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Franklin Farnum

Highest Rated: 100% King Creole (1958)

Lowest Rated: 60% Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

A rugged and trustworthy Western hero from Boston, silent screen cowboy Franklyn Farnum's appeal was closer to William S. Hart than Tom Mix. Farnum's road to screen stardom began in vaudeville and musical comedy. While he was not related to stage and screen stars William Farnum and Dustin Farnum, two legendary brothers who also hailed from Boston, he never really dissuaded the name association, and while he never achieved the same success as the other Farnums, it was not for lack of trying. Onscreen from around 1914, Franklyn Farnum was usually found in inexpensive Westerns and reached a plateau as the star of the 1920 serial The Vanishing Trails and a series of oaters produced independently by "Colonel" William N. Selig, formerly of the company that bore his name. In 1918, Farnum received quite a bit of press for marrying screen star Alma Rubens, but the union proved extremely short-lived. As busy in the 1920s as in the previous decade, Farnum made the changeover to sound smoothly enough, but he was growing older and leading roles were no longer an option. He maintained his usual hectic schedule throughout the following three decades, more often than not playing villains and doing bit parts, working well into the television Western era. For many years, Farnum was the president of the Screen Extras Guild. In 1961, Franklyn Farnum died of cancer at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.

Highest Rated Movies



63% Rock-a-Bye Baby Actor 1958
100% King Creole Actor 1958
80% Pal Joey Person 1957
No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Passenger 1957
89% The Ten Commandments High Offical 1956
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Actor 1955
91% Guys and Dolls Spectator at Song and Dance Number 1955
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Actor 1953
83% Carrie Restaurant Patron 1952
No Score Yet Somebody Loves Me Waiter 1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle Man in Audience 1952
No Score Yet My Pal Gus Attorney 1952
100% Meet Me at the Fair Wall Street Tycoon 1952
No Score Yet Just for You Cook 1952
No Score Yet Groom Wore Spurs, The Reverend 1951
60% Here Comes the Groom Passenger on airplane 1951
No Score Yet The Mating Season Actor 1951
99% Sunset Boulevard The Undertaker 1950
No Score Yet Destination Murder Mr. Mansfield 1950
No Score Yet Colt .45 Actor 1950
No Score Yet Dear Wife Campaign Man 1949
No Score Yet The Undercover Man Federal Judge 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Man 1949
No Score Yet Bride of Vengeance Prisoner 1949
89% Johnny Belinda Juryman 1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells Actor 1948
100% I Remember Mama Man 1948
No Score Yet Silver River Officer 1948
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline Friar John 1947
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger Friend 1947
No Score Yet Honeymoon American Diplomat 1947
97% Monsieur Verdoux Victim of the Crash 1947
89% Sin of Harold Diddlebock Man Who Bumps into Harold on Street 1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny Doctor 1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Man in Audience 1946
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk Gambler 1946
No Score Yet Stork Club Diner 1945
No Score Yet Dick Tracy, Detective Bystander at Murder 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Actor 1945
95% Hail the Conquering Hero Town Councilman 1944
No Score Yet Silver Queen Creditors 1942
No Score Yet Lone Star Law Men Actor 1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage Actor 1942
No Score Yet Belle Starr Barfly 1941
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley Man in Audience 1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay Actor 1940
100% Stagecoach Deputy 1939
No Score Yet Prison Train District Attorney 1938
100% The Plainsman Actor 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Circus Mike, the Ticket Taker 1936
No Score Yet Three on the Trail Actor 1936
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Dance Extra 1935
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Enters Doc Riley 1935
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit Actor 1935
No Score Yet Frontier Justice Lessin 1935
No Score Yet The Silver Bullet Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider Actor 1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range Actor 1935
No Score Yet Honor of the Range Saloon Keeper 1934
No Score Yet Frontier Days Actor 1934
No Score Yet Border Guns Actor 1934
No Score Yet Texas Bad Man Actor 1932
No Score Yet Mark of the Spur Actor 1932
No Score Yet Battling with Buffalo Bill Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Scarlet Car Billy Winthrop 1917


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