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William Gargan is a Actor American born on 18 july 1905 at Brooklyn (USA)

William Gargan

William Gargan
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Nationality USA
Birth 18 july 1905 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 18 february 1979 (at 73 years)

William Gargan (July 17, 1905 – February 17, 1979) was an American film, television and radio actor.


Il est le frère cadet de l'acteur Edward Gargan (1902-1964).

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Filmography of William Gargan (74 films)

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The Rawhide Years, 1h25
Directed by Rudolph Maté
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, John Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest, William Gargan, Peter van Eyck
Roles Marshal Sommers
Rating62% 3.1462553.1462553.1462553.1462553.146255
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But, Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the riverboat while on their way. Ben is implicated on arrival and flees, all the while working both sides of the law to clear his name. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her. Encountering Rick Harper, whom he initially takes as a would be bandit, they develop a friendship that winds up with both men saving the others neck.
Miracle in the Rain, 1h48
Directed by Rudolph Maté
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Peggie Castle, Fred Clark, Eileen Heckart, Josephine Hutchinson
Roles Harry Wood
Rating70% 3.5450253.5450253.5450253.5450253.545025
In 1942, a few months after America's entry into World War II, secretary Ruth Wood (Jane Wyman) lives quietly in New York City with her physically and emotionally fragile mother, Agnes (Josephine Hutchinson). Ruth's co-workers at Excelsior Shoe Manufacturing Company are her best friend Grace Ullman (Eileen Heckart) and Millie Kranz (Peggie Castle), an attractive blonde involved in an affair with her married boss, Stephen Jalonik (Fred Clark). Also in the office is Monty (Arte Johnson), a young shipping clerk classified by the draft as 4-F, who monitors the war's campaigns on a world map pinned to the wall. One evening after work, when a cloudburst forces Ruth and other pedestrians to take shelter in the vestibule of an office building, Arthur Hugenon (Van Johnson), a cheerful, talkative G.I. stationed in the area, surprises the shy Ruth by starting a conversation. When he invites her to dinner, she declines, saying that her housebound mother is expecting her. Undeterred, Art buys food for three at a delicatessen and accompanies Ruth home. Agnes, who has distrusted men since her husband Harry left her for another woman ten years earlier, receives Art with little enthusiasm. During the meal, Art, who grew up on a Tennessee farm, captivates Ruth with his stories and afterward entertains them by playing the piano. Upon finding the manuscript of an unfinished song Harry composed, Art asks permission to take it back to camp, where he and his army buddy Dixie will write lyrics for it. On the weekend, Art takes Ruth and Grace to a matinee. On their way to a restaurant, they stop at an auction and Ruth impulsively bids on an antique Roman coin, which she gives to Art for good luck. At the Café Normandy, where they have dinner, Ruth is unaware that the piano player is her father (William Gargan), whom she has not seen since he left Agnes. However, Harry recognizes Ruth and confides to his bartender friend Andy that he has been too ashamed to return to his family.
Dynamite (1949)
, 1h8
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors William Gargan, Richard Crane, Irving Bacon, Frank Ferguson, Douglass Dumbrille, Phil Arnold
Roles 'Gunner' Peterson
Rating59% 2.968552.968552.968552.968552.96855
The Argyle Secrets, 1h4
Directed by Cy Endfield
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors William Gargan, Marjorie Lord, Ralph Byrd, John Banner, Barbara Billingsley, Peter Brocco
Roles Harry Mitchell
Rating63% 3.1868553.1868553.1868553.1868553.186855
Reporter Harry Mitchell tracks down incriminating papers showing that some leading Americans collaborated with the Nazis during the war.
Behind Green Lights, 1h4
Directed by Otto Brower
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Carole Landis, William Gargan, Don Beddoe, Mary Anderson, John Ireland, Richard Crane
Roles Lt. Sam Carson
Rating63% 3.195223.195223.195223.195223.19522
Police Lieutenant Sam Carson spots Walter Bard's bullet-ridden corpse in a car brazenly left in front of the police station. Carson questions Janet Bradley after finding her name in the dead man's appointment book. She admits that the Bard had been blackmailing her friend for $20,000, and that she went to see him, though she had been able to raise only half the money. When he refused to settle for that, she claims she took what she came for at gunpoint. Max Calvert, a newspaper owner, pressures Carson to arrest Bradley to hurt her father's election campaign for mayor. Carson declines.
Night Editor, 1h8
Directed by Henry Levin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Harry Shannon, Frank Wilcox, Robert Kellard
Roles Tony Cochrane
Rating66% 3.3406253.3406253.3406253.3406253.340625
Crane Stewart (Charles D. Brown), the editor of the New York Star, while playing poker with his friends, tells a story about a cop involved in a murder investigation.
Till the End of Time, 1h44
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison, Robert Mitchum, Bill Williams, Tom Tully, Tom Tully
Roles Sgt. Gunny Watrous
Rating67% 3.3965553.3965553.3965553.3965553.396555
Right after VJ Day, two Marine Corps buddies, Cpl. Bill Tabeshaw (Mitchum) and Pfc. Cliff Harper (Madison), are among a group selected to return immediately to civilian life. Bill, a former cowboy, has a silver plate implanted in his head, a "souvenir" of Iwo Jima, but has won $2,100 gambling and plans to buy a small cattle ranch in New Mexico. Former college student Cliff is physically uninjured but harbors deep resentments about losing nearly four years of his life because he enlisted right after Pearl Harbor.
Swell Guy
Swell Guy (1946)

