Clem Bevans Actor

Clem Bevans (October 16, 1879 – August 11, 1963) was a character actor best remembered for playing eccentric, grumpy old men. Bevans had a very long career, starting in vaudeville in 1900 in an act with Grace Emmett. He progressed to burlesque, Broadway, and even light opera, before making his film debut at the age of 55 in Way Down East (1935). His portrayal was so good, he became stereotyped and played mostly likable old codgers for the rest of his life. However, he did occasionally play against type, for example as a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). He also made some television appearances, including The Twilight Zone episode "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" (1962) as Pete (Season 3 - Episode 30). His role in Disneyland's TV miniseries Davy Crockett was Captain Cobb. Clem's younger sister was actress Merie Earle, best known as Maude Gormley on The Waltons.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 16th, 1879
Place of birth
Cozaddale
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
August 11th, 1963 at age of 83
Place of death
Woodland Hills
Cause of death
Natural causes

Family

Siblings
Spouses
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama126.64
Comedy106.59
Action76.43
War26.9
Western116.29
Romance36.53
Family36.83
Adventure46.3
Music26.65
Mystery26.05

1. Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)

Family, Adventure, Comedy
played Cap'n Cobb
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81.0
10 Show list

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates is a 1956 live-action Walt Disney adventure film starring Fess Parker as Davy Crockett. It was shot in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. This film acts as a prequel to 1955's Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and is an edited compilation of the fourth and fifth stories featuring the Disney television series Davy Crockett: Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race Davy Crockett and the River Pirates This is the ninth live-action film produced by Walt Disney Productions.

Awards

Top cast

Sam Mason
Black Eagle
Fiddler
Col. Plug
George Russel
Saloon owner
Davy Crockett
Old Timer with Livestock
Mike Fink
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Piracy
English
United States of America

2. The Kentuckian (1955)

Drama, Western
played Pilot of the 'River Queen'
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104.0
18 Show list

The Kentuckian is a 1955 Technicolor and CinemaScope adventure film directed by Burt Lancaster, who also starred. This was one of only two films Lancaster directed, and the only one for which he has sole credit. It also marked the feature film debut of Walter Matthau. The picture is an adaptation of the novel The Gabriel Horn by Felix Holt. The picture was shot on location in Kentucky in the Cumberland Falls area, the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park near London, Owensboro and Green River, and at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Village near Rockport, Indiana.

Awards

Top cast

Zack Wakefield
Stan Bodine, Stan Bodine
Fletcher
Elias Wakefield
John Decker - Shopkeeper
Riverboat Gambler #1
Riverboat Gambler #2
Frome Brother #1
Constable
Pleasant Tuesday Babson
Drunk Frontiersman with Whip
Sophie Wakefield
Hannah Bolen
Roulette Dealer
Frome Brother #2
Little Eli Wakefield
Frontiersman #3
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Action, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
2 Show list

Ten Wanted Men is a 1955 Western film from Columbia Pictures directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. It stars Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone and Alfonso Bedoya.

Awards

Top cast

Wick Campbell
John Stewart
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
1 Show list

The Stranger Wore a Gun is a 1953 film directed by Randolph Scott and Claire Trevor.

Awards

Top cast

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

5. Hangman's Knot (1952)

Western
played Plunkett
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81.0
13 Show list

Hangman's Knot is a 1952 American Western film written and directed by Roy Huggins and starring Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, and Claude Jarman, Jr. The film is about a group of Confederate soldiers, unaware that the Civil War is over, who intercept a shipment of gold escorted by Union cavalry troops and are then pursued by a renegade posse. Hangman's Knot was filmed on location in the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, California.

Awards

Top cast

Mrs. Margaret Harris
Cass Browne
Molly Hull
Maxwell
Drifter #1
Rolph Bainter
Quincey
Major Matt Stewart
Lee Kemper
Jamie Groves
Union Captain
Hank Fletcher
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Man in the Saddle (1951)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
1 Show list

Man in the Saddle is a 1951 film directed by André De Toth.

Awards

Top cast

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

7. Gold Raiders (1951)

Comedy, Western
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1 Show list $50K

Gold Raiders is a 1951 comedy Western film starring George O'Brien and the Three Stooges. The picture was O'Brien's last starring role and the only feature film released during Shemp Howard's second tenure with the trio.

Awards

Top cast

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

8. Silver City Bonanza (1951)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0
George Blair

Silver City Bonanza is a film directed by George Blair March 1, 1951.

Awards

Top cast

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

9. Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill (1950)

Drama
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51.0

Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill is a 1950 American film directed by Richard L. Bare.

Awards

Top cast

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

10. Harvey (1950)

Comedy, Drama
played Mr. Herman Shimelplatzer
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104.0
John Beck
14 Show list 2 Show list

Harvey is a 1950 film based on Mary Chase's play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The story is about a man whose best friend is a pooka named Harvey—in the form of a six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit.

Awards

1950 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1950 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Top cast

Elwood P. Dowd
Eccentric Man
Elvira the Cook
Dr. Sanderson
The Taxi Driver
Mailman
Policeman
Dr. Chumley
Mr. Cracker
Nurse Dunphy
Veta Louise Simmons
Wilson
Myrtle Mae Simmons
Mrs. Hazel Chumley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Deputy Marshal (1949)

Western
played Doc Allen Vinson
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60.0
William Stephens
6 Show list

Deputy Marshal is a film directed by William A. Berke released on October 28, 1949.

Awards

Top cast

Eli Cressett/Colt Redwood
Joel Benton/Jed Northey
Janet Masters
Claire Benton
Deputy Ed Garry
Bill Masters
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mahlon Merrick
English
United States of America

12. Rim of the Canyon (1949)

Action, Comedy, Music
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70.0

Gene Autry Collection: Rim of the Canyon is a 1949 film directed by John W English.

Awards

Top cast

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

13. The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

Comedy, Western
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85.0
1 Show list

The Gal Who Took the West is a 1949 film directed by Frederick de Cordova. It stars Yvonne De Carlo and Charles Coburn. It was nominated for an award by the Writers Guild of America 1950.

Awards

Top cast

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

14. Highway 13 (1948)

Drama
played Bill "Pops" Lacy
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58.0
William Stephens
Maurice Tombragel
6 Show list

Highway 13 is a 1948 film directed by William Berke.

Awards

Top cast

Aunt Myrt Lacy
Company Detective
George Montgomery
Hank Wilson
Mary Hadley
Doris Lacy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Drama, Romance, Fantasy
played Capt. Cobb
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Peter Berneis
,
10 Show list 1 Show list $4.04M

Portrait of Jennie is a 1948 fantasy film based on the novella by Robert Nathan. The film was directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten.

Awards

1948 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

Top cast

Eben Adams
Matthews
Mother Mary of Mercy
Mrs. Jekes
Gus O'Toole
Jennie Appleton
Miss Spinney
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lucinda Ballard
English
United States of America

16. The Paleface (1948)

Comedy, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
1 Show list

The Paleface is a 1948 Technicolor comedy Western directed by Norman Z. McLeod, starring Bob Hope as "Painless Potter" and Jane Russell as Calamity Jane. In the film, Hope sings the song Buttons and Bows, which became his greatest hit by far when it came to record sales. The song also won the Academy Award for Best Song that year. The film had a sequel, Son of Paleface, in 1952. In 1968, Don Knotts remade the film as The Shakiest Gun in the West.

Awards

Top cast

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

17. Loaded Pistols (1948)

Action, Music, Musical
played Jim Hedge
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
Dwight Cummins
,
6 Show list

Loaded Pistols is a 1948 American Western film directed by John English and starring Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, and Chill Wills. Written by Dwight Cummins and Dorothy Yost, the film is about a cowboy who protects a young man wrongly accused of murder, while trying to find the real badguys.

Awards

Top cast

Don Mason
Sheriff Cramer
Sam Gardner
Dave Randall
Mary Evans
Larry Evans
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Arthur Morton
William Bradford
English
United States of America

18. Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (1948)

Comedy
played Capt. Bjorn
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76.0
Robert Golden
Lewis Meltzer
11 Show list

Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by William Castle and starring Guy Madison and Diana Lynn.

