Stuart Erwin

Stuart Erwin


Birth Place
Squaw Valley, California, USA
February 14, 1903
December 21, 1967
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Family & Companions

June Collyer
Actor. Married 36 years; survived him.




Cast (Feature Film)

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)
Police Captain Loomis
Son of Flubber (1963)
When Comedy Was King (1960)
Main Street to Broadway (1953)
First nighter
Father Is a Bachelor (1950)
Pudge Barnham
Heading for Heaven (1948)
Henry Elkins
Strike It Rich (1948)
Delbert Lane
Killer Dill (1947)
Johnny "Killer" Dill
Heaven Only Knows (1947)
Sheriff Matt Bodine
Pillow to Post (1945)
Captain Jack Ross
The Great Mike (1944)
James Spencer
He Hired the Boss (1943)
Hubert Wilkins
Blondie for Victory (1942)
Herschel Smith
Drums of the Congo (1942)
Congo Jack
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942)
Joe Dawson
Cracked Nuts (1941)
Lawrence Trent
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
Tommy Keenan
Our Town (1940)
Howie Newsome
When the Daltons Rode (1940)
Ben Dalton
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940)
Bill [Carey]
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Pete Tinney
The Honeymoon's Over (1939)
Donald [Todd]
It Could Happen to You (1939)
MacKinley Winslow
Back Door to Heaven (1939)
Jud Mason
Checkers (1938)
Edgar Connell
Passport Husband (1938)
Henry Cabot
Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938)
Oliver Boggs
Three Blind Mice (1938)
Mike Brophy
Small Town Boy (1937)
Henry Armstrong
Dance Charlie Dance (1937)
Andy Tucker
Slim (1937)
Second Honeymoon (1937)
Leo MacTavish
I'll Take Romance (1937)
"Pancho" Brown
Pigskin Parade (1936)
Amos Dodd
Women Are Trouble (1936)
[Matt] Casey
All American Chump (1936)
Elmer [Lamb]
Exclusive Story (1936)
Tim Higgins
Absolute Quiet (1936)
[Oscar] "Chubby" Rudd
Ceiling Zero (1936)
Texas Clark
The All-American Chump (1936)
After Office Hours (1935)
Hank Parr
The Band Plays On (1934)
[Clarence] Stuffy [Wilson]
Viva Villa (1934)
Johnny Sykes
Bachelor Bait (1934)
William Watts
The Party's Over (1934)
Bruce [Blakely]
Palooka (1934)
Joe Palooka
Have a Heart (1934)
Chained (1934)
Johnnie Smith
Day of Reckoning (1933)
Under the Tonto Rim (1933)
Tonto Daley
Before Dawn (1933)
Dwight Wilson
Hold Your Man (1933)
Al [Simpson]
International House (1933)
Tommy Nash
The Crime of the Century (1933)
Dan McKee
Face in the Sky (1933)
Going Hollywood (1933)
Ernest P. Baker
The Stranger's Return (1933)
Simon [Bates]
Two Kinds of Women (1932)
Make Me a Star (1932)
Merton Gill
The Big Broadcast (1932)
Leslie McWhinney
He Learned About Women (1932)
Peter Potter Kendall II
The Misleading Lady (1932)
Strangers in Love (1932)
Stan Keeney
Working Girls (1931)
[Pat] Kelly
Up Pops the Devil (1931)
The Magnificent Lie (1931)
Elmer Graham
No Limit (1931)
Ole Olsen
Dude Ranch (1931)
Chester Carr
Men Without Women (1930)
Along Came Youth (1930)
Young Eagles (1930)
"Pudge" Higgins
Happy Days (1930)
Playboy of Paris (1930)
Love Among the Millionaires (1930)
Clicker Watson
Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)
Eustace Macy
Only Saps Work (1930)
Paramount on Parade (1930)
Dangerous Curves (1929)
First Rotarian
New Year's Eve (1929)
Landlady's son
The Cock-Eyed World (1929)
This Thing Called Love (1929)
Speakeasy (1929)
Cy Williams
The Exalted Flapper (1929)
Bimbo Mehaffey
Sweetie (1929)
Axel Bronstrup
Thru Different Eyes (1929)
Mother Knows Best (1928)

Cast (Short)

Hollywood Handicap (1938)
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Life Events


