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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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Kismet (1955)

In old Baghdad, an impoverished poet goes to the marketplace to sell his rhymes for food. Because the Poet has set up shop in a spot usually reserved for a man named Hajj, some men kidnap the Poet and take him to the desert tent of Jawan, an elderly thief. Jawan, assuming that the Poet is Hajj, o...
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The Man from Laramie (1955)

Will Lockhart (James Stewart) becomes entangled in the happenings of Coronado, an isolated western town, after delivering supplies there from Laramie. He immediately ends up at odds with the Waggomans, an influential ranching family. Lockhart is quietly searching for information about someone sel...
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Moonfleet (1955)

Moonfleet is a 1955 film directed by Fritz Lang which was inspired by the novel Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner, although significant alterations were made in the characters and plot. A gothic melodrama set in Britain during the eighteenth century, the film is about John Mohune, a young orphan, pl...
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Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)

Two men come into the jungle intent on wholesale slaughter of animals to get barrels of animal fat, lion skins and tusks. Tarzan tries to help a baby elephant, one of their first victims. He takes the elephant to an animal doctor and his female assistant who have pitched their tents in the jungle...
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Artists and Models (1955)

Rick Todd (Dean Martin) is a struggling painter and smooth-talking ladies' man. His goofy young roommate Eugene Fullstack (Jerry Lewis) is an aspiring children's author who has a passion for comic books, especially those of the mysterious and sexy "Bat Lady". However, each night Eugene has horrif...
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Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Ralph Meeker plays Mike Hammer, a tough Los Angeles private eye who is almost as brutal and corrupt as the crooks he chases. Mike, and his assistant/secretary/lover, Velda (Maxine Cooper), usually work on "penny-ante divorce cases". One evening on a lonely country road, Hammer gives a ride to Chr...
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The Far Country (1955)

In 1896, Jeff Webster (James Stewart) hears of the Klondike gold rush and he and friend Ben Tatum (Walter Brennan) decide to drive a herd of cattle to Dawson City. On the way, he annoys self-appointed Skagway judge Gannon (John McIntire) by interrupting a hanging, so the "lawman" confiscates his ...
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Vera Cruz (1954)

During the Franco-Mexican War, ex-Confederate soldier Ben Trane (Cooper) travels to Mexico seeking a job as a mercenary. He falls in with Joe Erin (Lancaster), a lethal gunslinger who heads a gang of cutthroats (including Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Charles Bronson, and Archie Savage). They are ...
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Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against l...
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Count the Hours (1953)

The bodies of farmer Fred Morgan and his housekeeper are found. Suspicion falls on hired hand George Braden, who owns a handgun that pregnant wife Ellen disposes of in a panic. Braden confesses under the interrogation of district attorney Jim Gillespie, possibly to spare his wife any more grief. ...
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Ride, Vaquero! (1953)

Mexican bandit Jose Esqueda resents settlers in the Brownsville, Texas region and conducts raids against them. He threatens to burn down homes, including the ranch King Cameron has just built for wife Cordelia. Rio, raised like a brother to Esqueda, joins forces with him at first. But in time he ...
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Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Four robbers hold up an armored truck, getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck flower delivery truck driver is accused of being involved and is roughly interrogated by local police. Released due to lack of evidence, Joe, following the clues to ...
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The Bushwhackers (1952)

Tired of killing, war veteran Jefferson Waring rides west, but in Missouri he sees "squatters" mowed down by men working for rich, ruthless Artemus Taylor. He spends the night at Independence newspaperman Peter Sharpe's place, but is jailed when daughter Cathy Sharpe finds this total stranger in...
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The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)

The Battle at Apache Pass is a 1952 Universal-International western film starring Jeff Chandler as Cochise, the Apache chief of Broken Arrow. The film was rated as the No. 1 moneymaker in Variety magazine's list of box-office pictures, when it came out in April 1952. The film is a fictionalized a...
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Rancho Notorious (1952)

Wyoming ranch hand Vern Haskell is enraged when his fiancee Beth Forbes is abused and murdered during a store robbery. He sets out after the two thieves, first with a posse, then by himself. He finds one of them, Whitey, shot in the back by his partner after a quarrel. Whitey's dying words, "Chuc...
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Finders Keepers (1952)

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High Noon (1952)

Will Kane (Gary Cooper), the longtime marshal of Hadleyville, New Mexico Territory, has just married pacifist Quaker Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly) and turned in his badge. He intends to become a storekeeper elsewhere. Suddenly, the town learns that Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald)—a criminal Kane brought ...
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The Ring (1952)

The film focuses on the story of a young Mexican-American named Tommy (Lalo Rios) resident in Los Angeles´s neighborhood. He feels unable to progress in American society, dominated by white Anglophones. Therefore, to achieve popularity in United States, he decides to become a boxer, thus achievin...
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Rawhide (1951)

Tom Owens travels west to learn more about the stagecoach business. Sam Todd is waiting at a remote way station to teach him the ropes. A woman named Vinnie Holt and her young niece Callie arrive on a coach that has been robbed. Owens and Todd are told that four escaped convicts named Zimmerman, ...
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The Sundowners (1950)

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