Dick Purcell

Dick Purcell

Highest Rated: 100% The Bank Dick (1940)

Lowest Rated: 100% The Bank Dick (1940)

Birthday: Aug 6, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

Dick Purcell was a good-natured, athletic leading man in the Regis Toomey/Lyle Talbot mold, so it seemed natural that he'd end up at Toomey's and Talbot's mutual stamping grounds of Warner Bros. For four years, Purcell was the uncrowned king of Warners' B-picture unit. After several handsome but unmemorable "hero" assignments, Purcell demonstrated a breezy gift for comedy as movie studio functionary Mackley Q. Greene in W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick (1940). Thereafter, it was back to Dick-the-stick leads and villains at Republic and Monogram. Dick Purcell's last film role was the title character in the 1943 Republic serial Captain America; one year later, he died of a heart condition at the age of 35.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Captain America Captain America 1944
No Score Yet Timber Queen Milt 1944
No Score Yet The Mystery of the 13th Guest Johnny Smith 1943
No Score Yet Aerial Gunner Gadget Blaine 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Duke Springer 1943
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly Andy Adams 1943
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot Lt. Decker 1942
No Score Yet In Old California Joe Dawson 1942
No Score Yet Phantom Killer Edward A. 'Ed' Clark 1942
No Score Yet I Live on Danger Norm Thompson 1942
No Score Yet King of the Zombies James 'Mac' McCarthy 1941
No Score Yet Flying Blind Bob Fuller 1941
No Score Yet Flight Command Lt. `Stitchy' Payne 1940
No Score Yet Arise, My Love Pink 1940
No Score Yet New Moon Alexander 1940
100% The Bank Dick Mackley Q. Greene 1940
No Score Yet Streets of New York T.P. 'Tap' Keenan 1939
No Score Yet Irish Luck Steve Lanahan 1939
No Score Yet Tough Kid Actor 1939
No Score Yet Heroes in Blue Terry Murphy 1939
No Score Yet Valley of the Giants Creel 1938
No Score Yet Penrod's Double Trouble Tex Boyden 1938
No Score Yet Mystery House Lance O'Leary 1938
No Score Yet Air Devils Percy 'Slats' Harrington 1938
No Score Yet Accidents Will Happen Jim Faber 1938
No Score Yet Nancy Drew, Detective Keifer 1938
No Score Yet Red Barry Actor 1938
No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses George Mayhew 1937
No Score Yet Slim Tom 1937
No Score Yet Melody for Two Mel Lynch 1937
No Score Yet Alcatraz Island Actor 1937
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots Ed Driscoll 1936
No Score Yet The Law in Her Hands Marty 1936
No Score Yet Brides Are Like That Dr. Randolph Jenkins 1936
No Score Yet Snowed Under Bert 1936
100% Ceiling Zero Smiley Johnson 1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Louie 1936
No Score Yet Doorway to Hell Actor 1930


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