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John Litel

John Litel (December 30, 1892 – February 3, 1972) was an American film actor. During World War I, Litel enlisted in the French Army and was twice decorated for bravery. Back in the U.S. after the war, Litel enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began his stage career. In 1929, he started appearing in films. Part of the "Warner Bros. Stock Company" beginning in the 1930s, he appeared in dozens of Warner Bros. films. He often played supporting roles such as hard-nosed cops, district attorneys, etc. He appeared in over 200 films, including They Drive by Night (1940), Knute Rockne, All American (1940), They Died with Their Boots On (1941), Scaramouche (1952), and his final film role in Nevada Smith (1966).



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Born:
Dec 30, 1892 In Albany, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
172
First Appeared:
In the movie Finders Keepers 1929-12-27
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983-02-25
Known For
Poster of My Hero (US)
Poster of Salome, Where She Danced
Poster of Broadway Musketeers
Poster of Wayward
Filmography

Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)

Documentary Comedy
Movie
as Himself (archive footage)
7.0 1 votes

Nevada Smith (1966)

Action Western
Movie
as Doctor
6.7 28 votes

Branded (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
8.2 5 votes

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Action Adventure Drama Western
Movie
as Minister
7 50 votes

The Gun Hawk (1963)

Movie
5 2 votes

Vacation Playhouse (1963)

Series
as Unknown

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

Adventure Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Vic.Adm. Crawford
5.2 28 votes

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Police Inspector McCrary
7.2 20 votes

Hazel (1961)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 8 votes

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Lock-Up (1959)

Series
as Unknown
9.0 2 votes

Hawaiian Eye (1959)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 8 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

Houseboat (1958)

Comedy Drama Family Romance
Movie
as Mr. William Farnsworth
6.8 23 votes

The Hired Gun (1957)

Western
Movie
as Mace Beldon
5.5 1 votes

Sugarfoot (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 12 votes

Trackdown (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

Zorro (1957)

Western Action & Adventure Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.4 8 votes

Decision at Sundown (1957)

Romance Action Western
Movie
as Charles Summerton
6.7 9 votes

Runaway Daughters (1956)

Drama Crime
Movie
as George Barton
4.5 1 votes

The Wild Dakotas (1956)

Western
Movie
as Morgan Wheeler

Comanche (1956)

Western
Movie
as Gen. Nelson A. Miles
3.6 4 votes

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

The Kentuckian (1955)

Action Western
Movie
as Pleasant Tuesday Babson
5.7 7 votes

Double Jeopardy (1955)

Crime
Movie
as Emmett Devery
6.3 3 votes

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955)

Drama Western
Series
as Unknown
8.2 6 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

Texas Lady (1955)

Western
Movie
as Meade Moore (wigwam owner)
5.5 2 votes

Sitting Bull (1954)

Western
Movie
as Gen. Wilford Howell
3.9 4 votes

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

City Detective (1953)

Series
as Unknown

Jack Slade (1953)

Western
Movie
as Judge Davidson
6 1 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

Scaramouche (1952)

Action Adventure Drama
Movie
as Dr. Dubuque
7 11 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

My Hero (US) (1952)

Series

Montana Belle (1952)

Western
Movie
as Matt Towner
5.5 1 votes

The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Comedy
Movie
as Uncle George
5 1 votes

Cuban Fireball (1951)

Romance Comedy Music
Movie
as Pomeroy Sr.

The Texas Rangers (1951)

Western
Movie
as Major John B. Jones

I Love Lucy (1951)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 49 votes

Flight to Mars (1951)

Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Lane
4.4 5 votes

Little Egypt (1951)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Shuster

Two Dollar Bettor (1951)

Crime Drama
Movie
as John Hewitt
5.8 2 votes

Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)

Drama
Movie
as John Erickson (uncredited)
5.7 5 votes

The Sundowners (1950)

Action Western
Movie
as John Gall
4.7 3 votes

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Police Chief Tolgate
5.7 7 votes

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Watkins
6.5 1 votes

Woman in Hiding (1950)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as John Chandler
5 4 votes

Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Col. Pascal
4.8 3 votes

Rusty Saves a Life (1949)

