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Duke York

Highest Rated:   100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated:   % Love on the Run (1936)
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Billed as Duke York Jr. when he entered films in 1933, this muscular actor essayed such action-oriented roles as King Kala in Flash Gordon (1936). By the 1940s, York had found his particular niche as a second-string Lon Chaney Jr. He was a mainstay at Columbia's short-subject unit in the 1940s, playing the various hunchbacks, werewolves, goons, and Frankensteins who menaced such comedians as the Three Stooges, El Brendel, and Andy Clyde. One of his rare roles out of makeup was in the Stooges' 1943 comedy Higher Than a Kite, which revealed that York wasn't quite as adept at handling dialogue as he was at grunting and growling. Though Duke York committed suicide in 1952, he kept appearing in Columbia's two-reelers and Westerns through the magic of stock footage until the mid-'50s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Sleepless Nights
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Public Enemies
  • Holmes
1995
No Score Yet Carbine Williams
  • Guard
1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl
  • Con Operator
1952
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy
  • Man
1951
No Score Yet Valley of Fire
  • Piano
1951
No Score Yet Fort Defiance
  • Doniger
1951
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives
  • Cowboy
1950
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood
  • Andrew Hardy
1950
No Score Yet Francis
  • Sgt. Poor
1950
No Score Yet Johnny Stool Pigeon
  • Body Guard
1949
100% The Paleface
  • Henchman
1948
No Score Yet That Lady In Ermine
  • Sergeant
1948
100% Road to Rio
  • Roustabout
1947
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem
  • Jailor
1944
No Score Yet The Contender
  • Bomber
1944
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo
  • Crew Member
1943
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Attendant with the Coroner
1942
No Score Yet Give Out, Sisters
  • Louie
1942
No Score Yet Invisible Agent
  • German Sentry
1942
81% Saboteur
  • Deputy
1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie
  • Johnson
1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage)
  • Actor
1942
92% Woman of the Year
  • Football player
1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights
  • Archer
1942
No Score Yet Panama Hattie
  • Bruno
1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Valentino
1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
  • Tough Assailant
1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy
  • Trucker
1941
No Score Yet Texas
  • Wise Guy
1941
No Score Yet Little Men
  • Poker Player
1940
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
  • Man
1939
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip
  • Gorgan
1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware
  • Handshakers, Paint-Brush Gag
1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder
  • Champ
1938
No Score Yet S.O.S. Coast Guard
  • Sea Wolf Thug
1937
No Score Yet Love on the Run
  • Paul, Baron's Chauffeur
1936
No Score Yet The Three Mesquiteers
  • Chuck
1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range
  • Officer
1936
No Score Yet Ticket to Paradise
  • Milkman
1936
100% Fury
  • Taxi Driver
1936
No Score Yet Strike Me Pink
  • Smiley
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Taxi Driver
1936
No Score Yet Spaceship to the Unknown
  • King Kala
1936
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late
  • Mixer
1934
No Score Yet The Old Fashioned Way
  • Stagehand
1934
100% Footlight Parade
  • Sailor on Table in "Shanghai Lil" Number
1933
96% Island of Lost Souls
  • Ape Man
1933
No Score Yet Roman Scandals
  • Soldier
1933

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