Robert Ryan Western Movies to Watch Free

Robert Ryan Western Movies to Watch Free.
Robert Bushnell Ryan (November 11, 1909 – July 11, 1973) was an American actor who often played hardened cops and ruthless villains.
Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois, the first child of Timothy Ryan and his wife Mabel Bushnell Ryan. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932, having held the school’s heavyweight boxing title all four years of his attendance. After graduation, the 6′ 4″ Ryan found employment as a stoker on a ship, a WPA worker, and a ranch hand in Montana.
Ryan attempted to make a career in show business as a playwright, but was forced to start acting in order to support himself. He studied acting in Hollywood and appeared on stage and in small film parts during the early 1940s, beginning with The Ghost Breakers and Queen of the Mob, both for Paramount Pictures in 1940.

In January 1944, after securing a contract guarantee from RKO Radio Pictures, Ryan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a drill instructor at Camp Pendleton, located between Oceanside and San Clemente in Southern California. At Camp Pendleton, he befriended writer and future director Richard Brooks, whose novel, The Brick Foxhole, he greatly admired. He also took up painting.
Ryan’s breakthrough film role was as an anti-Semitic killer in Crossfire (1947), a film noir based on Brooks’s novel. The role won Ryan his sole career Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. From then on, Ryan’s specialty was tough/tender roles, finding particular expression in the films of directors such as Nicholas Ray, Robert Wise and Sam Fuller. In Ray’s On Dangerous Ground (1951) he portrayed a burnt-out city cop finding redemption while solving a rural murder.


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In Wise’s The Set-Up (1949), he played an over-the-hill boxer who is brutally punished for refusing to take a dive. Other important films were Anthony Mann’s western The Naked Spur, Sam Fuller’s uproarious Japanese set gangland thriller House of Bamboo, Bad Day at Black Rock, and the socially conscious heist movie Odds Against Tomorrow. He also appeared in several all-star war films, including The Longest Day (1962) and Battle of the Bulge (1965), and The Dirty Dozen. He also played John the Baptist in MGM’s Technicolor epic King of Kings (1961) and was the villainous Claggart in Peter Ustinov’s adaptation of Billy Budd (1962).
In his later years, Ryan continued playing significant roles in major films. Among the most notable were The Dirty Dozen, The Professionals (1966) and Sam Peckinpah’s highly influential brutal western The Wild Bunch (1969). In his final screen appearance, as Larry Slade in the American Film Theatre’s 1973 film of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, Ryan, who died before the film’s premiere, won the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (in a tie with Al Pacino, for Serpico),[3] and a special award from the National Society of Film Critics.
Less than two years before, Ryan had tackled O’Neill’s next – and penultimate – play onstage, portraying James Tyrone in Arvin Brown’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Ryan’s relatively infrequent stage appearances also include three on Broadway, including a supporting role in the 1941 premiere of Clash by Night (whose 1952 film adaptation would again feature Ryan, this time starring opposite Barbara Stanwyck and Paul Douglas), and, two decades later, starring roles in Mr. President and a 1969 revival of The Front Page, the oft-filmed comedy drama about newspapermen.
The latter production was one of the first developed by the Plumstead Playhouse (later the Plumstead Theatre Company), a Long Island-based repertory company founded by Ryan, Martha Scott and Henry Fonda the following winter, a film of the production (produced jointly by MPC and Plumstead) would be broadcast nationally over the upstart Hughes TV Network. Another highlight among Ryan’s regional theater credits came in the summer of 1960, when he starred opposite Katharine Hepburn at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, playing Antony to Hepburn’s Cleopatra. Ryan also played the title characters in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (1954, Off-Broadway) and Othello (1967, in Nottingham, England)

