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Dennis Morgan is a Actor and Sound American born on 20 december 1908

Dennis Morgan

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Birth name Earl Stanley Morner
Nationality USA
Birth 20 december 1908
Death 7 september 1994 (at 85 years) at Fresno (USA)

For other people of the same name, see: Dennis Morgan (disambiguation)

Dennis Morgan (December 20, 1908 – September 7, 1994) was an American actor-singer. Born as Earl Stanley Morner, he used the acting pseudonym Richard Stanley before adopting the name under which he gained his greatest fame.


En 1945, il joue le rôle de Jefferson Jones dans la comédie romantique Christmas in Connecticut face à Barbara Stanwyck.

Il fut aussi la vedette de God Is My Co-Pilot et la version tournée en 1943 de The Desert Song. Il était l'amant de Ginger Rogers dans les films Kitty Foyle et Le Verdict de l'amour. Morgan était une tête d'affiche de la Warner Bros. dans les années 1940, jouant avec son meilleur ami Jack Carson dans de nombreux films, où ils formaient souvent un duo de comédie. Ses meilleures années vont de 1943 à 1949.

Il incarne souvent un homme à femmes, insouciant et relaxé. Sa voix de ténor irlandais embellit ses rôles (même s'il était d'origine suédoise). Par la suite, on le retrouve dans des participations à la télévision, notamment dans Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Il se retire en 1955.
Il a une étoile à son nom sur Hollywood Blvd., et est aujourd'hui reconnu comme une figure de l'âge d'or du cinéma.

Best films

Kitty Foyle (1940)

Usually with

Jack Carson
Jack Carson
(12 films)
Perc Westmore
Perc Westmore
(12 films)
Jack Warner
Jack Warner
(11 films)
John Ridgely
John Ridgely
(10 films)
David Butler
David Butler
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dennis Morgan (55 films)

