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  • (1919 - 1936) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1919) Stage: Appeared (as "Lawrence Hadley"; billed as "John B. Litel"; Broadway debut) in "Irene" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Harry Tierney. Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy (billed as "Joe McCarthy"). Based on a play by James Montgomery. Musical Director: Gus Salzer. Costume Design by Lucile and Finchley. Scenic Design by H. Robert Law Studios and Clifford Pember. Directed by Edward Royce. Vanderbilt Theatre: 18 Nov 1919-18 Jun 1921 (675 performances). Cast: Edith Day (as "Irene O'Dare"), Walter Regan (as "Donald Marshall"), Bobbie Watson (as "Madame Lucy"), Abner Barnhart (as "Ensemble"), Arden Benlian (as "Ensemble"), Harry Blake (as "Ensemble"; Broadway debut), Cornelia Burchell (as "Ensemble"), Arthur Burckly (as "J.P. Bowden"), Robert Burns (as "Ensemble"), Hobart Cavanaugh (as "Robert Harrison"), Austin Clark (as "Ensemble"), Walter Croft (as "Clarkson"), Vivian Davidson (as "Ensemble"), Betty De Grasse (as "Ensemble"), Marion Dockerill (as "Ensemble"), George Eising (as "Ensemble"), Irene Enright (as "Ensemble"), Josephine Kernell (as "Ensemble"), Ethel Kinley (as "Ensemble"), Lillian Lee (as "Mrs. Cheston"), Erica Mackay (as "Ensemble"), Bernice McCabe (as "Eleanor Worth"), John McSorley (as "Ensemble"), Constance Melville (as "Ensemble"), Gladys Miller (as "Jane Gilmour"), Helen Miller (as "Ensemble"), Florence Mills (as "Mrs. Marshall"), Margaret Moore (as "Ensemble"), Adele Ormiston (as "Ensemble"), Eva Puck (as "Helen Cheston"), Edna Ross (as "Ensemble"), Dorothy Walters (as "Mrs. O'Dare"; Broadway debut), Al Watson (as "Ensemble"), Alfred Watson (as "Ensemble"), Dorothy Whitmore (as "Ensemble"). Replacement actors: Irene Dunne (as "Irene O'Dare"), Jeanette MacDonald (as "Debutante"). Produced by Carle Carlton and Joseph McCarthy. NOTE: Filmed as Irene (1926), Irene (1940).
  • (1924) Stage: Appeared in {Thoroughbreds" on Broadway. Written by Lewis B. Ely and Sam Forrest. Vanderbilt Theatre: 8 Sep 1924-Sep 1924 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: William Corbett, Katherine Emmett, Kathleen Graha, Ann Harding, J.K. Hutchinson, George F. Marion, Calvin Thomas. Produced by Sam Harris.
  • (1926) Stage: Appeared in "The Half Naked Truth" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Brewster Morse. Directed by Douglas Wood. Mayfair Theatre: 7 Jun 1926-Jul 1926 (closing date unknown/38 performances). Cast: Rolinda Bainbridge, Eva Balfour, Jackie Grattan, Irene Homer, John Kane, Paul Ker, Priscilla Knowles, George Le Soir, Marguerite Mosier, Richard Nicholls, Ethel Strickland, G.A. Stryker. Produced by Mabel Ryan.
  • (1926) Stage: Appeared (as "Vaughn Morgan") in "The Beaten Track" on Broadway. Written by J.O. Francis. Directed / produced by Gustav Blum. Frolic Theatre: 8 Feb 1926-Feb 1926 (closing date unknown/17 performances). Cast: Eleanor Daniels, St. Clair Bayfield, Wallace Erskine, John Litel (as "Vaughn Morgan").
  • (1928) Stage Play: Sherlock Holmes [Being a hitherto unpublished episode in the career of the great detective and showing his connection with the STRANGE CASE OF MISS FAULKNER]. Drama (revival). Written by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle. Directed by Clifford Brook. Cast: George Alison (as "Sir Edward Leighton"), Horace Braham (as "Sidney Prince"), J.H. Brewer (as "Count Von Stahlburg"), Jennie A. Eustace (as "Mrs. Faulkner"), Gene Raymond [credited as Raymond Guion] (as "Billy"), Philip Heege (as "John Forman"), Edgar Henning (as "Parsons"), Julia Hoyt (as "Madge Larrabee"), Frank Keenan (as "Professor Moriarty") [final Broadway role], Robert Linden (as "John"), John Litel [erroneously credited as John Littell] (as "Thomas Leary"), Stanley Logan (as "Doctor Watson"), Vivian Martin (as "Alice Faulkner"). Produced by Chamberlain Brown Cosmopolitan Artists.
