David Wayne

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​   David Wayne (January 30, 1914 – February 9, 1995) was an American actor with a career spanning nearly 50 years. Early life and career Wayne was born Wayne James McMeekan in Traverse City, Michigan, the son of Helen Matilda (née Mason) and John David McMeekan. He grew up in Bloomingdale, Michigan. Wayne's first major Broadway role was Og the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow, for which he won the Theatre World Award and the first ever Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. While appearing in the play, he and co-star Albert Sharpe were recruited by producer David O. Selznick to play Irish characters in the film Portrait of Jennie (1948). It was in 1948 as well that Wayne became one of those fortunate 50 applicants (out of approximately 700) granted membership in New York's newly formed Actors Studio. He was awarded a second Tony for Best Actor in a Play for The Teahouse of the August Moon and was nominated as Best Actor in a Musical for The Happy Time. He originated the role of Ensign Pulver in the classic stage comedy Mister Roberts and also appeared in Say, Darling, After the Fall, and Incident at Vichy.

Most Popular David Wayne Trailers

Total trailers found: 34

The Andromeda Strain Trailer (1971)

12 March 1971

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency.

The Front Page Trailer (1974)

01 December 1974

A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.

We're Not Married! Trailer (1952)

11 July 1952

A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married.

How to Marry a Millionaire Trailer (1953)

29 October 1953

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Down Among the Sheltering Palms Trailer (1953)

01 March 1953

War-weary Captain Willoby and his men are the occupation force on an island of lovely women...and are forbidden to fraternize.

The Three Faces of Eve Trailer (1957)

23 December 1957

Classic dramatization of America's best-known case of a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, and her road to recovery.

Adam's Rib Trailer (1949)

18 November 1949

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court.

The Prize Fighter Trailer (1979)

02 November 1979

"Bags" the boxer (funnyman Tim Conway) and his manager, Shake (Don Knotts), are quite a pair: One is a dim bulb, and the other has a mean streak.

Portrait of Jennie Trailer (1948)

25 December 1948

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

The Tender Trap Trailer (1955)

04 November 1955

Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children.

As Young as You Feel Trailer (1951)

15 June 1951

Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour.

The Apple Dumpling Gang Trailer (1975)

01 July 1975

A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget.

O. Henry's Full House Trailer (1952)

07 August 1952

Five O. Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem".

Hell and High Water Trailer (1954)

06 February 1954

A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III.

Finders Keepers Trailer (1984)

18 May 1984

On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy.

The African Elephant Trailer (1971)

01 October 1971

African Elephant originally played in theatres as King Elephant.. The film is a straightforward, well-photographed documentary concentrating on.

With a Song in My Heart Trailer (1952)

03 April 1952

Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries.

My Blue Heaven Trailer (1950)

15 September 1950

Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby.

Tubby the Tuba Trailer (1975)

30 April 1975

When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale.

The Sad Sack Trailer (1957)

27 November 1957

Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months.

M Trailer (1951)

01 March 1951

Remake of the 1931 original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.

The Reformer and the Redhead Trailer (1950)

05 May 1950

A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.

Stella Trailer (1950)

20 July 1950

Screwball black comedy about a wacky family that forgets where they've buried a corpse.

Tonight We Sing Trailer (1953)

26 January 1953

Tonight We Sing is a 1953 musical biopic film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, based on the life and career of the celebrated impresario Sol Hurok.

The Naked Hills Trailer (1956)

17 June 1956

Tracy Powell, an Indiana farmer, gets the gold fever and heads for Stockton, California in 1849. There, he abandons his first partner, Bert Killian, and teams up with Sam Wilkins, a claim jumper employed by Willis Haver.

The Big Gamble Trailer (1961)

25 July 1961

Irish seaman Vic Brennan persuades his Dublin family to finance a truck-hauling business in the remote African town of Jebanda.

The Last Angry Man Trailer (1959)

22 October 1959

As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help the sick, the poor and the unfortunate in his decrepit neighborhood, Paul Muni is the testy old man who faces life without compromise and David Wayne is the troubled television producer fighting to preserve his career.

Poker Alice Trailer (1987)

21 May 1987

She's a New Orleans gambler with a poker face no man can resist. And when she unwittingly wins a "house of ill repute" in a high-stakes card game, things start moving like a runaway train.

The Gift of Love Trailer (1978)

08 December 1978

Inspired by O. Henry's short story about a young bride and groom, each of whom foolishly--but quite lovingly--sacrifices a treasured possession to buy the perfect Christmas gift for their mate.

The I Don't Care Girl Trailer (1953)

14 January 1953

This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen treatment for the life of Eva Tanguay, and Jessel is unhappy with what the writers present him.

Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie Trailer (1952)

27 June 1952

At the fiftieth anniversary of his town's founding, the town's first barber recalls his long-dead, spirited bride and the flaw in his own character that helped bring about her loss and others.

Up Front Trailer (1951)

05 March 1951

Military comedy set during WWII, inspired by Bill Mauldin's popular newspaper cartoons of soldiers "Willie" and "Joe".

Huckleberry Finn Trailer (1974)

24 May 1974

One of Mark Twain's best-loved stories becomes a screen musical in this family-friendly adaptation. Mischievous Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a 15-year-old boy who has long had a difficult relationship with his often violent father.

Murder at the Mardi Gras Trailer (1978)

10 May 1978

A bubble-brained Philadelphia waitress witnesses a murder during the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans and finds herself stalked by the killer.