Richard Rober (May 14, 1910 – May 26, 1952) was an American film actor known for his rugged roles in films.[1] He came to Hollywood from Broadway, where he featured in several productions, including Oklahoma! [2] He went on to appear in many B-movies and film noir-type films including Call Northside 777 (1948) (his first film), Sierra (1950), and The Well (1951).[3] Rober died in an auto accident in 1952 at age 42.[4]

Richard Rober
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Richard Steven Rauber

(1910-05-14)May 14, 1910
DiedMay 26, 1952(1952-05-26) (aged 42)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1936-1952


Year Title Role Notes
1936 Sheik to Sheik Ali Bin Whoopsie, the Mad Sheik Short (credited as Richard Rauber)
1948 Call Northside 777 Sgt. Larson in Records Department Uncredited
April Showers Al Wilson
Embraceable You Sig Ketch
Larceny Max
Smart Girls Don't Talk Lt. McReady
1949 Illegal Entry Dutch Lempo
Any Number Can Play Lew 'Angie' Debretti
Task Force Jack Southern
I Married a Communist Jim Travers
Port of New York Jim Flannery
1950 The File on Thelma Jordon Tony Laredo
Backfire Solly Blayne
Sierra Big Matt Rango
Deported Bernardo Gervaso
Dial 1119 Police Capt. Henry Keiver Also known as The Violent Hour in the UK
Watch the Birdie Mr. Hugh Shanway
1951 Father's Little Dividend Police Sergeant
Passage West Mike Also known as High Venture in the UK
The Tall Target Lt. Coulter
The Well Sheriff Ben Kellogg Rober's first and only lead role
Man in the Saddle Fay Dutcher
1952 Outlaw Women Woody Callaway
Kid Monk Baroni Father Callahan
O. Henry's Full House Chief of Detectives (segment "The Clarion Call")
The Rose Bowl Story Coach James Hadley
The Savage Capt. Arnold Vaugant
The Devil Makes Three Colonel James Terry
1957 Jet Pilot FBI Agent George Rivers Delayed release, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Richard Rober". BFI.
  2. ^ The Broadway League. "Richard Rober - IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information".
  3. ^ "Richard Rober (1906 - 1952) - Find A Grave Memorial".
  4. ^ Hal Erickson. "Richard Rober - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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