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William Talman is a Actor American born on 4 february 1915 at Detroit (USA)

William Talman

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Birth name William Whitney Talman Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 4 february 1915 at Detroit (USA)
Death 30 august 1968 (at 53 years) at Encino, Los Angeles (USA)

William Whitney Talman, Jr. (February 4, 1915 – August 30, 1968) was an American television and movie actor, who played Los Angeles District Attorney Hamilton Burger in the long-running series Perry Mason.


Talman was married three times. His first wife was the actress Lynne Carter – their marriage lasted from just before Talman left for active service in 1942 to September 1952 and produced one daughter, Lynda. His second wife was actress Barbara Read. They married in 1953 and had one daughter, Barbie, and one son, William Whitney Talman III. The couple divorced on August 23, 1960. His third wife was Margaret Flanagan whom he married in 1963. Margaret had a son (Steve) and daughter (Debbie) from a previous marriage. William and Margaret had two children: a son, Timothy, and a daughter, Susan. Widow Margaret Talman outlived Talman by 34 years, until her death in January 2002, at age 73.

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Filmography of William Talman (18 films)

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The Ballad of Josie, 1h42
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine, William Talman, David Hartman
Roles District Attorney Charlie Lord
Rating58% 2.903362.903362.903362.903362.90336
A young woman living in (fictional) Arapahoe County, Wyoming accidentally kills her very abusive husband. She is put on trial but acquitted. She then incurs the annoyance of her male neighbors by farming sheep instead of cattle and setting up a women's suffrage movement.
Uranium Boom, 1h7
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Dennis Morgan, Patricia Medina, William Talman, Philip Van Zandt, William Henry, Gregg Barton
Roles Grady Mathews
Rating62% 3.1020453.1020453.1020453.1020453.102045
Becoming mining partners after first getting into a fistfight, two men strike uranium pay dirt in remote Colorado. Grady (William Talman) guards the claim while Brad (Dennis Morgan) returns to town to register their find. Unfortunately, Brad is distracted by a young beautiful woman from Denver and quickly marries her, before he realizes she has a past with his partner, who doesn't take the news well.
The Man Is Armed, 1h10
Directed by Franklin Adreon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Dane Clark, William Talman, Barton MacLane, Robert Horton, Richard Benedict, Fredd Wayne
Roles Hackett
Rating60% 3.037363.037363.037363.037363.03736
This script must be run from the command line
Smoke Signal, 1h28
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Dana Andrews, Piper Laurie, Rex Reason, William Talman, Milburn Stone, Gordon Jones
Roles Capt. Harper
Rating61% 3.0522253.0522253.0522253.0522253.052225
1852. Le capitaine Harper découvre, en arrivant au fort, que le commandant de celui-ci a été tué. Il quitte le fort avec quelques hommes, la jeune Laura Evans, fille du commandant, et Brett Halliday, accusé d’avoir déserté pour rejoindre les indiens Utes. Hallyday tente vainement de se justifier en déclarant à Harper, qui le déteste, que sa volonté était d’empêcher un bain de sang entre les indiens et les soldats. Il conseille à Harper de fuir en barque, ce que l’officier finit par accepter. Le trajet est périlleux, car les Utes sont toujours en train de guetter leurs adversaires. Halliday révèle à plusieurs reprises son courage et Laura comprend qu’il avait bien agi. Ford devient jaloux de Halliday et tente de le tuer mais c’est lui qui fait une chute mortelle.
Big House, U.S.A., 1h22
Directed by Howard W. Koch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman, Lon Chaney, Jr., Charles Bronson
Roles William 'Machine Gun' Mason
Rating67% 3.3914253.3914253.3914253.3914253.391425
In a Colorado national park, a boy having an asthma attack is approached by a nurse, Emily Evans, with a syringe. Frightened of needles, the boy flees into the woods, where Jerry Barker finds him.
Crashout (1955)
, 1h29
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors William Bendix, John Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman, Gene Evans, Marshall Thompson
Roles Luther Remsen
Rating69% 3.483683.483683.483683.483683.48368
Convict Van Duff is the leader of a large-scale prison break. The breakout works as the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison.
The Hitch-Hiker, 1h11
Directed by Ida Lupino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Noir, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay, Natividad Vácio, Collier Young
Roles Emmett Myers
Rating69% 3.4977053.4977053.4977053.4977053.497705
