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John Carradine is a Actor American born on 5 february 1906 at New York City (USA)

John Carradine

John Carradine
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Birth name Richmond Reed Carradine
Nationality USA
Birth 5 february 1906 at New York City (USA)
Death 27 november 1988 (at 82 years) at Milan (Italie)
Awards Daytime Emmy Award

John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine; February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theatre. A member of Cecil B. DeMille's stock company and later John Ford's company, he was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history. He was married four times, had five children and was the patriarch of the Carradine family, including four of his sons and four of his grandchildren who are or were also actors.


Il débute à la scène en 1925, puis à Broadway en 1927. Directeur de sa propre troupe en 1942-1943. Spécialisé dans les rôles shakespeariens. Pendant les années 1940, activité théâtrale importante (Broadway et tournées). À Broadway en 1962 dans Enter Laughing et, en 1964, dans A Funny Thing Happened….

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Filmography of John Carradine (198 films)

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Imps* (2009)
, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Linda Blair, John Carradine, Colleen Camp, Keenan Wynn, Julia Duffy, Erika Eleniak
Roles Gentleman ("Great Moments" Host)
Rating44% 2.2018452.2018452.2018452.2018452.201845
Jack-O (1995)
, 1h28
Directed by Steve Latshaw
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Linnea Quigley, Steve Latshaw, John Carradine, Brinke Stevens, Tom Ferguson, Cameron Mitchell
Roles Walter Machen
Rating29% 1.4808151.4808151.4808151.4808151.480815
The film details the Kelly family living in the fictional town of Oakmoor Crossing, just before and during Halloween. The family, consisting of father David, mother Linda, and son Sean, live a normal suburban life, but are eventually visited by a stranger who identifies herself as Vivian Machen. Both the Machens and the Kellys have a long ancestral history in Oakmoor Crossing, and Vivian reveals that one of the Kelly's ancestors hanged a supposed warlock named Walter Machen, who raised up a pumpkin-headed demon, Jack-O, from hell to take revenge on the Kellys. The Kelly ancestor ended up burying the demon in a shallow grave, but through the antics of several teenagers Jack-O is raised again and seeks revenge on the Kellys.
Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Robert Vaughn, John Carradine, Donald Pleasence, Ginger Lynn, Nia Long, Arnold Vosloo
Roles Jacob Julian
Rating43% 2.1754452.1754452.1754452.1754452.175445
A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearances of several students.
Peggy Sue Got Married, 1h43
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Don Murray, Barbara Harris, Joan Allen, Jim Carrey
Roles Leo
Rating62% 3.1490253.1490253.1490253.1490253.149025
Peggy Sue Bodell sets off for her 25-year high school reunion in 1985, albeit hesitantly, with her daughter, Beth, who goes along as company. Peggy Sue has just separated from her high school sweetheart, now husband, Charlie, and is wary of attending the reunion because of everyone questioning her about his absence as they have been married since Peggy Sue became pregnant right after graduation. Peggy has dressed like they used to when they were back in high school, unlike everyone else who is dressed in current eighties attire.
Monster in the Closet, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Paul Dooley, Claude Akins, Denise DuBarry, Stella Stevens, Howard Duff, Kevin Peter Hall
Roles Old Joe Shempter
Rating49% 2.456712.456712.456712.456712.45671
After a series of murders in San Francisco that all take place inside closets, a reporter and his scientist friend decide to uncover the mystery and save California. The film contains many comical and subtle references to homosexuality. The title references the state of being a closeted gay, the creature's sudden smitteness and affection for the handsome leading man even though there is no other indication that the creature is female, and the film ends with it collapsing and dying while "marching on San Francisco."
The Tomb
The Tomb (1986)
, 1h24
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Actors Cameron Mitchell, John Carradine, Sybil Danning, Michelle Bauer, David O'Hara, Kitten Natividad
Roles Andoheb
Rating34% 1.7414351.7414351.7414351.7414351.741435
A tomb robber steals precious artifacts from an unmarked Egyptian tomb, selling them to different archaeologists in America, unaware of the immortal woman whose tomb he desecrated. Many, many phone conversations take place. She comes to America to exact her revenge.
Evils of the Night, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Aldo Ray, Neville Brand, Tina Louise, John Carradine, Julie Newmar, Tony O'Dell
Roles Dr. Kozmar
Rating35% 1.773761.773761.773761.773761.77376
Vampire aliens Dr. Kozmar (Carradine), Dr. Zarma (Newmar) and Cora (Louise) recruit two dim-witted mechanics (Ray and Brand) to abduct teenagers living in a college town and bring them to a rural hospital. There, the aliens drain them of their blood, which they need to stay young.
Reel Horror
Directed by Ross Hagen
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Katharine Ross, Howard Honig, Leslie Caron, John Carradine, Catherine Bach, Wally Cox
Roles Alcoholic Reporter (archive footage)
Rating20% 1.0315151.0315151.0315151.0315151.031515
The Ice Pirates, 1h31
Directed by Stewart Raffill
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Demons in film, Space opera
Actors Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, Ron Perlman, Bruce Vilanch
Roles Supreme Commander
Rating57% 2.8504952.8504952.8504952.8504952.850495
