Richard Boone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for starring in the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel. Boone was born in Los Angeles, California, the middle child of Cecile (née Beckerman) and Kirk E. Boone, a corporate lawyer and 4th great-grandson of Squire Boone 1744–1815, a brother to frontiersman Daniel Boone. His mother was Jewish, the daughter of immigrants from Russia. Richard Boone graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale, California. He attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. He dropped out of Stanford prior to graduation and then worked as an oil-rigger, bartender, painter, and writer. In 1941 Boone joined the United States Navy and served on three ships in the Pacific during World War II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnance, aircrewman and tail gunner on Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers and ended his service with the rank of petty officer first class. In his youth, Boone had attended the San Diego Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California, where he was introduced to theatre under the tutelage of Virginia Atkinson. After the war, Boone used the G.I. Bill to study acting at the Actors Studio in New York. In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine officer in Milestone's Halls of Montezuma (1951). Fox used him in military parts in Call Me ...

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The Hobbit (1977)

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Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

Hombre (1967)

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Fredric March  •  Richard Boone  •  Diane Cilento

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Fredric March  •  Richard Boone  •  Diane Cilento

The Alamo (1960)

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wayne
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Richard Widmark  •  Laurence Harvey  •  Frankie Avalon

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wayne
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Richard Widmark  •  Laurence Harvey  •  Frankie Avalon

The Shootist (1976)

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Ron Howard  •  James Stewart

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Ron Howard  •  James Stewart

The Tall T (1957)

Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Budd Boetticher
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Richard Boone  •  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Budd Boetticher
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Richard Boone  •  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

Vicki (1953)

A supermodel gets murdered. While investigating the case the story of a waitress turned glamor girl is revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Horner
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Jean Peters  •  Elliott Reid  •  Richard Boone

A supermodel gets murdered. While investigating the case the story of a waitress turned glamor girl is revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Horner
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Jean Peters  •  Elliott Reid  •  Richard Boone

The Bushido Blade (1981)

A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tsugunobu Kotani
CAST:  Richard Boone  •  Toshiro Mifune  •  Mike Starr  •  Timothy Patrick Murphy

A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tsugunobu Kotani
CAST:  Richard Boone  •  Toshiro Mifune  •  Mike Starr  •  Timothy Patrick Murphy

The War Lord (1965)

A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal village where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Rosemary Forsyth  •  Richard Boone  •  Maurice Evans

A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal village where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Rosemary Forsyth  •  Richard Boone  •  Maurice Evans

The Kremlin Letter (1970)

When an unauthorized letter is sent to Moscow alleging the U.S. government's willingness to help Russia attack China, former naval officer Charles Rone and his team are sent to retrieve it. They go undercover, successfully reaching out to Erika Kosnov, the wife of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Richard Boone  •  Nigel Green  •  Dean Jagger  •  Lila Kedrova

When an unauthorized letter is sent to Moscow alleging the U.S. government's willingness to help Russia attack China, former naval officer Charles Rone and his team are sent to retrieve it. They go undercover, successfully reaching out to Erika Kosnov, the wife of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Richard Boone  •  Nigel Green  •  Dean Jagger  •  Lila Kedrova

The Big Sleep (1978)

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Sarah Miles  •  Candy Clark  •  Richard Boone

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Sarah Miles  •  Candy Clark  •  Richard Boone

Big Jake (1971)

An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Richard Boone  •  Patrick Wayne  •  Christopher Mitchum

An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Richard Boone  •  Patrick Wayne  •  Christopher Mitchum

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Mason  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Luther Adler

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Mason  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Luther Adler

The Night of the Following Day (1969)

A gang of four professional criminals kidnaps a wealthy teenage girl from an airport in Paris in a meticulous plan to extort money from the girl's wealthy father. Holding her prisoner in an isolated beach house, the gang's scheme runs perfectly until their personal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hubert Cornfield
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Richard Boone  •  Rita Moreno  •  Pamela Franklin

A gang of four professional criminals kidnaps a wealthy teenage girl from an airport in Paris in a meticulous plan to extort money from the girl's wealthy father. Holding her prisoner in an isolated beach house, the gang's scheme runs perfectly until their personal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hubert Cornfield
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Richard Boone  •  Rita Moreno  •  Pamela Franklin

The Big Knife (1955)

Movie star Charlie Castle draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff when he refuses to sign a new seven-year contract. Castle is sick of the low quality of the studio's films and wants to start a new life. While his estranged wife supports him in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Ida Lupino  •  Wendell Corey  •  Jean Hagen

Movie star Charlie Castle draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff when he refuses to sign a new seven-year contract. Castle is sick of the low quality of the studio's films and wants to start a new life. While his estranged wife supports him in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Ida Lupino  •  Wendell Corey  •  Jean Hagen

Call Me Mister (1951)

A G.I. in occupied Japan tries to re-woo his old love, who's putting on a show for the troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Dan Dailey  •  Danny Thomas  •  Dale Robertson

A G.I. in occupied Japan tries to re-woo his old love, who's putting on a show for the troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Dan Dailey  •  Danny Thomas  •  Dale Robertson

Kangaroo (1952)

In turn-of-the-century Australia, two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him. However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Maureen O'Hara  •  Peter Lawford  •  Richard Boone  •  Finlay Currie

In turn-of-the-century Australia, two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him. However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Maureen O'Hara  •  Peter Lawford  •  Richard Boone  •  Finlay Currie

Return of the Texan (1952)

A young widower named Sam Crockett returns from Kansas City to his small hometown in rural Texas, bringing with him his feisty grandfather and two young sons, Steve and Yoyo. He tries to make a go of the old family homestead but faces financial problems and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Dale Robertson  •  Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan  •  Richard Boone

A young widower named Sam Crockett returns from Kansas City to his small hometown in rural Texas, bringing with him his feisty grandfather and two young sons, Steve and Yoyo. He tries to make a go of the old family homestead but faces financial problems and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Dale Robertson  •  Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan  •  Richard Boone

The Siege at Red River (1954)

Cavalry Captain Farraday attempts to prevent the delivery of Gatling Guns into the hands of hostile Indians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Joanne Dru  •  Richard Boone  •  Milburn Stone

Cavalry Captain Farraday attempts to prevent the delivery of Gatling Guns into the hands of hostile Indians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Joanne Dru  •  Richard Boone  •  Milburn Stone

Ten Wanted Men (1955)

When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Jocelyn Brando  •  Richard Boone  •  Dennis Weaver

When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Jocelyn Brando  •  Richard Boone  •  Dennis Weaver

Battle Stations (1956)

The crew of a U.S. Navy ship in World War II goes into battle against the Japanese fleet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  John Lund  •  William Bendix  •  Keefe Brasselle  •  Richard Boone

The crew of a U.S. Navy ship in World War II goes into battle against the Japanese fleet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  John Lund  •  William Bendix  •  Keefe Brasselle  •  Richard Boone
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