Awards

Top cast

Ruby Cheever
Bellhop
Carmody
Gaboolian
Copy Boy
Mike
Eddie Tayloe
Pearl Cheever
Opal Cheever
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. Relentless (1948)

Western
played Dad
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93.0
Eugene B. Rodney
11 Show list

Relentless is a 1948 western film written by Winston Miller and directed by George Sherman; based from the story Three Were Thoroughbreds by Kenneth Perkins.

Awards

Top cast

Jim Rupple
Tex Brandow
Joe Faringo
Nester
Ed Simpson
Nick Buckley
Luella Purdy
Bob Pliny
Jeff Moyer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marlin Skiles
Edward Cronjager
English
United States of America

20. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

Drama
played Ira Mackel
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157.0
16 Show list 2 Show list

Mourning Becomes Electra is a 1947 American film by Dudley Nichols adapted from the 1931 Eugene O'Neill play of the same title. The film stars Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou, Leo Genn and Kirk Douglas. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Originally released by RKO Radio Pictures at nearly three hours, it was eventually edited down to 105 minutes after it performed poorly at the box office and won no Oscars. It has since been restored to its full length and shown on Turner Classic Movies. An Oscar upset occurred in connection with the film. All who saw it had taken it for granted that Rosalind Russell would win for her performance as Lavinia, to the point that Russell actually began to rise from her seat just before the winner's name was called. However, it was Loretta Young, and not Russell, who was named Best Actress for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter. The movie recorded a loss of $2,310,000, making it one of RKO's biggest financial disasters.

Awards

1947 National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
1947 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Top cast

Peter Niles
Lavinia Mannon
Brig. Gen. Ezra Mannon
Amos Ames
Orin Mannon
Mrs. Borden
Adam Brant
Seth Beckwith
Josiah Borden
Abner Small
Landlady
Mrs. Hills
Dr. Blake
Christine Mannon
Hazel Niles
Minnie Ames
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. Yankee Fakir (1947)

Action, Adventure, Mystery
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70.0
W. Lee Wilder
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

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

22. The Yearling (1946)

Drama, Family
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128.0
2 Show list 3 Show list $4M

The Yearling is a Technicolor family film drama directed by Clarence Brown, produced by Sidney Franklin, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The screenplay by Paul Osborn and John Lee Mahin was adapted from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's novel of the same name. The film stars Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman, Jr., Chill Wills, and Forrest Tucker.

Awards

1946 Academy Award for Best Cinematography
1946 Academy Award for Best Production Design
1946 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama

Top cast

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

23. Wake Up and Dream (1946)

Drama
played Henry Pecket
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92.0
Elick Moll
7 Show list

Wake Up and Dream is a 1946 Technicolor film. The film stars June Haver and John Payne, was released by 20th Century Fox, was directed by Lloyd Bacon, and written by Elick Moll, based on the novel The Enchanted Voyage by Robert Nathan. The film features the song "Give Me the Simple Life" with music by Rube Bloom and lyrics by Harry Ruby.

Awards

Top cast

Toll Gate Attendant
The Blonde
Howard Williams
Jeff Cairn
Sara March
Bus Driver
Jenny
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Jackson
René Hubert
English
United States of America

24. The Kansan (1943)

Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0

The Kansan is a 1943 American film directed by George Archainbaud. The film is also known as Wagon Wheels in the United Kingdom.

Awards

Top cast

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

25. Saboteur (1942)

Action, Thriller, War
played Neilson
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108.0
38 Show list

Saboteur is a 1942 Universal spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison and Dorothy Parker. The film stars Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings and Norman Lloyd.

