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Cornel Wilde

Cornel Wilde



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Also Known As: Died: October 16, 1989
Born: October 13, 1912 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Shark's Treasure (1975)
Treasure hunters seek a lost shipment of gold in shark-infested waters.
No Blade of Grass (1970) as Director
A family tries to escape an environmental holocaust.
Beach Red (1967) as Director
American soldiers fight to take a Japanese-occupied island during World War II.
The Naked Prey (1966) as Director
A captive hunter in Africa has one chance to survive, if he can outrun a native tribe.
Maracaibo (1958) as Director
The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Director
Storm Fear (1956) as Director
A wounded bank robber takes over his brother''''s home.

Cast (feature film)

The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
France''''s King Louis XIV tries to use his look-alike brother to political advantage.
Norseman, The (1978) as Ragnar
A Viking prince sails to America in an attempt to rescue his father who is held captive by the native Indians.
Shark's Treasure (1975)
Treasure hunters seek a lost shipment of gold in shark-infested waters.
Gargoyles (1972) as Mercer Boley
A horror tale involving an anthropologist researching his book on demonology with his photographer daughter in a bizarre adventure that has a group of gargoyles, descendants of a monster whose skeleton the two have stumbled on, menacing the pair in order to retrieve the bones of their ancestor.
The Comic (1969) as Frank Powers
A silent comic's rampant ego ruins the lives of those around him.
Beach Red (1967) as Captain MacDonald
American soldiers fight to take a Japanese-occupied island during World War II.
The Naked Prey (1966) as Man
A captive hunter in Africa has one chance to survive, if he can outrun a native tribe.
Sword of Lancelot (1963) as Sir Lancelot
Constantine and the Cross (1962) as Constantine
Edge of Eternity (1959) as Les Martin
A modern-day western follows a Midwestern sheriff''s deputy on the trail of a murderer who killed a gold trader and sold the stash to Mexico. The crazy pursuit involves hostage taking, a Thunderbird, and a climactic encounter at the Grand Canyon.
Maracaibo (1958) as Vic Scott
Beyond Mombasa (1957) as Matt Campbell
Cornel Wilde, Donna Reed, Leo Genn, Ron Randell, Christopher Lee, Dan Jackson. Cornel Wilde goes to Africa to help his brother mine uranium but, upon arrival, he discovers that his sibling has been murdered by a quasi-religious cult called The Leopard Men. Or at least that''s what his late brother''s two unscrupulous partners tell him.
Omar Khayyam (1957) as Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son.
The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Nick Jargin
Star of India (1956) as Pierre St. Laurent
Storm Fear (1956) as Charlie Blake
A wounded bank robber takes over his brother''''s home.
Hot Blood (1956) as Stephano Torino
A gypsy''''s brother tricks him into marrying a tempestuous beauty.
The Scarlet Coat (1955) as Maj. John Bolton
An American officer goes undercover to unmask a Revolutionary War traitor.
The Big Combo (1955) as Lt. Leonard Diamond
A police detective tries to convict a mob boss by going to the man's girlfriend.
Saadia (1954) as Si Lahssen
A young doctor in the Sahara clashes with the local witch doctor.
Passion (1954) as Juan Obreon
In old Spanish California, dashing cattleman Juan Obregon returns to the rancho of his friend Gaspar Melo, to find he's fathered a son on Rosa, one of Gaspar's identical twin daughters. Overjoyed, he plans to formalize his "unofficial" marriage. But trouble brews; Melo's land is of unclear title and the new Don Domingo hopes to grab it for his own profit. Violence results. Without even knowing who survived, Juan (accompanied by Rosa's tomboy sister Tonya) rides for revenge, through spectacular pastoral and wilderness scenery.
Woman's World (1954) as Bill Baxter
An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates'''' wives.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as Himself
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953) as Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul (Cornel Wilde) rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo (George Macready), and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his uncle's title and lands, and goes to Guatemala to win his fortune and come back and claim his heritage.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as The Great Sebastian
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
At Sword's Point (1952) as D'Artagnan
The children of the Three Musketeers swing into action against a traitor.
California Conquest (1952) as Don Arturo Bordega
A wealthy landowner leads the fight to leave Mexican rule and make California a state.
Operation Secret (1952) as Peter Forrester
After World War II, a Paris court investigates the murder of Maquis resistance leader Armand Dubois. French agent Marcel Brevoort joins a German agent, a British foreign office member, agent Maria and Maj. Letrec to testify about a mysterious American soldier of fortune, Peter Forrester. Their testimony paints Forrester as a reckless but daring field agent, whose actions influenced a mission in which Dubois was involved.
Two Flags West (1950) as Capt. Mark Bradford
A bitter Union commander is forced to accept Confederate prisoners to help fight an Indian war.
