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Dillaway, Donald 1905-

Works: 22 works in 38 publications in 6 languages and 463 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Comedy films  Fiction  Romance films  Crime films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Dillaway
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 276 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
Min and Bill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Min, the feisty owner of a waterfront hotel who has raised an abandoned girl as her own child, is at constant odds with Bill, a rough and ready ship captain. Then the girl's happiness is threatened by her drunken mother's reappearance and Min's world is turned upside down
Pack up your troubles( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 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 23 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

"In 1873, in a small Midland town, the magnificence of the Ambersons, the town's wealthiest family, dominates the social scene. The denizens are abuzz with the news that Isabel Amberson, the daughter of the family, has jilted her suitor, Eugene Morgan, because he embarrassed her by becoming tipsy and stepping through a bass violin. After Isabel spurns Gene for the more prosaic Wilbur Minafer, the couple are married and bear a son, George Amberson Minafer. Isabel pours all the love that she felt for Gene into George, and consequently the boy develops into a spoiled enfant terrible. He soon engenders the enmity of all the townspeople, who eagerly anticipate the boy's 'comeuppance.' Years later, George comes home from college for the holidays and his family stages one of the last great balls in his honor. Gene, now widowed, returns to town after a long absence and attends the dance with his daughter Lucy. George, enchanted by Lucy and unaware of her father's former romance with his mother, asks her to dance. When Lucy tells George that her father, an inventor, is developing a horseless carriage, George ridicules the idea, causing Lucy to comment on the boy's self-important attitude. After George declares that his goal in life is to become a yachtsman, Lucy criticizes his lack of ambition. At the end of the evening, George voices his animosity toward Gene and teases his spinster aunt Fanny about pursuing the widower. The next afternoon, George invites Lucy on a sleigh ride. When their sleigh overturns, spilling them into the snow, Gene gives them a ride home in his horseless carriage. Some time later, Wilbur, who has become depressed over a series of bad investments, dies. Unmoved by his father's death, George returns from school and continues to taunt Fanny about her romantic interest in Gene. As the Ambersons' fortune declines, Gene's auto factory becomes a financial success. While seated in the arbor with Isabel one day, Gene, who has never stopped loving her, begs her to tell George about their love for each other, but Isabel is afraid to incur her son's disapproval. Later, George proposes to Lucy, and when she rejects him because of his lack of ambition, George blames Gene for Lucy's opinions. After Lucy leaves town to visit a friend, the Ambersons invite Gene to dinner. When the discussion turns to the way in which Gene's horseless carriage will revolutionize civilization, George denounces the automobile as a nuisance. After dinner, Fanny praises George for defending his mother's reputation by being rude to Gene. When Fanny tells George that the entire town has been gossiping about Gene's courtship of Isabel, the boy becomes furious. The next day, when Gene comes to take Isabel for a drive, George refuses to let him see his mother and slams the door in his face. Shocked by George's behavior, Jack, Isabel's brother, escorts his sister into the dining room for a private conference to discuss his nephew's conduct, while George and Fanny bicker on the staircase. Afterward, in a letter to Isabel, Gene confides his fear that George will never accept their marriage and presses her to choose between her true love and her son. Although torn, the always-devoted mother Isabel chooses her son. When Lucy returns home, George informs her that he and his mother are leaving on an around-the-world trip and he may never see her again. Lucy feigns indifference, but once George walks away, she faints. Some time later, Jack returns home from Paris after visting his sister and George. He confides to Gene that although Isabel is gravely ill, George will not allow her to leave Europe. When Isabel, now an invalid, returns home to die, Gene comes to see her but is turned away by her family because she is too sick for visitors. As George holds his mother's hand at her deathbed, Isabel, with her dying words, expresses her desire to see Gene one last time. Soon after, Isabel's father, Major Amberson, devastated by his daughter's death and family's dwindling fortunes, dies. Penniless, Jack says goodbye to George and leaves town to accept a job elsewhere. Gene, now accompanied by Lucy, returns to the arbor where Lucy recalls the legend of a brash young Indian chief who was exiled by his tribe for his odious conduct. Destitute, George finds employment as a low-paid clerk in a law office. When Fanny, in a hysterical fit of self-pity, insists on moving into an expensive boardinghouse, however, George quits his job to take higher paying work in a dynamite factory. On the day before he is to move out of the family mansion, George visits his deceased mother's empty bed and preys for forgiveness. Afterward, he is struck by a car and hospitalized. When Lucy reads the news of George's accident, she insists on going to him at the hospital and Gene follows. In the corridor outside George's room, Gene tells Fanny that Lucy's presence has restored George's will to live and that George has extended his hand and asked for forgiveness. Gene then confides that he felt Isabel's presence in George's hospital room and that by offering her son refuge, he was being true to his undying love for her"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Die Teufelsbrüder Pack up your troubles( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il compagno B _( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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)
Les sans soucis by George Marshall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan et Oliver sont incorporés dans les troupes US en 1917 et envoyés sur le front français ; ils y trouvent bien involontairement la gloire . Lors de leur retour aux USA ils veulent s'occuper de la fille d'un de leurs anciens camarades mort en France
Sing, sinner, sing( Visual )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 2 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."
Las películas que Hollywood prohibió 2( Visual )

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

Fiestas sin límites, donde se desatan las pasiones y corre la droga. Un asesinato y un periodista buscan la verdad (El asesino de la juventud)
Dick und Doof als Rekruten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in German 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
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?
Les Sans-soucis( Visual )

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

El abuelo de la criatura = Pack up your troubles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vergiß die Sorgen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in Undetermined 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
Mad Martindales( Visual )

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

Notorious but nice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Laurel & Hardy - Die Teufelsbrüder( Book )

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

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Dillaway Don 1903-1982

Dillaway, Don 1905-

Dillaway, Donald 1903-1982

Dilloway, Donald 1903-1982

Don Dillaway acteur américain

Don Dillaway American actor

Don Dillaway Amerikaans acteur (1903-1982)

Don Dillaway amerikansk skådespelare

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