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Harry Woods

Highest Rated:   100% Road to Rio (1947)
Lowest Rated:   50% Samson and Delilah (1949)
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An effort by a Films in Review writer of the '60s to catalogue the film appearances of American actor Harry Woods came a-cropper when the writer gave up after 400 films. Woods himself claimed to have appeared in 500 pictures, further insisting that he was violently killed off in 433 of them. After a lengthy and successful career as a millinery salesman, Woods decided to give Hollywood a try when he was in his early thirties. Burly, hatchet-faced, and steely eyed, Woods carved an immediate niche as a reliable villain. So distinctive were his mannerisms and his razor-edged voice that another memorable movie heavy, Roy Barcroft, admitted to deliberately patterning his performances after Woods'. While he went the usual route of large roles in B-pictures and serials and featured parts and bits in A-films, Harry Woods occasionally enjoyed a large role in an top-of-the-bill picture. In Cecil B. De Mille's Union Pacific (1939), for example, Woods plays indiscriminate Indian killer Al Brett, who "gets his" at the hands of Joel McCrea; and in Tall in the Saddle (1944), Woods is beaten to a pulp by the equally muscular John Wayne. Comedy fans will remember Harry Woods as the humorless gangster Alky Briggs in the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business (1931) and as the bullying neighbor whose bratty kid (Tommy Bond) hits Oliver Hardy in the face with a football in Block-Heads (1938).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Sheepman
  • Cattle Rancher in Restaurant
1958
No Score Yet Lone Star
  • Dellman
1952
No Score Yet Let's Dance
  • Police Lieutenant
1950
50% Samson and Delilah
  • Gammad
1949
No Score Yet Masked Raiders
  • Marshal Barlow
1949
83% The Fountainhead
  • Superintendent
1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory
  • Pluthner
1949
94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Karl Rynders
1949
No Score Yet Hellfire
  • Lew Stoner
1949
No Score Yet Western Heritage
  • Arnold
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Card Player
1948
No Score Yet Tycoon
  • Holden
1947
No Score Yet Desire Me
  • Joseph
1947
No Score Yet Thunder Mountain
  • Trimble Carson
1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Wrong Mr. and Mrs. Follinsbee
1947
No Score Yet Code of the West
  • Hatfield
1947
No Score Yet Trail Street
  • Lance Larkin
1947
100% Road to Rio
  • Ship's Purser
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming
  • Ben Jackson
1947
100% My Darling Clementine
  • Marshal
1946
No Score Yet Sunset Pass
  • Cinnabar
1946
No Score Yet West of the Pecos
  • Brad Sawtelle
1945
No Score Yet Law of the Badlands
  • Conroy
1945
No Score Yet Silver City Kid
  • Judge Sam Ballard
1945
No Score Yet Wanderer of the Wasteland
  • Guerd Eliott
1945
No Score Yet Nevada
  • Joe Powell
1944
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle
  • George Clews
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Al Dalton
1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
  • Man
1943
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide
  • Jim Corkle
1942
No Score Yet Down Texas Way
  • Burt
1942
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • Complaining Miner
1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range
  • Steve
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Mace
1942
No Score Yet Today I Hang
  • Henry Courtney
1942
No Score Yet West of the Law
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone
  • Shotgun Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Boss of Bullion City
  • Sheriff Jeff Salters
1941
100% The Long Voyage Home
  • First Mate of Amindra
1940
No Score Yet The Ranger and the Lady
  • Kincaid
1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago
  • Black Mike Rafferty
1940
No Score Yet Winners of the West
  • King Carter
1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command
  • Dental patient
1940
No Score Yet Isle of Destiny
  • Capt. Lawson
1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables
  • Wainwright
1940
No Score Yet Days of Jesse James
  • Capt. Worthington
1939
100% Beau Geste
  • Renoir
1939
No Score Yet In Old Caliente
  • Calkins
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Al Brett
1939
No Score Yet Blue Montana Skies
  • Hendricks
1939
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • King's Officer
1939
No Score Yet Mr. Moto in Danger Island
  • Grant
1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal
  • Curly Bill's Man
1939
No Score Yet Come On, Rangers
  • Morgan Burke
1938
No Score Yet Block-Heads
  • Beligerant Neighbor
1938
No Score Yet The Texans
  • Cavalry Officer
1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Cop/Autograph Hound
1938
No Score Yet Hawaiian Buckaroo
  • M'Tigue
1938
No Score Yet Panamint's Bad Man
  • Craven
1938
No Score Yet The Last Train from Madrid
  • Government man
1937
No Score Yet Conflict
  • "Ruffhouse" Kelly
1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Quartermaster Sergeant
1936
No Score Yet Ticket to Paradise
  • Dawson
1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties
  • Charles K. Plummer
1936
No Score Yet The Unknown Ranger
  • Van
1936
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno
  • 2nd Officer Reynolds
1935
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It
  • Big Bill
1935
No Score Yet Call of the Savage
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid
  • Louie
1934
90% The Scarlet Empress
  • Doctor
1934
No Score Yet The Circus Clown
  • Ajax
1934
No Score Yet The President Vanishes
  • Kramer
1934
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties
  • Slade
1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar
  • Detective
1934
No Score Yet The Prizefighter and the Lady
  • George Lyons
1933
No Score Yet Haunted Gold
  • Joe Ryan
1932
100% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  • Guard
1932
No Score Yet Two Seconds
  • Executioner
1932
No Score Yet Night World
  • Gang Leader
1932
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Walt Northrup
1932
No Score Yet Texas Gun Fighter
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Range Feud
  • Vandall
1931
94% Monkey Business
  • Alky Briggs
1931
No Score Yet Palmy Days
  • Plug Moynihan
1931
No Score Yet The Texas Ranger
  • Matt Taylor
1931
No Score Yet Pardon My Gun
  • Copper
1930
No Score Yet Dynamite Dan
  • Brute Lacy
1924

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