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Jack LaRue

Jack LaRue



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Also Known As: Died: January 11, 1984
Born: May 3, 1902 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Spy in the Green Hat (1966)
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
For Those Who Think Young (1964) as
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as Tomatoes
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
Forty Pounds of Trouble (1963) as Gambler
Ride the Man Down (1953) as Wes Kennedy
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Tony
An angel''''s earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Tony
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Robin Hood of Monterey (1947) as Don Ricardo Gonzales
The Cisco Kid tries to help a man framed for killing his father.
Bush Pilot (1947) as Paul Gerard
Red North is getting by as a reliable small-time bush pilot in Canada's north. But Red's vindicative half-brother Paul Gerard decides to relocate his bush pilot business to the same lake, cutting into Red's routes. Which one is going to fly to the mining camp carrying that dangerous load of nitro?
In Old Sacramento (1946) as Laramie
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.
Murder in the Music Hall (1946) as Bruce Wilton
Santa Fe Uprising (1946) as Bruce Jackson
The Duchess (Martha Wentworth), the aunt of Red Ryder (Allan Lane), comes to town to protect her property. Crawford (Barton MacLane), a town big-shot behind an outlaw gang, tries to prevent her from reaching her destination, but the attack is thwarted by Red. The latter is made town marshal, and when he gets too close to the truth and is making it too hot for the Crawford faction, Crawford has his henchman Luke (Dick Curtis) kidnap Red's Indian friend Little Beaver (Bobby Blake).
Road to Utopia (1946) as LeBec
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
Dakota (1945) as Suade
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
The Spanish Main (1945) as Lieut. Escobar
Dutch rebels in the Caribbean turn pirate and kidnap the corrupt Spanish governor's bride-to-be.
Cornered (1945) as Diego
A World War II veteran hunts down the Nazi collaborators who killed his wife.
Steppin' in Society (1945) as Bow Tie
The Last Ride (1944) as Joe Genna
A detective suspects foul play in a series of accidental deaths.
Machine Gun Mama (1944) as José
Leave It to the Irish (1944) as Rockwell
A private eye investigating one murder is framed for another.
Dangerous Passage (1944) as Mike Zomano
The Sultan's Daughter (1944) as Rata Ben-Ali
A sultan''''s lovely daughter finds herself courted by a handsome American.
Follow the Leader (1944) as Larry
After they get home from the army, Muggs and Glimpy learn that Danny has been jailed in connection with a warehouse robbery. Knowing that he couldn't have done it, they set out to discover the real robbers. Suspicion falls upon Spider, a new member of the gang whom Muggs has taken a dislike to.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Joey
The Law Rides Again (1943) as Duke Dillon
Western lawmen use an outlaw to bring down a crooked Indian agent.
You Can't Beat the Law (1943) as Cain
Smart Guy (1943) as Matt Taylor
Pistol Packin' Mama (1943) as Johnny Rossi
A Gentle Gangster (1943) as Hugo
The Girl from Monterrey (1943) as [Al] Johnson
A Scream in the Dark (1943) as Cross
The Desert Song (1943) as Lieutenant Bertin
The Pay Off (1943) as John Angus
Special prosecutor Lloyd Pearson (Ian Keith) has been murdered and there is strong evidence that gambler Moroni (John Maxwell) committed the crime, but he has an air-tight alibi, spending the evening with Brad McKay (Lee Tracy), star reporter of the Chronicle. Norris (Robert Middlemass), the publisher, send Brad and his son, Guy Norris (Tom Brown), to cover the story. Brad learns that Moroni did commit the murder, but has no way to prove it. Moroni tells Brad that the murdered prosecutor was getting a payoff, and was killed by his assistant Hugh Walker (Forrest Taylor) following a quarrel. John Angus (Jack La Rue), proprietor of the Hi Lo Club, tells Moroni that Brad suspects him. Phyllis Walker (Tina Thayer) tells Brad that her father is in danger from Moroni. Hugh Walker has given her a key to the public locker where some money is hidden. That night, Brad finds Moroni dead. He realizes there is a higher-up that had Moroni kill Pearson, and then has had Moroni killed. He learns that Walker has been kidnapped, but secures the money from the locker and hides it in his apartment. He meets Alma Dorne (Evelyn Brent)at the night club, and, while attracted to her, he suspects she is an accomplice of the gang. He surprises her while she is searching his apartment for the money, and agrees to help him. Norris summons Brad to his home for Brad to show him what evidence he has collected so far. Norris, at the point of a gun, tells Brad he has collected too much. Brad gets the upper hand by telling Norris that his son Guy is walking into a death trap. Norris rushes to save his son from the trap he himself had set for Brad.
American Empire (1942) as Pierre
Highways by Night (1942) as Johnny Lieber
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
Pardon My Sarong (1942) as Tabor
