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Walter Connolly (1887–1940)


The name may have been forgotten, especially today (seven decades later), but the portly, apoplectic, exasperated figure on the 1930s screen wasn't. While his film career, save a couple of silents, lasted a paltry seven years (1932-1939), character actor Walter Connolly certainly ran the distance. While some film historians complain that a number ... See full bio »

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It Happened One Night
(1934)
Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century Oliver Webb
(1934)
Nothing Sacred
Nothing Sacred Oliver Stone
(1937)
5th Ave Girl
5th Ave Girl Mr. Borden
(1939)

Filmography

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 1939 The Great Victor Herbert
Victor Herbert
 1939 Those High Grey Walls
Dr. MacAuley
 1939 5th Ave Girl
Mr. Borden
 1939 Coast Guard
Tobias Bliss
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Olaf Brand
 1939 Bridal Suite
Doctor Grauer
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Mr. Brown
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
'Gabby' MacArthur
 1938 Four's a Crowd
John P. Dillingwell
 1938 Start Cheering
Sam Lewis
 1938 Penitentiary
Dist. Atty. Thomas Mathews
 1937 First Lady
Carter Hibbard
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Oliver Stone
 1937 The League of Frightened Men
Nero Wolfe
 1937 Let's Get Married
Joe Quinn
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Michael Steele
 1937 The Good Earth
Uncle
 1936 Libeled Lady
Mr. James B. Allenbury
 1936 The King Steps Out
Maximilian, Duke of Bavaria
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round
Hector Courtney
 1936 Soak the Rich
Humphrey Craig
 1935 White Lies
John Frank Mitchell
 1935 One-Way Ticket
Captain Bourne
 1935 She Couldn't Take It
Daniel Van Dyke
 1935 So Red the Rose
Malcolm Bedford
 1934 Father Brown, Detective
Father Brown
 1934 Broadway Bill
J.L. Higgins
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Capt. Helquist
 1934 Lady by Choice
Judge Daly
 1934 Servants' Entrance
Viktor Nilsson
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
John Forrester aka Eric Jann aka Peter Korotoff
 1934 Twentieth Century
Oliver Webb
 1934 Once to Every Woman
Dr. Selby
 1934 It Happened One Night
Andrews
 1934 Eight Girls in a Boat
Storm
 1933 East of Fifth Avenue
John Lawton
 1933 Master of Men
Sam Parker
 1933 Man's Castle
Ira
 1933 Lady for a Day
Count Romero
 1933 Paddy the Next Best Thing
Major Adair
 1932 No More Orchids
Bill Holt
 1932 Man Against Woman
Mossie Ennis
 1930 Many Happy Returns (Short)
 1915 A Soldier's Oath
Raoul de Reyntiens
 1914 The Marked Woman
Prince Ching
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Stage Play: Come Out of the Kitchen. Written by A.E. Thomas, from a story by Alice Duer Miller. Book adapted by A.E. Thomas. Stage Manager: E.L. Duane. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 23 Oct 1916- May 1917 (closing date unknown/224 performances). Cast: Ruth Chatterton (as "Olivia Daingerfield"), Bruce McRae, Robert Ames, William 'Stage' Boyd (... See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Very fond of horse racing, he initially wanted to be a jockey until he found it interfered with his eating habits. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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