KLONDIKE was one of Thelma Todd's dramatic movies.
Klondike (1932 film)
Thelma Todd and Lyle Talbot in Klondike
|Directed by||Phil Rosen|
|Produced by||William T. Lackey|
|Written by||Tristram Tupper (story and adaptation)|
Tristram Tupper (dialogue)
|Cinematography||James S. Brown Jr.|
|Editing by||Carl Pierson|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
|Release date(s)||30 August 1932|
|Running time||68 minutes|
- Thelma Todd as Klondike
- Lyle Talbot as Dr. Robert Cromwell
- Henry B. Walthall as Mark Armstrong
- Jason Robards Sr. as Jim Armstrong
- Priscilla Dean as Miss Porter
- Tully Marshall as Editor Hinman
- Pat O'Malley as Burke
- Myrtle Stedman as Miss Fielding
- Ethel Wales as Sadie Jones
- George 'Gabby' Hayes as Tom Ross
- Frank Hawks as Donald Evans
ProductionRemade as Klondike Fury (1942)
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For years KLONDIKE was considered a lot film. Eventually a copy was found and it was then released on home video.
I've seen online reviews that sounded as if they thought Thelma Todd played a vamp in this one. I would have said that here she played a good girl, those reviewers may have been thinking of her in other roles.
This is a dramatic film, made the next year after CORSAIR. But Thelma Todd found her greatest success in comedies and would continue to be associated with them in spite of her dramatic roles.
KLONDIKE was made by Monogram, which would later merge with some other poverty row studios to form Republic. Republic would be based in the old Mack Sennett studios and would even name one of it's stages after Mabel Normand. But Monogram would return as an independent studio after the merger.
Frank Hawks and Lyle Talbot crash-land in Alaska early in the film. Frank Hawks was in real life a famous flyer and would have been familiar to audiences of the day.
in the trailer for the film
Havana Widows (1933)
(1902-02-08)February 8, 1902
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||March 2, 1996(1996-03-02) (aged 94)|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Spouse||Margaret Epple (1948-1989) (her death) 4 children|
Abigail Adams (1942-1942) (annulled)
Marjorie Kramer (1937-?) (divorced)
He began his movie career under contract to Warner Brothers in the early days of "talking pictures" and went on to appear in more than 150 films, first as a young matinée idol and later as a character actor and star of many B movies. He was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and later served on the board.
Early careerBorn Lisle Henderson in Pittsburgh, Talbot was raised in Brainard, Nebraska. He began his career as a magician's assistant and became a leading actor in traveling tent shows in the Midwest and briefly established his own theater company in Memphis. He went to Hollywood in 1931 when the film industry began producing movies with sound and needed "actors who could talk".
CareerMost notable among his film work: his appearance in the classic pre-noir Three on a Match (1932) with Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis, co-starring with Spencer Tracy in the prison movie 20,000 Years in Sing Sing, romancing opera singer Grace Moore in One Night of Love, and pursuing Mae West in Go West, Young Man. He appeared opposite many famous actresses including Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers, and Shirley Temple.
Talbot's activism in union affairs affected his career path. Warner Bros. dropped him from its roster, and Talbot seldom received starring roles again. He became a capable character actor, playing affable neighbors or crafty villains with equal finesse. In countless low-budget B-movie work, Talbot's roles spanned the gamut. He played cowboys, pirates, detectives, cops, surgeons, psychiatrists, soldiers, judges, newspaper editors, storekeepers, and boxers. In later life he proudly claimed to have never rejected any role offered to him. He played roles in three now infamous Edward D. Wood, Jr. films: Glen or Glenda, Jail Bait and Plan 9 from Outer Space. Talbot also worked with the Three Stooges in Gold Raiders, portrayed Lex Luthor in 1950's Atom Man vs. Superman, played villains in four comedies with The Bowery Boys, and took the role of Commissioner Gordon in the 1949 serial Batman and Robin. His last movie role was in the Franklin D. Roosevelt biography, Sunrise at Campobello, in 1960.
As his film career tapered off, Talbot became a familiar character actor on American television in the 1950s and 1960s as a regular on Ozzie and Harriet.
Talbot had a recurring role as Robert Cummings' United States Air Force buddy Paul Fonda on The Bob Cummings Show. Talbot also guest starred frequently on such classic TV series as It's a Great Life, The Public Defender, The Pride of the Family, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Cimarron City, The Restless Gun, Stagecoach West, Leave It to Beaver, The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Topper, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Perry Mason, Rawhide, Wagon Train, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Charlie's Angels, Newhart, The Dukes of Hazzard, St. Elsewhere, and Who's the Boss?.
