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Al Bridge (1891–1957)

American character actor, a fixture both in Westerns and in the comedies of Preston Sturges. Although frequently billed as "Alan" Bridge, he was born Alfred Morton Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1891 (not as "Alford" Bridge in 1890, as his tombstone erroneously states), he and his sister, future actress Loie Bridge, were raised by their ... See full bio »

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 1954 Hell's Outpost
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Pete
- A New Whistle for the Cheryl Ann (1954) ... Pete (as Alan Bridge)
 1953-1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Santa Fe Raiders (1954) ... Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
- Cold Decked (1953) ... Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Wild Luke's Boy (1954) ... (as Alan Bridge)
 1954 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Pop Wade / Walt Stone
- Annie Meets Some Tenderfeet (1954) ... Pop Wade (as Alan Bridge)
- Annie Trusts a Convict (1954) ... Walt Stone (as Alan Bridge)
 1954 Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake (Short)
Hotel Desk Clerk
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Mr. Wilson
- Quantrill and His Raiders (1954) ... Mr. Wilson (uncredited)
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Mr. Turner (uncredited)
 1953 Iron Mountain Trail
The Marshal (as Alan Bridge)
 1953 My Hero (TV Series)
George
- Jimmy Valentine (1953) ... George (as Alan Bridge)
 1951-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Sheriff / Jed, wagon driver / Outpost Depot Man / ...
- The Chase (1953) ... Jed, wagon driver (as Alan Bridge)
- The Buckskin (1953) ... Outpost Depot Man (as Alan Bridge)
- Bullets and Badmen (1953) ... Pop Begley (as Alan Bridge)
- Rustler's Range (1952) ... Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
- The Flying Arrow (1951) ... Sheriff Clark (as Alan Bridge)
 1952 So You're Going to the Dentist (Short)
Irate Neighbor (uncredited)
 1952 Barbed Wire
McGraw (uncredited)
 1952 We're Not Married!
Det. Magnus (uncredited)
 1952 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Jingles Becomes a Baby Sitter (1952) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Lajon
- The Hitchhiker Was a Lady (1952) ... Lajon (as Alan Bridge)
 1952 The Last Musketeer
Lem Shaver (as Alan Bridge)
 1951 Utah Wagon Train
Sam Sickle
 1951 All That I Have
John Biddle, Gardener
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Tennis Judge (uncredited)
 1951 In Old Amarillo
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1950-1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Dear Amanda (1951) ... (as Alan Bridge)
- The Man Who Had Nothing to Lose (1950) ... (as Alan Bridge)
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Jake Ledbetter (as Alan Bridge)
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Ulysses Grant Sheldon (uncredited)
 1950 California Passage
Conover (as Alan Bridge)
 1950 The Tougher They Come
Jensen
 1950 North of the Great Divide
Henry Gates (uncredited)
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Editor (uncredited)
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
P. Carter (uncredited)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Medicine Seller (uncredited)
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
Elmer Hood
 1949 Trail of the Yukon
The Drunk (uncredited)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1949 South of St. Louis
Farmer (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Governor's Horseman (uncredited)
 1948 Quick on the Trigger
Judge Kormac (as Alan Bridge)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Conovan (uncredited)
 1948 Unfaithfully Yours
House Detective (as Alan Bridge)
 1948 Silver River
Sam Slade (as Alan Bridge)
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1948 Smart Woman
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1947 T-Men
Agent in Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1947 Messenger of Peace
Harry Franzmeirer
 1947 Unconquered
Militiaman at Fair (uncredited)
 1947 Black Gold
Dr. Jonas, Veterinarian (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Florida Club Bartender
