George Bancroft


Actor
George Bancroft

About

Birth Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
September 30, 1882
Died
October 02, 1956

Biography

Burly supporting player and unlikely romantic lead who entered film in the early 1920s and distinguished himself in several works by director Josef von Sternberg, notably the seminal gangster film "Underworld" (1927) and the brilliantly photographed "Docks of New York" (1928)....

Family & Companions

Octavia Brooke
Wife
Actor.

Biography

Burly supporting player and unlikely romantic lead who entered film in the early 1920s and distinguished himself in several works by director Josef von Sternberg, notably the seminal gangster film "Underworld" (1927) and the brilliantly photographed "Docks of New York" (1928).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Syncopation (1942)
Mr. [Steve] Porter
Whistling in Dixie (1942)
Sheriff Claude Stagg
The Bugle Sounds (1942)
Russell
Little Men (1941)
Major Burdle
Texas (1941)
Windy Miller
Green Hell (1940)
Tex Morgan
Young Tom Edison (1940)
Samuel Edison
When the Daltons Rode (1940)
Caleb Winters
Stagecoach (1939)
[Marshal] Curley [Wilcox]
Espionage Agent (1939)
Dudley Garrett
Rulers of the Sea (1939)
Captain Oliver
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
[Warden] John Armstrong
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Mac Keefer
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Captain Leeds
Racketeers in Exile (1937)
William Waldo
A Doctor's Diary (1937)
Dr. Clem Driscoll
John Meade's Woman (1937)
"Tim" Mathews
Hell-Ship Morgan (1936)
Captain Ira Morgan
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
MacWade
Wedding Present (1936)
Pete Stagg
Elmer and Elsie (1934)
Elmer Beebe
Blood Money (1933)
Bill Bailey
Lady and Gent (1932)
Slag [Percival] Bailey
The World and the Flesh (1932)
[Michael Petrovich] Kylenko
Rich Man's Folly (1931)
Brock Trumbull
Scandal Sheet (1931)
Mark Flint
Paramount on Parade (1930)
Ladies Love Brutes (1930)
Joe Froziati
Derelict (1930)
Bill Rafferty
The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)
The Wolf
The Mighty (1929)
Blake Greeson
Thunderbolt (1929)
Thunderbolt Jim Lang
The Showdown (1928)
Cardan
The Dragnet (1928)
Two-Gun Nolan
The Docks of New York (1928)
Bill Roberts
Underworld (1927)
Bull Weed
Tell It to Sweeney (1927)
Cannonball Casey
White Gold (1927)
Sam Randall
The Rough Riders (1927)
Happy Joe
Too Many Crooks (1927)
Bert the Boxman
The Enchanted Hill (1926)
Ira Todd
Old Ironsides (1926)
Gunner
The Runaway (1926)
Lesher Skidmore
Sea Horses (1926)
Cochran
The Splendid Road (1925)
Buck Lockwell
Code of the West (1925)
Enoch Thurman
The Pony Express (1925)
Jack Slade
The Rainbow Trail (1925)
Jake Willets
The Deadwood Coach (1924)
Tex Wilson
Teeth (1924)
Dan Angus
Driven (1923)
Lem Tolliver
The Prodigal Judge (1922)
Cavendish
The Journey's End (1921)
The Ironworker
Il Trovatore (1914)

Life Events

1921

Film acting debut in "The Journey's End"

1942

Retired to become rancher

Videos

Movie Clip

Texas (1941) - Rebel Riffraff Opening introduces young leading-men to be, cowhands Dan (William Holden) and Tod (Glenn Ford) in a Kansas court, sentenced by Raymond Hatton, sprung by George Bancroft, from George Marshall's actioner Texas, 1941.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) - Your Power Of Attorney Reporter Babe (Jean Arthur) is introduced as editor MacWade (George Bancroft) berates his staff, while the title character (Gary Cooper), adjusting to his inheritance, frustrates crooked lawyer Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille), who aims to formalize his status, in Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, 1936.
Thunderbolt (1929) - It's Only A Little Raid Backstage at a Harlem night club Ritzy (Fay Wray) has just told her fugitive gangster boyfriend (George Bancroft, title character) she’s going straight and wants out, he’s more concerned that he might have a rival, until the cops show up, in Thunderbolt, 1929, directed by Josef von Sternberg.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) - A Bum Rap, Wasn't It? Grateful career criminal Stacey (George Raft) meets framed reporter Ross (James Cagney) under the machines in the prison twine-making shop to thank him for not squealing on him in a prison killing, in Warner Bros.' Each Dawn I Die, 1939.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) - Wings Of The Navy That's Warner Bros. product they're screening as inmates Ross (James Cagney) and Fargo (Maxie Rosenbloom) watch Stacey (George Raft) engineer the killing of Limpy (Joe Downing) in Warner Bros.' own Each Dawn I Die, 1939.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) - How Tough Are Ya, Babe? Framed reporter Ross (James Cagney) in his first two encounters with guilty-but-honest tough-guy Stacey (George Raft), en route to prison in director William Keighley's Each Dawn I Die, 1939.
Stagecoach (1939) - Ain't Ringo A Fine Boy? Technically a fugitive, the "Ringo Kid" (John Wayne) is introduced in famous fashion by director John Ford, driver Buck (Andy Devine) and sheriff Curley (George Bancroft) leading the group (Thomas Mitchell, Berton Churchill, Donald Meek, Claire Trevor, John Carradine et al), into Indian territory, in Stagecoach, 1939.
Stagecoach (1939) - A Man Could Live There Ringo (John Wayne) is hesitant but firm as he makes an unexpected offer in a famous speech to Dallas (Claire Trevor) in John Ford's Stagecoach, 1939.
Stagecoach (1939) - We're Goin' Through! Sheriff Curley (George Bancroft) marshals things as the passengers (Louise Platt, Claire Trevor, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, John Wayne et al) vote to carry on in John Ford's Stagecoach, 1939.
Angels With Dirty Faces - Fair Enough? Rocky (James Cagney) brings Laury (Ann Sheridan) to a fancy club owned by Frazier (Humphrey Bogart) and Keefer (George Bancroft) whereupon he hustles himself some ownership in Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938.

Trailer

Companions

Octavia Brooke
Wife
Actor.

Bibliography