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Emile Meyer (1910–1987)

Emile Meyer was born on August 18, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Paths of Glory (1957), Shane (1953) and Sweet Smell of Success (1957). He died on March 19, 1987 in Covington, Louisiana. See full bio »

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Known For

Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory Father Dupree
Shane Rufus Ryker
Sweet Smell of Success
Sweet Smell of Success Lt. Harry Kello
The Man with the Golden Arm
The Man with the Golden Arm Detective Bednar


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 1977 The Legend of Frank Woods
Sheriff Dooley
 1974 Macon County Line
 1973 The Outfit
Amos Hopper
 1969 A Time for Dying (uncredited)
 1969 More Dead Than Alive
 1968 Buckskin
 1967 A Time for Killing
Col. Harries
 1967 Hostile Guns
Uncle Joe Reno
 1965 Young Dillinger
Det. Jergins
 1964 Taggart
Ben Blazer
 1963 Move Over, Darling
Process Server (uncredited)
 1961 The George Raft Story
Detective Captain (uncredited)
 1960 Young Jesse James
Maj. Charlie Quantrill
 1960 The Girl in Lovers Lane
Cal Anders
 1960 The Threat
 1959 King of the Wild Stallions
Matt Macguire
 1959 Good Day for a Hanging
Marshal Hiram Cain
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
 1958 The Lineup
Insp. Al Quine
 1958 The Case Against Brooklyn
Police Capt. T.W. Wills
 1957 Baby Face Nelson
Mac - Detective
 1957 Sweet Smell of Success
Lt. Harry Kello
 1957 The Delicate Delinquent
Sgt. Kelly (uncredited)
 1957 Badlands of Montana
Henry Harrison Hammer
 1956 Gun the Man Down
Sheriff Morton
 1956 The Maverick Queen
Leo Malone
 1956 Raw Edge
Pop Penny
 1955 The Man with the Golden Arm
Detective Bednar
 1955 Man with the Gun
Saul Atkins
 1955 The Tall Men
Chickasaw Charlie
 1955 Stranger on Horseback
Sheriff Nat Bell
 1955 Blackboard Jungle
Mr. Halloran
 1955 White Feather
 1954 The Human Jungle
Police Chief Abe Rowan
 1954 Shield for Murder
Capt. Gunnarson
 1954 Silver Lode
Sheriff Wooley
 1954 Drums Across the River
Nathan Marlowe
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11
Warden Reynolds
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1953 Sangaree
Angry Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Shane
Rufus Ryker
 1953 Girls in the Night
Police Officer Kovacs (as Emile G. Meyer)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Skipper (uncredited)
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Capt. Raikes
 1952 Shadow in the Sky
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 We're Not Married!
Beauty Contest Announcer (uncredited)
 1952 Glory Alley
General (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Head Guard (uncredited)
 1952 Boots Malone
Racetrack Security Guard (uncredited)
 1952 The Wild North
Jake (uncredited)
 1951 Cattle Queen
Shotgun Thompson
 1951 The Big Night
Peckinpaugh (as Emil Meyer)
 1951 The Sea Hornet
Harrie (uncredited)
 1951 The Mob
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Capt. Tom Mulvaney
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Police Guard (uncredited)
 1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day
Welder (uncredited)
 1950 Panic in the Streets
Capt. Beauclyde - Master of Nile Queen (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Emile E. Meyer | Emile G. Meyer | Emil Meyer


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Square-jawed, brutal-looking American character actor. Before working in films, he was variously employed as longshoreman, safety inspector, cab driver and insurance salesman. On screen invariably played heavies in westerns and crime melodramas. See more »

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