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, although more recently it was confirmed that he was actually born on Christmas Day. 
Broadway's Like That (1930) as Ruth's Fiance
With Ruth Etting. This is a rare musical short made by Vitaphone. I got this screen shot from the documentary series Hollywood and the Stars, the first episode of which is called 'The Man Called Bogart'.
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

To Have and Have Not (1944) as Harry Morgan

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) as Fred C. Dobbs

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.

The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg

With Fred MacMurray and Van Johnson.

Lauren Bacall

Born: 16 September 1924, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 August 2014, New York City, New York, USA 
To Have and Have Not (1944) as Marie 'Slim' Browning
Lauren Bacall is in between Humphrey Bogart and Dolores Moran.
Key Largo (1948) as Nora Temple
My Fellow Americans (1996) as Margaret Kramer
Jack Lemmon has his back to us.


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

Seven Thieves (1960) as Theo Wilkins

With Rod Steiger.

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

Phantom Lady (1944) as Inspector Burgess

Thomas Gomez is on the left, with Alan Curtis.

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.

Stagecoach (1939) as Dallas

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