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Lardner on Film

-Alphabetical Order-


Updated 10 January 2006

Lardner's stories on film | Lardner appearances in movies
Lardner as a character in movies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Many of Lardner's stories have been adapted to film.  The movie version doesn't always resemble the original, but that, as they say, is Hollywood.  The following is a listing of the movies associated with Ring Lardner, with some basic information, links to additional information, and availability status.  All listings are movies unless otherwise noted. 

If you would like to add something (a review?), please let me know.  If you are looking for information about his son's movies (Ring Lardner, Jr.), please go to his page on this site.

 

 

   

Lardner's Stories on Film  

Actor's Studio (1949) (TV)

ABC TV series that adapted plays and stories.  Their version of Lardner's "A Frame Up" aired on 14 November 1949.

David Shaw, screenplay. 

Full cast and summary on IMDB.
Show summaries at University of Maryland.

Availability:  Not available.

 

Alibi Ike (1935)

Based on the short story of the same name.

Warner Brothers; Ray Enright, Director; Edward Chodorov, Producer; Joe E. Brown and Olivia De Havilland, stars. 

Notes:  Also features William Frawley as Cap; Joe E. Brown is also in Elmer the Great (1933). 

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availibility:  On VHS Alibi Ike.


And She Smiled (1996)

A German movie (in English) based on the story "There are Smiles."

Jann Henner Barmim and Chris Darros, screenplay; Benjamin Herrmann, Director.

Notes:  Lardner is uncredited. 

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

Blonde Trouble (1937)

Based on the play June Moon by Lardner and George S. Kaufman; originally based on the short story, "Some Like Them Cold." 

Lillie Hayward, screenplay; George Archainbaud, Director. 

Notes:  See also June Moon (1931) and June Moon (1974).

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

Champion (1949)

Based on the short story of the same name.

Mark Robson, Director; Kirk Douglas, star. 

Notes:  Kirk Douglas won the Oscar for best actor for this film.  See also Climax.

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  On DVD:  Champion.

 

Climax (aka Climax Mystery Theater) (1954) (TV)

CBS TV series that produced an adaptation of "Champion" in their first season.

Notes:  See also Champion.

Show information on Wikipedia.
Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

Based on the Lardner/George Cohan play Elmer the Great; originally based on the short story, "Hurry Kane."

Fred Niblo Jr., screenplay; Noel M. Smith, Director.; Bert Wheeler, star.

Notes:  See also Elmer the Great and Fast Company.

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

A Day With Conrad Green (1980) (TV)

A TV adaptation of the short story of the same name.

Fred Gwynn, star.

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

Elmer the Great (1933)

Based on the story "Hurry Kane," and the play of the same name (Lardner and George Cohan).

Mervyn Le Roy, Director; Joe E. Brown, star.

Notes:  See also Cowboy Quarterback and Fast Company.

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

Fast Company (1929)

Based on the Lardner/George Cohan play Elmer the Great; originally based on the short story, "Hurry Kane."

Walton Butterfield, screenplay; A. Edward Sutherland, Director.

Notes:  See also Elmer the Great, and Cowboy Quarterback.

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

The Golden Honeymoon (1970)

A short film by Orson Welles, based on the short story of the same name. 

Orson Welles, screenplay; Orson Welles, Director.

Notes:  See also The Golden Honeymoon (1980)

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

The Golden Honeymoon (1980) (TV)

A short film based on the short story of the same name; originally aired on HBO as part of the American Short Story Collection.

Frederic Hunter, screenplay; Noel Black, Director; James Whitmore and Teresa Wright, stars; Henry Fonda, introduction.

Notes:  See also The Golden Honeymoon (1970)

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  VHS and DVD:  The Golden Honeymoon [DVD]; The Golden Honeymoon [VHS]

 

Haircut (1996) (TV)

Bravo channel adaptation of the short story of the same name.

Availability:  Not available.

 

June Moon (1931)

First film version of the Lardner/George S. Kaufman play, June Moon; originally based on the short story "Some Like Them Cold."

Vincent Lawrence, Joseph Mankiewicz, and Keene Thompson, screenplay; A. Edward Sutherland, Director.

Notes:  See also June Moon (1974) and Blonde Trouble (1937).

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

June Moon (1974)

Film version of the Lardner/George S. Kaufman play June Moon; originally based on the short story "Some Like Them Cold.".

Kirk Browning and Burt Shevelove, Directors; Jack Cassidy, star.

Note:  See also June Moon (1931) and Blonde Trouble (1937).

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  VHS and DVD:  June Moon [DVD], June Moon [VHS]

 

The New Klondike (1926) (Silent)

An original screenplay/story by Ring Lardner (Thomas Geraghty J. Clarkson Miller and Ben Hecht wrote the scenario).

Lewis Milestone, director; Thomas Meighan, star.

Full cast and summary at IMDB.
Other information about the film.

Availability:  Not available.

 

So This is New York (1948)

Based on the book The Big Town.   

Richard O Fleischer, Director; Rudy Vallee, Henry Morgan, stars. 

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available. 

 

Star Tonight (1955) (TV)

ABC TV series that produced an adaptation of "Zone of Quiet."

Availability:  Not available.

 

Who Dealt? (1993) (TV)

British TV adaptation of the Lardner short story "Who Dealt?"

David Bailey, Director.

Full cast and summary on IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 



 

 

 





Lardner on Film  

Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

A movie about the Ziegfeld showgirl.

J.P. McEvoy and Millard Webb, screenplay; John Harkrider and Millard Webb, Directors.

Notes:  Lardner is shown walking into the Ziefgeld Theater.  The announcer says his name and says "You Know Me, Al."

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

Go and Get It (1920)

A movie about a gorilla with a human brain, his murderous rampage, and the reporter who tries to solve the crimes. 

Marion Fairfax, screenplay; Marshall Neilan and Henry Roberts Symonds, Directors.

Lardner is listed in the credits, playing himself. 

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

Availability:  Not available.

 

 

 

   
Lardner Portrayed on Film  

Eight Men Out (1988)

John Sayles plays Ring Lardner in this movie about the 1919 Black Sox scandal. 

John Sayles, screenplay; John Sayles, Director; John Cusack and Charlie Sheen, stars.

Full cast and summary at IMDB.

 Availability:  On DVD:  Eight Men Out.

 
   


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