Walter Long

Lowest Rated: 43% Naughty Marietta (1935)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Brutish-looking actor Walter Long entered films in 1909 after brief stage experience. He became a valued member of D.W. Griffith's stock company, excelling in roles calling for strong-arm villainy and glowering menace. In Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915), Long played Gus, the renegade Negro whose lustful pursuit of virginal Mae Marsh results in the girl's suicidal leap from a precipice; while in the same director's Intolerance, Long was "the musketeer of the slums," a gangster boss whose murder motivates the climactic race to the rescue. He persisted in villainy into the 1920s, providing a formidable foe to such silent heroes as Rudolph Valentino and William Boyd. Despite his on-screen skullduggery, Long enjoyed a reputation as a prince of a fellow; his courtesy and good manners were particularly prized by the leading ladies whom Long's screen characters frequently imperiled. In talkies, Long proved to have a low, guttural voice that matched his movie image perfectly, and he continued unabated to portray thugs, pluguglies and lowlifes. Though many of his talkie roles were bit parts, he was well served in the films of Laurel and Hardy, playing a prison cell-block leader in Pardon Us (1931), a drink-sodden prizefighter in Any Old Port (1932), a vengeful gangster ("I'll break off yer legs and wrap 'em around yer neck") in Going Bye Bye (1934), a shanghaiing sea captain in The Live Ghost (1934), and a Mexican bandido in Pick a Star (1937). During World War II, the fifty-plus Walter Long served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army; upon his discharge, he returned to the stage, where he remained active until his retirement in 1950.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Broadway Rhythm Doug Kelly 1944
No Score Yet Silver Stallion Benson 1941
No Score Yet City of Missing Girls Officer Larkin 1941
No Score Yet Hidden Gold Henchman Sanford (uncredited) 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Deputies on Train 1940
No Score Yet Union Pacific Irishman 1939
No Score Yet Flaming Lead Greeley 1939
No Score Yet Fighting Mad Frenchy 1939
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff Chuck 1938
No Score Yet Bar 20 Justice Pierce 1938
No Score Yet North of the Rio Grande Bull 1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star Mexican Tough Guy 1937
No Score Yet The Glory Trail Riley 1937
No Score Yet The Bold Caballero Chate 1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present Gangster 1936
No Score Yet Texas Desperadoes Bev Wilson 1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid Miner 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Convict 1935
43% Naughty Marietta Pirate Captain 1935
No Score Yet The Live Ghost Captain 1934
97% The Thin Man Stutsy Burke 1934
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Policeman 1934
No Score Yet Six of a Kind Butch 1934
No Score Yet Operator 13 Operator 55 1934
95% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Blacksmith 1932
No Score Yet His Guiding Destiny Actor 1932
No Score Yet Cornered Actor 1932
No Score Yet Dragnet Patrol Grainger 1932
No Score Yet Pardon Us The Tiger 1931
71% The Maltese Falcon Miles Archer 1931
No Score Yet Other Men's Women Bixby 1931
No Score Yet Sea Devils Actor 1931
No Score Yet Moby Dick Stubbs 1930
No Score Yet Beau Bandit 'Bobcat' Manners 1930
No Score Yet Conspiracy Weinberg 1930
No Score Yet The Black Watch Harrim Bey 1929
No Score Yet The Yankee Clipper Portuguese Joe 1927
No Score Yet Eve's Leaves Actor 1926
No Score Yet Soul-Fire Herbert Jones, a sailor 1925
No Score Yet The Shock The Captain 1923
No Score Yet Little Church Around the Corner Hex 1923
100% Blood and Sand Plumitas 1922
No Score Yet Moran of the Lady Letty Capt. Frisco Kitchell 1922
No Score Yet Shadows Daniel Gibbs 1922
88% The Sheik Omair 1921
No Score Yet The Poppy Girl's Husband Boston Blackie 1919
No Score Yet The Woman God Forgot Taloc, High Priest 1917
No Score Yet The Little American Captain 1917
No Score Yet A Romance of the Redwoods Sheriff 1917
No Score Yet Joan the Woman The Executioner 1916
97% Intolerance The Musketeer of the Slums 1916
No Score Yet Sold for Marriage Col. Gregioff 1916
No Score Yet The Martyrs of the Alamo Santa Anna 1915
98% The Birth of a Nation Gus 1915
No Score Yet Traffic in Souls Actor 1913

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
Joe Stacks
  • 1934

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