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    Pals Of The Saddle- Henry Brandon



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    Date of Birth
    8 June 1912,
    Berlin, Germany

    Date of Death
    15 February 1990,
    Los Angeles, California, USA (heart attack)

    Birth Name
    Heinrich von Kleinbach

    6' 5" (1.96 m)

    Often played Indian, Arab, Persian, Native American and East Asian characters, though his ancestry was German.

    Injured in a bar fight at the Brass Rail during the filming of Babes in Toyland (1934).

    Long-time companion of actor Mark Herron, who was Judy Garland's fourth husband.

    Attended Stanford University for three years.

    Mini Biography-1
    German-born Henry Brandon was a character actor in American films,
    most often seen in villainous roles. His parents emigrated to the US shortly after his birth.
    His early interest in acting led him to study at the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse.
    He landed the lead villain role in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film Babes in Toyland (1934),
    and rapidly became a familiar and reliable heavy in pictures both large and small.
    In 1936 he adopted the stage name Henry Brandon after several years of being billed
    as either Henry or Harry Kleinbach.
    He captivated thriller audiences as the sinister Dr. Fu Manchu in Drums of Fu Manchu (1943),
    yet balanced things by playing a sizable number of sympathetic roles as well,
    such as the skilled foreman Joe Dombrowski in Black Legion (1937).
    He continued to work on stage throughout his film career,
    playing the villain for many years in the record-length run of the melodrama "The Drunkard".
    His sharp features led him rather incongruously to be cast as Indian chiefs in two John Ford features,
    The Searchers (1956) and Two Rode Together (1961).
    He kept busy in films and occasional television roles,
    as well as reprising his role in "The Drunkard" onstage in the 1980s,
    until the end of his life.
    Brandon was a confirmed bachelor.
    IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver

    Henry Brandon was an American character actor in more than one hundred films,
    known for having portrayed Indian, Arab, Persian, Turkish, Native American,
    and East Asian roles, usually villains.

    Born Heinrich von Kleinbach in Berlin, Germany, his parents emigrated to the United States while he was still an infant. A stage actor, he performed on Broadway and continued to act on stage periodically throughout his acting career. He made his motion picture debut in 1932. His most famous acting roles were as "Chief Cicatrice" (Scar) in John Ford's The Searchers in 1956 and "Chief Quanah Parker" in Ford's Two Rode Together in 1961.

    In 1955, Brandon portrayed Nate Champion, the first casualty of the Johnson County War of Wyoming, in an episode of Jim Davis' syndicated western television series Stories of the Century. A second episode of that series dealing with the Johnson County War focuses on Ella Watson or "Cattle Kate" and her companion, Jim Averill, who were lynched by vigilantes.

    In 1940 Brandon appeared in the title role of the famous Republic serial Drums of Fu Manchu. He also played a French army captain in Robert Aldrich's Vera Cruz (1954) and "Officer Chaney" in John Carpenter's 1976 film Assault on Precinct 13. Many people will remember him for his role as "Silas Barnaby", the evil character in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy 1934 classic Babes in Toyland later retitled March of the Wooden Soldiers. He was also the nasty opera manager who signed Alfalfa to an unbreakable contract singing "The Barber of Seville" in the Little Rascals/Our Gang short Our Gang Follies of 1938. In 1959, he played the role of Gator Joe in "Woman in the River" of the ABC/Warner Brothers crime drama, Bourbon Street Beat. He portrayed the foreign spy Derek in a 1965 two-part episode of CBS's Mister Ed. In the 1960s ABC series The Outer Limits, Brandon played General Crawford in the episode "The Chameleon" starring Robert Duvall.

    He is perhaps best remembered for his role as Acacius Page in the 1958 film Auntie Mame.

    Brandon died in 1990 from a heart attack. He was cremated.


