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John Ridgely (John Huntington Rea)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
John Ridgely was a versatile character actor who made over 100 films at Warner Brothers during the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out in bit roles in such films as Dark Victory (1939), They Died with Their Boots On (1941) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Ridgely eventually graduated to larger roles in such classics as Howard Hawks' Air Force (1943), The Big Sleep (1946), Destination Tokyo (1943) and Possessed (1947). After his Warner Brothers tenure ended, he freelanced at other studios and made stage and TV appearances until his untimely passing in 1968 at age 59. Read more...

Actor

Character: Tall Hotel Desk Clerk

Hollywood Hotel 1937

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Character: Lieutenant Junior Grade

Submarine D-1 1937

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Character: Simmons - Friday's Film Cutter

Boy Meets Girl 1938

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Character: Crenshaw, Policeman

When Were You Born 1938

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Character: Man Making Crack About Judith

Dark Victory 1939

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Character: Beldenburg Hotel Desk Clerk

Nancy Drew... Reporter 1939

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Character: Army Hospital Clerk

Confessions of a Nazi Spy 1939

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Character: Reporter at Pillory

The Angels Wash Their Faces 1939

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Character: Harry, Hudson's Assistant

Naughty But Nice 1939

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Character: Texas Pearson

Brother Orchid 1940

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Character: Mr. MacReady

Saturday's Children 1940

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Character: Actor Playing Paul

Lady with Red Hair 1940

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Character: Constable Jeffers

River's End 1940

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Character: Harbor Police Radio Operator

Gambling on the High Seas 1940

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Character: Telegraph Operator, Sacramento

Pony Express Days 1940

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Character: 2nd Lt. Davis

They Died with Their Boots On 1941

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Character: Ollie Ward

Million Dollar Baby 1941

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Character: Tomahawk Inn Desk Clerk

Honeymoon for Three 1941

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Character: Joe La Rue Jr., Gloria's Father

Those Good Old Days 1941

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Character: Joe, Policeman

Steel Against the Sky 1941

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Character: Alex - Armored Car Guard

Highway West 1941

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Character: Reserve Officer Raymond

Destination Tokyo 1943

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Character: Jim Austin

Northern Pursuit 1943

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Character: John Ridgely

Hollywood Canteen 1944

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Character: Julian Cadman

The Doughgirls 1944

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Character: Jim Merchant

Pride of the Marines 1945

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Character: Cary Abbott

My Reputation 1946

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Character: Roy Otis

The Man I Love 1947

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Character: Walter Bailey, Heart Patient

Nora Prentiss 1947

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Character: Chalkeye

Cheyenne 1947

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Character: Dixie Rankin

Task Force 1949

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Character: Ben

Tucson 1949

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Character: Harry Foreman

Room for One More 1952

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Character: Chief Officer Carver

Luxury Liner 1948

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Character: James Carwood

Command Decision 1948

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