Jim Farley (I) (1882–1947)

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Jim Farley was born on January 8, 1882 in Waldron, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for The General (1926), Captain January (1936) and The Devil Within (1921). He died on October 12, 1947 in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The General General Thatcher
Captain January Deputy Sheriff
The Devil Within Scurlock


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 1948 The Man from Texas
Stranger (uncredited)
 1947 Curley
First Baggage Man (uncredited)
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Retired Sea Captain (uncredited)
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Bank Guard #2 (uncredited)
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Passenger on Trolley (uncredited)
 1947 Ladies' Man
Farmer (uncredited)
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose
American General (uncredited)
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Warden (uncredited)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Man in Window (uncredited)
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1945 The Strange Mr. Gregory
Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Ticket-Taker (uncredited)
 1945 Mama Loves Papa
City Official (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Stage Hand (uncredited)
 1945 The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico
Hank (as James Farley)
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1945 Roughly Speaking
Gateman (uncredited)
 1944 Gentle Annie
Second Conductor (uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Bartender (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Senator (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Train Announcer (uncredited)
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Jury Member (uncredited)
 1944 Home in Indiana
Jim - Seated Left of Ed in Bar (uncredited)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Prospector (uncredited)
 1944 Gambler's Choice
Politician (uncredited)
 1944 Lucky Cowboy (Short)
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1944 What a Man!
Roberts - Office Worker
 1944 Marshal of Gunsmoke
Clem Anderson (uncredited)
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Worker (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1943 Frontier Law
Jed Bates (as James Farley)
 1943 Hitler's Madman
Town Crier (uncredited)
 1943 Hot Foot (Short)
Office Worker
 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Gossiper (uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Detective (uncredited)
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Miner (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1942 The Silver Bullet
Sheriff Sam (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 Little Tokyo, U.S.A.
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Angry Citizen in Lynch Mob (uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Night Watchman (uncredited)
 1942 The Bashful Bachelor
Trainer of 'Brown Bess' (uncredited)
 1942 Yokel Boy
Cop (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Cop (uncredited)
 1941 Among the Living
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
First Officer (scenes deleted)
 1941 Miss Polly
Jim Pennywinkle (uncredited)
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Watchman (uncredited)
 1941 The Bandit Trail
John Davis (uncredited)
 1941 We Go Fast
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Councilman (uncredited)
 1941 World Premiere
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Elderly Man (uncredited)
 1941 My Life with Caroline
Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
 1941 Rawhide Rangers
Banker (as James Farley)
 1941 They Meet Again
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
Graham (Ch's 1 & 15) (uncredited)
 1941 In the Navy
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Sky Raiders
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Fire Chief (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Brewer - Armory Hostage (uncredited)
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
Rancher (uncredited)
 1940 Junior G-Men
Accusing Pedestrian [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1940 Stranger on the Third Floor
Policeman at Accident (uncredited)
 1940 Boys of the City
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1940 Sky Bandits
Inspector Warner
 1940 Winners of the West
Greely [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Paymaster (uncredited)
 1940 Virginia City
Southerner (uncredited)
 1940 The House Across the Bay
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1940 East Side Kids
Police Capt. Moran (as James Farley)
 1940 The Green Hornet
Police Captain [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
 1939 Reno
Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Call a Messenger
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 Full Confession
Tavern Owner (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Doorman (uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Laborer-Grader (uncredited)
 1939 Zenobia
Juryman (uncredited)
 1939 First Offenders
Lt. Glascow (uncredited)
 1939 Dodge City
Engineer (uncredited)
 1939 Risky Business
Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 The Phantom Creeps
Skipper [Ch. 9] (as James Farley)
 1938 Sweethearts
Carriage Starter (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Railroad Yard Watchman (uncredited)
 1938 His Exciting Night
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1938 Exposed
Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Crime Ring
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers
Hawkins (Chs. 1-6) (as James Farley)
 1938 Professor Beware
Fire Chief (uncredited)
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West
Man in Sheriff's Office (uncredited)
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Miner (uncredited)
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1938 Crashing Hollywood
Dining Car Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 Quick Money
Sheriff Mart (as James Farley)
 1937 Submarine D-1
Father on Pier (uncredited)
 1937 A Girl with Ideas
Private Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In
