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Charles Drake

Highest Rated:   100% The Swimmer (1968)
Lowest Rated:   14% The Arrangement (1969)
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Upon graduating from Nichols College, Charles Ruppert entered the professional world as a salesman. When he decided to switch to acting, Ruppert changed his name to Drake. In films from 1939, Drake was signed to a Warner Bros. contract and appeared in such films as The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Now, Voyager (1942), Dive Bomber (1942), Air Force (1943), and Mr. Skeffington (1944). Freelancing in the mid-'40s, he played the romantic lead in the Marx Brothers flick A Night in Casablanca (1946). Once he moved to Universal in 1949, Drake proved that the fault lay not in himself but in the roles he'd previously been assigned to play. He was quite personable as Dr. Sanderson in Harvey (1950) and thoroughly despicable as the cowardly paramour of dance-hall girl Shelley Winters in Winchester '73 (1950). One of his most unusual performances was as the ostensible hero of You Never Can Tell (1951), who after spending two reels convincing the viewer that he's a prince of a fellow, turns out to be the villain of the piece. Drake did some of his best work at Universal as a supporting player in the vehicles of his offscreen pal Audie Murphy. In 1955, Drake turned to television as one of the stock-company players on Robert Montgomery Presents; three years later, he was star/host of the British TV espionage weekly Rendezvous. Charles Drake prospered as a character actor well into the early 1970s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Price Of Fear
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Skin Game
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet The Seven Minutes
  • Sgt. Kellog
1971
14% The Arrangement
  • Finnegan
1969
No Score Yet Hail, Hero!
  • Senator Murchiston
1969
100% The Swimmer
  • Howard Graham
1968
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer
  • Dolan
1968
31% Valley of the Dolls
  • Kevin Gilmore
1967
No Score Yet The Third Day
  • Lawrence Conway
1965
No Score Yet Dear Heart
  • Frank Taylor
1964
No Score Yet Back Street
  • Curt Stanton
1961
No Score Yet Tammy Tell Me True
  • Buford Woodly
1961
No Score Yet No Name on the Bullet
  • Luke Canfield
1959
60% Until They Sail
  • Capt. Richard Bates
1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • John Donahue
1957
No Score Yet Walk the Proud Land
  • Tom Sweeney
1956
93% All That Heaven Allows
  • Mick Anderson
1955
No Score Yet Female on the Beach
  • Police Lieutenant Galley
1955
100% To Hell and Back
  • Brandon
1955
No Score Yet Tobor the Great
  • Dr. Ralph Harrison
1954
No Score Yet War Arrow
  • Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
1953
88% The Glenn Miller Story
  • Don Haynes
1953
81% It Came from Outer Space
  • Sheriff Matt Warren
1953
No Score Yet Gun Smoke
  • Johnny Lake
1953
No Score Yet Red Ball Express
  • Pvt. Ronald Partridge
1952
No Score Yet You Never Can Tell
  • Perry Collins
1951
84% Harvey
  • Dr. Sanderson
1950
100% Winchester '73
  • Steve Miller
1950
No Score Yet Comanche Territory
  • Stacey
1950
No Score Yet Johnny Stool Pigeon
  • Hotel Clerk
1949
No Score Yet Tarzan's Magic Fountain
  • Dodd
1949
No Score Yet The Pretender
  • Dr. Leonard Koster
1947
No Score Yet The Tender Years
  • Bob Wilson
1947
57% A Night in Casablanca
  • Pierre
1946
No Score Yet Whistle Stop
  • Ernie
1946
No Score Yet Conflict
  • Prof. Norman Holdsworth
1945
50% Mr. Skeffington
  • Johnny Mitchell
1944
88% Air Force
  • Lt. Munchauser
1943
91% Now, Voyager
  • Leslie Trotter
1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Clerk #1
1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc.
  • Driver
1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific
  • Officer
1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal
  • Student
1942
80% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Sandy
1942
No Score Yet Dangerously They Live
  • Joe
1941
100% The Maltese Falcon
  • Reporter
1941
84% Sergeant York
  • Scorer
1941
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough
  • `Snapper' Lucas
1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Pilot
1941
No Score Yet Out of the Fog
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby
  • Crew Haircut
1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours
  • Hospital Intern
1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears
  • Arthur
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Stocker
  • 1967

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