Chester Morris Overview:

Actor, Chester Morris, was born John Chester Brooks Morris on Feb 16, 1901 in New York City, NY. Morris died at the age of 69 on Sep 11, 1970 in New Hope, Pennsylvania and was cremated and his ashes scattered in unknown location.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Morris was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best ActorAlibi (1929)No. 1065, Chick WilliamsNominated
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Blondie Johnson (1933) with Joan Blondell and

By Orson De Welles on Oct 1, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Here she is…Miss Public Enemy No. 1! Though acclaimed by most at the film that catapulted star Joan Blondell to the national scene, Blondie Johnson is at best an average movie. Though billed as the next entry in Warner Brothers? long line of gangster classics and containing hints a... Read full article


Warner Archive: Lucille Ball and in John Farrow's Five Came Back (1939)

By KC on Jul 9, 2015 From Classic Movies

Twelve people take a flight to Panama City, but as the title warns, Five Came Back. While there is great tension as to who makes that return journey, it is the interactions among a strong cast of characters, and economical, skillful direction by John Farrow that make this recent release from Warner ... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Boston Blackie Born! (2)

By C. S. Williams on Feb 16, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Although there were no official nominations for the second Academy Awards, (born February 16th; 1901-1970) was under consideration for his performance in Alibi, 1929, but his true claim to fame came through ?Boston Blackie, a character made popular by writer Jack Boyle in 1914. Morris... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Boston Blackie Born!

By C. S. Williams on Feb 16, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Although there were no official nominations for the second Academy Awards, (born February 16th; 1901-1970) was under consideration for his performance in Alibi, 1929, but his true claim to fame came through ?Boston Blackie, a character made popular by writer Jack Boyle in 1914. Morris... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Boston Blackie Born!

By C. S. Williams on Feb 16, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Although there were no official nominations for the second Academy Awards, (born February 16th; 1901-1970) was under consideration for his performance in Alibi, 1929, but his true claim to fame came through ?Boston Blackie, a character made popular by writer Jack Boyle in 1914. Morris... Read full article


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Chester Morris Quotes:

Detective Jones: Hey, what type of joint is this?
Detective Anderson: Who are you?
Detective Jones: Who am I? Who do you think I am? W.T. Jones. Super-sleuth of Oakdale County.


Inspector Farraday: I wouldn't trust you as far as I could throw one of those statues.
Boston Blackie: Those lousy cigars you smoke are ruining your wind.


Cornelia van Gorder: [Anderson picks up a gun after Fleming is killed] Why that's my revolver!
Detective Anderson: [inspects it] One shot fired.
Cornelia van Gorder: I fired that shot myself last night.
Detective Anderson: Nice try, Miss Van Gorder, but I'm placing your niece under arrest for the murder of Courtleigh Fleming.
Cornelia van Gorder: You can't arrest her without a coroner's verdict, and you'll have to wait on Dr. Vanrees for that.
Detective Anderson: Miss Van Gorder, when I find a need to make an arrest, I'll make it! And I won't wait for any coroner's verdict.


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Chester Morris Facts
Brother of actor Adrian Morris and writer Gordon Morris.

His younger of two sons, Kenton Morris, tragically died at age 61 on September 11, 2008, while piloting a private plane.

Starred as the title character on NBC Radio's "Boston Blackie" (1944).

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