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Monte Blue

Highest Rated:   100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Lowest Rated:   60% Humoresque (1946)
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A product of the Indiana orphanage system, the part-Cherokee-Indian Monte Blue held down jobs ranging from stevedore to reporter before offering his services as a movie-studio handyman in the early 1910s. Pressed into service as an extra and stunt man, Blue graduated to featured parts in D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915). Thanks to his work with Griffith and (especially) Cecil B. DeMille, Blue became a dependable box-office attraction of the 1920s, playing everything from lawyers to baseball players. He was a mainstay of the fledgling Warner Bros. studios, where the profits from his films frequently compensated for the expensive failures starring John Barrymore. In 1928 he was cast in his finest silent role, as the drink-sodden doctor in White Shadows on the South Seas. After making a successful transition to talkies, Blue decided to retire from filmmaking, taking a tour around the world to celebrate his freedom. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1931, Blue found that he had lost his fortune through bad investments, and that the public at large had forgotten him. By now too heavy-set to play romantic leads, Blue rebuilt his career from the bottom up, playing bits in "A" pictures and supporting roles in "B"s. He was busiest in the bread-and-butter westerns produced by such minor studios as Republic, Monogram and PRC; he also showed up in several serials, notably as "Ming the Merciless" clone Unga Khan in 1936's Undersea Kingdom. Movie mogul Jack Warner, out of gratitude for Blue's moneymaking vehicles of the 1920s, saw to it that Monte was steadily employed at Warner Bros., and that his name would appear prominently in the studio's advertising copy. While many of his talkie roles at Warners were bits, Blue was given choice supporting roles in such films as Across the Pacific (1942), Mask of Dimitrios (1944) and especially Key Largo (1948). Extending his activities into TV, Blue continued accepting character roles until retiring from acting in 1954. During the last years of his life, Monte Blue was the advance man for the Hamid-Morton Shrine Circus; it was while making his annual appearance in this capacity in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that Blue suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 73.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
75% Apache
  • Geronimo
1954
No Score Yet Adventure of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet The Last Posse
  • Kane
1953
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot
  • Maxwell
1952
No Score Yet Rose of Cimarron
  • Lone Eagle
1952
No Score Yet The Story of Will Rogers
  • Oklahoma Delegate (uncredited)
1952
No Score Yet Gold Raiders
  • Sawyer
1951
No Score Yet Warpath
  • 1st Emigrant
1951
No Score Yet Dallas
  • The Sheriff
1950
No Score Yet Backfire
  • Detective Sgt. Pluther
1950
No Score Yet Montana
  • Charlie Penrose
1950
No Score Yet South of St. Louis
  • Capt. Jeffrey
1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory
  • U.S. marshal
1949
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers
  • Joe
1949
No Score Yet Flaxy Martin
  • Detective
1949
No Score Yet Look for the Silver Lining
  • St. Clair
1949
No Score Yet Homicide
  • Sheriff
1949
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan
  • Turnkey
1948
88% Johnny Belinda
  • Ben
1948
No Score Yet Two Guys from Texas
  • Pete Nash
1948
No Score Yet Speed to Spare
  • Actor
1948
97% Key Largo
  • Sheriff Ben Wade
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Buck Chevigee
1948
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid
  • Timberline
1947
86% Possessed
  • Caretaker
1947
No Score Yet The Unfaithful
  • Businessman
1947
No Score Yet Stallion Road
  • Rancher
1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women
  • MacPherson
1947
No Score Yet Bells of San Fernando
  • Governor
1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love
  • Cop
1947
91% Life With Father
  • Policeman
1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose
  • Barman
1947
60% Humoresque
  • Furniture Moving Man
1946
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye
  • Policeman
1946
No Score Yet Easy to Wed
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet A Stolen Life
  • Mr. Lippencott
1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk
  • Fireman on Train
1946
No Score Yet Shadow of a Woman
  • Police Lieutenant
1946
