John Ridgely (I) (1909–1968)

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John Ridgely was a versatile character actor who made over 100 films at Warner Brothers during the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out in bit roles in such films as Dark Victory (1939), They Died with Their Boots On (1941) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Ridgely eventually graduated to larger roles in such classics as Howard Hawks' Air Force (... See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Sleep Eddie Mars
Destination Tokyo Reserve Officer Raymond
Air Force Captain Mike Quincannon - 'Mary Ann' Pilot


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 1952-1955 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Downey - Lawyer
- Outlaw's Portrait (1955) ... Downey - Lawyer
- Photographer Story (1952) ... Downey - Lawyer
 1954 Woman with a Past (TV Series)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
John Page
- The Magician (1953) ... John Page
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Sanders / Allen
- The Venetian Story (1952) ... Sanders
- The Black Hood Story (1952) ... Allen
 1952 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Joe Turner
- My Brother (1952) ... Joe Turner
 1952 Off Limits
Lt. Cmdr. Parnell
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Steve - Newspaper Editor
- Dress in the Window (1952) ... Steve - Newspaper Editor
 1952 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Bill Akeley (uncredited)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- The Prize (1952) ... Niles
 1952 Fort Osage
Henry Travers
 1952 Room for One More
Harry Foreman
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Assistant Manager
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
 1951 The Blue Veil
Doctor (uncredited)
 1951 As You Were
 1951 When Worlds Collide
Chief Customs Inspector (uncredited)
 1951 When the Redskins Rode
Christopher Gist
 1951 Half Angel
Tim McCarey
 1951 Thunder in God's Country
Bill Stafford
 1951 A Place in the Sun
 1951 The Last Outpost
Sam McQuade
 1951 Pal's Gallant Journey (Short)
Gary's Father
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Railroad Detective Dan Hanes
 1950 Saddle Tramp
 1950 Pal, Canine Detective (Short)
Gary's Father
 1950 Rookie Fireman
Harry Williams
 1950 The Petty Girl
 1950 Edge of Doom
1st Detective
 1950 The Lost Volcano
Fred Barton
 1950 Beauty on Parade
Jeffrey Woodstock
 1950 Backfire
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1950 South Sea Sinner
Don Williams
 1949 Border Incident
Mr. Neley
 1949 Dog of the Wild (Short)
Gary's Father
 1949 Once More, My Darling
 1949 Task Force
Dixie Rankin
 1949 Tucson
 1949 I Found a Dog (Short)
The Minister
 1948 Command Decision
James Carwood
 1948 Trouble Makers
'Silky' Thomas
 1948 Pal's Return (Short)
Gary's Father
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Capt. Lance Nissen
 1948 Big Sister Blues (Short)
Alec Saunders
 1948 Luxury Liner
Chief Officer Carver (as John Ridgeley)
 1948 Night Wind
 1948 The Iron Curtain
RCMP Officer Murphy (uncredited)
 1947 High Wall
David Wallace (as John Ridgeley)
 1947 Cry Wolf
Jackson Laidell
 1947 Cheyenne
 1947 That's My Man
 1947 Possessed
 1947 That Way with Women
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Walter Bailey
 1946 The Man I Love
Roy Otis
 1946 The Big Sleep
Eddie Mars
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Mike Collins
 1946 My Reputation
Cary Abbott
 1945 Danger Signal
Thomas Turner
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Jim Merchant
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
David 'Tex' Hill
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
John Ridgely
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
 1944 The Doughgirls
Julian Cadman
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Reserve Officer Raymond
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Jim Austin
 1943 Air Force
Captain Mike Quincannon - 'Mary Ann' Pilot
 1942 Secret Enemies
Agent John Trent
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
 1942 The Big Shot
 1942 Bullet Scars
Hank O'Connor
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Radio Man
 1941 Dangerously They Live
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
Joe (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
2nd Lt. Davis (uncredited)
 1941 At the Stroke of Twelve (Short)
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1941 Navy Blues
 1941 Those Good Old Days (Short)
Joe La Rue Jr. - Gloria's Father (uncredited)
 1941 International Squadron
Bill Torrence
 1941 Highway West
Alex - Armored Car Guard
 1941 Throwing a Party (Short)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
Ollie Ward
 1941 Strange Alibi
 1941 Knockout
Pat Martin
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Eddie Williams
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Tomahawk Inn Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra (Short)
Assistant (uncredited)
 1940 March on, Marines (Short)
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Actor Playing Paul (uncredited)
