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Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned almost five decades and appearances in more than 90 films. These films include Alfred Hitchcock's spy film Foreign Correspondent (1940), Preston Sturges' comedy classics Sullivan's Travels (1940), and The Palm Beach Story (1941), the romance film Bird of Paradise (1932), the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Gregory La Cava's bawdy comedy Bed of Roses (1933), George Stevens' The More the Merrier (1941), and the Western classic The Virginian (1946). With the exception of the British thriller film Rough Shoot (1953), McCrea appeared in Western films exclusively from 1946 until his retirement in 1976. His most notable Western is Ride the High Country (1962), in which he starred with Randolph Scott.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned almost five decades and appearances in more than 90 films. These films include Alfred Hitchcock's spy film Foreign Correspondent (1940), Preston Sturges' comedy classics Sullivan's Travels (1940), and The Palm Beach Story (1941), the romance film Bird of Paradise (1932), the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Gregory La Cava's bawdy comedy Bed of Roses (1933), George Stevens' The More the Merrier (1941), and the Western classic The Virginian (1946). With the exception of the British thriller film Rough Shoot (1953), McCrea appeared in Western films exclusively from 1946 until his retirement in 1976. His most notable Western is Ride the High Country (1962), in which he starred with Randolph Scott.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 97

Birthday 1905-11-05

Day of Death 1990-10-20

Place of Birth South Pasadena, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Joel Albert McCrea

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood as John Neville Jr. (archive footage)
1985 George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
1976 Mustang Country as Dan
1973 The Great American Cowboy as Narrator
1970 Cry Blood Apache as Pitcalin as an Older Man
1970 Sioux Nation
1966 The Young Rounders
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1962 Ride the High Country as Steve Judd
1960 The Crowning Experience as Prologue Narrator
1959 Wichita Town (26 episodes) as Marshal Mike Dunbar
1959 The Gunfight at Dodge City as Bat Masterson
1958 Fort Massacre as Vinson
1958 Cattle Empire as John Cord
1957 The Tall Stranger as Ned Bannon
1957 Gunsight Ridge as Mike Ryan
1957 Trooper Hook as Sgt. Clovis Hook
1957 The Oklahoman as John
1956 The First Texan as Sam Houston
1955 Wichita as Wyatt Earp
1955 Stranger on Horseback as Judge Richard 'Rick' Thorne
1954 Black Horse Canyon as Del Rockwell
1954 Border River as Clete Mattson
1953 The Lone Hand as Zachary Hallock
1953 Rough Shoot as Lt. Col. Robert Taine
1952 The San Francisco Story as Rick Nelson
1951 Cattle Drive as Dan Mathews
1951 Hollywood Story as Himself (uncredited)
1950 Frenchie as Sheriff Tom Banning
1950 Saddle Tramp as Chuck Conner
1950 Stars in My Crown as Josiah Doziah Gray
1950 The Outriders as Will Owen
1949 Colorado Territory as Wes McQueen
1949 South of St. Louis as Kip Davis
1948 Four Faces West as Ross McEwen
1947 Ramrod as Dave Nash
1946 The Virginian as The Virginian
1945 The Unseen as David Fielding
1944 The Great Moment as William Thomas Green Morton
1944 Buffalo Bill as William Frederick 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
1943 Stars on Horseback
1943 The More the Merrier as Joe Carter
1942 The Palm Beach Story as Tom Jeffers
1942 The Great Man's Lady as Mr. Sempler
1941 Sullivan's Travels as John Sullivan
1941 Reaching for the Sun as Russ Eliot
1940 Foreign Correspondent as John Jones
1940 Primrose Path as Ed Wallace
1940 He Married His Wife as T.H. Randall
1940 Breakdowns of 1940 as Himself
1939 Espionage Agent as Barry Corvall
1939 They Shall Have Music as Peter McCarthy
1939 Union Pacific as Jeff Butler
1938 Youth Takes a Fling as Joe Meadows
1938 Three Blind Mice as Van Dam Smith
1937 Wells Fargo as Ramsay MacKay
1937 Dead End as Dave
1937 Woman Chases Man as Kenneth Nolan
1937 Internes Can't Take Money as Jimmie Kildare
1936 Banjo on My Knee as Ernie Holley
1936 Come and Get It as Richard Glasgow
1936 Adventure in Manhattan as George Melville
1936 Two in a Crowd as Larry Stevens
1936 These Three as Dr. Joseph 'Joe' Cardin
1935 Barbary Coast as Jim Carmichael
1935 Woman Wanted as Tony
1935 Splendor as Brighton Lorrimore
1935 Private Worlds as Dr. Alex MacGregor
1935 Our Little Girl as Donald Middleton
1934 The Richest Girl in the World as Anthony Travers
1934 Half a Sinner as John Adams
1934 Gambling Lady as Garry Madison
1933 Chance at Heaven as Blacky Gorman
1933 One Man's Journey as Jimmy Watt
1933 Bed of Roses as Dan
1933 The Silver Cord as David Phelps
1933 Scarlet River as Himself (uncredited)
1932 Rockabye as Jacobs 'Jake' Van Riker Pell
1932 The Sport Parade as Sandy Brown
1932 The Most Dangerous Game as Robert Rainsford
1932 Bird of Paradise as Johnny Baker
1932 The Lost Squadron as Red
1932 Business and Pleasure as Lawrence Ogle
1931 Girls About Town as Jim Baker
1931 The Common Law as John 'Jack' Neville
1931 Born To Love as Captain Barry Craig
1931 Kept Husbands as Richard Brunton
1931 Once a Sinner as Tommy Mason
1930 Lightnin' as John Marvin
1930 The Silver Horde as Boyd Emerson
1929 Dynamite as Marco
1929 So This Is College as Bruce Nolan
1929 The Divine Lady as Extra (uncredited)
1927 The Enemy as Extra
1927 The Fair Co-Ed

Crew

1926 Torrent Stunts
1923 Penrod And Sam Stunts

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