Robert Keith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Keith (February 10, 1898 – December 22, 1966) was an American stage and film actor who appeared in several dozen films, mostly in the 1950s as a character actor. He is noted for his performance as the weak-willed father in Fourteen Hours (1951), as a tough cop in Guys and Dolls (1955), and his performance in the 1953 film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando, in which he played the ineffectual sheriff and father of Brando's love interest. Keith also had a starring role in Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind. He had roles on television, including a role as Richard Kimble's father in The Fugitive and lead roles on episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("Ten O'Clock Tiger") and The Twilight Zone ("The Masks"). Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Keith (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Battle Circus (1953)

A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara (June Allyson), newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  June Allyson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Robert Keith

A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara (June Allyson), newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  June Allyson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Robert Keith

Boomerang! (1947)

In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Cara Williams

In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Cara Williams

Cimarron (1960)

The epic story of a family that's involved in the Oklahoma Land Rush in 1889.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Maria Schell  •  Anne Baxter  •  Arthur O'Connell

The epic story of a family that's involved in the Oklahoma Land Rush in 1889.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Maria Schell  •  Anne Baxter  •  Arthur O'Connell

Edge of Doom (1950)

A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Farley Granger  •  Joan Evans  •  Robert Keith

A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Farley Granger  •  Joan Evans  •  Robert Keith

Ransom! (1956)

A rich man (Glenn Ford) stuns his wife (Donna Reed) and town with a televised threat to his son's kidnapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Donna Reed  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Juano Hernández

A rich man (Glenn Ford) stuns his wife (Donna Reed) and town with a televised threat to his son's kidnapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Donna Reed  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Juano Hernández

The Lineup (1958)

An international drug-smuggling racket plants heroin on unsuspecting American tourists traveling in Asia, so that the dope traffic can pass through customs undetected. Two psychopathic killers (Eli Wallach and Robert Keith) and their driver Richard Jaeckel then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Robert Keith  •  Richard Jaeckel  •  Mary LaRoche

An international drug-smuggling racket plants heroin on unsuspecting American tourists traveling in Asia, so that the dope traffic can pass through customs undetected. Two psychopathic killers (Eli Wallach and Robert Keith) and their driver Richard Jaeckel then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Robert Keith  •  Richard Jaeckel  •  Mary LaRoche

The Wild One (1953)

The Black Rebels Motorcycle Club ride into the small California town of Wrightsville, eager to raise hell. Brooding gang leader Johnny Strabler takes a liking to Kathie, the daughter of the local lawman, as another club rolls into town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Mary Murphy  •  Robert Keith  •  Lee Marvin

The Black Rebels Motorcycle Club ride into the small California town of Wrightsville, eager to raise hell. Brooding gang leader Johnny Strabler takes a liking to Kathie, the daughter of the local lawman, as another club rolls into town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Mary Murphy  •  Robert Keith  •  Lee Marvin

Woman on the Run (1950)

Frank Johnson, a sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris, on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank's wife, Eleanor, suspects he is actually running away from their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Ann Sheridan  •  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Robert Keith  •  John Qualen

Frank Johnson, a sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris, on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank's wife, Eleanor, suspects he is actually running away from their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Ann Sheridan  •  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Robert Keith  •  John Qualen

Written on the Wind (1956)

Mitch Wayne is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared, works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle, is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee, is the town tramp. Mitch harbors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Robert Stack  •  Dorothy Malone

Mitch Wayne is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared, works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle, is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee, is the town tramp. Mitch harbors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Robert Stack  •  Dorothy Malone

Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Cagney  •  Cameron Mitchell  •  Robert Keith

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Cagney  •  Cameron Mitchell  •  Robert Keith

My Foolish Heart (1950)

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and remembers her time with her true love, Walt Dreiser, at the beginning of the Second ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Susan Hayward  •  Kent Smith  •  Jessie Royce Landis

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and remembers her time with her true love, Walt Dreiser, at the beginning of the Second ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Susan Hayward  •  Kent Smith  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Fourteen Hours (1951)

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the intention of committing suicide. A policeman makes every effort to argue him out of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Paul Douglas  •  Richard Basehart  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Debra Paget

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the intention of committing suicide. A policeman makes every effort to argue him out of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Paul Douglas  •  Richard Basehart  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Debra Paget

Abraham Lincoln (1930)

A biopic dramatizing Abraham Lincoln's life through a series of vignettes depicting its defining chapters: his romance with Ann Rutledge; his early years as a country lawyer; his marriage to Mary Todd; his debates with Stephen A. Douglas; the election of 1860; his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. W. Griffith
CAST:  Walter Huston  •  Una Merkel  •  Kay Hammond  •  William L. Thorne

A biopic dramatizing Abraham Lincoln's life through a series of vignettes depicting its defining chapters: his romance with Ann Rutledge; his early years as a country lawyer; his marriage to Mary Todd; his debates with Stephen A. Douglas; the election of 1860; his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. W. Griffith
CAST:  Walter Huston  •  Una Merkel  •  Kay Hammond  •  William L. Thorne

Young at Heart (1954)

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Gig Young  •  Ethel Barrymore

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Gig Young  •  Ethel Barrymore

The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)

A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Dick Powell  •  David Wayne  •  Ray Collins

A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Dick Powell  •  David Wayne  •  Ray Collins

Devil's Canyon (1953)

An outlaw woman helps one Arizona convict stop another with a Gatling gun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  Virginia Mayo  •  Dale Robertson  •  Stephen McNally  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

An outlaw woman helps one Arizona convict stop another with a Gatling gun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  Virginia Mayo  •  Dale Robertson  •  Stephen McNally  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

I Want You (1951)

The scene is a small town in the Eastern United States, where the outbreak of hostilities in Korea has a profound effect on several people. WWII veteran Martin Greer (Dana Andrews) wants to re-enlist, much to the dismay of his wife Nancy (Dorothy McGuire).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Farley Granger  •  Peggy Dow

The scene is a small town in the Eastern United States, where the outbreak of hostilities in Korea has a profound effect on several people. WWII veteran Martin Greer (Dana Andrews) wants to re-enlist, much to the dismay of his wife Nancy (Dorothy McGuire).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Farley Granger  •  Peggy Dow

Posse from Hell (1961)

Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Coleman
CAST:  Audie Murphy  •  John Saxon  •  Zohra Lampert  •  Vic Morrow

Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Coleman
CAST:  Audie Murphy  •  John Saxon  •  Zohra Lampert  •  Vic Morrow

Drum Beat (1954)

President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay to negotiate with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle. After Modoc renegade Captain Jack engages in ambush and other atrocities, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Audrey Dalton  •  Marisa Pavan  •  Charles Bronson

President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay to negotiate with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle. After Modoc renegade Captain Jack engages in ambush and other atrocities, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Audrey Dalton  •  Marisa Pavan  •  Charles Bronson

Tempest (1958)

A young officer in the army of Empress Catherine of Russia is on his way to his new duty station at a remote outpost. During a blinding snowstorm he comes upon a stranger who was caught in the storm and is near death from freezing. He rescues the man and eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto Lattuada
CAST:  Silvana Mangano  •  Van Heflin  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Geoffrey Horne

A young officer in the army of Empress Catherine of Russia is on his way to his new duty station at a remote outpost. During a blinding snowstorm he comes upon a stranger who was caught in the storm and is near death from freezing. He rescues the man and eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto Lattuada
CAST:  Silvana Mangano  •  Van Heflin  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Geoffrey Horne
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