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John Russell is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 3 january 1921 at Los Angeles (USA)

John Russell

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Birth name John Lawrence Russell
Nationality USA
Birth 3 january 1921 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 19 january 1991 (at 70 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

John Lawrence Russell (January 3, 1921 – January 19, 1991) was an American motion picture film and television actor, and World War II veteran, most noted for his starring role as Marshal Dan Troop in the successful ABC western television series Lawman from 1958 to 1962. and his lead role as international adventurer Tim Kelly in the syndicated T.V. series Soldiers of Fortune from 1955-57 .


Au cinéma, le plus souvent comme second rôle de caractère, John Russell contribue à cinquante-trois films (dont des westerns), majoritairement américains. Le premier est Monsieur Smith au Sénat de Frank Capra (avec James Stewart et Jean Arthur), sorti en 1939. Après une interruption due à la Seconde Guerre mondiale (il sert au sein du 6e régiment de Marines), son deuxième film — un petit rôle non-crédité — est Scandale à la cour d'Ernst Lubitsch et Otto Preminger (1945, avec Tallulah Bankhead et Charles Coburn).

Par la suite, il apparaît notamment dans Ambre d'Otto Preminger (1947, avec Linda Darnell et Cornel Wilde), Le soleil brille pour tout le monde de John Ford (1953, avec Charles Winninger et Arleen Whelan), Rio Bravo d'Howard Hawks (1959, avec John Wayne et Dean Martin), ou encore Les Canons de Cordoba de Paul Wendkos (1970, avec George Peppard et Giovanna Ralli). Son dernier film sort en 1988.

Fait particulier, vers la fin de sa carrière, il joue dans trois films de (et avec) Clint Eastwood, Josey Wales hors-la-loi (1976, avec Chief Dan George et Sondra Locke), Honkytonk Man (1982, avec Kyle Eastwood et John McIntire) et Pale Rider, le cavalier solitaire (son avant-dernier film, 1985, de et avec Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty et Carrie Snodgress).

Pour la télévision, à partir de 1955, John Russell collabore à dix-huit séries, dont Lawman (intégrale, 1958-1962, où il tient le rôle principal du marshal Dan Troop) et Opération vol (cinq épisodes, 1969). Son ultime série est L'Homme qui tombe à pic, dans un épisode diffusé en 1984, où il incarne à nouveau le marshal Dan Troop (qu'il personnifie également dans un épisode de Maverick, diffusé en 1960).

Best films

Pale Rider (1985)

Usually with

Thomas Little
Thomas Little
(8 films)
Lyle Wheeler
Lyle Wheeler
(7 films)
Ben Nye
Ben Nye
(6 films)
Kay Nelson
Kay Nelson
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Russell (46 films)

