Chester Morris
Actor
Chester Morris
Chester Morris was an American actor, who starred in the Boston Blackie detective series of the 1940s.
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[DVD NEWS] - "TOMORROW AT SEVEN" - Sortie le 7 Septembre en DVD - Oh My Gore !
Google News - over 5 years
Mais « L'As de Pique » sera démasqué par le beau et ténébreux Chester Morris, spécialiste des rôles virils et romantiques. Votre mort annoncée par l'As de Pique ! Parmi les interprètes du film, on retrouve le duo comique formé par Frank McHugh et Allen
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Ben Johnson on TCM: WAR DRUMS, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Inspired by the fable of the Three Magi, 3 Godfathers is a remake of Richard Boleslawski's 1936 movie starring Chester Morris. Ford's conventional Western She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) is even better looking than 3 Godfathers — and it's better
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Ann Dvorak one unforgettable 'girlie' on TCM's Summer Under The Star Aug. 9 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Blind Alley concerns a crazed killer, Hal Wilson (Chester Morris), who breaks out of jail only to hold up in the seaside residence of Dr. Shelby (Ralph Bellamy) . The good doctor is entertaining guests and he just so happens to be a psychiatrist
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Ann Dvorak Movie Schedule: THREE ON A MATCH, OUR VERY OWN, COLLEGE COACH - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Chester Morris, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Dvorak. BW-69 mins. 12:15 AM THE LONG NIGHT (1947) A veteran tries to free his former love from a sadistic lover. Dir: Anatole Litvak. Cast: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price. BW-97 mins
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This Was Hatboro-Horsham, 1938 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The following staff was elected: President, Charles Jones; Vice Presidents, H. Chester Morris, David Davis, George Vocke; Secretary-Treasurer, William Lancaster; Directors, Chester H. Barnes, Edward B. Duffy. The new president is football coach and
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This Was Hatboro-Horsham, 1949 - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Other newly elected officers installed were William Ford, Vice President; IM Jarrett, Treasurer; Bradford Hull, George Keidan, and H. Chester Morris, Directors. Plans for the second annual community picnic, to be held at Montgomery County Park on the
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Auto fans show their rides - The Daily Progress
Google News - almost 6 years
For many of the participants, the vehicles are more than just machines designed to get them from point A to point B. “It's got a lot of sentimental value,” Chester Morris of Greene County said of his light blue, 600-horsepower, 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
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DVDS; When Hollywood Learned To Talk, Sing and Dance
NYTimes - about 7 years
AS the snowballing box-office success of ''Avatar'' suggests a paradigm shift in film, it's rewarding to contemplate the last time the movies assumed a new dimension, that of sound. The gradual transition from silent films to talkies took place between 1926 and 1930 and included many small steps -- both technological developments and adjustments to
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What's On Today
NYTimes - about 8 years
10 A.M. (ABC) WALT DISNEY WORLD CHRISTMAS DAY PARADERegis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, above with a friend, are joined by Ryan Seacrest to oversee the 25th annual holiday festivities, including parades of Disney and Pixar characters, at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. Miley Cyrus sets the mood for this two-hour special with a
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Stumping On Climate, McCain Faults Bush
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Senator John McCain intensified his criticism of President Bush and the administration's environmental polices on Tuesday, taking a walk in the cold, rain-drenched foothills of the Cascade Mountains and asserting that in the effort to stem climate change, ''America can lead and not obstruct.'' At an outdoor news conference in the Cedar River
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CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - almost 9 years
FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 The first volume of Warner Home Video's ''Forbidden Hollywood Collection,'' devoted to the frank and racy films that emerged from Hollywood before the strict enforcement of the Production Code in 1934, contained a bombshell in the form of a recently rediscovered, uncensored print of ''Baby Face,'' a 1933
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Critic's Choice: New DVDs
NYTimes - about 10 years
Robert Mitchum The Signature Collection Vincente Minnelli is justly famous for his MGM musicals, which include ''Meet Me in St. Louis'' (1944) and ''The Band Wagon'' (1953). But his talent also prospered in a different, though related, genre, the domestic melodrama. Mostly dismissed as ''women's pictures'' at the time of their release, Minnelli
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SUMMER FILMS/RETROSPECTIVE; Swaggering Sexuality Before the Mandated Blush
NYTimes - almost 16 years
THEY were often called Lil or Lily, a moniker less redolent of a flower in its first white freshness than of the siren scent of a worldly wise broad -- especially when accompanied by a warning prefix. There was Marlene Dietrich's feather-bedecked adventuress in ''Shanghai Express.'' (''It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai
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New Video Releases
NYTimes - about 18 years
