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Don Costello

Highest Rated:   100% The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Lowest Rated:   20% Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
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American stage actor Don Costello was brought to films via an MGM contract in 1939. A valuable screen menace, Costello played such steely-eyed toughies as "Noose" in Red Skelton's Whistling in the Dark (1941). He moved to 20th Century-Fox in 1942, where among other things he was seen as the elderly--but no less criminally inclined--Doc Lake in Laurel and Hardy's A-Haunting We Will Go (1942). Perhaps his frequent association with comedians enabled his screen characters to develop a sense of humor, albeit a wicked one. In the Republic "Red Ryder" western The Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945), he scores several solid laughs as an outlaw leader posing as a schoolteacher, assuring an anxious mother that he'll learn to love her children, then muttering "If they live that long...." Don Costello died suddenly at the age of 44; his last appearance was in the Alan Ladd thriller The Blue Dahlia (1946).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% The Godfather, Part III
  • Frank Romano
1990
20% Class of Nuke 'Em High
  • Nuclear Worker
1986
68% The Toxic Avenger
  • Sara's neighbor
1984
100% The Blue Dahlia
  • Leo
1946
No Score Yet Along Came Jones
  • Gledhill
1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill
  • Fighting Bartender
1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Co-eds
  • Diamond
1945
No Score Yet The Whistler
  • Lefty Vigran
1944
No Score Yet Mystery Man
  • Bud Trilling
1944
No Score Yet Texas Masquerade
  • Ace Maxson
1944
No Score Yet A Lady Takes a Chance
  • Drunk
1943
No Score Yet Crime Doctor
  • Nick
1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens
  • Heydrich
1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember
  • Eddie Turner
1942
No Score Yet A-Haunting We Will Go
  • Doc Lake
1942
No Score Yet Johnny Eager
  • Billiken
1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American
  • Mead
1942
No Score Yet Unholy Partners
  • Pelotti
1941
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark
  • Moose Green
1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Lefty
1941
No Score Yet Sleepers West
  • Carl Izzard
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • Diamond Back Vogel
1939
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Green Goddess
  • Raglan (Ashton Dearholt as Don Costello)
1938

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