Radio Actor

Chester Morris

  • Feb 16, 1901 - Sep 11, 1970 (age 69)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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1970
The Great White Hope
MovieOct 11, 1970

The Great White Hope

Boxer Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones) is the world's reigning …
Boxer Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones) is the world's reigning heavyweight boxing champion. There's just one problem, he is also the first black heavyweight champion, and that bothers a lot of people. Jack's celebration is cut short, as Jack is framed for crossing a state line with Eleanor, his white fiancé (Jane Alexander in her first film role), a violation of the Mann Act. Facing a prison sentence, Jack escapes to Europe, with Eleanor in tow, encountering problems in England, and then France, and eventually landing in Cuba. In Havana, Jack agrees to enter the boxing ring for what might be the bout of his life. Both Jones and Alexander were nominated for Oscars.
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Chester Morris
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Chester Morris

Chester Morris passed away.
1956
The She-Creature
MovieJul 25, 1956

The She-Creature

Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his …
Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his patients regress and recover memories from their past lives, thereby proving that reincarnation exists. He also claims that the spirit of these past lives can be brought forth to take physical form.. A series of violent murders by a creature that seems to disappear into the sea suggests that Lombardi's claim may be correct. The medical and scientific community believe him to be a complete fraud but one enterprising businessman sees the opportunity to make a small fortune with Lombardi's ability.
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1955
Unchained
MovieJan 19, 1955

Unchained

A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his …
A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.
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1949
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
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MovieMar 2, 1949

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

Blackie is seen leaving a …
Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.
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1947
Blind Spot
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MovieFeb 6, 1947

Blind Spot

A mystery writer accused of murdering his publisher sets …
A mystery writer accused of murdering his publisher sets out to discover the real killer.
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1946
Boston Blackie and the Law
MovieDec 12, 1946

Boston Blackie and the Law

Boston Blackie, ex-convict …
Boston Blackie, ex-convict and amateur magician, is doing his act at a prison-for-women, and an inmate takes the opportunity to do her own disappearing act while Blackie is doing his. Held as an accomplice, Blackie gets away and starts the search to find the escapee, and her ex-husband who was involved in the crime for which she was sentenced to prison.
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A Close Call for Boston Blackie
MovieJan 24, 1946

A Close Call for Boston Blackie

Sleuth Blackie is framed for …
Sleuth Blackie is framed for murder but manages to catch the culprit.
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1945
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
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MovieMay 10, 1945

Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion

Blackie is implicated in a …
Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.
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1944
Double Exposure
MovieDec 18, 1944

Double Exposure

A news magazine hires an out-of-town photographer and the …
A news magazine hires an out-of-town photographer and the antics begin. Some comic relief.
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One Mysterious Night
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MovieOct 21, 1944

One Mysterious Night

Blackie is enlisted by the police to help recover the Blue Star of …
Blackie is enlisted by the police to help recover the Blue Star of the Nile diamond, stolen from a war relief exhibit.
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Secret Command
MovieJul 30, 1944

Secret Command

Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent …
Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven years, in the Seaboard Shipyards as a "pileback" in order to track down a gang of Nazi spies who are plotting to sabotage the shipyards. Jill McCann (Carole Landis),an FBI agent, poses as Sam's wife, and two children, 6-year-old Paul (Richard Lyon), and 4-year-old-Joan (Carol Nugent),complete his "cover family." THe set-up looks fishy to Jeff, and he imparts his suspicions to Lea Damoran (Ruth Warrick, the girl both brothers had courted in the old days. Meanwhile, Sam works hard and makes friends with most of the men in his crew. He gets a line on the saboteurs and one by one, their identities are revealed to him. The Nazis, led by Brownell (Tom Tully)who, in reality, is Colonel Von Braun of the German Gestapo, plan to blow up the yard while an aircraft carrier is docked there. Jeff's noisy investigations bid to intentionally hamper Sam's plans to abort the Nazi plan.
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Gambler's Choice
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MovieApr 27, 1944

Gambler's Choice

The professional gambler Ross Hadley is the owner of a …
The professional gambler Ross Hadley is the owner of a posh gaming establishment in the heart of New York. Hadley's main antagonist is his childhood friend Mike McGlennon. McGlennon, now a police lieutenant, is determined to stop the gambling activities of Hadley. Hadley's and McGlennnon's relationship becomes more complex, when they notice, that they both are in love with the attractive Mary Hayes. Mary sings in nightclubs under the stage name 'Vi Parker'.
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1943
The Chance of a Lifetime
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MovieOct 26, 1943

The Chance of a Lifetime

Boston Blackie (Chester …
Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) sponsors the parole of a group of hardened convicts so they can take up wartime-employment in a tool manufacturing plant owned by his millionaire friend Arthur Menleder. Complications arise when a gangster, "Nails" Blanton (Douglas Fowley), frames one of the paroled convicts, Dooley Watson (Erik Rolf), for a murder. Blackie, a reformed jewel thief, has to employ some of his amateur magician tricks and he and his very small sidekick, The Runt (George E. Stone), also do a cross-dressing bit , which is not a pretty sight, in order to prove the innocence of Wilson. .
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Aerial Gunner
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MovieMar 20, 1943