Movie
as Hugh Mitchell

The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

Action Comedy Romance Western
Movie
as Colonel Logan
3.2 3 votes

Rusty's Birthday (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Hugh Mitchell
4 1 votes

Mary Ryan, Detective (1949)

Crime Mystery Action Adventure
Movie
as Capt. Billings
6.5 1 votes

My Dog Rusty (1948)

Family Drama
Movie
as Hugh Mitchell

I, Jane Doe (1948)

Crime
Movie
as Horton
6.3 2 votes

Rusty Leads the Way (1948)

Family Adventure
Movie
as Hugh Mitchell

Key Largo (1948)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Dispatcher (uncredited)
7.6 110 votes

Pitfall (1948)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie
as District Attorney
6.5 11 votes

Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)

Movie
as Tom Clancy

The Beginning or the End (1947)

Drama
Movie
as K.T. Keller
7.3 2 votes

The Guilty (1947)

Mystery
Movie
as Alex Tremholt
2.2 3 votes

Lighthouse (1947)

Drama
Movie
as Hank Armitage

Heaven Only Knows (1947)

Fantasy Western
Movie
as Reverend Wainwright
5 1 votes

Cass Timberlane (1947)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Webb Wargate
6 1 votes

Christmas Eve (1947)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Joe Bland, FBI Agent
5.3 3 votes

The Madonna's Secret (1946)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Lt. Roberts
4.5 1 votes

Smooth as Silk (1946)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Stephen Elliott
6.5 1 votes

Night in Paradise (1946)

Movie
as Archon

Sister Kenny (1946)

Drama
Movie
as Medical Director
6.7 5 votes

Swell Guy (1946)

Drama
Movie
as Arthur Tyler

The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945)

Mystery
Movie
as Inspector Dawes
5.5 2 votes

The Crimson Canary (1945)

Movie
as Roger Quinn

Salome, Where She Danced (1945)

Western War Drama Music
Movie
as General Lee
0 1 votes

Brewster's Millions (1945)

Comedy
Movie
as Swearengen Jones
5.2 5 votes

San Antonio (1945)

Action Comedy Drama Romance Western
Movie
as Charlie Bell
4 2 votes

The Enchanted Forest (1945)

Movie
as Ed Henderson

Northwest Trail (1945)

Western
Movie
as Sergeant Means

Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944)

Comedy
Movie
as Sam Aldrich

Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Aldrich

Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Samuel J. Aldrich

Faces in the Fog (1944)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Mason

Murder in the Blue Room (1944)

Movie
as Frank Baldrich

My Buddy (1944)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Father Jim Donnelly

Crime Doctor (1943)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Emilio Caspari, the mystery man

Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943)

Comedy
Movie
as Sam Aldrich

Murder in Times Square (1943)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Blaine
6 1 votes

Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Aldrich

So Proudly We Hail (1943)

War
Movie
as Dr. Harrison
5.7 5 votes

Submarine Base (1943)

Action Drama War
Movie
as James Xavier 'Jim' Taggart

Where Are Your Children? (1943)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Judge Edmonds
4 1 votes

Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943)

Comedy
Movie
as Sam Aldrich

A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942)

Mystery
Movie
as Norman Hadley
5.5 2 votes

The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

Drama Mystery
Movie
as Henri Beauvais
5.5 1 votes

Don Winslow of the Navy (1942)

Adventure Action
Movie
as Spencer Merlin

Henry and Dizzy (1942)

Comedy
Movie
as Sam Aldrich

Sealed Lips (1942)

Crime
Movie
as Mike Rofano / Fred Morton
6 2 votes

Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Crime
Movie
as Matty
5.2 3 votes

Men of Texas (1942)

Western
Movie
as Colonel Colbert Scott

For the Common Defense! (1942)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Subprefect Santiago Castillo
4 1 votes

Madame Spy (1942)

War Drama
Movie
as Peter Rolf

The Boss of Big Town (1942)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Michael Lynn

Invisible Agent (1942)

Adventure Comedy Romance Science Fiction War
Movie
as John Gardiner
5.6 5 votes

Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

Comedy
Movie
as Sam Aldrich

The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. West

Father's Son (1941)

Drama
Movie
as William Emory

The Big Boss (1941)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Bob Dugan
5.5 1 votes

The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)

