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Wheeler Oakman

Highest Rated:   40% Bowery at Midnight (1942)
Lowest Rated:   40% Bowery at Midnight (1942)
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In films from 1912, Wheeler Oakman was one of the silent era's sturdiest leading men. Oakman's co-stars ranged from Mabel Normand (Mickey, 1918) to Jackie Coogan (Peck's Bad Boy, 1921) to his one-time spouse Priscilla Dean. He made an auspicious sound-film debut in the first all-talking feature film, 1928's The Lights of New York; as gangster Hawk Miller, it was Oakman who coined the immortal crime-flick catchphrase "Take him for a ride" (each word carefully articulated into the primitive "mike" hidden in the candlestick telephone on Hawk Miller's desk). In films until his death in 1949, Wheeler Oakman essayed dozens of character roles in the 1930s and 1940s, usually as slightly seedy criminal masterminds; he was prominently featured in several East Side Kids films, as well as such serials as The Lost Jungle (1934), Darkest Africa (1936), Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), Buck Rogers (1939), Brenda Starr (1945), Jack Armstrong (1947), Brick Bradford (1947), and Superman (1948).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Shakedown
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Men with Steel Faces
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Planet Outlaws
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Jack Armstrong: The All-American Boy
  • Prof. Zorn
1947
No Score Yet Brenda Starr, Reporter
  • Joe Heller/Lew Heller
1945
No Score Yet Teen Age
  • Jim Murray
1944
No Score Yet The Girl from Monterey
  • Announcer
1943
No Score Yet Ghosts on the Loose
  • Tony
1943
No Score Yet The Ape Man
  • Brady
1943
No Score Yet Kid Dynamite
  • Tony
1943
No Score Yet Saddles and Sagebrush
  • Actor
1943
40% Bowery at Midnight
  • Stratton
1942
No Score Yet Meet the Mob
  • Blackie
1942
No Score Yet Escort Girl
  • Gregory Stone
1941
No Score Yet Torture Ship
  • Ritter
1939
No Score Yet Mutiny in the Big House
  • Benson
1939
No Score Yet In Old Montana
  • Jim Dawson
1939
No Score Yet Wolf Call
  • Carson
1939
No Score Yet The Texans
  • US Captain
1938
No Score Yet Red Barry
  • Weaver
1938
No Score Yet Slaves in Bondage
  • Jim Murray
1937
No Score Yet Bank Alarm
  • Karlotti
1937
No Score Yet Pilot X
  • Lt. Douglas Thompson
1937
No Score Yet Aces and Eights
  • Ace Morgan
1936
No Score Yet Ghost Patrol
  • Kincaid
1936
No Score Yet The Man from Gun Town
  • De Long
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Trail
  • Arnold
1936
No Score Yet Gambling with Souls
  • 'Lucky' Wilder
1936
No Score Yet Death from a Distance
  • Langsdale
1935
No Score Yet The Headline Woman
  • Fielding
1935
No Score Yet G-Men
  • Henchman at Lodge
1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire
  • Argo
1935
No Score Yet Undercover Men
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Motive for Revenge
  • Doane
1935
No Score Yet Square Shooter
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Code of the Mounted
  • Duval
1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Clouds
  • Joe - Accomplice
1934
No Score Yet In Old Santa Fe
  • Tracy
1934
No Score Yet The Lost Jungle
  • Kirby
1934
No Score Yet Frontier Days
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Operator 13
  • Scout
1934
No Score Yet Man of Action
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet The Sundown Rider
  • Laughing Maxey
1933
No Score Yet The Western Code
  • Nick Grindell
1932
No Score Yet Two-Fisted Law
  • Bob Russell
1932
No Score Yet The Riding Tornado
  • Hatch Engle
1932
No Score Yet Texas Cyclone
  • Utah Becker
1932
No Score Yet Two Fisted Law
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Boiling Point
  • Holt Narbrough
1932
No Score Yet The Good Bad Girl
  • Moreland
1931
No Score Yet Roaring Ranch
  • Ramsey Kane
1930
No Score Yet Lights of New York
  • Hawk
1928
No Score Yet Snarl of Hate
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy
  • Man in the Case
1921
No Score Yet Outside the Law
  • Dapper Bill Ballard
1920
No Score Yet Back to God's Country
  • Peter Burke
1919
No Score Yet Mickey
  • Herbert Thomhill
1918
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • Broncho Kid
1914
No Score Yet In the Days of the Thundering Herd
  • Actor
1914
No Score Yet The Virgin Of Stamboul
  • Actor

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