He appeared three times as Colonel Billings on the syndicated western series, The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951–1955), starring Bill Williams. He appeared four times a judge on the syndicated western The Cisco Kid, starring Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo. He appeared on Gene Autry's The Range Rider, starring Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones.
Having started his career in the theater and later co-starred on Broadway in 1940-41 in Separate Rooms, Talbot returned to the stage in the 1960s and 1970s, starring in national road company versions of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, Gore Vidal's political drama The Best Man, Neil Simon's The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park, Arthur Sumner Long's "Never Too Late," and appearing as Capt. Braddock in a 1967 revival of South Pacific, at New York's Lincoln Center.
He continued to appear occasionally on TV shows well into his 80s, and narrated two PBS biographies, The Case of Dashiell Hammett and World Without Walls about pioneering pilot Beryl Markham, both produced and written by his son, Stephen Talbot.
Talbot was the first live action actor to play two prominent DC Comics characters on-screen: the aforementioned Commissioner Gordon in Batman and Robin, and supervillain Lex Luthor in Atom Man vs. Superman (who at the time was simply known as Luthor). Talbot began a longstanding tradition of actors in these roles that were most recently filled by Gary Oldman and Kevin Spacey, respectively.
Personal lifeThree of his four children became journalists: Stephen Talbot (who also played Gilbert Bates on Leave It to Beaver) was for many years a documentary producer for the PBS series Frontline and "Frontline World" and is now the executive producer of "Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders." David is an author ("Brothers" about John and Robert Kennedy) and the founder and editor of Salon.com, and Margaret is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His other daughter, Cynthia Talbot, is a family physician and residency director in Portland, Oregon. After several brief marriages and countless romantic entanglements, Talbot in 1948 married a young singer and actress, Margaret Epple, who often used the stage name, Paula. They had four children together and remained married for over 40 years until her death in 1989.
DeathTalbot died in 1996 at his home in San Francisco, California, aged 94 from pneumonia, his remains were cremated and given to his family.
FamilyTalbot's granddaughter, Caitlin Talbot, is an actress based in Los Angeles.
|1932||Love Is a Racket||Edw. Griswold 'Eddie' Shaw||Alternative title: Such Things Happen|
|No More Orchids||Tony Holt|
|20,000 Years in Sing Sing||Bud Saunders|
|1933||The Life of Jimmy Dolan||Doc Woods|
|Ladies They Talk About|
|A Shriek in the Night||Ted Kord|
|Fog Over Frisco||Spencer Carlton|
|The Dragon Murder Case||Dale Leland|
|1935||Red Hot Tires||Wallace Storm|
|Oil for the Lamps of China||Jim|
|Page Miss Glory||Slattery of the Express|
|The Case of the Lucky Legs||Dr. Bob Doray|
|1937||Second Honeymoon||Robert "Bob" Benton|
|1939||Second Fiddle||Willie Hogger|
|1940||He Married His Wife||Paul Hunter|
|1944||Gambler's Choice||Yellow Gloves Weldon|
|Sensations of 1945||Randall|
|1946||Chick Carter, Detective||Chick Carter|
|1949||Batman and Robin||Commissioner Jim Gordon|
|She Shoulda Said No!||Police Captain Hayes|
|1950||Dick Tracy||B.R. Ayne aka The Brain||TV, 7 episodes|
|Atom Man vs. Superman||Luthor/The Atom Man|
|Lucky Losers||Bruce McDermott|
|1950–1954||The Cisco Kid||Various roles||TV, 4 episodes|
|1950–1956||The Lone Ranger||Various roles||TV, 5 episodes|
|1951||Gold Raiders||Taggert||Alternative title: The Stooges Go West|
|1951–1956||The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok||Various roles||TV, 4 episodes|
|1952||Untamed Women||Col. Loring|
|Death Valley Days||TV, 1 episode|
|1953||Glen or Glenda||Insp. Warren|
|The Roy Rogers Show||John Zachary||TV, 1 episode|
|1954||Gunfighters of the Northwest||Inspector Wheeler|
|Tobor the Great||An Admiral|
|1954–1958||December Bride||Bill Monahan||TV, 6 episodes|
|1955||Hallmark Hall of Fame||TV, 1 episode|
|Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe||Baylor||TV, 6 episodes|
|1955–1959||The Bob Cummings Show||Paul Fonda||TV, 4 episodes|
|1956||Navy Log||Captain Morgan||TV, 1 episode|
