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  • BIRTH 25/02/1891
  • DEATH 27/12/1957
  • Country United States
  • MOVIES 28

Al Bridge

Al Bridge was an American character actor, a fixture both in Westerns and in the comedies of Preston Sturges.

Although frequently billed as Alan Bridge, he was born Alfred Morton Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1891 (not as Alford Bridge in 1890, as his tombstone erroneously states).

Following service as a corporal in the U.S. Army infantry in the first World War, Bridge joined a theatrical troupe. He dabbled in writing and in 1930 sold a script to a short film, Her Hired Husband (1930). He followed this with a B-Western script, God's Country and the Man (1931), in which he made his film debut as an actor.

For the next quarter century, he managed the atypical achievement of maintaining a career in both B-Westerns and in bigger dramatic and comedy features. Ten films for director Preston Sturges represent probably his most familiar contribution to Hollywood history. Bridge also appeared frequently on television until his death in 1957 at 66.

Al Bridge

Movies (28)

Sullivan's Travels
Sullivan's Travels
The Mister
I Married a Witch
I Married a Witch
Second Prison Guard (uncredited)
The Palm Beach Story
The Palm Beach Story
Conductor
The Talk of the Town
The Talk of the Town
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera
Immigration Inspector (uncredited)
Blonde Venus
Blonde Venus
Bouncer (uncredited)
Blue Montana Skies
Blue Montana Skies
Marshal
Jezebel
Jezebel
New Orleans Sheriff (uncredited)
Dead End
Dead End
Policeman in Drina's Apartment (Uncredited)
We're Not Married!
We're Not Married!
Detective Magnus (uncredited)
The Kid's Last Ride
The Kid's Last Ride
Bob Harmon / Jim Breeden
Million Dollar Legs
Million Dollar Legs
Secret Emissary #3 (uncredited)
The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
Ship's Captain
Springtime in the Rockies
Springtime in the Rockies
Briggs
Dark Command
Dark Command
Slave Trader
She Wouldn't Say Yes
She Wouldn't Say Yes
Conductor (uncredited)
The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
Motor Cop (uncredited)
Down to Earth
Down to Earth
Police Captain (uncredited)
The Phantom Creeps
The Phantom Creeps
White Rose Sailor
Gallant Defender
Gallant Defender
Salty Smith
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes
Dawson (uncredited)
Borderland
Borderland
Dandy Morgan
Jubilee Trail
Jubilee Trail
Mr. Turner (uncredited)
Thunderhead - Son of Flicka
Thunderhead - Son of Flicka
Dr. Hicks
Silver River
Silver River
Sam Slade
Honolulu Lu
Honolulu Lu
Shooting Gallery Proprietor
Christmas in July
Christmas in July
Mr. Hillbeiner
Woman Chases Man
Woman Chases Man
Process Server (uncredited)