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John Agar

John Agar



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Also Known As: Died: April 7, 2002
Born: January 31, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (1993) as Dr Lang ("Eye")
A trilogy of segments hosted by John Carpenter, who appears as a coroner guiding viewers through each of the presentations. In "The Gas Station," a college student is stalked by a serial killer while she works at an all-night service station. In "Hair," the attempt of a man to combat his receding ha
Invasion of Privacy (1992) as Old Convict
A beautiful writer becomes the object of deadly obsession to a troubled prison inmate she interviews.
Perfect Bride, The (1991) as Gramps
A woman investigates her future sister-in-law's background and discovers her to be a murderer using a false identity.
Fear (1990)
A psychic helps the police solve a series of bizarre murders. When a threatening voice begins whispering into her mind, she realizes that the killer is also psychic.
Miracle Mile (1988) as Ivan Peter
A young musician answers a telephone at an outdoor booth and believes he hears a message that the United States is about to begin a nuclear attack.
Perfect Victims (1988)
Two models are the targets of an obsessed rapist with AIDS.
King Kong (1976) as City Official
In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, this time an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Although a woman in the group tames Kong somewhat, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, and as the military attempt to stop him, he falls to his death from the top of the World Trade Center.
Big Jake (1971) as Bert Ryan
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
Chisum (1970) as Patton
A cattle baron enlists Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid to help him fight a land war.
The Undefeated (1969) as Christian
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) as Dion O'Banion
Il film racconta, come in una cronaca retrospettiva, la cruenta rivalità fra i due più grossi "sindacati" del crimine esistenti negli USA ai tempi del proibizionismo. Uno capeggiato da Al Capone, l'altro da Bugs Moran. In quegli anni ci fu una lunga serie di attentati e «liquidazioni» da entrambe le parti. Nel tentativo di indebolire Al Capone, Moran fa eliminare un suo potente amico della mafia, servendosi di un traditore. Questa fu la goccia che fece traboccare il vaso. Al Capone si vendicò facendo trucidare sette uomini che avevano partecipato all'omicidio, il 14 febbraio 1929 : la notte di San Valentino.
Waco (1966) as George Gates
Johnny Reno (1966) as Ed Tomkins
Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Agar, Lyle Bettger, Tom Drake, Richard Arlen, Rodd Redwing. U.S. Marshall Dana Andrews must contend with a lynch mob mentality when he rides into Stone Junction, Kansas on a mission of justice.
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966) as Dr. Farrell
A space ship crash lands on the third planet of a distant solar system, killing all hands except for a young boy named Tang. The rescue ship arrives some 20 years later. One of the crew, a girl named Linda meets Tang and falls in love with him. They are attacked by the native humanoids of the planet and many of them are killed off. When the ship leaves, Linda decides to stay with Tang. As the crew sends a message to their home world, they inform them that they have named the new planet EARTH.
Young Fury (1965) as Dawson
A group of young thugs rides into the town of Dawson and take it over. When the cowardly sheriff is unable to restore control, the parents of the leader must take action. The leader's father is an infamous ex-gunfighter, and he straps his guns on one more time. But will he be forced into a showdown with his own son?
Law of the Lawless (1964) as Pete Stone
A former gunfighter now a circuit court judge faces his father''s killer in a small post-Civil War Kansas town.
Stage to Thunder Rock (1964) as Dan Carrouthers
A lawman is forced to capture or kill the outlaw father-and-son team with whom he was raised.
Of Love and Desire (1963) as Gus Cole
American engineer Steve Corey (Steve Cochran) comes to Mexico to work at one of the mining projects owned by Katherine Beckman (Merle Oberon) and her half-brother Paul (Curt Jurgen.) He meets Katherine, and the man he is replacing, Bill Maxton (Steve Brodie), tells him that Katherine is his for the asking..."all you have to do is touch her---she goes off like fireworks. There were plenty of guys before me, and there'll be plenty after me." Steve finds Katherine as advertised but he falls in love with her. Once he sees that the romance is for real, brother Paul is more than a little displeased at this turn of events and brings back one of Katherine's earlier flames, Gus Cole (John Agar), to tempt Katherine away from Steve. Half-siblings Katherine and Paul are carrying some baggage from the past it appears. Actually, it is more than appearances and Paul spells it right out before this exercise in tedium is over.
Cavalry Command (1963) as Sergeant Norcutt
An American cavalry brigade is sent to occupy a small Filipino village in 1902 and quell guerilla resistance in the surrounding jungle. Working with the people to build roads, schools, and bridges, they prove that the most important thing an army can have is "good will and integrity."
The Young and the Brave (1963) as Intelligence officer
Three American POWs fight to escape from North Korea.
Hand of Death (1962) as Alex Marsh
Lisette (1961) as Joe McElroy
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1961) as Don
A U.N. space expedition to the planet Uranus discovers a bizarre world right out of their own heads, featuring places and people the crew members recall from childhood. It's all part of a fantasy created by the planet's master, a giant, pulsating brain that can also turn their worst thoughts into reality.
Raymie (1960) as Ike Burrows
Raymie (David Ladd), an eight-year-old boy and an avid fisherman, dreams of catching a legendary giant barracuda know as Old Moe. When he finally accomplishes the feat of landing Old Moe, he has a change of heart and doesn't want to see the barracuda destroyed.
Invisible Invaders (1959) as Major Bruce Jay
Invisible aliens use newly raised corpses to conquer the Earth.
Attack of the Puppet People (1958) as Bob Westley
A scientist shrinks humans so they can be his puppet friends.
Jet Attack (1958) as Capt. Tom Arnett
Frontier Gun (1958) as Jim Crayle
The Brain from Planet Arous (1957) as Steve March
A powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, Gor, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Thru March he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country challenging his domination. Another brain, Val, works with Marchs future wife Sally to defeat Gor. Val explains that Gor will be vulnerable when he is forced to leave March at intervals to re-energize. Gors vulnerable spot, the Fissure of Orlando, is described in a note left by Sally in Steve's lab.
Ride a Violent Mile (1957) as Jeff Donner
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957) as George Hastings
A woman finds out she's the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll and soon becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders in the town.
Joe Butterfly (1957) as Sergeant Dick Mason
The staff of "Yank" magazine are among the first American troops into Tokyo after the Japanese surrender. Their mission: produce an issue of the three days. To accomplish the seeming impossible, they reluctantly enlist the aid of black marketeer and arch-conniver Joe Butterfly, who sets them up in a palatial private mansion, complete with lovely daughter -- strictly against regulations. How much trouble can our heroes talk their way out of?
The Mole People (1956) as Dr. Roger Bentley
Archaeologists stumble upon a race of albinos living under the earth. They are afraid of light of any kind and keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slave
Star in the Dust (1956) as Sheriff Bill Jordan
In this western, a lawman tries to mediate between irate farmers and angry ranchers who are trying to decide the fate of a captured killer. The killer was hired by the ranchers who want him freed. The farmers, egged on by a schoolteacher, want to see the gunman swing. Meanwhile the real troublemaker
Flesh and the Spur (1956) as Luke Random/Matthew Random
Revenge of the Creature (1955) as Prof. Clete Ferguson
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
Tarantula (1955) as Dr. Matt Hastings
A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.
The Lonesome Trail (1955) as Johnny Rush
A veteran of the Indian wars, Johhny Rush returns to his home to find that it has been confiscated by a cattle baron taking over in the valley. Rush also finds that his girl is engaged to the baron, because the girl's fathers' ranch is in financial jeopardy. When Rush loses the use of his gun arm in a fight with the barons henchmen, he learns to use a bow and arrow for defense...with deadly consequences.
Hold Back Tomorrow (1955) as Joe Cardos
The Rocket Man (1954) as Tom Baxter
Wacky complications ensue when a little boy comes into possession of a ray gun that compels anyone caught in its beam to tell the truth. He uses it to prevent his orphanage from being shut down by creditors and to help a cute couple fall in love.
Shield for Murder (1954) as Sgt. Mark Brewster
A crooked detective masterminds a robbery then fights to keep his money.
Bait (1954) as Ray Brighton
A greedy miner tries to get his beautiful wife to seduce his partner.
The Golden Mistress (1954) as Bill Buchanan
Ann Dexter (Rosemarie Bowe as Rosemarie Bowe), daughter of an itinerant Haiti waterfront character, Carl Dexter (Abner Biberman), brings a golden idol, which her father her stolen at a voodoo ceremony, to Bill Buchanan (John Agar), who is known along the waterfront as a man eternally on a treasure hunt. He agrees to let Ann accompany him in search of the treasure after a native he befriended gives him directions and certain voodoo secret charms. They follow an underwater passage to an island where they find a Pagan tribe. They learn that the golden idol is a burial symbol representing the dead and that hundreds of idols are at the bottom of the sacred burial lake.
Man of Conflict (1953) as Ray Compton
Woman of the North Country (1952) as David Powell
Along the Great Divide (1951) as Billy Shear
A U.S. Marshal tries to get a rustler to trial before a vengeful rancher can kill him.
The Magic Carpet (1951) as Ramoth, also known as The Scarlet Falcon
A dethroned ruler becomes a masked avenger to win back his throne and his ladylove.
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950) as Don Lowry
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
Breakthrough (1950) as Lt. Joe Mallory
An American infantry unit moves from basic training to combat in Europe.
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Tom Wade
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''s suffrage movement.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) as Lt. Clint Cohill
An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) as Pfc. Peter Conway
During World War II, a marine sergeant must turn his recruits into fighting men.
Fort Apache (1948) as Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.

Cast (special)

Crossed Sabers: A History of the U.S. Horse Cavalry (1993) as Host ("Crossed Sabers")
A documentary chronicling the history of the U.S. Horse Cavalry from the American Revolution to its mechanization during the two World Wars. Combines clips from film classics, original location footage and battle reenactments.

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