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Walter Long

Highest Rated:   100% The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Lowest Rated:   43% Naughty Marietta (1935)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
100% 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
67% 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
100% 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
100% The Birth of a Nation
  • Gus
1915
No Score Yet Traffic in Souls
  • Actor
1913

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