Victor Kilian - Rotten Tomatoes

Victor Kilian

Highest Rated:   100% The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
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New Jersey-born Victor Kilian drove a laundry truck before joining a New England repertory company when he was 18. His first break on Broadway came with the original 1924 production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms. After making a few scattered appearance in East Coast-produced films, Kilian launched his Hollywood career in 1936. Often cast as a brutish villain (notably "Pap" in the 1939 version of Huckleberry Finn) Kilian duked it out with some of moviedom's most famous leading men; while participating in a fight scene with John Wayne in 1942's Reap the Wild Wind, Kilian suffered an injury that resulted in the loss of an eye. Victimized by the Blacklist in the 1950s, Kilian returned to TV and film work in the 1970s. Fans of the TV serial satire Mary Hartman Mary Hartman will have a hard time forgetting Kilian as Mary's grandpa, a.k.a. "The Fernwood Flasher." In March of 1979, Victor Kilian was murdered in his apartment by intruders, a scant few days after a similar incident which culminated in the death of another veteran character actor, Charles Wagenheim.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Unknown World
  • Dr. Jeremiah Morley
1951
No Score Yet The Tall Target
  • John K. Gannon
1951
No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James
  • Rigby
1950
83% No Way Out
  • Father
1950
100% The Flame and the Arrow
  • Apothecary
1950
No Score Yet One Too Many
  • Frank Emery
1950
No Score Yet The Showdown
  • Hemp
1950
No Score Yet Madame Bovary
  • Mons. Canivet
1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory
  • Sheriff
1949
No Score Yet Rimfire
  • Sheriff Jordan
1949
78% I Shot Jesse James
  • Soapy
1949
No Score Yet Yellow Sky
  • Bartender
1948
78% Gentleman's Agreement
  • Olsen
1947
81% Duel in the Sun
  • Gambler
1946
100% The Yearling
  • Captain
1946
No Score Yet Smoky
  • Junk Man
1946
No Score Yet Little Giant
  • Gus
1946
83% Spellbound
  • Sheriff
1945
No Score Yet The Spanish Main
  • Santa Madre Captain
1945
No Score Yet Belle of the Yukon
  • The Professor
1944
No Score Yet Dangerous Passage
  • Buck Harris
1944
100% Meet Me In St. Louis
  • Baggage Man
1944
No Score Yet Barbary Coast Gent
  • Curry Slake
1944
No Score Yet Kismet
  • Jehan
1944
No Score Yet Uncertain Glory
  • Latour
1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Francis Cavanaugh
1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail!
  • Corporal
1943
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond)
  • Tramp in Box Car
1943
94% The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Darby
1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Madman
  • Janek
1943
No Score Yet Atlantic Convoy
  • Otto
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Brewster's Secretary
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Widgeon
1942
85% Sergeant York
  • Andrews
1941
100% Blood and Sand
  • Priest
1941
80% Western Union
  • Charlie
1941
No Score Yet Chad Hanna
  • Potato Man
1940
100% The Mark of Zorro
  • Boatman
1940
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again
  • Sam
1940
No Score Yet They Knew What They Wanted
  • Photographer
1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Gendarme
1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone
  • Carlos
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • McGillis
1940
77% Dr. Cyclops
  • Steve Baker
1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison
  • Mr. Dingle
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Dispatch Rider
1940
83% The Return of Frank James
  • Preacher
1940
No Score Yet Virginia City
  • Abraham Lincoln
1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes
  • Foreman
1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Doc Saunders
1939
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
  • `Pap' Finn
1939
100% Only Angels Have Wings
  • Sparks
1939
No Score Yet Return of the Cisco Kid
  • Bartender
1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die
  • Man Who Loads Pistols (uncredited)
1939
89% Boys Town
  • Sheriff
1938
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Guard in Louis' Cell
1938
No Score Yet Prison Break
  • Fenderson
1938
No Score Yet Gold Diggers in Paris
  • Gendarme
1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Sheriff
1938
No Score Yet Tovarich
  • Gendarme
1937
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood
  • Slim
1937
No Score Yet Seventh Heaven
  • Gobin
1937
No Score Yet Banjo on My Knee
  • Slade
1936
No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness)
  • Mark Gibbs
1936
No Score Yet The Road to Glory
  • Regnier
1936
No Score Yet Riff-Raff
  • "Flytrap"
1936
No Score Yet Shakedown
  • Caretaker
1936
No Score Yet Lady from Nowhere
  • Zeke
1933

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