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Richard Boone is a Actor, Director and Executive Producer American born on 18 june 1917 at Los Angeles (USA)

Richard Boone

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Birth name Richard Allen Boone
Nationality USA
Birth 18 june 1917 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 10 january 1981 (at 63 years) at St. Augustine (USA)

Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for starring in the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel.


In his youth, Boone attended the San Diego Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California, near Oceanside. It was there that Boone was introduced to theatre under the tutelage of Virginia Atkinson, who spawned theatre interest in many who eventually found their way to Hollywood. Robert Walker, another Academy graduate and member of the school’s theatre club, Masque & Wig, became a close acquaintance of Boone's.

Boone was married three times: to Jane Hopper (1937–1940), Mimi Kelly (1949–1950), and Claire McAloon (1951–81 (his death)).

In her 2004 autobiography "'Tis Herself", Maureen O'Hara wrote that Boone and Peter Lawford were arrested in a gay bar in Melbourne, Australia, while filming Kangaroo. The studio managed to prevent this from being reported by the press.

Boone's son with Claire McAloon, Peter, worked as a child actor in several of his father's Have Gun-Will Travel television shows. He resides in Virginia.

Boone moved to St. Augustine, Florida, from Hawaii in 1970 and worked with the production of Cross and Sword, when he was not acting on television or in movies, until his death in 1981. In the last year of his life, Boone was appointed Florida's cultural ambassador. During the 1970s, he wrote a newspaper column for the St. Augustine Record called "It Seems To Me." He also gave acting lectures at Flagler College in 1972–1973. In his final role, Boone played Commodore Matthew C. Perry in Bushido Blade. He died soon afterward in St. Augustine of pneumonia while suffering from throat cancer. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii.

Best films

Madron (1970)

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Filmography of Richard Boone (47 films)

