Warren William


Actor
Warren William

About

Also Known As
Warren Krech
Birth Place
Aitkin, Minnesota, USA
Born
December 02, 1894
Died
September 24, 1948

Biography

Warren William was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, William landed roles in various films, including "Under Eighteen" (1931), "The Match King" (1932) and "Skyscraper Souls" (1932). He also appeared in "Beauty and the Boss" (1932), "The Woman From Monte Carlo" (1932) and "The Mouthpiece" (1932). He kept working in film throughout the thi...

Photos & Videos

Lady for a Day - Movie Poster
Imitation of Life (1934) - Movie Posters
Three on a Match - Scene Stills

Biography

Warren William was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, William landed roles in various films, including "Under Eighteen" (1931), "The Match King" (1932) and "Skyscraper Souls" (1932). He also appeared in "Beauty and the Boss" (1932), "The Woman From Monte Carlo" (1932) and "The Mouthpiece" (1932). He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in "Upperworld" (1934), "The Dragon Murder Case" (1934) and "The Case of the Lucky Legs" (1935). He also appeared in "Don't Bet on Blondes" (1935). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in "The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt" (1939), "Lillian Russell" (1940) with Alice Faye and "The Lone Wolf Strikes" (1940). He also appeared in the Franchot Tone comedy "Trail of the Vigilantes" (1940) and "The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date" (1940). William was most recently credited in "Anywhere But Here" (1999) with Susan Sarandon. William passed away in September 1948 at the age of 54.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Laroche-Mathieu
Fear (1946)
Capt. Burke
Strange Illusion (1945)
Brett Curtis [also known as Claude Barrington]
Passport to Suez (1943)
The Lone Wolf [Michael Lanyard]
One Dangerous Night (1943)
[Michael Lanyard] The Lone Wolf
Counter-Espionage (1942)
Michael Lanyard [also known as The Lone Wolf]
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
Harry Farrel
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
Blackie [Bedford]
Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941)
Michael Lanyard [also known as The Lone Wolf]
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)
Michael Lanyard [also known as The Lone Wolf]
The Wolf Man (1941)
Dr. Lloyd
Arizona (1940)
Jefferson Carteret
The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)
Michael Lanyard
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)
Michael Lanyard [also known as The Lone Wolf]
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)
Michael Lanyard [also known as The Lone Wolf]
Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)
Mark Dawson
Lillian Russell (1940)
The Famous J. L. [Jessie Lewisohn]
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
D'Artagnan
Day-Time Wife (1939)
Bernard Dexter
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
Michael Lanyard [also known as The Lone Wolf]
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
Philo Vance
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)
Steve Emerson
The First Hundred Years (1938)
Harry Borden
Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
District Attorney [Jim] Stowell
Madame X (1937)
Bernard Fleuriot
The Firefly (1937)
Major de Rouchemont
Midnight Madonna (1937)
Blackie Denbo
Outcast (1937)
Dr. Wendell Phillips Jones
Stage Struck (1936)
Fred Harris
Times Square Playboy (1936)
Vic Arnold
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)
Perry Mason
Widow from Monte Carlo (1936)
[Major Allan] Chepstow
Go West Young Man (1936)
Morgan
Satan Met a Lady (1936)
Ted Shane
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935)
Odds Owen
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
Perry Mason
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
Perry Mason
Living on Velvet (1935)
Gibraltar [Walter Pritcham]
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
Perry Mason
The Dragon Murder Case (1934)
Philo Vance
Bedside (1934)
Bob [Brown, later known as J. Herbert Martell]
Upper World (1934)
Alex Stream
The Secret Bride (1934)
Robert Sheldon
Imitation of Life (1934)
Stephen Archer
Cleopatra (1934)
Julius Caesar
Smarty (1934)
Tony [Wallace]
Dr. Monica (1934)
John [Braden]
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
[J.] Lawrence [Bradford]
Lady for a Day (1933)
Dave the Dude
Goodbye Again (1933)
Kenneth [Bixby]
The Mind Reader (1933)
Chandra [Chandler, also known as Dr. Munro]
Employee's Entrance (1933)
Kurt Anderson
Under Eighteen (1932)
Raymond Harding
The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)
Lieutenant George D'Ortelles
Beauty and the Boss (1932)
Baron Josef von Ullrich
Skyscraper Souls (1932)
David Dwight
The Mouthpiece (1932)
Vincent Day
The Match King (1932)
Paul Kroll
The Dark Horse (1932)
Hal S. Blake
Three on a Match (1932)
Robert Kirkwood
Expensive Women (1931)
Neil Hartley
Honor of the Family (1931)
Captain Boris Barony

Film Production - Construction/Set (Feature Film)

Anywhere But Here (1999)
Props
Dying Young (1991)
Props

Cast (Short)

The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (1936)
Himself
A Dream Comes True The Making of an Unusual Motion Picture (1935)
Himself
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
Himself
A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935)
Himself
The Hollywood You Never See (1934)
Himself
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 7 The Spoon (1931)
Himself

