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William Forrest

Highest Rated: 100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1902

Birthplace: Not Available

Baby boomers will recall silver-maned actor William Forrest as Major Swanson, the brusque but fair-minded commander of Fort Apache in the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. This character was but one of many military officers portrayed by the prolific Forrest since the late 1930s. Most of his film appearances were fleeting, and few were billed, but Forrest managed to pack more authority into 30 seconds' film time than many bigger stars were able to manage in an hour and a half. Outside of Rin Tin Tin, William Forrest is probably most familiar as the sinister fifth-columnist Martin Crane in the 1943 Republic serial The Masked Marvel.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Arson Inc. Firechief 2006
No Score Yet The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker Mr. Wylie 1971
No Score Yet Billy the Kid vs. Dracula James Underhill 1966
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Millard Mellner 1964
75% Sweet Bird of Youth Benny Taubman 1962
53% One-Eyed Jacks Banker 1961
90% The Horse Soldiers Gen. Steve Hurburt 1959
92% The Last Hurrah Doctor 1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone Governor 1958
80% Jailhouse Rock Studio Head 1957
40% Band of Angels Aaron Starr 1957
No Score Yet Loving You Mr. Jessup 1957
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It Captain 1956
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Blount 1956
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady Supreme Court Justice 1956
No Score Yet Pardners Hocker 1956
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Simpson 1955
No Score Yet Francis in the Navy Admiral 1955
No Score Yet A Man Called Peter President 1955
No Score Yet New York Confidential Paul Williamson 1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Commandant FSH 1955
No Score Yet One Desire Mr. Wellington 1955
No Score Yet Rage at Dawn Amos Peterson 1955
83% Demetrius and the Gladiators in film clip from THE ROBE 1954
No Score Yet The French Line Sam Baker 1954
No Score Yet Destination Gobi Skipper 1953
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story Florenz Ziegfeld 1953
No Score Yet Winning of the West John Randolph 1953
No Score Yet Big Jim McLain McLain's Superior 1952
No Score Yet One Minute to Zero Officer, Joint Operations 1952
86% Deadline - U.S.A. Mr. Greene 1952
No Score Yet The Story of Will Rogers Flo Ziegfeld 1952
No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story James Otis 1952
No Score Yet Flight to Mars Gen. Archer 1951
No Score Yet I Was a Communist for the FBI Senator Wood 1951
No Score Yet Follow the Sun General 1951
No Score Yet Missing Women Capt. E.W. Willis 1951
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down Mr. Knight 1951
No Score Yet Spoilers of the Plains Dr. J.D. Manning 1951
80% I'll See You In My Dreams Florenz Ziegfeld 1951
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley Hacker 1951
No Score Yet The Story of Seabiscuit Thomas Millford 1949
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach Mr. Moody 1949
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers Hendricks 1949
No Score Yet Trapped by Boston Blackie Mr. Carter 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Guest 1948
100% Fort Apache Reporter 1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters Ship's Captain 1948
No Score Yet Blondie in the Dough Robert Dixon 1947
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Mr. Baldwin 1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Motion Picture Director 1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street Dr. Rogers 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet US Officer 1947
67% Dead Reckoning Lt. Col. Simpson 1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights Mr. Clarkman 1947
No Score Yet The Devil on Wheels Actor 1947
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever Mr. Johnson 1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Dick Glenn 1946
No Score Yet Three Little Girls in Blue Head Clerk 1946
No Score Yet Till the End of Time Detective Lieutenant 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Guest 1946
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot Dr. Reynolds 1945
No Score Yet Adventures of Kitty O'Day (Kitty O'Day Comes Through) Sauter 1945
No Score Yet Without Love Doctor 1945
62% Anchors Aweigh Movie Director 1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves Lieutenant Commander 1944
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Howard Forbes, The President's Secretary 1944
100% Laura People 1944
89% Wilson Reporter 1944
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War Captain 1944
No Score Yet Marine Raiders Col. Carter 1944
No Score Yet Abroad with Two Yanks Colonel Hart 1944
57% Mr. Skeffington Clinton, Fanny's 2nd Butler 1944
100% The Fighting Seabees Lt. Kerrick 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Colonel 1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major Official 1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Major 1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Guard Captain 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow American Newsman 1943
No Score Yet Flight for Freedom Vice-Consul 1943
80% Air Force Jack Harper 1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay Banker 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children American Vice Consul 1943
No Score Yet Masked Marvel Actor 1943
86% Wake Island Maj. Johnson 1942
No Score Yet Priorities on Parade Col. Reeves 1942
93% Yankee Doodle Dandy Critic 1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life Ranger 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Col. Raeburn 1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American Gus 1942
No Score Yet Bells of Capistrano Durgan 1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying Captain 1941
No Score Yet International Lady Frank Cromwell, American Consul 1941
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade Husband 1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Commander 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Reporter 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Vic Hilton 1941
No Score Yet Flight from Destiny Prentiss 1941
100% Hold That Ghost State Trooper 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Commandant 1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Reporter 1941
91% Meet John Doe Governor's Associate 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Adjutant 1941
No Score Yet The Phantom Submarine Jonas 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Arthur Trent 1940
33% The Sign of the Cross Colonel Hugh Mason (1944 prologue) 1932


No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Canady 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
Mine Owner 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
Laramie Banker 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Mr. Crane 1954


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