Dick Purcell
American actor, best known for playingMarvel Comics'Captain Americain the 1943 film serial
Dick Purcell
Dick Purcell was an American actor best known for playing Marvel Comics' Captain America in the 1943 film serial, co-starring with Lorna Gray and Lionel Atwill. Purcell also appeared in films such as Tough Kid (1938), Heroes in Blue (1939), Irish Luck (1939) and King Of The Zombies (1941).
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Filmkritik: Captain America (1990) - GameStar
Google News - over 5 years
Bereits 1944, in Form einer kurzen TV-Reihe mit Dick Purcell als Steve Rogers, kam so die Legende auf die Leinwand. Was folgte war 1979 ein TV-Film und schließlich 1990 eine Direct-To-Video Produktion mit Hollywoodbesetzung
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El superhéroe más anacrónico - El Periódico de Catalunya
Google News - over 5 years
En 1944 se rodó un serial cutre protagonizado por el olvidado Dick Purcell. Y en 1990, un largometraje dirigido por el hawaiano Albert Pyun -que si no es el peor director del mundo, poco le falta-, con un presupuesto costoso y unos actores de pena
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John Garfield Movie Schedule: PRIDE OF THE MARINES, THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: John Garfield, Rosemary Lane, Dick Purcell. BW-71 mins. 9:00 AM THEY MADE ME A CRIMINAL (1939) A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring. Dir: Busby Berkeley. Cast: John Garfield, Claude Rains,
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Patriotic Potential: Captain America's History on Film - Moving Pictures Network
Google News - over 5 years
District Attorney Grant Gardner (Dick Purcell), in his secret identity as Captain America, challenges the evil forces of The Scarab. This Captain uses a gun rather than a shield and, even though it was filmed during the height of World War II,
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King of the Zombies (1941) Review - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
I found Dick Purcell's James “Mac” McCarthy, and John Archer's Bill Summers to be rather dull, boring, lackluster, and essentially blah- especially Archer. At least Purcell tried to bring some life and energy to his role as the pilot, “Mac”
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MOVIE SERIALS!: Captain America Ch. 3 - Big Shiny Robot!
Google News - almost 6 years
In the Ultimates, Steve Rogers has a gal-pal named Gail Richards, just like his secretary in this film! Our second item this week is a nice high-red picture of Dick Purcell as Captain America! Until next Saturday, Keep 'em flying!
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SORTING OUT THE SAXON TANGLE
NYTimes - over 34 years
Amid the welter of business bankruptcies this year, the sudden filing on April 15 by Saxon Industries stands out as a disturbing surprise with severely tangled financial aspects that are only gradually being sorted out. Saxon, a paper products and business machines concern based in New York, had reported profits in each of the first three quarters
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dick Purcell
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  • 1944
    Age -45
    The role that made Dick Purcell famous turned out to be his last, and in fact he died before the film serial was released, to enormous success: Captain America. The strain of filming Captain America had been too much for his heart and he collapsed in the locker room at a Los Angeles country club on 10 April 1944, shortly after playing a round of golf, Purcell died a few weeks after filming was completed.
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  • 1936
    Age -53
    Amazingly, Purcell appeared in eleven films in 1936 alone.
    More Details Hide Details Captain America (1944) is a Republic serial film based (loosely) on the comic book character Captain America. It was the last Republic serial made about a superhero. It also has the distinction of being the most expensive serial that Republic ever made. The serial sees Captain America, really District Attorney Grant Gardner, trying to thwart the plans of The Scarab, really museum curator Dr. Cyrus Maldor - especially regarding his attempts to acquire the "Dynamic Vibrator" and "Electronic Firebolt", devices that could be used as super-weapons. Dick Purcell won the role as District Attorney Grant Gardner and Captain America. Purcell was cast as the hero despite supposedly appearing a bit overweight and average.
  • 1908
    Age -81
    Born in 1908.
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