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      Arthur Franz

      Arthur Franz

      Highest Rated: 100% Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)

      Birthday: Feb 29, 1920

      Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

      Best known as a 1950's B-movie actor, Arthur Franz first showed an interest in acting while in high school. Like many in the movie making industry, Franz served in the military during World War II. He was a B-24 Liberator navigator in the United States Army Air Force. Shot down over Romania, he was thrown into an enemy POW camp, from which he managed to escape. Upon returning to the states he pursued an acting career with relish, and broke into film in 1948 as Lieutenant 'Mace' Willard in "Jungle Patrol." The following year, Franz appeared in six films, most of them B-movies. By the '50s he had built a reputation as a solid actor for genre films, and was cast steadily. In 1952, his title character in "The Sniper" terrorized the city of San Francisco, brutally shooting down women after being rebuffed by the object of his affection. In a career that spanned three decades, Franz landed numerous notable roles, yet his most acclaimed is undoubtedly Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr. in the maritime drama "The Caine Mutiny." After making over 140 appearances in television and film, Franz retired in 1982. He died 24 years later at the age of 86.

      Highest rated movies

      Sands of Iwo Jima
      Invaders From Mars
      The Member of the Wedding
      The Sniper
      Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
      That Championship Season
      Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
      Anzio

      Photos

      MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, Arthur Franz, 1958 FLIGHT TO MARS, Arthur Franz, Marguerite Chapman, 1951 MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore (being carried), 1958 FLAME BARRIER, THE, Arthur Franz, 1958 THE SNIPER, Arthur Franz, 1952 THE UNHOLY WIFE, from left, Arthur Franz, Diana Dors, 1957 HELLCATS OF THE NAVY, William Leslie, Ronald Reagan, Arthur Franz, James Dobson, Michael Garth, technical advisor Commander Boone Taylor, 1957 MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, Arthur Franz, 1958 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Arthur Franz, 1951 THE SNIPER, Arthur Franz, 1952 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN, Bud Abbott, Arthur Franz, Lou Costello, 1951 ALVAREZ KELLY, from left: Arthur Franz, Patrick O'Neal, William Holden, 1966 THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE, Arthur Franz, Paul Dubov, Dick Foran, 1959. FLIGHT TO MARS, Arthur Franz, 1951 MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, Ross Elliott, Arthur Franz, 1958 THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, Arthur Franz, Nancy Gates, Julie Harris, 1952 THE SNIPER, Arthur Franz, 1952 THE CAINE MUTINY, first five from left: Arthur Franz, Robert Francis, James Best, Humphrey Bogart, Herbert Anderson, 1954 tcm1954r-fsct11(tcm1954r-fsct11) MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, Arthur Franz, 1958 MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, 1958

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 50% That Championship Season Macken (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 5% Sisters of Death Edmond Clybourn (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Hurrah Hack Wiles (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 58% The Amazing Howard Hughes Barnes (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Human Factor Gen. Fuller (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder or Mercy Dr. Raymond Eckworth (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 20% Dream No Evil Psychiatrist (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet So Long, Blue Boy Ed Rilke (Character) - 1973
      67% 42% Anzio Maj. Gen. Luke Howard (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 47% Alvarez Kelly Capt. Towers (Character) - 1966
      33% 61% The Carpetbaggers Morrissey (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 27% The Atomic Submarine Lt. Cmdr. Richard "Reef" Holloway (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 25% Monster on the Campus Prof. Donald Blake (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Barrier Dave Hollister (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 31% Hellcats of the Navy Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Back From the Dead Dick Anthony (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 56% The Unholy Wife Fr. Stephen Hochen (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Hairpin Danny Rhinegold (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Party Lt. Arthur Mitchell (Character) - 1956
      68% 56% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Bob Hale (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Target Scott (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 17% New Orleans Uncensored Dan Corbett (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 20% Battle Taxi Lt. Pete Stacy (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bobby Ware Is Missing George Ware (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Nurse Capt. Mike Barnes (Character) - 1954
      88% 56% Invaders From Mars Dr. Stuart Kelston/Narrator (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story Harry Harris (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 33% Eight Iron Men Carter (Character) - 1952
      82% 63% The Sniper Eddie Miller (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Phil Young (Character) - 1952
      86% 55% The Member of the Wedding Jarvis (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 22% Flight to Mars Dr. Jim Barker (Character) - 1951
      80% 62% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Tommy Nelson (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 20% Strictly Dishonorable Henry Greene (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 83% The Doctor and the Girl Dr. Harvey L. Kenmore (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarnished Bud Dolliver (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Stallion in the Rockies Thad Avery (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 71% Three Secrets Paul Radin (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 35% Red Light Capt. Jess Torno (Character) - 1949
      100% 80% Sands of Iwo Jima Cpl. Robert Dunne/Narrator (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Patrol Lt. "Mace" Willard (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Dr. Wayne Carlton (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Charlie Harrington (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Steven Carr (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Father Vale (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad William Jeffers Sr. (Guest Star) 1968-1969 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Dan Morrisey (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Bus Driver (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Professor Standish (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mayor James Henderson (Guest Star) 1958-1960 1962 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Dr. Alex Conley (Guest Star) 1961 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Dan Highet (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Mel Akins (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Red Larner (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Captain Tom Farrow (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954-1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1952 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Nat Parker (Guest Star) 1949