Tim Whelan

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Tim Whelan was an accomplished director with a unique attention to detail that really made his productions stand out from the norm. Whelan's career began with his screenplays being featured in comedy films such as ... Read more »
Born: 11/02/1893 in Cannelton, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Director (6)

Cavalcade of America 1952 - 1957 (Tv Show)

Director

Crossroads 1952 - 1957 (Tv Show)

Director

Rage at Dawn 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Texas Lady 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Seven Days Leave 1941 (Movie)

(Director)

The Thief of Bagdad 1939 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (5)

Exit Smiling 1925 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp 1925 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Freshman 1924 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Safety Last 1923 (Movie)

(From Story)

Safety Last 1923 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Seven Days Leave 1941 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Tim Whelan was an accomplished director with a unique attention to detail that really made his productions stand out from the norm. Whelan's career began with his screenplays being featured in comedy films such as "Safety Last" (1923) starring Harold Lloyd, "The Freshman" (1925) with Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston and "Exit Smiling" (1926) with Beatrice Lillie and Jack Pickford. He also appeared in "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" (1926) with Harry Langdon and "Hook, Line and Sinker" (1930). He continued to work in film in the thirties, directing motion pictures like "It's a Boy" (1933), the Spencer Tracy crime picture "The Murder Man" (1935) and "Action For Slander" (1937). Nearing the end of his career, Whelan directed "Seven Days Leave" (1942) with Victor Mature, "Twin Beds" (1942) and the adaptation "Higher and Higher" (1943) with Michèle Morgan. He also appeared in the musical "Step Lively" (1944) with Frank Sinatra and the musical comedy "Swing Fever" (1944) with Kay Kyser. Whelan last directed the Claudette Colbert western "Texas Lady" (1955). Whelan passed away in August 1957 at the age of 64.

Milestones

1928

Directing debut with "Adam's Apple"

1920

Screenwriting debut

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