John Cromwell

Elwood Dager Cromwell, known as John Cromwell, was an American film and stage director and actor. His films spanned the early days of sound to 1950s film noir, when his directing career was cut short by the Hollywood blacklist.

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3 Women (1977)

An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade one another's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Shelley Duvall  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Janice Rule  •  Robert Fortier

An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade one another's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Shelley Duvall  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Janice Rule  •  Robert Fortier

A Wedding (1978)

Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Howard Duff

Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Howard Duff

Algiers (1938)

Pepe Le Moko is a notorious thief, who escaped from France. Since his escape, Moko became a resident and leader of the immense Casbah of Algiers. French officials arrive insisting on Pepe's capture are met with unfazed local detectives, led by Inspector Slimane, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Charles Boyer  •  Sigrid Gurie  •  Hedy Lamarr  •  Joseph Calleia

Pepe Le Moko is a notorious thief, who escaped from France. Since his escape, Moko became a resident and leader of the immense Casbah of Algiers. French officials arrive insisting on Pepe's capture are met with unfazed local detectives, led by Inspector Slimane, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Charles Boyer  •  Sigrid Gurie  •  Hedy Lamarr  •  Joseph Calleia

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Rex Harrison  •  Linda Darnell  •  Lee J. Cobb

In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Rex Harrison  •  Linda Darnell  •  Lee J. Cobb

Caged (1950)

Caged tells the story of a teenage newlywed, who is sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a very frightened young girl into a hardened convict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Eleanor Parker  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Ellen Corby  •  Hope Emerson

Caged tells the story of a teenage newlywed, who is sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a very frightened young girl into a hardened convict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Eleanor Parker  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Ellen Corby  •  Hope Emerson

Dead Reckoning (1947)

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Morris Carnovsky  •  Charles Cane

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Morris Carnovsky  •  Charles Cane

In Name Only (1939)

A wealthy man falls for a widow but is locked into a loveless marriage with a woman who has contrived to convince his parents she is the ideal wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Carole Lombard  •  Cary Grant  •  Kay Francis  •  Charles Coburn

A wealthy man falls for a widow but is locked into a loveless marriage with a woman who has contrived to convince his parents she is the ideal wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Carole Lombard  •  Cary Grant  •  Kay Francis  •  Charles Coburn

The Goddess (1958)

Booze, pills and loneliness mark a young actress' rise to stardom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Kim Stanley  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Patty Duke  •  Bert Freed

Booze, pills and loneliness mark a young actress' rise to stardom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Kim Stanley  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Patty Duke  •  Bert Freed

Since You Went Away (1944)

While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Shirley Temple

While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Shirley Temple

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln from his departure from Kentucky until his election as President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Raymond Massey  •  Gene Lockhart  •  Ruth Gordon  •  Mary Howard

Abe Lincoln in Illinois is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln from his departure from Kentucky until his election as President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Raymond Massey  •  Gene Lockhart  •  Ruth Gordon  •  Mary Howard

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Robert Young  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Mildred Natwick

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Robert Young  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Mildred Natwick

I Dream Too Much (1935)

If Columbia could make an acceptable movie star out of opera-diva Grace Moore, then RKO Radio could do the same with Lily Pons. At least that was producer Pandro S. Berman's reasoning when he cast Pons in the 1935 musical romance I Dream too Much. The actress plays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Lily Pons  •  Henry Fonda  •  Lucille Ball  •  Eric Blore

If Columbia could make an acceptable movie star out of opera-diva Grace Moore, then RKO Radio could do the same with Lily Pons. At least that was producer Pandro S. Berman's reasoning when he cast Pons in the 1935 musical romance I Dream too Much. The actress plays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Lily Pons  •  Henry Fonda  •  Lucille Ball  •  Eric Blore

The Racket (1951)

Mobster Nick Scanlon has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQuigg, who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch, and a police ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Robert Ryan  •  William Talman

Mobster Nick Scanlon has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQuigg, who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch, and a police ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Robert Ryan  •  William Talman

The Fountain (1934)

Set during the first World War in neutral, but pro-German, Holland, Lewis Allison, an interned British officer, is paroled to the castle of Baron Von Leyden and finds living there, but now married to German officer Rupert Von Narwitz, his childhood sweetheart Julie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Brian Aherne  •  Paul Lukas  •  Jean Hersholt

Set during the first World War in neutral, but pro-German, Holland, Lewis Allison, an interned British officer, is paroled to the castle of Baron Von Leyden and finds living there, but now married to German officer Rupert Von Narwitz, his childhood sweetheart Julie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Brian Aherne  •  Paul Lukas  •  Jean Hersholt

Jalna (1935)

A young poet, accompanied by his new bride, returns home to his large family at their Canadian farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Kay Johnson  •  Ian Hunter  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Nigel Bruce

A young poet, accompanied by his new bride, returns home to his large family at their Canadian farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Kay Johnson  •  Ian Hunter  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Nigel Bruce

Village Tale (1935)

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DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Kay Johnson  •  Arthur Hohl  •  Robert Barrat

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DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Kay Johnson  •  Arthur Hohl  •  Robert Barrat

The Silver Cord (1933)

A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and weaker son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Joel McCrea  •  Laura Hope Crews  •  Eric Linden

A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and weaker son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Joel McCrea  •  Laura Hope Crews  •  Eric Linden

Sweepings (1933)

Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but has to deal with their lack of interest or aptitude.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Lionel Barrymore  •  Eric Linden  •  William Gargan  •  Gloria Stuart

Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but has to deal with their lack of interest or aptitude.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Lionel Barrymore  •  Eric Linden  •  William Gargan  •  Gloria Stuart

The Company She Keeps (1951)

A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Lizabeth Scott  •  Jane Greer  •  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Fay Baker

A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Lizabeth Scott  •  Jane Greer  •  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Fay Baker

Night Song (1947)

A socialite pretends to be poor and blind in her plan to help a blinded pianist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Merle Oberon  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Hoagy Carmichael

A socialite pretends to be poor and blind in her plan to help a blinded pianist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Merle Oberon  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Hoagy Carmichael
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