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Eddie Dew

Highest Rated: 100% Them! (1954)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Fighting 69th (1940)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

A would-be B-Western star who never made the grade, Eddie Dew had been in musical comedy prior to drifting into films in 1937. After appearing in countless bit parts at (mostly) Republic Pictures, Dew was awarded a one-year contract in 1943 and a promotion to stardom with a proposed John Paul Revere series of Westerns that also featured the popular Smiley Burnette as the comedic sidekick, a job the tubby Burnette had done so admirably in the Gene Autry music Westerns. Alas, in spite of Burnette's popularity, the series in general and Dew in particular fell far short of expectations and after only two films had been produced, Republic bought back his contract for a reported 1,000 dollars. The studio tried to salvage the series by re-hiring Robert Livingston, formerly of The Three Mesqueteers, but there were few takers and the project was shelved after only two additional Westerns. Dew meanwhile, landed a berth at Universal as a second banana to Rod Cameron and even took over the lead in Trail to Gunfight (1944) when Cameron was upgraded to Grade A projects. In the end, however, singer Kirby Grant was brought in to take over the spot vacated by Cameron and Dew, who sidelined once again, went into television instead, appearing on the Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill programs and directing episodes of Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. He would later add such low-budget feature films as Naked Gun (1956) and the Canada-lensed Wings of Chance (1961) to his directorial credits.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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No Score Yet Greatest Stories of the Bible The New Testament Director 2007
No Score Yet The Greatest Stories of the Bible Director 2007
No Score Yet Pagan Island Stanton 1961
100% Them! Officer 1954
No Score Yet Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion Barnett 1951
98% Sunset Boulevard Assistant Coroner 1950
No Score Yet Renegades of the Rio Grande Cal Benedict 1945
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Capt. Lawrence 1943
No Score Yet Destroyer Survivor 1943
No Score Yet Let's Face It Sergeant 1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Sheriff Walters 1943
No Score Yet Flight for Freedom Flyer 1943
No Score Yet Ladies' Day Spike 1943
No Score Yet Fighting Frontier Walton 1943
94% Cat People Street Cop 1942
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Petty Officer 1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie Stableman (uncredited) 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Pilot 1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific Man 1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood Scott Yager 1942
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy French 1941
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster Farmer 1941
No Score Yet Sunset in Wyoming Actor 1941
60% The Fighting 69th Regan 1940
No Score Yet Professor Beware Railroad Workman 1938

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