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A Date with Judy - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's A Date with Judy (1948), starring Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Powell, and Robert Stack.
Grand Hotel - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken during production of MGM's all-star film, Grand Hotel (1932).
Tugboat Annie - Movie Poster
Tugboat Annie - Movie Poster
Min and Bill - Title Lobby Card
Min and Bill - Title Lobby Card
Treasure Island - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release American movie posters from MGM's Treasure Island (1934), starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper.
China Seas - Movie Poster
Here is the Window Card from MGM's China Seas (1935), starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Wallace Beery. Window Cards were 14x22 mini posters designed to be placed in store windows around town during a film's engagement. A blank space at the top of the poster featured theater and playdate infromation.
This Man's Navy - Movie Poster
This Man's Navy - Movie Poster
The Big House - Lobby Cards
The Big House - Lobby Cards
Viva Villa! - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from MGM's Viva Villa! (1934), starring Wallace Beery and Fay Wray. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Dinner at Eight - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's all-star comedy Dinner at Eight (1934), directed by George Cukor.
The Champ (1931) - Movie Poster
Here is an American movie poster from the original release of The Champ (1931), starring Wallace Berry and Jackie Cooper. This is a half sheet measuring 22" x 28".
The Bugle Sounds - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for A Bugle Sounds (1942), starring Wallace Beery. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Billy the Kid (1930) - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster for Billy the Kid (1930). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Wallace Beery - State Express Cigarette Card
This is a small cigarette card of actor Wallace Beery. These cards were included in Cigarette packs in the 1930s and were collectible items. Customers could even purchase books to organize and collect these cards. State Express was an active Cigarette Card producer, creating a wide range of cards featuring famous people of which film stars were an often popular draw.


Movie Clip

Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Fiction Woven Out Of Truth Commanding prologue and screenplay by Ben Hecht, directed by either ultimately-dismissed Howard Hawks or credited Jack Conway, with Phillip Cooper as the young title character and Frank Puglia his dad, from MGM’s hit Viva Villa!, 1934, starring Wallace Beery.
Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) For The Gringo Paper? Taking a town as his notoriety grows, Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa browses females (C.B. DeMille's part-Italian adopted daughter Katherine as Rosita, in one of her earliest roles) then, with sidekick Sierra (Leo Carrillo), meets nervous American journalist Sykes (Stuart Erwin), in Viva Villa!, 1934.
Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) This Is Your Country! Writer Ben Hecht never thought much of Hollywood or screenplays in general, but had few peers for this kind of scene, with Wallace Beery as the bandit title character meeting the scholarly revolutionary Madero (Henry B. Walthall), in MGM’s Viva Villa!, 1934.
Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Pancho Villa Sent For Me Some scale as the revolution gathers pace, Wallace Beery (title character) rallies volunteers, visits sympathetic aristocrat Teresa (Fay Wray) and reporter Sykes (Stuart Erwin), then a montage, with writer Ben Hecht more successful than the rear-screen process shots, David Durand the bugle boy, inViva Villa! , 1934.
Viva Villa! (1934) -- (Movie Clip) The Law Of Pancho Villa's Court First appearance for Wallace Beery in the title role, his mob seizing a town after several peasants were convicted and hanged, with aide Sierra (Leo Carrillo), flipping the script on the ruling class (Nigel De Brulier the magistrate), in MGM’s Viva Villa!, 1934.
Way For A Sailor (1930) -- (Movie Clip) That's What I Call Seafood Merchant sailors on leave in Singapore, John Gilbert as Jack and Jim Tully as Ginger and planning a scam to stretch their funds when they encounter their abusive crew boss “Tripod” (Wallace Beery) from the ship, in the middle of being fleeced by a pleasure-boat pimp (Sôjin Kamayama), in MGM’s Way For A Sailor, 1930.
Way For A Sailor (1930) -- (Movie Clip) You'd Drop Dead Ten Times A Day Back to London after a wild world-wide tour, sailor Jack (John Gilbert), with buddy Ginger (Jim Tully) remembers to take a run at pay clerk Joan (Leila Hyams, her first scene), though she’s not interested, early in MGM’s Way For A Sailor, 1930, also starring Wallace Beery.
Bad Bascomb (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Elder Because You're Younger? Title character Wallace Beery in Wyoming learning to shoot right-handed because the lawmen know he’s a lefty, J. Carrol Naish his sidekick Yancey, Marshall Thompson his literate conscript Jimmy, and Frank Darien the unlucky Mormon traveler, early in MGM’s Bad Bascomb, 1946, also starring Margaret O’Brien.
Bad Bascomb (1946) -- (Movie Clip) When We Get To Utah Bandit Wallace Beery (title character), hiding out in a Mormon wagon train, has just learned that male converts are required to work, and he’s been drafted by Marjorie Main as Abbey, whose granddaughter Emmy (Margaret O’Brien) he’s already met, his pal Yancey (J. Carrol Naish) making out better, in MGM’s Bad Bascomb,1946.
Bad Bascomb (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Thou Shalt Not Steal Fugitive illiterate title character Wallace Beery has bluffed his way into a Mormon wagon train in Wyoming, unhappy with the provisions, helping himself when Margaret O’Brien, with whom he shares top billing, appears as orphaned Emmy, in MGM’s Bad Bascomb, 1946, also starring Marjorie Main.
Big House, The (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Mushrooms All Over It Director George Hill capturing more of the remarkable scale of the MGM sets in another famous scene, in the mess hall, Butch (Wallace Beery) sowing discontent, the warden (Lewis Stone) intervening, and new inmate Kent (Robert Montgomery) timidly foiling a plot, in The Big House, 1930.
Big House, The (1930) -- (Movie Clip) You're Too Nice A Kid More of MGM’s massive interior sets, derived partly from writer Frances Marion’s visit to San Quentin, our first trip to the yard with new inmate Kent (Robert Montgomery), with the boys playing what looks like a standard trick, DeWitt Jennings the head screw, in The Big House, 1930.


Dinner at Eight - (Original Trailer) A high society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue in Dinner at 8 (1933), directed by George Cukor.
Barbary Coast Gent - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery plays a bandit from the gold fields who moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight in Barbary Coast Gent (1944).
Bad Man, The - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery (Viva Villa!) returns to portraying a Mexican bandit in The Bad Man (1941) but he's really not as bad as all that.
Alias a Gentleman - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery plays an aging convict who tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps in Alias a Gentleman (1948).
West Point Of The Air - (Original Trailer) An army sergeant (Wallace Beery) inspires his son to become an ace flyer and join the West Point of the Air (1935).
Twenty Mule Team - (Original Trailer) A miner (Wallace Beery) fights his way across Death Valley to beat out the competition in Twenty Mule Team (1940).
Viva Villa! - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery stars in Viva Villa! (1934), the story of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
Rationing - (Original Trailer) A small-town butcher (Wallace Beery) has problems coping with meat rationing during World War II in Rationing (1944).
Grand Hotel - (Re-issue Trailer) Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache in Grand Hotel (1932) starring Greta Garbo.
Man from Dakota, The - (Original Trailer) A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman in The Man From Dakota (1940) starring Wallace Beery.
Champ, The (1931) - (Re-issue trailer) Wallace Beery got the Oscar but Jackie Cooper stole the show in the 1931 version of The Champ, directed by King Vidor.
This Man's Navy - (Original Trailer) The director of Wings (1927), William Wellman, turns his attention to dirigibles in This Man's Navy (1945) starring Wallace Beery.