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Monte Blue was born on January 11th, 1887 in Indianapolis, Indiana with the birth name Gerard Montgomery Blue.  At the age of eight he lost his father in a car accident and his mother was unable to support him along with his four other siblings, therefore, he and his brother were admitted to an orphanage. 
While being raised in the orphanage he became involved in athletics and when he was old enough to be on his own he found work as a fireman, railroader, coal miner, ranch hand and even a lumber jack among other various odd jobs.
It was his job as a day laborer in California working for D.W. Griffith’s Biograph Studios where he first developed an interest in the entertainment industry.  Soon he was working as a stuntman and his first film role was an extra in, “The Birth of a Nation” (1915).  Other film roles followed such as, “Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages” (1916), “The Grim Game” (1919) and “Orphans of the Storm” (1921).
The transition to talkie films caused no issues for Blue, however financially he was struggling due to the Stock market crash.  He continued to work, but never really reaching a major successful level of stardom. 
Throughout his lifetime he was married a total of three times.  His first wife was Erma Gladys who he divorced in 1923 and had no children with.  He then married, Tova Jansen in 1924 and they remained married having two children, Barbara Ann and Richard, until she passed away in 1956.

His third and final wife was Betty Jean Munson Mess from 1959 through his death on February 18th, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after suffering from a heart attack.


1960 Pony Express
1960 The Deputy
1960 Rawhide
1957-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 
1957-1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 
1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo 
1958 Hey, Jeannie! 
1958 U.S. Marshal 
1957 Wagon Train
1957 26 Men 
1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie
1956 Annie Oakley 
1954 My Little Margie
1954 Apache 
1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
1954 Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush 
1951-1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 
1949-1953 The Lone Ranger 
1953 Ride, Vaquero!
1953 The Last Posse 
1953 Mr. & Mrs. North
1953 The System 
1952 Hangman's Knot
1952-1955 Sky King
1952 The Story of Will Rogers 
1952 Rose of Cimarron 
1952 The Range Rider 
1951 The Sea Hornet
1951 Gold Raiders 
1951 Warpath
1951 Snake River Desperadoes
1951 Three Desperate Men 
1951 Red Ryder 
1950 Dallas 
1950 So You Want to Hold Your Husband 
1950 This Side of the Law 
1950 The Iroquois Trail
1950 Colt .45
1950 Montana
1950 Backfire
1950 The Blonde Bandit
1949 The Big Wheel
1949 Ranger of Cherokee Strip
1949 The Fountainhead 
1949 Look for the Silver Lining 
1949 Colorado Territory
1949 The Younger Brothers
1949 Homicide
1949 South of St. Louis
1949 Flaxy Martin
1948 Adventures of Don Juan 
1948 Johnny Belinda
1948 Two Guys from Texas 
1948 Key Largo
1948 The Big Punch
1948 Silver River
1948 Speed to Spare
1947 My Wild Irish Rose
1947 Life with Father
1947 Possessed
1947 Cheyenne
1947 The Unfaithful
1947 Stallion Road 
1947 Bells of San Fernando
1947 That Way with Women
1947 The Man I Love
1946 The Time, the Place and the Girl
1946 Humoresque
1946 Never Say Goodbye
1946 So You Want to Play the Horses 
1946 Shadow of a Woman 
1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
1946 A Stolen Life
1946 Janie Gets Married
1946 Her Kind of Man
1946 Two Sisters from Boston 
1946 Cinderella Jones 
1945 San Antonio 
1945 Saratoga Trunk 
1945 Danger Signal 
1945 Frontier Days
1945 Escape in the Desert
1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight 
1944 The Conspirators 
1944 Janie
1944 The Mask of Dimitrios
1944 Trial by Trigger
1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain 
1944 Passage to Marseille 
1943 Northern Pursuit
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars 
1943 Pilot #5 
1943 Action in the North Atlantic 
1943 Mission to Moscow 
1943 Edge of Darkness
1943 The Hard Way
1943 Truck Busters 
1942 Casablanca 
1942 Gentleman Jim
1942 Road to Morocco 
1942 The Hidden Hand 
1942 The Palm Beach Story 
1942 I Married a Witch
1942 The Forest Rangers
1942 Across the Pacific
1942 Secret Enemies
1942 The Great Man's Lady 
1942 My Favorite Blonde 
1942 Klondike Fury 
1942 Reap the Wild Wind
1942 The Remarkable Andrew 
1942 North to the Klondike 
1942 Treat 'Em Rough
1941 Pacific Blackout 
1941 Law of the Timber
1941 Sullivan's Travels
1941 New York Town 
1941 King of the Texas Rangers 
1941 Bad Man of Deadwood 
1941 Citadel of Crime 
1941 Sunset in Wyoming 
1941 Riders of Death Valley 
1941 Scattergood Pulls the Strings
1941 The Great Train Robbery
1941 Arkansas Judge
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again
1940 Young Bill Hickok
1940 North West Mounted Police 
1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
1940 Mystery Sea Raider 
1940 Road to Singapore
1939 Days of Jesse James
1939 Geronimo
1939 Our Leading Citizen
1939 Port of Hate
1939 Union Pacific 
1939 Juarez 
1939 Frontier Pony Express
1939 Dodge City 
1938 Tom Sawyer, Detective
1938 Hawk of the Wilderness 
1938 Illegal Traffic 
1938 Touchdown, Army
1938 King of Alcatraz 
1938 The Mysterious Rider 
1938 Spawn of the North 
1938 Rebellious Daughters 
1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1938 Cocoanut Grove
1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
1937 Amateur Crook 
1937 Born to the West
1937 Thunder Trail
1937 Sky Racket
1937 Souls at Sea
1937 High, Wide, and Handsome
1937 Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm 
1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat 
1937 Secret Agent X-9 
1937 A Million to One 
1936 Song of the Gringo 
1936 The Plainsman 
1936 Ride Ranger Ride 
1936 Mary of Scotland
1936 Prison Shadows
1936 Undersea Kingdom
1936 Treachery Rides the Range
1936 Desert Gold
1935 Nevada
1935 Hot Off the Press
1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
1935 Trails of the Wild
1935 The Test
1935 Social Error
1935 'G' Men 
1935 On Probation
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
1934 Student Tour
1934 Wagon Wheels
1934 The Last Round-Up
1934 Come on Marines
1933 Her Forgotten Past
1933 The Intruder
1933 The Thundering Herd 
1932 Officer Thirteen
1932 The Stoker
1931 The Flood
1930 Those Who Dance 
1930 Isle of Escape
1929 Tiger Rose
1929 The Show of Shows
1929 Skin Deep 
1929 No Defense
1929 The Greyhound Limited 
1928 Conquest 
1928 White Shadows in the South Seas 
1928 Across the Atlantic 
1927 Brass Knuckles 
1927 One-Round Hogan 
1927 The Bush Leaguer
1927 The Black Diamond Express
1927 Bitter Apples 
1927 The Brute 
1927 Wolf's Clothing
1926 Across the Pacific 
1926 So This Is Paris 
1926 Other Women's Husbands 
1926 The Man Upstairs 
1925 Hogan's Alley 
1925 Red Hot Tires
1925 The Limited Mail 
1925 Kiss Me Again
1925 Recompense
1924 The Dark Swan
1924 The Lover of Camille 
1924 Her Marriage Vow 
1924 Being Respectable
1924 Revelation
1924 Daughters of Pleasure
1924 How to Educate a Wife 
1924 Mademoiselle Midnight 
1924 The Marriage Circle 
1924 Loving Lies 
1923 Lucretia Lombard
1923 Defying Destiny 
1923 The Purple Highway
1923 Main Street 
1923 Brass
1923 The Tents of Allah 
1922 Broadway Rose
1922 My Old Kentucky Home 
1922 Peacock Alley
1921 Orphans of the Storm 
1921 The Affairs of Anatol 
1921 Moonlight and Honeysuckle
1921 A Broken Doll 
1921 A Perfect Crime 
1921 The Kentuckians 
1921 The Jucklins
1920 Something to Think About
1920 A Cumberland Romance 
1920 The Thirteenth Commandment
1919 Too Much Johnson
1919 Everywoman
1919 In Mizzoura 
1919 Told in the Hills
1919 Rustling a Bride e
1919 Pettigrew's Girl
1919 Romance and Arabella 
1918 The Squaw Man
1918 The Goddess of Lost Lake
1918 The Romance of Tarzan
1918 One Hundred Percent American 
1918 Johanna Enlists 
1918 Till I Come Back to You 
1918 Hands Up! 
1918 The Only Road 
1918 M'Liss 
1918 Riders of the Night
1918 The Red, Red Heart 
1917 The Ship of Doom 
1917 The Man from Painted Post
1917 Betrayed
1917 Wild and Woolly
1917 Hands Up! 
1917 Betsy's Burglar 
1917 Jim Bludso 
1916 The Matrimaniac 
1916 The Microscope Mystery
1916 Hell-to-Pay Austin 
1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 
1916 The Man Behind the Curtain
1916 The Price of Power
1915 The Family Doctor 
1915 Hidden Crime
1915 For His Pal 
1915 Editions de Luxe
1915 The Noon Hour
1915 Ghosts
1915 The Wild Girl from the Hills
1915 The Absentee 
1915 The Birth of a Nation 

