Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Donald McNamee

Born: 22 April 1897, Illinois, USA
Died: 17 July 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA

Walk-on actor and composer.

Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Reporter (uncredited)

By using the unreliable IMDB and by way of elimination I am only assuming that the guy on the far left of the picture is Donald McNamee. Unfortunately there is no other film of the era to go on and he died of a skull fracture the year of this film's release. The other reporters in this photo are Brooks Benedict and Eddie Hart and the photographer with his back to us is unknown, presumably because we never see his face.



Monday, 24 June 2013

James Griffith

Born: 13 February 1916, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 17 September 1993, Avila Beach, California, USA

A character actor making over 220 film and television appearances.

Buffalo Bill Jr.: First Posse (1955) (Season 1, Episode 10) as Doc Holliday

















Brooks Benedict

Born: 6 February 1896, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1 January 1968, Houston, Texas, USA

A supporting and bit part actor in over 300 films.

Pick-up (1933) as Tony

Brooks Benedict is on the left, with William Harrigan.

















Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Reporter (uncredited)

Brooks is the white-haired reporter at the back. He is only on screen for a few seconds. Eddie Hart is on the right as another reporter talking to Shemp Howard.







Peter Gawthorne

Born: 1 September 1884, Queen's County, Ireland
Died: 17 March 1962, London, England

Father Steps Out (1937) as Mr. Fitzwilliam

Peter Gawthorne is on the right. George Carney is on the left, with his back to us.


















Bell-Bottom George (1944) as Admiral Sir William Coltham

With George Formby.













Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Erik Schumann

Born: 15 February 1924, Grechwitz, Germany
Died: 9 February 2007, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

The Two-Headed Spy (1958) as Lt. Reinisch











Kenneth Griffith

Born: 12 October 1921, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: 25 June 2006, London, England

A British character actor in films from the 1940s.

The Shop at Sly Corner (1947) as Archie Fellows




















Two-Headed Spy (1958) as Adolf Hitler

Cleverly masked by the chair, Kenneth Griffith has his back to us, pounding the table.













Rag Doll (1961) as Wilson














Monday, 17 June 2013

Gia Scala

Born: 3 March 1934, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Died: 30 April 1972, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Two-Headed Spy (1958) as Lili Geyr










Andre Charisse

Born: 6 June 1910, Paris, France
Died: 25 August 2004, London, England

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Bistro barman

Andre is in the bow tie, with Ian Hendry, Janette Scott and Ronald Fraser.





Leslie Nielsen

Born: 11 February 1926, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: 28 November 2010, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

The Sheepman (1958) as Col. Stephen Bedford / Johnny Bledsoe






Saturday, 15 June 2013

Frank Lovejoy

Born: 28 March 1912, The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 2 October 1962, New York City, New York, USA

In a Lonely Place (1950) as Det. Sgt. Brub Nicolai

Frank, right, has a violent arm around Jeff Donnell.

















The Hitch-Hiker (1953) as Gilbert Bowen



















Shack Out on 101 (1955) as Prof. Sam Bastion












Roy Rogers

Born: 5 November 1911, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 6 July 1998, Apple Valley, California, USA

A singing cowboy star of many B-pictures.

Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Roy Rogers


With George 'Gabby' Hayes.














Harry T. Morey

Born: 21 August 1873, Charlotte, Michigan, USA
Died: 24 January 1936, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Corn on the Cop (1934) as Judge

Harry's last film.













Boyd Davis

Born: 19 June 1885, Santa Rosa, California, USA
Died: 25 January 1963, Hollywood, California, USA

Corn on the Cop (1934) a Bob

















Mary Doran

Born: 8 September 1910, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 6 September 1995, New York City, New York, USA

Corn on the Cop (1934) as Alice
















Harry Gribbon

Born: 9 June 1885, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 28 July 1961, Los Angeles, California, USA

Harry Gribbon is the brother of Eddie Gribbon.

Corn on the Cop (1934) as Tramp

















Art Trouble (1934) as Tall Painter

With Shemp Howard.













Friday, 14 June 2013

Jean Del Val

Born: 17 November 1891, France
Died: 13 March 1975, Pacific Palisades, California, USA

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) as Inspector General

With Clark Howat.















Clark Howat

Born: 22 January 1918, Calaveras County, California, USA
Died: 30 October 2009, Arroyo Grande, California, USA

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) as Government Agent

With Jean Del Val.















Kathy Riggins

Born: 29 October 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) as Little girl at store (uncredited)

This was Kathy Riggins' only known appearance in a film.














Nacho Galindo

Born: 7 November 1908, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: 22 June 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) as Jose - Store Proprietor (uncredited)
















Tom London

Born: 24 August 1889, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: 5 December 1963, North Hollywood, California, USA

A prolific character actor making over 630 screen appearances.

Mystery Ranch (1934) as Holdup man

Tom London is in the white shirt. On the left is Lafe McKee and on the right is George Chesebro.

















Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Sheriff Bert Morris















Dennis Hoey

Born: 30 March 1893, London, England
Died: 25 July 1960, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Uncertain Glory (1944) as Father Le Clerc



















Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Cole Gregory














Ed Cassidy

Born: 21 March 1893, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 19 January 1968, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Tom Prescott (Credited as Edward Cassidy)


Left, with Dale Evans.













Thursday, 13 June 2013

Dale Evans

Born: 31 October 1912, Uvalde, Texas, USA
Died: 7 February 2001, Apple VFalley, California, USA

Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Jill Delaney

With Elisabeth Risdon.













Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Boris Karloff

Born: 23 November 1887, Camberwell, London, England
Died: 2 February 1969, Midhurst, Sussex, England

Boris Karloff is best known for his portrayal of monsters, mummies and mysterious doctors, but his career was so much more. However, nobody can forget his performance as the monster in Frankenstein (1931) for which he was billed only as '?'.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as The Monster (Credited as Karloff)



















British Intelligence (1940) as Valdar



















Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) as Gruesome














Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Vincent Price

Born: 27 May 1911, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 25 October 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA

Brigham Young (1940) as Joseph Smith




















The Song of Bernadette (1943) as Prosecutor Vital Dutour



















Dragonwyck (1946) as Nicholas Van Ryn



















The Fly (1958) as Fran├žois Delambre

 With Herbert Marshall.










House On Haunted Hill (1959) as Frederick Loren




















Return of the Fly (1959) as Fran├žois Delambre













Convicts 4 (1962) as Carl Carmer

Vincent Price, right. ponders over Ben Gazzara's art.













The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) as Verden Fell











Edward Keane

Born: 28 May 1884, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 October 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA

A character actor in over 300 films and only a few television appearances.

The Payoff (1935) as Frank (uncredited)



















Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Frank B. Wilson


















The Hat Box Mystery (1947) as District Attorney (Credited as Ed Keane)


Francis McDonald

Born: 22 August 1891, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
Died: 18 September 1968, Hollywood, California, USA

A character actor with more than 350 screen appearances.

Green Hell (1940) as Gracco



















The Sea Wolf (1941) as Svenson





















Roll On Texas Moon (1946) as Steve Anders

Francis McDonald is on the right, with Elisabeth Risdon and George 'Gabby' Hayes with his back to us.












Glenn Strange

Born: 16 August 1899, Weed, New Mexico, USA
Died: 20 September 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA

In Old Mexico (1938) as Henchman Burke



















The Halliday Brand (1957) as Townsman (Credited as Glen Strange)

Glenn Strange is on the right.