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Bill Cody

Highest Rated:   100% Stagecoach (1939)
Lowest Rated:   100% Stagecoach (1939)
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A former member of the Metropolitan Stock company and a riding double for Marion Davies, the old-fashioned, gallant Bill Cody became a star on the independent market in the 1920s and was especially well liked by those who steadfastly resisted the flamboyant style of showmen like Tom Mix. Veteran genre director Harry L. Fraser found him to be "one of the most unimpressive Western stars" he had ever worked with, adding that Cody "couldn't memorize lines no matter how hard he tried." Not surprisingly, Cody's starring Westerns in the 1930s are considered some of the era's worst. Looking emaciated, he last costarred with son Bill Cody, Jr. (1924-1989) in a no-budget series for Spectrum in 1934-1936, but was obviously no longer any threat to virile newcomers like John Wayne or Charles Starrett. Cody, a native of Minnesota and no relation to legendary Buffalo Bill Cody, left films in the late '30s to tour with "Bill Cody's Ranch Wild West Show." His final screen appearance was a bit in Joan of Arc (1948).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Kids Like You & Me
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet The Black Lips: You Know, For Kids
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Two-Headed Cow
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Slaves to the Underground
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1996
No Score Yet Athens, Ga.: Inside/Out
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • English Guard
1948
No Score Yet Masked Marvel
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Young Buffalo Bill
  • Actor
1940
100% Stagecoach
  • Cowboy
1939
No Score Yet Outlaws of the Range
  • Steve Harper
1936
No Score Yet Cyclone Ranger
  • The Pecos Kid
1935
No Score Yet The Texas Rambler
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Vanishing Riders
  • Bill Jones
1935
No Score Yet Frontier Days
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Border Guns
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House)
  • Additional Cast
1932
No Score Yet Mason of the Mounted
  • Bill Mason
1932
No Score Yet Texas Pioneers
  • Captain Bill Clyde
1932
No Score Yet The Montana Kid
  • Bill Denton
1931

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