Barton Maclane


Actor
Barton Maclane

About

Birth Place
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Born
December 25, 1902
Died
January 01, 1969
Cause of Death
Pneumonia

Biography

Barton MacLane was a prolific film actor, making over 140 film appearances from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, but he is perhaps best known as General Peterson from the classic 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." MacLane moved from theater to film in the early 1930s, playing a series of predominantly tough guy roles over the course of the decade. In 1938, he had the lead part in the c...

Family & Companions

Charlotte Wynters
Wife
Actor. Survived him.

Biography

Barton MacLane was a prolific film actor, making over 140 film appearances from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, but he is perhaps best known as General Peterson from the classic 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." MacLane moved from theater to film in the early 1930s, playing a series of predominantly tough guy roles over the course of the decade. In 1938, he had the lead part in the crime drama "Prison Break." In 1941, he played the supporting part of Sam Higgins in the Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman-starring sci-fi horror film, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." In 1941, MacLane landed a supporting role in the classic film noir mystery "The Maltese Falcon," starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. Later that decade, in 1948, MacLane worked with Bogart again, in a classic of another genre, the adventure-western film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." In 1954, MacLane appeared in an altogether different genre, with a supporting part in the James Stewart-starring biopic "The Glenn Miller Story." On TV, MacLane took a lead part in the 1960 western "Outlaws," and later in the decade appeared on two episodes of "Gunsmoke." But his most lasting pop-cultural legacy began in 1965, as the frequently befuddled General Peterson, Major Anthony Nelson's (Larry Hagman) boss on "I Dream of Jeannie," which starred Barbara Eden. MacLane passed away from cancer at age 69.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
Sheriff Lloyd Grover
Buckskin (1968)
Doc Raymond
The Rounders (1965)
Tanner
Town Tamer (1965)
James Fenimore Fell
Law of the Lawless (1964)
Big Tom Stone
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Police commissioner
Gunfighters of Abilene (1960)
Seth [Hainline]
Noose for a Gunman (1960)
Carl Avery
Frontier Gun (1958)
Simon Crayle
The Geisha Boy (1958)
Maj. Ridgley
Girl in the Woods (1958)
Big Jim
Three Violent People (1957)
Yates
Naked in the Sun (1957)
Wilson
Sierra Stranger (1957)
Lem Gotch
Hell's Crossroads (1957)
Clyde O'Connell
Wetbacks (1956)
Karl Shanks
Backlash (1956)
Sergeant [George] Lake
Naked Gun (1956)
Joe Barnum
Jaguar (1956)
Steve Bailey
The Man Is Armed (1956)
Lt. Coster
Foxfire (1955)
Mr. [Jim] Mablett
Last of the Desperados (1955)
Mosby
Jail Busters (1955)
Jenkins
Treasure of Ruby Hills (1955)
Chalk Reynolds
The Silver Star (1955)
[Henry] Tiny [Longtree]
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
General Arnold
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Capt. Jack Matthews
Rails into Laramie (1954)
Lee Graham
Hell's Outpost (1954)
Sheriff Olson
Jubilee Trail (1954)
"Deacon" John Bartlett
Kansas Pacific (1953)
Calvin Bruce
Cow Country (1953)
Parker
Captain Scarface (1953)
Captain Scarface [also known as Captain Tregnor]
Jack Slade (1953)
Jules Reni
Thunderbirds (1952)
Sgt. Durkee
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)
Capt. Myles Moylan
The Half-Breed (1952)
Marshal Cassidy
Drums in the Deep South (1951)
Sgt. McCardle
Best of the Badmen (1951)
[Sheriff] Joad
Let's Dance (1950)
Larry Channock
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
John Reece
Rookie Fireman (1950)
Captain Jess Henshaw
Bandit Queen (1950)
Jim Harden
Red Light (1949)
Strecker
The Walls of Jericho (1948)
Gotch McCurdy
Silver River (1948)
"Banjo" Sweeney
The Dude Goes West (1948)
Texas Jack [Barton]
Angel in Exile (1948)
