(1924) Stage: Appeared (as "Cpl. Gowdy; Broadway debut
) in "What Price Glory" on Broadway
. Drama. Written by Maxwell Anderson
and Laurence Stallings
. Directed / produced by Arthur Hopkins
. Plymouth Theatre: 3 Sep 1924-12 Sep 1925 (closing date unknown/433 performances). Cast: Luis Alberni
(as "Monsieur Pete De La Cognac"), William Barstow Smith (as "A Captain, Headquarters Staff"), Francis Bolan (as "A Brigade Runner"), William 'Stage' Boyd
(as "First Sergeant Quirt"), Fred Brophy, Thomas Buckley (as "Another Lieutenant, Headquarters Staff"), Arthur Campbell (as "Another Brigade Runner" / "Lt. Lundstrom"), John J. Cavanaugh (as "A Brigade Runner"), Charles Costigan, John C. Davis (as "A Chaplain"), James Devine
(credited as James A. Devine; as "Sgt. Ferguson"; final Broadway
role), Sidney Elliott, Leyla Georgie, J. Merrill Holmes, Dan Kelly, Roy LaRue, Jack MacGraw, Fuller Mellish
(as "Cpl. Kiper"), Clyde North
(as "Lt. Moore"), Fay Roope
, Harold Salter, Henry G. Shelvey, Thomas Sullivan, George Tobias
(as "Cpl. Lipinsky"; Broadway debut
), Robert Warner (as "Lt. Lundstrom"), Keane Waters (as "A Colonel, Headquarters Staff" / "Spike"), Louis Wolheim
(as "Caot. Flagg"). NOTE: Filmed as What Price Glory
(1926), What Price Glory
(1927) Stage: Appeared (as "Donley") in "Hit the Deck" on Broadway
. Musical comedy. Music by Vincent Youmans
(also co-producer). Book by Herbert Fields
. Lyrics by Clifford Grey
and Leo Robin
. Based on a play by Hubert Osborne
. Musical Director: Paul Lannin
. Music orchestrated by Paul Lannin and Stephen Jones. Choreographed by Seymour Felix
. Directed by Lew Fields
(also co-producer) and Alexander Leftwich
. Belasco Theatre: 25 Apr 1927-25 Feb 1928 (352 performances). Cast: Edward Allen, Lila Anderson, Anne Austin, Harriet Britton, Arnold Brown, Murray Browne, Jack Bruns, Madeline Cameron, Mary Carney, Ben Carswell, Rachel Chester, Ah Chong, Margaret Collins, Fan Conway, Peggy Conway (as "Rita"), Nancy Corrigan, Mars Craft, Jimmie Cushman, Jerome Daley, Robert Duenwihe, Roger Gray, Louise Groody, May Hunter, Jane Hurd, Charles King
, John Kneley, Anthony Knilling, Elsie Lawritson, The Locust Sisters, The Lyric Quartette, Stella Mayhew, John McCauley
(as "Lt. Alan Clark"), Charles McClelland, William McGurn, Jack Mead, Celie Neska, Leo Nierle, Kendall Northrop, Gladys Pender, Bobbie Perkins, John Perkins, Olive Pierson, Florence Price, Sid Salzberg, Cecil Shires, Billy Sobel, Daniel Sparks, Jeanne Sutro, Jeanne West, Cliff Whitcombe, Beatrice Wilson, Ruth Witmer, Franker Woods
(as "Battling Smith"), Victor Young. Produced by Lew Fields and Vincent Youmans.
(1928) Stage: Appeared (as "Huffy") in "Ringside" on Broadway
. Written by Edward E. Paramore Jr.
