Gig Young

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gig Young (November 4, 1913 - October 19, 1978) was an American film, stage, and television actor, who developed a passion for the theatre while appearing in high school plays. After graduating from high school he worked as a used car salesman and studied acting at night at Phil Hayden Theatre school. He moved to Hollywood when a friend offered him a ride if he would pay for half the gas. After some amateur experience he applied for and received a scholarship to the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse. "I had two jobs to support me, never rested, but it was great training and when I landed the part at Warner Bros., I was ready for it," he said. Barr made early appearances in Misbehaving Husbands, credited as "Byron Barr", and in the short Here Comes the Cavalry. While acting in Pancho, a south-of-the-border play by Lowell Barrington, he and the leading actor in the play, George Reeves, were spotted by a Warner Brothers talent scout. Both actors were signed to supporting player contracts with the studio. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Description above from the Wikipedia article Gig Young, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Rear Window (1954)

SuspensefulIntenseGrippingBrilliant

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  James Stewart  •  Wendell Corey  •  Thelma Ritter

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  James Stewart  •  Wendell Corey  •  Thelma Ritter

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Warren Oates  •  Isela Vega  •  Robert Webber  •  Gig Young

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Warren Oates  •  Isela Vega  •  Robert Webber  •  Gig Young

City That Never Sleeps (1953)

Chicago cop Johnny Kelly, dissatisfied with his job and marriage, would like to run away with his stripper girlfriend Angel Face, but keeps getting cold feet. During one crowded night, Angel Face decides she's had enough vacillation, and crooked lawyer Biddel has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John H. Auer
CAST:  Gig Young  •  Mala Powers  •  William Talman  •  Edward Arnold

Chicago cop Johnny Kelly, dissatisfied with his job and marriage, would like to run away with his stripper girlfriend Angel Face, but keeps getting cold feet. During one crowded night, Angel Face decides she's had enough vacillation, and crooked lawyer Biddel has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John H. Auer
CAST:  Gig Young  •  Mala Powers  •  William Talman  •  Edward Arnold

Game of Death (1978)

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Clouse
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  •  Chuck Norris  •  Sammo Hung

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Clouse
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  •  Chuck Norris  •  Sammo Hung

Sergeant York (1941)

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Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Joan Leslie  •  Margaret Wycherly

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Joan Leslie  •  Margaret Wycherly

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 Hindenburg (1975)

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Anne Bancroft  •  William Atherton  •  Roy Thinnes

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Anne Bancroft  •  William Atherton  •  Roy Thinnes

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

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susannah York  •  Gig Young

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susannah York  •  Gig Young

Desk Set (1957)

UpliftingRomanticFunWhimsical

A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Gig Young  •  Joan Blondell

A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Gig Young  •  Joan Blondell

Come Fill The Cup (1951)

Director Gordon Douglas' 1951 drama stars James Cagney as a newspaperman battling his alcoholism. The cast also includes Gig Young (Oscar nominee, Best Supporting Actor), Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, James Gleason, Selena Royle, Larry Keating, Sheldon Leonard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Phyllis Thaxter  •  Raymond Massey  •  James Gleason

Director Gordon Douglas' 1951 drama stars James Cagney as a newspaperman battling his alcoholism. The cast also includes Gig Young (Oscar nominee, Best Supporting Actor), Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, James Gleason, Selena Royle, Larry Keating, Sheldon Leonard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Phyllis Thaxter  •  Raymond Massey  •  James Gleason

Teacher's Pet (1958)

A rugged city editor (Clark Gable) poses as a journalism student and flirts with the professor (Doris Day).  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Doris Day  •  Gig Young  •  Mamie Van Doren

A rugged city editor (Clark Gable) poses as a journalism student and flirts with the professor (Doris Day).  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Doris Day  •  Gig Young  •  Mamie Van Doren

Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Howard
CAST:  Gig Young  •  Bea Arthur  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Anne Jackson

Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Howard
CAST:  Gig Young  •  Bea Arthur  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Anne Jackson

Torch Song (1953)

Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough exterior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Gig Young  •  Michael Wilding  •  Marjorie Rambeau

Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough exterior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Gig Young  •  Michael Wilding  •  Marjorie Rambeau

Kid Galahad (1962)

After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter—and takes him under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Gig Young  •  Lola Albright  •  Joan Blackman

After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter—and takes him under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Gig Young  •  Lola Albright  •  Joan Blackman

The Gay Sisters (1942)

The eldest (Barbara Stanwyck) of three sisters protects their Fifth Avenue mansion from a developer (George Brent) she once married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Donald Crisp

The eldest (Barbara Stanwyck) of three sisters protects their Fifth Avenue mansion from a developer (George Brent) she once married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Donald Crisp

That Touch of Mink (1962)

Cathy Timberlake is en route to a job interview when a car transporting businessman Philip Shayne covers her in mud. He sends his assistant, Roger, to apologize, but upon meeting Cathy, Roger knows that she would be a suitable match for his boss. Despite their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Doris Day  •  Gig Young  •  Audrey Meadows

Cathy Timberlake is en route to a job interview when a car transporting businessman Philip Shayne covers her in mud. He sends his assistant, Roger, to apologize, but upon meeting Cathy, Roger knows that she would be a suitable match for his boss. Despite their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Doris Day  •  Gig Young  •  Audrey Meadows

Young at Heart (1954)

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Gig Young  •  Ethel Barrymore

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Gig Young  •  Ethel Barrymore

The Killer Elite (1975)

Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Caan  •  Robert Duvall  •  Mako  •  Arthur Hill

Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Caan  •  Robert Duvall  •  Mako  •  Arthur Hill

Spectre (1977)

Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian (Culp) recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton (Young) to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon (Bell), the sister of prominent British businessman Geoffrey Cyon (Villiers), believes her brother is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  Robert Culp  •  Gig Young  •  John Hurt  •  Gordon Jackson

Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian (Culp) recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton (Young) to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon (Bell), the sister of prominent British businessman Geoffrey Cyon (Villiers), believes her brother is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  Robert Culp  •  Gig Young  •  John Hurt  •  Gordon Jackson
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