Alan Ladd Western Movies to Watch Free.
Alan Ladd’s mother emigrated from England age 19. His accountant father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his apartment playing with matches, and his mother moved them to Oklahoma City. He was malnourished, undersized and nicknamed Tiny. His mother married a house painter who moved them to California–a la “The Grapes of Wrath”–when he was eight. He picked fruit, delivered papers, and swept stores. In high school he discovered track and swimming. By 1931 he was training for the 1932 Olympics, but an injury put an end to those plans.
He opened a hamburger stand called Tiny’s Patio, and later worked as a grip at Warner Brothers Pictures. He married his friend Midge in 1936, but couldn’t afford her, so they lived apart. In 1937, they shared a friend’s apartment. They had a son, Alan Ladd Jr., and his destitute alcoholic mother moved in with them, her agonizing suicide from ant poison witnessed a few months later by her son. His size and coloring were regarded as not right for movies, so he worked hard at radio, where talent scout and former actress Sue Carol discovered him early in 1939. Throughout the 1940s his tough-guy roles packed audiences into theaters and he was one of the very few males whose cover photos sold movie magazines. In the 1950s he was performing in lucrative but unrewarding films (an exception being what many regard as his greatest role, Shane (1953).
The Proud Rebel western movie starring Alan Ladd, Olivia DeHavilland.
This movie also has Alan Ladds son David Ladd, Dean Jagger, James Westerfield , Cecil Kellaway , Henry Hull , Harry Dean Stanton , Tom Pittman, John Carradine, King the dog. This is a story of Alan Ladd as John Chandler trying to find a cure for his son losing his speach. There are many Alan Ladd western movies and this one is a good one. Alan Ladd will always be most remembered for his title role in the movie western Shane . Alan Ladd started in Hollywood in 1932 with an uncredited role in the movie Tom Brown of Culver and made his last movie as Nevada Smith in The Carpetbaggers in 1964 . The Nevada Smith character was later used again in what was really a prequel to The Carpetbaggers in a 1965 western titled Nevada Smith Starring Steve McQueen.