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Reed Howes

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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun
  • Harve Comis
2003
No Score Yet The Sinister Urge
  • Police Inspector
1960
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 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 Clutching Hand
  • Sullivan
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

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