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Alan Ladd

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Alan Walbridge Ladd September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964 was an American actor and film and television producer Ladd found success in film in the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns such as Shane 1953 and films noir in which he was often paired with Veronica Lake, such as This Gun for Hire 1942, The Glass Key 1942 and The Blue Dahlia 1946 Other notable credits include Two Years Before the Mast 1946, Whispering Smith 1949 and The Great Gatsby 1949 His popularity diminished in the late 1950s, though he continued to appear in popular films until his accidental death due to a lethal combination of alcohol, a barbiturate, and two tranquilizers2


  • 1 Biography
    • 11 Early career
    • 12 Sue Carol
    • 13 This Gun for Hire and stardom
    • 14 Army service
    • 15 Return to filmmaking
    • 16 Suspension
    • 17 The Great Gatsby
    • 18 Shane
    • 19 Freelance star: Warners, Universal, Warwick
    • 110 Jaguar Productions
    • 111 Later films
  • 2 Death
  • 3 Height
  • 4 Personal life
  • 5 Select radio credits
    • 51 Regular series
  • 6 Filmography
    • 61 Unmade films
  • 7 Awards
  • 8 Box office ranking
  • 9 Theatre
  • 10 References
  • 11 External links


Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on 3 September 1913 He was the only child of Ina Raleigh also known as Selina Rowley 25 November 1888 – 1937, and Alan Ladd 1874–1920, a freelance accountant3 His mother was English, from County Durham and had migrated to the USA in 1907 when she was nineteen His father died of a heart attack when Ladd was six On 3 July 1918 a young Alan accidentally burned down the family home while playing with matches His mother moved to Oklahoma City, where she married Jim Beavers, a housepainter d 19364

In the early 1920s an economic downturn led to Ladd's family moving to California, a journey which took four months They lived in a migrant camp in Pasadena at first before moving to the San Fernando Valley where Beavers went to work at FBO Studios as a painter5

Ladd enrolled in North Hollywood High School on 18 February 1930 He became a high school swimming and diving champion and participated in high school dramatics in his senior year, including the role of "Koko" in The Mikado His diving skills led to his appearance in an aquatic show, Marinella in July 19336

Early careeredit

Ladd's performance in The Mikado was seen by a talent scout In August 1933 Ladd was one of a group of young "discoveries" signed to a long-term contract with Universal Pictures7 The contract had options which could go for seven years, but they were all in the studio's favor Ladd appeared unbilled in a film, Once in a Lifetime 1932, but the studio eventually decided Ladd was too blond and too short and dropped him after six months All of Ladd's fellow "discoveries" would be dropped, including a young Tyrone Power89

At 21, Ladd graduated from high school on 1 February 193410 He worked in the advertising department of the San Fernando Sun Valley Record, eventually becoming the newspaper's ad manager When the paper changed hands Ladd lost his job He sold cash registers and borrowed $150 to open up his own hamburger and malt shop across from his old high school, which he called Tiny's Patio his nickname at high school was "Tiny" However he was ultimately unable to make a success of the shop

In another attempt to break into the film industry, Ladd went to work at Warner Bros as a grip, and ended up staying two years He was injured falling off a scaffold and decided to quit11

Ladd managed to save and borrow enough money to attend an acting school run by Ben Bard, who had taught him when he was under contract at Universal Ladd wound up appearing in several stage productions for Bard1213 Bard later recalled Ladd "was such a shy guy he just wouldn't speak up loud and strong I had to get him to lower his voice too, it was too high I also insisted that he get himself a decent set of dentures"14

In 1936 Ladd played an unbilled role in Pigskin Parade He had short term stints at MGM and RKO, but only got regular professional acting work when he turned to radio Ladd's rich, deep voice was ideal for that medium and in 1936 he ended up being signed by station KFWB as their sole radio actor He stayed for three years at KFWB doing up to 20 shows a week1315

Sue Caroledit

Ladd center, with pipe in a publicity photograph for Citizen Kane 1941

Ladd was playing the roles of a father and son on radio one night when heard by the agent Sue Carol b 30 October 1903 She was impressed and called the station to talk to the actors and was told it was the one person13 She arranged to meet him and impressed by his looks she signed him to her books and enthusiastically promoted her new client in films as well as radio Ladd's first notable part under Carol's management was the 1939 film Rulers of the Sea 1939, in which he played a character named "Colin Farrell" at $250 a week16 He also received attention for a small part in Hitler – Beast of Berlin 1939

Ladd tested unsuccessfully for the lead in Golden Boy 1939 but obtained many small roles, such as the serial The Green Hornet 1940, Her First Romance 1940, The Black Cat 1941 and the Disney film The Reluctant Dragon 1941 Most notably he had a small part in Citizen Kane, playing a newspaper reporter towards the end of the film

Ladd's career gained extra momentum when he was cast in a featured role in a wartime drama made at RKO, Joan of Paris 1942 It was only a small part but it involved a touching death scene which brought him attention within the industry1317 RKO would eventually offer Ladd a contract at $400 a week16 However he soon received a better offer over at Paramount

This Gun for Hire and stardomedit

Ladd with Brian Donlevy and Esther Fernández in Two Years Before the Mast 1946

Paramount had owned the film rights to Graham Greene's novel, A Gun for Sale since 1936 but waited until 1941 before making a movie out of it, changing the title to This Gun for Hire Director Frank Tuttle was struggling to find a new actor to play the role of "Raven", a hitman with a conscience13 Ladd auditioned successfully and Paramount signed him to a long-term contract in September 1941 for $300 a week18 The New York Times reported shortly afterwards that:

Tuttle and the studio are showing more than a passing enthusiasm for Ladd He has been trying to get a foothold in pictures for eight years but received no encouragement although he tried every angle known to town - extra work, bit parts, stock contracts, dramatic schools, assault of the casting offices Sue Carol, the former silent star who is now an agent, undertook to advance the youth's career two years ago and only recently could she locate an attentive ear Then the breaks began19

"Once Ladd had acquired an unsmiling hardness, he was transformed from an extra to a phenomenon Ladd's calm slender ferocity make it clear that he was the first American actor to show the killer as a cold angel" – David Thomson A Biographical Dictionary of Film, 1975 20

Both the film and Ladd's performance played an important role in the development of the "gangster" genre: "That the old fashioned motion picture gangster with his ugly face, gaudy cars, and flashy clothes was replaced by a smoother, better looking, and better dressed bad man was largely the work of Mr Ladd" – New York Times obituary January 30, 196420

Ladd was teamed with actress Veronica Lake in this film, and despite the fact that it was Robert Preston who played the romantic lead, the Ladd-Lake pairing captured the public's imagination, and would continue in another three films They appeared in a total of seven films together, but three were only guest shots in all-star musical revues

Even during the filming of This Gun for Hire Paramount knew they had a potential star and announced Ladd's next film, an adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's story The Glass Key This had been a successful vehicle for George Raft several years earlier and Paramount wanted "a sure-fire narrative to carry him on his way"21 There had been talk Ladd would appear in another story of Hammett's, Red Harvest,22 but this was never made

The movie was Ladd's second pairing with Lake His cool, unsmiling persona proved popular with wartime audiences, and he was voted by the Motion Picture Herald as one of the ten "stars of tomorrow" for 1942232425 His salary was raised to $750 a week26 According to critic David Shipman:

Paramount of course were delighted The majority of stars were earmarked as such when they appeared on the horizon - from Broadway or from wherever they came; if it seemed unlikely that public acceptance would come with one film they were trained and built up: the incubation period was usually between two and five years As far as Ladd was concerned, he was a small-part actor given a fat part faute de mieux and after his second film for them he had not merely hit the leading-men category, but had gone beyond it to films which were constructed around his personality27

Ladd then appeared in a lighter vehicle, Lucky Jordan 1943, with Helen Walker, playing a gangster who tries to get out of war service and tangles with Nazis His new status was reflected by the fact he was the only actor billed above the title28 He had a cameo spoofing his tough guy image in Star Spangled Rhythm, which featured most of Paramount's stars, then starred in a more serious adventure story, China with Loretta Young for director John Farrow, with whom Ladd would make a number of movies Young did not like working with Ladd:

I found him petulant I don't remember hearing him laugh, or ever seeing him laugh Everything that concerned him was very serious He had a certain screen personality but as an actor I never made any contact with him He wouldn't look at me He'd say, "I love you" he'd be looking out there some place Finally, I said,"Alan, I'm he-ere!!" I think he was very conscious of his looks Alan would not look beyond a certain point in the camera because he didn't think he looked good Jimmy Cagney was not tall but somehow Jimmy was at terms with himself, always I don't think Alan Ladd ever came to terms with himself29

Ladd's next film was meant to be opposite Betty Hutton, Incendiary Blonde, but he had to be inducted into the army on 18 January after reprising his performance in This Gun for Hire on radio for Lux Radio Theatre30

