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Russell Hicks

Russell Hicks

Birthdate: June 4, 1895

Deathdate: June 1, 1957

Tall, distinguished-looking Russell Hicks appeared in almost 300 films in his more than 40-year career (although his first known screen appearance was in 1915, he has screenwriting credits as early as 1913, so it's possible his screen debut was earlier than credited). His cultured bearing, grandfatherly appearance and soothing, resonant voice were perfect for the many military officers, attorneys, judges and busin... ...detailed bio


The Flying Saucer (1950)

American Intelligence officials have learned that Soviet spies have begun exploring a remote region of the Alaskan Territory in search of answers to the worldwide reports of "flying saucers", and convince a wealthy playboy, Mike Trent (Mikel Conrad), who was raised in that area, to assist a secre...

Race Street (1948)

When his bookie pal Hal is killed, nightclub owner Dan Gannin intends to do something about it. His police pal Lt. Runson warns him not to take the law into his own hands. Also concerned is Dan's girlfriend, Robbie, a war widow. But when two thugs working for a mob boss blindfold and beat Dan, a ...

The Hunted (1948)

A cop investigating a jewel robbery finds that all trails lead to his girlfriend - but she claims she's being framed.

The Velvet Touch (1948)

Broadway leading lady Valerie Stanton (Russell), accidentally kills her producer and former lover, Gordon Dunning (Ames), during an argument about the direction her career should take. He expects her to sign for his next production, a typical frothy comedy for which he is known, while she wants t...

Dark Alibi (1946)

Charlie Chan works with a public defender to clear a man wrongly convicted and scheduled for execution.

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)

Robin Hood's swashbuckling son (Cornel Wilde) comes to the rescue when England's boy-king is captured by the evil, power-hungry William of Pembroke (Henry Daniell). Co-directed by George Sherman and Henry Levin, this 1946 film also stars Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, Russell Hicks, L...

Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)

Swing Parade of 1946 is musical comedy film. In it the Three Stooges help an aspiring singer, Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), and a nightclub owner, Danny Warren (Phil Regan), find love. It features dizzy dishwashers Moe, Larry, and Curly, and musical numbers by Connee Boswell and the Louis Jordan a...

Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

Naive Montana cowboy Duke Fergus (John Wayne) arrives in San Francisco and visits the notorious Barbary Coast. He becomes smitten with the lovely star attraction of the fanciest gambling hall, "Flaxen" Tarry (Ann Dvorak), the "Flame of the Barbary Coast". He gets talked into gambling against the ...

Scarlet Street (1945)

Christopher "Chris" Cross (Edward G. Robinson), a meek, amateur painter and cashier for clothing retailer, J.J. Hogarth & Company, is fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. Hogarth presents him with a watch and kind words, then leaves getting into...

A Game of Death (1945)

A Game of Death is a 1945 film directed by Robert Wise. It is a remake of Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game", about a madman who hunts human prey on his personal island habitat. It stars John Loder and Audrey Long.

The Valley of Decision (1945)

The Valley of Decision (1945) is a film set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in the late 19th century. It tells the story of a young Irish house maid who falls in love with the son of her employer, a local steel mill owner. The romance between Paul and Mary is endangered when Mary's family and fr...

Apology for Murder (1945)

Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with scheming and possibly murderous Toni Kirkland (Ann Savage).

Captain America (1944)

A rash of suspicious suicides among scientists and businessmen, all found holding a small scarab, gets the attention of Mayor Randolph. He demands that Police Commissioner Dryden and District Attorney Grant Gardner get to the bottom of the case, while openly wishing that Captain America, a masked...

Air Raid Wardens (1943)

Set during World War II, Stan and Ollie try their hand at various business ventures. Their store opens and closes in various guises but without success. They finally open it as a bicycle store but some German spies trick them into partnering the business so that they can use it as a front for a b...

Fingers at the Window (1942)

A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.

Pacific Rendezvous (1942)

Pacific Rendezvous is a 1942 film directed by George Sidney. It stars Lee Bowman and Jean Rogers.

Joe Smith, American (1942)

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Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Circus workers land an airplane in the jungles of Africa in search of lions for their show. While trapping lions, the three men meet up with Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller), Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) and their adopted son Boy (Johnny Sheffield). Watching Boy's tricks with the elephants, the head of t...

Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941)

Like the first entry in Columbia's "Ellery Queen" series, Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery depicts its amateur-criminologist hero as an oafish ignoramus. This time around, Chinese ventriloquist Gordon Cobb (Noel Madison), is murdered by a gang of jewel thieves. Baffled by the contradictory clues,...

Western Union (1941)

While surveying a telegraph line in 1861, Western Union engineer Edward Creighton (Dean Jagger) is severely injured in an accident. He is discovered by Vance Shaw (Randolph Scott), an outlaw on the run from a posse. Forced to travel on foot after his horse was hurt, Shaw at first considers steali...