William Gargan

William Gargan




Cast (Feature Film)

Miracle in the Rain (1956)
Harry Wood
The Rawhide Years (1956)
Marshal Sommers
Dynamite (1949)
Gunner Peterson
Waterfront at Midnight (1948)
Mike Hanrahan
The Argyle Secrets (1948)
Harry Mitchell
Swell Guy (1947)
Martin Duncan
Till the End of Time (1946)
Sgt. Gunn Watrous
Behind Green Lights (1946)
Lt. Sam Carson
Strange Impersonation (1946)
Dr. Stephan Lindstrom
Rendezvous 24 (1946)
Larry Cameron
Night Editor (1946)
Tony Cochrane
Hot Cargo (1946)
Joe Harkness
Murder in the Music Hall (1946)
Inspector Wilson
She Gets Her Man (1945)
Breezy [Barton]
Song of the Sarong (1945)
Drew [Allen]
Midnight Manhunt (1945)
Pete Willis
Follow That Woman (1945)
Sam Boone
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Joe Gallagher
Swing Fever (1944)
"Waltzy" Malone
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Sergeant Benson
No Place for a Lady (1943)
Jess Arno
Harrigan's Kid (1943)
Tom Harrigan
Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
[Timothy] Rooney [Jr.]
Destination Unknown (1942)
Briggs Harrison [alias of Terry Jordan]
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942)
Ellery Queen
Sealed Lips (1942)
Lee [Davis]
A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)
Ellery Queen
Bombay Clipper (1942)
[James Montgomery] Jim [Wilson]
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942)
Ellery Queen
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)
Tommy Fallon
Who Done It? (1942)
Lieutenant Moran
Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)
Sam Peters
Flying Cadets (1941)
Trip [Hammer]
Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
Craig Morrison
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Jerry MacDonald
Star Dust (1940)
Dane Wharton
Isle of Destiny (1940)
"Stripes" Thornton
They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
Turnabout (1940)
Joel Clare
Double Alibi (1940)
Walter Gifford
Sporting Blood (1940)
Broadway Serenade (1939)
The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)
Editor Towers
Three Sons (1939)
Thane Pardway
Women in the Wind (1939)
Ace Boreman
The House of Fear (1939)
Arthur McHugh
Within the Law (1939)
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939)
Joe Turp
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Editor O'Malley
The Crowd Roars (1938)
Johnny Martin
The Devil's Party (1938)
Mike O'Mara
Personal Secretary (1938)
Mark Farrell
The Crime of Doctor Hallet (1938)
Jack Murray
The Crime of Dr. Hallett (1938)
You're a Sweetheart (1937)
Fred Edwards
You Only Live Once (1937)
Father Dolan
Some Blondes Are Dangerous (1937)
George Regan
Fury and the Woman (1937)
Bruce Corrigan
Breezing Home (1937)
Steve Rowan
Reported Missing (1937)
Steve Browning
She Asked for It (1937)
Dwight Stanford
Behind the Mike (1937)
George Hayes
Wings over Honolulu (1937)
Lieutenant Jack Furness
The Milky Way (1936)
[Elwood] Speed McFarland
The Blackmailer (1936)
Peter Cornish
Navy Born (1936)
Red Furness
Alibi for Murder (1936)
Perry Travis
Flying Hostess (1936)
Hal Cunningham
The Sky Parade (1936)
Speed Robertson
Man Hunt (1936)
Hank Dawson
Broadway Gondolier (1935)
Cliff Stanley
A Night at the Ritz (1935)
Duke Regan
Black Fury (1935)
Slim [Johnson]
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
Pat O'Connor
Bright Lights (1935)
Dan Wheeler
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935)
Things Are Looking Up (1935)
Van Guard
The Line Up (1934)
Bob Curtis
British Agent (1934)
[Bob] Medill
Strictly Dynamite (1934)
Georgie [Ross]
Four Frightened People (1934)
Stewart Corder
Night Flight (1933)
Brazilian pilot
The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Stephen Benbow
Headline Shooter (1933)
Bill Allen
Sweepings (1933)
Gene [Pardway]
Lucky Devils (1933)
Bob [Hughes]
Emergency Call (1933)
Steve [Brennan]
Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933)
Red Branahan
The Misleading Lady (1932)
Rain (1932)
Sergeant ["Handsome"] O'Hara
The Sport Parade (1932)
Johnny [Baker]
The Animal Kingdom (1932)
["Red"] Regan

Cast (Short)

Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)

Life Events


stage actor


Broadway actor


film actor


published memoir "Why Me?"