Army serviceedit

Ladd had a brief timeout for military service in the United States Army Air Forces First Motion Picture Unit31 Ladd was initially classified 4-F unfit for military service because of stomach problems, but began his military service in January 1943 He was posted to the Walla Walla Army Air Base at Walla Walla, Washington, attaining the rank of Corporal He attended the Oscars in March 194332 and in September appeared in a trailer promoting a war loan drive, Letter from a Friend33

While Ladd was in the armed services, a number of films which had been announced for him were either postponed, and/or made with different actors, including Incendiary Blonde, The Story of Dr Wassell, Ministry of Fear and The Man in Half Moon Street Paramount started promoting Ladd replacements such as Sonny Tufts and Barry Sullivan34 Old Ladd films were reissued with him being given more prominent billing, such as Beast of Berlin35 He was reportedly receiving 20,000 fan letters a week36 The New York Times reported that "Ladd in the brief period of a year and with only four starring pictures to his credit had built up a following unmatched in film history since Rudolph Valentino skyrocketed to fame"33 In December 1943 he would be listed as the 15th most popular star in the US37

Ladd fell ill and went to military hospital in Santa Barbra for several weeks in October38 On 28 October, he was given an honorable medical discharge because of a stomach disorder complicated by influenza3940

Return to filmmakingedit

When Ladd returned from the army, Paramount announced a series of vehicles for him, including And Now Tomorrow41 and Two Years Before the Mast42 And Now Tomorrow was a melodrama starring Loretta Young as a wealthy deaf woman who is treated and loved by her doctor, Ladd; Raymond Chandler co-wrote the screenplay and it was filmed in late 1943 and early 1944 According to Shipman:

It was a pitch to sell Ladd to women filmgoers, though he had not changed one iota and he did not have a noticeable romantic aura But Paramount hoped that women might feel that beneath the rock-like expression there smouldered fires of passion, or something like His black-lashed eyes, however, gave nothing away; it was 'take me as I am' or 'I'm the boss around here' He never flirted nor even seemed interested which is one of the reasons he and Lake were so effective together43

In March 1944 Ladd took another physical and was re-classified 1A He would have to be re-inducted into the army, but a deferment was given to enable Ladd to make Two Years Before the Mast the release of which was postponed two years444546 He was meant to be re-inducted on 4 September 194445 but Paramount succeeded in getting this pushed back again to make Salty O'Rourke47 He also found time to make a cameo a big screen version of Duffy's Tavern48

Ladd's re-induction was then set for May 1945 Paramount commissioned Raymond Chandler to write an original screenplay for him, The Blue Dahlia, which was made relatively quickly in case the studio lost Ladd to the army once again4950 However, in May 1945 General Lewis Hershey released all men 30 or over from induction in the army and Ladd was free from the draft Along with several other film stars released from their draft obligations, Ladd promptly enlisted with the Hollywood Victory Committee for the entertainment industry's overseas arm, volunteering to tour for USO shows51

Ladd next made Calcutta, which reteamed him with John Farrow and William Bendix Release for this film was also delayed


Ladd was meant to make California with Betty Hutton but he refused to report for work in August 1945 "It wasn't on account of the picture," said Ladd "There were other issues" The issue was money - Ladd wanted more Paramount responded by suspending him5253 The two parties reconciled in November with Ladd getting a salary increase to $75,000 per film, but without story approval or the right to do outside films, which he had wanted435455 Exhibitors voted him the 15th most popular star in the country56

"When a star's off the screen he's 'dead'," Ladd later reflected "I like my home and my security and I don't intend to jeopardize them by being difficult at work"57

Ladd's next film was a wartime thriller, OSS58 This was produced by Richard Maibaum who convinced Ladd that he should play the title role in an adaptation of The Great Gatsby, to which Paramount held the film rights; Ladd became enthusiastic at the chance to change his image, but the project was delayed by a combination of censorship wrangles and studio reluctance59

The Blue Dahlia was eventually released to great acclaim, quickly followed by OSS and, finally Two Years Before the Mast The first two films were solid hits, each earning over $2 million in rentals in the US and Canada; Two Years Before the Mast was a blockbuster, earning over $4 million and being one of the ten most popular films of the year

Ladd earned a reported $88,909 for the 12 months up to June 194660 The following year he would earn $107,00061 In 1947 he was ranked among the top ten most popular stars in the US That year saw finally the release of Calcutta along with Wild Harvest, where he reteamed with Robert Preston

Ladd made another cameo in an all-star Paramount film, Variety Girl, singing Frank Loesser's "Talahassee" with Dorothy Lamour He was reteamed with Lake for the final time in Saigon, then made his first Western since he became a star and first movie in colour, Whispering Smith 1948 He followed this with a melodrama with Farrow, Beyond Glory 1948, which featured Audie Murphy in his film debut and was released before Whispering Smith62

Ever since he had become a star, Ladd continued to appear in radio, usually in dramatisations of feature films for such shows as Lux Radio Theatre and Screen Directors Playhouse He created roles played both by himself, but also other actors, including the part of Rick Blaine in an adaptation of Casablanca In 1948 he starred and produced a regular weekly series for syndication, Box 13, which ran for 52 episodes

The Great Gatsbyedit

Ladd's next role was a significant change of pace, playing Jay Gatsby in the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby, written and produced by Richard Maibaum This film had been planned since 1946, but production was delayed due to a combination of difficulties with the censor, and Paramount's reluctance for Ladd to play such a challenging part It was not a big success at the box office and its mixed critical and commercial reception caused Ladd to shy away from serious dramatic roles afterwards

His next films were more typical fare: Chicago Deadline, playing a tough reporter; Captain Carey, USA, as a vengeful ex-OSS agent, for Maibaum; and Appointment with Danger, as a postal inspector investigating a murder with the help of nun Phyllis Calvert shot in 1949 but not released until 1951

Paramount purchased the screen rights to the play Detective Story as a possible vehicle for Ladd,63 and he was keen to do it, but the role ended up going to Kirk Douglas Instead Ladd was cast in Branded, a Western In February 1950 Paramount announced that Ladd would star in a film version of the novel Shane64 Before he made that film, he appeared in another Western, Red Mountain, produced by Hal Wallis

In 1950 the Hollywood Women's Press Club voted Ladd the easiest male star to deal with in Hollywood65 The following year a poll from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association listed Ladd as the second most popular male film star in the world, after Gregory Peck66


Jean Arthur and Ladd in Shane 1953

In 1951 Ladd's contract only had one more year to run "Paramount is like a home to me," he said, "and I'd like to remain on the lot for one picture a year But I want to be free to take pictures at other studios if offered to me"67 The main studio Ladd was in discussion with was Warner Bros He also received a six-year offer to make a TV series, Adventure Limited68

In May 1951 Ladd announced he had formed his own production company, Ladd Enterprises, to produce films, radio and TV when his Paramount contract ended in November 1952 He optioned the novel Shadow Riders of the Yellowstone by Les Savage69 The next month his deal with Warner Bros was announced - one film a year for five years -70 however he expressed a desire to continue to work with Paramount71

Ladd's final three movies for Paramount were Thunder in the East, Shane and Botany Bay72 Once Ladd finished Botany Bay, in February 1952 it was announced Ladd's contract with Paramount would end early and be amended so that he would make two more movies for the studio at a later date73 In the event, Ladd did not make another film at Paramount until The Carpetbaggers

Paramount staggered the release of Ladd's final films for the company, with Shane and Botany Bay not being released until 1953 Ladd later said that leaving Paramount was "a big upset" for him, and that he only left for "business reasons future security for the children and ourselves"74

Shane, in which he played the title character, was particularly popular It premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in April 1953,75 grossing over $114,000 in its four weeks there a large sum at the time,76 and in all earned $8 million in North America over its initial run,77 and led to Ladd being voted one of the ten most popular stars in the country in 1953

Freelance star: Warners, Universal, Warwickedit

Ladd's deal with Warners was for one film a year for ten years, starting from when his contract with Paramount expired Warners guaranteed him $150,000 per film against 10% of the gross, making Ladd one of the best paid stars in Hollywood78 His first film for Warner Bros was The Iron Mistress 1952, in which Ladd played Jim Bowie

The arrangement with Warners was not exclusive, enabling Ladd to work for other studios He made a film at Universal Studios, Desert Legion 1953, playing a member of the French Foreign Legion Ladd was paid a fee and a percentage of the profits79

