Go to Bing homepage

Film Actor

Frank Craven

  • Aug 24, 1881 - Sep 01, 1945 (age 64)
  • 5' 9" (1.74 m)
Search the latest about Frank Craven on Bing
1946
Colonel Effingham's Raid
en.wikipedia.org
MovieJan 24, 1946

Colonel Effingham's Raid

The story takes place in …
The story takes place in 1940. On the eve of America's entry in World War II, a colonel retired to his small Southern town, and discovers that there is a plan afoot to tear down Confederate Monument Square. He begins a campaign to rally the townspeople to save the square.
  • IMDb
1945
Frank Craven
PersonalSeptember 1945

Frank Craven

Frank Craven passed away.
Forever Yours
MovieJan 26, 1945

Forever Yours

A young woman who has been stricken with infantile …
A young woman who has been stricken with infantile paralysis gives up hope and is trying to "will herself" to die. A doctor who has been conducting experiments with patients with paralyzed nerves is convinced he can cure her.
  • IMDb
1944
Destiny
www.imdb.com
MovieDec 22, 1944

Destiny

Two bank robbers, Cliff Banks and Sam Baker go their separate …
Two bank robbers, Cliff Banks and Sam Baker go their separate ways while being chased by the law. Now fleeing alone, Cliff begins to reflect, via flash back, the various events and unsavory people in his life that lead to his life of crime. Cliff ends up in the idyllic rural town of Paradise Valley. Cliff discovers the local people are very trusting and decides the town would be the perfect place to pull a scam. He meets a farmer named Clem Broderick and his strange blind daughter Jane. Jane seems to have super natural powers; she can use a dowsing rod to find water, has ESP, and can control the forces of nature. However, despite all her powers, she is unable to read Cliff's mind and discover his plan to steal the Broderick farm out from under them. However, when Jane discovers what the stranger is up to, she invokes a vision in which Cliff is terrorized by the forces of nature and drowns in the river. Cliff, now shaken, vows to reform, and in the process save Clems life when he is attacked by a bear.
  • IMDb
My Best Gal
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 28, 1944

My Best Gal

Kitty O'Hara (Jane Withers)has a good singing voice but will …
Kitty O'Hara (Jane Withers)has a good singing voice but will have nothing to do with trying to use it in the theatre or on the radio. She and her grandfather, Danny O'Hara (Frank Craven), and ex-vaudeville hoofer, work in a Broadway drug store, rendezvous of young aspiring actors and performers, Danny and his friend Johnny McCloud (Jimmy Lydon), embryo writer of musicals, conspire to have Kitty's voice auditioned by a radio man. Her anger at discovering she's been tricked subsides when Johnny's induction notice into the U.S. Army arrives, and she tries to interest Broadway producer Ralph Hodges (George Cleveland) in Johnny's musical show. It is auditioned, using the talents of all young unknown performers, and Hodges wants to buy it, but without the youthful talent. Johnny rejects the offer until Danny becomes ill and needs an expensive operation, which Johnny secretly uses the money from selling his show to Hodgs. Kitty and his friends think Johnny has betrayed them.
  • IMDb
1943
Jack London
MovieNov 24, 1943

Jack London

Episodes in the adventurous life of the American novelist (1876 …
Episodes in the adventurous life of the American novelist (1876-1916).
  • IMDb
Son of Dracula
MovieOct 20, 1943

Son of Dracula

Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of …
Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South after meeting Katherine Caldwell, of the moneyed Caldwell clan that runs a plantation called Dark Oaks. She's obsessed with occult matters. Who better to guide her through this supernatural world than Count Alucard, whose name no one bothers to spell backwards? No one, that is, except the wily Dr. Brewster, an old family friend. He'll join Professor Lazlo, a specialist in the occult, in fighting this "Alucard" and the woman he's influenced. Or has Katherine influenced him? Meanwhile, Katherine's fiancé, Frank Stanley, will find his courage and his sanity sorely tested when he accidentally shoots Katherine to death, yet finds that she goes on living.
  • IMDb
Dangerous Blondes
MovieSep 23, 1943

