Alan Ladd Actor

Alan ladd

Alan Walbridge Ladd (September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964) was an American film actor. Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was the only child of Ina Raleigh Ladd and Alan Ladd, Sr. He was of English ancestry. His father died when he was four, and his mother relocated to Oklahoma City where she married Jim Beavers, a housepainter. The family then moved again to North Hollywood, California where Ladd became a high-school swimming and diving champion and participated in high school dramatics at North Hollywood High School, graduating on February 1, 1934. He opened his own hamburger and malt shop, which he called Tiny's Patio. He worked briefly as a studio carpenter (as did his stepfather) and for a short time was part of the Universal Pictures studio school for actors. But Universal decided he was too blond and too short and dropped him. Intent on acting, he found work in radio. Ladd began by appearing in dozens of films in small roles, including Citizen Kane in which he played one of the "faceless" reporters who are always shown in silhouette. He first gained some recognition with a featured role in the wartime thriller Joan of Paris, 1942.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 3rd, 1913
Place of birth
Hot Springs
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
January 29th, 1964 at age of 50
Place of death
Palm Springs, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Drug overdose
Places lived
Hot Springs , Arkansas
pop. 35,680 (2013)
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma
pop. 610,613 (2013)
North Hollywood , California

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Education

1. North Hollywood High School High school

North Hollywood High School, originally called Lankershim High School when it opened in 1927, is a secondary school in North Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. The school mascot is the husky, and the school colors are blue, white and grey.

Type High school
Institution colors
Founded
1927
Headquarters
5231 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood, 91601 - Los Angeles, California
Official web page www.nhhs.net
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended North Hollywood High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1944., Actor
b. 1974., Actor
b. 1973., Actor
b. 1960., Actor
b. 1925., Actor
b. 1931., Actor
b. 1934., Actor
b. 1960., Actor

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama376.5
Western116.55
Romance66.4
Crime146.64
Film-Noir76.86
Adventure116.12
Comedy96.45
Mystery46.42
War86.11
Action46.0

1. Hustle (1975)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
played Choya
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120.0
26 Show list

Hustle is a 1975 American neo-noir crime film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert and Ernest Borgnine, which was released in 1975.

Awards

Top cast

Interrogator
Santoro
Sgt. Louis Belgrave
Lt. Phil Gaines
Jim Lang
Captain Ahab
Hold-up Man
Paula Hollinger
Nicole Britton
Marty Hollinger
Morgue Attendant
Waiter #1
Leo Sellers
Boy on Beach #2, Bus Driver
Anne Gauthier
Radio Announcer
Woman Hostage
Liquor Store Clerk #2
Mr. Lavery
Host of Dating Game TV Show
Peggy Summers
Herbie Dalitz
Airport Bartender
Customer #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Drama
played Nevada Smith
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
150.0
29 Show list $3M

The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins. It stars George Peppard as Jonas Cord, a character based loosely on Howard Hughes, and Alan Ladd as Nevada Smith, a former western gunslinger turned actor. Carroll Baker portrays an actress. The film is a landmark film of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, venturing further than most films of the period with its heated sexual embraces, innuendo, and sadism between men and women, much like the novel, where "there is sex and/or sadism every 17 pages". Filmed in 35mm Panavision, this was one of the first movies to be blown up to 70mm for premiere screening. The picture was the final film of Alan Ladd; he died some months before its release. Dmytryk followed this film the same year with Where Love Has Gone, also based on a Robbins' novel.

Awards

Top cast

Bernard B. Norman
Secretary #1
Reporter #9
Wedding Guest
Denby
Doctor
Rina Marlowe
Moroni
Reporter #8
Monica Winthrop
Reporter #2
Jonas Cord
Jonas Cord Sr.
Dan Pierce
Bellhop #1
Jennie Denton
Amos Winthrop
Morrissey
Monica's Lay-out Artist
Soundman
Prostitute
Gambler
Reporter #7
Reporter #3
Ed Ellis
Jedediah
Reporter #1
Buzz Dalton
Assistant Director
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cinema of the United States
Aviation
English
United States of America

3. 13 West Street (1962)

Crime, Drama
played Walt Sherill
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
,
William Bloom
,
Robert Presnell Jr.
8 Show list

