Frankie Darro


Frankie Darro

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974)
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Bellboy
The Perfect Furlough (1959)
Man in cast
Operation Petticoat (1959)
Dooley
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Slave
The Lawless Rider (1954)
Jim Bascom
Racing Blood (1954)
Ben Carson
Living It Up (1954)
Bellboy captain
Westward the Women (1952)
Jean's man
The Sellout (1952)
Little Jake
Pat and Mike (1952)
Caddy
Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Cadet
Pride of Maryland (1951)
Steve Loomis
Wyoming Mail (1950)
Rafe
Sons of New Mexico (1950)
Gig Jackson
The Next Voice You Hear (1950)
Newsboy
Riding High (1950)
Jockey [Ted] Williams
A Life of Her Own (1950)
Bellboy
Trouble Makers (1949)
Feathers
Fighting Fools (1949)
Johnny Higgins
Hold That Baby! (1949)
Bananas
Angels' Alley (1948)
Jimmie
Smart Politics (1948)
Roy Dunne
Heart of Virginia (1948)
Jimmy Easter
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Newsboy
That's My Man (1947)
Jockey Daniels
Vacation Days (1947)
Roy
Sarge Goes to College (1947)
Roy Donne
Freddie Steps Out (1946)
Roy
Junior Prom (1946)
Roy [Dunn]
High School Hero (1946)
Roy
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
The Gang's All Here (1941)
Frankie
You're Out of Luck (1941)
Frankie [O'Reilly]
Tuxedo Junction (1941)
Jack "Sock" Anderson
Let's Go Collegiate (1941)
Frankie
Pinocchio (1940)
Voice of Lampwick
Men with Steel Faces (1940)
Frankie Baxter
Up in the Air (1940)
Frankie [Ryan]
Chasing Trouble (1940)
Cupid O'Brien
On the Spot (1940)
Frankie
Laughing at Danger (1940)
Frankie Kelly
Boy's Reformatory (1939)
Tommy O'Meara
Irish Luck (1939)
Buzzy O'Brien
Reformatory (1938)
Louie Miller
Wanted by the Police (1938)
Danny Murphy
Tough Kid (1938)
Skipper Murphy
Juvenile Court (1938)
Stubby [Fred Adams]
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938)
Saratoga (1937)
Dixie Gordon
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)
"Dink" Reid
Anything for a Thrill (1937)
Don Mallory
Young Dynamite (1937)
Freddie Shields
Tough to Handle (1937)
Mike Sanford
The Devil Diamond (1937)
Lee
A Day at the Races (1937)
Morgan's jockey
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
Spike Salisbury
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
"Tip" Collins
Mind Your Own Business (1936)
Scout
Racing Blood (1936)
Frankie Reynolds
Black Gold (1936)
Clifford "Fishtail" O'Reilly
Born to Fight (1936)
"Baby Face" Madison
Phantom of Death Valley (1936)
Robin Hood, Jr. (1936)
Headline Crasher (1936)
Jimmy Tallant
Stranded (1935)
Jimmy Rivers
The Payoff (1935)
Jimmy [Moore]
The Unwelcome Stranger (1935)
Charlie Anderson
Men of Action (1935)
The engineer's friend
Valley of Wanted Men (1935)
"Slivvers" Sanderson
Red Hot Tires (1935)
Johnny
Three Kids and a Queen (1935)
"Blackie"
The Phantom Empire (1935)
Broadway Bill (1934)
Ted Williams
Little Men (1934)
Dan
The Merry Frinks (1934)
Norman Frink
No Greater Glory (1934)
Feri Ats
Burn-'Em-Up Barnes (1934)
Bobbie
Tugboat Annie (1933)
Alec, as a child
The Mayor of Hell (1933)
Jimmy [Smith]
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Eddie [Smith]
The Big Race (1933)
Jockey
Laughing at Life (1933)
Chango
Three on a Match (1932)
Bobby
Amateur Daddy (1932)
Pete Smith
Cheyenne Cyclone (1932)
The Devil Horse (1932)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Matt, as a boy
The Mad Genius (1931)
Fedor as child
Way Back Home (1931)
Robbie [Parker]
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
Dr. Claudet, as a child
The Vanishing Legion (1931)
The Lightning Warrior (1931)
Blaze o' Glory (1930)
Jean Williams
Idaho Red (1929)
Tadpole
The Trail of the Horse Thieves (1929)
Buddy
Gun Law (1929)
Buster Brown
The Rainbow Man (1929)
Billy Ryan
The Pride of Pawnee (1929)
Jerry Wilson
Terror (1928)
Buddy Roberts
The Texas Tornado (1928)
Bud Martin
Tyrant of Red Gulch (1928)
"Tip"
The Avenging Rider (1928)
Frankie Sheridan
The Circus Kid (1928)
Buddy
When the Law Rides (1928)
Frankie Ross
Phantom of the Range (1928)
Spuds O'Brien
Terror Mountain (1928)
Her Father Said No (1927)
Matt Doe
The Flying U Ranch (1927)
Chip, Jr.
Long Pants (1927)
The Boy, as a small child
Cyclone of the Range (1927)
Frankie Butler
Judgment of the Hills (1927)
Tad Dennison
The Desert Pirate (1927)
Jimmy Rand
Moulders of Men (1927)
Sandy Barry
Tom's Gang (1927)
Spuds
Lightning Lariats (1927)
Alexis, King of Roxenburg
Little Mickey Grogan (1927)
Mickey Grogan
The Masquerade Bandit (1926)
Tim [Hank?] Marble
Kiki (1926)
Pierre
Out of the West (1926)
Frankie
Mike (1926)
Boy
Red Hot Hoofs (1926)
Frankie Buckley
Born To Battle (1926)
Birdie
The Carnival Girl (1926)
Her brother
Tom and His Pals (1926)
Frankie Smith
The Arizona Streak (1926)
Mike
The Cowboy Cop (1926)
Frankie
Hearts and Spangles (1926)
Bobby
The Thrill Hunter (1926)
Boy prince
Wild To Go (1926)
Frankie Blake
Memory Lane (1926)
Urchin
Her Husband's Secret (1925)
Young Elliot Owen
The Wyoming Wildcat (1925)
Barney Finn
Wandering Footsteps (1925)
Billy
Confessions of a Queen (1925)
Prince Zara
Let's Go Gallagher (1925)
Little Joey
The Midnight Flyer (1925)
Young Davey
The Cowboy Musketeer (1925)
Billy
The People vs. Nancy Preston (1925)
Bubsy
Fighting the Flames (1925)
Mickey
The Phantom Express (1925)
Daddles
Women and Gold (1925)
Dan Barclay, Jr.
The Fearless Lover (1925)
Frankie
Judgment of the Storm (1924)
Half-a-Dollar Bill (1924)
Half-a-Dollar Bill
Racing for Life (1924)
Jimmy Danton
Roaring Rails (1924)
Little Bill
The Signal Tower (1924)
Sonny Tolliver
So Big (1924)
Dirk DeJong as boy

