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Roger Pryor (I) (1901–1974)


He was considered the "poor man's Clark Gable" at Universal and Columbia studios where he held long-term contracts during the 30s and 40s. The son of composer/band leader 'Arthur Pryor', mustachioed Roger Pryor had slick, roguish leading man looks that helped enable him to become a durable, if not exceptional, co-star of breezy "B" level musicals ... See full bio »

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Known For

1,000 Dollars a Minute
(1935)
Belle of the Nineties
(1934)
Sitting on the Moon
Sitting on the Moon Danny West
(1936)
The Man with Nine Lives
The Man with Nine Lives Dr. Tim Mason
(1940)

Filmography

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 1945 Man from Oklahoma
Jim Gardner
 1945 Scared Stiff
Richardson
 1945 Identity Unknown
Rocks Donnelly
 1945 High Powered
Rod Farrell
 1944 Thoroughbreds
Harold Matthews
 1943 Submarine Alert
G.B. Fleming
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
George MacAlister
 1942 A Man's World
'Bugsy' Nelson, Gang Leader
 1942 Smart Alecks
Joe Reagan
 1942 I Live on Danger
Bert Jannings
 1942 So's Your Aunt Emma!
Terry
 1941 The Officer and the Lady
Johnny Davis
 1941 Flying Blind
Rocky Drake
 1941 Gambling Daughters
Chance Landon
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Mike O'Hara
 1941 Power Dive
Dan McMasters
 1940 Bowery Boy
J. R. Mason
 1940 Glamour for Sale
James R. (Jim) Daly
 1940 Money and the Woman
Charles 'Charlie' Patteson (Patterson in Credits)
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
Max Gates
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
Pete Rennick
 1939 Sued for Libel
District Attorney Willard Corbin
 1935 To Beat the Band
Larry Barry
 1935 The Girl Friend
George Thorne
 1935 The Headline Woman
Bob Grayson
 1935 Dinky
Tom Marsden
 1935 One Frightened Night
Masked Killer (uncredited)
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Andy MacLean
 1934 Strange Wives
Jimmy King
 1934 Lady by Choice
Johnny Mills
 1934 Wake Up and Dream
Charlie Sullivan
 1934 Gift of Gab
Kelly
 1934 Romance in the Rain
Charlie Denton
 1934 I'll Tell the World
William S. Briggs
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
George Dwight
 1930 Taxi Talks (Short)
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Stage Play: The Backslapper. Written by Paul Dickey and Mann Page. Hudson Theatre: 11 Apr 1925- May 1925 (closing date unknown/33 performances). Cast: Harry C. Browne (as "Bob Alden"), Francis Conlan (as "Sam"), Jack Daniels (as "Lester"), Donald Dillaway (as "Ralph"), Joe Duckworth (as "Chick"), Malcolm Duncan (as "Dave Kennedy"), ... See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never felt I was very good and in seventy-two features I don't think I improved very much.

Trivia:

His one big picture, actress/author Mae West's Belle of the Nineties (1934) had to be made twice. When the first version was previewed, the audiences howled at the racy humor. Industry executives, however, were terrified of censorship. Mae was forced to comply and a second tamer version was made and released. See more »

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