Actress Gloria Stuart was in one noir, The Whistler (1944). She was also in The Old Dark House (1932), Laughter in Hell (1933), The Girl in 419 (1933), Secret of the Blue Room (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), Island in the Sky (1938), Time Out for Murder (1938), It Could Happen to You (1939) and Enemy of Women (1944).
With Boris Karloff in The Old Dark House
Tim Ryan's bigger roles were in Bs, and he was in a number of noirs, though often in uncredited bit parts. He played Inspector Clancy in Detective Kitty ODay (1944) and Adventures of Kitty O'Day (1945). He appeared in I Wake Up Screaming (1941), A Tragedy at Midnight (1942), This Gun for Hire (1942), Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943), Shadow of Suspicion (1944), Detour (1945) (as the Nevada Diner Proprietor), in the Charlie Chan film Dark Alibi (1946), Body and Soul (1947), Half Past Midnight (1948), Force of Evil (1948), Alias Nick Beal (1949) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
Tim and Irene Ryan
From Wikipedia: Tim Ryan was an American performer who is probably best known today as a film actor. Ryan and his wife, Irene who later played Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies, were a show business team that performed on Broadway, film and radio. They made some short films for Educational Pictures in the mid-1930s based on their vaudeville act.
They were married from 1922 to 1942. Even after their divorce in 1942, the couple occasionally worked together. In the 1940s, Ryan found opportunities at Monogram Pictures where he acted in films as well as wrote screenplays. In films of the 1940s and the early 1950s, Ryan appeared on screen playing numerous roles as cops, newspaper editors and detectives.
With Farley Granger in They Live by Night
Actress Cathy O'Donnell was in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Bury Me Dead (1946), They Live by Night (1948), The Amazing Mr. X (1948), Side Street (1950), Never Trust a Gambler (1951), Detective Story (1951), Eight O'Clock Walk (1954), Mad at the World (1955), The Man from Laramie (1955) and My World Dies Screaming aka Terror in the Haunted House (1958).
Living in a Big Way (1947)
Beautiful blonde Marie McDonald was in Lucky Jordan (1942), A Scream in the Dark (1943), Guest in the House (1944) and Once a Thief (1950). During World War II, McDonald became one of Hollywood's most popular pin-up girls and she posed for the United States military magazine, YANK.
In Robert Siodmak's Freudian melodrama Guest in the House
Happy birthday to William Schallert, 90. Schallert is perhaps best known for his many roles on television, including playing the father on The Patty Duke Show. In film he had uncredited bit parts in The Reckless Moment (1949), Edgar G. Ulmer's The Man from Planet X (1951), M (1951), The People Against O'Hara (1951), Hoodlum Empire (1952) and Invasion USA (1952). He was in Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), Shield for Murder (1954), Down Three Dark Streets (1954), Black Tuesday (1954), Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955), The Tattered Dress (1957), Cry Terror! (1958) and Lonely Are the Brave (1962).
The Monolith Monsters
I liked him on Dobie Gillis, he was Dobie's favorite teacher!
Faye Emerson was in Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941), Blues in the Night (1941), she played Lady Gangster (1942), Murder in the Big House (1942), Juke Girl (1942), Secret Enemies (1942), The Hard Way (1943), Find the Blackmailer (1943), The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Crime by Night (1944), Danger Signal (1945), Her Kind of Man (1946), Nobody Lives Forever (1946) and Guilty Bystander (1950). As a television interviewer Emerson became known as "The First Lady of Television".
With Zachary Scott in The Mask of Dimitrios
With Scott in Danger Signal
With Gene Tierney in Where the Sidewalk Ends
Craig Stevens will always be known as television's Peter Gunn, the exercise in jazzy noir style created by Blake Edwards. The character was revived for the film Gunn (1967). His films include Secret Enemies (1942), The Man I Love (1947), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), Murder Without Tears (1953), and he has a good role in the Boetticher Scott western Buchanan Rides Alone (1958). He also starred on the TV series Man of the World (1962-1963) and Mr. Broadway (1964), and was in support on The Invisible Man (19751976).
Stevens finds out Where the Sidewalk Ends
With Cleo Moore in One Girl's Confession
In the mid-1940s Glenn Langan starred as mystery writer 'Barton Drake', narrator and protagonist of the stories on Mystery Is My Hobby (1945-1947), recorded for broadcast by the Mutal Radio Network. His films include Hangover Square (1945), Dragonwyck (1946), The Snake Pit (1948), One Girl's Confession (1953), 99 River Street (1953) and The Big Chase (1954), and Langan was immortalized as The Amazing Colossal Man (1957).
The Kennel Murder Case
Gravelly voiced and big bellied Eugene Pallette is best-remembered for his comic character roles such as the father in My Man Godfrey (1936), and Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). He played Detective Heath to Philo Vance in The Canary Murder Case (1929), The Greene Murder Case (1929), The Benson Murder Case (1930), The Kennel Murder Case (1933) and The Dragon Murder Case (1934). He was in The Studio Murder Mystery (1929), The Crime Nobody Saw (1937), Damon Runyon's The Big Street, (1942), and his only noir, Suspense (1946).
In Suspense, with Barry Sullivan, Belita and Albert Dekker
With Charles Bronson in Machine-Gun Kelly
B movie actress Susan Cabot had uncredited bits in Kiss of Death (1947), The Enforcer (1951), then appeared mostly in westerns before starring in several films for Roger Corman: Carnival Rock(1957), Sorority Girl (1957), War of the Satellites (1958), Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) and The Wasp Woman (1959).
According to the IMDb: In 1959, she began a relationship with King Hussein of Jordan. The couple was engaged, but broke up after King Hussein discovered that Cabot was Jewish.
And: On December 10, 1986, Cabot's son, Timothy Scott Roman, who suffered from dwarfism and psychological problems, clobbered her to death in her home in Encino, California with a weight lifting bar. He was subsequently charged with involuntary manslaughter and received a three-year suspended sentence. Hmmm...is "clobbered" a legal term?
Actor Vince Edwards is best known for the role of TV doctor "Ben Casey". He had an uncredited bit in Dark Passage (1947), and was in Rogue Cop (1954), Cell 2455, Death Row (1955). The roles were bigger in The Night Holds Terror (1955),and The Killing (1956), Hit and Run (1957), The Hired Gun (1957), and he was the star of Murder by Contract (1958), City of Fear (1959) and The Scavengers (1959).
With Marie Windsor in The Killing
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