Harry Carey

Harry Carey

Henry DeWitt Carey II (January 16, 1878 - September 21, 1947) was an American actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars, usually cast as a Western hero. One of his best known performances is as the president of the United States Senate in the drama film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was the father of Harry Carey Jr., who was also a prominent actor. Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York University, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J. Walker. After a boating accident which led to pneumonia, Carey wrote a play while recuperating and toured the country in it for three years, earning a great deal of money, all of which evaporated after his next play was a failure. In 1911, his friend Henry B. Walthall introduced him to director D.W. Griffith, for whom Carey was to make many films. Carey married twice, the second time to actress Olive Fuller Golden (aka Olive Carey, who introduced him to future director John Ford. Carey influenced Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle to use Ford as a director, and a partnership was born that lasted until a rift in the friendship in 1921. During this time, Carey grew into one of the most popular Western stars of the early motion picture, occasionally writing and directing films as well. In the '30s he moved slowly into character roles and was nominated for an Oscar for one of them, the President of the Senate in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). He worked once more with Ford, in The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), and appeared once with his son, Harry Carey Jr., in Howard Hawks' Red River (1948). He died after a protracted bout with emphysema and cancer. Ford dedicated his remake of 3 Godfathers (1948) "To Harry Carey--Bright Star Of The Early Western Sky."
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    1/15/1878
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
7.9
Red River
Red River
7.4
Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
6.2
Duel in the Sun
Duel in the Sun
6.4
The Great Moment
The Great Moment
5.8
The Musketeers of Pig Alley
The Musketeers of Pig Alley
6.2
Among the Living
Among the Living
6
The Shepherd of the Hills
The Shepherd of the Hills
6.8
Souls at Sea
Souls at Sea
5.7
The Spoilers
The Spoilers
6.3
Air Force
Air Force
6.3
You and Me
You and Me
6.8
Kid Galahad
Kid Galahad
6.8
Trader Horn
Trader Horn
5.2
Sundown
Sundown
5.4
The Prisoner of Shark Island
The Prisoner of Shark Island
6.9
They Knew What They Wanted
They Knew What They Wanted
5.4
Without Honors
Without Honors
5
The Sea of Grass
The Sea of Grass
6.2
Bucking Broadway
Bucking Broadway
5.5
An Unseen Enemy
An Unseen Enemy
5.6
Law and Order
Law and Order
4
Sky Giant
Sky Giant
4.7
King of Alcatraz
King of Alcatraz
5.7
The Accusing Finger
The Accusing Finger
4.7
So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
6.5
The Vanishing Legion
The Vanishing Legion
9
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans
6
Border Devils
Border Devils
5
The Law West of Tombstone
The Law West of Tombstone
4
Ghost Town
Ghost Town
5
The Thundering Herd
The Thundering Herd
3.8
The Night Rider
The Night Rider
0
The Devil Horse
The Devil Horse
2
Man of the Forest
Man of the Forest
5.5
So Near, Yet So Far
So Near, Yet So Far
6
Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail
4
The Prairie Pirate
