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Broderick Crawford is a Actor American born on 9 december 1911 at Philadelphia (USA)

Broderick Crawford

Broderick Crawford
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Birth name William Broderick Crawford
Nationality USA
Birth 9 december 1911 at Philadelphia (USA)
Death 26 april 1986 (at 74 years) at Rancho Mirage (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Broderick Crawford (December 9, 1911 – April 26, 1986) was an American stage, film, radio, and TV actor, often cast in tough-guy roles and best known for his portrayal of Willie Stark in All the King's Men and for his starring role in the television series Highway Patrol.


Throughout his adult life, Crawford was prone to bouts of heavy alcohol consumption, and was known for eating large meals. These habits contributed to a serious weight gain for Crawford during the 1950s. His weight and penchant for heavy drinking contributed to several injuries suffered on the set of Highway Patrol. It became particularly difficult for Crawford to perform certain scenes, such as when he had to enter and exit a police helicopter. In 1958, Crawford broke his ankle while exiting the helicopter and was forced to wear an ankle cast, which may be seen in some episodes.

Crawford's heavy drinking increased during the filming of Highway Patrol, eventually resulting in several arrests and stops for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), which eventually gained him a suspended driving license. While representing the California Highway Patrol as "Chief Mathews", Crawford was known with considerable embarrassment by the CHP as "Old 502" due to his habit of driving under the influence of alcohol ("Code 502" was the CHP police radio code for drunken driving). According to the show's creator, Guy Daniels, "We got all the dialogue in by noon, or else we wouldn't get it done at all. He [Crawford] would bribe people to bring him booze on the set." The show used their CHP technical advisor, Officer Frank Runyon, to keep the actor sober: "I was told to keep that son of a bitch away from a bottle. I think his license was suspended. Some scenes had to be shot on private roads so that Brod could drive." Eventually the drinking strained the show's relationship with the CHP as well as Crawford's relationship with ZIV.

Crawford married three times, and he had two sons (Kelly and Kim) from his marriage to actress Kay Griffith.

Best films

Born Yesterday (1950)
All the King's Men (1949)

Usually with

Russell Rouse
Russell Rouse
(5 films)
Andy Devine
Andy Devine
(7 films)
Tay Garnett
Tay Garnett
(3 films)
Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Broderick Crawford (79 films)

