Wednesday 15 August 2012

James Gleason

Born: 23 May 1882, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 April 1959, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, USA

A very popular co-star and supporting player since the late silent era.  James Gleason was also a writer, director and producer of films. He was married to actress Lucile Gleason and they had a son who was also an actor, Russell Gleason.

Her Man (1930) as Steve

James Gleason performs an 'Oliver Hardy' type frustrated stare to the camera for comic effect in this otherwise standard fare.

Off His Base (1932) as Director

James is in the centre of the picture with all of the leading actors. He is credited here as the director. Also in this film are his wife Lucile Gleason and his son Russell Gleason.

A Date with the Falcon (1942) as Inspector Mike O'Hara
James Gleason eyes up George Sanders suspiciously.

The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Inspector Mike O'Hara

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Police Lt. Rooney

Loving You (1957) as Carl Meade

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