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Walter Connolly

Highest Rated:   100% Broadway Bill (1934)
Lowest Rated:   71% Man's Castle (1933)
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Rotund American character actor Walter Connolly cornered the market on film portrayals of exasperated businessmen and newspaper men in the 1930s. A successful stage actor, Connolly refused all entreaties by Hollywood producers to enter films. His resistance was broken down a little by an appearance in the 1930 short Many Happy Returns, then he gave in altogether to Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn. Connolly made his feature-film debut in Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932), then appeared in The Bitter Tea of General Yen(1933), wherein he worked for Columbia's premiere director, Frank Capra. Connolly was featured in Capra's next two films, Broadway Bill (1934) and the Award-winning It Happened One Night (1934), then spent the rest of the 1930s bouncing between Columbia and the other major studios in meaty supporting roles--most enjoyably as the volcanic newspaper editor in David O. Selznick's Nothing Sacred (1937). Generally billed just below the title, Connolly was awarded star status when he essayed the title role in his final film, The Great Victor Herbert (1939).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Fifth Avenue Girl
  • Mr. Borden
1939
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
  • The King
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd
  • John P. Dillingwell
1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Arthur 'Gabby' MacArthur, Union Newsreel chief
1938
No Score Yet Penitentiary
  • Dist. Atty. Thomas Mathews
1938
No Score Yet First Lady
  • Carter Hibbard
1937
92% Nothing Sacred
  • Oliver Stone
1937
95% The Good Earth
  • Uncle
1937
86% Libeled Lady
  • Allenbury
1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out
  • Maximilian
1936
No Score Yet The Music Goes 'Round
  • Hector Courtney
1936
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer)
  • Mr. Van Dyke
1935
No Score Yet So Red the Rose
  • Malcolm Bedford
1935
100% Broadway Bill
  • J.L. Higgins
1934
No Score Yet The Captain Hates the Sea
  • Capt. Helquist
1934
No Score Yet Lady by Choice
  • Judge Daly
1934
No Score Yet Servants' Entrance
  • Viktor Nillson
1934
86% Twentieth Century
  • Oliver Webb
1934
99% It Happened One Night
  • Alexander Andrews
1934
71% Man's Castle
  • Ira
1933
100% Lady for a Day
  • Romero
1933
100% The Bitter Tea of General Yen
  • Jones
1933
No Score Yet No More Orchids
  • Bill Holt
1932
No Score Yet Washington Merry-Go-Round
  • Sen. Wylie
1932

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