Harold Goodwin


Biography

Actor Harold Goodwin began acting at the ripe age of 15. Goodwin's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the western "The Silent Man" (1917) with William S Hart, "The Road Demon" (1921) and the remake "The Flirt" (1922) with George Nichols. He also appeared in the Hoot Gibson western "The Bear-Cat" (1922), the western "The Flaming Frontier" (1926) with Hoo...

Biography

Actor Harold Goodwin began acting at the ripe age of 15. Goodwin's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the western "The Silent Man" (1917) with William S Hart, "The Road Demon" (1921) and the remake "The Flirt" (1922) with George Nichols. He also appeared in the Hoot Gibson western "The Bear-Cat" (1922), the western "The Flaming Frontier" (1926) with Hoot Gibson and "The Better 'Ole" (1926). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in "Movie Crazy" (1932), the Ken Maynard western "Strawberry Roan" (1933) and the Miriam Hopkins drama "The Story of Temple Drake" (1933). He also appeared in "Smoking Guns" (1934). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Audie Murphy biopic "The Kid From Texas" (1950), "The Great Rupert" (1950) and the comedy "Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation" (1953) with Marjorie Main. He also appeared in the Bud Abbott comedy "Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Cops" (1955) and the Marjorie Main comedy "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki" (1955). Goodwin last acted in "The Shoreline" (1984). Goodwin passed away in July 1987 at the age of 85.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
Dialogue Director
The Spoilers (1956)
Dialogue Director
Raw Edge (1956)
Dialogue Director
Walk the Proud Land (1956)
Dialogue Director
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
Dialogue Director
Rails into Laramie (1954)
Dialogue Director
The Yellow Mountain (1954)
Dialogue Director
The Stand at Apache River (1953)
Dialogue Director
Blonde Alibi (1946)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Shoreline (1984)
Jabberwocky (1977)
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)
The Bushbaby (1970)
Steward
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Burglar
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Six-Eyes Wiener
Never Back Losers (1967)
Floyd
Operation Snafu (1965)
Corporal Reeves
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1965)
Fred
Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
Cab driver [see note]
Move Over, Darling (1963)
Bailiff
The Traitors (1963)
Edwards
Nearly a Nasty Accident (1962)
Aircraft mechanic
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Bill
Desert Patrol (1962)
1st road watch
Portrait in Black (1960)
Patrolman
Spartacus (1960)
Slave
The Mummy (1959)
Pat
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
Guard
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
Chief teller
Wrong Number (1959)
All at Sea (1958)
Duckworth
Step Down to Terror (1958)
Man with dog
The Square Peg (1958)
Law and Disorder (1958)
Blacky
Sea Wife (1957)
Daily Telegraph clerk
Joe Butterfly (1957)
Colonel Hopper
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Baker
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
Call boy
Night Passage (1957)
Pick Gannon
Showdown at Abilene (1956)
Cattleman
Zarak (1956)
Sergt. Higgins
The Last Man to Hang (1956)
Cheed
Wicked Wife (1956)
Barman
Walk the Proud Land (1956)
Telegrapher
The Ship That Died Of Shame (1956)
2nd Customs Officer
The Deep Blue Sea (1955)
Singer in Three Tuns Publicist
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
Dr. Barnes
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
Cameraman
You Lucky People (1955)
The Dam Busters (1955)
Crosby
Man with a Million (1954)
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
Bartender
One Good Turn (1954)
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953)
Harriman
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
Dr. Coleman
Calamity Jane (1953)
Player
The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)
Henchman
Here Come the Nelsons (1952)
Angels One Five (1952)
Cattle Drive (1951)
Waiter
Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
Mountaineer
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
Bartender
Double Dynamite (1951)
Lieutenant
The Kid from Texas (1950)
Matt Curtis
Wyoming Mail (1950)
Cowboy
The Vanishing Westerner (1950)
Howard Glumm, the undertaker
The Great Rupert (1950)
FBI man
Radar Patrol vs. Spy Ring (1950)
Bad Boy (1949)
Gambler
The Lady Gambles (1949)
Westerner
Family Honeymoon (1949)
Guide
Law of the Golden West (1949)
Gibson
The Wyoming Bandit (1949)
Sheriff
Tokyo Joe (1949)
Major Loomis
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)
Whipper
Here Comes Trouble (1948)
Sleepy reporter
River Lady (1948)
Larson
Up in Central Park (1948)
Spencer
The Bold Frontiersman (1948)
Cowboy
Carson City Raiders (1948)
Dave Starkey
Slave Girl (1947)
American
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Red
The Runaround (1946)
Lund
Lover Come Back (1946)
Reporter
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946)
John Sanders
That Night with You (1945)
Robertson
She Gets Her Man (1945)
Companion
Frontier Gal (1945)
Bailiff
Quiet Please Murder (1943)
Stover
He Hired the Boss (1943)
Hank
About Face (1942)
Captain Caldwell
Hay Foot (1942)
Lieut. Caldwell
Cadet Girl (1941)
Sergeant
Sleepers West (1941)
Passenger
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941)
Reporter
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)
Cameraman
Buck Privates (1941)
Sergeant
Great Guns (1941)
Captain
You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Captain Williams
Forced Landing (1941)
Petchnikoff
Tanks a Million (1941)
Lt. Caldwell
Accent on Love (1941)
Policeman
City of Chance (1940)
Dealer
Shooting High (1940)
Gangster
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940)
Military police
The Blue Bird (1940)
Hickory tree
High School (1940)
Gangster
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1940)
Duncan
Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)
Comstock
Viva Cisco Kid (1940)
[Hank] Gunther
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)
Edwards
Too Busy to Work (1939)
Raymond
News Is Made at Night (1939)
Simms
Jesse James (1939)
Bill
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
Chauffeur
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Orderly
The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939)
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939)
American aviator
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
The Jones Family in Hollywood (1939)
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Props boy
Union Pacific (1939)
Calvin
Boy Friend (1939)
"Matchie" Riggs
Island in the Sky (1938)
Swede
Always Goodbye (1938)
Chauffeur
Sharpshooters (1938)
Steward
Keep Smiling (1938)
Taxi driver
My Lucky Star (1938)
Cameraman
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
M.P.
Happy Landing (1938)
Reporter
Start Cheering (1938)
Assistant director
Change of Heart (1938)
Caddy master
Speed to Burn (1938)
Mug
Sky Giant (1938)
It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
Buck
She Married an Artist (1937)
Reporter
A Fight to the Finish (1937)
Henry
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
Slocum
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Photographer
Roaming Lady (1936)
Reid's pilot
It's Up to You (1936)
Salesman
The Dark Hour (1936)
Blake
Counterfeit (1936)
Busch
The Crusades (1935)
Wounded man
Western Frontier (1935)
Morgan
Romance in Manhattan (1935)
She Was a Lady (1934)
Yank
Smoking Guns (1934)
Hank Stone
Broadway Bad (1933)
Reporter
The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Second jellybean
Lone Cowboy (1933)
Hotel clerk
Strawberry Roan (1933)
Bart Hawkins
Hat Check Girl (1932)
Walter Marsh
Movie Crazy (1932)
Sky Bride (1932)
["Wild"] Bill Adams
Bad Company (1931)
Graft (1931)
Speed Hanson
The Lawyer's Secret (1931)
"Madame X"
Pleasure (1931)
Dirigible (1931)
Hansen
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Detering
The Widow From Chicago (1930)
Jimmy
Flight (1929)
Steve Roberts
The Cheer Leader (1928)
Richard Crosby
Her Summer Hero (1928)
Herb Darrow
The Cameraman (1928)
Stagg
Snowbound (1927)
Joe Baird
When a Dog Loves (1927)
James Alston
Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927)
Burton Bradney
College (1927)
A rival
The Honeymoon Express (1926)
Lance
The Flaming Frontier (1926)
Lawrence Stanwood
Secret Orders (1926)
Eddie Delano
The Better 'Ole (1926)
Bert
Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)
Bern Venters
The Midshipman (1925)
"Tex"
The Talker (1925)
Lonnie Whinston
Madonna of the Streets (1924)
Walter Bowman
In Love With Love (1924)
Robert Metcalf
That French Lady (1924)
Charlie Abbey
Hit and Run (1924)
Tex Adams
The Arizona Express (1924)
David Keith
The Wanters (1923)
Chauffeur
Broadway Gold (1923)
Page Poole
Gentle Julia (1923)
Noble Dill
Alice Adams (1923)
Walter Adams
Burning Words (1923)
Ross Darby
Kindled Courage (1923)
Hugh Paxton
The Ramblin' Kid (1923)
Skinny Rawlins
The Bootlegger's Daughter (1922)
Violinist
The Rosary (1922)
Skeeters Martin
Kissed (1922)
Jim Kernochan
The Flirt (1922)
Jimmy Madison
Seeing's Believing (1922)
Hack Webster
The Bearcat (1922)
Peter May
Tracked to Earth (1922)
Dick Jones
Man to Man (1922)
Slim Barbee
The Road Demon (1921)
Johnny Brooks, mechanic
Lovetime (1921)
Pierre Lavone
Oliver Twist, Jr. (1921)
Oliver Twist, Jr.
Hearts of Youth (1921)
Ishmael Worth
The Family Honor (1920)
The grocer boy
Sweet Lavender (1920)
Clem Hale
You Never Can Tell (1920)
Jimmy Flannery
Overland Red (1920)
Collie
Suds (1920)
Benjamin Pillsbury
Heart O' the Hills (1919)
The Winning Girl (1919)
Jack Milligan
Puppy Love (1919)
James Gordon Oliver
A Society Sensation (1918)
Tommy
Set Free (1918)
Ronald Blair
The Silent Man (1917)
David Bryce
The Sawdust Ring (1917)
Peter Weldon

