Carl Benton Reid

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carl Benton Reid (August 14, 1893 – March 16, 1973) was an American actor. He achieved fame on the Broadway stage in 1939 as Oscar Hubbard, one of Regina Giddens's (Tallulah Bankhead) greedy, devious brothers in the play The Little Foxes, and made his film debut reprising his role opposite Bette Davis in the 1941 film version. He also appeared in several Shakespeare plays on Broadway, and in the original production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as Harry Slade. His stern, cold demeanor quickly stereotyped him in villainous, and/or unpleasant characters, although he could play a sympathetic role, as he did occasionally in such films as the 1957 TV-movie version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Here he played the Mayor of Hamelout, who unsuccessfully requests help from the Mayor of Hamelin (Claude Rains), when Hamelout is the victim of a flood. The flood leads to the famous plague of rats which invade Hamelin, and set the main plot in motion. He played the American Admiral, who is leading the peace talks between the Americans and Chinese during the Korean War in MGM's Pork Chop Hill. Reid made four guest appearances on Perry Mason during the show's nine-year run between 1957-66. His last two roles came in 1966; as the judge in the film version of Madame X and as Claude Townsend in the TV series The F.B.I.

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Broken Lance (1954)

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Robert Wagner  •  Jean Peters  •  Richard Widmark

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Robert Wagner  •  Jean Peters  •  Richard Widmark

In a Lonely Place (1950)

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Frank Lovejoy  •  Carl Benton Reid

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Frank Lovejoy  •  Carl Benton Reid

Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Korean War, April 1953. Lieutenant Clemons, leader of the King company of the United States Infantry, is ordered to recapture Pork Chop Hill, occupied by a powerful Chinese Army force, while, just seventy miles away, at nearby the village of Panmunjom, a tense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Harry Guardino  •  Rip Torn  •  George Peppard

Korean War, April 1953. Lieutenant Clemons, leader of the King company of the United States Infantry, is ordered to recapture Pork Chop Hill, occupied by a powerful Chinese Army force, while, just seventy miles away, at nearby the village of Panmunjom, a tense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Harry Guardino  •  Rip Torn  •  George Peppard

The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Earl McEvoy
CAST:  Evelyn Keyes  •  Charles Korvin  •  William Bishop  •  Dorothy Malone

Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Earl McEvoy
CAST:  Evelyn Keyes  •  Charles Korvin  •  William Bishop  •  Dorothy Malone

The Last Wagon (1956)

When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Felicia Farr  •  Susan Kohner  •  Tommy Rettig

When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Felicia Farr  •  Susan Kohner  •  Tommy Rettig

The Sniper (1952)

Eddie Miller struggles with his hatred of women, he's especially bothered by seeing women with their lovers. He starts a killing spree as a sniper by shooting women from far distances. In an attempt to get caught, he writes an anonymous letter to the police begging ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Adolphe Menjou  •  Arthur Franz  •  Gerald Mohr  •  Marie Windsor

Eddie Miller struggles with his hatred of women, he's especially bothered by seeing women with their lovers. He starts a killing spree as a sniper by shooting women from far distances. In an attempt to get caught, he writes an anonymous letter to the police begging ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Adolphe Menjou  •  Arthur Franz  •  Gerald Mohr  •  Marie Windsor

The Great Caruso (1951)

Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Mario Lanza  •  Ann Blyth  •  Dorothy Kirsten  •  Jarmila Novotná

Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Mario Lanza  •  Ann Blyth  •  Dorothy Kirsten  •  Jarmila Novotná

Athena (1954)

A stuffy young lawyer's outlook on life drastically changes when he meets a perky health food enthusiast and her wacky family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Jane Powell  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Virginia Gibson  •  Edmund Purdom

A stuffy young lawyer's outlook on life drastically changes when he meets a perky health food enthusiast and her wacky family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Jane Powell  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Virginia Gibson  •  Edmund Purdom

One Desire (1955)

The "one desire" of ex-gambler Clint Saunders and bar woman Tacey Cromwell is to escape their shady former lives and settle down to respectability. With Clint's younger brother and an orphaned girl in tow, the couple moves to a Colorado mining town where their love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Hopper
CAST:  Anne Baxter  •  Rock Hudson  •  Julie Adams  •  Carl Benton Reid

The "one desire" of ex-gambler Clint Saunders and bar woman Tacey Cromwell is to escape their shady former lives and settle down to respectability. With Clint's younger brother and an orphaned girl in tow, the couple moves to a Colorado mining town where their love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Hopper
CAST:  Anne Baxter  •  Rock Hudson  •  Julie Adams  •  Carl Benton Reid

The Underwater City (1962)

An engineer, a psychologist and several other disparate types take part in an experiment to see if people can live for extended periods of time in a city built under the ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  William Lundigan  •  Julie Adams  •  Roy Roberts  •  Carl Benton Reid

An engineer, a psychologist and several other disparate types take part in an experiment to see if people can live for extended periods of time in a city built under the ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  William Lundigan  •  Julie Adams  •  Roy Roberts  •  Carl Benton Reid

The Ugly American (1963)

An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Englund
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Eiji Okada  •  Sandra Church  •  Pat Hingle

