The Golden Age of Hollywood

It seems to me that there are a lot of bit players who most film viewers will recognize on sight but don't know their names. Just to name some that come to mind along with their number of films. Anyone know any more with large numbers?
Charles Lane 345
Eugene Pallette 244
Grady Sutton 226
Elisha Cook Jr. 204
Fritz Feld 187
I know these people by name now.

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It seems almost every other movie I watch now has someone who fits the category of frequent bit player. I pay much more attention to them now. I will have to look for Ann Doran now that you have mentioned her. She rivals Charles Lane for frequency of appearances.
I was watching an old "B" Western today with Ken Maynard called 'Death On The Range' and it had a bit player that I have seen many many times. It was Charlie King!

King was in over 400 films in his lifetime and many of them Westerns. He almost always played the heavy. Here is a pic of him:

Wow Kevin, I have to adimit this is one that has totally eluded me. I do have 4 movies in which he appears but that is but 1tenth of one per cent of the total. However, it looks like he was in a ton of two bit dusters and I do not have many of those. I will have to keep my eyes open for him and thanks for drawing him to my attention.

....George Chesebro was another one of those villains that turned up in almost all of those B westerns from the 30s and 40s..If it wasn't Charlie King up to was George Chesebro..sometimes both..


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