The Golden Age of Hollywood

I was going to call this discussion - "What is your favourite Warren William film"? There are

just so many!!! I really like "Skyscraper Souls" (1932). It is a wonderful film - I am really

suprised how little known it seems to be. At 96 minutes (and in my copy there was 10

minutes cut) so I would have thought it would have been a major film. Warren William stars

as a completely ruthless owner of an office block (looking eerily like the Chrysler Building)

who is juggling a wife (Hedda Hopper), a mistress (Veree Teasdale, who next to W.W. gives

the best performance in the film, in my opinion) and mistress in the making (Maureen

O"Sullivan ). He has a couple of scenes where he is talking to his associates - where he

is explaining his vision and another where he is mocking their downfall. Those scenes

are the highlight of the film for me and really prove what a wonderful actor Mr. William was.

Another film I like that was made about 12 years after the code was "Strange Illusion" -

he co-stars with Sally Eilers, about an unrepentant killer - he is excellent in that one as well.

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Hi - I just saw "The Case of the Lucky Legs" - he was quite amazing. Perry

Mason - a happy drunk, a wisecracking Della Street, I was laughing so


lol, i love WW's take on Mason! a far cry from Raymond Burr isnt it? 

i would probably name "Employee's Entrance" as my fave of all his films but as you say he made so many great ones!

i for one really like his Columbia Lone Wolf series and yes Strange Illusion was quite good as well!

The first movie that I saw Warren William in was "Imitation of Life",,,To me he was a great actor,,,he could hold his own 

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I've liked all of his movies,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


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