John Carradine

Biography: Son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon. Grew up in Peekskill and Kingston NY. Attended Christ Church School, and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture. Roamed the South selling sketches. Made acting debut in Camille in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. Arrived in Los Angeles in 1927, worked in local theatre. Applied as scenic designer to Cecil B. DeMille, who rejected his designs but gave him voice work in several films. Debuted on film in Tol'able David (1930), billed as Peter Richmond. Protege and close friend of John Barrymore. Extremely prolific movie character actor, while simultaneously maintaining a stage career in classic leading roles such as Hamlet and Malvolio. Typed in later years as horror star. Member of the "John Ford Stock Company."

John Carradine's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 95 The Grapes of Wrath
Lowest Metascore: 58 Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
58 Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen Jul 29, 2005 Cast tbd
83 Johnny Guitar (re-release) Aug 15, 2003 Old Tom 8.0
76 The Secret of NIMH Jul 16, 1982 Great Owl 8.7
68 The Howling Apr 10, 1981 Erle Kenton tbd
66 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask Aug 6, 1972 Doctor Bernardo tbd
61 Boxcar Bertha Jun 14, 1972 H. Buckram Sartoris tbd
94 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Apr 22, 1962 Maj. Cassius Starbuckle 8.0
95 The Grapes of Wrath Mar 15, 1940 Jim Casy 9.6