William Strauss - Rotten Tomatoes

William Strauss

Highest Rated:   100% The Public Enemy (1931)
Lowest Rated:   69% The King of Kings (1927)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
One of Hollywood's favorite portrayers of ethnic stereotypes in the 1920s, former stage comedian William Strauss starred in the title role of Solomon in Society (1922), a wildly improbable tale of an East Side tailor falling in love with a laundress turned movie star. Strauss had a good year in 1926 when he not only created Skinner's Dress Suit (1926) but also played George Jessel's immigrant father in Private Izzy Murphy, which dealt with the serious problem of anti-Semitism with disarming humor. Although Strauss was only Jessel's senior by 13 years (if we are to believe the singer's official birth year), he played his father once again in the part-talkie Lucky Boy (1929). This was the film in which Jessel sang "My Mother's Eye" to Rosa Rosanova but Strauss remained silent throughout. No longer a character star after the advent of talkies, Strauss continued to play scores of supporting roles through the 1930s, often cast in stereotypical roles such as tailors, pawnbrokers, and rent collectors.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Golden Boy
  • Mr. Carp
1939
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman
  • Rent Collector
1938
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers
  • Juror
1936
No Score Yet One Hour Late
  • Man Who Is Robbed
1934
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Pawnbroker
1934
No Score Yet Hard to Handle
  • Antique dealer
1933
No Score Yet Love in High Gear
  • Ziegmann
1932
100% The Public Enemy
  • Pawnbroker
1931
No Score Yet So This Is Love?
  • "Maison" Katz
1928
69% The King of Kings
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Shamrock and the Rose
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Skinner's Dress Suit
  • Tailor
1926

Quotes from William Strauss' Characters

No quotes approved yet.