Romance Comedy Drama
Movie
as John Wade

They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Drama Romance War Western
Movie
as Gen. Phil Sheridan
5.9 15 votes

Henry Aldrich for President (1941)

Comedy
Movie
as Sam Aldrich

Thieves Fall Out (1941)

Movie
as Tim Gordon

Flight Angels (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Barclay

Murder in the Air (1940)

Action Thriller Drama
Movie
as Saxby

An Angel from Texas (1940)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Quigley

Men Without Souls (1940)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Reverend Thomas Storm

Virginia City (1940)

Action Western
Movie
as Marshall
4.8 3 votes

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Action Drama War
Movie
as Captain Mangan
6.2 7 votes

Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Prison Chaplain
6.5 2 votes

It All Came True (1940)

Romance Comedy Crime Drama Music
Movie
as Mr. 'Doc' Roberts
6.5 1 votes

Gambling On The High Seas (1940)

Drama Crime
Movie
as District Attorney
6.0 1 votes

Lady with Red Hair (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Charles Bryant
6 2 votes

March On, Marines (1940)

Movie
as Colonel Myers

The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940)

Movie
as District Attorney Dickson

Father Is A Prince (1940)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Dr. Mark Stone

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Action Western
Movie
as Martin
3.6 5 votes

Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Committee Chairman
6.2 7 votes

They Drive by Night (1940)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Harry McNamara
6.7 25 votes

Money and the Woman (1940)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Jerremy Helm
6 1 votes

You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Attorney Carey
4.8 3 votes

Dodge City (1939)

Action Western
Movie
as Matt Cole
7 16 votes

Secret Service of the Air (1939)

Action Adventure Crime
Movie
as Saxby
5.5 1 votes

Wings of the Navy (1939)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Commander Clark

On Trial (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Robert Strickland
5.5 1 votes

Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)

Comedy Crime Mystery
Movie
as Carson Drew
6.9 4 votes

Old Glory (1939)

Animation Family Comedy
Movie
as Patrick Henry (voice)
5.2 5 votes

Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939)

Comedy Mystery
Movie
as Carson Drew
8.3 2 votes

A Child Is Born (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Brett
6.5 1 votes

On Dress Parade (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Col. Michael Riker

The Return of Doctor X (1939)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Flegg
5.5 6 votes

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Prosecutor
7 3 votes

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

Comedy Crime Mystery
Movie
as Carson Drew
7.8 3 votes

Jezebel (1938)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Jean La Cour
7.2 34 votes

Over The Wall (1938)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Father Neil Connor

Love, Honor and Behave (1938)

Comedy
Movie
as Jim Blake
6 1 votes

Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)

Drama History Romance Western
Movie
as Ralph Ferris
8.5 2 votes

Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Nelson "Nails" Morgan

A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Mr. Post, banker
5.4 7 votes

Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Movie
as Bill Appleton

My Bill (1938)

Drama
Movie
as John C. Rudlin
5 1 votes

Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)

Comedy Mystery
Movie
as Carson Drew
8.3 2 votes

Broadway Musketeers (1938)

Drama
Movie
as Stanley 'Stan' Dowling
6 1 votes

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Drama Action Comedy Crime
Movie
as Mr. Monroe, Prosecuting Attorney
7 6 votes

Valley of the Giants (1938)

Adventure
Movie
as Hendricks

Midnight Court (1937)

Romance Crime Drama
Movie
as Victor Shanley
5.5 1 votes

Black Legion (1937)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Tommy Smith
7.1 5 votes

Slim (1937)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Wyatt Ranstead

The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Drama
Movie
as Charpentier
6.6 17 votes

Missing Witnesses (1937)

Romance Action Adventure Crime Drama
Movie
as Inspector Lane

Alcatraz Island (1937)

Romance Drama
Movie
as 'Gat' Brady
5 1 votes

Back in Circulation (1937)

Comedy Drama Mystery
Movie
as Dr. Eugene Forde

Fugitive in the Sky (1936)

Mystery Drama Action
Movie
as Mike Phelan
5.5 2 votes

Wayward (1932)

Movie
as Robert 'Bob' Daniels

On the Border (1930)

Western Drama Family
Movie
as Dave (as John B. Litel)

Finders Keepers (1929)

Crime Drama
Movie
as (as John B. Litel)