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John McIntire Overview:

Character actor, John McIntire, was born John Herrick McIntire on Jun 27, 1907 in Spokane, WA. McIntire died at the age of 83 on Jan 30, 1991 in Pasadena, CA .


John McIntire was a dark-haired American actor with tightly concentrated features -- a taller, thinner-faced version of Barry Fitzgerald. He looked as if he ought to be wearing rimless spectacles even when he wasn't, and could play wily villains and caring professional men with equal facility (1947, Call Northside 777; 1950, The Asphalt Jungle; 1960, Elmer Gantry). McIntire often didn't get the billing he deserved during his 1950's stay in Hollywood and was largely lost to long-running western series on TV after 1961. He was married to actress Jeanette Nolan from 1935 until his death in 1991. Actor Tim McIntire is their son. 

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Maj. Frazer: I'm *ordering* you to volunteer to go with McCabe and meet with Quanah Parker.
First Lt. Jim Gary: Well, uh, what about the treaty? The department's orders?
Maj. Frazer: They can scarcely apply to a deserter out of uniform. If you *don't* return, that's exactly what'll show on your record.
First Lt. Jim Gary: If I don't return, sir, it won't make much difference *what* shows on my record. When am I ordered to desert, sir?
Maj. Frazer: I don't know what you're talking about. Get out of here.

Al Sieber: It looks like he called the war off.
Lt. Col. Beck: Then why are you looking so glum about?
Al Sieber: I'm getting old, I guess. This is the only war we had. And we ain't likely to find another.

Dutch Henry Brown: What happened at the Little Big Horn?
Joe Lamont: Haven't you heard? Sioux jumped Custer - wiped out his whole command. Yes sir, it's getting to be mighty tough country to travel... without a gun.

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Father, with actress Jeanette Nolan, of actors Tim McIntire and Holly McIntire.

Met and married Jeanette Nolan in 1935 while appearing together on radio. They went on to play roles on film and TV usually older than they were.

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