Richard Arlen

Birthday: Sep 1, 1900
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Richard Arlen was working as a messenger boy at Paramount studios in the early 1920s when he was injured in a slight accident; the story goes that Arlen went to the studio heads to thank them for their prompt medical care, whereupon the executives, impressed by Arlen's good looks, hired him as an actor. Whether the story is true or not, it is a fact that Arlen soon became one of Paramount's most popular leading men, earning a measure of screen immortality by costarring with Buddy Rogers and Clara Bow in the first-ever Oscar winning picture, Wings (1927). Arlen was memorably cast as a World War I flying ace, a part in which he felt uniquely at home because he'd been a member of the Royal Canadian Flying Corps during the "real" war (though he never saw any combat!) The actor retained his popularity throughout the 1930s, and when roles became harder to come by in the 1940s, he wisely invested his savings in numerous successful businesses. Keeping in character, Arlen was also part-owner of a civilian flying service, and worked as an air safety expert for the government during World War II. Still acting in TV and commercials into the 1960s, Richard Arlen was reunited with his Wings costar Buddy Rogers in an amusing episode of the TV sitcom Petticoat Junction.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Horror Show Actor 1979
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Silent Film Star 2 1976
No Score Yet A Whale of a Tale Actor 1976
No Score Yet Fort Utah Sam Tyler 1967
No Score Yet Road to Nashville Actor 1967
No Score Yet Hostile Guns Sheriff 1967
No Score Yet Johnny Reno Ned Duggan 1966
No Score Yet Apache Uprising Capt. Gannon 1966
No Score Yet The Bounty Killer Matthew Ridgeway 1965
No Score Yet The Human Duplicators National Intelligence 1965
No Score Yet Law of the Lawless Bartender 1964
No Score Yet The Best Man Oscar Anderson 1964
No Score Yet The Shepherd of the Hills Old Matt 1964
No Score Yet The Crawling Hand (Don't Cry Wolf) (The Creeping Hand) Lee Barrenger 1963
No Score Yet Cavalry Command Sgt. Jim Heisler 1963
No Score Yet Warlock Bacon 1959
No Score Yet The Mountain Rivial 1956
No Score Yet Hidden Guns Sheriff Ward Young 1956
No Score Yet Sabre Jet Gen. Robert E. Hale 1953
100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Spanish Dancer 1952
No Score Yet Hurricane Smith Brundage 1952
No Score Yet Kansas Raiders Union Captain 1950
No Score Yet Grand Canyon Actor 1949
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me Harvey 1948
No Score Yet Speed to Spare Cliff Jordan 1948
No Score Yet Accomplice Simon Lash 1946
No Score Yet Identity Unknown Johnny March 1945
No Score Yet The Big Bonanza Captain Jed Kilton 1944
No Score Yet That's My Baby Tim Jones 1944
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster Patrick Cory 1944
No Score Yet Timber Queen Russell Evans 1944
No Score Yet Submarine Alert Lee Deerhold 1943
No Score Yet Alaska Highway Woody Ormsby 1943
No Score Yet Aerial Gunner Sgt / Lt. Jonathan 'Jon' Davis 1943
No Score Yet Minesweeper Lt. Jim Smith 1943
No Score Yet Wildcat Johnny Maverick 1942
No Score Yet Wrecking Crew Matt Carney 1942
No Score Yet Flying Blind Jim Clark 1941
No Score Yet Black Diamonds Walter Norton 1940
No Score Yet Danger on Wheels Larry Taylor 1940
No Score Yet Call of the Yukon Gaston Rogers 1938
No Score Yet Artists and Models Alan Townsend 1937
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It Mal Stevens 1935
No Score Yet Come On, Marines! Actor 1934
60% Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat 1933
No Score Yet Three Cornered Moon Dr. Alan Stevens 1933
No Score Yet College Humor Mondrake 1933
93% Island of Lost Souls Edward Parker 1933
No Score Yet Tiger Shark Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Light of Western Stars Dick Bailey 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930
100% The Virginian Steve 1929
67% Thunderbolt Bob Morgan 1929
No Score Yet The Man I Love Dum-Dum Brooks 1929
No Score Yet Beggars of Life Jim 1928
No Score Yet Feel My Pulse Her Problem 1928
No Score Yet Under the Tonto Rim Actor 1928
No Score Yet She's a Sheik Capt. Colton 1927
93% Wings David Armstrong 1927
No Score Yet Behind the Front Percy Brown 1926
No Score Yet Old Ironsides Extra 1926

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