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Jack La Rue (1902–1984)

Discovered on Broadway by director Howard Hawks, La Rue was originally brought to Hollywood to play a gangster in Scarface (1932). He lost that role to George Raft, and similarly was replaced by Humphrey Bogart in the film version of The Petrified Forest (1936). Eventually, he became well-known to movie-goers as a mean, sexy gangster type in ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms The Priest
Captains Courageous
Road to Utopia


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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Silent Film Villain
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Smith (segment "Love and Lady Luck")
- Love and the Hairy Excuse/Love and Lady Luck/Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy (1972) ... Mr. Smith (segment "Love and Lady Luck")
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967) ... Cassie
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Second Hood
- Little Arnie from Long Ago (1966) ... Second Hood
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Cafe Proprietor
- The Case of the Sad Sicilian (1965) ... Cafe Proprietor (as Jack LaRue)
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Tomatoes (as Jack LaRue)
 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Cronin's Business Associate (as Jack LaRue)
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Nick the Greek (uncredited)
 1956-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ralphie Fargo / Nick Rocco
- Open House (1961) ... Ralphie Fargo
- The Honest Man (1956) ... Nick Rocco
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Padre Miguel
- The Horse Thief (1959) ... Padre Miguel (as Jack LaRue)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Senor Beloze
- Devil's Canyon (1957) ... Senor Beloze
 1957 Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Father Paul (uncredited)
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Cricket Rosselli
- The Victor Volante Story (1956) ... Cricket Rosselli
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Ride the Man Down
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Lou Christy
- The Case of the Hearse Chaser (1952) ... Lou Christy
 1950 For Heaven's Sake
Tony Clark
 1949-1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- A Toast to Sergeant Farnsworth (1950) ... Narrator
- The Faithful Heart (1950) ... Narrator
- The Queen Is Dead (1950) ... Narrator
- Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (1950) ... Narrator
- The Scarab (1950) ... Narrator
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
 1946 In Old Sacramento
Laramie (as Jack LaRue)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Bruce Wilton
 1945 Dakota
 1945 Cornered
Diego, Hotel Valet (as Jack LaRue)
 1945 Road to Utopia
LeBec (as Jack LaRue)
 1945 The Spanish Main
Lt. Escobar (as Jack LaRue)
 1945 Steppin' in Society
Bow Tie
 1944 Dangerous Passage
Mike Zomano
 1944 The Last Ride
Joe Genna (as Jack LaRue)
 1944 Leave It to the Irish
 1944 Machine Gun Mama
 1944 Follow the Leader
 1943 Smart Guy
Matt Taylor
 1943 The Desert Song
Lieutenant Bertin
 1943 The Sultan's Daughter
 1943 Pistol Packin' Mama
Johnny Rossi (as Jack LaRue)
 1943 Never a Dull Moment
 1943 A Scream in the Dark
Det. Lt. Cross
 1943 The Girl from Monterrey
Al Johnson
 1943 The Law Rides Again
Duke Dillon
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa
Hassan [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
 1943 A Gentle Gangster
 1942 American Empire
Pierre- Beauchard Henchman
 1942 The Pay Off
John Angus
 1942 X Marks the Spot
Marty Clark
 1942 Highways by Night
Johnny Lieber, Gangster
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Tabor (uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Woman
Pete Oliver / Pierre Pertinax Pontineau Briand Broussicourt d'Olivier
 1941 Hard Guy
Vic Monroe
 1941 Gentleman from Dixie
Thad Terrill
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Ricky Du Prez
 1941 Paper Bullets
Mickey Roman
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Ace Vernon (as Jack LaRue)
 1940 East of the River
Frank 'Frisco' Scarfi (as Jack LaRue)
 1940 Fugitive from a Prison Camp
Red Nelson
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Lt. Ortega (as Jack LaRue)
 1940 Enemy Agent
 1940 Charlie Chan in Panama
 1939 In Old Caliente
 1939 Big Town Czar
Mike Luger
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
 1938 I Demand Payment
Smiles Badolio
 1938 Valley of the Giants
Ed Morrell (as Jack LaRue)
 1938 Under the Big Top
Ricardo Le Grande (as Jack LaRue)
 1938 Arson Gang Busters
Bud Morgan
 1937 Trapped by G-Men
Fred Drake
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
 1937 Captains Courageous
Priest (as Jack LaRue)
 1937 That I May Live
 1937 Her Husband Lies
'Trigger, ' Gunman
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
 1936 Go West Young Man
Rico in 'Drifting Lady'
 1936 Yellow Cargo
Al Perrelli
 1936 Ellis Island
 1936 A Tenderfoot Goes West
James Killer Madden
 1936 Born to Fight
Smoothy Morgan
 1936 Dancing Pirate
Lt. Chago (Baltazar's Aide)
 1936 In Paris, A.W.O.L.
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs
Packy Lacy
 1936 Strike Me Pink
Mr. Thrust (as Jack LaRue)
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Baptiste (as Jack LaRue)
 1935 Hot Off the Press
Bill Jeffrey
 1935 The Spanish Cape Mystery
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Tom Braden
 1935 His Night Out
Joe Ferranza
 1935 Special Agent
Jake Andrews (as Jack LaRue)
 1935 Little Big Shot
Doré (as Jack LaRue)
 1935 After the Dance
 1935 The Daring Young Man
 1935 Under the Pampas Moon
 1935 The Headline Woman
Phil Zarias
 1935 Men of the Hour
Nick Thomas
 1935 Times Square Lady
Jack Kramer (as Jack LaRue)
 1935 Calling All Cars
Jerry Kennedy
 1934 Secret of the Chateau
Lucien Vonaire (as Jack LaRue)
 1934 No Ransom
Larry Romero
 1934 Take the Stand
George Gaylord
 1934 Straight Is the Way
 1934 Good Dame
Bluch Brown
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case
Eduardo Grassi (as Jack LaRue)
 1933 To the Last Man
Jim Daggs
 1933 Headline Shooter
Ricci (as Jack LaRue)
 1933 Gambling Ship
Pete Manning
 1933 The Girl in 419
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
 1933 Terror Aboard
Gregory Cordoff
 1933 Christopher Strong
 1933 42nd Street
Mug with Murphy (uncredited)
 1933 The Woman Accused
Little Maxie
 1932 Lawyer Man
Spike Murphy (uncredited)
 1932 Man Against Woman
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Ackerman (uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match
Ace's Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 Virtue
 1932 The All-American
Joe Fiore
 1932 Blessed Event
Louis De Marco (uncredited)
 1932 Radio Patrol
Slick (uncredited)
 1932 While Paris Sleeps
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Joe Garland (uncredited)
 1932 Night World
Henchman (uncredited)
 1930 Follow the Leader
A Gangster
 1927 East Side, West Side
Dining Extra (uncredited)
 1926 Fine Manners
New Year's Eve Celebrant (uncredited)
 1925 The Lucky Devil
Prizefight Attendant (uncredited)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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(4/5/37) Radio: Appeared (as "Priest") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "A Farewell to Arms". See more »

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