Tag Archives: J. Carrol Naish
Calling Dr. Death (1943) Reginald Le Borg, Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, Film-Noir, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Batman (1943) Lambert Hillyer, Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After finding a vital pass through the Canadian Rockies for the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Tom Andrews tells his boss Cornelius Van Horne that he is resigning to marry the girl he loves, Cecille Gautier. From Cecille, Tom learns that fur trader Dirk Rourke fears the coming of the railroad because it threatens his hold on the Indians and other trappers.
House of Frankenstein (1944) Erle C. Kenton, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The Whistler (1944) William Castle, Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
A man, despondent over the death of his wife, wants to commit suicide but can’t bring himself to do it. He hires a man to hire a professional killer to do the job. However, he soon finds out that his wife isn’t really dead – but the man he paid to hire the hitman is, and he has no idea who the man hired or how to get him to call off the hit.
The Mark of the Renegade (1951) Hugo Fregonese, Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, J. Carrol Naish, Adventure
MGM’s Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse were loaned to Universal for the Technicolor period piece Mark of the Renegade. Set in 19th-century California, the film stars Montalban as Marcos, in league with a band of pirates. Marcos falls into the hands of Don Pedro Garcia (Gilbert Roland), a despot who hopes to become dictator of California. Planning to force the cooperation of benevolent politico Jose De Vasquez (Antonio Moreno), Garcia orders Marcos to court De Vasquez’ comely daughter Anita (Cyd Charisse). It soon develops that Marcos is not the criminal he appears to be, and that he is dedicated to the vanquishing of the evil Garcia. Somehow, Mark of the Renegade finds an excuse for Cyd Charisse to perform a bewitching dance number.
Jackass Mail (1942) Norman Z. McLeod, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Romance, Western
Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man’s son joins him in the deliveries and they become good friends. But Baggot has two problems, alcohol and the urging of his friend Signor to rob the mail shipments. When the boy learns Baggot killed his father and leaves him, Baggot decides to join Signor in a train robbery. When other outlaws beat them to it, they have a chance to become heroes.