After stealing a gangster’s money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico.
James Mason … Dr. Frank Matson
James Mason was born in Huddersfield and had a film career spanning over 50 years during which he appeared in over 100 films in England and America but never won an Oscar. Whatever role he played, from the wounded Belfast gunman in Odd Man Out to Rommel in The Desert Fox, his creamy velvet voice gave him away. Like Charlie Chaplin James left the…
Märta Torén … Laura Thorsen
From an early age her dream was to become an actress. Her first application for acting studies at The Royal Dramatic Theater in 1944 was unsuccessful. After additional dramatic coaching she was finally accepted in 1947. But screenwriter Edwin Blum arranged a screen test for RKO which eventually led to her being offered a contract with Universal…
Dan Duryea … John Wheeler
Dan Duryea was educated at Cornell University and worked in the advertising business before pursuing his career as an actor. Duryea made his Broadway debut in the play “Dead End.” The critical acclaim he won for his performance as Leo Hubbard in the Broadway production of “The Little Foxes” led to his appearance in the film version, in the same…..
Basil Ruysdael … Father Moreno
Basil Ruysdael was born on July 24, 1878 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Pinky (1949), Broken Arrow (1950) and Colorado Territory (1949). He was married to Kathleen Dobbyn, Rose Swettenham and Eleanor Mason Manierre. He died on October 10, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA…..
William Conrad … Ollie
William Conrad became a television star relatively late in his career. In fact, the former Army Air Corps World War II fighter pilot began his screen career playing heavies. He was Max, one of The Killers (1946) hired to finish off Burt Lancaster in his dingy lodgings. He was the corrupt state inspector Turck working for the syndicate in….
Rodolfo Acosta … Francisco Morales
Mexican character actor Rodolfo Acosta (born Rodolfo Acosta Pérez) achieved his greatest success in the US, primarily as a villain in westerns. He was born in Chamizal, a section of land disputed by Mexico and Texas due to changes in the Rio Grande river which forms the border. At the time of Acosta’s birth, the area was generally accepted by both…..
King Donovan … Grieder
King Donovan was born on January 25, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Promises….. Promises! (1963) and Playhouse 90 (1956). He was married to Imogene Coca and Anne Catherine Thomas. He died on June 30, 1987 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA……
Robert Espinoza … Santiago
Robert Espinoza was born on April 26, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Cargo to Capetown (1950), One Way Street (1950) and Killer Shark (1950). He died on January 28, 2007 in Los Angeles……
Hugo Fregonese was born on April 8, 1908 in Mendoza, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for Apenas un delincuente (1949), My Six Convicts (1952) and Savage Pampas (1965). He was married to Faith Domergue. He died on January 17, 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina…