Monte Blue

Monte Blue

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1887-01-10
Deathday: 1963-02-18 (76 years old)

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Monte Blue (January 11, 1887 – February 18, 1963) was a movie actor who began his career as a romantic leading man in the silent film era, and later progressed to character roles.


Blue was born as Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father was half French, half Cherokee Indian. One of five children, his father died and his mother could not raise five children alone. Along with another brother, they both admitted to the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home. This did not stop him working his way through to Purdue University.


When growing up, Blue built up his physique to become a football player (he grew to six feet three inches tall). He not only played football, but he was also a fireman, railroad worker, coal miner, cowpuncher, ranch hand, circus rider, lumberjack, and finally, a day laborer at the studios of D. W. Griffith.


He had no theatrical experience when he came to the screen. In his first movie, The Birth of a Nation (1915), he was a stuntman and an extra in the movie. In his next movie, he starred in another small part in the movie, Intolerance (1916). Gradually moving to supporting roles for both D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, Blue earned his breakthrough role as Danton in Orphans of the Storm, starring sisters, Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish. Then he rose to stardom as a rugged romantic lead along with top leading actresses such as Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, and Norma Shearer. His most prolific female screen partner was Marie Prevost with whom he made several films in the mid 20s at Warner Brothers. Blue's finest silent screen performance was as the alcoholic doctor who finds paradise in MGM's White Shadows in the South Seas (1928). Blue became one of the few silent stars to survive the talkie revolution. However, he lost his investments in the stock market crash of 1929.


He rebuilt his career as a character actor, working until his retirement in 1954. One of his more memorable roles was the sheriff in Key Largo. He divorced his first wife in 1923 and married Tova Jansen in 1924. He had two children, Barbara Ann and Richard Monte. During the later part of his life, Monte Blue was an active Mason and the advance man for the Hamid-Morton Shrine Circus; while on business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he had a heart attack because of complications from influenza, dying at age 76.


Monte Blue has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6286 Hollywood Blvd.


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Filmography

All 220

Movies 211

TV Shows 9

Self 4

Director 3

Self (archive footage)
Hollywood My Home Town

Hollywood My Home Town (1965)

Movie
26 Men

26 Men (1957)

TV Show
The Adventures of Jim Bowie

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

TV Show
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955)

TV Show
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954)

TV Show
6
Geronimo
Apache

Apache (1954)

Movie
4
Sheriff
Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush

Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush (1954)

Movie
Uncle Will
The Last Posse

The Last Posse (1953)

Movie
Maxwell
Hangman's Knot

Hangman's Knot (1952)

Movie
ArchiveFootage
Trail of the Arrow

Trail of the Arrow (1952)

Movie
Mr. & Mrs. North

Mr. & Mrs. North (1952)

TV Show
Self
This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life (1952)

TV Show
Sheriff Hollister / Sheriff
Sky King

Sky King (1952)

TV Show
Lone Eagle
Rose of Cimarron

Rose of Cimarron (1952)

Movie
First Emigrant
Warpath

Warpath (1951)

Movie
Lt. Drake
The Sea Hornet

The Sea Hornet (1951)

Movie
John Sawyer
Gold Raiders

Gold Raiders (1951)

Movie
Jim Haverly
Snake River Desperadoes

Snake River Desperadoes (1951)

Movie
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951)

TV Show
Marshal Pete Coleman
Three Desperate Men

Three Desperate Men (1951)

Movie
Rice - Curry's Partner
So You Want to Hold Your Husband

So You Want to Hold Your Husband (1950)

Movie
The Sheriff
This Side of the Law

This Side of the Law (1950)

Movie
Chief Sagamore
The Iroquois Trail

The Iroquois Trail (1950)

Movie
Det. Sgt. Pluther (uncredited)
Backfire

Backfire (1950)

Movie
Police Chief Ramsey
The Blonde Bandit

The Blonde Bandit (1949)

Movie
Deacon Jones
The Big Wheel

The Big Wheel (1949)

