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Johnny Downs

Highest Rated:   80% Call Me Madam (1953)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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The son of a Naval officer, American actor Johnny Downs was hired as one of Hal Roach's "Our Gang" kids in 1923. Alternately playing heroes and bullies, Downs stayed with the short-subject series until 1927, appearing in twenty-four two-reelers. He honed his dancing and singing skills on the vaudeville stage, working prominently on Broadway until returning to Hollywood in 1934. Downs became a fixture of the "college musical" movie cycle of the late '30s, usually cast as a team captain or a cheerleader. He returned briefly to Hal Roach to star in a 45-minute "streamlined" feature, All American Co-Ed (1941), shortly before his movie career began to decline. Working in vaudeville, summer stock, and one solid Broadway hit (Are You With It), Downs made a short-lived movie comeback in supporting roles and bit parts in the early '50s. Johnny Downs' biggest break in these years came via television, where he launched a long-running career as a San Diego TV host and kiddie show star.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% Rhapsody in Blue
  • Dancer
2001
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody)
  • Bob
1953
80% Call Me Madam
  • Director
  • Cameraman
1953
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • M.C.
1946
No Score Yet Adventures of the Flying Cadets
  • Danny
1943
No Score Yet Harvest Melody
  • Tommy
1943
No Score Yet Campus Rhythm (Fraternity Sweetheart )
  • 'Scoop' Davis
1943
No Score Yet The Mad Monster
  • Tom Gregory
1942
No Score Yet Freckles Comes Home
  • Freckles
1942
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons
  • Older David
1941
No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three
  • Chester T. Farrington III
1941
No Score Yet All-American Co-Ed
  • Bob Sheppard aka Bobbie DeWolfe
1941
No Score Yet All-American Co-Ed
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
  • Johnny
1940
No Score Yet Bad Boy
  • John Fraser
1939
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed
  • Dink
1938
No Score Yet Algiers
  • Pierrot
1938
No Score Yet College Holiday
  • Johnny Jones
1936
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade
  • Chip Carson
1936
No Score Yet Arizona Raiders
  • 'Lonesome' Alonzo Q. Mulhall
1936
No Score Yet Arizona Thunderbolt
  • Actor
1936

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