Walter Sande

Walter Sande


With more than 250 productions to his credit, heavy-set and stern-browed Walter Sande has a recognizable face. The prolific and omnipresent character actor started out as a musician working as a musical director at a movie theater chain owned by 20th Century Fox, which introduced Sande to the joys of acting. The pudgy musician made his film debut as a detective in the 1937 crime drama "T...


With more than 250 productions to his credit, heavy-set and stern-browed Walter Sande has a recognizable face. The prolific and omnipresent character actor started out as a musician working as a musical director at a movie theater chain owned by 20th Century Fox, which introduced Sande to the joys of acting. The pudgy musician made his film debut as a detective in the 1937 crime drama "Tenth Avenue Kid." He played a string of bit parts, often heavies, before earning a featured role in 1941's greed-fueled crime caper "The Iron Claw," in which he played a comedic sidekick to the serial's hero. This led to a similar role in the Pearl Harbor-set war adventure "Don Winslow of the Navy." His character, the humorous Lt. Red Pennington, proved so popular that Sande was asked to reprise the role in the sequel "Don Winslow of the Coast Guard." Having proved his worth as a solid sidekick, Sande went on to play second fiddle to a host of Hollywood stars, including Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, and Charlton Heston. With the 1950s came the advent of television, and Sande took to TV like a duck to water, performing in more than 70 different programs before making his final onscreen appearance in 1972 on an episode of the lauded long-running anthology series "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color."



Cast (Feature Film)

