Steve Brodie

Steve Brodie


Also Known As
John Stevens
Birth Place
Eldorado, Kansas, USA
November 21, 1919
January 09, 1992
Cause of Death


Rugged leading man of B Westerns and supporting player in numerous films who worked with some of Hollywood's most celebrated genre directors--Anthony Mann, Samuel Fuller, Mark Robson, and Jacques Tourneur. Brodie also appeared in several social problem pictures such as "Crossfire" (1947) and "Home of the Brave" (1949)....

Photos & Videos

Armored Car Robbery - Lobby Card
Desperate - Lobby Card Set
The Giant Spider Invasion - Movie Poster

Family & Companions

Virginia Brodie


Rugged leading man of B Westerns and supporting player in numerous films who worked with some of Hollywood's most celebrated genre directors--Anthony Mann, Samuel Fuller, Mark Robson, and Jacques Tourneur. Brodie also appeared in several social problem pictures such as "Crossfire" (1947) and "Home of the Brave" (1949).



Cast (Feature Film)

Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (1994)
Delta Pi (1985)
Handgun (1982)
The Wizard of Speed and Time (1980)
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
The Cycle Savages (1969)
Police detectives
Roustabout (1964)
Bullet for Billy the Kid (1963)
Of Love and Desire (1963)
Bill Maxton
A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)
James Hatten
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Mr. Garvey
Three Came to Kill (1960)
Dave Harris
Here Come the Jets (1959)
James Logan
Arson for Hire (1959)
Johnny Broderick
Sierra Baron (1958)
Rufus Bynum
Spy in the Sky! (1958)
[Victor] Cabot
Under Fire (1957)
Capt. Linn
Gun Duel in Durango (1957)
[Jake] Dunsten
The Crooked Circle (1957)
Ken Cooper
The Cruel Tower (1956)
The Far Country (1955)
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Lt. Rogers
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Chief Budge
The Charge at Feather River (1953)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Sgt. Loomis
White Lightning (1953)
Jack Monohan
Donovan's Brain (1953)
Herbie Yocum
3 for Bedroom C (1952)
Conde Marlow
Bal Tabarin (1952)
Joe Goheen
The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
Dave Marshall
Lady in the Iron Mask (1952)
Army Bound (1952)
Matt Hall
M (1951)
Lt. Becker
The Steel Helmet (1951)
Lt. Driscoll
Only the Valiant (1951)
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
Red Toon
The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951)
Sgt. Pichon
Two Dollar Bettor (1951)
Rick Bowers
Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951)
Winchester '73 (1950)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
Jinx Raynor
The Great Plane Robbery (1950)
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)
It's a Small World (1950)
Armored Car Robbery (1950)
Al Mapes
Massacre River (1949)
Burke Kimber
The Big Wheel (1949)
Happy Lee
Home of the Brave (1949)
[Corporal] T. J. [Everett]
I Cheated the Law! (1949)
Frank Bricolle
Rose of the Yukon (1949)
Maj. Geoffrey Barnett
Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949)
Earl Jackson
Brothers in the Saddle (1949)
Steve Taylor
Tough Assignment (1949)
Rustlers (1949)
Station West (1948)
[Lieutenant] Stellman
Return of the Bad Men (1948)
Cole Younger
Bodyguard (1948)
Guns of Hate (1948)
The Arizona Ranger (1948)
Quirt Butler
Crossfire (1947)
Floyd [Bowers]
Out of the Past (1947)
[Jack] Fisher
Desperate (1947)
Steve Randall
Thunder Mountain (1947)
Chick Jorth
Code of the West (1947)
A Walk in the Sun (1946)
Young Widow (1946)
Sunset Pass (1946)
Criminal Court (1946)
Frankie [Wright]
The Falcon's Adventure (1946)
Badman's Territory (1946)
Bob [Dalton]
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
The Crimson Canary (1945)
This Man's Navy (1945)
Tim [Joseph Aloisyius] Shannon
It's in the Bag! (1945)
Ladies Courageous (1944)
Tower man
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Follow the Boys (1944)
Australian pilot

Cast (Special)

Maggie Malone (1959)
Pete; Maggie'S Partner

Life Events


Appeared in "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo", a popular WWII film written by Dalton Trumbo and directed by Mervyn LeRoy


Appeared in "A Walk in the Sun", a humanistic WWII film with a screenplay by Robert Rossen and directed by Lewis Milestone


Featured in "Crossfire", the groundbreaking noir social problem picture dealing with anti-Semetism directed by Edward Dmytryk


Appeared in "Out of the Past", the classic film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur


Featured in "Home of the Brave", a social problem WWII film dealing with racism directed by Mark Robson


Appeared in "Winchester '73" the landmark Western directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart


Featured in "The Steel Helmet", a WWII film with a cult following directed by Samuel Fuller


Appeared in "Blue Hawaii", an Elvis Presley vehicle

Photo Collections

Armored Car Robbery - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from RKO's Armored Car Robbery (1950). 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.
Desperate - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Desperate (1947), starring Steve Brodie and Audrey Long and directed by Anthony Mann. 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 Giant Spider Invasion - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Giant Spider Invasion (1975). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.


Movie Clip

Station West (1948) -- (Movie Clip) He Picks A Good Fight Emerging from an Arizona saloon, sometime after a military gold robbery, Dick Powell, who’s still pretty much a stranger to us, follows a soldier (Steve Brodie) with whom he argued, when some neat exposition introduces Agnes Moorehead as Mrs. Caslon, and Tom Powers as Capt. Iles, in Station West, 1948.
Station West (1948) -- (Movie Clip) I Like The Way You Sing Casing the saloon in the Arizona town where he’s arrived after the death of two soldiers in a gold shipment robbery, Dick Powell, whose name we haven’t learned, observes the almost implausibly attractive singer (Jane Greer), then meets a testy Army man (Steve Brodie) and a barkeep (John Doucette), in Station West, 1948.
Desperate (1947) -- (Movie Clip) We Were Gonna Celebrate Two consecutive high points for Audrey Long as innocent Ann, expecting to celebrate her four-month anniversary with war-hero truck-driver husband Steve (Steve Brodie), who was an unwilling participant in a robbery gone wrong, now on the run, early in director Anthony Mann’s Desperate, 1947.
Desperate (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Some Junk For The County Fair The kindly sheriff who was about to take fugitives Steve and Ann (Steve Brodie, Audrey Long) into custody conveniently crashed into a tree, so they move on to their next conveyance, and a famous shot from director Anthony Mann with George E. Diskant’s camera, headed for her family farm, in Desperate, 1947.
Desperate (1947) -- (Movie Clip) It's An Easy Job Ann (Audrey Long) with neighbor (Carol Forman) considers telling trucker husband Steve (Steve Brodie) she's pregnant, he arrives, calls Reynolds (William Challeee), secretly representing thug Walt (Raymond Burr), early in Anthony Mann's Desperate, 1947.
Armored Car Robbery (1950) -- (Movie Clip) When You Kill A Cop Cops Cordell (Charles McGraw) and Ryan (Don McGuire) are just settling in to watch the stripper and gang moll they plan to interview, when Mapes (Steve Brodie), from the heist gang shows up, bare knuckle interrogation following, in Richard Fleischer's Armored Car Robbery, 1950.
Crossfire (1947) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Go To Mexico! Discharged soldiers Keeley (Robert Mitchum) and Williams (Richard Benedict) visit buddy Floyd (Steve Brodie) who sort of witnessed a murder, hoping to help out the implicated Mitchell, another guy in the outfit, not knowing the (probably) real villain Monty (Robert Ryan) has already gotten to him, in Edward Dmytryk’s Crossfire, 1947.
Winchester '73 -- (Movie Clip) Meant To Kill A White Woman Mean scenes for supporting players, Dutch Henry (Stephen McNally) with sidekicks (Steve Brodie, James Millican) and stolen rifle meets storekeeper Riker (John Alexander) and savvy Indian trader Lamont (John McIntire), in Anthony Mann's Winchester '73, starring James Stewart.
Roustabout (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Poison Ivy League Fred "the pitcher" (Steve Brodie) introduces Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) to sing "Poison Ivy League" by Bill Giant, Florence Kaye and Bernie Baum for the college crowd in Roustabout, 1964.
Far Country, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Nobody Can Tell Her Anything James Stewart as Webster, cattle man from Wyoming, with partner Walter Brennan, tangles with Ronda Castle (Ruth Roman, backed up by Steve Brodie), who’s hired him drive supplies to the gold strike in the Alaskan interior, explaining afterwards to the admiring Renee (Corinne Calvet), in The Far Country, 1955, from director Anthony Mann.
Home Of The Brave (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Human Coyote Continuing the flashbacks detailing events leading to the mental breakdown of army surveyor Moss (James Edwards), we join him with TJ (Steve Brodie), cartographer Finch (Lloyd Bridges) and Mingo (Frank Lovejoy) on their secret mission on a Japanese-occupied island in WWII, in Home Of The Brave, 1949.
Steel Helmet, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) The Korean National Anthem Awaiting relief in a Buddhist temple in Korea, grizzled sergeant Zack (Gene Evans) saves nervous Driscoll (Steve Brodie) with help from Tankaka (Richard Loo) then reveals a musical trick he's played on his war-orphan sidekick "Short Round" (William Chun), in Samuel Fuller's The Steel Helmet, 1951.


Winchester '73 - (Re-issue Trailer) A man (James Stewart) combs the West in search of his stolen rifle. Co-starring Shelley Winters. Directed by Anthony Mann.
Blue Hawaii - (Original Trailer) A playboy (Elvis Presley) returns from the Army to the shores of Blue Hawaii (1961). Co-starring Angela Lansbury.
Charge at Feather River, The - (textless trailer) A platoon of army misfits tries to rescue two women kidnapped by Indians in The Charge at Feather River (1953).
Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The - (Original Trailer) A nuclear blast in the Arctic awakens The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953).
Far Country, The -- (Original Trailer) Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble in Anthony Mann's The Far Country (1955) starring James Stewart.
Bodyguard (1948) - (Original Trailer) Lawrence Tierney (Resevoir Dogs) is a cop on suspension framed for murder in the film noir thriller Bodyguard (1948).
This Man's Navy - (Original Trailer) The director of Wings (1927), William Wellman, turns his attention to dirigibles in This Man's Navy (1945) starring Wallace Beery.
Crossfire - (Original Trailer) When a Jewish man is murdered, a homicide detective suspects a hate crime in Crossfire (1947) starring Robert Ryan in one of his best performances.
Return Of The Badmen - (Original Trailer) It's Randolph Scott against every outlaw in the West in Return Of The Bad Men (1948).
Badman's Territory - (Re-issue Trailer) A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws in the Oklahoma panhandle in Badman's Territory (1946), starring Randolph Scott.


Virginia Brodie