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John Hodiak

John Hodiak

Birthdate: April 16, 1914

Deathdate: October 19, 1955

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Hodiak (April 16, 1914 – October 19, 1955) was an American actor who worked in radio and film. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Hodiak, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


Trial (1955)

Angel Chavez (Rafael Campos) is a Mexican American who lives in the small California town of San Juno. During an annual event called Bass Night held at the town beach, he wanders onto the beach, off-limits to Mexican Americans. There he meets a non-Hispanic girl from his high school class. After ...

The Sellout (1952)

A small-town newspaper editor risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff.

Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

In the 1830s in the Rocky Mountains, fur trapper Flint Mitchell (Clark Gable) meets at the summer "Rendezvous" with other mountain men, cashing in his furs, drinking, and enjoying contests among his friends. He organizes a hunting "brigade" into the beaver-rich Blackfoot territory, buying horses ...

The People Against O'Hara (1951)

James Curtayne (Tracy) has retired from law, but he returns to defend John O'Hara (Arness) on a murder charge. Curtayne's drinking and rustiness result in O'Hara being found guilty, but Curtayne makes further efforts to prove him innocent.

A Lady Without Passport (1950)

After World War II, people try to sneak into the U.S. illegally with the help of a human smuggling ring run by Palinov (George Macready). U.S. Immigration operative Peter Karczag (John Hodiak) is sent to Havana, where he poses as a Hungarian in need of Palinov's services. During his dangerous und...

The Miniver Story (1950)

The story, told partly in flashback and narrated by Clem Miniver, commences on VE Day as Clem and Judy return home from war service and Toby returns from a foster family in America. Judy, a corporal driver, is loved by Tom Foley, a captain in the Royal Engineers, but she is besotted with a gener...

Malaya (1949)

Smuggler Carnaghan (Spencer Tracy) is let out of prison by government agent Kellar (John Hodiak) on condition that he help John Royer (James Stewart) sneak the entire vitally-needed rubber crop out of Japanese-held Malaya during World War II. They slip into the country and contact Carnaghan's ass...

The Bribe (1949)

Federal agent Rigby (Taylor) travels to Los Trancos on the island of Carlota (somewhere off the coast of Central America) to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely Elizabeth Hintten (Gardner), a café singer married to Tug Hintten (Hodiak), a ...

Battleground (1949)

In mid-December 1944, Jim Layton (Marshall Thompson) and his buddy, William J. Hooper, replacements fresh from the United States, are assigned to separate companies in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. As a newcomer, Layton receives a chilly welcome. Holley (Van Johnson...

Homecoming (1948)

Ulysses Johnson (Clark Gable) is a surgeon coming back from World War II. As he is sitting on the transport boat taking him back to America, he is asked by a reporter about his experiences during the war. Johnson begins to tell him his story, beginning in 1941. Johnson was the Chief Surgeon at a ...

Love from a Stranger (1947)

Love from a Stranger is a 1947 American film directed by Richard Whorf and starring John Hodiak and Sylvia Sidney. The film is also known as A Stranger Walked In in the United Kingdom.

Desert Fury (1947)

Fritzi Haller (Mary Astor) is the tough owner of a saloon and casino in the small fictional mining town of Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter, Paula Haller (Lizabeth Scott), has just quit school and returned home at the same time that gangster Eddie Bendix (John Hodiak) has returned. He was once i...

The Arnelo Affair (1947)

A lawyer's wife (Frances Gifford) begins an affair with a nightclub owner Tony Arnelo (John Hodiak). Soon her compact is found near the body of Arnelo's other girlfriend, and she finds herself blackmailed and implicated in murder.

Two Smart People (1946)

Ace Connors is a con man. He's got phony stock certificates hidden in a cookbook. When he tries to sell a bogus oil investment to Dwight Chadwick at a Beverly Hills hotel, Dwight's attractive friend, Ricki Woodner, intervenes with a scam of her own. Ace is about to go to prison on another rap. He...

Somewhere in the Night (1946)

The film tells the tale of a man called George Taylor (John Hodiak), who returns home to the US from fighting in World War II. He is suffering from amnesia, and tries to track down his old identity, following a trail left behind by the mysterious Mr Larry Cravat. He ends up stumbling into a murde...

The Harvey Girls (1946)

A group of "Harvey Girls", new waitresses for Fred Harvey's pioneering chain of Harvey House restaurants, travels on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (AT&SF) Railway to the western fictional town of Sandrock, apparently somewhere in Arizona. On the trip they meet Susan Bradley (Judy Garland), w...

A Bell for Adano (1945)

A Bell for Adano (1945) is a film directed by Henry King starring John Hodiak and Gene Tierney. The film was adapted from the novel A Bell for Adano by John Hersey, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. In his 1945 review of the film, Bosley Crowther wrote, "... this easily vulnerable picture, wh...

Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts the proposal of Air Corps Lieutenant Tom West. After the honeymoon, Tom's father dies and Tom goes into the d...

Lifeboat (1944)

Several British and US civilians are stuck in a lifeboat in the North Atlantic after their ship and a U-boat sink each other in combat. Willi (Walter Slezak), a German survivor, is pulled aboard and denies being an enemy officer. During an animated debate, Kovac (John Hodiak) demands the German b...