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Charles King

Highest Rated:   100% The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Lowest Rated:   35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
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Though never officially billed as Charles "Blackie" King, American actor Charlie King played so many "Blackies" in B-westerns that one is astounded to discover that it wasn't his middle name. Drifting into films in the '20s, the squat, stubble-chinned, mustachioed King picked up minor roles as chauffeurs, interns and bridegrooms in the two-reel comedies of such performers as Our Gang, the Three Stooges and Leon Errol. It was during the B-western boom of the early talkie era that King really came into his own, showing up in virtually every other poverty-row oater as a gang boss, lynch-mob leader or sinister henchman. Evidently King felt the day was wasted if he wasn't dynamiting a dam, setting fire to homesteaders' shacks, or engaging the hero in a fistic battle. Outtakes of these westerns have revealed that this "human monster" was actually shy and soft-spoken, never reverting to profanity when blowing his lines (more than can be said for some of the "clean-living" western heroes of the era). In fact, King's private life was governed by his formidable wife, who had spies posted at the studio to make certain that King came home right away with his paycheck without any side trips to bars or gaming tables. Gaining a beard and excess weight in the late '40s, King began appearing less frequently as villains and more often as roly-poly comedy relief. King literally died with his boots on, suffering a heart attack after shooting a 1957 episode of Gunsmoke -- in which he played a corpse! William K. Everson's 1964 coffee-table book The Bad Guys was affectionately dedicated to the scurrilously prolific Charles "Blackie" King.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
85% Giuliani Time
  • Actor
2006
73% Johnstown Flood
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Civil War Life: Shot to Pieces
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Adventures of Sir Galahad
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet The Hawk of Powder River
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Superman
  • Conrad
1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
  • Gunman
1947
No Score Yet Law of the Lash
  • Sheriff
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming
  • Cowboy
1947
No Score Yet Prairie Badmen
  • Cal
1946
No Score Yet Colorado Serenade
  • Cowhand 'Muscles' (uncredited)
1946
No Score Yet Ghost of Hidden Valley
  • Dawson
1946
No Score Yet Ambush Trail
  • Al Craig
1946
No Score Yet Thunder Town
  • Bill Rankin
1946
No Score Yet Flaming Bullets
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Frontier Fugitives
  • Henchman
1945
No Score Yet Gangster's Den
  • Butch
1945
No Score Yet Enemy of the Law
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet His Brother's Ghost
  • Thorne
1945
No Score Yet Border Badmen
  • Merritt
1945
No Score Yet Shadows of Death
  • Steve Landreau
1945
No Score Yet Marked for Murder
  • Henchman Pete Magoo
1945
No Score Yet Harmony Trail
  • Jim Sorrell
1944
No Score Yet The Great Mike
  • Doc Slagle
1944
No Score Yet Brand of the Devil
  • Henchman Bucko Lynn
1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet The Pinto Bandit
  • Spur Sneely
1944
No Score Yet Frontier Outlaws
  • Barlow
1944
No Score Yet Oath of Vengeance
  • Mort
1944
No Score Yet Thundering Gunslingers
  • Steve Kirby
1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie
  • Election Informer
1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup
  • Frank Harkins
1944
No Score Yet Devil Riders
  • Del Stone
1943
No Score Yet Cattle Stampede
  • Coulter
1943
No Score Yet The Desperadoes
  • Outlaw
1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Land of Hunted Men
  • Faro Wilson
1943
No Score Yet Haunted Ranch
  • Henchman Chuck
1943
No Score Yet The Kid Rides Again
  • Vic
1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid
  • Red Grogan
1943
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap
  • Bennett
1943
No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott
  • Ace
1943
No Score Yet The Rangers Take Over
  • Kip
1942
No Score Yet Trail Riders
  • Cole
1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie
  • Henchman Layton
1942
No Score Yet Arizona Stagecoach
  • Tim Douglas
1942
No Score Yet Prairie Pals
  • Mitchell
1942
No Score Yet Arizona Stage Coach
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Ghost Town Law
  • Gus
1942
No Score Yet Outlaws of Boulder Pass
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Along the Sundown Trail
  • Big Ben Salter
1942
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trails
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Crawford
1942
No Score Yet Lone Star Law Men
  • Dude
1942
No Score Yet Forbidden Trails
  • Fulton
1941
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet The Lone Rider Crosses the Rio
  • El Puma
1941
No Score Yet Ghost Mine
  • Roberts
1941
No Score Yet Border Roundup
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Roar of the Press
  • Police Lieutenant Homer Thomas
1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Santa Fe
  • Steve Barton
1941
No Score Yet The Gunman from Bodie
