skip navigation
John Russell

John Russell

  • Bell For Adano, A (1945) August 17 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Side Street (1929) October 20 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (1)



Also Known As: Died: January 19, 1991
Born: January 3, 1921 Cause of Death: pneumonia after brief illness
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
RATE AND COMMENT

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Her Alibi (1989) as Clown
A detective writer vouches for a alibi of a girl accused of murder, thinking she's innocent. However, as time goes on, he begins to doubt himself while he falls in love with her.
2.
Under the Gun (1988) as Simon Stone
After receiving an urgent message from his brother Tony, a cop in Los Angeles, Mike Braxton, a St. Louis detective, arrives in L.A. to find his brother has been murdered. Braxton's subsequent investigation leads to an arms dealer, and to a female lawyer whose help he'll need in order to bring the k
3.
Amazing Grace And Chuck (1987) as Stuart Shipley
A Little League star organizes a sports boycott to end nuclear proliferation.
4.
Pale Rider (1985) as Marshal Stockburn
A mysterious avenger helps the innocent citizens of a corrupt gold-mining town.
5.
Phar Lap (1983) as Australian Racecalls; Race Commentator
6.
Honkytonk Man (1982) as Jack Wade
The Wagoneer family are surviving the Depression by picking cotton on their family farm in Oklahoma. During a terrible dust storm, Mrs. Wagoneer's rogue brother Red arrives in a convertible. Red is a country-western musician who has just been given the chance of a lifetime, an audition for the Grand Ole Opry. But there are some obstacles to his getting all the way to Nashville: He has no money, is a terrible driver, and has tuberculosis. The family's fourteen-year-old son Whit sees an opportunity of his own and offers to go with Uncle Red as his driver. His mother consents and uncle and nephew hit the road.
7.
Uncle Scam (1981) as Art
Government agents go undercover to catch people who are taking bribes.
8.
Good-Time Outlaws, The (1979) as Doorman At Armadillo Club
9.
Kino, the Padre on Horseback (1977)
In the Old West, a mission priest has many difficult experiences in California.
10.
11.
Lord Shango (1974) as Reverend Slater
Traditional African religion clashes with Christianity when a Yoruban priest is drowned after he attempts to stop a Christian baptism. The priest comes back to life determined to revenge himself on the non-believers.
12.
Alias Smith and Jones (1971) as Marshal
A lighthearted Western about a pair of notorious outlaws who take the governor's offer of amnesty, offered through a lawman friend, if they'll bring in a vicious desperado and his gang -- and then discover that their amnesty has other strings attached. A series of the same name with Deuel and Murphy
13.
Cannon for Cordoba (1970) as Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing
A ruthless Mexican general captures the army platoon sent to stop him.
14.
If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968) as Sheriff
15.
Buckskin (1968) as Patch
16.
Fireball Jungle (1968) as Nero Sagittarius
17.
Hostile Guns (1967) as Aaron
George Montgomery, Yvonne De Carlo, Tab Hunter, Brian Donlevy, John Russell, James Craig, Richard Arlen, & Fuzzy Knight as Buck. Tension mounts as a U.S. marshall and his hot-headed deputy escort a prison wagon with four deadly criminals across the Texas Badlands
18.
Fort Utah (1967) as Eli Jonas
). John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady, John Russell, Robert Strauss, James Craig, Richard Arlen, Jim Davis, Donald Barry, Harry Lauter. Tom Horn (John Ireland) accompanies a pilgrim wagon train through hostile Indian territory while fighting off white trash renegades.
19.
Apache Uprising (1966) as Vance Buckner
Calhoun must fight both outlaws and indians when his stagecoach, carrying a gold shipment, arrives at a relay station.
21.
Rio Bravo (1959) as Nathan Burdette
A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.
22.
Yellowstone Kelly (1959) as Gall
A trapper gets caught between his young assistant and a beautiful Arapaho woman.
23.
Fort Massacre (1958) as Travis
A possibly mad cavalry commander leads his troops through dangerous Indian territory.
24.
Untamed Youth (1957) as Russ Tropp
When they''re put in a small-town jail, two sisters fight to expose prison corruption.
25.
Hell Bound (1957) as Jordan
A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ambulance attendant who is an unsuspecting pawn in the scheme.
26.
The Dalton Girls (1957) as W. T. "Illinois" Grey
27.
The Last Command (1955) as Lt. Dickson
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
28.
Hell's Outpost (1954) as Ben Hodes
29.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Oliver Hale
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
30.
Fair Wind to Java (1953) as Flint
The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption...
31.
The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Ashby Corwin
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
32.
Oklahoma Annie (1952) as Dan Fraser
33.
Hoodlum Empire (1952) as Joe Gray
34.
The Fat Man (1951) as Gene Gordon
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
35.
Frenchie (1951) as Lance Cole
A woman sells her successful business in New Orleans to find the men who killed her father.
36.
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Barney Walker
37.
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) as Theron
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
38.
Man in the Saddle (1951) as Hugh Clagg
A farmer turns to violence when a land baron threatens him.
39.
Saddle Tramp (1950) as Rocky
Carefree Chuck Connor is on his way west and stops off to see an old friend and his four lads. When his host is killed in a riding accident Chuck realises he must take care of the family. They hit the road and he takes a job on a ranch, but he has to keep the children hidden as his boss hates kids. There's also tension with the neighbouring ranch, and when a girl on the run from her nasty uncle joins the family unannounced Chuck wonders what he has done to deserve all this.
40.
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as Grant O'Hara
41.
The Story of Molly X (1949) as Cash Brady
Molly's husband Rick was a gang leader somewhere in the middle west. When he's shot, the tough woman moves to S.F. with a couple of the gang to start anew. Disguised as a noble woman, she and her gang rob security transports. But when one day Rob confesses to her that he killed Rick out of jealousy, she shoots him down immediately. In lack of proof she can't be convicted for the murder, but she goes to jail for the robberies. It's a new and very open female prison, where she learns a profession for the first time in her life.
42.
Undertow (1949) as Danny Morgan
After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.
43.
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Lt. F. J. "Hobby" Hobson
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
44.
Sitting Pretty (1948) as Bill Philby
An efficiency expert tries to prove his methods apply to child rearing.
45.
Yellow Sky (1948) as Lengthy
Outlaws on the run hide out in a ghost town.
46.
Forever Amber (1947) as Black Jack Mallard
Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts.
47.
Wake Up and Dream (1946) as Pilot
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous island..to find Jeff.
48.
Somewhere in the Night (1946) as Marine captain
49.
The Dark Corner (1946) as Policeman
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he's framed for murder.
50.
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) as
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.
51.
A Royal Scandal (1945) as Guard
Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.
52.
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) as Howie Mossrock
53.
Within These Walls (1945) as Rogers
54.
A Bell for Adano (1945) as Capt. Anderson
A major and his men attempt to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano.
55.
The Blue Bird (1940) as Tyltyl
Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.
56.
The Man I Married (1940) as Ricky [Hoffman]
Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.
57.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Hopper boy
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
58.
Sabotage (1939) as Matt Grayson
59.
City in Terror (1939) as Ted Carter
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
60.
Jesse James (1939) as Jesse James Jr.
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
61.
Five of a Kind (1938) as Dickie
62.
Prison Break (1938) as Jackie
63.
The Duke Comes Back (1937) as Jimmy Foster

Cinematography (feature film)

64.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as Camera Design
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.
65.
The Great John L. (1945) as Second cam
66.
The Cheaters (1945) as 2nd Camera
An unemployed actor tries to save a young innocent from greedy relations.
67.
Pardon My Past (1945) as 2nd Camera
A penniless veteran is mistaken for a millionaire playboy.

Writer (feature film)

68.
Frankenstein (1931) as Contr to scr const
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
69.
El dios del mar (1930) as Argumento [Story]
70.
Side Street (1929) as Scen
A cop discovers the killer he's chasing is his brother.
71.
The Pagan (1929) as Story
A South Seas native falls for a white woman.
72.
The Red Mark (1928) as Story
73.
God Gave Me Twenty Cents (1927) as Adaptation
74.
The Sorrows of Satan (1927) as Adaptation
Geoffrey, a young and impoverished writer, is desperately in love with Mavis, who lives at his boardinghouse and is also pursuing a writing career. Unable to marry her because of his poverty, in his anger he curses God for abandoning him. Soon Geoffrey meets Prince Lucio de Rimanez, a wealthy, urbane gentleman who informs Geoffrey that he has inherited a fortune, but that he must place himself in the Prince's hands in order to enjoy the fruits of his inheritance. What Geoffrey doesn't know is that Prince Lucio is actually Satan, who is using Geoffrey as an experiment to show God that he can corrupt anybody.
75.
Beau Geste (1926) as Adaptation
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
76.
The Street of Forgotten Men (1925) as Adaptation
77.
The Iron Horse (1925) as Story
A pony express rider honors his father's memory by helping build the transcontinental railway.
78.
The Crowded Hour (1925) as Scen
79.
Lord Jim (1925) as Adaptation
80.
The Little French Girl (1925) as Screenwriter
81.
Mademoiselle Midnight (1924) as Scen
82.
Argentine Love (1924) as Adaptation
83.
Mademoiselle Midnight (1924) as Story
84.
Dangerous Money (1924) as Adaptation
85.
The Exiles (1923) as Adaptation

Music (feature film)

86.
Medicine Ball Caravan (1971) as Composer
87.
From Nashville With Music (1969) as Composer

Visual Effects (feature film)

88.
Transformers 4 (2014)
Four years after the previous battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, a new war is brewing.
89.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as Mechanical Design
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

90.
Malpractice (1989) as Production Manager
Upon entering a hospital for the routine delivery of her third child a young mother is subjected to gross medical negligence.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

91.
1941 (1979)
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
92.
1941 (1979)
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.

Cast (special)

93.
Billy Budd (1998) as Gunner'S Mate
Performance of the 1951 Benjamin Britten opera, based on the novella by Herman Melville about an innocent young sailor sentenced to death for the accidental murder of his evil persecutor, a malevolent officer aboard a British warship during the French Wars of 1797.
94.
When the West Was Fun: a Western Reunion (1979)
The program salutes the golden age of television westerns.

Music (special)

95.
Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, The (1998) as Music
Documentary examining how the universe has inspired directors and producers to create films, exploring specifically Hollywood's fascination with the unknown.

Animation (special)

96.
Blocked: The Novelist's Experience in Hollywood (2000) as Animation And Graphics
Documentary examining the experiences of such famous American writers as Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald when they worked as screenwriters in Hollywood.

Film Production - Main (special)

97.
Extreme Australia (2000) as Production Accountant
Travel documentary about Australia from coast to coast and deep into the outback. The program treks into the rain forest, descends to the Great Barrier Reef and reveals how Australians fight wildfires under some of the most severe conditions. It also examines the Aborigines and the historical cultur

Misc. Crew (special)

98.
Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, The (1998) as Effects
Documentary examining how the universe has inspired directors and producers to create films, exploring specifically Hollywood's fascination with the unknown.
99.
Sunset Gang, The (1991) as Assistance
A three-part special for "American Playhouse" about a group of people living in a Florida retirement community. "Yiddish" is the story of two married retirees who form a bond when they discover a mutual appreciation of their native language. "The Detective" follows Seymour Shapiro, who is starved fo

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute