Biography and 15 best films of the great actor..Richard Boone



15.Rio Conchos

Jim Brown, Edmond O’Brien

Released: 1964

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Rio Conchos is a 1964 Cinemascope Western starring Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Tony Franciosa, Edmond O’Brien, and in his motion picture debut, Jim Brown, based on Clair..

14.Man on a Tightrope

Fredric March, Gloria Grahame

Released: 1953

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Man on a Tightrope is a 1953 American film directed by Elia Kazan, starring Fredric March, Terry Moore and Gloria Grahame. It was entered into the 3rd Berlin International Film Festival. The..

13.The Shootist

John Wayne, Lauren Bacall

Released: 1976

Directed by: Don Siegel

The Shootist is a 1976 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role, about a gunfighter who spends his last days looking for a way to stop with the least..

12.The Night of the Following Day

Marlon Brando, Rita Moreno

Released: 1968

Directed by: Hubert Cornfield

The Night of the Following Day is a 1968 film starring Marlon Brando and Richard Boone. Filmed in France, around Le Touquet it tells the story of a kidnapped heiress being held hostage in a..

11.Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

Rock Hudson, Robert Wagner

Released: 1953

Directed by: Robert D. Webb

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. The screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides was inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The..

10.The Last Dinosaur

Joan Van Ark, Richard Boone

Released: 1977

Directed by: Alex Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani

The Last Dinosaur is a Japanese/American tokusatsu co-production, co-directed by Alexander Grasshoff and Shusei Kotani, billed as Tom Kotani, and co-produced by Japan’s Tsuburaya..

9.The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke

Released: 1951

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

The Desert Fox is a 1951 biographical film about Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the later stages of World War II. It stars James Mason in the title role, was directed by Henry Hathaway..

8.Red Skies of Montana

Charles Bronson, Richard Widmark

Released: 1952

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Red Skies of Montana is a 1952 adventure drama in which Richard Widmark stars as a smokejumper who attempts to save his crew while being overrun by a forest fire, not only to..

7.I Bury the Living

Barbara Steele, Theodore Bikel

Released: 1958

Directed by: Albert Band

I Bury the Living is a horror film directed by famed B-movie director Albert Band, father of Charles Band, and starring Richard Boone and Theodore Bikel…

6.Halls of Montezuma

Robert Wagner, Jack Palance

Released: 1950

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Halls of Montezuma is a 1951 World War II war film starring Richard Widmark, Richard Boone, Jack Palance, and Karl Malden. The film, which is about U.S. Marines fighting on a Japanese-..

5.The Tall T

Maureen O’Sullivan, Randolph Scott

Released: 1957

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

The Tall T is a 1957 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, and Maureen O’Sullivan. Adapted by Burt Kennedy from the short story..

4.Star in the Dust

Clint Eastwood, Harry Morgan

Directed by: Charles F. Haas

Star in the Dust is a 1956 American western film made by Universal-International and starring John Agar, Mamie Van Doren, and Richard Boone. In the town of Gunlock, sheriff Bill Jorden is..

3.Winter Kills

Elizabeth Taylor, Jeff Bridges

Released: 1979

Directed by: William Richert

This film is a 1979 film, directed by William Richert, based on the novel by Richard Condon. Its cast includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Richard Boone, Toshirō..

2.Big Jake

John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara

Released: 1971

Directed by: George Sherman

Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, produced by Michael Wayne, edited by Harry Gerstad, starring John Wayne, Richard Boone…
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Paul Newman, Martin Balsam

Released: 1967

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Hombre is a 1967 revisionist western film directed by Martin Ritt, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and starring Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone.


Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for the TV series


Boone was born in Los Angeles, California, the middle child of Cecile (née Beckerman) and Kirk E. Boone, a corporate lawyer. His father was a descendant of s Bonne, brother to frontiersman Daniel Boone. His mother was Jewish, the daughter of immigrants from Russia.

Richard Boone graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale, California. He attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he was a member of TI HX fraternity. He dropped out prior to graduation and went to work in oil-rigging, bartending, painting, and writing. He joined the United States Navy in 1941 and served on three ships in the Pacific during World War II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnanceman, enlisted Naval Aircrewman and tail gunner on Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers.


In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine officer in Milestone’s Halls of Montezuma. In 1953, he played P. P in the first CINEMAS film released, The Robe. He had only one scene in the film, in which he gives instructions to Richard Burton, who plays the centurion ordered to crucify Christ. When he was ordered to appear in another film for Fox made at the same time as The Robe, he ended his contract with the studio.

During the filming of Halls of Montezuma he befriended Jack Webb, who was then producing and starring in Dragnet, whose writer was preparing a series about a doctor for NBC. From 1954–56, Boone became a familiar face in the lead role of that MEDICAL DRAMA, titled Medic, receiving in 1955 an Emmy nomination for Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series. While on Medic, he also guest-starred as the character Everett Brayer on NBC’s Frontier anthology series, in the episode “The Salt War”. He appeared in the 1954 Dragnet film based on Webb’s series.

Personal life

Boone was married three times: to Jane Hopper (1937–1940), Mimi Kelly (1949–1950), and Claire McAloon (from 1951 until his death). His son with Claire McAloon, Peter, worked as a child actor in several of his father’s Have Gun – Will Travel television shows.

Richard Boone moved to St. Augustine, Florida, from Hawaii in 1970 and worked with the annual local production of Croos an sw., when he was not acting on television or in movies, until shortly before his death in 1981. In the last year of his life, Boone was appointed Florida’s cultural ambassador. During the 1970s, he wrote a newspaper column for the St. Augustine Record called “It Seems To Me”. He also gave acting lectures at Flagler College in 1972–1973. In his final role, Boone played Commodore Matthew C. Perry in the Bushido blade.


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