Byron Foulger - Rotten Tomatoes

Byron Foulger

Highest Rated:   100% There Was a Crooked Man (1970)
Lowest Rated:   50% Samson and Delilah (1949)
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In the 1959 Twilight Zone episode "Walking Distance," Gig Young comments that he thinks he's seen drugstore counterman Byron Foulger before. "I've got that kind of face" was the counterman's reply. Indeed, Foulger's mustachioed, bespectacled, tremble-chinned, moon-shaped countenance was one of the most familiar faces ever to grace the screen. A graduate of the University of Utah, Foulger developed a taste for performing in community theatre, making his Broadway debut in the '20s. Foulger then toured with Moroni Olsen's stock company, which led him to the famed Pasadena Playhouse as both actor and director. In films from 1936, Foulger usually played whining milksops, weak-willed sycophants, sanctimonious sales clerks, shifty political appointees, and the occasional unsuspected murderer. In real life, the seemingly timorous actor was not very easily cowed; according to his friend Victor Jory, Foulger once threatened to punch out Errol Flynn at a party because he thought that Flynn was flirting with his wife (Mrs. Foulger was Dorothy Adams, a prolific movie and stage character actress). Usually unbilled in "A" productions, Foulger could count on meatier roles in such "B" pictures as The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) and The Panther's Claw (1943). In the Bowery Boys' Up in Smoke (1957), Foulger is superb as a gleeful, twinkly-eyed Satan. In addition to his film work, Byron Foulger built up quite a gallery of portrayals on television; one of his final stints was the recurring role of engineer Wendell Gibbs on the popular sitcom Petticoat Junction.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Arson Inc.
  • Thomas Peyson
2006
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
  • Rev. Marshall
1970
100% There Was a Crooked Man
  • Town Council Member
1970
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile
  • Hotel Clerk
1967
No Score Yet Marriage on the Rocks
  • Mr. Bruno
1965
No Score Yet Guns of Diablo
  • Hickey
1964
86% Son of Flubber
  • Proprietor
1963
93% Ride the High Country
  • Abner Sampson
1962
63% Pocketful of Miracles
  • Lloyd, the Assistant Hotel Manager
1961
No Score Yet Ma Barker's Killer Brood
  • Dr. Guelffe
1960
No Score Yet Going Steady
  • Mr. Potter
1958
88% The Long, Hot Summer
  • Harris
1958
No Score Yet The Devil's Partner
  • Papers
1958
No Score Yet The River's Edge
  • Barry
1957
No Score Yet Dino
  • Gas Station Attendant
1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady
  • Latham
1957
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It
  • Billings
1956
No Score Yet At Gunpoint (Gunpoint!)
  • Larry, the Teller
1955
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • Montrose
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Man
1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode
  • Prescott
1954
No Score Yet Cattle Queen of Montana
  • Land Office Employee
1954
No Score Yet The Moonlighter
  • Mr. Gurley (uncredited)
1953
No Score Yet The Magnetic Monster
  • Simon
1953
No Score Yet Skirts Ahoy!
  • Tearoom manager
1952
No Score Yet We're Not Married
  • License Bureau Clerk
1952
No Score Yet Cripple Creek
  • Hawkins
1952
No Score Yet Apache Country
  • Bartlett
1952
83% The Sniper
  • Pete Eureka
1952
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts)
  • Doc Brint
1952
No Score Yet FBI Girl
  • Morgue Attendant
1951
No Score Yet Home Town Story
  • Berny Miles
1951
No Score Yet Superman and the Mole Men
  • Jeff Reagan
1951
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley
  • Charles D. Haven
1951
No Score Yet Dark City
  • Motel Manager
1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • Shoe Fitter
1950
No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James
  • Bakin
1950
No Score Yet Champagne for Caesar
  • Gerald
1950
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Maitre d'
1950
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Custodian
1950
No Score Yet Union Station
  • Horace
1950
No Score Yet The Girl from San Lorenzo
  • Cal
1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark
  • Stefan
1949
50% Samson and Delilah
  • Man
1949
No Score Yet The Dalton Gang
  • Amos Boling
1949
No Score Yet Satan's Cradle (The Devil's Den)
  • Henry Lane
1949
89% The Inspector General
  • Burbis
1949
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo
  • Artist
1949
78% I Shot Jesse James
  • Room Clerk
1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little
  • Mr. Hopkins
1948
83% He Walked by Night
  • Avery
1948
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit
  • Grandee
1948
No Score Yet The Return of October
  • Jonathan
1948
71% The Three Musketeers
  • Bonacieux
1948
100% They Live by Night
  • Lambert
1948
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph
  • Policeman
1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee
  • Mr. Duncan
1948
No Score Yet Song of Love
  • Court Officer
1947
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Townsman
1947
No Score Yet Bells of San Fernando
  • Francisco Garcia, Mission Blacksmith
1947
No Score Yet The Long Night
  • Man With Bike
1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Frohman's Secretary
1947
67% Dead Reckoning
  • Night Attendant
1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me
  • Mortician
1947
No Score Yet The Chinese Ring
  • Armstrong
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
  • Simon Little