Two men (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) from El Centro, California are driving toward a planned fishing trip at the Mexican town of San Felipe on the Gulf of California. Just south of Mexicali, they pick up a hitchhiker named Emmett Myers (William Talman), whose stolen car has apparently run out of gas. Myers turns out to be a psychopath who has committed multiple murders while hitch-hiking between Illinois and Southern California, and has managed to slip into Mexico at Mexicali. In order to evade the pursuing authorities, Myers forces the two men at gunpoint to journey deep into the heart of the Baja California Peninsula, toward the town of Santa Rosalía, where he plans to take a ferry across the Gulf of California.
City That Never Sleeps, 1h30
Directed by John H. Auer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold, Chill Wills, Marie Windsor
Roles Hayes Stewart
Rating68% 3.4417053.4417053.4417053.4417053.441705
Johnny Kelly (Gig Young) is a Chicago cop from a long line of police officers. He's grown tired of the job and his married life. Haunted by echoes of his mother-in-law's scolding voice, he plans on leaving his wife Kathy (Paula Raymond) for exotic dancer Sally "Angel Face" Connors (Mala Powers), but Sally is getting tired of waiting for him. Also in love with her is a club entertainer, Gregg, who mimics a mechanical man in his act.
Beware, My Lovely, 1h17
Directed by Harry Horner
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, O. Z. Whitehead, William Talman
Roles Mr. Gordon
Rating65% 3.2938753.2938753.2938753.2938753.293875
The film is set in 1918 in an unnamed small town. A widow (Lupino) impulsively hires handyman (Ryan) to look after her house. She soon learns Ryan is a dangerous schizophrenic, but by the time she comes to this realization she is unable to leave her house and escape from him.
One Minute to Zero, 1h45
Directed by Tay Garnett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Charles McGraw, William Talman, Richard Egan, Margaret Sheridan
Roles Col. John Parker
Rating59% 2.955312.955312.955312.955312.95531
Just prior to the North Korean invasion of South Korea, World War II U.S. Army veterans Colonel Steve Janowski (Robert Mitchum) and Sergeant Baker (Charles McGraw) are teaching South Korean soldiers how to use a bazooka to stop an enemy tank. Linda Day (Ann Blyth) is a United Nations worker assisting refugees. Janowski warns Day and her colleagues to leave the area because hostilities are imminent. Day, however, insists that the North Koreans would not risk the wrath of world opinion. In response, Janowski asks her if world opinion stopped Hitler.
The Racket
The Racket (1951)
, 1h28
Directed by John Cromwell, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Mel Ferrer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman, Ray Collins, William Conrad
Roles Officer Bob Johnson
Rating66% 3.3474853.3474853.3474853.3474853.347485
The plot is very close to the original play and 1928 movie. Racketeer and mobster Nick Scanlon (Ryan) has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials of a large midwestern American city. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQuigg (Mitchum), who refuses all attempts at bribery. The city’s prosecuting attorney, Welch (Collins), and a police detective, Turk (Conrad), are crooked and make McQuigg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.
Armored Car Robbery, 1h7
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Noir, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman, Douglas Fowley, Steve Brodie, Don McGuire
Roles Dave Purvis / Martin Bell
Rating69% 3.4941253.4941253.4941253.4941253.494125
Mastermind Dave Purvis (William Talman) is a professional criminal who devises a scheme to rob an armored car on its last pickup of the day. He recruits Benny McBride, who brings Mapes & Foster to complete the gang of thieves.
The Woman on Pier 13, 1h13
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Laraine Day, Robert Ryan, John Agar, Thomas Gomez, Janis Carter, Richard Steven Rauber
Roles Bailey, younger henchman
Rating59% 2.998292.998292.998292.998292.99829
Brad Collins (Ryan), a San Francisco shipping executive (real name Frank Johnson) who recently married Nan Lowry Collins (Laraine Day) after a brief courtship, was once involved with Communism in New York, while a stevedore during the Depression. Shortly after returning home following their honeymoon, the couple meet Christine Norman (Janis Carter), an old flame of Collins. Nan immediately dislikes her.
The Kid from Texas, 1h18
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Gangster films
Actors Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker, Will Geer, Shepperd Strudwick, Robert Barrat
Roles Minninger
Rating64% 3.236873.236873.236873.236873.23687
The film starts 11 July 1879 in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory. A group of men who work for Major Harper, led by gunslinger Minniger, attempt to arrest rancher Alexander Kain and his English partner Jameson. They are stopped by William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, who shoots and injuries them.