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Craig Stevens

Highest Rated:   100% Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
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Craig Stevens abandoned all plans for a career in dentistry when he became involved in student productions at the University of Kansas. Trained at Pasadena Playhouse and Paramount's acting school, Stevens was signed to a stock Warner Bros. contract in 1941. He was well showcased as a soft-hearted gangster in At the Stroke of Twelve, a 1941 two-reel adaptation of Damon Runyon's The Old Doll's House, but his feature film roles were merely adequate at best. By 1950, Stevens was reduced to playing a standard mustachioed villain in the Bowery Boys epic Blues Busters. His saving turnaround came about when Stevens was cast in the title role of the 1958 Blake Edwards-produced TV private eye series Peter Gunn. Though obviously imitating Cary Grant in the early episodes of this three-season hit, Stevens eventually developed a hard-edged acting style all his own. He later re-created his TV role in the 1967 theatrical feature Gunn. Subsequent TV-series assignments for Stevens included the British-filmed weekly Man of the World (1962) and CBS' Mr. Broadway (1964). Craig Stevens was married to actress Alexis Smith (with whom he toured in such stage productions as Critic's Choice) from 1944 until her death in 1993.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Supercarrier (Deadly Enemies)
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Condor
  • Actor
1986
60% La Truite
  • Carter company president
1982
90% S.O.B.
  • Willard
$14.9M 1981
No Score Yet Killer Bees
  • Rudolf van Bohlen
1974
No Score Yet McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? (Portrait of a Dead Girl )
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Gunn
  • Peter Gunn
1967
No Score Yet Buchanan Rides Alone
  • Carbo
1958
38% The Deadly Mantis (The Giant Mantis)(The Incredible Praying Mantis)
  • Col. Joe Parkman
1957
No Score Yet The French Line
  • Phil Barton
1954
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Bruce Adams
1953
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger
  • Mike Carr
1952
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South
  • Col. Braxton Summers
1951
100% Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Ken Paine
1950
No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Sailor
  • Danvers
1949
No Score Yet Night Unto Night
  • Tony
1949
No Score Yet That Way with Women
  • Carter Andrews
1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love
  • Johnson
1947
60% Humoresque
  • Monte Loeffler
1946
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot
  • Ed Rector
1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking
  • Jack Leslie
1945
75% Since You Went Away
  • Danny Williams
1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen
  • Himself
1944
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • John Thomas Anthony
1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours
  • Airline Official in Ambulance
1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears
  • Robert Struck
1941
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Senate Reporter
1939

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