Frank Ellis - Rotten Tomatoes

Frank Ellis

Highest Rated:   91% My Little Chickadee (1940)
Lowest Rated:   91% My Little Chickadee (1940)
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Snake-eyed, mustachioed character actor Frank Ellis seldom rose above the "member of the posse" status in "B" westerns. Once in a while, he was allowed to say things like "Now here's my plan" and "Let's get outta here," but generally he stood by waiting for the Big Boss (usually someone like Harry Woods or Wheeler Oakman) to do his thinking for him. Ellis reportedly began making films around 1920; he remained in the business at least until the 1954 Allan Dwan-directed western Silver Lode. Frank Ellis has been erroneously credited with several policeman roles in the films of Laurel and Hardy, due to his resemblance to another bit player named Charles McMurphy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Buster
  • Gang Member
1988
No Score Yet Evel Knievel
  • Rodeo Clown
1971
No Score Yet Silver Lode
  • Searcher
1954
No Score Yet Pack Train
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun
  • Prescott Townsman
1953
No Score Yet Blackhawk
  • Hendrickson
1952
No Score Yet The Old West
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle
  • Kibitzer
1952
No Score Yet Beyond the Purple Hills
  • Corey
1950
No Score Yet Indian Territory
  • Square Dancer
1950
No Score Yet The Westward Trail
  • Taggart
1948
No Score Yet Check Your Guns
  • bartender
1948
No Score Yet Stage to Mesa City
  • Stocker
1948
No Score Yet Return of the Lash
  • Slim Lowery
1947
No Score Yet Overland Riders
  • Henchman Cherokee
1946
No Score Yet Prairie Badmen
  • Thompson
1946
No Score Yet Ambush Trail
  • Frank Gwen
1946
No Score Yet Gentlemen with Guns
  • Cassidy
1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Terrors on Horseback
  • Henchman Conners (uncredited)
1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado
  • Deputy
1945
No Score Yet Frontier Fugitives
  • Henchman Mert Donner
1945
No Score Yet Wildfire
  • Rancher Carter
1945
No Score Yet Enemy of the Law
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Shadows of Death
  • Henchman Frisco
1945
No Score Yet Wild Horse Phantom
  • Henchman Kallen
1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie
  • Outlaws in Office
1944
No Score Yet Trail of Terror
  • Joe
1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup
  • Henchman Sam Panzer
1944
No Score Yet Devil Riders
  • Henchman
1943
No Score Yet Cattle Stampede
  • Elkins
1943
No Score Yet Death Rides the Plains
  • Henchman Sam (uncredited)
1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap
  • Jed
1943
No Score Yet Black Market Rustlers
  • Kyper
1943
No Score Yet Trail Riders
  • Henchman
1942
No Score Yet Prairie Pals
  • Henchman (uncredited)
1942
No Score Yet Arizona Stagecoach
  • Dan - Stage
1942
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trail
  • Sheriff
1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers
  • Cowhand at Dance
1942
No Score Yet In Old California
  • Wagon Drive
1942
No Score Yet Rock River Renegades
  • Chuck
1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage
  • Man at Dance
1942
No Score Yet Texas Man Hunt
  • Hank Smith
1942
No Score Yet Stagecoach Buckaroo
  • Cheated Gambler
1942
No Score Yet Along the Sundown Trail
  • Williams
1942
No Score Yet Phantom Killer
  • Kelsey, A Policeman
1942
No Score Yet Texas to Bataan
  • Richards
1942
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy
  • Slim
1941
No Score Yet The Bandit Trail
  • Al
1941
No Score Yet Stick to Your Guns
  • Henchman Duby
1941
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone
  • Miner (uncredited)
1941
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Back in the Saddle
  • Henchman
1941
No Score Yet The Lone Rider Crosses the Rio
  • Fred
1941
No Score Yet Man from Montana
  • Decker
1941
No Score Yet Ghost Mine
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Twilight on the Trail
  • Charlie
1941
No Score Yet The Kid's Last Ride
  • Wash
1941
No Score Yet Boss of Bullion City
  • Deputy
1941
No Score Yet Rawhide Rangers
  • Townsman (uncredited)
1941
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal
  • Henchman (uncredited)
1941
No Score Yet Prairie Pioneers
  • Haines
1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Santa Fe
  • Hank Baxter
1941
No Score Yet Wrangler's Roost
  • Brady
1941
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok
  • Overland Stage Driver
1940
91% My Little Chickadee
  • Townsman
1940
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet New Frontier (Frontier Horizon)
  • Dance Extra
1939
No Score Yet Texas Wildcats
  • Al
1939
No Score Yet Southward, Ho!
  • Jones
1939
No Score Yet Rough Riders' Round-up
  • Waiter
1939
No Score Yet Six-Gun Rhythm
  • Henchman (uncredited)
1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds
  • Beefy - Angry Pal of Blockade Boss
1939
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowgirl
  • Sheriff Larson
1939
No Score Yet Western Jamboree
  • Ranch Hand (uncredited)
1938
No Score Yet Sunset Trail
  • Cowboy (uncredited)
1938
No Score Yet Ghost Town Riders
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Border Wolves
  • McCone
1938
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies
  • Beefy Cowhand
1937
No Score Yet Public Cowboy No. 1
  • Rustler (uncredited)
1937
No Score Yet Guns in the Dark
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Git Along Little Dogies
  • Radio-Shooting Rancher
1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Skull
  • Coggins
1937
No Score Yet Boothill Brigade
  • Brown
1937
No Score Yet Borderland
  • Frank
1937
No Score Yet Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin
  • Horner
1937
No Score Yet Trail of Vengeance
  • Red Cassidy
1937
No Score Yet The Gambling Terror
  • Blackie
1937
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers
  • Ranger
1936
No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range
  • Carter Rider
1936
No Score Yet Ghost Patrol
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Phantom of Santa Fe
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Desert Trail
  • Poker Player (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet Rainbow Valley
  • Townsman (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire
  • Guard leader
1935
No Score Yet Big Boy Rides Again
  • Al
1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range
  • Blacksmith (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet Trail Drive
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain
  • henchman
1934
No Score Yet Cowboy Holiday
  • Barney
1934
No Score Yet In Old Santa Fe
  • Burly Deputy (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet The Dude Bandit
  • Bill
1933
No Score Yet The Telegraph Trail
  • First Henchman
1933
No Score Yet The Cowboy Counsellor
  • Stage Guard Charlie (uncredited)
1933
No Score Yet Phantom Thunderbolt
  • saloon guest
1933
No Score Yet The Fiddlin' Buckaroo
  • Henchman Snakey
1933
No Score Yet The Big Stampede
  • Henchman Drake (uncredited)
1932
No Score Yet Law of the West
  • Deputy Tom
1932
No Score Yet Whistlin' Dan
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Texas Gun Fighter
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet A Man's Land
  • ranch hand
1932
No Score Yet The Sunset Trail
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Boiling Point
  • drunk
1932
No Score Yet Range Feud
  • Walton Cowhand
1931
No Score Yet Alias---The Bad Man
  • card player
1931
No Score Yet Shadow Ranch
  • Barfly
1930
No Score Yet Courtin' Wildcats
  • circus hand
1929
No Score Yet Two Tars
  • Motorist
1928

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