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Charles Stevens

  • Highest Rated: 100% Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Mummy's Curse (1944)
  • Birthday: May 26, 1893
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A grandson of the legendary Apache chief Geronimo, Charles Stevens (often billed as Charles "Injun" Stevens because of his ethnic background) made his film bow as an extra in The Birth of a Nation (1915). The close friend and "mascot" of cinema idol Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Stevens appeared in all but one of Fairbanks' starring films, beginning with 1915's The Lamb. He was often seen in multiple roles, never more obviously than in Fairbanks' The Black Pirate (1926). His largest role during his Fairbanks years was Planchet in The Three Musketeers (1921) and its sequel The Iron Mask (1929). In talkies, Stevens was generally cast as a villain, usually an Indian, Mexican, or Arab. Outside of major roles in early sound efforts like The Big Trail and Tom Sawyer (both 1930), he could be found playing menacing tribal chiefs and bandits in serials and B-pictures, and seedy, drunken "redskin" stereotypes (invariably named Injun Joe or Injun Charlie or some such) in big-budget films like John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946). He was also much in demand as a technical adviser on Native American lore and customs. Charles Stevens remained active until 1956, 17 years after the death of his pal and mentor Doug Fairbanks.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Outsider Joseph Hayes 1961
80% Last Train from Gun Hill Keno 1959
No Score Yet Pardners Indian 1956
No Score Yet Green Fire Bandit 1954
No Score Yet Killer Leopard Gonzales 1954
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail Pablo 1954
No Score Yet Escape From Fort Bravo Eilota 1953
No Score Yet Jeopardy Mexican Father 1953
No Score Yet Savage Mutiny Chief Wamai 1953
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse Deputy Britt 1952
No Score Yet Warpath Courier 1951
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk Trancos 1950
No Score Yet Ambush Diablito 1950
No Score Yet Indian Territory Soma 1950
No Score Yet The Showdown Indian Joe 1950
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men Grey Eagle 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Artego 1948
No Score Yet The Exile Painter 1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor Actor 1947
100% Ride the Pink Horse Drunken Mexican 1947
No Score Yet Calcutta Strangler 1947
100% My Darling Clementine Indian Charlie 1946
No Score Yet Border Bandits Jose 1946
No Score Yet San Antonio Sojer Harris 1945
No Score Yet Marked Trails Denver 1944
40% The Mummy's Curse Skilles 1944
100% Blood and Sand Pabelo Gomez 1941
No Score Yet Overland Mail Puma 1941
No Score Yet The Bad Man Venustiano 1941
91% The Mark of Zorro Jose, a Peon 1940
No Score Yet Kit Carson Ruiz 1940
No Score Yet Winners of the West Snakeye 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Panama Fisherman-Cameraman Spy 1940
No Score Yet Wagons Westward Pima 1940
No Score Yet The Real Glory Cholera Victim 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal Indian Charlie 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Actor 1939
No Score Yet Man of Conquest Zavola 1939
No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger Manuel 1938
No Score Yet Forbidden Valley Blackjack 1938
No Score Yet Red Barry Captain Moy 1938
No Score Yet Ebb Tide Uncle Ned 1937
No Score Yet The Last Train from Madrid Escaped Prisoner 1937
No Score Yet Wild and Woolly Pedro 1937
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low Panamanian at Cock Fight 1937
No Score Yet The Bold Caballero Vargas 1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman Injun Charlie 1936
No Score Yet Aces and Eights Capt. Felipe 1936
No Score Yet Call of the Wild Francois 1935
100% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer McGregor's Servant 1935
No Score Yet Under the Pampas Moon Groom 1935
63% Viva Villa! Staff 1934
No Score Yet Call of the Coyote Actor 1934
No Score Yet Drum Taps Indian Joe 1933
No Score Yet Mystery Ranch Tonto 1932
No Score Yet South of the Rio Grande Actor 1932
No Score Yet When the West Was Young Pancho 1932
No Score Yet The Stoker Ernesto 1932
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid Lopez 1931
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Injun Joe 1930
100% The Big Trail Lopez 1930
100% The Virginian Pedro 1929
No Score Yet The Taming of the Shrew Servant 1929
100% The Iron Mask Planchet 1929
No Score Yet The Gaucho The Gaucho's First Lieutenant 1927
100% The Black Pirate Powder man 1926
No Score Yet Mantrap Lawrence Jackfish (Indian Guide) 1926
No Score Yet Don Q Son of Zorro Robledo 1925
No Score Yet The Vanishing American Shoie 1925
96% The Thief of Bagdad His Awaker 1924
100% The Three Musketeers Planchet, D'Artagnon's Lackey 1921
88% The Mark of Zorro Peon 1920
No Score Yet The Mollycoddle Yellow Horse 1920
No Score Yet Reaching for the Moon Actor 1917
No Score Yet The Man from Painted Post Tony Lopez 1917
No Score Yet The Americano Actor 1917
No Score Yet The Matrimaniac Actor 1916
98% The Birth of a Nation Volunteer 1915

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Indian Chief
  • 1960
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Josofat
  • 1959
  • 1958

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