Directed "A Strong Man's House" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Lee Wilson Dodd
. Ambassador Theatre: 16 Sep 1929-Oct 1929 (closing date unknown/24 performances).
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[in 1941) All women love the men they fear. All women kiss the hand that rules them . . . I do not treat women in such soft fashion. Women are cat creatures. Their preference is for a soft fireside cushion, for delicate bowls of cream, for perfumed leisure and for a master--which is where and how they belong.
Played the title role in the play "Napoleon," but it ran for only 12 performances in 1928. Atwill made headlines when he verbally abused the critics who had panned the show from the stage.
Frequently portrayed doctors. More often than not the doctors would be guilty of a crime or would be mad scientists.