Cold Turkey (1971)
Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
Paul Hammond
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)
Dr. Arthur Beecham
I'll Take Sweden (1965)
Young Dillinger (1965)
The Quick Gun (1964)
Tom Morrison
Oklahoma Territory (1960)
[Marshal Pete] Rosslyn
The Gallant Hours (1960)
Capt. Horace Keys
Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Capt. Skinner
Noose for a Gunman (1960)
Tom Evans
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
Sheriff Bartlett
The Iron Sheriff (1957)
Johnny Tremain (1957)
Paul Revere
Drango (1957)
Dr. Blair
Anything Goes (1956)
Alex Todd
Gun Brothers (1956)
Yellowstone [Kelly]
The Maverick Queen (1956)
Sheriff Wilson
Canyon River (1956)
[George] Maddox
Texas Lady (1955)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Wichita (1955)
[Clint] Wallace
Apache (1954)
Lt. Col. Beck
Overland Pacific (1954)
Mr. Dennison
Powder River (1953)
Sam Harris
Invaders from Mars (1953)
Sgt. Finley
The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)
Joe Baird
The War of the Worlds (1953)
A Blueprint for Murder (1953)
John J. Henderson
The Kid from Left Field (1953)
Red Planet Mars (1952)
Admiral Bill Carey
Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952)
Mr. Wardrobe
Red Mountain (1952)
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
Pete Fargo
Mutiny (1952)
The Steel Trap (1952)
Customs inspector
Rawhide (1951)
Call Me Mister (1951)
The Du Pont Story (1951)
Tom Cooper
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
Warpath (1951)
Sgt. Parker
The Racket (1951)
Fort Worth (1951)
Payment on Demand (1951)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
The Basketball Fix (1951)
Nat Becker
I Want You (1951)
Ned Iverson
A Woman of Distinction (1950)
The Kid from Texas (1950)
Dakota Lil (1950)
Butch Cassidy
Dark City (1950)
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949)
Miss Mink of 1949 (1949)
Sean O'Mulvaney
Strange Bargain (1949)
Sgt. Cord
Canadian Pacific (1949)
Mike Brannigan
Rim of the Canyon (1949)
Jake Fargo
Tucson (1949)
George Reeves
Bad Boy (1949)
Texas oil man
The Prince of Thieves (1948)
Little John
Perilous Waters (1948)
Blonde Ice (1948)
Hack Doyle
Half Past Midnight (1948)
Lt. MacDonald
Wallflower (1948)
Police officer
The Red House (1947)
Don Brent
Wild Harvest (1947)
Killer McCoy (1947)
Bill Thorne
The Woman on the Beach (1947)
Otto Wernecke
Christmas Eve (1947)
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Heath, gangster
Nocturne (1946)
No Leave, No Love (1946)
The Daltons Ride Again (1945)
Along Came Jones (1945)
Ira Waggoner
The Spider (1945)
Lt. Walter Castle
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)
Major Kingby
A Guy Named Joe (1944)
Mess sergeant
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
The Singing Sheriff (1944)
Butch [also known as Rockingham "Rocky" Masters]
To Have and Have Not (1944)
I Love a Soldier (1944)
Sergeant Lionel "Stiff" Briggs
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944)
Burke, reporter
This Is the Life (1944)
They Came to Blow Up America (1943)
Boatswain's mate
Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943)
Air Force (1943)
Salute for Three (1943)
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943)
Sergeant Mathews
Gung Ho! (1943)
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)
Sgt. Matthews
The Purple V (1943)
Otto Horner
Slightly Dangerous (1943)
Corvette K-225 (1943)
Son of Dracula (1943)
Matt, the jailer
He Hired the Boss (1943)
Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943)
Wings for the Eagle (1942)
My Sister Eileen (1942)
Blue, White and Perfect (1942)
Sailor "Carson"
Berlin Correspondent (1942)
Highways by Night (1942)
Lippy Hogan
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Pharmacist's mate
Sealed Lips (1942)
Timber (1942)
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942)
Daffy Dill
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)
Sgt. Mathews
Freckles Comes Home (1942)
Jack Leach
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1942)
Detective Mathews
Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
Inspector Mathews
The Bugle Sounds (1942)
Sergeant from headquarters
Iceland (1942)
Who Is Hope Schuyler? (1942)
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)
Tortilla Flat (1942)
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)
Soldier at War Department
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942)
Jail House Blues (1942)
Priorities on Parade (1942)
Bus driver
Don Winslow of the Navy (1942)
Commandos Strike at Dawn (To Be Deleted) (1942)
Dive Bomber (1941)
Blue Jacket
Sergeant York (1941)
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Great Guns (1941)
Blue Army man
Blondie in Society (1941)
Navy Blues (1941)
Adventure in Washington (1941)
Elevator operator
Sing for Your Supper (1941)
Parachute Battalion (1941)
Medical officer
Mystery Ship (1941)
Down in San Diego (1941)
Meet Boston Blackie (1941)
Young police officer
Citizen Kane (1941)
Reporter at Xanadu
The Iron Claw (1941)
Convicted Woman (1940)
Angels over Broadway (1940)
Man at lunch counter
So You Won't Talk (1940)
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940)
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)
Young Gillespie
Pop Always Pays (1940)
Insurance investigator
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Arizona (1940)
Lieutenant Chapin
Flight Command (1940)
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
Charlie's photographer
Men Without Souls (1940)
1st reporter
Those High Grey Walls (1939)
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Male stenographer
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)
Mailman #2
Beware, Spooks! (1939)
A Woman Is the Judge (1939)
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)
Third officer
Missing Daughters (1939)
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Scandal Sheet (1939)
Eternally Yours (1939)
The Great Waltz (1938)
Tenth Avenue Kid (1938)
Arson Gang Busters (1938)
Ladies in Distress (1938)

Cast (Short)

