WorldCat Identities

Dillaway, Donald 1905-

Works: 22 works in 34 publications in 4 languages and 387 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Farces 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Dillaway
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Platinum blonde is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression; Ann Schuyler, a wealthy socialite, meets reporter "Stew" Smith and the two fall madly in love. The comedy begins as she tries to transform him from a ruffian newsman into a convincing gentleman."--Container
Pack up your troubles( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over to him. Unfortunately, they keep coming up with the wrong Smiths, and in the process disrupt a wedding by proclaiming the baby to be the groom's child. To evade the Welfare Association, they try to skip town, raising money for their escape by hocking their lunch wagon. But they accidentally knock the bank president unconscious and wind up being hunted down for bank robbery
The mind reader( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Americans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. The carny, renamed Chandra, falls for one of his marks
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Morgon is returning to his home after a 20 year absence. At a ball given by the rich Ambersons, Eugene meets again his former love, Isabel Amberson, now widowed, and the mother of young spoiled George. Based on Booth Tarkington's novel, the film portrays the decline of an aristocratic Midwestern family
Sing, sinner, sing( Visual )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

from Internet Movie Database: "A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime."
Les sans-soucis by George Marshall( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"3 heures de rires avec Laurel et Hardy grâce à un long métrage et des courts métrages de leur fameuse carrière
Pack up your troubles and related 'adopt-a-child' shorts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Pack up your troubles" Stan and Ollie join up for World War One and, with the return of peacetime, become unofficial guardians to the small daughter of a fallen army buddy. Their first mistake turns out to be adopting a baby in order to keep Mrs. Hardy occupied, only for them to discover that she has left. In the early silent comedy, Putting pants on Philip, it is Oliver Hardy who plays guardian to a young Scotsman, Philip (Stan Laurel) who makes an embarassing spectacle with his traditional garb and fondness for chasing girls" -- Container
Die Teufelsbrüder Pack up your troubles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notorious but nice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guardian of wealthy Dick Hamilton prevents him from marrying office clerk Jenny Jones, reducing her to a life of poverty, squalor, and marriage to a gangster
Dick und Doof als Rekruten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. District Attorney( Visual )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In "Diamond ring switch": Four con artists set up office in a professional building at Los Angeles Downtown, District Attorney--Paul Garrett (Brian) with the help of the police, is trying to catch them in the act. In "Hit and run": Two witnesses to a hit and run case are telling different story. How is Paul Garrett (Brian) going to determine which witness is telling the truth?
Laurel & Hardy - Die Teufelsbrüder( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die Teufelsbrüder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les Sans-soucis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Skyline( Visual )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Rose Breen, lying sick in bed aboard her husband's barge in the East River, tells her son John that her husband, the abusive, drunken captain of the barge, is not his father. After Rose dies, John fights the captain when he insults the memory of his mother. After knocking him cold, John, who wants to build skyscrapers like those he sees from the water, swims to shore. He falls into the back of a truck, which dumps him onto a street, and then wanders until he comes to a construction site, where he faints and falls into a hole. He is about to be lifted up in a back hoe, when the hoe's operator, Mike Kearny, spots him and brings him to consciousness. Learning that John is Irish like himself and that he wants to work on a skyscraper, Kearny brings John home, where he becomes friends with Kearny's daughter Kathleen. When Kearny's boss, engineer Gordon A. McClellan, inspects the fortieth floor of a building under construction, John bribes a messenger to let him bring some plans up to McClellan. Not used to the height, John starts to faint. McClellan catches him, but they both fall on some boards below. McClellan berates John and orders him to leave, but John later convinces McClellan of his desire to work. After he hires John as a laborer on the ground, McClellan grows to like him. When Judge Scott declines McClellan's invitation to watch the fights, McClellan asks John, who is extremely delighted. John soon begins night school at an engineering college. When he tells 'Mac, ' as he now calls McClellan, about his past and shows him his mother's locket, Mac, who was Rose's first husband, realizes he is John's father, but he refrains from admitting it when he sees how angry John gets when he talks about the father he never knew. John, who had planned to marry Kathleen after he finished school, becomes infatuated with Paula Lambert, whom he does not know is Mac's ex-lover. Mac lends John money to go to Columbia University's School of Engineering in the fall. When John tells Kathleen that he plans to move into Mac's Park Avenue apartment, Kathleen becomes upset. Upon learning of John's love for Paula, Mac tries to tell him that she isn't right for him, but John ignores Mac's advice. After Mac insults her, Paula, who still loves Mac, threatens to take John away from Kathleen. Judge Scott then suggests to Mac that he take Paula away from John to save him from her. After buying an engagement ring for Paula, John finds Mac in her room. Hurt and angry, he vows not to trust anyone again and makes plans to leave town. Mac then confesses to being John's father. John demands that he leave him, and when Mac refuses, John hits him. Judge Scott mollifies John and tells him that Mac lost track of his wife after his father died and he had to leave her; he made every effort to find her, and has not really loved anyone else since. Feeling guilty about the way he acted, John goes to the construction site, but learns that Mac has fallen from the third floor. When Mac revives, John is there. He asks forgiveness and calls him 'Dad, ' which Mac appreciates. Later, Mac listens over the radio to the ceremony honoring the opening of the skyscraper. His firm is now called McClellan and Son, and Kathleen, who is with him, calls him 'Dad'"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Las películas que Hollywood prohibió 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Una madre está preocupada por el estilo de vida entregada al vicio y las bajas pasiones de su hija (Protejan a sus hijas)
Vor Blondinen wird gewarnt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1931 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

