Nat Pendleton

Nat Pendleton


Birth Place
Davenport, Iowa, USA
August 08, 1895
October 12, 1967
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


Nat Pendleton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Pendleton's earliest roles were in film, including "Last of the Duanes" (1930), the comedic adaptation "The Big Pond" (1930) with Maurice Chevalier and the Milton Sills action movie "The Sea Wolf" (1930). He also appeared in "Fair Warning" (1931), "Blonde Crazy" (1931) and the James Cagney action flick "Taxi" (1932)....


Nat Pendleton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Pendleton's earliest roles were in film, including "Last of the Duanes" (1930), the comedic adaptation "The Big Pond" (1930) with Maurice Chevalier and the Milton Sills action movie "The Sea Wolf" (1930). He also appeared in "Fair Warning" (1931), "Blonde Crazy" (1931) and the James Cagney action flick "Taxi" (1932). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in "The Gay Bride" (1934), "The Defense Rests" (1934) and "The Girl From Missouri" (1934) with Jean Harlow. He also appeared in "The Thin Man" (1934). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "The Secret of Dr. Kildare" (1939), "Calling Dr. Kildare" (1939) and the drama "Burn 'Em Up O'Connor" (1939) with Dennis O'Keefe. He also appeared in the Groucho Marx comedy "At the Circus" (1939) and the dramatic adaptation "On Borrowed Time" (1939) with Lionel Barrymore. Pendleton last acted in the Bela Lugosi thriller "Scared to Death" (1947). Pendleton passed away in October 1967 at the age of 72.



Cast (Feature Film)

Scared to Death (1947)
Bill Raymond
Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
Sgt. Collins
Death Valley (1946)
Jim Wardrobe
Swing Fever (1944)
"Killer" Kennedy
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Joe Weyman
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
Joe Weyman
Jail House Blues (1942)
Sonny McGann
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)
Red [Hogan]
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
Joe Wayman
Buck Privates (1941)
Sgt. Michael Collins
Top Sergeant Mulligan (1941)
Top Sergeant [Herman] Mulligan
New Moon (1940)
Flight Command (1940)
C.P.O. "Spike" Knowles
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)
[Joe] Wayman
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)
The Ghost Comes Home (1940)
The Golden Fleecing (1940)
"Fatso" Werner
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940)
[Joe] Wayman
Phantom Raiders (1940)
"Gunboat" Jacklin
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940)
"Cap" Huff
Northwest Passage (1940)
At the Circus (1939)
Another Thin Man (1939)
Lieutenant Guild
On Borrowed Time (1939)
Mr. Grimes
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)
Buddy Buttle
6,000 Enemies (1939)
"Socks" Martin
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)
[Joe] Wayman
It's a Wonderful World (1939)
Sergeant Koretz
The Crowd Roars (1938)
"Pug" Walsh
Fast Company (1938)
Paul Terison
The Shopworn Angel (1938)
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)
Joe Doyle
The Chaser (1938)
"Floppy" Phil
Young Dr. Kildare (1938)
[Joe] Wayman
Swing Your Lady (1938)
Joe Skopapolous
Life Begins in College (1937)
George Black
Sing Me a Love Song (1937)
Song of the City (1937)
Benvenuto [Romandi]
Under Cover of Night (1937)
Sergeant Lucks
Gangway (1937)
"Smiles" Hogan
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
The Garden Murder Case (1936)
Sergeant Heath
Two in a Crowd (1936)
Sworn Enemy (1936)
"Steamer" Krupp
Trapped by Television (1936)
Rocky O'Neil
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936)
Times Square Lady (1935)
Reckless (1935)
Baby Face Harrington (1935)
Rocky [Bannister]
Murder in the Fleet (1935)
Spud Burke
Calm Yourself (1935)
Knuckles Benedict
Here Comes the Band (1935)
"Piccolo Pete"
It's in the Air (1935)
Henry Potke
The Girl from Missouri (1934)
Life guard
Straight Is the Way (1934)
The Gay Bride (1934)
"Shoots" Magiz
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Death on the Diamond (1934)
[Truck] Hogan
Lazy River (1934)
[Alfred] Tiny [Smith]
The Defense Rests (1934)
The Thin Man (1934)
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Fugitive Lovers (1934)
"Legs" [Caffee]
Sing and Like It (1934)
T. [Fennimore ] Fenny Sylvester
Child of Manhattan (1933)
The Nuisance (1933)
Aloysius McCarthy
The Chief (1933)
College Coach (1933)
Whistling in the Dark (1933)
Joe [Salvatore]
The White Sister (1933)
Penthouse (1933)
Tony Gazotti
Lady for a Day (1933)
Goldie Gets Along (1933)
Baby Face (1933)
I'm No Angel (1933)
Flesh (1932)
First opponent in America
Taxi! (1932)
Truck driver
Exposure (1932)
Maniac killer
A Fool's Advice (1932)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Attorney for the Defense (1932)
Mugg [Malone]
The Night Club Lady (1932)
Deception (1932)
Bucky O'Neill
Hell-Fire Austin (1932)
By Whose Hand? (1932)
"Killer" Delmar
Girl Crazy (1932)
Motorcycle cop
Beast of the City (1932)
Robber Abe Gorman
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Play Girl (1932)
Dance hall plumber
The Secret Witness (1931)
Seas Beneath (1931)
"Butch" Wagner
Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931)
Star Witness (1931)
Big Jack
Fair Warning (1931)
Blonde Crazy (1931)
Manhattan Parade (1931)
Lady Godiva's husband
The Spirit of Notre Dame (1931)
Assistant coach
The Big Pond (1930)
Pat O'Day
Last of the Duanes (1930)
The Sea Wolf (1930)
The Laughing Lady (1929)
James Dugan
Let's Get Married (1926)
Jimmy, a friend
The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1924)
Bud Means

