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Jack Elam

Jack Elam


Birthdate: November 13, 1920

Deathdate: October 20, 2003

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Scott "Jack" Elam (November 13, 1918 – October 20, 2003) was an American film actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Elam, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio

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The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969)

The Over-the-Hill Gang is a 1969 TV-movie Western comedy about aging Texas Rangers starring Walter Brennan and Pat O'Brien. Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, and Jack Elam play supporting roles. The film was written by Richard Carr and directed by Jean Yarbrough. The plot concerns a young...
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Firecreek (1968)

After years of backing away from criminals and gunfights, one resident of the small western town of Firecreek decides to fight back. Part-time sheriff Johnny Cobb (James Stewart) decides to avenge the death of a young man against gunmen led by Bob Larkin (Henry Fonda). Cobb has a lot on his mind,...
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Never a Dull Moment (1968)

Second-rate actor Jack Albany (Dick Van Dyke) finds himself mistaken for fiendish killer Ace Williams and whisked off to master gangster Leo Smooth's (Edward G. Robinson) fortified mansion. He is forced to continue with the charade what with all the rough-looking hoods around, even when he finds ...
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

The film portrays two conflicts that take place around Flagstone, a fictional town in the American Old West: a land battle related to construction of a railroad, and a mission of vengeance against a cold-blooded killer. The main storyline revolves around a struggle for Sweetwater, a piece of land...
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The Way West (1967)

U.S. Senator William Tadlock is leaving his home in Missouri in 1843, heading west on the Oregon Trail by wagon train. His son and slave come along, with Dick Summers as a hired guide. Joining them on the expedition are farmer Lije Evans, his wife Rebecca and 16-year-old son Brownie. Among others...
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The Rare Breed (1966)

Martha Price (Maureen O'Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) come to the US via boat with Hereford stock pursuing the dream of Martha's husband, who accidentally died onboard, to bring Hereford to the West. They're now left with Hilary's bull, a result of years of European breeding, named...
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The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

The Night of the Grizzly is a 1966 Western adventure film starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam and Nancy Kulp. Directed by Joseph Pevney and written by Warren Douglas, the film was released by Paramount Pictures on April 20, 1966. It was Pevney's final film. The film's plot ...
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The Last Sunset (1961)

Brendan O'Malley (Douglas) crosses the border into Mexico to escape justice for a murder. He arrives at the ranch of a former lover, Belle Breckenridge (Malone) and her husband, the drunkard and coward John Breckenridge (Joseph Cotten). O'Malley meets her daughter Melissa (Carol Lynley). He is im...
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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford) is a successful, very superstitious New York City gangster who buys apples from street peddler Apple Annie (Bette Davis) to bring him good luck. On the eve of a very important meeting, he finds Annie terribly upset. Annie, it turns out, has a daughter named Louise (Ann...
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The Comancheros (1961)

In 1843 roguish gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman) escapes a death penalty after killing in a duel Emil Bouvier (Gregg Palmer), the son of a Louisiana judge. Regret claimed that he would have only wounded Bouvier if he hadn't sidestepped. He is captured by Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (John Wayne) ...
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The Girl in Lovers Lane (1960)

The Girl in Lovers' Lane is a 1959 American film directed by Charles R. Rondeau following the adventures of two drifters who get involved with the residents of the little town of Sherman. It was parodied on the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000.
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Edge of Eternity (1959)

The film begins with an attempted assassination of a man looking into the Grand Canyon with his binoculars. The assassin disables the emergency brake from the man's car and attempts to run him over as the car goes off the edge. The man leaps out of the way and kills his assassin by throwing him o...
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The Gun Runners (1958)

Sam Martin (Audie Murphy) runs a charter boat with his alcoholic first mate Harvey (Everett Sloane). He is forced by financial necessity to run guns for some revolutionaries.
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Baby Face Nelson (1957)

Chicago mob boss Rocca manages to get Lester Gillis sprung from jail in Joliet. His motive is to have Gillis kill a labor organizer, but Gillis refuses, preferring to work with Rocca's gang on robberies instead. Gillis is relaxing, alone in his hotel room, when cops burst in, finding a gun Rocca ...
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Lure of the Swamp (1957)

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Dragoon Wells Massacre (1957)

A cavalry officer, the sole survivor of an Indian attack, and a wagon load of prisoners travel through hostile Indian country.
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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) is a film starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday, based on a real event which took place on October 26, 1881. The picture was directed by John Sturges from a screenplay written by novelist Leon Uris. The supporting cast features R...
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Night Passage (1957)

On the way to meet his former boss, railroad tycoon Ben Kimball (Jay C. Flippen), Grant McLaine (Stewart) rescues a young boy, Joey Adams (Brandon deWilde), from Concho (Robert J. Wilke). Ben informs Grant that his payroll has been robbed several times already by a gang led by Whitey Harbin (Dan ...
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Thunder Over Arizona (1956)

Ervin Plummer-played by the estimable George Macready, who like his good friend Vincent Price was a man of culture and erudition who specialised in bad guy roles-is a grasping avaricious businessman with a hunger for gold.
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Jubal (1956)

Jubal Troop is a cowboy who is found in a weakened condition, without a horse. He is given shelter at Shep Horgan's large ranch, where he quickly makes an enemy in Pinky, a cattleman who accuses Jubal of carrying the smell of sheep. Horgan is a cheerful, agreeable fellow who is married to an attr...