Chester Morris Filmography

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1. An Amateur Orphan (1917)

Comedy, Drama

The wealthy Schuyler family hires a strict governess, Quincy, to watch over their daughter Marcia. When the parents leave on a trip to Japan they tell Quincy to send Marcia to a boarding ... See full summary »

Director: Van Dyke Brooke | Stars: Gladys Leslie, Isabel Vernon, Thomas A. Curran, Jean Armour


4. The Road to Yesterday (1925)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A married couple discover their strained relationship is the result of unhappiness in their past lives.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Jetta Goudal, William Boyd, Vera Reynolds

Votes: 115 | Gross: $0.52M

Party Guest (uncredited)

5. Alibi (1929)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime

Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith

Votes: 603

Chick Williams

6. Fast Life (1929)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A man is tried and convicted for the murder of a man who flirted with his wife., and sentenced to death However, it turns out that he is innocent of the murder and that the real killer has close ties to a powerful politician.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Chester Morris, William Holden

Paul Palmer

7. Woman Trap (1929)

82 min | Drama, Crime

Dan, a tough police captain, and Ray, a hardened criminal, are estranged brothers. When Ray faces capture, Kitty, the sister of Ray's ex-partner, offers to help him escape because she sees an opportunity for revenge against Dan.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Hal Skelly, Chester Morris, Evelyn Brent, William B. Davidson

Votes: 30

Ray Malone

8. Show of Shows (1929)

Passed | 128 min | Musical

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 321

Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers

9. Second Choice (1930)

67 min | Drama, Romance

Drama of thwarted love and marriage.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Dolores Costello, Chester Morris, Jack Mulhall, Edna Murphy

Don Warren

10. Playing Around (1930)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Chester Morris, William Bakewell, Richard Carlyle

Votes: 175

Nickey Solomon

11. She Couldn't Say No (1930)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Music

A night club entertainer loves a gangster.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 8

Jerry Casey

12. The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

Sergeant Gischa Patrotkin (Chester Morris), a simple-minded Russian soldier, escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp. He hides out for awhile with a peasant girl named Babka (Betty ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Chester Morris, Betty Compson, Alec B. Francis, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 25

Sgt. Grischa Paprotkin

13. The Divorcee (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Romance, Drama

When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 2,522


14. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 1,686

John Morgan

15. The Bat Whispers (1930)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 781

Detective Anderson

16. Corsair (1931)

75 min | Adventure

A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Thelma Todd, Fred Kohler, Ned Sparks

Votes: 163

John Hawks

17. Cock of the Air (1932)

80 min | Comedy

An opera diva sets her sights on a womanizing army officer.

Director: Tom Buckingham | Stars: Chester Morris, Billie Dove, Matt Moore, Walter Catlett

Votes: 45

Lt. Roger Craig

18. The Miracle Man (1932)

85 min | Drama

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Chester Morris, Robert Coogan, John Wray

Votes: 82

John 'Doc' Madison

19. Sinners in the Sun (1932)

70 min | Drama, Romance

A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Adrienne Ames, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 214

Jimmie Martin

20. Red-Headed Woman (1932)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams

Votes: 2,484

William 'Bill' / 'Willie' Legendre Jr.

22. Blondie Johnson (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors: Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard | Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, Earle Foxe

Votes: 375

Danny Jones

23. Infernal Machine (1933)

65 min | Drama

A bomb is hidden on an ocean liner, but nobody on board is aware of its presence.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Chester Morris, Genevieve Tobin, Victor Jory, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 7

Robert Holden

24. Tomorrow at Seven (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

People in an old, dark mansion are menaced by a maniac called "The Black Ace."