She wanted a millionaire( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Jane Miller, the daughter of a railroad brakeman, leaves her wealthy date when he attempts to kiss her and then take her to his home. As she walks home, William Kelley, the assistant foreman of the railroad, offers her a ride home on his train, and then at her home, intercedes when her father threatens to hit her with a strap. After Jane's father is killed in a railroad accident, Jane tells Bill that she must now marry a rich man, if she can, and Bill, who loves her, vows that he will be rich someday. Bill sends in Jane's picture as a beauty contest entry, and she becomes Miss Missouri. She travels to Atlantic City for the Miss Universe contest, where millionaire Roger Norton, one of the judges, takes an interest in her. After Jane wins, due to Roger's influence, she breaks a date with Bill, who planned that night to propose, to be with Roger. At 2:30 that morning, Bill finds them embracing, but when he learns that she has accepted Roger's marriage proposal, he wishes them both good luck before going to get drunk with Jane's friend, newspaperwoman Mary Taylor. Roger quickly shows his intense jealousy and a violent streak when, on their honeymoon, he hits a bellboy for helping Jane take off her coat. That night, he forcibly enters their bedroom despite Jane's request that he wait. Although she is happy that Roger's money takes care of her mother and sisters, Jane is further troubled when Roger tells of his three previous marriages to a chorus girl, schoolteacher and artists' model, the latter of whom committed suicide. After a trip to Paris, where Roger remakes Jane's appearance to suit him, they move into his estate. During the next year, he becomes increasingly suspicious of her instructors. Jane decides to leave Roger, but when he reminds her about the payments to her family, she resigns herself to remain with him. Bill, now the assistant to the president of the railroad, runs into Mary in Europe and goes with her to a costume ball, which Mary says Jane will attend. Roger witnesses Jane's excitement at seeing Bill and returns to the estate, where he gets drunk. Bill comforts Jane when she starts crying about her marriage and confesses that he still loves her. They return to the estate and confront Roger with Jane's decision to divorce him and marry Bill. Roger concedes graciously, but after Bill leaves, Roger enters Jane's room through a secret passageway and threatens to feed her to his great dane Baskerville. Jane faints, but Roger is prevented from carrying out his threat when his servant Monk, whom he earlier insulted, appears at the kennel with a pistol. Back in Jane's room, when Roger attempts to strangle her, she grabs his pistol from his pocket, but before she can shoot, Monk appears in the secret doorway and shoots Roger to death. Jane gives Roger's money to charity. When Bill tells her she will be going home soon, Jane, dazed, does not respond. ... Variety noted that 'sometimes the tale seems to closely follow the Nixon-Nirdlinger tragedy, with all the elemental points present.' Included in the files for the film in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection at the UCLA Theater Arts Library is a Los Angeles evening herald newspaper article, dated 13 Mar 1931, which describes the above-mentioned events. According to the article, Charlotte Isabel Nash, as 'Miss St. Louis, ' won the beauty prize in the Atlantic City beauty contest of 1923, at which Frederick G. Nixon-Nirdlinger, a wealthy theater owner and 'connoisseur of women, ' was a judge. Nirdlinger, twenty-nine years older than Charlotte and married twice before, sent her to a fashionable finishing school and paid for special tutors for her. He vowed, 'I will make her more desired than Cleopatra. I will make her mind as gorgeous as her body. I will do with a living woman what painters and sculptors seek to do with paint and clay.' In 1924, they married, and he eventually deemed her 'perfect.' On 11 Mar 1931, Mrs. Nixon-Nirdlinger shot and killed her husband in their Nice home. Through an attorney, she stated: 'My husband was continually accusing me of infidelity ... If a man even so much as glanced at me, he immediately accused me of being the man's mistress. We often went to the casino and night clubs, but my husband invariably imagined that some man was endeavoring to flirt with me.' The night of the shooting, according to her, Nirdlinger noticed she was reading an Italian newspaper and accused her of having an Italian lover. After drinking some whiskey, he suddenly tried to strangle her, whereupon she shot him. According to other newspaper articles about the trial, the jury took only nine minutes to find Mrs. Nixon-Nirdlinger not guilty of murder or even manslaughter. The first story outline in the Fox files is dated 27 Mar 1931, only sixteen days after the shooting"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Il compagno B _( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tornati negli Stati Uniti alla fine della prima guerra mondiale, Stanlio e Ollio devono prendersi cura della figlia di un loro commilitone morto in combattimento: prima devono trovarla, poi evitare che finisca in un orfanotrofio e solo dopo molte peripezie riusciranno a consegnarla ai nonni. (Mereghetti)
Mad Martindales( Visual )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.00 for Les sans-s ... to 1.00 for Sing, sinn ...)

Alternative Names
Dillaway Don 1903-1982

Dillaway, Don 1905-

Dillaway, Donald 1903-1982

Dilloway, Donald 1903-1982