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James Ellison



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
92% 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 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 Plainsman
  • Buffalo Bill
1936
No Score Yet Heart of the West
  • 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 Trail Dust
  • Johnny Nelson
1936
No Score Yet Three on the Trail
  • Johnny Nelson
1936
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Enters
  • Johnny Nelson
1935
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Dale Every
1935

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