Awards

Top cast

Man in Front of NY Drugstore
FBI Assistant
Passerby
Radio Broadcaster
Man Killed in Movie Theater
Robert
Plant Security Officer
Midget
Second Sheriff
Marine MP Sergeant
Edward
J.C. Lormans
Truck Driver
Motorcycle Cop #1
George
Barry Kane
Tobin
Detective #1
FBI Agent at Mason's House
Cowhand
Mrs. Sutton
Party Guest #10
FBI Chief
Henry's Wife in Movie
Mrs. Mason
Footman
Stranger on Sidewalk
Plant Cafeteria Worker
Rogers
First FBI Man at Mason's House
Young Mother
Wife in Movie Audience
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

26. Captains of the Clouds (1942)

Action, Drama, War
played Sam 'Store-Teeth' Morrison
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
,
Arthur T. Horman
,
Richard Macaulay
34 Show list

Captains of the Clouds is a 1942 Warner Bros. war film in Technicolor, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney. It was produced by William Cagney, with Hal B. Wallis as executive producer. The screenplay was written by Arthur T. Horman, Richard Macaulay, and Norman Reilly Raine, based on a story by Horman and Roland Gillett. The cinematography was by Wilfred M. Cline, Sol Polito, and Winton C. Hoch and was notable in that it was the first feature length Hollywood production filmed entirely in Canada. The film stars James Cagney and Dennis Morgan as Canadian pilots who do their part in the Second World War, and features Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale, Sr., George Tobias, Reginald Gardiner, and Reginald Denny in supporting roles. The title of the film came from a phrase used by Billy Bishop, the First World War fighter ace, who played himself in the film. The same words are also echoed in the narration of The Lion Has Wings documentary. In 1942, Canada had been at war with the Axis Powers for over two years, while the United States had only just entered in December 1941. A film on the ongoing Canadian involvement made sense for the American war effort.

Awards

Top cast

Playboy #1
German Pilot
Red Cross Collector
Man Entering Hotel
Supt. Nolan
Dr. Neville
Provost Marshal
Flight Lt. Wood
Duty Officer #1
Brian MacLean
'Tiny' Murphy
Commanding Officer #1
Drill Sergeant
Scrounger Harris
Kingsley
Winston Churchill
Student Pilot #2
Blimp Lebec
Aircraftsman Lawrence
Mr. Burton
Bartender
Group Captain
Willie
Johnny Dutton
Indian at Foster's #1
Instructor #2
Chateau Laurier Desk Clerk
Emily Foster
Man Buying Dog Team
Louis 'Alabama' Prentiss
News Vendor
Flight Lt. Holt
Commanding Officer #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
World War II
, ,
Charles A. Marshall
,
Wilfred M. Cline
Howard Shoup
English
United States of America, Canada

27. The Captain Is a Lady (1940)

Comedy
played Samuel Darby
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65.0
Frederick Stephani
Robert B. Sinclair
Henry Clark
10 Show list

The Captain Is a Lady is a 1940 comedy film based on the novel by Louise Forsslund, written by Henry Clark and directed by Robert B. Sinclair.

Awards

Top cast

Angie Peabody
Blossy Stort
Captain Abe Peabody
Sarah May Willett
Mary Peabody
Nancy Crocker
Perth Nickerson
Mrs. Jane Homans
Abigail Morrow
Roger Bartlett
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Leonard Smith
English
United States of America

28. Half a Sinner (1940)

Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0

Half a Sinner is a 1940 American film directed by Al Christie. It stars Heather Angel as a schoolteacher who in one day becomes Public Enemy Number One in Pennsylvania. The film is based on Dalton Trumbo's short story "Lady Takes a Chance". The working titles of this film were Everything Happens to Ann and The Lady Takes a Chance.

Awards

Top cast

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

29. Young Fugitives (1938)

Crime, Drama, History
played Benjie Collins
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68.0
Barney A. Sarecky
Ben Grauman Kohn
,
Charles Grayson
7 Show list

Young Fugitives is a 1938 crime, drama, romance, and war film written by Ben Grauman Kohn and Charles Grayson and directed by John Rawlins.

Awards

Top cast

Joel Bentham
Kathy
Tom Riggins
Loafer
Mayor Henry Scudder
Ray Riggins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
George Robinson
English
United States of America

30. The Toast of New York (1937)

Biography, Comedy, Drama
played Hungry Panhandler
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
57 Show list $1.07M

The Toast of New York is a 1937 American biopic starring Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, and Jack Oakie. The film is a fictionalized account of the lives of financiers James Fisk and Edward S. Stokes. The screenplay was based on the book The Book of Daniel Drew by Bouck White and the story "Robber Barons" by Matthew Josephson.

