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Glenn Tryon

Highest Rated:   100% Hold That Ghost (1941)
Lowest Rated:   78% Lonesome (1928)
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A lifelong professional, American actor Glenn Tryon appeared in tent shows and stock companies from the age of ten. When comedy producer Hal Roach was casting about for a handsome but trouble-prone young man to replace Harold Lloyd, he signed Tryon for the lead in the feature-length slapsticker The Battling Orioles 19(24). Tryon remained at Roach as a two-reel comedy star, where his ingratiating but unmemorable personality served as contrast for the more aggressive comic turns of supporting clowns Jimmy Finlayson and Oliver Hardy. He also starred in several moneymaking silent programmers, the best of which was 1928's Lonesome. Tryon's first talkie was Broadway (1929), where he registered well as a selfish, synthetic hoofer with aspirations for the Big Time. But Tryon was one of many performers of this type in the early talkies (Ben Lyon, James Cagney, Lee Tracy et. al.) and soon his star was eclipsed by others. He continued acting in B-pictures before switching over to screenwriting with the 1934 Stu Erwin vehicle Bachelor Bait, directed by another Hal Roach alumnus, George Stevens. In 1941 Tryon became a producer at Universal, specializing in comedies: he supervised Abbott and Costello's Hold That Ghost and Keep 'Em Flying (1941), and also presided over the lunacies of Olsen and Johnson's Hellzapoppin' (1941) (for a brief period he was married to Hellzapoppin' leading lady Jane Frazee). In 1942, he moved back to Hal Roach as producer of a handful of 45-minute "streamliners," including the gloriously tasteless wartime farce The Devil with Hitler (1942). Only occasionally lured back before the cameras in the '40s, Glenn Tryon played a significant role in George White's Scandals (1945) -- as producer George White himself.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Home Town Story
  • Ken Kenlock
1951
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Bill Farris
1947
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945)
  • George White
1945
No Score Yet Law Men
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying
  • Producer
1941
100% Hold That Ghost
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin'
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet Beauty for the Asking
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet The Law West of Tombstone
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Small Town Boy
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Easy to Take
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man
  • Screenwriter
1935
83% Roberta
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet Bachelor Bait
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet Rafter Romance
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Dragnet Patrol
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Tangled Destinies
  • Tommy Preston
1932
No Score Yet Daybreak
  • Franz
1931
No Score Yet The King of Jazz
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet Dames Ahoy
  • Jimmy Chase
1930
No Score Yet Broadway
  • Roy Lane
1929
No Score Yet Barnum Was Right
  • Freddie Farell
1929
78% Lonesome
  • Jim
1928

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