Berry Kroeger (October 16, 1912 - January 4, 1991) was an American film, television, and stage actor.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Kroeger got his acting start on radio as an announcer and actor, playing for a time The Falcon and The Shadow. He was discovered by filmmaker William Wellman while performing on Broadway and began appearing in films in 1948.
Kroeger specialized in playing slimy bad guys in films like Act of Violence (1948) and Gun Crazy (1949). He also appeared in a small role as a village elder in Young Frankenstein (1974). He appeared in dozens of television programs, guest starring on shows such as Get Smart (as a character sppofing actor Sydney Greenstreet) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
On Broadway, Kroeger portrayed the High Lama in the ill-fated 1956 musical adaptation of Lost Horizon entitled Shangri-La.On January 4, 1991, Kroeger died of kidney failure.
Kroeger was homosexual.
Gun Crazy is a 1950 film noir spun from a short story written by MacKinlay Kantor and published in 1940 in The Saturday Evening Post. The screenplay was credited to Kantor and Millard Kaufman; however, Kaufman was a front for Hollywood Ten outcast Dalton Trumbo, who considerably reworked the story into a doomed love affair.
A wild young couple with a love of guns (he's an army sharpshooting veteran, she's a trick shooter in a carnival show) and a knack for violence go on a crime spree.
In an interview with Danny Peary (Cult Movies, New York: Delacorte Press, 1981), director Joseph H. Lewis revealed his instructions to actors John Dall (Bart Tare) and Peggy Cummins (Annie Laurie Starr):
The bank heist sequence was shot entirely in one long take in Montrose, California, with no one besides the principal actors and people inside the bank alerted to the operation. This one-take shot included the sequence of driving into town to the bank, distracting and then knocking out a patrolman,..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042530