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Gordon Jones is a Actor American born on 5 april 1911 at Alden (USA)

Gordon Jones

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Birth name Gordon Wynnivo Jones
Nationality USA
Birth 5 april 1911 at Alden (USA)
Death 20 june 1963 (at 52 years) at Tarzana (USA)

Gordon Jones (April 5, 1911 - June 12, 1963) was an American character actor, a member of John Wayne's informal acting company best known for playing Lou Costello's TV nemesis "Mike the Cop" and appearing as The Green Hornet in the first of two movie serials based on that old-time radio program.


Au cinéma, Gordon Jones débute en 1931 (un petit rôle non-crédité) et contribue au long de sa carrière à cent-quatre films américains, dont des westerns. Parmi ses films notables, citons le serial Le Frelon vert de Ford Beebe et Ray Taylor (rôle-titre, 1940, avec Wade Boteler et Keye Luke), La Vie secrète de Walter Mitty de Norman Z. McLeod (1947, avec Danny Kaye et Virginia Mayo), ou encore Vacances à Paris de Blake Edwards (1958, avec Tony Curtis et Janet Leigh).

Fait particulier, il tourne quatre films aux côtés de John Wayne, Les Tigres volants de David Miller (1942, avec John Carroll, Anna Lee et Paul Kelly), Big Jim McLain d'Edward Ludwig (1952, avec Nancy Olson et James Arness), Aventure dans le Grand Nord de William A. Wellman (1953, avec Lloyd Nolan et Walter Abel), et enfin Le Grand McLintock (avec Maureen O'Hara et Yvonne De Carlo). Ce dernier est son ultime film, sorti en novembre 1963, près de cinq mois après sa mort brutale, d'une crise cardiaque.

À la télévision, de 1951 à 1963, Gordon Jones apparaît dans cinquante-et-une séries — plusieurs étant consacrées au western —, dont Lassie (un épisode, 1954), La Flèche brisée (un épisode, 1957) et Maverick (deux épisodes, 1959-1962). Pour cette contribution au petit écran, une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

Enfin, au théâtre, Gordon Jones interprète deux pièces à Broadway (New York), la première en novembre 1940. La seconde est My Sister Eileen de Joseph Fields et Jerome Chodorov , mise en scène par George S. Kaufman et représentée 864 fois de fin décembre 1940 à janvier 1943, où il personnifie Wreck Loomis, aux côtés de Shirley Booth, Morris Carnovsky et Richard Quine — notons qu'il reprend ce rôle dans l'adaptation au cinéma de 1942, sous le même titre original (titre français : Ma sœur est capricieuse, réalisation d'Alexander Hall), cette fois avec Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne et Janet Blair —.

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Filmography of Gordon Jones (81 films)

