Lovable Lug with a Mug

by Ed_Jones_XLIX2 | created - 10 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public

One of the famous blacklisted actors during the McCarthy era Ned Glass started his career in motion pictures in 1937 as an MGM contract player. Best remembered as playing comedic roles, he had a long career supporting stars like John Houseman, Jackie Gleason, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Bob Hope, and Moe Howard of The Three Stooges fame. (A close friend) His most memorable roles came from 1960 thru 1980. Which of these selections do you best remember him for? After voting, please discuss here.

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1. King Creole (1958)

PG | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

A rebellious young man takes a job as a nightclub singer to make ends meet, attracting the attention of a local crime boss.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart

Votes: 4,030

Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)

2. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 12,049

Doctor (uncredited)

3. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 88,781 | Gross: $43.66M

Doc

4. The Five Pennies (1959)

Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino

Votes: 1,495

Murray (uncredited)

5. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

98 Metascore

A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 275,284 | Gross: $13.28M

Ticket Seller (uncredited)

6. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Watery Witness (1959)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sleazy detective Fred Bushmiller questions movie actress Lorna Thomas whether she gave birth 25 years earlier to a daughter who was put up for adoption. George Clark pushes his wife Betty to see if she is Lorna's long-lost daughter.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 128

Episode of Perry Mason.......Mr. Smith

7. The Jayhawkers! (1959)

Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western

Before the U.S. Civil War rebel leader Luke Darcy sees himself as leader of a new independent Republic of Kansas but the military governor sends an ex-raider to capture Darcy.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Fess Parker, Nicole Maurey, Henry Silva

Votes: 483

Storekeeper

8. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Queen of the High-Graders (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

Mine owner Jim Barker sends for detective Romer Maxwell suspecting high grade ore is being smuggled out. Romer tests several theories then focuses on Kate Hanson but complicates matters by falling in love with her daughter Sarah.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Larry Pennell, Virginia Christine, Lane Bradford, Wanda Shannon

Votes: 17

Death Valley Days.........Kape

9. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 919

Several Sylvester / Natie / Scooter / Max Walston

10. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 62,826

Fridge Repairman / Pawnshop Man

11. Experiment in Terror (1962)

Not Rated | 123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Roy Poole

Votes: 3,976

Popcorn

12. Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter and takes him under his wing.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Votes: 2,210 | Gross: $1.75M

Max Lieberman

13. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,070

4 appearances

14. Who's Got the Action? (1962)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

A hunch horse-player's marriage is threatened by his betting ways; in desperation, his wife becomes his bookie.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, Walter Matthau

Votes: 269

Baldy

15. Charade (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

83 Metascore

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 61,106 | Gross: $13.47M

Leopold W. Gideon

16. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first, under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba, and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 453

Dr. Abraham Goodman

17. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Based on the best-selling book and movie of the same name (Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)). Set in Ridgemont, New York, the Nashes are an unusual suburban family. Jim Nash, a college ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Crowley, Mark Miller, Kim Tyler, Brian Nash

Votes: 268

Mr. Hastings

18. Blindfold (1966)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A New York psychiatrist is solicited by government agents in connection with a former patient of his who also happens to be a scientist wanted by certain foreign powers.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Warden, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 656

Lippy

19. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers, who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate, and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 4,592

Teller

20. Never a Dull Moment (1968)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy, Crime

Actor Jack Albany, who plays gangsters on TV, is mistaken for notorious hit-man Ace, and is hired by mob boss Leo Smooth to pull a heist, but Jack must find a way out of it.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine, Henry Silva

Votes: 524

Rinzy Tobreski

21. The Love Bug (1968)

G | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

48 Metascore

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 12,822

Toll Booth Attendant

22. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 4,515

9 Episodes

23. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, battles the evil forces of rival spy agency KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 9,950

Freddie the Forger

24. Julia (1968–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

Stars: Diahann Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Marc Copage, Michael Link

Votes: 372

Sol Cooper

25. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,354 | Gross: $9.60M

The Agent

26. Save the Tiger (1973)

R | 100 min | Drama

A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton

Votes: 4,224

Sid Fivush

27. Bridget Loves Bernie (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

The daily struggles of two newlyweds: rich Catholic Bridget and Jewish cabbie Bernie.

Stars: David Birney, Meredith Baxter, Harold J. Stone, Bibi Osterwald

Votes: 122

Uncle 'Moe' Plotnick

28. Barney Miller (1975–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 4,270

Stanley Golden / Becker the Exterminator

29. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: I'll Be Home for Christmas (1982)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Christmas Eve at the 14th finds everyone eager to get home for the holidays until an escaped criminal dressed as Santa complicates matters.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 31

Cagney and Lacey episode.......Pickpocket



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