X Marks the Spot (1942) as Marty Clark
Ringside Maisie (1941) as Rickey Du Prez
A Brooklyn showgirl sets pulses racing at a boxers'''' training camp.
Gentleman from Dixie (1941) as Thad Terrell
Footsteps in the Dark (1941) as Ace Vernon
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
Hard Guy (1941) as Vic Monroe
Paper Bullets (1941) as Mickey Roma
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.
Swamp Woman (1941) as Pete Oliver [also known as Pierre Pertineaux Ponteneau Briand Boussecourt d'Oliviere]
Into the vast swamplands hurry three people; honky tonk dancer Annabelle Tollington (Ann Corio), cheap promoter Flash Bland (Jay Novello)trying to catch Annabelle, and escaping convict Jeff Carter (Richard Dean), only a few steps ahead of the bloodhounds of Police Lieutenant Rance (Ian MacDonald.) Jeff reaches the cabin of Lizbet Tollington (Mary Hull), Annabelle's niece, and fiancee of trapper Pete Oliver (Jack La Rue), Annabelle's ex-sweetheart. Lizbet, seeing Jeff in the mirror as she tries on her wedding gown, believes him to be the man she will eventually marry, as stipulated in an old proverb of the swamps. She hides Jeff from the law. Annabelle, determined to break Lizbet's engagement to Pete, tells him that Lizbet is hiding a man in her cabin. The enraged Pete cools off when he realizes that Lizbet loves Jeff and determines to help him. Rance arrives and recognizes Annabelle as "The Swamp Woman" of the honky tonk, whose testimony saved Flash from a prison sentence on the murder charge that sent the innocent Jeff to the chain gang. Rance locates Lizbet's cabin and arrests Jeff. Flash comes out of hiding to talk to Annabelle. Having experienced a gradual regeneration through the efforts of Pete, Annabelle makes Flash admit to her that he was the actual killer. Jeff is cleared of the crime and remains to marry Lizbet, while Pete and Annabelle resume their old romance. Corio keeps all of her clothes on most of the time, and most of her clothes on all the time. Sorry.
The Sea Hawk (1940) as Lieutenant Ortega
A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I.
Forgotten Girls (1940) as Eddie Nolan
Fugitive from a Prison Camp (1940) as Red Nelson
Enemy Agent (1940) as Alex
East of the River (1940) as Scarfi
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) as Manolo
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
Big Town Czar (1939) as Mike Luger
When gangster Phil Daley (Barton MacLane) gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess (Walter Woolf King) he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents (Oscar O'Shea and Esther Dale) and his sweetheart Susan Warren (Eve Arden.) His younger brother Danny (Tom Brown) quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger (Jack La Rue) loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis (Frank Jenks), sets a trap for Phil when he returns.
In Old Caliente (1939) as Suguaro
Americans come west to California in the hope of peaceful settlement. Roy and Gabby sing a duet: "We're Not Coming Out Tonight." Other songs include "Sundown on the Rangeland" and "Ride on Vaquero."
Arson Gang Busters (1938) as Bud Morgan
I Demand Payment (1938) as Smiles Badolio
Valley of the Giants (1938) as Ed Morell
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
Under the Big Top (1938) as Ricardo [LeGrande]
Captains Courageous (1937) as Priest
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
That I May Live (1937) as Charlie
Trapped by G-Men (1937) as Fred Drake
Her Husband Lies (1937) as "Trigger"
Dangerous Holiday (1937) as Gollenger
It Couldn't Have Happened (But It Did) (1936) as Smiley Clark
A band of settlers on the Oregon Trail is attacked by outlaws, who steal their horses. The horses are returned and the outlaws chased off by three cowboys who just happen to pass by. Years later, the three cowboys again save the settlers when they are threatened by some rebellious farmworkers.
A Tenderfoot Goes West (1936) as Killer Madden
A band of settlers on the Oregon Trail is attacked by outlaws, who steal their horses. The horses are returned and the outlaws chased off by three cowboys who just happen to pass by. Years later, the three cowboys again save the settlers when they are threatened by some rebellious farmworkers.
Ellis Island (1936) as
Bridge of Sighs (1936) as Packy Lacy
Yellow Cargo (1936) as Al Perrelli [also known as Jose Salazar]
Go West Young Man (1936) as Rico
Movie star Mavis Arden, as amorous in private as she is pure in public, gets involved with a politician despite her watchdog publicist Morgan. Planning to meet her beau again at the next stop on her personal appearance tour, Mavis is stranded at a remote rural boarding house, with a pretentious landlady, sensible old maid, rabid film fan waitress...and strapping young mechanic Bud Norton, whom to Mavis is just the plaything of an idle hour...
Dancing Pirate (1936) as Chago
Mind Your Own Business (1936) as Cruger
Born to Fight (1936) as "Smoothy"
Strike Me Pink (1936) as Thrust
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
Waterfront Lady (1935) as Tom Burden
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
Calling All Cars (1935) as Jerry Kennedy
His Night Out (1935) as [Joe] Ferranza
Times Square Lady (1935) as Jack Kramer
