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Allyn Joslyn is a Actor American born on 21 july 1901 at Milford (USA)

Allyn Joslyn

Allyn Joslyn
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Birth name Allyn Morgan Joslyn
Nationality USA
Birth 21 july 1901 at Milford (USA)
Death 21 january 1981 (at 79 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Allyn Joslyn (July 21, 1901 – January 21, 1981) was an American stage, radio, television and film actor. Known for his roles playing aristocratic wealthy snobs


Allyn Joslyn was born in Milford, Pennsylvania, the son of a mining engineer. On stage from age 17, Joslyn scored as a leading man in such Broadway productions as Boy Meets Girl (1936) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1941), appearing in the latter as beleaguered theatrical critic Mortimer Brewster. However, Hollywood didn't see Joslyn as a leading type. Thus, he spent most of his film career playing obnoxious reporters, weaklings, and formless "other men" who never got the girl, while stars such as James Cagney and Cary Grant took the roles he originated on Broadway.

Among his more notable film appearances were tough flier Les Peters in Only Angels Have Wings (1939); George in The Great McGinty (1940); the caustic director in No Time for Comedy (1940); reporter Chic Clark in My Sister Eileen (1942); Albert Van Cleve, Don Ameche's snobbish rival for the attentions of Gene Tierney in Heaven Can Wait (1943); an eccentric poet in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim ; Dangerous Blondes (1943); and the cardshark disguised as a woman in Titanic (1953). In the sprightly B picture It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946), Joslyn was for once cast in the lead, even winning heroine Carole Landis at the fade-out.

A prolific radio and television performer, Joslyn was a co-star of the 1953–1954 ABC sitcom Where's Raymond?, in which he played Jonathan Wallace, brother of the title character Raymond Wallace, the role of Ray Bolger. Betty Lynn played June Wallace, Joslyn's young wife in the series. Joslyn and Lynn left the series in the 1954–1955 series, when it was renamed The Ray Bolger Show.

In 1957, Joslyn co-starred in eight episodes as literary agent George Howell in the short-lived CBS sitcom, The Eve Arden Show. He guest starred in the NBC western series, The Californians. In 1959, he was cast as Quag in the episode "Gold Sled" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, The Alaskans, starring Roger Moore. In the 1960–1961 season, Joslyn guest starred on Pat O'Brien's ABC sitcom, Harrigan and Son. He played one-half of the title role on the 1962 TV sitcom McKeever And The Colonel. That same year, he guest starred in ABC's crime drama series, Target: The Corruptors with Stephen McNally and Robert Harland. He was featured in some episodes of ABC's The Addams Family playing the role of beleaguered Sam L. Hilliard, whose efforts as a school administrator and politician were continually undone by the Addams family.

Best films

The Great McGinty (1940)
Moonrise (1948)

Usually with

Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(6 films)
George Seaton
George Seaton
(4 films)
Thomas Little
Thomas Little
(5 films)
Lamar Trotti
Lamar Trotti
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Allyn Joslyn (44 films)

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Nightmare in the Sun, 1h20
Directed by John Derek, Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Ursula Andress, John Derek, Aldo Ray, Sammy Davis Jr., Richard Jaeckel, Arthur O'Connell
Roles Rock Club leader
Rating58% 2.931222.931222.931222.931222.93122
Beautiful young Marsha Wilson is married to a wealthy, jealous, much-older man. She picks up a handsome hitch-hiker one day, brings him back to husband Sam Wilson's ranch and falls for him.
Kilroy (1965), 4h
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Actors Celeste Holm, Allyn Joslyn, Philip Abbott, Robert Emhardt, Arthur Hunnicutt, Cheryl Miller
Roles Mr. Fuller

