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Richard Arlen

Highest Rated:   100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Lowest Rated:   57% Thunderbolt (1929)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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 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 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
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • Cheshire Cat
1933
No Score Yet Three Cornered Moon
  • Dr. Alan Stevens
1933
No Score Yet College Humor
  • Mondrake
1933
96% 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
57% 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 She's a Sheik
  • Capt. Colton
1927
95% Wings
  • David Armstrong
1927
No Score Yet Behind the Front
  • Percy Brown
1926
No Score Yet Old Ironsides
  • Extra
1926

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