Robert Preston

Robert Preston

Highest Rated: 100% Beau Geste (1939)

Lowest Rated: 33% Mame (1974)

Birthday: Jun 8, 1918

Birthplace: Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, USA

Dynamic musical comedy star from the stage who began his career in entertainment appearing in rugged film melodramas (e.g., the unjustly neglected B-film, "King of Alcatraz" 1938) and occasional lighter fare in the late 1930s. His promising early appearances in the Cecil B. DeMille epics "Union Pacific" (1939), "Northwest Mounted Police" (1940) and "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942) did not, however, spell major stardom with the interruption of WWII. When he returned Preston did enjoy good roles in "The Macomber Affair" (1947) and "Tulsa" (1949), but it took a lengthy sojourn on the stage, in which he surprised many with his aptitude for musical comedy, for him to become a major star.

Highest rated movies

Beau Geste
Victor/Victoria
The Music Man
This Gun for Hire
Junior Bonner
Wake Island
How the West Was Won
Blood on the Moon

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% Crushed Lucas (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage! Dennis Riordan (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 80% Finnegan Begin Again Mike Finnegan (Character) - 1985
76% 70% The Last Starfighter Centauri (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet September Gun Ben Sunday (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 64% Rehearsal for Murder Alex Dennison (Character) - 1982
97% 86% Victor/Victoria Carroll "Toddy" Todd (Character) - 1982
82% 31% Semi-Tough Big Ed Bookman (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father's House Tom Lindholm Sr. (Character) - 1975
33% 48% Mame Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 54% Child's Play Joseph Dobbs (Character) - 1972
92% 63% Junior Bonner Ace Bonner (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Jay Follett (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island of Love Steve Blair (Character) - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Roger Morgan (Character) - 1962
94% 85% The Music Man Harold Hill (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 83% The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Rubin Flood (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 34% Savage Wilderness Col. Frank Marston (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Jack Potter (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Face to Face Sheriff Jack Potter (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Cloudburst John Graham (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Best of the Badmen Matthew Fowler (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% My Outlaw Brother Joe Walter (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet When I Grow Up Father Reed (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaw Brother Joe Waldner (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 29% The Sundowners James Cloud (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 27% The Lady Gambles David Boothe (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 44% Tulsa Brad Brady (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City The Rev. Philip Y. Andrews (Character) - 1948
83% 62% Blood on the Moon Tate Riling (Character) - 1948
83% 61% Whispering Smith Murray Sinclair (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Unknown (Character) - 1947
67% 59% The Macomber Affair Francis Macomber (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Harvest Jim Davis (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Plane From Chungking Capt. Nick Stanton (Character) - 1943
94% 81% This Gun for Hire Det. Lt. Michael Crane (Character) - 1942
88% 51% Wake Island Pvt. Joe Doyle (Character) - 1942
80% 56% Reap the Wild Wind Dan Cutler (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Blackout Robert Draper (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parachute Battalion Donald `'Don'` Morse (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Town Paul Bryson Jr. (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady From Cheyenne Steve Lewis (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night of January 16th Steve Van Ruyle (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Mounted Police Ronnie Logan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moon Over Burma Chuck Lane (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Typhoon Johnny Potter (Character) - 1940
83% 65% Union Pacific Dick Allen (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Beau Geste Digby Geste (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disbarred Bradley Kent (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Alcatraz Robert MacArthur (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Illegal Traffic Charles Bent Martin (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
62% 67% Terra Nova Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1963 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Tom Waycroft (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Jack Roberts (Character) 1953-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Against Crime Pat Barnett (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950