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Birth name Eugene Oliver Edgar Stutenroth
Nationality USA
Birth 8 january 1903 at South Dakota (USA)
Death 19 july 1976 (at 73 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Gene Roth (January 8, 1903 – July 19, 1976) was an American film actor. Born in Redfield, South Dakota, Roth was born Eugene Oliver Edgar Stutenroth. He appeared in over 250 films between 1922 and 1967.

Roth is remembered for his portrayals of heavies and bad guys in Three Stooges short films such as Slaphappy Sleuths, Hot Stuff, Quiz Whizz, Outer Space Jitters and Pies and Guys. His most memorable role was as Russian spy Bortsch in Dunked in the Deep (1949), as well as its remake, Commotion on the Ocean (1956). His most famous line was his threat to Shemp Howard: "Give me dat fill-um!" ('fill-um' being 'film' with a Russian accent).

Roth also starred in the 1953 Columbia Pictures serial The Lost Planet, as the dictator of the lost planet Ergro.

He later made frequent television appearances including seven episodes of The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1954. His Stooge film appearance was in The Three Stooges Meet Hercules.

Roth was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1976.

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Filmography of Gene Roth (76 films)

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Rosie! (1967)
, 1h38
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Actors Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee, Brian Aherne, Audrey Meadows, James Farentino, Vanessa Brown
Roles Joseph
Rating68% 3.4341453.4341453.4341453.4341453.434145
Rosie Lord (Russell) is a widowed millionaire who, much to the dismay of her daughters Mildred (Meadows) and Edith (Brown), spends her money generously. When she announces to buy a $2.5 million closed theater in a run-down part of Los Angeles, because it's the location where her late husband proposed to her and it's now threatened to be turned into a parking lot, her daughters decide that they have had enough. Edith and her husband Cabot (Nielsen) complain that they are only granted $100.000 a year, and work together with cold-hearted and recently divorced Mildred to discourage Rosie from making the buy. They are unable to convince her and her legal advisor Oliver (Aherne) to let them take care of their money, and thus decide to try to declare her incompetent, thereby hoping to put her in an insane asylum. Edith and Cabot's young daughter Daphne (Dee) is appalled to overhear the scheme, and vows to help her grandmother.
Torn Curtain, 2h2
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Ludwig Donath, Wolfgang Kieling, David Opatoshu
Roles Guard in Post Office
Rating66% 3.3489353.3489353.3489353.3489353.348935
Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman), an esteemed American physicist and rocket scientist, is to attend a scientific conference in Copenhagen. He takes a cruise ship to Copenhagen along with his assistant and fiancée, Sarah Sherman (Julie Andrews). Armstrong tells Sherman that he did not want her to come along, and en route to Copenhagen, he receives a radiogram to pick up a book once in Copenhagen. The book, allegedly a first-edition of one of Armstrong's book, actually contains a message that says, "Contact π in case [of emergency.]" He tells Sherman he is going to Stockholm, but she discovers he is flying to East Berlin, and she follows him there. When they land, he is welcomed by representatives of the East German government, and Sherman realizes that Armstrong has defected to the other side. Sherman, however, is extremely uncomfortable with this move, realizing if the apparent defection is in fact real, given the circumstances of the Cold War of the period, she would likely never see her home or family again. They are constantly accompanied by Professor Karl Manfred (Günter Strack), who took part in arranging Armstrong's defection to the East.
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 Professor Eglebert (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.390873.390873.390873.390873.39087
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.
Young Dillinger, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors John Ashley, Nick Adams, Robert Conrad, Mary Ann Mobley, Victor Buono, John Hoyt
Roles Herman, Justice of the Peace
Rating53% 2.698792.698792.698792.698792.69879
With help from Elaine, his girlfriend, young John Dillinger breaks into her father's safe. They are caught, but Dillinger takes the rap by himself.
The Prize
The Prize (1963)
, 2h14
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Spy films, Political films
Actors Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker, Micheline Presle, Gérard Oury
Roles Bjornefeldt, Translator
Rating67% 3.399013.399013.399013.399013.39901
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Andrew Craig (Paul Newman), who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. When he arrives in Stockholm for the award ceremony, he is delighted to find that the Swedish Foreign Department has sent the beautiful Inger Lisa Andersson (Elke Sommer) as his personal chaperone. When Craig arrives at his hotel, he is introduced to another laureate, Dr. Max Stratman (Edward G. Robinson), a famous German-American physicist, who is accompanied by his niece Emily (Diane Baker).
Twice-Told Tales, 2h
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Actors Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Edith Evanson, Beverly Garland, Richard Denning
Roles Cabman
Rating67% 3.396653.396653.396653.396653.39665
Each of the three sequences is introduced by Vincent Price (in a voice-over). Price also stars in all three narratives.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father, 1h57
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Glenn Ford, Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, Vito Scotti
Roles Wedding Minister
Rating67% 3.3981253.3981253.3981253.3981253.398125
Young Eddie Corbett (Ron Howard) tries his best to be a matchmaker for his widowed father, Tom (Glenn Ford). At first, sexy Dollye Daly (Stella Stevens) seems promising, but she ends up falling in love with and marrying Tom's friend and radio colleague, Norman Jones (Jerry Van Dyke).
