Eric Linden

Eric Linden

Highest Rated: 91% Gone With the Wind (1939)

Lowest Rated: 80% The Crowd Roars (1932)

Birthday: Sep 15, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

Recruited for films right out of Columbia University, American actor Eric Linden cornered the early-'30s market in portraying sensitive, intellectual, slightly weak-willed juveniles. He made an auspicious movie debut with RKO's Are These Our Children? (1931), in which he played a callow teenager whose minor flirtation with thievery leads to his execution for killing an elderly shop owner. The scenes in which Linden struggles to come to grips with the enormity of his crime and the inevitability of his punishment still pack a wallop when seen today. He continued playing first and second leads, mostly in programmers, throughout the '30s, sometimes costarring with Cecilia Parker in an off-and-on series of rural romances. Linden's career suffered a major setback when he accepted the cameo role of an amputation victim in Gone With the Wind (1939). Due to the horrific elements of his bloody leg operation, Linden's screen time was whittled down to little more than 30 seconds. The industry perception was that Eric Linden's status had slipped to the extent that he was willing to accept a bit part; as a consequence, he appeared in only a handful of B-pictures before leaving Hollywood for the business world in 1941.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ladies Crave Excitement Actor 2015
No Score Yet Afraid to Talk (Merry-Go-Round) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Criminals Within Actor 1943
No Score Yet Criminals Within Cpl. Greg Carroll 1941
91% Gone With the Wind An Amputation Case Amputation Case 1939
No Score Yet A Family Affair Wayne Trenton 1937
No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Navy Eddie Harris 1937
No Score Yet Good Old Soak Clemmie Hawley 1937
No Score Yet The Voice of Bugle Ann Benjy Davis 1936
No Score Yet In His Steps Tom Carver 1936
No Score Yet Old Hutch David 'Dave' Jolly 1936
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! Richard Miller 1935
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It Buddy Spencer 1935
No Score Yet No Other Woman Joe Zarcovia 1933
No Score Yet The Silver Cord Robert Phelps 1933
80% The Crowd Roars Edward 'Eddie' Greer 1932


73% No Ordinary Family
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