Top Ten Collaborators - The Devil Thumbs a Ride

by milam_ogden | created - 21 Feb 2014 | updated - 21 Feb 2014 | Public

Watched this classic film noir on February 17th as part of my collection. I always enjoy watching Lawrence Tierney and his acting performances. Here are the top 10 collaborators behind this film noir classic.

2. Felix E. Feist

Director | The Golden Gloves Story

Felix E. Feist was born on February 28, 1910 in New York City, New York, USA as Felix Ellison Feist. He was a producer and director, known for The Golden Gloves Story (1950), The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) and Donovan's Brain (1953). He was married to Lisa Howard. He died on September 2, 1965 in ...

hired by RKO to write screenplay and direct the film

3. J. Roy Hunt

Cinematographer | In Name Only

J. Roy Hunt's personal papers and other ephemera are part of the Special Collections of the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills

cinematographer behind the camera

4. Paul Sawtell

Soundtrack | Vampires Suck

Polish-born composer and violinist, under contract at RKO from 1938. Sawtell was initially hired as a writer of music for serialised B-pictures, which included the 'Mexican Spitfire' and 'Falcon' series. In the 1940s, he free-lanced for two of the so-called Poverty Row studios (Eagle-Lion and ...

provided musical score along with Roy Webb

5. Lawrence Tierney

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Legendary Hollywood "tough guy", on screen and off. Remembered as the title character in Dillinger (1945) and as the consummately brutal lover of Claire Trevor in Born to Kill (1947). Notorious also for his frequent, well-publicized past involvements in public altercations - like barroom brawls - ...

played Steve Morgan, career criminal

6. Ted North

Actor | The Unsuspected

Ted North was born on October 3, 1916 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Edward Ernest Steinel. He was an actor, known for The Unsuspected (1947), The Bride Wore Crutches (1940) and Chad Hanna (1940). He was married to Mary Beth Hughes. He died on November 22, 1975 in Florida, USA.

naïve married man who agreed to give Morgan a ride

7. Nan Leslie

Actress | Kings Row

Nan Leslie was born on June 4, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Nanette June Leslie. She was an actress, known for Kings Row (1955), Western Heritage (1948) and Sunset Pass (1946). She was married to Albert Jason Coppage and Charles Pawley. She died on July 30, 2000 in San Juan Capistrano, ...

played Carol Demming, one of 2 female hitchhikers picked up by Morgan and Ferguson

8. Betty Lawford

Actress | Berkeley Square

Betty Lawford was born on February 1, 1912 in London, England as Betty Joan Lawford. She was an actress, known for Berkeley Square (1933), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929) and Criminal Lawyer (1937). She was married to Burton "Barry" Buchanan and Monta Bell. She died on November 20, 1960 in New...

running partner with Carol Demming

9. Glen Vernon

Actor | So I Married an Axe Murderer

Glen Vernon was born on October 27, 1923 in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), Ding Dong Williams (1946) and Bedlam (1946). He was married to Joy Rogers. He died on October 27, 1999 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

gas station attendant who got the police after them

10. Robert Malcolm

Actor | Crash! Che botte... strippo strappo stroppio

Robert Malcolm was born as Robert Malcolm Ross. He is an actor, known for Supermen Against the Orient (1973), Sinbad and the Caliph of Baghdad (1973) and Charity and the Strange Smell of Money (1973).

play local Deputy Sheriff Grover



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