    1989 Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II...Zarz
    1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV series)– Crossed Up (1987) … Abel Gorcey
    1984 E/R (TV series)– Say It Ain't So (1984) … Mr. Pavlic
    1983 To Be or Not to Be...Nazi Officer
    1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (TV movie)...Otis Wagner
    1981 Evita Peron (TV movie)...Gen. Pedro Ramirez
    1979 Hard Knocks
    1978 Bud and Lou (TV movie)
    1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV series)
    – Key to Yesterday (1978)
    – Out of Body (1978) … The Prosecuting Attorney
    1977 Run for the Roses...Jeff
    1977 Mission to Glory: A True Story
    1976 Assault on Precinct 13...Chaney
    1975 The Rookies (TV series)– The Voice of Thunder (1975) … Doug Shore
    1975 The Manhandlers...Carlo
    1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV series)– The Trevi Collection (1975) … The Man
    1974 When the North Wind Blows...Avakum
    1973 So Long, Blue Boy...Buck
    1973 Night Gallery (TV series)– The Doll of Death (1973) … Vereker
    1973 Gentle Savage...Holy Man
    1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV series)– Operation: Lady Luck (1972) … Ham Jason
    1969 Mission: Impossible (TV series)– The Brothers (1969) … Farid
    1965-1969 Get Smart (TV series)
    Belasco / Zukor
    – Pheasant Under Glass (1969) … Belasco
    – School Days (1965) … Zukor
    1967 Custer (TV series)– Breakout (1967) … Fire Cloud
    1967 Mr. Terrific (TV series)– Harley and the Killer (1967) … Herman von Brock
    1967 The Virginian (TV series)– Yesterday's Timepiece (1967) … Swift Wolf
    1967 The Search for the Evil One...Martin Borman
    1964-1966 Combat! (TV series)
    – A Child's Game (1966) … Hans
    – Mountain Man (1964) … German Lt.
    1966 Laredo (TV series)– Miracle at Massacre Mission (1966) … Quahada
    1966 Daniel Boone (TV series)– The Deserter (1966) … Lije Moody
    1965 Branded (TV series)– Fill No Glass for Me: Part 1 (1965) … Cleve
    1965 Honey West (TV series)– A Matter of Wife and Death (1965) … Alexander Sebastian
    1965 Mister Ed (TV series)
    – Spies Strike Back (1965) … Derek
    – Coldfinger (1965) … Derek
    1965 F Troop (TV series)– Scourge of the West (1965) … Indian Chief (Shug)
    1964 The Outer Limits (TV series)– The Chameleon (1964) … General Crawford
    1964 Grindl (TV series)– Grindl, Girl Wac (1964) … German Major
    1964 Disneyland (TV series)
    – The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway Dog: Who the Heck Is Hector? (1964) … Circus Roustabout
    – The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway Dog: Where the Heck Is Hector? (1964) … Circus Roustabout
    1963 Captain Sindbad...Col. Kabar
    1960-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV series)
    Benin / Darius
    – The Diplomatic Caper (1962) … Benin
    – Trouble in the Middle East (1960) … Darius
    1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV series)
    Kahuna / Totani
    – The Assassins (1961) … Totani
    – Angel of Death (1961) … Kahuna
    1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV series)– Re: Fifi (1961)
    1961 Two Rode Together...Chief Quanah Parker
    1961 Whispering Smith (TV series)
    J. Burton Hamilton / Rex Denton
    – The Mortal Coil (1961) … Rex Denton/J. Burton Hamilton
    1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV series)
    – Hostage (1961)
    – Best Laid Plans (1961) … Otto
    1961 Gunslinger (TV series)– The Death of Yellow Singer (1961) … Two Bows
    1960-1961 Gun Law (TV series)
    Quick Knife / The Major
    – Stolen Horses (1961) … Quick Knife
    – The Deserter (1960) … The Major
    1957-1961 Wagon Train (TV series)
    Black Panther / Chief Dark Eagle / Chief Fire Cloud / …
    – The Patience Miller Story (1961) … Chief Dark Eagle
    – The Dr. Swift Cloud Story (1960) … Chief Fire Cloud
    – The St. Nicholas Story (1959) … Ute Indian Chief
    – The Martha Barham Story (1959) … Black Panther
    – The Swift Cloud Story (1959) … Fire Cloud
    in all 6 episodes
    1960 Maverick (TV series)– A Bullet for the Teacher (1960) … Rand Storm
    1960 Bronco (TV series)