Ladd also signed an arrangement with Warwick Films to make two films in Britain, where the actor was very popular: a wartime saga, The Red Beret 1953, with Ladd as a Canadian soldier in a British unit; and a whaling story, Hell Below Zero 1954, based on the Hammond Innes book The White South80 Both movies were co-written by Richard Maibaum, with whom Ladd had worked at Paramount81 Ladd played a mountie in Saskatchewan for Universal in Canada, and returned to Britain for another with Warwick, a medieval swashbuckler The Black Knight 1954, where Ladd played the title role82 This meant Ladd spent 19 months out of the US and did not have to pay tax on his income for that period It also caused his plans to enter independent production to be deferred83 Ladd's fee for his Warwick films was $200,000 as against 10% of the profits, plus living expenses84

Jaguar Productionsedit

When Ladd returned to Hollywood in 1954 he formed a new production company, Jaguar Productions, who would release through Warner Bros This would be in addition to the films he would make with Warners solely as an actor

His first film for Jaguar was Drum Beat 1954, a Western directed by Delmer Daves which was reasonably successful at the box office85 For Warners themselves he then made The McConnell Story 1955, co-starring June Allyson, which also proved popular He signed to appear in some episodes of General Electric Theater on TV86 The first of these, "Committed", was based on an old episode of Box 13 which Ladd was considering turning into a TV series87 However, despite Ladd's presence, a series did not result

Ladd next made a film for Jaguar, Hell on Frisco Bay 1955, which was co-written by Martin Rackin and directed by his old This Gun for Hire associate, Frank Tuttle Rackin went on to write and produce Ladd's subsequent film, which he made for Warners, Santiago For Jaguar, Ladd produced, but did not appear in A Cry in the Night

Ladd's instincts for choosing material was proving increasingly poor: George Stevens offered him the role of Jett Rink in the 1956 film, Giant, which he turned down because it was not the lead; James Dean took the part and the film became one of the biggest hits of the decade He was meant to return to Paramount to make a Western, The Sons of Katie Elder, but he bought himself out of his Paramount contract for $135,000;8889 the film was made a decade later with John Wayne and was a big hit

Instead, Ladd signed a new four-year contract between Jaguar and Warner Bros, with his company having a budget of $65 million The first film made under it was The Big Land 1957, a Western9091 He made another TV film for General Electric Theater, "Farewell to Kennedy"; he hoped this would lead to become a series but that did not happen92

Ladd then received an offer to star in a film being made in Greece for 20th Century Fox, Boy on a Dolphin 1957 In March 1957 it was announced that Warners and Jaguar had re-negotiated their agreement and now Jaguar would make ten films for the studio, of which Ladd was to appear in at least six, starting with The Deep Six 1958 Warners would provide all the finance and split profits with Jaguar 50:50939495 The second film under the contract was Island of Lost Women, which Ladd produced but did not appear in

Ladd's next film as actor saw him co-star against his son David in The Proud Rebel, made independently for Samuel Goldwyn, Jr According to Shipman, Ladd's "performance is his best work, sincere and likeable due perhaps to an odd resemblance in long shot to Buster Keaton, but the film did not have the success it deserved: Ladd's own fans missed the bang-bang and co star Olivia de Havilland's fans were not persuaded that any film she did with Ladd could be that good96

He announced a six-picture deal with Warwick Productions97 but ultimately did not work for Warwick again MGM hired Ladd to make The Badlanders, a Western remake of The Asphalt Jungle; like many of Ladd's films around this time was a box office disappointment

Ladd was considered to play the lead in The Angry Hills but Robert Mitchum was eventually cast Mitchum later told a journalist the producers met Ladd at his home after "he'd just crawled out of his swimming pool and was all shrunken up like a dishwasher's hand They decided he wouldn't do for the big war correspondent"98

Later filmsedit

For Walter Mirisch at United Artists Ladd appeared in The Man in the Net He produced a pilot for a TV series starring William Bendix called Ivy League99 That did not go to series; neither did another pilot Ladd produced for Paramount, The Third Platoon, which was written by a young Aaron Spelling100 Spelling also wrote Guns of the Timberland for Jaguar and Warners, in which Ladd appeared; it was his last movie for Warners

As an actor, he made All the Young Men with Sidney Poitier that was released through Columbia One Foot in Hell 1960 over at 20th Century Fox saw Ladd play an out-and-out villain for the first time since the beginning of his career, but the result was not popular with audiences

"I'd like to retire from acting," he said in 1960 "I'd produce"101 Ladd kept busy developing projects, some of which were vehicles for his son, David

Ladd also kept acting and followed the path of many Hollywood stars on the decline and made a peplum in Italy, Duel of Champions 1961 Back in Hollywood he made 13 West Street as a star and producer, for his new company, Ladd Enterprises

"I'll go to work again when the right story comes along," said Ladd102 He joined the board of 38 Inc, a new film producing company, who announced plans to make a movie out of a Ben Hecht script103

On 2 November 1962, Ladd was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood with a bullet wound near his heart, in what might have been an unsuccessful suicide attempt The bullet penetrated Ladd's chest around the third and fourth rib, through the lungs and bounced off the rib cage8104105 At the time, Ladd said he thought he heard a prowler, grabbed a gun, and tripped over, accidentally shooting himself106 This was accepted by the police investigating107

In 1963, Ladd's career looked set to make a comeback when he filmed a supporting role in The Carpetbaggers, based on the best selling novel108 This was a co-production between Embassy and Paramount, meaning Ladd filmed on the Paramount backlot for the first time in over a decade He announced plans to turn Box 13 into a feature film script and was hoping for cameos from old friends such as Veronica Lake and William Bendix109


In January 1964 Ladd had injured his knees and was spending some time at his house in Palm Springs to recuperate On 29 January 1964, his butler said he saw Ladd seemingly asleep on his bed at 10am; when he returned at 3:30pm Ladd was still there, dead110111

His death, due to cerebral edema caused by an acute overdose of "alcohol and three other drugs", was ruled accidental1 Ladd suffered from chronic insomnia and regularly used sleeping pills and alcohol to induce sleep While he had not taken a lethal amount of any one drug, the combination apparently caused a synergistic reaction that proved fatal8 Suicide was ruled out112

He was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California113 Ladd's funeral was held on 1 February with Edmond O'Brien giving the eulogy Fans were allowed to see his coffin He was buried with his wedding ring and a letter his son David had written him114

Ladd died a wealthy man, his holdings including a 5,000 acre ranch at Hidden Valley and a hardware store in Palm Springs115

After Ladd's death, The Carpetbaggers was released and became a massive financial success

Ladd has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1601 Vine Street116 His handprint appears in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood In 1995, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to him117


Ladd, late 1950s

Most biographical sources speculate on Ladd's height, which legend contends was slight Reports of his height vary from 5 ft 5 in to 5 ft 9 in 165 m – 175 m, with 5 ft 6 in 168 m being the most generally accepted today His US Army enlistment record, however, indicates a height of 5 ft 7 in8118119

Ladd and Veronica Lake became a particularly popular pairing because, at 5 ft 1 in, she was one of the few Hollywood actresses substantially shorter than he was120 In his memoirs, actor/producer John Houseman wrote of Ladd: "Since he himself was extremely short, he had only one standard by which he judged his fellow players: their height"121 To compensate for Ladd's height, during the filming of Boy on a Dolphin, co-starring the much taller Sophia Loren, the cinematographer used special low stands to light Ladd and the crew built a ramp system of heavy planks to enable the two actors to stand at equal eye level122 In outdoor scenes, trenches were dug for Loren to stand in123 For the film Saskatchewan, director Raoul Walsh had a six-inch hole dug for co-star Hugh O'Brian to stand in, while using the excavated dirt to build a mound for Ladd to stand on, thereby overcoming the one-foot disparity in height124

Personal lifeedit

Ladd married a high school sweetheart, Marjorie Jane "Midge" Harrold, in October 1936125126 Their only child, a son named Alan Ladd, Jr, was born on October 22, 1937127 They divorced in July 1941128 and she died in 1957, having remarried129

On 29 November 1937 Ladd's mother, who was staying with him following the breakup of a relationship, asked Ladd for some money to buy something at a local store Ladd gave her the money, thinking it was for alcohol She purchased some arsenic-based ant paste from a grocer and committed suicide by drinking it in the back seat of Ladd's car130

On March 15, 1942, Ladd married his agent and manager, former film actress Sue Carol in Mexico City They intended to be remarried in the US in July because Ladd's divorce from his first wife was not final131

Carol had a daughter from a previous marriage, Carol Lee b 18 July 1932, whom Alan and Sue raised In addition they had two children of their own, Alana born 21 April 1943, when Ladd was in the army132 and David Alan 1947133 Carol divorced her husband of five years in March 1942134

Alan Ladd, Jr, is a film executive and producer and founder of the Ladd Company Actress Alana Ladd, who co-starred with her father in Guns of the Timberland and Duel of Champions, is married to the veteran talk radio broadcaster Michael Jackson Actor David Ladd, who co-starred with his father as a child in The Proud Rebel, was married to Charlie's Angels star Cheryl Ladd née Stoppelmoor, 1973–80 Their daughter is actress Jordan Ladd135

Ladd's name was linked romantically with June Allyson when they made The McConnell Story together136

Select radio creditsedit

  • Jerry at Fair Oaks - Ep 35 "Guy Linwell Arrives"
  • GI Journal - Ep 179 Guest starring Bob Hope, Ann Rutherford, Alan Ladd
  • Silver Theatre - "Broken Prelude" with Bette Davis 11 & 18 Dec 1938
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 206 "The Return of Peter Grimm" 13 Feb 1939
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 221 "Only Angels Have Wings" 29 May 1939
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 280 "White Banners" 12 June 1939
  • Lincoln Highway May 1942137
  • Guest on Kate Smith's radio show - 1942
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 380 "This Gun for Hire" 25 Jan 1943 - with Joan Blondell and Laird Cregar
  • Wings to Victory 25 March 1943
  • "Musically Inclined" for Silver Theater 12 Dec 1943 - with Judy Garland138
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 415 China 22 Nov 1943
  • Suspense - "One Way Ride to Nowhere" 6 Jan 1944139
  • Suspense - "The Defence Rests" 9 March 1944
  • Cavalcade of America - "Ambulance Driver Middle East" 3 April 1944
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 435 Coney Island 17 April 1944
  • Burns and Allen - special guest star 15 Jan 1945
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 473 "Disputed Passage" 5 March 1945
  • Jack Benny Program - "Murder Mystery" 25 March 1945
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 484 "And Now Tomorrow" 21 May 1945
  • The Dinah Shore Show - Guest star 31 May 1945
  • Command Performance - guest star with Bob Hope, Ann Rutherford 14 June 1945
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 503 "Salty O'Rourke" 26 Nov 1945
  • Duffy's Tavern - guest star 4 Jan 1946
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 523 "Whistle Stop" 15 April 1946
  • Hollywood Star Time - "Double Indemnity" 22 June 1946
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 546 "OSS" 18 Nov 1946
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 582 "Two Years Before the Mast" 22 Sept 1947
  • The Screen Guild Theater - "The Blue Dahlia" 21 April 1949
  • Screen Directors Playhouse - "Saigon" 29 July 1949
  • Screen Directors Playhouse - "Whispering Smith" 16 Sept 1949
  • Suspense - "Motive for Murder" 16 March 1950
  • Screen Directors Playhouse - "Chicago Deadline" 24 March 1950
  • Suspense - "A Killing in Abilene" 14 Dec 1950
  • Screen Directors Playhouse - "Lucky Jordan" 8 Feb 1951
  • Lux Radio Theatre - Ep 911 "Shane" 22 Feb 1955

Regular seriesedit

  • Box 13: 52 episodes 22 August 1948 – 14 August 1949
  • The Alan Ladd Show140


Year Title Role Notes
1932 Tom Brown of Culver Cadet
Once in a Lifetime Projectionist
1933 Saturday's Millions Student
1936 Pigskin Parade Student
1937 Last Train from Madrid !The Last Train from Madrid Soldier
Souls at Sea Sailor
All Over Town Young Man
Hold 'Em Navy Chief Quartermaster
Born to the West Inspector
1938 Goldwyn Follies !The Goldwyn Follies First Auditioning Singer
Come On, Leathernecks! Club Waiter
Freshman Year Student
1939 Mysterious Miss X !The Mysterious Miss X Henchman
Rulers of the Sea Colin Farrell
Hitler – Beast of Berlin Karl Bach Also known as Goose Step
1940 American Portrait Young man/Old man Short subject141
Blame It on Love Short subject
Meat and Romance Bill Allen Short subject
Unfinished Rainbows Charles Martin Hall Short subject
Green Hornet !The Green Hornet Gilpin, Student Pilot Chapter 3
Brother Rat and a Baby Cadet in trouble
In Old Missouri John Pittman, Jr
Light of Western Stars !The Light of Western Stars Danny, Stillwell Ranch Hand
Gangs of Chicago
Cross-Country Romance Mr Williams, First Mate
Those Were the Days! Keg Rearick
Captain Caution Newton, Mutinous Sailor
Howards of Virginia !The Howards of Virginia Backwoodsman
Meet the Missus John Williams
Victory Heyst as an 18-year-old
Her First Romance John Gilman
1941 I Look To You Short subject
Petticoat Politics Higgins Daughter's Boyfriend
Citizen Kane Reporter smoking pipe at end Uncredited
Black Cat !The Black Cat Richard Hartley
Paper Bullets Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
Reluctant Dragon !The Reluctant Dragon Al, Baby Weems storyboard artist
They Met in Bombay British Soldier
Great Guns Soldier in Photo Shop
Cadet Girl Harry, Musician
Military Training Lieutenant, Platoon Leader, County Fair Short subject
1942 Joan of Paris "Baby"
This Gun for Hire Philip Raven
Glass Key !The Glass Key Ed Beaumont
Lucky Jordan Lucky Jordan
Star Spangled Rhythm Alan Ladd, Scarface Skit
Letter from a Friend Short subject
1943 China David Jones
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood in Uniform Himself Short subject
1944 Skirmish on the Home Front Harry W Average Short subject
And Now Tomorrow Doctor Merek Vance
1945 Salty O'Rourke Salty O'Rourke
Duffy's Tavern Himself
Hollywood Victory Caravan Alan Ladd Short subject
1946 Two Years Before the Mast Charles Stewart
Blue Dahlia !The Blue Dahlia Johnny Morrison, LtCmdr, ret
OSS Philip Masson/John Martin
Screen Snapshots: The Skolsky Party Himself Short subject
1947 My Favorite Brunette Sam McCloud
Calcutta Neale Gordon
Variety Girl Himself
Wild Harvest Joe Madigan
1948 Saigon Maj Larry Briggs
Beyond Glory Capt Rockwell "Rocky" Gilman
Whispering Smith Whispering Smith
1949 Eyes of Hollywood Short subject
Great Gatsby !The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby
Chicago Deadline Ed Adams
1950 Captain Carey, USA Captain Webster Carey
Branded Choya
1951 Appointment with Danger Al Goddard
Red Mountain Capt Brett Sherwood
1952 Iron Mistress !The Iron Mistress Jim Bowie
Thunder in the East Steve Gibbs
A Sporting Oasis Himself Short subject
1953 Botany Bay Hugh Tallant
Desert Legion Paul Lartal
Shane Shane
Red Beret !The Red Beret Steve "Canada" McKendrick
1954 Hell Below Zero Duncan Craig
Saskatchewan Thomas O'Rourke
Black Knight !The Black Knight John
Drum Beat Johnny MacKay Producer
1955 McConnell Story !The McConnell Story Capt Joseph C "Mac" McConnell, Jr
Hell on Frisco Bay Steve Rollins Producer
1956 Santiago Caleb "Cash" Adams Producer
A Cry in the Night Opening narrator Producer
1957 Big Land !The Big Land Chad Morgan Producer
Boy on a Dolphin Dr James Calder
1958 Deep Six !The Deep Six Alexander "Alec" Austen Producer
Proud Rebel !The Proud Rebel John Chandler
Badlanders !The Badlanders Peter Van Hoek "The Dutchman"
1959 Man in the Net !The Man in the Net John Hamilton Producer
Island of Lost Women Executive producer
1960 Guns of the Timberland Jim Hadley Executive producer
All the Young Men Sgt Kincaid Executive producer
One Foot in Hell Mitch Garrett
1961 Duel of Champions Horatio
1962 13 West Street Walt Sherill Producer
1964 Carpetbaggers !The Carpetbaggers Nevada Smith Released posthumously
Year Title Role Notes
1953 Better Living TV Theatre Himself September 6, 1953 episode
1954 Red Skelton Revue Guest Old West Sketch Episode 11
1954-1958 General Electric Theater Various roles 3 episodes
Executive producer 2 episodes
1955 Kings Row Himself Episode: "Lady In Fear"
1957–1958 The Bob Cummings Show Himself 2 episodes
1959 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Episode: "Ivy League"

Unmade filmsedit

This section is being considered for Deletion see: Talk
If an editor or editors believe there is a valid reason for its inclusion, then that editor or editors should add an introductory paragraph, here at the beginning of the section, explaining what it is that the list represents -- that is, explaining what exactly constitutes an "unmade film", so as to warrant a list of same in a movie actor's bio -- as opposed to, say, brief mention of certain key roles that the actor was considered for, but never got, in the text or body of the article see: Talk

Alan Ladd was announced for the following movies which were never made:

