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John Garfield

  • Mar 04, 1913 - May 21, 1952 (age 39)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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2009
The Rules of Film Noir
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MovieAug 22, 2009

The Rules of Film Noir

Documentary that shows the …
Documentary that shows the characteristic traits of film noir and their historical context.
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1952
John Garfield
PersonalMay 1952

John Garfield

John Garfield passed away.
1951
He Ran All the Way
MovieJun 19, 1951

He Ran All the Way

The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his …
The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his partner and only friend Al Molin steal $10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick shoots him in the spine. He hides out in a public swimming pool and meets the lonely spinster Peggy Dobbs in the water. Nick uses Peggy to lie low. He offers a ride in a taxi to her and she invites him to her apartment, where she introduces her family to him. When Nick discovers that he killed the cop, he decides to use Peggy's apartment as hideout to wait the police manhunt cool down. When Nick finds that Peggy loves him, he invites her to leave town with him and asks her to buy a used car. However, Nick cannot trust anybody and believes Peggy has betrayed him.
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1950
The Breaking Point
MovieSep 30, 1950

The Breaking Point

Fishing boat captain Harry Morgan charters his boat. Due to …
Fishing boat captain Harry Morgan charters his boat. Due to strained finances, he is none too careful as to whom he does business with. Real trouble erupts when Harry hires out his boat to transport four men who turn out to be criminals on the lam from a racetrack heist.
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Under My Skin
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MovieMar 17, 1950

Under My Skin

After expatriate American jockey Danny Arnold double …
After expatriate American jockey Danny Arnold double-crosses ruthless gambler Louis Bork, he flees Italy with his adoring son Joe, who isn't aware of his father's lies and corruption. While in France he begins a relationship with a beautiful French nightclub singer and buys a problematic racehorse that no one seems to be able to train. After Joe suggests that the horse has a future as a jumper, Danny converts him to the steeplechase and turns him into a consistent winner. When Bork shows up and tells him he must lose the big race or die, Danny must weigh his life against his son's faith that he has become a man of honor.
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1949
We Were Strangers
MovieApr 27, 1949

We Were Strangers

1932. The tyrannical and despotic government of President …
1932. The tyrannical and despotic government of President Machado has headed Cuba for seven years. The latest measure of that tyranny is the outlawing of public gatherings of more than four...
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1948
Force of Evil
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MovieDec 25, 1948

Force of Evil

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time …
Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.
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1947
Gentleman's Agreement
MovieNov 11, 1947

Gentleman's Agreement

Philip Green is a highly …
Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. He's not too keen on the series, mostly because he's not sure how to tackle the subject. Then it dawns on him: if he was to pretend to all and sundry that he was Jewish, he could then experience the degree of racism and prejudice that exists and write his story from that perspective. It takes little time for him to experience bigotry. His anger at the way he is treated also affects his relationship with Kathy Lacy, his publisher's niece and the person who suggested the series in the first place.
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Body and Soul
MovieAug 22, 1947

Body and Soul

Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on …
Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight, but when Charley's father is accidentally killed, Charley sets up a fight for money. His career blooms as he wins fight after fight, but soon an unethical promoter named Roberts begins to show an interest in Charley, and Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.
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Best Actor
Nomination1947

Best Actor

Nominated for "Body and Soul".
Academy Award
1946
Humoresque
MovieDec 25, 1946

Humoresque

Joan Crawford and John Garfield star in this romantic drama …
Joan Crawford and John Garfield star in this romantic drama about a classical musician from the slums who is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic.
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Nobody Lives Forever
MovieOct 12, 1946

Nobody Lives Forever

G.I. Nick Blake, a never charged con man in his pre-military …
G.I. Nick Blake, a never charged con man in his pre-military life, has just received an honorable discharge from the army on medical reasons. Rather than return to his old life, he plans to...
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
MovieApr 1, 1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice

A drifter hitches a ride from …
A drifter hitches a ride from the local District Attorney to an 'out of the way' restaurant/gas station owned by a man and his beautiful wife. They fall in love and together they plot the murder of her husband.
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Julie Garfield
Child1946

Julie Garfield

One of three children of the actor John Garfield and Roberta …
One of three children of the actor John Garfield and Roberta Seidman Garfield, Julie began acting in off-Broadway plays and has worked regularly in movies and television since 1969. She was 6 when her father died of heart problems.
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1945
Pride of the Marines
MovieAug 7, 1945

Pride of the Marines

Pride of the Marines is a 1945 American biographical war …
Pride of the Marines is a 1945 American biographical war film starring John Garfield and Eleanor Parker. It tells the story of U.S. Marine Al Schmid in World War II, his heroic stand against a Japanese attack during the Battle of Guadalcanal, in which he was blinded by a grenade, and his subsequent rehabilitation. The film was based on the Roger Butterfield book Al Schmid, Marine.
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1944
Hollywood Canteen
MovieDec 15, 1944

Hollywood Canteen

Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood …
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom he has been dreaming about while in the Pacific. He meets her later at the Farmer's Market. On the third night, Slim is the millionth man into the Canteen, earning him a date with Joan. Slim thinks he's been duped when she doesn't show up at his train. Slim's buddy Sergant dances with Joan Crawford. Canteen President Bette Davis praises the canteen and the war effort. Virtually everyone Warners could spare entertains.
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Between Two Worlds
MovieMay 20, 1944

Between Two Worlds

Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board …
Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.
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1943
Destination Tokyo
MovieDec 15, 1943

Destination Tokyo

The U.S.S. Copperfin sails under secret orders for Tokyo Bay …
The U.S.S. Copperfin sails under secret orders for Tokyo Bay in the early days of World War II. The submarine's mission is to enter the bay undetected and place a landing party ashore to obtain information vital to the upcoming Doolittle air raid on Tokyo.
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Thank Your Lucky Stars
MovieSep 25, 1943

