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Alan Ladd Movies

Alan Ladd (1913 – 1964)  starred in many Paramount Pictures' films.   He appeared in Dashiell Hammett's story The Glass Key.  His cool, unsmiling persona proved popular with wartime audiences, and he was quickly established as one of the top box office stars of the decade.
In 1946, he starred in a trio of silver screen classics: the big screen adaptation of Richard Henry Dana's maritime classic, Two Years Before the Mast (for which he also received critical acclaim), the Raymond Chandler original mystery The Blue Dahlia (see below) and the World War II espionage thriller O.S.S..
He formed his own production companies for film and radio and then starred in his own syndicated series Box 13, which ran from 1948–49. Ladd and Robert Preston starred in the 1948 western film, Whispering Smith.  In the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby (see below), Ladd had the featured role of Jay Gatsby.
Ladd played the title role in the 1953 western Shane. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It was listed at No. 45 on the American Film Institute's 2007 ranking of "100 Years ... 100 Movies."
Ladd made the Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll three times: in 1947, 1953, and 1954. In 1954 exhibitors voted him the most popular star among British film-goers.


=====================Alan Ladd Westerns=====================

1.  The Proud Rebel (1958) Alan Ladd - This is a story of a man Alan Ladd as John Chandler looking for a cure for his sons loss of speech. 

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2.  Whispering Smith (1948) – Alan Ladd - Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith (Alan Ladd) becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.  [NEW]

3.  Branded (1950) – Alan Ladd - 25 years ago the Lavery baby was kidnapped. Bad guy Leffingwell gets Choya (Alan Ladd) to impersonate the son to gain the Lavery estate. When he finally fesses up to his "sister" Ruth she is furious. To redeem himself he sets out to find the real son.  [NEW]

4.  Drum Beat (1954) - Alan Ladd - President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay (Alan Ladd) to negotiate with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle. After Modoc renegade Captain Jack engages in ambush and other atrocities, MacKay must fight him one-on-one with guns, knives and fists.    [NEW]


======================Alan Ladd Non-Westerns===================

1.  GANGS, INC. (1941) Alan Ladd - Joan Woodbury - Jack LaRue - Circumstances force naive Dorothy Adams into serving an unjust prison term, but she emerges from it a cynical criminal who rises to power in the local crime organization.

2. Botany Bay (1953) – Alan Ladd - In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant (Alan Ladd) is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.  [NEW]


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