  • adaptation of Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett 194222 - with Brian Donlevy and Paulette Goddard142
  • adaptation of the novel The Storm by George R Stewart 1942143
  • Decoy or Caribbean Patrol 1942 with Fred MacMurray and then Brian Donlevy144145
  • Rurales 1944 - film with Arturo de Córdova from Cecil B DeMille about the Mexican revolution146
  • Make Way for Sullivan 1944 - comedy about angels with John Farrow147
  • remake of the Norman Krasna play Small Miracle 1944148
  • Torch Song 1945 with Betty Hutton149
  • Those Endearing Charms 1945 with Laraine Day150
  • Forgotten Friday 1946 based on a story by Robert Sale151
  • After Dinner Story 1946 based on stories by William Irish152
  • Gary Ambler 1946 a crime story by Jo Eisinger153
  • Winter Kill 1946 written by Steve Fisher154
  • Comeback 1947 - about a commando who becomes a boxer155
  • Havana 1947 with Byron Haskin156
  • Common Destiny 1949 - about a Mississippi gambler from a script by Midret Lord157
  • Under the Gun 1949 - film based on Joseph Goldberger's 1915 experiments on pellagra158
  • An Eye for an Eye by Lee Horton 1948159Skip Tracer 1949 based on script by John Patrick160
  • Wings of the Navy or Eagles of the Navy 1949 - about naval flyers161
  • This is Dynamite 1950162
  • remake of The Parson of Panamint 195172163
  • adaptation of Babylon Revisited 1952164
  • Persian Gulf 195272
  • The Bandama Man 1952165
  • Jubal Troop 1953166
  • remake of The Covered Wagon at Paramount with Michael Curtiz directing 1954167
  • The Last Train West 1953167168
  • St Louis Rider by Ivan Moffat 1953169
  • The Glorious Glosters 1954 about the Gloucester Regiment during the Korean War for Warwick170
  • Off the City Streets 1956 - vehicle for Bette Davis171
  • The Chiselers 1957 for Joe Pasternak at Columbia95
  • The Cavalryman 1959172
  • Six Steps to Freedom 1960 based on novel by Horatio Alben173
  • The Captain of the Sands 1960 - with David Ladd174
  • feature film version of Box 13 1963175

Alan Ladd was also announced for roles in the following films which ended up being played by other actors:

  • The Man in Half Moon Street176
  • The Story of Dr Wassell - role played by Dennis O'Keefe177
  • Practically Yours 1944178
  • Ministry of Fear 1944 - role played by Ray Milland179
  • Incendiary Blonde 1945180
  • California 1947 - role played by Ray Milland181
  • Submarine Command 1951 - role played by William Holden182
  • Detective Story 1951 - role played by Kirk Douglas183
  • Roman Holiday - role played by Gregory Peck184
  • A Prize of Gold 1953 - role played by Richard Widmark185
  • No Time to Die 1958 - role played by Victor Mature186
  • The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 - role played by John Wayne - announced ten years previously for Ladd187


  • Photoplay 1953 Gold Medal for his performance in Shane188

Box office rankingedit

For a number of years, film exhibitors voted him amongst the top stars at the box office

Year USA Britain
1943 15th189
1945 15th190
1946 14th191 8th192 or 4th193
1947 10th 7th194
1948 14th195
1949 17th196 7th197
1950 did not make top 25 8th
1951 17th 8th198
1952 16th199
1953 4th200 3rd
1954 6th201 1st202
1955 17th 5th203
1956 25th 6th204
  • In 1948 a survey was taken of the film-going habits of 4,500 teenagers in Lakewood, Ohio Their "overwhelming first choice" as film star was Alan Ladd205


  • The Mikado May 1933 - as Koka - at North Hollywood high School
  • Marinella 19 July 1933 - an aquatic pageant in North Hollywood6
  • Grey Zone by Martin Mooney Oct 1936 at Ben Bard Playhouse206
  • Susanne by Eloisse Keller Jan 1937 at Ben Bard Playhouse207
  • Between Two Women by Carey Wilson April 1937 at Ben Bard Playhouse - with Jack Carson208
  • Maniacs in Monocles by Robert Riley Crutcher July 1937 at Ben Bard Playhouse209210


