Richard Carlson

Richard Dutoit Carlson (April 29, 1912 – November 25, 1977) was an American actor, television and film director, and screenwriter.

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The Ghost Breakers (1940)

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After intrepid working girl Mary Carter becomes the new owner of a reputedly haunted mansion located on Black Island near the Cuban coast, a stranger phones warning her to stay away from the castle. Undaunted, Mary sets sail for Cuba with a stowaway in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Richard Carlson  •  Paul Lukas

After intrepid working girl Mary Carter becomes the new owner of a reputedly haunted mansion located on Black Island near the Cuban coast, a stranger phones warning her to stay away from the castle. Undaunted, Mary sets sail for Cuba with a stowaway in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Richard Carlson  •  Paul Lukas

Behind Locked Doors (1948)

Behind the locked doors of a mental institution resides crooked politico Judge Drake (Herbert Heyes), free from prosecution so long as he pretends to be crazy. To get the goods on Drake, private detective Ross Stewart has himself committed to the asylum as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Budd Boetticher
CAST:  Lucille Bremer  •  Richard Carlson  •  Douglas Fowley  •  Ralf Harolde

Behind the locked doors of a mental institution resides crooked politico Judge Drake (Herbert Heyes), free from prosecution so long as he pretends to be crazy. To get the goods on Drake, private detective Ross Stewart has himself committed to the asylum as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Budd Boetticher
CAST:  Lucille Bremer  •  Richard Carlson  •  Douglas Fowley  •  Ralf Harolde

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Julie Adams  •  Richard Denning  •  Antonio Moreno

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Julie Adams  •  Richard Denning  •  Antonio Moreno

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Barbara Rush  •  Charles Drake  •  Joe Sawyer

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Barbara Rush  •  Charles Drake  •  Joe Sawyer

The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Vorhaus
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Lynn Bari  •  Cathy O'Donnell  •  Richard Carlson

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Vorhaus
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Lynn Bari  •  Cathy O'Donnell  •  Richard Carlson

The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbringing when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for freedom against England. Matt will meet Jane's father in the battlefield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Martha Scott  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Alan Marshal

Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbringing when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for freedom against England. Matt will meet Jane's father in the battlefield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Martha Scott  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Alan Marshal

The Power (1968)

One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is on to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  George Hamilton  •  Aldo Ray  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Richard Carlson

One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is on to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  George Hamilton  •  Aldo Ray  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Richard Carlson

The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it back to be put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim O'Connolly
CAST:  James Franciscus  •  Gila Golan  •  Richard Carlson  •  Laurence Naismith

A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it back to be put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim O'Connolly
CAST:  James Franciscus  •  Gila Golan  •  Richard Carlson  •  Laurence Naismith

Hold That Ghost (1941)

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Bud Abbott  •  Lou Costello  •  Richard Carlson  •  Joan Davis

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Bud Abbott  •  Lou Costello  •  Richard Carlson  •  Joan Davis

The Blue Veil (1951)

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

The Sound of Fury (1950)

A family man -desperate for a job- latches onto a friend that encourages him into being a criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Endfield
CAST:  Frank Lovejoy  •  Kathleen Ryan  •  Richard Carlson  •  Lloyd Bridges

A family man -desperate for a job- latches onto a friend that encourages him into being a criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Endfield
CAST:  Frank Lovejoy  •  Kathleen Ryan  •  Richard Carlson  •  Lloyd Bridges

The Maze (1953)

A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Veronica Hurst  •  Katherine Emery  •  Michael Pate

A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Veronica Hurst  •  Katherine Emery  •  Michael Pate

Retreat, Hell! (1952)

During the Korean War, a U.S. Marine battalion must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese soldiers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Frank Lovejoy  •  Richard Carlson  •  Anita Louise  •  Russ Tamblyn

During the Korean War, a U.S. Marine battalion must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese soldiers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Frank Lovejoy  •  Richard Carlson  •  Anita Louise  •  Russ Tamblyn

Beyond Tomorrow (1940)

The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  A. Edward Sutherland
CAST:  Harry Carey  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Charles Winninger  •  Alex Melesh

The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  A. Edward Sutherland
CAST:  Harry Carey  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Charles Winninger  •  Alex Melesh

Highways by Night (1942)

A young millionaire (Richard Carlson) joins the real world and meets a maid (Jane Randolph) and mobsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Godfrey
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Jane Randolph  •  Jane Darwell  •  Barton MacLane

A young millionaire (Richard Carlson) joins the real world and meets a maid (Jane Randolph) and mobsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Godfrey
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Jane Randolph  •  Jane Darwell  •  Barton MacLane

Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

After discovering his star dancer is expecting and can't perform, film producer H.W. Workman (Thurston Hall) and his publicist concoct a scheme to stage a college dance contest to find a new star. To ensure they get a good winner, the men plant a real dancer, Patty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  S. Sylvan Simon
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Richard Carlson  •  Artie Shaw  •  Ann Rutherford

After discovering his star dancer is expecting and can't perform, film producer H.W. Workman (Thurston Hall) and his publicist concoct a scheme to stage a college dance contest to find a new star. To ensure they get a good winner, the men plant a real dancer, Patty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  S. Sylvan Simon
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Richard Carlson  •  Artie Shaw  •  Ann Rutherford

Little Accident (1939)

A baby is passed from hand to hand after her father abandons her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Hugh Herbert  •  Florence Rice  •  Richard Carlson  •  Ernest Truex

A baby is passed from hand to hand after her father abandons her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Hugh Herbert  •  Florence Rice  •  Richard Carlson  •  Ernest Truex

The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)

Ex-army sergeant Jed Givens and his gang rob an army payroll shipment led by Lt. Hemp Brown. Givens kills a civilian woman and all the soldiers, leaving Brown alive to face a military tribunal in which he is branded a coward, stripped of all insignia and drummed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Carlson
CAST:  Rory Calhoun  •  Beverly Garland  •  John Larch  •  Russell Johnson

Ex-army sergeant Jed Givens and his gang rob an army payroll shipment led by Lt. Hemp Brown. Givens kills a civilian woman and all the soldiers, leaving Brown alive to face a military tribunal in which he is branded a coward, stripped of all insignia and drummed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Carlson
CAST:  Rory Calhoun  •  Beverly Garland  •  John Larch  •  Russell Johnson

Appointment with a Shadow (1957)

George Nader plays a reporter whose career is ruined by liquor. A comeback opportunity presents itself when Nader is a bystander at the arrest of a well-known criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Carlson
CAST:  George Nader  •  Joanna Moore  •  Brian Keith  •  Virginia Field

George Nader plays a reporter whose career is ruined by liquor. A comeback opportunity presents itself when Nader is a bystander at the arrest of a well-known criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Carlson
CAST:  George Nader  •  Joanna Moore  •  Brian Keith  •  Virginia Field

Four Guns to the Border (1954)

Outlaws on the lam battle attacking Apaches.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Carlson
CAST:  Rory Calhoun  •  Colleen Miller  •  George Nader  •  Walter Brennan

Outlaws on the lam battle attacking Apaches.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Carlson
CAST:  Rory Calhoun  •  Colleen Miller  •  George Nader  •  Walter Brennan
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