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William Forrest

Lowest Rated:   40% Band of Angels (1957)
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Baby boomers will recall silver-maned actor William Forrest as Major Swanson, the brusque but fair-minded commander of Fort Apache in the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. This character was but one of many military officers portrayed by the prolific Forrest since the late 1930s. Most of his film appearances were fleeting, and few were billed, but Forrest managed to pack more authority into 30 seconds' film time than many bigger stars were able to manage in an hour and a half. Outside of Rin Tin Tin, William Forrest is probably most familiar as the sinister fifth-columnist Martin Crane in the 1943 Republic serial The Masked Marvel.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Arson Inc.
  • Firechief
2006
No Score Yet The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker
  • Mr. Wylie
1971
No Score Yet Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
  • James Underhill
1966
80% Good Neighbor Sam
  • Millard Mellner
1964
72% Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Benny Taubman
1962
56% One-Eyed Jacks
  • Banker
1961
91% The Horse Soldiers
  • Gen. Steve Hurburt
1959
85% The Last Hurrah
  • Doctor
1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone
  • Governor
1958
80% Jailhouse Rock
  • Studio Head
1957
40% Band of Angels
  • Aaron Starr
1957
No Score Yet Loving You
  • Mr. Jessup
1957
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It
  • Captain
1956
No Score Yet These Wilder Years
  • Blount
1956
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady
  • Supreme Court Justice
1956
No Score Yet Pardners
  • Hocker
1956
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
  • Simpson
1955
No Score Yet Francis in the Navy
  • Admiral
1955
No Score Yet A Man Called Peter
  • President
1955
No Score Yet New York Confidential
  • Paul Williamson
1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
  • Commandant FSH
1955
No Score Yet One Desire
  • Mr. Wellington
1955
No Score Yet Rage at Dawn
  • Amos Peterson
1955
83% Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • in film clip from THE ROBE
1954
No Score Yet The French Line
  • Sam Baker
1954
No Score Yet Destination Gobi
  • Skipper
1953
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story
  • Florenz Ziegfeld
1953
No Score Yet Winning of the West
  • John Randolph
1953
No Score Yet Big Jim McLain
  • McLain's Superior
1952
No Score Yet One Minute to Zero
  • Officer, Joint Operations
1952
86% Deadline - U.S.A.
  • Mr. Greene
1952
No Score Yet The Story of Will Rogers
  • Flo Ziegfeld
1952
No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story
  • James Otis
1952
No Score Yet Flight to Mars
  • Gen. Archer
1951
No Score Yet I Was a Communist for the FBI
  • Senator Wood
1951
No Score Yet Follow the Sun
  • General
1951
No Score Yet Missing Women
  • Capt. E.W. Willis
1951
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down
  • Mr. Knight
1951
No Score Yet Spoilers of the Plains
  • Dr. J.D. Manning
1951
80% I'll See You In My Dreams
  • Florenz Ziegfeld
1951
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley
  • Hacker
1951
No Score Yet The Story of Seabiscuit
  • Thomas Millford
1949
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach
  • Mr. Moody
1949
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers
  • Hendricks
1949
No Score Yet Trapped by Boston Blackie
  • Mr. Carter
1948
No Score Yet Homecoming
  • Guest
1948
100% Fort Apache
  • Reporter
1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters
  • Ship's Captain
1948
No Score Yet Blondie in the Dough
  • Robert Dixon
1947
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
  • Mr. Baldwin
1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Motion Picture Director
1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Dr. Rogers
1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet
  • US Officer
1947
67% Dead Reckoning
  • Lt. Col. Simpson
1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights
  • Mr. Clarkman
1947
No Score Yet The Devil on Wheels
  • Actor
1947
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever
  • Mr. Johnson
1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Dick Glenn
1946
No Score Yet Three Little Girls in Blue
  • Head Clerk
1946
No Score Yet Till the End of Time
  • Detective Lieutenant
1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • Guest
1946
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot
  • Dr. Reynolds
1945
No Score Yet Adventures of Kitty O'Day (Kitty O'Day Comes Through)
  • Sauter
1945
No Score Yet Without Love
  • Doctor
1945
62% Anchors Aweigh
  • Movie Director
1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves
  • Lieutenant Commander
1944
No Score Yet The Doughgirls
  • Howard Forbes, The President's Secretary
1944
100% Laura
  • People
1944
89% Wilson
  • Reporter
1944
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War
  • Captain
1944
No Score Yet Marine Raiders
  • Col. Carter
1944
No Score Yet Abroad with Two Yanks
  • Colonel Hart
1944
57% Mr. Skeffington
  • Clinton, Fanny's 2nd Butler
1944
100% The Fighting Seabees
  • Lt. Kerrick
1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys
  • Colonel
1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Official
1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail!
  • Major
1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Guard Captain
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • American Newsman
1943
No Score Yet Flight for Freedom
  • Vice-Consul
1943
80% Air Force
  • Jack Harper
1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay
  • Banker
1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children
  • American Vice Consul
1943
No Score Yet Masked Marvel
  • Actor
1943
86% Wake Island
  • Maj. Johnson
1942
No Score Yet Priorities on Parade
  • Col. Reeves
1942
93% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Critic
1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life
  • Ranger
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Col. Raeburn
1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American
  • Gus
1942
No Score Yet Bells of Capistrano
  • Durgan
1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying
  • Captain
1941
No Score Yet International Lady
  • Frank Cromwell, American Consul
1941
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade
  • Husband
1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Commander
1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
  • Vic Hilton
1941
No Score Yet Flight from Destiny
  • Prentiss
1941
100% Hold That Ghost
  • State Trooper
1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy
  • Commandant
1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Reporter
1941
91% Meet John Doe
  • Governor's Associate
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Adjutant
1941
No Score Yet The Phantom Submarine
  • Jonas
1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
  • Arthur Trent
1940
43% The Sign of the Cross
  • Colonel Hugh Mason (1944 prologue)
1932

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
  • Canady
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Mine Owner
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
  • Laramie Banker
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
  • Mr. Crane
  • 1954

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