Lloyd Corrigan

(1900 – 1969)

         

The son of American actress Lillian Elliott, Lloyd Corrigan began working in films as a bit actor in the silent era. But Corrigan’s heart was in writing and directing during his formative professional years. He was among Raymond Griffith’s writing staff for the Civil War comedy Hands Up (1926), and later penned several of Bebe Daniels’ Paramount vehicles. Corrigan worked on the scripts of all three of Paramount’s “Fu Manchu” films (1929-30) starring Warner Oland; he also directed the last of the series, Daughter of the Dragon (1930). In contrast to his later light-hearted acting roles, Corrigan’s tastes ran to mystery and melodrama in most of his directing assignments, as witness Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) and Night Key (1937). In 1938, Corrigan abandoned directing to concentrate on acting. A porcine little man with an open-faced, wide-eyed expression, Corrigan specialized in likable businessmen and befuddled millionaires (especially in Columbia’s Boston Blackie series). This quality was often as not used to lead the audience astray in such films as Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) and The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), in which the bumbling, seemingly harmless Corrigan would turn out to be a master criminal or murderer. Lloyd Corrigan continued acting in films until the mid ’60s; he also was a prolific TV performer, playing continuing roles in the TV sitcoms Happy (1960) and Hank (1965), and showing up on a semi-regular basis as Ned Buntline on the long-running western Wyatt Earp (1955-61). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Filmography as:  Actor, Writer, Director, Himself, Notable TV Guest


Actor – filmography
(1990s) (1960s) (1950s) (1940s) (1930s) (1920s)

Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (1994) …. Ned Buntline (flashback sequence)
Magnifico extranjero, El (1967)
… aka The Magnificent Stranger (USA)
“Hank” (1965) TV Series …. Professor McKillup (1965-66)
Lassie: A Christmas Tail (1963) …. Mr. Nicholson
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) …. The Mayor
… aka It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (USA: promotional title)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) …. Holborn Gaines
Joyful Hour (1960) (TV) …. Innkeeper
“Happy” (1960) TV Series …. Uncle Charlie
“The Real McCoys” (1957) TV Series …. Hank Johnson
… aka The McCoys
“Corky and White Shadow” (1956) TV Series …. Uncle Dan
Hidden Guns (1956) …. Judge Wallis
“The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” (1955) TV Series …. Ned Buntline (1955-1960)
… aka Wyatt Earp
Paris Follies of 1956 (1955) …. Alfred Gaylord
… aka Fresh From Paris (USA: TV title)
Born In Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake (1955) …. Uncle Billy
“Meet Mr. McNulty” (1953) TV Series …. Dean Dodsworth (1954-55) … aka The Ray Milland Show (USA: new title) … aka The Ray Milland Show: Meet Mr. McNulty (USA: new title (complete title))
“Willy” (1954) TV Series …. Papa Dodger
Return From the Sea (1954) …. Pinky
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) …. Anton Gravesend
Marry Me Again (1953) …. Mr. Taylor
The Stars Are Singing (1953) …. Miller
“The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” (1952) TV Series …. Wally Dipple
… aka Ozzie and Harriet
Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder (1952) …. Tobias
Son of Paleface (1952) …. Doc Lovejoy
Sound Off (1952)
New Mexico (1951) …. Judge Wilcox
Her First Romance (1951) …. Mr. Gauss
… aka Girls Never Tell (UK)
Ghost Chasers (1951) …. Edgar Alden Franklin Smith
The Last Outpost (1951) …. Mr. Delacourt
… aka Cavalry Charge (USA: reissue title)
Sierra Passage (1951) …. Thaddeus ‘Thad’ Kring
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) …. Ragueneau
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950) …. Sharpie Corrigan
Father Is a Bachelor (1950) …. Judge Millett
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) …. Maj. Adams
And Baby Makes Three (1949) …. Dr. William Parnell
Dancing in the Dark (1949) …. Barker
Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949) …. J.B. Hutchins
… aka Hitting the Jackpot (UK)
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) …. Mr. Evergood
Home in San Antone (1949) …. Uncle Zeke
… aka Harmony Inn (UK)
Strike It Rich (1949) …. Matt Brady
Homicide for Three (1948) …. Emmanuel Catt … aka An Interrupted Honeymoon (UK)
The Return of October (1948) …. Dutton
… aka A Date with Destiny (UK)
A Date with Judy (1948) …. Pop Scully
The Big Clock (1948) …. McKinley
Mr. Reckless (1948) …. Hugo Denton
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) …. ‘Pops’
Adventures of Casanova (1948) …. D’Albernasi
… aka Casanova aventurero (Mexico)
Blaze of Noon (1947) …. Reverend Polly
Stallion Road (1947) …. Ben Otis
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947) …. The Late Timothy Beecher
Alias Mr. Twilight (1946) …. Geoffrey Holden
The Chase (1946) …. Emmerrich Johnson
Lady Luck (1946) …. Little Joe
Shadowed (1946) …. Fred J. Johnson
Two Smart People (1946) …. Dwight Chadwick
She-Wolf of London (1946) …. Det. Latham
… aka The Curse of the Allenbys (UK)
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) …. Sheriff of Nottingham
The Fighting Guardsman (1946) …. King Louis XVI
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) …. Arthur Manleder
… aka Booked on Suspicion (UK)
The Crime Doctor’s Courage (1945) …. John Massey
… aka The Doctor’s Courage (UK)
Bring on the Girls (1945) …. Beaster
What a Blonde (1945) (uncredited) …. Employment Agency Clerk
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) …. Dr. Bruce Clayworth
Lake Placid Serenade (1944) …. Jaroslaw ‘Papa’ Haschek
… aka Winter Serenade (USA: reissue title)
Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944) …. Marty Maizely
Reckless Age (1944) …. Mr. Connors
Song of Nevada (1944) …. Professor Hanley
Since You Went Away (1944) …. Mr. Mahoney – Grocer
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944) …. Police Chief Davis
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) (uncredited) …. Town Citizen
Gambler’s Choice (1944) …. Ulysses S. Rogers
Rosie the Riveter (1944) …. Clem Prouty
… aka In Rosie’s Room
Passport to Destiny (1944) …. Prof. Frederick Walthers
… aka Passport to Adventure
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) …. Arthur Manleder
Nobody’s Darling (1943) …. Charles Grant Sr.
Captive Wild Woman (1943) …. John Whipple
Mantrap (1943) …. Anatol Duprez
King of the Cowboys (1943) …. William Kraley, Governor’s Secretary
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943) …. Arthur Manleder
… aka After Midnight with Boston Blackie (UK)
London Blackout Murders (1943) …. Inspector Harris
… aka Secret Motive
Eyes of the Underworld (1943) …. J.C. Thomas
… aka Criminals of the Underworld (USA: reissue title)
Hitler’s Children (1943) …. Franz Erhart
Tarzan’s Desert Mystery (1943) …. Sheik Abdul El Khim
Tennessee Johnson (1942) …. Mr. Secretary
… aka The Man on America’s Conscience (UK)
Secrets of the Underground (1942) …. Maurice Vaughn
Lucky Jordan (1942) …. Ernest Higgins
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) …. Arthur Manleder
… aka Blackie Goes Hollywood (UK)
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) …. Mr. Marshall J. Denningham
… aka She Got Her Man (UK)
The Great Man’s Lady (1942) …. Mr. Cadwallader
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) …. Thomas Woverman
… aka A Yank in Dutch (UK)
Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) …. Prefect Gobelin
… aka Phantom of Paris
Alias Boston Blackie (1942) …. Arthur Manleder
North to the Klondike (1942) …. Dr. Curtis
Bombay Clipper (1942) …. George Lewis
Treat ‘Em Rough (1942) …. Gray Kingsford
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941) …. Arthur Manleder
Kathleen (1941) …. Dr. Montague Foster
Mexican Spitfire’s Baby (1941) …. Chumley
Dark Streets of Cairo (1941) …. Baron Stephens
Whistling in the Dark (1941) …. Harvey Upshaw
Men of Boys Town (1941) …. Roger Gorton
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941) (uncredited) …. Pigeon Duncan
… aka The Navy Steps Out (UK)
Captain Caution (1940) (uncredited) …. Capt;. Stannage
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) (uncredited) …. Ghost
… aka Beyond Christmas (USA: new title)
Public Deb No. 1 (1940) …. Hugh Stackett
The Return of Frank James (1940) …. Randolph Stone
The Lady in Question (1940) …. Prosecuting Attorney
Sporting Blood (1940) …. Otis ‘Mr. Charles’ Winfield
… aka Sterling Metal (USA: TV title)
Queen of the Mob (1940) (uncredited) …. C. Jason
The Ghost Breakers (1940) …. Martin
Opened by Mistake (1940) (uncredited) …. Anton Zarecki
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) …. Judge Hennessey
… aka Choose Your Partner (UK)
Jack Pot (1940) (uncredited) …. Mr. Higby
Young Tom Edison (1940) …. Dr. Pender
High School (1940) …. Dr. Henry Wallace
The Great Commandment (1939) …. Jemuel
It (1927) (uncredited) …. Yacht Cabin Boy
The Splendid Crime (1925) …. Kelly

