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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 1971
Born: December 13, 1910 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Walters, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Last Child, The (1971) as Senator Quincy George
This futuristic drama, containing Van Heflin's last performance, focuses on a young couple trying to circumvent the government's edict that limits each family to only one child. Heflin is a retired U.S. Senator who tries to help them in this film originally to have been called "The Day They Took the
Airport (1970) as D. O. Guerrero
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
The Ruthless Four (1969) as Sam Cooper
The Big Bounce (1969) as Sam Mirakian
A handsome young farm worker finds himself having an affair with his boss'' young mistress and becoming the object of affections of an older woman who lives in town. Soon, the passions of the two women drive them to commit terrible acts, which cause the young man to leave town.
The Man Outside (1968) as Bill Maclean
Stagecoach (1966) as Curly
Once a Thief (1965) as Mike Vido
A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Bar Amand
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
The Wastrel (1963) as Duncan Bell
Cry of Battle (1963) as Joe Trent
The son of a wealthy businessman finds himself in the guerrilla movement fighting against the Japanese in World War II.
Under Ten Flags (1960) as Cmdr. Reger
Five Branded Women (1960) as Velko
Tempest (1959) as Pugacioff
Epic tale of a Russian soldier who gets involved with a Cossack rebel, saving his life. Soon, that Cossack overthrows the Empress and becomes the self-appointed tsar, Peter III.
They Came to Cordura (1959) as Sgt. John Chawk
Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base.
Gunman's Walk (1958) as Lee Hackett
A rancher''''s rebellious son tries to teach him that violence is no longer an answer.
3:10 to Yuma (1957) as Dan Evans
A sheriff must run the gauntlet to get his prisoner out of town.
Patterns (1956) as Fred Staples
A replacement in a large corporation encounters loyalty and power struggles.
Battle Cry (1955) as Maj. Sam "High Pockets" Huxley
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II.
Count Three and Pray (1955) as Luke Fargo
A Westerner turns preacher to overcome his shady past.
The Golden Mask (1954)
An archaeologist and a reporter fight crooks to find a lost tomb containing a legendary treasure.
Woman's World (1954) as Jerry Talbot
An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates'' wives.
The Raid (1954) as Maj. Neal Benton, also known as Neal Swayze
A group of confederate prisoners escape to Canada and plan to rob the banks and set fire to the small town of Saint Albans in Vermont. To get the lie of the land, their leader spends a few days in the town and finds he is getting drawn into its life and especially into that of an attractive widow and her son.
Tanganyika (1954) as John Gale
In 1903 Kenya, tough colonist John Gale is leading a safari to bring in escaped murderer Abel McCracken, who is stirring up the Nukumbi tribe and endangering Gale's holdings. En route, he picks up four survivors of Nukumbi raids: hunter Dan Harder, former teacher Peggy, and two kids. But Dan has hidden motives for coming along; and the Nukumbi are lying in wait.
Black Widow (1954) as Peter Denver
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
Shane (1953) as Joe Starrett
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Wings of the Hawk (1953) as Irish Gallagher
Gringo miner Gallager is caught up in the Mexican revolution of 1910-11 when corrupt administrator Ruiz appropriates his mine. Gallager saves the life of guerilla leader Raquel, then finds there's a price on his head; he becomes romantically involved with her in the course of a series of rescues and ambushes, leading up to Orozco's march on Ciudad Juarez.
My Son John (1952) as Stedman
A woman suspects her son is a Communist spy.
Tomahawk (1951) as Jim Bridger
In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg situation needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to provide this. Meanwhile, Bridger's chance of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching personal conflicts. Unusually accurate historically.
Weekend with Father (1951) as Brad Stubbs
Love blooms when two single parents send their children off to camp.
The Prowler (1951) as Webb Garwood
A policeman''''s obsession with a married woman leads to murder.
East Side, West Side (1950) as Mark Dwyer
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
Act of Violence (1949) as Frank R. Enley
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.
Madame Bovary (1949) as Charles Bovary
A romantic country girl sacrifices her marriage when she thinks she's found true love.
The Three Musketeers (1948) as Athos
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
The Secret Land (1948) as Narration
Documentary about Admiral Richard Byrd and his explorations of the Antarctic.
B. F.'s Daughter (1948) as Thomas W. Brett
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
Tap Roots (1948) as Keith Alexander
Possessed (1947) as David Sutton
A married woman''s passion for a former love drives her mad.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) as James I. Hessler
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) as Timothy Haslam
In 19th-century New Zealand, two sisters compete for the same man against a backdrop of political unrest and natural disaster.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) as Sam Masterson
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as John Thornway
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
Johnny Eager (1942) as Jeff Hartnett
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Andrew Johnson
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Kid Glove Killer (1942) as Gordon McKay
A police scientist investigates the mayor''s murder.
Grand Central Murder (1942) as "Rocky" Custer
A detective investigates an actress's murder in a train car.
Seven Sweethearts (1942) as Henry Taggart
A father insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Bill King
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
The Feminine Touch (1941) as Elliott Morgan
An author writing a book on jealousy discovers his wife is an expert on the subject.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as [Carl] Rader
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Back Door to Heaven (1939) as John Shelley, as an adult
Annapolis Salute (1937) as Clay V. Parker
A naval cadet clashes with his father and his best friend over his love of the commander''''s daughter.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937) as Reverend Sam Woods
A former lowlife adopts a child to help him go straight.
Flight from Glory (1937) as George Wilson
Tensions flare among flyers carrying supplies through the Andes.
Saturday's Heroes (1937) as Val Webster
A college football star rebels against the exploitation of the game and its players.
A Woman Rebels (1936) as Gerald Waring
A Victorian feminist has an illegitimate baby.

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