Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Edward Ogden

Born: unknown

A supporting film actor and later a producer and director of film and television.

Emergency (1962) as Tommy Day



















The Marked One (1963) as Nevil Stone

With William Lucas.















Smokescreen (1964) as Police sergeant

Edward Ogden is on the right with Peter Vaughan (left) and Glynn Edwards (centre).








Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Deryck Guyler

Born: 29 April 1914, Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Died: 7 October 1999, Brisbane, Australia

A regular on British television on such programmes as Sykes and Please, Sir! Also known for playing a customised washboard.

Smokescreen (1964) as Station master

With Peter Vaughan.











Monday, 15 October 2012

Derek Francis

Born: 7 November 1923, Brighton, East Sussex, England
Died: 27 March 1984, Wimbledon, London, England

A valuable but often overlooked member of the later Carry On team.

The Criminal (1960) as The Priest


According to the IMDB the priest in the background is Derek Francis in his first film role, but it is too difficult to confirm.













Smokescreen (1966) as Dr. Brennan, Dexter's Doctor

Left, with Peter Vaughan 













Carry On Loving (1970) as Bishop















Carry On Henry (1971) as Farmer















Carry On Matron (1972) as Arthur

With Sidney James













Carry On Abroad (1972) as Brother Martin















Wednesday, 10 October 2012

William Sherwood

Born: unknown

Dilemma (1962) as Banker



Peter Halliday

Born: 2 June 1924, near Llangollen, Wales
Died: 18 February 2012, London, England

Served in WWII. Graduated from RADA in 1947 and worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Dilemma (1962) as Harry Barnes
















Brian Cobby

Born: 12 October 1929
Died: 31 October 2012, Brighton, East Sussex, UK

In the 1960s, apart from being an actor on television and in films, Brian Cobby was a voice-over artist for many television commercials in the UK. In 1985 Brian became the voice of BT's speaking clock in the United Kingdom and remained so until April 2007.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Police constable

Petty criminal Terence Cooper runs into constable Brian Cobby.













Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Vincent Charles

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

A television and stage actor who appeared in one film.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Mr. Salting

His one film appearance was a brief one.

David Brierly

Born: 1935, Yorkshire, England
Died: 10 June 2008

David Brierly was the voice of K-9 during season 17 of Doctor Who, with Tom Baker as the Doctor.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Ron (credited as David Brierley)

 Left, with William Lucas.

Terence Cooper

Born: 5 July 1933, Cairmoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Died: 16 September 1997, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Terence Cooper was at one time strongly considered for the role of James Bond. Was a noted painter.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Nodge

Shay Gorman

Born: 18 April 1923, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 19 Aptil 1999, London, England

Calculated Risk (1963) as Dodo














Warren Mitchell

Born: 14 January 1926, London, England

Tommy the Toreador (1959) as Waiter



















Postman's Knock (1962) as Rupert

Warren is in the dark jacket. On the left is Arthur Mullard and on the right is Lance Percival. The man in the cap is John Bennett.
















Calculated Risk (1963) as Simmie





















The Sandwich Man (1966) as Gypsy Sid
















In Sickness and In Health (1986) (Season 2, Episode 6) as Alf Garnett



















In Sickness and In Health (1989) (Season 4, Episode 1) as Alf Garnett














Dilys Watling

Born: 5 May 1946, Fulmer Chase, Buckinghamshire, England

A stage actress on Broadway. Nominated for a Tony Award in 1970 for Best Actress in a Musical.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Julie














Harry Landis

Born: 1929 Stepney, London, England

Was elected President of Equity in 2002.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Charlie

Harry Landis is on the right, with William Lucas.


William Lucas

Born: 14 April 1925, Manchester, England
Died: 8 July 2016, England

Breakout (1959) as Chandler

















Calculated Risk (1963) as Steve





















The Marked One (1963) as Don Mason












John Rutland

Born: 31st August 1916
Died: 1st June 2013

A British actor. Often featured in character roles on television later in his career.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Kip



















Joey Ray

Born: 5 September 1904, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Died: 27 April 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA

Joey Ray never quite made it above supporting player in films.

I Hate Women (1934) as Jones (Credited as Joey Rae)

Joey Ray is on the left, with Alexander Carr.

















The Gay Falcon (1941) as Orchestra leader

Joey Ray is on the right.














Edward Brophy

Born: 27 February 1895, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 27 May 1960, Pacific Palisades, California, USA

Started out in films in 1919 as a bit part player. He also worked behind the scenes to ensure his longevity in the business. By the end of the silent era, Brophy secured slightly bigger parts, working with the likes of Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery. He even directed a couple of foreign language Buster Keaton features. In the mid 1930s Brophy concentrated his efforts solely on acting and with his short stature and bald looks he featured in many comedies of the time.