Stage acting debut


First film as actor


Movie Clip

Hold Your Man (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Be A Pal! Following shortly upon the opening, tight comedy with Clark Gable as hustler Eddie caught running a street scam, diving into the apartment where Jean Harlow bathes, gamely providing cover when his mark and a cop (Henry B. Walthall, Jack Cheatham) arrive in pursuit, in MGM's Hold Your Man, 1933.
Hold Your Man (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Can't Tell A Banker From A Bum Clever opening bit with Clark Gable in hustler mode, encountering venerable Henry B. Walthall on an MGM city street, then Garry Owen at a pawn shop, Sam Wood directing from an original screenplay by Howard Emmett Rogers and Anita Loos, in Hold Your Man, 1933, also starring Jean Harlow.
Hold Your Man (1933) -- (Movie Clip) The Cutest Suburbs Jean Harlow as party girl Ruby brings Stuart Erwin as her devoted semi-sugar daddy beau to a night club, where she has subterfuge in mind, and we find out she’s been visiting in hopes of meeting con-man Clark Gable, who’s a regular, and who finally turns up, in MGM”s Hold Your Man, 1933, Louise Beavers the washroom lady.
Pillow To Post (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Watcha Say? (Louis Armstrong) Ida Lupino as sales-gal Jean is juggling William Prince as soldier Don, posing as her husband so she could get military housing, and Johnny Mitchell as client Slim, who wanted a dinner date, while Louis Armstrong leads his band with Dorothy Dandridge singing a tune by Burton Lane and Ted Koehler, in Pillow To Post, 1945.
Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Fiction Woven Out Of Truth Commanding prologue and screenplay by Ben Hecht, directed by either ultimately-dismissed Howard Hawks or credited Jack Conway, with Phillip Cooper as the young title character and Frank Puglia his dad, from MGM’s hit Viva Villa!, 1934, starring Wallace Beery.
Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) For The Gringo Paper? Taking a town as his notoriety grows, Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa browses females (C.B. DeMille's part-Italian adopted daughter Katherine as Rosita, in one of her earliest roles) then, with sidekick Sierra (Leo Carrillo), meets nervous American journalist Sykes (Stuart Erwin), in Viva Villa!, 1934.
Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Pancho Villa Sent For Me Some scale as the revolution gathers pace, Wallace Beery (title character) rallies volunteers, visits sympathetic aristocrat Teresa (Fay Wray) and reporter Sykes (Stuart Erwin), then a montage, with writer Ben Hecht more successful than the rear-screen process shots, David Durand the bugle boy, inViva Villa! , 1934.
After Office Hours (1935) -- (Movie Clip) How Can I Get Drunk In Three Days? Pacey opening, Robert Z. Leonard directing from Herman J. Mankiewicz’s screenplay, introducing Connie (Constance) Bennett as columnist Sharon, entering a New York newsroom where we meet Stuart Erwin and Henry Travers, reporting to Clark Gable as editor Branch, the year after his reporter-turn in It Happened One Night, 1934, in After Office Hours, 1935.
After Office Hours (1935) -- (Movie Clip) It's A Scroop! Put out because she was fired from her new job as music critic earlier that day, socialite Sharon (Constance Bennett) returns from the theater to find her mother (Billie Burke) being charmed by her editor Branch (Clark Gable), who also was there, and who now wants to hire her back for her society connections, in After Office Hours, 1935.
Pigskin Parade (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Y'all Stop For Melons? Judy Garland’s first scene in her first feature, collegians Johnny Downs and Betty Grable on a failed recruiting trip with the coach’s wife (Patsy Kelly) when they discover Judy and her redneck melon-heaving brother Stu Erwin, in Twentieth Century-Fox’s Pigskin Parade 1936.
Pigskin Parade (1936) -- (Movie Clip) We Want The Balboa The football team dance, Dixie Dunbar with Stu Erwin, all the Yacht Club Boys, Betty Grable and Johnny Downs, Patsy Kelly and Jack Haley, and finally Judy Garland, loaned from MGM to Fox, for her first song in her first feature, by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell, in Pigskin Parade, 1936.
Pigskin Parade (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Texas Tornado Sending the Texas State team off for the game with Yale, with Jack Haley — later the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz — as the preening coach, and Judy Garland as the hillbilly quarterback’s little sister, with her second song in the feature, in Pigskin Parade, 1936.


June Collyer
Actor. Married 36 years; survived him.