skip navigation
James Ellison

James Ellison

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (1)

Recent DVDs

Hollywood and Vine ... Directed by Alexis Thurn-Taxis. Starring June Clyde, Franklin Pangborn, James... more info $11.95was $14.99 Buy Now

Vivacious Lady ... Ginger Rogers requested and received the perfect man for the job when she was... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Play Girl ... In this edgy comedy that squeaked past the production code, Kay Francis returns... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Johnny Doesn't Live Here... The 'Housing Shortage Comedy' might have been a short-lived sub-genre of World... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

The Lucille Ball RKO Comedy... Long before she was crowned the queen of TV, Lucille Ball reigned as the "Queen... more info $23.96was $29.99 Buy Now

Reckless ... By 1935, every movie fan in the world knew Jean Harlow as both a blonde... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: James Smith, Jimmy Ellison Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Guthrie Center, Iowa, USA Profession: actor, real estate

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

James Ellison was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Ellison started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Bar 20 Rides Again" (1935), "The Eagle's Brood" (1935) and the drama "Reckless" (1935) with Jean Harlow. He also appeared in the Leo Carrillo drama "The Winning Ticket" (1935), "Hopalong Cassidy" (1935) and "Trail Dust" (1936). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in "Annapolis Salute" (1937), "The Barrier" (1937) and "The Plainsman" (1937). He also appeared in the Fay Bainter dramatic adaptation "Mother Carey's Chickens" (1938). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Charley's Aunt" (1941) with Jack Benny, "Ice-Capades" (1941) and "The Undying Monster" (1942). He also appeared in "The Gang's All Here" (1943) and "I Walked With a Zombie" (1943). Ellison's music was most recently featured in "A Soldier's Story" (1984) with Howard E Rollins Jr.. Ellison passed away in December 1993 at the age of 83.

James Ellison was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Ellison started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Bar 20 Rides Again" (1935), "The Eagle's Brood" (1935) and the drama "Reckless" (1935) with Jean Harlow. He also appeared in the Leo Carrillo drama "The Winning Ticket" (1935), "Hopalong Cassidy" (1935) and "Trail Dust" (1936). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in "Annapolis Salute" (1937), "The Barrier" (1937) and "The Plainsman" (1937). He also appeared in the Fay Bainter dramatic adaptation "Mother Carey's Chickens" (1938). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Charley's Aunt" (1941) with Jack Benny, "Ice-Capades" (1941) and "The Undying Monster" (1942). He also appeared in "The Gang's All Here" (1943) and "I Walked With a Zombie" (1943). Ellison's music was most recently featured in "A Soldier's Story" (1984) with Howard E Rollins Jr.. Ellison passed away in December 1993 at the age of 83.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 When the Girls Take Over (1962) Axel "Longhorn" Gates
2.
 Texas City (1952) Jim Kirby, also known as Jim Clark
3.
 Man from the Black Hills (1952) Jim Fallon
4.
 Texas Lawmen (1951) Tod Merrick
5.
 Oklahoma Justice (1951) Clancy
6.
 Kentucky Jubilee (1951) Jeff Benson
7.
 Whistling Hills (1951) Dave Holland
8.
 The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950) Gordon Hastings
9.
 I Killed Geronimo (1950) Captain Packard [also known as Jeff Smith]
10.
 Last of the Wild Horses (1948) Duke Barnum
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute