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Alan Ladd

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Also Known As: Died: January 29, 1964
Born: September 3, 1913 Cause of Death: cerebral edema caused by chemical depressants (alcohol and various drugs)
Birth Place: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Duel of Champions (1964) as Horatio
A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. Three valiant brothers are chosen for each side. The Romans choose three brothers: the Orazi. The Albans are represented by the Curiazi. During the fierce and bloody final duel the Romans defeat their opponents.
The Carpetbaggers (1964) as Nevada Smith
A young tycoon takes Hollywood by storm to quench his thirst for power.
13 West Street (1962) as Walt Sherill
Despite police warnings, an engineer takes on a teen gang.
One Foot in Hell (1960) as Mitch Barrett
All the Young Men (1960) as [Sgt.] Kincaid
A black sergeant is forced to take command when his lieutenant is killed during the Korean War.
Guns of the Timberland (1960) as Jim Hadley
A lumberjack battles a group of ranchers over the rights to a nearby forest.
The Man in the Net (1959) as John Hamilton
An artist falsely accused of ransacking his own house is proved innocent by the children of the neighborhood.
The Proud Rebel (1958) as John Chandler
A rancher tries to raise money to treat his mute son.
The Deep Six (1958) as Alexander "Alec" Austen
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
The Badlanders (1958) as Peter Van Hoek
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
Boy on a Dolphin (1957) as James Calder
A Greek sponge diver discovers a beautiful antiquity at the sea's bottom on one of her dives, and then she becomes obsessed with selling it via the help of her scamming boyfriend.
The Big Land (1957) as Chad Morgan
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956) as Steve Rollins
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Narrator
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
Santiago (1956) as Caleb "Cash" Adams
A hardened gun runner attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain.
The McConnell Story (1955) as Joseph "Mac" McConnell, Jr.
A man''''s plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
Drum Beat (1954) as Johnny Mackay
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
Saskatchewan (1954) as [Thomas] O'Rourke
O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. seventh cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
Hell Below Zero (1954) as Duncan Craig
A whaler signs on to locate a young woman''''s missing father.
The Black Knight (1954) as John [The Black Knight]
A blacksmith fights evil as a faceless knight.
Paratrooper (1954) as [Steve] Canada [McKendrick]
American and British forces stage a sneak attack on a German radar station in World War II.
Desert Legion (1953) as Paul Lartal
Paul Lartal leads a troop of legionnaires into ambush at the hands of Omar Ben Calif. Returning later at the request of Princess Morjana he is led to the hidden city of Madara, currently harrassed by the evil Crito. Lartal must do in the bad guys (which includes participating in a bare chested spear-throwing contest), save the city and comfort the Princess.
Botany Bay (1953) as Hugh Tallant
In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.
Shane (1953) as Shane
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Thunder in the East (1953) as Steve Gibbs
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve's love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.
The Iron Mistress (1952) as Jim Bowie
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
Red Mountain (1952) as Capt. Brett Sherwood
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, Jay Silver Heels, Iron Eyes Cody. Rebel captain Alan Ladd rides west to Colorado to join Quantrell''s Raiders but changes sides when he discovers the ugly truth about the infamous marauder.
Branded (1951) as Choya
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
Appointment with Danger (1951) as Al Goddard
Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad.
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950) as [Captain] Webster ["Web"] Carey
Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. His old love Julie, whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to the Barone.
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Ed Adams
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
Whispering Smith (1949) as [Luke] Whispering Smith
A railroad detective tries to bring in a gang of train robbers and a lost love.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Jay Gatsby
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Cadet [Rockwell] "Rocky" Gilman
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
Saigon (1948) as Major Larry Briggs
After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry.
Variety Girl (1947) as
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Wild Harvest (1947) as Joe Madigan
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Calcutta (1947) as Neale Gordon
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Detective Sam McCloud
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Charles Stewart
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
O.S.S. (1946) as John Martin
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Johnny Morrison, also known as Jimmy Moore
A veteran fights to prove he didn''''t kill his cheating wife.
Salty O'Rourke (1945) as Salty O'Rourke
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Dr. Merek Vance
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Himself, Scarface in skit
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
China (1943) as David Jones
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
Joan of Paris (1942) as Baby
A waitress risks her life to help downed pilots escape occupied France.
The Glass Key (1942) as Ed Beaumont
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Lucky Jordan
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Philip Raven
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941) as Story artist
Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to pitch an idea for a cartoon.
The Black Cat (1941) as Richard Hartley
Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages -- all the proper ingredients.
Petticoat Politics (1941) as Don Wilcox
Paper Bullets (1941) as Jimmy Kelly [also known as Billy Dugan]
Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster.
Victory (1941) as Heyst, Jr.
Great Guns (1941) as Soldier
Cadet Girl (1941) as
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when brother Bob writes a patriotic ballad, Tex knows service to country must come before marriage.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Reporter at Xanadu
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Cross-Country Romance (1940) as Williams
A runaway heiress hides in a doctor''''s trailer for a rollicking trip to San Francisco.
The Light of Western Stars (1940) as Danny
Easterner Madeline Hammond buys a ranch not knowing Hayworth is using it to smuggle ammunition across the border. When trouble starts, she brings back Gene Hammond, the ex-foreman who left the country after fighting with the Sheriff. Gene learns of Hayworth's scheme and forces him to blow up his supply. But the Sheriff, not getting his cut, has Hayworth killed and then arrives to arrest Gene for the murder.
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) as Cadet
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
Those Were the Days! (1940) as Keg Rearick
Her First Romance (1940) as John Gilman
A rather plain coed Fellows and her beautiful sister Wells compete for the same man Evans. When Ladd thinks Evans is moving in on Linden he knocks him down, but things get straightened out.
In Old Missouri (1940) as Junior Pittman
The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a divorce. He begs the Weavers to trade places with him and fix things up.
Meet the Missus (1940) as John Williams
Captain Caution (1940) as Newton
When a ship''''s captain dies at war, his daughter takes command.
Rulers of the Sea (1939) as Colin Farrell
Beasts of Berlin (1939) as Karl
The Goldwyn Follies (1938) as Auditioning singer
A movie mogul hires an innocent girl to teach him what the average audience member likes.
Freshman Year (1938) as Student
Hold 'Em Navy! (1937) as Taps inspector
Born to the West (1937) as Inspector
Dare Rudd takes a shine to his cattleman cousin Tom's girlfriend who asks Tom to hire Dare to head the big cattle drive. Dare loses the money for the drive to cardsharps, but Tom wins it back, but Dare must save Tom's life.

Producer (feature film)

All the Young Men (1960) as Executive Producer
A black sergeant is forced to take command when his lieutenant is killed during the Korean War.
Guns of the Timberland (1960) as Executive Producer
A lumberjack battles a group of ranchers over the rights to a nearby forest.
Island of Lost Women (1959) as Executive Producer
Two downed fliers find themselves trapped in a reclusive scientist¿s island home.
The Man in the Net (1959) as Executive Producer
An artist falsely accused of ransacking his own house is proved innocent by the children of the neighborhood.
The Big Land (1957) as Producer
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Producer
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.

Production Companies (feature film)

A Cry in the Night (1956) as Company
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.

Cast (special)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.

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