|The Millionaire||Joe Price||TV, 1 episode|
|1956–1966||The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet||Joe Randolph||TV, 45 episodes|
|1957||Science Fiction Theatre||General Dothan||TV, 1 episode|
|Tales of Wells Fargo||Reporter||TV, 1 episode|
|1958||M Squad||Paul Crowley||TV, 1 episode|
|Leave It to Beaver||Charles "Chuck" Dennison||TV, 2 episodes|
|1958–1959||The Restless Gun||Various roles||TV, 2 episodes|
|1959||Plan 9 from Outer Space||General Roberts|
|The Ann Sothern Show||Finletter||TV, 1 episode|
|1960||Surfside 6||Alan Crandell||TV, 1 episode|
|Hawaiian Eye||George Wallace||TV, 1 episode|
|1960||The DuPont Show with June Allyson||Mr. Anders||TV, 1 episode, "The Trench Coat"|
|1961||Mister Ed||George Hausner||TV, 1 episode|
|Lawman||Orville Luster||TV, 1 episode|
|1962||Make Room for Daddy||TV, 1 episode|
|Dennis the Menace||Mayor||TV, 1 episode|
|1962–1967||The Beverly Hillbillies||Colonel Blake||TV, 4 episodes|
|1963||Arrest and Trial||Phil Paige||TV, 1 episode|
|The Lucy Show||TV, 1 episode|
|1964||77 Sunset Strip||Tatum||TV, 1 episode|
|Petticoat Junction||Mr. Cheever||TV, 1 episode|
|1965||Run for Your Life||Steven Blakely||TV, 1 episode|
|The Smothers Brothers Show||Marty Miller||TV, 1 episode|
|1965–1966||Laredo||Various roles||TV, 2 episodes|
|1968||Dragnet||William Joseph Cornelius||TV, 1 episode|
|1970||Here's Lucy||Various roles||TV, 2 episodes|
|1972||O'Hara, U.S. Treasury||Art Prescott||TV, 1 episode|
|1973||Adam-12||Avery Dawson||TV, 1 episode|
|1979||Charlie's Angels||Mills||TV, 1 episode|
|1984||The Dukes of Hazzard||Carter Stewart||TV, 1 episode|
|St. Elsewhere||Johnny Barnes||TV, 1 episode|
|1985||227||Harold||TV, 1 episode|
|1986||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Mr. Fletcher||TV, 1 episode|
|Who's the Boss?||Ralph||TV, 1 episode|
|1987||Newhart||Cousin Ned||TV, 1 episode|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Lyle Talbot|
- Lyle Talbot at the Internet Movie Database
- Lyle Talbot at the Internet Broadway Database
- "Great Character Actors"
- Lyle Talbot at Find a Grave
- Lyle Talbot at Talbot Players
- Caitlin Talbot http://www.caitlintalbot.com/Site/__Home.html
|Alternative names||Henderson, Lisle|
|Date of birth||February 8, 1902|
|Place of birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Date of death||March 2, 1996|
|Place of death||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
Frank Hawks (1897-1938) circa 1930
|Born||(1897-03-28)March 28, 1897|
|Died||August 23, 1938(1938-08-23) (aged 41)|
East Aurora, New York
|Occupation||Pilot, designer, author, actor, spokesperson|
|Spouse||Newell Lane (Divorced)|
Edith Bowie Hawks
|Parents||Charles M. Hawks and Ida Mae Hawks|
World War I
Achieving fame as a pilot
Record breaking flights
Stocky, grinning Capt. Frank Monroe Hawks, famed publicity flyer, holder of nearly all informal city-to-city speed records in the U. S. and Europe, was not grinning one day last week when attendants at the Worcester, Massachusetts, airport pulled him from beneath his crashed Travel Air "Mystery Plane" Texaco 13. Day before he had hopped from Detroit (in 3 hr. 5 min.). lectured the Worcester Boy Scouts on the necessity of developing foolproof planes, but had delayed his departure until the next morning because of a soggy field. An escort plane had nosed up when it landed just ahead of Capt. Hawks. After attempting to take off from a short dirt road which cut diagonally across the airport, he headed his low-wing monoplane down the field, less than 700 ft. in length. Oozy ground sucked at the wheels, kept him from attaining the 70 m.p.h. required to zoom off. Toward the end of the runway, going about 50 m.p.h., the ship bounced off a low mound, cut through heavy undergrowth, somersaulted over a stone wall. Hawks cut the motor in time, and saved himself from cremation. Capt. Hawks's nose and jaw were fractured, his face badly battered, several of his big, white teeth knocked out. He lay unconscious in the hospital for hours. Said Harvard Medical School's famed plastic surgeon, Dr. Varaztad Hovhannes Kazanjian: "I do not think his speech will be affected. The operation for restoring his face should leave scarcely a scar." Capt. Hawks's good friend Will Rogers wired: "Sure glad nothing broke but your jaw. That will keep you still for a while. If I broke my jaw, I could still wire gags. What's the matter with you anyhow; are you getting... brittle?"
