Monte Blue


Actor

About

Also Known As
Gerard Monte Blue
Birth Place
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Born
January 11, 1887
Died
February 18, 1963
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Family & Companions

Gladys Erma Blue
Wife
First wife; divorced in 1923.
Tove Danor
Wife
Showgirl. Had appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies; met when she was an extra on "Orphans of the Storm"; married in 1923 until her death in 1956.
Betty Jean Blue
Wife
Artist. Married from 1959 until his death.

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Border Ambush (1954)
Sheriff
Apache (1954)
Geronimo
The Last Posse (1953)
Kane
Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
Bartender
Hangman's Knot (1952)
Maxwell
Rose of Cimarron (1952)
Lone Eagle
The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
Delegate
Snake River Desperadoes (1951)
Jim Haverly
The Sea Hornet (1951)
Lt. Drake
Gold Raiders (1951)
John Sawyer
Three Desperate Men (1951)
Pete Coleman
Warpath (1951)
1st Emigrant
This Side of the Law (1950)
The sheriff
The Iroquois Trail (1950)
Sagamore
Dallas (1950)
The sheriff
Montana (1950)
Charlie Penrose
Backfire (1950)
Det. Sgt. Pluthner
Flaxy Martin (1949)
Detective
The Younger Brothers (1949)
Joe
Ranger of Cherokee Strip (1949)
Chief Charles Hunter
Homicide (1949)
Sheriff
Colorado Territory (1949)
U.S. marshal
Look for the Silver Lining (1949)
St. Clair
Adventures of Don Juan (1949)
Turnkey
The Blonde Bandit (1949)
Chief Ramsay
South of St. Louis (1949)
Capt. Jeffery
Silver River (1948)
"Buck" Chevigee
Johnny Belinda (1948)
Ben
Two Guys from Texas (1948)
Pete Nash
Key Largo (1948)
Ben Wade
Bells of San Fernando (1947)
Don Sebastian Fernando
Possessed (1947)
Norris
Life with Father (1947)
The policeman
That Way with Women (1947)
Macpherson
Stallion Road (1947)
Rancher
Humoresque (1947)
Furniture moving man
My Wild Irish Rose (1947)
Barman
The Unfaithful (1947)
Businessman
The Man I Love (1947)
Policeman
Cheyenne (1947)
Timberlane
Shadow of a Woman (1946)
Police lieutenant
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
Stage manager
Janie Gets Married (1946)
Drapery man
A Stolen Life (1946)
Mr. Lippencott
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
Policeman
Her Kind of Man (1946)
Lake
Cinderella Jones (1946)
Jailer
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)
Technician
Saratoga Trunk (1946)
Fireman on train
Danger Signal (1945)
Policeman
Escape in the Desert (1945)
Sheriff
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
Chef
San Antonio (1945)
Cleve Andrews
Passage to Marseille (1944)
Second mate
The Conspirators (1944)
Jennings
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Captain
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
Dhris Abdul
Northern Pursuit (1943)
Jean
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Publicist character
Truck Busters (1943)
Scrappy O'Brien
Edge of Darkness (1943)
Petersen
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Seaman
Mission to Moscow (1943)
Heckler
The Hard Way (1943)
Assistant stage manager
Across the Pacific (1942)
Dan Morton
The Hidden Hand (1942)
Matthews
The Forest Rangers (1942)
Hotel clerk
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Officer at tea
Gentleman Jim (1942)
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Second man, Hoyt City
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Doorman
Casablanca (1942)
American
I Married a Witch (1942)
Doorman
Sullivan's Travels (1942)
Cop in slums
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Union Hall cop
Secret Enemies (1942)
Hugo
Treat 'Em Rough (1942)
Captain
Road to Morocco (1942)
2d aide to Mullay Kasim
North to the Klondike (1942)
Burke
Klondike Fury (1942)
Radio dispatcher
Sunset in Wyoming (1941)
Jim Haines
Scattergood Pulls the Strings (1941)
Ben Mott
Pacific Blackout (1941)
Colonel Henderson
The Great Train Robbery (1941)
The super
Gentleman from Dixie (1941)
Constable
Arkansas Judge (1941)
Mr. Johnson
Law of the Timber (1941)
Hodge Mason
New York Town (1941)
McAuliffe
Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)
Sheriff Jordan
Riders of Death Valley (1941)
King of the Texas Rangers (1941)
Young Bill Hickok (1940)
Marshal Evans
Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)
Slide Along
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)
Uncle Pat
Road to Singapore (1940)
High Priest
Geronimo (1940)
Interpreter
Mystery Sea Raider (1940)
Capt. Norberg
Frontier Pony Express (1939)
Cherokee
Port of Hate (1939)
Hammond
Our Leading Citizen (1939)
Frank
Days of Jesse James (1939)
Fields
Dodge City (1939)
Barlow
Union Pacific (1939)
Indian
Juarez (1939)
Lerdo de Tejada
Rebellious Daughters (1938)
Huston
The Mysterious Rider (1938)
Cap Folsom
Touchdown, Army (1938)
Pilot
Tom Sawyer, Detective (1938)
Sheriff Walker
Illegal Traffic (1938)
Captain Moran
King of Alcatraz (1938)
Officer
Spawn of the North (1938)
Cannery official
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938)
Sky Racket (1937)
Thunder Trail (1937)
Jeff Graves
Born to the West (1937)
Bart Hammond
A Million to One (1937)
John Kent, Sr.
Amateur Crook (1937)
Crone
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937)
Joe Stafford
Souls at Sea (1937)
Mate
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)
Indian Jim
Prison Shadows (1936)
Bert McNamee
Desert Gold (1936)
Chetley Kasedon
Song of the Gringo (1936)
Sheriff
Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936)
Duval, also known as "Tavibo"
Treachery Rides the Range (1936)
Col. Drummond
Mary of Scotland (1936)
Messenger
Undersea Kingdom (1936)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Hamzulla Khan
On Probation (1935)
Al Murray
The Test (1935)
Pepite Lajoie
Social Error (1935)
Dean Carter
Hot off the Press (1935)
The Wanderer of the Wasteland (1935)
Guerd Larey
Nevada (1935)
Clem Dillon
Trails of the Wild (1935)
Doyle
'G' Men (1935)
Finger print expert
Come On Marines! (1934)
Lieutenant Allen
Student Tour (1934)
Jeff Kane
The Last Round-Up (1934)
Jack Kells
Wagon Wheels (1934)
[Kenneth] Murdock
Her Forgotten Past (1933)
Donald Thorne
Thundering Herd (1933)
Joe Billings
The Stoker (1932)
Dick Martin
Officer 13 (1932)
Tom Burke
The Intruder (1932)
Jack Brandt
The Flood (1931)
David Bruce
Those Who Dance (1930)
Dan Hogan
Isle of Escape (1930)
Dave Wade
Tiger Rose (1929)
Devlin
No Defense (1929)
Monte Collins
Skin Deep (1929)
Joe Daley
The Greyhound Limited (1929)
Monte
From Headquarters (1929)
Happy Smith
The Show of Shows (1929)
Condemned man
White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)
Lloyd
Across the Atlantic (1928)
Hugh Clayton
Conquest (1928)
Donald Overton
Wolf's Clothing (1927)
Barry Baline
One-Round Hogan (1927)
Robert Emmet Hogan
Brass Knuckles (1927)
Zac Harrison
The Black Diamond Express (1927)
Dan Foster
The Bush Leaguer (1927)
Buchanan "Specs" White
The Brute (1927)
"Easy Going" Martin Sondes
Bitter Apples (1927)
John Wyncote
Other Women's Husbands (1926)
Dick Lambert
So This Is Paris (1926)
Dr. Eisenstein
The Man Upstairs (1926)
Geoffrey West
Across the Pacific (1926)
Monte
Recompense (1925)
Peter Graham
Red Hot Tires (1925)
Al Jones
Kiss Me Again (1925)
Gaston Fleury
Hogan's Alley (1925)
Lefty O'Brien
The Limited Mail (1925)
Bob Wilson/Bob Snobson
Mademoiselle Midnight (1924)
Owen Burke
Loving Lies (1924)
Capt. Dan Stover
How To Educate a Wife (1924)
Ernest Todd
Revelation (1924)
Paul Granville
The Marriage Circle (1924)
Dr. Franz Braun
The Lover of Camille (1924)
Jean Gaspard Deburau
The Dark Swan (1924)
Lewis Dike
Daughters of Pleasure (1924)
Kent Merrill
Being Respectable (1924)
Charles Carpenter
Her Marriage Vow (1924)
Bob Hilton
Daddies (1924)
See note
Main Street (1923)
Dr. Will Kennicott
The Purple Highway (1923)
Edgar Prentice, known as Edgar Craig
Lucretia Lombard (1923)
Stephen Winship
The Tents of Allah (1923)
Chiddar Ben-Ek
Brass (1923)
Philip Baldwin
Defying Destiny (1923)
Jack Fenton
My Old Kentucky Home (1922)
Richard Goodloe
Peacock Alley (1922)
Elmer Harmon
Broadway Rose (1922)
Tom Darcy
The Affairs of Anatol (1921)
Abner Elliot
Moonlight and Honeysuckle (1921)
Ted Musgrove
The Kentuckians (1921)
Boone Stallard
A Perfect Crime (1921)
Wally Griggs
A Broken Doll (1921)
Tommy Dawes
The Jucklins (1921)
Bill Hawes
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Danton
Too Much Johnson (1920)
Billy Lounsberry
Something to Think About (1920)
Jim Dirk
A Cumberland Romance (1920)
Sherd Raines
The Thirteenth Commandment (1920)
Bayard Kip
Everywoman (1919)
Love
Told in the Hills (1919)
Kalitan
In Mizzoura (1919)
Sam Fowler
Rustling a Bride (1919)
Nick McCredie
Pettigrew's Girl (1919)
Private William Pettigrew
Romance and Arabella (1919)
Harry Atteridge
The Romance of Tarzan (1918)
Juan
The Red, Red Heart (1918)
Billy Porter
M'liss (1918)
"Mexican Joe"
Riders of the Night (1918)
"The Killer," Jed
The Only Road (1918)
Pedro Lupo
Till I Come Back to You (1918)
Johanna Enlists (1918)
Private Vibbard
The Squaw Man (1918)
Happy
Jim Bludso (1917)
Joe Bowers
The Man from Painted Post (1917)
Slim Carter
The Ship of Doom (1917)
Martin Shaw
Hands Up! (1917)
Dan Tracy
Betsy's Burglar (1917)
Victor Gilpin
Betrayed (1917)
Pepo Esparenza
The Microscope Mystery (1916)
Jud
The Matrimaniac (1916)
Assistant hotel manager

Cast (Short)

So You Want to Play the Horses (1946)
Frontier Days (1945)
Trial by Trigger (1944)

Life Events

1895

After father's death, sent to live at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans Home in Knightstown, Indiana

1901

At age 14, left the Orphans Home and went to work at the Indianapolis News

1915

Film debut as an extra in "The Birth of a Nation"

1916

Worked as a stuntman and assistant to Griffith on "Intolerance"; received first on screen credit

1918

Acted in "Squaw Man", directed by Cecil B, DeMille

1921

Appeared in both "The Affairs of Anatole" (for DeMille) and "Orphans of the Storm" (for Griffith)

1922

Starred opposite Mae Murray in "Peacock Alley"

1923

Put under contract by Warner Bros.

Family

William Jackson Blue
Father
Railroad worker. Was a scout for William F. Cody; also had served in the army during the Civil War; died c. 1895.
Lousetta Blue
Mother
Barbara Ann Holter
Daughter
Mother, Tove Danor; survived him.
Richard Monte Blue
Son
Died in 1962.
Tove Diane Blue
Granddaughter
Sound technician.

Companions

Gladys Erma Blue
Wife
First wife; divorced in 1923.
Tove Danor
Wife
Showgirl. Had appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies; met when she was an extra on "Orphans of the Storm"; married in 1923 until her death in 1956.
Betty Jean Blue
Wife
Artist. Married from 1959 until his death.

Bibliography