Jack Pennick


Biography

Jack Pennick was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Pennick's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "The Broncho Twister" (1927) with Tom Mix, the dramatic adaptation "City Girl" (1930) with Charles Farrell and "Born Reckless" (1930). He also appeared in "Paramount on Parade" (1930), the Pat O'Brien action picture "Air Mail" (1932) and "The Phantom...

Biography

Jack Pennick was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Pennick's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "The Broncho Twister" (1927) with Tom Mix, the dramatic adaptation "City Girl" (1930) with Charles Farrell and "Born Reckless" (1930). He also appeared in "Paramount on Parade" (1930), the Pat O'Brien action picture "Air Mail" (1932) and "The Phantom Express" (1932). His film career continued throughout the thirties and the forties in productions like the Henry Fonda western "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939), "Stagecoach" (1939) with Claire Trevor and the Gary Cooper action flick "North West Mounted Police" (1940). He also appeared in "Lady From Louisiana" (1941) with John Wayne. Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in the Henry Fonda dramatic adaptation "Mister Roberts" (1955), "The Long Gray Line" (1955) and "The Last Frontier" (1956). He also appeared in the John Wayne western adventure "The Searchers" (1956) and the dramatic biopic "The Wings of Eagles" (1957) with John Wayne. Pennick last acted in the Carroll Baker western "How the West Was Won" (1962). Pennick passed away in August 1964 at the age of 69.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

How the West Was Won (1963)
Corporal Murphy
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Bartender
Two Rode Together (1961)
Sergeant
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Court sergeant
The Buccaneer (1959)
Yank, pirate
The Last Hurrah (1958)
Riley
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Joe
The Last Frontier (1956)
Corporal
The Searchers (1956)
Army sergeant
The Long Gray Line (1955)
Recruiting sergeant
Mister Roberts (1955)
Marine sergeant
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Blackjack
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
George LeMay
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
Marine captain
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
Tracey
What Price Glory (1952)
Ferguson
The Sea Hornet (1951)
Salty
Operation Pacific (1951)
The chief
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
Coast guardsman
Rock Island Trail (1950)
Sergeant
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Briggs
Tripoli (1950)
Busch
Rio Grande (1950)
3 Godfathers (1949)
Luke, the train conductor
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Capt. Dan Carroll
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Sergeant major
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Sam, truck driver
Fort Apache (1948)
Sgt. Dan Shatuck
Unconquered (1947)
Joe Lovat
They Were Expendable (1945)
"Doc" [the storekeeper]
Men of Boys Town (1941)
Guard at reformatory
Lady from Louisiana (1941)
Cuffy Brown
Tobacco Road (1941)
Officer at jail
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
Mug
Sergeant York (1941)
Corporal Cutting
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Mine superintendent
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Committee man
The Westerner (1940)
Henry Williams
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Johnny
Charter Pilot (1940)
Workman
Sergeant Madden (1939)
Prisoner
Union Pacific (1939)
Harmonica player/card player
Mountain Rhythm (1939)
Rocky
The Star Maker (1939)
Stagecoach (1939)
Bartender
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Big Buck
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Amos Hartman
You and Me (1938)
First gangster
The Crowd Roars (1938)
Cocoanut Grove (1938)
Bus driver
King of the Newsboys (1938)
Lefty
Squadron of Honor (1938)
Elmer
Battle of Broadway (1938)
Slim
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Guns McPeek
Tip-Off Girls (1938)
Truck driver
Thanks for Everything (1938)
Medical sergeant
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Drill sergeant
Big City (1937)
Comet cab driver
Navy Blue and Gold (1937)
Fireman
Quality Street (1937)
Live, Love and Learn (1937)
Marine
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
Soldier
The Devil's Playground (1937)
Gob
The Plough and the Stars (1937)
Bar patron
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
Rose-Marie (1936)
Banjo on My Knee (1936)
Private Number (1936)
Gus Rilovitch
Come and Get It (1936)
Foreman
Drift Fence (1936)
Weary, the cook
Under Two Flags (1936)
Corporal Vaux
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Signal man
The Road to Glory (1936)
Soldier
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935)
Gangster
Navy Wife (1935)
Sailor
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
River man
Goin' to Town (1935)
Cowboy
The World Moves On (1934)
Orderly
Skyway (1933)
Spike
A Man of Sentiment (1933)
Tugboat Annie (1933)
Pete
Strange People (1933)
The Plumber
Hello, Everybody! (1933)
If I Had a Million (1932)
Sailor
Renegades of the West (1932)
Dave
The Phantom Express (1932)
Paramount on Parade (1930)
City Girl (1930)
Reaper
Way Out West (1930)
Pete
Born Reckless (1930)
Strong Boy (1929)
Baggage man
Why Sailors Go Wrong (1928)
First mate
Plastered in Paris (1928)
Bud Swenson
Four Sons (1928)
Joseph's American friend
The Broncho Twister (1927)
Jinx Johnson
The Lone Eagle (1927)
Sven Linder

