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Carleton Young

Highest Rated:   100% How the West Was Won (1963)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
70% Cheyenne Autumn
  • Secretary to Schurz
1964
100% How the West Was Won
  • Union Soldier
1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Maxwell Scott
1962
No Score Yet Armored Command
  • Capt. Macklin
1961
96% Spartacus
  • Herald
1960
No Score Yet The Music Box Kid
  • George Gordon
1960
100% Sergeant Rutledge
  • Capt. Shattuck
1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours
  • Col. Evans Carlson
1960
100% North by Northwest
  • Fanning Nelson
1959
100% 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
89% The Last Hurrah
  • Mr. Winslow
1958
84% 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
69% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Allan Kirk
1956
No Score Yet Great Day in the Morning
  • Col. Gibson
1956
75% 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
83% Niagara
  • Policeman
1953
No Score Yet Torpedo Alley
  • Psychiatrist
1953
No Score Yet The Steel Trap
  • Clerk
1952
82% 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
94% The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Colonel
1951
No Score Yet The Mob
  • District Attorney
1951
No Score Yet Best of the Badmen
  • Wilson
1951
63% 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 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 Gun Code
  • Slim Doyle
1940
No Score Yet Billy the Kid's Gun Justice
  • Jeff Blanchard
1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air
  • Stevens
1940
No Score Yet Flaming Lead
  • Hank
1939
No Score Yet El Diablo Rides
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Zorro's Fighting Legion
  • Juarez
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 S.O.S. Coast Guard
  • Dodds
1937
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 Dick Tracy
  • Gordon Tracy (after)
1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed
  • Henchman Smokey
1937
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky
  • Al
1936
46% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth)
  • Jack Perry
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Colonel No. 2
  • 1962

Quotes from Carleton Young's Characters