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Louis Jean Heydt

Highest Rated:   100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Lowest Rated:   71% Test Pilot (1938)
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It was once said of the versatile Louis Jean Heydt that he played everything except a woman. Born in New Jersey, the blonde, chiseled-featured Heydt attended Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He briefly served as a reporter on the New YorkWorld before opting for a stage career. Among his Broadway appearances was the lead in Preston Sturges' Strictly Dishonorable, establishing a long working relationship with Sturges that would extend to the latter's film productions The Great McGinty (1940) and The Great Moment (1942). Heydt's film characters often seemed destined to be killed off before the fourth reel, either because they were hiding something or because they'd just stumbled upon important information that could prove damaging to the villains. He was knocked off in the first three minutes of Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) and was shot full of holes just before revealing an important plot point to Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946) (this after an unforgettable interrogation scene in which Heydt is unable to look Bogart straight in the eye). Heydt's many other assignments include the hungry soldier in Gone with the Wind (1939), Mentor Graham in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), a frustrated general practitioner in Tortilla Flat (1941), a squadron leader in Gung Ho (1943) and a loquacious rural family man in Come to the Stable (1949). Our Gang fans will recall Heydt as Bobby Blake's stepfather in the MGM "Gang" shorts Dad For a Day (1939) and All About Hash (1940). A ubiquitous TV actor, Louis Jean Heydt was seen on many anthology series, and as a semi-regular on the 1958 syndicated adventure weekly MacKenzie's Raiders.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia
  • Rod Balcom
1959
No Score Yet The Badge of Marshal Brennan
  • Col. Donaphin
1957
No Score Yet The Wings of Eagles
  • Dr. John Keye
1957
No Score Yet Raiders of Old California
  • Judge Ward Young
1957
No Score Yet Wetbacks
  • Coast Guard Commander
1956
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men
  • Tom Baines
1955
No Score Yet No Man's Woman
  • Actor
1955
96% A Star Is Born
  • Director - Ocean Scene
1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky
  • Fitch
1953
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury
  • Andy Randolph
1952
No Score Yet Mutiny
  • Capt. Herwig
1952
No Score Yet Sailor Beware
  • Naval Doctor
1952
No Score Yet The Old West
  • Jeff Blecker
1952
No Score Yet Warpath
  • Herb Woodson
1951
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid
  • Charles Ford
1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma
  • John Jennings
1951
No Score Yet Roadblock
  • Harry Miller
1951
No Score Yet Close To My Heart
  • Mr. Duncan
1951
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • Fickert
1951
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South
  • Col. House
1951
No Score Yet The Furies
  • Bailey
1950
No Score Yet Come to the Stable
  • Mr. Newman
1949
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North
  • Inspector Winters
1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor
  • Mercenary
1947
96% The Big Sleep
  • Joe Brody
1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Mike Flaherty
1946
89% They Were Expendable
  • Capt. Ohio Carter
1945
No Score Yet Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
  • Mr. Faraassen
1945
100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  • Lt. Miller
1944
No Score Yet Zombies on Broadway
  • Douglas Walker
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Ensign
1944
No Score Yet Gung Ho!
  • Lt. Roland Browning
1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Recruiting Sergeant
1943
No Score Yet First Comes Courage
  • Norwegian
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • American Newsman
1943
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn
  • Lars Amesen
1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point
  • Jared Danforth
1942
No Score Yet Tortilla Flat
  • Young Doctor
1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds
  • Provost Marshal
1942
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Swede Larson
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Tourist
1941
90% How Green Was My Valley
  • Miner
1941
100% The Great McGinty
  • Thompson
1940
No Score Yet Irene
  • Biffy Webster, the Columnist
1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo
  • Guard
1940
No Score Yet Sleepers West
  • Everett Jason
1940
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • Mentor Graham
1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
  • Dr. Kunze
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Farmer
1940
94% Gone With the Wind
  • Hungry Soldier
1939
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Soapbox speaker
1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
  • Paul Essex
1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die
  • Joe Lassiter
1939
No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy
  • Gillian
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Smith
1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring
  • Ned Wilkie
1939
No Score Yet Reno
  • Judge Howard
1939
71% Test Pilot
  • Benson
1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law
  • J.W. Butler
1938
100% Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Doctor
1937
83% The Great Moment
  • Dr. Horace Wells
1921

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