Producer (Feature Film)

Fort Apache (1948)
Executive Assistant

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Alamo (1960)
Tech Supervisor
The Buccaneer (1959)
Technical Advisor
The Light in the Forest (1958)
Technical Advisor
Prince Valiant (1954)
Technical Advisor
The Robe (1953)
Technical Advisor
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Technical Advisor
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
Technical Advisor
What Price Glory (1952)
Military tech adv
Oh! Susanna (1951)
Technical Advisor
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Technical Advisor
The Fugitive (1947)
Executive Assistant

Cast (Short)

Buyer Beware (1940)
It May Happen to You (1937)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) - Blessed Are The Merciful New lawyer Abe (Henry Fonda) quells a mob, featuring Jack Pennick as "Big Buck," ready to lynch his first clients, their mother (Alice Brady) looking on, in a wholly fictional scene from John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939.
Operation Pacific (1951) - The Entire Silent Service Opening with foreword, as John Wayne is Navy commander “Duke” Gifford, on shore rescuing children and nuns from a Pacific island, Martin Milner, Jack Pennick among his submarine crew, in Operation Pacific, 1951, co-starring Patricia Neal.
Alamo, The (1960) - The Life Of Texas Most of the performance of Richard Boone as a rugged Sam Houston, arriving in San Antonio ahead of the giant Mexican army, finding Bowie (Richard Widmark, not yet introduced) unavailable, puts Travis (Laurence Harvey) in charge, co-star John Wayne directing, in The Alamo, 1960.
Operation Pacific (1951) - Creamed Rubber Gloves On board the submarine where they’ve rescued kids and nuns from a Pacific island, John Wayne (as officer “Duke” Gifford) and Jack Pennick are in charge of a plan to feed a baby, then he discusses personal matters with his superior (Ward Bond as Captain Perry) early in Operation Pacific, 1951.
Lucky Star (1929) - Good Deed For The Day Somewhere in the trenches, France 1918, selfish sergeant Wrenn (Guinn Williams, Jack Pennick his driver) takes off to party, then returns to order Tim (Charles Farrell) to handle his dangerous task, with a bad outcome, in Frank Borzage's Lucky Star, 1929, also starring Janet Gaynor.
Fort Apache (1948) - Who And What Are You? En route to her father's new post, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple) meets disrobed Michael (John Agar, his first scene), who offends Colonel Thursday (Henry Fonda), before the escort (Pedro Armendariz, Victor McLaglen, Jack Pennick, Dick Foran) arrives, early in John Ford's Fort Apache, 1948.
Stagecoach (1939) - Social Prejudice Ne'er-do-wells Dallas (Claire Trevor) and Doc Boone (Thomas Mitchell) cross paths with liquor peddler Peacock (Donald Meek) as they're being ejected from town in an early scene from John Ford's Stagecoach, 1939.
Wings Of Eagles, The (1957) - Fly This! Frank "Spig" Wead (John Wayne) and Price (Ken Curtis) lead the Navy flight team, celebrating with the Army team (Kenneth Tobey commanding), a classic John Ford brawl in the director's bio-pic about his flier-turned-writer friend, The Wings Of Eagles, 1957.

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