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Harry Carey (I) (1878–1947)

Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J. Walker. After a ... See full bio »

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington President of the Senate
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman Marshal Wistful McClintock
Red River
Red River Mr. Melville
Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow George Melton


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 1948 So Dear to My Heart
Head Judge at County Fair
 1948 Red River
Mr. Melville (as Harry Carey Sr.)
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Lem Smoot
 1945 China's Little Devils
Doc Temple
 1943 Happy Land
 1943 Air Force
Crew Chief Sgt. White
 1942 The Spoilers
Al Dextry
 1941 Among the Living
Dr. Ben Saunders
 1941 Sundown
 1941 Parachute Battalion
Bill Richards
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted
The Doctor
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Captain Bailey
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Police Officer Tim Kerry
 1939 Inside Information
Captain Bill Dugan
 1939 Street of Missing Men
Charles Putnam
 1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
P. G. 'Pinky' Delano
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Captain Glennan
 1938 Gateway
Commissioner Nelson
 1938 You and Me
Jerome Morris
 1937 Danger Patrol
Sam Street
 1937 Annapolis Salute
Chief Martin
 1937 Souls at Sea
Captain of 'William Brown'
 1937 Born Reckless
Dad Martin
 1937 Racing Lady
Tom Martin
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Sen. Nash
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Phil Yonne
 1936 Little Miss Nobody
John Russell
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Commandant of Fort Jefferson
 1935 Wild Mustang
Joe 'Wild Mustang' Norton
 1935 Barbary Coast
Jed Slocum
 1935 Wagon Trail
Sheriff Clay Hartley
 1933 Man of the Forest
Jim Gayner
 1933 Sunset Pass
John Hesbitt
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Clark Sprague
 1932 The Devil Horse
Bob Norton / Roberts
 1932 Law and Order
Ed Brandt
 1932 Without Honors
Pete Marlan
 1931 Bad Company
 1928 The Border Patrol
Bill Storm
 1928 Burning Bridges
Jim Whitely / Bob Whitely
 1928 The Trail of '98
Jack Locasto
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
Tom Munson
 1927 A Little Journey
Alexander Smith
 1926 Satan Town
Bill Scott
 1926 The Frontier Trail
Jim Cardigan
 1926 The Seventh Bandit
David Scanlon
 1926 Driftin' Thru
Daniel Brown
 1925 The Man from Red Gulch
Alexander 'Sandy' Morton
 1925 The Bad Lands
Patrick Angus O'Toole
 1925 The Texas Trail
Pete Grainger
 1925 Silent Sanderson
Joel Parsons / Silent Sanderson
 1925 Soft Shoes
Pat Halahan
 1924 Tiger Thompson
Tiger Thompson
 1924 The Lightning Rider
Phlip Morgan
 1923 The Miracle Baby
Neil Allison
 1923 Desert Driven
 1923 Crashin' Thru
 1923 Canyon of the Fools
 1922 Good Men and True
J. Wesley Pringle
 1922 The Kickback
White Horse Harry
 1921/I The Fox
Ol' Santa Fe
 1921 Desperate Trails
Bart Carson
 1921 The Wallop
John Wesley Pringle
 1921 The Freeze-Out
Ohio, the Stranger
 1921 Hearts Up
David Brent
 1920 West Is West
Dick Rainboldt
 1920 Sundown Slim
Sundown Slim
 1920 Blue Streak McCoy
Job McCoy
 1920 Bullet Proof
Pierre Winton
 1920 Overland Red
Overland Red
 1919 Rider of the Law
Jim Kyneton
 1919 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Square Shootin' Harry Lanyon / John Oakhurst
 1918 A Woman's Fool
Lin McLean
 1918 The Scarlet Drop
'Kaintuck' Harry Ridge
 1917 The Fighting Gringo
William 'Red' Saunders
 1916 Behind the Lines
Dr. Ralph Hamlin
 1916 Love's Lariat
Sky High
 1916 Secret Love
Fergus Derrick
 1915 Graft
Tom Larnigan (Episodes 4-12)
 1915 Just Jim
Jim (as Harry D. Carey)
 1914 McVeagh of the South Seas
Cyril Bruce McVeagh
 1914 The Master Cracksman
Gentleman Joe, the Cracksman
 1914 Judith of Bethulia
Assyrian Traitor
 1910 Gentleman Joe
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Playwright: "Two Women and That Man" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 30 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Carey Sr. | H.D. Carey | Harry D. Carey


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Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1976. See more »

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