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Jack Holt is a Actor American born on 31 may 1888 at New York City (USA)

Jack Holt

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Birth name Charles John Holt II
Nationality USA
Birth 31 may 1888 at New York City (USA)
Death 18 january 1951 (at 62 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Jack Holt (May 31, 1888 – January 18, 1951) was an American motion picture actor in both silent and sound movies, particularly Westerns.


Jack Holt débute au cinéma en 1914 et participe notamment, durant la période du muet, à de nombreux westerns. Il continue à s'illustrer dans ce genre après le passage au parlant : citons Au-delà du Missouri de William A. Wellman, son dernier film, avec Clark Gable (déjà croisé en 1936 dans San Francisco, un de ses films les plus connus), sorti quelques mois après sa mort en 1951. Hormis Wellman, il collabore avec les réalisateurs Cecil B. DeMille (ex. : Le Mari de l'Indienne en 1918) et son frère William C. de Mille, Frank Capra, Jacques Tourneur (La Féline en 1942, avec Simone Simon) et son père Maurice Tourneur, ou encore Victor Fleming, entre autres.

Pour sa contribution au cinéma (cent-quatre-vingt-huit films américains répertoriés, dont plus de cent muets — sans compter diverses prestations comme lui-même —), une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

Jack Holt est le père des acteurs Jennifer Holt (1920-1997) et Tim Holt (né Charles John Holt III, 1918-1973). Il apparaît aux côtés de ce dernier dans trois films, dont Le Trésor de la Sierra Madre de John Huston (où il a un petit rôle non crédité), sorti en 1948.

Best films

San Francisco (1936)

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Filmography of Jack Holt (115 films)