Dangerous Blondes

Mystery writer Barry Craig and his wife Jane prefer solving …
Mystery writer Barry Craig and his wife Jane prefer solving crimes to writing about them, and they get a chance when killings plague the fashion photography studio of Ralph McCormick. First, secretary Julie Taylor reports an attempt on her life in the photography darkroom. Then socialite Isabel Fleming is stabbed during a photo shoot. When the prime suspect apparently commits suicide, Police Inspector Joseph Clinton declares the case closed - but then there is another murder.
  • IMDb
Harrigan's Kid
MovieMar 1, 1943

Harrigan's Kid

The farm scenes were filmed at Louis B. Mayer's farm in …
The farm scenes were filmed at Louis B. Mayer's farm in Perris, CA.
  • IMDb
1942
Pittsburgh
MovieDec 11, 1942

Pittsburgh

Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, …
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
  • IMDb
Keeper of the Flame
MovieDec 1, 1942

Keeper of the Flame

Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a …
Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. Steve receives conflicting reports and tales that make him question what the truth about the hero is.
  • IMDb
Girl Trouble
MovieOct 9, 1942

Girl Trouble

A South American in New York rents the apartment of a …
A South American in New York rents the apartment of a socialite who pretends to be his maid.
  • IMDb
Thru Different Eyes
en.wikipedia.org
MovieJun 19, 1942

Thru Different Eyes

District Attorney Stephen Pettijohn returns to his alma mater to …
District Attorney Stephen Pettijohn returns to his alma mater to lecture on circumstantial evidence, and uses a recent case,the murder of banker James Gardner, to make his point: Constance Gardner had wed James to spite Ted Farnsworth. Later, the pair drove to Gardner's country lodge to urge him to give Constance a divorce. He refuses and that night he is found dead with a bullet in his head. Pettijohn finds that all evidence points to Harry Beach, and the latter is convicted and sentenced to die.
  • IMDb
In This Our Life
MovieMay 8, 1942

In This Our Life

A young woman, Stanley Timberlake, dumps her …
A young woman, Stanley Timberlake, dumps her fiance, Craig Fleming, and runs off with her sister Roy's husband, Peter Kingsmill. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on the young black clerk, Parry Clay, who works in Craig's law office.
  • IMDb
1941
The Lady from Cheyenne
en.wikipedia.org
MovieApr 11, 1941

The Lady from Cheyenne

Fictionalized story of the …
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
  • IMDb
1940
Dreaming Out Loud
MovieSep 30, 1940

Dreaming Out Loud

Lum and Abner work at a general store in Arkansas. There …
Lum and Abner work at a general store in Arkansas. There they get involved in some misadventures with the locals.
  • IMDb
City for Conquest
MovieSep 21, 1940

City for Conquest

Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows …
Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.
  • IMDb
Our Town
MovieMay 24, 1940

Our Town

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the …
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.
  • IMDb
1939
Our Neighbors - The Carters
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 24, 1939

Our Neighbors - The Carters

The Carter family falls on …
The Carter family falls on hard times when Doc Carter loses his drugstore and has to settle for working in a factory. Their friend Bill Hastings offers to take in one of the Carter children in order to ease the burden.
  • IMDb
Miracles for Sale
MovieAug 10, 1939

Miracles for Sale

Mike Morgan creates the illusions that magicians use in their …
Mike Morgan creates the illusions that magicians use in their shows. While his business is Miracles for Sale, his hobby is exposing fake spiritualists. At the club, he is invited to attend the calling from the other world by Sabbatt, but Judy wants Mike to help her instead. Later that night, after spoiling an attempt on the life of Judy, and meeting Madame Rapport, Mike goes to Sabbatt's hotel only to find the doors chained from the inside and a strange voice speaking. Busting in, he finds Sabbatt strangled. While there seems to be no way for anyone from this world to commit the murder, it is only the first murder. Mike must find the how and why before Judy becomes the third and final victim.
  • IMDb
1938
Penrod and His Twin Brother
MovieFeb 26, 1938

