Broderick Crawford

Broderick Crawford

Highest Rated: 100% Beau Geste (1939)

Lowest Rated: 11% Not as a Stranger (1955)

Birthday: Dec 09, 1911

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Hard-drinking, fast-talking character actor legend Broderick Crawford received his start on stage and gained significant attention via his performance as the mentally challenged Lennie in a theatrical production of "Of Mice and Men" (1937-38). Motion picture roles followed, but he would not attain genuine notoriety in that medium until 1949, thanks to a bravura, Oscar-winning turn as corrupt politician Willy Stark in "All the King's Men" (1949). Crawford was soon also able to display rarely showcased comedic talent as the gangster antagonist of the smash Judy Holliday vehicle "Born Yesterday" (1950). With his roughhewn features and gravelly voice, Crawford made for an offbeat leading man in superior, small-scale productions like "The Mob" (1951) and "Scandal Sheet" (1952), but his most popular credit of the time was the hit television series "Highway Patrol" (syndicated, 1955-59). He continued to score roles right into his seventies and was rarely off the mark. While there were no shortage of tough guys in Golden Age Hollywood, Crawford had remarkable presence that he could augment with a tangible intelligence when portraying both violent underworld thugs and esteemed authority figures.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% Liar's Moon Col. Tubman (Character) - 1981
40% 48% Dark Forces Doc Wheelan (Character) - 1980
71% 85% A Little Romance Himself (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Supertrain Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 44% The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover J. Edgar Hoover (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Proof of the Man Detective O'Brien (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Gen. Meeker (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary's Baby II Sheriff Holtzman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 14% Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Sheriff Holtzman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayday at 40,000 Feet! Marshal Riese (Character) - 1976
20% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Special Effects Manv (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom of Hollywood Capt. O'Neal (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Wax Museum Amos Burns (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go Parker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Embassy Frank Dunniger (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Nick Carter Otis Duncan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Knowledge Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 40% A Tattered Web Willard Edson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Did a Nice Girl Like You Get Into This Business? B.J. Hankins (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Challenge Gen. Lewis Meyers (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff Wolf Lang (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 11% The Fakers Gavin (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ransom Money Inspector Joseph Medford (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Power Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gregorio and His Angel Gregorio (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vulture Brian F. Stroud (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Tomahawk Columbus Smith (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 55% The Texican Luke Starr (Character) - 1966
13% 31% The Oscar Sheriff (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kid Rodelo Joe Harbin (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mutiny at Fort Sharp Col. Lenox (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brilliant Benjamin Boggs Bill Thayer (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Is Not a Home Harrigan (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Castilian Don Sancho (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 42% Convicts Four Warden (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square of Violence Dr. Stefan Bernardi (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 21% Goliath and the Dragon King Eurystheus (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 44% The Decks Ran Red Henry Scott (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 72% The Fastest Gun Alive Vinnie Harold (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 57% Between Heaven and Hell Capt. "Waco" Grimes, CO Co.G (Character) - 1956
11% 54% Not as a Stranger Dr. Aarons (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 73% New York Confidential Charlie Lupo (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Big House, U.S.A. Rollo Lamar (Character) - 1955
100% 78% Il bidone Augusto (Character) - 1955
53% 71% Human Desire Carl Buckley (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 46% Down Three Dark Streets FBI Agent John "Rip" Ripley (Character) - 1954
86% No Score Yet Night People Charles Leatherby (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Posse Sheriff John Frazier (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 67% Last of the Comanches Sgt. Matt Trainor (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop, You're Killing Me Remy Marko (Character) - 1952
100% 85% Scandal Sheet Mark Chapman (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 57% Lone Star Thomas Craden (Character) - 1952
80% 70% The Mob Johnny Damico (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cargo to Capetown Johnny Phelan (Character) - 1950
97% 86% Born Yesterday Harry Brock (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% Convicted George Knowland (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 60% Night Unto Night C.L. Shawn (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anna Lucasta Frank (Character) - 1949
95% 78% All the King's Men Willie Stark (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Men of Tombstone William Morgan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Kiss in the Dark Mr. Botts (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Capt. Kinsella (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% The Time of Your Life Krupp (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Ernie Hicks (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slave Girl Chips Jackson (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Runaround Louis Prentiss (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 60% Black Angel Captain Flood (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Butch Minds the Baby Aloysius "Butch" Grogan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sin Town Dude McNair (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Steve Crandall (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 81% Larceny, Inc. Jug Martin (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet North to the Klondike North to the Klondike (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Tahiti Chuck (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota Bob Holliday (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tight Shoes Speedy Miller (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 34% The Black Cat Hubert A. Gilmore `'Gil'` Smith (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again Mace Townsley (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 56% When the Daltons Rode Bob Dalton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail of the Vigilantes Swanee (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby Michael G. "Sonny" McGann (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 43% Seven Sinners Edward Patrick `'Little Ned'` Finnegan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sudden Money Archibald "Doc" Finney (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 31% Eternally Yours Don Burns (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Beau Geste Hank Miller (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Doctor Eddie Krator (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 37% The Real Glory Lt. Larson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 83% Slightly Honorable Russel Sampson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Start Cheering Biff Gordon (Character) $23 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Dr. Peter Goldstone (Character) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Chief Dan Mathews (Character) 1955-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Sgt. Foley (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1955

QUOTES FROM Broderick Crawford CHARACTERS

Harry Brock says: Shut up and do what IO;m telling you

Harry Brock says: Shut up and do what I'm telling you.