Joel McCrea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned almost five decades and appearances in more than 90 films. These films include Alfred Hitchcock's spy film Foreign Correspondent (1940), Preston Sturges' comedy classics Sullivan's Travels (1940), and The Palm Beach Story (1941), the romance film Bird of Paradise (1932), the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Gregory La Cava's bawdy comedy Bed of Roses (1933), George Stevens' The More the Merrier (1941), and the Western classic The Virginian (1946). With the exception of the British thriller film Rough Shoot (1953), McCrea appeared in Western films exclusively from 1946 until his retirement in 1976. His most notable Western is Ride the High Country (1962), in which he starred with Randolph Scott.

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Colorado Territory (1949)

Western remake of High Sierra with Joel McCrea taking over the Humphrey Bogart role.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Dorothy Malone  •  Henry Hull

Western remake of High Sierra with Joel McCrea taking over the Humphrey Bogart role.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Dorothy Malone  •  Henry Hull

Dead End (1937)

Mobster "Baby Face" Martin returns home to visit the New York neighborhood where he grew up, dropping in on his mother, who rejects him because of his gangster lifestyle, and his old girlfriend, Francey, now a syphilitic prostitute. Martin also crosses paths with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Sylvia Sidney  •  Joel McCrea  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Wendy Barrie

Mobster "Baby Face" Martin returns home to visit the New York neighborhood where he grew up, dropping in on his mother, who rejects him because of his gangster lifestyle, and his old girlfriend, Francey, now a syphilitic prostitute. Martin also crosses paths with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Sylvia Sidney  •  Joel McCrea  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Wendy Barrie

Ramrod (1947)

A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  André De Toth
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Veronica Lake  •  Don DeFore  •  Donald Crisp

A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  André De Toth
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Veronica Lake  •  Don DeFore  •  Donald Crisp

Ride the High Country (1962)

An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Joel McCrea  •  Mariette Hartley  •  Ron Starr

An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Joel McCrea  •  Mariette Hartley  •  Ron Starr

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Successful movie director John L. Sullivan, convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Warwick  •  William Demarest

Successful movie director John L. Sullivan, convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Warwick  •  William Demarest

The More the Merrier (1943)

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Jean Arthur  •  Joel McCrea  •  Charles Coburn  •  Richard Gaines

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Jean Arthur  •  Joel McCrea  •  Charles Coburn  •  Richard Gaines

The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Joel McCrea  •  Mary Astor  •  Rudy Vallee

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Joel McCrea  •  Mary Astor  •  Rudy Vallee

These Three (1936)

Martha and Karen graduate from college and turn an old Massachusetts farm into a school for girls. The friends are aided in their venture by local doctor Joe Cardin, who begins a relationship with Karen, and a prominent woman whose granddaughter, Mary, later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Merle Oberon  •  Joel McCrea  •  Catherine Doucet

Martha and Karen graduate from college and turn an old Massachusetts farm into a school for girls. The friends are aided in their venture by local doctor Joe Cardin, who begins a relationship with Karen, and a prominent woman whose granddaughter, Mary, later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Merle Oberon  •  Joel McCrea  •  Catherine Doucet

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Laraine Day  •  Herbert Marshall  •  George Sanders

The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Laraine Day  •  Herbert Marshall  •  George Sanders

The Divine Lady (1929)

Lady Hamilton's love affair with Admiral Horatio Nelson rocks the British Empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Corinne Griffith  •  Victor Varconi  •  H.B. Warner  •  Ian Keith

Lady Hamilton's love affair with Admiral Horatio Nelson rocks the British Empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Corinne Griffith  •  Victor Varconi  •  H.B. Warner  •  Ian Keith

Private Worlds (1935)

At the Brentwood Asylum for the mentally ill, psychiatrist partners Jane Everest and Alex MacGregor are broken up by the new superintendent, Dr. Charles Monet, who has a low regard for women physicians. Jane and Charles clash on patient treatment, and Jane learns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Charles Boyer  •  Joan Bennett  •  Helen Vinson

At the Brentwood Asylum for the mentally ill, psychiatrist partners Jane Everest and Alex MacGregor are broken up by the new superintendent, Dr. Charles Monet, who has a low regard for women physicians. Jane and Charles clash on patient treatment, and Jane learns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Charles Boyer  •  Joan Bennett  •  Helen Vinson

Come and Get It (1936)

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler  •  Howard Hawks  •  Richard Rosson
CAST:  Edward Arnold  •  Joel McCrea  •  Frances Farmer  •  Walter Brennan

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler  •  Howard Hawks  •  Richard Rosson
CAST:  Edward Arnold  •  Joel McCrea  •  Frances Farmer  •  Walter Brennan

Frenchie (1950)

Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis King
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Shelley Winters  •  Paul Kelly  •  Elsa Lanchester

Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis King
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Shelley Winters  •  Paul Kelly  •  Elsa Lanchester

Bed of Roses (1933)

A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Joel McCrea  •  John Halliday  •  Pert Kelton

A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Joel McCrea  •  John Halliday  •  Pert Kelton

Born to Love (1931)

A pregnant American nurse living in London during WWI, believing her soldier-fiance has been killed in France, marries a wealthy aristocrat so her child will have a father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Joel McCrea  •  Paul Cavanagh  •  Frederick Kerr

A pregnant American nurse living in London during WWI, believing her soldier-fiance has been killed in France, marries a wealthy aristocrat so her child will have a father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Joel McCrea  •  Paul Cavanagh  •  Frederick Kerr

The Common Law (1931)

When a woman models for an artist they fall in love. Can the artist overcome the beauty's recent past as another man's mistress?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Joel McCrea  •  Lew Cody  •  Hedda Hopper

When a woman models for an artist they fall in love. Can the artist overcome the beauty's recent past as another man's mistress?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Constance Bennett  •  Joel McCrea  •  Lew Cody  •  Hedda Hopper

The Fair Co-Ed (1927)

Marion go off to college where she joins the basketball team to be near the coach, Bob. She instantly makes a rival of Betty, who's also interested in Bob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  Marion Davies  •  Johnny Mack Brown  •  Jane Winton  •  Thelma Hill

Marion go off to college where she joins the basketball team to be near the coach, Bob. She instantly makes a rival of Betty, who's also interested in Bob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  Marion Davies  •  Johnny Mack Brown  •  Jane Winton  •  Thelma Hill

Woman Wanted (1935)

Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to prison a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as well as his fiancée, with the help of his butler Peedles. Ann is also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Joel McCrea  •  Lewis Stone  •  Louis Calhern

Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to prison a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as well as his fiancée, with the help of his butler Peedles. Ann is also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Joel McCrea  •  Lewis Stone  •  Louis Calhern

The Outriders (1950)

Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to act as "outriders" (escorts) for a civilian wagon train that will be secretly transporting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Arlene Dahl  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Claude Jarman Jr.

Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to act as "outriders" (escorts) for a civilian wagon train that will be secretly transporting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Arlene Dahl  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Claude Jarman Jr.

Chance at Heaven (1933)

A young bride thinks she's landed the perfect husband until he falls for a spoiled-rotten socialite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Joel McCrea  •  Marian Nixon  •  Andy Devine

A young bride thinks she's landed the perfect husband until he falls for a spoiled-rotten socialite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Joel McCrea  •  Marian Nixon  •  Andy Devine
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