Shockproof (1949) as Griff Marat
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Dave Connors
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
Road House (1948) as Pete Morgan
A nightclub owner frames a romantic rival for murder.
Forever Amber (1947) as Bruce Carlton
In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.
The Homestretch (1947) as Jock Wallace
A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Belmont, Hialeah, Arlington and Saratoga in the United States, and since it begins in London in 1938, the Coronation of the King. Jock Wallace (Cornel Wilde), an easy-going and rootless horse lover, is taken to task by Leslie Hale (Maureen O'Hara), who thinks he has swindled her Aunt Helen (Ethel Griffies) on the purchase of a horse. He finds out that she is engaged to Bill Van Dyke (Glenn Langan), a young diplomat, and follows her to London , entering the horse he acquired from Aunt Helen in the famed Ascot Gold Cup. Jock and Leslie fall in love and are married on a boat to South America. In Buenos Aires, Leslie is jealous of Kitty Brant (Helen Walker), an old flame of Jock's. Leslie wants Jock to settle down on his Maryland farm to raise and sell race horses, but he has too much gypsy in his blood and wants to follow the race-track circuit. They separate and he gives Leslie the horse that brought them together, and he hits the road. Leslie and old-time trainer "Doc" Ellbourne (James Gleason) then proceed to win race after race with the horse. Jock, contrite and converted, returns to his old homestead and begins training another horse. Will his horse beat her horse?
It Had to Be You (1947) as George McKesson/Johnny Blaine
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) as Robert of Nottingham, the Son of Robin Hood
Robins Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
Leave Her to Heaven (1946) as Richard Harland
A beautiful neurotic will stop at nothing to hold onto her husband's love.
Stairway for a Star (1946) as Jimmy Banks
Centennial Summer (1946) as Philippe Lascalles
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.
A Song to Remember (1945) as Frédéric Chopin
The famed composer Chopin sacrifices everything, even love, for his native Poland.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) as Aladdin
Aladdin tries to make his fortune with the help of a beautiful genie.
Wintertime (1943) as Freddy Austin
A figure skating champion tries to save a failing resort hotel from bankruptcy.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Robert Carter
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
Manila Calling (1942) as Jeff Bailey
When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines, the staff manages to escape into the jungle, tie up with a band of Filipino Scouts (Moros) and make their way to the coast. The party, radio technician Jeff Bailey (Cornel Wilde) and communications men Lucky Matthews (Lloyd Nolan) and Tom O'Rourke (James Gleason), finds an advance Japanese unit on the plantation of an old friend and, working with the Moros as a guerilla unit, attack and seize the site from the Japanese in order to use the radio transmitter. Solidifying themselves in the stronghold they discover there is no food or water and it is surrounded by the Japanese. A night club singer, Edna Fraser (Carole Landis), escaping from the Japanese, gets into the plantation. Jeff is working to fix their radio set, hoping to send a message of hope and courage to the conquered and enslaved Filipinos of the district, and the Japanese, aware of this possibility, are using every means to wipe out the group.
Knockout (1941) as Tom Rosse
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
The Perfect Snob (1941) as Mike Lord
High Sierra (1941) as Louis Mendoza
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
Kisses for Breakfast (1941) as Chet Oakley
An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time.
Lady with Red Hair (1940) as Man in boardinghouse
An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.

Writer (feature film)

Shark's Treasure (1975)
Treasure hunters seek a lost shipment of gold in shark-infested waters.
The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Writer

Producer (feature film)

Shark's Treasure (1975)
Treasure hunters seek a lost shipment of gold in shark-infested waters.
No Blade of Grass (1970) as Producer
A family tries to escape an environmental holocaust.
Beach Red (1967) as Producer
American soldiers fight to take a Japanese-occupied island during World War II.
The Naked Prey (1966) as Producer
A captive hunter in Africa has one chance to survive, if he can outrun a native tribe.
Sword of Lancelot (1963) as Exec prod-dir
Maracaibo (1958) as Producer
The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Producer
Storm Fear (1956) as Producer
A wounded bank robber takes over his brother''''s home.

Music (feature film)

The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Composer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Flying Fontaines (1959) as Aerialist tech adv
After military service, a trapeze star fights to rebuild his career and his love life.

Cast (special)

Your Choice For the Film Awards (1987) as Host
The twenty-second annual pre-Academy Awards show honoring the National Academy of Theatre Owner's selections for Best Film and Best Actor and Actress, both lead and supporting, and best song.

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