Reed Howes

Reed Howes

Highest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)

Lowest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)

Birthday: Jul 5, 1900

Birthplace: Not Available

One of several male models to achieve some success in action films of the '20s, Hermon Reed Howes was forever saddled with the tag "Arrow Collar Man," despite the fact that he had been only one of several future luminaries to have posed for famed artist J.C. Leyenecker's memorable Arrow ads. (Future screen actors Fredric March and Brian Donlevy also did yeoman duty for the company.)A graduate of the University of Utah and the Harvard Graduate School, Howes had served two and a half years in the navy prior to entering onto the stage. He became a leading man for the likes of Peggy Wood and Billie Burke, and entered films in 1923, courtesy of low-budget producer Ben Wilson, who cast the handsome newcomer as the lead in a series of breathless melodramas released by Rayart. Howes reached a silent screen pinnacle of sorts as Clara Bow's leading man in Rough House Rosie (1927), but his starring days were over with the advent of sound. There was nothing inherently wrong with Howes voice, but it didn't do anything for him either. His acting before the microphone seemed too stiff. He was still as handsome as ever, but his good looks were often hidden behind a scruffy beard or mustache. The veteran actor then drifted into supporting roles in B-Westerns and serials, his appearances sometimes devoid of dialogue, and more often than not, he was unbilled. Howes did his fair share of television in the '50s as well, but ill health forced him to retire after playing a police inspector in Edward D. Wood Jr.'s The Sinister Urge, filmed in July of 1960 and a guest spot on television's Mr. Ed. He died of cancer at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Sinister Urge Police Inspector 1960
No Score Yet Sierra Baron Sheriff 1958
No Score Yet Runaway Daughters Henry 1956
No Score Yet A Lawless Street Townsman 1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men A Dalton 1955
No Score Yet Three Hours to Kill Bit 1954
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun Roberts aka The Dude 1953
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Harve Comis 1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Player 1952
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot Hank Fletcher 1952
No Score Yet Santa Fe Henchman 1951
No Score Yet Leadville Gunslinger Stoner 1950
No Score Yet Task Force Officer 1949
No Score Yet Loaded Pistols Party Guest (uncredited) 1948
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride Man 1948
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Opening Night Critic 1947
No Score Yet Stork Club Patron 1945
No Score Yet Brand of the Devil Henchman Duke 1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup Rod Laidlaw 1944
No Score Yet Wild Horse Stampede Tex 1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap Henchman 1943
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide Stevens, Corkle Henchman (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie Henchman Gordon (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet Lone Star Law Men Ace 1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood Henchman Buck Owens 1942
No Score Yet Along the Sundown Trail deputy 1942
No Score Yet Fugitive Valley Brandon 1941
No Score Yet Sunset in Wyoming Actor 1941
No Score Yet Back in the Saddle Slim 1941
No Score Yet Down Mexico Way Henchman 1941
No Score Yet Ghost Mine Gordon 1941
No Score Yet Virginia City Sergeant 1940
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes West Frank 1940
No Score Yet Straight Shooter Slade 1940
No Score Yet Fighting Renegade Sheriff 1939
No Score Yet Texas Wildcats Ace 1939
No Score Yet Six-Gun Rhythm Davis 1939
No Score Yet Flaming Lead Tex 1939
No Score Yet South of the Border Saunders' Henchman 1939
No Score Yet Phantom Rancher Lon 1939
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Returns Rance 1938
No Score Yet Ghost Town Riders Actor 1938
No Score Yet Zorro Rides Again Phillip Andrews 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Man in Restaurant 1937
No Score Yet Pilot X Lt. John Ives 1937
No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Navy Andrews 1937
No Score Yet A Million to One Duke Hale 1937
No Score Yet Custer's Last Stand Tom 'Keen' Blade 1936
No Score Yet Paradise Canyon Trigger 1935
No Score Yet The Dawn Rider Ben McClure 1935
No Score Yet Confidential Actor 1935
No Score Yet Queen of the Jungle David Worth 1935
No Score Yet Feud of the West Bart Hunter 1935
No Score Yet Guns Along the Trail Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Trail Beyond Actor 1934
No Score Yet Chloe, Love Is Calling You Wade Carson 1934
No Score Yet The Singing Fool John Perry 1928
No Score Yet Cyclone Cavalier Ted Clayton 1925


No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Policeman 1953


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