A gambler''''s assistant helps the boss''''s daughter fight off a crooked lawyer.
The Headline Woman (1935) as Phil Zarias
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer.
Remember Last Night? (1935) as Baptiste [Bouclier]
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
Hot off the Press (1935) as Bill Jeffry
Special Agent (1935) as [Jake] Andrews
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
After the Dance (1935) as Mitch
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
Men of the Hour (1935) as Nick Thomas
The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) as Gardner
New York detective Ellery Queen travels to the California coast with his friend Judge Macklin for a vacation at a rented cabin. But they don't even have a chance to unpack before they become swept up in a kidnapping and murders involving the Godfrey family who live in the Spanish Cape estate nearby. As bodies drop as often as the tides, and the local police suspect everyone in the Godfrey family, Ellery comes to the rescue and solves the crimes while romancing the family's beautiful daughter Stella.
The Daring Young Man (1935) as Cubby
Under the Pampas Moon (1935) as Bazan
Little Big Shot (1935) as [Jack] Doré
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
The Fighting Rookie (1934) as Jim Trent
Straight Is the Way (1934) as Monk
A small-time gangster wants to go straight until he loses his girl to a rival hood.
Take the Stand (1934) as George Gaylord
Good Dame (1934) as Bluch Brown
No Ransom (1934) as Larry Romero
The Secret of the Chateau (1934) as Lucien [Volaire]
Inspector Marotte, attending an auction of rare collectible books previously ownded by the recently murdered M. Le Duc de Poisse, hopes he can catch his old nemesis Prahec, a murderer and book thief. More murders occur at the deceased's estate when it is learned that a rare first edition of the Gutenberg Bible is hidden on the premises. Among all the friends, relatives, and servants gathering at the estate, Marotte is finally able to reveal the identity of Prahec and apprehend the guilty.
The Story of Temple Drake (1933) as Trigger
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers.
The Girl in 419 (1933) as Sammy
Lawyer Man (1933) as Spike
Success corrupts a smooth-talking lawyer.
Terror Aboard (1933) as Gregory Cordoff
42nd Street (1933) as Thug
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
Gambling Ship (1933) as Pete Manning
Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and they fall in love. Eleanor is afraid to tell Ace she's a soiled dove and Ace doesn't tell Eleanor of his shady past. Old enemies won't let Ace begin his new life, and old commitments's won't free Eleanor of her sordid ties. Ace's old life and Eleanor's deception collide with the typical results. But love conquers all!
To the Last Man (1933) as Jim Daggs
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.
Headline Shooter (1933) as Ricci
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
Christopher Strong (1933) as Carlo
An aviatrix's affair with a married man could cost her her career.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) as Eduardo Grassi
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
The Woman Accused (1933) as Little Maxie
Jeffrey and Glenda play two lovers about to embark on a three-day cruise to nowhere. Their plan is to be married on board by the ship's captain. As Glenda is packing to leave, she receives a threatening phone call from her obsessed, former lover who has taken residence just two floors above her apartment. Glenda sneaks upstairs to confront Leo and tell him that it's over. Leo, a high-powered attorney calls a hit-man to have Jeffrey eliminated. Glenda knocks Leo over the head before he can give the hitman a name. Leo is dead. Glenda sneaks back into her apartment, goes off on the cruise with Jeffrey and pretends that all is swell. Leo's partner, Stephen Bessemer, suspects Glenda and follows her to the ship. Bessemer stages a mock trial aboard the ship and cleverly draws a confession from Glenda. Jeffrey, also an attorney, represents Glenda when she is arrested upon arriving on shore. A skeptical district attorney, and the fact that Jeffrey horsewhips the star witness (the hit-man), combine to get Glenda completely off the hook.
Man Against Woman (1932) as Alberti
The Mouthpiece (1932) as Garland
A crusading DA goes into private practice and succumbs to the temptations of corruption.
While Paris Sleeps (1932) as Julot
Virtue (1932) as Toots
A taxi driver falls for a sassy New York con girl.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Ackerman
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
The All American (1932) as Joe Fiore
A Farewell to Arms (1932) as The Priest
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.
Three on a Match (1932) as Henchman
A woman's childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters.
Blessed Event (1932) as Louis de Marco
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
Radio Patrol (1932) as Slick

Misc. Crew (special)

My Dad Can't Be Crazy... (Can He?) (1989)
An "ABC Afterschool Specials" presentation about the relationship between a youth and his schizophrenic father.

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