Tim Whelan was an accomplished director with a unique attention to detail that really made his productions stand out from the norm. Whelan's career began with his screenplays being featured in comedy films such as "Safety Last" (1923) starring Harold Lloyd, "The Freshman" (1925) with Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston and "Exit Smiling" (1926) with Beatrice Lillie and Jack Pickford. He also appeared in "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" (1926) with Harry Langdon and "Hook, Line and Sinker" (1930). He continued to work in film in the thirties, directing motion pictures like "It's a Boy" (1933), the Spencer Tracy crime picture "The Murder Man" (1935) and "Action For Slander" (1937). Nearing the end of his career, Whelan directed "Seven Days Leave" (1942) with Victor Mature, "Twin Beds" (1942) and the adaptation "Higher and Higher" (1943) with Michèle Morgan. He also appeared in the musical "Step Lively" (1944) with Frank Sinatra and the musical comedy "Swing Fever" (1944) with Kay Kyser. Whelan last directed the Claudette Colbert western "Texas Lady" (1955). Whelan passed away in August 1957 at the age of 64.
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Directing debut with "Adam's Apple"