Morris Ankrum

Morris Ankrum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Morris Ankrum (born Morris Nussbaum, August 28, 1896 – September 2, 1964) was an American radio, television and film character actor. Before signing with Paramount Pictures in the 1930s, Nussbaum had already changed his last name to Ankrum. Upon signing with the studio, he chose to use the name "Stephen Morris" before changing it to Morris Ankrum in 1939. Ankrum's stern visage and sharply defined features helped cast him in supporting roles as stalwart authority figures, including scientists, military men (particularly army officers), judges and even psychiatrists in more than 150 films, mostly B movies. One standout role was in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's production of Tennessee Johnson (1942), a biographical film about Andrew Johnson, the 17th U.S. president. As Sen. Jefferson Davis, Ankrum movingly addresses the United States Senate upon his resignation to lead the Confederate States of America as that republic's first—and only—president. Ankrum's film career was extensive and spanned 30 years. His credits were largely concentrated in the western and science-fiction genres. Ankrum appeared in such westerns as Ride 'Em Cowboy in 1942, Vera Cruz opposite Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, Apache (1954), and Cattle Queen of Montana with Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan. In the sci-fi genre, he appeared in Rocketship X-M (1950), Flight to Mars (1951), as a Martian, Red Planet Mars (1952), playing the United States Secretary of Defense; the cult classic Invaders From Mars (1953), playing a United States Army officer; and as an Army general in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956). In 1957 he played a psychiatrist in the cult sci-fi classic Kronos and had military-officer roles in Beginning of the End and The Giant Claw.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Danville, Illinois, USA
    Birthday
    8/28/1896
Lady in the Lake
Lady in the Lake
6.1
Invaders from Mars
Invaders from Mars
5.9
I Wake Up Screaming
I Wake Up Screaming
6.8
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice
7
The Heavenly Body
The Heavenly Body
5.7
High Wall
High Wall
6.2
Silver Lode
Silver Lode
6.1
Crashout
Crashout
6.6
Colorado Territory
Colorado Territory
6.8
The Giant Claw
The Giant Claw
5
Tomorrow Is Another Day
Tomorrow Is Another Day
6.5
The Damned Don't Cry
The Damned Don't Cry
7.1
The Thin Man Goes Home
The Thin Man Goes Home
7.1
Kronos
Kronos
5.7
Apache
Apache
6.1
Tennessee's Partner
Tennessee's Partner
6.5
Flight To Mars
Flight To Mars
5.3
Courage of Lassie
Courage of Lassie
5.7
Rocketship X-M
Rocketship X-M
4.9
Zombies of Mora Tau
Zombies of Mora Tau
5.5
From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon
5.2
Most Dangerous Man Alive
Most Dangerous Man Alive
4.6
Borderline
Borderline
5.5
In a Lonely Place
In a Lonely Place
7.5
Southside 1-1000
Southside 1-1000
5.7
Beginning of the End
Beginning of the End
3.8
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
6
We Were Strangers
We Were Strangers
5.9
When Gangland Strikes
When Gangland Strikes
0
Time to Kill
Time to Kill
5.5
Pirates on Horseback
Pirates on Horseback
0
The Showdown
The Showdown
6
Three Men from Texas
Three Men from Texas
6.3
In Old Colorado
In Old Colorado
6.5
Wide Open Town
Wide Open Town
0
Doomed Caravan
Doomed Caravan
3
Hopalong Cassidy Returns
Hopalong Cassidy Returns
6.3
North of the Rio Grande
North of the Rio Grande
6
Borderland
Borderland
0
Trail Dust
Trail Dust
4
Rustlers' Valley
Rustlers' Valley
6
Hills of Old Wyoming
Hills of Old Wyoming
0
Taza, Son of Cochise
Taza, Son of Cochise
5.6
Giant from the Unknown
Giant from the Unknown
4
No Man's Woman
No Man's Woman
4.7
Son of Ali Baba
Son of Ali Baba
5.8
Roxie Hart
Roxie Hart
6.9
Guns of Diablo
Guns of Diablo
5.3
The Man Behind The Gun
The Man Behind The Gun
5.7
The Hidden Eye
The Hidden Eye
7.6
Chain Lightning
Chain Lightning
6.2
Sky Commando
Sky Commando
5.5
My Favorite Spy
My Favorite Spy
6
The Redhead and The Cowboy
The Redhead and The Cowboy
4.9
Drums Across the River
Drums Across the River
5.4
Quincannon, Frontier Scout
Quincannon, Frontier Scout
4.4
The Steel Cage
The Steel Cage
