Richard Dix Movies List

Richard Dix
Richard Dix
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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Actor Richard Dix Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 32 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 32 movies
The Thirteenth Hour
The Thirteenth Hour ( English )
Artist: Richard Dix , Karen Morley , John Kellogg , Jim Bannon , Regis Toomey
Director: William Clemens
Release date: 06-02-1947
Secret of the Whistler
Artist: Richard Dix , Leslie Brooks , Michael Duane , Mary Currier , Mona Barrie
Director: George Sherman
Release date: 07-11-1946
Mysterious Intruder
Mysterious Intruder ( English )
Artist: Richard Dix , Barton MacLane , Nina Vale , Regis Toomey , Helen Mowery
Director: William Castle , Carl Hiecke
Music Director: Jack Haynes , J.S. Westmoreland
Release date: 11-04-1946
Voice of the Whistler
Voice of the Whistler ( English )
Director: William Castle , Chris Beute
Release date: 30-10-1945
The Power of the Whistler
Artist: Richard Dix , Janis Carter , Jeff Donnell , Loren Tindall , Tala Birell
Director: Lew Landers
Music Director: Paul Sawtell
Release date: 19-04-1945
The Mark of the Whistler
Artist: Richard Dix , Janis Carter , Porter Hall , John Calvert , Matt Willis
Director: William Castle
Release date: 09-10-1944
The Whistler
The Whistler ( English )
Director: William Castle , Richard Monroe
Music Director: René Garriguenc , Lucien Moraweck , Hugh McDowell Jr.
Release date: 30-03-1944
The Ghost Ship
The Ghost Ship ( English )
Artist: Richard Dix , Russell Wade , Edith Barrett , Ben Bard , Edmund Glover
Director: Mark Robson
Music Director: Roy Webb
Release date: 24-12-1943
Top Man
Top Man ( English )
Director: Jr.
Release date: 17-09-1943
The Kansan
The Kansan ( English )
Artist: Richard Dix , Jane Wyatt , Albert Dekker , Eugene Pallette , Victor Jory
Director: George Archainbaud
Release date: 10-09-1943
Showing 1 to 10 of 32 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 32 movies

Richard Dix Biography

Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays. At 6' 0" and 180 pounds, Dix excelled in sports, especially football and baseball. These skills would serve him well in the vigorous film roles he would go on to play. After a year at the University of Minnesota he took a position at a bank, spending his evenings training for the stage. His professional start was with a local stock company, and this led to similar work in New York. The death of his father left him with a mother and sister to support. He went to Los Angeles, became leading man for the Morosco Stock Company and his success there got him a contract with Paramount Pictures. His rugged good looks and dark features made him a popular player in westerns. His athletic ability led to his starring role in Paramount's Warming Up (1928), a baseball story and also the studio's first feature with synchronized score and sound effects. His deep voice and commanding presence were perfectly suited for the talkies, and he was signed by RKO Radio Pictures in 1929, scoring an early triumph in the all-talking mystery drama, Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929). In 1931 he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his masterful performance in Cimarron (1931), winner of the Best Picture Oscar that year. Throughout the 1930s Dix would be a big box-office draw at RKO, appearing in mystery thrillers, potboilers, westerns and programmers. He appeared in the "Whistler" series of mystery films at Columbia in the mid-40s. He retired from films in 1947. He first married Winifred Coe on October 20, 1931, had a daughter, Martha Mary Ellen, then divorced in 1933. He then married Virginia Webster on June 29, 1934. They had twin boys, Richard Jr. and Robert Dix and an adopted daughter, Sara Sue. Richard Dix the actor, died at age 56 on September 20, 1949.

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