Harry Carey

Harry Carey
Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York University, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J. Walker. After a boating accident which led to pneumonia, Carey wrote a play while recuperating and toured the country in it for three years, earning a great deal of money, all of which evaporated after his next play was a failure. In 1911, his friend Henry B. Walthall introduced him to director D.W. Griffith, for whom Carey was to make many films. Carey married twice, the second time to actress Olive Fuller Golden (aka Olive Carey, who introduced him to future director John Ford. Carey influenced Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle to use Ford as a director, and a partnership was born that lasted until a rift in the friendship in 1921. During this time, Carey grew into one of the most popular Western stars of the early motion picture, occasionally writing and directing films as well. In the '30s he moved slowly into character roles and was nominated for an Oscar for one of them, the President of the Senate in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). He worked once more with Ford, in The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), and appeared once with his son, Harry Carey Jr., in Howard Hawks's Red River (1948). He died after a protracted bout with emphysema and cancer. Ford dedicated his remake of 3 Godfathers (1948) "To Harry Carey--Bright Star Of The Early Western Sky."
Name Harry Carey
Also Known As Henry DeWitt Carey II, H.D. Carey, Harry D. Carey, Harry Carey Sr.
Birthday 1878-01-16
Deathday 1947-09-21
Gender Male
IMDB Harry Carey profile on IMDB
Place of Birth The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
As: President of the Sen
1939-10-19
Mr. Smith Goes to Wa...
As: Mr. Melville
1948-08-26
Red River...
As: George Vale Melton
1940-05-10
Beyond Tomorrow...
As: Lem Smoot
1946-12-31
Duel in the Sun...
As: Professor John C. Wa
1944-09-06
The Great Moment...
As: Snapper's Sidekick
1912-10-31
The Musketeers of Pi...
As: Doctor Ben Saunders
1941-12-19
Among the Living...
As: Daniel Howitt
1941-07-18
The Shepherd of the ...
As: Captain of the Willi
1937-09-03
Souls at Sea...
As: Al Dextry
1942-05-08
The Spoilers...
As: Crew Chief
1943-03-20
Air Force...
As: Jerome Morris
1938-06-03
You and Me...
As: Silver Jackson
1937-05-29
Kid Galahad...
As: Aloysius 'Trader' Ho
1931-05-23
Trader Horn...
As: Dewey
1941-10-31
Sundown...
As: Commandant
1936-02-28
The Prisoner of Shar...
As: The Doctor
1940-10-19
They Knew What They ...
As: Pete Marlan
1932-01-02
Without Honors...
As: Doc J. Reid
1947-04-25
The Sea of Grass...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1917-12-24
Bucking Broadway...
As: The Safe Cracker
1912-09-09
An Unseen Enemy...
As: Ed Brandt
1932-03-01
Law and Order...
As: Col. Cornelius Stock
1938-07-22
Sky Giant...
As: Captain Glennan
1938-09-30
King of Alcatraz...
As: Sen. Nash
1936-11-17
The Accusing Finger...
As: Head Judge at County
1948-11-29
So Dear to My Heart...
As: 'Happy' Cardigan
1931-06-01
The Vanishing Legion...
As: Hawkeye
1932-05-17
The Last of the Mohi...
As: Jim Gray
1932-04-03
Border Devils...
As: William 'Bill' Barke
1938-11-18
The Law West of Tomb...
As: Cheyenne Harry Morga
1936-02-15
Ghost Town...
As: Clark Spraque
1933-03-01
Buffalo Stampede...
As: John Brown / Jim Bla
1932-08-22
The Night Rider...
As: Bob Norton / Roberts
1932-11-01
The Devil Horse...
As: Jim Gayner
1933-08-24
Man of the Forest...
As: A Thief
1912-09-29
So Near, Yet So Far...
As: Sheriff Clay Hartley
1935-04-08
Wagon Trail...
As: Brian 'The Yellow Se
1925-10-10
The Prairie Pirate...
As: Bob Kyne - the Prosp
1912-09-22
Friends...
As: Older Crook
1912-12-16
The Burglar’s Dile...
As: Tex Stevens
1937-06-04
Border Cafe...
As: Tom Martin
1937-01-29
Racing Lady...