0
The Cockeyed Miracle
The Cockeyed Miracle
6.7
How to Make a Monster
How to Make a Monster
5.6
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
3.2
Hell's Crossroads
Hell's Crossroads
5.3
The Fabulous Fraud
The Fabulous Fraud
5
Devil's Canyon
Devil's Canyon
4.8
Swing Fever
Swing Fever
5
Rationing
Rationing
3
Desire Me
Desire Me
5.7
The Lion Hunters
The Lion Hunters
5.3
Mutiny
Mutiny
4.8
Adventure
Adventure
6.2
Cynthia
Cynthia
5.9
Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam
5
Southwest Passage
Southwest Passage
5.4
The Eternal Sea
The Eternal Sea
6.4
Good News
Good News
6.3
Fury at Gunsight Pass
Fury at Gunsight Pass
6
For the Love of Mary
For the Love of Mary
5.8
Fort Vengeance
Fort Vengeance
6.2
Barbary Coast Gent
Barbary Coast Gent
4.6
A Star Shall Rise
A Star Shall Rise
0
Fighting Back
Fighting Back
6
The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story
The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story
0
Gentle Annie
Gentle Annie
5.2
Dixie Dugan
Dixie Dugan
5
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Ride 'Em Cowboy
5.8
Flight Nurse
Flight Nurse
5.5
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
6.6
Best Foot Forward
Best Foot Forward
6
Purity Squad
Purity Squad
0
Drango
Drango
5.4
Meet the People
Meet the People
5
Merton of the Movies
Merton of the Movies
6.8
The Moonlighter
The Moonlighter
5.7
Along the Great Divide
Along the Great Divide
7.2
The Omaha Trail
The Omaha Trail
7
The Bandit Trail
The Bandit Trail
6.5
Curse of the Faceless Man
Curse of the Faceless Man
5.4
Mexican Manhunt
Mexican Manhunt
5.8
Cherokee Strip
Cherokee Strip
4.5
Tower of London
Tower of London
6
Light of Western Stars
Light of Western Stars
4
Buck Benny Rides Again
Buck Benny Rides Again
0
Phantoms, Inc.
Phantoms, Inc.
5
Knights of the Range
Knights of the Range
0
Vera Cruz
Vera Cruz
6.6
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
5.7
Short Grass
Short Grass
6
Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
6.2
I Beheld His Glory
I Beheld His Glory
0
The Power of the Resurrection
The Power of the Resurrection
0
Fort Osage
Fort Osage
6
This Woman Is Mine
This Woman Is Mine
3.2
Border Vigilantes
Border Vigilantes
6
The Roundup
The Roundup
8
Bad Men of Tombstone
Bad Men of Tombstone
6.3
Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Ten Gentlemen from West Point
5.8
Arena
Arena
4.7
The Silver Star
The Silver Star
5
Cattle Queen of Montana
Cattle Queen of Montana
5.7
The Outlaw Stallion
The Outlaw Stallion
5
Two Guns and a Badge
Two Guns and a Badge
0
The Desperados Are in Town
The Desperados Are in Town
0
Three Young Texans
Three Young Texans
5.2
Naked Gun
Naked Gun
6.8
Badman's Country
Badman's Country
5.4
The Saga of Hemp Brown
The Saga of Hemp Brown
5.6
Frontier Gun
Frontier Gun
6.5
Little Mister Jim
Little Mister Jim
4
The Mighty McGurk
The Mighty McGurk
6.4
Marriage Is a Private Affair
Marriage Is a Private Affair
5.2
Fighting Coast Guard
Fighting Coast Guard
6.5
Return from Nowhere
Return from Nowhere
5
Song of the Thin Man
Song of the Thin Man
6.8
Chief Crazy Horse
Chief Crazy Horse
5.6
Main Street Today
Main Street Today
6.7
Souvenirs of Death
Souvenirs of Death
6.5
The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead
6.9
Walk the Proud Land
Walk the Proud Land
6.1
Reunion in France
Reunion in France
6.6
Red Planet Mars
Red Planet Mars
4.7
Tarawa Beachhead
Tarawa Beachhead
6
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
6.2
Tennessee Johnson
Tennessee Johnson
6.2
Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
6.2
The Harvey Girls
The Harvey Girls
6.5
The Sea of Grass
The Sea of Grass
6.2
Road Agent
Road Agent
0
The Movie Orgy
The Movie Orgy
5.8
The Last Command
The Last Command
6.5
Twilight for the Gods
Twilight for the Gods
4.2
Hiawatha
Hiawatha
0
Because of You
Because of You
6.2
The Raiders
The Raiders
6.2
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
9
Fall Guy
Fall Guy
0
Young and Wild
Young and Wild
3.5
Duel on the Mississippi
Duel on the Mississippi
6.5
The Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come
The Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come
4
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
6.6
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