William Keighley


Director
William Keighley

About

Also Known As
William Jackson Keighley Jr.
Birth Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
August 04, 1889
Died
June 24, 1984
Cause of Death
Stroke

Biography

Veteran Warner Bros. director who also worked in theater....

Family & Companions

Genevieve Tobin
Wife
Actor. Married in 1928; died on July 31, 1995.

Biography

Veteran Warner Bros. director who also worked in theater.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
Director
Close to My Heart (1951)
Director
Rocky Mountain (1950)
Director
The Street with No Name (1948)
Director
Honeymoon (1947)
Director
George Washington Slept Here (1942)
Director
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Director
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
Director
Four Mothers (1941)
Director
No Time for Comedy (1940)
Director
Torrid Zone (1940)
Director
The Fighting 69th (1940)
Director
Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)
Director
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Director
Brother Rat (1938)
Director
Secrets of an Actress (1938)
Director
Valley of the Giants (1938)
Director
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Director
God's Country and the Woman (1937)
Director
Varsity Show (1937)
Director
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Director
The Singing Kid (1936)
Director
Bullets or Ballots (1936)
Director
The Green Pastures (1936)
Director
Stars over Broadway (1935)
Director
Mary Jane's Pa (1935)
Director
'G' Men (1935)
Director
Special Agent (1935)
Director
The Right to Live (1935)
Director
Easy to Love (1934)
Director
Big Hearted Herbert (1934)
Director
Kansas City Princess (1934)
Director
Dr. Monica (1934)
Director
Babbitt (1934)
Director
Journal of a Crime (1934)
Director
Footlight Parade (1933)
Dialogue Director
Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)
Dialogue Director
Ladies They Talk About (1933)
Director
The House on 56th Street (1933)
Dialogue Director
Picture Snatcher (1933)
Dialogue Director
Jewel Robbery (1932)
Associate Director
Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
Associate Director
The Match King (1932)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Resurrection (1931)
Major Schoenboch

Dance (Feature Film)

The Singing Kid (1936)
Numbers staged by

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Honeymoon (1947)
Company

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Heaven (1987)
Other

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Prince and the Pauper - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Warner Bros' The Prince and the Pauper (1937), directed by William Keighley.