Studio Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1937 The Californian
Sheriff Stanton (as James Farley)
 1937 San Quentin
Sheriff (scenes deleted)
 1937 The Hit Parade
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1937 Let Them Live
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Found Himself
Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Jones - Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1937 Green Light (scenes deleted)
 1937 Breezing Home
Detective (uncredited)
 1937 She's Dangerous
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1936 Great Guy
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1936 Mysterious Crossing
Henchman (uncredited)
 1936 We Who Are About to Die
Police Officer Johnson (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 California Mail
Dan Tolliver (as James Farley)
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
Store Detective (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 Dancing Pirate
Sailor (uncredited)
 1936 Captain January
Deputy Sheriff (as James Farley)
 1936 Song of the Saddle
Tom Coburn (as James Farley)
 1936 The Milky Way
Promoter (uncredited)
 1936 The Petrified Forest
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1935 Frisco Kid
Vigilante (uncredited)
 1935 Midnight Phantom
Chief James A. Sullivan (as James Farley)
 1935 I Live for Love
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Passenger (uncredited)
 1935 Westward Ho
Lafe Gordon (as James Farley)
 1935 Front Page Woman
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1935 Silk Hat Kid
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 The Arizonian
Posse Member (uncredited)
 1935 The Flame Within
Policeman in Bar (uncredited)
 1935 Air Hawks
Mr. Harrington (uncredited)
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale (uncredited)
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Trainer (uncredited)
 1935 Transient Lady
Harold (uncredited)
 1935 Carnival
Detective (uncredited)
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1934 Jealousy
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Conductor (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Charlie - Policeman at St. Louis Stadium (uncredited)
 1934 Here Comes the Groom
Third Cop
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
Cop (uncredited)
 1934 Two Alone
1st Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1933 The Chief
Arresting Policeman (uncredited)
 1933 A Shriek in the Night
Detective Jim Brown (uncredited)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1932 Flaming Gold
Board Member (uncredited)
 1932 Speak Easily
Station Agent (uncredited)
 1932 Back Street
Horsecar Conductor (uncredited)
 1932 Unashamed
Courtroom Police Officer (uncredited)
 1932 Young Bride
Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 High Speed
Head of Board of Directors (uncredited)
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1932 The Wet Parade
Bar Proprietor (uncredited)
 1932 Texas Cyclone
Webb Oliver (as James Farley)
 1931 The Deadline
Cassidy (uncredited)
 1931 Caught Plastered
Clancy - a Policeman (as James Farley)
 1931 Night Nurse
Policeman (uncredited)
 1931 Not Exactly Gentlemen
Marshal Dunn
 1931 Fighting Caravans
Amos (uncredited)
 1930 Danger Lights
Joe Geraghty (as James Farley)
 1930 Road to Paradise
Police Officer Farley (uncredited)
 1930 Lucky Larkin
Martin Brierson (as James Farley)
 1929 Courtin' Wildcats
The Doctor (as James Farley)
 1929 Dynamite
Death Row Police Officer (uncredited)
 1929 The Dance of Life
Champ Melvin
 1929 The Voice of the City
Police Inspector Wilmot (as James Farley)
 1929 Weary River
Plainclothesman with Sergeant (uncredited)
 1928 In Old Arizona
Townsman (uncredited)
 1928 The Godless Girl
Policeman (uncredited)
 1928 The Perfect Crime
Jones (as James Farley)
 1928 The Grip of the Yukon
Sheriff (as James Farley)
 1928 The Racket
Detective (uncredited)
 1928 Mad Hour
Police Inspector (as James Farley)
 1928 A Woman Against the World
 1927 The Battle of the Century (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1927 Chicago
Detective (uncredited)
 1927 Fighting Fathers (Short)
 1927 Love 'em and Feed 'em (Short)
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1927 The Tired Business Man
Sergeant (as James Farley)
 1927 The King of Kings
 1926 The General
General Thatcher
 1926 The Lodge in the Wilderness
Bill Duncan (as James Farley)
 1925 A Son of His Father
Indian Pete (as James Farley)
 1924 The City That Never Sleeps
Mike (as James Farley)
 1923 Wild Bill Hickok
Jack McQueen (as James Farley)
 1923 The Woman with Four Faces
Morton (as James Farley)
 1923 Trifling with Honor
Murray Jessop
 1922 Little Wildcat
Pete (as James Farley)
 1922 When Danger Smiles
Jacob Holmar (as James Farley)
 1922 My Wild Irish Rose
Corry Kinchella (as James Farley)
 1922 Boy Crazy
Kidnapper (as James Farley)
 1922 Travelin' on
Dandy Dan McGee (as James Farley)
 1922 Gleam O'Dawn
Caleb Thomas (as James Farley)
 1921 The Devil Within
 1921 Bucking the Line
Watrous Dunham (as James Farley)
 1921 Bar Nothing
Bill Harliss
 1921 The One-Man Trail
Jim Crenshaw (as James Farley)
 1920 The Challenge of the Law
Pere Du Barre (as James Farley)
 1920 The Fourteenth Man
Monk Brady
 1920 The Girl in the Rain
Max Williams (as James Farley)
 1920 Alias Jimmy Valentine
 1919 Nugget Nell
Badman #1 (as James Farley)
 1919 An Innocent Adventuress
Brogan's Accomplice
 1919 Rustling a Bride
 1919 Sue of the South
John Peyton (as James Farley)
 1918 A Lady's Name
Flood (as James Farley)
 1918 Her Country First
Henry - the Chauffeur (as James Farley)
 1918 Desert Law
Deputy (as James Farley)
 1918 The White Lie
'Bull' McDevitt (as James Farley)
 1918 Believe Me, Xantippe
Detective Thorne (as Jasmes Farley)
 1918 The Spirit of '17
Carl Bender
 1917 The Stainless Barrier
Williams (as James G. Farley)
 1917 The Bride's Silence
Bull Ziegler (as James Lee Farley)
 1917 The Highway of Hope
Missouri Joe
 1917 The Burning Silence (Short)
Jim Kennedy
 1917 Brute Force (Short)
Lew Sanderson
 1916 Sins of Her Parent
 1916 The Shadow Sinister (Short)
Peppo (as James Farley)
 1916 The Girl and the Game
Amos Rhinelander (as J.H. Farley)
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