James Edwards - Rotten Tomatoes

James Edwards

Highest Rated:   100% The Phenix City Story (1955)
Lowest Rated:   7% CBGB (2013)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Not Available
African American leading man James Edwards came to acting by way of a near-tragedy. Seriously injured in an accident while serving in World War II, Edwards went through a painful convalescence as surgeons completely restructured his face. His vocal chords were also severely damaged, and it was suggested by his doctors that Edwards take elocution lessons to restore his voice. Upon recovering, Edwards decided to celebrate his "rebirth" by becoming an actor. After touring in the stage production Deep are the Roots, Edwards made his film debut as a boxer in RKO's The Set-Up (1949). He was starred in his next film, Home of the Brave (1949), appropriately cast as a wounded soldier. James Edwards' last film was the 1970 Best Picture winner Patton, starring George C. Scott; he died on January 4, 1970.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
7% CBGB
  • Psychotic Fan
2013
69% Opal Dream
  • Court Clerk
2006
No Score Yet Legend of the Northwest
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Doomsday Voyage
  • Coast Guard Officer
1972
94% Patton
  • Sgt. William George Meeks
1970
95% Coogan's Bluff
  • Jackson
1968
20% The Sandpiper
  • Larry Brant
1965
97% The Manchurian Candidate
  • Cpl. Melvin
1962
No Score Yet Blood and Steel
  • George
1959
38% Anna Lucasta
  • Eddie
1959
83% Pork Chop Hill
  • Cpl. Jurgens
1959
No Score Yet Tarzan's Fight for Life
  • Futa
1958
No Score Yet Fraulein
  • Corp. S. Hanks
1958
90% Men in War
  • Killian
1957
No Score Yet Battle Hymn
  • Lt. Maples
1957
95% The Killing
  • Black Man
1956
100% The Phenix City Story
  • Zeke Ward
1955
92% The Caine Mutiny
  • Whittaker
1954
No Score Yet The Joe Louis Story
  • Chappie Blackburn
1953
86% The Member of the Wedding
  • Honey Camden Brown
1952
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Joe Morgan
1951
100% The Steel Helmet
  • Cpl. Thompson
1951
98% Home of the Brave
  • Private Peter Moss
1949
83% The Set-Up
  • Luther Hawkins
1949

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Smith
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Convict Ed
  • 1956
  • 1955

Quotes from James Edwards' Characters

No quotes approved yet.