As: Trigger Carson
1935-11-12
Last of the Clintons...
As: Chief Martin
1937-09-10
Annapolis Salute...
As: Dad Martin
1937-07-09
Born Reckless...
As: Bill Richards
1941-09-12
Parachute Battalion...
As: P.G. Delano
1939-01-13
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor...
As: John Russell
1936-06-05
Little Miss Nobody...
As: Captain Josiah Storm
1938-02-24
Port of Missing Girl...
As: Unknown
1919-11-29
A Gun Fightin' Gentl...
As: Captain John Alliste
1931-11-15
Cavalier of the West...
As: Cheyenne Harry Morga
1936-12-21
Aces Wild...
As: John Hesbitt
1933-05-26
Sunset Pass...
As: Sam Street
1937-11-18
Danger Patrol...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1917-08-27
Straight Shooting...
As: Dean Payton
1936-06-19
The Last Outlaw...
As: Jed Slocum
1935-10-13
Barbary Coast...
As: Commissioner Nelson
1938-08-05
Gateway...
As: Bob Sangster
1916-06-18
The Three Godfathers...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1918-07-05
Hell Bent...
As: Dick Rainboldt
1920-11-21
West Is West...
As: White Horse Harry
1922-06-30
The Kickback...
As: Kit Carson
1936-03-01
Sutter's Gold...
As: 'The Hawk'
1924-02-17
The Night Hawk...
As: Joe 'Wild Mustang' N
1935-10-21
Wild Mustang...
As: Phil Yonne
1936-10-06
Valiant Is the Word ...
As: Big Bill Benson
1924-09-20
Roaring Rails...
As: Unknown
1913-08-27
Black and White...
As: Jack Locasto
1928-03-20
The Trail of '98...
As: Marshal Wistful McCl
1947-02-15
Angel and the Badman...
As: Tucson Smith
1935-09-27
Powdersmoke Range...
As: Charles Putnam
1939-04-24
Street of Missing Me...
As: Police Officer Tim K
1939-12-28
My Son is Guilty...
As: Detective Lieutenant
1939-04-13
Code of the Streets...
As: Doc Temple
1945-05-27
China's Little Devil...
As: At Ice Cream Festiva
1912-11-24
The Painted Lady...
As: Edward 'Gramp' Marsh
1943-11-10
Happy Land...
As: Bob - the Younger Br
1913-09-05
The Strong Man's Bur...
As: Tom Munson
1927-03-12
Slide, Kelly, Slide...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1917-08-07
The Soul Herder...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1917-08-13
Cheyenne's Pal...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1917-09-30
The Secret Man...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1917-10-29
A Marked Man...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1918-01-28
The Phantom Riders...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1918-02-25
Wild Women...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1918-03-18
Thieves' Gold...
As: Harry Ridge
1918-04-22
The Scarlet Drop...
As: Lin McLean
1918-08-17
A Woman's Fool...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1918-10-06
Three Mounted Men...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1919-01-03
Roped...
As: Cyril Bruce McVeagh
1914-11-02
McVeagh of the South...
As: Unknown
1927-01-01
A Little Journey...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1919-03-24
A Fight For Love...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1919-05-05
Bare Fists...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1919-06-09
Riders of Vengeance...
As: Bob Smith
1925-05-30
Beyond the Border...
As: The Sheriff
1913-03-08
Broken Ways...
As: The Sheriff
1913-03-15
The Unwelcome Guest...
As: The Confederate Corp
1912-11-21
The Informer...
As: The Neighbor's Frien
1912-10-21
The One She Loved...
As: 2nd Clan Leader
1912-10-03
A Feud in the Kentuc...
As: 2nd Clan Member
1912-10-03
A Feud in the Kentuc...
As: Unknown
1913-01-05
The Telephone Girl a...
As: Pat Halahan
1925-01-01
Soft Shoes...
As: Bill Jones
1924-12-21
The Flaming Forties...
As: Cheyenne Harry
1919-12-21
Marked Men...
As: Himself, film clip (
1933-01-01
The Film Parade...
As: Square Shootin' Harr

The Outcasts of Poke...
As: Cheyenne Harry Hende
1919-08-18
The Ace of the Saddl...
As: Jim Kyneton
1919-11-03
Rider of the Law...