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Wendell Corey

Highest Rated:   100% Rear Window (1954)
Lowest Rated:   60% The Killer Is Loose (1956)
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The son of Congregationalist minister, Wendell Corey was pursuing a brief career as a washing machine salesman when he showed up at the rehearsals for a community play to pick up a friend. Invited by the director to read for a part, Corey found he liked performing, and eventually turned pro in summer stock. After a string of Broadway flops, Corey finally scored a success in the original 1945 production of Elmer Rice's Dream Girl. Entering films with a Paramount contract in 1946, the incisive, sharp-eyed Corey spent the next fifteen years alternating between leads (File on Thelma Jordon), "best friend" supporting characters (Rear Window), and, most effectively, villains (The Big Knife). On TV Corey starred in the weekly series Harbor Command (1957) and The Eleventh Hour (1961-63). Intensely interested in politics, Corey was once the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the director of the Screen Actors, and served on the Santa Monica City Council; he ran for but did not win California's Republican congressional seat.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Space Vampires
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Astro-Zombies
  • Holman
1968
No Score Yet Buckskin
  • Marlowe
1968
No Score Yet Picture Mommy Dead
  • Clayborn
1966
No Score Yet Cyborg 2087
  • Sheriff
1966
No Score Yet Agent for H.A.R.M.
  • Jim Graff
1966
No Score Yet Women of the Prehistoric Planet
  • Adm. David King
1966
No Score Yet Zontar: Thing from Venus
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James
  • Jesse James
1959
No Score Yet The Light in the Forest
  • Wilse Owens
1958
No Score Yet Loving You
  • Walker `Tex' Warner
1957
No Score Yet The Rainmaker
  • Deputy Sheriff J.S. File/Three Point Texas
1956
No Score Yet The Rack
  • Major Sam Moulton
1956
No Score Yet The Bold and the Brave
  • Fairchild
1956
60% The Killer Is Loose
  • Leon "Foggy" Poole
1956
No Score Yet Climax!
  • Actor
1956
80% The Big Knife
  • Smiley Coy
1955
100% Rear Window
  • Lieutenant Thomas J. Doyle
1954
No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre
  • Chet Chester
1954
No Score Yet My Man and I
  • Ansel Ames
1952
No Score Yet Carbine Williams
  • Capt. H.T. Peoples
1952
No Score Yet The Wild North
  • Constable Pedley
1952
No Score Yet Rich, Young and Pretty
  • Jim Stauton Rogers
1952
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid
  • Frank James
1951
No Score Yet Harriet Craig
  • Walter Craig
1950
No Score Yet The Furies
  • Rip Darrow
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Brad Scott
1950
No Score Yet Holiday Affair
  • Carl Davis
1949
No Score Yet The Accused
  • Lt. Ted Dorgan
1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon
  • Cleve Marshall
1949
No Score Yet Any Number Can Play
  • Robbin Elcott
1949
86% Sorry, Wrong Number
  • Dr. Alexander
1948
100% The Search
  • Jerry Fisher
1948
No Score Yet I Walk Alone
  • Dave
1948
60% Desert Fury (Desert Town)
  • Johnny Ryan
1947

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