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Other Works

  • (1915 - 1949) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1915) Stage Play: The Natural Law. Written by Howard Hall (as Charles Sumner). Theatre Republic: 3 Apr 1915- 15 Jun 1915 (?) (81 performances). Cast: Theresa Maxwell Conover, Carl Eckstrom, Maggie Holloway Fischer, Howard Hall, Helen Holmes, Otto Kruger [Broadway debut], Florence Marsh, Austin Webb. Produced by John Cort.
  • (1915) Stage Play: Young America. Written by Fred Ballard. Astor Theatre (moved to The Gaiety Theatre on 13 Sep 1915): 28 Aug 1915- Unknown (105 performances). Cast: Norman Allen, Adella Barker, Joseph Berger, Charles Dow Clark, Samuel Colt, Ethel May Davis Jimmy Dillon, Percy Helton, Doris Kelly, Jess Kelly, Otto Kruger, Maxine Mazanovich, Edgar Nelson, William Sampson, Dixey Taylor, Manda Wilson, Peggy Wood. Produced by Cohan & Harris.
  • (1916) Stage Play: Seven Chances. Written by Roi Cooper Megrue. George M. Cohan's Theatre (moved to the Belasco Theatre on 23 Oct 1916 to close): 8 Aug 1916- Dec 1916 (closing date unknown/151 performances). Cast: Marion Abbott, Charles Brokate, Emily Callaway, Alice Carroll, Frank Craven, Florence Deshon, Hayward Ginn, Otto Kruger, Rowland Lee [credited as Rowland Lee], Harry Leighton, Helen MacKellar [Broadway debut], Carroll McComas, Anne Meredith, Lillian Spencer, Allen Thomas, Beverly West. Produced by David Belasco. Note: Filmed by Buster Keaton Productions as Seven Chances (1925).
  • (1916) Stage Play: Captain Kidd, Jr. Written by Rida Johnson Young. Cohan and Harris Theatre: 13 Nov 1916- Mar 1917 (closing date unknown/128 performances). Cast: Charles Brown, Charles Dow Clark, Westcott Clarke, Alf De Corsey, Dandy Dillon, George Flint, Elmer Grandin, Otto Kruger, Olney Morgan, Lincoln Plumer, Adele Rolland, Zelda Sears, Edward Snader, Ernest Stallard, Edith Taliaferro. Produced by Cohan & Harris. Note: filmed as Captain Kidd, Jr. (1919).
  • (1916) Stage Play: Merry Christmas, Daddy! Written by Mary Austin. Cohan & Harris: 26 Dec 1916- 27 Dec 1916 (2 performances). Undetermined role. Cast: A. Alphonse, Bronwen Chubb, Mabel De Vries, Elizabeth Gardiner, Paeter Hale, Arthur Le Vien, Fred Martine, Caroline Newcombe, Gerald Pring, Edward Sedan, Herbert Stanton, Muriel Stone. Produced by Alice Minnie Herts, Katherine Lord and Jacob Heniger.
  • (1916) Stage Play: Editha's Burglar. Written by Jacob Heniger. Based on the story by Frances Hodgson Burnett [final Broadway credit]. Cohan and Harris: 26 Dec 1916- Dec 1916 (closing date unknown/2 performances). Cast: Bronwen Chubb. Otto Kruger, Alice MacDougal, Dorothy Nichols, Gerald Pring, Renee Reiss. Produced by Alice Minnie Herts, Katherine Lord and Jacob Heniger. Note: Filmed by Universal Pictures as The Family Secret (1924) [alternate title: The Burglar's Kid].
  • (1917) Stage Play: Here Comes The Bride. Written by Max Marcin and Roy Atwell. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 25 Sep 1917- Nov 1917 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast included: Franklyn Ardell, Mildred Booth, Walter Fenner, William Holden, Kenneth Keith, Thomas Meighan, George Parsons, Jean Shelby, Frank Walsh. Produced by Klaw & Erlanger.
