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John Hodiak is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 16 april 1914 at Pittsburgh (USA)

John Hodiak

John Hodiak
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Birth name John Hodiak
Nationality USA
Birth 16 april 1914 at Pittsburgh (USA)
Death 19 october 1955 (at 41 years) at Tarzana (USA)

John Hodiak (April 16, 1914 – October 19, 1955) was an American actor who worked in radio, stage and film.


Hodiak and actress Anne Baxter married on July 7, 1946, but divorced on January 27, 1953. They had one daughter, Katrina Hodiak (born July 9, 1951), who became an actress. Hodiak was a frequent visitor to the famous King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. He and others were guests of Zachary Scott, whose sister had married into the ranch owner's family.

Best films

Battleground (1949)
The Harvey Girls (1946)

Usually with

Bruce Cowling
Bruce Cowling
(3 films)
Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr
(1 films)
Paul Vogel
Paul Vogel
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Hodiak (33 films)

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On the Threshold of Space, 1h38
Directed by Robert D. Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Guy Madison, Virginia Leith, John Hodiak, Dean Jagger, Warren Stevens, Martin Milner
Roles Maj. Ward Thomas
Rating69% 3.4770353.4770353.4770353.4770353.477035
Much of the plot depicts the testing of downward firing ejection seats from B-47 Stratojet bombers that were conducted at Eglin AFB, Florida, initially between 7 October and 21 October 1953, when nine tests were conducted of the seat from a B-47 over Eglin's water ranges over the Gulf of Mexico, by the Air Proving Ground, at an altitude of 10,000 feet and various speeds. A second series of tests was also conducted beginning 8 July 1954 after refinements to the system. These tests were recreated in the film, shot at Eglin in 1955, with a different Stratojet from the one in the actual missions.
Trial (1955)
, 1h45
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, John Arthur Kennedy, Juano Hernández, Katy Jurado, John Hodiak
Roles District Attorney Armstrong
Rating67% 3.397223.397223.397223.397223.39722
Angel Chavez (Rafael Campos) is a Mexican American who lives in the small California town of San Juno. During an annual event called Bass Night held at the town beach, he wanders onto the beach, off-limits to Mexican Americans. There he meets a non-Hispanic girl from his high school class. After she suffers a heart attack and dies, Angel is arrested and charged with murder.
Dragonfly Squadron, 1h23
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres War
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors John Hodiak, Fess Parker, Barbara Britton, Bruce Bennett, Jess Barker, Gerald Mohr
Roles Maj. Matthew Brady
Rating57% 2.88952.88952.88952.88952.8895
In May 1950, Major Matt Brady is redeployed to Pusan, South Korea. His mission there is to train South Korean pilots in the defensive struggle. Also, there are air support exercises in case of the need to evacuate the Americans. Colonel Schuller sends Brady and Captain MacIntyre to the airbase in Kungju. The American instructors only have 25 days left to introduce the South Korean pilots to US tactics.
Mission Over Korea, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres War
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors John Hodiak, John Derek, Audrey Totter, Maureen O'Sullivan, Harvey Lembeck, Richard Erdman
Roles Capt. George P. Slocum
Rating61% 3.0548053.0548053.0548053.0548053.054805
In June 1950, while stationed at Kimpo, South Korea, Captain George Slocum (John Hodiak) finds out from his friend, Lieutenant Jerry Barker (Todd Karns), that he has to go to Japan. At the airport, he meets Barker's younger brother, Pete (John Derek), who takes up a Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison aircraft and begins showing off. George reprimands him for careless flying, but sticks up for him when the military police want to arrest Pete.
Conquest of Cochise, 1h10
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Robert Stack, John Hodiak, Joy Page, Americo "Rico" Alaniz, Fortunio Bonanova, Carol Thurston
Roles Cochise
Rating55% 2.77452.77452.77452.77452.7745
Major Tom Burke is assigned to lead four troops of Dragoons into Tucson in the area now known as Arizona that has recently been purchased by the United States. Both the "dreaded" Apache and "savage" Comanche Indian tribes are at war with the Mexican population. In addition to the three stakeholders, Major Burke faces a treacherous businessman whose profits of selling alcohol to all parties is threatened by peace.
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors John Derek, John Hodiak, David Brian, Ray Teal, María Elena Marqués, John Qualen
Roles McCord
Rating59% 2.9549152.9549152.9549152.9549152.954915
