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John Ireland is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer and Original Music Composer American born on 31 january 1914 at Vancouver (Canada)

John Ireland

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Birth name John Benjamin Ireland
Nationality USA
Birth 31 january 1914 at Vancouver (Canada)
Death 21 march 1992 (at 78 years) at Santa Barbara (USA)

John Benjamin Ireland (January 30, 1914 – March 21, 1992) was a Canadian actor and film director.


Occasionally Ireland's name was mentioned in tabloids of the times, in connection with much younger starlets, namely Natalie Wood, Barbara Payton, and Sue Lyon. He attracted controversy by dating 16-year-old actress Tuesday Weld when he was 45. Ireland also had an affair with co-star Joan Crawford while on the set of Queen Bee (1955). A decade later, Ireland and Crawford would co-star again in William Castle's horror flick I Saw What You Did.

He was married three times; first from 1940–1949, to Elaine Sheldon, by whom he had two sons named John and Peter. Then, from 1949-1957, to Joanne Dru. Finally, from 1962 until his death, to Daphne Myrick Cameron, with whom he had a daughter named Daphne and a son named Cameron.

In his later years, he owned a restaurant, Ireland's, in Santa Barbara, California.

Best films

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
All the King's Men (1949)

Usually with

Lee Garmes
Lee Garmes
(1 films)
Joanne Dru
Joanne Dru
(5 films)
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Ireland (89 films)

