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Charles McGraw is a Actor American born on 10 may 1914 at Des Moines (USA)

Charles McGraw

Charles McGraw
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Birth name Charles Butters
Nationality USA
Birth 10 may 1914 at Des Moines (USA)
Death 30 july 1980 (at 66 years)

Charles Butters (May 10, 1914 – July 30, 1980), best known by his stage name Charles McGraw, was an American actor.

Best films

The Defiant Ones (1958)

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Filmography of Charles McGraw (67 films)

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, 1h28
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner, Alan Ladd, Reni Santoni, Barbara Stanwyck
Roles (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
Rating68% 3.448683.448683.448683.448683.44868
In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's daughter, Juliet (Rachel Ward), enters his office and faints when the paper's headline reminds her of her father's death. Upon coming to, she hires Rigby to investigate the death, which she thinks was murder. In Dr. Forrest's lab, Rigby finds two lists, one titled "Friends of Carlotta" and the other "Enemies of Carlotta", as well as an affectionately autographed photo of singer Kitty Collins, whose name appears on one of the lists. His search is interrupted by a man posing as an exterminator (Alan Ladd, in This Gun for Hire), who shoots Rigby in the arm and frisks the lists from the seemingly dead investigator.
Twilight's Last Gleaming, 1h31
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors William Hootkins, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning, Paul Winfield, William Smith
Roles Air Force Gen. Peter Crane
Rating67% 3.396623.396623.396623.396623.39662
After escaping from a military prison, rogue Air Force General Lawrence Dell (Burt Lancaster) and accomplices Powell (Paul Winfield) and Garvas (Burt Young) infiltrate an ICBM complex and gain launch control over its nine nuclear missiles. They then make direct contact with the US government (avoiding any media attention) and make their demands: $10 million ransom, and that the President (Charles Durning) go on national television and make public the contents of a top-secret document.
The Killer Inside Me, 1h39
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, Tisha Sterling, Keenan Wynn, Charles McGraw, Don Stroud
Roles Howard Hendricks
Rating60% 3.047053.047053.047053.047053.04705
Usually a law officer is a figure of trust in a small community. Unfortunately for the residents of a small Montana town, Lou Ford is an exception. Behind his easygoing, likeable shell is an intensely violent core resulting from an abusive childhood. In a diner one day Lou sees his dead father and hears voices, the first hint that he may have mental problems. When Lou gets involved with a local prostitute's blackmail schemes, the carefully crafted facade he maintains begins to unravel into a vicious killing spree that leads to a thought-provoking and disturbing conclusion.
A Boy and His Dog, 1h31
Directed by L. Q. Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about animals, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about dogs, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Susanne Benton, Charles McGraw, Tim McIntire, Jason Robards
Roles Preacher
Rating64% 3.248693.248693.248693.248693.24869
Set in a post-nuclear war of the year 2024, the main character, Vic (Don Johnson), is an 18-year-old boy, born in and scavenging throughout the wasteland of the former southwestern United States. Vic is most concerned with food and sex; having lost both of his parents, he has no formal education and does not understand ethics or morality. He is accompanied by a well-read, misanthropic, telepathic dog named Blood, who helps him locate women, in return for food. Blood cannot forage for himself, due to the same genetic engineering that granted him telepathy. The two steal for a living, evading bands of marauders, berserk androids, and mutants. Blood and Vic have an occasionally antagonistic relationship (Blood frequently annoys Vic by calling him "Albert" for reasons never made clear), though they realize they need each other. Blood wishes to find a legendary promised land where above ground utopias are said to exist, though Vic believes that they must make the best of what they have.
Chandler (1971)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Warren Oates, Leslie Caron, Mitch Ryan, Gordon Pinsent, Charles McGraw, Richard Loo
Roles Bernie Oakman
Rating44% 2.225532.225532.225532.225532.22553
In a deliberate throwback to 1940s films noir, a former private eye from that period, Chandler, takes up his old work again, and finds himself constantly driving old cars. He is ostensibly hired by the government to protect a witness, Katherine Creighton, from a gangland leader, John Melchior, who wants to kill her. But Chandler is in fact working for a corrupt government agent, Ross J. Carmady, who is using him as a dupe so that Carmady can murder Melchior and put his own double agent at the top of the racket.
Johnny Got His Gun, 1h51
Directed by Dalton Trumbo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, Kathy Fields, Diane Varsi, Marsha Hunt
Roles Mike Burkeman
Rating78% 3.9465953.9465953.9465953.9465953.946595
Joe Bonham (Bottoms), a young American soldier hit by an artillery shell during World War I, lies in a hospital bed. He is a quadruple amputee who has also lost his eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to reason, but his wounds render him a prisoner in his own body. As he drifts between reality and fantasy, he remembers his old life with his family and girlfriend (Kathy Fields). He also forms a bond, of sorts, with a young nurse (Diane Varsi) who senses his plight.