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Detective Bates

Right, with Eddie Dunn.

















The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Goldie Locke (Credited as Edward S. Brophy)














Nina Vale

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Very few credits and not much is known about Nina Vale. She also acted under the name Anne Hunter.

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Elinor Benford (credited as Anne Hunter)

Nina Vale was beautiful and a good actress in parts like these. Why she only made three films is uncertain.










Paul Norby

Born: 1 July 1904, Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Died: 6 December 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Cigar clerk (uncredited)

The man behind the counter is stated as being Paul Norby, but is unlikely to be him. The policeman is Frank O'Connor.
















The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Detective (uncredited)

Paul Norby is on the far right of this picture, guarding the door. Seated is Allen Jenkins.

















Gang Busters: Alvin Karpis (1952) (Season 1, Episode 3) as Landlord

Paul Norby looks a lot older here, standing with a cigarette near his mouth. In the background is Paul Dubov and Aline Towne.









Tex Palmer

Born: 31 July 1904, Xenia, Ohio, USA
Died: 22 March 1982, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

A small role player in nearly 300 films.

The Law Rides (1936) as Henchman

Tex is on the right, with Barney Furey on the left and Blackie Whiteford in the centre.

Blackie Whiteford

Born: 27April 1889, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 21 March 1962, Hollywood, California, USA

Blackie Whiteford appeared in over 350 films in mainly uncredited bit parts.

Narcotic (1933) as Dennison (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford is seated on the right, with Herman Hack.















The Law Rides (1936) as Henchman

Centre, with Barney Furey on the left and Tex Palmer on the right.

















A Hit with a Miss (1945) as Fighter (uncredited)

















Knock On Any Door (1949) as Suspect without shirt

Dragged into the police van.















Art Dillard

Born: 20 February 1907, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Died: 30 March 1960, Chatsworth, California, USA

Actor and stunt man. Dillard has appeared in over 250 films and many film serials.

The Law Rides (1936) as Henchman

Art Dillard is the one sitting on the right.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Dick Morehead

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

A bit part player who occasionally got a small credited part.

The Law Rides (1936) as Deputy (uncredited)

Left, with Jack Rockwell.














The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) as Police detective

Dick Morehead is on the left behind Boris Karloff. On the right is Grant Withers. This was one of Morehead's few credited roles. He has quite a few lines to say in the absence of his superior (Withers).

Ted Mapes

Born: 25 November 1901, St Edward, Nebraska, USA
Died: 9 September 1984, Burbank, California, USA

Ted Mapes was a top stunt man who was usually given an acting part in the films he did stunts for. He doubled for many famous actors including James Stewart and Charles Starrett, but was used most frequently, 17 times, as a double for Gary Cooper because of his uncanny resemblance to the actor on camera.

The Law Rides (1936) as Ed, a ranch hand

With Harley Wood. This was as close to the camera as he got in this film.

















The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Highpockets (uncredited)

Ted Mapes is in the centre of this shot, standing up to makes his point. Denver Pyle is standing just behind him to his right.






Horace Murphy

Born: 3 June 1880, Finley, Tennessee,USA
Died: 20 January 1975, Studio City, California, USA

Entered films in the early 1930s after acting and playing cornet on showboats.

The Law Rides (1936) as County recorder

With Harley Wood.


Jack Rockwell

Born: 6 October 1890, Veracruz, Mexico
Died: 10 November 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA

Jack Rockwell was the brother of actor Charles Trowbridge. Rockwell was mainly cast as lawmen in Westerns and started appearing in films at the end of the silent era.

The Law Rides (1936) as Sheriff Anderson

Right, with Dick Morehead.
















Harley Wood

Born: 25 August 1913, Independence, Missouri, USA
Died: 2 April 1995, Honoka'a, Hawaii, USA

Harley Wood was a radio actress before entering films in 1934. Wood was born Evelyn Merchant, her mother died when she was three and she was fostered. She also appeared in films under the names Jill Martin and Harlene Wood. Later in her career, Wood started to write songs with her second husband Sy Miller. Under the name Jill Jackson Miller she wrote the lyrics to their most famous song 'Let There Be Peace On Earth'.

Midnight Phantom (1935) as Mary Withers (uncredited)

A terrible film for a slightly chubby Harley Wood to do.

















Marihuana (1936) as Burma Roberts - aka 'Blondie'




















The Law Rides (1936) as Arline Lewis