Edward Ellis


Edward Ellis

Biography

Edward Ellis worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Early on in his acting career, Ellis landed roles in various films, including the Paul Muni crime picture "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932), "From Headquarters" (1933) and "Hi, Nellie!" (1934). He also appeared in "The Last Gentleman" (1934) with George Arliss, the William Powell comedy "The ...

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A Man to Remember - Scene Stills
A Man to Remember - Lobby Cards
A Man to Remember - Movie Posters

Biography

Edward Ellis worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Early on in his acting career, Ellis landed roles in various films, including the Paul Muni crime picture "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932), "From Headquarters" (1933) and "Hi, Nellie!" (1934). He also appeared in "The Last Gentleman" (1934) with George Arliss, the William Powell comedy "The Thin Man" (1934) and the adaptation "The Return of Peter Grimm" (1935) with Lionel Barrymore. His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like the crime feature "Fury" (1936) with Spencer Tracy, the Ann Harding drama "The Lady Consents" (1936) and "The Texas Rangers" (1936). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Winterset" (1936) with Burgess Meredith and "Maid of Salem" (1937) with Claudette Colbert. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "The Man in Blue" (1937), "A Man to Remember" (1938) and the musical "Little Miss Broadway" (1938) with Shirley Temple Black. He also appeared in the Richard Dix action flick "Man of Conquest" (1939) and "Three Sons" (1939). Ellis last acted in the James Craig western "The Omaha Trail" (1942).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

East of Sudan (1964)
Arab
The Omaha Trail (1942)
Mr. Vane
A Man Betrayed (1941)
Tom Cameron
Steel Against the Sky (1941)
Pop Evans
Career (1939)
Stephen Cruthers
Three Sons (1939)
Daniel Pardway
Main Street Lawyer (1939)
Link, Abraham Lincoln Boggs
Man of Conquest (1939)
Andrew Jackson
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Pop [William J.] Shea
A Man to Remember (1938)
Doctor "Doc" John Abbott
Maid of Salem (1937)
Elder [Nathaniel] Goode
Midnight Madonna (1937)
Judge Clark
The Man in Blue (1937)
Martin Dunne
Let Them Live (1937)
Pete Lindsey
Winterset (1936)
Judge Gaunt
Fury (1936)
Sheriff [Thaddus Hummel]
The Texas Rangers (1936)
Major Bailey
The Lady Consents (1936)
Jim Talbot
Chatterbox (1936)
Uriah Lowell
The President Vanishes (1935)
Lincoln Lee
Transient Lady (1935)
Fred [Nick] Kiley
Village Tale (1935)
Old Ike
The Wanderer of the Wasteland (1935)
Dismukes
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
Dr. Andrew Macpherson
Hi Nellie! (1934)
O'Connell
The Last Gentleman (1934)
Claude
The Trumpet Blows (1934)
Chato
The Ninth Guest (1934)
[Timothy] Cronin
The Thin Man (1934)
[Clyde] Wynant
From Headquarters (1933)
Dr. Van de Water
Girl Missing (1933)
Inspector
After Tonight (1933)
Major Lieber
Strictly Personal (1933)
Soapy [also known as William Gibson]
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
The bomber
The Frontier of The Stars (1921)
Gregory
Out Yonder (1919)
Joey Clark
The Great Bradley Mystery (1917)
Bradley
The Law That Failed (1917)
Luke Rodin

Writer (Feature Film)

The Great Bradley Mystery (1917)
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Life Events

Photo Collections

A Man to Remember - Scene Stills
Here are a number of scene stills from the RKO film A Man to Remember (1938), directed by Garson Kanin and starring Edward Ellis and Anne Shirley.
A Man to Remember - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from RKO's A Man to Remember (1938). 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.
A Man to Remember - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release movie posters from RKO's A Man to Remember (1938), directed by Garson Kanin.
Fury - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from Fury (1936), starring Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney and directed by Fritz Lang.
A Man to Remember - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken during production of RKO's A Man to Remember (1938), directed by Garson Kanin and starring Edward Ellis and Anne Shirley.
A Man to Remember - British Pressbook
Here is the campaign book (pressbook) for the British release of RKO's A Man to Remember (1938). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
A Man to Remember - Glass Slide
Here is a Glass Slide for the RKO film A Man to Remember (1938), starring Edward Ellis and Anne Shirley. Glass slides were used by many theaters to promote coming attractions during slide shows between movie screenings.
A Man to Remember - Pressbook
Here is the campaign book (pressbook) for the American release of RKO's A Man to Remember (1938). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
(Pressbook images courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Videos

Movie Clip

I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) - Hard Labor Jim (Paul Muni) learns about breaking rocks the hard way with some counsel from Bomber (Edward Ellis) and Sebastian (Everett Brown) in director Mervyn LeRoy's II Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang, 1932.
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) - Grease, Fried Dough, Pig Fat And Sorghum Director Mervyn LeRoy chronicles the first day for Jim (Paul Muni), the wrongly-convicted hard-luck would-be engineer, on a southern chain gang, a scene noted for its accuracy, comments from Bomber (Edward Ellis), in I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, 1932.
Fury (1936) - Forgive Us Our Trespasses The angry mob breaks through, girlfriend Katherine (Sylvia Sidney) arrives in town, suspect Joe (Spencer Tracy) worries inside, as the courthouse is set ablaze, in Fritz Lang's Fury, 1936.
Return Of Peter Grimm, The (1936) - Give Up The Ghost Grumpy up-state New York flower grower Grimm (Lionel Barrymore) continues his spat with doctor friend Andrew (Edward Ellis) about ghosts, when the circus appears and afflicted nephew William (George Breakston) gets excited, in The Return Of Peter Grimm, 1936.
Return Of Peter Grimm, The (1936) - Dutchman's Luck Summer afternoon, turn of the century upstate New York, Dutch-descended nurseryman Grimm (Lionel Barrymore), with adopted daughter Catherine (Helen Mack), doctor pal Andrew (Edward Ellis) and nephew William (George Breakston) in The Return Of Peter Grimm, 1936.
Return Of Peter Grimm, The (1936) - I Raise Flowers Not Spirits! Opening scene, Lionel Barrymore as grumpy florist Grimm, the reluctant host of a seance run by his medium friend Dr. MacPherson (Edward Ellis), Donald Meek, Ethel Griffies among the irritated guests, in the RKO remake of The Return Of Peter Grimm, 1936, based on a play by David Belasco.
Fury (1936) - Salted Peanuts Small-town deputy Bugs (young-ish Walter Brennan) arrests innocent traveler Joe Wilson (Spencer Tracy), who then meets Sheriff Hummel (Edward Ellis) as the frame starts to fit, early in Fritz Lang's lynch-mob drama Fury, 1936.
Fury (1936) - Don't Make Me Use Force! Suspected killer Joe Wilson (Spencer Tracy) inside, Sheriff Hummel (Edward Ellis) tries to keep the angry crowd at bay outside the jail, in Fritz Lang's Fury, 1936.

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