Melvyn Douglas Poster

Other Works

  • (1928 - 1968) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1928) Stage Play: A Free Soul. Written by Willard Mack. Based on the novel by Adela Rogers St. Johns. Directed by George Cukor. Playhouse Theatre: 12 Jan 1928- Apr 1928 (closing date unknown/100 performances). Cast: E.J. Barrett (as "Bailiff"), William E. Barry (as "Hooper"), George Baxter (as "Dwight Sutro"), James H. Bell (as "Bill Wilfong"), George Benson (as "Clerk of the Court"), George Christie (as "Ramsay Joliffe/Judge Beasley"), John Costello (as "Mullaly"), Ellen Dorr (as "Gwennie Wilfong"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Ace Wilfong") [Broadway debut], Jane Houston (as "Mrs. Dorothea Joliffe"), John Irwin (as "Fresno Kelly"), Kay Johnson (as "Jan Ashe"), Joseph Kennedy (as "Dean, Foreman of Jury"), Hugh Lester (as "Carroll"), Charles F. Lewis (as "Big Mack"), Lester Lonergan (as "Stephen Ashe"), Frank McGlynn (as "Nolan, District Attorney"), John Morris (as "Mullins"), John Daly Murphy (as "Abe Sloan"), Walter Powers (as "Red"), Adelaide Prince (as "Mrs. Deborah Ashe"), Edward F. Roseman (as "Nelson"), Charles Stanley (as "Patrolman"), Spencer Stoddart (as "Another Officer"), Lou Turner (as "A Gambler/ "Jack"), Ann Winston (as "Grace Carling"). Produced by William A. Brady.
  • (1928) Stage Play: Back Here. Written by Olga Printzlau [final Broadway credit]. Directed by Victor Morley. Klaw Theatre: 26 Nov 1928- Dec 1928 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: John Cambridge (as "Sam Short"), Jean Dixon (as "Rose Cady"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Sergeant "Terry" O'Brien"), Jeanne Greene (as "Kitty"), Emily Hamill (as "Ruth"), Philip Heege (as "Kelly"), William Holly (as "Goofy"), Jane Houston (as "Vera/Madame Delane"), Kitty Kelly (as "Winnie"), Marza La Rubia (as "Mrs. Duane Hanford"), Joseph Lee (as "Jimmy Martin"), Bryan Lycan (as "Slim"), Donald McClelland (as "Breazy Eason"), Florence McGee (as "Polly"), George Meeker (as "Peter Linden"), Edward Pawley (as "Rudy Renaldo"), Ernest Pollock (as "Tibby"), Peggy Shannon (as "Sally"), Kathleen Terry (as "Margie"), June Webster (as "Melba"). Produced by William A. Brady. Produced in association with I.H. Herk.
  • (1929) Stage Play: Now-a-Days. Drama. Written by Arthur F. Brash. Directed by Jessie Bonstelle. Forrest Theatre: 5 Aug 1929- Aug 1929 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Irene Blair (as "Barbara Herford"), Jack Boehn (as "Sheldon Lunt"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Boyd Butler"), Austin O. Huhn (as "Barbara Herford"), Mayo Methot (as "Paula Newhall"), Edward Pawley (as "A Stranger"), Duncan Penwarden (as "Mr. Huntington"), Peggy Shannon (as "Jean Wing'), Beverly Sitgreaves (as "Mrs. Fisher"), Walter Smith (as "George Chatfield"). Produced by William A. Brady.
  • (1930) Stage Play: Recapture. Drama. Written by Preston Sturges. Directed by Don Mullaly. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 29 Jan 1930- Feb 1930 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Ann Andrews, Meyer Berenson, Stuart Casey, Melvyn Douglas (as "Henry C. Martin"), Glenda Farrell (as "Gwendoliere Williams"), Cecilia Loftus (as "Mrs. Stuart Romney"), Louza Riane, Joseph Roeder, Gustave Rolland, Hugh Sinclair (as "Rev. Outerbridge Smole"). Produced by A.H. Woods.
  • (1930) Stage Play: Tonight or Never. Comedy. Written by Lily Hatvany. Directed by David Belasco. Belasco Theatre: 18 Nov 1930- Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/232 performances). Cast: Agnes De Dome (as "The Marchesa's Maid"), Melvyn Douglas (as "The Unknown Gentleman"), Helen Gahagan (as "The Prima Dona"), Warburton Gamble (as "His Excellency") [final Broadway role], Ferdinand Gottschalk (as "The Faithful Dog"), Robert Greig (as "The Man Servant"), 'Edmund Loewe' (as "The Waiter"), Greta Meyer (as "The Maid"), Katherine Stewart (as "The Marchesa"). Produced by David Belasco.