13 West Street is a 1962 film starring Alan Ladd.

Awards

Top cast

Detective Sergeant Koleski
Finney
Joe Bradford
Mrs. Landry
Paul Logan
Mrs. Quinn
Tommy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Charles Lawton
Israel Berne
,
Pat Page
English
United States of America

4. Duel of the Champions (1961)

Action, Drama, History
played Horatio
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85.0
Angelo Ferrara
3 Show list

Orazi e Curiazi is a 1961 film about the Roman legend of the Horatii, triplet brothers from Rome who fought a duel against the Curiatii, triplet brothers from Alba Longa in order to determine the outcome of a war between their two nations. This film was directed by Ferdinando Baldi and Terence Young. The screenplay was written by Ennio De Concini, Carlo Lizzani, Giuliano Montaldo and Luciano Vincenzoni.

Awards

Top cast

Curazio
Tullus Hostilius
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Amerigo Gengarelli
Mario Giorsi
Italian
Yugoslavia, Italy

5. One Foot in Hell (1960)

Western
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90.0
James B. Clark

One Foot in Hell is a 1960 film directed by James B. Clark.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. All the Young Men (1960)

Drama, War
played Sgt. Kincaid
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90.0
2 Show list

All the Young Men is a 1960 Korean War feature film starring Alan Ladd and Sidney Poitier dealing with desegregation in the United States Marine Corps.

Awards

Top cast

Sgt. Eddie Towler
Pvt. Torgil
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Korean War
English
United States of America

7. Guns of the Timberland (1960)

Western
played Jim Hadley
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91.0

Guns of the Timberland is a 1960 feature film starring Alan Ladd and Jeanne Crain. It was made by Ladd's Jaguar Productions and released through Warner Bros..

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Logging
English
United States of America

8. The Man in the Net (1959)

Mystery, Crime
played John Hamilton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0

The Man in the Net is a 1959 American film noir starring Alan Ladd and Carolyn Jones. The taut drama was directed by Michael Curtiz.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. The Badlanders (1958)

Romance, Western
played Peter Van Hoek
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
19 Show list

The Badlanders is a western caper film directed by Delmer Daves and starring Alan Ladd and Ernest Borgnine. It was written by Richard Collins, based upon the novel The Asphalt Jungle by W. R. Burnett.

Awards

Top cast

John 'Mac' McBain
Vincente
The Marshal
Leslie, Leslie
Stagecoach Passenger
Crazy Convict
Anita
Warden
Cyril Lounsberry
Comanche
Prison Guard
Mine Foreman
Young Miner
Yard Guard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. The Deep Six (1958)

War, Drama
played Alexander 'Alec' Austen
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105.0

The Deep Six is a 1958 Warner Bros. World War II drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, loosely based on a novel of the same name by Martin Dibner. The story depicts the conflicts of a naval officer in combat with his shipmates and conscience over values instilled in him by his Quaker upbringing. The film stars Alan Ladd, who co-produced it, William Bendix, Dianne Foster, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.. It also marked the film debut of Joey Bishop.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, Germany

11. The Big Land (1957)

Western
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92.0

The Big Land is a 1957 Warnercolor Western directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Alan Ladd.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

Adventure, Drama, Romance
played Dr. James 'Jim' Calder
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111.0
2 Show list

Boy on a Dolphin is a 1957 20th Century Fox romantic film set in Greece and shot in CinemaScope. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Samuel G. Engel from a screenplay by Ivan Moffat and Dwight Taylor, based on the novel by David Divine. The film is noteworthy as Sophia Loren's English language debut, although it is also notable for her singing "T'in'afto pou to lene agapi" in Modern Greek. Opposite Loren were stars Alan Ladd and Clifton Webb, with Alexis Minotis and Laurence Naismith in support. Hugo Friedhofer's score was nominated for a Best Music Academy Award in 1958. Cinematography was by Milton R. Krasner.

Awards

Top cast

Phaedra
Milidias Nadapoulos
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Santiago (1956)

Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0

Santiago also known as The Gun Runner is a 1956 film starring and co-produced by Alan Ladd set in 1898 Cuba against the background of the Cuban War of Independence. Martin Rackin wrote the screenplay and co-produced the film.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Steve Rollins
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
1 Show list

Hell on Frisco Bay is a 1955 American crime film directed by Frank Tuttle, starring Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson and Joanne Dru. It was made for Ladd's own production company, Jaguar. The film featured an early Hollywood appearance by Australian actor Rod Taylor. His part was written especially by Martin Rackin, who worked with Taylor on Long John Silver.

