Joseph Santley


Director
Joseph Santley

About

Also Known As
Joseph Mansfield, Joe Santley Jr.
Birth Place
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Born
January 10, 1889
Died
August 08, 1971

Biography

With a successful directing career, Joseph Santley boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. At the start of his Hollywood career, Santley was directing a variety of independent films, such as the Groucho Marx comedic adaptation "The Cocoanuts" (1929), "Harmony Lane" (1935) and "Waterfront Lady" (1935). He also appeared in "The Smartest Girl in Town" (1936) and "Walking ...

Biography

With a successful directing career, Joseph Santley boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. At the start of his Hollywood career, Santley was directing a variety of independent films, such as the Groucho Marx comedic adaptation "The Cocoanuts" (1929), "Harmony Lane" (1935) and "Waterfront Lady" (1935). He also appeared in "The Smartest Girl in Town" (1936) and "Walking on Air" (1936). He continued to work in film in the thirties and the forties, directing motion pictures like "Blond Cheat" (1938), "Always in Trouble" (1938) and the musical "Melody Ranch" (1940) with Gene Autry. Nearing the end of his career, Santley directed the comedy "Joan of Ozark" (1942) with Judy Canova, "Remember Pearl Harbor" (1942) and "Brazil" (1944). He also appeared in "Rosie, the Riveter" (1944) and "Jamboree" (1944). Santley more recently produced "Hey Mulligan" (NBC, 1953-55). Santley had zero children. Santley passed away in August 1971 at the age of 82.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

When You're Smiling (1950)
Director
Make Believe Ballroom (1949)
Director
Shadow of a Woman (1946)
Director
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
Director
Hitchhike to Happiness (1945)
Director
Brazil (1944)
Director
Rosie, the Riveter (1944)
Director
Jamboree (1944)
Director
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944)
Director
Three Little Sisters (1944)
Director
Thumbs Up (1943)
Director
Here Comes Elmer (1943)
Director
Chatterbox (1943)
Director
Shantytown (1943)
Director
Sleepy Lagoon (1943)
Director
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)
Director
Yokel Boy (1942)
Director
Remember Pearl Harbor (1942)
Director
Call of the Canyon (1942)
Director
Down Mexico Way (1941)
Director
Rookies on Parade (1941)
Director
Ice-Capades (1941)
Director
Sis Hopkins (1941)
Director
Puddin' Head (1941)
Director
Melody and Moonlight (1940)
Director
Dancing on a Dime (1940)
Director
Behind the News (1940)
Director
Music in My Heart (1940)
Director
Melody Ranch (1940)
Director
Spirit of Culver (1939)
Director
The Family Next Door (1939)
Director
Two Bright Boys (1939)
Director
Always in Trouble (1938)
Director
Swing Sister Swing (1938)
Director
Blond Cheat (1938)
Director
There Goes the Groom (1937)
Director
She's Got Everything (1937)
Director
Meet the Missus (1937)
Director
Smartest Girl in Town (1936)
Director
We Went to College (1936)
Director
The Harvester (1936)
Director
Her Master's Voice (1936)
Director
Walking on Air (1936)
Director
Laughing Irish Eyes (1936)
Director
Dancing Feet (1936)
Director
Waterfront Lady (1935)
Director
Harmony Lane (1935)
Director
The Loudspeaker (1934)
Director
Million Dollar Baby (1934)
Director
Young and Beautiful (1934)
Director
Swing High (1930)
Director
The Cocoanuts (1929)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Spirit of Culver (1939)
Plebe boxing champ

Writer (Feature Film)

On the Isle of Samoa (1950)
Story
The Patient in Room 18 (1938)
Contr to Screenplay const
The Life of the Party (1937)
Story
Harmony Lane (1935)
Screenwriter
Million Dollar Baby (1934)
Original story and Screenplay
I Like It That Way (1934)
Screenwriter
Young and Beautiful (1934)
Story
Young and Beautiful (1934)
Adaptation
The House on 56th Street (1933)
Story
Swing High (1930)
Story

Music (Feature Film)

Million Dollar Baby (1934)
Composer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Music In My Heart (1940) - Punchinello Celebrating their engagement, with a reprise of a Bob Wright-Chet Forrest original, this is the only musical bit in the picture for Rita Hayworth, as Manhattanite Patricia, because it’s really a vehicle for Tony Martin, as singer Bob, support from Edith Fellows, George Tobias and George Humbert, in Music In My Heart, 1940.
Music In My Heart (1940) - It's A Blue World Star Tony Martin as singer Bob, with an Academy Award-nominated Bob Wright-Chet Forrest tune, which charted for 14 weeks, has won a radio gig, and we cut away to listener Rita Hayworth, who’s back with her millionaire boyfriend (Alan Mowbray), because she thinks Tony deceived her, which we’ll soon learn he hasn’t, near the end of Columbia’s Music In My Heart, 1940.
Music In My Heart (1940) - You Catching The Boat? We've already met Tony Martin as English singer Bob, happily rushing to a Manhattan dock because he's being deported after a big breakthrough performance, and now he meets Rita Hayworth as Patricia, also headed to the boat, Don Brodie the winning cabbie, in Columbia's Music in My Heart, 1940.
Music In My Heart (1940) - Oh, What A Lovely Dream! Through a flimsy plot device in this Columbia Pictures vehicle for non-contract star Tony Martin, he’s been recruited to sing for a Manhattan politician (Joseph Crehan), from the neighborhood where his prospective new girlfriend Pat (Rita Hayworth) lives, and plays piano, with a Bob Wright-Chet Forrest original, in Music In My Heart, 1940.
House On 56th Street, The (1933) - You Play A Man's Game Kay Francis is ex-showgirl and socialite Peggy, fresh from 20 years unjustly in prison, a make-over, and an unexpected inheritance, who happens to be a legacy card-sharp, beginning a cruise when handsome Blaine (Ricardo Cortez) presents himself, in The House On 56th Street, 1933.
House On 56th Street, The (1933) - The Older Ones Are Safer Director Robert Florey takes us backstage at the Gotham Theatre, 1905, where Kay Francis is showgirl "Peggy," Sheila Terry advising her about suitors, elder Fiske (John Halliday) and handsome Monte (Gene Raymond), who has an eager pal (Frank McHugh), early in The House On 56th Street, 1933.

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