Paul Langton


Paul Langton

Biography

Paul Langton's prolific acting career encompassed everything from '40s war films to '50s TV anthologies, but he's best remembered for his turn as wealthy widower Leslie Harrington on the influential TV soap opera "Peyton Place." Of his long stretch movies in the 1940s and '50s, his most memorable roles were that of a young Navy ensign in John Ford's World War II drama "They Were Expendab...

Biography

Paul Langton's prolific acting career encompassed everything from '40s war films to '50s TV anthologies, but he's best remembered for his turn as wealthy widower Leslie Harrington on the influential TV soap opera "Peyton Place." Of his long stretch movies in the 1940s and '50s, his most memorable roles were that of a young Navy ensign in John Ford's World War II drama "They Were Expendable," and a botanist who accidentally discovers a Yeti in "The Snow Creature." Langton transitioned to TV in the '50s, and appeared in numerous mystery series and Westerns before portraying Harrington from 1964 to 1968.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Dime With a Halo (1963)
Mr. Jones
4 for Texas (1963)
Beauregard
The Big Night (1960)
Lt. Spencer
Three Came to Kill (1960)
Ben Scanlon
The Last Angry Man (1959)
Jack Vickery
Invisible Invaders (1959)
General Stone
The Cosmic Man (1959)
Col. Mathews
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
[Jim] Calder
Girl in the Woods (1958)
Luke Plummer
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Charlie Carey
Utah Blaine (1957)
Rip Coker
Calypso Heat Wave (1957)
Mack Adams
Chicago Confidential (1957)
Jake Parker
Murder Is My Beat (1955)
Ray Patrick
To Hell and Back (1955)
Colonel Howe
The Big Knife (1955)
Buddy Bliss
Return from the Sea (1954)
Lt. Manley
The Snow Creature (1954)
Frank Parrish
Big Leaguer (1953)
Brian McLennan
Jack Slade (1953)
Dan Traver
For You I Die (1948)
Johnny Coulter
Fighting Back (1948)
Nick Sanders
Trouble Preferred (1948)
Editor Poole
A Song Is Born (1948)
Joe
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)
Mr. Gillespie
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)
Oscar Hammerstein
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Tom Yeary
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Young doctor
The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Burton Kinston
They Were Expendable (1945)
Ens. "Andy" Andrews
The Hidden Eye (1945)
Barry Gifford
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)
Captain Drake
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Tom Clayworth
Destination Tokyo (1944)
Crew member
Gentle Annie (1944)
Violet Goss
The Cross of Lorraine (1944)
French soldier
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Captain [Edward J.] "Ski" York
We've Never Been Licked (1943)
Naval officer
First Comes Courage (1943)
Commando

Cast (Short)

Magic on a Stick (1946)
Purity Squad (1945)
Dark Shadows (1944)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Murder Is My Beat (1955) - I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Clean Opening grim and getting worse, director Edgar G. Ulmer introduces characters Bert Rawley (Robert Shayne) then Ray Patrick (Paul Langton) who, we soon learn, are both cops, expressing disgust and regret leading to the initial flashback, in Murder Is My Beat, 1955, also starring Barbara Payton.
Murder Is My Beat (1955) - I'm Not On The Vice Squad LA cop Ray (Paul Langton), who we know winds up disgraced, continues his first flashback, after finding a corpse in a fireplace, meeting a barkeep (Jay Adler), then the roommate (Tracy Roberts) of the chief witness and/or suspect, in director Edgar G. Ulmer’s Murder Is My Beat, 1955.
Murder Is My Beat (1955) - I'd Seen Too Much Killing From the screenplay by Aubrey Wisberg, LA cop Ray (Paul Langton) narrates his arrival in snowy northern California where we meet Eden (Barbara Payton), at the cabin owned by the guy she’s presumed to have killed and left in a fireplace, in director Edgar G. Ulmer’s Murder Is My Beat, 1955.
Big Knife, The - God Bless Movie Star Charlie (Jack Palance) is jousting with columnist Patty (Ilka Chase) when his wife Marion (Ida Lupino) surprises both by revealing she's been listening, in The Big Knife, 1955, directed by Robert Aldrich from Clifford Odets' play.
Big Knife, The - Open, What A Guy Richard Boone reads playwright Clifford Odets' opening to Robert Aldrich's blistering Hollywood drama The Big Knife, 1955, and introducing star Jack Palance.

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