  • (1934) Stage Play: No More Ladies. Comedy. Written by A.E. Thomas. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Booth Theatre: 23 Jan 1934- Jun 1934 (closing date unknown/162 performances). Cast: Miriam Battista, John Bramall, Bradley Cass, Boyd Davis, Melvyn Douglas (as "Sheridan Warren"), Edward Fielding, Louis Hector, Rex O'Malley (as "James Salston"), Nancy Ryan (as "Diana"), Mary Sargent, Marcella Swanson, Lucile Watson (as "Mrs. Fanny Townsend"), Ruth Weston (as "Marcia Townsend"). Produced by Lee Shubert.
  • (1934) Stage Play: Moor Born. Drama.
  • (1934) Stage Play: No More Ladies. Comedy [Return engagement]. Written by A.E. Thomas. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Booth Theatre: 22 Oct 1934- Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/141 performances). Produced by Lee Shubert.
  • (1934) Stage Play: Within the Gates. Drama.
  • (1934) Stage Play: Mother Lode. Drama. Written by Dan Totheroh and George O'Neil. Directed by Melvyn Douglas. Cort Theatre: 22 Dec 1934- Dec 1934 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Ivan Arbuckle (as "Yank"), Frank Baer (as "Ensemble"), Dorothy Bayley (as "Ensemble"), Louise Beaudet (as "Mrs. Schiller"), Beulah Bondi (as "Mrs. Kate Hawkins "), Roland Bottomley (as "Lord Berkeley Beresfield"), Barbara Brown (as "Ensemble"), Orrin Burke (as "Irish Johnnie "), Dorothea Cadwallader (as "Ensemble"), Frank Camp (as "Thomas Carter"), Thomas Chalmers (as "Frank O'Malley"), Cynthia Dane (as "Ensemble"), Clifford Dempsey (as "Whiskey Truman, Later, Senator Truman"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Carey Ried "), Alice Dowd (as "Ensemble"), Willis Duncan (as "Ensemble"), Edythe Elliott (as "Mrs. Thomas Carter"), Gertrude Flynn (as "Julia Musette"), William Franklin (as "Cassius, A Sailor"), Helen Freeman (as "Madame Lorska"), Helen Gahagan (as "Hannah Hawkins") Al Guin (as "Ensemble"), Carolyn Hun (as "Ensemble"), J. James (as "Ensemble"), Lida Kane(as "Mother O'Brien"), Robert Kellard (as "A Young Man/Slim"), George Lamar (as "Curley/Dick Condon"), Frank Lambert (as "Ensemble"), Lenore Lonergan (as "Clarissa Ried"), Lester Lonergan III (as "Little Breeches"), Booth Ried/A Man"), Jean Marwood (as "Ensemble"), Barbara O'Neil (as "A Woman"), Arvid Paulson (as "Sing"), Paul Porter (as "Ensemble"), Franklin Reber (as "Ensemble"), Mary Reilly (as "Ensemble"), Tex Ritter (as "Red Dog/Another Man"), C. Russell Sage (as "Speed Jake/Mike"), Robert Shayne (as "Horace Fields"), Einar Svalbe (as "Swede, A Lieutenant"), Valerie Tempest (as "Ensemble"), Robert Thorne (as "Pious Pete"), John Troughton (as "Brutus"), Rosalie Van der Stucken (as "Ensemble"), Lillian Walker (as "A Young Woman/Another Woman"), Kate Warriner (as "Evelyn"), Sam Worth (as "Ensemble"). Produced by George Bushar and John Tuerk.
  • (1935) Stage Play: De Luxe. Drama. Written by Louis Bromfield and John Gearon. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Chester Erskine. Booth Theatre: 5 Mar 1935- Mar 1935 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Ann Andrews, Alan Bunce, "Peppy" D'Albrew, Pierre De Ramey, Melvyn Douglas (as "Pat Dantry"), Florence Edney (as "Lady Dextries"), Tom Elwell, Clyde Fillmore, Violet Heming, David Hughes, Robert Le Sueur, Elsa Maxwell, Claudia Morgan, Blanche Ring (as "Sophie Bashly"), Beverly Sitgreaves, Maurice Sommers, Ivy Troutman, Tibor von Janny, Cora Witherspoon (as "Fanny Altenus"). Produced by Chester Erskine.