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Waxwork II: Lost in Time, 1h44
Directed by Anthony Hickox
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Time travel films, Frankenstein films, Ghost films, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Zach Galligan, Alexandre Godounov, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp, Martin Kemp, Bruce Campbell
Roles King Arthur
Rating53% 2.6972152.6972152.6972152.6972152.697215
The film opens with a reenactment of final scenes of Waxwork, with Mark and Sarah leaving the burning waxwork (the part of Sarah having been recast from the first film). The disembodied zombie hand from the first film follows Sarah to her run-down flat and kills her stepfather with a hammer, a murder for which Sarah is blamed. No one believes her story about the evil waxwork.
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, 1h44
Directed by Anthony Hickox
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror, Western
Themes Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors David Carradine, Morgan Brittany, Bruce Campbell, Jim Metzler, Maxwell Caulfield, Deborah Foreman
Roles Jefferson
Rating61% 3.050663.050663.050663.050663.05066
Under the leadership of their ancient and powerful leader Jozek Mardulak, a colony of vampires seek a peaceful life in the desolate desert town of Purgatory. Key to the transition is the town's artificial-bloodmaking facility and it is just not working. Mardulak summons the human designer of the plant, who brings his wife and two young daughters along for what he thinks will be a pleasant desert vacation. Soon, he and his family are caught up in a civil war as another vampire elder, who abhors the idea of vampires being anything other than predators, organizes a revolution, and a descendant of the Van Helsing family arrives intent on destroying all vampires.
Messenger of Death, 1h31
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali, Marilyn Hassett, John Ireland
Roles Zenas Beecham
Rating54% 2.707512.707512.707512.707512.70751
Children play outside a rural Colorado home. They belong to Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) and his three wives. Two masked men pull up in a truck and wait for the children to go inside. They proceed to kill the three mothers, who are sister wives, and then the kids. The police arrive before the father, Orville, who returns to find his family massacred.
Thunder Run, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Forrest Tucker, John Ireland, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jill Whitlow, Wallace Langham, Alan Rachins
Roles George Adams
Rating50% 2.518682.518682.518682.518682.51868
A Korean War veteran/aging trucker spends his retirement mining an old cobalt mine with the assistance of his devoted grandson. A good friend lures the trucker out of retirement by offering him a quarter of a million dollars to drive some plutonium from Nevada to a high-security operation in Arizona. He begins his trek in a high-tech rig unaware that terrorists are waiting to ambush him and his deadly cargo.
Incubus (1982)
, 1h33
Directed by John Hough
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane, Harvey Atkin, Jennifer Leak, Helene Udy
Roles Hank Walden
Rating55% 2.7547452.7547452.7547452.7547452.754745
In a lake at a rock quarry, a young woman named Mandy and her boyfriend, Ray, are swimming. The two spend the night at the lake camping, but are attacked by an unseen figure; Ray is killed, and Mandy is taken to the hospital with a ruptured uterus and serious trauma. As the attack occurs, teenager Tim Galen experiences a recurring nightmare he has in which a woman is tortured by a monstrous figure; his grandmother, Agatha Galen, tries to dissuade him of his suspicions about the premonitory dream. At the hospital, Mandy is treated by Sam Cordell (John Cassavetes), a surgeon and physician in the small community of Galen.
The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog, 1h40
Directed by Peter Carter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Ronny Cox, John Ireland, Chris Wiggins, John Candy, Cec Linder
Roles George Hunter
Rating48% 2.408932.408932.408932.408932.40893
Kavik, a champion sled dog, who has just won a race in Alaska, is sold for $2000 to George Hunter, a ruthless businessman from Seattle, who has local business interests. The plane carrying the dog crashes into the snow-covered wilderness; the pilot is killed and the dog is more dead than alive.
Marilyn: The Untold Story, 2h36
Directed by Jack Arnold, John Flynn, Lawrence Schiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about television
Actors Catherine Hicks, Richard Basehart, Frank Converse, Jason Miller, John Ireland, Viveca Lindfors
Roles John Huston
Rating66% 3.3372053.3372053.3372053.3372053.337205
La vie de Marilyn Monroe d'après le livre de Norman Mailer.
Guyana: Crime of the Century, 1h55
Directed by René Cardona Jr.
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about religion
Actors Stuart Whitman, Gene Barry, John Ireland, Joseph Cotten, Bradford Dillman, Mel Ferrer
Roles Dave Cole
Rating54% 2.7051252.7051252.7051252.7051252.705125
In early 1977, Reverend James Johnson, the fanatic and paranoid leader of an independent church in San Francisco, moves his 1,000-strong congregation to the jungles of South American in the country of Guyana to create their own utopia free of the so-called corruption of the civilized world. Life at the jungle commune, called "Johnsontown", becomes unbearable as there are featured acts of brutally and cruelty that Johnson inflicts on his followers. In November 1978, when California Congressman Lee O'Brien investigates several reports of commune members being held against their will, he ventures to Johnsontown with a team of reporters to investigate the allegations of abuse. Despite the positive facade that Reverend Johnson puts out to Congressman O'Brien, the reality of the camp becomes apparent. When O'Brien leaves Johnsontown with a group of defectors, Johnson orders his loyal hit squads to kill O'Brien and the reporters, and then orders his followers to commit ritual mass suicide.
The Shape of Things to Come, 1h38
Directed by George McCowan
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Disaster films
Actors Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland, Nicholas Campbell, Anne-Marie Martin
Roles Senator Smedley
Rating32% 1.6246051.6246051.6246051.6246051.624605
Sometime in the future, Earth is recovering from "The Robot Wars" that devastated the planet seven years earlier. Most of humanity now lives on the Moon within a domed city called New Washington, but their survival depends on an anti-radiation drug called Raddic-Q2 which is manufactured on the distant planet Delta 3.
The Shape of Things to Come, 1h38
Directed by George McCowan
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction
Actors Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland, Nicholas Campbell, Anne-Marie Martin
Roles Senator Smedley
Rating32% 1.6246051.6246051.6246051.6246051.624605
Après des années de guerre des robots, la Terre retrouve son calme mais n'est plus qu'un grand champ de ruines. Les survivants sont contraints de se réfugier sur la lune. Alors qu'elle a à peine immigré, la communauté doit faire face au tyran Omus et à son armée de droïdes qui veulent éradiquer définitivement la race humaine...
Tomorrow Never Comes, 1h49
Directed by Peter Collinson
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Oliver Reed, Susan George, Paul Koslo, Raymond Burr, John Ireland, Donald Pleasence
Roles Captain
Rating50% 2.512562.512562.512562.512562.51256
Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank (Stephen McHattie) discovers that his girlfriend Janie (Susan George) is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well as other gifts, in exchange for her affections. In the course of fighting over this development, tensions between Frank and Janie escalate out of control until he is holding her hostage in a standoff with the police. As the negotiators (Oliver Reed, Paul Koslo) try to talk Frank into giving himself up, the desperate man feels himself being pushed further and further into a corner.
Satan's Cheerleaders, 1h30
Directed by Greydon Clark
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Dance films, Sports films, Comedy horror films
Actors John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo, John Carradine, Jack Kruschen, Sydney Chaplin, Margaret Ladd
Roles Sheriff B.L.Z. Bubb
Rating41% 2.065722.065722.065722.065722.06572
Benedict High School's cheerleaders are not shy or sweet. The football team knows them well - and Billy, the school's disturbed janitor, would like to. In the locker room, the girls shower and dress, unaware of the eyes which secretly watch them. They do not know that a curse has been placed on their clothes and that their trip to the first big football game of the season might sideline them for eternity.