Penrod and His Twin Brother

Penrod Schofield's …
Penrod Schofield's mischievous dog, Duke, is falsely accused of biting Penrod's spoiled friend, Rodney. The real culprit is Snook, a dog belonging to Danny, the new kid in town who just ...
  • IMDb
1937
You're Only Young Once
MovieDec 10, 1937

You're Only Young Once

On vacation with his family …
On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.
  • IMDb
Blossoms on Broadway
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 19, 1937

Blossoms on Broadway

The wealthy "Death Valley" Cora (Kitty Kelly) is coming to New …
The wealthy "Death Valley" Cora (Kitty Kelly) is coming to New York but is kidnapped by con-man Ira Collins (Edward Arnold) who has showgirl Sally Shea (Shirley Ross)impersonating her to fit a scheme he has to get an eccentric millionaire, P.J. Quinterfield Sr.(Frank Craven), turn over to him coined gold which he will melt down and presented as newly-mined from Cora's Death Valley mine. Sally is in on the scheme as Collins has told her it is part of the plan to get Quitenfield's son to finance a show for her. But Sally falls in love with Neil Graham (John 'Dusty' King), who is an undercover G-Man.
  • IMDb
Penrod and Sam
MovieFeb 28, 1937

Penrod and Sam

Penrod Schofield and his gang are "Jr. G Men," a secret club …
Penrod Schofield and his gang are "Jr. G Men," a secret club where all members are sworn to uphold the law and turn in crooks. When the mother of the youngest member of the G Men is killed by bank robbers the boys go into action. Will they be able to turn in the bank robbers before the bank robbers do them in?
  • IMDb
1936
The Harvester
en.wikipedia.org
MovieApr 18, 1936

The Harvester

The Harvester is a 1936 American comedy film directed by …
The Harvester is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Joseph Santley and written by Homer Croy, Robert Lee Johnson, Elizabeth Meehan and Gertrude Orr. It is based on the 1911 novel The Harvester by Gene Stratton-Porter, which had previously been turned into a 1927 silent film of the same title. The film stars Alice Brady, Russell Hardie, Ann Rutherford, Frank Craven, Cora Sue Collins and Emma Dunn. The film was released on April 18, 1936, by Republic Pictures.
  • Wikipedia
Small Town Girl
MovieApr 10, 1936

Small Town Girl

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too …
Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while drunk and then proceeds to take her out on a night on the town. Kay likes the stranger, and when the drunken Bob decides that they should get married, Kay hesitates little before consenting. The morning after the affair, Bob, once sober, regrets his mistake. His strict and upright parents, however, insist that the young couple pretend marriage for 6 months before divorcing, in order to avoid bad publicity. Bob resents Kay for standing in the way of him and his fiancée, Priscilla, but Kay still hopes that he'd have a change of heart.
  • IMDb
It's Up to You
MovieJan 1, 1936

It's Up to You

It's Up to You is a 1936 film directed by Christy Cabanne.
  • IMDb
1935
Barbary Coast
MovieOct 13, 1935

Barbary Coast

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, …
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She falls in love with miner Carmichael and takes his gold dust at the wheel. She goes after him, Louis goes after her with intent to harm Carmichael.
  • IMDb
Vagabond Lady
MovieMay 3, 1935

Vagabond Lady

Josephine Spiggins is thinking of marrying John Spear, the …
Josephine Spiggins is thinking of marrying John Spear, the stuffed-shirt son of a department store owner. When John's free-spirit brother Tony returns from touring the South Seas in his boat, the "Vagabond Lady," Jo is attracted to him instead.
  • IMDb
1934
That's Gratitude
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 8, 1934

