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Photos & Videos

A Date with Judy - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Grand Hotel - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Tugboat Annie - Movie Poster

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Annette, her maid

Life Events

Photo Collections

A Date with Judy - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's A Date with Judy (1948), starring Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Powell, and Robert Stack.
Grand Hotel - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken during production of MGM's all-star film, Grand Hotel (1932).
Tugboat Annie - Movie Poster
Tugboat Annie - Movie Poster
Min and Bill - Title Lobby Card
Min and Bill - Title Lobby Card
Treasure Island - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release American movie posters from MGM's Treasure Island (1934), starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper.
China Seas - Movie Poster
Here is the Window Card from MGM's China Seas (1935), starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Wallace Beery. Window Cards were 14x22 mini posters designed to be placed in store windows around town during a film's engagement. A blank space at the top of the poster featured theater and playdate infromation.
This Man's Navy - Movie Poster
This Man's Navy - Movie Poster
The Big House - Lobby Cards
The Big House - Lobby Cards
Viva Villa! - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from MGM's Viva Villa! (1934), starring Wallace Beery and Fay Wray. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Bitter Rice - Movie Poster
Here is an original Italian movie poster for Bitter Rice (aka Riso Amaro, 1949), directed by Giuseppe De Santis.
Dinner at Eight - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's all-star comedy Dinner at Eight (1934), directed by George Cukor.
Cry of the Hunted - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for Cry of the Hunted. Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
The Champ (1931) - Movie Poster
Here is an American movie poster from the original release of The Champ (1931), starring Wallace Berry and Jackie Cooper. This is a half sheet measuring 22" x 28".
The Bugle Sounds - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for A Bugle Sounds (1942), starring Wallace Beery. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Billy the Kid (1930) - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster for Billy the Kid (1930). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Wallace Beery - State Express Cigarette Card
This is a small cigarette card of actor Wallace Beery. These cards were included in Cigarette packs in the 1930s and were collectible items. Customers could even purchase books to organize and collect these cards. State Express was an active Cigarette Card producer, creating a wide range of cards featuring famous people of which film stars were an often popular draw.