  • (1919) Stage Play: Adam and Eva. Written by Guy Bolton and George Middleton. Longacre Theatre: 13 Sep 1919- Jun 1920 (closing date unknown/312 performances). As "Adam Smith." Cast included: Ferdinand Gottschalk, Courtenay Foote, Berton Churchill, Roberta Arnold, Jean Shelby. Produced by F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest.
  • (1921) Stage Play: Sonya. Romance. Material adapted by Alexander Wyckoff. Based on the Polish of Gabryela Zapolska. Directed by Harrison Grey Fiske. 48th Street Theatre: 15 Aug 1921- Nov 1921 (closing date unknown/101 performances). Cast: France Bendtsen, Edward Emery, Jay Fassett (as "Jakov"), Violet Heming (as "Sonya"), Rexford Kendrick, Otto Kruger (as "Prince Alexander"), Joseph Macauley, Wallis Roberts, Charlson Smith, William H. Thompson. Produced by Marc Klaw, Inc.
  • (1921) Stage Play: The Straw. Written by Eugene O'Neill. Greenwich Village Theatre: 10 Nov 1921- Nov 1921 (closing date unknown/20 performances). Cast included George Farren, Margalo Gillmore, Katherine Grey.
  • (1921) Stage Play: Alias Jimmy Valentine. Melodrama (revival). Written by Paul Armstrong. Based on the short story "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry. Directed by Huhgh Ford. Gaiety Theatre: 8 Dec 1921- Jan 1922 (closing date unknown/46 performances). Cast included Mary Boland, Earle Browne, George Farren, Otto Kruger (as "Lee Randall"). Produced by George C. Tyler.
  • (1922) Stage Play: To the Ladies. Comedy. Written by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. Directed by Howard Lindsay. Liberty Theatre: 20 Feb 1922- 10 Jun 1922 (128 performances). Cast: William Canfield (as "The Politician"), Albert Cowles (as "Another Truckman/A Photographer"), Robert Fiske (as "Tom Baker"), Helen Hayes (as "Elsie Beebe"), Percy Helton (as "Chester Mullin"), George Howell (as "John Kincaid"), J.J. Hyland (as "A Truckman"), Isabel Irving (as "Mrs. Kincaid"), John Kennedy (as "The Barber"), Otto Kruger (as "Leonard Beebe"), John Maroni (as "The Bootblack"), Norma Mitchell (as "The Stenographer"), Grace Morgan (as "The Manicure"), William Seymour (as "The Toastmaster"). Produced by George C. Tyler and Abraham L. Erlanger.
  • (1923) Stage Play: Will Shakespeare. Written by Clemence Dane. Directed by Winthrop Ames. National Theatre: 1 Jan 1923- Mar 1923 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Harry Barfoot, Alan Birmingham, Herbert Clark, Katharine Cornell, Samuel Godfrey, Wallace Jackson, William J. Kline, Otto Kruger (as "Will Shakespeare"), Winifred Lenihan (as "Anne Hathaway"), Angela Ogden (as "Mrs. Hathaway"), Charles Romano (as "A Seneschal"), John L. Shine (as "Henslowe"), Lewis Shore (as "A Boy"), Cornelia Otis Skinner (as "Maid of Honor"), Anne Williamson (as "Street Hawker"), William Worthington (as "Secretary"), Haidee Wright (as "Queen Elizabeth"). Produced by Winthrop Ames.