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Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Tour Guide
Rating47% 2.366522.366522.366522.366522.36652
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Uranium Boom, 1h7
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Dennis Morgan, Patricia Medina, William Talman, Philip Van Zandt, William Henry, Gregg Barton
Roles Brad Collins
Rating62% 3.103283.103283.103283.103283.10328
Becoming mining partners after first getting into a fistfight, two men strike uranium pay dirt in remote Colorado. Grady (William Talman) guards the claim while Brad (Dennis Morgan) returns to town to register their find. Unfortunately, Brad is distracted by a young beautiful woman from Denver and quickly marries her, before he realizes she has a past with his partner, who doesn't take the news well.
Pearl of the South Pacific, 1h26
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Virginia Mayo, Dennis Morgan, David Farrar, Murvyn Vye, Lance Fuller, Carol Thurston
Roles Dan Merrill
Rating57% 2.8687952.8687952.8687952.8687952.868795
Dan Merrill awakens on his boat after a night of drinking to find his former love, Rita Delaine, there with his partner, Bully Hague. Appealing to his greed, Rita and Bully coax him into coming along to an island where supposedly they can dive for a hidden treasure of rare black pearls.
The Gun That Won the West, 1h11
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Dennis Morgan, Paula Raymond, Richard Denning, Robert Bice, Don C. Harvey, Victor Adamson
Roles Jim Bridger
Rating48% 2.402742.402742.402742.402742.40274
Colonel Carrington (Roy Gordon) and his command are assigned the job of constructing a chain of forts in the Sioux Indian territory of Wyoming during the 1880s. The Colonel recruits former cavalry soldiers turned frontier scouts Jim Bridger (Dennis Morgan) and "Dakota Jack" Gaines (Richard Denning), now running a Wild West Show, to head the fort building.
This Woman Is Dangerous, 1h40
Directed by Felix E. Feist
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Joan Crawford, Dennis Morgan, David Brian, Richard Webb, Mari Aldon, Philip Carey
Roles Dr. Ben Halleck
Rating55% 2.761882.761882.761882.761882.76188
Beth Austin (Joan Crawford) is the leader of a hold-up gang and the mistress of its most cold-blooded killer Matt Jackson (David Brian). In New Orleans, the group robs a casino by impersonating police officers. After taking in a haul of $90,000 ($791,000 in 2013 dollars), she tells Matt that she has suffered from failing eyesight and needs to travel to an eye clinic in Indiana to have an advanced operation. While initially mad that she is leaving the group, he promises to lie low until she returns.
Cattle Town, 1h11
Directed by Noel M. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Dennis Morgan, Philip Carey, Amanda Blake, Rita Moreno, Paul Picerni, Ray Teal
Roles Mike McGann
Rating53% 2.697612.697612.697612.697612.69761
Après la guerre civile, l'État du Texas a besoin d'argent et décide de vendre un terrain à un syndicat de nordistes dirigés par Judd Hastings (Ray Teal). Mais cette terre est occupée par un groupe d'éleveurs et le Gouverneur du Texas envoie Mike McGann (Dennis Morgan) pour régler le problème.
Painting The Clouds With Sunshine, 1h27
Directed by David Butler
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson, Lucille Norman, S.Z. Sakall, Virginia Gibson
Roles Vince
Rating59% 2.9656852.9656852.9656852.9656852.965685
Three smart Las Vegas theatrical girls decide to look for husbands; - Carol, (Virginia Mayo), who thinks a millionaire would be good, Abby (Lucille Norman), who is in love with baritone Vince Nichols (Dennis Morgan), but is perturbed because he gambles, and June (Virginia Gibson), who has a crush on Ted Lansing, a dancer, (Gene Nelson). Ted, however, is in love with Abby.
Raton Pass
Raton Pass (1951)
, 1h24
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Dennis Morgan, Patricia Neal, Steve Cochran, Scott Forbes, Dorothy Hart, Louis Jean Heydt
Roles Marc Challon
Rating64% 3.2284853.2284853.2284853.2284853.228485
A low-level feud in 1880 New Mexico Territory pits wealthy rancher Pierre Challon and son Marc versus homesteaders on the other side of Raton Pass. The Challon Ranch is so large that it is split in two by the Raton Pass, and the Challons have leased the strip from the homesteaders to allow their 10,000 head of cattle to graze on all parts of the ranch.
Perfect Strangers, 1h28
Directed by Bretaigne Windust
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter, Margalo Gillmore, Alan Reed, Paul Ford
Roles David Campbell
Rating60% 3.0050653.0050653.0050653.0050653.005065
Terry Scott (Ginger Rogers), who is separated from her husband, and unhappily married David Campbell (Dennis Morgan), the father of two children, meet when they are selected to serve on the jury of the Los Angeles trial of Ernest Craig (Ford Rainey). The defendant is charged with murdering his wife when she refused to grant him a divorce. While sequestered during the lengthy proceedings, Terry and David get to know each other and fall in love. Some dramatic tension is added to the plot by juror Isobel Bradford (Margalo Gillmore), a snobby socialite who tries to sway the panel to vote for the death penalty.
Pretty Baby
Directed by Bretaigne Windust
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott, Edmund Gwenn, William Frawley, Sheila MacRae
Roles Sam Morley
Rating65% 3.29253.29253.29253.29253.2925
Patsy Douglas (Betsy Drake) comes up with an ingenious way to get a seat on the crowded New York subway: she pretends to have a baby, using a doll discarded by the advertising agency where she works. One day, however, her agency's primary client, short-tempered Cyrus Baxter (Edmund Gwenn), happens to be seated beside her. (His chauffeur had abruptly quit after Baxter berated him for getting stuck in a traffic jam.) He is delighted when he overhears that she named her "child" Cyrus after him. He becomes acquainted with her, letting her assume that he works for Baxter as a watchman.
It's a Great Feeling, 1h25
Directed by David Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irving Bacon, Bill Goodwin, Claire Carleton
Roles Dennis Morgan
Rating63% 3.198323.198323.198323.198323.19832
The film begins with a succession of real-life film directors - including Michael Curtiz, King Vidor, and Raoul Walsh - refusing to helm a new Warner's flick, Mademoiselle Fifi, because Jack Carson has been signed to star in it. Frustrated, fictional studio head Arthur Trent (Bill Goodwin) finally decides to let Carson direct it. Seeking the perfect co-star for himself and fellow lead, frenemy Dennis Morgan, Carson finds her in the person of studio commissary waitress Judy Adams (Doris Day). Judy has been in Hollywood for three months without even one audition, and sneaks her way into Carson's office, where she forces him to give her a chance. A self-proclaimed liar, Carson advises her to pose as his secret bride to Morgan. He, however, does not fall for Judy's act and reveals Carson as the liar Judy did not know he was. Following an angry outburst, she leaves the studio, having felt used by the two actors for their entertainment.
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 Bill Craig
Rating60% 3.0019053.0019053.0019053.0019053.001905
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.
One Sunday Afternoon, 1h30
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Dorothy Malone, Oscar O'Shea, Ben Blue
Roles Timothy L. "Biff" Grimes
Rating59% 2.964062.964062.964062.964062.96406
Un dimanche après-midi, Biff Grimes, un dentiste de New York se remémore le bon vieux temps avec son ami Nick, le barbier. Il reçoit un appel d'urgence pour soigner la dent d'Hugo Barnstead, le conseiller municipal. Biff en veut à Hugo, qu'il connait depuis sa jeunesse, mais il accepte de l'aider tout en imaginant sa vengeance. Leur rivalité remonte à des années auparavant, lorsque Biff et Hugo étaient tous deux amoureux de la belle Virginia Brush...
To the Victor, 1h40
Directed by Delmer Daves
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Dennis Morgan, Viveca Lindfors, Victor Francen, Eduardo Ciannelli, Anthony Caruso, Konstantin Shayne
Roles Paul Taggart
Rating62% 3.102843.102843.102843.102843.10284
Peu après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et sa démobilisation, l'Américain Paul Taggart s'installe à Paris où il trafique au marché noir. Il fait la connaissance de Christine Lund Lestrac, dont le mari est en prison pour avoir collaboré avec les Allemands. Ils tombent amoureux...