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Hugh Beaumont

Highest Rated:   100% The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Lowest Rated:   80% Railroaded (2003)
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Birthplace:   Lawrence, Kansas,
American actor Hugh Beaumont originally studied for the clergy, remaining busy as a lay minister throughout his acting career. After stage experience, Beaumont arrived in Hollywood in 1940. While most of the draftable leading men were away during World War II, Beaumont enjoyed a brief spell of stardom; his faint resemblance to actor Lloyd Nolan enabled Beaumont to inherit Nolan's screen role of detective Michael Shayne in a series of inexpensive programmers. After the war, Beaumont returned to character parts, contributing memorable moments to such films as The Blue Dahlia (1946) and The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947). He also played quite a few villains during this period; fans of Beaumont's later television work are in for a jolt as they watch the affable Hugh connive and murder his way through 1948's Money Madness. During the early 1950s, Beaumont frequently popped up in uncredited featured roles at 20th Century-Fox, most prominently in Phone Call From a Stranger (1952) as the doctor killed by drunken driver Michael Rennie, and in The Revolt of Mamie Stover as the Honolulu cop who advises goodtime girl Jane Russell to get out of town. In 1957, Beaumont was cast as philosophy-dispensing suburban dad Ward Cleaver on the popular sitcom Leave It to Beaver (he replaced Casey Adams, who played Ward in the 1955 pilot). While he despaired that the series might ruin his chances for good film roles, Beaumont remained with Beaver until its cancellation in 1963. Hugh Beaumont retired from show business in the late 1960s, launching a second career as a successful Christmas tree farmer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% Railroaded
  • Police Sgt. Mickey Ferguson
2003
No Score Yet The Human Duplicators
  • Austin Welles
1965
No Score Yet Night Passage
  • Jeff Kurth
1957
No Score Yet The Mole People
  • Dr. Jud Bellamin
1956
No Score Yet Hell's Horizon
  • Sgt. Al Trask
1955
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler
  • Kennerly
1953
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal)
  • Chaplain
1952
No Score Yet Wild Stallion
  • Capt. Wilmurt
1952
No Score Yet Bugles in the Afternoon
  • Lt. Cooke
1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger
  • Dr. Brooks
1952
No Score Yet Overland Telegraph
  • Brad
1951
No Score Yet Callaway Went Thataway
  • Mr. Adkins
1951
No Score Yet Go for Broke!
  • Chaplain
1951
No Score Yet Lost Continent
  • Robert Phillips
1951
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Lt. Fenton
1951
No Score Yet Second Chance
  • Pastor Dr. Emory
1950
No Score Yet Bury Me Dead
  • Michael Dunn
1947
No Score Yet Money Madness
  • Steve Clark
1947
100% The Blue Dahlia
  • George Copeland
1946
No Score Yet Objective, Burma!
  • Capt. Hennessey
1945
No Score Yet The Lady Confesses
  • Larry Brandon
1945
No Score Yet Blood on the Sun
  • Johnny Clarke
1945
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War
  • Range Officer
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Adm. Hart's Aide
1944
No Score Yet The Racket Man
  • 'Irish' Duffy
1944
92% The Seventh Victim
  • Gregory Ward
1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Footman
1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
  • Mr. Sharpe
1943
No Score Yet Flight for Freedom
  • Flight Instructor
1943
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier
  • Lt. Martin
1943
No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow
  • Otto Skaas
1943
83% Wake Island
  • Captain
1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli
  • Orderly
1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana
  • Officer
1941
No Score Yet South of Panama
  • Paul
1941

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