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Robert Keith

Highest Rated:   100% 14 Hours (1951)
Lowest Rated:   41% Wild Bill (1995)
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As a youth in his Indiana home town, Robert Keith picked up eating money as an illustrated-slide singer in movie houses. On stage from age 16, Keith worked in stock and on Broadway, taking time out from acting to write the 1927 play The Tightwad, a critical if not financial success. On the strength of The Tightwad, Keith was brought to Hollywood by Universal to write dialogue in the first years of the talkies; among his credits was the 1932 Tom Mix version of Destry Rides Again. He returned to Broadway to write another play, 1932's Singapore, then switched back to acting. Alternating between the films and the stage, Keith scored a personal triumph in the role of the philosophical Doc in the original 1947 Broadway production of Mister Roberts. He returned to Hollywood full time in 1949, etching such memorable screen characterizations as the weakling father of potential suicide Richard Basehart in Fourteen Hours (1951) and gimlet-eyed Inspector Brannigan in Guys and Dolls. Robert Keith was the father of actor Brian Keith, who during his own early years on stage billed himself as Robert Keith Jr.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Edge Of Doom
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Knight Club
  • Drunk Guy
2001
No Score Yet Storm Catcher
  • Stanley
1999
No Score Yet Rites of Passage
  • D.J. Farley
1999
No Score Yet The Pass
  • Worker No. 2
1998
41% Wild Bill
  • Miner
1995
77% The Mask
  • Police Officer
1994
No Score Yet Object of Obsession
  • Harvey
1994
No Score Yet Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue
  • Peter
1992
No Score Yet Duel of Champions
  • Tullus Hostilius
1961
No Score Yet Posse from Hell
  • Capt. Brown
1961
No Score Yet Cimarron
  • Sam Pegler
1960
No Score Yet They Came to Cordura
  • Col. Rogers
1959
83% The Lineup
  • Julian
1958
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey
  • Mr. Bullock
1957
81% Written on the Wind
  • Jasper Hadley
1957
89% Men in War
  • Colonel
1957
No Score Yet Ransom!
  • Chief Jim Backett
1956
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell
  • Col. Gozzens
1956
67% Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Bernard V. Loomis
1955
No Score Yet Drum Beat
  • Bill Satterwhite
1955
No Score Yet Underwater!
  • Father Cannon
1955
90% Guys and Dolls
  • Lt. Brannigan
1955
86% Young at Heart
  • Gregory Tuttle
1954
80% The Wild One
  • Sheriff Harry Bleeker
1954
No Score Yet Small Town Girl
  • Judge Gordon Kimbell
1953
No Score Yet Battle Circus
  • Lt. Col. Hilary Walters
1953
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon
  • Steve Morgan
1953
No Score Yet I Want You
  • Thomas Greer
1951
No Score Yet Here Comes the Groom
  • George
1951
100% 14 Hours
  • Mr. Cosick
1951
80% Woman on the Run
  • Inspector Ferris
1950
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Lieutenant Mandel
1950
No Score Yet The Reformer and the Redhead
  • Tim Harveigh
1950
No Score Yet Branded
  • T. Jefferson Leffingwell
1950
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart
  • Henry Winters
1949
73% Boomerang!
  • McCreery
1947
No Score Yet Just Imagine
  • Choru
1930

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Malcolm
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Jason Foster
  • 1964

Quotes from Robert Keith's Characters