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John Dierkes

Highest Rated:   100% The Comancheros (1961)
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An economics major at the Brown University and the University of Chicago, cadaverous character actor John Dierkes spent the 1930s as an ad-copy writer and as head of an independent polling service. After serving with the Red Cross in World War II, Dierkes worked for the U.S. Treasury; it was in this capacity that he was sent to Hollywood in 1946 to act as technical advisor for MGM's To the Ends of the Earth. A talent scout for Orson Welles spotted Dierkes and convinced him to audition for the part of Ross in Welles' upcoming film version of MacBeth. Dierkes won the part, and remained in Hollywood for the next two decades. He went on to critical acclaim as the Tall Soldier in John Huston's The Red Badge of Courage (1951), topping this assignment with his best screen role, that of "Morgan" in George Stevens' Shane (1953). Suffering from emphysema, John Dierkes gradually cut down on his film and TV appearances in the 1970s; he was last seen in a fleeting role in the Stanley Kramer production Oklahoma Crude (1973).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Oklahoma Crude
  • Farmer
1973
No Score Yet Rage
  • Bill Parker
1972
59% The Omega Man
  • Family Member
1971
No Score Yet Johnny Cool
  • Cripple
1963
87% 'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
  • Preacher
1963
71% The Haunted Palace
  • Jacob West
1963
50% The Premature Burial
  • Sweeney
1962
100% The Comancheros
  • Bill
1961
57% One-Eyed Jacks
  • Barber/Photographer
1961
50% The Alamo
  • Jocko Robertson
1960
No Score Yet The Hanging Tree
  • Society Red
1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Deacon
1958
100% The Left Handed Gun
  • McSween
1958
No Score Yet Valerie
  • Bartender (uncredited)
1957
No Score Yet Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
  • Jacob
1957
No Score Yet The Halliday Brand
  • Reverend
1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady
  • Swanson
1957
100% Jubal
  • Carson
1956
0% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger)
  • Bursar
1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode
  • Blacksmith
1954
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Sir Tristram
1954
86% The Naked Jungle
  • Gruber
1954
No Score Yet The Raid
  • Cpl. Deane
1954
No Score Yet Passion
  • Escobar
1954
No Score Yet The Moonlighter
  • Sheriff Daws
1953
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Batley
1953
97% Shane
  • Morgan
1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure
  • Greene
1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Bosun
1952
No Score Yet The Sellout
  • Big Jake
1952
No Score Yet Three Husbands
  • Warden
1951
90% The Red Badge of Courage
  • The Tall Soldier
1951
88% The Thing from Another World
  • Dr. Chapman
1951
88% Macbeth
  • Ross
1950

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