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Across the Wide Missouri, 1h18
Directed by William A. Wellman
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Actors Clark Gable, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalbán, James Whitmore, Adolphe Menjou, María Elena Marqués
Roles Bear Ghost
Rating61% 3.0983153.0983153.0983153.0983153.098315
In the 1830s in the Rocky Mountains, fur trapper Flint Mitchell (Clark Gable) meets at the summer "Rendezvous" with other mountain men, cashing in his furs, drinking, and enjoying contests among his friends. He organizes a hunting "brigade" into the beaver-rich Blackfoot territory, buying horses and recruiting trappers, despite protests from his Scottish friend and former trading partner, Brecan (John Hodiak), who lives among the Blackfoot and warns him that the land belongs to them. Flint outbids Brecan for Kamiah (María Elena Marqués), the granddaughter of Blackfoot medicine man Bear Ghost and adopted daughter of a Nez Perce chief, Looking Glass (J. Carrol Naish). Brecan wants to return her to the Blackfoot, to promote peace between the tribes, while Flint wants to marry Kamiah and ensure the brigade's safety.
Trail of Robin Hood
Directed by William Witney
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Roy Rogers, William Farnum, Tom Tyler, Gordon Jones, Tom Keene, Jack Holt
Roles Jack Holt
Rating61% 3.0502953.0502953.0502953.0502953.050295
Roy is a conservation agent preventing loggers from poaching Jack Holt's Christmas trees.
Return of the Frontiersman, 1h17
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Gordon MacRae, Julie London, Rory Calhoun, Jack Holt, Fred Clark, John Doucette
Roles Sheriff Sam Barrett
Rating57% 2.8531852.8531852.8531852.8531852.853185
After the territory of Laramie, Wyoming has had law and order restored by men known as the Frontiersman, sheriff Sam Barrett has a peaceful town. At least until a fight breaks out between his grown son, Logan, and a man named Kearney who's been wounded by one of Logan's bullets.
Task Force
Task Force (1949)
, 1h56
Directed by Delmer Daves
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Noir, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan, Julie London, Bruce Bennett
Roles Captain Reeves
Rating65% 3.298323.298323.298323.298323.29832
As a 1917 graduate of the Naval Academy, Naval Aviator Jonathan L. "Scotty" Scott (Gary Cooper) spends 28 years, from 1921 to 1949, promoting U.S. Naval Aviation and the power of the aircraft carrier. During that period, he antagonizes powerful people in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Congress, and marries Mary Morgan (Jane Wyatt), the widow of a fellow flier who died in a crash during a carrier takeoff aboard the USS Langley. Throughout, Scott has the help and friendship of his mentor and superior officer, Pete Richard (Walter Brennan).
The Last Bandit, 1h20
Directed by Joseph Kane
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Lorna Gray, Wild Bill Elliott, Forrest Tucker, Andy Devine, Jack Holt, Minna Gombell
Roles Mort Pemberton
Rating66% 3.3206753.3206753.3206753.3206753.320675
Frank Norris, now working as a railroad detective, is implicated in an attempt by his former outlaw colleagues to rob a series of gold shipments.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 2h6
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about capital punishment, L'Or
Actors Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya
Roles Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
Rating81% 4.0995054.0995054.0995054.0995054.099505
In 1925 in the Mexican oil-town of Tampico, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt), two Americans cheated out of promised wages and down on their luck, meet old prospector Howard (Walter Huston). When one of them wins a small jackpot in the lottery, they have the bankroll to finance a gold prospecting journey to the remote Sierra Madre mountains.
Loaded Pistols, 1h18
Directed by Dorothy Yost, Armand Schaefer, John English
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills, Jack Holt, Russell Arms, Robert Shayne
Roles Dave Randall
Rating61% 3.051743.051743.051743.051743.05174
Following the death of his friend Ed Norton who was killed during a dice game, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) sets out in search of the killer. His search takes him to an old house where Larry Evans (Russell Arms), who was accused of the murder, is in hiding. Larry's sister Mary (Barbara Britton) defends her brother, claiming they both loved Ed, who acted as their guardian after the death of their father. Mary is able to convince Gene that Larry is innocent. Gene offers to help him evade the sheriff until he can discover the real killer.
The Arizona Ranger, 1h3
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Tim Holt, Jack Holt, Nanette June "Nan" Leslie, Steve Brodie, Paul Hurst, Robert Bray
Roles Rawhide Morgan
Rating63% 3.1907053.1907053.1907053.1907053.190705
Bob Morgan and two friends are mustered out of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and go to Arizona intending to join the Arizona Raiders. However Bob's father wants him to run a ranch.
The Chase
The Chase (1946)
, 1h26
Directed by Arthur Ripley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt
Roles Cmdr. Davidson
Rating65% 3.2943453.2943453.2943453.2943453.294345
Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) is a World War II veteran who is now a penniless drifter in Miami tormented by bizarre dreams. After finding a wallet and showing his honesty by returning it to Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), a vicious gangster, Roman hires him to be his driver. Roman tests his new driver, whom he nicknames 'Scotty,' by assuming control of his car from the back seat. Unbeknownst to Scotty, Roman has an accelerator installed in the rear passenger compartment so that he can "take over" the vehicle whenever he wants. This bizarre trick unnerves his new driver as well as Roman's right-hand man, Gino (Peter Lorre).
My Pal Trigger, 1h19
Directed by Yakima Canutt, Frank McDonald
Origin USA
Genres Action, Musical, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses
Actors Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Jack Holt, George "Gabby" Hayes, Bob Nolan, Roy Barcroft
Roles Brett Scoville
Rating64% 3.2439453.2439453.2439453.2439453.243945
Roy Rogers, a horse dealer and a peddler of leather goods, is hoping to mate his mare named "Lady" with Golden Sovereign, a stallion owned by rancher Gabby Kendrick (George "Gabby" Hayes). Kendrick refuses, preferring to mate the stallion with his own stock. Brett Scoville (Jack Holt), a wealthy rancher and nightclub owner, wants to mate the stallion with his mare, as well, and to that end, steals the stallion. Golden Sovereign breaks free, finds Lady, and has a romantic interlude with her in the hills.
Renegade Girl, 1h5
Directed by William Berke
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Edward Brophy, Ann Savage, Jack Holt, Alan Curtis, Harry Cording, Russell Wade
Roles Major Barker
Rating51% 2.586192.586192.586192.586192.58619
Taking place in rural Missouri, 1864, the area is far from the front lines and has been torn apart by partisan and guerrilla warfare, leaving it at the mercy of outlaws. Jean Shelby (Ann Savage) comes from a family of southern sympathizers, herself included. She gets information from Union soldiers and provides it to her brother with hopes of helping the confederacy. The film begins with Shelby riding on the road with her horse, as she passes flaming ruins she is approached by some Union troops who demand they meet with their superior officer, Major Barker (Jack Holt). Shelby attempts to flee, but is corned by more northern soldiers and she complies to meet with Major Barker.
They Were Expendable, 2h15
Directed by Robert Montgomery, John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Paul Langton
Roles General Martin
Rating71% 3.595913.595913.595913.595913.59591
In December, 1941, a squadron of PT Boats under the command of Lt. John "Brick" Brickley (Robert Montgomery) is sent to Manila to help defend the Philippines against a potential Japanese invasion. However, upon their arrival, instead of a welcome, they are ridiculed by the local military commanders. One of Brick's men, Lt., J.G. "Rusty" Ryan (John Wayne) becomes disgusted when his superiors refuse to see the small boats as viable naval craft and is in the process of writing his request for a transfer to destroyers when news arrives of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which makes transfer at that time impossible.
Thunder Birds, 1h18
Directed by William A. Wellman, Phil Rosen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Gene Tierney, Preston Foster, John Sutton, Jack Holt, Reginald Denny, May Whitty
Roles Colonel MacDonald
Rating61% 3.0983753.0983753.0983753.0983753.098375
Soon after the US enters World War II, Steve Britt (Preston Foster), a former World War I flying ace, arrives at Thunderbird Field, looking for a job as a civilian primary flight instructor. The base commander is an old friend, Lt. Col. "Mac" MacDonald (Jack Holt), working with Squadron Leader Barrett (Reginald Denny, himself a WWI aerial observer), who is in charge of the Royal Air Force cadets at the base.