Conrad Nagel (1897–1970)

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Conrad Nagel was born on March 16, 1897 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Ship from Shanghai (1930), Quality Street (1927) and Kongo (1932). He was previously married to Michael Coulson Smith, Lynn Merrick and Ruth Helms. He died on February 24, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Ship from Shanghai Howard Vazey
Quality Street Dr. Valentine Brown
Kongo Kingsland
The Right of Way Charley 'Beauty' Steele


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 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Mr. Mallory
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) ... Mr. Mallory
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Gov. Matthew Evans
- Believe and Live (1965) ... Gov. Matthew Evans
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Waley / Arthur Jaffe
- The Brother Killers (1963) ... Dr. Waley
- The Naked Heiress (1962) ... Arthur Jaffe
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Admiral Terence Havener
- Interlude (1964) ... Admiral Terence Havener
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Conrad Nagel
- Here We Go Again (1963) ... Conrad Nagel
 1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Max Kolbe
- Tunnel to Freedom (1962) ... Max Kolbe
 1960-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mr. Paris / Father Prior / Dr. Henry Claridge
- Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing (1962) ... Mr. Paris
- A Month of Sundays (1961) ... Father Prior
- A Fury Slinging Flame (1960) ... Dr. Henry Claridge
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Prisoner (1962) ... Major
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
- An Uncommonly Innocent Killing (1962) ... Lamont
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
Gen. George Crook
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Nathan Claver
- The Case of the Torrid Tapestry (1961) ... Nathan Claver
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
- Landscape with Dead Figures (1961) ... Darrington
 1961 The Witness (TV Series)
Corrupt Judge
- Jimmy Hines (1961) ... Corrupt Judge
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Mayor Walker Wylie
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) ... Mayor Walker Wylie
 1959 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Julius Rutherford-Shank
- They Shall Not Pass (1959) ... Julius Rutherford-Shank
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
G.K. Brody
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Harry Varden
- Sharpshooter (1959) ... Harry Varden
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Harley Beasley
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- Calculated Risk (1958)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Mr. Diamond
- The Secret Love of Johnny Spain (1958) ... Mr. Diamond
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Elementals (1957)
 1957 Hidden Fear
Arthur Miller
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Dr. John Ellis Large / Chaplain Eversley S. Ferris
- The Miracle of Faith (1957) ... Dr. John Ellis Large
- The Last Strand (1957) ... Chaplain Eversley S. Ferris
 1950-1957 Studio One (TV Series)
Professor Anson / Dr. Thorne / Richard Elton
- The Weston Strain (1957) ... Professor Anson
- The Dark Corner (1957) ... Dr. Thorne
- A Wreath of Roses (1950) ... Richard Elton
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
William T. Stinson
- The Great American Hoax (1957) ... William T. Stinson
 1956-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Randall
- The Duel (1957)
- Hit and Run (1956) ... Mr. Randall
- Shadow of Evil (1956)
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Mr. President
- The Answer (1955) ... Mr. President
 1955 Hollywood Preview (TV Series)
Host (1955)
 1955 All That Heaven Allows
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Philip Voaze
- Interference (1953) ... Philip Voaze
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Norman Maine
- A Star Is Born (1951) ... Norman Maine
 1948 The Vicious Circle
Karl Nemesch
 1948 Stage Struck
Police Lt. Williams
 1946 Prospecting for Petroleum (Documentary short)
The Voice of Oil (voice)
 1945 Adventures of Rusty
Hugh Mitchell
 1945 Forever Yours
Dr. Randall
 1940 I Want a Divorce
David Holland, Sr.
 1940 One Million B.C.
 1939 The Mad Empress
