Search results for "James Dunn"


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2005

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Joan Blondell  •  James Dunn  •  Lloyd Nolan

Bright Eyes (1934) RT 80% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2002

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Shirley Temple  •  James Dunn  •  Jane Darwell  •  Judith Allen

Bad Girl (1931) RT Audience 42%

DVD release: Dec 2008

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Sally Eilers  •  Minna Gombell  •  Frank Austin

George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)

DVD release: Dec 2013

A Brodway producer discovers new talent in a small Georgia town and brings them to New York for his new show.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George White
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  James Dunn  •  George White  •  Ned Sparks

Have a Heart (1934)

Sally (Jean Parker) is engaged to be married, loves dancing and kids. But her life is ruined when an accident cripples her and her betrothed magnanimously offers to not back ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Jean Parker  •  James Dunn  •  Una Merkel  •  Stuart Erwin

Killer McCoy (1947) RT Audience 60%

Tommy McCoy grew up poor and scrappy. As a young man he discovers that he can fight with his powerful right arm. He becomes successful at boxing, however he has an alcoholic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Ann Blyth  •  James Dunn

Living on Love (1937) RT Audience 33%

A man and woman, who've never met, are forced by circumstances to share the same apartment. A remake of the 1933 film "Rafter Romance".  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Whitney Bourne  •  Joan Woodbury  •  Franklin Pangborn

The Caribbean Mystery (1945)

The Caribbean Mystery is a remake of Mr. Moto on Danger Island (1939)-which in turn was a remake of Murder in Trinidad. James Dunn stars as Mr. Smith, a Columbo-like Brooklyn ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Robert D. Webb
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Sheila Ryan  •  Edward Ryan  •  Jackie Paley

The Daring Young Man (1935)

The Daring Young Man is hotshot-reporter Don McLane, played by James Dunn. Always on the prowl for a good story, McLane is persistently outscooped by his rival, sob sister ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Mae Clarke  •  Neil Hamilton  •  Sidney Toler

Venus Makes Trouble (1937)

A fast-talking, street-wise con-man forsakes the tank-towns of Pennsylvania for the greener pastures in Manhattan, and gains fame-and-fortune as New York City's number one ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gordon Wiles
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Patricia Ellis  •  Astrid Allwyn  •  Thurston Hall




The Payoff (1935)

DVD release: Feb 2007

An honest sports columnist's greedy wife persuades him to go easy on a cheat, famous for crooked sports deals.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Florey
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Claire Dodd  •  Patricia Ellis  •  Alan Dinehart

Pride of the Navy (1939)

A disruptive Annapolis naval cadet refuses to tow the line and so gets booted out of the prestigious academy. Later, he takes to designing speedboats. They are innovative and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Rochelle Hudson  •  Gordon Oliver  •  Horace McMahon

Take a Chance (1933)

Take a Chance was based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, though only one of the original songs, Eadie Was a Lady, has been retained. The thinnish plot involves ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Monte Brice  •  Laurence Schwab
CAST:  James Dunn  •  June Knight  •  Lillian Roth  •  Cliff Edwards

Over the Hill (1931) RT Audience 100%

In their farm house in a New York village, Ma Shelby prepares breakfast for her four children, Isaac, Tommy, Johnny and Susan, and then awakens them. The racket the boys make ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Mae Marsh  •  James Dunn  •  Sally Eilers  •  Edward Crandall

Sailor's Luck (1933) RT Audience 75%

U.S. sailor Jimmy Harrigan, on shore leave in San Pedro, meets and falls for Sally Brent She promises to wait for him when he ships out to San Francisco, but Jimmy becomes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Sally Eilers  •  Victor Jory  •  Sammy Cohen

Bad Boy (1935)

An unemployed loafer who spends his time playing pool decides he's ready to look for a job so he can secure his girlfriend's parents' approval for their marriage.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Blystone
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Dorothy Wilson  •  Beulah Bondi  •  John Wray

Mysterious Crossing (1936)

While crossing on the train ferry to New Orleans, roving reporter Addison Francis Murphy borrows money from singing hillbilly "Carolina," then loses it all in a crap game. ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  James Dunn  •  Jean Rogers  •  Andy Devine  •  Hobart Cavanaugh

We Have Our Moments (1937)

A trio of American crooks board a ship bound for Europe, intending to get rid of $100,000 in stolen dough. With detective John Wade breathing down their necks, the crooks ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  Sally Eilers  •  James Dunn  •  Mischa Auer  •  Thurston Hall