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MORRIS ANKRUM THE FACE OF 1950'S SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR MOVIES

Over the life of his career Morris Ankrum would appear in a total of 275 motion pictures and television programs between 1933 and 1964. Yet, it was a very small group of Science Fiction and Horror films made during the 1950's that may be his legacy. Even if most of those who view them today probably do not know the actor's name.

Below Morris Ankrum in 1951's "Flight to Mars".



For those of my readers who are strictly interested in Morris Ankrum's Science Fiction and Horror Film's. I will go into those years 1950-1958 in detail splitting these motion pictures from his other work during this period. So of course you can go straight to the section about these films, or you can take my journey of discovery on this actor's outstanding career as a solid supporting mainly Western character actor.

THE BEGINNINGS FROM 1896 TO AUGUST 1941

I could find only basic information about Morris Ankrum's early life. He was born August 27, 1896 in Danville, Illinois, b…