Quatre bandits, Mc Cord, The kid, Egan et Doc quittent le pénitencier de fort Yuma après avoir purgé une peine de cinq ans pour vol. En route pour Tomahawk Gap, où le butin est caché, ils sauvent une jeune indienne. Tomahawk Gap est devenu une ville fantôme et le butin à disparu. Les Apaches attaquent, tuant Egan et Doc...
Battle Zone, 1h22
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres War
Themes Political films
Actors John Hodiak, Linda Christian, Charles Bronson, Stephen McNally, Martin Milner, Philip Ahn
Roles Daniel Young
Rating53% 2.687572.687572.687572.687572.68757
A rivalry develops between veteran of World War II M/Sgt Danny Young (John Hodiak) and Sgt. Mitch Turner (Stephen McNally) Marine combat photographers over the attentions of Jeanne (Linda Christian), a Red Cross nurse during the Korean War.
The Sellout, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Audrey Totter, Paula Raymond, Thomas Gomez, Cameron Mitchell
Roles Charles 'Chick' Johnson
Rating66% 3.3392453.3392453.3392453.3392453.339245
Big-city newspaper editor Haven D. Allridge (Pidgeon) starts a crusade against corrupt small-town sheriff Burke (Gomez) after he gets a first-hand taste of Burke's version of justice. Although Burke blackmails Allridge into silence using the misdeeds of Allridge's son-in-law, county prosecutor Randy Stauton (Mitchell), state attorney Chick Johnson (Hodiak) continues the fight.
The People Against O'Hara, 1h42
Directed by John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, James Arness, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak, Eduardo Ciannelli
Roles District Attorney Louis Barra
Rating67% 3.391723.391723.391723.391723.39172
James Curtayne (Tracy) has retired from criminal law, but when Johnny O'Hara (Arness), a boy from the neighborhood, is accused of a murder, Curtayne takes the case. The boy's parents plead for Curtayne's help, even though they are too poor to pay him a fee.
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 Brecan
Rating61% 3.0987253.0987253.0987253.0987253.098725
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.
Night Into Morning, 1h26
Directed by Fletcher Markle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Ray Milland, John Hodiak, Lewis Stone, Jean Hagen, Rosemary DeCamp, Dawn Addams
Roles Tom Lawry
Rating67% 3.3894853.3894853.3894853.3894853.389485
Everything is going very well for college professor Phillip Ainley, who has a loving wife and son and an offer to teach at Yale. But his world turns upside-down when Katherine Mead, his secretary, rushes to tell him that there's been a deadly explosion at the professor's home.
Ambush (1950)
, 1h30
Directed by Sam Wood, John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor, Jean Hagen, Leon Ames
Roles Capt. Ben Lorrison
Rating64% 3.238943.238943.238943.238943.23894
À la suite de l'enlèvement d'une jeune femme, Mary Duverall, par les Apaches, un groupe de cavalerie commandé par le Capitaine Ben Lorrison se lance à leur poursuite. Ils sont aidés, dans cette affaire, par l'éclaireur Ward Kinsman. Ces deux derniers sont amoureux de la soeur de Mary, Ann.
The Miniver Story, 1h44
Directed by H. C. Potter
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Leo Genn, Cathy O'Donnell, Reginald Owen
Roles Spike Romway
Rating64% 3.2460953.2460953.2460953.2460953.246095
The story, told partly in flashback and narrated by Clem Miniver, commences on VE Day as Clem and Judy return home from war service and Toby returns from a foster family in America.
A Lady Without Passport, 1h14
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Hedy Lamarr, John Hodiak, James Craig, George Macready, Bruce Cowling, Steven Hill
Roles Peter Karczag INS aka Josef Gombush
Rating61% 3.095413.095413.095413.095413.09541
After World War II, immigrants in Cuba who are refused visas for various reasons try to sneak into the U.S. illegally with the help of a human smuggling ring run by Palinov (George Macready), a Levantine café owner. Following the death of one immigrant, U.S. Immigration operative Pete Karczag (John Hodiak) is sent to Havana, where he poses as a Hungarian in need of Palinov's services. During his dangerous undercover investigation, Pete meets Marianne Lorress (Hedy Lamarr), a penniless Hungarian refugee of the Buchenwald concentration camp who is waiting to be smuggled into the United States by Palinov. He decides to use her to obtain the place and time of Palinov's next operation.
Battleground, 1h58
Directed by William A. Wellman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Van Johnson, John Hodiak, George Murphy, Ricardo Montalbán, James Whitmore, Don Taylor
Roles Jarvess
Rating73% 3.695883.695883.695883.695883.69588
In mid-December 1944 Pvt. Jim Layton (Marshall Thompson) and his buddy Pvt. William J. Hooper are fresh replacements assigned to separate companies in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. As a newcomer Layton receives a chilly welcome. PFC Holley (Van Johnson) returns to the company after recuperating from a wound.