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Clem Bevans



The screen's premiere "Old Codger," American actor Clem Bevans didn't make his movie debut until he was 55 years old. His acting career was launched in 1900 with a vaudeville boy-girl act costarring Grace Emmett. Bevans moved on to burlesque, stock shows, Broadway and light opera. In 1935, Bevans first stepped before the movie cameras as Doc Wiggins in Way Down East. It was the first of many toothless, stubble-chinned geezers that Bevans would portray for the next 27 years. On occasion, producers and directors would use Bevans' established screen persona to throw the audience off the track. In Happy Go Lucky (1942), he unexpectedly shows up as a voyeuristic millionaire with a fondness for female knees; in Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942), he is a likeable old desert rat who turns out to be a Nazi spy! Clem Bevans continued playing farmers, hillbillies, and "town's oldest citizen" roles into the early 1960s. The octogenarian actor could be seen in a 1962 episode of Twilight Zone ("Hocus Pocus and Frisby") looking and sounding just the same as he had way back in 1935.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun
  • Jim Martin
2003
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
  • Cap'n Cobb
1956
No Score Yet The Kentuckian
  • Pilot
1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men
  • Tod Grinnel
1955
No Score Yet Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill
  • Sam "Bigmouth" Smedley
1953
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot
  • Plunkett
1952
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle
  • Pay Lankershim
1951
No Score Yet Gold Raiders
  • Doc
1951
No Score Yet Silver City Bonanza
  • Townsman
1951
84% Harvey
  • Herman
1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge
  • Roogle
1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West
  • Hawley as an Old Timer
1949
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo
  • Pop Lint
1949
No Score Yet Big Jack
  • Saltlick Joe
1949
No Score Yet Rim of the Canyon
  • Loco John
1949
91% Portrait of Jennie
  • Capt. Caleb Cobb
1948
100% The Paleface
  • Hank Billings
1948
No Score Yet Loaded Pistols
  • Jim Hedge
1948
100% Moonrise
  • Jake
1948
No Score Yet Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
  • Capt. Bjorn
1948
No Score Yet Yankee Fakir
  • Shaggy Hartley
1947
100% The Yearling
  • Pa Forrester
1946
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle
  • Card Game Spectator
1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town
  • Buffalo Burns
1944
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels)
  • Bridge Tender
1943
80% The Human Comedy
  • Henderson
1943
No Score Yet Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
  • Tadpole
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Scissor Grinder
1942
81% Saboteur
  • Neilson
1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds
  • Store-Teeth Morrison
1942
84% Sergeant York
  • Zeke
1941
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady
  • Samuel Darby
1940
89% Go West
  • Official
1940
No Score Yet Half a Sinner
  • Snuffy
1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison
  • Mr. Waddell
1940
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • Ben Mattling
1940
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
  • Mr. Quill
1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget)
  • Sheriff
1939
100% Dodge City
  • Charlie, the Barber
1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight
  • Jimmy Barzek
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Ticket Taker
1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid
  • Postman
1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld
  • Villager
1939
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed
  • Actor
1938
67% Boy Meets Girl
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Young Fugitives
  • Benjie
1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts
  • Elder Massey
1938
No Score Yet Idol of the Crowds
  • Andy Moore
1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York
  • Panhandler
1937
No Score Yet Riding on Air
  • The Sheriff
1937
90% Come and Get It
  • Gunner Gallagher
1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range
  • Gila Bend
1936
No Score Yet Way Down East
  • Doc Wiggin
1935

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Old Man

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