Leslie Fenton


Director
Leslie Fenton

About

Birth Place
Liverpool, England, GB
Born
March 12, 1902
Died
March 25, 1978

Biography

Leslie Fenton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Fenton's earliest roles were in film, including "What Price Glory" (1926), "The Dragnet" (1928) and "The Showdown" (1928). He also appeared in "Woman Trap" (1929), the drama "Dynamite" (1929) with Conrad Nagel and "The Office Scandal" (1929). He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in "Air Mail" (1...

Family & Companions

Ann Dvorak
Wife
Actor. Married 1932-45.

Biography

Leslie Fenton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Fenton's earliest roles were in film, including "What Price Glory" (1926), "The Dragnet" (1928) and "The Showdown" (1928). He also appeared in "Woman Trap" (1929), the drama "Dynamite" (1929) with Conrad Nagel and "The Office Scandal" (1929). He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in "Air Mail" (1932) with Pat O'Brien, "The Hatchet Man" (1932) with Edward G Robinson and "Thunder Below" (1932). He also appeared in the John Barrymore drama "Night Flight" (1933). Toward the end of his career, Fenton directed the Virginia Bruce drama "Stronger Than Desire" (1939), the Melvyn Douglas drama "Tell No Tales" (1939) and the Lew Ayres comedy "The Golden Fleecing" (1940). In addition to his directing, Fenton also appeared on-screen in the mystery adaptation "The House of Secrets" (1936) with Sidney Blackmer and "Boys Town" (1938) with Spencer Tracy. Fenton more recently directed the spy picture "The Redhead and the Cowboy" (1951) with Glenn Ford. Fenton was married to Ann Dvorak. Fenton passed away in March 1978 at the age of 76.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Director
Whispering Smith (1949)
Director
Streets of Laredo (1949)
Director
Saigon (1948)
Director
On Our Merry Way (1948)
Director
Lulu Belle (1948)
Director
Pardon My Past (1945)
Director
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945)
Director
Tomorrow, the World! (1944)
Director
The Saint's Vacation (1941)
Director
The Golden Fleecing (1940)
Director
The Man from Dakota (1940)
Director
Stronger Than Desire (1939)
Director
Tell No Tales (1939)
Director
Lady of the Tropics (1939)
Fill-In Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Pardon My Past (1945)
Ship's captain
Boys Town (1938)
Dan Farrow
China Passage (1937)
Anthony Durand
The House of Secrets (1936)
Barry Wilding
Two in the Dark (1936)
Stuart Eldredge
Murder on a Bridle Path (1936)
Don Gregg
The Longest Night (1936)
Carl Briggs
Sworn Enemy (1936)
Steve [Sherman]
Stolen Harmony (1935)
Joe Harris
East of Java (1935)
Wong Bo
Chinatown Squad (1935)
[Su] Quong
Star of Midnight (1935)
Tim Winthrop
Men Without Names (1935)
Monk
The Casino Murder Case (1935)
Dr. Kane
Fugitive Road (1934)
Riker
White Lies (1934)
Dan Oliver
I Believed in You (1934)
Russell Storm
Take the Stand (1934)
Strange Wives (1934)
Svengaart
Lady Killer (1933)
Duke
Night Flight (1933)
Radio operator
The Hatchet Man (1932)
Harry En Hai
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932)
Nicky Grant
Thunder Below (1932)
Webb
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
Perrin
Air Mail (1932)
Tony Dressel
The Guilty Generation (1931)
Joe Palmero
Kick In (1931)
Charlie
The Public Enemy (1931)
[Samuel] Nails Nathan
The Pagan Lady (1931)
Jerry Willis
Murder at Midnight (1931)
Walter Grayson
The Man Who Came Back (1931)
Bar le Duc
Paris Bound (1929)
Richard Parrish
The Last Performance (1929)
Buffo [Black]
Girls Gone Wild (1929)
Boots
The Office Scandal (1929)
Andy Corbin
A Dangerous Woman (1929)
Peter Allerton
The Man I Love (1929)
Carlo Vesper
Woman Trap (1929)
Eddie Evans
Dynamite (1929)
Broadway (1929)
"Scar" Edwards
The First Kiss (1928)
Carol Talbot
The Gateway of the Moon (1928)
Jim Mortlake
The Dragnet (1928)
Shakespeare
The Showdown (1928)
Kilgore Shelton
What Price Glory (1927)
Lieutenant Moore
Black Paradise (1926)
James Callahan
The Shamrock Handicap (1926)
Neil Ross
The Road to Glory (1926)
David Hale
Sandy (1926)
Douglas Keith
Going Crooked (1926)
Rogers
The Ancient Mariner (1925)
Joel Barlowe
Thunder Mountain (1925)
Sam Martin
Lazybones (1925)
Dick Ritchie
Havoc (1925)
Babe
East Lynne (1925)
Richard Hare

Producer (Feature Film)

Pardon My Past (1945)
Producer

Director (Short)

A Criminal Is Born (1938)
Director
Captain Kidd's Treasure (1938)
Director
Miracle Money (1938)
Director

Cast (Short)

Captain Kidd's Treasure (1938)
Narrator
Soak the Poor (1937)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Star Of Midnight (1935) - I Never Bit A Dog In My Life Star William Powell as lawyer and amateur detective Clay Dalzell is introduced, as friend Tim (Leslie Fenton) talks about his disappeared fianceè, butler Swayne (Gene Lockhart) offers booze, and gal pal Donna (Ginger Rogers) arrives, Russell Hopton on the phone, in the RKO Thin Man lookalike, Star Of Midnight, 1935.
Boys Town (1938) - Eternity Begins In 45 Minutes One of the finest scenes for the overlooked Liverpool-born actor-turned-director Leslie Fenton as convict Dan, with the warden (John Hamilton), then Academy Award-winning star Spencer Tracy as Father Flanagan, Roger Converse and Walter Young in support, opening the MGM hit Boys Town, 1938.
Public Enemy, The (1931) - Not Before Breakfast, Dear Matt (Edward Woods) is getting on a little better with his gal (Joan Blondell) than Tom (James Cagney, title character) with his (Mae Clarke), all of them living high in a posh Chicago hotel when mob boss Nails (Leslie Fenton) rings up, bringing about a fruit-related milestone, in The Public Enemy, 1931.
On Our Merry Way - Slim and Lank Quasi-reporter Oliver (Burgess Meredith) meets musicians Slim and Lank (life-long pals James Stewart and Henry Fonda) who segue into their own flashback in United Artists' On Our Merry Way, 1948.
On Our Merry Way - Opening Credits Most unusual opening credit sequence for United Artists' all-star novelty On Our Merry Way, 1948, produced by co-star Burgess Meredith with Benedict Bogeaus, featuring pals Henry Fonda and James Stewart.
On Our Merry Way - See Here, Sadd! Newspaper underling Oliver (Burgess Meredith, who also co-produced) scams editor Sadd (Charles D. Brown) into letting him write the "roving reporter" column for a day in United Artists' On Our Merry Way, 1948.
Pardon My Past - Frances! Having been mistaken for fugitive playboy Frances Pemberton, Eddie (Fred MacMurray) and pal Chuck (William Demarest) bluff their way through an encounter with Grandpa Pemberton (Harry Davenport) in Pardon My Past, 1945.
Pardon My Past - Mink! Newly discharged vets Eddie (Fred MacMurray) and Chuck (William Demarest), on a stop-over in New York, discuss their mink-farming plans in Pardon My Past, 1945.

Companions

Ann Dvorak
Wife
Actor. Married 1932-45.

Bibliography