Après son départ du corps des Marines, Oscar Kilroy né à Boston s'installe dans une petite ville à la recharge d'une vie tranquille. Mais il est embarqué dans une bataille pour la sauvegarde du mémorial local pour les vétérans. Par la suite il s'occupe des chiens errants et construits un chenil pour leurs éviter l'euthanasie.
Public Pigeon No. 1, 1h19
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Vivian Blaine, Jay C. Flippen, Allyn Joslyn, Howard McNear
Roles Harvey Baker
Rating65% 3.258033.258033.258033.258033.25803
Rusty Morgan is irresponsible, but girlfriend Edith Enders trusts him. They put their money in a joint bank account.
You Can't Run Away from It, 1h35
Directed by Dick Powell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Musical films
Actors June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Charles Bickford, Paul Gilbert, Jim Backus, Stubby Kaye
Roles Joe Gordon, rédacteur en chef
Rating60% 3.003173.003173.003173.003173.00317
Because she married an international playboy, Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) is kidnapped by her own father, Texas cattleman A. A. Andrews (Charles Bickford). She escapes, managing to evade his nationwide search for her with the help of Peter Warne (Jack Lemmon), a jobless reporter, who sees himself getting the biggest story of the year - until he and Ellie fall in love. When Ellie suspects Peter has sold her out, she returns home. Realizing his daughter really loves the newspaperman, Andrews tries to persuade Ellie to run away again, this time from her own wedding ceremony. Who will Ellie choose, her husband or the man who has stolen her heart?
The Fastest Gun Alive, 1h36
Directed by Russell Rouse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn, Allyn Joslyn, Leif Erickson
Roles Harvey Maxwell
Rating71% 3.5942953.5942953.5942953.5942953.594295
Son of a notorious fast drawing Sheriff, George Kelby Jr. (Glenn Ford) and his wife Dora (Jeanne Crain) settle down in the peaceful town of Cross Creek under assumed identities to avoid having to continually face men out to become famous for shooting down the "fastest gun alive." Now known as George Temple, he becomes a mild-mannered teetotal shopkeeper, little respected by the other townsfolk.
Titanic (1953)
, 1h38
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, RMS Titanic in fiction, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton, Harper Carter, Thelma Ritter
Roles Earl Meeker
Rating71% 3.5962453.5962453.5962453.5962453.596245
At the last minute, a wealthy American expatriate in Europe, Richard Sturges (Clifton Webb), buys a steerage-class ticket for the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic from a Basque immigrant. Once aboard he seeks out his runaway wife, Julia (Barbara Stanwyck). He discovers she is trying to take their two unsuspecting children, 18-year-old Annette (Audrey Dalton) and ten-year-old Norman (Harper Carter), to her hometown of Mackinac, Michigan, to raise as down-to-earth Americans rather than rootless elitists like Richard himself.
The Jazz Singer, 1h47
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock, Alex Gerry, Allyn Joslyn
Roles George Miller
Rating58% 2.9096952.9096952.9096952.9096952.909695
As Jerry Golding (a young Korean War veteran) scales the heights of show business, he breaks the heart of his father, who had hoped that Jerry would instead follow in the footsteps of six consecutive generations of cantors in their family. Sorrowfully, Cantor David Golding reads the Kaddish service, indicating that, so far as he is concerned, his son is dead. A tearful reconciliation occurs when Jerry dutifully returns to sing the "Kol Nidre" in his ailing father's absence.
I Love Melvin, 1h17
Directed by Don Weis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Una Merkel, Richard Anderson, Allyn Joslyn, Les Tremayne
Roles Frank Schneider
Rating66% 3.3448253.3448253.3448253.3448253.344825
Small-time actress Judy Schneider dreams of becoming a Hollywood star even as she struggles along playing a human football in a kitschy Broadway musical. One day in Central Park she bumps into Melvin, the bumbling assistant to a Look magazine photographer. Melvin is smitten with Judy and endures disapproval from her father who wants her to marry Harry Flack, the boring heir to a paper box company. He exaggerates his importance at the magazine in order to impress Judy and her family and promises to get her on the cover, using the photo shoots as an excuse to spend time with her. His charade is exposed when her picture doesn't appear on the cover and she discovers that he is just a lowly assistant. Too ashamed to face her, Melvin abandons his job and disappears into Central Park. While hiding in the Park he sees Judy's picture on the cover of Look and discovers that the editor made her a cover girl so he would see it and come out of hiding.
Island in the Sky, 1h49
Directed by William A. Wellman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, James Arness, Andy Devine, Harry Carey, Jr., Walter Abel
Roles J.H. Handy
Rating69% 3.495813.495813.495813.495813.49581
The film follows a pilot and crew of a World War II-era Douglas C-47 Skytrain (the military version of the DC-3) who try to survive after a forced emergency landing in the uncharted wildlands near the Quebec-Labrador border. The pilot, Dooley (John Wayne), is a former airline pilot, who, like many others, was pressed into duty hauling war supplies across the northern route to England. Icy conditions force the aircraft to land, and with the difficulties of navigating far from settled country, they can provide only an approximate position to rescuers.
As Young as You Feel, 1h17
