Lew Ayres Filmography

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Sophomore Fraternity Brother

2. Big News (1929)

75 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A reporter's marriage is jeopardized by his drinking and he finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Louis Payne, Wade Boteler

Votes: 169

Copyboy

3. The Kiss (1929)

Passed | 62 min | Romance, Drama

An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 888 | Gross: $0.52M

Pierre

4. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 53,672 | Gross: $3.27M

Paul

5. Common Clay (1930)

89 min | Drama

Young Ellen Neal gets work as a servant with the wealthy Fullerton family. She falls in love with the Fullerton's handsome young son. But he leaves her with child, and when she attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Constance Bennett, Lew Ayres, Tully Marshall, Matty Kemp

Votes: 32

Hugh Fullerton

6. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 836

Louie

7. East Is West (1930)

75 min | Crime, Drama

Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Lupe Velez, Lew Ayres, Edward G. Robinson, E. Alyn Warren

Votes: 25

Billy Benson

8. Many a Slip (1931)

64 min | Comedy

Comedy centering on the question of whether a man's wife is or isn't pregnant.

Director: Vin Moore | Stars: Joan Bennett, Lew Ayres, Slim Summerville, Ben Alexander

Jerry Brooks

9. Iron Man (1931)

73 min | Drama

Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong, Jean Harlow, John Miljan

Votes: 179

Kid Mason

10. Up for Murder (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Drama

Young reporter accidentially kills his newspaper's editor in a fight over the publisher's mistress, who is also the paper's society editor.

Directors: Monta Bell, Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Lew Ayres, Genevieve Tobin, Purnell Pratt, Richard Tucker

Votes: 29

Robert Marshall

11. The Spirit of Notre Dame (1931)

80 min | Drama, Sport

Story of two friends who play football, one of whom is a self-centered quarterback who thinks he's the only man on the team.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Lew Ayres, Sally Blane, William Bakewell, Andy Devine

Votes: 31

Bucky O'Brien

12. Heaven on Earth (1931)

Passed | 77 min | Drama

A young boy finds out that the man he thought was his father actually killed his real father, then adopted him.

Directors: Russell Mack, Bert Glennon | Stars: Lew Ayres, Anita Louise, Harry Beresford, Slim Summerville

Votes: 13

States

13. The Impatient Maiden (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A maid's dreams come true - except they are not quite what she expected.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Una Merkel, Andy Devine

Votes: 112

Dr. Myron Brown

14. The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

The Cohens and the Kellys invade a Hollywood studio after Kitty becomes the darling of the studio.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: George Sidney, Charles Murray, June Clyde, Norman Foster

Votes: 16

Himself

15. Night World (1932)

58 min | Drama

Story of the goings-on at a Prohibition-era nightclub.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 294

Michael Rand

16. Okay America! (1932)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

A gossip columnist's rise to fame. Based closely on the real life of Walter Winchell.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lew Ayres, Maureen O'Sullivan, Louis Calhern, Edward Arnold

Votes: 52

Larry Wayne

17. State Fair (1933)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers

Votes: 666

Pat Gilbert

18. Don't Bet on Love (1933)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy, Drama

Bill McCaffery, a plumber, wins big at the racetrack but then his luck runs out and almost ruins his business. Molly Gilbert, his manicurist girlfriend, stands by him and helps him readjust to life as a plumber.

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Lew Ayres, Ginger Rogers, Charley Grapewin, Shirley Grey

Votes: 76

Bill McCaffery

19. My Weakness (1933)

73 min | Musical

A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can transform a clumsy cleaning lady into a glamorous fashion plate, then marry her off to his bachelor cousin.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Lew Ayres, Charles Butterworth, Harry Langdon

Votes: 23

Ronnie Gregory

20. Cross Country Cruise (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Story of several passengers, including an escaped killer, on a cross-country bus trip.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Lew Ayres, June Knight, Alice White, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 62

Norman Winthrop

21. Let's Be Ritzy (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Complications ensue when a young married couple pretend to be something they're not.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Lew Ayres, Patricia Ellis, Isabel Jewell, Frank McHugh

Votes: 11

Jimmy Sterling

22. She Learned About Sailors (1934)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

Shanghai nightclub singer Jean falls in love to a sailor, but after his ship left Shangahai, he is of the oppinion that he cannot support her in the States, so he writes her in a letter, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Lew Ayres, Alice Faye, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant

Votes: 30

Larry Wilson

23. Servants' Entrance (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

The daughter of a rich man going through financial difficulties takes a job as a maid and falls in love with the chauffeur.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lew Ayres, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly

Votes: 29

Erik Landstrom

24. Lottery Lover (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A crew of young military-school cadets are enjoying their first weekend in Paris. Frank Harrington, a girl-shy cadet, wins the lottery which "They" have organized, an Frank wins the right ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Lew Ayres, Pat Paterson, Peggy Fears, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 19

