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William Eythe

Highest Rated:   94% The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Lowest Rated:   33% A Royal Scandal (1945)
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During World War II, "victory casting" referred to the practice of placing draft-proof male actors in the plum roles that would normally have gone to Hollywood's top leading men, most of whom were in uniform. Though some of the "4-F" male stars were inadequate substitutes for the old favorites, a few were better-than-average performers. One of the best of the "victory" bunch was handsome, outgoing William Eythe, who signed with 20th Century-Fox in 1943. Eythe was excellent in his first film, The Ox-Bow Incident, as the conscience-stricken son of martinet lynch-mob leader Frank Conroy, and was no less impressive in such subsequent films as Song of Bernadette (1944), Wilson (1944), Wing and a Prayer (1944) and House on 92nd Street (1946). But once the war ended, Eythe seemed to lack the staying power that would have permitted him to compete on equal footing with such returning stars as Tyrone Power and James Stewart; he gradually left films to concentrate on theatre work. William Eythe died of hepatitis at the age of 38.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Customs Agent
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Special Agent
  • Johnny Douglas
1949
No Score Yet Mr. Reckless
  • Jeff Lundy
1948
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour)
  • Albert 'Al' Marbury
1946
60% The House on 92nd Street
  • Bill Dietrich
1945
33% A Royal Scandal
  • Lt. Alexei Chernoff
1945
No Score Yet Guest in the House
  • Quizz West
1944
88% Wilson
  • George Felton
1944
80% Wing and a Prayer
  • Ens. Hallam 'Oscar' Scott
1944
80% The Song of Bernadette
  • Antoine
1943
94% The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Gerald Tetley
1943

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