  • (1928) Stage Play: Adventure. Written by John Willard. Directed by Rollo Lloyd with J. Bernard Stone. Theatre Republic: 25 Sep 1928- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Roberta Arnold, Richard Bengal, Clyde Dilson, Joseph Eggenton [Broadway debut], Ruth Hunter, William Ingersoll, J. Gordon Kelly, Harold Kennedy, Leo Kennedy, Rollo Lloyd (as "Pedro"), Helen Mayon, Harry D. Southard, Ernie Teele. Produced by Bernard Steele Inc.
  • (1928) Stage Play: Back Seat Drivers. Farce/Comedy. Written by Laurence E. Johnson. Directed by Len D. Hollister. Wallack's Theatre: 25 Dec 1928- Jan 1929 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Hugh Cameron, Grace Huff.
  • (1931) Stage Play: Ladies of Creation. Comedy. Written and directed by Gladys Unger. Cort Theatre: 8 Sep 1931- Nov 1931 (closing date unknown/72 performances). Cast: Spring Byington, Charles Campbell, John Litel (as "Sam Hannigan"), Frank Monroe, Fred Stewart, Charles Trowbridge, Paula Trueman (as "Tessie Wade"). Produced by Raymond Moore.
  • (1932) Stage Play: Lilly Turner. Written and directed by George Abbott and Phillip Dunning. Scenic Design by Livingston Platt. Morosco Theatre: 19 Sep 1932- Oct 1932 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Robert Barrat (as "Frederick"), Granville Bates (as "Dave Turner"), James Bell, Warren Bryan, Joseph Crehan (as "Dr. Hawley"), Dorothy Hall (as "Lilly Turner"), Percy Kilbride (as "Truckman"), John Litel(as "Bob Cross"), Emmett Shackelford(as "Hotel Manager"), Byron Shores, Clare Woodbury. Produced by Abbott-Dunning Inc.
  • (1933) Stage Play: Before Morning. Melodrama. Written by Edna G. Riley and Edward P. Riley. Directed by William B. Friedlander. Ritz Theatre: 9 Feb 1933- Mar 1933 (closing date unknown/28 performances). Cast: Norvell Barry (as "Joyce"), Hugh Buckler (as "James E. Nichols"), Alice Burrage (as "Doris"), Jules Epailly (as "Ben Ayoub"), Clyde Fillmore (as "Leo Bergman"), Louis Jean Heydt (as "Neil Kennedy"), Jessie Royce Landis (as "Elsie Manning"), John Litel (as "Horace Barker"), McKay Morris (as "Dr. Gruelle"), Louise Prussing (as "Mrs. Nichols"), Maud Turner (as "Jenny"). Produced by Albert Bannister and John G. Norman. Note: Filmed by Weiss Productions [distributed under the states rights system by Arthur Greenblatt Distribution Service, Stage & Screen Productions and Weiss Brothers Artclass Pictures] as Before Morning (1933).
  • (1933) Stage Play: Strange Gods. Drama. Written by Jessica Ball. Directed by Priestly Morrison. Ritz Theatre: 15 Apr 1933- Apr 1933 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Vera Allen, Richard Ewell, Mary Horne, John Litel (as "Benjamin Lassiter"), Fred Miller, Donald Randolph, Ralph Theodore. Produced by Samuel Wallach.
  • (1934) Stage Play: The First Legion. Drama. Written by Emmett Lavery. Directed by Anthony Brown. 46th Street Theatre: 1 Oct 1934- Jan 1935 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Lester Atwell (as "Novices and Choir"), Robert Barrett (as "Novices and Choir"), Charles Coburn (as "Rev. Edward Quarterman, S.J."), Charles Danforth (as "Novices and Choir"), Pedro de Cordoba (as "Rev. José Maria Sierra, S.J") [final Broadway role], Thomas Ewell (as "Novices and Choir"), Thomas Findlay, Joe Fitzmaurice (as "Novices and Choir"), John Foster (as "Novices and Choir"), William Ingersoll (as "Rev. Paul Duquesne, S.J."), Whitford Kane (as "Rt. Rev. Monsignor Michael Curry"), Harry Lane (as "Novices and Choir"), John Litel (as "Rev. Thomas Rawleigh"), Bert Lytell (as "Rev. Mark Ahern, S.J."), Joseph Mitchell (as "Novices and Choir"), Tom Monahan (as "Novices and Choir"), Harold Moulton (as "Rev. John Fulton, S.J."), Wayne Nelson (as "Novices and Choir"), Bruce Parish (as "Novices and Choir"), Robert Payson (as "Novices and Choir"), Frank Ray (as "Novices and Choir"), Jules Schmidt, Frankie Thomas, Jerome Thor(as "Novices and Choir") [Broadway debut], Harland Tucker (as "Dr. Peter Morell"), John J. Williams (as "Novices and Choir"), Donald Wilson (as "Novices and Choir"), Raymond Wolber (as "Novices and Choir"), Philip Wood, Rob Wood (as "Novices and Choir"), Arthur Zwerling (as "Novices and Choir"). Produced by Bert Lytell and Phil Green. Note: Filmed as The First Legion (1951).
  • (1935) Stage Play: Ceiling Zero. Written by Frank Wead [only Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by John Root. Directed by Antoinette Perry. Music Box Theatre: 10 Apr 1935- Jul 1935 (closing date unknown/104 performances). Cast: John Bohn (as "Les Bogan"), John Boruff, Geoffrey Bryant (as "Bob Wilkins"), Chester Clute (as "Baldy Wright") [final Broadway role], John Drew Colt (as "Dick Peterson"), Joseph Downing, Walter Greaza (as "Al Stone"), Gladys Griswold (as "Dodo Harvey"), Alan Hale Jr. (as "Tay Lawson"), John F. Hamilton (as Mike Owens"), Nedda Harrigan (as "Mary Lee"), John Huntington (as "Joe Allen"), Hope Lawder, John Litel, Osgood Perkins (as "Jake Lee"), Margaret Perry (as "Tommy Thomas"), Philip Remar (as "Jerry Stevens"), Grandon Rhodes (as "Fred Adams"), G. Albert Smith (as "Texas Clark"), Ben Starkie (as "Eddie Payson"), James Todd (as "Smiley Johnson"). Produced by Brock Pemberton. Note: Filmed by Cosmopolitan Productions [distributed by Warner Bros.] as Ceiling Zero (1936) and by Warner Bros. as International Squadron (1941).
  • (1935) Stage Play: Life's Too Short. Comedy. Written by John Whedon and Arthur Caplan. Broadhurst Theatre: 20 Sep 1935- Sep 1935 (closing date unknown/10 performances). Cast: John Litel (as "Edward Fowler"), Priestly Morrison, Lea Penman, Katherine Squire, Evelyn Varden, Ethel Wilson, Gerrie Worthing. Produced by Jed Harris.
  • (1935) Stage Play: Hell Freezes Over. Tragedy. Written by John Patrick. Directed by Joshua Logan. Ritz Theatre: 28 Dec 1935- Jan 1936 (closing date unknown/25 performances). Cast: Richard Abert, Lee Baker, Louis Calhern, John Litel (as "Sparks"), Myron McCormick, George Tobias and Frank Tweddell. Produced by George Kondolf.
  • (1936) Stage Play: Sweet Aloes. Drama. Written by Joyce Cary [credited as Jay Mallory]. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Booth Theatre: 4 Mar 1936- Mar 1936 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Charles Bryant, Joyce Cary, Elizabeth Chase, Doris Dalton, John Emery, Myra Hampton, Rex Harrison (as "Tubbs Barrow") [Broadway debut], John Litel (as "Jim Baker"), Marjorie Martyn (as "Rose"), Elliot Mason (as "Miss Esther Warren"), Henry Vincent (as "Johnson"), Ruth Vivian (as "Miss Alice Dodd"). Produced by Lee Ephraim.
  • (1931) He acted in Gladys B. Unger's play, "Ladies of Creation," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Chrystal Herne in the cast.

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