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James Edwards

Highest Rated:   100% The Phenix City Story (1955)
Lowest Rated:   8% CBGB (2013)
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African American leading man James Edwards came to acting by way of a near-tragedy. Seriously injured in an accident while serving in World War II, Edwards went through a painful convalescence as surgeons completely restructured his face. His vocal chords were also severely damaged, and it was suggested by his doctors that Edwards take elocution lessons to restore his voice. Upon recovering, Edwards decided to celebrate his "rebirth" by becoming an actor. After touring in the stage production Deep are the Roots, Edwards made his film debut as a boxer in RKO's The Set-Up (1949). He was starred in his next film, Home of the Brave (1949), appropriately cast as a wounded soldier. James Edwards' last film was the 1970 Best Picture winner Patton, starring George C. Scott; he died on January 4, 1970.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
8% CBGB
  • Psychotic Fan
2013
70% Opal Dream
  • Court Clerk
2006
No Score Yet Doomsday Voyage
  • Coast Guard Officer
1972
95% Patton
  • Sgt. William George Meeks
1970
94% Coogan's Bluff
  • Jackson
1968
10% The Sandpiper
  • Larry Brant
1965
98% The Manchurian Candidate
  • Cpl. Melvin
1962
No Score Yet Blood and Steel
  • George
1959
No Score Yet Anna Lucasta
  • Eddie
1959
No Score Yet Pork Chop Hill
  • Cpl. Jurgens
1959
No Score Yet Fraulein
  • Corp. S. Hanks
1958
89% Men in War
  • Killian
1957
No Score Yet Battle Hymn
  • Lt. Maples
1957
97% The Killing
  • Black Man
1956
100% The Phenix City Story
  • Zeke Ward
1955
92% The Caine Mutiny
  • Whittaker
1954
No Score Yet The Joe Louis Story
  • Chappie Blackburn
1953
88% The Member of the Wedding
  • Honey Camden Brown
1952
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Joe Morgan
1951
100% The Steel Helmet
  • Cpl. Thompson
1951
80% Home of the Brave
  • Private Peter Moss
1949
86% The Set-Up
  • Luther Hawkins
1949

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