Out of Sight Don't ask how, but during his escape attempt from a Florida prison, the suave bank robber Jack Foley (George Clooney, left, with Jennifer Lopez) manages to get himself locked in a car trunk with a voluptuous Federal marshal named Karen Sisco (Ms. Lopez). This being an Elmore Leonard crime tale, and these being movie stars in their
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FILM: VIDEO; When the Bat Took Flight
NYTimes - about 18 years
THE BAT WHISPERS Milestone Film and Video. 85 minutes. Letter-boxed. $29.95. Information: (800) 603-1104 The action may be antiquated, but its legacy is hard to match. Along with the radio show ''The Shadow'' and Leonardo da Vinci's flying machines, Roland West's 1930 thriller ''The Bat Whispers'' was a source for the late cartoonist Bob Kane, who
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Douglas V. Fowley, 86, Versatile Character Actor
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Douglas V. Fowley, a character actor who appeared in more than 200 films and television series during a career that spanned five decades, died on May 21 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 86. Mr. Fowley, who was adept at a wide variety of roles, played everything from cowboys to
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News in The Nick Of Time
NYTimes - over 20 years
The news that Ted Koppel had walked out of the Republican Convention hit while I was working out on the home eyeball exerciser. I had been at it for days, getting the orbs in shape for a reading bout with old Mister Homer, so when Sanderson phoned to report the Koppel walkout, its impact did not immediately register. At that moment my mind was
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TV Weekend; A Hollywood Sexpot And Her Short Career
NYTimes - over 23 years
Jean Harlow's short life, off screen and on, was the stuff of which movie magazines of her era were made. (In this era, it would be television docudramas.) On screen she was a naughty but nice 1930's girl, slinking, slithering and showing more than a glimpse of stocking for the benefit of tough guys like Gable, Cagney and Tracy. Off screen she made
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Home Video
NYTimes - over 24 years
Tomorrow Disney is releasing "The Great Mouse Detective," a 1986 animated title starring a frisky sleuth named Basil of Baker Street. Distributors expect the tape, which is priced at $24.95, to sell about five million copies. Just as important, perhaps, the film is the first of a string of $25 movies that will be released this year by Disney and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chester Morris
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 69
    Morris was dying of cancer when he committed suicide in room 202 at the former Holiday Inn of New Hope by taking an overdose of barbiturates in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of his death, he was appearing in a stage production of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Boston Blackish and the Law 1946
  • FIFTIES
  • 1960
    Age 59
    Through the 1950s and 1960s, Morris worked mainly in television, with a recurring role as detective Lieutenant Max Ritter in the CBS summer replacement series, Diagnosis: Unknown, which aired from July to September 1960.
    More Details Hide Details He also made occasional forays into regional theatre, and a few films, notably a role in the science-fiction film The She Creature, where he played Dr. Carlo Lombardi. It was reported in Variety that Morris's Brylcreem expenses exceeded any other item in the film's budget. After his last Boston Blackie movie, he only performed in three more films, including his final role in The Great White Hope (1970) which was released after his death.
  • FORTIES
  • 1944
    Age 43
    In 1944, a B-24 "Liberator" airplane was christened "The Chester and Lili Morris" in honor of him and his wife, and their contributions to the United States war effort.
    More Details Hide Details Morris also contributed original tricks to magician's journals and often incorporated magic into his film performances, including "Boston Blackie and The Law" (1946.)
  • THIRTIES
  • 1941
    Age 40
    His career revived when from 1941 to 1949 he played the character Boston Blackie in 14 low-budget movies produced by Columbia Pictures, starting with Meet Boston Blackie, and one season of radio shows.
    More Details Hide Details Morris was also well known as a stage magic enthusiast. He often performed as a magician during the personal appearance tours in theaters promoting his latest films. Unlike many stars who simply greeted audiences with a few words before the screening of their film, Morris was comfortable on stage and presented an entire vaudeville magic act, featuring live animals and larger stage feats such as nearly severing an audience volunteer's head in a prop guillotine. During World War II he performed hundreds of free magic shows for the U.S.O. at army and navy camps, war bond drives and hospitals.
  • 1940
    Age 39
    He married Lillian Kenton Barker on November 30, 1940.
    More Details Hide Details They had a son, Kenton.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 26
    Morris was married to Suzanne Kilborn from September 30, 1927 to their divorce in November 1939.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children, Brooks and Cynthia.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1917
    Age 16
    His film career began in 1917 in An Amateur Orphan.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Alibi (1929) directed by Roland West. He also starred in The Bat Whispers (1930) and Corsair (1931), both directed by West. He starred in the early prison film The Big House (1930). His career gradually declined in the late 1930s, with roles in B-movies such as Smashing the Rackets with Edward J. Pawley (1938) and Five Came Back (1939).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1901
    Age 0
    Born on February 16, 1901.
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