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George Walsh



The younger brother of director Raoul Walsh, George Walsh attended Fordham and Georgetown, intending to become a lawyer. Eventually he joined his brother at the Reliance-Majestic studios in 1914, playing a variety of roles in the company's two-reel dramas. When Raoul moved to Fox in 1915, George Walsh went along, and after several supporting parts (including a stopover at D.W. Griffith's studio to play the Groom of Canaan in Intolerance), he was promoted to starring roles. An "action" hero in the Douglas Fairbanks mold, he was at his best in such go-getting fare as Blue Blood and Red (directed by his brother) and Putting One Over. During this period, he married actress Seena Owen, a union which lasted until 1924. The six-foot-tall Walsh was heavily promoted by screenwriter June Mathis to play the title role in Ben-Hur. He remained offscreen during the three-year preparation for this mammoth production; when it was finally decided to cast Ramon Novarro as Ben-Hur instead, Walsh found that his career was ruined. He attempted a comeback in the early '30s, playing supporting roles in a handful of films directed by his brother, including Me and My Gal (1932) and Klondike Annie (1936). George Walsh finally gave up films to work as a race horse trainer for Hollywood's celebrities, including, inevitably, brother Raoul.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Klondike Annie
  • Quartermaster
1936
No Score Yet Pinto Rustlers
  • Nick
1936
No Score Yet Live Wire
  • Mate 'Bull' Dennis
1935
No Score Yet Under Pressure
  • Tug
1935
88% Cleopatra
  • Courier
1934
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties
  • Leading Man
1934
No Score Yet Return of Casey Jones
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet The Bowery
  • John L. Sullivan
1933
No Score Yet Black Beauty
  • Junk Man
1933
No Score Yet Me and My Gal
  • Duke Castege
1932
No Score Yet The Broadway Drifter
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet The Test of Donald Norton
  • Actor
1926
No Score Yet American Pluck
  • Blaze Derringer
1925
No Score Yet Rosita
  • Don Diego
1923
No Score Yet Souls for Sale
  • Actor
1923
97% Intolerance
  • Bridegroom
1916

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