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John Wray

John Wray

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1887-02-13 · Deathday: 1940-04-05 (53 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

69 Movies

Also Known As: John Griffith Malloy

Biography

John Wray (born John Griffith Malloy, February 13, 1887 – April 5, 1940) was an American character actor of stage and screen.

Movies & TV shows

1940.

4 Movies
Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson

1940
A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.
The Doctor Takes a Wife

The Doctor Takes a Wife

1940
A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.
Know Your Money

Know Your Money

1940
This MGM Crime Does Not Pay series short tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring and explores the government's attempt to curb counterfeiting.
Remember the Night

Remember the Night

3
1940
When Jack, an assistant District Attorney, takes Lee, a shoplifter caught in the act, home with him for Christmas, the unexpected happens and love blossoms.

1939.

11 Movies
Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

5.55
1939
The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,”...
Almost a Gentleman

Almost a Gentleman

1939
Saving a dog from the pound gets a man mixed up in murder.
Each Dawn I Die

Each Dawn I Die

1939
A corrupt person is a D.A. In order to silence the investigative reporter who criticized his criminal activities, the governatorial ambitions decided to frame the reporter for manslaughter.
Pacific Liner

Pacific Liner

1939
An outbreak of cholera threatens a luxury liner in this surprisingly low-budget melodrama from RKO. En route from Shanghai to San Francisco, chief engineer Crusher McKay (Victor McLaglen) and shipboar...
Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival

1939
This romance is set during the Dartmouth College Winter Carnival and follows the exploits of a woman recently divorced from a count who has returned to her alma mater for the annual carnival. A former...
The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary

1939
Cyrus Norman's will will be read out to his six relatives, including Joyce Norman and Wally Campbell. Six people meet at Norman's New Orleans Gothic mansion, organized by Crosby. Someone will be dead ...
Golden Boy

Golden Boy

1939
A boy in the city decides to become a boxer despite his talent as a musician. His parents were surprised that he was successful as a fighter. He starts to have second thoughts when a piece of him is b...
Smuggled Cargo

Smuggled Cargo

1939
When a sudden cold snap hits the Imperial Valley in California, orange growers fear that frost will kill their crops. Orange Growers Association president John Clayton assures his fellow farmers that ...
Risky Business

Risky Business

1939
Radio commentator Dan Clifford takes desperate chances to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped.
Blackmail

Blackmail

1939
A fugitive from a chain gang becomes an oil-well firefighter and meets the man who framed him.
The Amazing Mr. Williams

The Amazing Mr. Williams

1939
Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary. Or isn't he rather married with his job? For each time he has a date with his longtime fiancée,...

1938.

9 Movies
Spawn of the North

Spawn of the North

1938
Two Alaskan salmon fisherman find their friendship at risk when one aligns with Russian fish pirates and the other aligns with local vigilantes.
Boys Town

Boys Town

1938
Father Flanagan leads a community called Boys Town where, instead of being treated as juvenile delinquents, the boys are shepherded into making themselves better people. Whitey Marsh, the impulsive an...
Making the Headlines

Making the Headlines

1938
Angry, because he is making too many headlines with his gang-busting activities, the police chief transfers Lt. Lewis Nagel to the sleepy suburban town of Fairview, where he is followed by reporter St...
Professor Beware

Professor Beware

1938
Egyptologist, Dean Lambert, accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets in and out of scra...
What Price Safety!

What Price Safety!

1938
Racketeers muscle in on construction business, use inferior materials, make big profits and endanger the public safety.
Tenth Avenue Kid

Tenth Avenue Kid

1938
In this drama, a 12-year-old boy becomes an orphan after seeing a detective shoot his father. Later the detective feels bad and offers to become his friend, but his intentions are not entirely honorab...
Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

1938
An undercover cop infiltrates a powerful New York based crime syndicate.
The Black Doll

The Black Doll

1938
Nicholas Rood, dishonest mine owner, finds a Black Doll on his desk and knows that vengeance is about to overtake him for murdering his former partner. He is knifed as he talks to his daughter Marian....
A Man to Remember

A Man to Remember

1938
On the day of his funeral, a dedicated smalltown doctor is remembered by his neighbors and patients.

1937.

6 Movies
The Women Men Marry

The Women Men Marry

1937
A newsman (George Murphy) with a no-good wife (Claire Dodd) exposes a religious racket with a newswoman (Josephine Hutchinson) who loves him.
The Devil Is Driving

The Devil Is Driving

1937
In the fine tradition of And Sudden Death, Columbia's The Devil is Driving tabulates the dangers of drunken driving in an exciting, unabashedly melodramatic fashion. In his first true portrayal of a "...
You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once

4
1937
Eddie Taylor is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison and is based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Taylor is forced to flee with his wife and baby when he i...
Outcast

Outcast

1937
A physician in a small town suddenly finds himself the object of vilification and persecution when one of his patients commits suicide.
Circus Girl

Circus Girl

1937
A jealous trapeze star decides he must eliminate his romantic rival.
We Who Are About to Die

We Who Are About to Die

1937
John Thompson is kidnapped by mobsters after quitting his job. Then he is arrested, tried, and sentenced to death for murders they committed. A suspicious detective thinks he is innocent and works to ...

1936.

