Bobby Connolly


Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Patient in Room 18 (1938)
Director
The Devil's Saddle Legion (1937)
Director
Expensive Husbands (1937)
Director
Broadway Hostess (1935)
Songs and dances Director
Flirtation Walk (1934)
Ensembles Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Go into Your Dance (1935)
Himself
A Wide-Open Town (1922)
Governor Talbot as a boy
Wildness of Youth (1922)
Teddy Wesley
The Old Oaken Bucket (1921)
The boy
Other Men's Shoes (1920)
"Doady"
A Child for Sale (1920)
Walter Stoddard
The Flapper (1920)
King, Jr.
Humoresque (1920)
Leon Kantor, boy
Reclaimed: the Struggle for a Soul Between Love and Hate (1919)
Amorita at age 8
The Unpardonable Sin (1919)
Boy Scout
What Love Forgives (1919)
David as a boy
The Road Through the Dark (1918)
Georges
Out of a Clear Sky (1918)
Bill
Intrigue (1917)
Grand Duke
Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917)
Little boy
Her Right to Live (1917)
Jimmy Biggs
The Man Behind the Curtain (1916)
Britton of the Seventh (1916)
Bobby
A Prince in a Pawnshop (1916)
Bobby
Salvation Joan (1916)
Bobby Ellison
The Law Decides (1916)
Bobby Wharton
The Writing on the Wall (1916)
Harry Lawrence
The Suspect (1916)
Jack
Fathers of Men (1916)
Robert as a child
To Cherish and Protect (1915)
Bobby Crane
How Cissy Made Good (1915)
Himself
The Turn of the Road (1915)
Jack King
The Island of Regeneration (1915)
John Charnock, Jr., as a boy

Music (Feature Film)

Moonlight and Pretzels (1933)
Music numbers Designer and staged by

Dance (Feature Film)

Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Dance Director
I Dood It (1943)
Dance Director
Ship Ahoy (1942)
Dance Director
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Dance Director
The Big Store (1941)
"Sing While You Sell" dance Director
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
Dance Director
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
Dances
Go West (1940)
Dances
Honolulu (1939)
Dance Director
At the Circus (1939)
Dance Director
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Music numbers staged by
Fools for Scandal (1938)
Le Petit Harlem seq Director by
Swing Your Lady (1938)
Music numbers created and Director by
Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
Music numbers Director and staged by
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)
Prod numbers staged by
Sing Me a Love Song (1937)
Prod numbers by
Melody for Two (1937)
Dance numbers by
The Singing Kid (1936)
Numbers staged by
Colleen (1936)
Prod numbers created and staged by
Cain and Mabel (1936)
Prod numbers staged by
Sweet Music (1935)
Dances and ensembles Director by
Go into Your Dance (1935)
Dances created and staged by
Stars over Broadway (1935)
Numbers staged and Director by
Sweet Adeline (1934)
Ensembles Director by
Take a Chance (1933)
Music numbers Director by

Director (Short)

United States Coast Guard Band (1944)
Director
Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)
Director
Little Pioneer (1937)
Director
A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
Director
Romance Road (1937)
Director
The Littlest Diplomat (1937)
Director
Changing of the Guard (1936)
Director

Cast (Short)

A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935)
Himself

Writer (Short)

The Littlest Diplomat (1937)
Writer

Music (Short)

Three Cheers for the Girls (1943)
Music

Dance (Short)

Six Hits and a Miss (1945)
Choreographer
Musical Movieland (1944)
Choreographer
Okay, José (1935)
Choreographer
What, No Men? (1934)
Choreographer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Ship Ahoy (1942) - I'll Take Tallulah Like many Eleanor Powell numbers, another suggesting she was the best dancer of her generation, devised by Billy Connolly, Bert Lahr and Red Skelton warbling, Tommy Dorsey's band, song by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg, clever bit for drummer Buddy Rich, in Ship Ahoy, 1942.
Ship Ahoy (1942) - Hawaiian War Chant Opening, pretty much everybody showing off, the tune a Hawaiian pop standard, first Tommy Dorsey and the band, then drummer Buddy Rich and trumpeter Ziggy Elman, then Eleanor Powell as the fictional "Tallulah Winters," in Ship Ahoy, from producer Jack Cummings at MGM, co-starring Red Skelton.
For Me And My Gal (1942) - Title Tune Vaudevillian Harry (Gene Kelly) pitching Jo (Judy Garland) on forming their own act, the famous song by George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie and E. Ray Goetz, Busby Berkeley directing, in the 1942 hit from MGM's Arthur Freed unit, For Me And My Gal.
For Me And My Gal (1942) - Where Do We Go From Here? A blitz of World War I era tunes, including Cohan's Over There, Judy Garland as Jo and Gene Kelly as Harry (with partner Ben Blue), entertaining the American troops in their now separate acts, in MGM's For Me And My Gal, 1942.
Broadway Melody Of 1940 (1940) - I've Got My Eyes On You After the vocal piece of this not-too well-known Cole Porter song, Fred Astaire as hoofer "Johnny" in a famous number, secretly observed by just-friends Broadway star Clare (Eleanor Powell), in MGM's Broadway Melody Of 1940, 1940.
Broadway Melody Of 1940 (1940) - Please Don't Monkey With Broadway Just established as a struggling duo working for free at a Broadway dance hall, Shaw and Britt (George Murphy and Fred Astaire) with a plucky introductory number with a Cole Porter original, early in MGM's Broadway Melody Of 1940, 1940.
Broadway Melody Of 1940 (1940) - All Ashore Hoofer and would-be boyfriend Fred Astaire has hustled across Broadway to catch Clare (Eleanor Powell, her first scene) in her specialty number, tune by Roger Edens, early in MGM's Broadway Melody Of 1940, 1940, choreography by Bobby Connolly.
Broadway Melody Of 1940 (1940) - I Concentrate On You The singing part of this Cole Porter number finished (with Douglas MacPhail, not seen), disguised Fred Astaire as "Johnny," standing in for an indisposed pal, joins Eleanor Powell as "Clare," in MGM's Broadway Melody Of 1940, 1940, directed by Norman Taurog.

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