Another versatile character actor who performs in a variety of genres, from western to film noir to suspense and dramas. Here are my favorite Sullivan performances.
The Bad and the Beautiful
An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. (118 mins.)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment. (110 mins.)
Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory. (79 mins.)
A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover. (95 mins.)
Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes. (82 mins.)
A bank teller attempts to clear his name and rebuild his career after he is wrongly accused of theft. (80 mins.)
Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll. (84 mins.)
Cause for Alarm!
Mr. Jones is a invalid husband who wrongly thinks his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway. (74 mins.)
The proprietor of an ice-skating revue promotes a peanut-vendor at the show to a management position... (101 mins.)