Charles Bickford

Charles Bickford

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Lowest Rated: 13% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) (1955)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1891

Birthplace: Not Available

Hard-fighting, strong, durable redhead Charles Bickford graduated from MIT before he began appearing in burlesque in 1914. After serving in World War I, he started a career on Broadway in 1919. He didn't come to Hollywood until the birth of the Sound Era in 1929. His first film was Cecil B. DeMille's Dynamite, during the production of which, he punched out DeMille. He became a star after playing Greta Garbo's lover in Anna Christie (1930), but didn't develop into a romantic lead, instead becoming a powerful character actor whose screen appearances commanded attention throughout a career spanning almost four decades, in films such as Duel in the Sun (1946) and Johnny Belinda (1948). His craggy, intense features lent themselves to roles as likable fathers, businessmen, captains, etc. He sometimes played stubborn or unethical roles, but more often projected honesty or warmth. He co-authored a play, The Cyclone Lover (1928) and wrote an autobiography, Bulls, Balls, Bicycles, and Actors (1965). He was Oscar-nominated three times but never won the award. Late in his life he starred in the TV show The Virginian.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Mister Cory Actor 2011
No Score Yet A Big Hand for the Little Lady Benson Tropp 1966
No Score Yet Fatal Confinement Actor 1964
100% Days of Wine and Roses Ellis Arnesen 1962
No Score Yet The Unforgiven Zeb 1960
100% The Big Country Maj. Henry Terrill 1958
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It A.A. Andrews 1956
13% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) Dr. Runkleman 1955
No Score Yet Prince Of Players Dave Prescott 1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Gen. Jimmy Guthrie 1955
98% A Star Is Born Oliver Niles 1954
No Score Yet The Last Posse Sampson Drune 1953
No Score Yet The Raging Tide Hamil Linder 1951
No Score Yet Jim Thorpe---All American Pop Warner 1951
No Score Yet Riding High J.L. Higgins 1950
No Score Yet Guilty of Treason Cardinal Mindszenty 1950
No Score Yet Branded Mr. Lavery 1950
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy Devil Anse Hatfield 1949
91% Whirlpool Lt. Colton 1949
No Score Yet Command Decision Elmer Brockhurst 1948
89% Johnny Belinda Black McDonald 1948
No Score Yet Four Faces West Pat Garrett 1948
No Score Yet Babe Ruth Story Brother Mathias 1948
No Score Yet The Woman on the Beach Todd 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Clancy 1947
91% Brute Force Gallagher 1947
76% Duel in the Sun Sam Pierce 1946
82% Fallen Angel Mark Judd 1945
80% Wing and a Prayer Capt. Waddell 1944
86% The Song of Bernadette Peyremaie 1943
100% Mr. Lucky Hard Swede 1943
71% For Whom the Bell Tolls Actor 1943
83% Tarzan's New York Adventure Buck Rand 1942
80% Reap the Wild Wind Mate of the Tyfib 1942
No Score Yet Queen of the Yukon Ace Rincon 1940
100% Of Mice and Men Slim 1939
No Score Yet Mutiny in the Big House Father Joe Collins 1939
No Score Yet Stand Up and Fight Arnold 1939
No Score Yet The Storm Bob 'Sparks' Roberts 1938
No Score Yet Valley of the Giants Howard Fallon 1938
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai Otto Hartman 1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Red Scanlon 1937
No Score Yet Thunder Trail Lee Tate 1937
100% The Plainsman Gunrunner 1936
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Jotham Klore 1935
No Score Yet Under Pressure Nipper Moran 1935
100% Little Miss Marker Big Steve 1934
No Score Yet White Woman Ballister 1933
No Score Yet This Day and Age Louis Garrett 1933
No Score Yet No Other Woman Big Jim Stanley 1933
No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Actor 1932
No Score Yet Thunder Below Walt 1932
No Score Yet The Squaw Man (The White Man) Cash Hawkins 1931
No Score Yet East of Borneo Allan Clark 1931
No Score Yet Men in Her Life Flashy Madden 1931
No Score Yet The Sea Bat Rev. Sims 1930
No Score Yet Anna Christie Matt Burke 1930
No Score Yet Hell's Heroes Bob Sangster 1930


Maj. Henry Terrill says: What makes you think he wont [get lost in the Big Country]

Maj. Henry Terrill says: What makes you think he wont?

Ramon says: [mouth agape, unsure how to answer]

Pat Terrill says: Well, speak up.

Ramon says: He say, not worry. He says he coming back. And by the way, you know, he's got a funny watch!