Designing his own aircraft
Last week, Frank Hawks shuttled to East Aurora, N. Y. to show off his polliwog to a prospect, Sportsman J. Hazard Campbell. He landed neatly on the polo field in a nearby estate at about 5 p.m., climbed out, chatted awhile with Prospect Campbell and a cluster of friends. Presently he and Campbell took off smartly, cleared a fence, went atilt between two tall trees, and passed from sight. Then there was a rending crash, a smear of flame, silence. Half a mile the fearful group raced from the polo field. From the crackling wreck they pulled Frank Hawks; from beneath a burning wing, Prospect Campbell — both fatally hurt. The ship that could not stub its toe aground had tripped on overhead telephone wires.
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- "Glider Is Towed By Plane Across The Nation" June 1930 Popular Mechanics
- Hull 1979, pp. 22–23.
- Pahl 2005, p. 80.
- Kinert 1969, pp. 77–80.
- Daniels 1969, p. 51.
- "Over Goes Hawks" April 18, 1932.
- "Fourteen Cylinder Motor In Hawke's New Plane", February 1933, Popular Science rare photos
- O'Hare 1970, p. 24.
- "Robot at Controls on Coast-to-Coast Flight" Popular Mechanics, August 1933
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- "Rogers raises $187,027 for aid." Prescott Evening Courier, February 9, 1931. Retrieved: July 5, 2009.
- Fraser 1979. p. 223.
- Check-Six.com - Frank Hawks and the Gwinn Aircar
- "Hawks End" September 5, 1938.
- Allen, Richard Sanders. Revolution in the Sky: Those Fabulous Lockheeds, The Pilots Who Flew Them. Brattleboro, Vermont: The Stephen Greene Press, 1964.
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- Dwiggins, Don. The Air Devils: The Story of Ballonists, Barnstormers, and Stunt Pilots. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott COmpany, 1966.
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- Forden, Lesley. The Ford Air Tours: 1925-1931. Alameda, California: Nottingham Press, 1973. ISBN 978-0-9725249-1-9.
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- "Frank Hawks Obituary." Lima News, Lima, Ohio, August 24, 1938.
- "Frank Hawks, Takes the Continent in His Stride." New York Times, July 19, 1931.
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- Harmon, Jim and Donald F. Glut. "Real Life Heroes: Just Strangle the Lion in Your Usual Way". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. New York: Routledge Publishing, 1973. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
- "Hawks and Grubb." Time, February 18, 1929.
- "Hawks End." Time, September 5, 1938.
- Hawks, Captain Frank. Once to Every Pilot. New York: Stackpole Sons, 1936.
- Hawks, Frank. Speed. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931.
- Hull, Robert. September Champions: The Story of America's Air Racing Pioneers. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1979. ISBN 0-8117-1519-1.
- "International Races." Time, September 11, 1933.
- Kinert, Reed. American Racing Planes and Historic Air Races. New York: Wilcox and Follett Company, 1952.
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- Lewis, Peter. "Hawks HM-1 'Time Flies'." Air Pictorial, Volume 3, No. 11, November 1973.
- Matthews, Birch. Race With The Wind: How Air Racing Advanced Aviation. St. Paul, MN: Motorbooks, 2001. ISBN 978-0-7603-0729-8.
- Musciano, Walter A. "Frank Hawks: The Story of the Legendary Speed Flying King." Aviation History, November 2005.
- Newark Advocate; Newark, Ohio, August 15, 1930; Valley Stream, New York; August 14, 1930 (Associated Press) Behind the name of Captain Frank M. Hawks, in aviation's record book today is set down the time of 12 hours, 25 minutes, 3 seconds for an eastward transcontinental flight, the fastest ever flown by man over the distance of 2,500 miles (4,000 km). It is farther by more than two hours the time made Easter Sunday by Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh. Their record was 14 hours and 45 minutes.
- O'Hare, Bob. "Gamma." Air Classics, Volume 7, No. 2, December 1970.
- "Over Goes Hawks." Time, April 18, 1932.
- Pahl, Gerard. "Mystery Ship." Air Classics, Volume 41, No. 9, September 2005.
- Phillips, Edward H. Travel Air: Wings Over the Prairie. Egan, Minnesota: Flying Books International, 1994. ISBN 0-911139-17-6.
- "Shrewd Hawks." Time, April 7, 1930.
- "Speed." Time, December 14, 1931.
- Frank Hawks bibliography
- Ace Pilots: Frank Hawks
- "Air Controlled Robot Relieves Human Flyer",Popular Mechanics, March 1933
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|Date of birth||March 28, 1897|
|Place of birth||Marshalltown, Iowa|
|Date of death||August 23, 1938|
|Place of death||East Aurora, New York|
A sort of comic book that was related to Frank Hawk's radio show.
Newspaper comic strip biography attributed to World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, who was credited with writing ACE DRUMMAND.
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