24 Hour Alert (1955)
The Last Installment (1945)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Nocturne (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Q.E.D. Suicide Introducing players investigating the murder scene, with William Challee the camera, Harry Harvey the doc, Walter Sande the head cop but mainly George Raft as detective Joe Warne, then Virginia Huston in her first credited part, all brass as Carol, the mighty good-looking maid, in Nocturne, 1946.
Wichita (1955) -- (Movie Clip) My Name's Earp, Wyatt Earp Having been spied in silhouette in the opening scene, the star (Joel McCrea) introduces himself to the cattlemen, Walter Sande as the boss Wallace, Robert Wilke as Ben Thompson, Rayford Barnes as gun-curious Clements and Lloyd Bridges as Gyp, in Wichta, 1955, from producer Walter Mirisch, original story and screenplay by Daniel B. Ullman.
Wichita (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Babylon On The Arkansas River None of the principals appear here, as two guys we haven’t seen (Peter Graves and John Smith, whom we’ll learn play the brothers of the star, Joel McCrea as Marshal Wyatt Earp) arrive, meeting the bartender (William Newell) and the scheming saloon owner Black (Edgar Buchanan), in Wichta, 1955.
To Have And Have Not (1944) -- (Movie Clip) A Stray Bullet In French Martinique, boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart), with would-be thief Marie (Lauren Bacall), is making his deadbeat client pay up when Nazi-backed goons come after Frenchy (Marcel Dalio) and comrades, Capitane Renarde (Dan Seymour) mopping up, in To Have And Have Not, 1944.
Gallant Hours, The (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Put That Ice Pick Away Admiral Halsey (James Cagney) gets the skinny on Yamomoto from Commander Pulaski (Vaughn Taylor) then diverts aide Lowe (Dennis Weaver) and doctor Keys (Walter Sande) in producer-director Robert Montgomery's bio-pic The Gallant Hours, 1960.
To Have And Have Not (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Martinique, In The Summer Of 1940 Howard Hawks opens with a dateline and Humphrey Bogart as skipper Harry, tangling with a French quartermaster (Eugene Borden), his mate Eddie (Walter Brennan), local Horatio (Sir Lancelot) and dubious client Johnson (Walter Sande), in To Have And Have Not, 1944, loosely from Hemingway.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Twenty Four B-25's Opening scenes with Col. Doolittle (Spencer Tracy) and the B-25 piloted by Ted Lawson (who wrote the book, played by Van Johnson), crewmen Tim Murdock, Don DeFore, Gordon McDonald and Robert Walker, from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, 1944.
Canadian Pacific (1949) -- (Movie Clip) It Got Too Tame Railroad surveyor Tom (Randolph Scott) rides into the construction camp east of the Rockies, meeting Branagan, (Walter Sande), buddy Dynamite (J. Carrol Naish) and villain Cagle (Don Haggerty), the new lady doctor Edith Cabot (Jane Wyatt) intervening, early in Canadian Pacific, 1949.
Blue Dahlia, The (1946) -- (Movie Clip) How Often Do They Change The Fleas? Some quick adjustments are made when two thugs (Frank Faylen, Walter Sande) deliver Johnny (Alan Ladd) to the hotel run by Corelli (Howard Freeman) and the cops appear, in The Blue Dahlia, 1946.
Johnny Tremain (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Liberty Is For The Young Hal Stalmaster (title character) visiting Rab (Richard “Dick” Beymer), in 1774 Boston, who works for historical figures Sam Adams, Joseph Warren (Rusty Lane, Walter Coy) and Paul Revere (Walter Sande), from whom he seeks silversmith-ing advice, early in Disney’s Johnny Tremain, 1957.
Johnny Tremain (1957) -- (Movie Clip) The Greatest Patriots In Boston Now interested in politics in 1774 Boston, Hal Stalmaster (title character) with pal Rab (Richard “Dick” Beymer) learns of patriots Adams, Warren, Revere, Quincy (Rusty Lane, Walter Coy, Walter Sande, Whit Bissell) et al, the Boston Tea Party brewing, in Disney’s Johnny Tremain, 1957.
Racket, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) I Run A Precinct One Way His reputation praised in several preceding scenes, police captain McQuigg (Robert Mitchum) makes his entrance addressing his new squad, later conferring with Johnson (William Talman) and crooked investigator Turk (William Conrad), in The Racket, 1951, from the play by Bartlett Cormack.