  • (1923) Stage Play: The Wasp. Written and co-directed by Thomas F. Fallon [final Broadway credit]. Co-directed by William Gilmore. Morosco Theatre: 27 Mar 1923- Jun 1923 (closing date unknown/95 performances). Cast: Leslie Austen (as "Horace Hearnden"), Annie Mack Berlein (as "Hannah"), William Corbett (as "Sewell"), Ben Hendricks (as "Pierce"), Galina Kopernak (as "Lola Andros"), Otto Kruger (as "James "Murray"/Walter Allen"), Louise Muldener (as "Mrs. McKaye"), Martin Rose (as "Connelly"), Sydney Shepard (as "James Allen"), Royal Stout (as "Nolan"), Emily Ann Wellman (as "Edith Hearnden'), Tammany Young' (as "Gaynor"). Produced by Louis H. Kaplan.
  • (1923) Stage Play: The Nervous Wreck. Comedy. Written by Owen Davis from a story by E.J. Rath [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Addison Pitt. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 9 Oct 1923- Jun 1924 (closing date unknown/279 performances). Cast: Edward Arnold (as "Bob Wells"), Joseph Brennan (as "Jud Morgan"), Hobart Cavanaugh (as "Mort"), Albert Hackett (as "Chester Underwood"), Riley Hatch (as "Andy Nabb") [final Broadway role], William Holden, Otto Kruger (as "Henry Williams"), J. Elmer Thomson (as "Dan"), June Walker (as "Sally Morgan"), Winifred Wellington (as "Harriet Underwood"), Jay Wilson (as "Tim"). Produced by Lewis (Albert Lewis [Broadway debut]) & Gordon (Max Gordon [earliest Broadway credit]). Note: This served as the basis for the reworking of the 1928 Broadway production of Whoopee and the film, Whoopee! (1930).
  • (1925) Stage Play: Easy Come, Easy Go. Farce. Written by Owen Davis. Directed by Priestly Morrison. George M. Cohan's Theatre (moved to The Biltmore Theatre from 7 Dec 1925- close): 26 Oct 1925- Apr 1926 (closing date unknown/180 performances). Cast: Edward Arnold (as "Mortimer Quale"), Jules Bennett, John Bingham, Vaughn De Leath, Betty Garde (as "Alma Borden") [Broadway debut], Jefferson Hall, Mary Halliday, John Irwin, Otto Kruger (as "Dick Tain"), Harriett Marlotte, Edwin Maxwell, Victor Moore (as "Jim Bailey"), Neill O'Malley, Nan Sunderland, Frank W. Taylor, Edwin Walter. Produced by Lewis and Gordon. Produced in association with Sam Harris. Note: Filmed by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [distributed by Paramount Pictures] as Easy Come, Easy Go (1928) [silent] and by Paramount Pictures as Only Saps Work (1930).
  • (1927) Stage Play: Trelawny of the "Wells". Comedy (revival). Written by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero. Directed by George C. Tyler. New Amsterdam Theatre: 31 Jan 1927- Mar 1927 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Henrietta Crosman (as "Mrs. Telfer"), Lawrence D'Orsay, Eric Dressler, John Drew, J.F. Foster, Helen Gahagan, O.P. Heggie, Frieda Inescort, John E. Kellerd, J.M. Kerrigan, Otto Kruger, Wilton Lackaye (as "Mr. James Telfer"), Robert Lansing, Pauline Lord, Rollo Peters, Gerald Rogers, Effie Shannon, Matthew Smith, Jr., Mrs. Thomas Whiffen, Peggy Whiffen, Estelle Winwood (as "Miss Avonia Bunn"). Produced by George C. Tyler.
  • (1927) Stage Play: The Royal Family. Comedy. Written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Directed by David Burton. Selwyn Theatre: 28 Dec 1927- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/345 performances). Cast: Murray Alper (as "McDermott"), Ann Andrews, Hubert Courtney, Orlando Daly (as "Herbert Dean, Fanny's brother"), Jefferson De Angelis, Catherine Doucet (as "Kitty Dean, Fanny's sister-in-law"), Sylvia Field (as "Gwen Cavendish, Fanny's granddaughter"), Joseph King, Otto Kruger (as "Tony Cavendish, Fanny's son) [(character said to be a parody of John Barrymore], Lester Nielson, Roger Pryor, Phyllis Rose, Royal C. Stout (as "Jo"), Wally Stuart, Frank Vollmer, Josephine Williams, Haidee Wright. Produced by Jed Harris.