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Bartender, in 'Fabulous Joe' (as Alan Bridge)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Nagle, Waterfront Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 Down to Earth
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas
Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma
Mr. Cudd (uncredited)
 1947 Framed
Judge (uncredited)
 1947 Nora Prentiss
NYC Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 The Michigan Kid
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1947 California
Town Marshal (uncredited)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Toothless Derelict (uncredited)
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Honest John Richards
 1946 Alias Mr. Twilight
Sam Bartlett (as Alan Bridge)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Det. Flynn (as Alan Bridge)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Gus - Salvage Worker (uncredited)
 1946 Below the Deadline
Turner (as Alan Bridges)
 1946 Cowboy Blues
Jim Peters (uncredited)
 1946 My Pal Trigger
Henry Wallace (uncredited)
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown
Capt. Allen (as Alan Bridge)
 1946 The Falcon's Alibi
Police Inspector Blake
 1946 Deadline at Dawn
Detective Smiley (uncredited)
 1946 Two Years Before the Mast
Publisher (uncredited)
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Conductor (uncredited)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
Soule Gang Engineer (uncredited)
 1945 Road to Utopia
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1945 Blazing the Western Trail
Forrest Brent (uncredited)
 1945 Both Barrels Blazing
Lucky Thorpe (uncredited)
 1945 The Unseen
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Escape in the Desert
Citizen Gunman (uncredited)
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Second Subway Official (uncredited)
 1945 Thunderhead - Son of Flicka
Dr. Hicks (uncredited)
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
Mayor (uncredited)
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Cheap Charlie (uncredited)
 1945 The Jade Mask
Sheriff Mack (as Alan Bridge)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Pirate (uncredited)
 1944 The Missing Juror
Depuity Sheriff Ben (uncredited)
 1944 The Unwritten Code
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Business Man (scenes deleted)
 1944 The Merry Monahans
Man on Train (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Moment
Mr. Stone (uncredited)
 1944 Cry of the Werewolf
Coroner at Inquest (uncredited)
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Political Boss
 1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Mr. Johnson (as Alan Bridge)
 1943 Seeing Nellie Home (Short) (as Alan Bridge)
 1943 Nobody's Darling
Bum (uncredited)
 1943 Petticoat Larceny
Jack Goss (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Thunder River
Prospector (uncredited)
 1943 Idaho
Jailer (uncredited)
 1943 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground
Matt Warner (as Alan Bridge)
 1942 The Traitor Within
Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 The Palm Beach Story
Conductor (as Alan Bridge)
 1942 I Married a Witch
Second Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1942 A Man's World
Capt. Peterson (uncredited)
 1942 Bells of Capistrano
Westfall Saloon Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1942 Bad Men of the Hills
Sheriff Mace Arnold (as Alan Bridge)
 1942 Men of Texas
Goodrich (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Furniture Mover (uncredited)
 1942 Juke Girl
Farmer Hiring Bean Pickers (uncredited)
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Police Turnkey (uncredited)
 1942 In This Our Life
Worker (uncredited)
 1942 Saboteur
Marine MP Sergeant (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Hobo (uncredited)
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Man (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
Guard (uncredited)
 1942 Sealed Lips
Newspaper Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
 1941 Road Agent
Rancher (uncredited)
 1941 Honolulu Lu
Shooting Gallery Proprietor (uncredited)
 1941 Fighting Bill Fargo
Tom Houston
 1941 Sullivan's Travels
Jake - 'The Mister' (as Alan Bridge)
 1941 Tuxedo Junction
Police Chief Conway (uncredited)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Townsman at Meeting House (uncredited)
