John Carradine

Actor John Carradine

John Carradine was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theater. A member of Cecil B. DeMille's stock company and later John Ford's company, he was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history.
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di RUGGERO GUARINI Uno dei primi film americani che vidi da bambino, ormai più ... - Il Tempo
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(Raymond Massey, Thomas Mitchell, Mary Astor, John Carradine, John Hall e una meravigliosa Dorothy Lamour), il film descriveva con grande efficacia gli effetti di un furioso tornado in un'isola del Pacifico. Ma quella tempesta non aveva semplicemente
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Art Hansl Books Now in E-Format: Collection of Popular Thrillers and Biography ... - NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)
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Horrorwitz: In 1975 you made another movie with director Juan López Moctezuma, Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary, where you got to work with the legendary John Carradine of whom you said some nice things about in your book. Have there been any other actors
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MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE UNEARTHLY AND RED ZONE CUBA (DVD) - Film Threat
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“The Unearthly” is a 1957 black-and-white horror film starring John Carradine and Tor Johnson. The story has something to do with a mad scientist whose experiments accidentally produce mutants, but instead of giving us lots of “Night of the Living
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The Wonderful Words of Weaver: Part Two - FANGORIA
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... sugar I use to help the medicine of writing about '70s and '80s movies go down is that I mostly stick to interviewing '70s and '80s people who worked on horror flicks alongside “my” old-timers—William Castle, Vincent Price, John Carradine, whoever
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Huron County Playhouse beginnings by James Murphy; an inspiring read - Lakeshore Advance
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As time went on Hollywood and New York actors including John Carradine, Don Porter, Tim Henry, Gloria Gifford all graced the Huron Country Playhouse stage. Murphy left at the end of the 1979 season and was succeeded by Aileen Taylor Smith
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Western star Ben Johnson adds a bit of character to TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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Again directed by John Ford, this one stars Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden and everyone from John Carradine and James Stewart to Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalban and even Patrick Wayne, (John Wayne's son), with Johnson a mere footnote
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Are you man enough for this year's Drive Invasion? - Creative Loafing Atlanta (blog)
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Two stranded country singers spend a night in a house that features not just a gorilla, but a ring of international spies (played by Lon Chaney, Jr., Basil Rathbone and John Carradine). Incidentally, this is apparently a sequel to Las Vegas Hillbillys
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What monkeys mean in the movies - The Guardian
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In 1932's Murders in the Rue Morgue, women are injected with ape blood (they die); in Return of the Ape Man (1944) Bela Lugosi swaps John Carradine's brain with that of a gorilla (again, doesn't go well). The Man Without a Body (1957) tells of an
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DVR Alert: TCM presents 'Arabs as a subject of ridicule' - New York Post (blog)
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David Butler's "Ali Baba Goes to Town'' (1937) with Eddie Cantor, Roland Young, Louise Hovick (better known as Gypsy Rose Lee) and John Carradine leads off tonight's installment of "Race & Hollywood: Arab Images on Film'' at 8 pm Eastern
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The Smell of Greasepaint, the Roar of the Crowd - Patch.com
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23–24 at 7:30 pm, Sep. 25 at 2 pm Break a leg, Lemon Grove. Or, as the late John Carradine told me before going on stage, Merde! Interested in a follow-up to this article? Great, we'll send you an email as soon as a follow-up is published!