Life Events

Photo Collections

Lady for a Day - Movie Poster
Lady for a Day - Movie Poster
Imitation of Life (1934) - Movie Posters
Here are a few original movie posters from Universal's Imitation of Life (1934), starring Claudette Colbert and Warren William.
Three on a Match - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from Warner Bros' Three on a Match (1932), starring Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, and Ann Dvorak.
Upper World - Movie Poster
Here is the Window Card from Warner Bros' Upper World (1934), starring Warren William and Ginger Rogers. Window Cards were 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 information.
Under Eighteen - Lobby Cards
Here are a few lobby cards from the Pre-Code film Under Eighteen (1932). 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.

Videos

Movie Clip

Satan Met A Lady (1936) - You're In The Bag Run out of town by police brass in some city, slick private eye Warren William (going by the name Nash, in this instance) immediately ingratiates himself with well-heeled Mrs. Arden (Alison Skipworth) on the train, co-top billed Bette Davis, smartly outfitted by Orry-Kelly, eavesdropping, early in Warner Bros.’ second, and loosest adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Satan Met A Lady, 1936.
Satan Met A Lady (1936) - I Thought You Were Sleeping Back in town enjoying banter with the secretary Murgatroyd (Marie Wilson) of his long-ago partner Ames (Porter Hall), Shane (Warren William) acts gallant for new client Bette Davis as Miss Purvis (the Mary Astor role in the landmark 1941 version of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon), not apparently realizing she’s been watching him, in Satan Met A Lady, 1936.
Satan Met A Lady (1936) - Without Any Phonus Balonus Having intercepted her, attempting to leave town, the morning after the murder of her maybe-accomplice and his detective partner, private eye Shane (Warren William) jousts with Valerie Purvis (Bette Davis), early in the second Warner Bros. adaptation of The Maltese Falcon, Satan Met A Lady, 1936.
Three On A Match (1932) - Being On The Square Mary (Joan Blondell), worried friend of straying mom Vivian (Ann Dvorak) and her snatched son (Frankie Darro), turns her in to her big lawyer husband Robert (Warren William), in director Mervyn LeRoy's Three On A Match, 1932.
Lady For A Day (1933) - Open, Apples Opening credits and first scene featuring Annie (May Robson) and a cop (Ward Bond) from Frank Capra's Lady For A Day, 1933, from a Damon Runyon story, also starring Warren William.
Lady For A Day (1933) - Nice Work Shakespeare Dave the Dude (Warren William) comes to Annie (May Robson) to buy his lucky apple, before her daily visit to butler John (Halliwell Hobbes) in an early scene from Frank Capra's Lady For A Day, 1933.
Lady For A Day (1933) - In Your Own Vernacular We’ve just met Guy Kibbee as “Judge” Blake, engaged in a pool hustle (Irving Bacon the dupe) when Shakespeare (Nat Pendleton) arrives, representing Dave the Dude (Warren William), to recruit him as a stand-in husband for dolled-up Apple Annie (May Robson), with Ned Sparks as Happy and Glenda Farrell as Missouri, in Frank Capra’s Lady For A Day, 1933, from a Damon Runyon story.
Lady For A Day (1933) - She Thinks I'm In High Society Dave (Warren William) and crew (Ned Sparks, Nat Pendleton) drop in on Annie (May Robson) who's in a panic over her daughter's visit, in Frank Capra's Lady For A Day, 1933.
Employees' Entrance (1933) - I Didn't Know You With All Your Clothes On Tough-guy department store exec Anderson (Warren William) has summoned dress-model Polly (Alice White), who touch on their shared history as he dispatches her to entrap his unwitting older rival Ross (Albert Gran), in Employees’ Entrance, 1933.
Employees' Entrance (1933) - Smash Or Be Smashed After a prologue establishing a roughly 50-year history of department store profits, and mentions of a cut-throat executive named Anderson, we meet Warren William, intimidating his chairman (Hale Hamilton), Ross (Albert Gran) et al, in Warner Bros.’ Employees’ Entrance, 1933.
Employees' Entrance (1933) - How Would You Like A Wax Banana? Threatening to fire most everybody (excepting Ruth Donnelly, his assistant), hard-headed department store executive Anderson (Warren William) has a random meet-cute with wannabe employee Madeline (Loretta Young), even if it plays like they might be lovers already, in the steamy pre-Code Employees’ Entrance, 1933.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) - I'm Out Of Circulation Joining Melvyn Douglas, as gentleman farmer Farrand in France, though we suspect he’s the jewel-thief title character, visited by pals (Nat Pendleton as Joe, E.E. Clive as Alf) about a New York heist, then by the almost-victim, his neighbor-girlfriend Lorraine (Virginia Bruce) and her private sleuth pal Steve (Warren William), in MGM’s Arsene Lupin Returns, 1938.

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