Richard Boone

Richard Boone


Also Known As
Richard Allen Boone
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
June 18, 1917
January 10, 1981
Cause of Death
Throat Cancer


Intense, menacing character actor who began his career in the 1950s; popular on TV's "Have Gun Will Travel" (1957-63), as Paladin....


Intense, menacing character actor who began his career in the 1950s; popular on TV's "Have Gun Will Travel" (1957-63), as Paladin.



Cast (Feature Film)

The Bushido Blade (1982)
Winter Kills (1979)
The Big Sleep (1978)
The Last Dinosaur (1977)
Masten Thrust
The Shootist (1976)
Against A Crooked Sky (1975)
The Great Niagara (1974)
Deadly Harvest (1972)
Hec Ramsey (1972)
Goodnight My Love (1972)
Big Jake (1971)
John Fain
In Broad Daylight (1971)
The Kremlin Letter (1970)
Madron (1970)
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
The Leer
The Arrangement (1969)
Kona Coast (1968)
Sam Moran
Hombre (1967)
The War Lord (1965)
Rio Conchos (1964)
A Thunder of Drums (1961)
Capt. Stephen Maddocks
The Alamo (1960)
Gen. Sam Houston
I Bury the Living (1958)
Robert Kraft
The Garment Jungle (1957)
Artie Ravidge
The Tall T (1957)
Frank Usher
Lizzie (1957)
Dr. Neal Wright
Battle Stations (1956)
The Captain
Star in the Dust (1956)
Sam Hall
Away All Boats (1956)
Lieut. Fraser
Man Without a Star (1955)
Steve Miles
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
Wick Campbell
Robbers' Roost (1955)
Hank Hays
The Big Knife (1955)
Siege at Red River (1954)
Brett Manning
The Raid (1954)
Capt. Lionel Foster
Dragnet (1954)
Capt. Hamilton
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
Thomas Rhys
Vicki (1953)
Lt. Editor Cornell
Man on a Tightrope (1953)
City of Bad Men (1953)
Johnny Ringo
The Robe (1953)
Pontius Pilate
Red Skies of Montana (1952)
Richard Dryer
Kangaroo (1952)
John Gamble
Way of a Gaucho (1952)
Maj. Salinas
Return of the Texan (1952)
Rod Murray
Call Me Mister (1951)
Mess sergeant
The Desert Fox (1951)
Capt. Aldinger
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
Lt. Col. Gilfillan

Producer (Feature Film)

Kona Coast (1968)
Executive Producer

Music (Feature Film)

The War At Home (1996)

Cast (Special)

The Right Man (1960)
Abraham Lincoln

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Hobbit (1977)

Life Events


Stage acting debut


Made film debut in Lewis Milestone's "Halls of Montezuma" after the director saw Boone's failed screen test eor Elia Kazan's "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Photo Collections

I Bury the Living - Lobby Cards
Here are a few lobby cards from I Bury the Living (1958), starring Richard Boone. 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.
I Bury the Living - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for I Bury the Living (1958), starring Richard Boone. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.


Movie Clip

Alamo, The (1960) -- (Movie Clip) The Life Of Texas Most of the performance of Richard Boone as a rugged Sam Houston, arriving in San Antonio ahead of the giant Mexican army, finding Bowie (Richard Widmark, not yet introduced) unavailable, puts Travis (Laurence Harvey) in charge, co-star John Wayne directing, in The Alamo, 1960.
Lizzie (1957) -- (Movie Clip) I Wonder Who I Am So far just anxious, but having gotten another threatening note from “Lizzie” at work, Elizabeth (Eleanor Parker) attempts a heart-to-heart with the bourbon-worshipping Aunt Morgan (Joan Blondell) with whom she boards, in the split-personality drama Lizzie, 1957.
Lizzie (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Are You Afraid Of Me? Plenty worried now, with no recollection of her erratic behavior, because she’s had more threatening notes from an unknown “Lizzie,” and because a co-worker called her by that name, mild-mannered Elizabeth (title character) talks to a shrink (Richard Boone), in Lizzie, 1957.
Robe, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Your First Crucifixion? Joining Richard Boone as Pilate, the Roman governor of Palestine, washing his hands, with a last assignment for tribune Gallio (Richard Burton) who, with centurion Paulus (Jeff Morrow), heads for Golgotha, in Hollywood's first wide-screen feature, the 20th Century Fox hit The Robe, 1953.
Hombre (1967) -- (Movie Clip) I've Lived Among The Apaches Few of his fellow stagecoach passengers knows that John Russell (Paul Newman, title character) was raised Apache, Fredric March and Barbara Rush as an Indian agent and wife, Richard Boone as mysterious Grimes, Diane Cilento as spirited Jessie, Martin Ritt directing from an Elmore Leonard novel, in Hombre, 1967.
Tall T, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Drop Your Guns Stage driver Ed (Arthur Hunnicutt) and hitcher Pat (Randolph Scott) ride into trouble with Frank Usher (Richard Boone) and his gang (Henry Silva, Skip Homeler) in Budd Boetticher's The Tall T, 1957.
Big Knife, The -- (Movie Clip) Open, What A Guy Richard Boone reads playwright Clifford Odets' opening to Robert Aldrich's blistering Hollywood drama The Big Knife, 1955, and introducing star Jack Palance.
Big Jake -- (Movie Clip) Open, 1909 George Fennemann narrates the elaborate historical commentary at the top of John Wayne's production of the early-20th century Western Big Jake, 1971, also starring Maureen O'Hara and Richard Boone.
I Bury the Living -- (Movie Clip) "I destroyed them!" I Bury the Living -- (Movie Clip) "I destroyed them!"
I Bury the Living -- (Movie Clip) New customers I Bury the Living -- New Customers
I Bury the Living -- (Movie Clip) Push Pin Error I Bury the Living -- Push Pin Error


Garment Jungle, The - (Original Trailer) A dress manufacturer (Lee J. Cobb) brings in the mob to fight unionization in The Garment Jungle (1957).
War Lord, The - (Original Trailer) Charlton Heston is a medieval knight who exercises his right to sleep with another man's bride on their wedding night in The War Lord (1965).
Tall T, The - (Original Trailer) Randolph Scott rides into a hostage situation headed by amiable but dangerous outlaw Richard Boone in Budd Boetticher's The Tall T (1957).
Arrangement, The - (Original Trailer) An advertising executive (Kirk Douglas) has a mid-life breakdown in Elia Kazan's The Arrangement (1969).
Lizzie - (Original Trailer) A mousy woman discovers she has two other personalities in Lizzie (1957) starring Eleanor Parker and Richard Boone.
Robe, The - (Original Trailer) A Roman military tribune wins The Robe (1953) of Jesus Christ in the first CinemaScope feature.
Thunder of Drums, A - (Original Trailer) A green Cavalry lieutenant (George Hamilton) learns the ropes fast when he's shipped out West in A Thunder of Drums (1961).
Alamo, The - (Original Trailer) Davey Crockett (John Wayne) and Jim Bowie (Richard Widmark) join the fight for Texas' independence from Mexico in The Alamo (1960), a Western epic directed by John Wayne.
Beneath The 12-Mile Reef - (Original Trailer) Love brings together two families of rival sponge fishers in the underwater adventure Beneath The 12-Mile Reef (1953).
Big Knife, The - (Original Trailer - textless) An unscrupulous movie producer (Rod Steiger) blackmails an unhappy actor (Jack Palance) into signing a new contract in The Big Knife (1955), directed by Robert Aldrich.