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Howard St. John

Howard St. John

Birthdate: October 9, 1905

Deathdate: March 13, 1974

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Howard St. John (October 9, 1905 – March 13, 1974) was a Chicago-born character actor who specialized in unsympathetic roles. His work spanned Broadway, film and television. He is probably best remembered for his bombastic General Bullmoose, which he played in the stage and screen versions of the 1956 musical Li'l Abner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Howard S... ...detailed bio


Strange Bedfellows (1965)

Strange Bedfellows is 1965 American comedy film directed by Melvin Frank and starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young and Terry-Thomas. A wealthy American and a bohemian Italian woman meet in London, and impulsively marry. Then finding they have virtually nothing in common they separate...

Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Bob Weston works for Dirt, a scandal magazine. Helen Gurley Brown is the author of a best-selling new book with advice to single women on how to deal with men. Weston wants to interview her, but she refuses to see him. Impersonating a friend, Frank Broderick, a married man, Bob goes to see Helen ...

Strait-Jacket (1964)

Lucy Harbin has spent twenty years in a psychiatric hospital for the decapitation axe-murder of her husband (Lee Majors) and his mistress, after catching him cheating on her. After she is released, she takes up residence at the farm of her brother Bill Cutler and sister-in-law Emily. Lucy's adult...

Madison Avenue (1962)

Clint Lorimer (Dana Andrews) works for an advertising company. He is fired and goes to New York where he meets a past girlfriend, Peggy Shannon (Jeanne Crain). Clint decides to help Anne Tremaine (Eleanor Parker) with her failing advertising company.

One, Two, Three (1961)

C.R. "Mac" MacNamara is a high-ranking executive in the Coca-Cola Company, assigned to West Berlin after a business fiasco a few years earlier in the Middle East (about which he is still bitter). Nevertheless, Mac is angling to become head of Western European Coca-Cola Operations, based in London...

Lover Come Back (1961)

The story is similar to the earlier Hudson-Day Pillow Talk (1959), revolving around mistaken identity, with a man trying to seduce a woman who hates his real identity, by feigning lack of experience with women. In a New York advertising agency, Jerry Webster (Rock Hudson), a Madison Avenue ad exe...

Li'l Abner (1959)

It's a "typical day" in Dogpatch, U. S. A., a hillbilly town where Abner Yokum lives with his parents. Mammy Yokum insists on giving Abner his daily dose of "Yokumberry tonic," although he is grown. He has a crush on Daisy Mae Scragg (although he resists marrying her) and she on him; Abner's riva...

The Tender Trap (1955)

Charlie Y. Reader (Frank Sinatra) is a 35-year-old theatrical agent in New York, living a seemingly idyllic life as a bachelor. Numerous women (among them Poppy (Lola Albright), Helen (Carolyn Jones), and Jessica (Jarma Lewis)) come and go, cleaning and cooking for him. Charlie's best friend sinc...

Illegal (1955)

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I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

Roy "Mad Dog" Earle (Jack Palance), an aging bank robber, intends to pull off one last heist before retiring. Sprung from prison by crime boss Big Mac (Lon Chaney Jr.), Earle agrees to plan the robbery of a resort hotel. His partners include the hotheaded Babe (Lee Marvin), easy-going Red (Earl H...

Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

A young American secretary, Maria Williams (Maggie McNamara), arrives in Rome and is greeted by Anita Hutchins (Jean Peters), the woman she is replacing at the United States Distribution Agency. They drive to the "Villa Eden" Anita shares with Miss Frances (Dorothy McGuire), the longtime secretar...

The Big Night (1951)

On his teenaged son Georgie's birthday, Andy LaMain is beaten with a cane by Al Judge, a crippled newspaperman. He does not fight back, confusing Georgie, who also wonders why his widower Dad's girlfriend Frances did not come to the birthday party. Georgie gets a gun and goes looking for Judge, f...

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Amateur tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) wants to divorce his vulgar and unfaithful wife Miriam (Laura Elliott), so he can marry the elegant and beautiful Anne Morton (Ruth Roman), daughter of a senator (Leo G. Carroll). While on a train to meet Miriam, Haines encounters Bruno Anthony (Ro...

711 Ocean Drive (1950)

The Horatio Alger parable gets the film noir treatment with the redoubtable Edmund O’Brien as a whip-smart telephone technician who moves up the ladder of a Syndicate gambling empire in Southern California until distracted by an inconveniently married Joanne Dru and his own greed. Ripped from the...

The Men (1950)

Brando appears at the start of the film as Ken, a young infantry lieutenant leading his platoon through an embattled European town. He advances into an open square and a shot rings out. He is hit in the lower back and in an instant a robust young man is made paraplegic for the rest of his life. I...

Born Yesterday (1950)

Uncouth tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford) goes to Washington, D.C. with his brassy mistress, Emma 'Billie' Dawn (Judy Holliday), and his crooked lawyer, Jim Devery (Howard St. John), to "influence" a politician or two. The lawyer also presses Harry to marry Billie on the grounds that a wif...

The Undercover Man (1949)

Frank Warren is a treasury agent assigned to put an end to the activities of a powerful mob crime boss. The "undercover" agent poses as a criminal to seek out information but is frustrated when all he finds are terrified witnesses and corrupt police officers. Although most informants end up dead,...

Shockproof (1949)

Wilde plays Griff Marat, a parole officer who falls in love with a parolee, Jenny Marsh (Knight). Marsh had gone to prison in order to protect a gambler with whom she was having an affair. Out of concern for her welfare, Marat hires Marsh as a caretaker for his blind mother (Esther Minciotti).