Reed Hadley



Also Known As
Reed Herring
Birth Place
Petrolia, Texas, USA
June 25, 1911
December 11, 1974


Reed Hadley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hadley began his acting career with roles in such films as "Female Fugitive" (1938), the western "The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" (1938) with Gordon Elliott and "Calling Dr. Kildare" (1939). He also appeared in "Zorro's Fighting Legion" (1939), the Hedy Lamarr dramatic adaptation "I Take This Woman" (1940) and...


Reed Hadley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hadley began his acting career with roles in such films as "Female Fugitive" (1938), the western "The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" (1938) with Gordon Elliott and "Calling Dr. Kildare" (1939). He also appeared in "Zorro's Fighting Legion" (1939), the Hedy Lamarr dramatic adaptation "I Take This Woman" (1940) and the comedy "The Bank Dick" (1940) with W C Fields. He continued to act in productions like the musical comedy "Rainbow Island" (1944) with Dorothy Lamour, "Roger Touhy, Gangster" (1944) and the action film "Wing and a Prayer" (1944) with Don Ameche. He also appeared in "Diamond Horseshoe" (1945) with Betty Grable. In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in the Rod Cameron western "Panhandle" (1948), "Walk a Crooked Mile" (1948) with Louis Hayward and the Preston Foster western "I Shot Jesse James" (1949). He also appeared in "Rimfire" (1949). Hadley more recently acted in the Kent Taylor horror flick "Brain of Blood" (1971). Hadley passed away in December 1974 at the age of 63.



Cast (Feature Film)

Brain of Blood (1971)
The Fabulous Bastard From Chicago (1969)
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Hymie Weiss
Young Dillinger (1965)
Federal Agent Parker
Moro Witch Doctor (1964)
Robert Collins
Frigid Wife (1962)
Dr. Donald Andrews
Big House, U.S.A. (1955)
James Madden
Highway Dragnet (1954)
Lt. Joe White Eagle
Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)
Bitterroot Bill Maris
Kansas Pacific (1953)
William Quantrill
The Half-Breed (1952)
Insurance Investigator (1951)
Chuck Malone
Little Big Horn (1951)
Sgt. Maj. [Peter] Grierson
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)
Commanding officer
The Return of Jesse James (1950)
Frank James [also known as Ben Woodson]
The Baron of Arizona (1950)
[John] Griff
Dallas (1950)
Wild Bill Hickok
Motor Patrol (1950)
Robert Flynn
A Modern Marriage (1950)
Dr. Donald Andrews
Riders of the Range (1949)
Clint Burrows
I Shot Jesse James (1949)
Jesse James [also known as Tom Howard]
Rimfire (1949)
The Abilene Kid
Grand Canyon (1949)
Mitch Bennett
The Return of Wildfire (1948)
Marty Quinn
Captain from Castile (1948)
Juan Escudero
The Iron Curtain (1948)
Canon City (1948)
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)
A Southern Yankee (1948)
Fred Munsey
Man from Texas (1948)
U.S. marshal
He Walked by Night (1948)
Last of the Wild Horses (1948)
Panhandle (1948)
Matt Garson
Louisiana (1947)
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
The Fabulous Texan (1947)
Capt. Jessup
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946)
Mike Valentine
Leave Her to Heaven (1946)
Dr. Mason
The Dark Corner (1946)
Lt. Frank Reeves
If I'm Lucky (1946)
Shock (1946)
The Caribbean Mystery (1945)
Dr. Rene Marcel
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945)
The House on 92nd Street (1945)
Wilson (1945)
A Bell for Adano (1945)
Commander Robertson
Doll Face (1945)
Flo Hartman
Circumstantial Evidence (1945)
Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Cmdr. O'Donnell
The Eve of St. Mark (1944)
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
F.B.I. agent Boyden
Rainbow Island (1944)
High Priest Kahuna
In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
Maj. Phillips
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
Juke Box Jenny (1942)
Brother Wicks
Now, Voyager (1942)
Henry Montague
I Married a Witch (1942)
Young man
Lady in a Jam (1942)
The Bugle Sounds (1942)
T. J. A.
Jail House Blues (1942)
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)
Naval officer
Arizona Terrors (1942)
Jack Halliday, alias Don Pedro de Berendo
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Man in audience
Appointment for Love (1941)
The Sunset Murder Case (1941)
[Oliver] Halton
Look Who's Laughing (1941)
Master of ceremonies
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
Unfinished Business (1941)
Whistling in the Dark (1941)
Beau Smith
Road Agent (1941)
I'll Wait for You (1941)
Tony Berolli
Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
Sky Raiders (1941)
The Bank Dick (1940)
I Take This Woman (1940)
Bob Hampton
Ski Patrol (1940)
Ivan Dubroski
Flight Command (1940)
Admiral's aide
Meet the Wildcat (1940)
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)
Tom Crandell
Stronger Than Desire (1939)
Sergeant Madden (1939)
Man from Montreal (1939)
Ross Montgomery
Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)
Orphans of the Street (1938)
Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)
Ralph Mortimer
Female Fugitive (1938)
Bruce Dunning
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938)

Cast (Short)

Hazard House (1952)
Jack Pot (1940)

Life Events


Movie Clip

I Shot Jesse James (1949) - Bob Ford A Free Man Following a display of kindness from Jesse (Reed Hadley) and Zee (Barbara Woodell), Bob Ford (John Ireland) finally pulls the trigger and ex-newsman writer-director Sam Fuller turns to headlines, in I Shot Jesse James, 1949.
I Shot Jesse James (1949) - Open, James Gang Foiled Newsy credits and the first-ever bank alarm-bell as Jesse (Reed Hadley) and Bob Ford (John Ireland) do their business in the opening scene from writer-director and former journalist Samuel Fuller's first film, I Shot Jesee James, 1949.
I Shot Jesse James (1949) - ...But Them Fords! Saintly, Lincolnesque Jesse (Reed Hadley) tolerates wife Zee (Barbara Woodell) and her distrust of the Fords, in writer-director Samuel Fuller's first film, I Shot Jesse James, 1949.
I Shot Jesse James (1949) - There's My Back Terrific tension in an improbably intimate scene as the bathing Jesse (Reed Hadley) gives a gift to Bob Ford (John Ireland), who considers murder for bounty, twice, in writer-director Sam Fuller's I Shot Jesse James, 1949.
He Walked By Night (1948) - This Is Los Angeles Narration by Reed Hadley introduces Los Angeles to the world in the true-crime thriller He Walked By Night, 1948, directed by Alfred Werker, from a script by Crane Wilbur and John C. Higgins.
Kansas Pacific (1953) - Just An Ordinary Fight Kansas, 1860, Sterling Hayden as undercover U.S. Army officer Nelson has just arrived to oversee railroad construction when he meets Reed Hadley as Quantrill (About twice the age the historic figure lived to become), who in fact is an agent for the incipient Confederacy, joining in fisticuffs as civic duty, his new associate Barton MacLane arriving, Harry Shannon, Eve Miller and Irving Bacon in support, in Allied Artists’ Kansas Pacific, 1953.
Boomerang! (1947) - It's All Connecticut Reed Hadley narrates, following the credits, the terse opening of what director Elia Kazan considered his breakthrough film, Boomerang!, 1947, starring Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb and Arthur Kennedy.
Boomerang! (1947) - Police Still Baffled Lt. White (Karl Malden) with murder witnesses in church for the viewing of the slain priest, his crusty boss Robinson (Lee J. Cobb) intervening, reporter Dave (Sam Levene) attempting an ambush, early in director Elia Kazan's Boomerang!, 1947.
Bank Dick, The (1940) - Motion Picture History Lush Egbert Sousè (screenwriter and star W.C. Fields) has bluffed his way into substitute-directing a movie shooting in his hometown, Reed Hadley his star, his young daughter (Evelyn Del Rio) blowing it, in The Bank Dick, 1940.
Leave Her To Heaven (1946) - He's A Cripple! Ellen (Gene Tierney) consults with Dr. Mason (Reed Hadley) about his patient, her young brother-in-law, then turns duplicitous when husband Richard (Cornel Wilde) arrives, in John M. Stahl's Leave Her To Heaven, 1946.
T-Men (1947) - A Tight And Tough Outfit Herbert Heyes as Treasury officer Carson could pass for a non-actor, framing the case before Reed Hadley's narration introduces our heroes, Dennis O'Keefe as O'Brien, Alfred Ryder as Genaro, in Anthony Mann's terse quasi-documentary Noir T-Men, 1947.
Dallas (1950) - Fry You For Breakfast First scene for Gary Cooper (as "Blayde Hollister") in which the great man gets himself shot, by Wild Bill Hickock (Reed Hadley), new-in-town marshal Weatherby (Leif Erickson), and others, baffled, from Dallas, 1950.