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Law of the Range
  • Henchman Walt
1941
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal
  • Titus
1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Texas
  • Dave
1940
No Score Yet Son of the Navy
  • Johnson
1940
No Score Yet Billy the Kid's Gun Justice
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes West
  • Henchman Joe Lakin
1940
No Score Yet Pony Post
  • Hamilton
1940
No Score Yet Death Rides the Range
  • Joe Larkin
1939
No Score Yet Mutiny in the Big House
  • Machine Shop Guard
1939
No Score Yet The Man from Texas
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Frontier Pony Express
  • Henchman
1939
No Score Yet Oklahoma Frontier
  • Soapy
1939
No Score Yet South of the Border
  • Bandit
1939
No Score Yet The Taming of the West
  • Rancher Jackson
1939
No Score Yet Feud of the Range
  • Dirk
1939
No Score Yet Zorro's Fighting Legion
  • Valdez
1939
No Score Yet Santa Fe Stampede
  • Henchman Ben
1938
No Score Yet Rollin' Plains
  • Trigger Gargan
1938
No Score Yet Phantom Ranger
  • Dan
1938
No Score Yet Gold Mine in the Sky
  • House Painter
1938
No Score Yet Utah Trail
  • Badger
1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town
  • Stark
1938
No Score Yet Thunder in the Desert
  • Curt Harris
1938
No Score Yet Black Aces
  • Jess Walker
1937
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
  • Blackie Devlin
1937
No Score Yet Island Captives
  • Kelly
1937
No Score Yet Doomed at Sundown
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
  • Jim
1937
No Score Yet The Trusted Outlaw
  • Bert Gilmore
1937
No Score Yet Headline Crasher
  • Blake
1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Rockies
  • Regan
1937
No Score Yet Hittin' the Trail
  • Slug
1937
No Score Yet Sing, Cowboy, Sing
  • Red Holman
1937
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
  • Stark
1937
No Score Yet A Lawman Is Born
  • Bert Moscrip
1937
No Score Yet The Fighting Deputy
  • Scar Adams
1937
No Score Yet Trouble in Texas
  • Pinto
1937
No Score Yet Lightnin' Crandall
  • Carson Blaine
1937
No Score Yet The Gambling Terror
  • Brett
1937
No Score Yet The Red Rope
  • Red Mike
1937
No Score Yet Headin' for the Rio Grande
  • Tick
1936
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Range
  • Henchman Mark Braden
1936
No Score Yet Rip Roaring Buckaroo
  • 'Bones' Kennedy
1936
No Score Yet Shadow of Chinatown
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Santa Fe Bound
  • Denton
1936
No Score Yet Desert Phantom
  • Dan
1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties
  • Hartley
1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story
  • Second Friend
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Barker
1936
No Score Yet Lucky Terror
  • Lawyer
1936
No Score Yet Crooked Trail
  • Lanning
1936
No Score Yet The Kid Ranger
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Last of the Warrens
  • Kent
1936
No Score Yet Sundown Saunders
  • Jack Mace (uncredited)
1936
No Score Yet O'Malley of the Mounted
  • Brody
1936
No Score Yet Guns and Guitars
  • Sam
1936
No Score Yet Men of the Plains
  • Johnson
1936
No Score Yet Trail of Terror
  • Hashknife
1935
No Score Yet Red Blood of Courage
  • Joe
1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking
  • Man
1935
No Score Yet Mississippi
  • Desk Clerk
1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond
  • Henchman Red
1935
No Score Yet Northern Frontier
  • RCMP Constable Wallace (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet The Miracle Rider
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet His Fighting Blood
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Silver Bullet
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Blaze
1935
No Score Yet The Ivory Handled Gun
  • Henchman Tom
1935
No Score Yet Lady by Choice
  • Drunk
1934
No Score Yet Mystery Ranch
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid
  • Henchman Blackie (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet The Fighting Trooper
  • Landeau
1934
No Score Yet Fargo Express
  • henchman
1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher
  • Sick reporter
1933
No Score Yet The Dude Bandit
  • wagon driver
1933
No Score Yet Lone Avenger
  • Nip Hawkes
1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Parson
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Champ
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Young Blood
  • Sheriff Jake Sharpe
1932
No Score Yet Mystery Trooper
  • Mack
1932
No Score Yet Cornered
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet A Man's Land
  • Joe
1932
No Score Yet Range Law
  • Bull Legal
1931
No Score Yet Pocatello Kid
  • One-Eye Trinidad
1931
No Score Yet Branded Men
  • Mace
1931
No Score Yet Two Gun Man
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Alias---The Bad Man
  • Black
1931
No Score Yet Remote Control
  • Samuel 'Sam' Ferguson
1930
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Cyclone
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet Oklahoma Cyclone
  • McKim
1930
No Score Yet Fighting Thru
  • Fox Tyson
1930
40% The Hollywood Revue of 1929
  • Himself
1929
35% The Broadway Melody
  • Eddie Kearns
1929
No Score Yet The Merry-Go-Round
  • Nicki/Baron von Nubenmuth
1923
No Score Yet Trigger Men
  • Actor

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