Max Giorgo
Relentless (1948)
Tex Brandaw
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
[Pat] McCormick
Unknown Island (1948)
Captain Tarnowski
Cheyenne (1947)
[Webb] Yancey
Jungle Flight (1947)
Case Hagin
Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)
Weir
Mysterious Intruder (1946)
Detective Taggart
San Quentin (1946)
Nick Taylor
Santa Fe Uprising (1946)
Crawford
Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)
Ballister
The Spanish Main (1945)
Capt. Benjamin Black
Scared Stiff (1945)
Deacon Markham
Cry of the Werewolf (1944)
Lt. Barry Lane
Gentle Annie (1944)
Sheriff Tatum
Nabonga Gorilla (1944)
Carl Hurst
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
Inspector Walgreen
Secret Command (1944)
Red Kelly
Marine Raiders (1944)
Sgt. Maguire
Bombardier (1943)
Sergeant Dixon
Man of Courage (1943)
John Wallace
A Gentle Gangster (1943)
Mike Hallit
The Underdog (1943)
John Tate
Song of Texas (1943)
Jim Calvert
The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943)
Inspector Rief
All Through the Night (1942)
Marty Callahan
The Big Street (1942)
Case Ables
Highways by Night (1942)
Leo Bronson
High Sierra (1941)
Jake Kranmer
Western Union (1941)
Jack Slade
Manpower (1941)
Smiley Quinn
Come Live with Me (1941)
Barney Grogan
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Sam Higgins
Barnacle Bill (1941)
John Kelly
Hit the Road (1941)
James [J.] Ryan [also known as Valentine]
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
Pirate Kelly
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Lt. of Detectives Dundy
Gangs of Chicago (1940)
Jim Ramsey
The Secret Seven (1940)
Sam O'Donnell
Men Without Souls (1940)
Blackie Drew
Melody Ranch (1940)
Mark Wildhack
Stand Up and Fight (1939)
Crowder
Mutiny in the Big House (1939)
Red Manson
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
Lieutenant Steve McBride
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
Steve McBride
I Was a Convict (1939)
Ace King
Big Town Czar (1939)
Phil Daley
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
Slug Minton
Blondes at Work (1938)
Lt. Steve McBride
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
Steve McBride
The Kid Comes Back (1938)
Gunner Malone
The Storm (1938)
Captain Cogswell
Prison Break (1938)
Joaquin Shannon
You and Me (1938)
Mickey
Ever Since Eve (1937)
Al McCoy
Smart Blonde (1937)
Steve McBride
Fly Away Baby (1937)
Steve McBride
Draegerman Courage (1937)
Andrew [Beau] Beaupre
Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde (1937)
Steve McBride
Wine, Women and Horses (1937)
Jim Turner
You Only Live Once (1937)
Stephen Whitney
Born Reckless (1937)
Jim Barnes
San Quentin (1937)
Capt. Druggin
God's Country and the Woman (1937)
Bullhead
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
John Canty
The Walking Dead (1936)
Loder
Ceiling Zero (1936)
Al Stone
Bengal Tiger (1936)
Cliff Ballenger
Jailbreak (1936)
Detective Captain Rourke
Times Square Playboy (1936)
Casey
Bullets or Ballots (1936)
Al Kruger
Page Miss Glory (1935)
Blacky
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
Detective Lucas
I Found Stella Parish (1935)
Clifton Jeffords
Stranded (1935)
Sharkey
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
Bisonette
The Frisco Kid (1935)
Spider Burke
'G' Men (1935)
[Brad] Collins
Man of Iron (1935)
Chris Bennett
Dr. Socrates (1935)
Red Bastion
Black Fury (1935)
McGee
Go into Your Dance (1935)
The Duke
The Last Round-Up (1934)
Charley Benson
All of Me (1934)
First cop
To the Last Man (1933)
Neil Stanley
Thundering Herd (1933)
Pruitt
Hell and High Water (1933)
Dance hall manager
Tillie and Gus (1933)
Commissioner McLennan
Big Executive (1933)
Harry
Lone Cowboy (1933)
J. J. Baxter
Man of the Forest (1933)
Mulvey

Writer (Feature Film)

Man of Courage (1943)
Original Story
Man of Courage (1943)
Screenwriter

Cast (Special)

Girl on the Run (1958)
Francis J Brannigan (Guest)
Anything For Money (1957)
Glen Callister (Guest)

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Prince and the Pauper - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Warner Bros' The Prince and the Pauper (1937), directed by William Keighley.

