Richard Boone Professional Boxer

Richard boone

Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for starring in the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel. Boone was born in Los Angeles, California, the middle child of Cecile (née Beckerman) and Kirk E. Boone, a well-to-do corporate lawyer. His father was a descendant of Squire Boone, younger brother of frontiersman Daniel Boone. His mother was Jewish, the daughter of immigrants from Russia. Contrary to popular belief Boone was not related to Pat, Randy or Debbie Boone. Boone graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale, California. He attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, but left prior to graduation and tried his hand at oil-rigging, bartending, painting and writing before joining the United States Navy in 1941. He served on three ships in the Pacific during World War II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnanceman and gunner on TBM Avenger torpedo bombers. After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to study acting at the Actors Studio in New York.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 18th, 1917
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
January 10th, 1981 at age of 63
Place of death
St. Augustine
Cause of death
Cancer of the larynx
Places lived
St. Augustine , Florida
pop. 13,679 (2013)
Hawaii , Kingdom of Hawaii
pop. 1,404,054 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Education

1. Stanford University Colleges/University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto. It is situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 18.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
November 11th, 1885
Headquarters
450 Serra Mall, 94305 - Stanford, California
Undergraduates
2013. 6,980
2012. 7,063
2010. 6,940
2009. 6,532
2008. 6,532
Postgraduates
2013. 8,897
2012. 11,456
2010. 12,595
2008. 10,280
2007. 8,186
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.07 %
2013. 5.7 %
2012. 6.6 %
2010. 7.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.7 K $
2012. 41.3 K $
2011. 40.1 K $
2010. 38.7 K $
Official web page www.stanford.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Stanford University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1920., Historian
b. 1915., TV Host
b. 1920., Diplomat
b. 1913., Entrepreneur
b. 1917., Academic
b. 1919., Military Person
b. 1912., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1913., Vintner

2. Army and Navy Academy Educational Institution

Army and Navy Academy is an internationally recognized college-preparatory boarding school for boys, grades 7-12 that follows University of California standards for graduation and incorporates leadership training centered around its JROTC program.

Founded
November 23rd, 1910
Headquarters
2605 Carlsbad Blvd., 92008 - Carlsbad, California
Wikipedia article
Social media

People attended Army and Navy Academy connected by profession and/or age

b. 1890., Military Person
b. 1941., Organization leader
b. 1938., Psychedelic rock Artist
b. 1933.

3. Hoover High School High school

Hoover High School is a public high school in Hoover, Alabama, USA, serving grades 9-12. It was built as a replacement for W. A. Berry High School. It is currently one of the two International Baccalaureate schools in the Greater Birmingham Area. Outside of Alabama, Hoover High School is best known as the school featured in the MTV show Two-A-Days.

Type High school
Founded
1994
Headquarters
1000 Buccaneer Drive, 35244 - Hoover, Alabama
Official web page hooverhigh.al.hch.schoolinsites.com
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Hoover High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1973., Award competitor
b. 1985., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1983., Award competitor
b. 1976., Blue-eyed soul Artist
b. 1985., American Football Quarterback
b. 1987., American Football Linebacker
b. 1988., Athlete

Employments

Company Founded Positions
United States Navy
Gunner
1941
Aviation Ordnanceman
Official site
Other people associated with United States Navy
Architect

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama226.54
Western106.52
Adventure66.42
Crime66.5
History46.53
Action106.37
Family26.1
Thriller36.8
Romance46.22
War56.5
Film-Noir36.67

1. Bushido Blade (1981)

Action, Drama, History
played Commodore Matthew Perry
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Tsugunobu Kotani

The Bushido Blade is a 1981 film, directed by Tom Kotani. Sonny Chiba, Toshiro Mifune, Mako, Laura Gemser and James Earl Jones appear in this movie. This was Richard Boone's last film appearance.

