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Francis McDonald

  • Highest Rated: 100% Rancho Notorious (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Devil Doll (1964)
  • Birthday: Aug 22, 1891
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Blessed with matinee idol looks, an athletic physique, and a generous supply of talent, Francis J. McDonald entered films in 1912 after brief stage experience. A popular leading man of the teen years, McDonald segued into villainous characterizations in the 1920s, notably as the title character in Buster Keaton's Battling Butler (1926). He remained busy during the talkie era, primarily as a mustachioed heavy in "B" westerns and a featured player in the films of Cecil B. DeMille. Francis J. McDonald was at one time the husband of the "ever popular" Mae Busch.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Bad Lands Manuel Lopez 2015
74% The Great Race Russian 1965
20% Devil Doll Detective 1964
No Score Yet The Big Fisherman Scribe Spokesman 1959
No Score Yet Fort Massacre Paiute Man 1958
No Score Yet Pawnee (Pale Arrow) Uncle Tip Alden 1957
97% The Ten Commandments Simon 1956
No Score Yet Raw Edge Chief Kiyuva 1956
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Warner 1955
No Score Yet Three Hours to Kill Vince 1954
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Frank 1953
100% Rancho Notorious Harbin 1952
No Score Yet Red Mountain Marshal Roberts 1951
No Score Yet Santa Fe Corporal Fletcher Murphy 1951
75% Kim Letter Writer 1951
63% Samson and Delilah Story Teller 1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Man 1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Trainer 1949
No Score Yet The Rustlers Pierre, Roulette Wheel (uncredited) 1949
No Score Yet Brothers in the Saddle Hoyt Parker 1949
No Score Yet Rim of the Canyon Charlie Lewis 1949
100% The Paleface Lance 1948
78% The Three Musketeers Fisherman 1948
No Score Yet Strange Gamble Longhorn 1948
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Dream Bert Lansing 1948
No Score Yet Panhandle Crump 1948
80% Unconquered Frontiersman 1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline Heavy, Western Saloon 1947
No Score Yet Saddle Pals Sheriff 1947
No Score Yet Dangerous Venture Kane 1947
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North Pete Koster 1947
91% Brute Force Regan 1947
No Score Yet Son of Zorro Actor 1947
80% Duel in the Sun Gambler 1946
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Barber Jenks 1946
100% Canyon Passage Cobb 1946
98% Notorious Man 1946
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger Storekeeper 1946
No Score Yet The Devil's Playground Roberts 1946
No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon Steve Anders 1946
No Score Yet Night Train to Memphis Doctor 1946
No Score Yet Strange Confession (The Missing Head) Hernandez 1945
No Score Yet Zorro's Black Whip Hammond 1944
No Score Yet Lumberjack Fenwick 1944
No Score Yet Mystery of the Riverboat Batiste 1944
No Score Yet Texas Masquerade Sam Nolan 1944
No Score Yet Mystery Man Bert Rogan 1944
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels) Gil Hatton 1943
No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier Duvall 1943
No Score Yet Bar 20 One Eye 1943
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Interpreter 1942
100% Blood and Sand Friend 1941
No Score Yet The Sea Wolf Svenson 1941
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Escobar's Aide 1940
No Score Yet The Carson City Kid Laramie 1940
100% The Sea Hawk Samuel Kroner 1940
75% Strange Cargo Moussenq 1940
No Score Yet North West Mounted Police Louis Riel 1940
No Score Yet Green Hell Gracco 1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed George 1939
100% Beau Geste Arab Scout 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Gen. Grenville M. Dodge 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight Flight Captain 1939
No Score Yet Range War Dave Morgan 1939
No Score Yet If I Were King Casin Cholet 1938
No Score Yet The Texans Actor 1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Camden Blount 1938
No Score Yet The Last Train from Madrid Mora 1937
No Score Yet Wild West Days Purvis 1937
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday Henchman 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Boat Gambler 1936
No Score Yet Dimples Stranger 1936
80% Big Brown Eyes Malley 1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island John Wilkes Booth 1936
No Score Yet Ceiling Zero Office Worker 1936
81% The Devil-Doll Detective 1936
No Score Yet Star of Midnight Kinland Gangster 1935
No Score Yet Mississippi Gambler 1935
No Score Yet Cheyenne Tornado Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride Crook 1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Charles, the Chauffeur 1934
No Score Yet Sadie McKee Chauffeur 1934
63% Viva Villa! Villa's Man 1934
No Score Yet Successful Failure Actor 1934
No Score Yet Operator 13 Denton 1934
No Score Yet Terror Trail Tad McPherson 1933
No Score Yet Texas Buddies Blake 1932
No Score Yet Hidden Valley Frank Gavin 1932
No Score Yet The Last Mile Holdup Man 1932
No Score Yet Trailing the Killer Pierre 1932
100% Morocco Cpl. Tatoche 1930
No Score Yet Safety in Numbers Phil Kempton 1930
No Score Yet The Runaway Bride Barney Black 1930
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port Gang Leader 1928
No Score Yet The Notorious Lady Manueto Silvera 1927
No Score Yet The Temptress Timoteo 1926
75% Battling Butler Alfred `Battling' Butler 1926
No Score Yet My Lady of Whims Rolf 1925
No Score Yet Monte Cristo Benedetto 1922
No Score Yet Nomads of the North Buck McDougall 1920
No Score Yet Confession Actor 1920
No Score Yet Love's Prisoner Party Guest 1919

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Peg-Leg Jasper Walter "Salty" Sims Capt. Noble
  • 1964
  • 1959
  • 1957
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Pop Talmadge
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Great Horse
  • 1955

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