James Gleason

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The Broadway Melody

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He co-wrote The Broadway Melody, the second film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and had a small uncredited role in it.
The Broadway Melody was written by Norman Houston and James Gleason from a story by Edmund Goulding, and directed by Harry Beaumont.

Russell Gleason

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Gleason starred in two movie series, playing police inspector Oscar Piper in six Hildegarde Withers mystery films during the 1930s, starting with The Penguin Pool Murder, and Joe Higgins in the first seven of nine films about the Higgins Family, in which his wife Lucile and son Russell played Lil and Sydney Higgins.
He was the son of actors Lucille and James Gleason.

Change of Heart (1934 film)

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He also co-wrote and briefly appeared as a hot dog vendor in the 1934 Janet Gaynor vehicle Change of Heart.
The movie, about a quartet of college chums who all move to 1934 New York City, was written by James Gleason and Sonya Levien from Kathleen Norris's novel, Manhattan Love Song and directed by John G. Blystone.

Higgins Family

Gleason starred in two movie series, playing police inspector Oscar Piper in six Hildegarde Withers mystery films during the 1930s, starting with The Penguin Pool Murder, and Joe Higgins in the first seven of nine films about the Higgins Family, in which his wife Lucile and son Russell played Lil and Sydney Higgins.
In the first seven movies, James Gleason, his wife Lucile and their son Russell played Joe, Lillian and Sydney Higgins, while Harry Davenport played Grandpa (though his name changed from William Jordan in The Higgins Family to Higgins in Should Husbands Work? to Ed Carson the rest of the time).

The Clock (1945 film)

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In The Clock (1945), he played a milk cart driver who gives lessons in marriage to the characters played by Judy Garland and Robert Walker, while Lucile played his wife.
James Gleason as Al Henry

The Penguin Pool Murder

Gleason starred in two movie series, playing police inspector Oscar Piper in six Hildegarde Withers mystery films during the 1930s, starting with The Penguin Pool Murder, and Joe Higgins in the first seven of nine films about the Higgins Family, in which his wife Lucile and son Russell played Lil and Sydney Higgins.
The Penguin Pool Murder is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy/mystery film starring Edna May Oliver as Hildegarde Withers, a witness in a murder case at the New York Aquarium, with James Gleason as the police inspector in charge of the case, who investigates with her unwanted help, and Robert Armstrong as an attorney representing Mae Clarke, the wife of the victim.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

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His television credits include several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the Reed Hadley legal drama The Public Defender and ABC's The Real McCoys.
Actors appearing in the most episodes include Patricia Hitchcock (Alfred Hitchcock's daughter), Dick York, Robert Horton, James Gleason, John Williams, Robert H. Harris, Russell Collins, Barbara Baxley, Ray Teal, Percy Helton, Phyllis Thaxter, Carmen Mathews, Mildred Dunnock, Alan Napier, Robert Vaughn, and Vincent Price.

Polly of the Follies

His film debut was in Polly of the Follies (1922), starring Constance Talmadge.
According to the Internet Movie Database, this was James Gleason's film debut.

Meet John Doe

In the Frank Capra classic Meet John Doe, he played the cynical, "hard boiled" editor brought in to pump up the newspaper that runs with the "John Doe" story.
James Gleason as Henry Connell

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

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Gleason was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as boxing manager Max "Pop" Corkle in the 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan.
Joe's manager, Max "Pop" Corkle (James Gleason), has his body cremated.

Lucile Gleason

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He performed in a number of films with his wife Lucile.
Gleason became the wife of actor James Gleason in 1905, when the couple married in Oakland, California.

The Shannons of Broadway

1929 film of the same name
The Shannons of Broadway is a 1929 American comedy film directed by Emmett J. Flynn and starring James Gleason, Lucile Gleason and Mary Philbin.

Beyond Victory

Beyond Victory is a 1931 American pre-Code war film starring Bill Boyd, James Gleason, Lew Cody, and ZaSu Pitts.

The Swellhead

The Swellhead is a 1930 American sports film directed by James Flood and starring James Gleason, Johnnie Walker and Marion Shilling.

Puttin' On the Ritz (film)

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Puttin' On the Ritz is a 1930 musical film directed by Edward Sloman and starring Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, and James Gleason.

The Count of Ten

The Count of Ten is a 1928 American silent sports drama film directed by James Flood and starring Charles Ray, James Gleason and Jobyna Ralston.

The Fall Guy (1930 film)

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Based on the Broadway hit The Fall Guy, a Comedy in Three Acts, which was written by George Abbott and James Gleason, the RKO production stars Jack Mulhall, Pat O'Malley, and Mae Clarke.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945 film)

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The same year, he played the bartender in the film adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
To provide financial help, a sympathetic tavern owner, Mr. McGarrity (James Gleason), gives Francie and Neeley after-school jobs.

Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City

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James Gleason was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
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Orders Is Orders

Orders Is Orders is a 1933 British comedy film starring Charlotte Greenwood, James Gleason and Cyril Maude about an American film crew who move into a British army barracks to start making a film, much to the commander's horror.

The Public Defender (TV series)

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His television credits include several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the Reed Hadley legal drama The Public Defender and ABC's The Real McCoys.
Other guest stars included: Merry Anders, Paul Brinegar, Robert Bray, Steve Brodie, Charles Bronson, Sally Brophy, Argentina Brunetti, George Chandler, Walter Coy, Richard Deacon, Mason Alan Dinehart, William Fawcett, Douglas Fowley, James Gleason, Don Haggerty, Peter Hansen, Richard Jaeckel, Douglas Kennedy, Brett King, Nan Leslie, Robert Knapp, Burt Mustin, John M. Pickard, Bing Russell, Lyle Talbot, Marshall Thompson, Kenneth Tobey, Ben Welden, Peter Whitney, Marie Windsor, and Will Wright.

Sweepstakes (film)

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The film stars Eddie Quillan, James Gleason, Marian Nixon, Lew Cody, and Paul Hurst, which centers around the travails and romances of jockey Buddy Doyle, known as the "Whoop-te-doo Kid" for his trademark yell during races.

The All American (film)

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James Gleason as Chick Knipe

The Restless Gun

In "The Child", the Christmas 1957 episode of John Payne's The Restless Gun on NBC, Gleason and Anthony Caruso played Roman Catholic priests who run an orphanage.
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