    Ohato / Yellow Moon
    – Winter Kill (1960) … Ohato
    – Legacy of Twisted Creek (1960) … Yellow Moon
    1960 Shotgun Slade (TV series)– The Fabulous Fiddle (1960) … Trigg Bronson
    1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV movie)...Sheik Sidi El Assif
    1960 General Electric Theater (TV series)– The Story of Judith (1960) … Anchior
    1959-1960 Lawman (TV series)
    Joshua Haney aka Many Horses / Tall Horse
    – To Capture the West (1960) … Tall Horse
    – The Last Man (1959) … Joshua Haney aka Many Horses
    1960 Letter to Loretta (TV series)– Mrs. Minton (1960) … John Buckley
    1960 The Rebel (TV series)– Gold Seeker (1960) … Running Wolf
    1960 Lock Up (TV series)– A Reputation (1960) … Johnny Kellso
    1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV series)– The Ghost (1959) … Whit Ransome
    1959 The Lawless Years (TV series)– The Joe Angelo Story (1959) … Mendy Hymar
    1959 The Deputy (TV series)– The Big Four (1959) … Johnny Ringo
    1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV series)– Woman in the River (1959) … Gator Joe
    1959 Play of the Week (TV series)– Medea (1959) … Jason
    1959 The Big Fisherman...Menicus
    1959 The Texan (TV series)– The Man Hater (1959) … Crowley
    1959 Okefenokee...Joe Kalhari
    1958 Auntie Mame...Acacius Page
    1958 The Buccaneer...British Major
    1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV series)– The Case for Dr. Mudd (1958) … Williams
    1958 Decision (TV series)– The Tall Man (1958) … Frank Dawson
    1958 Tombstone Territory (TV series)– The Outcasts (1958) … Sect Member
    1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV series)– The Yuma Treasure (1957) … Chief Gerada
    1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV series)– The Jim Thompson Case (1957) … Jim Thompson
    1957 Suspicion (TV series)– The Flight (1957) … Colonel Torezano
    1957 The Restless Gun (TV series)– The New Sheriff (1957) … Tracer Givens
    1957 M Squad (TV series)– The Golden Look (1957) … Bert Fallon
    1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV series)– Epitaph for an Indian (1957) … Quint Oxley
    1957 The Land Unknown...Dr. Carl Hunter
    1957 Omar Khayyam...Commander
    1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV series)– Victoria Regina (1957)
    1957 Hell's Crossroads...Jesse James
    1956 Broken Arrow (TV series)– Passage Deferred (1956) … Judd Buckley
    1956 The Ten Commandments...Commander of the Hosts
    1956 Bandido...Gunther
    1956 Comanche...Black Cloud
    1956 The Searchers...Chief Cicatriz - Scar
    1956 Silent Fear...Cliff Sutton
    1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry...Bejac (uncredited)
    1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV series)– The Greatest Beast (1955) … Ki Yang
    1955 Stories of the Century (TV series)– Nate Champion (1955) … Nate Champion
    1954 Vera Cruz...Capt. Danette
    1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV series)
    – Pirates of Prah: Chapter III (1954) … Rinkman (uncredited)
    – Pirates of Prah: Chapter II (1954) … Rinkman (uncredited)
    – The Pirates of Prah: Chapter I (1954) … Rinkman
    1954 Casanova's Big Night...Capt. Rugello
    1954 Knock on Wood...Second Trenchcoat Man
    1953 War Arrow...Maygro
    1953 The Caddy...Mr. Preen
    1953 The War of the Worlds...Cop at Crash Site
    1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil...M'Tara, Locopo Chief
    1953 Pony Express...Joe Cooper
    1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas...Captain Goiti
    1953 Scared Stiff...Pierre
    1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV series)– The Shepherd's Touch (1953)
    1951-1952 Family Theatre (TV series)
    – A Star Shall Rise (1952)
    – Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951) … Cassius Longinus
    1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV series)– Koblen (1952)
    1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV series)– Portfolio Twelve (1952)
    1952 Hurricane Smith...Sam
    1952 Cavalcade of America (TV series)– Poor Richard (1952)
    1952 Gruen Guild Playhouse (TV series)
