John Wray (born John Griffith Malloy, February 13, 1887 – April 5, 1940) was an American character actor of stage and screen.
Movies & TV shows
Swiss Family Robinson
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
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
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
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.
Gone with the Wind
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
Saving a dog from the pound gets a man mixed up in murder.
Each Dawn I Die
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.
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...
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
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Radio commentator Dan Clifford takes desperate chances to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped.
A fugitive from a chain gang becomes an oil-well firefighter and meets the man who framed him.
The Amazing Mr. Williams
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,...
Spawn of the North
Two Alaskan salmon fisherman find their friendship at risk when one aligns with Russian fish pirates and the other aligns with local vigilantes.
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
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...
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!
Racketeers muscle in on construction business, use inferior materials, make big profits and endanger the public safety.
Tenth Avenue Kid
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
An undercover cop infiltrates a powerful New York based crime syndicate.
The Black Doll
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
On the day of his funeral, a dedicated smalltown doctor is remembered by his neighbors and patients.
The Women Men Marry
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
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
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...
A physician in a small town suddenly finds himself the object of vilification and persecution when one of his patients commits suicide.
A jealous trapeze star decides he must eliminate his romantic rival.
We Who Are About to Die
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 ...
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
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...
A law student poses as a fight promoter to catch a notorious gangster.
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
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
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
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 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.
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
Crime novelist Roger Blackwood competes with hotel house detective Andy McCabe in solving a murder by poisoning at a medical convention.
Men Without Names
A G-man woos a newswoman and corners bank robbers with a hostage in a factory.
A 1935 melodrama, set in San Francisco, starring Kay Francis as a travelers' aid worker who becomes involved with her clients' personal lives.
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.
The Defense Rests
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
The Big Shakedown
Former bootlegger Dutch Barnes pressures neighborhood druggist Jimmy Morrell into making cut-rate knockoff toiletry, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products.
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
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
In India, a police inspector investigates a murder that took place on a train between Calcutta and Bombay.
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
Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder.
The Captain Hates the Sea
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
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...
The Match King
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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
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...
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
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.
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
The Miracle Man
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...
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.
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
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...
The Czar of Broadway
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
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.
New York Nights
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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