  1. ^ a b Alan Ladd Death Ruled Accidental UPI The Bulletin of Bend and Central Oregon Feb 5, 1964
  2. ^ Obituary Variety, February 5, 1964, page 63
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  4. ^ Linet p 4-5
  5. ^ Linet pp 9–10
  6. ^ a b BANDIT RAIDS WATER OFFICE: Clerk in North Hollywood Menaced With Gun Los Angeles Times 20 July 1933: A16
  7. ^ "EMBRYO SCREEN STARS HAVE DAY IN COURT: New Cinema Cron Appears for Approval of Contracts" Los Angeles Times 12 Aug 1933: A10
  8. ^ a b c d Linet, Beverly Ladd: The Life, the Legend, the Legacy of Alan Ladd New York: Arbor House, 1979 ISBN 0-87795-203-5
  9. ^ "Fine Broth of a Ladd!" Chicago Daily Tribune 19 September 1943 p B5 
  10. ^ Linet p 15
  11. ^ "San Fernando Valley Will Be Ladd's Home: Ladd's Hedge Is a Rancho" The Washington Post 11 May 1947: S5
  12. ^ "Alan Ladd Urges Training for Films", Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 28 May 1950: D1
  13. ^ a b c d e Franchey, John R 7 June 1942 ""The Gent Is Alan Ladd, the Calculating Trigger-Man in 'This Gun for Hire'"" New York Times p X4 
  14. ^ https://newsgooglecom/newspapersnid=1917&dat=19520414&id=bFI1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=wYAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2789,1942454&hl=en
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  16. ^ a b Linet p 40
  17. ^ "Alan Ladd 8/12" Tcmcom Retrieved 2017-02-01 
  18. ^ "SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: 'Pied Piper,' Novel by Nevil Shute, Purchased by Fox -- Harold Shuster to Direct RIALTO FILM IS HELD OVER ' Badlands of Dakota' to Begin a Second Week -- Swedish Program Opens Today" by DOUGLAS W CHURCHILLBy Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 13 Sep 1941: 21
  19. ^ SIGNING ON THE LAWN: Mr Selznick Joins United Artists at Pickfair Meet -- More Hollywoodiana By DOUGLAS W CHURCHILL New York Times 12 Oct 1941: X5
  20. ^ a b Alan Ladd
  21. ^ Warners Cement Deal for Rogers' Biography: Alan Ladd Build-up Set Stars Named for 'Harvest' 20th Bids for De Fore 'Sunday Punch' Slated Rita Piazza to Do Play Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 31 Oct 1941: A10
  22. ^ a b SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: 'Red Harvest' and 'Connie Goes Home' Bought by Paramount for 1942 Production RISE AND SHINE' FOR ROXY Jack Oakie in Film Opening on Friday -- Ballet Stars in Two New Pictures By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 02 Dec 1941: 29
  23. ^ Pryor, Thomas M August 30, 1942 "Random notes about the film scene" New York Times p X3 
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  25. ^ City of nets: a portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s By Otto Friedrich
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  27. ^ Shipman p 338
  28. ^ Studio Gives Leading Roles to Newcomers The Washington Post 1923-1954 Washington, DC 07 Jan 1943: B7
  29. ^ Funk, Edward 2015 Eavesdropping: Loretta Young Talks about her Movie Years Bear Manor Media pp 235–236 
  30. ^ "SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Betty Hutton Is Assigned to 'Let's Face It' -- 'Incendiary Blonde' Is Shelved DISNEY'S MUSICAL FEB 12 'Saludos Amigos' Will Open at Globe -- Preview Tuesday Night of 'Commandos'" New York Times 8 Jan 1943 p 25 
  31. ^ "Paula Walling's Hollywood Film Gossip" Sunday Mail Brisbane: National Library of Australia 19 March 1944 p 7 Retrieved 9 December 2013 
  32. ^ "President Praises Cinema Leaders: Executive's Reassuring Message Read at Film Academy Dinner" Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 05 Mar 1943: A1
  33. ^ a b "A BIT OF THIS AND THAT ABOUT THE FILM SCENE" by THOMAS M PRYOR New York Times 29 Aug 1943: X3
  34. ^ DRAMA AND FILM: Sandburg Will Write Epic Story for Metro Paramount Building Up Barry Sullivan With Lead Opposite Dorothy Lamour Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 18 Sep 1943: A7
  35. ^ "DRAMA AND FILM: Stars of Wild Frontier Invading Wild Capital 'Of Human Bondage' Nearing Contingent Stage as Revival; Ladd Reissues Weird" Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 07 June 1943: 14
  36. ^ Hollywood Has Super 6 Months In Every Way" by Louella Parsons The Washington Post 4 July 1943: L2
  37. ^ "DRAMA AND FILM: Pin-Up Betty Grable Top Box-Office Star Scarcity of Women in 'Best' List Noted; Bob Hope Climbs Steadily, Hits Second" Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 25 Dec 1943: A8
  38. ^ DRAMA AND FILM: Ruth Terry Will Play 'Pistol Packin' Mama' Eric Sinclair, Baritone, to Make Debut in Charles Rogers-United Artists Film Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 19 Oct 1943: 13
  39. ^ Alan Ladd, Screen Star Discharged from Army Chicago Daily Tribune 29 Oct 1943: 7
  40. ^ Service Corps Plan Outlined: War Council Group Hears of Community Activity Programs Los Angeles Times 29 Oct 1943: A1
  41. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Alan Ladd Will Have Lead Role in 'And Now Tomorrow' -- 'Sahara' Opens Today Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 11 Nov 1943: 28
  42. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Paramount to Film 'Two Years Before Mast' -- 2 Broadway Openings This Week Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 06 Dec 1943: 21
  43. ^ a b Shipman p 339
  44. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Paramount Plans a Remake of 'The Virginian' -- Two New Films Open Here Today Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 04 Mar 1944: 11
  45. ^ a b New Induction Call for Ladd Los Angeles Times 16 Aug 1944: A1
  46. ^ "Alan Ladd Inducted Into Army 2nd Time" Variety 16 August 1944 p 3 Retrieved 28 July 2016 
  47. ^ 'Latin Quarter' Likely Kiepura-Eggerth Film: Lee Sullivan, Bing Crosby 'Find,' Pens Mystery, 'Murder in B Flat' Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 29 Aug 1944: 10
  48. ^ Of Local Origin New York Times 04 Nov 1944: 18
  49. ^ Veronica Lake And Alan Ladd Teamed Again By Frank Daugherty Special to The Christian Science Monitor The Christian Science Monitor 11 May 1945: 5
  50. ^ SCREEN NEWS: Evelyn Keyes to Co-Star in Columbia's 'Kansan' Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 19 May 1945: 15
  51. ^ Action Taken to Curb Outbreak of Rabies Los Angeles Times 24 May 1945: A12
  52. ^ Paramount Suspends Alan Ladd Los Angeles Times 23 Aug 1945: A1
  53. ^ CELESTE HOLM SET FOR FOX MUSICAL: Listed for Featured Part in 'Three Little Girls in Blue'-- 'Pride of Marines' Due Of Local Origin Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 24 Aug 1945: 15
  54. ^ WARNERS YIELDING 'TASK FORCE' RIGHTS: Studio Relinquishes as Navy Asks Earlier Production-- Other Film Unit Sought Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 09 Nov 1945: 26
  55. ^ "Variety November 1945" Archiveorg 2010-07-21 Retrieved 2017-02-01 
  56. ^ BING CROSBY AGAIN BOX-OFFICE LEADER: Van Johnson Second in Film Poll of Exhibitors--Rogers Wins for Westerns New York Times 28 Dec 1945: 21
  57. ^ Here's Film Star Who Gives Credit to Fans: Ladd Accords Credit to Fans Scott, John L Los Angeles Times 22 Aug 1948: D1
  58. ^ PARAMOUNT'S 'OSS' TO STAR ALAN LADD: Film Is One of Three by Major Studios on Same Subject-- Four Arrivals in Week Of Local Origin Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 07 Jan 1946: 16
  59. ^ PAT O'BRIEN TO STAR IN 'THE BIG ANGLE': Crime Drama Was Written by Author of 'Bombardier'-- 'Gatsby' to Be Remade Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 26 Feb 1946: 31
  60. ^ M'CAREY'S WAGE OF $1,113,035 YEAR'S HIGHEST: Treasury Report Places Film Producer First Chicago Daily Tribune 17 June 1946: 6
  61. ^ THEATER MOGUL WITH $568,143 TOP '45 EARNER: Betty Grable's $208,000 Leads Women Chicago Daily Tribune 26 Aug 1947: 5
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  63. ^ 'Detective Story' Deal Confirmed by Ginsberg; Columbia Borrows Gwenn Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 1923-Current File 18 July 1949: A7
  64. ^ PARAMOUNT GETS OPTION ON NOVEL: TO ENACT TITLE ROLE By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES The New York Times 1923-Current file 01 Mar 1950: 42
  65. ^ "STARS WHO PLEASE— AND TEASE" The Mercury Hobart, Tas: National Library of Australia 14 December 1950 p 2 Retrieved 10 July 2012 
  66. ^ THEY'RE THE TOPS: Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman Winners In International Popularity Poll Scenarists' Demands Of Men and Religion Profitable Deal Arctic War BY THOMAS F BRADY The New York Times 28 Jan 1951: X5
  67. ^ LADD WEARS ALADDIN AIR: Golden Rule Figures in Alan's Rise Two of Top Breaks in Career Sprouted From Kindly Deeds Hopper, Hedda Los Angeles Times 18 Mar 1951: D1
  68. ^ TELEVISION RADIO NEWS AND PROGRAMS: Alan Ladd Offered Video Adventure Series Lead; Gen Doolittle's Raid on Radio Ames, Walter Los Angeles Times 17 Apr 1951: 22
  69. ^ COLUMBIA WILL END PACT WITH ROSSEN: Studio Seeks to Call Off Deal With Producer Named in the House Communist Inquiry By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 29 May 1951: 39
  71. ^ LADD, PARAMOUNT DISCUSS CONTRACT: Actor Seeks Picture-a-Year Deal on Long-Term Basis After Current Pact Ends Youngster Gets Role By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 14 Sep 1951: 22
