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William Farnum (1876–1953)

William Farnum was born the son of G.D. Farnum and Adela Le Gros, actors who trained their William and his two brothers, Dustin Farnum and Marshall Farnum, in their profession. William made his stage debut at the age of 10 in Richmond, Virginia, in a production of "Julius Caesar" starring Edwin Booth. His first Broadway appearance was in 1896. His... See full bio »

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The Painted Desert
The Painted Desert Cash Holbrook
Samson and Delilah
Jack and the Beanstalk
Undersea Kingdom


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 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk
The King
 1952 Lone Star
Tom Crockett
 1951 Hollywood Story
William Farnum
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Bill Franum
 1949 Gun Cargo
Board of Inquiry Chairman
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Conti Peruzzi
 1949 Daughter of the West
Father Vallejo
 1947 Heaven Only Knows
Gabriel (uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Western Saloon Set Hero
 1946 My Dog Shep
Carter J. Latham
 1946 Rolling Home
Rodeo Official
 1946 God's Country
Sandy McTavish
 1945 Captain Kidd
Capt. Rawson
 1945 Wildfire
Judge Polson
 1944 The Mummy's Curse
 1943 Frontier Badmen
Dad Courtwright
 1943 Prairie Chickens
Cache Lake Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Viktorin (uncredited)
 1943 Calaboose
Checkers Player (uncredited)
 1942 American Empire
Louisiana Judge
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Senator Huyler
 1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas
Col. Mallory
 1942 Tish
John (uncredited)
 1942 Boss of Hangtown Mesa
Judge Ezra Binns
 1942 The Silver Bullet
Dr. Thad Morgan
 1942 The Spoilers
 1942 Today I Hang
Warden Burke
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
 1941 Gangs of Sonora
Ward Beecham
 1941 A Woman's Face
Court Attendant
 1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
Judge Peters
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Vagabond (uncredited)
 1940 Kit Carson
Don Miguel Murphy
 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
Colonel Tom Ryder [Ch. 1]
 1940 Convicted Woman
Commissioner McNeill
 1939 South of the Border
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Senator Timothy Nolan
 1939 Colorado Sunset
Sheriff George Glenn
 1939 Mexicali Rose
Padre Dominic
 1938 Shine On, Harvest Moon
Milt Brower
 1938 Santa Fe Stampede
Dave Carson
 1938 If I Were King
General Barbezier
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
George Brennan Westmore (Editor)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1
Sheriff Matt Doniphon
 1937 Git Along Little Dogies
Maxwell - Banker
 1937 Maid of Salem
Crown Justice Sewall
 1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming
Father José
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1936 Undersea Kingdom
 1936 The Kid Ranger
Bill Mason
 1935 The Fighting Coward
Jim Horton
 1935 The Irish Gringo
Pop Wiley
 1935 Powdersmoke Range
Banker Sam Oreham
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Hugo - Duke of Burgundy
 1935 Million Dollar Haul
Mr. Mallory - Sheila's Dad
 1934 The Silver Streak
Barney J. Dexter
 1934 The Brand of Hate
Joe Larkins
 1934 Happy Landing
Col. Curtis
 1934 Are We Civilized?
Paul Franklin, Sr.
 1934 School for Girls
Charles Waltham
 1934 Good Dame
Judge Flynn
 1933 Marriage on Approval
Reverend John MacDougall
 1933 Another Language
C. Forrester (uncredited)
 1933 Stolen by Gypsies or Beer and Bicycles (Short)
Squire Beamish
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Elliott (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
 1933 Supernatural
Nick 'Nicky' Hammond
 1933 Reckless Decision
Rev. John MacDougall
 1932 Mr. Robinson Crusoe
William Belmont
 1932 The Drifter
The Drifter
 1931 The Wide Open Spaces (Short)
U.S. Marshal
 1931 Law of the Sea
Len Andrews
 1931 The Pagan Lady
Malcolm 'Mal' Todd
 1931 Oh! Oh! Cleopatra (Short)
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee
King Arthur / Inventor
 1931 Ten Nights in a Bar-Room
Joe Morgan
 1931 The Painted Desert
Cash Holbrook
 1930 The Spoilers
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1924 The Man Who Fights Alone
John Marble
 1923 The Gunfighter
Billy Buell
 1923 Brass Commandments
Stephen 'Flash' Lanning
 1922 Without Compromise
Dick Leighton
 1922 Moonshine Valley
Ned Connors
 1922 Shackles of Gold
John Gibbs
 1922 A Stage Romance
Edmund Kean (Character)
 1921 Perjury
Robert Moore
 1921 His Greatest Sacrifice
Richard Hall
 1920 The Scuttlers
Jim Landers
 1920 The Orphan
The Orphan
 1920 Heart Strings
Pierre Fournel
 1919 Wings of the Morning
Capt. Robert Anstruther
 1919 Wolves of the Night
Bruce Andrews
 1919 The Jungle Trail
Robert Morgan
 1918 For Freedom
Robert Wayne
 1918 True Blue
Bob McKeever
 1918 Rough and Ready
Bill Stratton
 1917 The Heart of a Lion
Barney Kemper
 1917 When a Man Sees Red
Larry Smith
 1917 American Methods
William Armstrong
 1916 The Fires of Conscience
George Baxter
 1916 The End of the Trail
Jules Le Clerq
 1916 The Man from Bitter Roots
Bruce Burt
 1916 The Battle of Hearts
Martin Cane
 1916 The Bondman
Stephen Orry / Jason Orry
 1916 Fighting Blood
Lem Hardy
 1915 A Soldier's Oath
Pierre Duval
 1915 The Broken Law
Daniel Esmond - later Known as Lavengro
 1915 The Wonderful Adventure
Martin Stanley / Wilton Demarest
 1915 The Plunderer
Bill Matthews
 1915 The Nigger
Philip Morrow
 1915 A Gilded Fool
Chauncey Short
 1914 The Redemption of David Corson (Short)
David Corson
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