The film takes place in a distant future where water is so scarce and rationed that it is considered an immensely valuable substance, both as a commodity and as a currency in ice cubes. The Templars of Mithra control the water and they destroyed worlds that had natural water leaving the galaxy virtually dry. Pirates dedicate their lives to raiding ships and looting the ice from the cargo holds to make a living. Jason (Robert Urich) is the leader of a band of pirates that raided a Templar cruiser for its ice, and discovered a beautiful princess (Mary Crosby) in a stasis pod. He decided to kidnap her, waking her up, and alarming the Templars. Jason and his pirates fled, but were pursued by Templar ships. Jason let some of his crew, Maida (Anjelica Huston) and Zeno (Ron Perlman), escape while Roscoe (Michael D. Roberts) stayed to help Jason. They were captured. During their capture, they met Killjoy (John Matuszak) who's been pretending to be monk to avoid being a slave. Jason and Roscoe are sentenced to become slaves, a process which includes castration. Roscoe and Jason are spared castration by the princess, who has taken an interest in them. Princess Karina purchased them as her slaves, to work as servants during her party. That evening, they were reunited with Killjoy (disguised as a robot). Jason, Karina, Roscoe, Killjoy and Nanny managed to leave the planet before the Supreme Commander (John Carradine) arrived to arrest her. Princess Karina is spoiled, and she hired Jason so she can find her father, who went missing while searching for a planet with water. It is rumored he discovered one and the Templars would do anything to keep it a secret in order to maintain power. On their next planet, Jason and Roscoe got reunited with their fellow pirates, Maida and Zeno. They proceed to locate the "lost" planet that contains massive amounts of water. The planet must be approached on a specific course or the ship will be suspended in time forever. The course apparently contains some sort of real or illusory time distortion (resulting in both the heroes and the villains reaching old age during the climactic battle). In the end, the day is saved by the now-adult son of Karina and Jason, the result of a romantic tryst just before entering the time distortion field. As the heroes exit the field, everyones ages regress to what they originally were, leaving Jason and Karin with the knowledge that they will have a child together.
House of the Long Shadows, 1h40
Directed by Pete Walker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Sheila Keith, Julie Peasgood
Roles Elijah Grisbane
Rating62% 3.1480253.1480253.1480253.1480253.148025
Kenneth Magee (Desi Arnaz, Jr.), a young writer, bets $20,000 that he can write a Wuthering Heights-calibre novel in 24 hours. To get in the mood for the undertaking, he goes to a deserted Welsh manor. Upon his arrival, however, Magee discovers that the manor is not as empty as he was told. Still there are Lord Grisbane (Carradine) and his daughter, Victoria (Sheila Keith), who have been maintaining the mansion on their own. As the stormy night progresses, more people come to the mansion, including Lord Grisbane's sons Lionel (Price) and Sebastian (Cushing), Magee's publisher's secretary, Mary Norton (Julie Peasgood), and Corrigan (Lee), a potential buyer of the property.
Boogeyman II
Directed by Ulli Lommel
Genres Horror
Actors John Carradine, Suzanna Love, Ulli Lommel, Rhonda Aldrich
Roles Dr. Warren (archive footage)
Rating20% 1.0412051.0412051.0412051.0412051.041205
After a recap of the first movie (which comprises around 40 minutes of the 79 minute film), supposedly based on true events, film makers attempt to try to recreate what occurred. After a piece of broken glass appears from the first film, killings begin again.
The Secret of NIMH, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine
Roles Great Owl (voice)
Rating75% 3.7989053.7989053.7989053.7989053.798905
Mrs. Brisby, a timid widowed field mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children in a field on the Fitzgibbons' farm. She prepares to move her family out of the field as plowing time approaches, but her son Timothy has fallen ill. She visits Mr. Ages, another mouse and friend of her late husband, Jonathan, who diagnoses Timothy with pneumonia and provides her with medicine. Mr. Ages warns her that Timothy must stay inside for at least three weeks or he will die. On her way home she encounters Jeremy, a clumsy but friendly crow. They both narrowly escape from the Fitzgibbons' cat, Dragon.
Satan's Mistress, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Lana Wood, John Carradine, Britt Ekland, Kabir Bedi, Don Galloway, Tom Hallick
Roles Father Stratten
Rating34% 1.700661.700661.700661.700661.70066
The Scarecrow, 1h28
Directed by Sam Pillsbury
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors John Carradine, Bruce Allpress, Jonathan Hardy, Martyn Sanderson, Greer Robson-Kirk, Roy Billing
Roles Hubert Salter
Rating56% 2.8264252.8264252.8264252.8264252.826425
One night a girl is slain in the woods of a small town, two teenagers, Sam and Les, inadvertently cross the killer's path while robbing the hens of Victor the school bully. According to Sam Edwards the film is not as bleak as the novel. Small-town New Zealand in the 1950s is puritanical on the surface but depraved to its depths.
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, 1h5
Directed by Ardwight Chamberlain
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Christopher Atkins, Kristy McNichol, John Carradine, June Lockhart
Rating61% 3.056313.056313.056313.056313.05631
Aladin est un jeune adolescent fougueux, il fait partie d'une petite bande de copains qui s'amusent à dérober de la nourriture pour la partager avec les enfants nécessiteux du quartier. Le soir, il rentre chez sa mère qui tente tant bien que mal de survivre avec son maigre salaire. Un jour, un étrange personnage remarque l'habileté et l'intelligence d'Aladin. Cet homme décide alors de lui proposer une tâche pour laquelle il sera très bien payé, mais ce travail en vaut-il vraiment la peine...