Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn (1916 – 1986) was an American character actor. His bristling mustache and expressive face were his stock in trade, and though he rarely had a lead role, he got prominent billing in most of his movie and TV parts.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  George C. Scott  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Slim Pickens

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  George C. Scott  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Slim Pickens

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

Herbie Rides Again (1974)

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Helen Hayes  •  Ken Berry  •  Stefanie Powers  •  John McIntire

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Helen Hayes  •  Ken Berry  •  Stefanie Powers  •  John McIntire

Loving (1970)

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Nashville (1975)

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  David Arkin  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Ned Beatty  •  Karen Black

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  David Arkin  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Ned Beatty  •  Karen Black

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

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As the railroad builders advance unstoppably through the Arizona desert on their way to the sea, Jill arrives in the small town of Flagstone with the intention of starting a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Jason Robards  •  Charles Bronson

As the railroad builders advance unstoppably through the Arizona desert on their way to the sea, Jill arrives in the small town of Flagstone with the intention of starting a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Jason Robards  •  Charles Bronson

Orca (1977)

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Will Sampson  •  Bo Derek

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Will Sampson  •  Bo Derek

Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979)

Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert S. Fiveson
CAST:  Peter Graves  •  Eileen Dietz  •  Paulette Breen  •  Tim Donnelly

Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert S. Fiveson
CAST:  Peter Graves  •  Eileen Dietz  •  Paulette Breen  •  Tim Donnelly

Piranha (1978)

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

Point Blank (1967)

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Carroll O'Connor

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Carroll O'Connor

Royal Wedding (1951)

Tom and Ellen are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Jane Powell  •  Peter Lawford  •  Sarah Churchill

Tom and Ellen are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Jane Powell  •  Peter Lawford  •  Sarah Churchill

The Americanization of Emily (1964)

American sailor Charlie Madison falls for a pretty Englishwoman while trying to avoid a senseless and dangerous D-Day mission concocted by a deranged admiral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  James Garner  •  Julie Andrews  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  James Coburn

American sailor Charlie Madison falls for a pretty Englishwoman while trying to avoid a senseless and dangerous D-Day mission concocted by a deranged admiral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  James Garner  •  Julie Andrews  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  James Coburn

The Belle of New York (1952)

In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. The object of his affections is beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission house worker in the Bowery. He promises to reform his dissolute life, even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Vera-Ellen  •  Marjorie Main  •  Keenan Wynn

In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. The object of his affections is beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission house worker in the Bowery. He promises to reform his dissolute life, even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Vera-Ellen  •  Marjorie Main  •  Keenan Wynn

The Clock (1945)

A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Robert Walker  •  James Gleason  •  Keenan Wynn

A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Robert Walker  •  James Gleason  •  Keenan Wynn

The Devil's Rain (1975)

Satanists in the middle west terrorize and sometimes melt the terrified locals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fuest
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Eddie Albert  •  Ida Lupino  •  William Shatner

Satanists in the middle west terrorize and sometimes melt the terrified locals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fuest
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Eddie Albert  •  Ida Lupino  •  William Shatner

The Great Race (1965)

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Tony Curtis  •  Natalie Wood  •  Peter Falk

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Tony Curtis  •  Natalie Wood  •  Peter Falk

The Mechanic (1972)

Arthur Bishop is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes on one of his victim's sons, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Jill Ireland

Arthur Bishop is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes on one of his victim's sons, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Jill Ireland

The Perfect Furlough (1958)

A love-starved soldier stationed at an Arctic base wins a furlough in Paris, but a pretty, no-nonsense military psychologist is ordered to accompany him as chaperone to keep him out of trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Linda Cristal

A love-starved soldier stationed at an Arctic base wins a furlough in Paris, but a pretty, no-nonsense military psychologist is ordered to accompany him as chaperone to keep him out of trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Linda Cristal

The War Wagon (1967)

An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Kennedy
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Howard Keel  •  Robert Walker Jr.

An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Kennedy
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Howard Keel  •  Robert Walker Jr.

Three Little Words (1950)

Song-and-dance man Bert Kalmar can't continue his stage career after an injury for while, so he has to earn his money as a lyricst. Per chance he meets composer Harry Ruby and their first song is a hit. Ruby gets Kalmar to marry is former partner Jessie Brown, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Red Skelton  •  Vera-Ellen  •  Arlene Dahl

Song-and-dance man Bert Kalmar can't continue his stage career after an injury for while, so he has to earn his money as a lyricst. Per chance he meets composer Harry Ruby and their first song is a hit. Ruby gets Kalmar to marry is former partner Jessie Brown, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Red Skelton  •  Vera-Ellen  •  Arlene Dahl
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