The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart sets the plot of The Big Sleep (1946) in motion when he meets with Charles Waldron as General Sternwood.

The Big Sleep

Charles Waldron as General Sternwood in a screencap from The Big Sleep (1946).  Chuck had 62 acting credits from a 1912 short to The Big Sleep.  Most of his appearances were uncredited bits.  His two other entries among my best 1,001 movies are The Devil and Miss Jones (as Needles) and The Song of Bernadette (uncredited as Bishop of Tarbes.

The Big Sleep

Charles Waldron as General Sternwood in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946).  Charles was born in Waterford, New York, and had 62 acting credits, from a 1911 short, to this, his last credit.  Much of his acting was in uncredited bits, but his highlights include The Devil and Miss Jones and The Song of Bernadette.