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Birth name David Boughal
Nationality USA
Birth 22 december 1909 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 2 may 1973 (at 63 years) at Van Nuys (USA)

Alan Carney (December 22, 1909 – May 2, 1973) was an American actor and comedian.


Alan Carney was born David Boughal in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1909.

He performed in vaudeville for years. After making his first film, 1941's Convoy, Carney signed a contract at RKO Pictures, in choice supporting roles in such films as Mr. Lucky.

In 1943, Carney teamed up with Wally Brown as RKO's answer to Abbott and Costello. In addition to their inexpensive starring vehicles, Brown and Carney co-starred in Step Lively, a musical remake of the Marx Brothers film Room Service. Wally played Chico's part, while Alan Carney filled in for Harpo; the "Groucho" role was essayed by George Murphy. The comedy team was also featured on a live USO tour arranged by the studio.

After 1946's Genius at Work, RKO terminated the team's contracts. Alan Carney continued in films and TV as a supporting player, working prolifically as Disney Studios in the 1960s and 1970s. One of Carney's best latter-day roles was as Mayor Dawgmeat in the 1959 musical film Li'l Abner.

Carney appeared with Wally Brown in Who Was That Lady? (1960) Walt Disney's "Absent Minded Professor" in 1961, but they never appeared in the same scenes together. The duo was slated to be reunited for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, but Brown died not long before filming began.

Alan Carney made his last film appearance in Walt Disney Productions' Herbie Rides Again in 1974.

He died in Van Nuys, California from a heart attack from the excitement of winning the daily double at Hollywood Park Racetrack, aged 63.

Usually with

Wally Brown
Wally Brown
(12 films)
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alan Carney (28 films)

