William Haines Movies on DVD
When a sponsor becomes displeased with his work, a radio advertising scriptwriter who is cheating on his wife suddenly finds himself unemployed. While trying to find work amidst the backdrop of the Depression, he has his life further complicated after his spouse dies suddenly and a newspaper man tries to blame him for her demise. William Haines, Madge Evans, Anita Page star in this sudsy drama. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
All aboard for this hilarious comedy about a former sailor whose design for a revolutionary boat engine lands him a job with a millionaire shipbuilder. As our hero constructs his dream speedboat and prepares for a big race, he also finds time to woo the daughter of his new boss. William Haines, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron star. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Silent film star William Haines' first talkie was this seriocomic tale about a rakish sailor whose relationship with a beautiful young woman (Anita Page) gets her in hot water with her family. Page expects a marriage proposal but winds up alone when Haines heads back out to sea. When he finally returns to make things right, will it be too late? Karl Dane, J.C. Nugent co-star. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
In this comedy crime caper, a radio clairvoyant gives his listeners advice from the spirit world. The trouble is that the medium is actually the leader of a gang of thieves who is using his broadcasts to inform his fellow crooks about upcoming robberies. Can a suspicious station employee bring down the no-good criminal? William Haines, Charles King, Mary Doran star. 65 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
A brash young race car mechanic (William Haines) gets a shot behind the wheel thanks to the publicity he garners after rescuing the daughter (Anita Page) of an aircraft manufacturer from a crash. Can he win a big upcoming race and impress his longtime mentor (Ernest Torrence)? John Miljan also stars. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital mono music score. Silent with music score.
After helping his boss improve his golf swing, shipping clerk William Haines is awarded a two-week membership to a fancy country club. That's where he meets (and falls for) the beauteous Joan Crawford, becoming inspired to win her heart by any means necessary. Will she deign to love him when she learns the truth about his humble station? Classy silent romance co-stars George K. Arthur, Eileen Percy. 78 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital stereo music score. Silent with music score.
In this vintage comedy, William Haines stars as a brash young man who is determined to make it rich--even if he has to rip a few people off to do so! When he meets wealthy beauty Leila Hyams, he attempts to get her to buy some junk bonds by getting her drunk until she signs on the dotted line. With Marie Dressler, Polly Moran. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Two American military men stationed in the Central American jungle fight enemies and compete for the same woman. When the beauty's Mexican boyfriend interrupts their intentions, trouble ensues--and when her father is kidnapped, one of her Yankee suitors infiltrates a bandit camp to rescue him. William Haines, Esther Ralston, and Conrad Nagel star in this romantic, action-filled drama. 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Egocentric polo player William Haines trusts his sense of confidence too strongly when he makes a pass at the beautiful Alice Day. Not only does her boyfriend object to the narcissistic dullard's advances, he eventually gets kicked off his polo team for being such a lout! Engaging silent comedy co-stars Jack Holt, Hobart Bosworth. 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital stereo music score. Silent with music score.
This silent melodrama stars William Haines as a brash gridiron hero and West Point cadet who is dating devoted sweetheart Joan Crawford. After learning a harsh lesson in humility, he attempts to regain the respect of his teammates during the Army/Navy game. William Bakewell, Neil Neely, Ralph Emerson co-star. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital stereo music score. Silent with music score.