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Trouble Makers (1949)
Double for Leo Gorcey

Cast (Short)

Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Himself

Life Events

Photo Collections

Wild Boys of the Road - Lobby Cards
Here are a number of lobby cards from Wild Boys of the Road (1933), directed by William Wellman. 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

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.
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) - You Won't Feel Anything Mournful scene as Tommy (Edwin Phillips), who lost his leg riding the rails, keeps the upper lip stiff while Eddie (Frankie Darro) doesn't and the doctor (Arthur Hohl) closes in, from William A. Wellman's Wild Boys of the Road, 1933.
Mayor Of Hell, The (1933) - You're In Reform School Now We’ve followed Frankie Darro (as Jimmy) and company through committing crimes and being convicted, and now they meet Dudley Digges as the reform school warden, and Madge Evans as Dorothy, the relatively kind nurse, in Warner Bros.’ The Mayor Of Hell,1933, starring James Cagney.
Mayor Of Hell, The (1933) - You'd Better Take A Vacation Cruel reform school chief Thompson (Dudley Digges) doesn’t yet know that Patsy (James Cagney), the gangster who got a plum job as a do-nothing commissioner, has gotten himself put in charge, out of concern for kids like Jimmy (Frankie Darro), in Warner Bros.’ The Mayor Of Hell, 1933.
Mayor Of Hell, The (1933) - I Think He Can Take You 24 minutes in, first appearance of top-billed James Cagney as Patsy, previously not mentioned, accompanied by sidekick Allen Jenkins and squeeze Sheila Terry, meeting reform school boss Dudley Digges and star inmate Frankie Darro, in Warner Bros.’ The Mayor Of Hell, 1933.
Mad Genius, The (1931) - There Was A Strange Boy Freaky opening in the Warner Brothers-John Barrymore commercial follow-up to Svengali, the star operates a puppet act, assisted by Charles Butterworth, young Frankie Darro their only audience, pursued by a pre-Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Michael Curtiz directing, The Mad Genius,1931.
Tugboat Annie (1933) - Jawbone Of An Ass Marie Dressler (title character) deals briefly with her pestering husband Terry (Wallace Beery) as she attempts to school son Alec (Frankie Darro), opening the sometimes-serious follow up to the 1930 Dressler-Beery hit Min And Bill, Tugboat Annie, 1932.
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) - I Was Tired Of It Anyway Really the climax of the opening chapters confirming the virtues of the protagonists, Eddie (Frankie Darro) gives his unemployed Dad (Grant Mitchell) the proceeds from selling his car, in Wild Boys of the Road, 1933.
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) - Open, Sophomore Frolic The introduction of decent-but-broke heroes Eddie (Frankie Darro) and Tommy (Edwin Phillips), from William A. Wellman's acclaimed Great Depression drama Wild Boys of the Road, 1933.
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) - I Couldn't Scream Coached by older hobos, the boys overwhelm some railroad thugs, then Eddie (Frankie Darro) discovers the wounded Grace (Rochelle Hudson) and they take revenge on brakeman Ward Bond, in William A. Wellman's Wild Boys of the Road, 1933.
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) - His Leg Looks Funny Famous sequence in which Eddie (Frankie Darro), Sally (Dorothy Coonan) and the gang, especially Tommy (Edwin Phillips), de-train as they come into Columbus, Arthur Hohl the doctor they visit, in William A. Wellman's Wild Boys of the Road, 1933.
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) - He's A She! On their first night riding the rails, Eddie (Frankie Darro) and Tommy (Edwin Phillips) encounter the feisty Sally (Dorothy Coonan, who became the wife of director William A. Wellman) in Wild Boys of the Road, 1933.

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