Jack Luden

Jack Luden

Highest Rated: 100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Lowest Rated: 63% The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)

Birthday: Feb 8, 1902

Birthplace: Not Available

American leading man Jack Luden, a member of the Pennsylvania cough-drop dynasty, graduated from Paramount's talent school in 1927 along with Thelma Todd and Charles "Buddy" Rogers, among others. The studio saw in him the same appeal that was making Gary Cooper a star, but Luden's initial starring western, Shootin' Irons (1927), proved a failure. The handsome actor did rather better in Paramount's popular "flapper" melodramas -- Two Flaming Youths (1927), Clara Bow's The Wild Party (1929]), etc. -- but a pronounced stammer did not bode well for a future in talkies. Luden's career declined rather drastically during the '30s, but independent producers such as Larry Darmour occasionally cashed in on his still-recognizable name. Darmour's westerns were on the cheap side -- to be generous -- and Luden's four starring vehicles in 1938 did not exactly set the range ablaze. The former leading man was all but forgotten by the 1950s, and his death at 49, while incarcerated at San Quentin on a drug conviction, came as a shock to former colleagues.

Highest Rated Movies



91% They Were Expendable Naval Air Captain 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Clerk 1945
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Man 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Capt. Carruther's Driver 1944
No Score Yet Guadalcanal Diary Major 1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Steward 1943
95% I Married a Witch Ambulance driver 1942
78% The Glass Key Reporter 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Spectator 1942
80% Reap the Wild Wind Southern gentleman at tea 1942
No Score Yet I Wanted Wings Captain at Court Martial 1941
No Score Yet Flight Command Hell Cat 1940
No Score Yet Arise, My Love American correspondent 1940
No Score Yet North West Mounted Police Constable Douglas 1940
No Score Yet Caught in the Draft Captain 1939
No Score Yet Susannah of the Mounties Williams 1939
No Score Yet Phantom Gold Breezy 1938
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Man in Restaurant 1937
No Score Yet King of the Royal Mounted Smith 1936
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Actor 1930
No Score Yet The Wild Party George 1929
63% The Wolf of Wall Street Actor 1929
No Score Yet It's the Old Army Game Society Bather 1926


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