Awards

Top cast

Mario's Dance Partner at Nightclub
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. The McConnell Story (1955)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0

The McConnell Story is a 1955 dramatization of the life and career of U.S. Air Force pilot Joseph C. McConnell, who served as a navigator in World War II before becoming the top American ace during the Korean War. He was killed while serving as a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert of California. The Warner Brothers production, filmed in CinemaScope and Warner Color, starred Alan Ladd as McConnell and June Allyson as his wife. Longtime Warners staff composer Max Steiner wrote the musical score for the film.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Korean War
English
United States of America

16. Drum Beat (1954)

Western, Adventure
played Johnny MacKay
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111.0
12 Show list

Drum Beat is a 1954 CinemaScope western film in WarnerColor written and directed by Delmer Daves and co-produced by Daves and Alan Ladd in his first film for his Jaguar Productions company. Ladd stars along with Audrey Dalton, Charles Bronson as Captain Jack, and Hayden Rorke as President Ulysses S. Grant. Filmed in Sedona, Arizona, the story uses elements of the 1873 Modoc War in its narrative, with Ladd playing a white man asked by the U.S. Army to attempt negotiations with Native Modocs who are about to wage war. In his first role, Charles Bronson plays Captain Jack as a memorable villain wearing the coat of a deceased US Cavalry Captain.

Awards

Top cast

Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack
Blaine Crackel
Bogus Charlie
Bill Satterwhite
Gen. Canby
President Ulysses S. Grant
Scarface Charlie
Modoc Jim
Nancy Meek
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. The Black Knight (1954)

Adventure
played John
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85.0

The Black Knight is a 1954 film starring Alan Ladd as the title character and Peter Cushing and Patrick Troughton as two conspirators attempting to overthrow King Arthur. It is the last of Ladd's trilogy with Warwick Films, the others being The Red Beret and Hell Below Zero based on Hammond Innes' book The White South.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John Wilcox
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

18. Saskatchewan (1954)

Adventure, Western
played Thomas O'Rourke
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87.0
1 Show list

Saskatchewan is a 1954 fictional American Northern/ western Technicolor film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Alan Ladd and Shelley Winters. The film was shot in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, not far from the headwaters of the Saskatchewan River. The film was titled O'Rourke of the Canadian Mounted in the UK.

Awards

Top cast

Inspector Benton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. Hell Below Zero (1954)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Duncan Craig
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
13 Show list

Hell Below Zero is a murder mystery film, starring Alan Ladd in the second of his films for Warwick Films. The film was directed by Mark Robson, and was written by Alec Coppel and Max Trell. The film was produced in color, based on the novel The White South by Hammond Innes, and presents interesting footage of whaling fleets in action.

Awards

Top cast

Gerda Petersen
Erik Bland
Dr. Howe
Bland
Capt. McPhee
Judie Nordhal
Factory Ship Radio Operator
Miller
Capt. Petersen
Larsen
Stewardess
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

20. Shane (1953)

Drama, Romance, Western
played Shane
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117.0
19 Show list 1 Show list $3.1M

Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin, and features Brandon deWilde, Elisha Cook, Jr., Jack Palance and Ben Johnson. Shane was listed No. 45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies list and No. 3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the category Western.

Awards

1953 Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Top cast

Jack Wilson
Mrs. Liz Torrey
Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey
Ryker Man #4
Chris Calloway
Mrs. Shipstead
Morgan Ryker
Marian Starrett
Joe Starrett
Mrs. Howells
Fred Lewis
Axel 'Swede' Shipstead
Joey Starrett
Ruth Lewis
Rufus Ryker
Ernie Wright
Little Boy
Ryker Man #6
Knock Him Into That Pigpen, Chris!
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Range war
English
United States of America

21. Desert Legion (1953)

Adventure
played Paul Lartal
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86.0
Ted Richmond
,
Lewis Meltzer
8 Show list

Desert Legion is a 1953 American action film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Alan Ladd, Arlene Dahl, Richard Conte and Akim Tamiroff.