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Plainview Lawman (uncredited)
 1941 The Little Foxes
Dawson (uncredited)
 1941 Wild Geese Calling
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Rawhide Rangers
Rawlings
 1941 Law of the Range
Jamison (as Alan Bridge)
 1941 Country Fair (uncredited)
 1941 Lady from Louisiana
Captain of Police (uncredited)
 1941 Road to Zanzibar
Colonial Policeman with Inspector (uncredited)
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Mr. Matthews (as Alan Bridge)
 1941 Double Date
Sergeant O'Rourke (uncredited)
 1941 The Lady Eve
First Steward (uncredited)
 1941 The Kid's Last Ride
Bob Harmon, aka Jim Breeden
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask
Flop House Manager (uncredited)
 1941 The Lone Rider Rides On
Bob Cameron
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
Ship's Captain [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Palmyra Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Christmas in July
Mr. Hillbeiner (as Alan Bridge)
 1940 Barnyard Follies
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 Diamond Frontier
Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Flowing Gold
Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Captain [Ch. 13] (uncredited)
 1940 Passport to Alcatraz
James Carver (uncredited)
 1940 If I Had My Way
Doorman (uncredited)
 1940 Blazing Six Shooters
Bert Karsin
 1940 Dark Command
Slave Trader (uncredited)
 1940 Pioneers of the Frontier
Marshal Larsen
 1940 West of Carson City
Foreman of the Jury (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Police Lieutenant at Holdup (uncredited)
 1939 The Stranger from Texas
Jeff Browning
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Senator Dwight (uncredited)
 1939 The Phantom Creeps
White Rose Sailor (uncredited)
 1939 Oklahoma Frontier
Kentuck (uncredited)
 1939 No Place to Go
Frank Crowley (as Alan Bridge)
 1939 Thunder Afloat
Fisherman (uncredited)
 1939 The Man from Sundown
Slick Larson (as Alan Bridge)
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short)
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1939 Blue Montana Skies
Marshal
 1939 Buck Rogers
Dynamo Room Floor Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Romance of the Redwoods
Boss Whittaker (as Alan Bridge)
 1939 The Oklahoma Kid
Would-Be Settler (uncredited)
 1939 Risky Business
Cop (uncredited)
 1939 Frontiers of '49
Army Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 Devil's Island
Captain of the Guards (uncredited)
 1938 Adventure in Sahara
Cpl. Dronov (as Alan Bridge)
 1938 Down in 'Arkansaw'
Jake (as Alan Bridge)
 1938 The Colorado Trail
Mark Sheldon
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Official in Passport Office (uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers
John Merkle [Chs. 6-7] (uncredited)
 1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Blackie (uncredited)
 1938 Highway Patrol
Jarvis
 1938 Reformatory
Guard (uncredited)
 1938 Gunsmoke Trail
Sheriff chasing Loma (as Al Bridges)
 1938 Crime School
Mr. Burke
 1938 Two Gun Justice
Sheriff (as Al Bridges)
 1938 Jezebel
New Orleans Sheriff (uncredited)
 1938 Born to Be Wild
Kennedy, Trucker in Cafe (uncredited)
 1938 The Canary Comes Across (Short)
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Roughneck
Sheriff
 1938 Partners of the Plains
Scar Lewis
 1937 Tim Tyler's Luck
Capt. Trowbridge [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1937 Springtime in the Rockies
Briggs (as Alan Bridge)
 1937 The Awful Truth
Motor Cop (uncredited)
 1937 Western Gold
Holman (as Alan Bridge)
 1937 Dead End
Policeman in Drina's Apartment (uncredited)
 1937 They Won't Forget
Mob Leader Outside Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
 1937 Wild West Days
Steve Claggett, Henchman
 1937 One Man Justice
Red Grindy (as Alan Bridge)
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Police Driver (uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter
Logger (scenes deleted)
 1937 Woman Chases Man
Process Server (uncredited)
 1937 Two Gun Law
Kipp Faulkner (as Alan Bridge)
 1937 Song of the City
Captain (uncredited)
 1937 Borderland
Henchman 'Dandy' Morgan
 1937 You Only Live Once
Guard (uncredited)
 1937 Westbound Mail
'Bull' Feeney (as Alan Bridge)
 1937 Jungle Jim
Slade
 1936 Dodge City Trail
Dawson
 1936 Trail Dust
Babson
 1936 Ace Drummond