    – Out of the Dark (1952)
    – Counterplot (1952)
    1952 Wagons West...Clay Cook
    1952 Scarlet Angel...Pierre
    1952 Harem Girl...Hassan Ali
    1951 Flame of Araby...Malik
    1951 The Golden Horde...Juchi, Son of Genghis Khan
    1951 Cattle Drive...Jim Currie
    1950 Lights Out (TV series)– The Riverman (1950)
    1949 Suspense (TV series)– The Case of Lady Sannox (1949) … Dr. Douglas Stone
    1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain...Siko
    1949 The Fighting O'Flynn...Lt. Corpe
    1948 Wake of the Red Witch...Kurinua (uncredited)
    1948 The Paleface..Wapato (medicine man)
    1948 Joan of Arc...Capt. Giles de Rais
    1948 Hollow Triumph...Big Boy (uncredited)
    1948 Canon City..Freeman
    1948 Old Los Angeles..Larry Stockton
    1947 End of the Rainbow..Chinese Junk Captain (uncredited)
    1943 Edge of Darkness..Major Ruck (uncredited)
    1942 Night in New Orleans..Croupier (uncredited)
    1941 The Corsican Brothers...Marquis de Raveneau (uncredited)
    1941 Bad Man of Deadwood...Ted Carver
    1941 Hurricane Smith...Sam Carson (as Harry Brandon)
    1941 The Shepherd of the Hills...Bald Knobber (uncredited)
    1941 Two in a Taxi...Professor
    1941 Underground...Josef Rolf, Underground Member Shot by Gestapo
    1940 The Son of Monte Cristo..Lt. Schultz
    1940 Dark Streets of Cairo..Hussien
    1940 Under Texas Skies...Tom Blackton
    1940 Doomed to Die...Attorney Victor Martin
    1940 The Ranger and the Lady...General Augustus Larue
    1940 Florian...Groom (uncredited)
    1940 Ski Patrol...Jan Sikorsky
    1940 Half a Sinner...Handsome, Red's Sidekick
    1940 Drums of Fu Manchu...Dr. Fu Manchu
    1939 Geronimo (scenes deleted)
    1939 The Marshal of Mesa City...Duke Allison
    1939 Nurse Edith Cavell...Lt. Schultz
    1939 Beau Geste...Renouf - Another Deserter
    1939 Conspiracy...Carlson - Crewman
    1939 Buck Rogers...Capt. Laska
    1939 Pirates of the Skies...Gang Pilot (uncredited)
    1938 The Last Warning...Willie the Creep (uncredited)
    1938 The Last Express...Henchman Pinky
    1938 If I Were King...Soldier (uncredited)
    1938 Spawn of the North...Davis (uncredited)
    1938 Three Comrades...Valentin - Man with Eye Patch (uncredited)
    1938 I Met My Love Again...Bruno, painter (uncredited)
    1937 Wells Fargo...Larry (uncredited)
    1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (short)...Barnaby (opera impressario)
    1937 Marie Walewska...Staff Officer (uncredited)
    1937 Island Captives...Dick Bannister
    1937 West Bound Limited...Joe Forbes
    1937 The Last Train from Madrid...Radio Announcer (uncredited)
    1937 Carnival in Paris (short)...Louis
    1937 I Promise to Pay...Henchman Fancyface
    1937 Secret Agent X-9...Blackstone
    1937 Jungle Jim...The Cobra
    1937 Black Legion...Joe Dombrowski
    1936 Killer at Large...Mr. Zero
    1936 The Garden of Allah...Hadj
    1936 Big Brown Eyes...Don Butler (as Henry Kleinbach)
    1936 The Preview Murder Mystery...The Bat Man (uncredited)
    1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine...Wade Falin
    1935 Metropolitan Nocturne (short)
    1934 Babes in Toyland...Barnaby (as Henry Kleinbach)
    1932 The Sign of the Cross...Spectator at Colosseum (uncredited)
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    Re: (New Profile) Pals Of The Saddle- Henry Brandon

    Henry Brandon some 170 movies,
    and appeared in many popular TV series.

    Henry made 2 movies with the director John Ford
    in which were probably his most famous roles,
    Chief Quanah Parker in Two Rode Together
    and 1 of which he played opposite Duke.
    Chief Cicatriz - Scar in The Searchers
    In all he appeared in 3 movies with Duke

    The Searchers ( 1956)...Chief Cicatriz - Scar
    Wake of the Red Witch (1948) ...Kurinua (uncredited)
    The Shepherd of the Hills ( 1941)...Bald Knobber (uncredited)
    Last edited by ethanedwards; February 11th, 2013 at 08:43 AM.
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    Re: (New Profile) Pals Of The Saddle- Henry Brandon

    Never realized he was that tall - 6'5"...

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