William Tannen - Rotten Tomatoes

William Tannen

Highest Rated:   100% 99 River Street (1953)
Lowest Rated:   0% Hero and the Terror (1988)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
The son of veteran vaudeville headliner Julius Tannen and the brother of actor Charles Tannen, William Tannen entered films as a Columbia contractee in 1934. Along with several other young stage-trained performers, Tannen was "discovered" by MGM in 1938's Dramatic School. During his subsequent years at MGM, he was briefly associated with three top comedy teams: He played Virginia Grey's brother in the Marx Brothers' The Big Store (1941), a Nazi flunkey in Laurel and Hardy's Air Raid Wardens (1943), and a "hard-boiled" assistant director in Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945). On TV, William Tannen was seen in the recurring role of Deputy Hal on the weekly Western Wyatt Earp (1955-1961).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ozzie
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Night of Terror
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet The Cutter
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Nobody Knows Anything
  • Director
2003
0% Hero and the Terror
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Deadly Illusion
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Flashpoint
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Panic in the City
  • Bill Rawlins
1968
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre
  • Miner
1965
No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman
  • Willetts
1960
79% Jailhouse Rock
  • Record Distributor
1957
No Score Yet A Hatful of Rain
  • Executive
1957
No Score Yet Devil Goddess
  • Nels Comstock
1955
No Score Yet Jupiter's Darling
  • Roman Courier
1955
No Score Yet Sitting Bull
  • O'Connor
1954
No Score Yet Woman's World
  • Executive
1954
No Score Yet The Law vs. Billy the Kid
  • Dave Rudabaugh
1954
No Score Yet Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl
  • Steve Castle
1954
No Score Yet Jesse James vs. the Daltons
  • Emmett Dalton
1954
No Score Yet Dangerous Crossing
  • Ship Officer
1953
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Stranger
1953
96% The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Reporter
1953
100% 99 River Street
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Jack McCall, Desperado
  • Spargo
1953
No Score Yet Loan Shark
  • Rourke
1952
No Score Yet Talk About a Stranger
  • Driggs
1952
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land
  • Doc Edwards
1952
No Score Yet The Strip
  • Deputy
1951
No Score Yet Santa Fe
  • Henry
1951
89% Show Boat
  • Man with Julie
1951
No Score Yet Flame of Araby
  • Captain of Guards
1951
No Score Yet I Was An American Spy
  • US Army Captain
1951
No Score Yet New Mexico
  • Pvt. Cheever
1951
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in Pygmy Island
  • Kruger
1950
No Score Yet Chain Gang
  • Harry Cleaver
1950
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Guard
1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Sunset in the West
  • John Kimball
1950
No Score Yet The Mysterious Desperado
  • Barton
1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West
  • Man
1949
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime
  • Detective
1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold
  • Eager Fellow
1949
64% The Barkleys of Broadway
  • Doorman at Theater
1949
No Score Yet Riders of the Range
  • Trump
1949
No Score Yet Homecoming
  • Attendant
1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee
  • S.S. Man
1948
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps
  • Soldier
1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree
  • Officer of the Deck
1947
No Score Yet It Happened in Brooklyn
  • Captain
1947
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • Photographer
1945
83% The Canterville Ghost
  • Jordan
1944
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer
  • Prison Sergeant
1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • American Soldier
1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens
  • Joseph
1943
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy
  • Flammer
1942
No Score Yet Fingers at the Window
  • Devlan
1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage)
  • Ludwig
1942
90% Woman of the Year
  • Ellis
1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American
  • Eddie
1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action
  • Flag Lt. Dudley
1942
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Intern Fenwick
1941
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark
  • Robert Graves
1941
67% The Big Store
  • Fred Sutton
1941
100% Love Crazy
  • Attendant
1941
25% The Two-Faced Woman
  • Ski Guide
1941
No Score Yet I Love You Again
  • Clerk
1940
No Score Yet New Moon
  • Pierre
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • State Trooper
1939
No Score Yet Rosalie
  • Cadet
1937
No Score Yet Crash Donovan
  • Tony
1936
No Score Yet Speed
  • Doctor
1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story
  • Kent
1936
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer)
  • Cesar
1935

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