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Two producers are putting …
Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.
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The Fallen Sparrow
MovieAug 19, 1943

The Fallen Sparrow

A former Spanish Civil War prisoner, John McKittrick …
A former Spanish Civil War prisoner, John McKittrick arrives in New York to find the truth behind the death of his friend Louie Lepetino. He finds himself being chased by Nazi agents who want an item he has brought back from Spain and cannot give up. When another of his friends is murdered, McKittrick realizes that he cannot trust anyone around him - not anyone.
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David Garfield
ChildJuly 1943

David Garfield

Actor, film editor and the only son of screen legend John …
Actor, film editor and the only son of screen legend John Garfield, he was named David Patton Garfield at birth, after his maternal grandfather and General George S. Patton. His early years were spent in Hollywood, however, his father's death in 1952 provoked a permanent return to New York for the family. In the mid-1960s, after work on the stage, David began getting small but interesting film roles, billing himself usually as John Garfield, Jr. Despite some real talent, his acting career never really took off and he drifted into behind-the-camera work. He worked alongside John Cassavetes on projects and established himself as a reliable film editor. Like his father, who died at 39, David died of heart failure at a 51. He is not to be confused with the younger American actor J.D. Garfield or the British actor David Garfield.
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Air Force
MovieFeb 3, 1943

Air Force

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the …
The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.
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1942
Tortilla Flat
MovieMay 21, 1942

Tortilla Flat

Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished …
Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished friends move in. One of them, Pirate, is saving money which Pilon hopes to steal till he learns it is being saved to buy a gold candlestick for St. Francis. When one of the houses burns down and Danny is hurt fighting, Pilon makes an effort to make life better for his friend.
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1941
Dangerously They Live
MovieDec 24, 1941

Dangerously They Live

Dr. Michael Lewis treats …
Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts ...
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Out of the Fog
MovieJun 14, 1941

Out of the Fog

In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin …
In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone operator Stella Goodwin, who is an ambitious young woman that dreams on leaving her neighborhood. She is the sweetheart of the worker George Watkins, a simple man that dreams on marrying her. When the smalltime gangster Harold Goff arrives in Brooklyn, he extorts money from Jonah and Olaf to "protect" their boat from fire and dates Stella. Jonah tries to convince his daughter that Goff is a racketeer that takes money out of poor ordinary people but she does not care to her father since she sees Goff as her chance to have a comfortable life and visit new places. When she discloses to Goff that her father has savings, Goff demands the money to Jonah. Now the old man is convinced that the only chance to get rid off Goff is to fight back.
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The Sea Wolf
MovieMar 21, 1941

The Sea Wolf

Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster …
Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against Larsen's many crimes, and though van Weyden, Ruth, and George try to escape Larsen's clutches, they find themselves drawn inexorably back to him as the "Ghost" sails toward disaster.
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1940
East of the River
MovieOct 28, 1940

East of the River

Troubled youths Joe and Nick Lorenzo grow into very …
Troubled youths Joe and Nick Lorenzo grow into very different men: Joe a small-time hoodlum and Nick an honored college graduate. When Nick falls for Joe's girl Laurie, trouble erupts between the two men and also with the gang that has it in for Joe.
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Flowing Gold
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MovieAug 24, 1940

Flowing Gold

Johnny Blake, dodging the law on a false murder charge, gets …
Johnny Blake, dodging the law on a false murder charge, gets work in the oil fields. His boss and friend Hap O'Connor turns on him when Johnny and Hap's girlfriend Linda fall in love. An ...
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Saturday's Children
MovieMay 4, 1940

Saturday's Children

Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and …
Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him. Rims has a scheme of going to Manila to turn hemp into silk and become rich. But when one of her family talks Bobby into tricking Rims into marriage, the real world comes crashing down on the couple.
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Castle on the Hudson
MovieFeb 17, 1940

Castle on the Hudson

Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being …
Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that his friends have deserted him, and he makes an effort to reform. When his girlfriend Kay is injured in an accident, Warden Long gives Tommy a pass to go see her. But trouble erupts when Tommy encounters the man responsible for his imprisonment.
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Joan Crawford
Relationship1940

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 …
Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
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1939
Four Wives
MovieDec 22, 1939

Four Wives

Three of the four musically inclined daughters of Adam Lemp, …
Three of the four musically inclined daughters of Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, are settling into their lives as wives, but not all is well. Thea Lemp has long ...
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Dust Be My Destiny
MovieSep 16, 1939

Dust Be My Destiny

Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, …
Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading ...
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Daughters Courageous
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MovieJun 23, 1939

Daughters Courageous

Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable …
Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 ...
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Juarez
MovieApr 24, 1939

Juarez

Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to …
Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.
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Blackwell's Island
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MovieJan 24, 1939

Blackwell's Island

In a fictional version of true events at the New York prison of …
In a fictional version of true events at the New York prison of Blackwell's Island in 1934, reporter Tim Haydon breaks up a crime organization run by racketeer Bull Bransom from within the ...
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They Made Me a Criminal
MovieJan 21, 1939

They Made Me a Criminal

Johnnie is a boxer. The …
Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the world championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken for dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But there is that New York Detective, Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him... An unlikely scenario, but not a so bad film.
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1938
Four Daughters
MovieAug 9, 1938

Four Daughters

Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, …
Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann - who live with him and his sister, the ...
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1938

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Four Daughters".
Academy Award
Katherine Garfield
Child1938

Katherine Garfield

Katherine Garfield born.
1935
Roberta Seidman
MarriageFebruary 1935

Roberta Seidman

Married Roberta Seidman.
1913
John Garfield
BirthMarch 1913

John Garfield

John Garfield was born.
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