James Gleason Movies List

James Gleason
James Gleason
New York City, New York, USA
The Broadway Melody

Actor James Gleason Filmography

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Man or Gun
Man or Gun ( English )
Director: Albert C. Gannaway
Release date: 30-05-1958
The Last Hurrah
The Last Hurrah ( English )
Artist: Spencer Tracy , John Carradine , Basil Rathbone , Jeffrey Hunter , Dianne Foster
Director: John Ford
Release Year: 1958
Man in the Shadow
Man in the Shadow ( English )
Artist: Orson Welles , Jeff Chandler , Colleen Miller , James Gleason , Paul Fix
Director: Jack Arnold
Music Director: Hans J. Salter , Herman Stein
Release date: 01-11-1957
Loving You
Loving You ( English )
Artist: Elvis Presley , Lizabeth Scott , Wendell Corey , Dolores Hart , James Gleason
Director: Hal Kanter
Release date: 07-09-1957
Spring Reunion
Spring Reunion ( English )
Director: Robert Pirosh
Release date: 01-03-1957
Star in the Dust
Star in the Dust ( English )
Director: Charles F. Haas
Release date: 13-06-1956
The Night of the Hunter
Director: Charles Laughton
Music Director: Walter Schumann
Release date: 29-09-1955
Suddenly ( English )
Director: Lewis Allen
Music Director: David Raksin
Release date: 07-10-1954
What Price Glory
What Price Glory ( English )
Director: John Ford
Release date: 22-08-1952
We're Not Married!
We're Not Married! ( English )
Director: Edmund Goulding
Music Director: Cyril J. Mockridge
Release date: 11-07-1952
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James Gleason Biography

James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at the Liberty Theater in Oakland, California, which his parents were running. James and his wife then moved to Portland, Oregon, where they played in stock at the Baker Theater. For several years afterward they toured in road shows until James enlisted in the army during World War I. When he returned he appeared on the stage in "The Five Million." He then turned to writing, including "Is Zat So", which he produced for the NY stage. He also wrote and acted in "The Fall Guy" and "The Shannons on Broadway." Next he wrote The Broadway Melody (1929) for MGM. He collaborated, in 1930, on The Swellhead (1930), Dumbbells in Ermine (1930), What a Widow! (1930), Rain or Shine (1930) and His First Command (1929). He and his wife were then contracted to Pathe, Lucille to act, and James (or Jimmie as he was known) as a writer. Probably his most famous acting role was as Max Corkle, the manager of Joe Pendleton who was wrongly plucked from this life into the next, in the hit fantasy Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

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