Movie
Chief Hunter
Ranger of Cherokee Strip

Ranger of Cherokee Strip (1949)

Movie
Sheriff Stanton
The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger (1949)

TV Show
Gas Station Executive (uncredited)
The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead (1949)

Movie
US Marshal (uncredited)
Colorado Territory

Colorado Territory (1949)

Movie
Deputy Joe
The Younger Brothers

The Younger Brothers (1949)

Movie
Sheriff George
Homicide

Homicide (1949)

Movie
Capt. Jeffrey
South of St. Louis

South of St. Louis (1949)

Movie
6
Joe, Detective
Flaxy Martin

Flaxy Martin (1949)

Movie
Ben (uncredited)
Johnny Belinda

Johnny Belinda (1948)

Movie
Pete Nash
Two Guys from Texas

Two Guys from Texas (1948)

Movie
Sheriff Ben Wade
Key Largo

Key Largo (1948)

Movie
1
'Buck' Chevigee
Silver River

Silver River (1948)

Movie
The Policeman
Life with Father

Life with Father (1947)

Movie
Businessman with Hunter
The Unfaithful

The Unfaithful (1947)

Movie
2
Timberline
Cheyenne

Cheyenne (1947)

Movie
Norris - lake house caretaker
Possessed

Possessed (1947)

Movie
Horse Rancher (uncredited)
Stallion Road

Stallion Road (1947)

Movie
Governor Don Sebastian Fernando
Bells of San Fernando

Bells of San Fernando (1947)

Movie
Moving Man (uncredited)
Humoresque

Humoresque (1947)

Movie
Stage Manager (uncredited)
The Time, The Place and The Girl

The Time, The Place and The Girl (1946)

Movie
Policeman (uncredited)
Never Say Goodbye

Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Movie
The Colonel
So You Want to Play the Horses

So You Want to Play the Horses (1946)

Movie
Mike, Police Lieutenant
Shadow of a Woman

Shadow of a Woman (1946)

Movie
Broadcast Director (uncredited)
Two Guys from Milwaukee

Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)

Movie
Jailer
Cinderella Jones

Cinderella Jones (1946)

Movie
Cleve Andrews
San Antonio

San Antonio (1945)

Movie
Ned-U.S. Marshal
Frontier Days

Frontier Days (1945)

Movie
Policeman in Car
Danger Signal

Danger Signal (1945)

Movie
The Chef (uncredited)
The Horn Blows at Midnight

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Movie
Abdul Dhris
The Mask of Dimitrios

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

Movie
Brewster (uncredited)
Trial by Trigger

Trial by Trigger (1944)

Movie
Jean
Northern Pursuit

Northern Pursuit (1943)

Movie
6
Seaman (uncredited)
Action in the North Atlantic

Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Movie
Heckler (uncredited)
Mission to Moscow

Mission to Moscow (1943)

Movie
Jens Petersen
Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness (1943)

Movie
Scrappy O'Brien
Truck Busters

Truck Busters (1943)

Movie
American (uncredited)
Casablanca

Casablanca (1943)

Movie
6.75
Man in Audience (Uncredited)
The Hard Way

The Hard Way (1943)

Movie
Bit Role
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer

Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer (1943)

Movie
2.5
Gambler in 'Lucky Guy'
Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim (1942)

Movie
Kasim's Aide (uncredited)
Road to Morocco

Road to Morocco (1942)

Movie
4.56
Matthews, the undertaker (uncredited)
The Hidden Hand

The Hidden Hand (1942)

Movie
Doorman (uncredited)
I Married a Witch

I Married a Witch (1942)

Movie
Hugo Mehl
Secret Enemies

Secret Enemies (1942)

Movie
Dan Morton
Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific (1942)

Movie
Man #2, Hoyt City
The Great Man's Lady

The Great Man's Lady (1942)

Movie
Policeman at Union Hall (uncredited)
My Favorite Blonde

My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Movie
Flight Dispatcher
Klondike Fury

Klondike Fury (1942)

Movie
Policeman
The Remarkable Andrew

The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Movie
John Burke
North to the Klondike