Matinee Classics - Intolerance starring Monte Blue, Lillian Gish, Tully Marshall, Eugene Pallette, W.S. Van Dyke, Douglas Fairbanks, King Vidor and Erich von Stroheim
Matinee Classics - Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Armida, Monte Blue, Hal Taliaferro, Ann Pendleton, Max Hoffman Jr., Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws and Champion
Matinee Classics - Across the Pacific starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Monte Blue and Keye Luke
Matinee Classics - Thunder Trail starring Gilbert Roland, Charles Bickford, Marsha Hunt, J. Carrol Naish, James Craig, Monte Blue, Barlowe Borland, Billy Lee, William Duncan, Gene Reynolds, Edward Coxen, Vester Pegg and Clayton Moore
Matinee Classics - Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Harry Lewis, John Rodney, Marc Lawrence, Dan Seymour, Monte Blue, William Haade, Jay Silverheels and Rodd Redwing
Matinee Classics - Officer 13 starring Monte Blue, Charles Delany, Lila Lee, Mickey Rooney and Seena Owen
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Matinee Classics - Orphans of the Storm starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee, Katherine Emmet, Morgan Wallace, Lucille La Verne, Sheldon Lewis, Frank Puglia, Creighton Hale, Monte Blue, Sidney Herbert and Lee Kohlmar
Matinee Classics - Ride Ranger Ride starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes, Monte Blue, George J. Lewis, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, Robert E. Homans, Lloyd Whitlock, Chief Thundercloud and The Tennessee Ramblers
Matinee Classics - Riders of Death Valley starring Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Buck Jones, Charles Bickford, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Lon Chaney Jr., Noah Beery Jr., Jean Brooks, James Blaine, Monte Blue, Glenn Strange, Roy Barcroft, Jack Rockwell, Ethan Laidlaw and Richard Alexander

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