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John Dall is a Actor American born on 26 may 1920 at New York City (USA)

John Dall

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Birth name John Dall Thompson
Nationality USA
Birth 26 may 1920 at New York City (USA)
Death 15 january 1971 (at 50 years) at Hollywood (USA)

John Dall (May 26, 1920 – January 15, 1971)
was an American actor.

Primarily a stage actor, he is best remembered today for two film roles: the cool-minded intellectual killer in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948), and the trigger-happy lead in the 1950 noir Gun Crazy. He also had a substantial role in Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (1960).

He first came to fame as the young prodigy who comes alive under the tutelage of Bette Davis in The Corn Is Green, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Warner Bros signed him to a contract to make the film but they let him go in 1946.

In 1962, Dall made two guest appearances on TV's Perry Mason: "The Case of the Lonely Eloper", and the murder victim in "The Case of the Weary Watchdog". In 1963, he again portrayed the murder victim in "The Case of the Reluctant Model". He made his fourth and final appearance on the show in the 1965 episode, "The Case of the Laughing Lady".


John Dall Thompson was born in New York City in 1920, the younger son of Charles Jenner Thompson (died 1929) and his wife Henry (née Worthington). His father was a civil engineer. Some sources incorrectly cited Dall's birth name as John Jenner Thompson. Most sources, including census records, passenger manifests and his New York Times obituary, support the 1920 year of birth, but some sources have cited 1918. His older brother, Worthington Thompson, was later a decorated lieutenant in the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team.

Film historians William J. Mann and Karen Burroughs Hannsberry note that Dall was gay but had a short-lived marriage in the 1940s. According to music journalist Phil Milstein, at the time of his death Dall had lapsed into alcoholism and was living with his partner, actor Clement Brace (died 1996).

Usually with

Berry Kroeger
Berry Kroeger
(2 films)
George Pal
George Pal
(1 films)
Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Dall (8 films)

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Atlantis, the Lost Continent, 1h31
Directed by George Pal
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Films based on plays, Films set in Atlantis
Actors John Dall, Frank DeKova, Edward Platt, Berry Kroeger, William Smith, Edgar Stehli
Roles Zaren
Rating55% 2.754512.754512.754512.754512.75451
A Greek fisherman named Demetrios (Sal Ponti, under the screen name of Anthony Hall) and his father rescue Princess Antillia (Joyce Taylor) from a shipwreck without knowing that she is from the technologically advanced civilization of Atlantis. After rescuing the Atlantean princess, Demetrios must travel beyond the Pillars of Hercules to take her home. Upon returning her to her civilization, Demetrios, expecting to receive a reward, is instead enslaved and forced to work in the crater of the volcano which dominates the island.
Spartacus (1960)
, 3h4
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films about slavery, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin
Roles Marcus Publius Glabrus
Rating78% 3.9482753.9482753.9482753.9482753.948275
In the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic has slid into corruption, its menial work done by armies of slaves. One of these, a proud and gifted man named Spartacus, is so uncooperative in his servitude that he is sentenced to fight as a gladiator. He is trained at a school run by the unctuous Roman businessman Lentulus Batiatus, who instructs Spartacus's trainer Marcellus to bully the slave mercilessly and break his spirit. Amid the abuse, Spartacus forms a quiet relationship with a serving woman named Varinia, whom he refuses to rape when she is sent to "entertain" him in his cell.
Gun Crazy
Gun Crazy (1950)
, 1h26
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Russ Tamblyn, Morris Carnovsky, Mickey Little, Harry Lewis
Roles Bart Tare
Rating76% 3.847753.847753.847753.847753.84775
At the age of 14, Bart Tare robs a hardware store and steals a gun. He is sent to reform school by a sympathetic Judge Willoughby (Morris Carnovsky), despite the testimony of his friends Dave and Clyde, his older sister Ruby and others that he would never kill any living creature, even though he has had a fascination with guns even as a child. Flashbacks provide a portrait of Bart who, after he kills a young chick with a BB gun at age seven, is hesitant to harm anyone with guns even though he is a good shot with a pistol.
The Man Who Cheated Himself, 1h21
Directed by Felix E. Feist
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard, Harlan Warde, Charles Arnt
Roles Andy Cullen
Rating68% 3.4420853.4420853.4420853.4420853.442085
Wealthy socialite Lois Frazer, divorcing her fortune-hunter husband, Howard, finds a gun he's bought. She kills him with it in front of the new man in her life, Lt. Ed Cullen, a homicide detective with the San Francisco police. The twice-married Lois manages to manipulate Cullen into disposing of the murder weapon and moving the body. Cullen ends up investigating the case, assisted by kid brother Andy, who is new to the homicide division and delays his honeymoon to keep working on his first big case.
Rope (1948)
, 1h20
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about education, L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Joan Chandler, Cedric Hardwicke, Douglas Dick
Roles Brandon Shaw
Rating79% 3.999853.999853.999853.999853.99985
Two brilliant young aesthetes, Brandon Shaw (Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Granger), strangle to death a former classmate, David Kentley (Dick Hogan), in their apartment. They commit the crime as an intellectual exercise; they want to prove their superiority by committing the "perfect murder".
Another Part of the Forest, 1h47
Directed by Michael Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Dan Duryea, Edmond O'Brien, Ann Blyth, John Dall
Rating73% 3.6762853.6762853.6762853.6762853.676285
Set in the fictional town of Bowden, Alabama in June 1880, the plot focuses on the wealthy, ruthless, and innately evil Hubbard family and their rise to prominence. Patriarch Marcus Hubbard was born into poverty and toiled at menial labor while teaching himself Greek philosophy and the basics of business acumen. He ultimately made his fortune by exploiting his fellow Southerners during the American Civil War. Shrewd, amoral elder son Benjamin is plotting to usurp his father's power and steal his money by revealing a dark secret from his days as a war profiteer. Younger son Oscar, a Ku Klux Klan supporter, lusts for whore Laurette Sincee rather than penniless neighbor Birdie Bagtry, who desperately is looking for a loan on her family's valuable land, a situation Benjamin hopes to exploit. Regina is the sexually active daughter who wants to live in Chicago with Birdie's brother, former Confederate officer John Bagtry, a move discouraged by her father, who has a disturbingly unnatural closeness to the girl. When all his offspring turn on Marcus in one way or another, their mother Lavinia - the only one in the household with any sense of morality - tells her vicious children she hopes never to see them again.
The Corn Is Green, 1h55
Directed by Irving Rapper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education, Films based on plays
Actors Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall, Rhys Williams, Mildred Dunnock, Joan Lorring
Roles Morgan Evans
Rating75% 3.7952553.7952553.7952553.7952553.795255
Middle-aged Lily Cristobel Moffatt (Bette Davis) sets up a school in a Welsh coal mining town, despite the determined opposition of the local squire (Nigel Bruce). Eventually, she considers giving up. Then she discovers a promising student, Morgan Evans, a miner seemingly destined for a life of hard work and heavy drink. With renewed hope, she works hard to help him realise his potential.