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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 Rutland football coach
Rating61% 3.051933.051933.051933.051933.05193
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.
McLintock! (1963)
, 2h7
Directed by John Wayne, Yvonne De Carlo, Maureen O'Hara, Andrew V. McLaglen, Patrick Wayne, James Edward Grant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Edgar Buchanan
Roles Matt Douglas
Rating71% 3.596983.596983.596983.596983.59698
Cattle baron George Washington "G.W." McLintock (John Wayne) is living the single life on his ranch. He is estranged from wife Katherine (Maureen O'Hara), who left him two years before, suspecting him of adultery.
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 l’entraineur de l'équipe rivale de basketball
Rating67% 3.398693.398693.398693.398693.39869
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.
Master of the World, 1h42
Directed by William Witney
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Steampunk films
Actors Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Richard Harrison, David Frankham, Vito Scotti
Roles Talkative Townsman
Rating59% 2.950512.950512.950512.950512.95051
Un savant fou veut détruire les armées du monde entier pour devenir le maître du monde.
Everything's Ducky, 1h20
Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Actors Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Jackie Cooper, Roland Winters, Elizabeth MacRae, Gordon Jones
Roles Conroy
Rating48% 2.42242.42242.42242.42242.4224
Two sailors sneak a talking duck aboard their ship. Complications ensue. The duck waddles all over the ship until he escapes.
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond, 1h43
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Action, Historical, Noir, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White, Simon Oakland, Robert Lowery
Roles Police Sgt. Joe Cassidy
Rating67% 3.393083.393083.393083.393083.39308
In the 1920s, ambitious but smalltime thief Jack Diamond and his sickly brother Eddie Diamond move to New York City. Jack meets dance instructor Alice Shiffer, lies to her to date her and to steal a necklace from a jewelry store. After being incarcerated for a time, he works with Alice at her dance school while on probation.
The Shaggy Dog, 1h44
Directed by Charles Barton, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tim Considine, Cecil Kellaway
Roles Captain Scanlon, Police Chief
Rating64% 3.247233.247233.247233.247233.24723
Wilbur "Wilby" Daniels is a boy who is misunderstood by his father, Wilson. Wilson thinks Wilby is crazy half the time because of his elder son's often dangerous inventions. As a retired mailman who often ran afoul of canines, he is allergic to dogs, and he simply cannot understand why his younger son, Montgomery "Moochie" would want a dog.
Battle of the Coral Sea, 1h26
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Origin USA
Genres War
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films
Actors Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada, Patricia Cutts, Gene Blakely, Robin Hughes
Roles Torpedoman Bates
Rating56% 2.8093752.8093752.8093752.8093752.809375
The crew of an American submarine are on a reconnaissance mission photographing Japanese installations through a periscope camera. When attacked by the Japanese (with similarities to the USS Perch) the submarine is scuttled and the crew is captured. Tortured by the Japanese, with the help of British and Australian prisoners the crew makes an escape bid to get their information to the Allies. The film ends with footage of the Battle of the Coral Sea that according to the film was made possible through the information brought back by the submariners.
The Perfect Furlough, 1h33
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Linda Cristal, Keenan Wynn, Elaine Stritch, Marcel Dalio
Roles MP "Sylvia"
Rating63% 3.1990753.1990753.1990753.1990753.199075
Corporal Paul Hodges, after a long period in an isolated Arctic base, wins a lottery and gets to Paris, France, on a three weeks leave. There he will be under psychiatrist lieutenant Vicky Loren's control.
Live Fast, Die Young
Directed by Paul Henreid
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Mary Murphy, Mike Connors, Norma Eberhardt, Peggy Maley, Troy Donahue, Joan Marshall
Roles Pop Winters
Rating64% 3.230653.230653.230653.230653.23065
Two sisters, Kim Winters (Murphy) and Jill Winters (Eberhardt) run away from their home and school. They escape to the city, where they become criminals and jewelry thieves.
The Monster That Challenged the World, 1h23
Directed by Arnold Laven
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Harlan Warde, Max Showalter, Mimi Gibson
Roles Sheriff Josh Peters
Rating58% 2.900062.900062.900062.900062.90006
In the Salton Sea, an underwater earthquake causes a crevice to open, releasing prehistoric giant mollusks. A rescue training parachute jump is conducted, but the patrol boat sent to pick up the jumper finds only a floating parachute. One sailor dives in but disappears. The other sailor screams in terror as something rises from the water.
Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend, 1h27
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Randolph Scott, James Garner, James Craig, Angie Dickinson, Gordon Jones, Trevor Bardette
Roles Will Clegg
Rating63% 3.1982553.1982553.1982553.1982553.198255
Captain Buck Devlin (Randolph Scott), and cavalry troopers Sergeant John Maitland (James Garner) and Private Wilbur Clegg (Gordon Jones), recently mustered out of the army, head to Devlin's brother's homestead to settle down. They arrive just in time to drive off an Indian attack, but are too late to save his brother. Faulty ammunition cost him his life. The three men set out for Medicine Bend to find out who sold the ammunition. The community also gives them all their funds to buy badly needed supplies.
Spring Reunion
Directed by Robert Pirosh, John E. Burch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dana Andrews, Betty Hutton, Jean Hagen, Robert F. Simon, Laura La Plante, Gordon Jones
Roles Jack Frazer
Rating58% 2.9153852.9153852.9153852.9153852.915385
Maggie Brewster (Betty Hutton), once voted the most popular girl in her class, has a successful real estate career, but her one regret is that she never married. When she runs into an old flame at the reunion (Dana Andrews), it looks as if the two might be meant for each other after all. However, his aversion to commitment and her unwillingness to step out of her comfort zone threatens to kill their romance before it even begins.
Smoke Signal, 1h28
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Dana Andrews, Piper Laurie, Rex Reason, William Talman, Milburn Stone, Gordon Jones
Roles Cpl. Rogers
Rating61% 3.052233.052233.052233.052233.05223
1852. Le capitaine Harper découvre, en arrivant au fort, que le commandant de celui-ci a été tué. Il quitte le fort avec quelques hommes, la jeune Laura Evans, fille du commandant, et Brett Halliday, accusé d’avoir déserté pour rejoindre les indiens Utes. Hallyday tente vainement de se justifier en déclarant à Harper, qui le déteste, que sa volonté était d’empêcher un bain de sang entre les indiens et les soldats. Il conseille à Harper de fuir en barque, ce que l’officier finit par accepter. Le trajet est périlleux, car les Utes sont toujours en train de guetter leurs adversaires. Halliday révèle à plusieurs reprises son courage et Laura comprend qu’il avait bien agi. Ford devient jaloux de Halliday et tente de le tuer mais c’est lui qui fait une chute mortelle.
Treasure Of Ruby Hills, 1h11
Directed by Frank McDonald
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Zachary Scott, Carole Mathews, Barton MacLane, Dick Foran, Lola Albright, Gordon Jones
Roles Jack Voyle
Rating57% 2.883442.883442.883442.883442.88344
1877. À Arlington, dans la vallée de Ruby Hills, tous les modestes propriétaires terriens ont été dépossédés de leurs biens par deux riches éleveurs, Chalk Reynolds et Walt Payne, qui continuent à se faire la guerre pour la mainmise totale sur la région de Ruby Hills. Leurs hommes de main respectifs n'hésitent pas à tuer pour asseoir la suprématie de leur chef. Leur guerre est chamboulée par l'arrivée de Ross Hayne, le fils d'un célèbre hors-la-loi, qui a acquis légalement une partie de la région comportant la seule source d'eau capable d'approvisionner la vallée et les terrains de Payne et Reynolds. Quand l'associé de Hayne est abattu par un sbire de Reynolds, Hayne se rend à Ruby Hills pour se venger. Il découvre qu'un troisième homme, un certain Alan Doran, compte s'approprier les lieux après la mort des deux clans qui, selon lui, vont s'entre-tuer. Tombé amoureux de Sherry, la sœur et complice de Doran, Hayne se retrouve impliqué dans une lutte à mort pour l'appropriation des terres et de l'eau de la vallée de Ruby Hills.