother Riley in Society. Sailors Don't Care 1941 The Common Touch (as Henderson House doorman). Love on the Dole. Old Mother Riley's Ghosts. Sheepdog of the Hills (Prominant role as Riggy). This England 1942 The Day Will Dawn 1943 Battle For Music. Bell-Bottom George 1945 I Didn't Do It 1947 Dancing With Crime 1948 The Greed of William Hart (as Sargeant Fisher). Oliver Twist (as the chap who thumps Oliver during his escape).
50's 1951 Black Jack 1953 The Dog and the Diamonds 1954 For Better, For Worse (as Second Workman). Men of Sherwood Forest 1955 The Quatermass Experiment (tv's 1st. episode, as Reveller). 1956 Ramsbottom Rides Again.

 

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