6 Movies
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

5
1936
A small town kind of life is led by Longfellow Deeds. When a relative dies and leaves a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Babe Bennett comes al...
Sworn Enemy

Sworn Enemy

1936
A law student poses as a fight promoter to catch a notorious gangster.
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie

Valiant Is the Word for Carrie

1936
Carrie Snyder is a prostitute, who is forced out of the fictional southern town of Crebillon, after forming a friendship with a young boy named Paul, whose dying mother is unable to protest against he...
Poor Little Rich Girl

Poor Little Rich Girl

1936
Cossetted and bored, Barbara Barry is finally sent off to school by her busy if doting widowed soap manufacturer father. When her nurse is injured en route, Barbara finds herself alone in town, ending...
The Devil Is a Sissy

The Devil Is a Sissy

1936
A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.
A Man Betrayed

A Man Betrayed

1936
A businessman during the Great Depression discovers that his partners are crooked con-men, and he tries to make things right for the stockholders, but gets framed.

1935.

5 Movies
Atlantic Adventure

Atlantic Adventure

1935
When reporter Dan Miller is once again late to meet his girl friend, Helen Murdock, because he is working on a story, Helen breaks up with him. Later, in an effort to reconcile with her, Dan misses an...
The Great Hotel Murder

The Great Hotel Murder

1935
Crime novelist Roger Blackwood competes with hotel house detective Andy McCabe in solving a murder by poisoning at a medical convention.
Men Without Names

Men Without Names

1935
A G-man woos a newswoman and corners bank robbers with a hostage in a factory.
Stranded

Stranded

1935
A 1935 melodrama, set in San Francisco, starring Kay Francis as a travelers' aid worker who becomes involved with her clients' personal lives.
Bad Boy

Bad Boy

1935
An unemployed loafer who spends his time playing pool decides he's ready to look for a job so he can secure his girlfriend's parents' approval for their marriage.

1934.

10 Movies
The Defense Rests

The Defense Rests

1934
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
The Big Shakedown

The Big Shakedown

1934
Former bootlegger Dutch Barnes pressures neighborhood druggist Jimmy Morrell into making cut-rate knockoff toiletry, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products.
Embarrassing Moments

Embarrassing Moments

1934
Musical comedy
Fifteen Wives

Fifteen Wives

1934
Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes investigates the case and although the cause of deat...
I Am a Thief

I Am a Thief

1934
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
Bombay Mail

Bombay Mail

1934
In India, a police inspector investigates a murder that took place on a train between Calcutta and Bombay.
Green Eyes

Green Eyes

1934
The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for his friends. He was found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest are trying to find out who killed someone.
The Crosby Case

The Crosby Case

1934
Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder.
The Captain Hates the Sea

The Captain Hates the Sea

1934
Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private detective hoping...
Most Precious Thing in Life

Most Precious Thing in Life

1934
An unwed mother watches as her illegitimate son is raised by others. Director Lambert Hillyer's 1934 drama stars Jean Arthur, Richard Cromwell, Donald Cook, Anita Louise, Jane Darwell, Mary Forbes and...

1933.

1 Movie
After Tonight

After Tonight

1933
A Russian spy falls for an Austrian captain in this WW1 romance.

1932.

11 Movies
The Match King

The Match King

1932
Unscrupulous Chicago janitor Paul Kroll uses deceit to fund a return trip to his homeland of Sweden. There, via ongoing continuing deceit and manipulation, he gradually attains a monopoly on the match...
The Woman from Monte Carlo

The Woman from Monte Carlo

1932
On the eve of WW-I the French Navy ship Lafayette returns to its Toulon base for one night. There is no shore leave, although wives are permitted to come to a party. The strain of command on the olde...
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

4.33
1932
The dreams of a World War I veteran of becoming a master architect are no longer possible. He is sent to work on a chain gang after being wrongly convicted of a crime.
High Pressure

High Pressure

1932
Gar Evans is a con artist, who pretends to be the owner of a "Golden Gate Artificial Rubber Company", and he is looking for investors. Finding them is relatively easy, but it becomes difficult when th...
Central Park

Central Park

1932
Two destitute New Yorkers meet cute in Central Park and then separate and independently get tangled up with some gangsters only to be reunited again in the end.
The Mouthpiece

The Mouthpiece

1932
A prosecutor quits his job and becomes a defense attorney when he learns that a man he put to death was actually innocent.
The Death Kiss

The Death Kiss

1932
When a movie actor is shot and killed during production, the true feelings about the actor begin to surface. As the studio heads worry about negative publicity, one of the writers tags along as the ki...
Miss Pinkerton

Miss Pinkerton

1932
Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt ...
The Rich Are Always with Us

The Rich Are Always with Us

1932
A wealthy couple's marriage is falling apart due to the man's infidelity. The wife's male friend has long loved her and sees his big opportunity.
Doctor X

Doctor X

5.17
1932
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
The Miracle Man

The Miracle Man

1932
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a s...

1931.

3 Movies
Quick Millions

Quick Millions

1931
A truck driver "too lazy to work and too nervous to steal" gets mixed up in racketeering. Naturally his underhanded business practices make him a pillar of the community.
Silence

Silence

1931
A gray-haired convict, within the shadows of the gallows, tells his story to the prison chaplain beginning twenty years earlier when he was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.
Safe in Hell

Safe in Hell

1931
To avoid the rigors of the law, Gilda flees New Orleans and hides on a Caribbean island where the worst criminals can ask for asylum. Besieged by the scum of the earth, Gilda will soon find out that s...

1930.

2 Movies
The Czar of Broadway

The Czar of Broadway

1930
Mort Bradley, New York political boss and underworld czar, controls not only the city's most popular nightclub but also much of the press; however, the managing editor of the Times is determined to ex...
All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

5.13
1930
A young soldier is in World War I. He was not aware of the evil of war when he signed up to fight. They become sad and confused of their purpose.

1929.

1 Movie
New York Nights

New York Nights

1929
Show girl Jill Deverne is married to song writer Fred Deverne, and everyone is involved in the Broadway night life and endless parties. Jill is being pursued by a gangster, and she leaves her husband ...
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