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Douglas Fowley

Highest Rated:   100% Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Lowest Rated:   17% The Sea of Grass (1947)
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Born and raised in the Greenwich Village section of New York, Douglas Fowley did his first acting while attending St. Francis Xavier Military Academy. A stage actor and night club singer/dancer during the regular theatrical seasons, Fowley took such jobs as athletic coach and shipping clerk during summer layoff. He made his first film, The Mad Game, in 1933. Thanks to his somewhat foreboding facial features, Fowley was usually cast as a gangster, especially in the Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto and Laurel and Hardy "B" films churned out by 20th Century-Fox in the late 1930s and early 1940s. One of his few romantic leading roles could be found in the 1942 Hal Roach "streamliner" The Devil with Hitler. While at MGM in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Fowley essayed many roles both large and small, the best of which was the terminally neurotic movie director in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Fowley actually did sit in the director's chair for one best-forgotten programmer, 1960's Macumba Love, which he also produced. On television, Fowley made sporadic appearances as Doc Holliday in the weekly series Wyatt Earp (1955-61). In the mid-1960s, Fowley grew his whiskers long and switched to portraying Gabby Hayes-style old codgers in TV shows like Pistols and Petticoats and Detective School: One Flight Up, and movies like Homebodies (1974) and North Avenue Irregulars (1979); during this period, the actor changed his on-screen billing to Douglas V. Fowley.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Fifteen Maiden Lane
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Arson Inc.
  • Frederick P. 'Fred' Fender
2006
75% The North Avenue Irregulars
  • Delaney
1979
20% The White Buffalo
  • Amos Bixby
1977
No Score Yet Black Oak Conspiracy
  • Bryan
1977
No Score Yet From Noon Till Three
  • Buck Bowers
1976
No Score Yet Homebodies
  • Crawford
1974
75% Walking Tall
  • Judge Clarke
1973
No Score Yet Good Guys and the Bad Guys
  • Grundy
1969
100% Seven Faces of Dr. Lao
  • Toothless Cowboy
1964
No Score Yet Guns of Diablo
  • Knudson
1964
No Score Yet Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Miracle of the White Stallions
  • US General
1963
100% Barabbas
  • Vasasio
1961
No Score Yet Desire in the Dust
  • Zuba Wilson
1960
No Score Yet Macumba Love
  • Producer
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills
  • Whitney
1959
No Score Yet A Gift for Heidi
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Buffalo Gun
  • Sheriff
1958
No Score Yet Bayou
  • Emil Hebert
1957
No Score Yet The Badge of Marshal Brennan
  • Marshal
1957
No Score Yet Raiders of Old California
  • Sheriff
1957
No Score Yet Rock, Pretty Baby
  • `Pop' Wright
1956
No Score Yet Man from Del Rio
  • Doc Adams
1956
No Score Yet Bandido
  • McGhee
1956
No Score Yet The Broken Star
  • Hiram Charleton
1956
No Score Yet Texas Lady
  • Clay Ballard
1955
No Score Yet The Lonesome Trail
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart
  • Harold Butterfield
1954
25% The High and the Mighty
  • Alsop
1954
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night
  • Second Prisoner
1954
86% The Naked Jungle
  • Medicine Man
1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown)
  • Payroll Official
1954
No Score Yet Catwomen of the Moon
  • Walt Willis
1953
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific
  • Janus
1953
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun
  • Buckley
1953
No Score Yet Horizons West
  • Tompkins
1952
No Score Yet This Woman Is Dangerous
  • Club Manager
1952
No Score Yet Room for One More
  • Ice Man
1952
100% Singin' in the Rain
  • Roscoe Dexter
1952
No Score Yet Callaway Went Thataway
  • Gaffer
1951
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri
  • Tin Cup Owens
1951
No Score Yet South of Caliente
  • Dave Norris
1951
No Score Yet Tarzan's Peril
  • Herbert Trask
1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Detective
1950
No Score Yet Beware of Blondie
  • Adolph
1950
