Rowland Brown


Director

Biography

Life Events

1929

First film as writer "Points West"

1931

First film as director "Quick Millions"

Videos

Movie Clip

Nocturne (1946) - This Is A Dancing School Location shooting at the Pantages in Hollywood, George Raft as detective Joe tracking a witness braces a ticket taker and a manager (Gladys Blake, Sam Flint) then a little gag, as the accomplished hoofer visits a dance school, learning from Janet Shaw, in RKO’s Nocturne, 1946.
Nocturne (1946) - I Have Been Avoiding You Abundant style in the opening,as composer Keith Vincent (Edward Ashley), whom they’re playing for, maybe, a callous Cole Porter, performs for, he says, “Dolores,” though she’s never revealed, in Nocturne, 1946, directed by Edwin L. Marin, starring George Raft and Lynn Bari.
Nocturne (1946) - Q.E.D. Suicide Introducing players investigating the murder scene, with William Challee the camera, Harry Harvey the doc, Walter Sande the head cop but mainly George Raft as detective Joe Warne, then Virginia Huston in her first credited part, all brass as Carol, the mighty good-looking maid, in Nocturne, 1946.
Nocturne (1946) - I Don't Like Those Kind Of Pictures Following leads toward the murdered guy’s girlfriends, George Raft as detective Joe meets a peeved photographer (John Banner, a.k.a. Sergeant Schultz from TV’s Hogan’s Heroes!) Virginia Kelley his model, then finally co-top-billed Lynn Bari as Frances, Robert Andersen her boy-toy, in Nocturne, 1946.
What Price Hollywood? (1932) - Beef, Iron And Wine Lowell Sherman (actor turned director, here playing dissolute director "Max Carey") outside the Brown Derby, escorting waitress Mary (Constance Bennett) to his premiere, in George Cukor's What Price Hollywood?, 1932.
What Price Hollywood? (1932) - You Haven't Proposed On the MGM lot, pretty waitress Mary (Constance Bennett) arrives to shoot her bit part for her new customer pal, director Max Carey (Lowell Sherman), in George Cukor's What Price Hollywood?, 1932.
Hell's Highway (1932) - Willie The Weeper African American inmates chant, chain gang franchise owner Billings (Oscar Apfel) with enforcer Skinner (C. Henry Gordon), inmates (Richard Dix, Chas. Middleton) talking rebellion, after a prisoner's death, in Hell's Highway, 1932.
Hell's Highway (1932) - The Kid's Soft Work sequence from director Roland Brown, old hand Duke (Richard Dix) appeals to chain gang boss Skinner (C. Henry Gordon) on behalf of new man Carter (John Arledge), in RKO's Hell's Highway, 1932.
Hell's Highway (1932) - Throwback To The Middle Ages Crisp and newsy opening credit sequence, introducing inmates Duke (Richard Dix) and Romeo (Jed Kiley), in director Roland Brown's chain gang drama Hell's Highway, 1932.
Angels With Dirty Faces - Pretzel Legs! The Lower East Side is introduced along with Frankie Burke ("Rocky"), William Tracey ("Jerry") and Marilyn Knowlden ("Laury") who'll grow up to be James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Ann Sheridan in Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938.
Angels With Dirty Faces - Opening Credits Opening title credits for Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938, starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Ann Sheridan, directed by Michael Curtiz from an original story by Rowland Brown.
Angels With Dirty Faces - Now We're Pals Rocky (James Cagney) pays particular attention to Soapy (Billy Halop) and Bim (Leo Gorcey) when he drops in to collect his stash from the kids (including Huntz Hall, Bernard Punsley et al) in Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938.

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