Aerial Gunner

Old rivals are pitted against each other in basic training and …
Old rivals are pitted against each other in basic training and fight for the same woman.
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After Midnight with Boston Blackie
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MovieMar 18, 1943

After Midnight with Boston Blackie

Blackie is arrested when …
Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.
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1942
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
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MovieNov 5, 1942

Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood

Boston Blackie and his pal, …
Boston Blackie and his pal, The Runt, are ready to board a train for Florida when Blackie gets a telegram from his friend Arthur Manleder asking Blackie to go to Manleder's New York apartment, get $60,000 from a wall safe and fly to Hollywood. Blackie has just removed the money when Police Inspector Farraday and his assistant, Sergeant Matthews arrive and accuse him of robbery. They let him escape so they can follow as they think he knows something about the stolen Monterey Diamond. Blackie arrives in Hollywood and learns that Manleder has fallen for Gloria Lane, in cahoots with a gang of crooks, and had been holding the missing diamond in trust for the owner. Gloria had asked Arthur to let her wear the diamond and it was stolen. Two gangsters had appeared at the apartment and offered to recover the diamond for $60,000, which had prompted the telegram to Blackie. The two crooks also steal the money from The Runt. Blackie's plan to catch the crooks and recover the money and the diamond goes awry when another crook, Slick Barton, steals both from his two crook pals. Farraday and Matthews now arrive and accuse Blackie of both thefts.
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I Live on Danger
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MovieJun 16, 1942

I Live on Danger

Eddie Nelson is wrongly accused of murder, and journalist Jeff …
Eddie Nelson is wrongly accused of murder, and journalist Jeff Morrell and Nelson's sister, Susan Richards, fight to prove his innocence.
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Alias Boston Blackie
MovieApr 2, 1942

Alias Boston Blackie

Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who …
Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.
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1941
Confessions of Boston Blackie
MovieDec 8, 1941

Confessions of Boston Blackie

Blackie is accused of …
Blackie is accused of murdering a man at an art auction, which leads to the uncovering of an art racket.
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No Hands on the Clock
MovieDec 1, 1941

No Hands on the Clock

The first of three Pine …
The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding a missing girl but also marrying her in the process. So Flack sends him to celebrate his honeymoon in the Divorce Capital of the world, Reno, Nevada, to find a missing man. Along the way, in a mixture of big city crime and old-west settings, Humphrey encounters a large assortment of suspicious characters, all of whom are also suspicious of the others. A comedy that also includes some killings along the way.
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Meet Boston Blackie
MovieFeb 20, 1941

Meet Boston Blackie

When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New …
When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.
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1940
Lillian Kenton Barker
MarriageNovember 1940

Lillian Kenton Barker

Married Lillian Kenton Barker.
The Marines Fly High
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MovieMar 4, 1940

The Marines Fly High

Marine lieutenants Dan and Jim fight bandits in the South …
Marine lieutenants Dan and Jim fight bandits in the South American jungle, while competing for the attention of beautiful Joan Grant.
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1939
Thunder Afloat
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MovieSep 15, 1939

Thunder Afloat

In a New England port town, Pop Thorson and Rocky Blake …
In a New England port town, Pop Thorson and Rocky Blake are rival tugboat owners. Thorson's boat has sunk in the shallow water while docked, and he is certain Blake sabotaged it for winning a lucrative contract of military supplies.
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Five Came Back
MovieJun 23, 1939

Five Came Back

A plane has engine trouble while flying over a jungle inhabited …
A plane has engine trouble while flying over a jungle inhabited by cannibals.
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Blind Alley
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MovieApr 21, 1939

Blind Alley

Following a prison break, Hal Wilson, a ruthless killer takes …
Following a prison break, Hal Wilson, a ruthless killer takes refuge in the home of a psychiatrist, Dr. Shelby. While Wilson is attempting to make a safe getaway, Dr. Shelby is busily trying to analyze his captor and find out just what, in his dark past, made him the man he now has become.
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Pacific Liner
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MovieJan 6, 1939

Pacific Liner

The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, …
The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, and Dr. Jim Craig takes the post of ship's physician in order to be near Ann Grayson, the ship's nurse. Chief Engineer 'Crusher" McKay also has his eyes on Ann, and this brings an immediate conflict between the two men. When an epidemic breaks out below decks, Craig tells McKay the engine-and-fire rooms must be put under quarantine, but all of Craig's efforts to keep the disease from spreading are opposed by McKay.
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1938
Smashing the Rackets
MovieAug 8, 1938

Smashing the Rackets

Jim 'Socker' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered …
Jim 'Socker' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered for political reasons into a do-nothing job in the district attorney's office. Meanwhile, he meets wild debutante Letty Lane, ...
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1937
Flight from Glory
MovieAug 20, 1937

