James Craig

James Craig


Also Known As
James Henry Meador
Birth Place
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
February 04, 1912
June 28, 1985
Cause of Death
Lung Cancer


Rugged Hollywood leading man of the 1940s and 50s; used by MGM as a replacement for Clark Gable during the latter's World War II service....

Photos & Videos

The Devil and Daniel Webster - Movie Poster
Side Street - Lobby Card Set
Lost Angel - Lobby Card


Rugged Hollywood leading man of the 1940s and 50s; used by MGM as a replacement for Clark Gable during the latter's World War II service.



Cast (Feature Film)

The Tormentors (1971)
Bigfoot (1970)
Sheriff Cyrus
Bigfoot: Man or Beast? (1970)
Sheriff Cyrus
If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968)
Police chief
Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
Ike Clanton
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
American officer
Hostile Guns (1967)
Ned Cooper
Fort Utah (1967)
Bo Greer
Four Fast Guns (1960)
Tom Sabin
Man or Gun (1958)
Pinch Corley
The Women of Pitcairn Island (1957)
Jeb Page
Ghost Diver (1957)
Roger Bristol
Naked in the Sun (1957)
The Persuader (1957)
Bick Justin
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)
Ep Clark
The Cyclops (1957)
Russ Bradford
Massacre (1956)
While the City Sleeps (1956)
Harry Kritzer
Last of the Desperados (1955)
Pat Garrett [also known as Jim Patrick]
Code Two (1953)
Lt. Redman
Fort Vengeance (1953)
Dick Ross
Hurricane Smith (1952)
Eric Gorvahlsen
Drums in the Deep South (1951)
Maj. Clay Clayborn
The Strip (1951)
Delwyn "Sonny" Johnson
A Lady Without Passport (1950)
Frank Westlake
Side Street (1950)
Georgie Garsell
Northwest Stampede (1948)
Dan Bennett [also known as Clarence]
Man from Texas (1948)
Tobias Simms, also known as The El Paso Kid and Toby Heath
Dark Delusion (1947)
Dr. Tommy Coalt
Little Mister Jim (1947)
Capt. Big Jim Tukker
Boys' Ranch (1946)
Dan Walker
She Went to the Races (1945)
Steve Canfield
Dangerous Partners (1945)
Jeff Caign
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Nels Halverson
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)
Captain Miles Lancing
Lost Angel (1944)
Mike Regan
Gentle Annie (1944)
Lloyd Richland [also known as Rich Williams]
The Heavenly Body (1944)
Lloyd X. Hunter
Kismet (1944)
Swing Shift Maisie (1943)
[Brian B.] "Breezy" McLaughlin
Northwest Rangers (1943)
Frank "Blackie" Marshall
Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1943)
Champ Larkin
The Human Comedy (1943)
Tom Spangler
Valley of the Sun (1942)
Jonathan Ware
The Omaha Trail (1942)
[Patrick] Pat Candel
Friendly Enemies (1942)
William Pfeiffer
All That Money Can Buy (1941)
Jabez Stone
Unexpected Uncle (1941)
Johnny Kerrigan
The House Across the Bay (1940)
Brenda's boyfriend
Two-Fisted Rangers (1940)
Frisco Kid
Zanzibar (1940)
Steve Marland
South to Karanga (1940)
Steve Hawley
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Mark [Eisen]
Law and Order (1940)
Seven Sinners (1940)
Black Friday (1940)
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
Konga, the Wild Stallion (1939)
A Woman Is the Judge (1939)
Scandal Sheet (1939)
Behind Prison Gates (1939)
The Taming of the West (1939)
North of Shanghai (1939)
Jed Howard
Missing Daughters (1939)
First attendant
Outside These Walls (1939)
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
Cafe Hostess (1939)
Romance of the Redwoods (1939)
Overland With Kit Carson (1939)
Flying G-Men (1939)
Pride of the West (1938)
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
Sophie Lang Goes West (1937)
Born to the West (1937)
Thunder Trail (1937)
Bob Ames

Art Department (Feature Film)

The Conspiracy of Fear (2007)
Storyboard Artist
The Big Hit (1998)
Storyboard Artist
FX2 - The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)
Storyboard Artist
Millennium (1989)
Storyboard Artist

Cast (Special)

The Westerner (1953)

Life Events


Feature film debut, "Thunder Trail"


TV debut in the unsold pilot, "The Westerner"


Final TV appearance in the series, "Studio '57"


Appeared in Fritz Lang's "While The City Sleeps"


Final feature film, "The Tormentors"

Photo Collections

The Devil and Daniel Webster - Movie Poster
Here is the Window Card from RKO's The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941, released as All That Money Can Buy). Window Cards were 14x22 mini posters designed to be placed in store windows around town during a film's engagement. A blank space at the top of the poster featured theater and playdate infromation.
Side Street - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from MGM's Side Street (1950), starring Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell. 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.
Lost Angel - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from MGM's Lost Angel (1944), starring Margaret O'Brien. 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.
Kitty Foyle - Publicity Stills
Here are a few Publicity Stills from Kitty Foyle (1940), starring Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, and James Craig. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Kitty Foyle - Behind-the-Scenes Photo
Here is a photo taken behind-the-scenes during production of Kitty Foyle (1940), directed by Sam Wood and starring Ginger Rogers.


Movie Clip

Devil And Daniel Webster, The (1941) - You're Not Dorothy The tantalizing Belle (Simone Simon) appears to Jabez (James Craig) at the birth of his first child then visits mother Mary (Ann Shirley) and Ma Stone (Jane Darwell) in The Devil And Daniel Webster, 1941.
Devil And Daniel Webster, The (1941) - What A Fine Fellow You Were Tumult as Jabez (James Craig) throws out Webster (Edward Arnold) and Mary (Ann Shirley) then encounters Belle (Simone Simon) and Scratch (Walter Huston) who's come to collect in The Devil And Daniel Webster, 1941, a.k.a. All That Money Can Buy.
Devil And Daniel Webster, The (1941) - The Devil Vs. Jabez Stone Webster (Edward Arnold) demands a trial for Jabez (James Craig) and Scratch (Walter Huston) names his jury in The Devil and Daniel Webster, a.k.a. All That Money Can Buy, from the story by Steven Vincent Benet.
Devil And Daniel Webster, The (1941) - A Soul Is Nothing Mr. Scratch (Walter Huston) cuts a deal with New Hampshire farmer Jabez Stone (James Craig), who summoned him minutes earlier, by swearing about his poverty, in director William Dieterle's The Devil And Daniel Webster, 1941, a.k.a. All That Money Can Buy, from the story by Stephen Vincent Benet.
While The City Sleeps (1956) - You'll Be Mine Walter (Vincent Price) who's just inherited a media empire, on the phone with wife Dorothy (Rhonda Fleming), who's in mid-dalliance with his ambitious underling Harry (James Craig), in Fritz Lang's While The City Sleeps, 1956.
Human Comedy, The (1943) - About The Singing Telegrams Continuing the introduction of Mickey Rooney as Homer MacCauley of rural Central California, new kid at the telegraph shop, visiting with his new boss Spangler (James Craig) and the charming inebriate operator Grogan (Frank Morgan), in The Human Comedy, 1943, from the William Saroyan novel.
While The City Sleeps (1956) - No Appetite For Power Early scene, the last for Kyne (Robert Warwick), ailing media magnate berating senior staff (George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, James Craig) then sulking with columnist Mobley (Dana Andrews), in Fritz Lang's While The City Sleeps, 1956.
Kitty Foyle (1940) - Racing A Stork Ginger Rogers (title character, in her Academy Award-winning role) is collected by doctor boyfriend Mark (James Craig) who has an important question, early in Kitty Foyle, 1940, directed by Sam Wood.
Kismet (1944) - Romantic Fantastic Bagdad Following the credits, Frank Morgan's narration introducing the principals, Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, Edward Arnold, James Craig and Joy Page, in MGM's Technicolor Kismet, 1944.
Side Street (1950) - Here Comes Papa Gangster George (James Craig) and henchman Larry (Harry Bellaver) wait outside the hospital to chat with new father Joe (Farley Granger) about the money he stole, in Anthony Mann's Side Street, 1950.


Devil's Brigade, The - (Original Trailer) Experienced Canadian soldiers and misfit Americans join to beat the Nazis in The Devil's Brigade (1968).
Dark Delusion - (Original Trailer) The last of the Dr. Kildare series, this one minus Dr. Kildare, has a new doctor (James Craig) trying to help a neurotic beauty.
Code Two - (Original Trailer) Three young men train to become motorcycle cops in Code Two (1953).
Boys' Ranch - (Original Trailer) A ball player (James Craig) creates a ranch for troubled kids from the city in Boys' Ranch (1946).
Dangerous Partners - (Original Trailer) A young couple's accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring in Dangerous Partners (1945).
Side Street - (Original Trailer) Farley Granger is a New York City mailman who is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money in Side Street (1949).
Heavenly Body, The - (Original Trailer) When her astronomer husband neglects her, Hedy Lamarr turns to astrology in her own search for The Heavenly Body (1943).
Omaha Trail, The - (Original Trailer) The coming of the railroad to the West triggers an Indian war in The Omaha Trail (1942) starring James Craig.
She Went To The Races - (Original Trailer) A pretty scientist (Frances Gifford) with a system for horse-race betting falls in love with a trainer in She Went To The Races (1945).
Unexpected Uncle - (Original Trailer) A bored retiree (Charles Coburn) decides to play matchmaker in Unexpected Uncle (1941).
Little Mister Jim - (Original Trailer) After his mother's death, a young boy tries to help his father stop drinking in Fred Zinnemann's Little Mister Jim (1947).
Lady Without Passport, A - (Original Trailer) A secret service agent falls in love with an illegal immigrant in A Lady Without Passport (1950) starring Hedy Lamarr.