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John Litel (John Beach Litel)

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Biography

Albany, Wisconsin, USA
John Litel's tough, no-nonsense demeanor on screen was not entirely due to his skill as an actor--when World War I broke out he enlisted in the French army, not wanting to wait until the US entered, and was twice decorated for bravery. Returning to the US after the war, he enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and toured with various stage companies, making his film debut in 1929. He was one of what was called the "Warner Bros. Read more...

Actor

Character: Robert 'Bob' Daniels

Wayward 1932

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Character: Wyatt Ranstead

Slim 1937

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Character: Jean La Cour

Jezebel 1938

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Character: Ralph Ferris

Gold Is Where You Find It 1938

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Character: Matt Cole

Dodge City 1939

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Character: Harry McNamara

They Drive by Night 1940

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Character: Captain Mangan

The Fighting 69th 1940

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Character: U.S. District Attorney

Gambling on the High Seas 1940

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Character: Colonel Myers

March On, Marines 1940

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Character: Tim Gordon

Thieves Fall Out 1941

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Character: Spencer Merlin

Don Winslow of the Navy 1942

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Character: Frank Baldrich

Murder in the Blue Room 1944

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Character: Walter Benda

Lake Placid Serenade 1944

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Character: Father Jim Donnelly

My Buddy 1944

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Character: Swearengen Jones

Brewster's Millions 1945

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Character: Joe Bland, FBI Agent

Christmas Eve 1947

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Character: Colonel Logan

The Gal Who Took the West 1949

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Character: Ralph Judson

Shamrock Hill 1949

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Character: Matt Towner

Montana Belle 1952

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Character: Gen. Wilford Howell

Sitting Bull 1954

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Character: Meade Moore

Texas Lady 1955

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Character: General Nelson A. Miles

Comanche 1956

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Character: Drunk - Madden's father

The Gun Hawk 1963

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Character: Floyd Maxwell

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Police Inspector McCrary

Pocketful of Miracles 1961

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Character: Dr. Dubuque

Scaramouche 1952

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Character: Mr. William Farnsworth

Houseboat 1958

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Character: Colonel Richard Gaunt

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Williams, Ad Council Board Member

Lover Come Back 1961

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Character: Mr. School

Route 66 1960

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Character: Pleasant Tuesday Babson

The Kentuckian 1955

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Character: Sheriff Martin Calder

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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