Al Bridge

Birthday:
02/26/1891
Place of birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA:
Biography:
Al Bridge was an American character actor, a fixture both in Westerns and in the comedies of Preston Sturges. Although frequently billed as Alan Bridge, he was born Alfred Morton Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1891 (not as Alford Bridge in 1890, as his tombstone erroneously states). Following service as a corporal in the U.S. Army infantry in the first World War, Bridge joined a theatrical troupe. He dabbled in writing and in 1930 sold a script to a short film, Her Hired Husband (1930). He followed this with a B-Western script, God's Country and the Man (1931), in which he made his film debut as an actor. For the next quarter century, he managed the atypical achievement of maintaining a career in both B-Westerns and in bigger dramatic and comedy features. Ten films for director Preston Sturges represent probably his most familiar contribution to Hollywood history. Bridge also appeared frequently on television until his death in 1957 at 66.

Credits

Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake (1954)
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Barbed Wire (1952)
as Homesteader McGraw
The Last Musketeer (1952)
as Lem Shaver (as Alan Bridge)
Utah Wagon Train (1951)
as Sam Sickle
All That I Have (1951)
Hunt the Man Down (1950)
as Ulysses Grant Sheldon (uncredited)
California Passage (1950)
as Conover
Squadron of Doom (1949)
as Wyckoff
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
as Sheriff
Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
as House Detective
Quick on the Trigger (1948)
as Judge Kormac
Silver River (1948)
as Sam Slade (as Alan Bridge)
Robin Hood Of Texas (1947)
as Sheriff
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
as Wild Bill Hickock
Singin' in the Corn (1946)
as Honest John Richards
Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)
as Sam Bartlett
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
as Sheriff (uncredited)
Cross My Heart (1946)
as Detective Flynn
Below the Deadline (1946)
as Turner (as Alan Bridge)
Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)
as Captain Allen (as Alan Bridge)
The Falcon's Alibi (1946)
as Police Inspector Blake
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
as Detective Smiley
Road to Utopia (1946)
as Ship Captain (uncredited)
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
as Conductor (uncredited)
The Unseen (1945)
as Truck Driver
Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)
as Dr. Hicks
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
as Cheap Charlie (uncredited)
Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask (1945)
as Sheriff Mack (as Alan Bridge)
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
as Political Boss
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1943)
as Mr. Johnson
Idaho (1943)
as Jailer
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943)
as Matt Warner (as Alan Bridge)
I Married a Witch (1942)
as Second Prison Guard (uncredited)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
as Conductor
The Talk of the Town (1942)
as Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Bad Men of the Hills (1942)
as Sheriff Mace Arnold (as Alan Bridge)
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
as Police Turnkey (uncredited)
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
as Man
Honolulu Lu (1941)
as Shooting Gallery Proprietor
Fighting Bill Fargo (1941)
as Tom Houston
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
as The Mister
Honky Tonk (1941)
as Townsman at Meeting House
Badlands Of Dakota (1941)
as Plainview Lawman
The Little Foxes (1941)
as Dawson (uncredited)
Rawhide Rangers (1941)
as Rawlings
Law of the Range (1941)
as Jamison (as Alan Bridge)
Lady from Louisiana (1941)
as Captain of Police
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)
as Mr. Matthews
The Lady Eve (1941)
as First Steward (uncredited)
The Kid's Last Ride (1941)
as Bob Harmon / Jim Breeden
The Lone Rider Rides On (1941)
as Bob Cameron
The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)
as Ship's Captain
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
as Palmyra Townsman (uncredited)
Christmas in July (1940)
as Mr. Hillbeiner
Flowing Gold (1940)
as Highway Patrolman
When the Daltons Rode (1940)
Winners of the West (1940)
as Captain
Dark Command (1940)
as Slave Trader
Blazing Six Shooters (1940)
as Bert Karsin
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940)
as Sheriff
Pioneers of the Frontier (1940)
as Marshal Larsen
My Little Chickadee (1940)
as Barfly Drinking Straight Whiskey
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
as Ship Captain (uncredited)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
as Senator Dwight (uncredited)
Oklahoma Frontier (1939)
as Kentuck
Thunder Afloat (1939)
as Fisherman
The Man from Sundown (1939)
as Slick Larson (as Alan Bridge)
Sons of Liberty (1939)
as Prisoner (uncredited)
Buck Rogers (1939)
as Dynamo Room Floor Guard
Romance of the Redwoods (1939)
as Boss Whittaker (as Alan Bridge)
The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
as Would-Be Settler
The Phantom Creeps (1939)
as White Rose Sailor
Devil's Island (1939)
as Captain of the Guards
Adventure in Sahara (1938)
as Cpl. Dronov
Colorado Trail (1938)
as Mark Sheldon
Gunsmoke Trail (1938)
as Sheriff chasing Loma
Crime School (1938)
as Mr. Burke
Jezebel (1938)
as New Orleans Sheriff (uncredited)
Partners of the Plains (1938)
as Scar Lewis
Tim Tyler's Luck (1937)
as Capt. Trowbridge
Springtime in the Rockies (1937)
as Briggs
The Awful Truth (1937)
as Motor Cop (uncredited)
Dead End (1937)
as Policeman in Drina's Apartment (uncredited)
Wild West Days (1937)
as Steve Claggett, Henchman
Woman Chases Man (1937)
as Process Server
Two Gun Law (1937)
as Kipp Faulkner (as Alan Bridge)
Borderland (1937)
as Dandy Morgan
Jungle Jim (1937)
as Slade
Dodge City Trail (1936)
as Dawson
Ace Drummond (1936)
as Paul Wyckoff
The Three Mesquiteers (1936)
as Alden Canfield
They Met in a Taxi (1936)
as Detective
Crash Donovan (1936)
as Desk Sergeant
Public Enemy's Wife (1936)
as Swartzman
These Three (1936)
as Mrs. Walton's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Call of the Prairie (1936)
as Sam Porter
The Lawless Nineties (1936)
as Steele
The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)
as Henchman Black
Fast Bullets (1936)
as Travis
Gallant Defender (1935)
as Salty Smith
The New Frontier (1935)
as Kit (as Alan Bridge)
Melody Trail (1935)
as Matt Kirby
Valley of Wanted Men (1935)
as Ranger Sergeant Parsons
Confidential (1935)
as Hanover - Walsh's Henchman
Diamond Jim (1935)
as Poker Player on Train
The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (1935)
as Mitchell
Silent Valley (1935)
as Jim Farley (Frank in credits)
Transient Lady (1935)
as Sheriff Angel Verner
North of Arizona (1935)
as George Tully
Outlaw Rule (1935)
as Deputy Bat Lindstrom
Mystery Mountain (1934)
as Tom Henderson
The Curtain Falls (1934)
as Mover
Honor of the Range (1934)
as Townsman (uncredited)
Fighting With Kit Carson (1933)
as Reynolds
The Lone Avenger (1933)
as Burl Adams
Son of the Border (1933)
as Tupper
Sucker Money (1933)
as George Hunter
Drum Taps (1933)
as Lariat Smith
The Cheyenne Kid (1933)
as Denver Ed
The Wyoming Whirlwind (1932)
as Steve Cantrell
The Devil Horse (1932)
as Henchman Curley Bates
Slightly Married (1932)
as Tenant
Blonde Venus (1932)
as Bouncer (uncredited)
The Hurricane Express (1932)
as The Station Agent
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
as Secret Emissary #3 (uncredited)
The Spirit of the West (1932)

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