  72. ^ a b c "PARAMOUNT SIGNS LADD TO NEW PACT: Studio and Actor Arrange for Deal Whereby He Will Make One Film a Year on Lot" by THOMAS M PRYOR New York Times 29 Feb 1952: 19
  73. ^ PARAMOUNT SIGNS LADD TO NEW PACT: Studio and Actor Arrange for Deal Whereby He Will Make One Film a Year on Lot By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 29 Feb 1952: 19
  74. ^ "THIS LADD STEPPING OUT ON HIS OWN" Scheuer, Philip K Los Angeles Times 6 April 1952: E1
  75. ^ "Para Wide-Screen At Music Hall for Premiere of 'Shane'" Motion Picture Daily, April 8, 1953
  76. ^ "'Wax,' 'Shane' End Sturdy B'Way Runs" Motion Picture Daily, May 20, 1953
  77. ^ "All Time Domestic Champs", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34
  78. ^ Brady, Thomas 28 March 1951 "WALD AND KRASNA IN DEAL WITH ANTA: RKO Producers to Make 'The Great Moments'--Academy Providing Plays, Actors Film's Title Changed" New York Times p 33 
  79. ^ KRAMER WILL FILM STORY OF WRIGHTS: Producer Buys Book by Fred Kelly About Air Pioneers as Basis for New Movie By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 02 May 1952: 21
  80. ^ STUDIOS PLANNING 2 ALAN LADD FILMS: Warwick and Columbia to Join in Offering 'The Red Beret' and 'The White South'Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 15 July 1952: 17
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  82. ^ Bryan Forbes, A Divided Life, Mandarin, 1993 p3-4
  83. ^ Alan Ladd Delays His Independent Company Los Angeles Times 08 June 1952: E4
  84. ^ Scheuer, Philip K 13 June 1954 "A TOWN CALLED HOLLYWOOD: Producers Want English Clear--Even in Oklahoma" Los Angeles Times p D4 
  85. ^ PARAMOUNT BUYS O'NEILL CLASSIC: H L Davis Will Adapt 'Desire Under the Elms' for Film -- 'Bullfight' Purchased By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times New York Times 13 May 1954: 34
  86. ^ Alan Ladd Signed for TV Debut; Cisco Kid Rides on KTTV Tonight Ames, Walter Los Angeles Times 09 Oct 1954: A5
  87. ^ Alan Ladd to Make First Appearance on TV in 13 Years Ames, Walter Los Angeles Times 05 Dec 1954: E11
  88. ^ SUPPORT VOICED FOR 'TABOO' FILM: 'Man With Golden Arm,' About Narcotics, to Be Released Even if Not Approved By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times New York Times 09 Nov 1955: 41
  89. ^ Godbout, Oscar 3 July 1956 "TV, Movie Extras Get Salary Rises" New York Times p 17 
  90. ^ GENE KELLY ENDS ONE METRO PACT: Actor's Exclusive Service Contract Is Replaced by Five-Year Agreement Shaw Screen Play Due Of Local Origin By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times New York Times 09 Jan 1956: 19
  91. ^ FAULKNER NOVEL BOUGHT FOR FILM: 'Pylon,' Story of Stunt Flier Assigned by Universal to Zugsmith, Producer By OSCAR GODBOUT Special to The New York Times New York Times 23 Jan 1956: 22
  92. ^ Ladd Films Test Show as Video Series; Sulky Veteran Gives Advice Ames, Walter Los Angeles Times 26 Jan 1956: B10
  93. ^ 2 SCRIPT WRITERS WIN CREDIT FIGHT: Poe and Farrow Will Share Billing With Perelman for 'Around the World' Film Warners Expands Ladd's Pact Of Local Origin By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times New York Times 06 Mar 1957: 34
  94. ^ BY WAY OF REPORT: Alan Ladd's Full Slate --Other Screen Items By AH WEILER New York Times 26 May 1957: X5
  95. ^ a b Alan Ladd Balances Three-Cornered Career Scott, John L Los Angeles Times 21 July 1957: E3
  96. ^ Shipman p 340
  97. ^ Alan Ladd Gets Huge England Deal; Hunting Film Stars Prime Trio Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 16 Sep 1957: C11
  98. ^ "Mitchum: In His Own Words - Google Books" Booksgooglecom Retrieved 2017-02-01 
  99. ^ N B C Weighs Series of Pilot Films; Polly Bergen May Get Summer Role Special to The New York Times New York Times 28 May 1958: 63
  100. ^ "PARAMOUNT PLANS TO PRODUCE FOR TV: To Provide Funds and Studio for Filmed Series as First Step -- Extras in Dispute" by THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times New York Times 02 Mar 1959: 32
  101. ^ "The Ladds ARE Hollywood: Daddy Alan, Son David, and Daughter Alana--They're All Making Pictures AND Money" Hopper, Hedda Chicago Daily Tribune 15 May 1960: f34
  102. ^ Alan Ladd Discusses His 'Unemployment' Vernon, Scott Los Angeles Times 02 Sep 1961: A6
  103. ^ "FILM EVENTS: Ladd to Join New Company" Los Angeles Times 12 Jan 1962: A10
  104. ^ "Alan Ladd Recovering From Shot" Los Angeles Times 5 Nov 1962: A1
  105. ^ "Detectives to Question Ladd on Gun Wounds: Doctor Says Bullet Entered Actor's Chest Between Ribs, Passed Through Left Lung LADD" Los Angeles Times 04 Nov 1962: A
  106. ^ "'I Thought I Heard a Prowler,' Ladd Explains: Actor Tells of Getting Out of Bed to Investigate, Tripping, Shooting Himself" Los Angeles Times 06 Nov 1962: A2
  107. ^ "Ladd's Version Of Shooting Is Accepted" The Washington Post, Times Herald 7 Nov 1962: A4
  108. ^ 'CARPETBAGGERS' SIGNS ALAN LADD: Actor to Play Nevada Smith In Film Version of Novel By AH WEILER New York Times 27 May 1963: 25
  109. ^ "FILMLAND EVENTS: Alan Ladd Plans Filming of 'Box 13'" Los Angeles Times 23 Aug 1963: C8
  110. ^ "Movie Star Alan Ladd, 50, Found Dead in His Home: ALAN LADD, 50 MOVIE ACTOR, DIES IN HOME Star Won Fame as Film Gunman" Chicago Tribune 30 Jan 1964: 1
  111. ^ "Actor Alan Ladd Dies in Palm Springs Home: ALAN LADD DEATH" Los Angeles Times 30 Jan 1964: 1
  112. ^ "FIND ALCOHOL, 3 DRUGS FATAL TO ALAN LADD: Coroner Rules Death Was Accidental" Chicago Tribune 4 Feb 1964: 5
  113. ^ Alan Ladd at Find a Grave
  114. ^ "Widow Lets Fans Take Last Look at Alan Ladd: Hundreds Pass by Open Casket After She Learns They Were Gathered Near Church" Los Angeles Times 02 Feb 1964: B
  115. ^ WIFE GIVEN PROPERTY IN ALAN LADD'S WILL Los Angeles Times 05 Feb 1964: A3
  116. ^ Alan Ladd, Awards
  117. ^ Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated
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  126. ^ Henry, Marilyn; DeSourdis, Ron 1984 The Films of Alan Ladd Citadel Press p 24 ISBN 0-806-50736-5 
  127. ^ Henry 1981 p25
  128. ^ Mennie, James May 26, 1979 "The Star We Hardly Knew" The Montreal Gazette p 32 Retrieved March 23, 2014 
  129. ^ "Rites Held for Ex-Wife of Actor Alan Ladd" Los Angeles Times 4 May 1957: A8
  130. ^ Linet p 23-25
  131. ^ Actor Alan Ladd Marries Sue Carol Near Mexico City Los Angeles Times 08 Apr 1942: 7
  132. ^ DAUGHTER IS BORN TO MRS ALAN LADD; SUE CAROL OF FILMS Chicago Daily Tribune 22 April 1943: 4
  133. ^ Bacon, James January 29, 1964 "Rugged Screen Career of Alan Ladd Ended By Death" Lodi News-Sentinel p 15 Retrieved March 31, 2014 
  134. ^ Sue Carol Divorces Writer on Cruelty Plea Los Angeles Times 8 March 1942: A1
  135. ^ "MSN – Movies: Jordan Ladd" Moviesmsncom 2016-12-16 Retrieved 2017-02-01 
  136. ^ "Confidential Jury Hears Star Gossip Stories: Magazines Read by Prosecutor CONFIDENTIAL TESTIMONY Prosecutor Wears Out Voice on Confidential's Racy Prose SCANDAL STORIES" Smith, Jack Los Angeles Times 15 Aug 1957: 1
  137. ^ The Post Radio highlights the Washington Post 1923-1954 Washington, DC 30 May 1942: 20
  138. ^ Judy Garland, Alan Ladd to Star in Silver Theater Chicago Daily Tribune 12 Dec 1943: S6
  139. ^ RADIO NOTES FOR TODAY The Washington Post 1923-1954 Washington, DC 06 Jan 1944: B11
  140. ^ "ABC VIDEO PUTS OFF EISENHOWER STORY: Network Postpones 'Crusade in Europe' Until April -- Hoover to Be Feted" New York Times 9 Mar 1949: 50
  141. ^ Complete copy of film at Internet Archive
  142. ^ "SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: 'Gold Runs the River' Bought by Republic as a Starring Vehicle for John Wayne AMONG THE LIVING' OPENS Paramount Melodrama at the Rialto -- Victor Mature Will Replace Ameche in Film" By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 13 Dec 1941: 24
  143. ^ Metro Buys 'Lucky Number' for Nelson Eddy, Kathryn Grayson -- Buzzell Will Direct: NEW PICTURE FOR RIVOLI 'Ships With Wings' Is Due to Arrive Saturday; Clements and Banks in Cast COMEDY ROLE By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 19 May 1942: 23
  144. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Warners May Film 'Great Big Doorstep,' to Be Produced by Shumlin Here in Fall Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 08 June 1942: 11
  145. ^ DRAMA: 'Brazilian Bombshell' New Miranda Subject Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 04 Sep 1942: A10
  146. ^ SCREEN AND STAGE: Alan Ladd Will Star as Bandit in 'Rurales' Irene Manning Wins Wisecracking Lead in 'The Doughgirls' at Warner Bros Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 17 Dec 1943: A8
  147. ^ SCREEN AND STAGE: Hedda Hopper LOOKING AT HOLLYWOOD Los Angeles Times 24 Dec 1943: A9
  148. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Paramount to Star Alan Ladd in Remake of 'Small Miracle' -- 3 Films Due This Week Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 17 Jan 1944: 15
  149. ^ Joyce Reynolds Set for Role in Warner Drama Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 18 Aug 1944: 16
  150. ^ "Looking at Hollywood" Hopper, Hedda Chicago Daily Tribune 09 Dec 1944: 14