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Liar's Moon, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Matt Dillon, Hoyt Axton, Margaret Blye, Broderick Crawford, Christopher Connelly, Dawn Dunlap
Roles Col. Tubman
Rating59% 2.95262.95262.95262.95262.9526
It is the story of two starcrossed lovers in 1940s Texas; a working boy and the banker's daughter, who elope to much strife. Texas band Asleep At The Wheel provided the soundtrack.
Harlequin (1980)
, 1h35
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Political films
Actors Robert Powell, David Hemmings, Carmen Duncan, Broderick Crawford, Gus Mercurio, Alyson Best
Roles Doc Wheelan
Rating62% 3.1044353.1044353.1044353.1044353.104435
An up-and-coming senator, Nick Rast, has a young son who is terminally ill with leukaemia. A mysterious faith healer, Gregory Wolfe, appears and seems to cure the boy. Rast's wife Sandy falls in love with Wolfe, but the powerful interests behind Rast's career, represented by geriatric monster, Doc Wheelan are less happy with events.
A Little Romance, 1h48
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Arthur Hill, Sally Kellerman, Broderick Crawford, David Dukes
Roles Brod
Rating74% 3.7464653.7464653.7464653.7464653.746465
Lauren King (Diane Lane) is a book-smart 13-year-old American girl with an IQ of 167 living in Paris with her affluent family. She spends her free time reading Heidegger. Daniel Michon (Thelonious Bernard) is a street-wise 13-year-old French boy who lives in La Garenne with his father, a cabbie. He loves Hollywood films and amuses himself handicapping theoretical wagers on horse races. The two meet in the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, where a movie is being filmed, and fall in love. Lauren's self-absorbed mother (Sally Kellerman), who consorts openly with her movie director boyfriend George in front of Lauren and her stepfather (Arthur Hill), fiercely objects to the romance, calling Daniel a "filthy French boy". When Daniel punches George at Lauren's birthday party for making a crude innuendo about Lauren, the two are forbidden to date.
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, 1h52
Directed by Larry Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Broderick Crawford, Michael Parks, José Ferrer, Rip Torn, Celeste Holm, Ronee Blakley
Roles J. Edgar Hoover
Rating60% 3.047183.047183.047183.047183.04718
The film is a chronicle of forty years in the life of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, starting first in the time of Prohibition, as he enforced the law on bootlegging and organized crime. Later, the director comes up against the Red Scare of the 1950s, the Kennedys, the wave of change in the 1960s, and his hatred of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Examined here is the allegation that he had an 'abnormal' sexual life, along with his obsession with his dead mother.
Proof of the Man
Directed by Jun'ya Satō
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Yūsaku Matsuda, George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Bunjaku Han, Joe Yamanaka, Toshiro Mifune
Roles Detective O'Brien
Rating66% 3.341893.341893.341893.341893.34189
A young black man (Joe Yamanaka) from New York receives a sum of money. He buys new clothes and takes a flight to Japan. After he arrives, he is found fatally stabbed in a lift in a Tokyo hotel at the same time as a fashion show by designer Kyōko Yasugi (Mariko Okada) is being held. The police department, including Munesue (Yūsaku Matsuda) and his partner (Hajime Hana), come to investigate. The only clue is the dying man's last words "straw hat". At the same time, a woman having an extramarital affair, Naomi (Bunjaku Han), is accidentally run over by Yasugi's son (Kōichi Iwaki). He and his girlfriend dump her body in the sea, but drops his watch at the scene. He is haunted by his actions and confesses to his mother, Kyōko, who suggests he flees to New York with his girlfriend.
Mayday at 40,000 Feet!, 1h37
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors David Janssen, Christopher George, Ray Milland, Lynda Day George, Margaret Blye, Marjoe Gortner
Roles Marshal Riese
Rating55% 2.7674252.7674252.7674252.7674252.767425
During a major snow storm, Transcon Airways Flight 602, Boeing 727 airliner piloted by Captain Pete Douglas (David Janssen), First Officer Stan Burkhart (Christopher George) and Second Officer Mike Fuller (Don Meredith) on a flight from Los Angeles to New York, makes a scheduled stop in Salt Lake City. Greco (Marjoe Gortner), a two-time killer in the custody of Sam Riese, a Federal Marshal (Broderick Crawford) comes aboard. Among the passengers are Burkhart's girlfriend, nurse Susan McKenzie (Margaret Blye) and Joseph Mannheim (Ray Milland) a disillusioned and possibly disgraced medical doctor drowning his problems with scotch. Captain Douglas has a family emergency that is making him anxious to return home as soon as possible.
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Special Effects Man
Rating48% 2.4111852.4111852.4111852.4111852.411185
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, 1h40
Directed by Sam O'Steen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion
Actors Stephen McHattie, Patty Duke, George Maharis, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Gordon, Lloyd Haynes
Roles Sheriff Holtzman
Rating34% 1.731021.731021.731021.731021.73102
The first scene opens with the coven preparing for a ritual, only to discover that Adrian (Rosemary's baby), now eight years old, is missing from his room. Knowing Rosemary (Patty Duke) must be responsible for this, the coven members use her personal possessions to enable the forces of evil to locate her. Rosemary and Adrian are hiding in a synagogue for shelter. While hiding there, supernatural events begin to affect the rabbis. However, as they are seeking sanctuary in a house of God, the coven is unable to affect them.
The Phantom of Hollywood, 1h14
Directed by Gene Levitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Jack Cassidy, Peter Lawford, Jackie Coogan, Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Corinne Calvet
Roles Capt. O'Neal
Rating58% 2.9107452.9107452.9107452.9107452.910745
Murders taking place on the back lot of Worldwide Studios turn out to be the work of a disfigured actor who has been living there for years and will stop at nothing to cease the sale of the back lot to developers. The film seems to place a lot of emphasis on the chalk outline and one character is even heard to quip, "We're going to be running out of chalk," while standing over a murder scene in a dry pool on the set.
Terror in the Wax Museum
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Ray Milland, Elsa Lanchester, Maurice Evans, John Carradine, Lisa Lu, Broderick Crawford
Roles Amos Burns
Rating51% 2.56462.56462.56462.56462.5646
Dans un musée de cire, le directeur et le sculpteur sont confrontés à des modèles qui prennent vie…
The Candidate, 1h46
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter, Karen Carlson, Natalie Wood
Roles Jarmon as Narrator (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.4978553.4978553.4978553.4978553.497855
Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle), a political election specialist, must find a Democratic candidate to oppose California U.S. Senator Crocker Jarmon, a popular Republican. With no big-name Democrat eager to enter the unwinnable race, Lucas seeks out Bill McKay (Robert Redford), the idealistic, charismatic son of former governor John J. McKay (Melvyn Douglas).
Embassy (1972)

Directed by Gordon Hessler
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Chuck Connors, Richard Roundtree, Marie-Josée Nat, Ray Milland, Broderick Crawford, Max von Sydow
Roles Frank Dunniger
Rating51% 2.5876352.5876352.5876352.5876352.587635
Un espion Russe tente de pénetrer dans l'ambassade Américaine de Beyrouth pour tenter de tuer un traître Russe retenu emprisonner sur place.
The Adventures of Nick Carter, 1h14
Directed by Paul Krasny
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Actors Robert Conrad, Shelley Winters, Broderick Crawford, Neville Brand, Pernell Roberts, Pat O'Brien
Roles Otis Duncan
Rating68% 3.4085453.4085453.4085453.4085453.408545
Le détective Nick Carter apprend que son collègue et ami Sam Bates a été tué. Il décide de mener son enquête dans la haute société du New York du début du XX siècle.