Awards

Top cast

Omar Ben Khalif, Crito Damou
Lt. Lopez
Pvt. Plevko
Maj. Vasil
Lt. Massaoud
Morjana
Si Khalil
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bill Thomas
English
United States of America

22. Botany Bay (1953)

Adventure, Drama, Romance
played Hugh Tallant
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93.0

Botany Bay is a 1953 American drama film directed by John Farrow and starring Alan Ladd, James Mason and Patricia Medina. It was based on a novel of the same name by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

23. The Red Beret (1953)

Drama, War
played Steve 'Canada' McKendrick
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0

The Red Beret is a 1953 British war film directed by Terence Young and starring Alan Ladd, Leo Genn and Susan Stephen. It is the fictitious story about an American who enlists in the British Parachute Regiment in 1940, claiming to be a Canadian. It is notable as the first film made by Irving Allen's and Albert R. Broccoli's Warwick Films, with many of the crew later working on various films for Warwick Films and Broccoli's Eon Productions. It is partly based on the 1950 non-fiction book with the same title, about the Parachute Regiment and its first operation, Operation Biting, in February 1942, written by Hilary Saint George Saunders. The lead character was originally intended to be British, but when Richard Todd, who had been a paratrooper during the war, turned down the role because he felt it was "too far fetched", Albert R. Broccoli offered it to the American Alan Ladd and the story was rewritten by Ladd's personal screenwriter Richard Maibaum to fit him in.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
John Wilcox
English
United Kingdom

24. The Iron Mistress (1952)

Action, Adventure, Biography
played Jim Bowie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0

The Iron Mistress is a 1952 Western film starring Alan Ladd as Jim Bowie. It ends with his marriage to Ursula de Veramendi and does not deal with Bowie's death at the Battle of the Alamo. It was the first film Ladd made at Warner Bros after spending a decade at Paramount Pictures.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

25. Thunder in the East (1952)

Drama, War
played Steve Gibbs
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97.0
1 Show list

Thunder in the East is a 1952 war drama film released by Paramount Pictures, and directed by Charles Vidor, based on novel Rage of the Vulture by Alan Moorehead.

Awards

Top cast

Joan Willoughby
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Hindi, English
United States of America

26. Red Mountain (1951)

Drama, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0

Red Mountain is a 1951 film directed by William Dieterle.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. Appointment with Danger (1951)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Al Goddard
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0

Appointment with Danger is an American crime film noir directed by Lewis Allen and written by Richard L. Breen and Warren Duff. The drama features Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, among others.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mary Kay Dodson
English
United States of America

28. Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)

Drama
played Captain Webster Carey
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82.0

Captain Carey, U.S.A. is a 1950 drama film starring Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix, and Francis Lederer. An American returns to post-World War II Italy to bring a traitor to justice. The film was based on the novel No Surrender by Martha Albrand. It was filmed under the title O.S.S. and then the title After Midnight. The theme song, "Mona Lisa" performed in the film by Charlie Spivak with Tommy Lynn, won the Academy Award for Best Song. It was a #1 hit for Nat King Cole in 1950.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Mary Kay Dodson
English
United States of America

29. Branded (1950)

Crime, Western
played Choya
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94.0
15 Show list

Branded is a 1950 western film starring Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford, and Robert Keith. It was adapted from the novel Montana Rides Again by Max Brand. A gunfighter on the run from the law is talked into posing as the long-lost son of a wealthy rancher.

Awards

Top cast

Hernandez
Dad Travis
Bank Clerk
Mr. Lavery
Ransom
T. Jefferson Leffingwell
Ruth Lavery
Dawson
Mrs. Lavery
Tonio
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

30. Chicago Deadline (1949)

Drama, Film-Noir
played Ed Adams
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86.0
5 Show list

Chicago Deadline is a 1949 film directed by Lewis Allen.