, Hyatt Daab
and George Abbott
(also director). Broadhurst Theatre: 29 Aug 1928-Sep 1928 (closing date unknown/37 performances). Cast: Laurel Adams, Suzanne Caubaye, Warren Colston, Harry Cooke
(as "Phil"), Ashley Cooper
, Joseph Crehan
(as "Sid Durham"), Carlo De Angelo, William Franklin, Robert Gleckler
(as "John Zelli"), Yvonne Grey, Dan E. Hanlon, Kaye Hastings, Donald Heywood, James Horgan, James Lane, Harriet E. MacGibbon
(as "Doris O'Connell"), John Meehan
(as "Peter Murray"), Packey O'Gatty, J. Ascher Smith (as "Radio Announcer"), Richard Taber (as "Bobby Murray"), Frank Verigun, Charles Wagenheim
, William F. Walker, Bobbe Weeks, Craig Williams, George J. Williams. Produced by Gene Buck. NOTE: Filmed as Night Parade
(1928) Stage: Appeared in "Rainbow" on Broadway
. Musical romance. Directed by Oscar Hammerstein II
from his material. Dances staged by Busby Berkeley
. Gallo Theatre: 28 Nov 1928-15 Dec 1928 (29 performances). Cast: Libby Holman
, Rupert Lucas, Ned McGurn, Charles Ruggles
, Leo Nash, Valla Valentinova, Chester Bree, Frank King, Ralph Walker, Kitty Coleman, Charles Ralph, Sadie Black, May Barnes. Produced by Philip Goodman.
(1929) Stage: Appeared in "Queen Bee" on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by Louise Fox Connell and Ruth Hawthorne. Directed by Alan Dinehart
. Belmont Theatre: 12 Nov 1929-Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Gertrude Bryan, C. Hedge, Ian Keith
, Warren Parker, Eleanor Phelps, William Stone. Produced by Joseph B. Glick.
(1930) Stage: Appeared (as "Steve Merrick") in "Up Pops the Devil" on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by Albert Hackett
(also in cast as "Biney") and Frances Goodrich
. Directed by Worthington Miner
. Theatre Masque: 1 Sep 1930-Jan 1931 (closing date unknown/148 performances). Cast: Florence Auer
, Spencer Barnes, Sally Bates, George W. Callahan, Henry Howard, Jack Klendon, John Marston, Janet McLeay, Mabel Montgomery, James C. Morton
, Roger Pryor
(as ", Mildred Wall. Produced by Lee Shubert.
(1931) Stage: Appeared (as "Bill Curdy") in "Peter Flies High". Comedy. Written by Myron C. Fagan
. Gaiety Theatre: 9 Nov 1931-Nov 1931 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Ida Backus (as "Mrs. O'Brien"), Burke Clarke (as "George Brooks"), Dulcie Cooper
(as "Irma Brooks"), Henry Crosby (as "Judge Michael O'Brien"), Charles Gabest (as "Express Man"), Kathryn Givney
(as "Mrs. Brooks"), Adelaide Hibbard (as "Mrs. Turner"), Jonathan Hole
(credited as John Hole; as "Peter Turner"), Mary Loane (as "Judy Walker"), Ivan Miller (as "Jim Walker"), Forrest Orr
(as "Mr. Barrett"), Thomas Stone (as Sheriff"), Eileen Wilson (as "Kate Walker"). Produced by Leonard Bergman.
(1931) Stage: Appeared in "Society Girl" on Broadway
(1932) Stage: Appeared (as "Nick Lipman") in "The Inside Story" on Broadway
. Written by George Bryant and Francis M. Verdi
. Directed by A.H. Van Buren
. National Theatre: 22 Feb 1932-Mar 1932 (closing date unknown/24. performances). Cast: John Burkell
(as "Det. Haight"), Louis Calhern
(as "Louis Corotto"), Frank Camp, Marguerite Churchill
(as "Mamie Gillette"), Gage Clarke
(as "Rod Guzman"), Jack Clifford, William Courtenay
, Alexander Cross, Edward Ellis
, Paul Everton
(as "Capt. Dan Engle"), William Goode, Marie Hunt, Aphie James, Edward Jones, Edward Keane
, Fred Irving Lewis
, Harriet E. MacGibbon
(as "Mrs. Beekman"), George Pembroke
(as "Gus Bernstein"), Mary Redmond, Stanley Ridges
(as "Frank Delaney"), Roy Roberts
, W.W. Shuttleworth, Frances Tannehill
(as "Evelyn Beekman"), Frank M. Thomas
(as "Bert Teagle"), Harland Tucker
(as "Fred Beekman"). Produced by A.H. Woods
(1932) Stage: Appeared (as "The Eel") in "The Boy Friend: on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by John Montague
. Directed by Carl Hunt. Morosco Theatre: 7 Jun 1932-Jun 1932 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Walter Glass (as "Roger"), Emily Graham (as "Daisy"), Ronald Hammond (as "Flannery"), Harold Heaton (as "Butler"), Jessie James (as "Innocent"), Kathleen Karr (as "Hattie"), Edward Leiter (as "Raincoat"), Gertrude Maitland
(as "Aunt Belle"), Faye Martyn (as "Frizzletop"), John Morrissey (as "Maloney"), Mary O'Brien (as "Helen"), George Probert
(as "Pierman"), Miriam Stuart (as "Donnie"), Marcella Swanson (as "Goldie"), Charlotte Walker
(as "Mrs. Pierman"), Eugene Weber (as "A Man"). Produced by Carl Hunt and George L. Miller.
(1933) Stage: Appeared in "Three-Cornered Moon" on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by Gertrude Tonkonogy
. Scenic Design by Arthur P. Segal. Directed by Alfred De Liagre Jr.
Cort Theatre: 16 Mar 1933-May 1933 (closing date unknown/76 performances). Cast: Paula Bauersmith
(as "Jenny"), Elisha Cook Jr.
(as "Ed Rimplegar"), John Eldredge
, Ruth Gordon
(as "Elizabeth Rimplegar"), Ben Lackland
(as "Kenneth Rimplegar"), Cecilia Loftus
(as "Mrs. Rimplegar"), Eunice Stoddard (as "Kitty"), Richard Whorf
(as "Donald"). Produced by Richard Aldrich
and Alfred De Liagre Jr.
(1933) Stage: Appeared (as "Charles Valois") in "Three and One" on Broadway
. Comedy. Adaptation by Lewis Galantiere
and John Houseman
credit]. Based on the French of Denys Amiel
. Scenic Design by Livingston Platt
. Directed by William Harris. Longacre Theatre: 25 Oct 1933-Dec 1933 (closing date unknown/77 performances). Cast: Lilian Bond
(as "Yvonne Dallier"), John Eldredge
, Paul McGrath, Lucien Self, Ruth Shepley, Edith Van Cleve
(as "Doris Grey"), Harold West
(as "Mathard"). Replacement actor: Raymond Bramley
(as "Mathard"). Produced by William H. Harris Jr.
(1934) Stage: Appeared (as "Ernie Dulaney") in "No Questions Asked" on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by Anne Morrison Chapin
. Scenic Design by P. Dodd Ackerman. Directed by John Golden
(also producer) and Edward T. Goodman. Theatre Masque: 5 Feb 1934-Feb 1934 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Ross Alexander
(as "Sonny Raeburn"), Milo Boulton, Emma Bunting, Spring Byington
(as "Pet Walsh"), Margery Garrett, Joseph King, Charles Lawrence, Kate McComb
(as "Mrs. Gorham"), Barna Ostertag, Barbara Robbins, Dorothy Vernon.
