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Jerome Cowan

Highest Rated:   100% Private Property (1960)
Lowest Rated:   50% Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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From vaudeville and stock companies, actor Jerome Cowan graduated to Broadway in the now-forgotten farce We've Gotta Have Money. While starring in the 1935 Broadway hit Boy Meets Girl, Cowan was spotted by movie producer Sam Goldwyn, who cast Cowan as a sensitive Irish rebel in 1936's Beloved Enemy. Most of Cowan's subsequent films found him playing glib lawyers, shifty business executives and jilted suitors. A longtime resident at Warner Bros., the pencil-mustached Cowan appeared in several substantial character parts from 1940 through 1949, notably the doomed private eye Miles Archer in The Maltese Falcon. Warners gave Cowan the opportunity to be a romantic leading man in two "B" films, Crime By Night (42) and Find the Blackmailer (43). As the years rolled on, Cowan's air of slightly unscrupulous urbanity gave way to respectability, and in this vein he was ideally suited for the role of Dagwood Bumstead's new boss Mr. Radcliffe in several installments of Columbia's Blondie series; he also scored in such flustered roles as the hapless district attorney in Miracle on 34th Street. Cowan briefly left Hollywood in 1950 to pursue more worthwhile roles on stage and TV; he starred in the Broadway play My Three Angels and was top-billed on the 1951 TV series Not for Publication. In his fifties and sixties, Cowan continued essaying roles calling for easily deflated dignity (e.g. The Three Stooges' Have Rocket Will Travel [59] and Jerry Lewis' Visit to a Small Planet [60]) and made regular supporting appearances on several TV series, among them Valiant Lady, The Tab Hunter Show, Many Happy Returns and Tycoon.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Comic
  • Lawrence
1969
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile
  • Dr. Conrad Ramsey
1967
No Score Yet Penelope
  • Bank Manager
1966
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnny
  • Wilbur
1965
No Score Yet John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
  • Brinkley
1965
80% The Patsy
  • Executive
1964
No Score Yet Black Zoo
  • Jeffrey Stengle
1963
No Score Yet Critic's Choice
  • Joe Rosenfield
1963
63% Pocketful of Miracles
  • Mayor
1961
No Score Yet All in a Night's Work
  • Sam Weaver
1961
100% Private Property
  • Ed Hogate
1960
No Score Yet Have Rocket, Will Travel
  • J.P. Morse
1959
No Score Yet Dallas
  • Matt Coulter
1950
No Score Yet The West Point Story
  • Jocelyn
1950
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl
  • Harvey Simpson
1950
No Score Yet Young Man With a Horn
  • Phil Morrison
1950
No Score Yet Always Leave Them Laughing
  • Elliot Montgomery
1949
No Score Yet Blondie Hits the Jackpot
  • Radcliffe
1949
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime
  • Arthur Webson
1949
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach
  • Mr. Graves
1949
83% The Fountainhead
  • Alvah Scarret
1949
No Score Yet June Bride
  • Carleton Towne
1948
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • Whitney Courtland
1948
No Score Yet Blondie's Reward
  • George M. Radcliffe
1948
No Score Yet So This Is New York
  • Francis Griffin
1948
No Score Yet Blondie's Secret
  • George Radcliffe
1948
No Score Yet Blondie in the Dough
  • George Radcliffe
1947
No Score Yet Riffraff
  • Walter Gredson
1947
No Score Yet The Unfaithful
  • Prosecuting Attorney
1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street
  • District Attorney Thomas Mara
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Holiday
  • George Radcliffe
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Big Moment
  • George M. Radcliffe
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Anniversary
  • George Radcliffe
1947
No Score Yet Driftwood
  • Mayor Snyder
1947
No Score Yet Cry Wolf
  • Sen. Caldwell
1947
No Score Yet Blondie Knows Best
  • Charles Peabody
1946
No Score Yet Flight to Nowhere
  • Gerald Porter
1946
No Score Yet Mr. Ace
  • Peter Craig
1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn
  • Lester Brady
1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • Fight Ring Announcer
1946
No Score Yet My Reputation
  • George Van Orman
1946
No Score Yet Mister Ace
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Deadline For Murder
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage
  • Addison Manning
1946
No Score Yet The Crime Doctor's Courage, (The Doctor's Courage)
  • Jeffers 'Jeff' Jerome
1945
No Score Yet Fog Island
  • Kavanaugh
1945
80% Getting Gertie's Garter
  • Billy
1945
No Score Yet Jungle Captive
  • Harrigan
1945
No Score Yet Guest in the House
  • Mr. Hackett
1944
No Score Yet Crime by Night
  • Sam Campbell
1944
50% Mr. Skeffington
  • Edward Morrison
1944
80% The Song of Bernadette
  • Emperor Napoleon
1943
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Strangest Case
  • Malory
1943
No Score Yet Silver Spurs
  • Jerry Johnson
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Spendler
1943
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Marco Holler
1942
No Score Yet Street of Chance
  • Bill Diedrich
1942
No Score Yet Joan of Ozark
  • Phillip Munson
1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North
  • Ben Wilson
1942
No Score Yet Moontide
  • Dr. Brothers
1942
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Dr. Horrigan
1941
100% The Maltese Falcon
  • Miles Archer
1941
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast
  • Lucius Lorimer
1941
No Score Yet Out of the Fog
  • District Attorney
1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours
  • "Pappy" Cullen
1941
No Score Yet The Great Lie
  • Jock Thompson
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Healy
1941
80% City for Conquest
  • Dutch
1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone
  • Bob
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Ed Crowley
1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Tommy Summerville
1940
No Score Yet The Old Maid
  • Joe Ralston
1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case
  • Daniel Mirche
1939
No Score Yet Exile Express
  • Paul Brandt
1939
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven
  • Claudius DeWolfe
1939
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back
  • Cullis
1939
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman
  • Nick Shane
1938
No Score Yet The Goldwyn Follies
  • Lawrence
1938
No Score Yet New Faces of 1937
  • Robert Hunt
1937
No Score Yet Beloved Enemy
  • O'Rourke
1937
88% Shall We Dance
  • Arthur Miller
1937
100% You Only Live Once
  • Dr. Hill
1937
No Score Yet The Hurricane
  • Capt. Nagle
1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938
  • Mr. Brockton
1937

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Jerry Hearndan
  • 1959

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