Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0052432: RICHARD TUCKER

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Scarce vintage 8x10-inch sepia-tone bust portrait by Lansing Brown, signed and inscribed in white fountain pen in the late 1920s.  In fairly good condition, with pinholes and chipping to all four corners, and scattered white cracks to the dark surface of the image.  The prolific silent and early talkie character actor appeared in nearly 300 classic films, including Wings (1927) and The Jazz Singer (1927).  He is remembered by fans of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, and mystery genres for his roles as the Chief of the Secret Service in the jungle serial The King of the Congo (1929), Colonel Davidson in Lionel Barrymore's The Unholy Night (1929), Anthony Benson in Frank Tuttle's The Benson Murder Case (1930), Mr. Bell in Roland West's The Bat Whispers (1930), Wilkie Ballou in the Charlie Chan favorite The Black Camel (1931), Mr. Lawton in The Deceiver (1931), Gerald Murdock in Richard Thorpe's The Devil Plays (1932), the physician in Men Must Fight (1933), Mr. Hamilton in Dante's Inferno (1935), Professor Gordon in Flash Gordon (1936), and Robert Banning in the Jungle Menace (1937) serial.