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Elisha Cook JR(A Bad Boy)

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One of my favorite character actors.

My Favorites

1Maltese Falcon(1942)

2Tin Pan Alley(1940)He had a small part,but he makes the most of it as a song writer

3Flaxy Martin(1949)Plays a mob gunman.

4Phantom Lady(1943)This time hes a drugged up drummer.

5Born To Kill(1947)Lawrence Tierneys sidekick..

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Elisha Cook is indeed one of the top film noir character actors of all time.

 

But how could you not mention The Killing and The Big Sleep (small role but he makes the most of it). "what's so funny,,, nothing funny". That death scene is what pushes Marlow into action.

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Stick with me,snooks and Ill stake you to a carload of hats.

Elisha Cook JR to Ella Raines

Phantom Lady

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He had it bad and was that ever good for us.

 

He was also Icepick, the retired gangster and Rick's mentor, in Magnum, PI. He either died or became very ill during it and they had Icepick die. I liked him and Mr. Cook's work even when he was at his worst. Big thing in a small package.

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Well now you made me have to count! Based on the appendix from the book Film Noir - Ward Silver, Robert Ryan is in 12 noirs and Mitchum is in 13 noirs (for both of them some of these were not 'lead' parts, like Crossfire which they were both in).

 

For character actors Cook has 13 roles but Ray Teal has 14. He was in movies like The Asphalt Jungle, Decoy, Road House, and Rouge Cop.

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You cant go around lilling people whenever the notion strikes you.Its not feasible.

Elisha Cook JR

Born To Kill

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In the Maltese Falcon, Cook's character was the icing for both Joel Cairo and Gutman.

 

This is why Brigid had such a hard time since her type of icing only worked on Spade, Archer, and Thursby (and only Spade was able to fully escape!).

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Thanks for the tip because now I know what Ray Teal looks like.

 

I did a quick look up of the roles Teal had in all so noirs and it looks like 90% of the time he was a lawman of some type. So his role in Bonanza was a cake walk for this vet!

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Get on your feet.Ive taken all the riding from you Im going to take.Get up and shoot it out.

Elisha Cook JR

Young wild west.

Humphrey Bogart

Maltese Falcon

I might look dumb,but thats an advantage.

Elisha Cook JR

Tin Pan Alley

You like jive?

Elisha Cook JR

You bet.Im a hep kitten.

Ella Raines

Phantom Lady

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Dont make any passes at me.Im a shy kid.

Elisha Cook JR to Ester Howard

Born To Kill

Keep on riding me and theyre going to picking iron out of your liver.

Elisha Cook JR

The cheeper the crook,the gaudier the patter.

Humphrey Bogart

Maltese Falcon

Note Elisha had a part in Bird In The Hand(1962)Untouchables Episode.

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Oct 12, 2010 7:48 PM

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If were going to carry on a conversation,it would help for you to talk.

Elisha Cook JR

Born To Kill

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With that sweet face--I just didn't think Elisha Jr. had killed Carole Landis in *I Wake Up Screaming*.

 

Then, although he committed the murder, he wasn't the real bad guy in the movie; It was Laird Cregar who gave me the creeps. Interesting twist on that one.

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