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Chester Morris

Highest Rated:   83% The Big House (1930)
Lowest Rated:   43% The Great White Hope (1970)
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An actor with slicked-back hair, a jutting jaw and a hooked nose, Morris was the son of well-known Broadway performers. As a child he appeared in silents and as a teenager he began a stage acting career; he made his Broadway debut in 1918. He debuted onscreen in Alibi (1929), for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. He went on to a busy screen career, usually in gun-toting roles. He is best remembered as Boston Blackie, the character he played in a series of 13 films. He retired from the screen in 1956, returning in 1970 to play the fight manager in The Great White Hope (1970). Shortly thereafter he died of an overdose of barbiturates.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Woman Trap
  • Actor
2012
43% The Great White Hope
  • Pop
1970
No Score Yet The She-Creature
  • Dr. Carlo Lombardi
1956
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
  • Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
1949
No Score Yet Trapped by Boston Blackie
  • Boston Blackie
1948
No Score Yet Boston Blackie and the Law
  • Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Thief
  • Boston Blackie
1946
No Score Yet A Close Call for Boston Blackie
  • Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
1946
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
  • Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
  • Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
1945
No Score Yet One Mysterious Night
  • Boston Blackie
1944
No Score Yet Gambler's Choice
  • Ross Hadley
1944
No Score Yet The Chance of a Lifetime
  • Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black
1943
No Score Yet Aerial Gunner
  • Sgt. 'Foxy' Pattis
1943
No Score Yet After Midnight with Boston Blackie
  • Boston Blackie
1943
No Score Yet Seven Miles from Alcatraz
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Tornado
  • Pete Ramsey
1943
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
  • Boston Blackie
1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie
  • Boston Blackie
1942
No Score Yet Wrecking Crew
  • Duke Mason
1942
No Score Yet I Live on Danger
  • Jeff Morrell
1942
No Score Yet Confessions of Boston Blackie
  • Boston Blackie
1941
No Score Yet Meet Boston Blackie
  • Boston Blackie
1941
No Score Yet Wagons Westward
  • David Cook / Tom Cook
1940
No Score Yet Five Came Back
  • Bill
1939
No Score Yet Blind Alley
  • Hal Wilson
1939
No Score Yet Law of the Underworld
  • Gene Fillmore
1938
No Score Yet Flight From Glory
  • Smith
1937
No Score Yet Moonlight Murder
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Three Godfathers
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnnie
  • Johnny
1936
No Score Yet Public Hero #1
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride
  • Jimmie 'Office boy' Burnham
1934
No Score Yet Gift of Gab
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Tomorrow at Seven
  • Neil Broderick
1933
No Score Yet Blondie Johnson
  • Danny
1933
No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun
  • Jimmie Martin
1932
No Score Yet Red Headed Woman
  • William "Bill" / "Willie" Legendre Jr.
1932
No Score Yet Corsair
  • John Hawks
1931
64% The Bat Whispers
  • Detective Anderson
1930
83% The Big House
  • Morgan
1930
75% The Divorcée
  • Ted Martin
1930
No Score Yet Playing Around
  • Nickey Solomon
1930
43% Alibi
  • Chick Williams
1929
No Score Yet The Road to Yesterday
  • Party Guest
1925

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