Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1909-08-14 · Deathday: 1997-04-26 (87 years old) · Place of Birth: Joplin, Missouri, USA
43 Movies · 18 TV shows
Also Known As: James Alexander Bliedung
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John Beal (born James Alexander Bliedung, August 13, 1909 – April 26, 1997) was an American actor.
Beal was married to actress Helen Craig for 52 years until her death in 1986. They had two daughters, Theodora Emily and Tandy Johanna.
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A young man with a promising future in law is namedMitch McDeere. He was about to take his Bar exam when he was approached by 'The Firm' and offered a job. He is completely oblivious to the more sinis...
1 TV show
In 1960, a group of kids known as the "The Losers' Club" fight an evil demon who is dressed as a clown. When the demon comes back to their hometown, they will be able to stop it once and for all.
To debunk the Amityville house's infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as s...
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The Adams Chronicles
PBS aired a thirteen-episode miniseries called The Adams Chronicles in 1976 to commemorate the American bicentennial.
The House That Cried Murder
Neurotic and newlywed Barbara finds her husband in bed with his old flame, Eva. Robin doesn't get mad — she gets even. Using funds supplied by her wealthy father, the scorned bride turns the couple's ...
2 TV shows
The Streets of San Francisco
Two police officers, the older Lt. Stone and the young upstart Inspector Keller, investigate murders and other serious crimes in San Francisco. Stone would become a second father to Keller as he learn...
During the Great Depression and World War II, the Walton family lived in a rural Virginia community.
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Another World is an American television soap opera that ran on NBC for 35 years from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. Set in the fictional town of Bay City, the show in its early years opens with announc...
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The Lieutenant is an American television series, the first created by Gene Roddenberry. It aired on NBC on Saturday evenings in the 1963–1964 television schedule. It was produced by Arena Productions,...
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One Step Beyond
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond is an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series ran for three seasons on ABC from January 1959 to July 1961.
The Sound and the Fury
Drama focusing on a family of Southern aristocrats who are trying to deal with the dissolution of their clan and the loss of its reputation, faith, fortunes and respect.
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An anthology series that explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who ins...
Twelve Angry Men
Twelve Angry Men is a 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose for the Studio One anthology television series. Initially staged as a CBS live production on 20 September 1954, the drama was later rewritten for t...
New Faces was a musical revue with songs and comedy skits tied together by a quirky plot. It ran on Broadway for nearly a year in 1952 and was then made into a motion picture in 1954. It helped jump s...
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Letter to Loretta
Letter to Loretta is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes. The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the le...
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Rel...
Remains to Be Seen
A singer and her apartment manager get mixed up in a creepy Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.
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Omnibus is an American, commercially sponsored, educational television series.
A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience. One of the most influential situation comedy television series in American history.
My Six Convicts
A psychologist takes on the daunting task of getting into the mind of prisoners. He must gain the trust and cooperation from a group of men who have no reason to help him and who might enjoy killing h...
2 TV shows
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The t...
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
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Robert Montgomery Presents
Robert Montgomery Presents is an American dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, ...
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Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions ...
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to kno...
Song of Surrender
In 1906 in Connecticut, Elisha Hunt, the 55-year-old curator of a small government museum, marries Abigail, the 19-year-old daughter of a local farmer. In addition to the differences in their ages in ...
A promising young composer is tempted away from his devoted wife by a fortune-seeking woman who cares more for his prospects than for him.
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So Dear to My Heart
The story of a man who wanted to raise a champion lamb. The dream of showing Danny at the fair must overcome Granny's obstinate objections. Uncle Hiram is the boy's trusted advisor.
The Philco Television Playhouse
The Philco Television Playhouse is an American anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the series was sponsored by Philco. It was one of the most respe...
An American radio–television anthology series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC.
Photographic Intelligence for Bombardment Aviation
When naval Lieutenant Phil Bowen encounters his friend, Air Forces Captain Grover, he inquires as to what Grover's aerial reconnaissance team is doing to protect ships from attack by submarine. Grover...
Edge of Darkness
The local doctor and his family are the focus of the movie. Ruth Gordon, the doctor's wife, wants to ignore the occupiers and keep the pretense of gracious living. Martin Stensgard would prefer to sta...
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
Ralph Bellamy makes the third of four appearances as "master detective" Ellery Queen in Columbia's Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime. The principal villain is crooked stockbroker John Mathews (Dougla...
Doctors Don't Tell
Dr. Ralph Snyder and Dr. Frank Blake open an office together but soon split over a rivalry for nightclub singer Diana Wayne and a difference over ethics.
The Great Commandment
Portrays the conversion to Christianity of a young Zealot, Joel, and the Roman soldier Longinus through the teachings of Jesus in his Parable of the Good Samaritan.
The Cat and the Canary
Cyrus Norman's will will be read out to his six relatives, including Joyce Norman and Wally Campbell. Six people meet at Norman's New Orleans Gothic mansion, organized by Crosby. Someone will be dead ...
The Arkansas Traveler
The Arkansas Traveler, an itinerant printer, returns to a small town to help save The Daily Record, a newspaper started by Mr. Allen, an old friend who is now deceased.
I Am the Law
With the aid of his former law students, a professor-turned-prosecutor battles corruption and organized crime.
Port of Seven Seas
In the French port of Marseille, a young woman named Madelon is in love with a young sailor, Marius. Discovering she is pregnant after Marius sets out to sea for several years, she marries another man...
A bohemian free spirit helps meek Waldo win back his fiancée and falls in love with her over-controlling sister in the process.
The spoiled, hard-partying son of a senator runs away from home after being reprimanded by his father, finds himself down-on-his luck in a tiny western town, and is rehabilitated through the friendshi...
An alcoholic woman was charged and tried for murder and a young defense attorney, unaware that she is his mother, takes the assignment to defend her in court.
An explosives carrier at an oil field falls in love with a colleague's daughter.
We Who Are About to Die
John Thompson is kidnapped by mobsters after quitting his job. Then he is arrested, tried, and sentenced to death for murders they committed. A suspicious detective thinks he is innocent and works to ...
Beg, Borrow or Steal
We find con-man Ingraham Steward living by his wits by steering wealthy Paris visitors to sellers of fake paintings and other assorted dodges. He and his wife, Agatha, have been separated for 15 years...
The Man Who Found Himself
Young Jim Stanton is a conscientious surgeon, but spends too many off-duty hours pursuing his passion for aviation to suit his stuffy father. When it is discovered that a passenger killed in a plane t...
Break of Hearts
Constance, a poor, but aspiring composer, meets the great conductor, Franz, through their old music teacher. They fall in love, despite Constance knowing about Franz's weakness for pretty women.
A romance between two young lovers is complicated by their prohibitive parents.
In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.
The Little Minister
The proper Rev. is the stoic. A priest assigned to a church in a small Scottish village falls in love with a member of the congregation. A village-wide scandal soon erupts over the minister's relation...
Hat, Coat and Glove
A prominent New York attorney defends his estranged wife's lover, who's been charged with the murder of a model in Greenwich Village.