Acting credits
1973 The Iceman Cometh
Larry Slade
1973 Executive Action
Robert Foster
1973 The Outfit
1973 The Man Without a Country (TV Movie)
Lt. Cmdr. Vaughan
1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
Pap Gutshall
1972 And Hope to Die
Charley Ellis
1971 The Love Machine
Gregory ‘Greg’ Austin
1971 Lawman
Sabbath Marshal Cotton Ryan Cotten
1970 The Reason Why (Short)
1970 The Front Page (TV Movie)
Walter Burns
1969 Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
Captain Nemo
1969 The Wild Bunch
Deke Thornton
1968 Anzio
General Carson
1968 Un minuto per pregare, un instante per morire
New Mexico Gov. Lem Carter
1967 Custer of the West
Sgt. Patrick Mulligan
1967 Hour of the Gun
Ike Clanton
1967 The Dirty Dozen
Col. Everett Dasher Breed
1967 The Busy Body
Charley Barker
1966 The Professionals
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Andrew Dixon
– Guilty or Not Guilty (1966) … Andrew Dixon
1965 Battle of the Bulge
Gen. Grey
1965 The Secret Agents
General Bruce
1965 The Crooked Road
Richard Ashley
1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
– No Comment (1964) … Rush
1962-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bob Stuart / Father John Bernard
– The Bob Stuart Story (1964) … Bob Stuart
– The John Bernard Story (1962) … Father John Bernard
1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Franklin ‘Hoppy’ Hopp
– Who Chopped Down the Cherry Tree? (1964) … Franklin ‘Hoppy’ Hopp
1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Lloyd Osment
– Better Than a Dead Lion (1964) … Lloyd Osment
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Thomas Bollington
– Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963) … Thomas Bollington
1962 Billy Budd
John Claggart – Master of Arms
1962 The Longest Day
Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
1961 King of Kings
John The Baptist
1961 The Canadians
Inspector William Gannon
1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry Walters
– The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1960) … Harry Walters
1960 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (TV Movie)
1960 Ice Palace
Thor Storm
1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
Earle Slater
1956-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Captain Kraig / Sheriff Amos Parney / Cob Oakley / …
– Interrogation (1959) … Captain Kraig
– To Sit in Judgment (1958) … Sheriff Amos Parney
– Trial by Fear (1958) … Cob Oakley
– You Only Run Once (1956) … Matt Jessop
1959 Day of the Outlaw
Blaise Starrett
1958 God’s Little Acre
Ty Ty Walden
1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jay Gatsby
– The Great Gatsby (1958) … Jay Gatsby
1957-1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Ken Morton / Jeff Banner / Mike Ripetti / …
– The Perfectionist (1958) … Ken Morton
– Hidden Witness (1958) … Jeff Banner
– The Face of Truth (1957) … Mike Ripetti
– On Edge (1957) … William Trilbridge
1957-1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Gunner’s Mate Smith / Lieutenant Joe Carter / Dr. Robert Ross / …
– The Giant Step (1958) … Gunner’s Mate Smith
– The Seventh Letter (1958) … Lieutenant Joe Carter
– The White Flag (1958) … Dr. Robert Ross
– The Crowd Pleaser (1957) … Frank Berry
– Silhouette of a Killer (1957) … Man
1958 Lonelyhearts
William Shrike
1957 Men in War
Lt. Benson
1956 Back from Eternity
Bill Lonagan
1956 The Proud Ones
Marshal Cass Silver
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Abraham Lincoln
– Lincoln’s Doctor’s Dog (1955) … Abraham Lincoln
1955 The Tall Men
Nathan Stark
1955 House of Bamboo
Sandy Dawson
1955 Escape to Burma
Jim Brecan
1955 Bad Day at Black Rock
Reno Smith
1954 Her Twelve Men
Joe Hargrave
1954 About Mrs. Leslie
George Leslie
1954 Alaska Seas
Matt Kelly
1953 Inferno
Donald Whitley Carson III
1953 City Beneath the Sea
Brad Carlton
1953 The Naked Spur
Ben Vandergroat
1952 Horizons West
Dan Hammond
1952 Beware, My Lovely
Howard Wilton
1952 Clash by Night
Earl Pfeiffer
1951 On Dangerous Ground
Jim Wilson
1951 The Racket
Nick Scanlon
1951 Flying Leathernecks
Capt. Carl ‘Griff’ Griffin
1951 Best of the Badmen
Jeff Clanton
1951 Hard, Fast and Beautiful
Seabright Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
1950 Born to Be Bad
Nick Bradley
1950 The Secret Fury
David McLean
1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Bradley Collins / Frank Johnson
1949 The Set-Up
1949 Caught
Smith Ohlrig
1948 Act of Violence
Joe Parkson
1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Dr. Evans
1948 Return of the Bad Men
Sundance Kid
1948 Berlin Express
Robert Lindley
1947 Crossfire
1947 The Woman on the Beach
1947 Trail Street
Allen Harper
1944 Golden Gloves (Short)
1944 Marine Raiders
Capt. Dan Craig
1943 Tender Comrade
Chris Jones
1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Joe Dunham
1943 The Iron Major
Father Timothy ‘Tim’ Donovan
1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Lefty O’Doyle
1943/I The Sky’s the Limit
Reginald Fenton
1943 Bombardier
Joe Connors
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again
Eddie (uncredited)
1940 North West Mounted Police
Constable Dumont
1940 Golden Gloves
Pete Wells
1940 Queen of the Mob
1940 The Ghost Breakers
Intern (uncredited)

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