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Horace B. Carpenter

Highest Rated: 100% Strange Fruit (2004)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

A veteran of Selig two-reelers in the early 1910s, burly American character actor Horace B. Carpenter came to the forefront after joining the Lasky Feature Play Company (later Paramount) in 1914. For pioneering director Cecil B. DeMille, Carpenter played Spanish Ed in The Virginian (1914) and Jacques D'Arc in Joan the Woman (1916), both still extant, before striking out on his own, directing and acting in some of the cheapest Westerns and action melodramas ever produced. Returning to acting exclusively after the changeover to sound, Carpenter continued to play his stock-in-trade, kindly fathers and ranchers in scores of B-Westerns. Thus, it came as an unpleasant surprise when the veteran actor, out of sheer poverty one imagines, accepted to play Dr. Meinschultz, devouring a cat's eye in the 1934 exploitation thriller Maniac. Carpenter survived this indiscretion with his career somewhat intact and continued to play scores of supporting roles and bit parts right up to his death of a heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies



100% Strange Fruit Buddy Bleu 2004
No Score Yet Psychotic Connections Actor 1980
No Score Yet Silver City Kid Actor 1945
No Score Yet Belle of the Yukon Actor 1944
No Score Yet Range Law Jailer (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie Townsman Jim 1944
No Score Yet Return of the Ape Man Watchman 1944
No Score Yet Joan of Ozark Mountaineer 1942
No Score Yet In Old California Townsman in Mob 1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Trapped Barfly 1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Golden West Townsman (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet Rolling Down the Great Divide Townsman 1942
No Score Yet Sierra Sue Spectator 1941
No Score Yet Wrangler's Roost Church Member (uncredited) 1941
95% Foreign Correspondent Bit part 1940
100% Dodge City Train Passenger 1939
No Score Yet Saga of Death Valley Man at Party (uncredited) 1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Radio Listener 1939
No Score Yet Come On, Rangers Man in Bank (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Pride of the West Townsman (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Rollin' Plains Hank Tomlin 1938
No Score Yet Phantom Ranger Townsman (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Fisherman 1938
No Score Yet Paroled---To Die Bartender (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Colorado Kid Bartender 1938
No Score Yet Utah Trail Clayton 1938
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona Saloon Barfly 1938
No Score Yet Starlight over Texas Bartender 1938
No Score Yet Sunset Trail Townsman (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Where Trails Divide Actor 1937
No Score Yet Rustler's Valley Party Guest 1937
No Score Yet Doomed at Sundown Lew 1937
No Score Yet The Law Commands Jason the lead farmer 1937
No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ranch Larkin 1937
No Score Yet Git Along Little Dogies Clem 1937
No Score Yet The Gun Ranger Joe the Cafe Owner (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Bar Z Bad Men Actor 1937
No Score Yet Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin Minister (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet The Lonely Trail Wagon Loader 1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties Dynamite Thrower 1936
No Score Yet The Man from Gun Town Gillespie 1936
No Score Yet Rogue of the Range Lem - Blacksmith (uncredited) 1936
No Score Yet Between Men Dobson 1935
No Score Yet Range Riders Actor 1935
No Score Yet In Old Santa Fe Guest (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Blue Steel Actor 1934
89% Maniac Dr. Meirschultz 1934
No Score Yet West of the Divide Cattle Buyer Hornsby (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Smoking Guns Host at Dance (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Riders of Destiny Mason 1933
No Score Yet The Dude Bandit 'Doc' Pettit 1933
No Score Yet Lone Avenger Vigilante Member John 1933
No Score Yet Breed of the Border doctor 1933
No Score Yet The Fiddlin' Buckaroo Train Agent 1933
No Score Yet Phantom Thunderbolt townsman 1933
No Score Yet Gun Law Actor 1933
No Score Yet Young Blood townsman 1932
43% The Sign of the Cross Christian 1932
No Score Yet Riders of the Desert Jim Reynolds 1932
No Score Yet Trailin' Trouble Actor 1930
No Score Yet Just Travelin' Director 1927
No Score Yet Shootin' Square Dad Mason 1924
No Score Yet Joan the Woman Jacques d'Arc 1916
80% Carmen Pastia 1915
No Score Yet The Golden Chance Steve Denby 1915


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