Griff Barnett


Griff Barnett

Biography

Griff Barnett was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Barnett landed roles in various films, including the western "Arizona" (1940) with Jean Arthur, "Possessed" (1947) and "The Gangster" (1947). He also appeared in "Daisy Kenyon" (1947) with Joan Crawford, the drama "Fighting Father Dunne" (1948) with Pat O'Brien and the Jeanne Crain comed...

Biography

Griff Barnett was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Barnett landed roles in various films, including the western "Arizona" (1940) with Jean Arthur, "Possessed" (1947) and "The Gangster" (1947). He also appeared in "Daisy Kenyon" (1947) with Joan Crawford, the drama "Fighting Father Dunne" (1948) with Pat O'Brien and the Jeanne Crain comedy "Apartment For Peggy" (1948). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Fury at Furnace Creek" (1948), the drama "The Walls of Jericho" (1948) with Cornel Wilde and the Van Heflin historical drama "Tap Roots" (1948). He also appeared in the comedy "Mother Is a Freshman" (1949) with Loretta Young. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Diana Lynn comedy "Peggy" (1950), the Edmond O'Brien crime feature "Two of a Kind" (1951) and the western "Cattle Drive" (1951) with Joel McCrea. He also appeared in "The Sellout" (1952) with Walter Pidgeon and "Scandal Sheet" (1952). Barnett more recently acted in "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell" (1955) with Gary Cooper. Barnett passed away in January 1958 at the age of 74.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Old farmer
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Civilian stenographer
Angel Face (1953)
The judge
Scandal Sheet (1952)
Judge Hacker
The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)
Judge Wade
The Sellout (1952)
[Attorney General] J. R. Morrisson
The Marrying Kind (1952)
Charley
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
Dan Musick
Cattle Drive (1951)
Conductor O'Hara
Two of a Kind (1951)
William McIntyre
Home Town Story (1951)
Uncle Cliff
When I Grow Up (1951)
Dr. Bailey
Passage West (1951)
Emil Ludwig
No Man of Her Own (1950)
Dr. Parker
Storm Over Wyoming (1950)
Telegraph operator
Sierra (1950)
Dr. [Hank] Robbins
Peggy (1950)
Doctor Wilcox
Customs Agent (1950)
McGraw
Convicted (1950)
Mr. Hufford
The Fountainhead (1949)
Judge
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949)
Deacon Burton
Criss Cross (1949)
Pop
Pinky (1949)
Doc Joe
Mother Is a Freshman (1949)
Dean William Gillingham
Holiday Affair (1949)
Mr. Ennis
Any Number Can Play (1949)
Police sergeant
Arch of Triumph (1948)
Fernand
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
Appleby
Saigon (1948)
Surgeon
The Walls of Jericho (1948)
Judge Hutto
Tap Roots (1948)
Dr. MacIntosh
For the Love of Mary (1948)
Timothy Peppertree
The Tender Years (1948)
Sen. Cooper
Apartment for Peggy (1948)
Dr. Philip Conway
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
Governor
Cass Timberlane (1948)
Herman
Magic Town (1947)
Henry
Suddenly, It's Spring (1947)
Conductor on train
Michigan Kid (1947)
Pop Dawson
The Arnelo Affair (1947)
Mr. Adams
Gunfighters (1947)
Banner
Wild Harvest (1947)
Rankin
Step-Child (1947)
Burns
The Son of Rusty (1947)
Judge
The Millerson Case (1947)
Doc Sam Millerson
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Thompson
Possessed (1947)
Coroner
The Gangster (1947)
Dorothy's father
Duel in the Sun (1947)
The Jailer
Unconquered (1947)
Brother Andrews of Pennsylvania
To Each His Own (1946)
Mr. Norris
Danger Woman (1946)
Dr. George Carey
Without Reservations (1946)
Train conductor
Strange Holiday (1945)
Regan
Wilson (1945)
Reporter
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
<I>Janssens passenger</I>
Shadows on the Sage (1942)
Steve Jackson
Stardust on the Sage (1942)
Larkin
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)
A Missouri Outlaw (1941)
Old timer
Bachelor Daddy (1941)
Bailiff
Arizona (1940)
Sam Hughes
Frontier Vengeance (1940)
Joel Hunter
Those High Grey Walls (1939)
Prison tailor

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Convicted (1950) - Murder Was Not Your Intent Glenn Ford as Joe who accidentally killed a big-shot’s son in a bar fight, gets sentenced as his lame employer-hired lawyer (Roland Winters) gets chewed out by the compassionate D-A Knowland (Broderick Crawford), Griff Barnett his sad father, Dorothy Malone, 13 years Crawford’s junior, as his daughter, Millard Mitchell the other convict on the train, in Convicted, 1950.
To Each His Own (1946) - Open, Miss Norris Practically radio, after the credits, the dark but effective opening to Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own, 1946, starring Olivia De Havilland, from Charles Brackett's original story.
To Each His Own (1946) - This May Sting A Little Deep into her flashback taking place in her American hometown more than 20 years earlier, Jody (Olivia De Havilland) barely meets handsome flier Cosgrove (John Lund), with her father (Griff Barnett) and war bond enthusiast Clinton (Arthur Loft), in Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own, 1946.
To Each His Own (1946) - I Can't Give Him Up! In one of many money-scenes, deep in flashback for middle-aged Jody (Olivia De Havilland), she's an un-married mother back home in the states in 1918, persuaded by her druggist father (Griff Barnett) she must not keep her child, then returning to contemporary London, in director Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own, 1946.
Criss Cross (1949) - It All Went One Way Heretofore 100% honest armored car driver Steve (Burt Lancaster) with colleague and family friend Pop (Griff Barnett) not knowing about the heist, recalls his ex-wife (Yvonne DeCarlo) and how he first got involved, Percy Helton the bartender, in Robert Siodmak’s Criss Cross, 1949.

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