  • (1935) Stage Play: Tapestry in Gray. Drama. Written by Martin Flavin. Directed by Marion Gering. Shubert Theatre: 27 Dec 1935- Jan 1936 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Arling Alcine (as "Coroner's Office Man"), Auguste Aramini (as "A Waiter"), Audrey Barlow (as "Iris' Maid"), Miriam Battista (as "A Street Walker"), Cornelia Bell (as "Governess"), George Bleasdale (as "A Ship's Steward"), Milo Boulton (as "Ensemble"), Muriel Brassler (as "A Nurse"), Helene Bush (as "Surgical Nurse"), Claude Carey (as "Gunman"), Herschel Cropper (as "Ensemble"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Erik Nordgren"), Norma Downey (as "A Hospital Nurse"), Frederick Forrester (as "An Editor"), Franklyn Fox (as "A Medical Corps Major"), Paul Gallo (as "A Patient"), Larney Goodkind (as "Ensemble"), Robert Gray (as "Ensemble"), Jack Harwood (as "A Policeman"), William Hunter (as "Ensemble"), Starr West Jones (as "Ensemble"), Arnold Korff (as "Doctor Marius"), George Lamar (as "Young Medical Corps Officer"), Elissa Landi (as "Iris Nordgren"), Jack Lescoulie (as "MacManus"), June Leslie (as "A Woman"), Alan Morrill (as "A Hotel Porter"), Edgar Murdock (as "Stretcher Bearer"), Joseph Olney (as "Another Waiter"), Theodore Paul (as "Ensemble"), William Robertson (as "Ensemble"), Samuel Roland (as "A Beggar"), Byron Russell (as "Old Medical Corps Officer"), Owen Russell (as "Ensemble"), C. Russell Sage (as "Another Patient"), Alice Sherbon (as "A Ballet Dancer"), Howard Sherman (as "Erik Nordgren, Jr."), Mildred Van Dorn (as "Anaesthetist"), Henry Vincent (as "A Servant"), Michael Visaroff (as "The Ballet Master"), Minor Watson (as "Dr. Stephen Macklin"). Produced by B.P. Schulberg.
  • (1946) Stage Play: Call Me Mister. Musical revue. Music by Harold Rome. Lyrics by Harold Rome. Sketches by Arnold Auerbach. Additional Sketches by Arnold B. Horwitt. Musical Director: Lehman Engel. Music arranged by Ben Ludlow. Assistant Music Arranger: Charles Huffine and Julian Work. Choral arrangements by Lehman Engel. Directed by Robert H. Gordon. National Theatre (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 21 Jul 1947- 4 Oct 1947, then moved to The Plymouth Theatre from 6 Oct 1947- close): 18 Apr 1946- 10 Jan 1948 (unknown performances). Produced by Melvyn Douglas and Herman Levin.
  • (1949) Stage Play: Two Blind Mice. Comedy. Written by Sam Spewack. Directed by Sam Spewack. Cort Theatre: 2 Mar 1949- 16 Jul 1949 (157 performances). Cast: Alonzo Bozan [credited as Alonzo Bosan] (as "Simon"), Raymond Bramley (as "Major John Groh"), Walter Brooke, Melvyn Douglas (as "Tommy Thurston"), Howard Fischer, Jane Hoffman, Richard Kendrick, Robert P. Lieb, Geoffrey Lumb, Mabel Paige, Laura Pierpont (as "Mrs. Letitia Turnbull"), Robert Pike (as "Commander Thomas Jellico"), Elliott Reid (as "Ensign Jamison"), Howard St. John, Jan Sterling (as "Karen Norwood"), Frank Tweddell (as "Sen. Kruger"), Robert Webber (as "Sergeant"), Roland Wood (as "Mr. Murray"). Replacement actor: Marlyn Monk (as "Karen Norwood"). Produced by Archer King and Harrison Woodhull.
  • (1950) Stage Play: The Bird Cage. Written by Arthur Laurents. Incidental music by Alec Wilder. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Coronet Theatre: 22 Feb 1950- 11 Mar 1950 (21 performances). Cast: Rudy Bond (as "Mr. Mack"), Heywood Hale Broun (as "Mr. Ripley"), Jean Carson (as "Pearl"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Wally Williams"), Rita Duncan (as "Renie Renay"), Kate Harkin (as "Eloise"), Laurence Hugo (as "Vic"), Mike Kellin (as "Frank"), Wright King (as "Joe Williams"), Eleanor Lynn (as "India Grey"), Sanford Meisner (as "Ferdy"), John Shellie (as "Cork") [final Broadway role], Maureen Stapleton (as "Emily Williams"). Produced by Walter Fried and Lars Nordenson.
  • (1951) Stage Play: The Little Blue Light. Written by Edmund Wilson. Scenic Design by Lester Polakov. Costume Design by Robert Fletcher. Directed by Albert Marre. ANTA Playhouse: 29 Apr 1951- 12 May 1951 (16 performances). Cast: Peter Cookson (as "Ellis"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Frank"), Arlene Francis (as "Judith"), Martin Gabel (as "The Gardener"), Burgess Meredith (as "Gandersheim"). Produced by Quintus Productions, Peter Cookson, Hume Cronyn, Joe Magee, Martin Manulis and The Brattle Theatre Company.
  • (1951) Stage Play: Glad Tidings. Comedy. Written by Edward Mabley Scenic Design by William Eckart and Jean Eckart. Directed by Melvyn Douglas. Lyceum Theatre: 11 Oct 1951- 5 Jan 1952 (100 performances). Cast: Patricia Benoit (as "Claire Abbott") [Broadway debut], Rudy Bond (as "Gus Kennedy"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Steve Whitney"), Henry Garrard (as "Terry Abbott"), James Hagerman (as "Henry"), Signe Hasso (as "Maud Abbott"), Fay Sappington (as "Mrs. McDonald"), Haila Stoddard (as "Ethel Nash"), Ann Sturgis (as "Agnes Bell"). Produced by Harald Bromley.
  • (1952) Stage Play: Time Out for Ginger. Comedy.
  • (1955) Stage Play: Inherit the Wind. Drama.
  • (1958) Stage Play: The Waltz of the Toreadors. Comedy (revival).
  • (1959) Stage Play: Juno. Musical comedy.
  • (1959) Stage Play: The Gang's All Here. Drama. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by George Roy Hill. Ambassador Theatre: 1 Oct 1959- 23 Jan 1960 (132 performances). Cast: Edwin Cooper, Jean Dixon, Melvyn Douglas, Clay Hall, John Harkins, Arthur Hill, Victor Kilian, Bernard Lenrow, Alberta MacDonald, E.G. Marshall, Paul McGrath, Bram Nossen, Anne Shropshire, Howard Smith, Fred Stewart, Yvette Vickers, Bert Wheeler, Bill Zuckert. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden. Produced in association with Sylvia Drulie.
  • (1967) Stage Play: Spofford. Comedy. Written by Herman Shumlin. Based on the novel "Reuben, Reuben" by Peter DeVries. Directed by Herman Shumlin. ANTA Playhouse: 14 Dec 1967- 8 Jun 1968 (202 performances + 2 previews that began on 12 Dec 1967). Cast: Melvyn Douglas (as "Spofford") [final Broadway role], Barbara Britton (as "Mrs. Beausigneur"), Pert Kelton (as "Mrs. Punck") [final Broadway role], Joen Arliss (as "Mrs. Crane"), Joseph Boland (as "Gromler"), Oceana Briggs (as "Second Customer"), Jan DeVries (as "Maid") [Broadway debut], Jerome Dempsey (as "Gowan McGland"), Tresa Hughes (as "Mare"), Carol Ann Lewis (as "First Customer"), Audra Lindley (as "Mrs. Springer"), Charles Maggiore (as "Committee Member"), Ian Martin (as "Hopwood/Committee Member"), Alan North (as "George"), Wallace Rooney (as "Pycraft"), Jeffrey Weiss (as "Tad") [Broadway debut], Penelope Windust (as "Geneva") [Broadway debut]. Understudies: Joen Arliss (as "Mare/Mrs. Springer"), Joseph Boland (as "Pycraft"), Oceana Briggs (as "Mrs. Punck"), Jan DeVries (as "Geneva"), Carol Ann Lewis (as "Mrs. Beausigneur"), Charles Maggiore (as "Gowan McGland"), Ian Martin (as "George"), Wallace Rooney (as "Spofford"), Robert Tananis (as "Tad"). Replacement cast: Dan Mason (as "Tad") [Understudy]. Produced by Zev Bufman. Produced in association with James Riley.
  • (November 9, 1953) He acted in Ronald Alexander's play, "Time Out for Ginger," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Steve McQueen in the cast.
  • (October 8, 1956) He acted in Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's play, "Inherit the Wind," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • (October 7, 1957) He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "The Waltz of the Toreadors," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • (September 18, 1961) He acted in Gore Vidal's play, "The Best Man," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • (August 1951) He acted in Edward Mabley's play, "Glad Tidings," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Signe Hasso in the cast.
  • (June 1952) He acted in Ronald Alexander's play, "Season with Ginger," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.

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