Richard Gaines (I) (1904–1975)

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Richard Gaines was born on July 23, 1904 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Richard Houston Gaines. He was an actor, known for Double Indemnity (1944), Ace in the Hole (1951) and The More the Merrier (1943). He was married to Brenda Marshall. He died on July 20, 1975 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Double Indemnity Mr. Norton
The More the Merrier Charles J. Pendergast
Brute Force McCallum


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 1960-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
M. J. Harrison / James Barrett
- The Case of M.J.H. (1962) ... M. J. Harrison
- The Baby-Blue Expression (1960) ... James Barrett
 1961 The Outsider
Chairman (uncredited)
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Jefferson Davis
- Mission--Varina (1961) ... Jefferson Davis
 1958-1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge / Judge Carwell / Judge Treadwell
- The Case of the Violent Vest (1961) ... Judge
- The Case of the Fickle Fortune (1961) ... Judge
- The Case of the Wandering Widow (1960) ... Judge
- The Case of the Crying Cherub (1960) ... Judge
- The Case of the Singing Skirt (1960) ... Judge
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Dean Robinson
- That Certain Age (1961) ... Dean Robinson
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Dr. Burton
- Nightmare Bay (1961) ... Dr. Burton
 1960 The Great Impostor
State Official (uncredited)
 1960 McGarry and His Mouse (TV Movie)
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Jeffrey Blaine
- The Positive Negative (1959) ... Jeffrey Blaine
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
J. Roberts Pawley
- Passenger to Mescalero (1959) ... J. Roberts Pawley
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Dr. Elias Spaulding
- Sleep No More My Lady (1959) ... Dr. Elias Spaulding
 1959 The Big Fisherman
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Inspector Humbert
- This Will Do Nicely (1959) ... Inspector Humbert
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Ethan the Butler
- The Hank Butler Story (1959) ... Ethan the Butler
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
- Resurrection (1957) ... Owens
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Judge (uncredited)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1956-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Big Shooter (1957) ... Beaummy
- That's the Man! (1956)
 1956 5 Steps to Danger
Dean Brant
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Forbidden Area (1956) ... Admiral
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
- The Garsten Case (1956)
 1956 Francis in the Haunted House
D.A. Reynolds
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Cochise / Abraham Lincoln
- Cochise, Greatest of the Apaches (1956) ... Cochise
- How Chance Made Lincoln President (1955) ... Abraham Lincoln
 1956 Ransom!
 1955 Trial
Dr. Johannes Schacter
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
- The Case of the Deadly Homburg (1955) ... Lamar
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mr. Chisholm
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... Mr. Chisholm
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Paul Hunter
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Soldier's Bride (TV Movie)
Zachary Taylor
 1952-1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
George Washington / Dr. Hayes
- Spindletop: Texas' First Oil Gushers (1954) ... Dr. Hayes
- A Strange Journey (1954) ... George Washington
 1954 Drum Beat
Dr. Thomas
 1954 Your Play Time (TV Series)
Len Sills
- Far, Far Better Things (1954) ... Len Sills
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Jack Green
- The Boat (1954) ... Jack Green
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Len Sills
- A Far, Far Better Thing (1954) ... Len Sills
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- Love at Sea (1953) ... Rawlinson
 1953 Marry Me Again
Dr. Pepperdine
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Worried Man (1953)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
- The Briefcase Story (1952) ... Robertson
 1952 The Doctor (TV Series)
- The Hiding Place (1952)
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
Earl Bland / Gaff Morgan
- Speak No Evil (1952) ... Earl Bland / Gaff Morgan
 1952 Boss Lady (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1952)
- Episode #1.3 (1952)
- Premiere Show (1952) ... Roger
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Harry Johnson
- The Case of the Matchmaker (1952) ... Harry Johnson
 1951 Flight to Mars
Prof. Jackson
 1951 Ace in the Hole
 1950 Key to the City
Speaker on TV Broadcast (uncredited)
 1949 A Kiss for Corliss
 1949 Strange Bargain
Malcolm Jarvis
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Dist. Atty. John Logan
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Sam McNutt
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Whitson - Farley's Executive
 1947 Dangerous Years
Edgar Burns
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Dennis Thane
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Richard Elsworth
 1947 Ride the Pink Horse
 1947 Unconquered
Col. George Washington
 1947 The Hucksters
 1947 Brute Force
 1946 Humoresque
Frederick Bauer
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Charles Manning
 1946 White Tie and Tails
 1946 Do You Love Me
Ralph Wainwright
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Jeff's Attorney (uncredited)
 1946 So Goes My Love
Mr. Josephus Ford
 1945 A Gun in His Hand (Short)
Police Inspector Dana
 1945 Don Juan Quilligan
Defense Attorney
 1945 Twice Blessed
Senator John Pringle
 1945 The Enchanted Cottage
Frederick 'Freddy' Price
 1944 Double Exposure
James R. Turlock
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Ralph Westcott
 1944 Double Indemnity
Mr. Norton
 1943 Tender Comrade
Waldo Pierson (uncredited)
 1943 The More the Merrier
Charles J. Pendergast
 1942 A Night to Remember
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Patrick Henry
Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: A Glass of Water. Comedy. Written by Eugène Scribe [posthumous credit]. Directed by Maria Germanova. American Laboratory: 5 Mar 1930- Mar 1930 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Britton Diller (as "Arthur Masham"), Emily Floyd (as "Lady Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough"), Richard Gaines (as "The Marquis de Torcy, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard H. Gaines


Brenda Marshall  (divorced)  (1 child)

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Excelled at smug, high-born but insecure know-it-alls, as played in Double Indemnity, The More the Merrier, and Nobody Lives Forever. See more »

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