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Charles Stevens



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT 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 The Showdown
  • Indian Joe
1950
No Score Yet Indian Territory
  • Soma
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
100% 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 Union Pacific
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Man of Conquest
  • Zavola
1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal
  • Indian Charlie
1939
No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger
  • Manuel
1938
No Score Yet Flaming Frontiers
  • Breed
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
80% 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 When the West Was Young
  • Pancho
1932
No Score Yet South of the Rio Grande
  • Actor
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
100% The Birth of a Nation
  • Volunteer
1915

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