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  • Meet John Doe

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  • Here Come the Waves

  • One Desire

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  • Three Little Girls in Blue

  • Demetrius and the Gladiators

  • Wilson

  • The Spirit of West Point

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William Forrest Movies

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 1904
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Biography: 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... Continued
Movie Role(s) Year
Sweet Bird of Youth Benny Taubman 1962
One-Eyed Jacks Banker 1961
The Last Hurrah Doctor 1958
Jailhouse Rock Studio Head 1957
Band of Angels Aaron Starr 1957
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. Senator Wood 1951
Fort Apache Reporter 1948
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Mr. Baldwin 1947
The Devil on Wheels 1947
The Jolson Story Dick Glenn 1946
Anchors Aweigh Movie Director 1945
Salty O'Rourke Racing Secretary 1945
Wilson 1944
Mr. Skeffington Clinton, Fanny's 2nd Butler 1944
So Proudly We Hail! Major 1943
Mission to Moscow American Newsman 1943
Air Force Jack Harper 1943
Yankee Doodle Dandy 1st critic 1942
They Died With Their Boots On Adjutant 1941
Sun Valley Serenade Husband 1941
Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941
Meet John Doe Governor's Associate 1941
The Sign of the Cross Colonel Hugh Mason (1944 prologue) 1932
Nobody Lives Forever Mr. Johnson
Wake Island Maj. Johnson
Du Barry Was a Lady Guard Captain
The French Line Sam Baker
Trail of the Yukon Dawson
Trapped by Boston Blackie Mr. Carter
Dead Reckoning Lt. Col. Simpson
Three Daring Daughters Ship's Captain
In This Our Life Ranger
The Well-Groomed Bride Maj. James Smith
The Rose Bowl Story
Gasoline Alley Hacker
Mother Wore Tights Mr. Clarkman
Smuggler's Gold Arthur Rayburn
The Harlem Globetrotters Prof. Lindley
Follow the Sun General
The Horse Soldiers Gen. Hurlbut
Good Neighbor Sam Millard Mellner
My Favorite Blonde Col. Raeburn
The Spirit of West Point Dr. Blanchard
Pardners Hocker
Devil Ship Evans
Gangs of the Waterfront District Attorney Brady
Adventures of Kitty O'Day Sauter
God Is My Co-Pilot Dr. Reynolds
Mr. Winkle Goes to War Captain
One Minute to Zero
Miracle on 34th Street Dr. Rogers
Race Street Nick Waters
The Bandits of Corsica Marquis
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker Mr. Wylie
Night without Sleep Mr. Carter
It Ain't Hay Banker
Arson Inc. Firechief
Missing Women Capt. E.W. Willis
Behind City Lights Detective Peterson
The Story of Will Rogers Flo Ziegfeld
Dive Bomber Commander
These Wilder Years Board of Directors Member
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Simpson
Destination Gobi Skipper
A Man Called Peter President
Life Begins for Andy Hardy Commandant
The First Traveling Saleslady Supreme Court Justice
Abroad With Two Yanks Colonel Hart
The Gentleman from Nowhere Henry Thompson
Here Come the Waves Lieutenant Commander
Deadline U.S.A. Mr. Greene
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula James Underhill
Flight to Mars Gen. Archer
The Story of Seabiscuit Thomas Millford
The Caribbean Mystery Col. Lane
Demetrius and the Gladiators
The Kid from Brooklyn
The Devil's Henchmen Anderson / Anderson
Rough, Tough and Ready Lt. Freitas
Hitler's Children American Vice Consul
Keep 'Em Flying Captain
Road to Alcatraz Charles Cantrell
Till the End of Time Detective Lieutenant
The Senator Was Indiscreet US Officer
Meet Me on Broadway Dwight Ferris
One Desire Mr. Wellington
Three Little Girls in Blue Head Clerk
I'll See You in My Dreams Florenz Ziegfeld
The Guilt of Janet Ames Dr. Morton
Loving You Mr. Jessup
New York Confidential Paul Williamson
Spoilers of the Plains Dr. J.D. Manning
Girls of the Big House District Attorney
Blondie in the Dough Robert Dixon / Robert Dixon
The Corpse Came C.O.D. Lance Fowler
Flight for Freedom Vice-Consul
Sarge Goes to College Col. Winters
Paradise Alley
The Younger Brothers Hendricks
Angels in Disguise Roger T. Harrison / Roger T. Harrison
The Girl From Jones Beach Mr. Moody
Rage at Dawn Amos Peterson
Laura Man
The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell Commandant FSH
The Fighting Seabees Lt. Kerrick
The Eddie Cantor Story Florenz Ziegfeld
Flight Lieutenant Captain
Hold That Ghost State Trooper
Alias a Gentleman Carruthers
Fort Dodge Stampede Hutchinson
Youth on Trial Robert Reynolds
Jet Job Gen. Mason
You Can't Run Away From It Captain