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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Friday, October 21, 2005


Harry Carey, Jr.
HARRY CAREY, JR. (1921-2012), born Henry G. Carey, is the son of actors Harry Carey and Olive Carey. "Dobie" grew up on his parents' 1,000 acre ranch north of Los Angeles. His first film role was in 1948 and he soon became a part of the John Ford stock company. I have had the pleasure of meeting him and he remains the very image of a gentleman.

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Haven't you seen She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)? Carey is a shavetail lieutenant who competes with fellow officer John Agar for the hand of Joanne Dru. It is impressive to see how his character matures during the course of the film.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) He is William Bensinger, one of Andrews' Raiders in this Walt Disney film based on an incident early in the Civil War.
Tombstone (1993) Dobie has a good, but short, role in this retelling of the Wyatt Earp legend.
The Searchers (1956) Dobie is outstanding as Brad Jorgensen whose fiance is murdered by Comanche Indians.
Spin And Marty (1955) Carey is Bill Burnett, foreman of the Triple R Bar dude ranch in this popular serial from the original Mickey Mouse Club. It's a good part and he even gets to sing.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Wed, Oct 19 2005 / 15:47:50 PST

Autographed photo contributed by Eric Jamborsky
Inscription reads:
To Eric:
Yours truly,
Harry Carey, Jr.