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Laird Cregar

Laird Cregar

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Also Known As: Died: December 9, 1944
Born: July 28, 1916 Cause of Death: heart attack from crash diet
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Hangover Square (1945) as George Harvey Bone
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
2.
The Lodger (1944) as The Lodger, Slade
The inhabitants of a boarding house fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
3.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as Sam Weaver
4.
Heaven Can Wait (1943) as His Excellency
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
5.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Clive Oxford
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
6.
The Black Swan (1942) as Captain Henry Morgan
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
7.
Rings on Her Fingers (1942) as Warren
Susan Miller (Gene Tierney) works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington (Spring Byington) and Warren (Laird Cregar), a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler (Henry Fonda) who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Wheeler (John Shepperd), who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain (Warren) that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $50-a-week clerk. He asks her to marry him and, over the protests of May, she accepts. Tod, who has been away, wires Linda a marriage proposal which is intercepted by Warren, who accepts on her behalf via a return wire. He intends to blackmail her into marrying Tod and then blackmail the Fenwicks into dissolving the marriage. To get John's money back to him, which she has but can't tell him, Linda enlists the aid of Colonel Prentiss (Henry Stephenson) who runs a gambling house, and the machines are fixed so that John wins his money back. Linda and John go to the terminal to leave, but Tod shows up and she tries to keep him away from John, who knows her as Sue.
8.
Joan of Paris (1942) as Herr Funk
A waitress risks her life to help downed pilots escape occupied France.
9.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Major Sam Carter
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
10.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Willard Gates
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
11.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Ed Cornell
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
12.
Charley's Aunt (1941) as Sir Francis Chesney
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
13.
Blood and Sand (1941) as Natalio Curro
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
14.
Hudson's Bay (1941) as Gooseberry [Médard Chouart Sieur des Groseilliers]
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
15.
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love (1940) as Mechanic
16.
Granny Get Your Gun (1940) as Court clerk
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.

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