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Roy Barcroft

Highest Rated:   100% Monte Walsh (1970)
Lowest Rated:   20% Bandolero (1968)
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The son of an itinerant sharecropper, Roy Barcroft harbored dreams of becoming an army officer, and to that end lied about his age to enter the service during World War I. Discouraged from pursuing a military career by his wartime experiences, Barcroft spent the 1920s in a succession of jobs, ranging from fireman to radio musician. In the 1930s he and his wife settled in California where he became a salesman. It was while appearing in an amateur theatrical production that Barcroft found his true calling in life. He eked out a living as a movie bit player until finally being signed to a long contract by Republic Pictures in 1943. For the next decade, Barcroft was Republic's Number One villain, growling and glowering at such cowboy stars as Don "Red" Barry, Wild Bill Elliot, Sunset Carson, Allan Lane, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. His best screen moments occurred in Republic's serial output; his favorite chapter-play roles were Captain Mephisto in Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945) and the invading Martian in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945). In the 1948 serial G-Men Never Forget, Barcroft played a dual role--an honest police commissioner and his less-than-honest look-alike--ending the film by shooting "himself." In contrast to his on-screen villainy, Barcroft was one of the nicest fellows on the Republic lot, well-liked and highly respected by everyone with whom he worked. When the "B"-picture market disappeared in the mid-1950s, Barcroft began accepting character roles in such A-pictures as Oklahoma (1955), The Way West (1967), Gaily Gaily (1969) and Monte Walsh (1970). Heavier and more jovial-looking than in his Republic heyday, Roy Barcroft also showed up in dozens of TV westerns, playing recurring roles on Walt Disney's Spin and Marty and the long-running CBS nighttimer Gunsmoke.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Monte Walsh
  • Saloon Proprietor
1970
No Score Yet The Reivers
  • Ed
1969
99% Rosemary's Baby
  • Sun-Browned Man
1968
20% Bandolero
  • Bartender
1968
No Score Yet The Way West
  • Masters
1967
No Score Yet Texas Across the River
  • Morton
1966
No Score Yet Destination Inner Space
  • Skipper
1966
No Score Yet Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
  • Marshal Griffin
1966
No Score Yet Six Black Horses
  • Mustanger
1962
No Score Yet When The Clock Strikes
  • Sheriff
1961
No Score Yet Ten Who Dared
  • Jim Baker
1960
No Score Yet Escort West
  • Doyle
1959
40% Band of Angels
  • Gillespie the Overseer
1957
No Score Yet The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm
  • J.P. Flemming
1957
No Score Yet Gun Brothers
  • Sheriff Jergen
1956
83% Last Hunt
  • Barfly
1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • The Marshal
1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop
  • Lt. Vince D. Bardeman
1955
No Score Yet Man Without a Star
  • Sheriff Olson
1955
96% Oklahoma!
  • Marshal
1955
No Score Yet The Man with the Steel Whip
  • Sheriff
1954
No Score Yet Marshal of Cedar Rock
  • Henry Mason
1953
No Score Yet Iron Mountain Trail
  • Mate Orrin
1953
No Score Yet Marshall of Cedar Rock
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down
  • Russ Schultz
1952
No Score Yet Radar Men from the Moon
  • Retik
1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle
  • Jim Clark
1952
No Score Yet Border Saddlemates
  • Steve Baxter
1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire
  • Louie Draper
1952
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo
  • Burnside
1951
No Score Yet Don Daredevil Rides Again
  • Stratton
1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie
  • Curt Walker
1951
No Score Yet North of the Great Divide
  • Banning
1950
No Score Yet Desperadoes of the West
  • Hacker
1950
No Score Yet James Brothers of Missouri
  • Ace Marlin
1950
No Score Yet Down Dakota Way
  • H.T. 'Mack' McKenzie
1949
No Score Yet Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
  • Gordon
1949
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail
  • Jim Judd
1949
No Score Yet Hellfire
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier
  • Bart Carroll
1948
No Score Yet Grand Canyon Trail
  • Dave Williams
1948
No Score Yet Eyes of Texas
  • Vic Rabin
1948
No Score Yet Desperadoes of Dodge City
  • Homesteader
1948
No Score Yet Oklahoma Badlands
  • Sanders
1948
No Score Yet G-Men Never Forget
  • Vic Murkland/Cameron
1948
No Score Yet Jesse James Rides Again
  • Lawton
1947
No Score Yet Springtime in the Sierras
  • Matt Wilkes
1947
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North
  • Moose McGovern
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming
  • Sheriff Niles
1947
No Score Yet Son of Zorro
  • Boyd
1947
No Score Yet Marshal of Cripple Creek
  • Link
1947
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver
  • Big Bill Lambert
1946
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger
  • Hunter
1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Rider
  • Marshal
1946
No Score Yet Daughter of Don Q
  • Mel Donovan
1946
No Score Yet Alias Billy the Kid
  • Matt Conroy
1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown
  • McKean
1946
No Score Yet Night Train to Memphis
  • Chad Morgan
1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado
  • Buster Welch
1945
No Score Yet Dakota
  • Poli's driver
1945
No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail
  • Rusty Channing
1945
No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita
  • Maxwell
1945
No Score Yet The Purple Monster Strikes
  • The Purple Monster
1945
No Score Yet The Vampire's Ghost
  • Jim Barrat
1945
No Score Yet Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine
  • Captain Mephisto
1945
No Score Yet The Big Bonanza
  • Don Pendleton
1944
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe
  • Ken Ferguson
1944
100% The Fighting Seabees
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie
  • `Professor' David Larson Graham
1944
No Score Yet Haunted Harbor
  • Kane/Carter
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet False Colors
  • Sheriff Clem Martin
1943
No Score Yet Sagebrush Law
  • Mark Carter
1943
No Score Yet Idaho
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Hoppy Serves a Writ
  • Tod Colby
1943
No Score Yet Hands Across the Border
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott
  • Capt. Carson
1943
No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon
  • Lafe
1942
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide
  • Loder
1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie
  • Lou Harmon
1942
No Score Yet Silver Queen
  • Dan Carson
1942
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade
  • Henchman Bart Reynolds
1942
No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert
  • Nelson
1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage)
  • Chief Petty Officer
1942
No Score Yet West of the Law
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range
  • Pete
1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage
  • Murphy
1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay
  • Vern Stone
1941
No Score Yet The Bandit Trail
  • Joel Nesbitt
1941
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone
  • Saloon Boss (uncredited)
1941
No Score Yet Wide Open Town
  • Red
1941
No Score Yet West of Cimarron
  • Captain Hawks
1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers
  • Ross
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Officer
1941
No Score Yet Winners of the West
  • Logan
1940
No Score Yet Hidden Gold
  • Hendricks
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Engineer
1940
No Score Yet Yukon Flight
  • Lodin
1940
No Score Yet Trailing Double Trouble
  • Moreland
1940
No Score Yet The Showdown
  • Bowman
1940
No Score Yet Rancho Grande
  • Madden
1940
No Score Yet Ragtime Cowboy Joe
  • Putt
1940
No Score Yet Renegade Trail
  • Stiff Hat Bailey
1939
No Score Yet The Man from Texas
  • Drifter
1939
No Score Yet Silver on the Sage
  • Ewing
1939
No Score Yet Mexicali Rose
  • McElroy
1939
No Score Yet The Phantom Creeps
  • Parker
1939
No Score Yet Crashing Thru
  • Henchman Green
1939
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona
  • Thane
1938
No Score Yet The Frontiersman
  • Sutton
1938
No Score Yet S.O.S. Coast Guard
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Rosalie
  • Conspirator
1937

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