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James Burke

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Clock (1948)
Lowest Rated:   62% Anchors Aweigh (1945)
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American actor James Burke not only had the Irish face and brogueish voice of a New York detective, but even his name conjured up images of a big-city flatfoot. In Columbia's Ellery Queen series of the late 1930s and early 1940s, Burke was cast exquisitely to type as the thick-eared Sergeant Velie, who referred to the erudite Queen as "Maestro." Burke also showed up as a rural law enforcement officer in such films as Nightmare Alley (1947), in which he has a fine scene as a flint-hearted sheriff moved to tears by the persuasive patter of carnival barker Tyrone Power. One of the best of James Burke's non-cop performances was as westerner Charlie Ruggles' rambunctious, handlebar-mustached "pardner" in Ruggles of Red Gap (135), wherein Burke and Ruggles engage in an impromptu game of piggyback on the streets of Paris.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Mountain Runners
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Apollo 11: A Night to Remember
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Apollo 11: A Night To Remember
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Day the Universe Changed
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Connections 3
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Connections 2
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Connections 1
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet The Hallelujah Trail
  • Actor
1965
80% Geronimo
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James
  • Charlie
1959
No Score Yet The Unholy Wife
  • Sheriff Wattling
1957
No Score Yet You're Never Too Young
  • Pullman conductor
1955
No Score Yet Lucky Me
  • Mahoney
1954
No Score Yet Arrowhead
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet We're Not Married
  • Master Sgt. Nuckols
1952
No Score Yet Lone Star
  • Luther Kilgore
1952
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman
  • Barkeep
1951
No Score Yet Here Comes the Groom
  • Policeman
1951
No Score Yet Warpath
  • Old Timer
1951
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Gregory
1951
No Score Yet Denver & Rio Grande
  • Sheriff Masters
1951
No Score Yet Copper Canyon
  • Jeb Bassett
1950
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Cop in Park
1949
No Score Yet June Bride
  • Luke Potter
1948
100% The Big Clock
  • Building Cop
1948
No Score Yet Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
  • Policeman
1948
100% Body and Soul
  • Arnold
1947
No Score Yet Down to Earth
  • Kelly
1947
100% Nightmare Alley
  • Town Marshal
1947
80% Song of the Thin Man
  • Callahan
1947
No Score Yet California
  • Pokey
1946
No Score Yet The Virginian
  • Andy Jones
1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast
  • Carrick
1946
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader
  • Gibley
1945
89% The Horn Blows at Midnight
  • Cliffside Park Policeman
1945
62% Anchors Aweigh
  • Studio Cop
1945
No Score Yet Casanova Brown
  • O'Leary
1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Bill the Intern Guard
1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember
  • Pat Murphy
1942
No Score Yet Great Guy
  • Patrick James Aloysius 'Pat' Haley
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Union Secretary
1942
100% The Maltese Falcon
  • Luke
1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby
  • Callahan
1941
No Score Yet Pot o' Gold
  • Lt. Grady
1941
No Score Yet Little Nellie Kelly
  • Sgt. McGowan
1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy
  • Sergeant
1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
  • Wilkie, House Detective
1940
No Score Yet The Saint Takes Over
  • Mike
1940
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh
  • Frisco
1940
No Score Yet Buck Benny Rides Again
  • Taxi Driver
1940
100% Beau Geste
  • Lt. Dufour
1939
No Score Yet On Borrowed Time
  • Sheriff Burlingame
1939
100% At the Circus
  • John Carter
1939
100% Dodge City
  • Cattle Auctioneer
1939
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back
  • Secretary
1939
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid and the Lady
  • Pop Saunders
1939
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol
  • Flaherty, the Motorcycle Driver
1938
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton
  • Sgt. Sullivan
1938
No Score Yet The Affairs of Annabel
  • Muldoon
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Detective
1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Mac
1938
89% Dead End
  • Mulligan
1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome
  • Stackpole
1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star
  • Detective Nolan
1937
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range
  • Wabash
1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Leader
1936
No Score Yet Klondike Annie
  • Bartender
1936
No Score Yet Call of the Wild
  • Ole
1935
No Score Yet Make a Million
  • Pete
1935
100% Ruggles of Red Gap
  • Jeff Tuttle
1935
No Score Yet Rumba
  • Reporter
1935
No Score Yet Mississippi
  • Passenger in Pilot House
1935
No Score Yet Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • Patrolman
1935
No Score Yet The Mystery Man
  • Managing Editor Marvin
1935
No Score Yet Here Comes Cookie
  • Broken-Nose Reilly
1935
100% It's a Gift
  • Iceman
1934
No Score Yet Lady by Choice
  • Sgt. Brannigan
1934
90% The Scarlet Empress
  • Guard
1934
No Score Yet Treasure Island
  • George Merry
1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw
  • Gargan
1934
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker
  • Detective Reardon
1934
88% Twentieth Century
  • Chicago Detective
1934
No Score Yet Gambling Lady
  • Detective
1934
98% It Happened One Night
  • Detective
1934
No Score Yet Six of a Kind
  • Sparks
1934
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed)
  • Policeman
1934
No Score Yet Ticket to a Crime
  • Detective Lt. McGinnis
1934
No Score Yet Torch Singer (Broadway Singer)
  • Actor
1933
80% The Kennel Murder Case
  • Cop
1933
No Score Yet Tillie and Gus
  • Juror
1933
No Score Yet To the Last Man
  • Sheriff
1933
No Score Yet College Humor
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet The Bowery
  • Recruiting Sergeant
1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer
  • Hand-out
1933

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