Videos

Movie Clip

Bombardier (1943) - It's Just As Unlogical Randolph Scott as Army Air Force Captain Buck Oliver, a reluctant convert to high-altitude bombing, dictates a letter to old friend “Burt” (Anne Shirley) in New Mexico, advising her that his colleague Major “Chick” Davis will arrive soon to launch a training program, Barton MacLane his sergeant Dixon, in Bombardier, 1943.
I Found Stella Parish (1935) - Open, Norman Theater Opening credits and some framing by theater fans awaiting the star, from Warner Bros. I Found Stella Parish, 1935, starring Kay Francis, Ian Hunter and Paul Lukas, directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
I Found Stella Parish (1935) - Three Old Liars Finishing her performance in a fictional London play, and flush from curtain calls, the title character (Kay Francis) is confronted in the literal sense by her past, the obscured Jeffords (Barton MacLane), in a critical scene from I Found Stella Parish, 1935.
Black Fury (1935) - Shut Up About The Union! Early events, inside the coal mine Warner Bros. built at the ranch in Calabsas, Ca., John Qualen as honest Mike gets in a spat with newcomer Kroner (J. Carrol Naish) about their union, which gets the attention of popular Joe (Paul Muni), who’s more excited about his wedding, in Black Fury. 1935.
Black Fury (1935) - Old Country Dance At the Pennsylvania coal mine company town, proud “bohunk” miner Joe (Paul Muni) leads his party, including pal Mike (John Qualen) and his maybe-wavering fianceè Anna (Karen Morley), into the dance, even greeting the company cops (Ward Bond, and William Gargan as Slim), in Warner Bros.’ controversial Black Fury, 1935.
Kansas Pacific (1953) - Bleeding Kansas From the opening credits, Barton MacLane as railroad man Bruce, Harry Shannon the crusty engineer "Smokestack," Douglas Fowley with the gun among the Confederate-backed vandals, in Kansas Pacific, 1953, starring Sterling Hayden.
Kansas Pacific (1953) - Just An Ordinary Fight Kansas, 1860, Sterling Hayden as undercover U.S. Army officer Nelson has just arrived to oversee railroad construction when he meets Reed Hadley as Quantrill (About twice the age the historic figure lived to become), who in fact is an agent for the incipient Confederacy, joining in fisticuffs as civic duty, his new associate Barton MacLane arriving, Harry Shannon, Eve Miller and Irving Bacon in support, in Allied Artists’ Kansas Pacific, 1953.
Case Of The Curious Bride, The (1935) - I Know A Little Jiu Jitsu Arriving with sidekick Spuds (Allen Jenkins) at the San Francisco airport, lawyer Perry Mason (Warren William) manages to intercept ex-girlfriend Rhoda (Margaret Lindsay), now a murder suspect, before the cops (Barton MacLane et al) can grab her, in The Case Of The Curious Bride, 1935.
Red Light (1949) - I Got No Hard Feelings Vengeful businessman Torno (George Raft) finds paroled embezzler Nick (Raymond Burr) at the bowling alley, looking for his brother's killer, in Roy Del Ruth's Red Light, 1949.
'G' Men (1935) - Keep Your Mouth Shut McCord (Robert Armstrong) is assigned by the chief (Addison Richards) to track down the killer of an agent, he gives the assignment to Davis (James Cagney), who goes to Chicago and catches Leggett (Edward Pawley), in Warner Bros.' 'G' Men, 1935.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) - One Of Them Dude Engineers Taking over at a northern California gold mine ca. 1877, educated engineer Whitney (George Brent) earns himself some physical credibility with foreman Slug (Barton MacLane), then MGM indulges in some gratuitous Technicolor hydraulic mining footage, in Gold Is Where You Find It, 1938.
Maltese Falcon, The (1941) - You'll Take It And Like It! Sneaky Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) gets rough treatment from Brigid (Mary Astor) and Spade (Humphrey Bogart) before cops Dundy and Polhaus (Barton MacLane, Ward Bond) break things up in The Maltese Falcon, 1941.

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Companions

Charlotte Wynters
Wife
Actor. Survived him.

Bibliography