Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Cliff Clark

Born: 10 June 1889, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 8 February 1953, Hollywood, California, USA

A character actor who can be seen in such major films as High Noon (1952) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940). Worked in touring theatre companies for many years before turning to films.  He appeared in more than 200 films in a little over 15 years on screen. Expect to see many more of these posted here.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Sam Travers

With Franchot Tone.

















Slightly Honorable (1939) as Capt. Graves




















Invisible Stripes (1939) as Police sergeant (uncredited)

Cliff Clark is on the left, with Eddy Chandler.

















The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Inspector Timothy Donovan

Cliff Clark was a regular in the Falcon series of films in the 1940s.

















The Falcon in Danger (1943) as Inspector Timothy Donovan

 With Jean Brooks.

















The Falcon Out West (1944) as Inspector Timothy Donovan
















2 comments:

  1. Right on man..!! One of the things I love the most about movies from the 30's & 40's is the fact that there were soo many amazing "character actors" !!! They were ALL of them STARS, as they were all consummate professionals having received their training on the vaudeville circuit. Consequently, they really knew their business..SHOW BUSINESS !! And, they were all soo diverse, REAL PEOPLE.., (not ludicrous, one-dimensional boors with Narcissus complexes..).Cliff Clark was all of that.., and one of my many favorites !! In movies such as; "Miracles for Sale"- '39, ( w/R.Young).., "Stranger on the Third Floor"- '40, (w/P.Lorre).., "Murder in the Air"- '40, (w/R.Reagan).., and "Nine Lives are Not Enough"- '41, (also w/R.Reagan)..., He's great in all of these..usually as a jaded, rather cynical police detective..always a joy.., always adding soo much..!!! I like your idea for this blog Ian.. I really LOVE these forgotten actors..people truly do NOT know what they are missing. I love these movies.., from the '30's & '40's especially.. !!! --Peace !!

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  2. Great blog, I love reading about all the real actors who had to remember their lines and didn't have all the modern tec to help them. I also like that back in the day movies had more than just a few actors but many character actors as well.
    Thanks

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