Videos

Movie Clip

Special Agent (1935) - She's Dynamite After an opening with a federal officer lecturing agents about busting gangsters for unpaid taxes, we meet one noted target, Ricardo Cortez as Carston, with his unexpected companion bookkeeper Julie (Bette Davis), with a nifty shot at the arcade, William Keighley directing, in Warner Bros.’ Special Agent, 1935.
Special Agent (1935) - Ink On My Nose Again? We know George Brent as Bill is really a federal revenue agent, but Bette Davis, as the notably good-natured Julie, top accountant for gangster Carston, buys his cover as a newspaper man, so their romantic sparring feels pretty natural, in the second of their twelve pictures together, Special Agent, 1935.
Special Agent (1935) - I'm Just A Big Strong Girl Paul Guilfoyle is a mole from the DA’s office, granted admittance by increasingly uncomfortable bookkeeper and girl-Friday Julie (Bette Davis) to see her boss, gangster Carston (Ricardo Cortez), her friend Bill (George Brent, posing as a reporter, though we know he’s really a cop) close behind, in Special Agent, 1935.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - Nuts About Ping Pong Ex-con turned ace newsman Danny (James Cagney) has just escaped a newsroom contretemps with help from flirtatious Allison (Alice White), who didn’t mention that she’s going with his new boss Mac (Ralph Bellamy), or that they’re at his apartment, in Warner Bros.’ Picture Snatcher, 1933.
Honeymoon (1947) - The Walter Pidgeon Type American consul David (Franchot Tone) brought stranded bride Barbara (Shirley Temple) to a Mexico City club for a meal, as she tries to locate her soldier fiancé Phil, but she’s up for dancing too, which worries his future father-in-law (Julio Villareal), in Honeymoon, 1947.
Honeymoon (1947) - Every Smart Young Diplomat Franchot Tone is David, U.S. Consul in Mexico City receiving his local fiancée (Lina Romay), Gene Lockhart with his staff, then young Barbara (Shirley Temple) from Minnesota, needing help because her soldier fiancé (Guy Madison) couldn’t make their wedding date, in RKO’s Honeymoon, 1947.
Brother Rat (1938) - How Do You Keep From Getting Caught? Girl-crazy VMI cadet Billy (Wayne Morris), with distracted roommate Bing (Eddie Albert), awaits his slightly stand-offish girlfriend, local belle Joyce (Priscilla Lane) and her college roommate Claire (Jane Wyman), in town for the big baseball weekend before graduation, early in Warner Bros.’ Brother Rat, 1938.
Brother Rat (1938) - We Want To Be Alone Out for an evening in dress-whites, VMI cadet Dan (Wayne Morris) has roped roommate Dan (Ronald Reagan) to get visiting Claire (Jane Wyman, whom we’re supposed to consider plain, because of her glasses) away from his gal Joyce (Priscilla Lane), in the picture that led, eventually, to the Reagan-Wyman marriage, Brother Rat, 1938.
Brother Rat (1938) - Youthful High Spirits Opening with exteriors from the real Virginia Military Institute where the story takes place, with the Stonewall Jackson statue, we meet ballplayer-cadets Wayne Morris as Billy, Eddie Albert as Bing, Ronald Reagan as catcher Dan, and “rats” William Tracey as Misto and Johnnie Davis as Townsend, in Warner Bros.’ Brother Rat, 1938.
Brother Rat (1938) - An All-Around Man Big reveal here as we find out why Virginia Military Institute cadet and star pitcher Bing (Eddie Albert, in his first picture, in a role he originated on Broadway) has been so anxious for the arrival of his girl Kate (Jane Bryan) before the big game weekend, and she has a big surprise, in the Warner Bros’ hit Brother Rat, 1938.
No Time For Comedy (1940) - You Like Going To Fires? James Stewart is small-town playwright Gaylord, at the Park Ave. apartment of Rosalind Russell as Broadway actress Linda, who’s persuaded the producer (Clarence Kolb) and thereby the director (Allyn Joslyn) to stick with his play, both principals duly charmed, in No Time For Comedy, 1940.
No Time For Comedy (1940) - On A Cooperative Footing Having crashed in Central Park after their premiere, first-time playwright Gaylord (James Stewart) and actress Linda (Rosalind Russell), who secretly saved the production from shutting down, read their reviews and leap forward, in No Time For Comedy, directed by William Keighley.

Trailer

Adventures of Robin Hood, The -- (Re-issue Trailer) The Sherwood Forest legend (Errol Flynn) leads his Merry Men in a battle against the wicked Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
Ladies They Talk About - (Original Trailer) A lady bank robber (Barbara Stanwyck) becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison in this racy pre-code drama.
God's Country and the Woman - (Original Trailer) A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise in God's Country and the Woman (1937).
Mary Stevens, M.D. - (Original Trailer) Kay Francis shocked pre-code audiences playing an doctor who is also an unwed mother in Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933).
Four Mothers - (Original Trailer) The Four Daughters, then Four Wives face financial problems as motherhood approaches in Four Mothers (1941).
Doctor Monica - (Original Trailer) Doctor Monica (1934) learns that her husband loves another woman. With Kay Francis as the doctor and Warren William as the drifting hubby.
Jewel Robbery - (Original Trailer) A jewel thief falls for a tycoon's wife in Vienna in the pre-Code romantic comedy, Jewel Robbery (1932), starring Kay Francis & William Powell.
Easy To Love (1934) - (Original Trailer) When she thinks her husband (Adolphe Menjou) has been unfaithful, a woman (Genevieve Tobin) claims to be having an affair of her own.
Cabin In The Cotton, The - (Original Trailer) A sharecropper (Richard Barthelmess) fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter (Bette Davis).
Brother Rat - (Original Trailer) Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert and Wayne Morris are cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Brother Rat (1938).
Big Hearted Herbert - (Original Trailer) Character actor Guy Kibbee gets a starring comedy as Big Hearted Herbert (1934) whose business success makes him neglect his family.
Babbitt - (Original Trailer) Guy Kibbee is prefectly cast as Sinclair Lewis' small-town businessman, Babbitt (1934).

Companions

Genevieve Tobin
Wife
Actor. Married in 1928; died on July 31, 1995.

Bibliography