  151. ^ SCREEN NEWS: Paramount to Star Ladd in New Melodrama Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 6 Apr 1945: 20
  152. ^ "HOLLYWOOD TO PLAY HOST: Fun and Frolic HOLLYWOOD ROUND-UP Friends of Youth Saloon Saga" by FRED STANLEY New York Times 22 Apr 1945: X1
  153. ^ STEWART TO STAR IN 'THE MAGIC CITY': Signs for Robert Riskin Film --Also Will Head the Cast in 'It's a Wonderful Life' Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 17 Jan 1946: 29
  154. ^ STUDIO BRIEFS Los Angeles Times 25 Feb 1946: 8
  155. ^ MONTGOMERY TO DO STORY BY KENDRICK: Actor Selects 'Lights Out' for First Film as Independent --Will Star and Direct LEAD IN TRYOUT By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 12 Mar 1947: 31
  156. ^ The Crosby Influence Hopper, Hedda The Washington Post 1923-1954 Washington, DC 01 Apr 1947: 5
  157. ^ RKO TO MAKE FILM ON JOHN BRODERICK: Studio Gives Colorful New York Detective $50,000 for Story of Life -- New Ladd Movie By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 20 Mar 1948: 8
  158. ^ PARAMOUNT TO DO FILM ON PELLAGRA: Alan Ladd to Star in 'Under the Gun,' Story of 1915 Work on Cause of the Disease Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 14 Aug 1948: 7
  159. ^ PARAMOUNT BUYS LEE HORTON STORY: Signs Author for Screen Play Of 'An Eye for An Eye' -- Bohem to Be Producer By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 07 Oct 1948: 35
  160. ^ HEDDA HOPPER: Different Role Goes to Ladd as 'Tracer' Los Angeles Times 30 Nov 1948: A6
  161. ^ MANKIEWICZ CITED BY FILM DIRECTORS: Receives Guild's First Award for 'Letter to Three Wives' -- Metro Delays 'Quo Vadis' By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 23 May 1949: 27
  162. ^ 'Against All Flags' New Pirate Story Purchase; 'Wolf Pack' Deals Looms Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 06 July 1950: B7
  163. ^ HOLDEN WORKS OUT NEW PACT AT STUDIO: Actor Signs at Paramount for 14 Years, but May Appear in Outside Pictures New Western for Ladd By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 22 Sep 1951: 8
  164. ^ MOVIELAND BRIEFS Los Angeles Times 30 Oct 1951: A7
  165. ^ 'Pleasure Island' Sports Three British Finds; Anson Bond With Metro Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 19 Mar 1952: C9
  166. ^ M-G-M PLANS FILM ON KOREA P O W'S: Studio Observing the Return of Liberated Service Men in Preliminary Move By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 07 Sep 1953: 15
  167. ^ a b FOX WILL DO FILM ON LIFE OF CHRIST: Studio Purchases Oursler's 'Greatest Story Ever Told' for Estimated $2,000,000 By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times New York Times 03 May 1954: 21
  168. ^ WARNERS ON LIST OF 'FLEXIBLE' LOTS: Studio, Optimistic on Future, Will Vary Film Techniques, Show Own Process Soon By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 07 May 1953: 37
  169. ^ Drama: MGM in New Whack at 'Green Mansions;' Small Signs Dick Egan Scheuer, Philip K Los Angeles Times 29 Oct 1953: A11
  170. ^ FILM IS PLANNED ON GLOUCESTERS: Ladd Is Sought for Lead in Story of British Regiment That Fought in Korea By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 29 Jan 1954: 16
  171. ^ Bette Davis Favored for Story of Orphans; Mildred Dunnock Signs Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 27 Aug 1956: A9
  172. ^ "Ladd Working for Kids" by Joe Hyams The Washington Post and Times Herald 22 Mar 1959: G7
  173. ^ Looking at Hollywood: Hard Luck Strikes Ladd During Layoff Hopper, Hedda Chicago Daily Tribune 17 Mar 1960: c1
  174. ^ Alan Ladd Will Portray Cleric: "Jack Warner Very Uninterested, in Flynn Book; Royal Relation Here Hopper, Hedda Los Angeles Times 02 Mar 1960: A8
  175. ^ Italian Duo Arrive 'Via Madison Ave': Levine Lures Mastroianni: Moscow, Israel Send Shows Scheuer, Philip K Los Angeles Times 05 July 1963: D11
  176. ^ Of Local Origin New York Times 11 Feb 1942: 27
  177. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Rosemary Lane to Return to Films in Feminine Lead in Republic's 'Chatterbox' THREE PICTURES TO OPEN 'Casablanca' Due at Hollywood -- 'White Cargo' at Capitol, 'Ravaged Earth' at Gaiety By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 26 Nov 1942: 41
  178. ^ "'Small Miracle' May Become Ladd Feature: 'Sullivans' Called Human Film Document; Baxter, Mitchell and Others Win Praise" Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 18 Jan 1944: A8
  179. ^ Don Ameche Named to Lead in 'Heaven Can Wait,' First Lubitsch Picture at Fox: SOVIET FILM DUE TODAY 'Fortress on the Volga' Opens at Stanley -- 'Time to Kill' Is Newcomer at Palace By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 24 Dec 1942: 18
  180. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Betty Hutton Will Play Texas Guinan in 'Smoothest Gal in Town,' With Alan Ladd 'DESPERATE JOURNEY' DUE Adventure at Strand Today -- Kenneth Macgowan Returns to Fox Studio Soon By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 25 Sep 1942: 24
  181. ^ SCREEN NEWS: M-G-M to Star Garson in 'Great Temptation' Of Local Origin Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 14 Mar 1945: 22
  182. ^ "LOOKING AT HOLLYWOOD: 'The Submarine Story' Gives Alan Ladd New Chance to Bare Chest" Hopper, Hedda Chicago Daily Tribune 09 Sep 1950: b2
  183. ^ PARAMOUNT SEEKS 'DETECTIVE STORY': Studio Confirms Effort to Buy Kingsley Play, With Alan Ladd in Line for Leading Role By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 15 July 1949: 17
  184. ^ Drama: Crain, Loy Reunion Set in 'Belles;' Alan Ladd Hinted for Comedy Role Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 01 May 1951: B7
  185. ^ "HOLLYWOOD AUGURY: Production Switch Dooms Dual Feature -- Addenda By THOMAS PRYORHOLLYWOOD" New York Times 31 May 1953: X3
  186. ^ "'No Time to Die' Likely for Ladd; Western Film Proposed for Brando" Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 30 Mar 1957: B3
  187. ^ "Ladd to Star in Film of Pioneers' Reunion" Hopper, Hedda Chicago Daily Tribune 09 Nov 1955: b6
  188. ^ "RKO NEGOTIATING TO BACK 10 MOVIE: Studio Would Finance Films Completed Within Year by Panoramic Productions" by THOMAS M PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES New York Times 03 Mar 1954: 23
  191. ^ 'Bing Crosby Again Tops Money-Making Star List', Los Angeles Times 27 Dec 1946: A3
  192. ^ "FILM WORLD" The West Australian Perth: National Library of Australia 28 February 1947 p 20 Edition: SECOND EDITION Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  193. ^ MASON TOPS BING CROSBY: English Actor Wins in British Poll--Hope, Ladd Runners Up New York Times 19 Dec 1946: 41
  194. ^ "Anna Neagle Most Popular Actress" The Sydney Morning Herald National Library of Australia 3 January 1948 p 3 Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  195. ^ Old Guard' Holds Fort With Crosby Leading Big Box-Office Survey Schallert, Edwin Los Angeles Times 31 Dec 1948: 9
  196. ^ 'Hope Edges Out Crosby as Box-Office Champ; Wayne, Williams', Los Angeles Times 30 Dec 1949: 15
  197. ^ "TOPS AT HOME" The Courier-Mail Brisbane: National Library of Australia 31 December 1949 p 4 Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  198. ^ "Vivien Leigh Actress of the Year" Townsville Daily Bulletin Qld: National Library of Australia 29 December 1951 p 1 Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  199. ^ "Martin And Lewis Top US Film Poll" The Sydney Morning Herald National Library of Australia 27 December 1952 p 3 Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  200. ^ "FILM FANS FANCY MR COOPER" The Mercury Hobart, Tas: National Library of Australia 1 January 1954 p 6 Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  201. ^ "POPULAR IN FILMS" The Barrier Miner Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia 30 December 1954 p 1 Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  202. ^ "JOHN WAYNE HEADS BOX-OFFICE POLL" The Mercury Hobart, Tas: National Library of Australia 31 December 1954 p 6 Retrieved 27 April 2012 
  203. ^ 'Dirk Bogarde favourite film actor', The Irish Times 29 Dec 1955: 9
  204. ^ BRITISH FILM DREW BIGGEST AUDIENCES: "Reach for the Sky" The Manchester Guardian 1901-1959 Manchester UK 13 Dec 1956: 5
  205. ^ Teen-Age Film Critics The Christian Science Monitor 26 Mar 1948: 20
  206. ^ "GREY ZONE," TENSE DRAMA, SCORES HIT IN PREMIERE von Blon, Katherine T Los Angeles Times 12 Oct 1936: 10
  207. ^ "Susanne" Sprightly Offering von Blon, Katherine T Los Angeles Times 01 Feb 1937: A14
  208. ^ NEWS OF STAGE AND SCREEN: Public Likes New Version of Picture Fans Enjoy 'Seventh Heaven While Eastern Critics Deprecate Lusk, Norbert Los Angeles Times 04 Apr 1937: C3
  209. ^ COMINGS AND GOINGS LATEST STUDIO AND THEATER GOSSIP THE DRAMA WORLD: New Vincent Drama Flays Ways of War Playwright Comes to Hollywood to Produce "Road to the Rainbow," Described as Panoply of Peace von Blon, Katherine T Los Angeles Times 11 July 1937: C2
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  • Alan Ladd on Internet Movie Database
  • Alan Ladd at the TCM Movie Database
  • Alan Ladd at Virtual History
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