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Walter Catlett is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 4 february 1889 at San Francisco (USA)

Walter Catlett

Walter Catlett
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Nationality USA
Birth 4 february 1889 at San Francisco (USA)
Death 14 november 1960 (at 71 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Walter Catlett (February 4, 1889 – November 14, 1960) was an American actor. He made a career of playing excitable, officious blowhards.

Best films

Pinocchio (1940)
Here Comes the Groom (1951)

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Filmography of Walter Catlett (96 films)

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Beau James
Beau James (1957)
, 1h40
Directed by Melville Shavelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Political films
Actors Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith, Darren McGavin, Joe Mantell
Roles Gov. Alfred E. 'Al' Smith
Rating67% 3.3911953.3911953.3911953.3911953.391195
In 1925, New York's governor, Al Smith, persuades state senator James J. "Jimmy" Walker that the Democratic Party needs him to run for mayor of New York City. A concern on Jimmy's part is his estrangement from wife Allie, but he discovers that she is willing to go along with his political aims.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates, 1h21
Directed by Norman Foster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Children's films
Actors Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York, Kenneth Tobey, Clem Bevans, Mort Mills
Roles Col. Plug
Rating68% 3.443473.443473.443473.443473.44347
Davy Crockett and George "Georgie" Russel are loaded with pelts as they make their way to the Mississippi River after a successful season of trapping and hunting in Kentucky. There they encounter Mike Fink, a blowhard keelboat captain who refuses to take them downriver, unless they pay a ridiculously high fee. That evening, Fink gets Georgie drunk and convinces him to keelboat race down the Mississippi with the season's pelts as wager.
Friendly Persuasion, 2h17
Directed by William Wyler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Western
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Richard Hale, Robert Middleton
Roles Professor Quigley
Rating74% 3.7454953.7454953.7454953.7454953.745495
The film is set in Jennings County, Indiana in 1863. Jess Birdwell (Gary Cooper) is a farmer and patriarch of the Birdwell family whose Quaker religion conflicts with his love for the worldly enjoyments of music and horse racing. Jess's wife Eliza, (Dorothy McGuire) a Quaker minister, is deeply religious and steadfast in her refusal to engage in violence. Jess's daughter Mattie (Phyllis Love) wants to remain a Quaker but has fallen in love with dashing cavalry officer Gard Jordan (Peter Mark Richman), a love that is against her mother's wishes. Jess's youngest child "Little" Jess (Richard Eyer) is a feisty child whose comical feud with his mother's pet goose causes her heartache. Jess's elder son Josh (Anthony Perkins) is torn between his hatred of violence and a conviction that to protect his family he must join the home guard and fight the invaders.
Here Comes the Groom, 1h53
Directed by Elliott Nugent, Frank Capra
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, James Barton, Franchot Tone, Ethel Barrymore
Roles McGonigle
Rating63% 3.1975253.1975253.1975253.1975253.197525
Newspaper reporter Pete (Bing Crosby) works in a Paris orphanage. His charming way with children and music enables him to find homes for even the most troubled kids. One afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey (Alan Reed and Minna Gombell), an American couple, come to the orphanage to adopt Bobby, a boy they saw in one of the ads Pete ran in his newspaper. Bobby misbehaves, but when Pete discovers that Mr. Godfrey plays for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he quickly produces a young blind opera wunderkind, Theresa (Anna Maria Alberghetti), who sings her way into the Godfreys' hearts.
The Inspector General, 1h42
Directed by Henry Koster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Elsa Lanchester, Alan Hale, Barbara Bates, Gene Lockhart
Roles Colonel Castine
Rating67% 3.3972953.3972953.3972953.3972953.397295
Georgi (Danny Kaye), an illiterate member of a wandering band of Gypsies led by Yakov (Walter Slezak) escapes from a travelling medicine show after he innocently lets slip that the elixir they're selling is a fraud. Tired and hungry, he wanders into the small town of Brodny and whilst trying to sample the contents of a horse's feedbag, he's arrested as a vagrant and sentenced to hang the next day by a corrupt police chief (Alan Hale Sr.), desperate to prove his efficiency.
