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William Janney

Highest Rated:   53% Cimarron (1931)
Lowest Rated:   53% Cimarron (1931)
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After a brief Broadway career, actor William Janney came to films in 1929. He was sometimes cast as the reckless kid brother who gets knocked off in the first or second reel, as witness The Dawn Patrol (1930) and Hopalong Cassidy Returns. Otherwise, it was Janney's unfortunate lot to play weaklings and snivelers; his films included Crime of the Century (1933), in which he was a red-herring suspect who didn't do it, and Secrets of the Blue Room (1933), in which he was the least likely suspect who did. He also played the nominal hero in Laurel & Hardy's Bonnie Scotland (1935), a film he'd later remember as a pleasurable experience, save for the whining, indecisive character he was called upon to portray. Tired of playing the same basic part over and over, William Janney retired from films in 1936.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Returns
  • Buddy Cassidy
1936
No Score Yet Bonnie Scotland (Heroes of the Regiment)
  • Allan Douglas
1935
No Score Yet As the Earth Turns
  • Ollie Shaw
1934
No Score Yet Successful Failure
  • Robert Cushing
1934
No Score Yet The World Changes
  • Orin II
1933
No Score Yet Crooner
  • Pat - Band Member
1932
No Score Yet Two Seconds
  • College Boy
1932
No Score Yet The Mouthpiece
  • John
1932
No Score Yet The Man Who Played God
  • First boy
1932
No Score Yet Girls Demand Excitement
  • Freddi
1931
53% Cimarron
  • Worker
1931
No Score Yet The Pay Off
  • Tommy Brown
1930
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander)
  • Gordon 'Donny' Scott
1930
No Score Yet The Girl Said No
  • Jimmy Ward
1930
No Score Yet Salute
  • Paul Randall
1929
No Score Yet Coquette
  • Jimmy
1929

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