Flight from Glory

This laudable RKO programmer casts Chester Morris as a …
This laudable RKO programmer casts Chester Morris as a fearless pilot whose misdeeds have exiled him to a remote flying field in the Andes mountains.
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The Devil's Playground
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MovieJan 24, 1937

The Devil's Playground

Submarine officers Dorgan …
Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen. She marries Dorgan but makes a play for Mason when her husband is on duty.
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1936
Counterfeit
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MovieMay 25, 1936

Counterfeit

A cop goes undercover to infiltrate and break up a counterfeiting …
A cop goes undercover to infiltrate and break up a counterfeiting ring.
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Moonlight Murder
MovieMar 27, 1936

Moonlight Murder

An escaped lunatic, a mysterious swami, and various lovers all …
An escaped lunatic, a mysterious swami, and various lovers all have designs on a famous opera singer.
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Three Godfathers
MovieMar 6, 1936

Three Godfathers

Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of …
Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ...
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1935
Pursuit
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MovieAug 9, 1935

Pursuit

"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a …
"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Bush, the secretary of the head of a private-detective agency who has been hired to care for the kid until the suit is over.
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Public Hero Number 1
MovieMay 16, 1935

Public Hero Number 1

A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the …
A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.
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1934
The Gay Bride
MovieDec 14, 1934

The Gay Bride

After the adversary of a bootlegger has him killed, he takes up …
After the adversary of a bootlegger has him killed, he takes up with his widow, a gold-digging chorus girl, but a handsome bodyguard is also determined to win her over.
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1933
King for a Night
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MovieDec 9, 1933

King for a Night

A prizefighter is convicted of a murder that was actually …
A prizefighter is convicted of a murder that was actually committed by his sister.
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Tomorrow at Seven
MovieJun 2, 1933

Tomorrow at Seven

People in an old, dark mansion are menaced by a maniac called …
People in an old, dark mansion are menaced by a maniac called "The Black Ace."
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Blondie Johnson
MovieFeb 25, 1933

Blondie Johnson

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains …
Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.
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Infernal Machine
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MovieFeb 10, 1933

Infernal Machine

A bomb is hidden on an ocean liner, but nobody on board is …
A bomb is hidden on an ocean liner, but nobody on board is aware of its presence.
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1932
Red-Headed Woman
MovieJun 25, 1932

Red-Headed Woman

Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man.
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Sinners in the Sun
MovieMay 13, 1932

Sinners in the Sun

A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a …
A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.
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1931
Corsair
MovieNov 28, 1931

Corsair

A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up …
A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.
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1930
The Bat Whispers
MovieNov 13, 1930

The Bat Whispers

A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated …
A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.
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The Big House
MovieJun 14, 1930

The Big House

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to …
A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.
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The Divorcee
MovieApr 19, 1930

The Divorcee

Jerry and Ted are young, in love, and part of the New York 'in …
Jerry and Ted are young, in love, and part of the New York 'in-crowd'. Jerry's decision to marry Ted crushes a yearning Paul. Distraught Paul gets drunk and wrecks his car, disfiguring young Dorothy's face in the process. Out of pity, Paul marries Dorothy. Years later, the apparent perfect marriage of Ted and Jerry falls apart from infidelity on both sides. Inwardly unhappy, popular Jerry lives a party life while Ted sinks into a life of alcoholism. Jerry then runs into Paul, who still loves her. After spending time together with Jerry, Paul plans to divorce Dorothy. When Jerry sees Dorothy again, she has second thoughts about where her life is heading.
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Playing Around
MovieJan 19, 1930

Playing Around

New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a …
New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never seems to notice that he might by shady, until he shoots her father in a cigar-store holdup!
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Second Choice
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MovieJan 4, 1930

Second Choice

Though Vallery Grove loves Don Warren, her ambitious …
Though Vallery Grove loves Don Warren, her ambitious mother opposes their match because he has neither money nor social position to offer her. At a party, Madge Harcourt, a spoiled rich girl, flirts with Don, who decides to terminate his engagement to Val. Val is later introduced to Owen Mallory, who has just been jilted by Beth Randall, and learns that Don plans to marry Madge. Later, Owen and Val find comfort in their mutual friendship, and when he proposes to her in a spirit of levity, she accepts and they elope just as Don, realizing he still loves Val, breaks off with Madge. Uncertain of her love for Owen, Val takes in the disillusioned and intoxicated Don while her husband is away on business, and when he challenges Owen, the husband realizes that his wife has remained faithful and loves him rather than Don.
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1929
The Show of Shows
MovieNov 21, 1929

The Show of Shows

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered …
It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appear actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway and of course the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts.
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Best Actor
Nomination1929

Best Actor

Nominated for "Alibi".
Academy Award
1926
Suzanne Kilborn
MarriageNovember 1926

Suzanne Kilborn

Suzanne Kilborn was born in 1908 in New York, New York, …
Suzanne Kilborn was born in 1908 in New York, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for She Had to Say Yes (1933). She was previously married to Chester Morris.
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1901
Chester Morris
BirthFebruary 1901

Chester Morris

Chester Morris was born.
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