Videos

Movie Clip

Viva Villa! (1934) - Fiction Woven Out Of Truth Commanding prologue and screenplay by Ben Hecht, directed by either ultimately-dismissed Howard Hawks or credited Jack Conway, with Phillip Cooper as the young title character and Frank Puglia his dad, from MGM’s hit Viva Villa!, 1934, starring Wallace Beery.
Viva Villa! (1934) - For The Gringo Paper? Taking a town as his notoriety grows, Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa browses females (C.B. DeMille's part-Italian adopted daughter Katherine as Rosita, in one of her earliest roles) then, with sidekick Sierra (Leo Carrillo), meets nervous American journalist Sykes (Stuart Erwin), in Viva Villa!, 1934.
Viva Villa! (1934) - This Is Your Country! Writer Ben Hecht never thought much of Hollywood or screenplays in general, but had few peers for this kind of scene, with Wallace Beery as the bandit title character meeting the scholarly revolutionary Madero (Henry B. Walthall), in MGM’s Viva Villa!, 1934.
Viva Villa! (1934) - Pancho Villa Sent For Me Some scale as the revolution gathers pace, Wallace Beery (title character) rallies volunteers, visits sympathetic aristocrat Teresa (Fay Wray) and reporter Sykes (Stuart Erwin), then a montage, with writer Ben Hecht more successful than the rear-screen process shots, David Durand the bugle boy, inViva Villa! , 1934.
Viva Villa! (1934) - The Law Of Pancho Villa's Court First appearance for Wallace Beery in the title role, his mob seizing a town after several peasants were convicted and hanged, with aide Sierra (Leo Carrillo), flipping the script on the ruling class (Nigel De Brulier the magistrate), in MGM’s Viva Villa!, 1934.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) - Sing You Sinners Grand entrance for Susan Hayward, as the now grown-up Lillian Roth, in Hollywood shooting the number "Sing, You Sinners" by W. Franke Harling and Sam Coslow, as made famous by the real Roth in Honey, 1930, Jo Van Fleet her preening mother, in I'll Cry Tomorrow, 1955.
Way For A Sailor (1930) - That's What I Call Seafood Merchant sailors on leave in Singapore, John Gilbert as Jack and Jim Tully as Ginger and planning a scam to stretch their funds when they encounter their abusive crew boss “Tripod” (Wallace Beery) from the ship, in the middle of being fleeced by a pleasure-boat pimp (Sôjin Kamayama), in MGM’s Way For A Sailor, 1930.
Way For A Sailor (1930) - You'd Drop Dead Ten Times A Day Back to London after a wild world-wide tour, sailor Jack (John Gilbert), with buddy Ginger (Jim Tully) remembers to take a run at pay clerk Joan (Leila Hyams, her first scene), though she’s not interested, early in MGM’s Way For A Sailor, 1930, also starring Wallace Beery.
Thief Of Bagdad, The (1940) - Free, Free, After Two Thousand Years Abu (Sabu), shipwrecked by his evil magician enemy, discovers a bottle, the not overly bright Djinn (Rex Ingram) inside, one of the more famous effects from producer Alexander Korda's The Thief Of Bagdad, 1940.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) - He Ain't For Sale On the evening of the happy wedding of light-skinned Kentucky slaves George (Arthur Edmund Carew) and Eliza (Margarita Fisher), his owner Harris (Skipper Zeliff) shows up to take possession, resisting attempts by the Shelby’s (Jack Mower, Vivian Oakland) to buy him, early in Universal’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1927.
Bad Bascomb (1946) - Elder Because You're Younger? Title character Wallace Beery in Wyoming learning to shoot right-handed because the lawmen know he’s a lefty, J. Carrol Naish his sidekick Yancey, Marshall Thompson his literate conscript Jimmy, and Frank Darien the unlucky Mormon traveler, early in MGM’s Bad Bascomb, 1946, also starring Margaret O’Brien.
Bad Bascomb (1946) - When We Get To Utah Bandit Wallace Beery (title character), hiding out in a Mormon wagon train, has just learned that male converts are required to work, and he’s been drafted by Marjorie Main as Abbey, whose granddaughter Emmy (Margaret O’Brien) he’s already met, his pal Yancey (J. Carrol Naish) making out better, in MGM’s Bad Bascomb,1946.

Trailer

Clay Pigeon (1971) -- (Original Trailer) Arlo Guthrie’s “I Could Be Singing,” featured in the film, is the background for the original trailer for the budget-challenged counter-culture crime oddity, with it’s impressive cast, Clay Pigeon, 1971, by would-be Hollywood maverick director and star Tom Stern, not the well-known cinematographer.
Dinner at Eight - (Original Trailer) A high society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue in Dinner at 8 (1933), directed by George Cukor.
Miracle, The (1959) - (Original Trailer) When a 19th century nun elopes, the Virgin Mary takes her place at the convent in The Miracle (1959) starring Carroll Baker and Roger Moore.
Barbary Coast Gent - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery plays a bandit from the gold fields who moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight in Barbary Coast Gent (1944).
Bad Man, The - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery (Viva Villa!) returns to portraying a Mexican bandit in The Bad Man (1941) but he's really not as bad as all that.
Alias a Gentleman - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery plays an aging convict who tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps in Alias a Gentleman (1948).
West Point Of The Air - (Original Trailer) An army sergeant (Wallace Beery) inspires his son to become an ace flyer and join the West Point of the Air (1935).
Twenty Mule Team - (Original Trailer) A miner (Wallace Beery) fights his way across Death Valley to beat out the competition in Twenty Mule Team (1940).
Viva Villa! - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery stars in Viva Villa! (1934), the story of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
Rationing - (Original Trailer) A small-town butcher (Wallace Beery) has problems coping with meat rationing during World War II in Rationing (1944).
Ghosts - Italian Style - (Original Trailer) A husband (Vittorio Gassman) and wife (Sophia Loren) live in a mansion haunted by a romantic rival in the comedy Ghosts - Italian Style (1968).
Grand Hotel - (Re-issue Trailer) Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache in Grand Hotel (1932) starring Greta Garbo.

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