Awards

Top cast

Rosita Jean D'Ur
Tommy Ditman
Belle Dorset
Solly Wellman
Leonna
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mary Kay Dodson
English
United States of America

31. The Great Gatsby (1949)

Drama
played Jay Gatsby
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91.0
11 Show list

The Great Gatsby is a feature film released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Elliott Nugent, and produced by Richard Maibaum, from a screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume. It is based on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The music score was by Robert Emmett Dolan and the cinematography by John F. Seitz. The production was designed by Roland Anderson and Hans Dreier and the costumes by Edith Head. The film stars Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey, and Barry Sullivan and features Shelley Winters, Howard Da Silva and Elisha Cook, Jr.. Da Silva would later appear in the 1974 film also titled The Great Gatsby.

Awards

Top cast

Klipspringer
Myron Lupus
Myrtle Wilson
Jordan Baker
Dan Cody
Nick Carraway
Tom Buchanan
Daisy Buchanan
Kinsella
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

32. Whispering Smith (1948)

Western
played Luke 'Whispering' Smith
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88.0

Whispering Smith is a Western film starring Alan Ladd as a railroad detective assigned to stop a gang of train robbers. The supporting cast includes Robert Preston and Brenda Marshall. The picture is based on a novel by Frank H. Spearman and a previous 1926 film adaptation starring H.B. Warner in the title role, with Lillian Rich, Lilyan Tashman, John Bowers, and Eugene Pallette as supporting cast. In 1961, Whispering Smith became a 20-episode NBC series of the same name, with Audie Murphy, film star and World War II hero, in the title role.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mary Kay Dodson
English
United States of America

33. Beyond Glory (1948)

Drama
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82.0

Beyond Glory is a 1948 drama film directed by John Farrow.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

34. Saigon (1948)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Maj. Larry Briggs
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93.0
6 Show list

Saigon is a 1948 drama film directed by Leslie Fenton.

Awards

Top cast

Susan Cleaver
Sgt. Pete Rocco
Lt. Keon
Zlex Maris
Hotel Clerk
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

35. Wild Harvest (1947)

Drama
played Joe Madigan
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92.0

Wild Harvest is a 1947 film directed by Tay Garnett.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

36. Calcutta (1947)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Neale Gordon
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83.0

Calcutta is a 1947 American crime film noir directed by John Farrow, and written and produced by Seton I. Miller. The drama features Alan Ladd, Gail Russell and William Bendix.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

37. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)

Drama, Adventure
played Charles Stewart
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98.0
,
George Bruce

Two Years Before the Mast is a 1946 adventure film based on Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s travel book of the same name.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

38. O.S.S. (1946)

Drama, War
played Philip Masson/John Martin
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105.0

O.S.S. is a 1946 war film starring Alan Ladd and Geraldine Fitzgerald about the Office of Strategic Services.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Lionel Lindon
Mary Kay Dodson
English
United States of America

39. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Johnny Morrison - Lt.Cmdr., ret.
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96.0
1 Show list

The Blue Dahlia is a 1946 film noir, directed by George Marshall and written by Raymond Chandler. The film marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.

Awards

Top cast

Joyce Harwood
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lionel Lindon
English
United States of America

40. Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)

Short, Comedy, Music
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25.0
Louis Harris
2 Show list

The Hollywood Victory Caravan was a three-week railroad journey of 1942 that brought a number of famous performers across the United States to raise money for war bonds. Along the way there were numerous stops, which coincided with parades, performances, and other events. Some performers were present for the entire journey, others joined or left as their schedules permitted. Members of the Caravan were received by Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House. Performers included Laurel and Hardy, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Olga San Juan, Barbara Stanwyck, Bing Crosby, Bert Lahr, Pat O'Brien, Groucho Marx, Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Merle Oberon and Desi Arnaz. A comedic 19-minutes short was made in 1945 to celebrate the event which starred many of the celebrities.

Awards

Top cast

Railroad Agent
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

41. Salty O'Rourke (1945)

Drama
played Salty O'Rourke
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100.0

Salty O'Rourke is a 1945 film directed by Raoul Walsh. It stars Alan Ladd and Gail Russell.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

42. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

Drama
played Doctor Merek Vance
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88.0

And Now Tomorrow is a 1944 film directed by Irving Pichel.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

43. Lucky Jordan (1942)

Comedy, Crime, Drama
played Lucky Jordan
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84.0

Lucky Jordan is a 1942 film directed by Frank Tuttle.