Awards

Top cast

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

2. When the West Was Fun (1979)

Documentary, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0
$545K

Awards

Top cast

3. Winter Kills (1979)

Drama, Thriller
played Keifitz
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
4 Show list $6.5M

Winter Kills is a 1979 film, directed by William Richert, based on the novel by Richard Condon. Its cast includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Richard Boone, Toshirō Mifune, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone, Ralph Meeker, Elizabeth Taylor, Berry Berenson and Susan Walden. Most of the film was lensed by cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, and the production designer was Robert Boyle, who cited the film as one of his favorites. The director, however, was a relative novice named William Richert. The production went so far over budget that it was shut down three times and declared bankruptcy. The film had been produced by two wealthy marijuana dealers — Robert Sterling and Leonard Goldberg. Goldberg was murdered by the mafia in the middle of production, for failure to pay his debts, and Sterling was later sentenced to 40 years in prison for marijuana smuggling. Richert and much of the cast went to Germany and filmed a comedy called The American Success Company which made enough money to fund a resumption of Winter Kills two years later.

Awards

Top cast

Nick Kegan
Joe Diamond
John Cerruti
Lola Comante
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Big Sleep (1978)

Crime, Mystery, Romance
played Lash Canino
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
, , ,
Bernard Williams
3 Show list

The Big Sleep is a 1978 film remake, the second film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The picture was directed by Michael Winner and stars Robert Mitchum in his second feature film portrayal of the detective Philip Marlowe. The cast includes Sarah Miles, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, and Oliver Reed, also featuring James Stewart as General Sternwood. The story's setting was changed from 1930s Los Angeles to present-day London. The film contained material more explicit than what could only be hinted at in the 1946 version, such as homosexuality, pornography and nudity. Mitchum was 60 at the time of filming, far older than Chandler's 33-year-old Marlowe.

Awards

Top cast

General Sternwood
Eddie Mars
Philip Marlowe
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

5. The Last Dinosaur (1977)

Adventure, Sci-Fi
played Masten Thrust Jr.
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
, ,
Noboru Tsuburaya
Tsugunobu Kotani
,
3 Show list

The Last Dinosaur is a Japanese/American tokusatsu co-production, co-directed by Alexander Grasshoff and Shusei Kotani, billed as Tom Kotani, and co-produced by Japan's Tsuburaya Productions, and American interests for Rankin/Bass Productions. This B-movie first aired in the United States as a television movie in 1977 and shortly afterwards was released in Japan as a theatrical feature. The film stars Richard Boone and Joan Van Ark. The score was composed, as was most of the music for all Rankin/Bass specials and series, by Maury Laws, while the title song, with lyrics by Jules Bass, was sung by Nancy Wilson, and arranged and conducted by Bernard Hoffer. The title should really be pluralised as there are several dinosaurs in the film that could qualify as the last one.

Awards

Top cast

Chuck Wade
Francesca 'Frankie' Banks
Mother 1 Captain
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Japan
United States of America, Japan

6. The Shootist (1976)

Drama, Western
played Sweeney
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
,
Miles Hood Swarthout
,
Scott Hale
17 Show list

The Shootist is a 1976 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in what would prove to be his final film role. Based on the 1975 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout with a screenplay by Miles Hood Swarthout and Scott Hale, the film is about a dying gunfighter who spends his last days looking for a way to die with the least pain and the most dignity. The film co-stars Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, Harry Morgan, and James Stewart. In 1977, The Shootist received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction, a BAFTA Film Award nomination for Best Actress, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as the National Board of Review Award as one of the Top Ten Films of 1976.

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Top cast

Dr. Hostetler
J.B. Books
Bond Rogers
Marshall Thibido
Books' Victim in Flashback #3
Books' Victim in Flashback #4
Pulford
Books' Victim in Flashback #1
Books' Victim in Flashback #2
Girl on Streetcar
Burly Man
Serepta
Book's Victim
Dobkins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. God's Gun (1976)

Western
played The Sheriff
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
John Fonseca
,
6 Show list

God's Gun is a 1975 Italian–Israeli Spaghetti Western filmed in Israel directed by Gianfranco Parolini and starring Lee Van Cleef. Jack Palance plays the head of a malicious group of bandits and Van Cleef plays a double-role of brothers: a priest and a reformed gunfighter determined to stop them. Leif Garrett also plays a vital part in the film, as a fatherless kid who brings the reformed gunfighter to town.

Awards

Top cast

Lewis, Father John
Sam Clayton
Johnny
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sante Maria Romitelli
Sandro Mancori
English, Italian
Israel, Italy

8. Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

Family, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0

Against a Crooked Sky is a 1975 American Western film directed by Earl Bellamy and starring Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, and Henry Wilcoxon.

Awards

Top cast

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

9. Big Jake (1971)

Action, Crime, Drama
played John Fain
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
2 Show list

Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, produced by Michael Wayne, edited by Harry Gerstad, starring John Wayne, Richard Boone and Maureen O'Hara, narrated by George Fenneman, and shot on location in Durango, Mexico. The supporting cast features Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Glenn Corbett, Jim Davis, John Agar, Harry Carey, Jr., Ethan Wayne and Hank Worden. Big Jake was released to generally favorable critical reviews but to a lukewarm box office performance.

Awards

Top cast

Jacob McCandles
Martha McCandles
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Big Jake
English
United States of America

10. The Kremlin Letter (1970)

Thriller
played Ward
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
Carter DeHaven
,
Gladys Hill
1 Show list

The Kremlin Letter is an American spy film directed by John Huston, starring Richard Boone, Orson Welles, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Patrick O'Neal and George Sanders. It was released in February 1970 by 20th Century-Fox. The screenplay was co-written by Huston and Gladys Hill as a faithful adaptation of the novel by Noel Behn, who had worked for the United States Army's Counterintelligence Corps. Said by reviewers to be "beautifully" and "engagingly" photographed, the film is a highly complex and realistic tale of bitter intrigue and espionage set in the winter of 1969-1970 at the height of the US-Soviet Cold War. The Kremlin Letter was a commercial failure and thinly reviewed in 1970, but the film has gathered steady praise from some critics throughout the decades since its release. French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville called The Kremlin Letter "masterly" and "...saw it as establishing the standard for cinema.

Awards

Top cast

Charles Rone
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Russian, English, German
United States of America

11. Kona Coast (1968)

Drama
played Capt. Sam Moran
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0

Kona Coast is a 1968 film directed by Lamont Johnson. It stars Richard Boone and Vera Miles.

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Top cast

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

12. The Night of the Following Day (1968)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Leer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
2 Show list

The Night of the Following Day is a 1968 film starring Marlon Brando, Pamela Franklin, Richard Boone and Rita Moreno. Filmed in France, around Le Touquet it tells a simple story: a kidnapped heiress is held hostage in a remote beachhouse on the coast of France.

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Top cast

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

13. Hombre (1967)

Western
played Cicero Grimes
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
7 Show list

Hombre is a 1967 revisionist western film directed by Martin Ritt, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and starring Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, and Diane Cilento. Newman's amount of dialogue in the film is minimal and much of the role is conveyed through mannerism and action. This was the sixth and final time Ritt directed Newman; they had previously worked together on The Long Hot Summer, Paris Blues, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, Hud and The Outrage.

Awards

Top cast

Henry Mendez
John Russell
Dr. Alex Favor
Frank Braden
Jessie
Doris Blake
Audra Favor
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Donfeld
English
United States of America

14. The Arrangement (1967)

Drama
played Sam
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
127.0
3 Show list

The Arrangement is a 1969 film drama directed by Elia Kazan, based upon his 1967 novel of the same title. It tells the story of a successful Los Angeles-area advertising executive of Greek-American extraction, Evangelos Arness, who goes by the professional name "Eddie Anderson." He is portrayed by Kirk Douglas. Eddie is suicidal and slowly having a psychotic breakdown. He is miserable at home in his marriage to his WASPy wife, Florence, played by Deborah Kerr, and with his career. He is engaged in a torrid affair with his mistress and co-worker Gwen, and is forced to re-evaluate his life and its priorities while dealing with his willful and aging father. According to the Internet Movie Database, Kazan really wanted Eddie to be portrayed by Marlon Brando, who Kazan felt could bring a greater depth to the role and bring it close to the character portrayed in the novel and who had experienced great success with Kazan previously in the film On the Waterfront. However, Brando refused to take the role, stating that he had no interest in making a film so soon after the assassination of Martin Luther King.

Awards

Top cast

Eddie Anderson
Florence Anderson
Zephyr Commercial
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. The War Lord (1965)

Drama, History
played Bors
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
122.0
1 Show list $3.5M

The War Lord is a 1965 American film about Medieval warfare in 11th century Normandy, starring Charlton Heston and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. It is an adaptation of the play, The Lovers, by Leslie Stevens. The film also features Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth, Guy Stockwell, Maurice Evans, Niall MacGinnis, Henry Wilcoxon and James Farentino, with Jon Alderson, Allen Jaffe, Sammy Ross, and Woodrow Parfrey. Until this film, most Hollywood representations of feudal life were glamorized. The War Lord attempts to portray the 11th Century in a more accurate fashion as dirty, violent and ruled by brute force. The social stratification imposed by feudalism governed every human relationship, with power devolving from the duke, to the knight, to the men at arms, the church and the peasantry at the very bottom.

Awards

Top cast

Chrysagon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Feudalism
Droit du seigneur
English
United States of America

16. Rio Conchos (1964)

Action, Drama, War
played Maj. James 'Jim' Lassiter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
1 Show list

Rio Conchos is a 1964 Cinemascope Western starring Stuart Whitman, Richard Boone, Tony Franciosa, Edmund O'Brien, and in his motion picture debut, Jim Brown, based on Clair Huffaker's novel of the same name. Huffaker's novel is reminiscent of the John Wayne-starring films The Comancheros and The Searchers. The main female role, played by Wende Wagner in a black wig, has no English dialogue. Rio Conchos was filmed in Moab, Utah though the Conchos River and most of the action of the film takes place in Mexico. Jerry Goldsmith's complete soundtrack was given a limited release on CD in January 2000 by Film Score Monthly that featured a tie-in title song by Johnny Desmond. On June 21, 2011, Shout! Factory released the film on DVD as part of a double feature with Take a Hard Ride.

Awards

Top cast

Major Johnson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rio Conchos
English
United States of America

17. A Thunder of Drums (1961)

Western
played Captain Stephen Maddocks
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
1 Show list

A Thunder of Drums is a 1961 Western directed by Joseph M. Newman, starring Richard Boone, George Hamilton and Luana Patten.

Awards

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Lt. Curtis McQuade
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Sukman
English
United States of America

18. I Bury the Living (1958)

Horror
played Robert Kraft
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
166.0

I Bury the Living is a horror film directed by famed B-movie director Albert Band, father of Charles Band, and starring Richard Boone and Theodore Bikel.

Awards

Top cast

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

19. Lizzie (1957)

Drama
played Dr. Neal Wright
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
1 Show list

Lizzie is a 1957 drama film directed by Hugo Haas. The movie is based on the novel The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson and stars Eleanor Parker, Richard Boone and Joan Blondell. The popular songs "It's Not for Me to Say" and "Warm and Tender" were written for this film, and performed by Johnny Mathis, who played a piano player/singer in the film.. The film was produced by MGM Studios.

Awards

Top cast

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

20. The Tall T (1957)

Thriller, Western
played Frank Usher
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
1 Show list

The Tall T is a 1957 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, and Maureen O'Sullivan. Adapted by Burt Kennedy from the short story "The Captives" by Elmore Leonard, the film is about an independent former ranch foreman who is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by three ruthless outlaws. In 2000, The Tall T was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Awards

Top cast

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

21. The Garment Jungle (1957)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Artie Ravidge
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0

The Garment Jungle is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Vincent Sherman and Robert Aldrich and written by Lester Velie and Harry Kleiner. The drama features Gia Scala, Lee J. Cobb, Kerwin Mathews and Richard Boone.

Awards

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

22. Battle Stations (1956)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0

Battle Stations is a 1956 film directed by Lewis Seiler.

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

23. Robbers' Roost (1955)

Action, Drama, Romance
played Hank Hays
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
,
Leonard Goldstein
8 Show list

Robber's Roost is a 1955 action and drama film written by John O'Dea, Sidney Salkow, and Maurice Geraghty and directed by Sidney Salkow.

Awards

Top cast

Heesman
Robert Bell
Jeff
'Bull' Herrick
Jim 'Tex' Wall
Happy Jack
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jack Draper
English
United States of America

24. Man Without a Star (1955)

Western
played Steve Miles
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
,
D.D. Beauchamp
9 Show list

Man Without a Star is a 1955 western film starring Kirk Douglas as a wanderer who gets dragged into a range war. It was based on the novel of the same name, published in 1952, by Dee Linford.

Awards

Top cast

Dempsey Rae
Idonee
Strap Davis
Latigo
Moccasin Mary
Reed Bowman
Jeff Jimson
Tom Cassidy
Tess Cassidy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

25. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Action, Drama, Romance
played Wick Campbell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
1 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

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

26. The Raid (1954)

Action, Drama, War
played Capt. Lionel Foster
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
1 Show list

The Raid is a 1954 Technicolor American film set during the American Civil War. It stars Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone and Lee Marvin. It is loosely based on a true incident, the St. Albans Raid, as well as the book by Herbert Ravenal Sass. However the film made a significant change, moving the action from 1864 to 1865, turning the raid into an act of revenge for William Tecumseh Sherman's burning of Atlanta.

Awards

Top cast

Capt. Frank Dwyer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American Civil War
English
United States of America

27. Dragnet (1954)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
$500K

Awards

Top cast

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

28. Siege at Red River (1954)

Action, War, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0

Siege at Red River is a 1954 film directed by Rudolph Maté.

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Top cast

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

29. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)

Adventure
played Thomas Rhys
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
3 Show list

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. The screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides was inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The film was the third motion picture made in CinemaScope, coming after The Robe and How to Marry a Millionaire.

Awards

Top cast

Tony Petrakis
Arnold Dix
Narrator At Opening Underwater Scenes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

30. Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Drama
played Krofta
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0

Man on a Tightrope is a 1953 American film directed by Elia Kazan, starring Fredric March, Terry Moore and Gloria Grahame. It was entered into the 3rd Berlin International Film Festival. The screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood was based on a 1952 novel of the same title by Neil Paterson. Paterson based his true story, which first appeared as the magazine novelette International Incident, on the escape of the Circus Brumbach from East Germany in 1950. Members of the Circus Brumbach appeared in the film version in both character roles and as extras.

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

31. The Robe (1953)

Drama, History
played Pontius Pilate
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
134.0
6 Show list 4 Show list $5M

The Robe is a 1953 American Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus. The film was made by 20th Century Fox and is notable for being the first film released in the widescreen process CinemaScope. Like other early CinemaScope films, The Robe was shot with Henri Chrétien's original Hypergonar Anamorphic lenses. The picture was directed by Henry Koster and produced by Frank Ross. The screenplay was adapted by Gina Kaus, Albert Maltz, and Philip Dunne from the Lloyd C. Douglas novel of the same name. The music score was composed by Alfred Newman and the cinematography was by Leon Shamroy. The first widescreen movie in more than two decades stars Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Michael Rennie, with Dean Jagger, Jay Robinson, Richard Boone, and Jeff Morrow. The Robe had one sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiators.

Awards

1953 National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
1953 Academy Award for Best Production Design
1953 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
1953 Academy Award for Best Costume Design

Top cast

Marcellus Gallio
Caligula
Apostle Peter
Tiberius
Demetrius
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Early Christianity
Passion
The Bible
Roman Empire
Emile Santiago
English
United States of America

32. Vicki (1953)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Lt. Ed Cornell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Leonard Goldstein
Leo Townsend
,
Dwight Taylor

Vicki is a 1953 film noir directed by Harry Horner and based on the novel I Wake Up Screaming, written by Steve Fisher. The film features Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid and Richard Boone.

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

33. Way of a Gaucho (1952)

Action, Adventure, Romance
played Major Salinas
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
4 Show list

Way of a Gaucho is a 1952 American western film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Gene Tierney, Rory Calhoun and Richard Boone. It was based on a novel by Herbert Childs. The film failed to make a profit on its release. The film portrays the adventures of an Argentine Gaucho, the South American version of the cowboy.

Awards

Top cast

Don Miguel Aleondo
Teresa Chavez
Martin Penalosa
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Jackson
,
Mario Vanarelli
English
United States of America

34. Red Skies of Montana (1952)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Richard 'Dick' Dryer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0

Red Skies of Montana is a 1952 adventure drama in which Richard Widmark stars as a smokejumper who attempts to save his crew while being overrun by a forest fire, not only to preserve their lives, but to redeem himself after being the only survivor of a previous disaster. The film was loosely based on the August 1949 Mann Gulch fire, and filmed on location in Technicolor with the cooperation of the United States Forest Service. Bugle Mountain, located in the Scapegoat Wilderness near Lincoln, Montana, gave its name to the fictional setting of the forest fire in the Selway National Forest shown during the first 30 minutes of the film.

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Top cast

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

35. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Biography, Drama, History
played Capt. Hermann Aldinger
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
1 Show list

The Desert Fox is a 1951 biographical film about Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the later stages of World War II. It stars James Mason in the title role, was directed by Henry Hathaway, and was based on the book Rommel by Brigadier Desmond Young, who served in the Indian Army in North Africa.

Awards

Top cast

Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
20 July plot
World War II
Erwin Rommel
English
United States of America

36. Halls of Montezuma (1950)

Adventure, War, Drama
played Lt. Col. Gilfillan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
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Halls of Montezuma is a 1951 World War II war film starring Richard Widmark, Richard Boone, Jack Palance, and Karl Malden. The film, which is about U.S. Marines fighting on a Japanese-held island, was directed by Academy Award-winner Lewis Milestone. It also starred Robert Wagner in his first credited screen role. Real color combat footage from the war in the Pacific was incorporated into the film's cinematography. The film, like Darryl F. Zanuck's 1949 production Sands of Iwo Jima, was filmed on location at Camp Pendleton, California, with the full cooperation of the USMC. Its title is a reference to the opening line from the Marines' Hymn.

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Top cast

Marine #11
Coffman
First soldier in final tracking shot
Pigeon Lane
Marine #5
Lt. Anderson
Sgt. Johnson
Whitney
Sgt. Zelenko
Slattery
Nomura
Pretty Boy
Frank
Ship's Captain
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Hec Ramsey

Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
September 13th, 1972 April 7th, 1974 2 English

2. Let Freedom Ring

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Don O'Herligy

3. Medic

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Dr. Konrad Styner
NBC
September 13th, 1954 August 27th, 1956 2 English

4. Have Gun – Will Travel

Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Paladin
CBS
1957 1963 September 14th, 1957 April 20th, 1963 6 English

5. The Richard Boone Show

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
September 24th, 1963 March 31st, 1964 1
Laura Devon
English

Guest TV appearances

Cimarron Strip

Program genre

Western
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in the summer of 1971.nCimarron Strip was one of only three 90-minute weekly Western series that aired during the 1960s, and the only 90-minute series of any kind to be centered primarily around one lead character.nCimarron Strip is set in the late 1880s in the Cimarron Territory, which would become the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1890. For complex historical reasons, this rugged strip of land existed as a virtually ungoverned U.S. territory for several decades. It was sometimes called No Man's Land, with a reputation for lawlessness and vigilante activity. On the show, Marshal Jim Crown is trying to bring order to the region before its political status is finally resolved.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 2nd, 1967 Sgt. Bill Disher

Climax!

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E23 February 28th, 1957 Jarech
S04-E15 December 19th, 1957 Ed Brooks
S02-E31 May 24th, 1956 David Neff
S02-E15 December 29th, 1955 Colonel Hughes

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
S03-E20 February 13th, 1955 Abraham Lincoln

Lux Video Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E08 November 17th, 1955 guest star

NBC Matinee Theater

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets.nJim Buckley of the Pewter Plough Playhouse recalled:nWhen Al McCleery got back to the States, he originated a most ambitious theatrical TV series for NBC called Matinee Theater: to televise five different stage plays per week live, airing around noon in order to promote color TV to the American housewife as she labored over her ironing. Al was the producer. He hired five directors and five art directors. Richard Bennett, one of our first early presidents of the Pewter Plough Corporation, was one of the directors and I was one of the art directors and, as soon as we were through televising one play, we had lunch and then met to plan next week’s show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E22 November 30th, 1955 Heathcliff

Playhouse 90

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City near the Los Angeles district of Hollywood in California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E11 March 7th, 1960
S04-E06 December 10th, 1959

Studio One

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Studio One is an American radio–television anthology series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E16 January 28th, 1957 John Wesley Hardin

Suspense

Program genre

Drama
Anthology series

External resources

Suspense is an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. It was adapted from the radio program of the same name which ran from 1942 to 1962. Like many early television programs, the show was broadcast live from New York City. It was sponsored by the Auto-Lite corporation, and each episode was introduced by host Rex Marshall, who promoted Auto-Lite spark plugs, car batteries, headlights, and other car parts.nSome of the early scripts were adapted from Suspense radio scripts, while others were original for television. Like the radio program, many scripts were adaptations of literary classics by well-known authors. Classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Charles Dickens all had stories adapted for the series, while contemporary authors such as Roald Dahl and Gore Vidal also contributed. Many notable actors appeared on the program, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Franchot Tone, Robert Emhardt, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, and many more.nThe program was a live television series, but most episodes were recorded on kinescope. However, only about 90 of the 260 episodes survive today.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E38 May 23rd, 1950

Wikipedia

Check Richard Boone on wikipedia.

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