(1934) Stage: Appeared in "The Perfumed Lady" on Broadway
(1934) Stage: Appeared (as "Speed McFarland") in "The Milky Way" on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by Lynn Root
and Harry Clork
. Directed by William Schorr
. Cort Theatre: 8 May 1934-Jul 1934 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: John Brown, Leo Donnelly
(as "Gabby Sloan"; final Broadway
role), Edward Emerson, William Foran
, Gladys George
(as "Anne Westey"), Emily Lowry, Hugh O'Connell
(as "Burleigh Sullivan"), Bernard Pathe (as "Wilbur Austin"). Replacement actor: Sam Levene
(as "Gabby Sloan") [from 11 Jun 1934-?]. Produced by Sidney Harmon
and James R. Ullman. NOTE: Considering it did not recoup its investment, this play proved surprising durable on film. It was purchased rather cheaply by Paramount--recently out of receivership--and produced as a Harold Lloyd
vehicle, The Milky Way
(1936) (a notable flop) and reworked a decade later by Samuel Goldwyn
as The Kid from Brooklyn
(1946) (a major hit) with Danny Kaye
in the starring role.
(1934) Stage: Appeared (as "The Announcer, The Radio Announcer's Bride" / "The Barker, The Samaritan" / "The Intruder, She Loves Me" / "De Maupassant, Quartet Erotica" / "The Broker, A Day at the Brokers"; final Broadway
role) in "Life Begins at 8:40" on Broadway
. Musical revue. Music by Harold Arlen
. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
and E.Y. Harburg
. Additional orchestrations by Russell Bennett and Don Walker
. Comedy scenes directed by Philip Loeb
. Principal director: John Murray Anderson
. Winter Garden Theatre: 27 Aug 1934-16 Mar 1935 (237 performances). Cast: Ray Bolger
, Luella Gear
(as "The Bride" / "The Rose" / "The Window Dresser's Wife" / "Agatha" / "Frou-Frou" / "Winnie Whittlebone" / "I Couldn't Hold My Man" Singer / "The First Lady" / "Life Begins at City Hall"), Bert Lahr
, Frances Williams, Eugene Ashley, Jack Barrett, Mary Bay, Regina Beck, Vicki Belling, Helen Bennett, George Bockman, Hazel Boffinger, Edward Browne, Sally Bynum, Mary Ann Carr, Noreen Carr, Jean Carson, Geri Chopin, Frances Comstock, Aida Conkey, Hope Dare, Maxine Darrell, Aline Davis, Tom Draper, Dixie Dunbar
, Helene Ecklund, William Ehlers, Marjorie Ezequelle, Charles Fowler, Darley Fuller, Peggy Gallimore, Williem Gerard, Sally Gibbs, Ilse Gronau, Kai Hansen, Pearl Harris, Winifred Harris
(as "The Mother" / "Chin Up" / "Lydia Gooseberry" / "New Deal Ladies' Circle"), Josephine Houston, Mary Howard, Julie Jenner, Esther Junger, Jane Lane, Michael Logan, Arthur Manning, Adrienne Matzenauer, James McColl, Ethel Medsker, Jane Moxon, Ofelia & Pimento, Emmett Oldfield, Earl Oxford, Jessica Pepper, Gloria Pierre, Sid Salzer, Betty Schlaffer, Josephine Schwarz, Bartlett Simmons, Grena Sloan, Jack Starr, Donald Stewart, Sherry Stuart, Anya Taranda, Peggy Thomas, Ethel Thorsen, Walter Wahl, Mildred Webb, The Charles Weidman Dancers, Grover Whalen, Robert Wildhack. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.
(1949-53) Radio: Starred (as "Steve Mitchell") in the NBC radio series "Dangerous Assignment." NOTE: During its last year on radio it was also produced, for first-run syndication, as a TV series ("Dangerous Assignment"
(3/8/43) Radio: Appeared (as "Lt. Cmdr. Martin J. Roberts") in a "Screen Guild Theater" production of "Stand By for Action".
(9/14/43) Radio: Appeared in an episode of "The Burns & Allen Show".
(1933) Stage: Appeared in "Talent," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Also in cast: Edith Barrett, Paul McGrath.
(10/26/42) Radio: Appeared (as "Maj. Geoff Caton") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Wake Island".
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