Directed by Frank Tuttle
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Sonny Tufts, Ann Blyth, Ruth Warrick, William Gargan, Mary Nash, Thomas Gomez
Roles Martin Duncan
Rating67% 3.379463.379463.379463.379463.37946
Almost no one in his California hometown knows what a scoundrel and cad Jim Duncan is. He has been away working as a war correspondent, but has lost his job and abandoned a wife.
Hot Cargo
Hot Cargo (1946)
, 57minutes
Directed by Lew Landers
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors William Gargan, Jean Rogers, Phillip Reed, Harry Cording, Will Wright, Virginia Brissac
Roles Joe Harkness
Rating53% 2.665712.665712.665712.665712.66571
Rendezvous 24, 1h10
Directed by James Tinling
Origin USA
Actors William Gargan, Herman Bing, Kurt Katch
Roles Agent Larry Cameron
Rating65% 3.2920453.2920453.2920453.2920453.292045
Strange Impersonation, 1h8
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir
Actors Brenda Marshall, William Gargan, Hillary Brooke, George Chandler, Ruth Ford, Lyle Talbot
Roles Dr. Stephen Lindstrom
Rating62% 3.1468553.1468553.1468553.1468553.146855
A disfigured woman scientist undergoes plastic surgery and then assumes the identity of a dead blackmailer.
The Bells of St. Mary's, 2h6
Directed by Leo McCarey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan, Una O'Connor, Ruth Donnelly
Roles Joe Gallagher
Rating72% 3.6470753.6470753.6470753.6470753.647075
The unconventional Father Charles "Chuck" O'Malley (Bing Crosby) is assigned to St. Mary's parish, which includes a run-down inner-city school building on the verge of being condemned. O'Malley is to recommend whether or not the school should be closed and the children sent to another school with modern facilities; but the sisters feel that God will provide for them.
Song of the Sarong, 1h5
Directed by Harold Young
Genres Comedy, Action, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Nancy Kelly, William Gargan, Eddie Quillan, Fuzzy Knight, George Dolenz, George Cleveland
Roles Drew Allen
Rating42% 2.148922.148922.148922.148922.14892
An adventurer is promised $1 million if he can recover a fortune in pearls, but they are guarded by a tribe of fierce natives.