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Edward Peil Sr.

Highest Rated:   100% Force of Evil (1948)
Lowest Rated:   56% In Old Arizona (1928)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
86% 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 Last Round-Up
  • Rancher Carl
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming
  • Nester
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 Bombardier
  • Officer (uncredited)
1943
89% 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
93% Penny Serenade
  • Train Conductor
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal
  • Adams
1941
No Score Yet Red River Valley
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne
  • Train Conductor
1941
No Score Yet Ghost Mine
  • Clark
1941
No Score Yet 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
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Neighbor
1938
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff
  • Andy
1938
91% 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 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 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 Cornered
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Local Bad Man
  • Sheriff Hickory
1932
No Score Yet The Devil Horse
  • Actor
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 Dream Street
  • Swan Way
1921
83% The Dragon Painter
  • Kano Indara
1919

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