Ray Enright


Director

About

Also Known As
Raymond E Enright, Raymond Enright
Birth Place
Anderson, Indiana, USA
Born
March 25, 1896
Died
April 03, 1965
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

A hugely prolific Hollywood worker bee of the old school, Ray Enright worked with the greats from the dawn of the talkies into the Golden Age, though none of his films has retained enough significance for him to be considered an auteur. Born in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles as a child, and his first work in Hollywood was as an assistant cutter at the Mack Sennett studios, starting in ...

Biography

A hugely prolific Hollywood worker bee of the old school, Ray Enright worked with the greats from the dawn of the talkies into the Golden Age, though none of his films has retained enough significance for him to be considered an auteur. Born in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles as a child, and his first work in Hollywood was as an assistant cutter at the Mack Sennett studios, starting in 1913. After serving in World War I, Enright continued work as an editor, before being made a director at Warner Bros. He went on to helm musicals, including the early Technicolor Oscar and Hammerstein outings "Song of the West" and "Golden Dawn"; risqué pre-Code thrillers and comedies; 1930s romps starring the likes of Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers and Joe E. Brown; Westerns, often with B-king Randolph Scott; and a few works starring Hollywood's most famous hound, Rin Tin Tin. Busby Berkeley was his co-director on "Dames" (1934), starring Blondell and ZaSu Pitts. Enright directed Humphrey Bogart in 1941's "The Wagons Roll at Night"; the same year, his film "Teddy The Rough Rider" won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject. Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne were his stars in 1942's "The Spoilers."

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Man from Cairo (1953)
Director
Flaming Feather (1952)
Director
Montana (1950)
Director
Kansas Raiders (1950)
Director
South of St. Louis (1949)
Director
Albuquerque (1948)
Director
Return of the Bad Men (1948)
Director
Coroner Creek (1948)
Director
Trail Street (1947)
Director
China Sky (1945)
Director
Man Alive (1945)
Director
One Way to Love (1945)
Director
Destroyer (1943)
Director of addl scenes
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943)
Director
Gung Ho! (1943)
Director
The Iron Major (1943)
Director
Sin Town (1942)
Director
The Spoilers (1942)
Director
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
Director
Men of Texas (1942)
Director
Law of the Tropics (1941)
Director
The Wagons Roll at Night (1941)
Director
Thieves Fall Out (1941)
Director
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
Director
Throwing a Party (1941)
Director
An Angel from Texas (1940)
Director
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)
Director
River's End (1940)
Director
Naughty but Nice (1939)
Director
On Your Toes (1939)
Director
The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)
Director
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
Director
Hard to Get (1938)
Director
Swing Your Lady (1938)
Director
Going Places (1938)
Director
Slim (1937)
Director
Back in Circulation (1937)
Director
Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
Director
The Singing Marine (1937)
Director
Sing Me a Love Song (1937)
Director
China Clipper (1936)
Director
Earthworm Tractors (1936)
Director
Snowed Under (1936)
Director
While the Patient Slept (1935)
Director
Alibi Ike (1935)
Director
We're in the Money (1935)
Director
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
Director
Miss Pacific Fleet (1935)
Director
The St. Louis Kid (1934)
Director
Circus Clown (1934)
Director
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)
Director
I've Got Your Number (1934)
Director
Dames (1934)
Director
Blondie Johnson (1933)
Director
Tomorrow at Seven (1933)
Director
Havana Widows (1933)
Director
The Silk Express (1933)
Director
The Tenderfoot (1932)
Director
Play Girl (1932)
Director
Song of the West (1930)
Director
Dancing Sweeties (1930)
Director
Scarlet Pages (1930)
Director
Golden Dawn (1930)
Director
Kid Gloves (1929)
Director
Skin Deep (1929)
Director
Stolen Kisses (1929)
Director
The Little Wildcat (1928)
Director
Land of the Silver Fox (1928)
Director
Domestic Troubles (1928)
Director
Tracked by the Police (1927)
Director
Jaws of Steel (1927)
Director
The Girl From Chicago (1927)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Fireman Save My Child (1932)
Story and Adapted
Local Boy Makes Good (1931)
Adaptation
Gold Dust Gertie (1931)
Story
Side Show (1931)
Screenwriter

Director (Short)

