Ethan Laidlaw

Highest Rated: 100% Winchester '73 (1950)
Birthday: Nov 25, 1899
Birthplace: Not Available
An outdoorsman from an early age, gangling Montana-born actor Ethan Laidlaw began showing up in westerns during the silent era. Too menacing for lead roles, Laidlaw was best suited for villains, usually as the crooked ranch hand in the employ of the rival cattle baron, sent to spy on the hero or heroine. During the talkie era, Laidlaw began alternating his western work with roles as sailors and stevedores; he is quite visible chasing the Marx Brothers around in Monkey Business (1931). Though usually toiling in anonymity, Ethan Laidlaw was given prominent billing for his "heavy" role in the 1936 Wheeler and Woolsey sagebrush spoof Silly Billies.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Alias Jesse James Henchman 1959
82% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Bartender 1957
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat Executioner 1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men Barfly 1955
No Score Yet Law and Order Man 1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed Clerk 1953
No Score Yet Against All Flags Townsman 1952
45% The Greatest Show on Earth Hank 1952
No Score Yet Carrie Waiter 1952
No Score Yet Hurricane Smith Old Tom 1952
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Jim Cummings 1951
No Score Yet Copper Canyon Deputy 1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Man 1950
100% Winchester '73 Station master 1950
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy A Hatfield 1949
100% The Paleface Henchman 1948
100% Joan of Arc Jean d'Aulon 1948
No Score Yet Station West Man 1948
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid Barfly 1947
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Cowboy 1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Helmsman 1947
No Score Yet The Web Plainclothesman 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Man 1947
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Sanders, a Soldier 1946
No Score Yet California Reb 1946
100% The Killers Conductor 1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Clark 1946
No Score Yet West of the Pecos Lookout 1945
100% Road to Utopia Saloon extra 1945
No Score Yet Renegades of the Rio Grande Actor 1945
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Thief 1944
No Score Yet Oklahoma Raiders Williams 1944
No Score Yet The Desperadoes Cass 1943
89% The Outlaw Deputy 1943
No Score Yet The Lone Star Trail Steve Bannister 1943
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade Actor 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Johnson 1942
No Score Yet Among the Living Guard 1941
No Score Yet Lady from Louisiana (Lady from New Orleans) Actor 1941
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Sea Wolf Sailor 1941
No Score Yet Texas Henry's Handler 1941
No Score Yet Law of the Range Hobart 1941
No Score Yet Law and Order Kurt Daggett 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Cop Outside Station House 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Policeman in Montage 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal Tough 1939
No Score Yet They Shall Have Music Film Delivery Man 1939
No Score Yet Three Texas Steers Morgan 1939
No Score Yet Jesse James Barshee's Henchman 1939
No Score Yet Colorado Sunset Man Who Puts Up Poster (uncredited) 1939
No Score Yet Rhythm of the Saddle Tex 1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Hood 1938
No Score Yet Racket Busters Martin's Henchman 1938
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Mug 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Barfly 1937
No Score Yet Night Key Henchman (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Song of the Gringo Actor 1936
No Score Yet Sea Spoilers Louie 1936
No Score Yet Special Investigator Larring 1936
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range `Fin' Sharkey 1935
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny Curt 1934
98% King Kong Sailor 1933
80% City Streets Killer at Prison 1931
100% Dishonored Russian Corporal 1931
No Score Yet Pardon My Gun Tex 1930
100% The Virginian Posse Man 1929
No Score Yet Dangerous Traffic "Foxy Jim" Stone 1926


No Score Yet Bonanza
  • 1963


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