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John Ridgely

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Ridgely (born John Huntington Rea, September 6, 1909 – January 18, 1968) was an American film character actor with over 175 film credits. He appeared in the 1946 Humphrey Bogart film The Big Sleep as blackmailing gangster Eddie Mars and had a memorable role as a suffering heart patient in the film noir Nora Prentiss (1947). He appeared in a large number of other Warner Bros. films in the 1930s and 1940s. Freelancing after 1948, John Ridgely continued to essay general-purpose parts until he left films in 1953. Thereafter, he worked in summer-theater productions and television until his death from a heart attack at the age of 58 in 1968.

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Sep 6, 1909 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Streamline Express 1935-09-15
Latest Project:
Movie Off Limits 1952-12-30
Known For
Poster of The Big Sleep
Poster of Spills for Thrills
Poster of The Roaring Twenties
Poster of Dark Victory
Movie Off Limits Lt. Cmdr. Parnell 1952-12-30
Movie Fort Osage Henry Travers 1952-02-10
Movie Room for One More Harry Foreman 1952-01-10
Movie The Greatest Show on Earth Assistant Manager 1952-02-16
Movie Half Angel Tim McCarey 1951-05-05
Movie The Last Outpost Sam McQuade 1951-04-04
Movie When the Redskins Rode Christopher Gist 1951-05-30
Movie Thunder in God's Country Bill Stafford 1951-04-07
Movie A Place in the Sun Coroner 1951-06-12
Movie As You Were Captain 1951-10-05
Movie The Blue Veil Doctor (Uncredited) 1951-10-26
Movie Beauty on Parade Jeffrey Woodstock 1950-05-04
Movie Backfire Plainclothesman (uncredited) 1950-01-26
Movie The Lost Volcano Fred Barton 1950-06-25
Movie Edge of Doom Detective #1 1950-08-03
Movie The Petty Girl Patrolman 1950-08-17
Movie Saddle Tramp Slim 1950-09-21
Movie Trouble Makers 'Silky' Thomas 1949-01-02
Movie Tucson Ben 1949-04-27
Movie Border Incident Mr. Neley 1949-10-28
Movie Task Force Dixie Rankin 1949-08-30
Movie Once More, My Darling Burke 1949-09-10
Movie Night Wind Walters 1948-09-01
Movie Sealed Verdict Lance Nissen 1948-11-05
Movie Luxury Liner Chief Officer Carver 1948-11-09
Movie That Way With Women Sam 1947-03-29
Movie Nora Prentiss Walter Bailey, Heart Patient 1947-02-22
Movie Possessed Chief investigator of drowning 1947-05-29
Movie That's My Man Ramsey 1947-06-01
Movie Cry Wolf Jackson Laidell 1947-07-18
Movie High Wall Assistant District Attorney David Wallace (as John Ridgeley) 1947-12-17
Movie Two Guys from Milwaukee Mike Collins 1946-07-26
Movie My Reputation Cary Abbott 1946-01-25
Movie The Big Sleep Eddie Mars 1946-08-23
Movie The Man I Love Roy Otis 1946-12-26
Movie God Is My Co-Pilot David 'Tex' Hill 1945-04-07
Movie Danger Signal Thomas Turner 1945-11-21
Movie Pride of the Marines Jim Merchant 1945-08-24
Movie Arsenic and Old Lace Officer Saunders 1944-09-01
Movie The Doughgirls Julian Cadman 1944-11-25
Movie Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944-12-15
Movie Air Force Pilot 1943-03-20
Movie Destination Tokyo Reserve Officer Raymond 1943-12-31
Movie Northern Pursuit Jim Austen 1943-11-13
Movie The Man Who Came to Dinner Radio Man 1942-01-01
Movie Bullet Scars Hank O'Connor 1942-03-07
Movie The Big Shot Tim 1942-06-13
Movie Secret Enemies John Trent 1942-09-17
Movie Wings for the Eagle Alec Johnson 1942-07-18
Movie Strange Alibi Tex Alexander (prisoner) 1941-04-19
Movie The Wagons Roll at Night Arch 1941-04-25
Movie Knockout Pat Martin 1941-03-29
Movie Here Comes Happiness Jim 1941-03-14
Movie Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra Assistant (uncredited) 1941-01-04
Movie The Great Mr. Nobody Eddie Williams 1941-02-15
Movie Million Dollar Baby Ollie Ward 1941-05-31
Movie Navy Blues 'Jersey' 1941-09-13
Movie Dangerously They Live John, Nazi Henchman 1941-12-24
Movie Highway West Alex, Armored Car Guard 1941-08-07
Movie They Died with Their Boots On 2nd Lt. Davis (uncredited) 1941-11-20
Movie Steel Against the Sky Joe (uncredited) 1941-12-13
Movie Nine Lives Are Not Enough Garage Mechanic (uncredited) 1941-09-20
