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(1926- 1956). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1926). Stage Play: The Constant Nymph.

(1927). Stage Play: Lally. Written by Henry Stillman. Directed by John D. Williams. Greenwich Village Theatre: 8 Feb 1927- Apr 1927 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: Patricia Barclay (as "Isolde Lally"), France Bendtsen (as "Malvinski"), Robert Collyer (as "Stravinski Lally"), F.H. Day (as "Cranston Thompson"), Genevieve Dolaro (as "Angelique"), Augusta Durgeon (as "Elizabeth Lally"), Gerald Hamer (as "Archibald Higgins"), Helen Kingstead (as "Brunhilde Lally"), Benedict MacQuarrie (as "Izzyitch"), Reginald Malcolm (as "Ronald Byrde"), Kate McComb (as "Matilda"), Owen Meech (as "Giovanni"), Anne Morrison (as "Judith Montifiori"), Erin O'Brien-Moore Elsa Lally"), Claude Rains (as "Lally"), Zolya Talma (as "Felicia").

(1927). Stage Play: Out of the Sea. Written by Don Marquis. Directed by Walter Hampden. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 5 Dec 1927- Dec 1927 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Produced by George C. Tyler.

(1931). Stage Play: Miracle at Verdun. Drama. Written by Hans Chlumberg. Translated by Julian Leigh. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Martin Beck Theatre: 16 Mar 1931- Apr 1931 (closing date unknown/49 performances). Cast: Edward Arnold (as "Dr. Paetz"), J.W. Austin (as "Sharpe"), Anthony Baker, Jacob Bleifer, Thomas A. Braidon, George Brant, Hilda Case, Valerie Cossart (as "Dorothy"), Martin Cravath, Alexander Danaroff, Juan De La Cruz, Robert Deviera, Walter Dressel, Miriam Elias, Jules Epailly (as "Remusat, Premier Delcampe"), Shirley Gale (as "Miss Greeley"), Douglas Garden, John Gerard, Caryl Gillin, Lucien Girardin, Germaine Giroux, David Gorcey, Joan Grahn, Joseph Green, Hans Hansen, John Hoyt (credited as John Hoysradt) (as "Pillwein," "French Officer," "Radio Announcer," and "Jacques"), Alexander Ivo, J. Kunihari, Ari Kutai, Edouard La Roche, Joseph Lazarovici, Con MacSunday, George Magis, Mario Majeroni, Owen Meech, Robert Middlemass (as "Jackson" and "Clarkson"), Claude Rains (as "Heydner/Messenger/Lamparenne"), Michael Rosenberg, Helene Salinger, Francis Schaeger, Sidney Stavro, Marion Stephenson, Akim Tamiroff (as "Roubeau"), Peter Wayne, Crane Whitley (credited as Clem Wilenchick) (as "Morel"), Max Willenz, Percy Woodley, Hanaki Yoshiwara, Ali Yousuff, Salvatore Zito. Produced by The Theatre Guild.

Recorded Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Enoch Arden", for Columbia Masterworks records. This version featured a piano accompaniment by Richard Strauss, played by Glenn Gould. It has recently been released on a Sony Masterworks CD.

(19??) Recorded several Bible stories adapted for children for Capitol Records, including "Noah and the Ark" and "The Story of Jesus". Released on 78 RPM records separately at first, then on a two-disc set in 1955 as "The Bible Speaks to Children". They have so far not been issued on CD.

Darkness at Noon (1951). Drama. Written by Sidney Kingsley. Based on the novel by Arthur Koestler. "Moscow" composed by Dan and Dm. Pokras. Directed by Sidney Kingsley. Alvin Theatre (moved to The Royale Theatre from 26 Mar 1951 to close): 13 Jan 1951- 23 Jun 1951 (186 performances). Cast: Claude Rains (as "Rubashov"), Kim Hunter (as "Luba"), Jack Palance [credited as Walter J. Palance] (as "Gletkin"), Tony Ancona, Geoffrey Barr, Henry Beckman (as "Pablo"), Philip Coolidge (as "402"), Robert Crozier, Maurice Gosfield, Johnson Hayes, Virginia Howard, Robert Keith, Jr., Will Kuluva (as "Luigi"), Adams MacDonald, Lois Nettleton (as "Secretary"), Daniel Polis, Herbert Ratner (as "Richard"), Allan Rich, Norman Roland, Alexander Scourby (as "Ivanoff"), Richard Seff. Produced by The Playwrights' Company. Associate Producer: May Kirshner.

(1932). Stage Play: The Man Who Reclaimed His Head. Drama. Written by Jean Bart. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Broadhurst Theatre: 8 Sep 1932- Oct 1932 (closing date unknown/28 performances). Cast: Rita Agostini, Jean Arthur (as "Adele Verin"), Richard Barrows, William Boren, Richard Bowler (as "French Soldier"), Lionel Braham (as "Baron de Montford"), Romaine Callender (as "Fernand Demoncey"), Stuart Casey, Edward T. Colebrook, James J. Coyle, Roger Paul Craig(as "Peddler"), Alexander Cross (as "Charlot/Messenger"), Marjorie Dalton, Evelyn Eaton (as "Linette Verin"), Julien Garfield (as "Peddler"), Marshall Hale (as "Maniac"), Daniel Hamilton, Ray Harper, Hester Holm (as "Midinette"), David Hughes, Marie Hunt, Ray Lawrence, Lucille Lortel, Emily Lowry, Burton Mallory, Tucker McGuire (as "Midinette"), Kay Miller, Dennie Moore (as "Chonchon"), Mona Moray (as "Sister Rose"), Robert Neff (as "Spectator"), Allen Nourse (as "Jack/Waiter/Picard"), Milton Owen (as "Spectator"), Claude Rains (as "Paul Verin"), Janet Rathbun (as "Mimi/Lulu"), C. Ellsworth Smith (as "Gendarme"), Paul Wilson, Carleton Young (as "Curly"). Produced by Arthur Hammerstein and L. Lawrence Weber. Noted: Filmed as The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) starring Claude Rains.

(1934). Stage Play: They Shall Not Die. Drama. Written by John Wexley. Scenic Design by Lee Simonson. Directed by Philip Moeller. Royale Theatre: 21 Feb 1934- Apr 1934 (closing date unknown/62 performances). Cast: Carroll Ashburn (as "Mr. Lawrence/Lowery"), St. Clair Bayfield, Irene Bevans, Alfred Brown, Teddy Browne, Georgia Burke, Orrin Burke, George A. Cameron, George Carroll, George Christie, K. Browne Cooke, Leo Curley, Angus Duncan, Carl Eckstrom (as "Circuit Solicitor Slade") [final Broadway role], Tom Ewell (as "Red/Young Man") [Broadway debut], Jack Flynn, Ross Forrester, Catherine Francis, Vallejo Gantner, Ruth Gordon (as "Lucy Wells"), Anthony Douglas Gregory, Marshall Hale, Bryant Hall, Thurston Hall (as "Judge"), George R. Hayes, Charles Henderson, Harry Hermsen, Fred Herrick, Eddie Hodge (as "Killian/Ensemble"), Lawrence M. Hurdle, William Jackson, Dean Jagger (as "Russell Evans"), Alexander Jones, John L. Kearney, Louis John Latzer, Robert J. Lawrence, William Lynn, William H. Malone, Edward Mann, George C. Mantell, Phil S. Michaels, Fred Miller, Grace Mills, Hale Norcross (as "Luther Blakely"), William Norton, Betty Oakwood, Frederick Persson, Frank Phillips, Robert D. Phillips, Robert Porterfield, Claude Rains (as "Nathan G. Rubin"), Hugh Rennie (as "Smith/Johnny"), Bob Ross, Dorothy E. Ryan, Edward Ryan Jr., Erskine Sanford, Ralph Sanford, Cecil Scott, Joseph Scott, Joseph Smalls, Ben Smith, C. Ellsworth Smith, Al Stokes, Jack Stone, Jerome Sylvon, Ralph Theodore (as "Sheriff Wren"), Robert Thomsen, Derek Trent, Grafton Trew (as "Warner"), Allan Vaughan, Ben Vivian, Linda Watkins, Charles Wellesley, Albert West, Helen Westley (as "Mrs. Wells"), John Wheeler, Frank Wilson, Frank Woodruff, James Young. Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1932). Stage Play: The Moon in the Yellow River. Written by Denis Johnston. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 29 Feb 1932- Apr 1932 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Wylie Adams (as "Larry"), Egon Brecher (as "Tausch"), Gertrude Flynn (as "Blanaid"), William Harrigan, Henry Hull (as "Darrell Blake"), Alma Kruger (as "Aunt Columba"), Barry Macollum, John Daly Murphy (as "Captain Potts"), Edward Nannery (as "George"), John O'Connor, Desmond O'Donnovan, Claude Rains (as "Dobelle"), Paul Stevenson, Josephine Williams. Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1925) He acted in Richard B. Sheridan's play, "The Rivals", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Nigel Playfair, Miles Malleson, Isabel Jeans, Angela Baddeley and Dorothy Green in the cast.

