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Jack Luden (1902–1951)

Jack Luden's story is one of the saddest in Hollywood. He was born as Jacob Benson Luden in Reading, Pennsylvania, with a silver spoon in his mouth; his uncle was the millionaire founder of Luden's Cough Drops and he attended the finest schools on the east coast. But he was restless, possessing an impulsive rebellious streak and opted for an acting... See full bio »

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Known For

Stagecoach Days Breezy Larkin
Partners in Crime Richard Demming, Assistant DistrictAttorney
Pioneer Trail Breezy


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 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
Naval Air Captain (uncredited)
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1945 Dangerous Partners
First Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Bordertown Trail
Lieutenant Victor Carson (as Jack B. Luden)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
British Convoy Driver (uncredited)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Doctor (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Man (uncredited)
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Major (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
Merchant Marine Officer (uncredited)
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Steward (uncredited)
 1942 Silver Queen
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1942 I Married a Witch
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1942 The Glass Key
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Just Off Broadway
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Spectator Announcing Girl's Death (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Southern Gentleman at Tea (uncredited)
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Lawton's First Adjutant (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Engineer (uncredited)
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Newsman (uncredited)
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Captain (uncredited)
 1941 The Getaway
FBI Agent Higgins (uncredited)
 1941 West Point Widow
Interne (uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Captain at Court-Martial (uncredited)
 1940 Flight Command
Hell Cat (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Constable Douglas (uncredited)
 1940 Arise, My Love
American Correspondent (uncredited)
 1940 Florian
Swiss Officer (uncredited)
 1939 Balalaika (uncredited)
 1939 Susannah of the Mounties
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Attorney (uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Going Places
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Phantom Gold
 1938 Mr. Chump
Inn Patron (uncredited)
 1938 Pioneer Trail
 1938 Stagecoach Days
Breezy Larkin
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Dog Show Attendee (uncredited)
 1938 Rolling Caravans
Breezy (as John Luden)
 1937 The Toast of New York
Man in New York Restaurant (uncredited)
 1936 King of the Royal Mounted
RCMP Const. Smith
 1935 Suicide Squad
Ed Drake
 1934 I Believed in You
Bunny Stevens (uncredited)
 1933 Ann Carver's Profession
Bill's Architect Co-Worker (uncredited)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Congressman (uncredited)
 1932 Sundown Rider
Wagner (uncredited)
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1930 Young Eagles
Lieutenant Barker
 1930 Street of Chance
Holland House Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1929 Faro Nell (Short)
Dick Thatcher
 1929 Why Bring That Up?
 1929 Dangerous Curves
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
Bob (uncredited)
 1929 Innocents of Paris
 1929 The Wild Party
 1929 The Wolf of Wall Street (uncredited)
 1928 Sins of the Fathers
Otto Schmidt
 1928 The Woman from Moscow
Ipanoff's Brother
 1928 Forgotten Faces
 1928 Fools for Luck
Ray Caldwell
 1928 Partners in Crime
Richard Demming, Assistant DistrictAttorney
 1928 Under the Tonto Rim
Bud Watson
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Tony Holden
 1927 Aflame in the Sky
Terry Owen
 1927 Shootin' Irons
Pan Smith
 1927 Tell It to Sweeney
Jack Sweeney
 1927 The Last Outlaw
Ward Lane
 1927 City of Shadows
Dan Sykes
 1927 Yours to Command
Ted Hanson
 1927 Uneasy Payments
Tom Gatesby
 1927 A Knight Before Christmas (Short)
 1927 Blisters Under the Skin (Short)
 1926 Assorted Nuts (Short)
 1926 Ladies Prefer Brunettes (Short)
 1926 Little Miss Bluffit (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 Bruisers and Losers (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 The Midnight Son (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 When a Man's a Fan (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 The Last of His Face (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 Where There's a Bill (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 The Fight That Failed (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 The Lady of Lyons, N.Y. (Short)
Bill Grimm
 1926 The Jade Cup
Billy Crossan
 1926 It's the Old Army Game
Society Bather
 1926 Fascinating Youth
Ross Page

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Alternate Names:

Jack B. Luden | John Luden


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