Joseph Crehan

Joseph Crehan

  • Highest Rated: 100% Phantom Lady (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% The Sea of Grass (1947)
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  • American actor Joseph Crehan bore an uncanny resemblance to Ulysses S. Grant and appeared as Grant in a number of historical features, notably They Died With Their Boots On (1941) and The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944). Appearing in hundreds of other films as well, the short, snappish actor's field-commander personality assured him authoritative roles as police chiefs, small-town mayors and newspaper editors. Because he never looked young, Joseph Crehan played essentially the same types of roles throughout his screen career, even up until 1961's Judgment at Nuremberg. Perhaps Joseph Crehan's oddest appearance is in a film he never made; in West Side Story (1961), it is Crehan's face that appears on those ubiquitous political campaign posters in the opening Jets vs. Sharks sequences.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

91% Judgment at Nuremberg Spectator 1961
86% Deadline - U.S.A. City editor 1952
No Score Yet Roadblock Thompson 1951
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl Captain of Police Boat 1950
No Score Yet Malaya Fat Man 1949
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Board Member 1949
No Score Yet Tulsa Judge McKay 1949
No Score Yet Ringside Oscar 1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649 Government Official 1948
50% A Song Is Born District Attorney 1948
No Score Yet Night Time in Nevada Casey 1948
60% Good Sam Casey 1948
No Score Yet April Showers Mr. Barnes 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Col. Morgan 1948
No Score Yet Silver River President Grant 1948
No Score Yet The Hunted Police Captain 1948
No Score Yet Because of Eve Dr. West 1948
No Score Yet Blondie's Secret Sergeant 1948
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure) Chief Brandon 1947
17% The Sea of Grass Sen. Graw 1947
97% Monsieur Verdoux Broker 1947
67% Dead Reckoning Gen. Steele 1947
No Score Yet The Foxes of Harrow Captain 1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Chief Brandon 1946
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Williams 1946
No Score Yet Bad Bascomb Gov. Ames 1946
No Score Yet Dangerous Money Capt. Black 1946
97% The Big Sleep Medical Examiner 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Thief Jumbo Madigan Pawnbroker 1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn Lt. Kane 1946
No Score Yet Night Train to Memphis Stevenson 1946
No Score Yet O.S.S. Gen. Donovan 1946
No Score Yet The Falcon's Adventure Inspector Cavanaugh 1946
67% Ziegfeld Follies Judge No. 1 1946
No Score Yet Behind the Mask Cardona 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Ed 1945
No Score Yet Dick Tracy, Detective Chief Brandon 1945
No Score Yet Man Alive Doc Whitney 1945
No Score Yet Lady on a Train Mr. Smith 1945
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Notary 1945
No Score Yet The Royal Mounted Rides Again Sergeant Nelson 1945
No Score Yet One Mysterious Night Jumbo Madigan 1944
No Score Yet Meeting at Midnight (Black Magic) Matthew 1944
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain Promoter/Ulysses.S. Grant 1944
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon Harry Miller 1944
No Score Yet The Navy Way Chaplin Benson 1944
100% Phantom Lady Detective 1944
No Score Yet The Great Alaskan Mystery Bill Hudson 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Newspaper Editor 1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance Editor 1943
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy Acrobat/Detective 1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major Judge 1943
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Judge Flynn 1943
No Score Yet Hit the Ice Train Conductor #1 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Reporter 1943
No Score Yet City Without Men Father Burns 1943
100% Mr. Lucky Plainclothesman 1943
No Score Yet Hands Across the Border Jeff Adams 1943
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever Warden 1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters City Editor 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Warden 1942
No Score Yet Gang Busters Chief O'Brien 1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli Uncle Bob 1942
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough Yates 1941
No Score Yet Nevada City Mark Benton 1941
100% Love Crazy Judge 1941
No Score Yet Here Comes Happiness Tom Burke 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Newspaper Editor 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Peter Dugan 1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Doctor 1941
No Score Yet Manpower Sweeney 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On President Grant 1941
No Score Yet Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Peter Dugan 1941
No Score Yet Texas Dusty King 1941
80% City for Conquest Doctor 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Brother MacEwen 1940
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940 Ballroom Manager 1940
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th Doctor 1940
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Judge Stanton 1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart Mark C. Gilman 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail Officer 1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay Federal Man 1940
No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again Johnson 1940
No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade Martin 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Mr. Chasen, the Garage Manager 1939
No Score Yet The Return of Doctor X Editor 1939
No Score Yet Geronimo President U.S. Grant 1939
No Score Yet We Are Not Alone American 1939
83% Babes in Arms Mr. Essex 1939
No Score Yet The Star Maker Old Gentleman 1939
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone Morehead 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Gen. U.S. Grant 1939
100% Dodge City Hammond 1939
No Score Yet Star Reporter Gordon 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy Doctor 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties Fletcher, Foreman 1939
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Pierce, the Butler 1938
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Stage Manager 1938
No Score Yet Woman Against Woman Sen. Kingsley 1938
29% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife American tourist 1938
No Score Yet The Goldwyn Follies Theater Manager 1938
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Returns Conway 1938
No Score Yet Happy Landing Agent 1938
No Score Yet The Wrong Road District Attorney 1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon) Dalton 1937
No Score Yet Kid Galahad Brady 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Priest 1937
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1937 Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Go Getter Karl Stone 1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed Newspaper Editor 1937
No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Army Officer 1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors Mr. Henderson 1936
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots Grand Jury Spokesman 1936
No Score Yet The Law in Her Hands Thomas Mallon 1936
No Score Yet The Singing Kid Fulton 1936
No Score Yet Road Gang Actor 1936
No Score Yet Boulder Dam Ross 1936
22% Anthony Adverse Capt. Elisha Jorham 1936
No Score Yet Cain and Mabel Reed's Manager 1936
No Score Yet China Clipper Actor 1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid McClanahan 1935
No Score Yet The Case of the Lucky Legs Johnson 1935
No Score Yet Special Agent Chief of Police 1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Detective Chief 1935
No Score Yet Bright Lights Airport Attendant 1935
80% Front Page Woman Spike Kiley 1935
No Score Yet Stranded Johnny Quinn 1935
No Score Yet Alibi Ike Conductor 1935
No Score Yet Oil for the Lamps of China Clements 1935
No Score Yet Black Fury John Farrell 1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance Jackson 1935
No Score Yet Traveling Saleslady Murdock 1935
100% Gold Diggers of 1935 Chairman at Insurance Convention 1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air Communications Officer 1935
No Score Yet Shipmates Forever Spike 1935
No Score Yet The Man with Two Faces Editor 1934
No Score Yet Here Comes the Navy Recruiting Officer 1934
No Score Yet Jimmy the Gent Judge 1934
98% It Happened One Night Detective 1934

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Councilman
  • 1961
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Train Conductor
  • 1958
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Detective
  • 1955

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