In Search of : John Carradine!

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1. Tol'able David (1930)

65 min | Drama

Young David Kinemon is a good-natured, easy-going lad in a mountain village. Circumstances force him to take his brother's place as mailman for the community, and this brings him into ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Noah Beery, Joan Peers, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 23

2. Heaven on Earth (1931)

Passed | 77 min | Drama

A young boy finds out that the man he thought was his father actually killed his real father, then adopted him.

Directors: Russell Mack, Bert Glennon | Stars: Lew Ayres, Anita Louise, Harry Beresford, Slim Summerville

Votes: 14

3. Forgotten Commandments (1932)

75 min | Drama

A framework story serves as context for a retelling of the Exodus story and, most importantly, a recycling of footage from the silent version of The Ten Commandments.

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, William Schorr | Stars: Sari Maritza, Gene Raymond, Marguerite Churchill, Irving Pichel

Votes: 22

4. The Meanest Gal in Town (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy

A stranded actress turned manicurist affects the lives of people in a small American town.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, El Brendel, James Gleason

Votes: 72

5. Cleopatra (1934)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 3,181


6. Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, History, Romance

The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: George Arliss, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edward Arnold, Cesar Romero

Votes: 166


7. She Gets Her Man (1935)

65 min | Comedy, Crime

Esmeralda is a cook in a diner in a small Arkansas town. When a gang of crooks moves into town and plots a bank robbery, Esmeralda unintentionally wrecks their plans, resulting in fame for ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Hugh O'Connell, Helen Twelvetrees, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 9

8. Bad Boy (1935)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Poolroom ace Eddie marries his girlfriend Sally but can't find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: James Dunn, Dorothy Wilson, Louise Fazenda, Victor Kilian

Votes: 48

9. A Christmas Carol (1947 TV Movie)

Drama, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: James Caddigan | Stars: Somar Alberg, David Carradine, John Carradine, Sam Fertig

Votes: 31

12. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Twelfth Night (1949)


The steward Malvolio is elaborately humiliated.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Bert Lytell, John Carradine, Marsha Hunt, Vaughn Taylor

13. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Macbeth (1949)

60 min | Drama

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Bert Lytell, Walter Hampden, Joyce Redman, Leo G. Carroll

14. Lights Out (1946–1952)
Episode: The Half-Pint Flask (1950)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Director: Laurence Schwab Jr. | Stars: John Carradine, Kent Smith

17. Sure As Fate (1950–1951)
Episode: Macbeth (1951)


Futuristic re-telling of the Scottish Play.

Director: Yul Brynner | Stars: John Carradine, Judith Evelyn, Dennis Patrick, Jack Manning

20. Gang Busters (1952– )
Episode: The Old Trapper

Crime, Drama

George Dunkin lives out in the woods alone and knows every inch of the countryside. He is occasionally visited by his nephew. One day he goes crazy and starts shooting at everybody. The ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: John Carradine, John Damler, Lee Millar, Russell Simpson

21. My Friend Irma (1952–1954)

30 min | Comedy

Irma Peterson was the typical dumb blonde secretary living with a roommate, Jane Stacy, in a run-down Manhattan apartment run by Mrs. O'Reilly. A neighbor was nutty Professor Kropotkin. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marie Wilson, Mary Shipp, Richard Eyer, Cathy Lewis

Votes: 16

28. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: The First and the Last (1955)


Keith Dorrant realizes his dream when offered the appointment as chief prosecutor for the Crown but his brother Larry is involved with a murder and creates a threat to the family name.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: John Agar, Kathryn Beaumont, John Carradine, Peggy Ann Garner

30. Dark Venture (1956)

84 min | Adventure

An intrepid reporter embarks on an African safari, hoping to locate a place of lore known as "The Elephant's Graveyard". During his adventure, he must face the aggressive hostilities of the... See full summary »

Director: John Calvert | Stars: John Calvert, Ann Cornell, John Carradine, Charles Haydon

Votes: 8

35. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: Dracula (1956)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The vampire count leaves his Transylvanian home to wreak havoc across the world.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: John Conte, John Carradine, Lisa Daniels

Votes: 5


37. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: The House of the Seven Gables (1956)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.

Director: Allan A. Buckhantz | Stars: John Carradine, John Conte, Marshall Thompson, Helen Wallace

38. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: The Tell-Tale Heart (1956)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: John Conte, John Abbott, John Drew Barrymore, John Carradine

40. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Snowshoes: A Comedy of People and Horses (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Some racetrack Johnnies are talking between races when one wonders if you can hynotize a horse into thinking it's a champion. The idea sets in motion a series of hilarious events.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Harpo Marx, Marilyn Maxwell, Stuart Erwin

41. The O. Henry Playhouse (1957– )
Episode: Two Renegades (1957)


A recently executed doctor has already succeeded in converting a Northern soldier to the side of the Confederacy, 40 years after the Civil War.

Stars: Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine, Charles Bronson, John Alvin

42. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Decision at Gunsight (1957)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Cheyenne is given the deed to a livery stable worth $3000 in Gunsight to repay a $1200 debt which sounds like a good deal. Unbeknownst to Cheyenne a $30 weekly protection payment to the Gerrard gang goes along with the stable.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Clint Walker, John Carradine, Marie Windsor, Patrick McVey

Votes: 49

43. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: Switch Station (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

A drifter takes a temporary job at a stagecoach station but refuse a permanent one from manager Henry Maguire. As he's ready to move on bandits arrive threatening Henry and daughter Bess. The cowboy makes a crucial choice.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Charlton Heston, John Carradine, Edgar Buchanan, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 6

45. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: The Prince and the Pauper (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

A poor boy and a prince exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Douglas Campbell, John Carradine, Patty Duke, Robert Goodier

Votes: 7

46. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Please Report Any Odd Characters (1957)

60 min | Drama

An eccentric old man living at a boardinghouse begins concocting these stories and everyone becomes suspicious when young girls are found dead.

Stars: John Carradine, Betty Furness, Peg Hillias, Henry Jones

47. Telephone Time (1956–1958)
Episode: Novel Appeal (1957)

30 min | Drama

A famous author sets out to prove that a convicted murderer is innocent of his crimes.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Frank Baxter, Claudette Colbert, John Dierkes, John Carradine

Votes: 5

48. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: A Touch of Evil (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery