John Dierkes Movies List

John Dierkes
John Dierkes
Cincinnati - Ohio - USA

Actor John Dierkes Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 20 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 20 movies
Johnny Cool
Johnny Cool ( English )
Director: Katharine Bard
Release date: 01-10-1963
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
Director: Roger Corman
Music Director: Les Baxter
Release date: 18-09-1963
The Haunted Palace
The Haunted Palace ( English )
Director: H.P. Lovecraft
Music Director: Roger Corman
Release date: 28-08-1963
The Raven
The Raven ( English )
Artist: Vincent Price , Peter Lorre , Boris Karloff , Hazel Court , Olive Sturgess
Director: Roger Corman
Music Director: Les Baxter , Gene Corso , Eve Newman
Release date: 25-01-1963
The Premature Burial
The Premature Burial ( English )
Music Director: Ronald Stein
Release date: 07-03-1962
The Comancheros
The Comancheros ( English )
Director: Michael Curtiz , John Wayne
Music Director: Elmer Bernstein
Release date: 30-10-1961
The Alamo
The Alamo ( English )
Director: John Wayne
Music Director: Dimitri Tiomkin
Release date: 24-10-1960
The Hanging Tree
The Hanging Tree ( English )
Director: Delmer Daves , Russell Llewellyn
Music Director: Max Steiner , Mack David , Jerry Livingston , Stanley Jones , Murray Cutter
Release date: 13-03-1959
The Buccaneer
The Buccaneer ( English )
Music Director: Elmer Bernstein
Release date: 11-12-1958
The Left Handed Gun
The Left Handed Gun ( English )
Director: Arthur Penn
Music Director: Alexander Courage
Release date: 07-05-1958
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Showing 1 to 10 of 20 movies

John Dierkes Biography

Dierkes was born on February 10, 1905 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Brown University and subsequently went to work as an economist for the United States Department of State. In 1941 he joined the Red Cross and served in the Britain duringWorld War II. There he met director John Huston who recommended that he try Hollywood after the war. Instead, Dierkes went to work for the U.S. Treasury Department which coincidentally sent him to Hollywood to function as technical advisor for the film To the Ends of the Earth (1948). Because of his appearance and very tall frame (6 feet, 6 inches), Dierkes enjoyed a long career as a character actor, often portraying villains or soldiers. In the 1953 film Shane, Dierkes portrays villain Morgan Ryker, who is the last man shot by the title character, Shane, in the final bar room shootout. One of his more memorable scenes is in the 1960 film, The Alamo. Dierkes portrays a Tennessean named Jocko, who is torn between leaving before the attack to care for his blind wife, or staying to support the Texans' cause. Understanding that if Jocko stays to fight she will likely be widowed, Jocko's wife coaxes him to stay and defend the fort, despite her disability. Dierkes died in 1975 of emphesyma and was survived by his wife Cynthia, two sons, and two daughters.

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Daniel Haller
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