No Score Yet Armored Car Robbery
  • Benjamin 'Benny' McBride
1950
No Score Yet Bunco Squad
  • Det. Sgt. Mack McManus
1950
100% Battleground
  • `Kipp' Kippton
1949
No Score Yet Satan's Cradle (The Devil's Den)
  • Steve Gentry
1949
No Score Yet Susanna Pass
  • Del Roberts
1949
No Score Yet Flaxy Martin
  • Detective
1949
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Karl
1949
95% Mighty Joe Young
  • Jones
1949
No Score Yet Gun Smugglers
  • Steve
1948
No Score Yet Behind Locked Doors
  • Larson
1948
No Score Yet Coroner Creek
  • Stew Shallis
1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West
  • Beetie
1948
No Score Yet If You Knew Susie
  • Marty
1948
No Score Yet Black Bart
  • Sheriff Mix
1948
No Score Yet Roses Are Red
  • Oliver
1947
No Score Yet Merton of the Movies
  • Phil
1947
17% The Sea of Grass
  • Joe Horton
1947
No Score Yet Yankee Fakir
  • Yankee Davis
1947
No Score Yet Undercover Maisie
  • Daniels
1947
63% Scared to Death
  • Terry Lee
1947
No Score Yet Desperate
  • Pete Lavitch
1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters
  • Georgie Gaver
1947
No Score Yet Fall Guy
  • Shannon
1947
No Score Yet North of the Border
  • "Nails" Nelson
1946
No Score Yet The Glass Alibi
  • Joe Eykner
1946
No Score Yet 'Neath Canadian Skies
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Life with Blondie
  • Blackie
1945
No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail
  • J. Richard Bentley
1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In
  • Gordon
1945
No Score Yet One Body Too Many
  • Henry Rutherford
1944
No Score Yet Shake Hands With Murder
  • Steve Morgan
1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Death House
  • Dr. Dwight 'Brad' Bradford
1944
No Score Yet The Racket Man
  • Toby Sykes
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Bit
1944
No Score Yet The Chance of a Lifetime
  • Nails Blanton
1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels)
  • Ben Nash
1943
No Score Yet Jitterbugs
  • Malcolm Bennett
1943
No Score Yet Lost Canyon
  • Jeff Burton
1943
No Score Yet Bar 20
  • Henchman Slash
1943
No Score Yet Colt Comrades
  • Joe Brass
1943
No Score Yet Minesweeper
  • Lt. Wells
1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh
  • Mort Brawley
1942
No Score Yet Meet the Mob
  • Gus Hammond
1942
No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert
  • McCall
1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy
  • Bill Collins
1942
No Score Yet Hay Foot
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Somewhere I'll Find You
  • Captain
1942
No Score Yet I Live on Danger
  • Joey Farr
1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action
  • Ens. Martin
1942
No Score Yet Tanks a Million
  • Capt. Rossmead
1941
No Score Yet Dangerous Lady
  • Brent
1941
No Score Yet Secrets of the Wastelands
  • Salters
1941
No Score Yet Cafe Hostess
  • Eddie Morgun
1940
No Score Yet Slightly Honorable
  • Charles Madder
1940
No Score Yet Wagons Westward
  • Marsden
1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
  • Peter Lewis
1939
No Score Yet Lucky Night
  • George
1939
100% Dodge City
  • Munger
1939
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • Snapper
1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble
  • Nick Crowder
1938
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol
  • Brett
1938
No Score Yet Charlie Chan on Broadway
  • John Burke
1937
No Score Yet It Could Happen to You
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair
  • Alec
1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue
  • Eddie Eads
1937
No Score Yet One Mile From Heaven
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Dimples
  • Stranger
1936
No Score Yet Crash Donovan
  • Harris
1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town)
  • Chic
1936
No Score Yet Big Brown Eyes
  • Benny Bottle
1936
No Score Yet Navy Born
  • Lt. Steve Bassett
1936
No Score Yet Night Life of the Gods
  • Cyril Sparks
1935
No Score Yet Gift of Gab
  • Actor
1934
97% The Thin Man
  • Taxi Driver
1934
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed)
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Operator 13
  • Union Officer
1934
No Score Yet Search For Danger
  • Actor

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