James Rennie


Actor
James Rennie

About

Birth Place
Toronto, Ontario, CA
Born
April 18, 1890
Died
July 31, 1965

Biography

James Rennie was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Rennie appeared in such films as "Flying Pat" (1920), "The Bad Man" (1930) and "The Girl of the Golden West" (1930). He also appeared in "Illicit" (1931). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Skylark" (1941) with Claudette Colbert, "Crossroads" (1942) and "Now, Voyag...

Family & Companions

Dorothy Gish
Wife
Actor. Married 1920-35.

Biography

James Rennie was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Rennie appeared in such films as "Flying Pat" (1920), "The Bad Man" (1930) and "The Girl of the Golden West" (1930). He also appeared in "Illicit" (1931). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Skylark" (1941) with Claudette Colbert, "Crossroads" (1942) and "Now, Voyager" (1942). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Tales of Manhattan" (1942), "A Bell For Adano" (1945) and the Alexander Knox biopic "Wilson" (1945). Rennie was most recently credited in the AnnaSophia Robb dramatic adaptation "Bridge to Terabithia" (2007). Rennie was married to Dorothy Gish. Rennie passed away in July 1965 at the age of 75.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Illicit (1931) - I Believe I Was His Inspiration Wedding shower scene introducing friends including glowing Joan Blondell as Duckie, and Charles Butterworth as Georgie with another comic routine, before liberated New York socialite Anne (Barbara Stanwyck) assures betrothed Dick (James Rennie) that a telegram from her ex-lover is no biggie, early in Illicit, 1931.
Illicit (1931) - About To Spill Cocktails New Yorker Anne (Barbara Stanwyck) has been off the social circuit so she’s pleased to receive Margie (Natalie Moorhead), who’s always had a thing for her husband, clever Georgie (Charles Butterworth) and honest chum Duckie (Joan Blondell), intense events ensuing , direction by Archie Mayo, in the pre-Code melodrama Illicit. 1931.
Illicit (1931) - Dubious Connecticut Resorts Worth noting terrific dialogue from the underlying un-produced play by Edith Fitzgerald and Robert Riskin, boozy Georgie (Charles Butterworth) drops in on Dick (James Rennie) and his unabashed intimate girlfriend Anne (Barbara Stanwyck), in the pre-Code drama Illicit, 1932.
Illicit (1931) - Must It Be Puffy? First scene for Barbara Stanwyck, age 24, in her first starring role, uninhibited in the apartment of her boyfriend Dick (James Rennie), in the provocative pre-Code Warner Bros. drama Illicit, 1931.
Illicit (1931) - We Two Modern People Dick (James Rennie) can’t wait while his somewhat reluctantly betrothed fianceè Anne (Barbara Stanwyck) visits with Price (Ricardo Cortez), the ex-boyfriend who insisted on seeing her before her marriage, in the pre-Code potboiler Illicit, 1931.
Wilson (1944) - I'm A Schoolteacher! Little reason is given for party bosses (Thurston Hall, James Rennie, J.M. Kerrigan) visiting the Princeton president (Alexander Knox, in the title role) with an unsolicited offer, his wife Ellen (Ruth Nelson) particularly pleased, opening Wilson, 1944.
Now, Voyager (1942) - I Met A Doctor In Rio Sister-in-law Lisa (Ilka Chase) and her daughter June (Bonita Granville) are thrilled with the made-over Charlotte (Bette Davis), mobbed by well-wishers (Bill Kennedy, James Rennie, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn) on her return from the cruise prescribed by her shrink, in Now, Voyager, 1942.

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Companions

Dorothy Gish
Wife
Actor. Married 1920-35.

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