Jack LaRue

Jack LaRue

Highest Rated: 100% Road to Utopia (1945)

Lowest Rated: 20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

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



20% 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 For Heaven's Sake Tony 1950
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 Murder in the Music Hall Bruce Wilton 1946
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 The Desert Song Lt. Bertin 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 Valley of the Giants Ed Morrell 1938
No Score Yet Arson Racket Squad Bud Morgan 1938
No Score Yet Under the Big Top Ricardo Le Grande 1938
94% Captains Courageous Priest 1937
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday Gollenger 1937
No Score Yet Her Husband Lies Trigger 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 Yellow Cargo Al Perrelli 1936
No Score Yet It Couldn't Have Happened Smiley Clark 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 Under the Pampas Moon Bazan 1935
No Score Yet Times Square Lady Jack Kramer 1935
No Score Yet Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen Bert 1934
No Score Yet The Fighting Rookie Actor 1934
No Score Yet Law of Vengeance Actor 1933
83% The Kennel Murder Case Eduardo Grassi 1933
No Score Yet To the Last Man Jim Daggs 1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter Ricci 1933
96% 42nd Street A Mug 1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man Spike 1933
No Score Yet Christopher Strong Carlo 1933
83% The Story of Temple Drake Trigger 1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer Actor 1933
93% A Farewell to Arms The Priest 1932
95% 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


100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Feet 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Café Proprietor 1965


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