Paul Douglas (I) (1907–1959)


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A rare breed this guy. Paul Douglas became an unlikely middle-aged cinema star by simply capitalizing on his big, burly, brash and boorish appeal to the nth degree. The 5'11", 200 lb. actor was a bold, unabashed risk taker. He forsook an extremely successful career as one of the country's top radio/sports announcers to prove his value as an actor.... See full bio »

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Known For

Executive Suite Josiah Walter Dudley
(1954)
Clash by Night Jerry D'Amato
(1952)
A Letter to Three Wives Porter Hollingsway
(1949)
Panic in the Streets Capt. Tom Warren
(1950)

Filmography

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 1958-1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Harvey Otis / Sam
- The Incorrigibles (1959) ... Harvey Otis
- The Chain and the River (1958) ... Sam
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Bill Fleming
- Touché (1959) ... Bill Fleming
 1959 The Mating Game
Pop Larkin
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
David Ringler / Emery Ganun
- The Raider (1959) ... David Ringler
- The Dungeon (1958) ... Emery Ganun
 1959 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Sheriff Jonas Sutton
- Day of the Killing (1959) ... Sheriff Jonas Sutton
 1958 Studio One (TV Series)
Captain McCaffrey / Paul Kadsoe
- The Lady Died at Midnight (1958) ... Captain McCaffrey
- The Edge of Truth (1958) ... Paul Kadsoe
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Francis Queeg
- The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1958) ... Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Francis Queeg
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Todd Thoman / Dr. Merle Gardner
- On the Take (1958) ... Lieutenant Todd Thoman
- Flight 951 (1955) ... Dr. Merle Gardner
 1958 Fortunella
Professor Golfiero Paganica
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Frank Parisi
- The Honor System (1958) ... Frank Parisi
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Vince Polito
- Comfort for the Grave (1958) ... Vince Polito
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Langsdorff
- Day of Glory (1958) ... Captain Langsdorff
 1957 Beau James
Chris Nolan
 1956 Born Yesterday (TV Movie)
Harry Brock
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Edward L. McKeever
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Jim Hefferan
- The Hefferan Family (1956) ... Jim Hefferan
 1956 The Leather Saint
Gus MacAuliffe
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Harry Manning
- The Man in the Black Robe (1956) ... Harry Manning
- White Night (1956)
 1956 The Gamma People
Mike Wilson
 1955 Joe MacBeth
Joe MacBeth
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Gen. Marcus Scott
- The Answer (1955) ... Gen. Marcus Scott
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
'Numbers' Dorson
- Numbers and Figures (1955) ... 'Numbers' Dorson
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Zeke
- Black Eagle Pass (1955) ... Zeke
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Rick Blaine
- Casablanca (1955) ... Rick Blaine
 1954 Green Fire
Vic Leonard
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Calling Scotland Yard: The Sable Scarf (Short)
Commentator
 1954 High and Dry
Calvin B. Marshall - the American
 1954 Calling Scotland Yard: Falstaff's Fur Coat (Short)
Commentator
 1954 Executive Suite
Josiah Walter Dudley
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- The Magic Touch (1954)
 1953 Forever Female
E. Harry Phillips
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
Husband
- Justice (1953) ... Husband
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Harry (segment "The Oyster and the Pearl")
- The Oyster and the Pearl (1953) ... Harry (segment "The Oyster and the Pearl")
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Andrew McBain
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- The Living Image (1953)
 1952 We're Not Married!
Hector C. Woodruff
 1952 Clash by Night
Jerry D'Amato
 1952 When in Rome
Joe Brewster
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern
 1951 Rhubarb
Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Harry Joplin
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Police Officer Charlie Dunnigan
 1950 Panic in the Streets
Capt. Tom Warren
 1950 Love That Brute
E.L. 'Big Ed' Hanley
 1950 The Big Lift
Hank Kowalski
 1949 Everybody Does It
Leonard Borland aka Logan Bennett
 1949 It Happens Every Spring
Monk Lanigan
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Porter Hollingsway
 1943 Margin for Error
Policeman at Front Desk (uncredited)
 1938 Saturday Night Swing Club (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1936 Check Your Cash (Short)
Paul / Commentator
 1936 Calling All Tars (Short)
Semaphore Signalman (uncredited)
 1935 P's and Cues (Short)
Narrator
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Show Show Self (33 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Radio Announcer"; Broadway debut) in "Double Dummy" on Broadway. Romance/satire. Written by Doty Hobart and Tom McKnight. Scenic Design by S. Syrjala. Directed by Edith Meiser. John Golden Theatre: 11 Nov 1936-Dec 1936 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Teddy Bergman, Sanford Bickart, Marvin Blackstone,... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Jan Sterling  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

By and large theatre actors are better than movie actors because they understand responsibility. When the curtain goes up on a play you are on you own. You're trapped. I think that the two mediums to look forward to working in are the theatre and television, but I must say that Hollywood isn't a dead city by any means, I'll surely be going back some time. See more »

Trivia:

Douglas had a penchant for making blunt statements that frequently turned controversial. One of the more notable occurred while he was touring the South in the play "The Caine Mutiny Court Marital" in 1955. After a North Carolina newspaper quoted him as saying, "The South stinks! It's a land of sow belly and segregation," the play's tour was canceled. Douglas claimed, to no avail, that he was ... See more »

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