James Ellison

James Ellison

Highest Rated: 100% The Gang's All Here (1943)

Lowest Rated: 93% I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

Birthday: May 4, 1910

Birthplace: Not Available

American light leading man James Ellison was recruited from a stock company to appear in the forgotten 1932 film Play Girl. His biggest movie break was DeMille's The Plainsman (1936), in which he played Buffalo Bill Cody opposite Gary Cooper's Wild Bill Hickok and Jean Arthur's Calamity Jane. This sagebrush endeavor led to two seasons' work as "Johnny Nelson" in Paramount's Hopalong Cassidy western programmers. Ellison was one of the stalwarts of the "B" units at 20th Century-Fox and RKO during the 1940s; thereafter he free-lanced in such cost-conscious second features as Dead Man's Trail (1952) and Ghost Town (1956). After starring in the negligible 1963 Castro spoof When The Girls Take Over, James Ellison decided that the time was ripe to leave show business in favor of the lucrative world of real estate.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Texan Meets Calamity Jane Gordon Hastings 1950
No Score Yet Last of the Wild Horses Duke Barnum 1948
No Score Yet Calendar Girl Steve Adams 1947
No Score Yet The Ghost Goes Wild Actor 1947
No Score Yet Hollywood and Vine Larry 1945
100% The Gang's All Here Andy Mason 1943
93% I Walked With a Zombie Wesley Rand 1943
No Score Yet The Undying Monster (The Hammond Mystery) Robert Curtis 1942
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt Jack Chesney 1941
No Score Yet Play Girl Thomas Elwood Dice 1941
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars Tony Pringle 1940
No Score Yet You Can't Fool Your Wife Andrew Hinklin 1940
No Score Yet Fifth Avenue Girl Mike 1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget) Jeff 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Jeff Buchanan 1939
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Ralph Thurston 1938
100% Vivacious Lady Keith Beston 1938
No Score Yet Next Time I Marry Tony Anthony 1938
No Score Yet Borderland Johnny Nelson 1937
No Score Yet The Barrier Burrell 1937
100% The Plainsman Buffalo Bill 1936
No Score Yet Heart of the West Johnny Nelson 1936
No Score Yet Three on the Trail Johnny Nelson 1936
No Score Yet Call of the Prairie Johnny Nelson 1936
No Score Yet Bar 20 Rides Again Johnny Nelson 1936
No Score Yet Hitch Hike Lady Jimmy Peyton 1936
No Score Yet Trail Dust Johnny Nelson 1936
No Score Yet The Eagle's Brood Johnny Nelson 1935
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Enters Johnny Nelson 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Dale Every 1935


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