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Jack LaRue

Highest Rated:   100% Road to Utopia (1945)
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American actor Jack LaRue is frequently mistaken for Humphrey Bogart by casual fans. In both his facial features and his choice of roles, LaRue did indeed resemble Bogart, in every respect but one; Bogart became a star, while LaRue remained in the supporting ranks. After stage work in his native New York, LaRue came to Hollywood for his first film, The Mouthpiece, in 1932. For the next few years he played secondary hoodlums (for example, the hot-head hit man in the closing sequences of Night World [1932]) and unsavory lead villains -- never more unsavory than as the sex-obsessed kidnapper in The Story of Temple Drake (1933). LaRue decided to shift gears and try romantic leading roles, but this "new" LaRue disappeared after the Mayfair Studios cheapie, The Fighting Rookie (1934). He was at his most benign as "himself", trading gentle quips with Alice Faye at an outdoor carnival in the MGM all-star short Cinema Circus (1935). Otherwise, it was back to gangsters and thugs, with a few exceptions like his sympathetic role in A Gentleman from Dixie (1941). By the 1940s, LaRue had spent most of his movie savings and was compelled to seek out any work available. Awaiting his cue to appear in a small role on one movie set, LaRue was pointed out to up-and-coming Anne Shirley on a movie set as an example of what happens when a Hollywood luminary doesn't provide for possible future career reverses. Things improved a bit when LaRue moved to England in the late 1940s to play American villains in British pictures. His most memorable appearance during this period was as Slim Grissom in the notorious No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) -- a virtual reprisal of his part in The Story of Temple Drake. LaRue worked often in television during the last two decades of his career; in the early 1950s, he was the eerily-lit host of the spooky TV anthology Lights Out.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • Silent film villain
1976
No Score Yet The Young Nurses
  • Actor
1973
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods
  • Tomatoes
1964
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young
  • Cronin's Business Associate
1964
No Score Yet 40 Pounds of Trouble
  • Nick the Greek
1963
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down
  • Kennedy
1952
No Score Yet No Orchids for Miss Blandish
  • Slim Grisson
1948
No Score Yet Bush Pilot
  • Paul Girard
1947
71% My Favorite Brunette
  • Tony
1947
No Score Yet Robin Hood of Monterey
  • Actor
1947
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Cornered
  • Diego, Hotel Valet
1945
No Score Yet Dakota
  • Slade
1945
No Score Yet The Spanish Main
  • Lt. Escobar
1945
100% Road to Utopia
  • LeBec
1945
No Score Yet Dangerous Passage
  • Mike Zomano
1944
No Score Yet Machine Gun Mama
  • Jose
1944
No Score Yet The Girl from Monterey
  • Johnson
1943
No Score Yet The Law Rides Again
  • Duke Dillon
1943
No Score Yet American Empire
  • Pierre
1942
No Score Yet The Payoff
  • John Angus
1942
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot
  • Marty Clark
1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong
  • Tabor
1942
No Score Yet Hard Guy
  • Vic
1941
No Score Yet Ringside Maisie (Cash and Carry Maisie)
  • Ricky Du Prez
1941
No Score Yet Gangs Inc.
  • Mickey Roman
1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark
  • Ace Vernon
1941
No Score Yet Gangs Incorporated
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Swamp Woman
  • Pierre Pertinax Pontineau Briand Broussicourt d'Olivier, aka
1941
No Score Yet Murder in the Night
  • Steve Marco
1940
100% The Sea Hawk
  • Lt. Ortega
1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Panama
  • Manolo
1940
No Score Yet In Old Caliente
  • Delgado
1939
No Score Yet Arson Racket Squad
  • Bud Morgan
1938
No Score Yet Under the Big Top
  • Ricardo Le Grande
1938
93% Captains Courageous
  • Priest
1937
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday
  • Gollenger
1937
No Score Yet Bridge of Sighs
  • Packy Lacy
1936
No Score Yet Born to Fight
  • Smoothy Morgan
1936
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate
  • Lt. Chago (Baltazar's Aide)
1936
No Score Yet Strike Me Pink
  • Thrust
1936
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man
  • Rico
1936
No Score Yet Ellis Island
  • "James"
1936
No Score Yet It Couldn't Have Happened
  • Smiley Clark
1936
No Score Yet Yellow Cargo
  • Al Perrelli
1936
No Score Yet Remember Last Night?
  • Baptiste Bouclier
1935
No Score Yet Special Agent
  • Andrews
1935
No Score Yet Little Big Shot
  • Jack Dore
1935
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man
  • Cubby
1935
No Score Yet The Headline Woman
  • Zarias
1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady
  • Tom
1935
No Score Yet The Fighting Rookie
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Law of Vengeance
  • Actor
1933
80% The Kennel Murder Case
  • Eduardo Grassi
1933
No Score Yet To the Last Man
  • Jim Daggs
1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter
  • Ricci
1933
95% 42nd Street
  • A Mug
1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man
  • Spike
1933
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake
  • Trigger
1933
No Score Yet Christopher Strong
  • Carlo
1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer
  • Actor
1933
92% A Farewell to Arms
  • The Priest
1932
100% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  • Ackerman
1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match
  • Mug
1932
No Score Yet Virtue
  • Toots
1932
No Score Yet The Mouthpiece
  • Garland
1932
No Score Yet Night World
  • Henchman
1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event
  • Louis De Marco
1932

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