Arthur Kennedy

John Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990) was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", especially in the original casts of Arthur Miller plays on Broadway. He won the 1949 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Miller's Death of a Salesman. He also won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for the 1955 film Trial, and was a five-time Academy Award nominee.

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

Barabbas (1961)

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Silvana Mangano  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Katy Jurado

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Silvana Mangano  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Katy Jurado

Bend of the River (1952)

Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Rock Hudson  •  Jay C. Flippen

Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Rock Hudson  •  Jay C. Flippen

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

Champion (1949)

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Paul Stewart

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Paul Stewart

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Carroll Baker  •  Karl Malden  •  Sal Mineo

A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Carroll Baker  •  Karl Malden  •  Sal Mineo

Crashout (1955)

Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis R. Foster
CAST:  William Bendix  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Luther Adler  •  William Talman

Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis R. Foster
CAST:  William Bendix  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Luther Adler  •  William Talman

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

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In order to save an assassinated scientist, a submarine and its crew are shrunk to microscopic size and injected into his bloodstream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Raquel Welch  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Donald Pleasence

In order to save an assassinated scientist, a submarine and its crew are shrunk to microscopic size and injected into his bloodstream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Raquel Welch  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Donald Pleasence

High Sierra (1941)

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alan Curtis  •  Arthur Kennedy

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alan Curtis  •  Arthur Kennedy

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

When a series of murders hit the remote English countryside, a detective suspects a pair of travelers when it is actually the work of the undead, jarred back to life by an experimental ultra-sonic radiation machine used by the Ministry of Agriculture to kill insects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Grau
CAST:  Cristina Galbó  •  Ray Lovelock  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Aldo Massasso

When a series of murders hit the remote English countryside, a detective suspects a pair of travelers when it is actually the work of the undead, jarred back to life by an experimental ultra-sonic radiation machine used by the Ministry of Agriculture to kill insects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Grau
CAST:  Cristina Galbó  •  Ray Lovelock  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Aldo Massasso

Nevada Smith (1966)

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith  •  Arthur Kennedy

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith  •  Arthur Kennedy

Peyton Place (1957)

In the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place, shopkeeper Constance McKenzie tries to make up for a past indiscretion -- which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison -- by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Diane Varsi  •  Hope Lange  •  Lee Philips

In the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place, shopkeeper Constance McKenzie tries to make up for a past indiscretion -- which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison -- by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Diane Varsi  •  Hope Lange  •  Lee Philips

Rancho Notorious (1952)

A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Mel Ferrer  •  Gloria Henry

A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Mel Ferrer  •  Gloria Henry

The Desperate Hours (1955)

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Fredric March  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Martha Scott

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Fredric March  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Martha Scott

The Man from Laramie (1955)

Will Lockhart becomes entangled in the happenings of Coronado, an isolated western town, after delivering supplies there. He is especially involved with the Waggomans, an influential ranching family, and begins his search for someone selling rifles to the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Donald Crisp  •  Cathy O'Donnell

Will Lockhart becomes entangled in the happenings of Coronado, an isolated western town, after delivering supplies there. He is especially involved with the Waggomans, an influential ranching family, and begins his search for someone selling rifles to the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Donald Crisp  •  Cathy O'Donnell

The Window (1949)

An imaginative boy who frequently makes things up witnesses a murder, but can't get his parents or the police to believe him. The only people taking him seriously are the killers - who live upstairs, know that he saw what they did, and are out to permanently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Tetzlaff
CAST:  Barbara Hale  •  Bobby Driscoll  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Paul Stewart

An imaginative boy who frequently makes things up witnesses a murder, but can't get his parents or the police to believe him. The only people taking him seriously are the killers - who live upstairs, know that he saw what they did, and are out to permanently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Tetzlaff
CAST:  Barbara Hale  •  Bobby Driscoll  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Paul Stewart

They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

The story follows General George Armstrong Custer's adventures from his West Point days to his death. He defies orders during the Civil War, trains the 7th Cavalry, appeases Chief Crazy Horse and later engages in bloody battle with the Sioux nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Charley Grapewin

The story follows General George Armstrong Custer's adventures from his West Point days to his death. He defies orders during the Civil War, trains the 7th Cavalry, appeases Chief Crazy Horse and later engages in bloody battle with the Sioux nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Charley Grapewin

Too Late for Tears (1949)

One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer's back seat. Alan wants to turn it over to the police, but Jane persuades him to hang onto it 'for a while'. Soon, the Palmers are traced by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Lizabeth Scott  •  Don DeFore  •  Dan Duryea  •  Arthur Kennedy

One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer's back seat. Alan wants to turn it over to the police, but Jane persuades him to hang onto it 'for a while'. Soon, the Palmers are traced by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Lizabeth Scott  •  Don DeFore  •  Dan Duryea  •  Arthur Kennedy

Bright Victory (1951)

A soldier blinded in war returns home and attempts to adjust to civilian life. Director Mark Robson's 1951 drama stars Arthur Kennedy (Academy Award nomination, Best Actor, for his performance), Peggy Dow, James Edwards, Will Geer, Nana Bryant, Julie Adams, Jim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Arthur Kennedy  •  Peggy Dow  •  Julie Adams  •  James Edwards

A soldier blinded in war returns home and attempts to adjust to civilian life. Director Mark Robson's 1951 drama stars Arthur Kennedy (Academy Award nomination, Best Actor, for his performance), Peggy Dow, James Edwards, Will Geer, Nana Bryant, Julie Adams, Jim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Arthur Kennedy  •  Peggy Dow  •  Julie Adams  •  James Edwards

Trial (1955)

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The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending him so he can exploit his Communist-backed organization for their own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  John Hodiak

The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending him so he can exploit his Communist-backed organization for their own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  John Hodiak
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