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The Nesting: - DVD Talk
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Sleuthing, which also includes an appearance by genre vet and all around drunk guy John Carradine. The venerable thesp's appearance never was one that could guarantee a good movie, yet somehow he got some form of reputation to that extent
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Western to bring good ol' days back to Hope - Stockton Record
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The coach is driven by Buck (Andy Devine), and the passengers include a lawman (George Bancroft), a prostitute (Claire Trevor), an embezzling banker (Berton Churchill), a gambler (John Carradine) and an alcoholic, disgraced frontier doctor (Thomas
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dvd review: Back To The 1950s - Indie Wire (blog)
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I hadn't seen The Black Sleep (1956) since I was a kid, and all that stayed with me were the images of Lon Chaney, Jr. as a mute madman, John Carradine as a bearded prophet of doom, and the imposing Swedish wrestler Tor Johnson as another unfortunate
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Cult Movie Reviews: Andy Warhol's Bad & The Sentinel - San Diego Reader (blog)
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It was a treat to finally re-watch, and see so many later stars like Chris Walken, Jeff Goldblum, and Beverly D'Angelo, not to mention old Hollywood faves like Burgess Meredith, Ava Gardner, and John Carradine. It's odd how the forces of God are shown
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Blu-ray Review: The Nesting - Inside Pulse
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Academy Award winner Gloria Grahame – in her final film role – and big screen legend John Carradine (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach) also play supporting roles in The Nesting. Though neither is at the top of his or her game, it is still fun to see
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10 decades of movie and TV vampires: Bloodsuckers through the years - Plain Dealer (blog)
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The 1940s: "House of Dracula" (1945): John Carradine gave us a new kind of Dracula and a new kind of vampire. Although ultimately still a predator, his Dracula was weary, struggling through the centuries with a curse and searching for a cure
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Bluebeard (1944) Movie Review - HorrorMovies.ca
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This movie- starring John Carradine (David Carradine's father) in the role of Morrell is one I would classify as a cult classic. “Bluebeard” displays excellent camera work- there are some fantastic angles used as well as close-ups that created an
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Carradine
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 82
    Retired, Carradine suffered from painful and crippling Rheumatoid Arthritis, before he died from multiple organ failure at Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Milan, Italy on November 27, 1988.
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  • 1986
    Age 80
    Robert appeared with his father in an episode of the first Twilight Zone revival television series in 1986.
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    One of Carradine's final film appearances was Peggy Sue Got Married in 1986.
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  • 1982
    Age 76
    In 1982, he supplied the voice of the Great Owl in the animated feature The Secret of NIMH.
  • 1975
    Age 69
    Carradine was married a fourth time, from 1975 to 1988, to Emily Cisneros, who survived him.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1960
    Age 54
    Carradine made recurring appearances as the mortician, Mr. Gateman, on CBS' The Munsters. Carradine also appeared in both of Irwin Allen's classic 1960's science-fiction TV series "Lost In Space" and "Land Of The Giants."
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    He also made more than one hundred television appearances, including CBS's My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo (as "The Rain Man"), and Place the Face, NBC's Cimarron City as the foreboding Jared Tucker in the episode "Child of Fear" and on William Bendix's Overland Trail in the 1960 episode "The Reckoning," on ABC's Harrigan and Son, Sugarfoot, The Rebel, and The Legend of Jesse James, and on the syndicated adventure series, Rescue 8, with Jim Davis.
  • 1957
    Age 51
    When John Carradine married Doris (Erving Rich) Grimshaw in 1957, she already had a son from a previous marriage, Dale, and a son from a later relationship, Michael, both of whom, along with Sonia Sorel's son, Michael Bowen, are sometimes counted among John Carradine's eight sons.
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    Their divorce in 1957 was followed by an acrimonious custody battle, which resulted in their sons being placed in a home for abused children as wards of the court.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 40
    His Broadway roles included Ferdinand in a 1946 production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, the Ragpicker in a 13-month run of Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot, Lycus in a 15-month run of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and DeLacey in the expensive one-night flop Frankenstein in 1981.
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  • 1945
    Age 39
    Carradine married Sonia Sorel (May 18, 1921 – September 24, 2004), who had appeared with him in Bluebeard (1944) immediately following his divorce from Ardanelle in 1945.
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  • 1944
    Age 38
    They divorced in 1944, when David was seven years old.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 30
    By 1936, Carradine had become a member of John Ford's stock company and appeared in The Prisoner of Shark Island.
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  • 1935
    Age 29
    Carradine was married four times. He married his first wife, Ardanelle Abigail McCool (January 25, 1911 – January 26, 1989), in 1935.
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    He adopted the stage name "John Carradine" in 1935, and legally took the name as his own two years later.
  • 1933
    Age 27
    By 1933, he was being credited as John Peter Richmond, perhaps in honor of his friend, John Barrymore.
  • 1927
    Age 21
    In 1927, he took a job escorting a shipment of bananas from Dallas, Texas to Los Angeles, where he eventually picked up some theater work under the name of Peter Richmond, in homage to his uncle.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1925
    Age 19
    He made his stage debut in 1925 in New Orleans in a production of Camille and worked for a time in a New Orleans Shakespeare company.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 0
    Born on February 5, 1906.
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