Robert Hudson Walker (October 13, 1918 – August 28, 1951) was an American actor.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Zella (McQuarrie) and Horace Walker, he was the youngest of four sons. He developed an interest in acting which led to his maternal aunt Hortense (McQuarrie) Odlum (the President of Bonwitt Teller) to offer to pay for his enrollment at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1937.
It was at the academy that Walker met fellow aspiring actor Phylis Isley (better known as Jennifer Jones). After a brief courtship the two were married on January 2, 1939 and moved to Hollywood to find work in films. Their prospects proved to be meager however and they soon returned to New York where Walker found work in radio and Phylis gave birth to two sons in quick succession, Robert Walker, Jr., born April 15,1940, and Michael Walker, born March 13, 1941. Phylis then returned to auditioning where her luck changed when she was discovered by producer David O....
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Strangers on a Train is a film released in 1951 by Warner Bros. The film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film starred Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Kasey Rogers (credited as Laura Elliott) and Patricia Hitchcock. The movie was based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, who also wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley. Detective novelist Raymond Chandler wrote an early draft of the screenplay.
Tennis star Guy Haines (Granger) wants to divorce his unfaithful wife, Miriam (Rogers), in order to marry the woman he loves, Anne Morton (Roman). Haines meets the unstable and psychopathic Bruno Antony (Walker) on a train and Bruno tells Guy about his idea to exchange murders: Bruno would kill Miriam if Guy kills Bruno's father, and then both of them would be 'free' to do whatever they want. Guy does not take Bruno seriously, but Bruno kills Miriam (and her unborn baby) and then demands that Guy honors his part of the bargain. Because of the obvious motives he had, Guy is...,
Till The Clouds Roll By is an American musical-biographical film made by MGM in 1946.
The film is a fictionalized biography of composer Jerome Kern, who was originally involved with the production of the film, but died before it was completed. Robert Walker portrays Kern.
Till the Clouds Roll By is best remembered for its large cast of well-known musical stars of the day who appear in cameo roles performing Kern's songs. The first 20 minutes of the film consist of a condensed adaptation of Show Boat.
Stars appearing in the film include: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Virginia O'Brien, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, June Allyson, Lena Horne, Lucille Bremer, Van Heflin, Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, and Angela Lansbury. Horne's appearance is of particular interest as she is shown performing as Julie in the Show Boat segment — a role she was considered for but ultimately denied when MGM came to adapt the complete show in 1951. Garland, meanwhile, was pregnant with her daughter,...,
The Clock is a 1945 film that starred Judy Garland and Robert Walker and was directed by Garland's future husband Vincente Minnelli. This was the first motion picture made by Garland in which she did not sing as well as her first dramatic role.
The Clock is the story of a soldier named Joe (Walker) who while on leave in New York City meets Alice (Garland) in Pennsylvania Station. They soon fall in love and are married within 48 hours after which Joe leaves to return to the war.
Garland had asked to be given the opportunity to star in a straight dramatic role after becoming tired of the strenuous schedules of musical films. While the studio was hesitant, the producer Arthur Freed eventually approached Garland with the script for The Clock after buying the rights to the short unpublished story by Paul and Pauline Gallico.
Initially, Fred Zinnemann was brought in to direct the picture. After about a month he was removed from the picture upon the suggestion of Garland. There was a lack of...,
Bataan is a 1943 propaganda film about the defense of the Bataan Peninsula, made by MGM. It was directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Irving Starr with Dore Schary as executive producer.
The Battle of Bataan followed the Japanese December, 1941 invasion of the Philippines and lasted from January 1 to April 9, 1942. In this action, the unified United States and Philippine forces retreated from Manila onto the nearby, mountainous Bataan peninsula for a desperate last stand. There was hope that a relief would arrive, but none could be mustered. After 3 months of desperate fighting, the starving and malaria-ridden forces surrendered and were led on the infamous Bataan Death March.
The US Army is conducting a fighting retreat. A high bridge spans a ravine on the Bataan peninsula. After the army and some civilians cross, a group of thirteen hastily-assembled soldiers is assigned to blow it up and prevent the Japanese from rebuilding it as long as possible.
They dig in on a hillside...
Robert Hudson Walker was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County