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Cleve Andrews
1945
No Score Yet Danger Signal
  • Policeman
1945
89% The Horn Blows at Midnight
  • The Chef
1945
No Score Yet Janie
  • Policeman
1944
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Captain
1944
No Score Yet The Mask of Dimitrios
  • Dhris Abdul
1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille
  • 2nd Mate
1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators
  • Jennings
1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Bartender
1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Heckler
1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness
  • Petersen
1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit
  • Jean
1943
97% Casablanca
  • American
1942
96% The Palm Beach Story
  • Doorman
1942
95% I Married a Witch
  • Doorman
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Cops at Union Hall
1942
100% Gentleman Jim
  • Man
1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific
  • Dan Morton
1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew
  • Policeman
1942
No Score Yet Panama Hattie
  • Actor
1942
92% Road to Morocco
  • Aides to Mullay Kasim
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Officer at tea
1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady
  • Man at Hoyt City
1942
100% Sullivan's Travels
  • Cop in slums
1941
No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood
  • Sheriff Jordan
1941
No Score Yet Sunset in Wyoming
  • Jim Hayes
1941
No Score Yet Riders of Death Valley
  • Rance Davis
1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers
  • Captain King
1941
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok
  • Marshal Evans
1940
100% Road to Singapore
  • High Priest
1940
No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again
  • Slide Along
1940
No Score Yet Days of Jesse James
  • Fields
1939
No Score Yet Juarez
  • Lerdo de Tejada
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Indian
1939
100% Dodge City
  • Barlow, the Indian Agent
1939
No Score Yet Frontier Pony Express
  • Cherokee
1939
No Score Yet Mysterious Rider
  • Cap. Folsom
1938
No Score Yet Spawn of the North
  • Cannam/Official
1938
No Score Yet Rebellious Daughters
  • Charlie/Clint Houston
1938
No Score Yet Hawk of the Wilderness
  • Yellow Weasel
1938
No Score Yet Hell Town
  • Hammond
1937
No Score Yet Sky Racket
  • Benjamin Arnold
1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea
  • Mate of the 'William Brown'
1937
No Score Yet Wild and Woolly
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
  • Joe Stafford
1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet A Million to One
  • John Kent
1937
No Score Yet Amateur Crook
  • Crone
1937
No Score Yet Thunder Trail
  • Jeff Graves
1937
No Score Yet Helltown
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9
  • Baron Michael Karston
1937
No Score Yet Song of the Gringo
  • Sheriff
1936
No Score Yet Ride, Ranger, Ride
  • Tavibo/Duval
1936
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland
  • Messenger
1936
No Score Yet Undersea Kingdom
  • '''Unga Khan'''
1936
No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range
  • Colonel Drummond
1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties
  • Outlaw
1936
No Score Yet Desert Gold
  • Chetley Kasedon
1936
No Score Yet Prison Shadows
  • Bert McNamee
1936
No Score Yet The Test
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet G-Men
  • Analyst
1935
100% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
  • Hamzulia Khan
1935
No Score Yet On Probation
  • Al Murray
1935
No Score Yet Social Error
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Thundering Herd
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Officer 13
  • Tom Burke
1933
No Score Yet Buffalo Stampede
  • Joe
1933
No Score Yet The Stoker
  • Dick Martin
1932
No Score Yet Forgotten Terrors
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet White Shadows in the South Seas
  • Dr. Matthew Lloyd
1928
No Score Yet So This Is Paris
  • Dr. Paul Giraud
1926
No Score Yet The Marriage Circle
  • Dr. Franz Braun
1924
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Midnight
  • Owen Burke
1924
No Score Yet Daddies
  • Actor
1924
91% Orphans of the Storm
  • Danton
1921
No Score Yet The Affairs of Anatol
  • Abner Elliott
1921
No Score Yet Something to Think About
  • Jim Dirk
1920
No Score Yet Desert Gold
  • Actor
1919
No Score Yet The Man from Painted Post
  • Slim Carter
1917
97% Intolerance
  • Strike Leader
1916
No Score Yet The Matrimaniac
  • Actor
1916
100% The Birth of a Nation
  • Actor
1915

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