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Franklin Farnum

Highest Rated:   100% King Creole (1958)
Lowest Rated:   57% Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Birthday:   Not Available
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun
  • Actor
2003
57% Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Actor
1958
100% King Creole
  • Actor
1958
75% Pal Joey
  • Person
1957
No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
  • Passenger
1957
94% The Ten Commandments
  • High Offical
1956
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men
  • Actor
1955
90% Guys and Dolls
  • Spectator at Song and Dance Number
1955
No Score Yet Carrie
  • Restaurant Patron
1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle
  • Man in Audience
1952
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Here Comes the Groom
  • Passenger on airplane
1951
No Score Yet The Mating Season
  • Actor
1951
98% 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
88% Johnny Belinda
  • Juryman
1948
No Score Yet Hollow Triumph (The Scar)
  • Big Winner
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 The Jolson Story
  • Man in Audience
1946
No Score Yet Sister Kenny
  • Doctor
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 Stardust on the Sage
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Lone Star Law Men
  • 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
No Score Yet 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 Clutching Hand
  • Nicky
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 Powdersmoke Range
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider
  • 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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