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Bruce Cabot is a Actor and Director American born on 20 april 1904 at Carlsbad (USA)

Bruce Cabot

Bruce Cabot
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Birth name Étienne Pélissier Jacques de Bujac
Nationality USA
Birth 20 april 1904 at Carlsbad (USA)
Death 3 may 1972 (at 68 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Bruce Cabot (April 20, 1904 – May 3, 1972) was an American film actor, best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933) and for his roles in films such as the 1936 version of Last of the Mohicans, Fritz Lang's Fury and the western Dodge City. He was also known as one of "Wayne's Regulars", appearing in a number of John Wayne films beginning with Angel and the Badman.


Cabot was married three times, to actresses Mary Mather Smith, Adrienne Ames and Francesca De Scaffa. It is possible that Mary Mather Smith was the black actress who starred in such all black cast films as The Girl from Chicago, but information about their marriage is difficult to find.

He was one of Errol Flynn's social pack for several years but they fell out during the production of the unfinished The Story of William Tell. Flynn was producing the film and asked Cabot, whom he described as "an old, old pal," to perform in it, knowing that Cabot was finding it hard to get work in Hollywood at that time. However, when Flynn's production partners defaulted, the production halted, leaving Flynn stranded in Rome facing financial ruin. Cabot, in an attempt to get paid when other cast members were working without pay, had Flynn's and his wife Patrice Wymore's personal cars and clothing in their Rome hotel seized. Flynn wrote angrily in his autobiography of what he termed Cabot's "betrayal." Eleven years after Flynn's death, in an interview in England in 1970, Cabot paid tribute to him as a critically underestimated actor, but said that Flynn had destroyed himself through narcotic addiction.

Best films

Hatari! (1962)
The Comancheros (1961)

Usually with

John Wayne
John Wayne
(11 films)
Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(12 films)
Hal Needham
Hal Needham
(6 films)
Chuck Roberson
Chuck Roberson
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bruce Cabot (89 films)

