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Eric Linden

Highest Rated:   94% Gone With the Wind (1939)
Lowest Rated:   94% Gone With the Wind (1939)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
94% Gone With the Wind
  • An 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 The Voice of Bugle Ann
  • Benjy Davis
1936
No Score Yet In His Steps
  • Tom Carver
1936
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness!
  • Richard Miller
1935
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It
  • Buddy Spencer
1935
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars
  • Edward 'Eddie' Greer
1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars
  • Actor
1932

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
68% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
  • Sentry

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