Cadet Frank Harrington

26. Silk Hat Kid (1935)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Eddie Howard, a fast-thinking, two-fisted bodyguard, is hired by nightclub-owner Tim Martin to protect him from chiseling gangsters operating an extortion-racket. But Eddie meets and falls ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Paul Kelly, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 14

Eddie Howard

27. The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936)

Not Rated | 67 min | Adventure

A tough ex-marine joins a smuggler shipping arms to Chinese bandits. When his old outfit takes on the outlaws,he has a change of heart.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Isabel Jewell, James Ellison, James Burke

Votes: 46

Woodruff 'Woody' Davis

28. Panic on the Air (1936)

Approved | 54 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A radio commentator turns sleuth in a case involving kidnap ransom, murder, and a mysterious five dollar bill.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Lew Ayres, Florence Rice, Benny Baker, Edwin Maxwell

Votes: 67

Jerry Franklin

29. Shakedown (1936)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A struggling young engineer, Bob Sanderson, refuses to marry the very-rich Edith Stuart until he can support her on his own earnings. He goes to work for her father as a messenger in the ... See full summary »

Director: David Selman | Stars: Lew Ayres, Joan Perry, Thurston Hall, Victor Kilian

Bob Sanderson

30. Lady Be Careful (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Add a Plot

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mary Carlisle, Benny Baker, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 12

Chester aka Dynamite

31. Murder with Pictures (1936)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photographer Kent Murdock is on the story. Girard and lawyer Redfield throw a party for the news men where Murdock ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gail Patrick, Paul Kelly, Benny Baker

Votes: 240

Kent Murdock

32. The Crime Nobody Saw (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Three play-authors, Horace Dryden, Nick Milburn and "Babe" Lawton, are in an apartment seeking a plot for a new play. They are still on Page 1 when an intoxicated man wanders into their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Ruth Coleman, Eugene Pallette, Benny Baker

Votes: 36

Nick Milburn

33. The Last Train from Madrid (1937)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland, Karen Morley

Votes: 174

Bill Dexter

34. Hold 'Em Navy (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Sport

Two football players fight over the same girl.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mary Carlisle, John Howard, Benny Baker

Votes: 7

Tommy Graham

36. King of the Newsboys (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

A poor young man's girlfriend leaves him for a gangster, who has the money and power she wants and the young man doesn't have. Determined to show her that he can be a success--and how much ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Lew Ayres, Helen Mack, Alison Skipworth, Victor Varconi

Votes: 71

Jerry Flynn

37. Holiday (1938)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres

Votes: 12,960

Ned Seton

38. Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rich businessman wants to marry his secretary, but first he has to pass muster with her middle-class family.

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Robert Young, Lana Turner, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 241

Henry Thayer

39. Young Dr. Kildare (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice. In New York he meets the ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Lynne Carver, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 438

Dr. James Kildare

40. Spring Madness (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

In their last semester at Harvard, Sam Thatcher and his roommate, who is nicknamed "The Lippencott", have grand ideas of seeing the remote corners of the world, they having booked passage ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 203

Sam Thatcher

41. The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Music, Romance

An ice skater jeopardizes her marriage when she becomes a movie star.

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Lew Ayres, Lewis Stone

Votes: 651

Eddie Burgess

42. Broadway Serenade (1939)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lew Ayres, Ian Hunter, Frank Morgan

Votes: 176

James Geoffrey Seymour

43. Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama

Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 349

Dr. James Kildare

44. These Glamour Girls (1939)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

A drunken college boy invites a taxi dancer to spend the weekend at his snobbish school.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lana Turner, Tom Brown, Richard Carlson

Votes: 356

Philip S. Griswold

45. The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

Dr. Gillespie's cancer has gotten worse, and to force him to take a rest instead of pursuing a sulfa-drug/pneumonia study, Kildare refuses to assist Gillespie, and instead accepts a case of... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, Helen Gilbert

Votes: 319

Dr. James 'Jimmy' Kildare

46. Remember? (1939)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

A jilted man gives his divorced best friend and his ex-wife - to whom he was previously engaged - a potion that causes them to forget each other. Will they fall in love all over again?

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Robert Taylor, Greer Garson, Lew Ayres, Billie Burke

Votes: 470

Sky Ames

47. Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama

Young Dr. Kildare tries to help an unlucky brain surgeon and his seemingly insane patient.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 381

Dr. James 'Jimmy' Kildare

48. The Golden Fleecing (1940)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime

A $50,000 life-insurance sale puts mild-mannered Henry Twinkle on the fast track at Ajax Insurance Company. Now he can marry his girl and climb the corporate ladder -- just as long as the ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Rita Johnson, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Grey

Votes: 155

Henry Twinkle