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Pale Rider
Pale Rider (1985)
, 1h55
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Richard A. Dysart, Chris Penn, John Russell
Roles Stockburn
Rating72% 3.6487153.6487153.6487153.6487153.648715
The film opens in the countryside outside the fictional town of Lahood, California, and takes place sometime in the 1870s or early 1880s (based on remarks in the film about outlawing hydraulic mining). Thugs working for big-time miner Coy LaHood ride in and destroy the camp of a group of struggling miners and their families who have settled in nearby Carbon Canyon and are panning for gold there. In leaving, they also shoot the little dog of fourteen-year-old Megan Wheeler. As Megan buries it in the woods and prays for a miracle, we see a stranger heading to the town on horseback.
Honkytonk Man, 2h2
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Clint Eastwood, Barry Corbin, Kyle Eastwood, Alexa Kenin, Joe Regalbuto, Tim Thomerson
Roles Jack Wade
Rating65% 3.296743.296743.296743.296743.29674
Itinerant western singer Red Stovall (Clint Eastwood), suffers from tuberculosis but has been given an opportunity to make it big at the Grand Ole Opry. He is accompanied by his young nephew Whit (Kyle Eastwood), to Nashville, Tennessee.
The Outlaw Josey Wales, 2h15
Directed by Clint Eastwood, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, John Vernon, Bill McKinney, John Russell
Roles Bloody Bill Anderson
Rating77% 3.8983153.8983153.8983153.8983153.898315
Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood), a Missouri farmer, is driven to revenge by the murder of his wife and young son by a band of pro-Union Jayhawker militants. The Union murderers were from Senator James H. Lane's Kansas Brigade, which included Captain Terrill.
Smoke In The Wind
Directed by Joseph Kane
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Actors John Ashley, Walter Brennan, John Russell, Myron Daniel Healey, Henry Kingi, Dan White
Roles Cagle Mondier
Rating63% 3.1754853.1754853.1754853.1754853.175485
The War Between the States has just ended as the action in this work begins, following five Union soldiers as they return to their homes in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas, matter-of-factly planning a resumption of their pre-War existences. However, many residents from the village of Winslow and its surrounding region are averse to offering a helping hand to Yankees, Arkansas having been a member of the Confederacy. Nonetheless, some Winslow citizens are working to close the nation's divisiveness and it is to them that the returning veterans must look for support. Ongoing animosity between both factions in a recent war provides interesting material for a film; unfortunately, this one is not composed well with a result that it fails to develop interest for viewers. Veteran director of Westerns Joseph Kane is called from retirement as an attempt to rescue this faltering production, but he is not enough to offset a stale script and a great deal of deficient acting. Although it should properly be designated as a Southern rather than as a Western, some old hands of the latter genre are present, including Walter Brennan in his last feature film outing, John Russell, Myron Healey, and Dan White, each of whom plays creditably, although unavailingly, given the screenplay shortcomings. Locals, along with stuntmen, fill many of the parts, while members of a remarkable quartet composed of the lead females either are barely able to read their lines or overact to an absurd extent, sure signs of too few takes and a lack of direction. Cinematographer Mario Tosi creates a visually sensuous environment, one that correctly utilizes natural light; the sound mixing, however, is eccentric. The Ozark location is extraordinarily beautiful, and Tosi takes full advantage of its luxuriance so that in each scene, notwithstanding the action's failure to consistently draw in the viewer, there remains much to enjoy in the pictoral sense; 'tis less than providential that for Kane's swan song, the landscape steals the show.
Blood Legacy, 1h22
Directed by Carl Monson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Rodolfo Acosta, Merry Anders, John Carradine, Faith Domergue, Richard Davalos, Brooke Mills
Roles Frank Mantee
Rating27% 1.352071.352071.352071.352071.35207
After a patriarch dies, family members gather in the estate to inherit the fortune. But then someone starts killing them.
Cannon for Cordoba, 1h44
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli, Raf Vallone, Pete Duel, Don Gordon, Gabriele Tinti
Roles General Pershing
Rating58% 2.909182.909182.909182.909182.90918
It is 1912 and groups of Mexican revolutionaries have been attacking towns on both sides of the Mexican-American border. The most powerful of these groups is led by a former Mexican army general, Héctor Cordoba. When a surprise attack results in six cannons falling into the hands of Cordoba and his men, the United States government puts General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing (John Russell) in charge of seeing that the cannons will never be used against the American people. Pershing turns to Captain Rod Douglas (George Peppard), instructing him to gather a group of men to take part in the dangerous mission into the heart of the Cordoba's territory.
Fireball Jungle, 1h34
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors John Russell, Lon Chaney, Jr.
Roles Nero Solitarius
Rating56% 2.8414952.8414952.8414952.8414952.841495
Fort Utah
Fort Utah (1967)
, 1h24
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady, John Russell, Robert Strauss, Richard Arlen
Roles Eli Jonas
Rating49% 2.483982.483982.483982.483982.48398
A former gunslinger, Tom Horn (John Ireland). has to fight off a renegade cavalryman and his band of outlaws who are terrorising pioneer settlers and the local Indians.
Apache Uprising, 1h30
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, John Russell, Arthur Hunnicutt, Lon Chaney, Jr., Gene Evans
Roles Vance Buckner
Rating58% 2.910952.910952.910952.910952.91095
En traversant l'Arizona dans les années 1880, deux hommes — Jim Walkers et Bill Gibson — se font attaquer par des Apaches mais sont sauvés par l'arrivée d'une cavalerie. Les deux hommes essayent de prévenir les habitants de la ville la plus proche, Apache Wells, d'une révolte prochaine des apaches. Arrivés à Apache Wells, ils proposent leur escorte à une diligence se préparant pour transporter une importante somme d'argent vers une autre ville...
Yellowstone Kelly, 1h31
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton, Claude Akins, Warren Oates
Roles Gall, Sioux Chief
Rating65% 3.295883.295883.295883.295883.29588
Luther Kelly, un trappeur, ayant sauvé la vie du chef indien Gall, a l'autorisation de poser des pièges sur le territoire des Sioux. Il est aidé par son assistant Anse Harper. Kelly refuse de guider l'armée fédérale à travers ce territoire. Sur le chemin du retour, Kelly et Harper sont faits prisonniers par Sayapi, le neveu de Gall. Les deux trappeurs réussissent à soustraire Wahleeah, une jeune indienne, des griffes de Sayapi. Cependant, le major Towns, mégalomane arriviste, fou de rage du refus de Kelly, tente d'envahir les terres réservées aux Indiens...
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo (1959)
, 2h21
Directed by Howard Hawks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Buddy films
Actors John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Rick Nelson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond
Roles Nathan Burdette
Rating79% 3.99913.99913.99913.99913.9991
In the town of Rio Bravo, Texas, sheriff's deputy Dude (Dean Martin), who has acquired the contemptuous nickname Borrachón ([bo.raˈtʃon], Spanish for "drunk"), enters a saloon but can't afford a drink. Joe Burdette (Claude Akins), brother of rancher Nathan Burdette, tosses a silver dollar into a spittoon. Presidio County, Texas Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) appears and kicks the spittoon away, looking at Dude with disgust. Dude is shamed by his plight and takes out his anger on Chance, knocking him out with an ax handle. Joe begins punching Dude, then shoots and kills an unarmed bystander who tries to intervene.