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Diamonds Are Forever, 2h
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Satellite
Actors Sean Connery, Jill St John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bernard Lee
Roles Albert R. Saxby
Rating64% 3.2489953.2489953.2489953.2489953.248995
James Bond—agent 007—pursues Ernst Stavro Blofeld and eventually finds him at a facility where Blofeld look-alikes are being created through surgery. Bond kills a test subject, and later the "real" Blofeld, by drowning him in a pool of superheated mud.
Big Jake
Big Jake (1971)
, 1h45
Directed by John Wayne, George Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Bruce Cabot
Roles Sam Sharpnose
Rating70% 3.5479353.5479353.5479353.5479353.547935
In 1909, there is a raid on the McCandles family ranch by a gang of ruthless outlaws led by John Fain. They kidnap Little Jake, the grandson, leaving a ransom note and heading back for Mexico, where they have been hiding out. Martha, the head of the family, is offered the help of both the army and the Texas Rangers in hunting the gang. She replies that this will be "a harsh and unpleasant kind of business and will require an extremely harsh and unpleasant kind of person to see it through." In consequence, she sends for her estranged husband, the aging Jacob "Big Jake" McCandles, a near-legendary gunfighter who wanders the west with his Rough Collie, simply named Dog.
Chisum (1970)
, 1h51
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Ben Johnson, Geoffrey Deuel, Glenn Corbett, Bruce Cabot
Roles Sheriff Brady
Rating67% 3.398973.398973.398973.398973.39897
John Chisum (John Wayne), a virtuous, patriarchal land baron, locks horns with greedy Lawrence Murphy (Forrest Tucker), who will stop at nothing to get control of the trade and even the law in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
WUSA (1970)
, 1h55
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins, Laurence Harvey, Pat Hingle, Don Gordon
Roles King Wolyoe
Rating55% 2.7545752.7545752.7545752.7545752.754575
Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he does not agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA's sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand.
The Undefeated, 1h59
Directed by John Wayne, Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Western
Themes Political films, Children's films
Actors John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Antonio Aguilar, Lee Meriwether, Bruce Cabot, Melissa Newman
Roles Jeff Newby
Rating65% 3.2966553.2966553.2966553.2966553.296655
After the American Civil War, Union Colonel John Henry Thomas (John Wayne) and company attack a group of Confederate soldiers, only to be informed after defeating them that the war had ended days ago. Another group of Confederate soldiers, led by Colonel James Langdon (Rock Hudson) prepare to join Emperor Maximilian of Mexico. Langdon torches his plantation before he departs rather than have it fall into the hands of carpetbaggers. At the same time, Thomas, with his adopted Indian son Blue Boy (Roman Gabriel) and his surviving command, brings a herd of 3,000 horses across the Rio Grande for sale in Durango, Mexico.
The Green Berets, 2h22
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, John Wayne, Edgar Ray Kellogg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors David Janssen, John Wayne, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray, George Takei, Luke Askew
Roles Colonel Morgan
Rating56% 2.800872.800872.800872.800872.80087
At Fort Bragg, cynical newspaper reporter George Beckworth (David Janssen) is at a Special Forces briefing about the American military involvement in the war in Vietnam. The briefing at Gabriel Demonstration Area (named for SGT Jimmy Gabriel, the first "Green Beret" soldier killed in Vietnam), includes a demonstration and explanation of the whys and wherefores of participating in the Vietnam War.
Hellfighters, 2h1
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement, Disaster films
Actors John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton, Vera Miles, Jay C. Flippen, Bruce Cabot
Roles Joe Horn
Rating64% 3.2488853.2488853.2488853.2488853.248885
Chance Buckman is the head of a Houston–based oil-fire fighting outfit. With a team that includes Joe Horn, Greg Parker, and George Harris, Chance travels around the world putting out blazes at well heads from industrial accident, explosion or terrorist attack. Chance enjoys the thrills, but longs for ex-wife Madelyn (Vera Miles) he divorced 20 years earlier, taking their daughter Leticia with her, because Madelyn could not bear to see her husband risk his life. Though they love each other, Madelyn could not deal with her terror that Chance might burn to death in a fire.
The War Wagon, 1h41
Directed by Bruce Cabot, Bruce Dern, Kirk Douglas, Gene Evans, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., John Wayne, Keenan Wynn, Joanna Barnes, Burt Kennedy, Clair Huffaker
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime, Western
Themes Heist films
Actors John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Keenan Wynn, Bruce Dern
Roles Frank Pierce
Rating68% 3.4000253.4000253.4000253.4000253.400025
Rancher Taw Jackson (John Wayne) returns to his hometown to settle a score. Three years earlier, he was framed by corrupt businessman Frank Pierce (Bruce Cabot) and wrongfully imprisoned. Pierce did this to confiscate Jackson's land, where he had discovered gold. After his prison sentence was cut short for good behavior, Jackson returns to steal a shipment of gold from Pierce. He hires Lomax (Kirk Douglas) to assist him, even though he had worked as a hired gun for Pierce and was instrumental in sending him to prison. Jackson needs Lomax not only because of his marksmanship, but also because he is a safe-cracker. The gold shipment is being transported in a "war wagon," a heavily armored stagecoach armed with a deadly Gatling gun in a top-mounted steerable turret. Jackson and Lomax assemble a gang and plan to rob the war wagon at the weakest point in the route it travels.
The Chase
The Chase (1966)
, 2h13
Directed by Arthur Penn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E. G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson, Janice Rule
Roles Sol
Rating70% 3.5492553.5492553.5492553.5492553.549255
In a small Texas town where banker Val Rogers (E.G. Marshall) wields a great deal of influence, word comes that native son Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford) and another man have escaped from prison.
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou (1965)
, 1h37
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Musical, Romance, Western
Themes Musical films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye
Roles Sheriff Maledon
Rating66% 3.347333.347333.347333.347333.34733
Catherine Ballou (Jane Fonda), who wants to be a schoolteacher, is returning home by train to Wolf City, Wyoming, to the ranch of her father, Frankie Ballou (John Marley). On the way, she unwittingly helps accused cattle rustler Clay Boone (Michael Callan) elude his captor, Sheriff Maledon (Bruce Cabot), when Boone's Uncle Jed (Dwayne Hickman), a drunkard disguised as a preacher, distracts the lawman.
In Harm's Way, 2h45
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde, Tom Tryon
Roles Quartermaster Quoddy
Rating71% 3.595383.595383.595383.595383.59538
John Wayne stars as U.S. Navy Captain Rockwell "Rock" Torrey, a divorced "second generation Navy" son of a career Chief Petty Officer. A Naval Academy graduate and career officer, Torrey is removed from command of his heavy cruiser for "throwing away the book" when pursuing the enemy and then being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Kirk Douglas portrays Torrey's executive officer, Commander (later Captain) Paul Eddington, a wayward sort of career officer who has resigned as a naval aviator and returned to the surface navy because of an unhappy marriage. His wife's numerous affairs and drunken escapades have become the talk of Honolulu and her death during the Pearl Harbor attack—in the company of an Army Air Corps Officer (Hugh O'Brian), with whom she had just had a wild fling on a local beach—drives Eddington into a bar brawl with a group of other Army Air Corps officers, a subsequent stint in the Pearl Harbor brig, and exile as the "... officer in charge of piers and warehouses ..." in what he calls a "backwater island purgatory.
Black Spurs, 1h21
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Terry Moore, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney, Jr., Richard Arlen
Roles Bill Henderson
Rating58% 2.9061152.9061152.9061152.9061152.906115
Santee becomes a bounty hunter to earn enough to marry Anna, the woman he loves. But when he returns to their Kansas town, she has married the sheriff instead.
Town Tamer
Town Tamer (1965)
, 1h29
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Dana Andrews, Terry Moore, Pat O'Brien, Lon Chaney, Jr., Bruce Cabot, Lyle Bettger
Roles Riley Condor
Rating58% 2.909672.909672.909672.909672.90967
En 1879, Condor, patron des tripots, engage un tueur pour éliminer Tom Rosser, shérif d'une petite ville du Kansas. Mais l'assassin rate sa cible et tue la femme de Rosser. Bien décidé à prendre sa revanche, le shérif démissionne de ses fonctions et part à la recherche de Condor. Mais au même moment, le maire et le médecin lui demandent de débarrasser la ville des hors-la-loi...
Black Spurs, 1h21
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Terry Moore, Scott Brady, Bruce Cabot, Lon Chaney, Jr.
Roles Bill Henderson
Rating58% 2.9061152.9061152.9061152.9061152.906115
Kansas, 1880, Santee quitte le ranch où il travaille pour devenir chasseur de primes. Après une absence de huit mois, il découvre à son retour que sa jeune fiancée a épousé un autre homme. Pistolero accompli, Santee décide de mettre ses talents aux services de causes très douteuses et rencontre un escroc avec qui il s'associe. Mais, voulant protéger une petite ville, il va finalement se retourner contre ce même associé...
Law of the Lawless, 1h27
Directed by William F. Claxton
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Dale Robertson, Yvonne De Carlo, William Bendix, Lon Chaney, Jr., Bruce Cabot, Jody McCrea
Roles Joe Rile
Rating60% 3.001423.001423.001423.001423.00142
Big Tom Stone runs a Kansas town in 1889. His son Pete is jailed for the murder of a man named Stapleton, and into town to oversee the trial rides the circuit judge, Clem Rogers.