How the West Was Won, 2h35
Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Political films
Actors James Stewart, Carroll Baker, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Carolyn Jones
Rating70% 3.549093.549093.549093.549093.54909
Zebulon Prescott (Karl Malden) and his family set out west for the frontier via the Erie Canal, the “west” at this time being the Illinois country. On the journey, they meet mountain man Linus Rawlings (James Stewart), who is traveling east to Pittsburgh to trade his furs. He and Zebulon's daughter Eve (Carroll Baker) are attracted to each other, but Linus is not ready to settle down.
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, 1h29
Directed by Edward Bernds
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films based on mythology, Time travel films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Buddy films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Vicki Trickett, Quinn K. Redeker, George N. Neise
Roles Captain (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.1990853.1990853.1990853.1990853.199085
The Stooges work at Dimsal's Drug Store in Ithaca, New York, where they befriend Schuyler Davis (Quinn Redeker), the owner of the shop next door, who is attempting to build a time machine. With the boys' "help", the machine transports the boys, Schuyler and disaffected girlfriend Diane Quigley (Vicki Trickett) back in time to Ithaca in ancient Greece during the reign of the lecherous King Odius (George N. Neise). The King, after defeating and imprisoning Ulysses because the Stooges are believed to be gods, has a yearning for Diane. Realizing they have disrupted the proper course of history, Schuyler and the boys free Ulysses, after which Odius banishes them to the galleys, where Schuyler builds impressive muscles while constantly rowing.
Tower of London, 1h19
Directed by Roger Corman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Historical
Actors Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Robert Brown, Robert Brown, Joan Freeman, Morris Ankrum
Roles The Tailor
Rating63% 3.1974253.1974253.1974253.1974253.197425
Richard, the duke of Gloucester (Vincent Price), is dismayed when his dying brother King Edward IV names their brother George, Duke of Clarence as Protector to his young son and heir, Prince Edward. Richard wants the position himself, to become de facto ruler after his brother's death. He secretly stabs George to death with a dagger bearing the crest of the Woodville family, framing the dying king's in-laws. Richard is now named Protector. His wife Anne approves of his crime and encourages him to take the throne for himself.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, 2h15
Directed by Henry Levin, George Pal
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Biography, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about writers, Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Barbara Eden, Walter Slezak, Oskar Homolka
Roles Berlin Royal Academy Representative at Train Station
Rating64% 3.2488053.2488053.2488053.2488053.248805
The story focuses on the Grimm brothers, Wilhelm (Laurence Harvey) and Jacob (Karlheinz Böhm), and is biographical and fantastical at the same time. They are working to finish a history for a local Duke (Oscar Homolka), though Wilhelm is more interested in collecting fairy tales and often spends their money to hear them from locals. Tales such as "The Dancing Princess" and "The Cobbler and the Elves" are integrated into the main plot. One of the tales is told as an experiment to three children in a book store to see if publishing a collection of fairytales has any merit. Another tale, "The Singing Bone", is told by an old woman (Martita Hunt) in the forest who tells stories to children, while the uninvited Wilhelm secretly listens through an open window. The culmination of this tale involves a jeweled dragon and features the most involved usage of the film's special effects.
The Cat Burglar, 1h5
Directed by William Witney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Jack Hogan, Billie Bird, Gregg Palmer, Gene Roth, Bruno VeSota, Tommy Ivo
Roles Pete
Rating62% 3.1018853.1018853.1018853.1018853.101885
A small time crook steals a briefcase full of plans belonging to enemy agents.
Cimarron (1960)
, 2h27
Directed by Anthony Mann, Charles Walters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Actors Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Harry Morgan, Russ Tamblyn, Arthur O'Connell
Roles Connors
Rating63% 3.199053.199053.199053.199053.19905
Sabra Cravat's (Maria Schell) wealthy Kansas City parents try to dissuade her from participating in a land run in the Oklahoma territory with her new husband Yancey (Glenn Ford), but she is adamant. During the journey, Sabra's knowledge of her husband's character deepens, and when he lends one of his covered wagons to Tom (Arthur O'Connell) and Sarah Wyatt (Mercedes McCambridge) and their large, destitute family, she experiences his generosity.
Tormented (1960)
, 1h15
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Richard Carlson, Susan Lynn Gordon, Larissa Wilson, Joe Turkel, Lillian Adams, Gene Roth
Roles Mr. Nelson
Rating42% 2.1095252.1095252.1095252.1095252.109525
Jazz pianist Tom Stewart (Carlson), who lives on a Cape Cod island community, is preparing to marry his fiancee Meg. Shortly before the wedding, Tom's old girlfriend Vi (Juli Reding) visits and informs him that she will end Tom's relationship with Meg, using blackmail if necessary. While arguing on top of a lighthouse, the railing Vi is leaning against gives way. She manages to briefly hang on, but Tom refuses to help and watches her fall to her death.
Alaska Passage, 1h11
Directed by Edward Bernds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Bill Williams, Naura Hayden, Lyn Thomas, Nick Dennis, Raymond Hatton, Tommy Cook
Roles Anderson
Rating61% 3.0608453.0608453.0608453.0608453.060845
Al (Bill Williams) manages the company out of a small town where the trucks make regular runs to Fairbanks.