The Rear Gunner (1943)
Director
Teddy the Rough Rider (1940)
Director

Life Events

1927

First film as director

Videos

Movie Clip

Blondie Johnson (1933) - Not During Business Hours Arriving in the big city, having sworn to turn things around after her mom died upstate from sheer poverty, the so-far virtuous title character (Joan Blondell) tries some trickery on cabbie Red (Sterling Holloway), Ray Enright directing, early in Warner Bros.’ Blondie Johnson, 1933.
Blondie Johnson (1933) - Still Five Cents? Entrance of second-billed Chester Morris as Danny, entering the big-city speak’, noticing the title character (Joan Blondell) and sorta buying her sob story, not recognizing that the cabbie he calls (Sterling Holloway) is her scam partner on her first night in town, early in Blondie Johnson, 1933.
Blondie Johnson (1933) - Stop Being So Ambitious Having earned each other’s respect, Danny (Chester Morris) and new-in-town Blondie (Joan Blondell, in a role written for her by Warner Bros. stalwart Earl Baldwin) pitch his gangster boss Max (Arthur Vinton) on her plan to get a henchman out of a murder charge, then consider further options, in Blondie Johnson, 1933.
Blondie Johnson (1933) - In The Back Room Of A Drug Store Opening with some emotional wallop and Depression evocation, title character Joan Blondell, in her first starring part at Warner Bros., bounces off the welfare agency staff (Charles Dow Clark, Naomi Childers) then rushes home where a family friend (Sam Godfrey) has bad news, in Blondie Johnson, 1933.
China Sky (1945) - Butcher Of Women And Children In WWII China, excitement as Anthony Quinn, as popular local warlord Chen Ta arrives at the American hospital, demanding that Dr. Durand (Ruth Warrick) treat the Japanese colonel he’s wounded, sparking friction, especially between local nurse Siu Mei (Carol Thurston) and Dr. Kim (Philip Ahn), in China Sky, 1945.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) - Try Suspenders Or Shoelaces Now working for the rival toothpaste manufacturer “Schmidt’s” because her father won’t hire her, Joan Blondell as Angela Twitchell discovers that the boss for the retailer Ruggles is her frequent Warner Bros.’ co-star Glenda Farrell, and her dad’s top salesman Pat (William Gargan), whom she hasn’t met, has her business, in Traveling Saleslady, 1935.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) - Right In The Snoot! First scene for Joan Blondell as the title character, Johnny Arthur the harried secretary talking to her father, head of the toothpaste firm, and Hugh Herbert, also a co-screenwriter, as hustling Niles, who also can’t get in to see the boss, early in Warner Bros.’ Traveling Saleslady, 1935.
Spoilers, The (1942) - You Disappointed Corpse, You! Nome, Alaska, 1900, with escort Bronco (Richard Barthelmess), saloon owner Cherry (Marlene Dietrich) meets boyfriend Roy (John Wayne) at the boat, not expecting pretty Helen (Margaret Lindsay) with her uncle the judge (Harry Carey), as clowny miners Flapjack and Banty (Russell Simpson, George Cleveland) get into trouble, in The Spoilers, 1942, from a Rex Beach novel.
Spoilers, The (1942) - The Only Luck In Poker Evening in the saloon run by shimmering Cherry (Marlene Dietrich) in Nome, Alaska, who chats testily with her mine owner boyfriend Roy (John Wayne), who's just back in town, joined by the new gold commissioner McNamara (Randolph Scott), and trouble, in The Spoilers, 1942.
Dames (1934) - We're Thirteenth Cousins Kooky moral-crusader zillionaire Ounce (Hugh Herbert) and aide (Johnny Arthur) advise cousin Hemingway (Guy Kibbee) that his daughter (Ruby Keeler) must avoid cousin Jimmy (Dick Powell) if they want that inheritance, which she isn’t, song by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal, early in Dames, 1934.
Dames (1934) - I Was With The Jolly Widows Filthy rich morality nut Ounce (Hugh Herbert) on the train from Buffalo with cousin Horace (Guy Kibbee), who is giddy about the inheritance he’s getting, contingent on good behavior, thus panicked by the fleshy appearance of Joan Blondell as showgirl Mabel, in Warner Bros.’ Dames, 1934.
Gold Diggers In Paris (1938) - Something Impressionistic? Rudy Vallee and Allen Jenkins as bandleader Terry and sidekick Duke need a ballet instructor to prepare for a trip to Paris, meeting dancer Kay (Rosemary Lane, in her first starring role in her brief Warner Bros. career) and Fritz Feld as French Leoni, in Gold Diggers In Paris, 1938.

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