Douglas Spencer


Douglas Spencer

Biography

Douglas Spencer was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Spencer landed roles in various films, including the thriller "The Big Clock" (1948) with Ray Milland, "Follow Me Quietly" (1949) and the crime flick "Chicago Deadline" (1949) with Alan Ladd. He also appeared in the Montgomery Clift dramatic adaptation "A Place in the Sun" (1951), the s...

Biography

Douglas Spencer was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Spencer landed roles in various films, including the thriller "The Big Clock" (1948) with Ray Milland, "Follow Me Quietly" (1949) and the crime flick "Chicago Deadline" (1949) with Alan Ladd. He also appeared in the Montgomery Clift dramatic adaptation "A Place in the Sun" (1951), the spy thriller "The Redhead and the Cowboy" (1951) with Glenn Ford and the Kenneth Tobey horror feature "The Thing" (1951). He continued to act in productions like the dramatic biopic "Houdini" (1953) with Tony Curtis, "She's Back on Broadway" (1953) with Virginia Mayo and the drama "The Glass Wall" (1953) with Vittorio Gassman. He also appeared in "Shane" (1953). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "The Kentuckian" (1955), "Pardners" (1956) and the Anthony Quinn western "Man From Del Rio" (1956). He also appeared in the crime adaptation "Short Cut to Hell" (1957) with Robert Ivers and "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957). Spencer was most recently credited in "Journey: Women Off the Map" (WE tv, 2000-02). Spencer passed away in October 1960 at the age of 50.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961)
Dr. Bikel
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Kraler
Saddle the Wind (1958)
Hamp Scribner
Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958)
Marshall Fred Woodruff
Omar Khayyam (1957)
Pigeon keeper
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Mr. Black
Short Cut to Hell (1957)
Conductor
The Unholy Wife (1957)
Judge
Pardners (1956)
Smith
Man from Del Rio (1956)
Jack Tillman
Smoke Signal (1955)
Garode
The Kentuckian (1955)
Fromes brother
A Man Alone (1955)
Slocum
This Island Earth (1955)
The Monitor
River of No Return (1954)
Sam Benson
The Raid (1954)
Reverend Lucas
The Glass Wall (1953)
Inspector Bailey
Houdini (1953)
Simms
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Procurator
She's Back on Broadway (1953)
Lew Ludlow
Shane (1953)
Shipstead
Something to Live For (1952)
Joey
Untamed Frontier (1952)
Clayton Vance
Monkey Business (1952)
Dr. Brunner
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Thin Santa Claus
Molly (1951)
Superintendent
Warpath (1951)
Kelso
The Thing from Another World (1951)
[Ned] Scotty [Scott]
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Perry
Come Fill the Cup (1951)
Ike Bashaw
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Boatkeeper, Bear Bait
Paid in Full (1950)
Crib man
Father of the Bride (1950)
Organist
Southside 1-1000 (1950)
Chaplain
Samson and Delilah (1950)
Courtier
Union Station (1950)
Station master
Chicago Deadline (1949)
Reporter
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Mr. Finch
My Friend Irma (1949)
Interior decorator
Follow Me Quietly (1949)
Phony "Judge"
Bride of Vengeance (1949)
The false physician
Trapped (1949)
Sam Hooker
The Heiress (1949)
Minister
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Finch
Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
Member of theater group
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Conductor
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
Dr. Ramsdell
The Big Clock (1948)
Bert Finch
Sealed Verdict (1948)
Desk sergeant
The Sainted Sisters (1948)
Townsman
Smoky (1946)
Gambler
The Return of Monte Cristo (1946)
Georges
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Beetle
Lady Scarface (1941)
Police secretary
Hurry, Charlie, Hurry (1941)
Reporter
Men Against the Sky (1940)
Mechanic

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Lost Weekend (1945)
Stand-in for Ray Milland

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Diary Of Anne Frank, The (1959) - I'm Living A Great Adventure In Amsterdam just after the war, Joseph Schildkraut as Otto Frank has just been identified, greeted by Miep (Dody Heath) and Kraler (Douglas Spencer), whom we surmise helped him and his family hide from the Nazis, leading to the introduction of the diary and the title character (Millie Perkins), early in George Stevens' The Diary Of Anne Frank, 1959.
Thing From Another World, The (1951) - Officer's Club Producer Howard Hawks' way of starting a Sci-Fi film, reporter Scotty (Douglas Spencer) meets Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) and pals (James Young, Robert Nichols) in Anchorage, in The Thing From Another World, 1951.
Thing From Another World, The (1951) - Super Carrot The whole gang, led by doctors Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) and Stern (Edouard Franz), reporter Scotty (Douglas Spencer) following, examines the severed arm of The Thing From Another World, 1951.
Thing From Another World, The (1951) - We Found A Flying Saucer! Captain Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) and the scientists (including Robert Cornthwaite as "Carrington") make a discovery at the North Pole, reporter Scotty (Douglas Spencer) in tow, in the Howard Hawks production, The Thing From Another World, 1951.
Sins Of Rachel Cade, The - I Have A Bad Heart Angie Dickinson (title character) doing on-screen wardrobe change, not at first recognizing many meanings of comments from Dr. Bikel (Douglas Spencer), her new boss at the jungle medical mission, in The Sins Of Rachel Cade, 1961.

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