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Roger Pryor (I) (1901–1974)

He was considered the "poor man's Clark Gable" at Universal and Columbia studios where he held long-term contracts during the 30s and 40s. The son of composer/band leader 'Arthur Pryor', mustachioed Roger Pryor had slick, roguish leading man looks that helped enable him to become a durable, if not exceptional, co-star of breezy "B" level musicals ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Man with Nine Lives Dr. Tim Mason
Sitting on the Moon Danny West
South of Panama Mike Lawrence


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 1945 Man from Oklahoma
Jim Gardner
 1945 Scared Stiff
 1945 Identity Unknown
Rocks Donnelly
 1945 High Powered
Rod Farrell
 1945 The Cisco Kid Returns
John Harris
 1945 The Kid Sister
J. Waldo Barnes
 1944 Thoroughbreds
Harold Matthews
 1943 Submarine Alert
G.B. Fleming
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
George MacAlister
 1942 A Man's World
'Bugsy' Nelson
 1942 Smart Alecks
Joe Reagan
 1942 I Live on Danger
Bert Jannings
 1942 So's Your Aunt Emma!
 1941 The Officer and the Lady
Johnny Davis
 1941 Flying Blind
Rocky Drake
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Tom Manning
 1941 Gambling Daughters
Chance Landon
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Mike O'Hara
 1941 Power Dive
Dan McMasters
 1941 South of Panama
Mike Lawrence
 1940 Bowery Boy
J. R. Mason
 1940/II She Couldn't Say No
Wallace Turnbull
 1940 Glamour for Sale
James R. (Jim) Daly
 1940 Money and the Woman
Charles 'Charlie' Patteson (Patterson in Credits)
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
Max Gates
 1940 A Fugitive from Justice
Dan Miller
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
Pete Rennick
 1940 The Man with Nine Lives
Dr. Tim Mason
 1939 Sued for Libel
District Attorney Willard Corbin
 1939 The Man They Could Not Hang
District Attorney Drake
 1936 Sitting on the Moon
Danny West
 1936 Missing Girls
Reporter Jimmie Dugan
 1936 Ticket to Paradise
Terry Dodd aka Jack Doe
 1936 The Return of Jimmy Valentine
Gary Howard
 1935 To Beat the Band
Larry Barry
 1935 1,000 Dollars a Minute
Wally Jones
 1935 Case of the Missing Man
Jimmy Hudson
 1935 The Girl Friend
George Thorne
 1935 The Headline Woman
Bob Grayson
 1935 Dinky
Tom Marsden
 1935 One Frightened Night
Masked Killer (uncredited)
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Andy MacLean
 1934 Strange Wives
Jimmy King
 1934 Lady by Choice
Johnny Mills
 1934 Wake Up and Dream
Charlie Sullivan
 1934 Belle of the Nineties
Tiger Kid
 1934 Gift of Gab
 1934 Romance in the Rain
Charlie Denton
 1934 I'll Tell the World
William S. Briggs
 1934 I Like It That Way
Jack Anderson
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
George Dwight
 1930 Taxi Talks (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Apron Strings. Comedy. Written by Dorrance Davis. Directed by Earle Boothe. Bijou Theatre: 17 Feb 1930- Sep 1930 (closing date unknown/224 performances). Cast: Audray Dale (as "Barbara Olwell"), Jefferson De Angelis (as "Ezra Hunniwell"), Ethel Intropidi (as "Inez Wakefield"), Josie Intropodi (as "Hester"), Frank Monroe (as "... See more »

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Personal Quote:

I never felt I was very good and in seventy-two features I don't think I improved very much.


His father, band leader Arthur Pryor, was second in popularity only to John Philip Sousa. His father was also vehemently opposed to Roger entering show business. See more »

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