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Edward Gargan



The older brother of stage and film leading man William Gargan, Brooklynite Edward Gargan joined his performing family in stage work before heading to Hollywood in 1933. Though he occasionally played crooks, teamsters, ward heelers and the like, Gargan specialized in portrayed dumb detectives who spent their lives misinterpreting clues and arresting the wrong people. His best-known role in this capacity was as incurably dense city detective Bates in the RKO Falcon "B"-movies of the '40s. Like his brother Bill, Edward Gargan was also quite busy on radio, preceding Larry Keating as the narrator of NBC's popular This is Your FBI.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fly by Night
  • Charlie Prescott
1993
No Score Yet Adventures of Gallant Bess
  • Deputy
1952
67% Bedtime for Bonzo
  • Policeman
1951
80% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
  • Milt
1951
93% Father of the Bride
  • Mover
1950
No Score Yet Red Light
  • Truck Driver
1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Detective
1948
No Score Yet Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, (Summer Lightning)
  • Ted
1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West
  • Conductor
1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee
  • Male Nurse
1948
No Score Yet Saddle Pals
  • Jailer
1947
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Cop
1947
No Score Yet The Brasher Doubloon
  • Truck Driver
1947
No Score Yet The Ghost Goes Wild
  • Actor
1947
No Score Yet Crack-Up
  • Cop
1946
No Score Yet The Inner Circle
  • Parking Ticket Cop
1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn
  • Bouncer
1946
No Score Yet Little Giant
  • Policeman
1946
No Score Yet Behind the Mask
  • Dixon
1946
No Score Yet Life with Blondie
  • Dogcatcher
1945
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes
  • Cab Driver
1945
No Score Yet Sing Your Way Home
  • Jailer
1945
100% Wonder Man
  • Cop in Park
1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties
  • Baxter the Bartender
1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Mickey
1945
No Score Yet The Bullfighters
  • Vasso
1945
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Cop
1944
No Score Yet San Fernando Valley
  • Keno
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Kelsey
1943
No Score Yet The Falcon and the Co-eds
  • Bates
1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke
  • Stranger
1943
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Doorman
1943
No Score Yet The Falcon in Danger
  • Bates
1943
No Score Yet Hit the Ice
  • Bank Policeman
1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back
  • Bates
1943
20% They Got Me Covered
  • Cop
1943
No Score Yet Great Guy
  • Al
1942
No Score Yet The Falcon's Brother
  • Bates
1942
No Score Yet A-Haunting We Will Go
  • Foster
1942
No Score Yet They All Kissed the Bride
  • Private Policeman
1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over
  • Bates
1942
No Score Yet Meet the Stewarts
  • Moving man
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Mulrooney
1942
No Score Yet Niagara Falls
  • Chuck
1941
No Score Yet Lady Be Good
  • Policeman
1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby
  • Customs Officer
1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours
  • Traffic Policeman
1941
No Score Yet Here Comes Happiness
  • Joe
1941
No Score Yet Spring Parade
  • Fortune Teller
1940
80% City for Conquest
  • Joe - Foreman
1940
No Score Yet Susan and God
  • Cab Driver
1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife
  • Doorman
1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo
  • Detective
1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish
  • Policeman
1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Panama
  • Plant Worker
1940
100% Northwest Passage
  • Capt. Butterfield
1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good)
  • Cab Driver
1940
100% Road to Singapore
  • Bill
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • Detective
1939
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back
  • Pinky Budd
1939
No Score Yet Honolulu
  • Second Detective
1939
No Score Yet Lucky Night
  • Cop in Park
1939
No Score Yet Thanks for the Memory
  • Flanahan
1938
No Score Yet The Texans
  • Sgt. Grady
1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
  • Sergeant
1938
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris
  • Truck Driver
1938
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Officer Hogan
1938
No Score Yet The Devil's Party
  • Sgt. Enders
1938
95% Bringing Up Baby
  • Zoo Official
1938
No Score Yet Jim Hanvey, Detective
  • Smith
1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome
  • Foreman
1937
No Score Yet Under Your Spell
  • Detective
1936
100% My Man Godfrey
  • Detective
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • 2nd Bodyguard
1936
No Score Yet Ceiling Zero
  • Doc Wilson
1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage
  • McPherson
1936
No Score Yet False Pretenses
  • Mike O'Reilly
1935
No Score Yet Hands Across the Table
  • Pinky Kelly
1935
No Score Yet The Irish in Us
  • Man
1935
No Score Yet The Gilded Lily
  • Guard
1935
No Score Yet We Live Again
  • Warden's Assistant
1934
88% Twentieth Century
  • Sheriff
1934
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties
  • Stogie
1934
No Score Yet She Had to Choose
  • Higgins
1934
89% Queen Christina
  • Fellow Drinker
1933
No Score Yet Three Cornered Moon
  • Mike
1933
No Score Yet Tarnished Lady
  • Actor
1931

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