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Lyle Talbot

Highest Rated:   100% Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Lowest Rated:   29% Jail Bait (1954)
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Born into a family of travelling show folk, Lyle Talbot toured the hinterlands as a teen-aged magician. Talbot went on to work as a regional stock-company actor, pausing long enough in Memphis to form his own troupe, the Talbot Players. Like many other barnstorming performers of the 1920s, Talbot headed to Hollywood during the early-talkie era. Blessed with slick, lounge-lizard good looks, he started out as a utility lead at Warner Bros. Talbot worked steadily throughout the 1930s, playing heroes in B pictures and supporting parts in A pictures. During a loanout to Monogram Pictures in 1932, he was afforded an opportunity to co-star with Ginger Rogers in a brace of entertaining mysteries, The 13th Guest and The Shriek and the Night, which were still making the double-feature rounds into the 1940s. In 1935, Talbot and 23 other film players organized the Screen Actors Guild; to the end of his days, he could be counted upon to proudly display his SAG Card #4 at the drop of a hat. As his hairline receded and his girth widened, Talbot became one of Hollywood's busiest villains. He worked extensively in serials, playing characters on both sides of the law; in 1949 alone, he could be seen as above-suspicion Commissioner Gordon in Batman and Robin and as duplicitous Lex Luthor in Atom Man Vs. Superman. He remained in harness in the 1950s, appearing on Broadway and television. Two of his better-known assignments from this period were Joe Randolph on TV's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and as Bob Cummings' lascivious Air Force buddy Paul Fonda on Love That Bob. Seemingly willing to work for anyone who met his price, Talbot had no qualms about appearing in the dregs of cheapo horror films of the fifties. He was prominently cast in two of the estimable Edward D. Wood's "classics," Glen or Glenda (1953) and Plan Nine From Outer Space (1955). When asked what it was like to work for the gloriously untalented Wood, Talbot would recall with amusement that the director never failed to pay him up front for each day's work with a handful of stained, crinkly ten-dollar bills. Though he made his last film in 1960, Lyle Talbot continued touring in theatrical productions well into the late 1970s, regaling local talk-show hosts with his bottomless reserve of anecdotes from his three decades in Hollywood.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Klondike
  • Dr. Robert Cromwell
2014
No Score Yet RiffTrax: Plan 9 from Outer Space: LIVE! Nashville 2009
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr.
  • Actor
1996
100% Sunrise at Campobello
  • Mr. Brimmer
1960
67% Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • General
1959
No Score Yet City of Fear
  • Chief Jensen
1959
70% High School Confidential
  • William Remington Kane
1958
No Score Yet Guns Don't Argue
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Great Man
  • Harry Connors
1957
67% There's No Business Like Show Business
  • Stage manager
1954
No Score Yet Tobor the Great
  • Admiral
1954
No Score Yet Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl
  • Pace
1954
No Score Yet Siege at Red River
  • Actor
1954
29% Jail Bait
  • Inspector Johns
1954
No Score Yet Lost Women
  • Narrator
1953
35% Glen or Glenda?
  • Inspector Warren
1953
No Score Yet Feudin' Fools
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Outlaw Women
  • Judge Dixon
1952
No Score Yet With a Song in My Heart
  • Radio Director
1952
No Score Yet The Old West
  • Doc Lockwood
1952
No Score Yet Cowboy G-Men
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Jungle Manhunt
  • Dr. Mitchell Heller
1951
No Score Yet Gold Raiders
  • Taggert
1951
No Score Yet The Scarf
  • Detective
1951
No Score Yet Fury of the Congo
  • Grant
1951
No Score Yet The Jackpot
  • Fred Burns
1950
No Score Yet Atom Man vs. Superman
  • Luthor/The Atom Man
1950
No Score Yet Champagne for Caesar
  • Executive
1950
No Score Yet One Too Many
  • Mr. Boyer
1950
No Score Yet The Daltons' Women
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet She Shoulda Said No
  • Capt. Hayes
1949
No Score Yet Batman and Robin
  • Commissioner
1949
No Score Yet Ringside
  • Radio Announcer
1949
No Score Yet Parole, Inc.
  • Police Commissioner
1948
No Score Yet North of the Border
  • Sergeant Jack Craig
1946
No Score Yet Strange Impersonation
  • Inspector Malloy
1946
No Score Yet Song of Arizona
  • King Blaine
1946
No Score Yet Devil's Cargo
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Up in Arms
  • Sgt. Gelsey
1944
No Score Yet One Body Too Many
  • Jim Davis
1944
No Score Yet Dixie Jamboree
  • Tony Sardell
1944
No Score Yet Gambler's Choice
  • Yellow Gloves Weldon
1944
No Score Yet Mystery of the Riverboat
  • Rudolph Toller
1944
No Score Yet Sensations of 1945
  • Randall
1944
No Score Yet A Night for Crime
  • Joe
1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
  • Reddy
1942
No Score Yet They Raid by Night
  • Capt. Robert Owen
1942
No Score Yet He Married His Wife
  • Paul
1940
No Score Yet Torture Ship
  • Lt. Bob Bennett
1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle
  • Willie Hogger
1939
No Score Yet Call of the Yukon
  • Hugo Henderson
1938
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon
  • Bob Benton
1937
No Score Yet What Price Vengeance?
  • Tom Connors
1937
No Score Yet Affairs of Cappy Ricks
  • Bill Peck
1937
No Score Yet Trapped by Television
  • Fred Dennis
1936
No Score Yet The Law in Her Hands
  • Frank
1936
No Score Yet The Singing Kid
  • Robert 'Bob' Carey
1936
No Score Yet Boulder Dam
  • Mr. Harry Lacy
1936
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man
  • Francis X. Harrigan
1936
No Score Yet The Case of the Lucky Legs
  • Dr. Bob Doray
1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory
  • Slattery of the Express
1935
No Score Yet Our Little Girl
  • Rolfe Brent
1935
No Score Yet While The Patient Slept
  • Deke Lonergan
1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Clouds
  • Bob 'Three Star' Halsey
1934
60% One Night of Love
  • Bill Houston
1934
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case
  • Gale Leland
1934
No Score Yet Fog Over Frisco
  • Spencer Carleton
1934
No Score Yet Heat Lightning
  • Jeff
1934
No Score Yet Mandalay
  • Dr. Gregory Burton
1934
No Score Yet Havana Widows
  • Bob jones
1933
No Score Yet College Coach (Football Coach )
  • Buck Wearer
1933
No Score Yet A Shriek in the Night
  • Theodore Rand
1933
No Score Yet Life of Jimmy Dolan
  • Doc Woods
1933
95% 42nd Street
  • Geoffrey Waring
1933
No Score Yet Ladies They Talk About
  • Don
1933
No Score Yet 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
  • Bud Saunders
1932
No Score Yet No More Orchids
  • Tony Gage
1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match
  • Mike Loftus
1932
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Guest
  • Phil Winston
1932
No Score Yet The Purchase Price
  • Ed Fields
1932
No Score Yet Love Is A Racket
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Stranger in Town
  • Brice
1931
No Score Yet Appointment With Murder
  • Actor

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