An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Englund
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Eiji Okada  •  Sandra Church  •  Pat Hingle

The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)

A rich, dying Easterner hires gunfighter Brad Ellison to find his brother and heir in Mexico. En route, it becomes clear to Ellison that his is a dying profession. At a remote rancho, Ellison enlists ranch foreman Miles Lang to help him search the hills where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  Jock Mahoney  •  Gilbert Roland  •  Linda Cristal  •  Eduard Franz

A rich, dying Easterner hires gunfighter Brad Ellison to find his brother and heir in Mexico. En route, it becomes clear to Ellison that his is a dying profession. At a remote rancho, Ellison enlists ranch foreman Miles Lang to help him search the hills where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  Jock Mahoney  •  Gilbert Roland  •  Linda Cristal  •  Eduard Franz

A Day of Fury (1956)

A Day Of Fury stars Jock Mahoney as town marshal Alan Burnett, whose life is saved by a stranger he meets on the trail. His rescuer turns out to be Jagade (Dale Robertson), a gunslinger just returned after years away, who finds when he gets into town that he can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harmon Jones
CAST:  Dale Robertson  •  Mara Corday  •  Jock Mahoney  •  Carl Benton Reid

A Day Of Fury stars Jock Mahoney as town marshal Alan Burnett, whose life is saved by a stranger he meets on the trail. His rescuer turns out to be Jagade (Dale Robertson), a gunslinger just returned after years away, who finds when he gets into town that he can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harmon Jones
CAST:  Dale Robertson  •  Mara Corday  •  Jock Mahoney  •  Carl Benton Reid

Lorna Doone (1951)

An English farmer leads a village uprising against their corrupt landlords.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  Barbara Hale  •  Richard Greene  •  Carl Benton Reid  •  William Bishop

An English farmer leads a village uprising against their corrupt landlords.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  Barbara Hale  •  Richard Greene  •  Carl Benton Reid  •  William Bishop

The Brigand (1952)

Carlos Delargo, the banished son of a royal princess of Mandorra, is returned to the kingdom to be tried for a murder change. However, he is freed by King Lorenzo, whom bears a remarkable resemblance to Delargo. When the king is wounded by assassins sent by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  Anthony Dexter  •  Jody Lawrance  •  Gale Robbins  •  Anthony Quinn

Carlos Delargo, the banished son of a royal princess of Mandorra, is returned to the kingdom to be tried for a murder change. However, he is freed by King Lorenzo, whom bears a remarkable resemblance to Delargo. When the king is wounded by assassins sent by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  Anthony Dexter  •  Jody Lawrance  •  Gale Robbins  •  Anthony Quinn

The First Time (1952)

Director Frank Tashlin's 1952 comedy about a married couple welcoming their first child stars Robert Cummings and Barbara Hale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Barbara Hale  •  Bill Goodwin  •  Jeff Donnell

Director Frank Tashlin's 1952 comedy about a married couple welcoming their first child stars Robert Cummings and Barbara Hale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Barbara Hale  •  Bill Goodwin  •  Jeff Donnell

Indian Uprising (1952)

It's 1885 in Arizona and an Army Captain has dispersed his troops to keep the whites off of Government land thereby keeping the peace with the Apaches. But there are those in Tucson that want the miners back looking for gold and they put pressure on officials in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Nazarro
CAST:  George Montgomery  •  Audrey Long  •  Carl Benton Reid  •  Eugene Iglesias

It's 1885 in Arizona and an Army Captain has dispersed his troops to keep the whites off of Government land thereby keeping the peace with the Apaches. But there are those in Tucson that want the miners back looking for gold and they put pressure on officials in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Nazarro
CAST:  George Montgomery  •  Audrey Long  •  Carl Benton Reid  •  Eugene Iglesias

Criminal Lawyer (1951)

A drunken attorney tries to sober up in order to defend a friend in murder case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seymour Friedman
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Carl Benton Reid  •  Mary Castle

A drunken attorney tries to sober up in order to defend a friend in murder case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seymour Friedman
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Carl Benton Reid  •  Mary Castle

Stage to Tucson (1950)

A group of outlaws posing as Southern sympathizers and led secretly by freight-line owner Jim Maroon are raiding stagecoaches, and this is a threat to the Union communications. Grif Holbrook, a trouble-shooter for the Butterfield Stage Line, and Union man Barney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Murphy
CAST:  Rod Cameron  •  Wayne Morris  •  Kay Buckley  •  Sally Eilers

A group of outlaws posing as Southern sympathizers and led secretly by freight-line owner Jim Maroon are raiding stagecoaches, and this is a threat to the Union communications. Grif Holbrook, a trouble-shooter for the Butterfield Stage Line, and Union man Barney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Murphy
CAST:  Rod Cameron  •  Wayne Morris  •  Kay Buckley  •  Sally Eilers

The Command (1954)

Once the commanding officer of a cavalry patrol is killed, the ranking officer who must take command is an army doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Guy Madison  •  Joan Weldon  •  James Whitmore  •  Carl Benton Reid

Once the commanding officer of a cavalry patrol is killed, the ranking officer who must take command is an army doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Guy Madison  •  Joan Weldon  •  James Whitmore  •  Carl Benton Reid
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