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Chester Morris, Vivienne Osborne, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 220

Neil Broderick

26. King for a Night (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A prizefighter is convicted of a murder that was actually committed by his sister.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Chester Morris, Helen Twelvetrees, Alice White, John Miljan

Votes: 47

Bud Williams

27. Let's Talk It Over (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Comedy

A young sailor saves a woman from drowning. The woman turns out to be a rich heiress; unfortunately for the sailor, she was only pretending to be drowning so that another young man she had ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Chester Morris, Mae Clarke, Frank Craven, John Warburton

Mike McGann

28. Gift of Gab (1934)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Conceited radio announcer irritates everyone else at the station.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, Phil Baker

Votes: 88


30. The Gay Bride (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

After the adversary of a bootlegger has him killed, he takes up with his widow, a gold-digging chorus girl, but a handsome bodyguard is also determined to win her over.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Zasu Pitts, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 425

Jimmie 'Office boy' Burnham

31. Society Doctor (1935)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

A doctor is fired for breaking the rules and operating on a man with a case of appendicitis. This leads him to start thinking about setting up his own private practice for the "society" set.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Chester Morris, Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Billie Burke

Votes: 147

Dr. Morgan

32. I've Been Around (1935)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance

Romantic problems of a society girl and an engineer.

Director: Philip Cahn | Stars: Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson, G.P. Huntley, Phyllis Brooks

Eric Foster

33. Princess O'Hara (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

King, the driver of a horse-drawn hansom cab, is killed in a turf war between Vic Toledo's cab company and his competitors. Vic sends his goons to get King's daughter Princess a new horse but they steal a prized racing horse.

Director: David Burton | Stars: Jean Parker, Chester Morris, Leon Errol, Vince Barnett

Votes: 19

Vic Toledo

34. Public Hero Number 1 (1935)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama

A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 447

Jeff Crane

35. Pursuit (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Bush, the secretary of the head of a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Scotty Beckett, Henry Travers

Votes: 132

Mr. 'Mitch' Mitchell

36. Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Western

Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 552

Bob Sangster

37. Moonlight Murder (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

An escaped lunatic, a mysterious swami, and various lovers all have designs on a famous opera singer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Chester Morris, Madge Evans, Leo Carrillo, Frank McHugh

Votes: 124

Steve Farrell

38. Frankie and Johnnie (1936)

66 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a woman, Frankie, and the man who has done her wrong, Johnnie.

Directors: Chester Erskine, John H. Auer | Stars: Helen Morgan, Chester Morris, Lilyan Tashman, Florence Reed

Votes: 37

Johnnie Drew

39. Counterfeit (1936)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A cop goes undercover to infiltrate and break up a counterfeiting ring.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Chester Morris, Margot Grahame, Lloyd Nolan, Marian Marsh

Votes: 22

John Joseph Madden

40. They Met in a Taxi (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A cab driver takes in a young woman who claims to be a reluctant bride, and becomes involved in the search for a stolen necklace.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Chester Morris, Fay Wray, Raymond Walburn, Lionel Stander

Votes: 48

Jimmy Donlin

41. Devil's Playground (1937)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Romance

Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen. She marries Dorgan but makes a play for Mason when her husband is on duty.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Richard Dix, Dolores del Rio, Chester Morris, George McKay

Votes: 89

Robert Mason

42. 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 »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Chester Morris, Leo Carrillo, Helen Mack, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 71

Eddie Lang

43. Flight from Glory (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Drama

This laudable RKO programmer casts Chester Morris as a fearless pilot whose misdeeds have exiled him to a remote flying field in the Andes mountains.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Whitney Bourne, Onslow Stevens, Van Heflin

Votes: 169

Paul Smith

44. Law of the Underworld (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama

A respected citizen with secret ties to the local mob is faced with revealing his criminal connections to save two innocent people from execution.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Anne Shirley, Eduardo Ciannelli, Walter Abel

Votes: 143

Gene Fillmore

45. Sky Giant (1938)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Given the job of training young pilots for important post-war cargo flights, hard-boiled Col. Stockton forces ex-officer Stag Cahill back into the military to be his aide at the academy. ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Dix, Chester Morris, Joan Fontaine, Harry Carey

Votes: 135

Kenneth 'Ken' Stockton