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Edmund Cobb



The grandson of a governor of New Mexico, pioneering screen cowboy Edmund Cobb began his long career toiling in Colorado-produced potboilers such as Hands Across the Border (1914), the filming of which turned tragic when Cobb's leading lady, Grace McHugh, drowned in the Arkansas River. Despite this harrowing experience, Cobb continued to star in scores of cheap Westerns and was making two-reelers at Universal in Hollywood by the 1920s. But unlike other studio cowboys, Cobb didn't do his own stunts -- despite the fact that he later claimed to have invented the infamous "running w" horse stunt -- and that may actually have shortened his starring career. By the late '20s, he was mainly playing villains. The Edmund Cobb remembered today, always a welcome sign whether playing the main henchman or merely a member of the posse, would pop up in about every other B-Western made during the 1930s and 1940s, invariably unsmiling and with a characteristic monotone delivery. When series Westerns bit the dust in the mid-'50s, Cobb simply continued on television. In every sense of the word a true screen pioneer and reportedly one of the kindest members of the Hollywood chuck-wagon fraternity, Edmund Cobb died at the age of 82 at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Phantom
  • Grogan
2001
No Score Yet Johnny Reno
  • Townsman
1966
No Score Yet The Bounty Killer
  • Townsman
1965
No Score Yet The Underwater City
  • Meade
1962
71% Tales of Terror
  • Driver
1962
89% The Last Hurrah
  • Man
1958
No Score Yet Motorcycle Gang
  • Bill
1957
38% The Amazing Colossal Man
  • Dr. McDermott (as Ed Cobb)
1957
No Score Yet Dragstrip Girl
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Runaway Daughters
  • Detective
1956
No Score Yet Hidden Guns
  • Ben Williams
1956
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
  • Judy Foreman
1955
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular
  • Policeman
1955
No Score Yet Lay That Rifle Down
  • Sheriff Cushing
1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men
  • Anchor Rider
1955
80% Broken Lance
  • Court Clerk
1954
No Score Yet The Egyptian
  • Patient in Dispensary
1954
62% River of No Return
  • Barber
1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
  • Jefferson
1954
No Score Yet The Man with the Steel Whip
  • Lee
1954
No Score Yet The Redhead from Wyoming
  • Sprague
1953
No Score Yet Something for the Birds
  • Reporter
1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
  • Man
1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl
  • Brownell's Assistant
1952
67% Detective Story
  • Ed
1951
No Score Yet Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion
  • Turner
1951
100% Winchester '73
  • Target watcher
1950
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
  • Engineer
1950
No Score Yet Bells of Coronado
  • Rafferty
1950
No Score Yet Desperadoes of the West
  • Bowers
1950
No Score Yet The Girl from San Lorenzo
  • Wooly
1950
No Score Yet James Brothers of Missouri
  • Sheriff
1950
No Score Yet The Daring Caballero (Guns of Fury)
  • Marshal Scott
1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold
  • Man
1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier
  • Sheriff
1948
No Score Yet The Street with No Name
  • Desk Sergeant
1948
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
  • Stage Driver
1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek
  • Court Clerk
1948
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman
  • Carriage Driver #2
1948
No Score Yet G-Men Never Forget
  • Cook
1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
  • Lem
1947
No Score Yet Jesse James Rides Again
  • Wilkie
1947
91% Brute Force
  • Bradley
1947
No Score Yet Son of Zorro
  • Stockton
1947
No Score Yet Robin Hood of Texas
  • Deliveryman (uncredited)
1947
No Score Yet Renegade Girl
  • Sgt. James
1946
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver
  • Duke
1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Thief
  • Policeman No. 1
1946
No Score Yet The Falcon's Alibi
  • Detective Williams
1946
No Score Yet Song of Arizona
  • Sheriff
1946
No Score Yet The Scarlet Horseman
  • Kyle
1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado
  • Prospector
1945
No Score Yet The Falcon in San Francisco
  • Cop
1945
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9
  • Bartender
1945
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced
  • Stage Driver
1945
No Score Yet Renegades of the Rio Grande
  • Karl Holbrook
1945
96% Double Indemnity
  • Train Conductor
1944
No Score Yet Law Men
  • Slade
1944
No Score Yet Raiders of the Border
  • McGee
1944
No Score Yet Riders of Ghost City
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Jack London
  • Father of child
1943
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack)
  • Farmer
1943
No Score Yet Destroyer
  • Workman
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Heckler
1943
No Score Yet Sagebrush Law
  • Bill Lanning
1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid
  • Scully
1943
86% The Glass Key
  • Reporter
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Yard Man
1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie
  • Police Sergeant
1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage
  • Steve Burns
1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Rio Grande
  • Bartender
1942
100% Citizen Kane
  • Enquirer Reporter
1941
No Score Yet Back in the Saddle
  • Williams
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Policeman
1941
No Score Yet North from the Lone Star
  • Dusty Daggett
1941
No Score Yet Texas
  • Blaire
1941
No Score Yet Man from Montana
  • Dakota
1941
No Score Yet Across the Sierras
  • Mac Fawcett
1941
No Score Yet Winners of the West
  • Maddox
1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command
  • Juryman
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Cop
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Guard
1940
No Score Yet Pony Post
  • George Barber
1940
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty
  • Detective
1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Autry Voter
1940
No Score Yet Wagons Westward
  • Actor
1940
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Sen. Gower
1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live
  • Blair
1939
No Score Yet Blue Montana Skies
  • Brennan
1939
No Score Yet Zorro's Fighting Legion
  • Gonzalez
1939
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It
  • Miner
1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy
  • Adjutant
1938
No Score Yet Zorro Rides Again
  • Larkin
1937
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies
  • Sheriff
1937
No Score Yet Cherokee Strip
  • Link Carter
1937
No Score Yet California Mail
  • Actor
1936
100% Show Boat
  • Gambler
1936
No Score Yet Sundown Saunders
  • Burke (uncredited)
1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Courage
  • Cal Jepson
1935
43% Naughty Marietta
  • Mercenary Scout
1935
No Score Yet The Miracle Rider
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Rustler's Paradise
  • El Diablo
1935
No Score Yet Lightning Triggers
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Cheyenne Tornado
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond
  • Officer
1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain
  • The Rattler
1934
No Score Yet Smoking Guns
  • Henchman (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny
  • sailor
1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid
  • Henchman Buck (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet The Rawhide Terror
  • Sheriff Tim Luke
1934
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy
  • Speed Walton
1934
No Score Yet Deadwood Pass
  • Mileaway Thomas
1933
No Score Yet Gun Law
  • Henchman Tex (uncredited)
1933
No Score Yet Dynamite Ranch
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Come on, Tarzan
  • Injun
1932
No Score Yet Battling with Buffalo Bill
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Wild Horse
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Arizona Terror
  • Zeke
1931
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf
  • Prince Kuva
1931
100% Whoopee
  • Cowhand
1930
No Score Yet Films of Edmund Cobb
  • Director
  • Actor
1929
No Score Yet Silent Western, The - V. 2
  • Actor

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