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Jack Luden

Highest Rated:   100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Lowest Rated:   67% Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% 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
86% The Glass Key
  • Reporter
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Spectator
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Southern gentleman at tea
1942
No Score Yet Arise, My Love
  • American correspondent
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
No Score Yet It's the Old Army Game
  • Society Bather
1926

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