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David Clarke (I) (1908–2004)

Classic film-noir character actor best known for his roles in The Set-Up (1949), The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) and The Narrow Margin (1952), David Clarke made his Broadway debut in "Journeyman" in 1938, and subsequently appeared in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" with Raymond Massey. He also played at the Biltmore Theatre in Los Angeles, where... See full bio »

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The Narrow Margin
The Narrow Margin Joseph Kemp
The Set-Up
The Set-Up Gunboat Johnson
Intruder in the Dust
Intruder in the Dust Vinson Gowrie


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 1989 Cutting Class
Crusty Old Man
 1978 Matilda
 1976-1977 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- Provost Marshal (1977) ... Mr. Jones
- Pilot (1976) ... Mr. Jones
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Sheriff Bodie
- The Bushwhackers (1977) ... Sheriff Bodie
 1976 The Front
Hubert Jackson
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
 1961-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Stanley / Mace
- Welcome to the Wedding (1962) ... Stanley
- The Opponent (1961) ... Mace (as David C. Clarke)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
- And by the Sweat of Thy Brow... (1962) ... Attacker
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Sam Keeley
- Bootleg Whiskey in the Everglades (1961) ... Sam Keeley
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow (uncredited)
 1957 Edge of the City
Wallace (as David Clark)
 1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Bank Teller
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Cleveland's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1951 The House on Telegraph Hill
 1951 Only the Valiant
Guardhouse Sentry (uncredited)
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Corporal by Campfire (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Closeup (1951) ... Passerby
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Detective Barkley (uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Charlie, Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Operator (uncredited)
 1950 Edge of Doom
Drunken Seaman (uncredited)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Bill - Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1950 The Gunfighter
Second Brother (uncredited)
 1950 The Lawless
Reporter in Office (uncredited)
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
- Closeup (1950) ... Passerby
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Mr. Atkinson - Railroad Man (uncredited)
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Workman (uncredited)
 1950 The Outriders
Ross (uncredited)
 1950 Woman in Hiding
Moyer - Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 The Blonde Bandit
Lt. O'Connor
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Wounded Marine (uncredited)
 1949 Adam's Rib
Roy (uncredited)
 1949 Intruder in the Dust
Vinson Gowrie
 1949 Abandoned
Harry - Mrs. Donner's Chauffeur
 1949 Thieves' Highway
Mitch - Thug in Hat (uncredited)
 1949 Too Late for Tears
Jack Sharber (uncredited)
 1949 Illegal Entry
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Dalton (uncredited)
 1949 Red Canyon
 1949 The Set-Up
Gunboat Johnson
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Mullins (uncredited)
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Mutton McGuire (uncredited)
 1948 Raw Deal
Police Commanding Officer (uncredited)
 1948 Berlin Express
Army Technician (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1948 State of the Union
Rusty Miller (uncredited)
 1947 Killer McCoy
Pete Mariola
 1947 The Long Night
Bill Pulanski
 1946 Swell Guy
Frank (uncredited)
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Trainer (uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Foreign Agent
Carl Beck
 1942 Moonlight in Havana
Second Player (uncredited)
 1942 Men of Texas
Sentry (uncredited)
 1942 A Gentleman After Dark
 1941 The Deadly Game
John Brandt (as Dave Clark)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
First Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Knockout
Peters, a Fighter (uncredited)

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Stage: Appeared in the original Broadway production of "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dave Clark | David Clark | David C. Clarke

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He was one of five stage managers on Marc Blitzstein's "The Cradle Will Rock", produced by Orson Welles and John Houseman and directed by Welles, for whom Clarke frequently took notes after rehearsal. He recalls that Welles invariably asked, "Now did you get all that? Because I will have forgotten what I said in the next ten minutes!" See more »

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