Directed by Harmon Jones
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters, Marilyn Monroe, Constance Bennett
Roles George Hodges
Rating65% 3.298023.298023.298023.298023.29802
When printer John R. Hodges (Monty Woolley) is forced to retire at age 65 because of a company policy, he decides to do something about it. Dyeing his hair black, he poses as Harold P. Cleveland, the president of his former employer's parent company and goes on an inspection tour of his old workplace, with the firm's nervous, mystified executives in tow. While walking around the plant, Hodges runs into Joe Elliott (David Wayne), the boyfriend of his granddaughter Alice (Jean Peters), and winks at him to let him in on the joke. Afterward, Hodges complains about the lack of experienced older employees, causing company president Louis McKinley (Albert Dekker) to promise to rescind the retirement policy and rehire all those affected by it within the past year.
Harriet Craig, 1h34
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey, Allyn Joslyn, Lucile Watson, K. T. Stevens, Raymond Greenleaf
Roles Billy Birkmire
Rating71% 3.595233.595233.595233.595233.59523
Dominatrice Harriet Craig tient plus de considération pour sa maison et ses biens qu'elle ne le fait pour toute personne dans sa vie. Parmi ceux qu'elle traite comme des objets ménagers, on trouve son aimable mari Walter, à qui elle a menti à propos de son incapacité à avoir des enfants; sa cousine Claire, qu'elle traite comme une secrétaire; et ses serviteurs qu'elle traite comme des esclaves.
The Lady Takes a Sailor, 1h39
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jane Wyman, Eve Arden, Dennis Morgan, Robert Douglas, Allyn Joslyn, Jack Lemmon
Roles Ralph Whitcomb
Rating60% 3.002193.002193.002193.002193.00219
Trustworthy head of the Buyer's Research Institute, Jennifer Smith (Jane Wyman), is in need of additional funding to keep the institute running. It turns out the Tyson Institute is prepared to offer her the funds, and Jennifer can exhale. She celebrates the success with her friend and business partner Susan Wayne (Eve Arden), with whom she runs a cosmetics company, by going to Susan's beautiful beach house on Long Island. When Jennifer is out sailing, a storm hits before she can return to shore, and her boat is flipped up-side down by an underwater vehicle, operated by a man who goes by the name of Davy Jones (Dennis Morgan). Davy claims to be a zoologist, studying the wildlife under the sea surface, and he reluctantly rescues Jennifer by taking her aboard his vehicle. Jennifer suspects that the man isn't who he says he is, since he doesn't seem to know the first thing about marine life. Davy finally agrees to put Jennifer ashore, but after he has given her sleeping pills. Once the storm has ended, Davy drops her body on the beach, where she is found by Susan and the Coast Guard, who have been searching for her like crazy. Susan thinks Jennifer has dreamt her encounter with Davy, and dismisses her story about the underwater vehicle. Jennifer tries to prove she isn't crazy, pulling up the pictures of the vehicle from her camera, but the film seems to be missing. The word of Jennifer's story and probable insanity reaches the Tyson Institute, and they withdraw their offer of funding. Outraged, Jennifer decides to prove them wrong and that Davy and the underwater vehicle really exists. She goes on a search for Davy to restore her credibility and get the funds she has been promised.
Moonrise (1948)
, 1h30
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir
Actors Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Rex Ingram, Allyn Joslyn, Harry Morgan
Roles Clem Otis
Rating70% 3.541743.541743.541743.541743.54174
Dane Clark plays Danny Hawkins, the son of a murderer who was hanged for his crimes. Haunted by his father's past, the young man is tormented by the young people of the small southern town in which he lives. Hawkins' only friend is Gilly Johnson (Russell), a girl who is quickly falling in love with him. When Hawkins kills a bully in self-defense, he fears the same fate as his father. When the dead body is found and Sheriff Clem Otis (Allyn Joslyn) starts closing in, Danny becomes crazed. He jumps off a Ferris wheel and nearly strangles a harmless mute (Morgan) who found Hawkins' pocket knife near the body. While hiding out in the swamps, Hawkins visits his Grandma (Barrymore) who tells him the truth about his father's crime. Hawkins realizes he's not tainted by "bad blood" and turns himself in to the police.
If You Knew Susie, 1h30
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, Allyn Joslyn, Charles Dingle, Bobby Driscoll, Sheldon Leonard
Roles Mike Garrett
Rating62% 3.149453.149453.149453.149453.14945
This script must be run from the command line
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, 1h25
Directed by George Seaton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Revere, Gene Lockhart, Elizabeth Patterson
Roles Leander Woolsey
Rating63% 3.197093.197093.197093.197093.19709
Cynthia Pilgrim (Betty Grable) is the top typewriting (Typewriter) student of the first graduating class of the Packard Business College in New York City, and as such she is offered a position with the Pritchard Shipping Company in Boston. There, she finds an office of men overseen by office manager Mr. Saxon (Gene Lockhart). When Cynthia introduces herself to company co-owner John Pritchard (Dick Haymes), he tells her he thought all expert typists were male and his policy is to hire only men. Cynthia asks for an opportunity to prove she's as efficient as her male counterparts, but John refuses and offers her train fare back to New York.