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Howard Keel is a Actor and Director American born on 13 april 1919 at Gillespie (USA)

Howard Keel

Howard Keel
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Birth name Harry Clifford Keel
Nationality USA
Birth 13 april 1919 at Gillespie (USA)
Death 7 november 2004 (at 85 years) at Palm Desert (USA)

Harry Clifford Keel (April 13, 1919 – November 7, 2004), known professionally as Howard Keel, was an American actor and singer. He starred in many film musicals of the 1950s. He is best known to modern audiences for his starring role in the CBS television series Dallas from 1981 to 1991, as Clayton Farlow, opposite Barbara Bel Geddes's character. But to an earlier generation, with his rich bass-baritone singing voice, he was known as the star of some of the most famous MGM film musicals ever made.


Howard Keel a contribué au succès d'adaptions cinématographiques de comédies musicales de Broadway avant d'incarner le personnage de Clayton Farlow dans le feuilleton télévisé Dallas.

Il décède à 85 ans d'un cancer du côlon.

Best films

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Calamity Jane (1953)

Usually with

Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn
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Ann Miller
Ann Miller
(7 films)
Clark Gable
Clark Gable
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Howard Keel (32 films)

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Arizona Bushwhackers, 1h27
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Marilyn Maxwell, Scott Brady, Brian Donlevy
Roles Lee Travis
Rating50% 2.530182.530182.530182.530182.53018
Pendant la guerre civile, un espion confédéré prend un emploi comme maréchal d'une petite ville de l'ouest comme couverture pour ses activités d'espionnage. Cependant, il découvre bientôt qu'un homme d'affaires local vend des armes à un groupe d'Indiens déchaînés.
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, Western
Themes Heist films
Actors John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Keenan Wynn, Bruce Dern
Roles Levi Walking Bear
Rating68% 3.4489153.4489153.4489153.4489153.448915
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.
Red Tomahawk, 1h22
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Howard Keel, Joan Caulfield, Broderick Crawford, Scott Brady, Wendell Corey, Richard Arlen
Roles Capt. Tom York
Rating55% 2.7915052.7915052.7915052.7915052.791505
Après la défaite du général Custer et de son régiment face aux Sioux, à Little Big Horn, la région n'est plus en sécurité... Lors d'une patrouille, le capitaine Tom York est le premier à arriver sur les lieux du massacre et à constater l'ampleur de la situation. Il s'empresse aussitôt d'alerter la petite ville voisine du danger qui la menace, les indiens pouvant désormais attaquer à tout moment.
Waco (1966)
, 1h25
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Romance, Western
Actors Howard Keel, Jane Russell, Brian Donlevy, Wendell Corey, Terry Moore, John Agar
Roles 'Waco'
Rating56% 2.8169152.8169152.8169152.8169152.816915
A town in Wyoming is up in arms. Somebody has shot the sheriff, Billy Kelly, and things are so bad that preacher Sam Stone and businessman George Gates implore the mayor, Ned West, to bring in outside help.
The Day of the Triffids, 1h33
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Howard Keel, Kieron Moore, Janette Scott, Nicole Maurey, Mervyn Johns, Carole Ann Ford
Roles Bill Masen
Rating61% 3.051173.051173.051173.051173.05117
Triffids are tall plants capable of aggressive and seemingly intelligent behaviour. They are able to move about by "walking" on their roots, appear to communicate with each other, and possess a deadly whip-like poisonous sting that enables them to kill their victims and feed on their rotting carcasses. Their appearance is vaguely similar to gigantic asparagus shoots topped with a flower-like 'head' that somewhat resemble a Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid and houses their deadly stinger.
Armored Command, 1h39
Directed by Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Howard Keel, Tina Louise, Burt Reynolds, Warner Anderson, Earl Holliman, Carleton Young
Roles Col. Devlin
Rating52% 2.6262552.6262552.6262552.6262552.626255
Une unité de l'armée américaine est pris au piège dans une petite ville au cours d'une contre-attaque allemande et découvre qu'un espion dans la ville fournit les Allemands des informations à leur sujet.
The Big Fisherman, 3h
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Howard Keel, Susan Kohner, John Saxon, Martha Hyer, Herbert Lom, Marian Seldes
Roles Simon Peter
Rating58% 2.9078852.9078852.9078852.9078852.907885
The story traces Peter's journey from self-sufficient fisherman to his dependency on a risen Christ. It also presents another story of redemption and forgiveness, as he takes in a young Arab/Jewish girl, Fara. As they both learn of Jesus, it changes their lives.
Jupiter's Darling, 1h35
Directed by George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, George Sanders, Richard Haydn
Roles Hannibal
Rating59% 2.9547752.9547752.9547752.9547752.954775
Nous sommes en 216 av. J.-C. Après avoir anéanti les légions romaines, le général carthaginois Hannibal marche sur Rome à la tête de son armée, tandis qu’à Rome même, le dictateur Fabius Maximus espère enfin se marier à la belle et indépendante Amythis, sa fiancée depuis 7 ans.
Kismet (1955)
, 1h53
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Monty Woolley, Sebastian Cabot, June Kirby
Roles The Poet
Rating62% 3.1485053.1485053.1485053.1485053.148505
In old Baghdad, an impoverished poet goes to the marketplace to sell his rhymes for food. Because the Poet has set up shop in a spot usually reserved for a man named Hajj, some men kidnap the Poet and take him to the desert tent of Jawan, an elderly thief. Jawan, assuming that the Poet is Hajj, orders him to reverse the curse Hajj put on him fifteen years ago, which led to the kidnapping of Jawan's beloved son. The Poet asks for one hundred gold pieces to reverse the curse; Jawan agrees, and returns to Baghdad to look for his son.
Deep in My Heart, 2h12
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors José Ferrer, Helen Traubel, Merle Oberon, Walter Pidgeon, Doe Avedon, Paul Henreid
Roles Howard Keel
Rating65% 3.296853.296853.296853.296853.29685
Biographie romancée du compositeur autrichien Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951), auteur de nombreuses comédies musicales à succès sur Broadway au début du XX siècle.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1h42
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Jeff Richards, Marc Platt, Tommy Rall, Marc Platt
Roles Brother Adam Pontipee
Rating73% 3.6994253.6994253.6994253.6994253.699425
A backwoodsman named Adam Pontipee comes into town to search for a bride. After being laughed at by the owners of the town's feedlot store he goes out in search of a wife. He comes upon the local tavern where he meets Milly. He and Milly agree to marry despite knowing each other for only a few hours. On the journey home Milly talks about how she is excited to be cooking and taking care of only one man, visibly upsetting Adam. On returning to his cabin in the mountains, Milly is surprised to learn that Adam is one of seven brothers living under the same roof. The brothers have been named alphabetically from the Old Testament and in chronological order are: Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank (short for Frankincense, the Old Testament having no names beginning with F), and Gideon. All of the brothers have red hair and are well over six feet tall, except Gideon, who is younger and shorter than his brothers.