Stanley Ridges (I) (1890–1951)


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Born in England in 1891, Stanley Ridges would become a protégé of Beatrice Lillie, a star of musical comedies, and spent a great many years learning and honing his craft on the stage. He eventually would make his way over to America, and become a romantic leading man on Broadway. His first film appearance was in Success (1923), but his film career... See full bio »

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Known For

Black Friday Prof. George Kingsley / Red Cannon
(1940)
To Be or Not to Be Professor Siletsky
(1942)
Sergeant York Maj. Buxton
(1941)
Possessed Dr. Harvey Willard
(1947)

Filmography

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 1951 The Groom Wore Spurs
Harry Kallen
 1950-1951 Suspense (TV Series)
The Stranger
- The Victims (1951)
- The Tip (1950) ... The Stranger
- The Monkey's Paw (1950)
 1949-1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
J.C. Grant / Police Chief Scott Anderson
- Track of the Cat (1951)
- The Man Who Had Influence (1950) ... J.C. Grant
- The Survivors (1950)
 1950 The Du Pont Story
Gen. Henry du Pont
 1950 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- Bonanza (1950)
 1950 No Way Out
Dr. Sam Moreland
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- On Borrowed Time (1950)
 1950 Paid in Full
Dr. P.J. 'Phil' Winston
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon
Kingsley Willis
 1949 Task Force
Sen. Bentley
 1949 You're My Everything
Mr. Henry Mercer
 1949 Streets of Laredo
Major Bailey
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 An Act of Murder
Doctor Walter Morrison
 1947 Possessed
Dr. Harvey Willard
 1946 Mr. Ace
Toomey
 1946 Canyon Passage
Jonas Overmire
 1946 Because of Him
Charles Gilbert
 1945 Captain Eddie
Col. Hans Adamson
 1945 The Phantom Speaks
Dr. Paul Renwick
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Col. Merian 'Steve' Cooper
 1944 The Suspect
Huxley (as Stanley C. Ridges)
 1944 The Master Race
Major Phil Carson
 1944 Wilson
Dr. Cary Grayson
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Cmdr. William B. 'Bill' Goggins
 1943 This Is the Army
Maj. John B. Davidson
 1943 False Faces
District Attorney Stanley S. Harding
 1943 Air Force
Major Mallory
 1943 Tarzan Triumphs
Col. von Reichart
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Hansen (as Stanley C. Ridges)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Air Minister
 1942 The Big Shot
Martin T. Fleming, Attorney
 1942 To Be or Not to Be
Professor Siletsky
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Kenneth Hanline
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Major Romulus Taipe
 1941 Sergeant York
Maj. Buxton
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
District Attorney Tom F. Winton
 1941 The Sea Wolf
Johnson
 1940 Black Friday
Prof. George Kingsley / Red Cannon
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Doctor Frankton (as Stanley C. Ridges)
 1939 Espionage Agent
Hamilton Peyton
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Charlie Garrett
 1939 I Stole a Million
Downs - Crooked Atty. (uncredited)
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
Meuller
 1939 Union Pacific
General Casement
 1939 Silver on the Sage
Earl Brennan / Dave Talbot
 1939 Let Us Live
District Attorney
 1938 There's That Woman Again
Tony Croy
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Edward Norris
 1938 If I Were King
Rene de Montigny
 1938 They're Always Caught (Short)
Dr. John Pritchard
 1938 Yellow Jack
Dr. James Carroll
 1936 Sinner Take All
MacKelvey
 1936 Winterset
Shadow
 1935 The Scoundrel
Paul Decker
 1934 Crime Without Passion
Eddie White
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Chaplain Lloyd (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited)
 1931 For Two Cents (Short)
Reporter
 1930 Let's Merge (Short)
 1930 The Poor Fish (Short)
George
 1923 Success
Gilbert Gordon
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Stephen Wayne"; final Broadway role) in "First Lady" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Katharine Dayton and George S. Kaufman (also director). Music Box Theatre: 26 Nov 1935-Jun 1936 (closing date unknown/246 performances). Cast: Jane Cowl (as "Lucy Chase Wayne"), Florenz Ames, Don Beddoe (as "Jason Fleming"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Stanley C. Ridges
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Trivia:

Father: James William Ridges; Mother: Rosina Mary Green.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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