John Ridgely

John Ridgely

Highest Rated: 100% The Letter (1940)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Birthday: Sep 6, 1909

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Character actor John Ridgely spent the majority of his career as part of the much-vaunted studio system of the 1930s and '40s, when actors were most often signed to exclusive contracts to specific studios whose executives chose projects for them. Part of the Warner Brothers stable at the time when the studio was best known for its inexpensive and punchy gangster dramas, Ridgely regularly portrayed either tough guys (casino boss Eddie Mars in the noir classic "The Big Sleep") or police officers (as in the classic farce "Arsenic and Old Lace"). Following the demise of the studio system, Ridgely worked sporadically in television until his death.

Highest rated movies

The Letter
The Big Sleep
They Drive by Night
Possessed
Arsenic and Old Lace
Air Force
Destination Tokyo
Border Incident

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Off Limits Lt. Cmdr. Parnell (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 84% Room for One More Harry Foreman (Character) - 1952
50% 54% The Greatest Show on Earth Asst. Manager (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Osage Henry Travers (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 17% Half Angel Tim McCarey (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 33% The Last Outpost Sam McQuade (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Railroad Detective Dan Hanes (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet As You Were Captain (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost Volcano Fred Barton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saddle Tramp Slim Stevens (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 27% Edge of Doom 1st Detective (Character) - 1950
67% 59% Border Incident Mr. Neley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Petty Girl Patrolman (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 69% Task Force Dixie Rankin (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Burke (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tucson Ben (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble Makers "Silky" Thomas (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 82% Command Decision James Carwood (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Wind Walters (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 67% Cheyenne Chalkeye (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 68% Nora Prentiss Walter Bailey (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 41% Cry Wolf Jackson Laidell (Character) - 1947
83% 77% Possessed Lt. Harker (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Way With Women Sam (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 52% High Wall Wallace (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 55% My Reputation Cary Abbott (Character) - 1946
97% 91% The Big Sleep Eddie Mars (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 73% The Man I Love Roy Otis (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 78% Pride of the Marines Jim Merchant (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 50% God Is My Co-Pilot Tex Hill, Flying Tiger Squadron Cmdr. (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 41% Danger Signal Thomas Turner (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doughgirls Julian Cadman (Character) - 1944
83% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Officer Saunders (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 39% Northern Pursuit Jim Austin (Character) - 1943
80% 65% Destination Tokyo Reserve Officer Raymond (Character) - 1943
82% 70% Air Force Pilot (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Enemies Agent John Trent (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullet Scars Hank O'Connor (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings for the Eagle Alec Johnson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Shot Tim (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 44% Knockout Pat Martin (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Million Dollar Baby Ollie Ward (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Alibi Tex Alexander (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough Mechanic (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Mr. Nobody Eddie Williams (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues Jersey (Character) - 1941
100% 82% The Letter Driver (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 53% No Time for Comedy Cashier (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 66% Brother Orchid Texas Pearson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet March On, Marines Hap (Character) - 1940
92% 71% They Drive by Night Hank Dawson (uncredited) (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Talked Too Much Assistant District Attorney Brooks (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Child Is Born Intern Going to See Operation (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 39% King of the Underworld Jerry (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Wings of the Navy Dan Morrison (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Reporter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 17% The Return of Doctor X Stanley Rodgers (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indianapolis Speedway Ted Horn (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Places Mayfield Inn Desk Clerk (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Hobby Ranger Mike Morgan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Jane Arden Reporter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Detective Donald Norton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naughty, but Nice Harry (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kid Nightingale Whitey (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboy Quarterback Mr. Walters (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blondes at Work Regan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torchy Gets Her Man Henchman Bugs (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime School Reporter (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Hard to Get Mr. Burke (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 75% White Banners Charles Ellis (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Miss Thoroughbred Jim aka Slug, Becker's Henchman (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 68% Nancy Drew, Detective Radio Station Technician (Character) - 1938