North to the Klondike (1942)

Movie
Colonel
Pacific Blackout

Pacific Blackout (1941)

Movie
Hodge Mason
Law of the Timber

Law of the Timber (1941)

Movie
McAuliffe (uncredited)
New York Town

New York Town (1941)

Movie
Capt. Tom King Sr.
King of the Texas Rangers

King of the Texas Rangers (1941)

Movie
Sheriff Jordan
Bad Man of Deadwood

Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)

Movie
Jim Hayes
Sunset in Wyoming

Sunset in Wyoming (1941)

Movie
Rance Davis
Riders of Death Valley

Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Movie
Ben Mott
Scattergood Pulls the Strings

Scattergood Pulls the Strings (1941)

Movie
The Super
The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery (1941)

Movie
Pablo Slide Along
The Texas Rangers Ride Again

The Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)

Movie
Captain Norberg
Mystery Sea Raider

Mystery Sea Raider (1940)

Movie
Indian
North West Mounted Police

North West Mounted Police (1940)

Movie
Marshal Evans
Young Bill Hickok

Young Bill Hickok (1940)

Movie
High Priest (uncredited)
Road to Singapore

Road to Singapore (1940)

Movie
3
Train Passenger
Days of Jesse James

Days of Jesse James (1939)

Movie
Interpreter
Geronimo

Geronimo (1939)

Movie
Frank
Our Leading Citizen

Our Leading Citizen (1939)

Movie
Hammond
Port of Hate

Port of Hate (1939)

Movie
Lerdo de Tajada
Juarez

Juarez (1939)

Movie
Indian (uncredited)
Union Pacific

Union Pacific (1939)

Movie
Cherokee
Frontier Pony Express

Frontier Pony Express (1939)

Movie
Barlow
Dodge City

Dodge City (1939)

Movie
Sheriff Walker
Tom Sawyer, Detective

Tom Sawyer, Detective (1938)

Movie
Yellow Weasel
Hawk of the Wilderness

Hawk of the Wilderness (1938)

Movie
Captain Moran
Illegal Traffic

Illegal Traffic (1938)

Movie
Officer
King of Alcatraz

King of Alcatraz (1938)

Movie
Cap Folsom
The Mysterious Rider

The Mysterious Rider (1938)

Movie
Pilot (uncredited)
Touchdown, Army

Touchdown, Army (1938)

Movie
Charlie, alias Clint Houston
Rebellious Daughters

Rebellious Daughters (1938)

Movie
Mr. Cameron
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938)

Movie
Undetermined Role
Cocoanut Grove

Cocoanut Grove (1938)

Movie
Passenger (uncredited)
The Big Broadcast of 1938

The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

Movie
Self
Personality Parade

Personality Parade (1938)

Movie
Bart Hammond
Born to the West

Born to the West (1937)

Movie
Crone
Amateur Crook

Amateur Crook (1937)

Movie
Benjamin Arnold
Sky Racket

Sky Racket (1937)

Movie
Mate
Souls at Sea

Souls at Sea (1937)

Movie
Joe Stafford
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm

Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937)

Movie
Indian Jim
The Outcasts of Poker Flat

The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)

Movie
Baron Michael Karsten
Secret Agent X-9

Secret Agent X-9 (1937)

Movie
John Kent, Sr.
A Million to One

A Million to One (1936)

Movie
Duval, aka Chief Tavibo
Ride, Ranger, Ride

Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936)

Movie
Sheriff
Song of the Gringo

Song of the Gringo (1936)

Movie
Messenger
Mary of Scotland

Mary of Scotland (1936)

Movie
Bert McNamee
Prison Shadows

Prison Shadows (1936)

Movie
Unga Khan
Undersea Kingdom

Undersea Kingdom (1936)

Movie
Colonel Drummond
Treachery Rides the Range

Treachery Rides the Range (1936)

Movie
Chetley 'Chet' Kasedon
Desert Gold

Desert Gold (1936)

Movie
Clem Dillon
Nevada

Nevada (1935)

