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Sidney Blackmer

Sidney Blackmer

1895 - 1973


Der Schauspieler Sidney Blackmer entschied sich bereits als Teenager, Schauspieler zu werden und ging nach New York, um das Handwerk zu erlernen.

Bereits 1914 konnte er erstmals in Filmen auftreten in "The Perils of Pauline" (14) und "Beating Back" (14), weitere kleine Auftritte, die meist nicht verzeichnet wurden, folgten. 

1917 feierte er sein Debüt beim Broadway, dem in den nächsten Jahren weitere Bühnenauftritte folgten, wobei das Stück "The Mountain Main" (21) sein grösster Theatererfolg war.

Erst Ende der 20er Jahre konnte er eine erfolgreiche Filmlaufbahn lancieren mit "A Most Immoral Lady" (29) und "The Love Racket" (29).

Die 30er Jahre boten Sidney Blackmer unzählige Rollen, oftmals als Bösewicht, aber auch sympatische Rollen umfassten sein Repertoir.
Zu seinen bekanntesten Filmen dieses Jahrzehnts zählen "Kismet" (30), "Little Caesar" (31) mit einem genialen Edward G. Robinson, "The Lady Who Dared" (31), "Goodbye Love" (33), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (34), "Smart Girl" (35), "Heart of the West" (36), "House of Secrets" (36), "In Old Chicago" (37), "Heidi" (37), "Charlie Chan in Monte Carlo" (37), "Thank You, Mr. Moto" (37), "The Last Gangster" (37), "Suez" (38) und "It's a Wonderful World" (39).

Obwohl Sidney Blackmer bis 1964 weiterhin regelmässig am Broadway spielte, fand er auch in den kommenden Jahren die Zeit, in vielen weiteren Filmen aufzutreten.
Zu den Filmen der 40er Jahre gehören "Framed" (40), "Murder Among Friends" (41), "The Feminine Touch" (41), "Gallant Lady" (42), "In Old Oklahoma" (43), "Duel in the Sun" (46) und "A Song Is Born" (48).

Die 50er Jahre krempelten die Kinolandschaft entscheidend um, was auf die neuaufkommende Konkurrenz des Fernsehens zurückzuführen ist. Auch Sidney Blackmer agierte in den nächsten Jahren in vielen Fernsehproduktionen und -serien, doch auch im Kino blieb er weiterhin präsent.
Zu seinen bekanntesten Produktionen dieser Jahre gehören "People Will Talk" (51), eine Episode der Serie "Tales of Tomorrow: The Dark Angel" (51), "The San Francisco Story" (52), "Johnny Dark" (54), "The High and the Mighty" (54), eine Episode der Serie "The United States Steel Hour: The Notebook Warrior" (54), "High Society" (56), "Accused of Murder" (56), "Tammy and the Bachelor" (57), eine Episode der Serie "The Californians: The Sharpshooter" (58) und eine Episode der Serie "Wanted: Dead or Alive: Rope Law" (59).

Im Herbst seiner Karriere war es Sidney Blackmer vergönnt, erneut in einigen namhaften Produktionen sein schauspielerisches Talent zu zeigen, dazu gehören "How to Murder Your Wife" (65), "A Covenant with Death" (67) und natürlich "Rosemary's Baby" (68) von Roman Polanski.

Mit den Filmen "Revenge Is My Destiny" (71) und "Do You Take This Stranger?" (71) verabschiedete er sich von der Leinwand.

Weitere Filme mit Sidney Blackmer:
Strictly Modern (30) Sweethearts and Wives (30) The Bad Man (30) Mothers Cry (30) Woman Hungry (31) It's a Wise Child (31) From Hell to Heaven (33) Cocktail Hour (33) The Wrecker (33) Deluge (33) This Man Is Mine (34) Down to Their Last Yacht (34) Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (34) The President Vanishes (34) A Notorious Gentleman (35) The Little Colonel (35) Behing the Green Lights (35) Great God Gold (35) Shadows of the Orient (35) Streamline Express (35) The Girl Who Came Back (35) False Pretenses (35) The Fire Trap (35) Forced Landing (35) Woman Trap (36) Florida Special (36) Early to Bed (36) Missing Girls (36) The President's Mystery (36) Girl Overboard (37) A Doctor's Diary (37) John Meade's Woman (37) Michael O'Halloran (37) This Is My Affair (37) The Women Men Marry (37) Wife, Doctor and Nurse (37) Speed to Burn (38) Straight Place and Show (38) Down on the Farm (38) Sharpshooters (38) Orphans of the Street (38) While New York Sleeps (38) Trade Winds (38) Convict's Code (39) Fast and Loose (39) Within the Law (39) Unmarried (39) Trapped in the Sky (39) Hotel for Women (39) The Monroe Doctrine (39) Law of the Pampas (39) Teddy the Rough Rider (40) Maryland (40) Dance, Girl, Dance (40) I Want a Divorce (40) Third Finger, Left Hand (40) Cheers for Miss Bishop (41) The Great Swindle (41) Rookies on Parade (41) Love Crazy (41) Angels with Broken Wings (41) Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (41) The Officer and the Lady (41) Down Mexico Way (41) Nazi Agent (42) Obliging Young Lady (42) The Panther's Claw (42) Always in My Heart (42) Sabotage Squad (42) Quiet Please: Murder (42) Murder in Times Square (43) I Escaped from the Gestapo (43) Broadway Rhythm (44) Buffalo Bill (44) The Lady and the Monster (44) Wilson (44) My Girl Tisa (48) Serie "NBC Presents: Tin Can Skipper" (49) Serie "The Philco Television Playhouse: Dark Hammock (49) Serie "The Philco Television Playhouse: Macbeth (49) Serie "The Philco Television Playhouse: Damion's Daughter (49) Serie "Suspense: Post Mortem" (49) Serie "The Philco Television Playhouse: Television Story" (51) Serie "Suspense: This Is Your Convession" (51) Serie "Armstrong Circle Theatre: Last Chance" (51) Saturday's Hero (51) Seire "Lights Out: Prophet of Darkness" (51) Serie "The Web: Kill with Kindness" (52) Serie "Robert Montgomery Presents: Victory" (52) Serie "Broadway Television Theatre: The Barker" (52) Washington Story (52) Serie "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Refresher Course" (52) Serie "Goodyear Television Playhouse: A. Fadeout" (53) Serie "Armstrong Circle Theatre: The Military Heart" (54) Serie "Justice: Run from Honor" (54) Serie "The Ford Television Theatre: Shadow of Truth" (54) Serie "Danger: The Belled Buzzard" (55) Serie "Robert Montgomery Presents: Paper Town" (55) Serie "Damon Runyon Theater: The Big Fix" (55) The View from Pompey's Head (55) Serie "Front Row Center: Strange Suspicion" (56) Serie "The Star and the Story: Arab Duel" (56) Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (56) Serie "Climax!: Falme-Out in T-6" (56) Serie "Robert Montgomery Presents: One Bright Day" (56) Serie "Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Little Foxes" (56) Serie "Sheriff of Cochise: Federal Witness" (57) Serie "Climax!: Scream in Silence" (58) Serie "The Adventures of Jim Bowie" (58) Serie "General Electric Theater: Strange Witness" (58) Serie "Matinee Theatre: The Cause" (58) Serie "The Texan: The Edge of the Cliff" (58) Serie "The Rifleman: The Sharpshooter" (58) Serie "The Rifleman: The Safe Guard" (58) Serie "Pursuit: Free Ride" (58) Serie "Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse: The Night the Phone Rang" (58) Serie "The Rifleman: The Photographer" (59) Serie "Disneyland: Texas John Slaughter: The Man from Bitter Creek" (59) Serie "Disneyland: Texas John Slaughter: The Slaughter Trail" (59) Serie "On Trial: Strange Witness" (59) Serie "Sunday Showcase: What Makes Sammy Run? (59) Serie "The Best of the Post: Early Americana" (60) Serie "Thriller: The Premature Burial" (61) Serie "Bonanza: The Dream Riders" (61) Serie "Cain's Hundres: The Manipulator" (62) Serie "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Faith of Aaron Menefee" (62) Serie "Target: The Corruptors: The Malignant Hearts" (62) Serie "Dr. Kildare: Operation: Lazarus" (62) Serie "The DuPont Show of the Week: Diamond Fever" (63) Serie "The Outer Limits: The Hundred Days of the Dragon" (63) Serie "The Defenders: The Empty Heart" (63) The Presidency: A Splendid Misery (64) Serie "Profiles in Courage: Oscar W. Underwood" (64) Serie "The Reporter: A Time to Be Silent" (64) Joy in the Morning (65) Serie "Ben Casey: For San Diego, You Need a Different Bus" (66) Serie "Ben Casey: Smile, Baby, Smile, It's Only Twenty Dols of Pain" (66) Serie "Ben Casey: Fun and Games and Other Tragic Things" (66) Serie "Ben Casey: Weave Nets to Catch the Wind" (66) Serie "Ben Casey: Lullaby for a Wind-Up Toy" (66) Serie "Dr. Kildare: New Doctor in Town" (66) Serie "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The Atlantis Affair" (66) Serie "Daniel Boone: The Jasper Ledbetter Story" (67) Serie "Gentle Ben: Warden for Man and Beast" (67) Serie "Bonanza: The Late Ben Cartwright" (68) Serie "The Name of the Game: Pineapple Rose" (68) Serie "The Name of the Game: Chains of Command" (69)