Awards

Top cast

Nick Boyd
Beef Dooley
Photographer
Fisk Broker #1
Jim Fisk
Stabbed Actor in Play
Luke
Deputy Sheriff #3
Daniel Drew
Buyer #4
Broker #1
Reporter #5
Mrs. Callahan
Cornelius Vanderbilt
President of the Board
Drilling Soldier
Southern Major
Board of Directors Member #2
Mr. Taylor
Lawyer
Janitor
Angry Stockholder who Shoots Fisk
Trick-Hat Inventor
Eternal Flame Inventor
Mary Lou
Broker #9
Deputy Sheriff #1
Third Gentleman
Top Sergeant
Vanderbilt's Broker #1
Mountaineer #2
Woman #1
Board of Directors Member #6
Wallack
Virginia Lee
New York Restaurant Man #3
Reporter #1
Vanderbilt's Broker #2
Board of Directors Member #5
Angry Southerner on Horseback
Man at Opera
Fleurique
Josie Mansfield
Fisk's Lawyer
First Tailor
Woman #2
Stock Market Loser
Tall Panhandler
Board of Directors Member #3
Inventor #2
Clerk #2
Second Tailor
Bit Role
Little Broker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

31. Two in Revolt (1936)

Action, Adventure, Family
played Mr. Woods
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65.0
, ,
Jerry Hutchinson
,
Ferdinand Reyher
9 Show list

Two in Revolt is a 1936 action adventure family film based on the story by Earl Johnson and Thomas Storey, written by Frank Howard Clark, Ferdinand Reyher and Jerry Hutchinson and directed by Glenn Tryon.

Awards

Top cast

Davis
Cyrus Benton
John Woods
Bill Donlan
George Mason
Gloria Benton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jack MacKenzie
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Bonanza

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and within the top 10 longest running, live-action American series. It continues to air in syndication.nThe show centers on the Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and later, David Canary and Mitch Vogel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 November 5th, 1961 Jeb

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E38 May 31st, 1958 Fly

Maverick

Program genre

Comedy
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp. Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart, and from that point on, Garner and Kelly alternated leads from week to week, sometimes teaming up for the occasional two-brother episode. The Mavericks were poker players from Texas who traveled all over the American Old West and on Mississippi riverboats, constantly getting into and out of life-threatening trouble of one sort or another, usually involving money, women, or both. They would typically find themselves weighing a financial windfall against a moral dilemma. More often than not, their consciences trumped their wallets since both Mavericks were intensely ethical.nWhen Garner left the series after the third season due to a legal dispute, Roger Moore was added to the cast as their cousin Beau Maverick. Robert Colbert appeared later in the fourth season as a third Maverick brother, Brent Maverick.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E17 January 18th, 1959 Old Man

Perry Mason

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Legal
Legal drama

External resources

Perry Mason is an American dramatized court show produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 January 4th, 1958 Captain Hugo

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

Program genre

Children's television series
Drama

External resources

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred child actor Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. Texas-born actor James Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley Rip Masters. Co-stars included veteran actor Joe Sawyer and actor Rand Brooks from Gone with the Wind fame.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E16 January 4th, 1957 Kid Hooker

The Real McCoys

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co-produced by Danny Thomas's Marterto Productions in association with Walter Brennan and Irving Pincus's Westgate company.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 February 12th, 1959

The Twilight Zone

Program genre

Mystery
Horror
Suspense
Drama
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Anthology

External resources

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science-fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E30 April 13th, 1962

Thriller

Program genre

Thriller
Anthology
Anthology series
Suspense

External resources

Thriller is an American anthology television series that aired during the 1960–61 and 1961–62 seasons on NBC. The show featured host Boris Karloff introducing a mix of macabre horror tales and suspense thrillers. Reruns currently air on the MeTV television network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 February 19th, 1962
S01-E16 January 3rd, 1961

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 February 25th, 1959 Old Man

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