 1937 Bank Alarm
Alan O'Connor
 1937 The Gold Racket
Alan O'Connor
 1937 Navy Spy
Alan O'Connor
 1936 Yellow Cargo
Alan O'Connor
 1936 Wedding Present
Roger Dodacker
 1936 The Girl from Mandalay
John Foster
 1936 With Pleasure, Madame
John Egan, posing as Baron Dupont
 1935 One New York Night
 1935 Death Flies East
John Robinson Gordon
 1934 One Hour Late
Stephen Barclay
 1934 The Marines Are Coming
Capt. Edward 'Ned' Benton
 1934 Dangerous Corner
Robert Chatfield
 1933 Ann Vickers
Lindsey Atwell
 1933 The Constant Woman
Walt Underwood
 1932 Fast Life
Clarence Burton
 1932 Kongo
 1932 Divorce in the Family
Dr. Shumaker
 1932 The Man Called Back
Dr. David Yorke
 1931 Hell Divers
Duke Johnson
 1931 The Pagan Lady
Ernest Todd
 1931 The Reckless Hour
Edward 'Eddie' Adams
 1931 Son of India
William Darsay
 1931 Three Who Loved
John Hanson
 1931 Bad Sister
Dr. Dick Lindley
 1931 East Lynne
Robert Carlyle
 1930 Free Love
Stephen Ferrier
 1930 The Right of Way
Charley 'Beauty' Steele
 1930 Today
Fred Warner
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Cosse de Brissac
 1930 A Lady Surrenders
Winthrop Beauvel
 1930 Numbered Men
 1930 One Romantic Night
Dr. Nicholas Haller
 1930 The Divorcee
 1930 Redemption
Victor Karenin
 1930 Second Wife
Walter Fairchild
 1930 The Ship from Shanghai
Howard Vazey
 1929 Dynamite
Roger Towne
 1929 The Sacred Flame
Col. Maurice Taylor
 1929 The Kiss
André Dubail
 1929 The Thirteenth Chair
Richard Crosby
 1929 The Idle Rich
William Van Luyn
 1929 Kid Gloves
Kid Gloves
 1929 The Redeeming Sin
Dr. Raoul de Boise
 1928 Red Wine
Charles H. Cook
 1928 The Terror
Narrator of Spoken Credit Titles (uncredited)
 1928 Caught in the Fog
Bob Vickers
 1928 State Street Sadie
Ralph Blake
 1928 The Mysterious Lady
Karl von Raden
 1928 The Michigan Kid
Michigan Kid / Jim Rowen
 1928 Diamond Handcuffs
 1928 Tenderloin
Chuck White
 1928 Glorious Betsy
Jérôme Bonaparte
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 7 (Short)
 1927 If I Were Single
Ted Howard
 1927 London After Midnight
Arthur Hibbs
 1927 The Girl from Chicago
Handsome Joe
 1927 Quality Street
Dr. Valentine Brown
 1927 Slightly Used
Major John Smith
 1927 Heaven on Earth
Edmond Durand
 1926 There You Are!
George Fenwick
 1926 Tin Hats
Jack Benson
 1926 The Waning Sex
Philip Barry
 1926 Exquisite Sinner
Dominique Prad
 1926 Memory Lane
Jimmy Holt
 1926 Dance Madness
Roger Halladay
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
Dirk de Rhonde
 1925 The Only Thing
Harry Vane - the Duke of Chevenix
 1925 Sun-Up
 1925 Pretty Ladies
Maggie's Dream Lover
 1925 Cheaper to Marry
Dick Tyler
 1925 Excuse Me
Harry Mallory
 1924 So This Is Marriage?
Peter Marsh
 1924 The Snob
Herrick Appleton
 1924 Married Flirts
Perley Rex
 1924 Sinners in Silk
Brock Farley
 1924 Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Angel Clare
 1924 The Rejected Woman
John Leslie (as Mr. Conrad Nagel)
 1924 Three Weeks
Paul Verdayne
 1924 Name the Man!
Victor Stowell
 1923 The Rendezvous
Walter Stanford
 1923 Lawful Larceny
Andrew Dorsey
 1923 Bella Donna
Nigel Armine
 1923 Grumpy
Ernest Heron
 1922 Singed Wings
Peter Gordon
 1922 The Impossible Mrs. Bellew
John Helstan
 1922 Nice People
Scotty White
 1922 The Ordeal
Dr. Robert Acton
 1922 Hate
Dick Talbot
 1922 Saturday Night
Richard Prentiss
 1921 Fool's Paradise
Arthur Phelps
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Emilie Diaz, a pianist
 1921 The Lost Romance
Allen Erskine, M.D
 1921 What Every Woman Knows
John Shand
 1921 Forbidden Fruit
Actor in play 'Forbidden Fruit' (uncredited)
 1920 Midsummer Madness
Julian Osborne
 1920 Unseen Forces
Clyde Brunton
 1920 The Fighting Chance
Stephen Siward
 1919 Romeo's Dad (Short)
 1919 The Redhead
Matthew Thurlow
 1919 The Lion and the Mouse
Jefferson Ryder
 1918 Little Women
Laurie Laurence
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Stage: Appeared in "The Skin of Our Teeth" on Broadway. Comedy. See more »

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At the time (1927), I was under contract to MGM. So Louis Mayer was mad at me. The worst punishment he could think of was to lend me to Warner Brothers for a picture. See more »


Was engaged to Hollywood starlet (and co-author of The Blob) Kay Linaker 4 times. They met while they were filming The Girl from Mandalay (1936). Nagel was 39 and Linaker 23. See more »


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