Writer – filmography
(1930s) (1920s)

Night Work (1939)
Touchdown, Army (1938)
… aka Generals of Tomorrow (UK)
Campus Confessions (1938)
… aka Fast Play (UK)
Hold ‘Em Navy (1937)
… aka That Navy Spirit (UK)
La Cucaracha (1934) (story)
He Learned About Women (1933) (story)
Daughter of the Dragon (1931) (adaptation)
The Lawyer’s Secret (1931)
Dude Ranch (1931) (adaptation)
Follow Thru (1930)
Anybody’s War (1930)
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)
… aka New Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (USA)
Sweetie (1929) (also story)
The Saturday Night Kid (1929) (dialogue) (adaptation) … aka Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em
The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929) (dialogue) (screenplay)
What a Night! (1928) (story)
Hot News (1928) (adaptation)
The Fifty-Fifty Girl (1928)
Red Hair (1928) (adaptation)
She’s a Sheik (1927)
Swim Girl, Swim (1927) (also story)
Wedding Bill$ (1927) (also story)
Señorita (1927)
The Campus Flirt (1926)
… aka The College Flirt (UK)
Wet Paint (1926)
Miss Brewster’s Millions (1926)
Hands Up! (1926)

Director – filmography

Lady Behave! (1937)
Night Key (1937)
Dancing Pirate (1936)
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
By Your Leave (1934)
La Cucaracha (1934)
He Learned About Women (1933)
The Broken Wing (1932)
No One Man (1932)
Beloved Bachelor (1931)
Daughter of the Dragon (1931)
Along Came Youth (1930)
Follow Thru (1930)

