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Stanley Ridges

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Stanley Ridges (17 July 1890 – 22 April 1951) was a British-born actor who made his mark in films by playing a wide assortment of character parts. Born 17 July 1890 in Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK, Stanley Ridges became a protégé of Beatrice Lillie, a star of musical stage comedies, and spent many years learning and honing his craft on the stage. Eventually making his way to America, Ridges began as a song-and-dance man on Broadway, but later turned to dramatic roles onstage, appearing in such plays as Maxwell Anderson's Mary of Scotland (as Lord Morton) and Valley Forge (as Lieutenant Colonel Lucifer Tench), becoming a romantic leading man. Ridges' silent film debut was in Success (1923). With his excellent diction and rich speaking voice, he easily made the transition into sound films, with his career taking off at age 43, in Crime Without Passion (1934), with Claude Rains. Ridges found himself cast in character roles, as his greying hair put his romantic leading man days at an end. His most best known roles were probably two different characters in one film, one of them the kindly Professor Kingsley and the other the murderous Red Cannon in the thriller Black Friday (1940). The Jekyll and Hyde transformations gave Ridges a chance to display his acting ability. Ridges was often cast in supporting roles in many classic films, and played the lead only once, in the B-picture False Faces (1943). Among Ridges's other film roles were as the Scotland Yard inspector who is shadowing Charles Laughton in the film The Suspect (1944), as Major Buxton (Gary Cooper's commanding officer) in Sergeant York (1942), as Professor Siletsky in To Be or Not to Be (also 1942), and as Cary Travers Grayson, the official White House physician in Wilson (1944). By 1950, he had just begun appearing in television anthologies such as Studio One and Philco Television Playhouse. His last feature film, the Ginger Rogers comedy The Groom Wore Spurs, in which he played a mobster, was released a month before he died. Stanley Ridges died 22 April 1951, in Westbrook, Connecticut, aged 60.


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Born:
Jul 17, 1890 In Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
56
First Appeared:
In the movie Success 1923-02-25
Latest Project:
Movie The Groom Wore Spurs 1951-03-13
Known For
Poster of Canyon Passage
Poster of Because of Him
Poster of Eagle Squadron
Poster of To Be or Not to Be
Filmography
Movie The Groom Wore Spurs Harry Kallen 1951-03-13
Movie Paid in Full Dr. P.J. 'Phil' Winston 1950-02-15
Movie The Man Who Had Influence J. C. Grant 1950-05-29
Movie No Way Out Dr. Sam Moreland 1950-08-16
Movie Streets of Laredo Major Bailey 1949-05-27
Movie You're My Everything Mr. Henry Mercer 1949-06-29
Movie The File on Thelma Jordon Kingsley Willis 1949-11-04
Movie Two Sharp Knives Police Chief Scott Anderson 1949-11-14
Movie Task Force Sen. Bentley 1949-08-30
Movie An Act of Murder Doctor Walter Morrison 1948-12-05
Movie Possessed Dr. Willard 1947-05-29
Movie Canyon Passage Jonas Overmire 1946-07-17
Movie Because of Him Charles Gilbert 1946-01-18
Movie Mr. Ace Toomey 1946-08-02
Movie God Is My Co-Pilot Col. Merian 'Steve' Cooper 1945-04-07
Movie The Phantom Speaks Dr. Paul Renwick 1945-05-10
Movie Captain Eddie Col. Hans Adamson 1945-06-18
Movie Wilson Dr. Cary Grayson 1944-08-01
Movie The Story of Dr. Wassell Cmdr. William B. 'Bill' Goggins 1944-07-04
Movie The Master Race Phil Carson 1944-09-22
Movie The Suspect Insp. Huxley 1944-12-22
Movie Tarzan Triumphs Colonel Von Reichart 1943-01-20
Movie The Voice That Thrilled the World Himself (segment 'Sergeant York') (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie Air Force Maj. Mallory - Clark Field 1943-03-20
Movie False Faces District Attorney Stanley S. Harding 1943-05-28
Movie This Is the Army John Davidson 1943-08-14
Movie To Be or Not to Be Professor Alexander Siletsky 1942-03-05
Movie The Lady Is Willing Kenneth Hanline 1942-02-12
Movie Eagle Squadron Air Minister 1942-06-16
Movie The Big Shot Martin T. Fleming, Attorney 1942-06-13
Movie Eyes in the Night Hansen 1942-10-16
Movie The Sea Wolf Johnson 1941-03-21
Movie Mr. District Attorney District Attorney Tom F. Winton 1941-03-27
Movie Sergeant York Major Buxton 1941-09-27
Movie They Died with Their Boots On Maj. Romulus Taipe 1941-11-20
Movie Black Friday Prof. George Kingsley / Red Cannon 1940-02-29
Movie Union Pacific Gen. Casement 1939-05-05
Movie Each Dawn I Die Mueller 1939-07-22
Movie Let Us Live District Attorney 1939-03-29
Movie Silver on the Sage Earl Brennan / Dave Talbot 1939-03-31
Movie I Stole a Million Downs (uncredited) 1939-08-01
Movie Nick Carter, Master Detective Doctor Frankton (as Stanley C. Ridges) 1939-12-13
Movie Espionage Agent Hamilton Peyton 1939-09-30
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Charles 'Charlie' Garreth 1939-09-16
Movie Yellow Jack Dr. James Carroll 1938-05-19
Movie If I Were King Rene de Montigny 1938-09-28
Movie They're Always Caught Dr. John Pritchard 1938-07-03
Movie The Mad Miss Manton Edward Norris 1938-10-21
Movie There's That Woman Again Tony Croy 1938-12-24
Movie Internes Can't Take Money Dan Innes 1937-04-16
Movie Winterset Shadow 1936-12-03
Movie Sinner Take All MacKelvey 1936-12-18
Movie The Scoundrel Paul Decker 1935-04-30
Movie Crime without Passion Eddie White 1934-08-30
Movie The Poor Fish George 1930-06-07
Movie Success Gilbert Gordon 1923-02-25