Sunday 30 March 2014

Woody Strode

Born: 25 July 1914, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 31 December 1994, Glendora, California, USA

Pork Chop Hill (1959) as Pvt. Franklin

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Pompey

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) as Stony, member of Frank's Gang

Dorothy McGuire

Born: 14 June 1916 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Died: 13 September 2001, Santa Monica, California, USA

The Spiral Staircase (1946) as Helen

Gentleman's Agreement (1947) as Kathy Lacy

Gregory Peck

Born: 5 April 1916, La Jolla, California
Died: 12 June 2003, in Los Angeles, California

Gentleman's Agreemen (1947) as Philip Schuyler Green

The Paradine Case (1947) as Anthony Keane

Moby Dick (1956) as Captain Ahab

Pork Chop Hill (1959) as Lt. Joe Clemons

Sunday 16 March 2014

Joseph Crehan

Born: 15 July 1883, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: 15 April 1966, Hollywood, California, USA

I've Got Your Number (1934) as Stock Trader (uncredited)

Joseph Crehan only appears in the opening montage of this film.

The Payoff (1935) as Harvey

Star Reporter (1939) as Gordon, newspaper editor

Tell No Tales (1939) as Chalmers

Invisible Stripes (1939) as Garage owner (uncredited)

Phantom Lady (1944) as Detective

Joseph Crehan is on the far right. Also in this picture are Thomas Gomez, Alan Curtis and Regis Toomey.

Dick Tracy (1945) as Chief Brandon

The Falcon's Adventure (1946) as Inspector Cavanaugh

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) as Chief Brandon

Roadblock (1951) as Thompson (uncredited)

Morgan Wallace

Born: 26 July 1881, Lompoc, California, USA
Died: 12 December 1953, Tarzana, California, USA

Star Reporter (1939) as Joe Draper / Charles Benton

Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940) as Zachary

Morgan Wallace looks down at Fred Niblo.

Dick Tracy (1945) as Steve Owens

The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Bender

Tommy Noonan

Born: 29 April 1921, Bellingham, Washington, USA
Died: 24 April 1968, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dick Tracy (1945) as Johnny Moko (uncredited)

Crack-Up (1946) as Bon-bon seller on train (uncredited)

Tommy Noonan, right, tries to sell to Pat O'Brien.

Bruce Edwards

Born: 8 October 1914, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 20 September 2002, Thousand Oaks, California, USA

The Falcon in Danger (1943) as Mechanic on plane (uncredited)

Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) as Rogan (uncredited)

Dick Tracy (1945) as Police sergeant (uncredited)

Trevor Bardette

Born: 19 November 1902, Nashville, Arkansas, USA
Died: 28 November 1977, Green Valley, Arizona, USA

In Old Mexico (1938) as Colonel Gonzalez

None Shall Escape (1944) as Jan Stys as a man

Dick Tracy (1945) as Prof. Linwood J. Starling

Mike Mazurki

Born: 25 December 1907, Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (Ukraine)
Died: 9 December 1990, Glendale, California, USA

Mike Mazurki was a former wrestler who made his film debut around 1934. He was always a tough guy in the movies, whether for dramatic roles or comic affect.

Dick Tracy (1945) as 'Splitface'

Killer Dill (1947) as Little Joe

Mike Mazurki is on the right, with Milburn Stone.

Some Like It Hot (1959) as Spats' henchman

Jane Greer

Born: 9 September 1924, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 24 August 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dick Tracy (1945) as Judith Owens

The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Lola Carpenter

Run for the Sun (1956) as Katherine 'Katie' Connors

Milton Parsons

Born: 19 May 1904, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 15 May 1980, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Castle in the Desert (1942) as Fletcher

Milton Parsons is in the hat, with Douglass Dumbrille.

Mokey (1942) as Mr. Larkspur (uncredited)

With Marga Ann Deighton.

Dick Tracy (1945) as Deathridge, the undertaker

Dark Alibi (1946) as Johnson

Edna Holland has her back to us.

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) as Dr. A. Tomic

Friday 14 March 2014

Anne Jeffreys

Born: 26 January 1923, Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA

Dick Tracy (1945) as Tess Trueheart

Saturday 8 March 2014

Alan Mowbray

Born: 18 August 18, 1896 in London, England
Died: 25 March 1969, Hollywood, California, USA

God's Gift to Women (1931) as Auguste, Toto's butler

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Hunter Hawk

Desire (1936) as Dr. Maurice Pauquet

Yola d'Avril

Born: 8 April 1907, Lille, France
Died: 2 March 1984, Port Hueneme, California, USA

God's Gift to Women (1931) as Dagmar

Yola d'Avril, on the left, competes for the attention of Frank Fay (out of shot) with Louise Brooks (dark hair) and Joan Blondell.

Frank Fay

Born: 17 November 1891, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 25 September 1961, Santa Monica, California, USA

God's Gift to Women (1931) as Toto Duryea

Louise Brooks

Born: 14 November 1906, Cherryvale, Kansas, USA
Died: 8 August 1985, Rochester, New York, USA
The American Venus (1926) as Miss Bayport
Louise Brooks is on the right, with Edna May Oliver and Ford Sterling. This is a lost film.
This picture is from the 3 seconds of footage that was found by the British Film Institute in 2018.
God's Gift to Women (1931) as Florine
Louise Brooks made a few sound films, including this one, and seemed just as at ease as she was in silents.