Rian James


Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Best of Enemies (1933)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Killer In The Mirror (1986)
Characters As Source Material
Dead Ringer (1964)
Story
Whispering City (1947)
Screenwriter
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945)
Story
Not a Ladies' Man (1942)
Screenwriter
Parachute Nurse (1942)
Screenwriter
This Time for Keeps (1942)
Screenwriter
Broadway Limited (1941)
Original Screenplay
Turnabout (1940)
Additional Dialogue
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Story
The Gorilla (1939)
Screenwriter
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Screenwriter
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Contract Writer
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Screenwriter
Internes Can't Take Money (1937)
Screenwriter
Exclusive (1937)
Screenwriter
The Witness Chair (1936)
Screenwriter
Swing Time (1936)
Contract Writer
Walking on Air (1936)
Screenwriter
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
Contract Writer
We're Only Human (1935)
Screenwriter
To Beat the Band (1935)
Screenwriter
It Happened in New York (1935)
Screenwriter
Redheads on Parade (1935)
Screenwriter
Transient Lady (1935)
Contract Writer
Gift of Gab (1934)
Screenwriter
The Big Shakedown (1934)
Screenwriter
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
Contract Writer
Bedside (1934)
Additional Dialogue
The Dragon Murder Case (1934)
Adaptation
The White Parade (1934)
Adaptation
Helldorado (1934)
Contr on Special seq
42nd Street (1933)
Screenwriter
Central Airport (1933)
Screenwriter
Lawyer Man (1933)
Screenwriter
She Had to Say Yes (1933)
Screenwriter
Private Detective 62 (1933)
Screenwriter
Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)
Screenwriter
Best of Enemies (1933)
Dial
Parachute Jumper (1933)
Original Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Gift of Gab (1934)
Associate Producer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Lawyer Man (1932) - I'm A Charter Member Feeling frisky after an unexpected offer to join a fancy uptown law firm, Lower East Side lawyer Tony (William Powell) is surprised to find the babe he’s ogling is his own savvy secretary Olga (Joan Blondell), their dinner date ensuing, William Dieterle directing, in Warner Bros.’ Lawyer Man, 1932.
Lawyer Man (1932) - He Could Hide Behind A Circular Staircase His career apparently soaring, as a new partner in an uptown firm, lawyer Tony (William Powell) with barkeep Mike (John Sheehan) gets buttonholed by Gilmurry (David Landau), whom he just skewered in court, then gets his head turned by showgirl Jenny (Claire Dodd), Sheila Terry her wing-gal, in Warner Bros.’ Lawyer Man, 1932.
Lawyer Man (1932) - It Takes A Good Man After beating uptown corporate lawyer Bentley (Alan Dinehart) in court, William Powell, a shade less suave than usual as Lower East Side lawyer Tony, is surprised to be invited to visit, and still more to be offered a gig, early in Warner Bros.’ Lawyer Man, 1932, also starring Joan Blondell, from a Max Trell novel.
Parachute Jumper (1933) - Mucho Gusto! From the top, Warner Bros. with Alfred E. Green directing adapts the headline technique to find goofy pilots Bill and Toodles (Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Frank McHugh) partying in Nicaragua, their companions not credited, Thomas E. Jackson their superior, in Parachute Jumper, 1933, also starring Bette Davis.
Parachute Jumper (1933) - Sugarville, Alabama Had Me In Central Park, in the suit he’s sharing with his equally-broke out-of-work pilot buddy, discouraged Bill (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) gets approached by Bette Davis as “Alabama,” with suitable accent masking her New England ancestry, early in the Warner Bros. action-comedy Parachute Jumper, 1933.
Parachute Jumper (1933) - He Must Need The Money Now kinda-platonic Manhattan roommates, Bette Davis as unemployed stenographer “Alabama” and jobless ex-military pilot Bill (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) visit an air show, where he finagles an impromptu gig, Leon Ames reassuring Bette, in one of her earliest, and least favorite Warner Bros. features, Parachute Jumper, 1933.
Dead Ringer (1964) - I Want To Hear All About You Immediately from director Paul Henreid’s credit, at the Rosedale Cemetery southwest of downtown Los Angeles, Bette Davis off a bus to a funeral, where she meets a veiled person who seems to have the same voice, in Dead Ringer, 1964, co-starring Karl Malden and Peter Lawford.
Dead Ringer (1964) - Money's No Object Trick shots from director Paul Henried, directing two Bette Davises, as newly-acquainted long-estranged twin sisters, financially stressed Edie having lured wealthy Margaret to her home, making her confess to stealing her now-deceased husband, her scheme revealed, in Dead Ringer, 1964.
Dead Ringer (1964) - Thank God That's Over Comments and voices have suggested that Edie, whom we’ve met, and her veiled companion, are both Bette Davis, the former brought home by the latter from what we learn was her husband’s funeral, with further exposition, early in Dead Ringer, 1964, directed by Paul Henreid.
Dead Ringer (1964) - The Prize You Get We’ve just met Karl Malden as cop Jim, visiting his sweetheart, LA bar-owner Edie (Bette Davis), who’s just been to the funeral of her wealthy and long-estranged twin sister’s husband, who was her own former lover, their meeting having upset her, to his frustration, early in Dead Ringer 1964.
Dead Ringer (1964) - I Forgot How To Spell The Name Bette Davis is formerly down-and-out Edie, successfully having taken the place of her wealthy enemy twin-sister Margaret, whom she murdered, at her first society event, friend Dede (Jean Hagen) bringing her to Tony (Peter Lawford), about whom she knows nothing, in Dead Ringer, 1964.
42nd Street (1933) -- It's The Tight Shoes Guy Kibbee is Dillon the financier, swooning over Broadway diva star Dorothy (Bebe Daniels) at a party in her apartment, Ginger Rogers (as "Anytime Annie") with the best line, in 42nd Street, 1933.

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