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Fluffy (1965)
Dial coach
The Art of Love (1965)
Dial coach
Shock Treatment (1964)
Dial coach
The Brass Bottle (1964)
Dial coach
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
Dial coach
Step Down to Terror (1958)
Dial coach
Night Passage (1957)
Dial coach
World in My Corner (1956)
Dial coach
Mohawk (1956)
Dial Supervisor
Cult of the Cobra (1955)
Dial coach
To Hell and Back (1955)
Dial coach
Black Horse Canyon (1954)
Dial Director
The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)
Dial coach
All American (1953)
Dial Director

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

All the King's Horses (1935)
Double for Carl Brisson in Split Screen Shots

Cast (Short)

One Against the World (1939)
The Big Irons (1931)
Himself

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957) - They Might All Run Away We meet American prisoner Commander Shears (William Holden) and a fellow grave-digger (Harold Goodwin) schmoozing Lt. Miura (Keiichio Katsumoto) for sick-list time, before the Brits arrive at the Japanes prison camp in occupied Burma, in The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957.
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) - Dr. Heidecke Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing, his spats giving him away) collects a head then, still disguised, grapples with an unlucky burglar (Harold Goodwin) at his lab, opening Hammer Films' Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, 1969.
Better 'Ole, The (1926) - You Ain't Got Your Mind On The War! After an opening framing what was then "The Great War" and frustrated British commanders, we meet first heroic Bert (Harold Goodwin), then the star, Charlie's elder brother Sydney Chaplin as "Old Bill," and sidekick (Jack Ackroyd), early in The Better 'Ole, 1926, 'Ole short for fox-hole.
Better 'Ole, The (1926) - Forward March! Assigned trash picking duty in the French village he and his Brit comrades are occupying, "Old Bill" (Charlie's elder brother Syd Chaplin) makes his own trouble, with the corporal (Ed Kennedy) then the major (Charles Gerrard), early in The Better 'Ole, 1926, 'Ole slang for fox-hole.
Abbott And Costello Meet The Invisible Man - No Rough Stuff Amateur sleuths Bud (Abbott) and Lou (Costello), who's posing as a fighter, in a bar with their client (Arthur Franz, title character, when visible), get in a fight and wind up taking their man through a revolving door, in Abbott And Costello Meet The Invisible Man, 1951.
College (1927) - Fizzical Exercise Student and wannabe-athlete Ronald (Buster Keaton) working the soda fountain, hurries to look like a customer when his beloved Mary (Anne Cornwall) appears, in College, 1927.
College (1927) - Campus Clown Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum not yet ten years old, site for Buster Keaton (as brainy student "Ronald") looking to impress Mary (Anne Cornwall) with his athletic skills, some of the famous track vignettes from College, 1927.

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