Movie At the Stroke of Twelve Reporter 1941-11-15
Movie Torrid Zone Gardner 1940-05-18
Movie Saturday's Children Mr. MacReady (voice) (uncredited) 1940-05-04
Movie Flight Angels Lt. Parsons 1940-05-18
Movie 'Til We Meet Again Junior Officer (uncredited) 1940-04-20
Movie The Fighting 69th Moran (uncredited) 1940-01-27
Movie Spills for Thrills Movie Director (uncredited) 1940-01-07
Movie Brother Orchid Texas Pearson 1940-06-07
Movie Castle on the Hudson Intake Guard (uncredited) 1940-02-17
Movie Teddy the Rough Rider Reporter 1940-02-21
Movie The Letter Driver (uncredited) 1940-11-21
Movie Father Is A Prince Salesman 1940-11-18
Movie Lady with Red Hair Actor Playing Paul (uncredited) 1940-11-30
Movie They Drive by Night Hank Dawson (uncredited) 1940-07-26
Movie No Time for Comedy Cashier (uncredited) 1940-09-14
Movie March On, Marines Hap 1940-12-14
Movie River's End Jeffers 1940-08-10
Movie Money and the Woman Doctor (uncredited) 1940-08-17
Movie Service with the Colors Army Lieutenant (uncredited) 1940-08-31
Movie On Trial Radio Announcer (uncredited) 1939-04-01
Movie Confessions of a Nazi Spy Army Hospital Clerk (uncredited) 1939-05-06
Movie Women in the Wind Salesman (uncredited) 1939-04-15
Movie Naughty But Nice Harry, Hudson's Assistant (uncredited) 1939-06-23
Movie You Can't Get Away with Murder Gas Station Proprietor 1939-03-23
Movie Quiet, Please Sears' Assistant (uncredited) 1939-07-01
Movie Torchy Runs for Mayor Photographer in Mayor's Office (uncredited) 1939-05-13
Movie Wings of the Navy Dan Morrison 1939-02-11
Movie They Made Me a Criminal Charles 'Charlie' Magee (Reporter) 1939-01-21
Movie King of the Underworld Jerry 1939-01-14
Movie Torchy Blane in Chinatown Officer (uncredited) 1939-02-02
Movie Each Dawn I Die Reporter (uncredited) 1939-07-22
Movie Secret Service of the Air Joe LeRoy 1939-03-04
Movie Nancy Drew... Reporter Beldenburg Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) 1939-02-18
Movie The Adventures of Jane Arden Reporter 1939-03-18
Movie Dark Victory Man Making Crack About Judith (uncredited) 1939-04-20
Movie The Return of Doctor X Rodgers 1939-11-23
Movie Kid Nightingale Whitey 1939-11-03
Movie The Roaring Twenties Cabbie at Grand Central (uncredited) 1939-10-28
Movie A Child Is Born Intern Going to See Operation (uncredited) 1939-12-07
Movie Private Detective Donald Norton 1939-12-09
Movie The Cowboy Quarterback Mr. Walters 1939-07-29
Movie Invisible Stripes Employment Clerk (uncredited) 1939-12-30
Movie Smashing the Money Ring Policeman (uncredited) 1939-10-21
Movie On Dress Parade Fort Lewis Firing Range Sergeant (uncredited) 1939-11-18
Movie Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite Reporter at Match 1939-08-12
Movie Slapsie Maxie's Reporter (uncredited) 1939-09-16
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Ted Horn 1939-08-05
Movie Everybody's Hobby Ranger Mike Morgan 1939-08-26
Movie The Bill of Rights Massachusetts Congressman 1939-08-19
Movie Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Reporter 1939-09-09
Movie Angels Wash Their Faces Reporter at Pillory (uncredited) 1939-08-26
Movie Torchy Blane in Panama Sparks (as John Ridgeley) 1938-05-07
Movie He Couldn't Say No Man-On-The-Street Reporter 1938-03-19
Movie Western Trails Ben McClure 1938-05-31
Movie Forbidden Valley Duke Lafferty 1938-02-13
Movie The Patient in Room 18 Jim Warren 1938-01-08
Movie Little Miss Thoroughbred Jim (aka Slug) 1938-06-04
Movie The Spy Ring Spy Ring Member (uncredited) 1938-01-08
Movie Blondes at Work Regan 1938-02-05
Movie Torchy Gets Her Man Henchman Bugs 1938-11-12
Movie Garden of the Moon Sound Control Engineer (uncredited) 1938-09-23
Movie Hard to Get Burke 1938-11-05
Movie Going Places Desk Clerk 1938-12-31
Movie White Banners Charles Ellis 1938-06-23
Movie Boy Meets Girl Simmons - Friday's Film Cutter 1938-08-27
Movie Racket Busters Yellow Stripe Truck Driver (uncredited) 1938-07-16
Movie My Bill Mr. Martin, Florist 1938-07-08
Movie Cowboy from Brooklyn Beacon Reporter 1938-07-09
Movie The Man Without a Country Ship's Officer (uncredited) 1937-11-27
Movie Streamline Express Train Steward (uncredited) 1935-09-15