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Cabin Fever, 1h34
Directed by Eli Roth
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, Arie Verveen
Roles Fenster
Rating56% 2.800782.800782.800782.800782.80078
A hermit walking in the woods comes across his dog. He tries to get the dog's attention, but the dog is dead due to a bloody infection, and the hermit comes into contact with the infected blood.
The Bushido Blade, 1h44
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Sonny Chiba, Richard Boone, Frank Converse, Laura Gemser, James Earl Jones, Mako Iwamatsu
Roles Matthew Perry
Rating53% 2.662572.662572.662572.662572.66257
The basic plot concept bears a strong similarity to the earlier movie Red Sun (1971), also featuring Toshiro Mifune.
Winter Kills, 1h37
Directed by William Richert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone
Roles Keifitz
Rating61% 3.097473.097473.097473.097473.09747
Nick Kegan (Bridges) is the son of world-famous tycoon Pa Kegan (Huston) and the younger half-brother of the late President Timothy Kegan, who was slain by a lone sniper 19 years earlier. When an ex-convict named Arthur Fletcher (Joe Spinell) makes a deathbed confession to Nick, claiming that he was the second of two riflemen who shot the president and was sub-contracted by an unknown agency, Nick sets off on a quest to discover the truth about his late brother's murder.
The Big Sleep, 1h39
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, Edward Fox
Roles Lash Cansino
Rating57% 2.851322.851322.851322.851322.85132
In 1970s England, private detective Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is asked to the stately home of General Sternwood (James Stewart), who hires Marlowe to learn who is blackmailing him. While at the mansion, he meets the General's spoiled and inquisitive daughter Charlotte (Sarah Miles) and wild younger daughter Camilla (Candy Clark).
The Last Dinosaur, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Children's films
Actors Richard Boone, Joan Van Ark, Steven Keats
Roles Masten Thrust Jr.
Rating54% 2.711482.711482.711482.711482.71148
Wealthy big-game hunter Maston Thrust (Richard Boone) has a multi-million dollar company, "Thrust INC.", which successfully drills for oil under the polar caps with a manned laser drill, called the "Polar Borer". When only one man returns from a Bore Expedition, Thurst calls a press conference. It appears that the borer was going through a routine check in the icecaps when it suddenly surfaced in a valley which was super-heated by a volcano. The crew, all except for geologist Chuck Wade (Steven Keats), get out of the Polar Borer and explore the strange area. Once ashore, they end up being eaten by a giant prehistoric Tyrannosaurus Rex. Chuck is able to make it back to tell their tale and Thrust decides to go there himself to study the creature. Along with Thrust and Chuck, there will be three others: Bunta (Luther Rackley), a Maasai tracker; Dr. Kawamoto (Tetsu Nakamura); and Frankie Banks (Joan Van Ark) a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer selected by the Press Pool. Maston, being his sexist self, goes on about how he's never taken a woman on his journeys and that he's not going to change now. But with some clever persuasion at a dinner for the crew, Frankie manages to convince Thrust to allow her on the expedition.
The Hobbit
The Hobbit (1977)
, 1h18
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Political films, Children's films
Actors Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard
Roles Smaug (voice)
Rating66% 3.348233.348233.348233.348233.34823
The plot of the animated production is in most respects similar to that of the book, which was already styled as a classic children's novel, and so is adapted in that vein for a younger audience; but certain plot points are significantly compressed due to the time limitations of the format. In addition, certain scenes are obviously edited for commercial breaks. In general, alterations include simple omission of additional detail, as the producers expressed their desire to adhere to the written text, including lyrics adapted from the songs in the book but in much longer and greater format.
The Shootist, 1h40
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, Harry Morgan, James Stewart, Richard Boone
Roles Sweeney
Rating75% 3.795923.795923.795923.795923.79592
An aging Books arrives in Carson City, Nevada on January 22, 1901. In a newspaper he reads that Great Britain's Queen Victoria has died. After a stranger calls him an "old man" and barks at him to get out of the way, Books laments that the Old West is dying too.
God's Gun
God's Gun (1976)
, 1h34
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Lee Van Cleef, Jack Palance, Richard Boone, Sybil Danning, Leif Garrett, Ann Turkel
Roles The Sheriff
Rating49% 2.4574552.4574552.4574552.4574552.457455
One day Sam Clayton (Jack Palance) and his gang arrive in the small town of Juno City where Father John (Lee van Cleef) is the priest of the town church. After having a little bit of fun that involves raping a woman and knifing a man in the back, the gang leaves town, only to be caught by the fearless but unarmed Father John. That night the murderer is broken out of gaol. Vowing revenge, the gang guns him down on the steps of his church and then set about taking control of the town while waiting for the stagecoach. However, little Johnny O'Hara (Leif Garrett) manages to escape with a couple of their horses and rides off to Mexico in the hope of finding the priest's gunfighter brother (also played by Lee van Cleef). They soon meet and set off back across the border to clean up the town. Meanwhile Clayton discovers that he is Johnny's father. Also, some fifteen years prior during the Civil War, Jenny O'Hara (Sybil Danning) had been one of Clayton's victims, adding to the mystique of the situation — as well as to the question of little Johnny's paternity — and now, enhancing the plot, Clayton takes to the idea of being a father.
Against a Crooked Sky, 1h29
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Richard Boone, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie, Shannon Farnon, Brenda Venus, Norman Walker
Roles Russian
Rating54% 2.7037752.7037752.7037752.7037752.703775
The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield his sister from an executioner's arrow. Along the way, he recruits a broken down, drunk prospector to help him track down the unknown tribe and rescue his sister.
Goodnight, My Love, 1h13
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Richard Boone, Barbara Bain, Michael Dunn, Victor Buono, Gianni Russo, John Quade
Roles Francis Hogan
Rating66% 3.3263553.3263553.3263553.3263553.326355
Big Jake
Big Jake (1971)
, 1h45
Directed by John Wayne, George Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Bruce Cabot
Roles John Fain
Rating70% 3.54793.54793.54793.54793.5479
In 1909, there is a raid on the McCandles family ranch by a gang of ruthless outlaws led by John Fain. They kidnap Little Jake, the grandson, leaving a ransom note and heading back for Mexico, where they have been hiding out. Martha, the head of the family, is offered the help of both the army and the Texas Rangers in hunting the gang. She replies that this will be "a harsh and unpleasant kind of business and will require an extremely harsh and unpleasant kind of person to see it through." In consequence, she sends for her estranged husband, the aging Jacob "Big Jake" McCandles, a near-legendary gunfighter who wanders the west with his Rough Collie, simply named Dog.
The Kremlin Letter, 2h1
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger, Patrick O'Neal, George Sanders
Roles Ward
Rating61% 3.0982153.0982153.0982153.0982153.098215
Late in 1969, a brilliant young United States Navy intelligence officer named Charles Rone (Patrick O'Neal) finds his commission revoked so that he can be recruited into an espionage mission. Rone is told that the mission is being undertaken independently of governmental intelligence agencies, as was commonplace prior to World War II, when espionage operations were handled by a small community of agents operating on a freelance basis.
Madron (1970)
, 1h30
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Origin Israel
Genres Western
Actors Richard Boone, Leslie Caron, Paul L. Smith, Mosko Alkalai
Roles Madron
Rating52% 2.6177252.6177252.6177252.6177252.617725
A nun, the only survivor of an Indian massacre of a wagon train, is taken in by a cantankerous old gunfighter.
The Night of the Following Day, 1h33
Directed by Richard Boone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Marlon Brando, Pamela Franklin, Richard Boone, Jess Hahn, Rita Moreno, Al Lettieri
Roles Leer
Rating60% 3.001123.001123.001123.001123.00112
The film starts with Dupont's daughter (Franklin) on an airplane and a stewardess, Vi (Moreno) bending over her. As she leaves, we see a chauffeur, Bud (Brando), saying something to Dupont's daughter which we do not hear. He puts her in the back of a Rolls-Royce and drives off. They stop at a junction and Leer (Boone) gets in. The girl realises she has been kidnapped.
The Arrangement, 2h1
Directed by Elia Kazan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide
Actors Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone, Hume Cronyn, Michael Higgins
Roles Sam Arness
Rating63% 3.1522253.1522253.1522253.1522253.152225
Wealthy ad man Eddie Anderson makes a failed suicide attempt in his car. He is contemptuous of life and its "arrangements." His long marriage to Florence is now devoid of passion, and he has become the lover of Gwen, a research assistant at his Los Angeles advertising agency.