James Dunn Movies List

James Dunn
James Dunn
New York City, New York, USA
Bad Girl

Actor James Dunn Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 21 movies
The Oscar
The Oscar ( English )
Artist: Stephen Boyd , Elke Sommer , Milton Berle , Eleanor Parker , Joseph Cotten
Director: Russell Rouse
Release date: 04-03-1966
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Director: William Castle
Release date: 16-07-1948
Killer McCoy
Killer McCoy ( English )
Artist: Mickey Rooney , Brian Donlevy , Ann Blyth , James Dunn , Tom Tully
Director: Roy Rowland , Dolph Zimmer
Music Director: David Snell
Release date: 01-12-1947
That Brennan Girl
That Brennan Girl ( English )
Director: Alfred Santell
Release date: 23-12-1946
The Caribbean Mystery
The Caribbean Mystery ( English )
Artist: James Dunn , Sheila Ryan , Edward Ryan , Jackie Paley , Reed Hadley
Director: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 01-06-1945
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Director: Elia Kazan
Music Director: Alfred Newman
Release Year: 1945
Leave It to the Irish
Leave It to the Irish ( English )
Artist: James Dunn , Wanda McKay , Jack La Rue , Dick Purcell , Arthur Loft
Director: William Beaudine
Release date: 26-08-1944
Government Girl
Government Girl ( English )
Director: Dudley Nichols
Release date: 05-11-1943
The Ghost and the Guest
Artist: James Dunn , Florence Rice , Robert Dudley , Mable Todd , Sam McDaniel
Director: William Nigh
Release date: 19-04-1943
The Living Ghost
The Living Ghost ( English )
Artist: James Dunn , Joan Woodbury , Paul McVey , Vera Gordon , Norman Willis
Director: William Beaudine
Release date: 11-08-1942
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James Dunn Biography

James Dunn worked on the stage, in vaudeville and as an extra in silent movies before he was signed by Fox in 1931. His first movie with Fox was 1931's Sob Sister (1931). While at Fox, he appeared with Shirley Temple in her first three features: Baby Take a Bow (1934), Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) and Bright Eyes (1934). Dunn's screen character was usually the boy next door or the nice guy. In 1935 musicals at the new 20th Century-Fox were out and Dunn would move to the "B" list, from which he would never return. In The Payoff (1935) he plays the nice guy newspaper columnist whose wife ruins his career. By the late 1930s he was drinking heavily and become unemployable. He would appear in small roles in films during the early 1940s, but those parts were few. In 1945 he was able to make a comeback and win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), but his rejuvenated career would not continue. By 1951 he would again be unemployed and bankrupt. Television would later supply some work and he would be a regular on the series It's a Great Life (1954). Dunn was born 2 November 1901, New York City, New York, USA, and he died 1 September 1967, Santa Monica, California, USA  (following abdominal surgery)

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