Movie
Guerd Larey
Wanderer of the Wasteland

Wanderer of the Wasteland (1935)

Movie
Mountie Larry Doyle
Trails of the Wild

Trails of the Wild (1935)

Movie
Pepite Le Joie
The Test

The Test (1935)

Movie
Fingerprint Expert
'G' Men

'G' Men (1935)

Movie
Dean Carter
Social Error

Social Error (1935)

Movie
Al Murray
On Probation

On Probation (1935)

Movie
Hamzulla Khan
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Movie
Jeff Kane
Student Tour

Student Tour (1934)

Movie
Kenneth Murdock
Wagon Wheels

Wagon Wheels (1934)

Movie
Jack Kells
The Last Round-up

The Last Round-up (1934)

Movie
Lt. Allen
Come On, Marines!

Come On, Marines! (1934)

Movie
Donald Thorne
Her Forgotten Past

Her Forgotten Past (1933)

Movie
John Brandt
The Intruder

The Intruder (1933)

Movie
Smiley
The Thundering Herd

The Thundering Herd (1933)

Movie
Tom Burke
Officer Thirteen

Officer Thirteen (1932)

Movie
Dick Martin
The Stoker

The Stoker (1932)

Movie
David Bruce
The Flood

The Flood (1931)

Movie
Dan Hogan
Those Who Dance

Those Who Dance (1930)

Movie
Dave Wade
Isle of Escape

Isle of Escape (1930)

Movie
Devlin
Tiger Rose

Tiger Rose (1929)

Movie
Condemned Man (segment 'Rifle Execution') (uncredited)
Show of Shows

Show of Shows (1929)

Movie
Joe Daley
Skin Deep

Skin Deep (1929)

Movie
Captain 'Happy' Smith
From Headquarters

From Headquarters (1929)

Movie
Monte Collins
No Defense

No Defense (1929)

Movie
Monte
The Greyhound Limited

The Greyhound Limited (1929)

Movie
Donald Overton
Conquest

Conquest (1928)

Movie
Dr. Matthew Lloyd
White Shadows in the South Seas

White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)

Movie
Hugh Clayton
Across the Atlantic

Across the Atlantic (1928)

Movie
Zac Harrison
Brass Knuckles

Brass Knuckles (1927)

Movie
Robert Emmett Hogan
One-Round Hogan

One-Round Hogan (1927)

Movie
Self
Life in Hollywood No. 4

Life in Hollywood No. 4 (1927)

Movie
Buchanan 'Specs' White
The Bush Leaguer

The Bush Leaguer (1927)

Movie
Dan Foster
The Black Diamond Express

The Black Diamond Express (1927)

Movie
John Wyncote
Bitter Apples

Bitter Apples (1927)

Movie
Martin 'Easy-Going' Sondes
The Brute

The Brute (1927)

Movie
Barry Baline
Wolf's Clothing

Wolf's Clothing (1927)

Movie
Monte
Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific (1926)

Movie
Dr. Paul Giraud
So This Is Paris

So This Is Paris (1926)

Movie
Dick Lambert
Other Women's Husbands

Other Women's Husbands (1926)

Movie
Geoffrey West
The Man Upstairs

The Man Upstairs (1926)

Movie
Lefty O'Brien
Hogan's Alley

Hogan's Alley (1925)

Movie
Al Jones
Red Hot Tires

Red Hot Tires (1925)

Movie
Bob Wilson / Bob Snobson
The Limited Mail

The Limited Mail (1925)

Movie
Gaston Fleury
Kiss Me Again

Kiss Me Again (1925)

Movie
Peter Graham
Recompense

Recompense (1925)

Movie
Lewis Dike
The Dark Swan

The Dark Swan (1924)

Movie
Jean Gaspard Deburau
The Lover of Camille

The Lover of Camille (1924)

Movie
Bob Hilton
Her Marriage Vow

Her Marriage Vow (1924)

Movie
Charles Carpenter
Being Respectable

Being Respectable (1924)

Movie
Paul Granville
Revelation

Revelation (1924)

