Monday, 23 December 2013

Jerry Jerome

Born: 19 June 1912, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA
Died: 17 November 2001, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Key Largo (1948) as Ziggy's Henchman

Jerry Jerome is in the dark shirt and hat. Edward G. Robinson is shaking hands with an exiting Marc Lawrence.









Saturday, 21 December 2013

John Phillips

Born: 29 December 1919, Los Angeles, California, USA

Not to be confused with the British actor who was active around the same time.

Heldorado (1946) as Sheriff Glenn

John Phillips is on the left, with Roy Rogers.


















Key Largo (1948) as Ziggy's Henchman (uncredited)

John Phillips is on the right, with William Haade.












Monte Blue

Born: 11 January 1887, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Died: 18 February 1963, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Monte Blue was a leading man in silent films who found solid work in the talkies as a supporting player.

Amateur Crook (1937) as Crone



















Key Largo (1948) as Sheriff Ben Wade

Monte Blue on the left is given a pack of lies by Edward G. Robinson.












Humphrey Bogart

Born: 25 December 1899, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 14 January 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA

Humphrey Bogart was a supporting actor who steadily worked his way up to become a leading man in the 1940's and 1950's. There is some speculation about the accuracy of his date of birth, possibly being the result of a publicity push.

Three on a Match (1932) as Harve

















Midnight (1934) as Gar Boni

With Sidney Fox.

















The Great O'Malley (1937) as John Phillips

With Pat O'Brien.

















Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Harry Galleon




















Invisible Stripes (1939) as Chuck Martin



















The Maltese Falcon (1941) as Samuel Spade




















Casablanca (1942) as Rick Blaine



















Key Largo (1948) as Frank McCloud



















Knock On Any Door (1949) as Andrew Morton




















In a Lonely Place (1950) as Dixon Steele

Humphrey is talking to Gloria Grahame.

















The African Queen (1951) as Charlie Allnut

With Katharine Hepburn.
















Lauren Bacall

Born: 16 September 1924, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 August 2014, New York City, New York, USA

Key Largo (1948) as Nora Temple

With Dan Seymour.













Marc Lawrence

Born: 17 February 1910, New York City, New York, USA
Died:  27 November 2005, Palm Springs, California, USA

Desire (1936) as Charles, the valet (uncredited)

A very small bit part for Marc Lawrence in this film early in his career. 1936 became a breakthrough year for Marc as he had more credited parts and became a much sought after supporting player.















Invisible Stripes (1939) as Lefty

With Paul Kelly and Humphrey Bogart.

















Key Largo (1948) as Ziggy



















The Big Easy (1986) as Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti










Edward G. Robinson

Born: 12 December 1893, Bucharest, Romania
Died: 26 January 1973, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Two Seconds (1932) as John Allen



















The Sea Wolf (1941) as 'Wolf' Larsen





















Double Indemnity (1944) as Barton Keyes



















Key Largo (1948) as Johnny Rocco

Dan Seymour is in the background.

















House of Strangers (1949) as Gino Monetti



















Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as Big Jim Stevens (uncredited)









Pat Flaherty

Born: 8 March 1897, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 2 December 1970, New York City, New York, USA

Telephone Operator (1937) as Tom Sommers




















Convict's Code (1939) as Sniffy Johnson

Pat Flaherty is on the right, with Robert Kent.


















Invisible Stripes (1939) as Loading dock worker (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty is on the right, with William Haade pulling a face.

















Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Mounted policeman (uncredited)

With Charles Coburn.

















Angel and the Badman (1947) as Baker brother (uncredited)

From left to right: Jack Stoney, Wade Crosby, Pat Flaherty and Eddie Parker.
















Key Largo (1948) as The traveller/Ziggy's henchman (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty is on the right, with Harry Lewis.




Alberto Morin

Born: 26 December 1902, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: 7 April 1989, Burbank, California, USA

Key Largo (1948) as Skipper of Rocco's boat (uncredited)

Alberto Morin is threatened by Edward G. Robinson while William Haade looks on.










Dan Seymour

Born: 22 February 1915, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 25 May 25, 1993 (age 78) in Santa Monica, California, USA

A supporting actor in many films and television roles from the 1940's until the 1970's.
Not to be confused with the American radio and television announcer and game show host from the early days of television.

Key Largo (1948) as Angel Garcia














John Rodney

Born: 7 March 1914, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Key Largo (1948) as Deputy Clyde Sawyer














Thomas Gomez

Born: 10 July 1905, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 18 June 1971, Santa Monica, California, USA

Key Largo (1948) as Richard 'Curly' Hoff



















Force of Evil (1948) as Leo Morse
















Friday, 20 December 2013

Harry Lewis

Born: 1 April 1920, Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 9 June 2013, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Harry Lewis was a stock player for Warner Bros. in the 1940's. He opened a restaurant in 1950 with his wife Marilyn called Hamburger Hamlet which became a successful chain over the next 40 years. They sold the business in 1997 for $33 million.

Busses Roar (1942) as Danny



















Key Largo (1948) as Edward 'Toots' Bass













Claire Trevor

Born: 8 March 1910, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 8 April 2000, Newport Beach, California, USA

Second Honeymoon (1937) as Marcia

Loretta Young has her back to us.

















Crack-Up (1946) as Terry Cordell















Key Largo (1948) as Gaye Dawn

Although Claire Trevor could sing very well, her singing in this film was purposely bad as she portayed a former nightclub performer with a drinking problem.
















Hoodlum Empire (1952) as Connie Williams







Lionel Barrymore

Born: 28 April 1878, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 15 November 1954, Van Nuys, California, USA

Lionel Barrymore was most remembered for his acting, but he was also a writer, composer, artist and director. He was a commanding figure on screen. In later years he took parts in which could appear with walking aids or a wheelchair owing to his failing physical condition.

Mark of the Vampire (1935) as Professor Zelin



















Key Largo (1948) as James Temple













Joe P. Smith

Born: 1898, New York City, New York, USA
Died:  1977, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Key Largo (1948) as Bus driver (uncredited)

Joe P. Smith turns around to talk to Humphrey Bogart.












Friday, 13 December 2013

Margaret Lockwood

Born: 15 September 1916, Karachi, British India [now Karachi, Pakistan]
Died: 15 July 1990, Kensington, London, England

Margaret Lockwood was a stage actress from an early age, appearing in major productions from the age of 12. Her film debut came in 1934 in Lorna Doone.

Girl in the News (1940) as Anne Graham



















Madness of the Heart (1949) as Lydia Garth



















Saturday Night at the Mill (1980) (Season 5, Episode 5) as Herself

Margaret Lockwood was interviewed on this popular show by Bob Langley. She had been appearing at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in the production 'Motherdear' playing the part of Princess Alexandra. This episode aired on 19th April 1980 on BBC1 and also featured Roy Kinnear and Julian Symons as guests with the usual musical contribution from house band Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.