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Alan Ladd

Highest Rated:   100% The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
Alan Ladd was a short (5' 5"), unexpressive lead actor with icy good looks and a resonant voice. He worked a variety of odd jobs -- in addition to radio and in local theater -- before entering films in his late teens as a bit player and grip. In the mid-'30s, he began appearing regularly in minor screen roles. Hollywood agent Sue Carol discovered him and began trumpeting him as star material, and the actor eventually landed a major role in This Gun for Hire (1942) opposite Veronica Lake. He quickly became a major star, and was teamed with Lake in other films -- all hits. Ladd and Carol married in 1942, and she remained his agent for the rest of his life. On the Top Ten box-office attractions list in 1947, 1953, and 1954, he continued to star in films throughout the '50s, but -- with the exception of Shane (1953) -- few of his films were noteworthy; most were entertaining adventures featuring Ladd bare-chested and in fistfights, but, by the late '50s, their appeal was waning. Ladd was the father of actors Alan Ladd Jr. and David Ladd, and former child actress Alana Ladd. He died in 1964.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Salty O'Rourke
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Interview the Best
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Best of Film Noir
  • Actor
2000
78% Frantic
  • Bellboy
1988
No Score Yet Family Day at the Movies
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Tam Lin
  • Producer
1971
33% The Carpetbaggers
  • Nevada Smith
1964
No Score Yet 13 West Street
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Duel of Champions
  • Horatio
1961
No Score Yet One Foot in Hell
  • Mitch Garrett
1960
No Score Yet All the Young Men
  • Sgt. Kincaid
1960
No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland
  • Jim Hadley
1960
No Score Yet The Man in the Net
  • Executive Producer
  • John Hamilton
1959
No Score Yet Island of Lost Women
  • Executive Producer
1959
No Score Yet The Badlanders
  • Peter Van Hoek ('The Dutchman')
1958
No Score Yet The Proud Rebel
  • John Chandler
1958
No Score Yet The Deep Six
  • Alexander 'Alec' Austen
1958
No Score Yet The Big Land
  • Chad Morgan
1957
No Score Yet Boy on a Dolphin
  • Dr. Jim Calder
1957
No Score Yet Drum Beat
  • Producer
  • Johnny MacKay
1955
No Score Yet Hell on Frisco Bay
  • Steve Rollins
1955
No Score Yet The McConnell Story
  • Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
1955
No Score Yet The Black Knight
  • John
1954
No Score Yet Hell Below Zero
  • Duncan Craig
1954
No Score Yet Saskatchewan
  • Thomas O'Rourke
1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper)
  • Steve 'Canada' McKendrick
1953
No Score Yet Botany Bay
  • Hugh Tallant
1953
97% Shane
  • Shane
1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress
  • Jim Bowie
1952
No Score Yet Red Mountain
  • Capt. Brett Sherwood
1951
No Score Yet Appointment With Danger
  • Al Goddard
1951
No Score Yet Captain Carey, U.S.A.
  • Capt. Webster Carey
1950
No Score Yet Branded
  • Choya
1950
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline
  • Ed Adams
1949
38% The Great Gatsby
  • Jay Gatsby
1949
No Score Yet Whispering Smith
  • Whispering Smith
1948
No Score Yet Wild Harvest
  • Joe Madigan
1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Himself
1947
71% My Favorite Brunette
  • Private Detective
1947
No Score Yet Calcutta
  • Neale Gordon
1947
100% The Blue Dahlia
  • Johnny Morrison
1946
No Score Yet O.S.S.
  • John Martin
1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast
  • Charles Stewart
1946
No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow
  • Dr. Merek Vance
1944
No Score Yet China
  • David Jones
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Scarface
1942
86% The Glass Key
  • Ed Beaumont
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Philip Raven
1942
No Score Yet Joan of Paris
  • Baby
1942
No Score Yet The Black Cat
  • Richard Hartley
1941
No Score Yet Great Guns
  • Soldier
1941
No Score Yet They Met in Bombay
  • British Soldier
1941
No Score Yet The Reluctant Dragon
  • Animator
1941
No Score Yet Gangs Inc.
  • Jimmy Kelly
1941
100% Citizen Kane
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet Gangs Incorporated
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Captain Caution
  • Newton
1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good)
  • Cadet
1940
No Score Yet The Green Hornet
  • Gilpin
1940
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia
  • Neighbor
1940
No Score Yet The Right Man
  • Cousin's Fiance
1940
No Score Yet Light of Western Stars
  • Danny
1940
No Score Yet Rulers of the Sea
  • Colin Farrell
1939
No Score Yet Hitler -- Beast of Berlin
  • Karl
1939
No Score Yet The Goldwyn Follies
  • Auditioning Singer
1938
No Score Yet Hell Town
  • Inspector
1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea
  • Sailor
1937
No Score Yet The Last Train from Madrid
  • Soldier
1937
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade
  • Student
1936
No Score Yet The Cowboy Creed
  • Actor
1936
96% Island of Lost Souls
  • Ape Man
1933
No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver
  • Cadet (uncredited)
1932

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