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Mort Mills



Best described as a young George Kennedy type (though he and Kennedy were contemporaries), American actor Mort Mills spent three decades playing omniprescent and menacing types. He started out in films in the early '50s, showing up briefly in such productions as Affair in Trinidad (1952) and Farmer Takes a Wife (1955). He also seemed to be lurking in the background, taking in the information at hand and waiting to saunter over and pounce upon someone smaller than himself (which was just about everyone). Mills' character straddled both sides of the law: He was a friendly frontier sheriff in the 1958 syndicated TV western Man without a Gun and a less friendly police lieutenant on the 1960 network adventure weekly Dante; conversely, he was vicious western gunslinger Trigger Mortis in the 1965 Three Stooges feature The Outlaws is Coming. Mort Mills' most indelible screen moments occured in Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), wherein he portrayed the suspicious highway patrolman who almost catches embezzler Janet Leigh; had he succeeded, she would have spent the night in the pokey rather than the Bates Motel.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
43% Soldier Blue
  • Sgt. O'Hearn
1970
No Score Yet Return of the Gunfighter
  • Will Parker
1967
65% Torn Curtain
  • Farmer
1966
No Score Yet Blindfold
  • Homburg
1965
No Score Yet The Outlaws Is Coming!
  • Trigger Mortis
1965
No Score Yet The Quick Gun
  • Cagle
1964
No Score Yet Gunfight at Comanche Creek
  • Ben Bayer
1963
96% Psycho
  • Highway Patrolman
1960
96% Touch of Evil
  • Schwartz
1958
No Score Yet Sendas Torturosas
  • Pecos
1958
No Score Yet Man in the Shadow
  • Gateman
1957
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff
  • Range Det. Sutherland
1957
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
  • Sam Mason
1956
100% The Harder They Fall
  • Reporter
1956
No Score Yet Desert Sands
  • Wolock
1955
No Score Yet Trial
  • Reporter
1955
No Score Yet The Marauders
  • Carmack
1955
No Score Yet Jupiter's Darling
  • Guard
1955
100% To Hell and Back
  • Soldier
1955
80% Pushover
  • Bartender
1954
No Score Yet Drive a Crooked Road
  • Garage Foreman
1954
No Score Yet Cry Vengeance
  • Johnny Blue-Eyes
1954
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife
  • Floyd
1953
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad
  • Martin
1952

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