John Agar

John Agar


Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois
January 31, 1921
April 07, 2002

Photos & Videos

Attack of the Puppet People - Lobby Cards
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - Movie Posters
Tarantula - Lobby Cards

Family & Companions

Shirley Temple
Actor, ambassador. Married in 1946; divorced in 1949.
Loretta Barnett Combes
Former model.




Cast (Feature Film)

John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (1993)
Invasion of Privacy (1992)
Old Convict
The Perfect Bride (1991)
Fear (1990)
Miracle Mile (1988)
Perfect Victims (1988)
How's Your Love Life? (1977)
King Kong (1976)
Big Jake (1971)
Bert Ryan
Chisum (1970)
The Undefeated (1969)
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Dion O'Banion
Waco (1966)
George Gates
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)
Dr. Farrell
Johnny Reno (1966)
Editor Tomkins
Zontar, The Thing From Venus (1966)
Young Fury (1965)
Law of the Lawless (1964)
Pete Stone
Stage to Thunder Rock (1964)
Dan Carrouthers
The Young and the Brave (1963)
Intelligence officer
Cavalry Command (1963)
Sergeant Norcutt
Of Love and Desire (1963)
Gus Cole
Hand of Death (1962)
Alex Marsh
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1961)
Lisette (1961)
Joe McElroy
Raymie (1960)
Ike Burrows
Invisible Invaders (1959)
Major Bruce Jay
Frontier Gun (1958)
Jim Crayle
Jet Attack (1958)
Capt. Tom Arnett
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Bob Westley
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)
George Hastings
Ride a Violent Mile (1957)
Jeff Donner
Joe Butterfly (1957)
Sergeant Dick Mason
The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
Steve March
The Mole People (1956)
Dr. Roger Bentley
Star in the Dust (1956)
Sheriff Bill Jordan
Flesh and the Spur (1956)
Luke Random/Matthew Random
The Lonesome Trail (1955)
Johnny Rush
Hold Back Tomorrow (1955)
Joe Cardos
Tarantula (1955)
Dr. Matt Hastings
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Prof. Clete Ferguson
Bait (1954)
Ray Brighton
The Rocket Man (1954)
Tom Baxter
The Golden Mistress (1954)
Bill Buchanan
Shield for Murder (1954)
Sgt. Mark Brewster
Man of Conflict (1953)
Ray Compton
Woman of the North Country (1952)
David Powell
The Magic Carpet (1951)
Ramoth, also known as The Scarlet Falcon
Along the Great Divide (1951)
Billy Shear
Breakthrough (1950)
Lt. Joe Mallory
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950)
Don Lowry
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Pfc. Peter Conway
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Lt. Clint Cohill
Adventure in Baltimore (1949)
Tom Wade
Fort Apache (1948)
Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke

Cast (Special)

Crossed Sabers: A History of the U.S. Horse Cavalry (1993)
Host ("Crossed Sabers")

Life Events


Film acting debut in "Fort Apache"

Photo Collections

Attack of the Puppet People - Lobby Cards
Attack of the Puppet People - Lobby Cards
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release American movie posters for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), starring John Wayne.
Tarantula - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from Universal's Tarantula (1955). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Fort Apache - Publicity Stills
Here are a number of publicity stills from Fort Apache (1948). Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.


Movie Clip

Adventure In Baltimore (1949) -- (Movie Clip) My Anatomy Is Terrible Opening with 20-year-old Shirley Temple, now a young married mom, loaned out with her husband John Agar by David Selznick to RKO, with a narrated gag and encounters with Regina Wallace her teacher and Robert Young her minister father, in Adventure In Baltimore, 1949.
Adventure In Baltimore (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Making Flutter Eyes In the church where her father is pastor and her mother (Josephine Hutchinson) directs the choir, aspiring artist Dinah (Shirley Temple), expelled from boarding school for her progressive views, observes her childhood sweetheart Tom (John Agar, Temple’s husband) with his new gal (Carol Brannan), in Adventure In Baltimore, 1949.
Tarantula (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Some Of These Big Brains Sheriff Andrews (Nestor Paiva) has persuaded M.D. Matt Hastings (John Agar) he needs to see a body found in the Arizona desert, soon identified by Prof. Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), early in Tarantula, 1955.
Tarantula (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Graduate Work In Biology Just introducing themselves after she's hitched a ride from town, Arizona doctor Matt (John Agar) has news for grad student "Steve" (Mara Corday), neither knowing of the weird work her new employer Deemer (Leo G. Carroll) is up to, in Tarantula, 1955.
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Picknicking? Lt. Pennell (Harry Carey Jr.) and Miss Dandridge (Joanne Dru) are thwarted in their picnic plans first by Lt. Cohill (John Agar) then by Captain Brittles (John Wayne) in a famous scene from John Ford's She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949.
Attack Of The Puppet People (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Amazing Colossal Man Terrific audacity by director Bert I. Gordon, with his 1957 AIP feature The Amazing Colossal Man, not only playing at the drive-in but drawing comments from characters, John Agar as salesman Bob, June Kenny as Sally the secretary, in AIP's Attack Of The Puppet People, 1958.
Fort Apache (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Who And What Are You? En route to her father's new post, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple) meets disrobed Michael (John Agar, his first scene), who offends Colonel Thursday (Henry Fonda), before the escort (Pedro Armendariz, Victor McLaglen, Jack Pennick, Dick Foran) arrives, early in John Ford's Fort Apache, 1948.
Invisible Invaders (1959) -- (Movie Clip) The Walking Dead Were Everywhere Otherwise invisible spacemen are attacking Earth by taking over the bodies of the dead, so Major Jay (John Agar) is bringing scientist Penner (Philip Tonge) to help fight back (with daughter Jean Byron, friend Robert Hutton) when they meet a nervous farmer (Hal Torey), in Invisible Invaders, 1959.
Bait (1954) -- (Movie Clip) What A Pair Of Eyes John Agar as Brighton and producer-director Hugo Haas as Marko are tentative partners setting out to re-locate the latter’s gold mine, visiting supplier Foley (Emmett Lynn) and his employee Peggy (Cleo Moore) who, as events transpire, will become the topic of the title, in Bait, 1954.
Bait (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Mountains Of Glittering Gold At the supply shop, increasingly disrobed Peggy (Cleo Moore) assailed (by George Keymas) and rescued (by producer-director Hugo Haas, as Marko), with her boss (Emmett Lynn) before rejoining his gold-crazed partner (John Agar) at the mine, Cedric Hardwicke the devil’s voice, in Bait, 1954.
Attack Of The Puppet People (1958) -- (Movie Clip) It's Only A Doll Secretary Sally (June Kenny), convinced that her boss Franz (John Hoyt) is abducting people and turning them into dolls, has persuaded a detective (Jack Kosslyn) to inquire, her boyfriend (John Agar) appearing inanimate, trouble ensuing, in Attack Of The Puppet People, 1958.
Fort Apache (1948) -- (Movie Clip) New Commanding Officer Thursday (Henry Fonda), with daughter Philadelphia (Shirley Temple) arrives unexpected, greeted by the Collingwoods (Anna Lee, George O'Brien) and York (John Wayne), as Michael (John Agar) joins his parents (Ward Bond, Irene Rich), big events in John Ford's Fort Apache, 1948.



Shirley Temple
Actor, ambassador. Married in 1946; divorced in 1949.
Loretta Barnett Combes
Former model.