(1932). Stage Play: The Good Earth. Drama. Written by Owen Davis and Donald Davis. Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck. Scenic Design by Lee Simonson. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 17 Oct 1932- Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Harry Barfoot (as "Priest from the Temple of Buddha"), Homer Barton (as "The Gatekeeper of the House of Hwang" and "The Rich Man"), Conrad Cantzen (as "A Peach Vendor, Another Poor Man"), Harry M. Cooke, Jack Daniels, Marel Foster, Clyde Franklin, William Franklin, Freddy Goodrow, Sydney Greenstreet (as "Wang Lung's Uncle"), Joan Hathaway, Albert Hayes, Helen Hoy, A. Francis Karll, Geraldine Kay, Donald MacMillan, Kate Morgan, Nola Napoli, Alla Nazimova (as "O-Lan"), Sabene Newmark, Claude Rains (as "Wang Lung"), M.W. Rale, Jessie Ralph (as "Wang Lung's Aunt"), Mark Schweid, Vincent Sherman (as "Stranger" and "A Young Speaker"), Harold Thomas, Henry Travers (as "Wang Lung's Father"), Harry Wood, Marjorie Wood, Philip Wood. Produced by The Theatre Guild. (Note: Paul Muni played Rains' role in the film adaptation The Good Earth (1937)).

(September 27, 1923-February 1924) He acted in Ian Hicks and Seymour Hay's play, "Good Luck", at the Drury Lane Theatre in London, England with Edmund Gwenn, Ellis Jeffreys, Julian Royce, Charles W. Somerset and Joyce Carey in the cast.

(1929). Stage Play: The Game of Love and Death. Drama. Written by Romain Rolland as translated by Eleanor Stimson Brooks. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Guild Theatre: 15 Nov 1929- Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Alice Brady (as "Sophie de Courvoisier"), Frank Conroy (as "Jerome de Courvoisier"), Clinton Corwin (as "Other in the Play"), Frank De Silva (as "Other in the Play"), William Earle (as "Doucin") [final Broadway role], Paul Farber (as "Other in the Play"), Henry Fonda (as "Other in the Play") [Broadway debut], Anita Fugazy (as "Chloris Soucy"), Leopoldo Gutierrez (as "Other in the Play"), Charles Henderson (as "Crapart"), Daniel Joseph (as "Other in the Play"), Lizbeth Kennedy (as "Peau d'Ane"), Otto Kruger (as "Claude Vallee"), P. Lapouchin (as "Other in the Play"), Charles C. Leatherbee (as "Other in the Play"), Hughie Mack (as "Other in the Play"), Robert Norton (as "Timoleon"), Sidney Paxton (as "Denis Bayot"), Frank Petrie (as "Fifer"), Claude Rains, Katherine Randolph (as "Other in the Play"), Lionel Stander (as "Other in the Play"), Laura Straub (as "Lodoiska Cerizier"), Mike Wagman (as "Other in the Play"), J.E. Whiffen (as "Other in the Play"), Alan Willey (as "Horace Bouchet"), Kitty Wilson (as "Other in the Play"), Irwin Young (as "Drummer"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1900). Stage: Played a street urchin in "Sweet Nell of Old Drury" at the Haymarket Theatre, London, England, in 1900.

(1929). Stage Play: The Camel Through the Needle's Eye. Written by Frantisek Langer. Material adapted by Philip Moeller. Directed by Philip Moeller. Martin Beck Theatre: 15 Apr 1929- Oct 1929 (closing date unknown/196 performances). Cast: Elliot Cabot, Morris Carnovsky (as "Andrejs"), Catherine Doucet (as "Lady"), Miriam Hopkins (as "Susi Pesta"), Mary Kennedy, Joseph Kilgour (as "Bezchyba"), Claude Rains (as "Joe Vilim"), Henry Travers (as "Mr. Pesta"), Helen Westley (as "Mrs. Pesta"), Norman Williams. Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1929). Stage Play: Karl and Anna. Drama. Written by Leonhard Frank. Translated by Ruth Langner. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 7 Oct 1929- Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/49 performances). Cast: Herbert J. Biberman (as "Sister's Husband"), Alice Brady (as "Anna"), Frank Conroy (as "Richard"), Larry Fletcher (as "Sister's Husband"), Ruth Hammond (as "Marie"), Otto Kruger (as "Karl"), Charles C. Leatherbee (as "A Guard"), Philip Leigh (as "Second Prisoner"), Robert Norton (as "Another Guard"), Claude Rains (as "First Prisoner"), Gale Sondergaard (as "Marie's Sister"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1954). Stage Play: The Confidential Clerk. Comedy. Written by T.S. Eliot. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Paul Morrison. Directed by E. Martin Browne. Morosco Theatre: 11 Feb 1954- 22 May 1954 (117 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer") [final Broadway role], Joan Greenwood (as "Lucasta Angel"), Claude Rains (as "Sir Claude Mulhammer"), Newton Blick (as "Eggerson"), Aline MacMahon (as "Mrs. Guzzard"), Richard Newton (as "B. Kaghan"), Douglas Watson (as "Colby Simpkins"). Produced by Henry Sherek and The Producers Theatre.

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