The Prairie Pirate
0
Friends
Friends
5.4
The Burglar’s Dilemma
The Burglar’s Dilemma
5.3
Border Cafe
Border Cafe
6.3
Racing Lady
Racing Lady
5.3
The Last of the Clintons
The Last of the Clintons
5
Annapolis Salute
Annapolis Salute
6
Born Reckless
Born Reckless
5.5
Parachute Battalion
Parachute Battalion
5.5
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
5
Little Miss Nobody
Little Miss Nobody
6
Port of Missing Girls
Port of Missing Girls
0
A Gun Fightin' Gentleman
A Gun Fightin' Gentleman
5
Cavalier of the West
Cavalier of the West
3.5
Aces Wild
Aces Wild
0
Sunset Pass
Sunset Pass
6
Danger Patrol
Danger Patrol
5.3
Straight Shooting
Straight Shooting
5.8
The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw
6
Barbary Coast
Barbary Coast
6.5
Gateway
Gateway
6.5
The Three Godfathers
The Three Godfathers
0
Hell Bent
Hell Bent
5.2
West Is West
West Is West
0
The Kickback
The Kickback
0
Sutter's Gold
Sutter's Gold
0
The Night Hawk
The Night Hawk
0
Wild Mustang
Wild Mustang
0
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
5.8
Roaring Rails
Roaring Rails
6.8
Black and White
0
The Trail of '98
The Trail of '98
6.2
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman
6.4
Powdersmoke Range
Powdersmoke Range
0
Street of Missing Men
Street of Missing Men
9
My Son is Guilty
My Son is Guilty
8
Code of the Streets
Code of the Streets
7
China's Little Devils
China's Little Devils
0
The Painted Lady
The Painted Lady
5.5
Happy Land
Happy Land
6.2
The Strong Man's Burden
The Strong Man's Burden
5
Slide, Kelly, Slide
Slide, Kelly, Slide
0
The Soul Herder
The Soul Herder
4.5
Cheyenne's Pal
Cheyenne's Pal
4.5
The Secret Man
The Secret Man
5
A Marked Man
A Marked Man
4.5
The Phantom Riders
The Phantom Riders
4.5
Wild Women
Wild Women
4.5
Thieves' Gold
Thieves' Gold
4.5
The Scarlet Drop
The Scarlet Drop
3.5
A Woman's Fool
A Woman's Fool
4
Three Mounted Men
Three Mounted Men
4.5
Roped
Roped
5
McVeagh of the South Seas
McVeagh of the South Seas
4.7
A Little Journey
A Little Journey
0
A Fight For Love
A Fight For Love
5
Bare Fists
Bare Fists
5
Riders of Vengeance
Riders of Vengeance
3
Beyond the Border
Beyond the Border
0
Broken Ways
Broken Ways
0
The Unwelcome Guest
The Unwelcome Guest
5
The Informer
The Informer
0
The One She Loved
The One She Loved
0
A Feud in the Kentucky Hills
A Feud in the Kentucky Hills
5
The Telephone Girl and the Lady
The Telephone Girl and the Lady
5
Soft Shoes
Soft Shoes
7
The Flaming Forties
The Flaming Forties
0
Marked Men
Marked Men
5
The Film Parade
The Film Parade
0
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
4
The Ace of the Saddle
The Ace of the Saddle
5
Rider of the Law
Rider of the Law
5
Judge Not; or The Woman of Mona Diggings
0
Bad Company
Bad Company
4.6
Oil and Water
Oil and Water
0
Behind the Lines
Behind the Lines
0
Love's Lariat
Love's Lariat
0
The Border Patrol
The Border Patrol
0
Canyon of the Fools
Canyon of the Fools
0
Man to Man
Man to Man
0
Blue Streak McCoy
Blue Streak McCoy
0
The Lightning Rider
The Lightning Rider
0
Olaf—An Atom
Olaf—An Atom
0
The Fighting Gringo
The Fighting Gringo
0
Film Fun
4
Directed by John Ford
Directed by John Ford
6.8
The Stolen Bride
0
Sundown Slim
Sundown Slim
0
Rustler's Paradise
Rustler's Paradise
0
Secret Love
0
A Tender-Hearted Crook
0
The Wallop
The Wallop
4
Hearts Up
Hearts Up
0
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs
0
Desperate Trails
Desperate Trails
4
Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Outside the Three-Mile Limit
4
The Freeze-Out
The Freeze-Out
4
Bullet Proof
Bullet Proof
0
The Committee on Credentials
The Committee on Credentials
0
The Fox
The Fox
0
The Bad Lands
The Bad Lands
0
The Sheriff's Baby
The Sheriff's Baby
5
Pirate Gold
0
Bill Sharkey's Last Game
0
Gentleman Joe
0
Two Daughters of Eve
Two Daughters of Eve
0
In the Aisles of the Wild
In the Aisles of the Wild
0
A Cry for Help
A Cry for Help
0
The Left-Handed Man
0
A Modest Hero
0
Madonna of the Storm
0
Heredity
Heredity
0
Brutality
Brutality
0
My Hero
0
An Adventure in the Autumn Woods
0
A Misappropriated Turkey
0
Brothers
0
A Chance Deception
0
Love in an Apartment Hotel
0
The Wrong Bottle
0
The Hero of Little Italy
0
A Frightful Blunder
0
If We Only Knew
0
The Tenderfoot's Money
0
Near To Earth
Near To Earth
0
The Stolen Loaf
0
A Dangerous Foe
0
The Ranchero's Revenge
0
Red Hicks Defies the World
0
The Well
0
The Switchtower
The Switchtower
5
In Diplomatic Circles
0
A Gamble with Death
0
The Sorrowful Shore
0
The Enemy's Baby
0
A Gambler's Honor
0
The Mirror
0
The Vengeance of Galora
0
When Love Forgives
0
Under the Shadow of the Law
0
I Was Meant for You
0
The Work Habit
0
The Crook and the Girl
0
Brute Force
Brute Force
5.3
The Stolen Treaty
0
The Law and His Son
0
The Van Nostrand Tiara
0
The Stopped Clock
0
The Detective's Stratagem
0
All for Science
0
For Her Government
0
The Abandoned Well
0
Concentration
Concentration
0
Waifs
0
His Fireman's Conscience
0
A Nest Unfeathered
0
Her Father's Silent Partner
0
Judith of Bethulia
Judith of Bethulia
6.3
Her Hand
0
The Master Cracksman
The Master Cracksman
0
Just Jim
Just Jim
0
The Heart of a Bandit
The Heart of a Bandit
0
His Desperate Deed
0
The Love Transcendent
0
The Sheriff's Dilemma
0
The Miser's Legacy
0
The Gambler's I.O.U.
0
A Double Winning
0
A Day's Adventure
0
The Canceled Mortgage
The Canceled Mortgage
0
Truth Stranger Than Fiction
0
Her Dormant Love
0
The Way Out
0
Her Convert
0
Old Offenders
0
As It Happened
0
Graft
Graft
0
The Power of the People
0
Grinding Life Down
0
The Railroad Monopoly
0
America Saved from War
0
Old King Coal
0
The Insurance Swindlers
0
A Knight of the Range
A Knight of the Range
5
The Harbor Transportation Trust
0
The Passing of Hell's Crown
0
The Wedding Guest
0
The Jackals of a Great City
0
For the Love of a Girl
0
A Woman's Eyes
0
The Devil's Own
0
The Conspiracy
0
Guilty
0
Blood Money
0
The Bad Man of Cheyenne
0
The Outlaw and the Lady
0
The Drifter
0
Goin' Straight
0
Hair-Trigger Burke
0
The Honor of an Outlaw
0
A 44-Calibre Mystery
0
The Almost Good Man
0
Six-Shooter Justice
0
The Mysterious Outlaw
0
The Golden Bullet
0
Human Stuff
Human Stuff
0
The Wrong Man
0
Inside Information
Inside Information
0
Burning Bridges
Burning Bridges
0
Satan Town
Satan Town
0
The Frontier Trail
The Frontier Trail
0
The Seventh Bandit
The Seventh Bandit
0
Driftin' Thru
Driftin' Thru
0
The Man from Red Gulch
The Man from Red Gulch
0
The Texas Trail
The Texas Trail
0
Silent Sanderson
Silent Sanderson
0
'If Only' Jim
'If Only' Jim
0
Good Men and True
Good Men and True
0
Crashin' Thru
Crashin' Thru
0
Desert Driven
Desert Driven
0
The Miracle Baby
The Miracle Baby
0
Tiger Thompson
Tiger Thompson
0
Overland Red
Overland Red
0
Land of Liberty
Land of Liberty
0
Hollywood: The Dream Factory
Hollywood: The Dream Factory
6
Legends of the West
Legends of the West
0
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