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John Willard (I) (1885–1942)

John Willard was born on November 28, 1885 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Cat and the Canary (1939), The Cat Creeps (1930) and The Cat and the Canary (1927). He was married to Roberta Arnold. He died on August 30, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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 1978 The Cat and the Canary (play)
 1970 Teatro de misterio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El gato y el canario (1970) ... (play)
 1961 Katten och kanariefågeln (TV Movie) (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Cat and the Canary (1960) ... (novel)
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play "The Cat and the Canary" - 1 episode)
- The Cat and the Canary (1959) ... (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1939 The Cat and the Canary (based on the stage play by)
 1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu (screen play)
 1930 La voluntad del muerto (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1930 The Cat Creeps (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1929 Black Waters (continuity and dialogue) / (play "Fog")
 1927 The Cat and the Canary (from the stage play by)
 1922 Channing of the Northwest (story)
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 1933 Victims of Persecution
John McLean Carter
 1922 Sherlock Holmes
Inspector Gregson
 1920 Fantomas
Detective Fred Dixon
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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, ... See more »


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Was a golf and archery enthusiast and a world traveler. See more »

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