Chester Morris

Chester Morris


Also Known As
Chester Brooks Morris
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
February 16, 1901
September 11, 1970
Cause of Death
Barbiturate Overdose

Photos & Videos

Red-Headed Woman - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
The Big House - Lobby Cards
Blind Alley - Movie Poster




Cast (Feature Film)

The Great White Hope (1970)
Pop Weaver
The She-Creature (1956)
Dr. Carlo Lombardi
Unchained (1955)
Warden Kenyon J. Scudder
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)
Boston Blackie
Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)
Boston Blackie
Blind Spot (1947)
Jeffrey Andrews
The Phantom Thief (1946)
Boston Blackie
Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)
Boston Blackie
A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946)
Boston Blackie, also known as Cyrus Peyton
One Way to Love (1945)
Barry Cole
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)
Boston Blackie
Rough, Tough and Ready (1945)
Brad Crowder
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)
Boston Blackie
Double Exposure (1944)
Larry Burke
Secret Command (1944)
Jeff Gallagher
One Mysterious Night (1944)
Boston Blackie
Gambler's Choice (1944)
Ross Hadley
High Explosive (1943)
Buzz Mitchell
Tornado (1943)
Pete Ramsey
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)
Boston Blackie
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943)
Boston Blackie, also known as Horatio Black
Aerial Gunner (1943)
Foxy Pattis
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1942)
Boston Blackie
Wrecking Crew (1942)
Duke Mason
I Live on Danger (1942)
Jeff Morrell
Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
Boston Blackie
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)
Boston Blackie
Canal Zone (1942)
"Hardtack" Hamilton
Meet Boston Blackie (1941)
Boston Blackie [also known as Horatio Black]
No Hands on the Clock (1941)
Humphrey Campbell
Wagons Westward (1940)
David Cook/Tom Cook
Girl from God's Country (1940)
Jim Holden, previously known as Dr. Gary Currier
Marines Fly High (1940)
Lt. Malone
Blind Alley (1939)
Hal Wilson
Thunder Afloat (1939)
[Richard] "Rocky" Blake
Pacific Liner (1939)
Doc [Tony] Craig
Five Came Back (1939)
Bill [Brooks]
Smashing the Rackets (1938)
Jim Conway
Sky Giant (1938)
Ken Stockton
Law of the Underworld (1938)
Gene Fillmore
Flight from Glory (1937)
I Promise to Pay (1937)
Eddie Lang
The Devil's Playground (1937)
Robert Mason
Moonlight Murder (1936)
Steve Farrell
Three Godfathers (1936)
Bob [Sangster]
They Met in a Taxi (1936)
Jimmy Donlin
Frankie and Johnnie (1936)
Johnnie [Drew]
Counterfeit (1936)
John Joseph Madden
Society Doctor (1935)
Dr. [Bill] Morgan
Pursuit (1935)
Public Hero No. 1 (1935)
Jeff Crane
Princess O'Hara (1935)
Vic Toledo
Embarrassing Moments (1934)
Jerry Randolph
I've Been Around (1934)
Eric Foster
Gift of Gab (1934)
The Gay Bride (1934)
Office Boy [also known as Jimmie Burnham]
Let's Talk It Over (1934)
Mike McGann
Infernal Machine (1933)
Robert Holden
King for a Night (1933)
"Bud" ["Kid" Williams]
Golden Harvest (1933)
Chris Martin
Blondie Johnson (1933)
Danny [Curley Jones]
Tomorrow at Seven (1933)
Neil Broderick
Breach of Promise (1932)
James Pomeroy
Cock of the Air (1932)
Lieutenant Roger Craig
Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Bill Legendre, Jr.
The Miracle Man (1932)
John Madison [Morgan also known as Doc]
Sinners in the Sun (1932)
Jimmie Martin
Corsair (1931)
John Hawkes
The Bat Whispers (1930)
Detective Anderson/The Bat
The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)
Sgt. Grischa Paprotkin
The Big House (1930)
[John] Morgan [also known as John Everett]
The Divorcee (1930)
Second Choice (1930)
Don Warren
She Couldn't Say No (1930)
Jerry Casey
Playing Around (1930)
Nickey Solomon
Alibi (1929)
Chick Williams
The Show of Shows (1929)
Fast Life (1929)
Paul Palmer
Woman Trap (1929)
Ray Malone
The Road to Yesterday (1925)
Extra at party
Loyal Lives (1923)
Tom O'Hara
The Beloved Traitor (1918)
An Amateur Orphan (1917)

Cast (Special)

The Fliers (1965)
Major Whitman
Knight's Gambit (1964)
Blaine Davis
A String of Beads (1961)
Walter Harmon

Cast (Short)

Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (1939)
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Red-Headed Woman - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Red-Headed Woman (1932), starring Jean Harlow and Chester Morris.
The Big House - Lobby Cards
The Big House - Lobby Cards
Blind Alley - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Blind Alley (1939), starring Ralph Bellamy, Chester Morris, and Ann Dvorak. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Red-Headed Woman - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from MGM's Red-Headed Woman (1932), starring Jean Harlow and Chester Morris. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Gay Bride - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Gay Bride (1934). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.


Movie Clip

Blondie Johnson (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Still Five Cents? Entrance of second-billed Chester Morris as Danny, entering the big-city speak’, noticing the title character (Joan Blondell) and sorta buying her sob story, not recognizing that the cabbie he calls (Sterling Holloway) is her scam partner on her first night in town, early in Blondie Johnson, 1933.
Blondie Johnson (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Stop Being So Ambitious Having earned each other’s respect, Danny (Chester Morris) and new-in-town Blondie (Joan Blondell, in a role written for her by Warner Bros. stalwart Earl Baldwin) pitch his gangster boss Max (Arthur Vinton) on her plan to get a henchman out of a murder charge, then consider further options, in Blondie Johnson, 1933.
Blondie Johnson (1933) -- (Movie Clip) In The Back Room Of A Drug Store Opening with some emotional wallop and Depression evocation, title character Joan Blondell, in her first starring part at Warner Bros., bounces off the welfare agency staff (Charles Dow Clark, Naomi Childers) then rushes home where a family friend (Sam Godfrey) has bad news, in Blondie Johnson, 1933.
Red-Headed Woman (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Husbands Just Love Being Surprised With May Robson as her Aunt Jane, the first appearance by Leila Hyams as Irene, wife of businessman Bill (Chester Morris), whom we know is this very minute being seduced by his brazen new office gal “Red” (Jean Harlow), leading to confrontation, in director Jack Conway’s Red-Headed Woman, 1932.
Red-Headed Woman (1932) -- (Movie Clip) She Doesn't Need To Know Office girl "Red" (Jean Harlow), who's contrived to visit boss Bill (Chester Morris) at home while his wife's away, goes into full seduction mode, in director Jack Conway's Red-Headed Woman, 1932.
Big House, The (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Mushrooms All Over It Director George Hill capturing more of the remarkable scale of the MGM sets in another famous scene, in the mess hall, Butch (Wallace Beery) sowing discontent, the warden (Lewis Stone) intervening, and new inmate Kent (Robert Montgomery) timidly foiling a plot, in The Big House, 1930.
Big House, The (1930) -- (Movie Clip) You're Too Nice A Kid More of MGM’s massive interior sets, derived partly from writer Frances Marion’s visit to San Quentin, our first trip to the yard with new inmate Kent (Robert Montgomery), with the boys playing what looks like a standard trick, DeWitt Jennings the head screw, in The Big House, 1930.
Big House, The (1930) -- (Movie Cilp) First Time In Prison? Dramatic opening, featuring a model prison, into which Kent (Robert Mongtomery) is incarcerated in convincing manner, from MGM's The Big House , 1930, also starring Wallace Beery and Chester Morris.
Divorcee, The (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Any Way She Likes Norma Shearer (as "Jerry"), in an early provocative role, with husband Ted (Chester Morris) discovering she's not so comfortable after all with their "open" marriage, in The Divorcee, 1930.
Five Came Back (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Your Prayers Or Mine? Co-pilot Joe (Kent Taylor) visits marshal Crimp (John Carradine) and his charge Vasquez (Joseph Calleia), gangster Pete (Allen Jenkins) with his boss's son (Casey Johnson) and Peggy (Lucille Ball) with pilot Bill (Chester Morris), en route to Panama in John Farrow's Five Came Back, 1939.
Five Came Back (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Argue! Shortly after the crash, worries in the control room, Pilot Bill (Chester Morris), Professor and Mrs. Spengler (C. Aubrey Smith, Elisabeth Risdon), convict Vasquez (Joseph Calleia), Peggy (Lucille Ball) and marshal Crimp (John Carradine) arguing, in John Farrow's Five Came Back, 1939.
Five Came Back (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Anything But Murder Part of director John Farrow's splendid opening, introducing first Patrick Knowles and Wendy Barrie, then Lucille Ball, C. Aubrey Smith and Elizabeth Risdon, co-pilot Kent Taylor, Allen Jenkins and young Casey Johnson, then pilot Chester Morris, leaving for Panama, in Five Came Back, 1939.