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Herbie Rides Again, 1h28
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn, John McIntire, Liam Dunn
Roles Judge with Cigar at Chicken Run
Rating57% 2.857142.857142.857142.857142.85714
Ruthless real estate magnate Alonzo Hawk (Keenan Wynn) is pursuing his newest indoor shopping center, the 130-story Hawk Plaza. His only obstacle is an archaic firehouse inhabited by "Grandma" Steinmetz (Helen Hayes), widow of its former owner, Fire Captain Steinmetz, and aunt of mechanic Tennessee Steinmetz who appeared in The Love Bug; her displaced neighbor, flight attendant Nicole Harris (Stefanie Powers); and their sentient machines: Herbie the Love Bug, an orchestrion that chooses its own songs, and a retired cable car known as "Old No. 22". It is explained that Tennessee has gone to Tibet to visit his ailing philosophy teacher, while Herbie's former owner, Jim Douglas, has gone to Europe.
Wild Rovers, 2h16
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden, Tom Skerritt, Leora Dana, Moses Gunn
Roles Palace Bartender
Rating64% 3.247953.247953.247953.247953.24795
An aging cowboy, Ross Bodine, and a younger one, Frank Post, work on cattleman Walt Buckman's ranch in Montana. A neighboring sheepman, Hansen, is in a long-running feud with Buckman.
Blackbeard's Ghost, 1h46
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Paul Cameron, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester, Richard Deacon, Elliott Reid
Roles Bartender
Rating68% 3.4487853.4487853.4487853.4487853.448785
Steve Walker (Dean Jones) arrives in a North Carolina seacoast town to take the position of track coach at Godolphin College. The night of his arrival coincides with a charity bazaar at the hotel where he will be boarding — Blackbeard's Inn, named after the notorious English pirate Captain Edward Teach and now run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers, elderly descendants of the pirate's crew. The owners are attempting to pay off their mortgage to keep the inn from being bought by the local crime boss, Silky Seymour (Joby Baker), who wants to build a casino on the land. Steve quickly discovers his track team's shortcomings and runs afoul of the dean of Godolphin College, its football coach, and Seymour. He also makes the acquaintance of attractive Godolphin professor Jo Anne Baker (Suzanne Pleshette), who is anxious to help the elderly ladies save Blackbeard's Inn.
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, 1h45
Directed by James Neilson, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, Karl Malden, Harry Guardino, Richard Haydn, Mike Mazurki
Roles Joe Turner
Rating64% 3.246633.246633.246633.246633.24663
Griffin est le majordome très propre sur lui d'un habitant de Boston, Jack Flagg. Mais lorsque Flagg décide de déménager pour la Californie lors de la Ruée vers l'or de 1949, Griffin le suit docilement.
Monkeys, Go Home!, 1h41
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, Tom Leetch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Maurice Chevalier, Yvette Mimieux, Dean Jones, Bernard Woringer, Clément Harari, Yvonne Constant
Roles Grocer
Rating59% 2.9541052.9541052.9541052.9541052.954105
Hank Dussard est le nouveau propriétaire d'une oliveraie. Il décide d'employer des chimpanzés pour la récolte ce qui provoque la colère des autres travailleurs. Hank parvient à gagner la confiance de la ville avec l'aide du Père Sylvain et de sa voisine Maria Riserau.
Sylvia (1965)
, 1h55
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Carroll Baker, George Maharis, Peter Lawford, Joanne Dru, Viveca Lindfors, Edmond O'Brien
Roles Gus
Rating67% 3.3888453.3888453.3888453.3888453.388845
Sylvia West seems just about perfect in the eyes of California millionaire Frederic Summers, who proposes marriage to her. She is beautiful, brilliant, financially independent, writes poetry and seems to personify exactly what he wants in a woman.
Son of Flubber, 1h40
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Tom Leetch, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Kirk
Roles referee
Rating61% 3.0519353.0519353.0519353.0519353.051935
Professor Ned Brainard's discovery of Flubber has not quite brought him or his college the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may have found the solution in the form of "Flubbergas," (the "son" of Flubber) which can change the weather. His wife Betsy becomes fed up with all the stress and starts separating from him, and the professor's old rival Shelby starts trying to woo her again. Brainard's experiments continue, by making it rain inside people's houses, as well as in Shelby's car too while he's driving, which causes him to get into an accident with a police car. It also helps Medfield College's football team to win a game, but it also has one unfortunate side effect: It shatters glass, which eventually places Brainard on the lam. At home, his wife Betsy is jealous of the attention lavished on him by an old high school girlfriend. On trial, Ned's future seems hopeless, until a farmer shows the court that his crops grew extra large because of Ned's experiment, which the farmer names "Dry Rain", and the professor is acquitted, and he and Betsy are reunited.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 2h34
Directed by Stanley Kramer, Carey Loftin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine, Moe Howard
Roles Police Sergeant
Rating74% 3.7479053.7479053.7479053.7479053.747905
"Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante), wanted by police in a tuna factory robbery fifteen years ago and on the run from the police, careens his 1957 Ford Victoria off twisting, mountainous State Highway 74 near Palm Springs in Southern California and crashes. Five motorists stop to help him - Melville Crump (Sid Caesar), a dentist, Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), a furniture mover, Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), two friends on their way to Las Vegas, and J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), who owns Pacific Edible Seaweed Company in Fresno. Just before he dies, Grogan tells the five about $350,000 buried in Santa Rosita State Park near the Mexican border under a mysterious "big W".
The Absent-Minded Professor, 1h37
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Sports films, Comedy science fiction films, Basketball films, Children's films
Actors Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Leon Ames, Wally Brown, Elliott Reid
Roles First referee
Rating67% 3.3986853.3986853.3986853.3986853.398685
Professor Brainard (pronounced BRAY-nerd) is an absent-minded professor of physical chemistry at Medfield College who invents a substance that gains energy when it strikes a hard surface. This discovery follows some blackboard scribbling in which he reverses a sign in the equation for enthalpy to energy plus pressure times volume. Brainard names his discovery Flubber, which is a portmanteau of "flying rubber." In the excitement of his discovery, he misses his own wedding to Betsy Carlisle, not for the first time. Subplots include another professor wooing the disappointed Miss Carlisle, Biff Hawk's ineligibility for basketball due to failing Brainard's class, Alonzo Hawk's schemes to gain wealth by means of Flubber, the school's financial difficulties and debt to Mr. Hawk, and Brainard's attempts to interest the government and military in uses for Flubber.
The Comancheros, 1h47
Directed by John Wayne, Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin, Nehemiah Persoff, Bruce Cabot
Roles Stillwater Bartender (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.449223.449223.449223.449223.44922
In 1843 roguish gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman) escapes a death penalty after killing in a duel Emil Bouvier (Gregg Palmer), the son of a Louisiana judge. Regret claimed that he would have only wounded Bouvier if he hadn't sidestepped. He is captured by Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (John Wayne) after a tryst with a mysterious lady, Pilar Graile (Ina Balin). Regret manages to escape, but is subsequently recaptured after a chance encounter with Cutter in a saloon.
Swingin' Along
Directed by Charles Barton
Actors Tommy Noonan, Peter Marshall, Barbara Eden, Ted Knight, Connie Gilchrist, Carol Christensen
Rating48% 2.4096652.4096652.4096652.4096652.409665
Freddy Merkle never finishes anything. He has a half-done painting, half a sculpture and a sonata he's been composing for quite a while. His girlfriend Ginny encourages him to finish something he starts, but Freddy, a delivery boy, never quite gets around to it.
North to Alaska, 1h57
Directed by John Wayne, Henry Hathaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Stewart Granger, John Wayne, Capucine, Fabian Forte, Ernie Kovacs, Mickey Shaughnessy
Roles Bartender (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.4971553.4971553.4971553.4971553.497155
After finding gold in Nome, Alaska, George Pratt (Stewart Granger) sends partner Sam McCord (John Wayne) to Seattle, Washington to bring back his fiancée, a French girl whom Sam has never met.
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner (1959)
, 1h54
Directed by Melvin Frank
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Julie Newmar, Stubby Kaye, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes
Roles Mayor Dawgmeat
Rating66% 3.3473653.3473653.3473653.3473653.347365
It's a "typical day" in Dogpatch, U. S. A., a hillbilly town where Abner Yokum lives with his parents. Mammy Yokum insists on giving Abner his daily dose of "Yokumberry tonic," although he is grown. He has a crush on Daisy Mae Scragg (although he resists marrying her) and she on him; Abner's rival for her affections is the World's Dirtiest Rassler, Earthquake McGoon.
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!, 1h46
Directed by Leo McCarey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson, Tuesday Weld, Dwayne Hickman
Roles Bartender
Rating60% 3.0012553.0012553.0012553.0012553.001255
In the fictional town of Putnam's Landing, Harry Bannerman (Paul Newman) is slowly going insane because of his wife Grace (Joanne Woodward), who insists on attending every civic committee meeting. When the government selects their town for their new missile base, Grace joins a committee to stop it.
The Pretender, 1h9
Directed by W. Lee Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Albert Dekker, Charles Drake, Alan Carney, Linda Stirling, Tom Kennedy, Charles Middleton
Roles Victor Korrin
Rating64% 3.235353.235353.235353.235353.23535
The story tells of Kenneth Holden (Dekker), a crooked investment businessman who embezzles a large sum of money from an estate. He hopes to cover his crime by marrying the estate's heiress Claire Worthington (Craig).