Walter Catlett

Walter Catlett


Also Known As
Walter L. Catlett
Birth Place
San Francisco, California, USA
February 04, 1889
November 14, 1960
Cause of Death


Walter Catlett was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Catlett's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the J Harold Murray adaptation "Married in Hollywood" (1929), "The Golden Calf" (1930) and "Let's Go Places" (1930). He also appeared in "Happy Days" (1930), the comedy "Platinum Blonde" (1931) with Loretta Young and "Maker of Men" (1931). His fil...


Walter Catlett was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Catlett's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the J Harold Murray adaptation "Married in Hollywood" (1929), "The Golden Calf" (1930) and "Let's Go Places" (1930). He also appeared in "Happy Days" (1930), the comedy "Platinum Blonde" (1931) with Loretta Young and "Maker of Men" (1931). His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like "Varsity Show" (1937), "Love Under Fire" (1937) and "Wake Up and Live" (1937) with Walter Winchell. He also appeared in "Love Is News" (1937). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in the musical comedy "Star Spangled Rhythm" (1942) with Bing Crosby, "My Gal Sal" (1942) with Rita Hayworth and the biopic "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) with James Cagney. He also appeared in the Bob Hope comedy "They Got Me Covered" (1943) and the John Carroll musical "Hit Parade of 1943" (1943). Catlett last acted in the Bob Hope adventure "Beau James" (1957). Catlett passed away in November 1960 at the age of 71.



Director (Feature Film)

Happy Days (1930)
Staged by

Cast (Feature Film)

Beau James (1957)
Gov. Al Smith
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Professor Quigley
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
Colonel Plug
Father Takes the Air (1951)
Mayor George Colton
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Honeychile (1951)
Al Moore
Dancing in the Dark (1950)
Joe Brooks
Father Makes Good (1950)
Mayor [George] Colton
Father's Wild Game (1950)
Mayor [George] Colton
Look for the Silver Lining (1949)
The Inspector General (1949)
Col. Castine
Leave It to Henry (1949)
Mayor George Colton
Henry, the Rainmaker (1949)
Mayor George Colton
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
"The King"
Mr. Reckless (1948)
Joel Hawkins
Are You with It? (1948)
Jason ["Pop"] Carter
I'll Be Yours (1947)
Mr. Buckingham
Riverboat Rhythm (1946)
Colonel Jeffrey "Smitty" Witherspoon
Slightly Scandalous (1946)
Mr. Wright
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945)
I Love a Bandleader (1945)
B. Templeton Jones
Up in Arms (1944)
Maj. Brock
Ghost Catchers (1944)
Colonel [Breckinridge Marshall]
3 Is a Family (1944)
Barney Meeker
Her Primitive Man (1944)
Hotel clerk
Lake Placid Serenade (1944)
Carlton Webb
Lady, Let's Dance! (1944)
Timber Applegate
Hi, Beautiful (1944)
[Gerald] Bisbee
Hat Check Honey (1944)
Tim Martel
Pardon My Rhythm (1944)
Michael O'Bannon
My Gal Loves Music (1944)
Dr. [Artimist] Bilbo [also known as Peter Ford]
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
Himself, comic in "A Sweater, Sarong and a Peek-A-Boo Bang" number
Fired Wife (1943)
Justice of peace [Judge Allen]
The West Side Kid (1943)
Ramsey Fehsel
His Butler's Sister (1943)
[Mortimer] Kalb
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
J. MacClellan Davis
Get Going (1943)
Horace Doblem
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943)
Ace [Robbins]
How's About It? (1943)
They Got Me Covered (1943)
Hotel manager
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Theatre manager
Heart of the Golden West (1942)
Colonel Silas Popen
My Gal Sal (1942)
Colonel Truckee
Between Us Girls (1942)
Give Out, Sisters (1942)
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
Sylvester Twig
Syncopation (1942)
Million Dollar Baby (1941)
Mr. Simpson
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)
"Doc" Skelby
Manpower (1941)
Sidney Whipple
Sing Another Chorus (1941)
Theodore Gateson
Horror Island (1941)
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
Mr. Pettibone
You're the One (1941)
Program director
Honeymoon for Three (1941)
Hello Sucker (1941)
[G. Remington "Max"] Conway
Unfinished Business (1941)
Billy Ross
It Started with Eve (1941)
Doctor Harvey
Steel Against the Sky (1941)
Professor Sampson
The Quarterback (1940)
Spring Parade (1940)
Headwaiter [Pepi]
Remedy for Riches (1940)
Li'l Abner (1940)
Half a Sinner (1940)
Station attendant
Pop Always Pays (1940)
Tommy Lane
Pinocchio (1940)
Voice of J. Worthington Foulfellow, also known as "Honest John"
Comin' Round the Mountain (1940)
W.P.A. clerk
Zaza (1939)
Kid Nightingale (1939)
Skip Davis
Exile Express (1939)
Every Day's a Holiday (1938)
Nifty Bailey
Going Places (1938)
Franklin Dexter
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
[Constable] Slocum
On the Avenue (1937)
Jake Dibble
Sing Me a Love Song (1937)
Varsity Show (1937)
Professor Sylvester Biddle
Wake Up and Live (1937)
Gus Avery
Love Is News (1937)
Eddie Johnson
Danger - Love at Work (1937)
Uncle Alan
Love Under Fire (1937)
Tip Conway
Four Days' Wonder (1937)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Follow Your Heart (1936)
Joe Shelton
We Went to College (1936)
Senator Budger
Banjo on My Knee (1936)
Warfield Scott
Cain and Mabel (1936)
Jake Sherman
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Every Night at Eight (1935)
Master of ceremonies
The Affair of Susan (1935)
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)
Joe Silvers
Lightning Strikes Twice (1934)
Unknown Blonde (1934)
Publicity man
Arizona to Broadway (1933)
"Ned Flynn"
Private Jones (1933)
Mr. Spivey
Mama Loves Papa (1933)
Tom Walker
Olsen's Big Moment (1933)
Robert Brewster III
Only Yesterday (1933)
Rain (1932)
Quartermaster Hal Bates
The Expert (1932)
Rockabye (1932)
Jimmy Dunn
Big City Blues (1932)
Cousin Gibboney
The Sport Parade (1932)
"Shifty" Morrison
It's Tough to Be Famous (1932)
Okay America (1932)
City editor "Lucille"
Cock of the Air (1932)
Colonel Benjamin Wallace
Back Street (1932)
Platinum Blonde (1931)
[Bingy] Baker
Maker of Men (1931)
The Front Page (1931)
The Golden Calf (1930)
Master of ceremonies
Let's Go Places (1930)
Rex Wardell
The Florodora Girl (1930)
De Boer
The Big Party (1930)
Mr. Goldfarb
Happy Days (1930)
Why Leave Home? (1929)
Married in Hollywood (1929)
Joe Glitner
The Music Master (1927)
Medicine show barker
Summer Bachelors (1926)
Bachelor No. 1
Second Youth (1924)
John McNab