Awards

Top cast

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English
United States of America

44. The Glass Key (1942)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Ed Beaumont
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85.0
12 Show list

The Glass Key is a 1942 film noir, directed by Stuart Heisler and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. An earlier film version had been released in 1935. That versions starred George Raft and Claire Dodd.

Awards

Top cast

Ralph Henry
Nick Varna
Paul Madvig
Taylor Henry
Eloise Matthews
Janet Henry
Clyde Matthews
Opal Madvig
Henry Sloss
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

45. My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
178.0

My Favorite Blonde is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. Based on a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, the film is about a vaudeville performer who gets mixed up with British and German secret agents in the days just before America's entry into World War II. The film features an uncredited cameo appearance by Bing Crosby.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

46. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Philip Raven
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80.0
1 Show list

This Gun for Hire is a 1942 film noir, directed by Frank Tuttle and based on the novel A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene. The film stars Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, and Alan Ladd.

Awards

Top cast

Ellen Graham
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

47. Great Guns (1941)

Comedy, Romance, War
played Soldier in Photo Shop
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73.0
Monty Banks

Great Guns is a 1941 film directed by Monty Banks, and produced by Sol M. Wurtzel for 20th Century Fox starring Laurel and Hardy. It is also known as Forward March.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Glen MacWilliams
English
United States of America

48. The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

Animation, Comedy, Family
played Al
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73.0
14 Show list 1 Show list

The Reluctant Dragon is a 1941 American live action and animated film produced by Walt Disney, directed by Alfred Werker, and released by RKO Radio Pictures on June 20, 1941. Essentially a tour of the then-new Walt Disney Studios facility in Burbank, California, the film stars radio comedian Robert Benchley and many Disney staffers such as Ward Kimball, Fred Moore, Norman Ferguson, Clarence Nash, and Walt Disney, all as themselves. The first twenty minutes of the film are in black-and-white, the remainder is in Technicolor. Most of the film is live-action, with four short animated segments inserted into the running time: a black-and-white segment featuring Casey Junior from Dumbo; and three Technicolor cartoons: Baby Weems, Goofy's How to Ride a Horse, and the extended-length short The Reluctant Dragon, based upon Kenneth Grahame's book of the same name. The total length of all animated parts is 40 minutes.

Awards

1988 British Academy Television Award for Best Short Animation

Top cast

Sound Effects Man
Frank
Goofy
Franklin Roosevelt
Tall Baby Weems Storyboard Artist With Mustache
Donald Duck
Mrs. Benchley
Sculptor
Studio Guard
Humphrey's Boss
Sir Giles
The Boy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

49. Paper Bullets (1941)

Crime, Thriller, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
72.0
,
King Brothers Productions
1 Show list

Paper Bullets is a 1941 American film directed by Phil Rosen and produced by the King Brothers.

Awards

Top cast

Rita Adams
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

50. The Black Cat (1941)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery
played Richard Hartley
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
,
Robert Neville
2 Show list $176K

The Black Cat is a 1941 film loosely based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The comedy/horror film was directed by Albert S. Rogell, starring Basil Rathbone and featuring supporting performances by Bela Lugosi and Alan Ladd in small roles. Lugosi also stars in a 1934 film with the same title.

Awards

Top cast

Montague Hartley
Eduardo Vivos - Gardener
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vera West
English
United States of America

51. Citizen Kane (1941)

played Reporter Smoking Pipe at End
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119.0
,
Roger Q. Denny
, , ,
Mollie Kent
23 Show list 1 Show list

Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film directed, co-written, produced by, and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles' first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. Considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane was voted the greatest film of all time in five consecutive Sight & Sound's polls of critics, until it was displaced by Vertigo in the 2012 poll. It topped the American Film Institute's 100 Years ... 100 Movies list in 1998, as well as AFI's 2007 update. Citizen Kane is particularly praised for its cinematography, music, and narrative structure, which were innovative for its time. The story is a film à clef that examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Chicago tycoons Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick, and aspects of Welles' own life. Upon its release, Hearst prohibited mention of the film in any of his newspapers.