1946
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll
  • Servant
1946
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie
  • Dr. Coleman
1946
No Score Yet Suspense
  • Cab Driver
1946
95% The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Picnic Manager
1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • J. Cornwall Travers
1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Recording Technician
1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey
  • Clerk in Toy Shop
1946
No Score Yet House of Horrors
  • Mr. Samuels
1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off
  • Jenkins
1946
No Score Yet Adventure
  • Rico
1945
100% Scarlet Street
  • Apartment House Manager Jones
1945
No Score Yet Cornered
  • Night Clerk
1945
100% The Lost Weekend
  • Shopkeeper
1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • Barber
1945
No Score Yet The Cheaters (The Castaways)
  • Process Server
1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill
  • Usher
1945
100% Wonder Man
  • Customer
1945
No Score Yet Adventures of Kitty O'Day (Kitty O'Day Comes Through)
  • Roberts
1945
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Attorney
1945
No Score Yet Enemy of Women
  • Krause
1944
No Score Yet Girl Rush
  • Oscar
1944
91% Ministry of Fear
  • Mr. Newby
1944
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair
  • Ned Bolton
1944
No Score Yet Casanova Brown
  • Fletcher
1944
75% Since You Went Away
  • Principal
1944
No Score Yet Summer Storm
  • Clerk in Newspaper Office
1944
No Score Yet The Whistler
  • Flophouse Clerk
1944
88% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
  • McGinty's Secretary
1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington
  • Vance
1944
No Score Yet Master Key
  • Prof. Henderson
1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain
  • Harvey Bates
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Wilkins
1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels)
  • Rancher Ed Tracy (uncredited)
1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail!
  • Mr. Larson
1943
No Score Yet Silver Spurs
  • Justice of the Peace
1943
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle
  • Watson
1943
No Score Yet First Comes Courage
  • Norwegian Shopkeeper
1943
No Score Yet The Black Raven
  • Horace Weatherby
1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back
  • Argyle
1943
83% Hangmen Also Die
  • Bartos
1943
80% The Human Comedy
  • Blenton
1943
No Score Yet Margin for Error
  • Drug Store Clerk
1943
No Score Yet Hoppy Serves a Writ
  • Storekeeper Danvers
1943
96% The Palm Beach Story
  • Jewelry salesman
1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope
  • Man
1942
No Score Yet Miss Annie Rooney
  • Randall
1942
No Score Yet The Panther's Claw
  • Everett Digberry
1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder
  • Edmund Walpole
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Bixby Devereaux Courier
1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action
  • Pharmacist's Mate `Doc' Miller
1942
No Score Yet Man from Headquarters
  • Hotel Manager
1942
No Score Yet Wrecking Crew
  • Mission Worker
1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day
  • Photographer
1941
No Score Yet Bedtime Story
  • Desk Clerk-Reno
1941
No Score Yet H.M. Pulham, Esq.
  • Curtis Cole
1941
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy
  • Mr. Adams
1941
100% Sullivan's Travels
  • Mr. Valdelle
1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me
  • Delaney
1941
No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Campus
  • Dr. Bailey
1941
No Score Yet Sis Hopkins
  • Joe
1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster
  • 2nd Alienist
1941
No Score Yet Meet Boston Blackie
  • Blind man
1941
No Score Yet Ridin' on a Rainbow
  • Matt Evans
1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis
  • Orderly
1940
94% Christmas in July
  • Mr. Jenkins
1940
100% The Great McGinty
  • Secretary
1940
80% Edison, the Man
  • Edwin Hall
1940
No Score Yet The Man with Nine Lives
  • Dr. Bassett
1940
No Score Yet The Saint's Double Trouble
  • Jewel Cutter
1940
No Score Yet Arizona
  • Pete Kitchen
1940
No Score Yet The Secret of Dr. Kildare
  • Attendant
1939
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Hopper's Secretary
1939
80% The Man They Could Not Hang
  • Lang
1939
No Score Yet Girl from Rio
  • Wilson
1939
No Score Yet In Name Only
  • Owen
1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live
  • Defense Attorney
1939
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
  • Mark Hansen
1939
No Score Yet Exile Express
  • Serge
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Andrew Whipple
1939
No Score Yet I Am a Criminal
  • Ed Harper
1939
No Score Yet Gangster's Boy
  • Secretary
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Kirby's Assistant
1938
No Score Yet Delinquent Parents
  • Mr. Ellis
1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys
  • Gazette Owner
1938
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild
  • Husband
1938
71% Test Pilot
  • Designer
1938
91% The Awful Truth
  • Secretary
1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Johann
1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Mr. Dale
1937
No Score Yet True Confession
  • Ballistic expert
1937
No Score Yet Larceny on the Air
  • Pete
1937
No Score Yet The Little Minister
  • Villager at Stabbing
1934
83% The Great Moment
  • Morton's Office Manager
1921

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Charlie
  • 1959

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