Charles D. Brown (I) (1887–1948)

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Charles D. Brown was born on July 1, 1887 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Sleep (1946), The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Speed to Burn (1938). He was married to Nellie V. Tallman (actress). He died on November 25, 1948 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Sleep Norris
Speed to Burn Pop Williams
Algiers Max


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 1949 Follow Me Quietly
Police Insp. Mulvaney
 1949 Tulsa
Judge McKay (uncredited)
 1948 In This Corner
Victor 'Doc' Fuller
 1948 I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
Inspector Stevens
 1948 Let's Live Again
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Mr. Sadd
 1947 I Walk Alone
Police Lt. Hollaran (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Jeff Baird
 1947 Railroaded!
Police Capt. MacTaggart
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Michael 'Mike' Dawson
 1947 Undercover Maisie
Captain Mead
 1946 Swell Guy
McHugh (uncredited)
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Lieutenant Commander
 1946 The Killers
Packy Robinson - Ole's Manager
 1946 The Big Sleep
 1946 Notorious
Judge (uncredited)
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile
Dietrich - Bank President
 1946 Danger Woman
Inspector Pepper
 1946 The Searching Wind
 1946 In Fast Company
Father Donovan
 1946 The Man Who Dared
Dist. Atty. Darrell Tyson
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Wells (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Ed Collner - Chronicle Reporter
 1946 Night Editor
Crane Stewart
 1946 Just Before Dawn
Insp. Burns
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
 1945 Sing Your Way Home
Charles 'Woody' Woodrow (uncredited)
 1945 Sunbonnet Sue
Father Hurley
 1945 Apology for Murder
Ward McKee
 1945 Don Juan Quilligan
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1945 Eve Knew Her Apples
Joe Gordon
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
Mr. Winslow
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Capt. Johnson (uncredited)
 1944 Secret Command
James Thane
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Inspector Saunders (uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys
Col. Starret (uncredited)
 1944 Jam Session
Raymond Stuart
 1944 Up in Arms
Mr. Campbell
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Capt. Squires (uncredited)
 1944 The Racket Man
Clark (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Ed (uncredited)
 1943 Minesweeper
Cmdr. Lane
 1943 The Iron Major
Fordham Official (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Curtis Glenby (uncredited)
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
Dr. G.W. Humboldt
 1943 Destroyer
Doctor (uncredited)
 1943 Bombardier
Officer at Briefing (uncredited)
 1942 Sweater Girl
Police Lt. McGill
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Inspector Gallagher
 1942 Roxie Hart
Charles E. Murdock
 1942 Right to the Heart
Jim Killian
 1941 Glamour Boy
Martin Carmichael
 1941 The Devil Pays Off
Capt. Jonathan Hunt
 1941 International Lady
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Bob Martin
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
District Attorney
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
'Doctor' in Sideshow (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Maj. Sumner
 1940 The Old Swimmin' Hole
Doc Elliott (as Charles Brown)
 1940 The Leather Pushers
J.R. Stevens
 1940 Boom Town
U.S. Marshal Stebbins (uncredited)
 1940 Buyer Beware (Short)
Police Insp. William C. Thomas (uncredited)
 1940 Pier 13
Police Captain Blake
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Capt. Roscoe
 1940 Women in War
Freddie (uncredited)
 1940 Florian
New York Police Lt. (uncredited)
 1940 Brother Orchid
Brother Wren
 1940 Forgotten Girls
Editor Linton
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Sergeant Putting Pinch on Mickey and Johnny (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1940 Know Your Money (Short)
George D. Waldron
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
 1940 Wolf of New York
Const. Nolan
 1940 He Married His Wife
 1940 City of Chance
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1939 Kid Nightingale
Charles Paxton
 1939 Little Accident
Jeff Collins
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring
Steve Parker
 1939 Babes in Arms
Larry Randall (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno
Chief of Police King
 1939 Tell No Tales
Police Lt. Brandt (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island
Col. Thomas Castle
 1939 Inside Story
J.B. Douglas
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
 1939 Disbarred
 1938 The Duke of West Point
Doc Porter
 1938 Up the River
Warden Harris
 1938 Exposed
Steve Conway
 1938 Five of a Kind
Editor Crane
 1938 Flight to Fame
Major Loy
 1938 Time Out for Murder
Max - City Editor (uncredited)
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Bill Thorne
 1938 Barefoot Boy
Calvin Whittaker
 1938 Think It Over (Short)
Fire Inspector Wilson
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
 1938 Speed to Burn
Pop Williams
 1938 Island in the Sky
Inspector Whitehead
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
 1938 Algiers
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
'Click' Donovan
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Hugo (as Chas. D. Brown)
 1931 The False Madonna
Peter Angel (as Chas. D. Brown)
 1931 Touchdown!
 1931 24 Hours
Detective (uncredited)
 1931 The Road to Reno
Jim - Bartender at Pussy-Willow Cafe (uncredited)
 1931 The Secret Call
Bob Barnes
 1931 Murder by the Clock
Officer O'Brien (uncredited)
 1929 The Dance of Life
Lefty Miller
 1929 Dangerous Curves
 1921 The Way of a Maid
Gordon Witherspoon
 1921 A Man of Stone
Lord Reggie
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Here Today (1932). Comedy. Written by George Oppenheimer [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 6 Sep 1932- Oct 1932 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: Sally Bates (as "Claire Windrew"), Charles D. Brown (as "Stanley Dale"), Geoffrey Bryant (as "Jeffrey Windrew"), Ruth ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

C.D. Brown | Charles Brown | Chas. D. Brown


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Nellie V. Tallman (actress)  (his death)

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Appeared in many successful Broadway productions, often in roles requiring a dry, pungent humor. See more »

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