Dick Curtis
Dick Curtis

Gender

Male

Known Credits

15

Dick Curtis

Date of Birth: May 11, 1902

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Biography

Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in the studios two-reelers and could do a double-take, a pratfall, take a pie in the face, a finger-poke to the eyes or a crowbar on the top of the head with the best of them. Although much of his career was spent at Columbia, where he specialized in western villains, he can also be seen as one of the crewmen who set out to rescue Fay Wray from the clutches of the giant ape in the original King Kong (1933). He died in Hollywood of pneumonia in 1952.

Known For

Filmography

Three Arabian Nuts

Three Arabian Nuts

as Hassan

1951

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

as Crowd Extra (uncredited)

1950

Navajo Trail Raiders

Navajo Trail Raiders

as Henchman Brad

1949

The Mystery of the Riverboat

The Mystery of the Riverboat

as Craig Cassard [Ch. 1]

1944

Salute to the Marines

Salute to the Marines

as Cpl. Mosley

1943

Sea Raiders

Sea Raiders

as Mate on the 'Astoria'

1941

Stick To Your Guns

Stick To Your Guns

as 'Nevada' Teale

1941

The Man They Could Not Hang

The Man They Could Not Hang

as Jury Foreman Clifford Kearney

1939

Boothill Brigade

Boothill Brigade

as Bull Berke

1937

Bar-Z Bad Men

Bar-Z Bad Men

as Brent - Ranch Foreman

1937

Western Frontier

Western Frontier

as Pioneer Settler

1935

The Famous Ferguson Case

The Famous Ferguson Case

as O'Toole (uncredited)

1932