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Also Known As: Died: January 5, 1990
Born: February 17, 1914 Cause of Death: brain tumor
Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Grandpa (1992)
The strained relationship between a grandfather and his grandson and the young woman who smooths the troubled waters.
Signs of Life (1989) as Owen Coughlin
Story follows 24 hours in the lives of a group of people in a small fishing village in Maine.
Umanoide, L' (1979) as Kraspin
Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary person into a perfect soldier. They test this chemical on the pilot Golob, turning the unsuspecting victim into a mindless but indestructable automaton possessing superhuman strength. The people of Metropolis must somehow outwit Graal before he can create an army of these soldiers, or their planet will be destroyed.
Bermude: La Fossa Maledetta (1978) as Mr Jackson
Anti Cristo, L' (1978) as Bishop Ascanio Oderisi
Sentinel, The (1977) as Father Franchino
A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in the house for a reason.
Ciclon (1977)
Spiaggia del desiderio, La (1976)
When shipwrecked Daniel washes ashore on a tropical island to find the gorgeous Haydee, he thinks he's found paradise. Haydee's father and brother, however, aren't so approving of the pair's budding romance.
Roma A Mano Armata (1975) as Chief Police Luini
Fin de semana para los muertos (1974)
Experimental pesticides that farmers are using have an unexpected side effect; it brings the dead back to life seeking human flesh to dine on. A baffled police detective accuses drifter hippies of the cannibalistic murders.
Nakia (1974) as Sheriff Sam Jericho
An American Indian deputy sheriff is caught in the middle of a community dispute when the tribe tries to save a historic mission from a housing developer. Forster and Kennedy continued their roles in the short-lived series that followed (1974-75). Strong overtones of "Billy Jack" (1972) were spotted
President's Plane Is Missing, The (1973) as Gunther Damon
A political thriller based on the 1967 novel by Robert J. Serling (Rod's brother) about an incompetent vice president who is left in control of the government when Air Force One mysteriously disappears with the President aboard.<P>Although filmed in 1971, it was held up for two and a half years foll
Ricco (1973)
Crawlspace (1972) as Albert Graves
A middle-aged, childless couple discover that a young handyman, hired to fix their furnace, has moved into the crawlspace in their cellar, and they make him part of their family. Director Newland replaced Buzz Kulik in mid-production.
Glory Boy (1971) as Walter Pell
A young man comes back from Vietnam and returns to his father's ranch, bringing along two of his war-time friends to help out. Things work out well on the ranch until one of the men begins to have flashbacks and thinks he is back in Vietnam.
Death of Innocence, A (1971) as Marvin Hirsh
Courtroom drama of the ordeal of a small-town mother who comes to Manhattan from Idaho to attend her daughter's murder trial, bewildered by the pace of big city life but steadfastly standing beside the girl despite the evidence against her. Kim Stanley originally was to have played the mother of th
Hail, Hero! (1969) as Albert Dixon
A young, but clean-cut hippie confronts his family about his feelings regarding the Vietnam War.
Shark! (1969) as Doc
When gunrunner Caine finds himself broke and hunted in the Sudan, he signs up as a deckhand to ichthyologists looking for rare fish. What he doesn't know is that they're really treasure hunters ready to dive into waters teeming with blood-crazed sharks.
Day of the Evil Gun (1968) as Owen Forbes
A gunman tries to control a vengeful farmer whose wife has been kidnapped.
Anzio (1968) as General Lesly
U.S. troops in World War II fight to survive the Allied landing in Italy.
Nevada Smith (1966) as Bill Bowdre
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
Fantastic Voyage (1966) as Dr. Duval
A diplomat is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. They have just begun their voyage when it becomes clear there is a saboteur on board.
Murieta (1965) as Captain Love
Mexican peasant Joaquin Murieta and his wife go north to California to prospect for gold, finding only one white person, a marshal, who will befriend them. But after Murieta is beaten and robbed, and his wife killed by bandits, Murieta takes out his vengeance by forming a gang of outlaws who rob the countryside. Murieta is eventually cornered by the marshal, who persuades him to end his crusade. But when Murieta is later wounded and convalescent, his gang operates a reign of terror without his knowledge, leading to his death at the marshal's hands in a final battle.
Italiano brava gente (1965) as Ferro Maria Ferri
Arthur Kennedy, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Raffaele Pisu, Peter Falk, Tatyana Samoylova, Andre Checchi. The savage behavior of German troops during WWII is explored in this sweeping epic which pits Italian and Russian prisoners against their Fascist captors.
Joy in the Morning (1965) as Patrick Brown
A law student and his bride try to build a life together despite her fear of intimacy.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) as Doc Holliday
A reluctant calvary Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as Jackson Bentley
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962) as Dr. [Henry] Adams
Barabbas (1962) as Pontius Pilate
A thief is pardoned so Jesus can be crucified in his place.
Murder She Said (1961) as Dr. Quimper
When nobody will believe she witnessed a murder, elderly sleuth Miss Marple takes a job as a maid to ferret out clues.
Claudelle Inglish (1961) as Clyde Inglish
A defiant Southern girl marries a poor dirt farmer instead of the wealthy landowner her mother picked out.
Home Is the Hero (1961) as Willie O'Reilly
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Jim Lefferts
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
A Summer Place (1959) as Bart Hunter
An adulterous couple discovers that their children are sexually involved.
Some Came Running (1959) as Frank Hirsh
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as Ramsay
Peyton Place (1957) as Lucas Cross
Small-town scandals erupt when a repressed woman deals with her daughter's move into adulthood.
The Rawhide Years (1956) as Rick Harper
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
Impulse (1955) as Alan Curtis
The Desperate Hours (1955) as Jesse Bard
Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.
Crashout (1955) as Joe Quinn
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.
The Naked Dawn (1955) as Santiago
Santiago, a jolly modern bandito, has just lost his partner when he happens on the isolated farm of young Manuel and Maria Lopez. Manuel's aid is enlisted in what develops into a violent encounter with Santiago's fence. Exposed to money, the fast life, and Santiago's anarchistic philosophy, Manuel (formerly simple and hardworking) is in serious danger of being corrupted (and Maria is not immune either)...
The Man from Laramie (1955) as Vic Hansbro
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
Trial (1955) as Barney [Castle]
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
The Girl in White (1952) as Dr. Ben Barringer
Biography of Emily Dunning, the first woman doctor to practice in a New York hospital.
Bright Victory (1952) as Larry Nevins
A blinded veteran struggles to adjust to peacetime life.
Rancho Notorious (1952) as Vern Haskell
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
The Lusty Men (1952) as Wes Merritt
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
Red Mountain (1952) as Lane Waldron
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, Jay Silver Heels, Iron Eyes Cody. Rebel captain Alan Ladd rides west to Colorado to join Quantrell's Raiders but changes sides when he discovers the ugly truth about the infamous marauder.
Bend of the River (1952) as Emerson Cole
A westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
The Glass Menagerie (1950) as Tom Wingfield
This first movie version of the Tennessee Williams play about a faded, aging Southern belle, her shy, crippled daughter and her "selfish dreamer" of a son more or less sticks to the original story, except for a compromise ending which strives to be more upbeat.
Champion (1949) as Connie [Kelly]
An unscrupulous boxer claws his way to the top.
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Tommy Ditman
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
The Walking Hills (1949) as Chalk
Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop, Edgar Buchanan, John Ireland, Arthur Kennedy, Jerome Courtland. Eight men and a woman seek buried treasure in an abandoned wagon train site in Death Valley. Tautly directed by John Sturges with moody cinematography by Charles Lawton, this moralistic western is similar in theme to THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRE MADRE. Look for blues singer Josh White in a supporting role.
Too Late for Tears (1949) as Alan Palmer
One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer's back seat. Alan wants to turn it over to the police, but Jane, with luxury within her reach, persuades him to hang onto it "for a while." Soon, the Palmers are traced by one Danny Fuller, a sleazy character who claims the money is his. To hang onto it, Jane will need all the qualities of an ultimate femme fatale...and does she ever have them!
The Window (1949) as Ed Woodry
A boy who always lies witnesses a murder but can't get anyone but the killer to believe him.
Boomerang! (1947) as John Waldron
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
Cheyenne (1947) as Sundance Kid
A gambler falls for the wife of the outlaw he's out to catch.
Devotion (1946) as Branwell Brontë
The Bronte sisters and their brother fight personal demons to realize their artistic ambitions.
Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1945) as Sergeant Alfred Mason
Academy Award nominated training film which instructs soldiers how to handle the interrogation techniques practiced by the Nazis.
Air Force (1943) as Bombardier [Tommy McMartin]
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
Desperate Journey (1942) as Flying Officer Jed Forrest
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Ned Sharp
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
High Sierra (1941) as Red
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
Knockout (1941) as Johnny Rocket
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Joe Geary
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
Highway West (1941) as George Foster
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Jim Younger
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
City for Conquest (1940) as Eddie Kenny
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother's education.
Prunella (1918) as The gardeners' boy

Cast (special)

Third Commandment, The (1959) as Jim Munday
The pilot episode for an unsold series of specials based on the Ten Commandments. The pilot episode tells the story of an embittered writer who violates the Third Biblical Commandment (Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain) by abandoning his principles and striving for material success a

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