  • (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.
  • (1929) Stage Play: The Game of Love and Death. Drama. Written by Romain Rolland. Translated by Eleanor Stimson Brooks. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Guild Theatre: 25 Nov 1929- Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/48 performances). As "Claude Vallee."
  • (1930) Stage Play: The Boundary Line. Drama. Written by Dana Burnet, at the 48th Street Theatre: 5 Feb 1930- Mar 1930 (closing date unknown/37 performances). Cast: Katharine Alexander, B.E. Blanchard, John Butler, John T. Doyle, Otto Kruger (as "Allan Fenway"), Winifred Lenihan (as "Margaret Larson"), Lew Payton, Houston Richards, Doris Sanger, Mirian Sears, Marie Simpson, Charles Trowbridge. Produced by A.L. Jones and Morris Green.
  • (1930) Stage Play: They Never Grow Up. Comedy. Written by Humphrey Pearson. Directed by Walter Greenough. Theatre Masque: 7 Apr 1930- Apr 1930 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Florence Auer, Jack Bennett, Edward Colebrook, Claude Cooper, Mary Fowler, George Le Soir, Otto Kruger (as "Andrew Ware"), Kathryn March, Edwin Maynard, H.H. McCollum, Anne Sutherland. Produced by New York Theatre Assembly.
  • (1930) Stage Play: The Long Road. Drama. Written and directed by Hugh Stanislaus Stange. Longacre Theatre: 9 Sep 1930- Sep 1930 (closing date/24 performances). As "Dr. Tom Lovett."
  • (1930) Stage Play: As Good as New. Comedy. Written by Thompson Buchanan. Directed by Stanley Logan. Times Square Theatre: 3 Nov 1930- Dec 1930 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Marjorie Gateson, Kenneth Haviland, Gwladys Hupton, Otto Kruger (as "Tommy Banning"), Sardis Lawrence, Fred Lennox, Dorothy Libaire, Faye Martin, Owen Martin, Vivienne Osborne, Lionel Pape (as "Donald McArthur"), Billy Quinn, Walter F. Scott, C. Montague Shaw [credited as Montague Shaw], Ben Smith. Produced by Charles B. Dillingham.
  • (1931) Stage Play: Private Lives. Romantic comedy. Written and directed by Noël Coward. Square Theatre: 27 Jan 1931- Sep 1931 (closing date unknown/256 performances). Cast (as noted after Mr. Kruger's involvement only): Madge Kennedy (as "Amanda Prynne"), Otto Kruger (as "Elyot Chase") [replacement actor after 11 May 1931], Robert Newman, Audrey Pointing, Juliana Taberna. Produced by Charles B. Cochran. Note" Filmed by MGM as Private Lives (1931).
  • (1931) Stage Play: The Great Barrington. Drama. Written by Franklin L. Russell. Avon Theatre: 19 Feb 1931- Mar 1931 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Suzanne Caubaye (as "Jacqueline Van Doorn"), Charles Dalton (as "St. Bernard M. Blackwood"), J. Malcolm Dunn (as "Peter Van Doorn"), Edmund George (as "Prescott Barrington, the 13th"), Gene Gowing (as "Wolfert Dan Doorn, the 14th"), H. Dudley Hawley (as "Prescott Barrington, the 12th"), Alf Helton (as "Bishop"), Otto Kruger (as "Prescott Barrington, the 1st"), George Lamar, Kathryn March, George Probert (as "Ogu"), Anne Revere (as "Katie"), Natalie Schafer (as "Annabelle Barrington"), Eleanor Woodruff. Produced by Oliver D. Bailey.
