John Ridgely

Actor
Character actor John Ridgely spent the majority of his career as part of the much-vaunted studio system of the 1930s and '40s, when actors were most often signed to exclusive contracts to specific studios whose ... Read more »
Born: 09/06/1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Off Limits 1953 (Movie)

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The Greatest Show on Earth 1953 (Movie)

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Room For One More 1952 (Movie)

Harry Foreman (Actor)

The Blue Veil 1951 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Last Outpost 1951 (Movie)

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A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

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Edge of Doom 1950 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Command Decision 1949 (Movie)

James Carwood (Actor)

Possessed 1947 (Movie)

Lt. Harker (Actor)

The Big Sleep 1946 (Movie)

Eddie Mars (Actor)

Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)

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God Is My Co-Pilot 1945 (Movie)

David 'Tex' Hill (Actor)

Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 (Movie)

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The Big Shot 1941 (Movie)

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The Man Who Came to Dinner 1941 (Movie)

Radio Man (Actor)

International Squadron 1940 (Movie)

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Million Dollar Baby 1940 (Movie)

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The Wagons Roll at Night 1940 (Movie)

Arch (Actor)

Brother Orchid 1939 (Movie)

Texas Pearson (Actor)

Secret Service of the Air 1939 (Movie)

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Going Places 1938 (Movie)

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Nancy Drew - Reporter 1938 (Movie)

Beldenburg Hotel Desk Clerk (Actor)

You Can't Get Away With Murder 1938 (Movie)

Gas Station Attendant (Actor)

White Banners 1937 (Movie)

Charles Ellis (Actor)

'Til We Meet Again (Movie)

Junior officer (Actor)

Air Force (Movie)

Capt. Michael A. Quincannon (Actor)

Al Jennings of Oklahoma (Movie)

Dan Hanes (Actor)

Beauty on Parade (Movie)

Jeffrey Woodstock (Actor)

Blondes at Work (Movie)

Regan (Actor)

Border Incident (Movie)

Mr. Neley (Actor)

Castle on the Hudson (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

Confessions of a Nazi Spy (Movie)

Army Hospital Clerk (Actor)

Dangerously They Live (Movie)

John (Actor)

Each Dawn I Die (Movie)

Jerry Poague, Reporter (Actor)

Forbidden Valley (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Gambling on the High Seas (Movie)

Harbor police dispatcher (Actor)

Half Angel (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Hard to Get (Movie)

Schaff (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Indianapolis Speedway (Movie)

Ted Horn (Actor)

Luxury Liner (Movie)

Chief Officer Carver (Actor)

My Reputation (Movie)

Cary Abbott (Actor)

Navy Blues (Movie)

Jersey (Actor)

No Time for Comedy (Movie)

Cashier (Actor)

Nora Prentiss (Movie)

Walter Bailey (Actor)

Northern Pursuit (Movie)

Jim Austen (Actor)

Once More, My Darling (Movie)

Burke, FBI Man (Actor)

Pride of the Marines (Movie)

Jim Merchant (Actor)

Private Detective (Movie)

Donald Norton (Actor)

Saturday's Children (Movie)

Mr. MacReady (Actor)

Sealed Verdict (Movie)

Capt. Lance Nissen (Actor)

Secret Enemies (Movie)

John Trent (Actor)

South Sea Sinner (Movie)

Don Williams (Actor)

Submarine D-1 (Movie)

Lt. Junior Grade (Actor)

That Way with Women (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

That's My Man (Movie)

Ramsey (Actor)

The Adventures of Jane Arden (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

The Cowboy Quarterback (Movie)

Mr. Walters (Actor)

The Doughgirls (Movie)

Julian Cadman (Actor)

The Fighting 69th (Movie)

Moran (Actor)

The Invisible Menace (Movie)

Pvt. Innes (Actor)

The Iron Curtain (Movie)

Policeman Murphy (Actor)

The Kid from Kokomo (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The Lady with Red Hair (Movie)

Actor Playing Paul (Actor)

The Letter (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

The Lost Volcano (Movie)

Barton (Actor)

The Man I Love (Movie)

Roy Otis (Actor)

The Man Who Talked Too Much (Movie)

Assistant District Attorney Brooks (Actor)

The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Movie)

Bill Akeley (Actor)

The Petty Girl (Movie)

Patrolman (Actor)

They Made Me a Criminal (Movie)

Charlie Magee (Actor)

Three Cheers for the Irish (Movie)

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Torchy Blane in Panama (Movie)

Sparks (Actor)

Torchy Gets Her Man (Movie)

Bugs (Actor)

Torchy Plays with Dynamite (Movie)

1st Reporter (Actor)

Torrid Zone (Movie)

Gardner (Actor)

Tucson (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Wings for the Eagle (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Wings of the Navy (Movie)

Dan Morrison (Actor)

Women in the Wind (Movie)

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Biography

Character actor John Ridgely spent the majority of his career as part of the much-vaunted studio system of the 1930s and '40s, when actors were most often signed to exclusive contracts to specific studios whose executives chose projects for them. Part of the Warner Brothers stable at the time when the studio was best known for its inexpensive and punchy gangster dramas, Ridgely regularly portrayed either tough guys (casino boss Eddie Mars in the noir classic "The Big Sleep") or police officers (as in the classic farce "Arsenic and Old Lace"). Following the demise of the studio system, Ridgely worked sporadically in television until his death.

Relationships

Son
survived him

Wife
survived him

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Milestones

1953

Last film "Off Limits"

1937

Began film career

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