Awards

1941 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Top cast

Walter Parks Thatcher
Jedediah Leland
Kane's Father
Jim W. Gettys
Reporter
The Headwaiter
Signor Matiste
Mary Kane
Raymond
Reporter at Xanadu
Herbert Carter
Mr. Rawlston
Mr. Bernstein
Jerry Thompson
Entertainer
Emily Monroe Norton Kane
Charles Foster Kane III
Reporter at Xanadu
Susan Alexander Kane
Bertha Anderson
Theodore Roosevelt
Charles Foster Kane
Newspaperman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edward Stevenson
Citizen Kane, Citizen Kane
English
United States of America

52. Meet the Missus (1940)

Comedy
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Meet the Missus is a 1940 comedy film. Alan Ladd has a small role.

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Top cast

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United States of America

53. Cross-Country Romance (1940)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
68.0
Frank Woodruff

Cross-Country Romance is a 1940 American romantic comedy film starring Gene Raymond and Wendy Barrie. With the huge success of It Happened One Night, the 1934 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra and starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, every studio in Hollywood attempted to cash in with a similar storyline. In addition to this film, there was also Love on the Run from MGM, The Bride Came C.O.D. by Warner Bros.; even Columbia Pictures, which had made It Happened One Night, produced the musical remake Eve Knew Her Apples.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

54. In Old Missouri (1940)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama
played Landlord's Son
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68.0
Frank McDonald
Dorrell McGowan
,
Stuart E. McGowan
4 Show list

In Old Missouri is a 1940 film starring The Weavers.

Awards

Top cast

Cheechee
Mr. Pittman
Mrs. Pittman
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, ,
Joseph Nussbaum
Ernest Miller
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

55. Hitler, Beast of Berlin (1939)

Drama, War
played Karl Bach
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87.0
$100K

Hitler, Beast of Berlin was one of the most popular "hiss and boo" films of World War II era, based on the novel Goose Step by Shepard Traube. The film was the first production of Producers Releasing Corporation. It was recut and released as Beasts of Berlin the same year, having been banned in New York as too inflammatory at the time. It was also reissued in the early 1940s as Hell's Devils.

Awards

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

56. Rulers of the Sea (1939)

Drama
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96.0

Rulers of the Sea is a 1939 American historical drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood and Will Fyffe. The film's story is based on the voyage of the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the North Atlantic, from Britain to the United States. The film was made by Paramount Pictures, but featured Lockwood and Fyffe who were two of the leading stars of the British Gainsborough Pictures studios. The supporting cast features Alan Ladd as Colin Farrell.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

57. The Cowboy Creed (1936)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
289.0

Awards

Top cast

58. The Glass Key (1935)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
played Ed Beaumont
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80.0
Kubec Glasmon
,
Harry Ruskin
,
Kathryn Scola
1 Show list

The Glass Key is the first of two film adaptations of the classic suspense novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett. The film was released in 1935 starring George Raft, featuring Edward Arnold and Claire Dodd, and directed by Frank Tuttle. The film was remade in 1942, with Alan Ladd in Raft's role, and Brian Donlevy and Veronica Lake in the roles previously played by Arnold and Dodd.

Awards

Top cast

Janet Henry
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

59. Tom Brown Of Culver (1932)

Drama
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70.0

Tom Brown of Culver is a 1932 drama film written by Tom Buckingham, George Green, Clarence Marks and Dale Van Every directed by William Wyler.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

Movies produced

Average rating of produced movie by genre

GenreNum. of titles Avg. rating
Crime26.25
Western26.0
Drama26.25
Adventure26.1
Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
13 West Street
Crime,Drama
1962
William Bloom
Robert Presnell Jr.
Guns of the Timberland
Western
1960
All the Young Men
Drama,War
1960
The Man in the Net
Mystery,Crime
1959
Island of Lost Women
Adventure
1959
Drum Beat
Western,Adventure
1954

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Hollywood Musicals of the '40s
1999
George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey
Documentary,Biography
1984
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Comedy,Crime,Mystery
1982 Archive Footage
David V. Picker
William E. McEuen
Classic Ski Films: The Basic Principles of Skiing
1941
World War II: Homefront: Vol. 1
1941

Guest TV appearances

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E16 January 26th, 1958 Dan Donlan
S04-E07 November 13th, 1955 Joe
S03-E11 December 5th, 1954 Dan Holiday

Awards won

1953 Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Wikipedia

Check Alan Ladd on wikipedia.

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