Filmography

1936

I Conquer the Sea!  
The Great Ziegfeld  
Suzy  
Piccadilly Jim  
Old Hutch  

1937

Mama Steps Out  
Song of the City  
Navy Blue and Gold  

1938

Men with Wings  
King of Alcatraz  
Illegal Traffic  

1939

Persons in Hiding  
Waterfront  
No Place to Go  
The Return of Doctor X  

1940

The Fighting 69th  
Three Cheers for the Irish  
Tear Gas Squad  
Flight Angels  
River’s End  
Kitty Foyle  

1941

Affectionately Yours  
Kisses for Breakfast  
Bad Men of Missouri  

1942

Captains of the Clouds  
In This Our Life  
Wings for the Eagle  

1943

The Hard Way  
Thank Your Lucky Stars  
The Desert Song  

1944

Shine On, Harvest Moon  
The Very Thought of You  
Hollywood Canteen  

1945

God Is My Co-Pilot  
Christmas in Connecticut  

1946

One More Tomorrow  
Two Guys from Milwaukee  
The Time, the Place and the Girl  

1947

Cheyenne  
My Wild Irish Rose  

1948

To the Victor  
Two Guys from Texas  
One Sunday Afternoon  

1949

It’s a Great Feeling  
The Lady Takes a Sailor  

1950

Perfect Strangers  
Pretty Baby  

1951

Raton Pass  
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine  

1952

This Woman Is Dangerous  
Cattle Town  

1955

The Gun That Won the West  
Pearl of the South Pacific  

1956

Uranium Boom  

1968

Rogue’s Gallery  

1974

Busby Berkeley (documentary)

1976

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood 

Awards

It’s not the easiest thing in the world to be a success in Hollywood and still be the ordinary husband and father. ~ Dennis Morgan

Dennis Morgan: Learn more about him, review his filmography and more

Actors, Biographies

Dennis Morgan was born December 20, 1908 in the village of Prentice in Price County in northern Wisconsin. Born as Earl Stanley Morner, he used the acting pseudonym Richard Stanley before adopting the name under which he gained his greatest fame.

He enrolled at Carroll College, now known as Carroll University, in Waukesha, Wisconsin as a member of the 1930 graduating class.

After relocating to Los Angeles, California, Morgan starred in the wartime dramas, God Is My Co-Pilot and Captains of the Clouds, opposite Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle and Perfect Strangers, the comedy Christmas in Connecticut, with Barbara Stanwyck and Sydney Greenstreet, and the musical adventure, The Desert Song.

Morgan was a top leading man at Warner Brothers in the 1940s, starring with best friend Jack Carson in many movies, several of which were “two guys” buddy pictures.

By 1956, he had retired from films. He appeared in sporadic television guest roles in the 1950s. 

Dennis Morgan died in 1994 of respiratory failure in Fresno, California.