Carleton Young

Carleton Young

Highest Rated: 100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Lowest Rated: 42% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth) (1936)

Birthday: Oct 21, 1905

Birthplace: Not Available

There was always something slightly sinister about American actor Carleton G. Young that prevented him from traditional leading man roles. Young always seemed to be hiding something, to be looking over his shoulder, or to be poised to head for the border; as such, he was perfectly cast in such roles as the youthful dope peddler in the 1936 camp classic Reefer Madness. Even when playing a relatively sympathetic role, Young appeared capable of going off the deep end at any minute, vide his performance in the 1937 serial Dick Tracy as Tracy's brainwashed younger brother. During the 1940s and 1950s, Young was quite active in radio, where he was allowed to play such heroic leading roles as Ellery Queen and the Count of Monte Cristo without his furtive facial expressions working against him. As he matured into a greying character actor, Young became a special favorite of director John Ford, appearing in several of Ford's films of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1962's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, it is Young, in the small role of a reporter, who utters the unforgettable valediction "This is the west, sir. When the legend becomes fact...print the legend." Carleton G. Young was the father of actor Tony Young, who starred in the short-lived 1961 TV Western Gunslinger.

Highest Rated Movies



62% Cheyenne Autumn Secretary to Schurz 1964
86% How the West Was Won Union Soldier 1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Maxwell Scott 1962
No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Colonel 1961
No Score Yet Armored Command Capt. Macklin 1961
95% Spartacus Herald 1960
No Score Yet The Music Box Kid George Gordon 1960
88% Sergeant Rutledge Capt. Shattuck 1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours Col. Evans Carlson 1960
99% North by Northwest Fanning Nelson 1959
90% The Horse Soldiers Col. Jonathan Miles 1959
No Score Yet The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure) Maj. Morrow 1958
No Score Yet Cry Terror! Robert Adams 1958
92% The Last Hurrah Mr. Winslow 1958
85% The Spirit of St. Louis Captain 1957
No Score Yet Battle Hymn Maj. Harrison 1957
60% Jet Pilot Technical Sergeant 1957
No Score Yet Run of the Arrow Doctor 1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men Board Chairman 1956
No Score Yet Julie Field Man 1956
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong Cmdr. Larabee 1956
71% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Allan Kirk 1956
No Score Yet Great Day in the Morning Col. Gibson 1956
78% Artists and Models Col. Drury 1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop District Attorney Powell 1955
No Score Yet Daddy Long Legs Commission Member 1955
No Score Yet Battle Cry Maj. Jim Wellman 1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Gen. Pershing's Aide 1955
89% While the City Sleeps Police Interrogator (uncredited) 1955
No Score Yet The Racers Race Announcer 1955
No Score Yet Woman's World Executive 1954
No Score Yet Arrow in the Dust Pepperis 1954
No Score Yet Prince Valiant Herald 1954
100% Riot in Cell Block 11 Capt. Barrett 1954
89% 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Howard 1954
88% The Glenn Miller Story Adjutant General 1953
No Score Yet A Blueprint for Murder Det. Frank Connelly 1953
92% From Here to Eternity Col. Ayres 1953
No Score Yet Goldtown Ghost Riders Jim Granby 1953
No Score Yet Salome Officer 1953
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches Maj. Lanning 1953
83% Niagara Policeman 1953
No Score Yet Torpedo Alley Psychiatrist 1953
No Score Yet The Glory Brigade Capt. Davis 1953
No Score Yet The Steel Trap Clerk 1952
83% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four) Assistant District Atty. Martin 1952
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Congressional Clerk 1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier Luke Brennan 1952
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts) Capt. Haggerty 1952
86% Deadline - U.S.A. Crane 1952
No Score Yet Red Mountain Morgan 1951
No Score Yet The Blue Veil Mr. Palfrey 1951
No Score Yet Anne of the Indies Pirate Mate 1951
71% The Desert Fox German Major 1951
100% People Will Talk Technician 1951
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman Hobson 1951
86% Flying Leathernecks Capt. McAllister 1951
No Score Yet Hard, Fast and Beautiful Fletcher Locke 1951
No Score Yet Operation Pacific Capt. McAllister 1951
95% The Day the Earth Stood Still Colonel 1951
80% The Mob District Attorney 1951
No Score Yet Best of the Badmen Wilson 1951
67% American Guerrilla in the Philippines Col. Phillips 1950
No Score Yet Double Deal Reno 1950
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit Count Belmonte 1948
No Score Yet Smash Up: The Story of a Woman Mr. Elliott 1947
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Gregory Lemaise 1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Robert G. Delbar 1945
No Score Yet Thunderhead---Son of Flicka Maj. Harris 1945
No Score Yet Take It or Leave It Program Director 1944
No Score Yet South of Santa Fe Henchman Steve 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Nolte 1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying Orchestra Leader 1941
No Score Yet The Adventures of Captain Marvel Martin 1941
No Score Yet Pride of the Bowery Norton 1941
No Score Yet Texas Henchman 1941
No Score Yet Prairie Pioneers Army Officer 1941
No Score Yet Take Me Back to Oklahoma Ace Hutchinson 1940
No Score Yet Adventures of Red Ryder Sheriff Dade 1940
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Texas Gil Bonney 1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air Stevens 1940
No Score Yet Billy the Kid's Gun Justice Jeff Blanchard 1940
No Score Yet Gun Code Slim Doyle 1940
No Score Yet Flaming Lead Hank 1939
No Score Yet El Diablo Rides Actor 1939
No Score Yet Gang Bullets Newell 1938
No Score Yet Gunsmoke Trail Actor 1938
No Score Yet The Old Barn Dance Peabody 1938
No Score Yet Outlaw Express Ramon 1938
No Score Yet Cassidy of Bar 20 Jeff Caffrey 1938
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday Tango 1937
No Score Yet Come On, Cowboys! Federal Prosecutor 1937
No Score Yet Git Along Little Dogies Man 1937
No Score Yet Round-Up Time in Texas Diamond Strike Messenger (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed Henchman Smokey 1937
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky Al 1936
42% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth) Jack Perry 1936


80% The Twilight Zone
Colonel No. 2 1962
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
John Gates 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Dr. Parsons David Reed 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Fairchild 1953


Maxwell Scott says: This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.