Monty Woolley Movies
- 113 mins
Like a tale spun by Schehrazade, Kismet follows the remarkable and repeated changes of fortune that engulf a poor poet. It all happens in one incredible day when Kismet (Fate) takes a hand.
- February 16th, 1948
- 109 mins
A suave angel saves a woman and her Episcopal husband from spiritual doubt and marital woe.
- July 2nd, 1946
- 128 mins
Swellegant and elegant. Delux and delovely. Cole Porter was the most sophisticated name in 20th-century songwriting. And to play him on screen, Hollywood chose debonair icon Cary Grant. Grant stars for the first time in color in this fanciful biopic. Alexis Smith plays Linda, whose serendipitous meetings with Cole lead to a meeting at the alter. More than 20 Porter songs grace this tail of triumph and tragedy, with Grand lending is amiable voice to "You're the Top", "Night and Day" and more. Monty Wooley, a Yale contemporary of Porter, portrays himself. And Jane Wyman, Mary Martin, Eve Arden and others provide vocals and verve. Lights down. Curtain up. Standards embraced by generations are yours to enjoy in "Night and Day."
- May 25th, 1945
- 77 mins
Molly, an actress desperate for work, decides to get it by "playing the part" of an experienced housekeeper. It turns out that the butler at her new household is doing the same thing. Their employer, Mr. Graham, is a retired politician who, divorced from his wife and estranged from his son, lives alone with a staff of servants. Graham's life needs shaking up and, with her enthusiasm and acting talent, Molly is just the one to help him do it when the opportunity arises. Written by Anonymous
- November 7th, 1944
- 90 mins
A tunefull account of the life of Ernest R. Ball, composer of many popular Irish songs, including the title's.
- 172 mins
While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.
- August 27th, 1943
- 87 mins
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet and gets married, but then there are complications.
- August 21st, 1942
- 87 mins
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English. Written by Jeremy Perkins <email@example.com>
- 112 mins
When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely
- March 15th, 1939
- 94 mins
An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.
- June 17th, 1938
- 85 mins
Spoilt child Geoffrey Bramer teams up with a pair of small time crooks to pose as an aristocrat and steal jewelry from exclusive shops. During a a caper, Geoffrey is caught and is sentenced to a reformatory where young men are trained to be sailors. He is befriended by model in-mate Terry O'Mulvaney but soon starts to get them both in trouble. Written by Col Needham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- February 4th, 1938
- 91 mins
The story is about a bunch of eccentrics in a family that are intent on putting on a show and bursting into song numbers at the drop of a hat.
- 121 mins
Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee - making her the fancy of all the men there, especially to Sheriff Jack Rance. On the way to Monterey to sing at a mass officiated by Father Sienna, her stagecoach is held up by the infamous masked bandit, Ramerez. He too takes a fancy to Mary, and decides to secretly follow her, taking on the identity of an officer named, Lieutenant Johnson. While in Monterey, he dances, sings and courts Mary, who has now fallen in love with him. He then has to make a quick getaway. In the mean-time, Sheriff Jack has set up a trap to catch Ramerez at "The Poker". When Ramerez does arrive he soon discovers that Mary is the owner, and quickly changes to the identity of Lieutenant Johnson. How long can this charade last?
- 82 mins
An intern (Lew Ayres) handles emergencies and wins an older doctor's (Lionel Barrymore) approval at a New York hospital.
- 77 mins
To redeem himself after a hoax, reporter Wallace Cook proposes a series of stories on doomed Hazel Flagg.
Monty Woolley TV Shows
The Best of Broadway was a series of "Specials" that aired once a month (Wednesday night at 10 pm/9 Central) on CBS during the 1954-55 season. The shows were adaptations of classic Broadway plays and were broadcast live and in color.
CBS made much of the fact that they were in color to promote their new color studio in New York. After one season of this show, and following Ford Star Jubilee, CBS backed off from color broadcasting in a big way until the mid 1960's. Pictured here the cast of the first program, The Royal Family (Nancy Olson, Fredric March, Helen Hayes, Claudette Colbert and Kent Smith), takes a bow.