Pendulum (1969)
, 1h42
Directed by George Schaefer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors George Peppard, Jean Seberg, Richard Kiley, Charles McGraw, Madeleine Sherwood, Frank Marth
Roles Deputy Chief John P. Hildebrand
Rating62% 3.100413.100413.100413.100413.10041
À Washington DC, le capitaine de police Frank Matthews a arrêté le meurtrier et violeur Paul Sanderson. Lors de son procès, son avocat W. W. King plaide le vice de forme, alléguant que son client n'a pas été informé de ses droits constitutionnels et la Cour suprême relaxe Sanderson au grand dam de Frank. Parallèlement, ce dernier soupçonne sa femme Adèle d'avoir une liaison avec un homme marié. Pendant qu'il s'est absenté pour se rendre à un colloque à Baltimore, sa femme en profite pour retrouver son amant Brooks Elliot, un ex-petit ami devenu sénateur. Le couple est abattu alors qu'il se trouvait au lit. Frank est le premier suspecté et, malgré son recours à un avocat, le même avocat qui avait défendu Sanderson, il est appréhendé. Pour lui, la culpabilité de Sanderson ne fait aucun doute. Il réussit à s'échapper et va retrouver Sanderson dans sa résidence en Pennsylvanie. Lors de leur affrontement, il réussit à obtenir ses aveux et au moment où Sanderson s'apprête à le tuer, Madame Sanderson mère l'en empêche. Innocenté et de retour à Washington, Frank doute de ses lendemains dans la police.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, 1h38
Directed by Abraham Polonsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark, Barry Sullivan, John Vernon
Roles Sheriff Frank Wilson
Rating62% 3.145253.145253.145253.145253.14525
The film's story revolves around the Paiute Indian outlaw Willie Boy (Robert Blake), who escapes with his lover, Lola (Katharine Ross), after killing her father in self defense. According to tribal custom Willie can then claim Lola as his wife. According to the law, Deputy Sheriff Cooper (Robert Redford) is required to charge him with murder.
Hang 'em High, 1h54
Directed by Ted Post
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, Pat Hingle, Charles McGraw, Ben Johnson
Roles Sheriff Ray Calhoun
Rating69% 3.497953.497953.497953.497953.49795
The story is set in Oklahoma Territory in 1889. It opens with Jed Cooper driving a small herd of cattle across a stream. When the men in a posse ( Capt. Wilson (Ed Begley), Reno (Joseph Sirola), Miller (Bruce Dern), Jenkins (Bob Steele), Matt Stone (Alan Hale, Jr.), Charlie Blackfoot (Ned Romero), Maddow (Russell Thorson), Tommy (Jonathan Lippe) and Loomis (L. Q. Jones)) surround him and accuse him of rustling the herd, he shows them a receipt for the cattle, but the man he bought them from was a rustler who killed the herd's owners. Cooper explains that he knew nothing about the murder, but only Jenkins expresses doubts about his guilt. After Reno takes Cooper's saddle and Miller takes his wallet, the men hang him from a tree and ride away, leaving him for dead.
The Busy Body, 1h41
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar, Robert Ryan, Anne Baxter, Kay Medford, Jan Murray
Roles Fred Harwell
Rating57% 2.867672.867672.867672.867672.86767
George Norton is a low-level bumbler who works for Chicago crime boss Charley Barker. A well-dressed mama's boy, George is in good standing with Barker, even gaining a promotion, until an incident that costs the mob a million dollars.
In Cold Blood, 2h14
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart, James Flavin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Roles Tex Smith
Rating78% 3.9481153.9481153.9481153.9481153.948115
November 1959. Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and "Dick" Hickock (Scott Wilson) concoct a plan to invade the home of the Clutter family, as Mr. Clutter supposedly keeps a large supply of cash on hand in a safe. While the two criminals feel their plan for the robbery is sound, it quickly unravels, resulting in the murders of Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their two teenage children. The bodies are discovered the next day, and a police investigation is immediately launched. As the investigation builds, the two wanted men continue to elude law enforcement by heading south and crossing into Mexico; but, after a while, they return to the U.S. and decide to travel to Las Vegas to win some money at gambling. There, they are arrested for violating parole, being in possession of a stolen car, and passing bad checks.
The Birds
The Birds (1963)
, 2h
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about birds
Actors Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, Charles McGraw
Roles Sebastian Sholes
Rating76% 3.8484253.8484253.8484253.8484253.848425
Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), a young socialite, meets lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco bird shop. He wants to purchase a pair of lovebirds for his sister's eleventh birthday, but the shop has none. He recognizes her from a previous encounter, but she does not remember him, so he plays a prank by pretending to mistake her for a salesperson. She is infuriated when she realizes this, even though she also likes to play practical jokes. Intrigued, she finds his address in Bodega Bay, purchases a pair of lovebirds, and takes the long drive to deliver them. She secretly deposits the birdcage inside his mother's house, with a note. He spots her on the water through a pair of binoculars during her retreat, and manages to talk to her after she is attacked and injured by a seagull. He invites her to dinner, and she hesitantly agrees.
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 Lt. Matthews
Rating74% 3.7479253.7479253.7479253.7479253.747925
"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".