Himself – filmography

Stage Door Canteen (1943) …. Himself

Notable TV Guest Appearances

“Petticoat Junction” playing “Reverend Mister Jones” in episode: “Hooterville, You’re All Heart” (episode # 4.3) 27 September 1966
“The Donna Reed Show” playing “Professor James Caldwell” in episode: “Do Me a Favor, Don’t Do Me Any Favors” (episode # 8.7) 28 October 1965
“Bonanza” playing “Doctor” in episode: “A Good Night’s Rest” (episode # 6.28) 11 April 1965
“Perry Mason” playing “Gerald Shore” in episode: “The Case of the Careless Kitten” (episode # 8.24) 25 March 1965
“Bonanza” playing “Jesse Simmons” in episode: “The Pure Truth” (episode # 5.23) 8 March 1964
“77 Sunset Strip” playing “Jerry Kenzie” in episode: “Alimony League” (episode # 6.16) 10 January 1964
“Gunsmoke” playing “Jeremiah Dark” in episode: “The Magician” (episode # 9.12) 21 December 1963
“Lassie” playing “Mr. Nicholson” in episode: “Lassie’s Gift of Love” 15 December 1963
“The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters” playing “Captain Rembrandt Van Creel” in episode: “The Day of the Flying Dutchman” (episode # 1.11) 1 December 1963
“Perry Mason” playing “Harvey Forrest” in episode: “The Case of the Decadent Dean” (episode # 7.5) 24 October 1963
“The Lucy Show” playing “Mr. Holly” in episode: “Lucy Puts Up a TV Antenna” (episode # 1.9) 26 November 1962
“Perry Mason” playing “Rudy Mahlsted” in episode: “The Case of the Dodging Domino” (episode # 6.6) 1 November 1962
“Dennis the Menace” playing “Mr. Judd” in episode: “Junior Pathfinders Ride Again” (episode # 3.27) 8 April 1962
“Maverick” in episode: “The Maverick Report” (episode # 5.9) 4 March 1962
“Have Gun – Will Travel” playing “Carl Wellsley” in episode: “One, Two, Three” (episode # 5.22) 17 February 1962
“Death Valley Days” playing “Dorsey” in episode: “Sponge Full of Vinegar” (episode # 10.13) 15 January 1962
“Lassie” playing “Sculptor” in episode: “Yochim’s Christmas” (episode # 8.15) 24 December 1961
“Rawhide” playing “Simon Baines” in episode: “Incident of the Running Man” (episode # 3.25) 5 May 1961
“Gunslinger” playing “Doctor Bennet” in episode: “The Diehards” (episode # 1.9) 20 April 1961
“Peter Gunn” playing “Adrian Grimmett” in episode: “The Candidate” (episode # 3.4) 24 October 1960
“Lock Up” playing “Barney Klein” in episode: “The Skid Row Story” (episode # 2.3) 8 October 1960
“Death Valley Days” in episode: “Money to Burn” (episode # 8.16) 22 January 1960
“Johnny Staccato” playing “Brother Thomas” in episode: “Evil” (episode # 1.7) 29 October 1959
“Riverboat” playing “John Jenkins” in episode: “A Race to Cincinnati” (episode # 1.4) 4 October 1959
“Man Without a Gun” in episode: “The Last Holdup” (episode # 2.6) 17 June 1959
“Zorro” playing “Sancho” in episode: “Manhunt” (episode # 2.26) 2 April 1959
“Zorro” playing “Sancho” in episode: “The Hound of the Sierras” (episode # 2.25) 26 March 1959
“Tombstone Territory” playing “Whit Purcell” in episode: “Marked for Murder” (episode # 2.2) 20 March 1959
“Zorro” playing “Sancho” (uncredited) in episode: “Zorro and the Mountain Man” (episode # 2.24) 19 March 1959
“Trackdown” playing “Fred Kettle” in episode: “The Threat” (episode # 2.24) 4 March 1959
“The Restless Gun” playing “Jesse Alden” in episode: “The Lady and the Gun” (episode # 2.17) 19 January 1959
“Shirley Temple’s Storybook” playing “Wee Willie Winkie” in episode: “Mother Goose” (episode # 1.16) 21 December 1958
“Wanted: Dead or Alive” playing “Ben Hatch” in episode: “Eight Cent Record” (episode # 1.16) 20 December 1958
“The Restless Gun” playing “Kermit Taylor” in episode: “The Battle of Tower Rock” (episode # 1.32) 28 April 1958
“The Restless Gun” playing “Doc Cross” in episode: “The New Sheriff” (episode # 1.9) 18 November 1957
“The Adventures of Jim Bowie” playing “Jean Martel” in episode: “Charivari” (episode # 2.11) 15 November 1957
“Lux Video Theatre” in episode: “Judge Not” (episode # 7.46) 15 August 1957
“Crossroads” in episode: “Greenhill Far Away” (episode # 2.39) 28 June 1957
“The 20th Century-Fox Hour” playing “Captain Sam” in episode: “The Marriage Broker” (episode # 2.19) 12 June 1957
“Code 3” in episode: “The Print with a Face” (episode # 1.3) 16 April 1957
“The 20th Century-Fox Hour” playing “Judge” in episode: “Springfield Incident” (episode # 2.10) 6 February 1957
“Matinee Theatre” in episode: “Cupid Rode a Horse” (episode # 1.199) 7 August 1956
“The Mickey Mouse Club” playing “Uncle Dan” in episode: “Corky and White Shadow” 4 June 1956
“Strange Stories” in episode: “Death Makes a Pass” 12 April 1956
“Ford Star Jubilee” in episode: “High Tor” (episode # 1.7) 10 March 1956
“Crossroads” playing “Myers” in episode: “The Rebel” (episode # 1.22) 2 March 1956
“Screen Directors Playhouse” playing “Hank” in episode: “Arroyo” (episode # 1.4) 26 October 1955
“Lux Video Theatre” in episode: “The Nine-Penny Dream” (episode # 5.50) 4 August 1955
“The Millionaire” in episode: “The Cobb Marley Story” (episode # 1.22) 15 June 1955
“The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse” playing “Jerome” in episode: “Fie, Fie, Fifi” (episode # 1.34) 21 May 1954
“The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse” in episode: “Hollywood, Home Sweet Home” (episode # 1.29) 16 April 1954
“The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse” in episode: “Death Makes a Pass” (episode # 1.12) 18 December 1953
“Cavalcade of America” playing “Bowling Green” in episode: “New Salem Story” (episode # 1.10) 4 February 1953
“Racket Squad” playing “Mr. Dooley” in episode: “The Christmas Caper” (episode # 3.15) 25 December 1952