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Horace B. Carpenter

Highest Rated:   100% Strange Fruit (2004)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Zorro's Black Whip
  • 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
94% 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 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
33% 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
No Score Yet Carmen
  • Pastia
1915
No Score Yet The Golden Chance
  • Steve Denby
1915

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