Joseph W. Girard

Highest Rated: 100% Dishonored (1931)
Lowest Rated: 85% Sergeant York (1941)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
In films from 1911, Joseph W. Girard excelled in roles calling for single-purposed authority: police chiefs, military officers, western marshals. Girard continued playing such parts into the talkie era, usually in such serials as The Clutching Hand (1935), SOS Coast Guard (1938), The Spider Returns (1940) and Captain Midnight (1942). Because his later characters sometimes seemed trigger-happy and a bit slow on the uptake, Girard often appeared to be, in the words of film historian William K. Everson, "that most inefficient of police inspectors, who in picture after picture displayed the dull wits that suggested he was long past the retirement age." There was nothing dull-witted, however, about the actor's brief and convincing appearance as General Pershing in Sergeant York (1941). Some sources have confused Joseph W. Girard with James W. Gerard, the former American ambassador to Germany who appeared in the 1918 film My Four Years in Germany.

Highest Rated Movies



85% Sergeant York Gen. John Pershing 1941
No Score Yet The Green Archer Insp. Ross 1940
No Score Yet Crashing Thru Captain 1939
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowgirl Rufe Rickson 1939
No Score Yet Tough Kid Actor 1939
No Score Yet Held for Ransom Police Chief Howell (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Whirlwind Horseman Jim Radford 1938
No Score Yet S.O.S. Coast Guard Morovanian Emissary At Screening 1937
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen Dan Farley 1937
No Score Yet The Rangers Step In Mark Allen (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Aces and Eights Don Hernendez 1936
No Score Yet The Oregon Trail Col. Delmont 1936
No Score Yet Clutching Hand Cromwell 1936
No Score Yet Kentucky Blue Streak Warden Carlson 1935
No Score Yet Blazing Guns Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Tonto Kid Rance Cartwright 1935
No Score Yet Frontier Justice Halston 1935
No Score Yet His Fighting Blood Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Ivory Handled Gun Pat Moore 1935
No Score Yet Outlaw Deputy Rutledge 1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Museum Police Commissioner Brandon 1934
No Score Yet The Fighting Trooper Inspector O'Keefe 1934
No Score Yet The World Gone Mad (The Public Be Hanged) (Public Be Damned) Nichols 1933
No Score Yet Officer 13 Chief of Police Kramer 1933
No Score Yet The Fiddlin' Buckaroo Actor 1933
No Score Yet The Big Stampede Major Parker 1932
No Score Yet Hurricane Express Matthews 1932
No Score Yet Texas Bad Man Actor 1932
100% Dishonored Russian Officer 1931
No Score Yet Mystery Train Sheriff 1931
No Score Yet Defenders of the Law police chief 1931
No Score Yet Just Imagine Commander 1930
No Score Yet The Unholy Three The Judge 1930
No Score Yet The Leatherneck Colonel 1929
No Score Yet Redskin Commissioner 1929
No Score Yet Courtin' Wildcats Butts, Sr. 1929
No Score Yet We're in the Navy Now U. S. Admiral 1927
No Score Yet Laughing at Danger Cyrus Remington 1924
No Score Yet '49-'17 Judge Brant 1917
No Score Yet 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Actor 1916


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