Paul Wyckoff
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
Olin Canfield
 1936 They Met in a Taxi
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Crash Donovan
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1936 Mary of Scotland (uncredited)
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
Swartzman (as Alan Bridge)
 1936 And So They Were Married
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1936 These Three
Mrs. Walton's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1936 Call of the Prairie
Sam Porter (as Alan Bridge)
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1936 The Count Takes the Count (Short)
3rd Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1936 Fast Bullets
Travis
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs
Ballistics Expert (uncredited)
 1936 The Lawless Nineties
Steele
 1936 The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
Henchman Black (as Alan Bridge)
 1935 Gallant Defender
Salty Smith (as Al Bridges)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Immigration Inspector (uncredited)
 1935 The New Frontier
Kit (as Alan Bridge)
 1935 Rendezvous
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1935 Melody Trail
Matt Kirby
 1935 Valley of Wanted Men
Ranger Sergeant Parsons (as Al Bridges)
 1935 Confidential
Hanover - Walsh's Henchman (as Alan Bridge)
 1935 Alibi Racket (Short)
Chief Inspector August Wilmer (uncredited)
 1935 The Gay Deception
Jail Attendant (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Poker Player on Train (uncredited)
 1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
Henchman Mitchell [Chs. 1-6, 10]
 1935 The Murder Man
Judge John C. Garfield (uncredited)
 1935 The Headline Woman
Baker, Editor (uncredited)
 1935 Silent Valley
Jim Farley (Frank in credits)
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Ditch-Digger (uncredited)
 1935 Circumstantial Evidence
John Cassidy (uncredited)
 1935 Transient Lady
Sheriff Angel Verner (as Alan Bridge)
 1935 North of Arizona
George Tully
 1935 Outlaw Rule
Deputy Bat Lindstrom
 1934 Mystery Mountain
Tom Henderson
 1934 The Curtain Falls
Mover (uncredited)
 1934/I Burn 'Em Up Barnes
Henchman Tucker [Chs. 3-12] (uncredited)
 1934 We're Not Dressing
Ship's Officer - Rescue Party (uncredited)
 1934 Honor of the Range
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Policeman (uncredited)
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Lineman (uncredited)
 1934 Good Dame
Patrol Car Cop (uncredited)
 1934 Public Stenographer
Detective Scott (uncredited)
 1933 Twin Husbands
Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
 1933 Murder on the Campus
Grimes, City Editor (uncredited)
 1933 The Trail Drive
Henchman 'Bucko' (uncredited)
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Henchman Reynolds [Chs. 1-7, 10, 12]
 1933 The Fighting Texans
Gus Durkin
 1933 Sunset Pass
Tom
 1933 The Lone Avenger
Burl Adams
 1933 Son of the Border
Tupper
 1933 Black Beauty
Hack Driver
 1933 Sucker Money
George Hunter
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Catlee - Pruitt's Henchman
 1933 Drum Taps
Lariat Smith (as Alan Bridge)
 1933 The Cheyenne Kid
Denver
 1933 When a Man Rides Alone
Montana Slade
 1932 The Wyoming Whirlwind
Steve Cantrell
 1932 The Devil Horse
Henchman Curley Bates
 1932 The Forty-Niners
Squaw O'Hara
 1932 Slightly Married
Tenant (uncredited)
 1932 The Cowboy Counsellor
Sheriff Matt Farraday
 1932 Broadway to Cheyenne
Al (Owens henchman)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1932 The Thirteenth Guest
Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 The Hurricane Express
Carlson (as Alan Bridge)
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
Secret Emissary #3 (uncredited)
 1932 A Man's Land
Steve Cook
 1932 Unholy Love
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1932 Spirit of the West
Tom Fallon
 1932 Police Court (as Alan Bridge)
 1932 South of Santa Fe
Bully
 1931 Galloping Thru
Sandy Thompson (as Alan Bridge)
 1931 Partners of the Trail
Henchman (uncredited)
 1931 The Ridin' Fool
Nikkos (as Al Bridges)
 1931 Rider of the Plains
Deputy Bill Gaines
 1931 God's Country and the Man
Livermore
 1931 The Death House (Short)
The District Attorney (as Alan Bridge)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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