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William Desmond

Highest Rated:   78% Smooth Talk (1985)
Lowest Rated:   43% Naughty Marietta (1935)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
Long before there was a Hollywood, William Desmond was well known in Los Angeles theatrical circles. Desmond spent five years appearing with the west-coast Morosco Stock Company, the Burbank Theatre, and the Los Angeles Opera House. With his own stock company, he toured Australia and Canada. Desmond's theatrical credits included Ben Hur, Bird of Paradise, Alias Jimmy Valentine, If I Were King, Raffles, Sign of the Cross, and Romeo and Juliet; he also appeared in dramatic sketches in vaudeville. He made his film debut opposite Billie Burke in 1915's Peggy. Desmond later became a popular action star in films; he did his own stunts, and hardly a week went by in the 1920s that Desmond didn't give the newspapers a story about how he'd once again cheated death in the line of duty. In talkies, Desmond showed up in supporting roles in bits, chiefly in westerns, at Universal studios. William Desmond was the husband of former William S. Hart leading lady Mary McIvor, whom he outlived by eight years.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
78% Smooth Talk
  • Laura's Dad
1985
No Score Yet Gun Cargo
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle
  • Town Citizen
1944
75% Phantom of the Opera
  • Stagehand
1943
No Score Yet The Lone Star Trail
  • Bartender
1943
No Score Yet Silver Bullet
  • Townsman
1942
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Winners of the West
  • Brine
1940
No Score Yet Arizona Days
  • Stranger
1937
No Score Yet Headin' for the Rio Grande
  • Mack
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Gringo
  • Court Clerk
1936
No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range
  • Bill
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle
  • Tim
1936
No Score Yet Black Coin
  • Bartender
1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid
  • Captain/Vigilante
1935
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Born to Battle
  • John Brownell
1935
43% Naughty Marietta
  • Havre Gendarme Chief
1935
No Score Yet Timber Terrors
  • Royce Horter
1935
No Score Yet Rough Riding Ranger
  • Major Wright
1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range
  • `Happy' Hopkins
1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider
  • Road Crew Guard
1935
No Score Yet Way of the West
  • 'Cash' Horton
1934
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy
  • Sloane
1934
No Score Yet Frontier Days
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny
  • Captain Carson
1934
No Score Yet The Rawhide Terror
  • Tom Blake
1934
No Score Yet Border Guns
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet I Can't Escape
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Fargo Express
  • Sheriff Joe Thompson
1933
No Score Yet Laughing at Life
  • Military Cabinet Officer
1933
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers
  • Capt. Boncour
1933
No Score Yet Rustlers' Roundup
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Phantom of the Air
  • Mr. Edwards
1933
No Score Yet The Last Frontier
  • George Armstrong Custer
1932
No Score Yet Battling with Buffalo Bill
  • John Mills
1931
No Score Yet Vanishing Legion
  • Milesburg Sheriff
1931
No Score Yet The Phantom of the West
  • Martin Blain
1931
No Score Yet Blood and Steel
  • Gordon Steele
1925
No Score Yet The Extra Girl
  • The Actor
1923

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