Before George Reeves became TV's favorite Superman, he was a movie actor waiting for the perfect role that would make him a star. Although he never got a chance to become a Hollywood A-list celebrity, Reeves appeared in about 50 films—many were minor roles or low-budget (B) movies that didn't get much attention.
What matters, though, is that Reeves showcased his talents in various genres like drama, romance, adventure and action. The actor also had fans who enjoyed his work, and to them, he was definitely the big star Hollywood didn't notice.
Here are a few of those movie roles (most uncredited), so when you're not watching Adventures of Superman on H&I, you can grab some popcorn and watch these!
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Gone With The Wind (1939)
Character name: Brent Tarleton - Scarlette's beau
"A sheltered and manipulative Southern Belle and a roguish profiteer face off in turbulent romance as the society around them crumbles with the end of slavery and is rebuilt during the Civil War Reconstruction periods."
On Dress Parade (1939)
Character name: Southern Soldier in Trench (uncredited role)
"At the request of his dying friend, Colonel Riker—a former trenches hero who now heads Washington Military Academy—schools his friend's juvenile delinquent son Shirley (aka Slip). Slip starts fights and disputes all regulations but Riker believes in him."
The Fighting 69th (1940)
Character name: Jack O'Keefe (uncredited role)
"A loud-mouth braggart, Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers. Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith he'll prove himself in the end."
Four Wives (1939)
Character name: Laboratory man (uncredited role)
"Three of the four musically-inclined daughters of Adam Lemp, the Deam of the Briarwood Music Foundation, are settling into their lives as wives, but not all is well."
Calling Philo Vance (1940)
Character name: Steamship Clerk (uncredited role)
"Despite an exclusive contract with the U.S. government, designer Archer Coe's design is being bid on by German, Japanese and Italian agents—until he's murdered."
Virginia City (1940)
Character name: Maj. Drewery's Union Telegrapher (uncredited role)
"Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City, Nevada, where he finds out that the former commander of his prison, Vance Irby, is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy."