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John Ridgely

Highest Rated:   100% The Letter (1940)
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Trained for an industrial career but sidetracked into showbiz by a few seasons at Pasadena Playhouse, "Mr. Average Man" utility player John Ridgely spent most of his Hollywood years at Warner Bros. From his first film Submarine D-1 (1937), Ridgely was one of the studio's most reliable and ubiquitous supporting players, portraying first-reel murder victims, last-reel "surprise" killers, best friends, policemen, day laborers, and military officers. One of his largest film roles was the commanding officer in Howard Hawks' Air Force (1943), in which he was billed over the more famous John Garfield. His indeterminate features could also convey menace, as witness his portrayal of blackmailing gangsters Eddie Mars in Hawks' The Big Sleep (1946). Freelancing after 1948, John Ridgely continued to essay general-purpose parts until he left films in 1953; thereafter he worked in summer-theater productions and television until his death from a heart attack at the age of 58.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats
  • Bill Akeley
1952
44% The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Jack Steelman, Assistant Manager
1952
No Score Yet Room for One More
  • Harry Foreman
1952
75% A Place in the Sun
  • Coroner
1951
77% When Worlds Collide
  • Chief Airport Inspector
1951
No Score Yet Half Angel
  • Tim
1951
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Sam McCloud
1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma
  • Dan Hanes
1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Detective
1950
No Score Yet Backfire
  • Plainclothesman
1950
67% Border Incident
  • Mr. Neley
1949
No Score Yet Task Force
  • Dixie Rankin
1949
No Score Yet Command Decision
  • James Carwood
1948
No Score Yet The Iron Curtain
  • Policeman Murphy
1948
No Score Yet Luxury Liner
  • Chief Officer Carver
1948
No Score Yet High Wall
  • David Wallace
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid
  • Chalkeye
1947
86% Possessed
  • Harker
1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss
  • Walter Bailey
1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love
  • Roy Otis
1947
No Score Yet Cry Wolf
  • Jackson Laidell
1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women
  • Sam
1947
96% The Big Sleep
  • Eddie Mars
1946
No Score Yet My Reputation
  • Cary Abbott
1946
No Score Yet Danger Signal
  • Thomas Turner
1945
No Score Yet Pride of the Marines
  • Jim Merchant
1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot
  • Tex Hill
1945
88% Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Saunders
1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen
  • Himself
1944
88% Air Force
  • Capt. Mike Quincannon
1943
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo
  • Reserve Off. Raymond
1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit
  • Jim Austen
1943
80% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Radio Man
1942
No Score Yet Dangerously They Live
  • John
1941
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough
  • Mechanic
1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby
  • Ollie Ward
1941
No Score Yet The Wagons Roll At Night
  • Arch
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Pat Martin
1941
No Score Yet Here Comes Happiness
  • Jim
1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D.
  • Actor
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • 2nd Lt. Davis
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Pat Martin
1941
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair
  • Actor Playing Paul
1940
100% The Letter
  • Driver
1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy
  • Cashier
1940
95% They Drive by Night
  • Hank Dawson
1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Texas Pearson
1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone
  • Gardiner
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Junior officer
1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish
  • Photographer
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Clerk
1940
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th
  • Moran
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Reporter
1940
No Score Yet River's End
  • Constable Jeffers
1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes
  • Employment Clerk
1939
No Score Yet The Return of Doctor X
  • Rodgers
1939
No Score Yet Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
  • Reporter
1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die
  • Jerry Poague, Reporter
1939
No Score Yet Confessions of a Nazi Spy
  • Army Hospital Clerk
1939
86% Dark Victory
  • Man
1939
No Score Yet Women in the Wind
  • Salesman
1939
No Score Yet Secret Service of the Air
  • Joe Leroy
1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy
  • Dan Morrison
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Charlie Magee
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Cabdriver
1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld
  • Jerry
1939
No Score Yet Going Places
  • Desk Clerk
1939
67% Boy Meets Girl
  • Cutter
1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn
  • Beacon Reporter
1938
No Score Yet My Bill
  • Florist
1938
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Reporter
1938
No Score Yet Forbidden Valley
  • Duke
1938
No Score Yet White Banners
  • Charles Ellis
1938
No Score Yet Hard to Get
  • Schaff
1938
No Score Yet Western Trails
  • Ben McClure
1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel
  • Desk Clerk
1937
No Score Yet Submarine D-1
  • Lt. Junior Grade
1937
No Score Yet They Won't Forget
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Kid Galahad
  • Photographer
1937

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