Photo Collections

The Story of Temple Drake - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Paramount's long-unseen The Story of Temple Drake (1933). 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.
Women in the Wind - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Women in the Wind (1939), starring Kay Francis. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.


Movie Clip

Woman Of The Year (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Should We Abolish Baseball? Opening scene, sports writer Sam (Spencer Tracy) joins pals (Roscoe Karns, William Tannen) and barkeep (William Bendix), as they hear high-brow columnist Tess (Katharine Hepburn) on the radio, in Woman Of The Year, 1942, original screenplay by Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner Jr.
Black Fury (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Shut Up About The Union! Early events, inside the coal mine Warner Bros. built at the ranch in Calabsas, Ca., John Qualen as honest Mike gets in a spat with newcomer Kroner (J. Carrol Naish) about their union, which gets the attention of popular Joe (Paul Muni), who’s more excited about his wedding, in Black Fury. 1935.
Black Fury (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Old Country Dance At the Pennsylvania coal mine company town, proud “bohunk” miner Joe (Paul Muni) leads his party, including pal Mike (John Qualen) and his maybe-wavering fianceè Anna (Karen Morley), into the dance, even greeting the company cops (Ward Bond, and William Gargan as Slim), in Warner Bros.’ controversial Black Fury, 1935.
Rain (1932) -- (Movie Clip) I Came From Kansas Once Myself Director Lewis Milestone doing a roll call introducing W. Somerset Maugham's characters, notably Dr. MacPhail (Matt Moore), "reformer" Davidson (Walter Huston), innkeeper Horn (Guy Kibbee) and finally the star Joan Crawford as "Sadie Thompson," in Rain, 1932.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Try Suspenders Or Shoelaces Now working for the rival toothpaste manufacturer “Schmidt’s” because her father won’t hire her, Joan Blondell as Angela Twitchell discovers that the boss for the retailer Ruggles is her frequent Warner Bros.’ co-star Glenda Farrell, and her dad’s top salesman Pat (William Gargan), whom she hasn’t met, has her business, in Traveling Saleslady, 1935.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Right In The Snoot! First scene for Joan Blondell as the title character, Johnny Arthur the harried secretary talking to her father, head of the toothpaste firm, and Hugh Herbert, also a co-screenwriter, as hustling Niles, who also can’t get in to see the boss, early in Warner Bros.’ Traveling Saleslady, 1935.
Swing Fever (1943) -- (Movie Clip) I Never Knew Kay Kayser has just played the bumpkin entering a New York music publishing house when he discovers his real-life band, kicking off his singer Marilyn Maxwell on one of their radio hits (by Raymond Egan, Roy Marsh, Ted Fio Rito and Thomas Pitts), Clyde Fillmore the big-wig, early in MGM’s Swing Fever, 1943.
Story Of Temple Drake, The (1933) -- (Movie Clip) It's Like There Were Two Me's Temple (Miriam Hopkins) at the dance, first with grand-dad (Guy Standing) and spurned suitor Stephen (William Gargan), then Bob (Grady Sutton), then Toddy (William Collier Jr.) who brought her, explaining herself, in The Story Of Temple Drake, 1933, from the William Faulkner novel.
Turnabout (1940) -- (Movie Clip) So Many Irregularities Alpha-male ad exec Tim Willows (John Hubbard) has switched personalities and voices with his wife (Carole Landis) so there’s mayhem as he visits production shoots with his secretary (Verree Teasdale) and his dueling partners (William Gargan, Adolphe Menjou), in the Hal Roach comedy Turnabout, 1940.
Rain (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Shy Kentucky Refugee In American Samoa at the inn run by Horn (Guy Kibbee), Sadie (Joan Crawford), who is all-but identified as a prostitute, gets friendly with marines (William Gargan, et al), Bates (Walter Catlett) and less so with Mrs. Davidson (Beulah Bondi), wife of the reformer, in Rain, 1932, from the Somerset Maugham story.
Sweepings (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Brass Buttons The children of widowed San Francisco department store tycoon Pardway (Lionel Barrymore) get grown-up into Freddie (Eric Linden), Bert (George Meeker), Phoebe (Gloria Stuart) and Gene (William Gargan), narrative efficiency from RKO and director John Cromwell, in Sweepings, 1933.
Headline Shooter -- (Movie Clip) Phoney News Shot Newsreel cameraman on the make Bill (William Gargan) with squeeze Betty (June Brewster) when an earthquake hits, during coverage of which he meets reporter Jane (Frances Dee), early in Headline Shooter, 1933.