James Donlan


Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Professor Beware (1938)
Reporter
Test Pilot (1938)
Photographer
The Crowd Roars (1938)
Fat announcer
Oh, Doctor (1937)
Mr. Stoddard
It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
Shorty
Hotel Haywire (1937)
Swanlee
A Family Affair (1937)
Reporter
Borrowing Trouble (1937)
Casey
The Plot Thickens (1936)
Jim
Crash Donovan (1936)
"Smokey"
Murder on a Bridle Path (1936)
Kane
Exclusive Story (1936)
Managing editor
Small Town Girl (1936)
First attendant
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936)
Coroner
Here Comes the Band (1935)
Bartender
Murder Man (1935)
Bartender
Thanks a Million (1935)
Counter man
In Caliente (1935)
Swanson
Under Pressure (1935)
Corky
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
McNeill
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Detective-Sergeant Howe
The Daring Young Man (1935)
Assistant warden
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
Fritz
The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)
First detective
Go into Your Dance (1935)
Squires
Life Begins at 40 (1935)
Farmer
We're Only Human (1935)
Casey
Ah, Wilderness (1935)
Salesman
Dr. Socrates (1935)
Salesman
Paris Interlude (1934)
Jones
A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
O'Toole
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Red the reporter
Belle of the Nineties (1934)
Kirby
Hi Nellie! (1934)
Evans
Midnight Alibi (1934)
Broker
Babbitt (1934)
Maxwell
Wake Up and Dream (1934)
Jim
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)
Only Yesterday (1933)
College Humor (1933)
Marcus Lafflin
The Avenger (1933)
Durant
Design for Living (1933)
Fat man
What--No Beer? (1933)
Al
The Death Kiss (1933)
Hill
They Just Had to Get Married (1933)
Clerk
Doctor Bull (1933)
Harry Weems
Back Street (1932)
Phothero
The Half Naked Truth (1932)
Lou
Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Fink
Men of Chance (1932)
Clocker
The Final Edition (1932)
Freddie
The Good Bad Girl (1931)
Donovan
The Painted Desert (1931)
Sins of the Children (1930)
Bide Taylor
The Bishop Murder Case (1930)
Ernest Heath
Remote Control (1930)
Blodgett
Beau Bandit (1930)
Buck
Night Work (1930)
Mr. McEvoy
Big News (1929)
Deke
Wise Girls (1929)
Ben Wade

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Special Effects tech

Cast (Short)

Copy (1929)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Penguin Pool Murder (1932) - Never Try To Evade The Law Foul play already underway, Joe Hermano the escaping thief, then the delightful introduction, George Archainbaud directing, of Edna May Oliver as schoolteacher Miss Withers in the first feature in the series based on Stuart Palmer’s novels, shot inside the old New York Aquarium, James Donlan the guard, Edgar Kennedy the cop, in Penguin Pool Murder, 1932.
In Caliente (1935) - Get Me Some Gay And Frisky Zippy opening, screenplay by Jerry Wald and Julius Epstein, story Ralph Block and Warren Duff, Pat O’Brien and Edward Everett Horton as partners in a New York entertainment rag, chewing through staff (Florence Fair, James Donlan etc.) and evading probably treacherous Glenda Farrell as Clara, in In Caliente, 1935, starring Dolores Del Rio.
College Humor (1933) - Play Ball! Opening the picture with Bing Crosby’s first appearance in his first movie playing someone other than himself, with colleagues Jimmy Conlin, James Burke and James Donlan and an un-credited song, as professor Danvers, in Paramount’s not just comedy feature College Humor, 1933, with Jack Oakie and Mary Carlisle.
Half Naked Truth, The (1933) - As We Say In Trigonometry The disgruntled press agent (James Donlan) lights up exotic dancer Teresita (Lupe Velez), who goes gunning for carnival barker Jimmy (Lee Tracy), interrupting his spiel to the boss (Robert McKenzie), but sparking inspiration, early in Gregory La Cava's The Half Naked Truth, 1932.
Five Star Final (1931) - Love Under The Sea Two hacks (James Donlan, James P. Burtis) are griping in a speak, joined by enterprising Ziggy (George E. Stone) who’s come to consult the leading man, Edward G. Robinson as editor Randall, who has a thing about hand-washing, early in Five Star Final, 1931.
Belle Of The Nineties (1934) - Masculine Supremacy Comfortable with her own leisurely screenplay, Mae West as entertainer Ruby, whose boyfriend (Roger Pryor) we learn is boxer "Tiger Kid," his manager (James Donlan) waiting outside, taking place in St. Louis, 1893, in West's fourth picture, Belle Of The Nineties, 1934.

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