Writer (Feature Film)

Why Leave Home? (1929)

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Pinocchio (1940)
Model for "J. Worthington Foulfellow"

Cast (Short)

Shoe Shine Boy (1943)
Alex in Wonderland (1940)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Front Page, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) L For Listerine! The boys in the press room tangle then we meet editor Walter Burns (Adolphe Menjou), hunting Hildy (Pat O'Brien, not seen), with some remarkable shots from director Lewis Milestone, early in The Front Page 1931, from the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
Captain Hates The Sea, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Could I Slit Your Throat And Love It? We discover here that Fred Keating (as thief Danny) is actually in league with Helen Vinson (posing as Janet, a librarian) over the stolen bonds, Victor McLaglen the friendly private eye Schulte, Alison Skipworth as Mrs Magruder, buying drinks for Wynne Gibson as reformed party girl “Goldie,” John Wray her indignant husband, John Gilbert her ex-pal Steve, Walter Catlett the barkeep Joe, in The Captain Hates The Sea, 1934.
My Gal Sal (1942) -- (Movie Clip) We Thought You Were A Turkey Traveling minstrel Paul (Victor Mature) gets blamed for the scam run by a con man he just met, later rescued by Carole Landis as showgirl Mae, introduced in a manner usually reserved for leading ladies (in this instance Rita Hayworth, coming soon) early in My Gal Sal, 1942.
Front Page, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) Cherchez Le Femme! Blinding plot speed as Hildy (Pat O'Brien), who really is hiding the escaped killer, deals with future mother-in-law (Effie Ellser), hooker/martyr Molly (Mae Clark) and his editor Walter Burns (Adolphe Menjou) in Lewis Milestone's The Front Page, 1931.
Friendly Persuasion (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Go Get 'Em Quaker! Lured into the wrestling exhibition at their Indiana county fair, Quakers Caleb (John Smith) and Josh (Anthony Perkins), whose parents Jess (Gary Cooper) and Eliza (Dorothy McGuire) come to the rescue, in William Wyler's Friendly Persuasion, 1956.
It Started With Eve (1941) -- (Movie Clip) When I Sing Aspiring singer Anne (Deanna Durbin), who's been asked to pose as the future daughter-in-law of suddenly recovering tycoon Reynolds (Charles Laughton), has found out he's connected in the New York classical music scene, Walter Catlett his befuddled doctor, in It Started With Eve, 1941.
Rain (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Shy Kentucky Refugee In American Samoa at the inn run by Horn (Guy Kibbee), Sadie (Joan Crawford), who is all-but identified as a prostitute, gets friendly with marines (William Gargan, et al), Bates (Walter Catlett) and less so with Mrs. Davidson (Beulah Bondi), wife of the reformer, in Rain, 1932, from the Somerset Maugham story.