Harry Lewis


About

Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
April 01, 1920
Died
June 09, 2013
Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Biography

Harry Lewis was an actor with a strong presence in film throughout his Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Lewis landed roles in various films, including "Always in My Heart" (1942), "Winged Victory" (1944) and "Her Kind of Man" (1946) with Dane Clark. He also appeared in the Claude Rains suspenseful mystery "The Unsuspected" (1947). He kept working in film throughout th...

Biography

Harry Lewis was an actor with a strong presence in film throughout his Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Lewis landed roles in various films, including "Always in My Heart" (1942), "Winged Victory" (1944) and "Her Kind of Man" (1946) with Dane Clark. He also appeared in the Claude Rains suspenseful mystery "The Unsuspected" (1947). He kept working in film throughout the forties and the fifties, starring in the Humphrey Bogart crime drama "Key Largo" (1948), the Johnny Sheffield adventure "Bomba on Panther Island" (1949) and "Gun Crazy" (1949). He also appeared in the comedy "Blonde Dynamite" (1950) with Leo Gorcey. Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "The Fat Man" (1951) with J Scott Smart and the crime flick "Pendulum" (1969) with George Peppard. He also had a part in the TV miniseries "John Steinbeck's "East of Eden"" (1980-81). Lewis last appeared on "Bullets Over Hollywood" (Starz, 2005-06). Lewis passed away in June 2013 at the age of 93.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Pendulum (1969)
Brooks Elliot
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Slave
The Harder They Fall (1956)
Ring announcer, New York
The Man Is Armed (1956)
Cole
Run for the Hills (1953)
Mr. Carew
The Fat Man (1951)
Happy Stevens
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
Police officer
Gun Crazy (1950)
Clyde Boston
Blonde Dynamite (1950)
Champ
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949)
Chick Bennet
Bomba on Panther Island (1949)
Rob Maitland
Adventures of Don Juan (1949)
Innkeeper's son
Always Together (1948)
Reporter
Key Largo (1948)
Toots
Winter Meeting (1948)
Juvenile
Wallflower (1948)
Arthur
The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)
Juvenile
Whiplash (1948)
Press man
The Unsuspected (1947)
Max
Her Kind of Man (1946)
Candy
The Last Ride (1944)
Harry Bronson
Air Force (1943)
Truck Busters (1943)
Reporter
The Hard Way (1943)
Serious young man
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Burton
Busses Roar (1942)
Danny
Always in My Heart (1942)
Steve
They Died with Their Boots On (1942)
Youth
Desperate Journey (1942)
Evans
Secret Enemies (1942)
Radio operator
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Boy
Dive Bomber (1941)
Flag man
International Squadron (1941)
Pilot
You're in the Army Now (1941)
Recruit
The Body Disappears (1941)
Elevator boy
God Gave Me Twenty Cents (1927)
Thugs in cafe

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Sex Kittens Go to College (1960)
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Raymie (1960)
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I Passed for White (1960)
Head grip
The Atomic Submarine (1960)
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The Bat (1959)
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Queen of Outer Space (1958)
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The Tall Stranger (1957)
Key grip
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957)
Head grip
Hold Back the Night (1956)
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Writer (Feature Film)

Incident (1949)
Original Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Incident (1949)
Producer

Art Director (Feature Film)

Bulldog Courage (1935)
Art Director

Art Department (Feature Film)

Timber War (1935)
Set Design

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Gun Crazy (1950)
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The Sky Dragon (1949)
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Henry, the Rainmaker (1949)
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Forgotten Women (1949)
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Fighting Fools (1949)
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Bad Boy (1949)
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Bad Men of Tombstone (1949)
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Angels in Disguise (1949)
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Master Minds (1949)
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Incident (1949)
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Leave It to Henry (1949)
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Hold That Baby! (1949)
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Mississippi Rhythm (1949)
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I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948)
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The Feathered Serpent (1948)
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The Hunted (1948)
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Smart Woman (1948)
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Shanghai Chest (1948)
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Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948)
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The Dude Goes West (1948)
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The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
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French Leave (1948)
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Angels' Alley (1948)
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Panhandle (1948)
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I Wanted Wings (1941)
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Cast (Short)

Winning Your Wings (1942)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (1981)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Key Largo - Publicity Stills
Here are a few photos taken to help publicize Warner Bros' Key Largo (1948), starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, and Claire Trevor. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Unsuspected, The (1947) - Attractive Young Secretary The opening, in which Claude Rains, as radio star Grandison, might be the guy upside-down in the reflection, as we briefly meet his secretary (Barbara Woodell), his niece (Audrey Totter) and his over-dressed producer (Constance Bennett), Michael Curtiz directing in high Noir style, in The Unsuspected, 1947.
Unsuspected, The (1947) - We Could All Be Murderers Probably the first appearance of Claude Raines as radio sleuth Grandison, on the air as we meet various characters, Michael North, Jack Lambert in a famous shot from director Michael Curtiz, then Fred Clark, Hurd Hatfield and Audrey Totter, early in The Unsuspected, 1947.
Key Largo (1948) - He Wants More Ensemble scene from Key Largo 1948, in which moll Gaye (Claire Trevor) trembles, Temple (Lionel Barrymore) fumes, and Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) dares McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) to shoot, John Huston directing from Maxwell Anderson's play.
Key Largo (1948) - You Won't Kill Me McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) isn't bothered when Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) threatens to use Toots (Harry Lewis) as a method of persuasion, shortly after the hurricane in John Huston's Key Largo, 1948.
Adventures Of Don Juan, The (1948) - A Carving Lesson Making their way to Madrid after a close-run escape from England, Errol Flynn (title character) and sidekick Alan Hale (as "Leporello") meet an innkeeper (David Leonard) and lovely daughter (Barbara Bates), before a corrupt duke's press gang appears, in The Adventures Of Don Juan, 1948.

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