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  • Jailhouse Rock

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  • One Desire

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  • Wilson

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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
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
You Can't Run Away From It Captain
Night without Sleep Mr. Carter
Dead Reckoning Lt. Col. Simpson
Loving You Mr. Jessup
These Wilder Years Board of Directors Member
One Desire Mr. Wellington
Demetrius and the Gladiators
Deadline U.S.A. Mr. Greene
New York Confidential Paul Williamson
Rage at Dawn Amos Peterson
Destination Gobi Skipper
Good Neighbor Sam Millard Mellner
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker Mr. Wylie
The Horse Soldiers Gen. Hurlbut
The First Traveling Saleslady Supreme Court Justice
The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell Commandant FSH
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Simpson
A Man Called Peter President
The Eddie Cantor Story Florenz Ziegfeld
The French Line Sam Baker
The Story of Will Rogers Flo Ziegfeld
Flight to Mars Gen. Archer
The Harlem Globetrotters Prof. Lindley
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. Senator Wood
The Story of Seabiscuit Thomas Millford
The Girl From Jones Beach Mr. Moody
Three Daring Daughters Ship's Captain
Nobody Lives Forever Mr. Johnson
The Kid from Brooklyn
God Is My Co-Pilot Dr. Reynolds
Youth on Trial Robert Reynolds
The Fighting Seabees Lt. Kerrick
Du Barry Was a Lady Guard Captain
Flight for Freedom Vice-Consul
It Ain't Hay Banker
Wake Island Maj. Johnson
Flight Lieutenant Captain
In This Our Life Ranger
Keep 'Em Flying Captain
Dive Bomber Commander
Hold That Ghost State Trooper
The Bandits of Corsica Marquis
Jet Job Gen. Mason
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula James Underhill
The Rose Bowl Story
Follow the Sun General
Fort Dodge Stampede Hutchinson
Gasoline Alley Hacker
I'll See You in My Dreams Florenz Ziegfeld
Missing Women Capt. E.W. Willis
Smuggler's Gold Arthur Rayburn
Angels in Disguise Roger T. Harrison
Arson Inc. Firechief
Blondie in the Dough Robert Dixon
Devil Ship Evans
The Devil's Henchmen Anderson
The Younger Brothers Hendricks
Trail of the Yukon Dawson
Alias a Gentleman Carruthers
Race Street Nick Waters
The Gentleman from Nowhere Henry Thompson
Trapped by Boston Blackie Mr. Carter
Mother Wore Tights Mr. Clarkman
Sarge Goes to College Col. Winters
The Corpse Came C.O.D. Lance Fowler
The Guilt of Janet Ames Dr. Morton
The Senator Was Indiscreet US Officer
The Spirit of West Point Dr. Blanchard
Meet Me on Broadway Dwight Ferris
The Well-Groomed Bride Maj. James Smith
Three Little Girls in Blue Head Clerk
Till the End of Time Detective Lieutenant
Behind City Lights Detective Peterson
Gangs of the Waterfront District Attorney Brady
Girls of the Big House District Attorney
Road to Alcatraz Charles Cantrell
Rough, Tough and Ready Lt. Freitas
The Caribbean Mystery Col. Lane
Abroad With Two Yanks Colonel Hart
Adventures of Kitty O'Day Sauter
Here Come the Waves Lieutenant Commander
Spoilers of the Plains Dr. J.D. Manning
Mr. Winkle Goes to War Captain
Laura Man
Miracle on 34th Street Dr. Rogers
My Favorite Blonde Col. Raeburn
One Minute to Zero
Pardners Hocker
Paradise Alley
Homecoming
Hitler's Children American Vice Consul
Life Begins for Andy Hardy Commandant
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