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John Wray

John Wray



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Cast (feature film)

The Man from Dakota (1940) as Mr. Carpenter
A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman.
Remember the Night (1940) as Hank
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Farmer
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Stanley
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
Almost a Gentleman (1939) as Crack Williams
Saving a dog from the pound gets a man mixed up in murder.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Pete Kassock
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
Golden Boy (1939) as Manager-barker
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
Smuggled Cargo (1939) as Chris Hays
Risky Business (1939) as Silas
The Cat and the Canary (1939) as Hendricks
An attorney tries to protect the sole heir to a millionaire¿s creepy estate.
Pacific Liner (1939) as Metcalfe
A shipboard epidemic triggers mutiny.
Blackmail (1939) as Diggs
A man in prison on false charges escapes to save his family from a blackmailer.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Doctor Sparks
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
The Black Doll (1938) as Walling
Nicholas Rood (C. Henry Gordon), dishonest mine owner, finds a Black Doll on his desk and knows that vengeance is about to overtake him for murdering his former partner. He is knifed as he talks to his daughter Marian (Nan Grey). She summons her fiance Nick Halstead (Donald Woods), a private detective. He finds that six people had a motive for the murder; Rood's sister Mrs.Laura Leland (Doris Lloyd); her son Rex (William Lundigan); Rood's associates Mallison(Addison Richards) and Walling (Arthur Hohl); Esteban (Fred Malatesta), a servant and Dr. Giddings (Holmes Herbert.) Sheriff Renick (Edgar Kennedy) and his deputy Red (Syd Saylor) get the clues all mixed up, but Nick finally narrows the search down to one suspect...
A Man to Remember (1938) as Tom Johnson
A small-town doctor fights crooked politicians during a polio epidemic.
Boys Town (1938) as Weasel
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Tenth Avenue Kid (1938) as Joe Turner
Crime Takes a Holiday (1938) as Howell
Gangs of New York (1938) as Maddock
Making the Headlines (1938) as Herbert Sandford
You Only Live Once (1937) as Warden [Wheeler]
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
Outcast (1937) as Mr. Simmerson
Women Men Marry (1937) as Brother Nameless
A reporter''''s busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
The Devil Is Driving (1937) as Joe Peters
Circus Girl (1937) as Jesse Roebling
We Who Are About to Die (1937) as Jerry Daley
A San Quentin inmate''s death row conviction is reversed.
On Such a Night (1937) as Guard Rumann
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) as Mr. Grant
An old bandit reforms when he meets his long-lost son.
Sworn Enemy (1936) as Lang
A law student poses as a fight promoter to catch a notorious gangster.
The President's Mystery (1936) as Shane
A Man Betrayed (1936) as Reynolds ("Sparks")
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936) as George Darnley
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) as Priest
A British boy in New York tries to join a tenement gang.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Farmer
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) as Flagin
A lost rich girl takes up with a pair of musical performers.
A Son Comes Home (1936) as Gasoline station owner
Bad Boy (1935) as Fred Larkin
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
Men Without Names (1935) as Sam "Red" Hammond
The Great Hotel Murder (1935) as "Feets" Moore
Ladies Love Danger (1935) as Lieutenant Roberts
Stranded (1935) as Mike Gibbons
A Traveler's Aid worker who delights in solving people's problems gets mixed up with gangsters.
Atlantic Adventure (1935) as Mitts [Coster]
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
The Frisco Kid (1935) as The Weasel
A shanghaied sailor turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Manion's henchman
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
The Crosby Case (1934) as Suspect No. 4 [Willie]
The Defense Rests (1934) as Cooney
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
The Cat's-Paw (1934) as Man on street
Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning. Their plan backfires as he wins and embarks upon a reform crusade.
I Am a Thief (1934) as Borricci
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as Mr. Jedock
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
I'll Fix It (1934) as Fletcher
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
Bombay Mail (1934) as Martini
The Love Captive (1934) as Jules Glass
Most Precious Thing in Life (1934) as Carter [Head janitor]
Years after being pushed out of her husband’s life, a woman befriends her long lost son.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Gardinella
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Fifteen Wives (1934) as Jason Getty
Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes (Conway Tearle) investigates the case and although the cause of death is described as apoplexy, Dawes is convinced it as murder, especially after he learns that Humbolt had been married fifteen times. The widows come from all over the world but three of them live in NYC; Sybilla Crum (Margaret Dumont), a noted evangelist; Carol Manning (Natalie Moorhead), recently remarried to a man named Arnold; and Ruby Cotton (Noel Francis.) A detective is sent to Philadelphia to try to learn the identity of the sender of a box of flowers delivered to Humbolt's room before his death. Dawes calls on Carol Manning Arnold, who says she had married Humbolt five years ago, and that he had disappeared after stealing all her money and she was told he had died in South America. But he had recently shown up trying to blackmail her as she had not told Arnold of the marriage. The autopsy shows that Humbolt was killed by hydrocyanic acid gas and that the broken glass globe, found by Dawes, was a Helmholtz resonator, a well-known device that can be broken by sound-waves. Sybilla Crum goes to the district attorney to try to stop the investigation, while Dawes also learns that, unknown to her husband, Carol maintains an apartment in her maiden name. Dawes hears a radio program featuring The Electric Voice (Ralf Harolde) in which the latter demonstrates the power of sound waves emanating from his voice in breaking glasses, ringing bells and other feats. When the Voice emits a sound that is supposed to break glass, a Helmholtz resonator on Dawes' desk breaks.
Embarrassing Moments (1934) as Slug
Green Eyes (1934) as Inspector Crofton
The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.
The Death Kiss (1933) as Detective Lieut. Sheehan
A movie actor is killed while filming a scene.
Lone Cowboy (1933) as Bill O'Neal
After Tonight (1933) as Mitika
A female Russian spy falls for the enemy during WWI.
The Match King (1932) as Foreman
An ambitious young man corners the market on matches, then faces the destruction of his empire.
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932) as Davis
A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Nordine
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
Miss Pinkerton (1932) as Hugo
A private duty nurse gets herself mixed up in a murder investigation.
The Miracle Man (1932) as The Frog
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932) as Brambourg
A ship''''s captain loses course in perilous waters when he discovers his wife cheating on him.
High Pressure (1932) as Jimmy Moore
A scheming promoter tries to get rich selling artificial rubber.
The Mouthpiece (1932) as Barton
A crusading DA goes into private practice and succumbs to the temptations of corruption.
Central Park (1932) as Smiley
Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters.
Doctor X (1932) as Dr. Haines
A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.
Safe in Hell (1931) as Eagan
On the run from the police, a New Orleans prostitute gets stranded in a tropical haven for outlaws.
Quick Millions (1931) as Kenneth Stone
Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.
Silence (1931) as Harry Silvers
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) as Himmelstoss
Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I.
The Czar of Broadway (1930) as Morton Bradley
New York Nights (1929) as Joe Prividi

Writer (feature film)

Quick Millions (1931) as Additional Dialogue
Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.

Dance (feature film)

Wonder Man (1945) as Dances
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.

Cast (short)

Know Your Money (1940)
This short film tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring.
What Price Safety! (1938)
Racketeers move in on construction business and endanger public safety in this short film.

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