That's Gratitude

That's Gratitude released.
Let's Talk It Over
www.imdb.com
MovieJun 1, 1934

Let's Talk It Over

A young sailor saves a woman from drowning. The woman turns …
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 ...
  • IMDb
He Was Her Man
MovieMay 18, 1934

He Was Her Man

Flicker Hayes informs the police after he sets up two men to …
Flicker Hayes informs the police after he sets up two men to be caught in a phony robbery attempt, because they were responsible for his going to prison. Dan Curly escapes, but the other kills a policeman and goes to the chair, so Dan wants two hitmen to get Flicker, who plans to leave the country. But he meets down-and-out Rose Lawrence, an ex-prostitute looking to hitch a ride to a small fishing village in the south to marry a Portuguese fisherman, and Flicker decides it would be a nice place to hide. After he seduces Rose, Flicker stakes her to a bus ticket and goes with her. But he's been spotted by Pop Sims, who follows them and reports Flicker's whereabouts to Dan. Meanwhile, Rose falls in love with Flicker, who is unaware that the hitmen are coming to kill him.
  • IMDb
City Limits
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 15, 1934

City Limits

The wealthy president of a big railroad, who's beginning to …
The wealthy president of a big railroad, who's beginning to crumble under the combined pressure of business, personal and physical problems, meets up with a pair of hoboes from whom he starts to learn how to really enjoy life in ways he never knew were possible.
  • IMDb
1933
Sons of the Desert
MovieDec 29, 1933

Sons of the Desert

When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they …
When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.
  • IMDb
State Fair
MovieJan 26, 1933

State Fair

The Frake family attend the Iowa State Fair. Father Abel …
The Frake family attend the Iowa State Fair. Father Abel enters his Hampshire boar, Blue Boy, in the hog contents. Mother Melissa enters the mincemeat competition. And their children, Margy and Wayne, find love with newspaper reporter Pat Gilbert and trapeze artist Emily Joyce. But will everyone return home safe and happy or will hearts be broken?
  • IMDb
1932
Handle with Care
www.imdb.com
MovieDec 25, 1932

Handle with Care

Bill Gordon (James Dunn), whose lot-in-life is rising, falls in love …
Bill Gordon (James Dunn), whose lot-in-life is rising, falls in love with Helen Barlow (Boots Mallory), who is raising two cute motherless children who nearly wreck her romance when they ...
  • IMDb
The First Year
www.imdb.com
MovieJul 31, 1932

The First Year

The First Year was a 1920 play that originally ran on Broadway at …
The First Year was a 1920 play that originally ran on Broadway at the Little Theatre. The play was written by Frank Craven and produced by John Golden. It closed in 1922 after 760 performances. In 1932, a film adapted from the Craven play was written by Lynn Starling. The film starred Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, and was directed by William K. Howard. Gaynor and Farrell made almost a dozen films together, including Frank Borzage's classics Seventh Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), and Lucky Star (1929); Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress for the first two and F. W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927).
  • IMDb
1929
The Very Idea
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 24, 1929

The Very Idea

A Eugenics expert convinces his sister and her husband, a …
A Eugenics expert convinces his sister and her husband, a barren couple, to adopt the offspring of his carefully selected "thoroughbreds": the family's chauffeur and maid who themselves are engaged.
  • IMDb
1916
John Craven
ChildJune 1916

John Craven

John Craven (June 22, 1916 – November 24, 1995) was an …
John Craven (June 22, 1916 – November 24, 1995) was an American actor, and the son of noted character actor Frank Craven. He appeared in films and numerous plays and had many TV roles, but was best remembered for originating the role of George Gibbs in the original stage version of Our Town, in which his father played the role of the Stage Manager. Craven was overlooked in the movie version, however, with the part going to the then-unknown William Holden.
  • Wikipedia
1881
Frank Craven
BirthAugust 1881

Frank Craven

Frank Craven was born.
Back to top
  • Data from
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDb
  • Whosdatedwho
  • Wikidata
  • Freebase
  • Select images from
  • TiVo
Wikipedia text under CC-BY-SA license