Clifton Young Actor

Robert Howard "Clifton" Young (September 15, 1917 – September 10, 1951) was an American film actor. Born Robert H. Young, the child actor played "Bonedust" in nineteen Our Gang films from 1925 to 1931, his most notable film being School's Out. As an adult, to avoid confusion with established star Robert Young, he took his mother's maiden name, Clifton (Eva Clifton) as his screen name. Young became a contract player at Warner Bros., landing small parts in a number of 1940s film noir and western films. Notable credits include Nora Prentiss, Pursued, Possessed, Dark Passage, and Blood on the Moon. While at Warners Young was featured prominently in the Joe McDoakes comedy shorts. He played a variety of roles: a craven mobster in So You Want to Be a Detective, a department-store clerk in So You're Going on Vacation, and memorably as "Homer," Joe's brash, know-it-all office colleague in several McDoakes reels. Young often displayed excellent comedy timing in these films. One of Young's last films was the Roy Rogers western Trail of Robin Hood, in which he played a sneering villain.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 15th, 1917
Place of birth
Schenectady
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
September 10th, 1951 at age of 34
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Death by burning

Family

Parents

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Thriller37.1
Drama26.65
Comedy66.77
Short66.77
Family37.23
Western36.03

1. The Return of Jesse James (1950)

Action, Drama, Western
played Robert Ford
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
Carl K. Hittleman
9 Show list

The Return of Jesse James is a 1950 film directed by Arthur Hilton.

Awards

Top cast

Johnny Callum
Lem Younger
Hank Younger
Charlie Ford
Sue Ellen Younger
Sheriff Rigby
Saloon Waiter
Frank James
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Bells of Coronado (1950)

Thriller, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0

Bells of Coronado is a 1950 American film directed by William Witney and starring Roy Rogers.

Awards

Top cast

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

3. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0

Calamity Jane and Sam Bass is a 1949 western film directed by George Sherman.

Awards

Top cast

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

4. So You Want to Be Popular (1949)

Comedy, Short
played Homer Hotbox
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
10.0
3 Show list

So You Want to Be Popular is a 1949 short comedy film written and directed by Richard L. Bare.

Awards

Top cast

Waiter at Party
Joe McDoakes
Office Secretary
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Wesley Anderson
English
United States of America

5. So You Want to Be a Baby Sitter (1949)

Comedy, Short
played Homer Hotbox
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
10.0
3 Show list

So You Want to Be a Baby Sitter is a 1949 short comedy film directed by Richard L. Bare and written by Richard L. Bare, Snag Werris and George O'Hanlon.

Awards

Top cast

Joe McDoakes
Junior
Alice McDoakes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Wesley Anderson
English
United States of America

6. Dark Passage (1947)

Film-Noir, Thriller
played Baker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
4 Show list

Dark Passage is a Warner Bros. film noir directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film is based on the novel of the same name by David Goodis. It was the third of four films real-life couple Bacall and Bogart made together. The film is notable for employing cinematography that avoided showing the face of Bogart's character, Vincent Parry, prior to the point in the story at which Vincent undergoes plastic surgery to change his appearance. The majority of the pre-surgery scenes are shot from Vincent's point of view. In those scenes shot from other perspectives, the camera is always positioned so that its field of view does not include his face. The story follows Vincent's attempts to hide from the law and clear his name of murder.

Awards

Top cast

Vincent Parry
Irene Jansen
Madge Rapf
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Pursued (1947)

Drama, Romance, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
1 Show list

Pursued is a 1947 film that combines western film noir and psychological melodrama. The picture was directed by Raoul Walsh and features Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson and Dean Jagger.

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Top cast

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

8. Carnival Day (1936)

Short, Comedy, Crime
played Extra at Carnival, Railbird
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
16.0
Joe Traub
5 Show list

Carnival Day is a 1936 short comedy crime romance film written by Joe Traub and directed by Ralph Staub.

Awards

Top cast

Gambler-Thug
Peggy
Gambler-Thug
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Wikipedia

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