Tim Holt


Actor
Tim Holt

About

Also Known As
Charles John Holt Jr.
Birth Place
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Born
February 05, 1918
Died
February 15, 1973
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Began his career as a child actor in silent films starring his father, Jack Holt, and graduated to juvenile parts in B productions of the 1930s. Holt landed significant roles in Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) and, opposite Humphrey Bogart, in John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948). In both cases he proved himself a highly capable actor, but most of his ...

Photos & Videos

The Magnificent Ambersons - Norman Rockwell Art
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Movie Posters
The Monster that Challenged the World - Lobby Cards

Biography

Began his career as a child actor in silent films starring his father, Jack Holt, and graduated to juvenile parts in B productions of the 1930s. Holt landed significant roles in Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) and, opposite Humphrey Bogart, in John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948). In both cases he proved himself a highly capable actor, but most of his career was spent playing the hero in a series of enjoyable but routine B-Westerns at RKO. Brother of B-movie actress Jennifer Holt (born 1920).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

This Stuff'll Kill Ya! (1971)
Clark
The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)
Lt. Cmdr. John "Twill" Twillinger
Target (1952)
Tim Holt
Desert Passage (1952)
Tim Holt
Trail Guide (1952)
Tim Holt
Road Agent (1952)
Tim Holt
Overland Telegraph (1951)
Tim Holt
Pistol Harvest (1951)
Tim Holt
Saddle Legion (1951)
Dave Saunders
Gunplay (1951)
Tim Holt
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Bill Lusk
Hot Lead (1951)
Tim Holt
Rider from Tucson (1950)
Dave Saunders
Storm Over Wyoming (1950)
Dave Saunders
Border Treasure (1950)
Editor Porter
Dynamite Pass (1950)
Ross Taylor
Law of the Badlands (1950)
Dave, also known as Chuck Bennett, the Tioga Kid
Rio Grande Patrol (1950)
Kansas
Masked Raiders (1949)
Tim Holt
Brothers in the Saddle (1949)
Tim Taylor
The Mysterious Desperado (1949)
Tim Holt
Stagecoach Kid (1949)
Dave Collins
Rustlers (1949)
Dick McBride
Riders of the Range (1949)
Kansas Jones
Gun Smugglers (1948)
Tim Holt
Guns of Hate (1948)
Bob Banning
Indian Agent (1948)
Dave Taylor
Western Heritage (1948)
Ross Daggett
The Arizona Ranger (1948)
Bob Morgan
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Curtin
Thunder Mountain (1947)
Marvin Hayden
Wild Horse Mesa (1947)
Dave Jordan
Under the Tonto Rim (1947)
Brad Canfield
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Virgil Earp
Fighting Frontier (1943)
Kit Russell
The Avenging Rider (1943)
Brit Marshal
Sagebrush Law (1943)
Tom Weston
Hitler's Children (1943)
Karl Bruner
Red River Robin Hood (1942)
Jim Carey, also known as "Mr. Justice"
Land of the Open Range (1942)
Dave Walton
Riding the Wind (1942)
Clay Stewart
Bandit Ranger (1942)
Clay Travers
Pirates of the Prairie (1942)
Larry Durant
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
George [Amberson Minafer]
Six-Gun Gold (1941)
Don Cardigan
Cyclone on Horseback (1941)
Stan Bradford
Robbers of the Range (1941)
Jim Drummond
Along the Rio Grande (1941)
Jeff
Come on Danger (1941)
Jack
Thundering Hoofs (1941)
Bill Underwood [also know as Bill Dawson
The Bandit Trail (1941)
Steve Haggerty
Dude Cowboy (1941)
Terry McVey
Back Street (1941)
Richard Saxel
Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
Fritz Robinson
The Fargo Kid (1940)
Fargo Kid
Laddie (1940)
Laddie [Stanton]
Wagon Train (1940)
Zack Sibley
Stagecoach (1939)
Lieutenant [Blanchard]
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939)
Tim Borden
The Girl and the Gambler (1939)
Johnny Powell
The Rookie Cop (1939)
Clem Maitland
Spirit of Culver (1939)
Captain Wilson
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
Lance Ferris
I Met My Love Again (1938)
Budge [Williams]
The Law West of Tombstone (1938)
Ted, also known as "The Tonto Kid"
The Renegade Ranger (1938)
Larry Corwin
Sons of the Legion (1938)
Steven Scott
Stella Dallas (1937)
Richard Grosvenor, III
The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)
John Ballard, age 7

Cast (Short)

Stars on Horseback (1943)
Himself

Life Events

1928

Feature debut, opposite Jack Holt, "The Vanishing Pioneer"

1938

First leading role in a feature, "The Law West of Tombstone"

1941

Starred in the first of many Lesley Selander directed Westerns, "Thundering Hoofs"

1952

Last collaboration with Lesley Selander, "Trail Guide"

1971

Final feature appearance, "This Stuff'll Kill Ya!"

Photo Collections

The Magnificent Ambersons - Norman Rockwell Art
RKO hired noted illustrator Norman Rockwell to paint portraits for the main ad art for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). Here in black-and-white are some of those portraits and the poster art compiled using them.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Movie Posters
Here is a group of original release movie posters from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).
The Monster that Challenged the World - Lobby Cards
Here are some Lobby Cards from The Monster that Challenged the World (1957). 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.

Videos

Movie Clip

Hitler's Children (1943) - Let Freedom Ring Leaping forward to 1939 Germany, Kent Smith narrating as “Nicky,” teacher at the American ex-pat school, has noted Memorial Day, and his top student, German-born Anna (Bonita Granville), now his assistant, arrested then meeting her former playmate Karl (Tim Holt), in Edward Dmytryk’s Hitler’s Children, 1943.
Hitler's Children (1943) - German Blood Runs Deep American teacher Nichols (Kent Smith) is trying to find his German-born American assistant in 1939 Germany, arrested by the Nazis, encountering Hans Conreid, Otto Kruger as a smarmy Colonel, and Tim Holt as his former friend, now a top functionary, in Edward Dmytryk’s Hitler’s Children, 1943.
Hitler's Children (1943) - It Is Our Birthright To Rule Polemics in 1933 Germany, as Schmidt (Erford Gage) teaches his proto-Nazi pupils, Tim Holt his distracted star student, and Kent Smith as teacher “Nicky” Nichols, Anna (Bonita Granville) his standout at the neighboring “American Colony” school, in the surprise hit RKO propaganda vehicle Hitler’s Children, 1943.
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The (1948) - What Gold Does To Men's Souls Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt), cursing their oil-rig jobs, arrive at the bunk house where they meet Howard (Walter Huston) holding forth about gold, in John Huston's The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, 1948.
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The (1948) - Stinking Badges "Gold Hat" (Alfonso Bedoya) and his gang approach miners Curtin (Tim Holt), Howard (Walter Huston) and Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), for a much-imitated chat about credentials, in John Huston's The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, 1948.
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The (1948) - Fellow American Opening scenes in Tampico, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) meeting the young Mexican Robert "Bobby" Blake, Curtin (Tim Holt) and the writer/director John Huston, twice, from The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, 1948.
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The (1948) - Most Trustworthy Discussion of something like character, Howard (Walter Huston), Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt), considering how to distribute their gold stash, in John Huston's The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, 1948.
Monster That Challenged The World, The (1957) - A Simple Marine Secretion Tim Holt is the tough new commander at the Navy station at the Salton Sea in California, here meeting civilian employee Gail (Audrey Dalton), then scientist Rogers (Hans Conreid), and later young Sandy (Mimi Gibson), after a weird attack that left sailors dead, early in The Monster That Challenged The World, 1955.
Monster That Challenged The World, The (1957) - I'm A Big Girl Now First in the diner with her mom (Sarah Selby) then at the Salton Sea beach with Morty (Bob Beneveds), prefiguring Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975, Jody (Barbara Darrow) encounters the mollusk, in The Monster That Challenged The World, 1957.
Monster That Challenged The World, The (1957) - Get Help! The equivalent of "We Need A Bigger Boat," just after our first glimpse of the title creature, as Dr. Rogers (Hans Conreid) and Cmdr.Twillinger (Tim Holt), with frog-men, search the Salton Sea for bodies and strange phenomena, and find them, in The Monster That Challenged The World, 1957.
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The (1948) - Mother Lode Early on their trek, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt), not keeping up with their partner Howard (Walter Huston), think they've struck it rich, in John Huston's The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, 1948.
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The (1948) - Why Am I Elected? Curtin (Tim Holt) and Howard (Walter Huston) have cause to worry about suspicious partner Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), who soon meets a Gila Monster, a famous secne from John Huston's The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, 1948.

Trailer

Target - (Original Trailer) Tim Holt and Richard "Chito" Martin team up with a woman marshal to take on thugs hired by a railroad baron.
Road Agent - (Original Trailer) Tim Holt turns bandit to rob from a villain who is using a monopoly on the cattle market road to perform his own highway robbery.
Hitler's Children - (Original Trailer) A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program in Hitler's Children (1943), directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Magnificent Ambersons, The - (Original Trailer) A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).
His Kind Of Woman -- (Original Trailer) Robert Mitchum, down on his luck, gets involved with gangsters down Mexico way in this 1951 film noir thriller directed by John Farrow.
Trail Guide - (Original Trailer) Tim Holt is the Trail Guide (1952) leading a wagon train to Arizona and battling land grabbers.
Cyclone On Horseback - (Original Trailer) A young contractor (Tim Holt) fights off outlaws out to sabotage the telephone line he's building in the western Cyclone On Horseback (1941).
Gold Is Where You Find It - (Original Trailer) A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors in the Technicolor western Gold Is Where You Find It (1938).
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The - (Original Trailer) Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking it rich in the Mexican mountains in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), directed by John Huston and starring his father, Walter Huston, and Humphrey Bogart.

Family

Jack Holt
Father
Actor.
Jennifer Holt
Sister
Actor. Died September 21, 1997 at age 76.
David Holt
Brother
Actor.

Bibliography