 1940 Father Is a Prince
 1940 The Letter
Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Reporter (scenes deleted)
 1940 No Time for Comedy
Cashier (uncredited)
 1940 Service with the Colors (Short)
Army Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1940 Money and the Woman
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 River's End
Constable Jeffers
 1940 They Drive by Night
Hank Dawson (uncredited)
 1940 Pony Express Days (Short)
Telegraph Operator, Sacramento (uncredited)
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
Harbor Police Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1940 Brother Orchid
Texas Pearson
 1940 Flight Angels
Lt. Parsons
 1940 Torrid Zone
 1940 Saturday's Children
Mr. MacReady (voice, uncredited)
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Junior Officer (uncredited)
 1940 The Singing Dude (Short)
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 3 Cheers for the Irish
Photographer (uncredited)
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Bill (uncredited)
 1940 Teddy the Rough Rider (Short)
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Intake Guard (uncredited)
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Moran (uncredited)
 1940 Spills for Thrills (Short)
Movie Director (uncredited)
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Employment Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Private Detective
Donald Norton
 1939 A Child Is Born
Intern Going to See Operation (uncredited)
 1939 The Return of Doctor X
 1939 Kid Nightingale
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Cabbie at Grand Central (uncredited)
 1939 On Dress Parade
Fort Lewis Firing Range Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Slapsie Maxie's (Short)
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Reporter at Pillory (uncredited)
 1939 Everybody's Hobby
Ranger Mike Morgan
 1939 The Bill of Rights (Short)
Massachusetts Congressman (uncredited)
 1939 Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite
Reporter at the Wrestling Match
 1939 The Cowboy Quarterback
Mr. Walters
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Waterfront
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1939 Indianapolis Speedway
Ted Horn
 1939 Quiet, Please (Short)
Sears' Assistant (uncredited)
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Harry (uncredited)
 1939 Inside Information
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
Sam, a 50% Owner
 1939 Torchy Runs for Mayor
Photographer in Mayor's Office (uncredited)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Army Hospital Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Dark Victory
Man Making Crack About Judith (uncredited)
 1939 Women in the Wind
Salesman (uncredited)
 1939 On Trial
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder
Gas Station Attendant
 1939 Secret Service of the Air
Joe LeRoy
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Dan Morrison
 1939 Torchy Blane in Chinatown
Submarine Officer (uncredited)
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Charlie Magee
 1939 King of the Underworld
 1938 Going Places
Desk Clerk
 1938 Nancy Drew: Detective
Radio Station Technician (uncredited)
 1938 Torchy Gets Her Man
 1938 Hard to Get
 1938 Broadway Musketeers
Master of Ceremonies (scenes deleted)
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Sound Control Engineer (uncredited)
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Simmons - Friday's Film Cutter (uncredited)
 1938 Sons of the Plains (Short)
 1938 Racket Busters
Yellow Stripe Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Beacon Reporter (as John Ridgley)
 1938 My Bill
 1938 When Were You Born
Crenshaw, Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Men Are Such Fools
Jerry (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred
Jim aka Slug, Becker's Henchman
 1938 Western Trails
Ben McClure
 1938 Crime School
Reporter Covering 'Escape' (uncredited)
 1938 Torchy Blane in Panama
Reynolds (as John Ridgeley)
 1938 He Couldn't Say No
Ed, the Man-On-The-Street Radio Reporter
 1938 Forbidden Valley
Duke Lafferty
 1938 Blondes at Work
 1938 White Banners
Charles Ellis
 1938 The Invisible Menace
Pvt. Innes (scenes deleted)
 1938 The Patient in Room 18
Jim Warren
 1938 The Spy Ring
Spy Ring Member (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Tall Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Missing Witnesses
Train Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Submarine D-1
Lieutenant Junior Grade (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Without a Country (Short)
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1937 They Won't Forget
Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
 1935 Streamline Express
2nd Steward (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

John Ridgeley | John Ridgley


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Virginia Robinson Swift  (his death)  (1 child)

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Father: Ridgely Rea; Mother: Margaret Struther Brown.

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