Dancing in the Dark, 1h32
Directed by Irving Reis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors William Powell, Mark Stevens, Betsy Drake, Adolphe Menjou, Randy Stuart, Lloyd Corrigan
Roles Joe Brooks
Rating55% 2.7779952.7779952.7779952.7779952.777995
This musical comedy stars William Powell as Emery Slade, an unlikeable actor who was once a major film star, but who has not worked in ten years. Slade tries to convince studio chief Melville Crossman (Adolphe Menjou) to give the female lead in the film version of a Broadway musical to an unknown, rather than the actress he was sent to New York to sign.
The Boy with Green Hair, 1h22
Directed by Joseph Losey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about adoption, Films about education, Films about children, Films about racism, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Dean Stockwell, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Pat O'Brien, Walter Catlett, Samuel S. Hinds
Roles The King
Rating67% 3.395813.395813.395813.395813.39581
Finding a curiously silent young runaway boy (Stockwell) whose head has been completely shaved, small-town police call in a psychologist (Ryan) and discover that he is a war orphan named Peter Fry. Moving in with an understanding retired actor named Gramps (O'Brien), Peter starts attending school and generally begins living the life of a normal boy until his class gets involved with trying to help war orphans in Europe and Asia.
I'll Be Yours, 1h33
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake, William Bendix, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Catlett, Franklin Pangborn
Roles Mr. Buckingham
Rating66% 3.333953.333953.333953.333953.33395
Louise Ginglebusher (Deanna Durbin) is a young woman from the small town of Cobbleskill who comes to New York City to make it in show business. In a café, she's befriended by a kindhearted but ornery waiter, Wechsberg (William Bendix), and meets a bearded struggling attorney, George Prescott (Tom Drake). She gets a job as an usherette from Mr. Buckingham (Walter Catlett), the owner of the prestigious Buckingham Music Hall, who's an old friend of her father.
Riverboat Rhythm, 1h5
Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Origin USA
Actors Leon Errol, Glen Vernon, Walter Catlett, Jonathan Hale, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter
Roles Col. Jeffrey Witherspoon
Rating60% 3.0456853.0456853.0456853.0456853.045685
This script must be run from the command line
The Man Who Walked Alone, 1h11
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Dave O'Brien, Kay Aldridge, Walter Catlett, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Isabel Randolph, Charles Williams
Roles Wiggins
Rating60% 3.0131653.0131653.0131653.0131653.013165
During the final months of World War II, Marion Scott is hitchhiking towards the small town of Plainfield (a common American town name, although fictional in the context of this film). He is offered a ride by a young woman who turns out to be Wilhelmina "Willie" Hammond, a member of a wealthy society family, running from an arranged marriage to another socially prominent type, stolid Alvin Bailey. Acting on the reported theft of Bailey's car, the police stop the pair and, after identifying the stolen car, put the pair in jail. Willie arranges their bail and takes Marion to the family mansion where, having left her keys, she tries to crawl through the window, causing the pair to be arrested again and the story to land in the headlines of the local papers. Willie initially thinks that Marion is an Army deserter, but after he explains his discharge for medical reasons, she gives him a job as the family chauffeur, even though Wiggins, the eccentric old caretaker of the estate, has misgivings. Learning of the "scandal", Willie's widowed mother, Mrs. Hammond, "old maid" Aunt Harriet, younger sister Patricia as well as family dressmaker Camille, all return from New York, along with Alvin Bailey and Alvin's physical trainer and sidekick, the big "dumb" Champ. After a series of family arguments and complications, Alvin willingly gives up Willie so she can marry Marion, who modestly did not disclose that he was a national hero as a result of wartime valor, that he was hitchhiking simply to maintain anonymity, and was now being welcomed by the mayor and the governor, and honored with a parade by Plainfield, the birthplace of his killed-in-battle wartime best friend, which will now become his adopted hometown.