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Barton MacLane

Lowest Rated:   33% The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
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Barton MacLane may have been born on Christmas Day, but there was precious little chance that he'd ever be cast as Santa Claus. A star athlete at Wesleyan University, MacLane won his first movie role in the 1924 silent Quarterback as the result of his football skills. This single incident sparked his interest in performing, which he pursued on a serious basis at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He performed in stock, on Broadway, and in bit parts in films lensed at Paramount's Astoria studios (notably the Marx Brothers' The Cocoanuts). In 1932, MacLane wrote a slice-of-life play titled Rendezvous, selling it to influential Broadway producer Arthur Hopkins on the proviso, that he, MacLane, be given the lead. The play was a success, leading to a lucrative film contract from Warner Bros. Most effectively cast as a swaggering villain ("who never spoke when shouting would do," as historian William K. Everson observed), MacLane played good-guy leads in several Warner "B"s: he played the conclusion-jumping lieutenant Steve McBride in the studio's Torchy Blaine series. Free-lancing in the 1940s, MacLane made an unfortunate return to writing in 1941, penning the screenplay for the PRC quickie Man of Courage; it is reported that audiences erupted in shrieks of laughter when MacLane, reciting his own lines, recalled his childhood days on the farm by declaring "Boy! Did I love ta plow!" He was better served in a brace of John Huston-directed films, beating up Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon (1941) and being beaten up by Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. MacLane's TV-series work included a starring stint on The Outlaws (1960-62) and the recurring role of General Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie (1965-69). Having come into the world on a holiday, Barton MacLane died on New Years' Day, 1969; he was survived by his wife, actress Charlotte Wynters.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Smart Blonde
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Girl on the Run
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet San Quentin
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Buckskin
  • Doc
1968
No Score Yet Arizona Bushwhackers
  • Sheriff Grover
1967
No Score Yet The Rounders
  • Tanner
1965
No Score Yet Law of the Lawless
  • Big Tom Stone
1964
63% Pocketful of Miracles
  • Police Commissioner
1961
No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman
  • Carl Avery
1960
No Score Yet Outlaws
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet The Geisha Boy
  • Maj. Ridgley
1958
No Score Yet Three Violent People
  • Yates
1957
No Score Yet Naked in the Sun
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Backlash
  • George Lake
1956
No Score Yet Wetbacks
  • Karl Shanks
1956
No Score Yet The Silver Star
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Treasure of Ruby Hills
  • 'Chalk' Reynolds
1955
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail
  • Deacon Bartlett
1954
88% The Glenn Miller Story
  • Gen. Arnold
1953
No Score Yet Cow Country
  • Marvin Parker
1953
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific
  • Cal Bruce
1953
No Score Yet Captain Scarface
  • Captain Scarface
1953
No Score Yet The Half-Breed
  • Marshal
1952
No Score Yet Bugles in the Afternoon
  • Capt. Myles Moylan
1952
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South
  • McCardle
1951
No Score Yet Best of the Badmen
  • Joad
1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance
  • Larry Channock
1950
No Score Yet Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • Lt. John Reece
1950
No Score Yet Red Light
  • Detective Strecker
1949
No Score Yet Unknown Island
  • Capt. Tarnowski
1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho
  • Gotch McCurdy
1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West
  • Texas Jack
1948
100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • McCormick
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Banjo Sweeney
1948
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid
  • Yancey
1947
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Huntress
  • Paul Weir
1947
No Score Yet San Quentin
  • Nick Taylor
1946
No Score Yet Mysterious Intruder
  • Detective Taggart
1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet The Spanish Main
  • Capt. Black
1945
No Score Yet Gentle Annie
  • Sheriff Tatum
1945
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Amazons
  • Ballister
1945
No Score Yet Scared Stiff
  • George 'Deacon' Markham
1945
No Score Yet Cry of the Werewolf
  • Lt. Barry Lane
1944
No Score Yet Marine Raiders
  • Sgt. Maguire
1944
33% The Mummy's Ghost
  • Inspector Walgreen
1944
No Score Yet Nabonga
  • Carl Hurst
1944
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Strangest Case
  • Detective Rief
1943
No Score Yet The Underdog
  • John Tate
1943
No Score Yet Bombardier
  • Sgt. Dixon
1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas
  • Jim Calvert
1943
No Score Yet The Big Street
  • Case Ables
1942
100% All Through the Night
  • Marty Callahan
1941
100% The Maltese Falcon
  • Det. Lt. Dundy
1941
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Sam Higgins
1941
80% Western Union
  • Jack Slade
1941
No Score Yet Come Live with Me
  • Barney Grogan
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Jake Kranmer
1941
No Score Yet Manpower
  • Smiley Quinn
1941
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Mark Wildhack
1940
No Score Yet Mutiny in the Big House
  • Red Manson
1939
No Score Yet Torchy Blane in Chinatown
  • Det. Lt. Steve
1939
No Score Yet Prison Break
  • Joaquin Shannon
1938
100% You and Me
  • Mickey
1938
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It
  • Slag Minton
1938
No Score Yet The Adventurous Blonde
  • Lt. Steve 'Stevie' MacBride
1937
No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses
  • Jim Turner
1937
No Score Yet San Quentin
  • Lt. Druggin
1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve
  • Al McCoy
1937
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • John Canty
1937
100% You Only Live Once
  • Stephen Whitney
1937
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots
  • Al Kruger
1936
No Score Yet The Walking Dead
  • Loder
1936
No Score Yet Ceiling Zero
  • Al Stone
1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid
  • Spider Burke
1935
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates
  • Red Bastian
1935
No Score Yet The Case of the Lucky Legs
  • Bissonette
1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory
  • Blackie
1935
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Sharkey
1935
No Score Yet Black Fury
  • McGee
1935
No Score Yet G-Men
  • Collins
1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance
  • Duke Hutchinson
1935
No Score Yet The Case of the Curious Bride
  • John Lucas
1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish
  • Clifton 'Cliff' Jeffords
1935
No Score Yet Law of Vengeance
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Tillie and Gus
  • Commissioner McLennan
1933
No Score Yet To the Last Man
  • Neil Standing
1933
No Score Yet Buffalo Stampede
  • Prewitt
1933
No Score Yet Man of the Forest
  • Mulvey
1933
95% The Cocoanuts
  • Bather
1929

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