284 films of JOHN HAMILTON (1887 - 1958)by milam_ogden | created - 15 Jan 2016 | updated - 16 Jan 2016 | Public
God smiled on this date in 1887 when John was born in Shippenburg, PA. He got his start in broadway and made his film debut in 1930.
He is a major character actor was appeared in 284 films over a period of 28 years. That is an average of 10 movies per year.
Major movie genres: drama (162), romance (84), comedy (77), crime (76) and westerns (44).
During the 40s, Hamilton appeared in 166 movies, 58% of his total.
IMDb summary: mean - 6.2, median - 6.2, and mode - 6.1 (21 films)
Best known for his role as Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet, in the Superman television series. It ran for six years (1952 - 1958) = 102 episodes. He also appeared in 26 other television series.
Perry died at the age of 71 in October of 1958 from a heart attack.
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1. Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
Dangerous Nan McGrew is the sharp-shooting expert of a traveling medicine show that is stranded in the Canadian northwest at the snowbound hunting lodge of wealthy Mrs. Benson. Nan is ... See full summary »
4. Keep 'Em Rolling (1934)
Passed | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War
Sergeant Benny Walsh, a U.S. Army artilleryman, and his horse, Rodney, share a kindred spirit that is sympathetic to each other's needs. After years of service to his country, Sergeant ... See full summary »
5. Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new ... See full summary »
8. Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936)
Approved | 64 min | Drama
Mickey (James Dunne), is a prizefighter whose bright career hits the skids when he comes under the guidance of Ginger (June Clayworth), a female fight promoter, when he becomes involved ... See full summary »
10. Two in a Crowd (1936)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, ... See full summary »
11. Adventure in Manhattan (1936)
Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A reporter meets an actress whose producer is a presumed-dead thief, and stakes his reputation on predicting the next crime.
12. Legion of Terror (1936)
Approved | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Two newly-appointed postal inspectors, Frank Marshall and 'Slim" Hewitt, set out to track down the sender of a time-bomb to a U. S. Senator and, during their investigation, run across a ... See full summary »
14. Three Smart Girls (1936)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger.
Votes: 1,097 | Gross: $3.00M
16. A Man Betrayed (1936)
Passed | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Frank Powell, an honest stock salesman, attempts to verify the authenticity of his merchandise and his employer commits suicide. Dishonest partners in the company employ gangsters to make ... See full summary »
19. Her Husband Lies (1937)
Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama
Her Husband Lies is a 1937 American drama film directed by Edward Ludwig and written by Wallace Smith and Eve Greene. The film stars Gail Patrick, Ricardo Cortez, Akim Tamiroff, Tom Brown, ... See full summary »
20. Seventh Heaven (1937)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »
21. I Promise to Pay (1937)
Approved | 68 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Eddie Lang (Chester Morris), a decent family man making $27.50 a week, borrows fifty-dollars from Richard Farra (Leo Carrillo) in order to take his wife, Mary (Helen Mack) and two small ... See full summary »
22. Criminals of the Air (1937)
Approved | 61 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Undercover agent Mark Owens is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a ... See full summary »
23. This Is My Affair (1937)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History
Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »
24. Fifty Roads to Town (1937)
80 min | Comedy
A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men.
25. Married Before Breakfast (1937)
Passed | 71 min | Comedy
After a leading razor company pays inventor Tom Wakefield a quarter of a million dollars not to publicize a hair-removing shaving cream that makes razors obsolete, he makes plans to take ... See full summary »
26. It Could Happen to You (1937)
Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
(1937, Republic) Alan Baxter, Andrea Leads, Owen Davis, Astrid Allwyn. Captivating story of two brothers, one good, one bad. The good one becomes a lawyer while the bad one resorts to crime and ultimately...
27. She Had to Eat (1937)
Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Arizona gas station owner (Haley) faces comic adventures after he is kidnapped by gangsters who have mistaken him for an escaped killer.
28. The Singing Marine (1937)
Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his comrades with his singing ability, and they pitch in to send him to New York to compete in an amateur contest. Success in the contest,... See full summary »
29. Bad Guy (1937)
Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama
"Lucky" Walden is a power lineman-turned-criminal. He is due to go to the electric chair, which he helps prison electricians wire correctly, when his sentence is commuted for an act of ... See full summary »
31. The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama
An actor continually confesses to murders he didn't commit, figuring that the police won't believe him when he confesses to a murder that he actually does intend to commit.
32. That Certain Woman (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.
33. One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold ... See full summary »
Votes: 844 | Gross: $2.27M
34. Dangerously Yours (1937)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama
A detective poses as a jewel thief and joins a bunch of other crooks sailing from Europe to New York in search a famous gem. He falls in love with one of the crooks.
35. Night Club Scandal (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Romance, Thriller
When Dr. Ernest Tindal's wife is murdered, evidence mounts to convict her lover, Frank Marian. But Frank knows he didn't do it.....
36. Missing Witnesses (1937)
Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The daring of the racketeers, all working for one organization, in an east coast city leads the Governor to create a new undercover law agency formed to combat the gangsters, and to find ... See full summary »
37. Murder Is News (1937)
Approved | 55 min | Mystery
A radio reporter does a story on the infidelity and divorce of a wealthy and powerful businessman. The man invites the reporter to his mansion for a chat, but when he gets there, he finds ... See full summary »
38. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Mystery
When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.
39. Over the Wall (1938)
Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance
Jerry Davis is a street tough and troublemaker who winds up in Sing Sing framed for murder. There he discovers he has a great singing voice, and with the help of prison chaplain Father ... See full summary »
42. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Votes: 21,474 | Gross: $4.66M
43. Boys Town (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama
When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »
45. Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Passed | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazon rainforest.
46. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »
47. Girls on Probation (1938)
Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama
This film proves the old adage "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you shouldn't pick friends who rob banks." Local bad girl Hilda convinces Connie to join her at a ... See full summary »
48. I Stand Accused (1938)
63 min | Drama