Writer (Feature Film)

Deception (1932)

Cast (Short)

Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
Crazy House (1930)

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Mad Doctor of Market Street - Publicity Stills
Here are a few photos taken to help publicize Universal Pictures' The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942), starring Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, and Nat Pendleton. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Swing Your Lady - Movie Poster
Here is the American half-sheet movie poster for Warner Bros' Swing Your Lady (1938), starring Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, and Louise Fazenda.


Movie Clip

Manhattan Melodrama (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Skip it, Kid Old pal and gangster Blackie (Clark Gable) visits the new D-A Jim (William Powell), with lots of catching-up to do, in W.S. Van Dyke's Manhattan Melodrama, 1934, from a script by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Oliver H.P. Garrett.
Lady For A Day (1933) -- (Movie Clip) In Your Own Vernacular We’ve just met Guy Kibbee as “Judge” Blake, engaged in a pool hustle (Irving Bacon the dupe) when Shakespeare (Nat Pendleton) arrives, representing Dave the Dude (Warren William), to recruit him as a stand-in husband for dolled-up Apple Annie (May Robson), with Ned Sparks as Happy and Glenda Farrell as Missouri, in Frank Capra’s Lady For A Day, 1933, from a Damon Runyon story.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Out Of Circulation Joining Melvyn Douglas, as gentleman farmer Farrand in France, though we suspect he’s the jewel-thief title character, visited by pals (Nat Pendleton as Joe, E.E. Clive as Alf) about a New York heist, then by the almost-victim, his neighbor-girlfriend Lorraine (Virginia Bruce) and her private sleuth pal Steve (Warren William), in MGM’s Arsene Lupin Returns, 1938.
Great Ziegfeld, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Split The Children At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Flo (William Powell) with strong-man Sandow (Nat Pendleton) gets a derisive message from rival promoter Billings (Frank Morgan), who arrives with belly dancer "Little Egypt" (Suzanne Kaaren), early in The Great Ziegfeld, 1936.
Life Begins In College (1937) -- (Movie Clip) The Flower Of Young Womanhood This is the wind-up of the preliminaries, before the starring Ritz Brothers appear, with mean jocks (led by Dick Baldwin, and a young Elisha Cook Jr.) pranking on Indian freshman George (Nat Pendleton), and co-ed Janet (Gloria Stuart) gets unwillingly involved, in the 20th Century-Fox comedy vehicle Life Begins In College, 1937.
Life Begins In College (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Klassy Kampus Kleaners First scene for the stars, the Ritz Brothers, beginning here with Jimmy, Harry and Al, left to right, whom we learn are the struggling tailors in the college town, Frank Melton their first customer, and George (Nat Pendleton) the next, an oil-rich Indian freshman whose pants got mangled in a hazing by the football team, in Life Begins In College, 1937.
Phantom Raiders (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Ten Thousand Bags Of Sand Joining the complex opening scene, in Panama, where master crook Taurez (Joseph Schildkraut) manipulates goon Gunboat (Nat Pendleton) framed shipping exec Morris (Cecil Kellaway), and would-be-hero undercover cop Steve (John Burton), in the MGM Nick Carter serial Phantom Raiders, 1940, starring Walter Pidgeon.
Phantom Raiders (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Ex-Heavyweight Champ Of The Pacific Tuna Fleet Goon Gunboat (Nat Pendleton), sort of overseeing the high-tech ship-sinking gadgetry in Panama, doesn’t realize detective Nick Carter (Walter Pidgeon), posing as the vacationer he was, is on his case, his ad-hoc partner “Beeswax” (Donald Meek) arriving just in time, in the MGM serial Phantom Raiders, 1940.
Buck Privates (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Drafty? Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (as "Slicker" and "Herbie") are introduced, and we find out how they wind up in the army, in this early scene from their mega-hit debut as stars, Buck Privates, 1941.
Buck Privates (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Private Herbie (Lou Costello) needs a moment before his boxing match so "The Andrews Sisters" appear to introduce their smash "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by Don Raye and Hugh Prince, in the first big Abbott & Costello box office hit, Buck Privates, 1941.
Shopworn Angel, The (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Ever See A Woman Before? Lovelorn Texan doughboy Bill (James Stewart), waiting to ship out from New York, stumbles into a meeting with harried Broadway star Daisy (Margaret Sullavan), early in MGM's 1938 version of The Shopworn Angel.
Gay Bride, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) They Don't Live Long Thuggy "Shoots" (Nat Pendleton) visits brash showgirl Mary (Carole Lombard) backstage, where she later confides in aide Mirabelle (ZaSu Pitts) opening director Jack Conway's The Gay Bride, 1934.