  • (1942) Stage Play: The Moon Is Down. Drama. Written by John Steinbeck. Directed by Chester Erskine. Martin Beck Theatre: 7 Apr 1942- 6 Jun 1942 (71 performances). Cast: E.J. Ballantine (as "George Corell"), Lyle Bettger (as "Tom Anders"), Russell Collins (as "Major Hunter"), William Eythe (as "Lieutenant Tonder"), Philip Foster (as "Alex Morden"), Charles Gordon (as "Corporal"), Edwin Gordon (as "Sergeant"), Carl Gose (as "Lieutenant Prackle"), Alan Hewitt (as "Captain Loft"), Whitford Kane (as "Dr. Winter"), George Keane (as "Will Anders"), Kermit Kegley (as "Soldier"), Otto Kruger (as "Colonel Lanser"), Ralph Morgan (as "Mayor Orden"), Maria Palmer (as "Molly Morden"), Leona Powers (as "Madame Orden"), Jane Seymour (as "Annie"), John D. Seymour (as "Captain Bentick"), Joseph Sweeney (as "Joseph"), Victor Thorley (as "Soldier"). Produced by Oscar Serlin.
  • (1947) Stage Play: Little A. Drama. Written by Hugh White. Directed by Melville Burke [final Broadway credit]. Henry Miller's Theatre: 15 Jan 1947- 1 Feb 1947 (21 performances). Cast: Frances Bavier (as "Phoebe Painter"), Wallis Clark (as "Dr. Duncan Brown"), Ottilie Kruger (as "Mary Howard"), Otto Kruger (as "Aaron Storm"), Harry Mehaffey (as "Clyde Painter"), Jessie Royce Landis (as "Lucinda Storm"), Robert Wiley (as "Donald Storm"). Produced by Sam Nasser. Associate Producer: Harry Lambert.
  • (1947) Stage Play: Laura. Drama. Written by Vera Caspary and George Sklar. Based on a book by Vera Caspary. Directed by Clarence Derwent. Cort Theatre: 26 Jun 1947- 2 Aug 1947 (44 performances). Cast: Otto Kruger, Hugh Marlowe, Grania O'Malley, Walter Riemer, Tom Rutherfurd. Produced by H. Clay Blaney. Produced in association with S.P. Steckler and Roy Steckler.
  • (1948) Stage Play: Time for Elizabeth. Comedy. Written by Norman Krasna and Groucho Marx. Directed by Norman Krasna. Fulton Theatre: 27 Sep 1948- 2 Oct 1948 (8 performances). Cast: Katharine Alexander, John L. Arthur (as "Harrison Ogelthorpe") [final Broadway role], Leila Bliss (as "Lily Schaeffer"), Harlan Briggs, Sheila Bromley, Edward Clark (as "George Zwilling"), Russell Hicks (as "Walter P. Schaeffer"), Dick Hogan (as "Richard Coburn"), Ottilie Kruger, Otto Kruger (as "Ed Davis"), Eleanor Lawson, Theresa Lyon (as "Amy Zwilling"), Leonard Mudie (as "Mr. McPherson"), Kenneth Patterson (as "Mr. Robinson"). Produced by Russell Lewis and Howard Young.
  • (1949) Stage Play: The Smile of the World. Written and directed by Garson Kanin. Scenic Design and Lighting design by Donald Oenslager. Costume Design by Forrest Thayer and Mainbocher. Lyceum Theatre: 12 Jan 1949- 15 Jan 1949 (5 performances). Cast: Ossie Davis (as "Stewart"), Ruby Dee (as "Evelyn"), Elizabeth Dewing (as "Mrs. Boros"), Ruth Gordon (as "Sarah Boulting"), Sam Jackson (as "Petey"), Otto Kruger (as "Justice Reuben Boulting") [final Broadway role], Boris Marshalov (as "Josef Boros"), Laura Pierpont (as "Alice Widmayer"), Warren Stevens (as "Sam Fenn"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard).

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