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George Bancroft (I) (1882–1956)

George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no more. He decided to turn to show business, first ... See full bio »

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Stagecoach Marshal Curley Wilcox
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Angels with Dirty Faces
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 1942 Whistling in Dixie
Sheriff Claude Stagg
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
'Russ' Russell
 1941 Texas
Windy Miller
 1940 Little Men
Major Burdle
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Jacques Corbeau
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Caleb Winters
 1940 Green Hell
'Tex' Morgan
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Captain Oliver
 1939 Espionage Agent
Dudley Garrett
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Capt. Leeds
 1937 Racketeers in Exile
William Waldo
 1937 John Meade's Woman
Tim Mathews
 1937 A Doctor's Diary
Dr. Clem Driscoll
 1936 Wedding Present
Pete Stagg
 1934 Elmer and Elsie
Elmer Beebe
 1933 Blood Money
Bill Bailey
 1932 World and the Flesh
 1931 Rich Man's Folly
Brock Trumbull
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Mark Flint
 1930 Derelict
Bill Rafferty
 1930 Ladies Love Brutes
Joe Forziati
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Mug (Impulses)
 1929 The Mighty
Blake Greeson
 1929 The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf
 1928 The Dragnet
Two-Gun Nolan
 1928 The Showdown
 1927 The Rough Riders
Happy Joe
 1927 Tell It to Sweeney
Cannonball Casey
 1927 Underworld
'Bull' Weed
 1927 Too Many Crooks
Bert the Boxman
 1927 White Gold
Sam Randall
 1926 Old Ironsides
 1926 The Runaway
Lesher Skidmore
 1926 Sea Horses
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Ira Todd
 1925 The Splendid Road
Buck Lockwell
 1925 The Pony Express
Jack Slade
 1925 The Rainbow Trail
Jake Willets
 1925 Code of the West
Enoch Thurman
 1924 The Deadwood Coach
Tex Wilson - in play
 1924 Teeth
Dan Angus
 1923 Driven
Lem Tolliver
 1922 The Prodigal Judge
 1921 The Journey's End
The Ironworker
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