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Edward Peil Sr.

  • Highest Rated: 100% Force of Evil (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 56% In Old Arizona (1928)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Enjoying a screen career that began in 1908 and lasted until the early '50s, Edward Peil Sr. remains one of those faces every lover of classic Hollywood movies knows so well but just cannot quite place. A barnstormer of the old school, Peil supported legendary stage diva Helena Modjeska in road companies of such theatrical classics as The Witching Hour and Brewster's Millions. Although he had dabbled in motion picture acting as early as 1908 (probably with the Philadelphia-based Lubin company), Peil came into his own with D.W. Griffith, who cast him as Evil Eye in Broken Blossoms (1919) and Swan Way in Dream Street (1921), not exactly characterizations that will endear him to modern, more politically correct moviegoers. Peil, whose last name was often misspelled "Piel," performed more evil-doing later in the decade, although age had a mellowing effect and he increasingly began playing gentleman ranchers, the heroine's father/uncle, decent lawmen, and the like, carving out a whole new career for himself in the field of B-Westerns. According to genre expert Les Adams, Peil made a total of 104 sound Westerns and 11 serials, adding the "Sr." to his name when his namesake son dropped his previous moniker of Johnny Jones. Father and son made one film together: the 1941 aviation drama I Wanted Wings. Edward Peil Sr. died in 1958 at the age of 76.

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No Score Yet Tombstone Canyon Actor 2012
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile) 2nd Man 1951
No Score Yet Kansas Raiders Bank Teller 1950
No Score Yet Colt .45 Townsman 1950
No Score Yet Branded Tully 1950
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart Conductor 1949
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Ad Lib Bit 1949
100% Force of Evil Counterman 1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Court Reporter 1948
84% The Lady From Shanghai Guard 1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park Politician 1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters Waiter 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Townsman 1947
No Score Yet Saddle Pals Buyer 1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Nester 1947
No Score Yet Last Round-Up Rancher Carl 1947
No Score Yet Desert Command Actor 1946
No Score Yet Shadows of Death Actor 1945
No Score Yet Silver City Kid Actor 1945
No Score Yet The Princess and the Pirate Palace Guard 1944
No Score Yet Man from Frisco Key Man 1944
No Score Yet Bombardier Officer (uncredited) 1943
80% The Outlaw Swanson 1943
No Score Yet The Kid Rides Again Ainsley 1943
86% The Glass Key Politician 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Man 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Cop 1942
No Score Yet Black Dragons Wallace 1942
100% The Major and the Minor Stationmaster 1942
No Score Yet The Night Riders Actor 1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay U.S. Marshal 1941
No Score Yet Underground Rustlers Mr. Ward (uncredited) 1941
No Score Yet Skylark Man behind Tony 1941
No Score Yet Fugitive Valley Jailer 1941
100% Love Crazy Detective 1941
94% Penny Serenade Train Conductor 1941
90% Meet John Doe Actor 1941
No Score Yet Red River Valley Actor 1941
No Score Yet I Wanted Wings Detective 1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Train Conductor 1941
No Score Yet Ghost Mine Clark 1941
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal Adams 1941
No Score Yet The Shadow Inspector Cardona 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail Guard 1940
No Score Yet Riders of Pasco Basin Rancher Jones (uncredited) 1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway Man 1940
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty Cop 1940
No Score Yet I Take This Oath Riley 1940
No Score Yet The Singing Cowgirl Tom Harkins 1939
No Score Yet Gangster's Boy Editor 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Neighbor 1938
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff Andy 1938
93% The Awful Truth Bailiff 1937
No Score Yet San Quentin Deputy 1937
No Score Yet Heroes of the Alamo Sam Houston 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Gentleman 1937
No Score Yet Slaves in Bondage Detective Captain 1937
93% Captains Courageous Fisherman 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Secretary Hayes 1937
No Score Yet Come On, Cowboys! Thomas Rigby 1937
No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ranch Rankin 1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Skull Sheriff 1937
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9 The fence 1937
No Score Yet Oh, Susanna! Sheriff Cole 1937
No Score Yet A Million to One Mac, the Editor 1937
No Score Yet Ghost Town Gold Sheriff 1936
100% Show Boat Gambler 1936
No Score Yet Snowed Under Men in Producer's Office 1936
No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Waiter 1936
No Score Yet The White Legion Dr. Moore 1936
No Score Yet Whipsaw Bartender 1935
No Score Yet Hands Across the Table Barber 1935
100% The Bride of Frankenstein Villager 1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire Prof. Cooper 1935
100% A Tale of Two Cities Cartwright 1935
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Peddler 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Man Raising Stage Curtain 1935
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Wong Jen Yu 1934
No Score Yet Kid Millions Assistant Bartender 1934
No Score Yet Fog Over Frisco Police Sergeant 1934
No Score Yet The Man from Utah Barton 1934
No Score Yet Blue Steel Melgrove 1934
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Ratkin 1933
No Score Yet Destry Rides Again Frank Warren 1932
No Score Yet Movie Crazy Waiter 1932
No Score Yet The Devil Horse Actor 1932
No Score Yet Cornered Actor 1932
No Score Yet Local Bad Man Sheriff Hickory 1932
No Score Yet The Galloping Ghost Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Texas Ranger Actor 1931
No Score Yet Wild Horse Actor 1931
No Score Yet Clearing the Range Sheriff Jim 1931
56% In Old Arizona Man 1928
69% The King of Kings Actor 1927
No Score Yet Great K & A Train Robbery Bandit leader 1926
78% The Iron Horse Old Chinaman 1924
No Score Yet Broken Chains burglar 1922
No Score Yet Dream Street Swan Way 1921
83% The Dragon Painter Kano Indara 1919
95% Broken Blossoms Evil Eye 1919


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