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John Carradine

John Carradine


Birthdate: February 5, 1906

Deathdate: November 27, 1988

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine; February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theater. He was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history and the patriarch of an acting dynasty that includes four of his sons and four of his grandchildren. Description... ...detailed bio

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Munster, Go Home (1966)

Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) and his wife, Lily (Yvonne De Carlo) learn from Cavanaugh Munster's will that they have inherited an English manor known as Munster Hall in Shroudshire, England, and that Herman has inherited the designation Lord Munster. The family boards the SS United States to Engl...
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Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966)

The film centers on Dracula's plot to convert Billy the Kid's fiancee, Betty Bentley, into his vampire wife. Dracula impersonates Bentley's uncle and schemes to make her his vampiric bride. Fortunately for Betty, a German immigrant couple come to work for her and warn Bentley that her "uncle" is...
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House of the Black Death (1965)

Two brothers, both of whom are warlocks, use their powers and covens of witches to battle over the family fortune.
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The Wizard of Mars (1965)

The Wizard of Mars is a 1965 low budget science fiction film takeoff of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz co-written and directed by stage magician David L. Hewitt. The title character is portrayed by John Carradine, who gives a lengthy monologue as a projection near the end of the film....
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Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

In 1878, chiefs Little Wolf (Ricardo Montalban) and Dull Knife (Gilbert Roland) lead over three hundred starved and weary Cheyenne from their reservation in the Oklahoma territory to their home in Wyoming. The government sees this as an act of rebellion, and the sympathetic Captain Thomas Archer ...
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The Patsy (1964)

A famous comedian perishes in a plane crash. Members of his management team, worried that they will be jobless, decide to find someone to take his place as their "meal ticket." Stanley Belt (Jerry Lewis) is a bellboy at their hotel and they decide he will become their next star. Stanley has no ob...
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Elderly U.S. Senator Ransom "Ranse" Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife Hallie (Vera Miles) arrive by train in the small western town of Shinbone, to attend the funeral of an apparent nobody, a local rancher named Tom Doniphon (John Wayne). Prior to the funeral, Hallie goes off with a friend to...
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Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)

The Bantons (father, Abel (John Carradine) and four sons, Coy (Jock Mahoney), Ethan (Ron McDonnell), Johnny (Gary Cockrell) and Martin (Al Mulock)) rob a pay office in a settlement, killing some people. Coy Banton is tracked down to their camp and taken away by a policeman, Wyntors (John Sullivan...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1960 film directed by Michael Curtiz. Based on the famous Mark Twain novel of the same name, it was the third sound film version of the story and the second filmed by MGM. The film also boasts several firsts – it was the first adaptation of Huckleberry Finn...
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The Cosmic Man (1959)

A strange sphere settles down in a California canyon, causing both the scientific and military communities to gather around to investigate.
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Invisible Invaders (1959)

Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate humanity unless all the nations of earth surrender immediately. Sequestered in an impregnable laboratory trying ...
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Space Invasion of Lapland (1959)

After a herd of reindeer are mysteriously found dead following a meteor crash in a remote part of Sweden, soldiers and a geologist are called out to investigate. Just as they discover that the meteor is actually a spaceship, a hideous monster destroys their plane and kills the soldier guarding it...
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The Last Hurrah (1958)

In "a New England city", Frank Skeffington plans to run for a fifth term. Skeffington rose from poverty in an Irish ghetto to become mayor and former governor, and is skilled at using the power of his office and an enormous political machine of ward heelers to receive support from his Irish Catho...
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Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman (1958)

The Japanese version is told in flashbacks framed by scenes of a reporter questioning the expedition after they have returned from their harrowing ordeal in the mountains. Five young friends, university students, have come to the Japanese Alps during New Year's for a skiing vacation. Among them a...
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The Story of Mankind (1957)

Scientists have developed a weapon, called the "Super H-bomb", which if detonated will wipe out the human race entirely. A "High Tribunal" in "The Great Court of Outer Space" is called upon to decide whether divine intervention should be allowed to stop the bomb's detonation. The Devil (Vincent P...
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True Story of Jesse James (1957)

Jesse (Robert Wagner) and Frank James (Jeffrey Hunter) ride with their gang into Northfield, Minnesota for a raid. While robbing a bank, gun fighting breaks out and two of the gang are killed. The James Brothers and another gang member head out of town and hide out while investigators from the Re...
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The Unearthly (1957)

The Unearthly (1957) is a science fiction/horror film written by Jane Mann and John D.F. Black, with characters originally created by Edward D. Wood, Jr.. The film was produced and directed by Boris Petroff for AB-PT Pictures, and starring John Carradine, Allison Hayes, Myron Healey, Sally Todd, ...
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Hell Ship Mutiny (1957)

Captain Jim Knight, and his crew Roxy, Tula and a chimp named Salty sail the South Seas in search of adventure. They discover a criminal gang has taken over a small island forcing the native pearl divers to dive beyond safe limits. After capturing the three man gang, Knight takes them to Tahiti ...
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The Incredible Petrified World (1957)

The Incredible Petrified World is a 1958 science fiction film directed by Jerry Warren and starring John Carradine. It was only theatrically released on April 16, 1960, on a double bill with "Teenage Zombies".
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The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Egyptian Pharaoh (Ramesses I) has ordered the death of all firstborn Hebrew males, but a Hebrew woman ("Yoshebel") sets her infant son adrift on the Nile in order to save him. The infant is rescued from the Nile by an Egyptian princess ("Bithiah") who decides to adopt the boy even though her ...