Movie
Kent Merrill
Daughters of Pleasure

Daughters of Pleasure (1924)

Movie
Ernest Todd
How to Educate a Wife

How to Educate a Wife (1924)

Movie
Owen Burke / Jerry Brent
Mademoiselle Midnight

Mademoiselle Midnight (1924)

Movie
Dr. Franz Braun
The Marriage Circle

The Marriage Circle (1924)

Movie
Captain Dan stover
Loving Lies

Loving Lies (1924)

Movie
Stephen Winship
Lucretia Lombard

Lucretia Lombard (1923)

Movie
Jack Fenton
Defying Destiny

Defying Destiny (1923)

Movie
Edgar Prentice, aka Edgar Craig
The Purple Highway

The Purple Highway (1923)

Movie
Dr. Will Kennicott
Main Street

Main Street (1923)

Movie
Philip Baldwin
Brass

Brass (1923)

Movie
Tom Darcy
Broadway Rose

Broadway Rose (1922)

Movie
Richard Goodloe
My Old Kentucky Home

My Old Kentucky Home (1922)

Movie
Elmer Harmon
Peacock Alley

Peacock Alley (1922)

Movie
Danton
Orphans of the Storm

Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Movie
2.67
Abner Elliott
The Affairs of Anatol

The Affairs of Anatol (1921)

Movie
Ted Musgrove
Moonlight and Honeysuckle

Moonlight and Honeysuckle (1921)

Movie
Tommy Dawes
A Broken Doll

A Broken Doll (1921)

Movie
Wally Griggs
A Perfect Crime

A Perfect Crime (1921)

Movie
Jim Dirk
Something to Think About

Something to Think About (1920)

Movie
Bayard Kip
The 13th Commandment

The 13th Commandment (1920)

Movie
Love
Everywoman

Everywoman (1919)

Movie
Billy Lounsberry
Too Much Johnson

Too Much Johnson (1919)

Movie
Harry Atteridge
Romance and Arabella

Romance and Arabella (1919)

Movie
Happy
The Squaw Man

The Squaw Man (1918)

Movie
Juan
The Romance of Tarzan

The Romance of Tarzan (1918)

Movie
'The Killer' Jed
Riders of the Night

Riders of the Night (1918)

Movie
(uncredited)
The Goddess of Lost Lake

The Goddess of Lost Lake (1918)

Movie
Mayme's army boyfriend
100% American

100% American (1918)

Movie
Pvt. Vibbard
Johanna Enlists

Johanna Enlists (1918)

Movie
American Doughboy
Till I Come Back to You

Till I Come Back to You (1918)

Movie
Hands Up

Hands Up (1918)

Movie
Pedro Lupo
The Only Road

The Only Road (1918)

Movie
Mexican Joe Dominguez
M'Liss

M'Liss (1918)

Movie
Slim Carter
The Man from Painted Post

The Man from Painted Post (1917)

Movie
One of Wild Bill's Men (Uncredited)
Wild and Woolly

Wild and Woolly (1917)

Movie
Dan Tracy
Hands Up!

Hands Up! (1917)

Movie
Victor Gilpin
Betsy's Burglar

Betsy's Burglar (1917)

Movie
Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
The Matrimaniac

The Matrimaniac (1916)

Movie
Jud
The Microscope Mystery

The Microscope Mystery (1916)

Movie
Peasant
The Vagabond Prince

The Vagabond Prince (1916)

Movie
The Strike Leader / Second Assistant Director
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Movie
6
Bartender (uncredited)
The Devil's Needle

The Devil's Needle (1916)

Movie
Defender of the Alamo
Martyrs of the Alamo

Martyrs of the Alamo (1915)

Movie
Bohemian
Ghosts

Ghosts (1915)

Movie
Stunts / Assistant Director
The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Movie
3

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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1887-01-10

Deathday
1963-02-18 (76 years old)

Place of birth
Indianapolis, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
G.M. Blue, Gerard Montgomery "Monte" Blue, Gerard Montgomery Blue

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


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