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Reed Howes (Hermon Reed Howes)

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Biography

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
American silent-era leading man who became a familiar heavy in B-Westerns of the talkie period. Born Hermon (not Herman) Reed Howes in Washington, D.C., in 1900, he served as an apprentice seaman in the U.S. Navy during the last year of the First World War. After the war he graduated from the University of Utah and attended Harvard Graduate School, then appeared in small parts in stock and vaudeville shows. A strikingly handsome man, he was chosen to be a model for artist J.C. Leyendecker's famous Arrow Collar ads. Read more...

Actor

Character: Stratosled Pilot

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars 1938

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Character: Barin's Ship #5 Commander

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 1940

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Character: Union Sergeant on Horse

Virginia City 1940

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Character: Policeman at Breedon's House

The Green Hornet Strikes Again! 1940

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Character: Steve Coleman

Roll Wagons Roll 1940

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Character: Slade Henchman #2

Western Union 1941

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Character: Rancher / Man in Lynch Mob

Sunset in Wyoming 1941

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Character: Henchman Helping Joe

The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury 1941

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Character: Grey-Vested Saloon Waiter

The Desperadoes 1943

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Character: Trigger Farley

Border Buckaroos 1943

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Character: Yackey Henchman with Rifle

Dead or Alive 1944

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Character: Lafe Jeffers

The Whispering Skull 1944

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Character: Henchman Rod Laidlow

Outlaw Roundup 1944

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Character: Henchman Reardon

Saddle Leather Law 1944

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Character: Officer on Dance Floor

You Came Along 1945

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Character: Rio's Henchman

Frisco Sal 1945

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Character: Angry Saloon Patron

Calamity Jane 1953

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Character: Harve Comis

The Stranger Wore a Gun 1953

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Character: Roberts aka The Dude

The Man Behind the Gun 1953

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Character: Well-Wishing Officer

The Guns of Fort Petticoat 1957

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Character: Harvey Wells

Mister Ed 1958

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Character: Police Capt. Reardon

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Fred Hosper

Broken Arrow 1956

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