Dan Duryea in The Great Flamarion

Dan Duryea (1907 - 1968)

Film Deaths:

  • Sahara (1943) [Jimmy Doyle]: Crushed to death, along with Richard Nugent by falling rubble when the Nazis shell the fortress where Richard is treating Dan's wounds.
  • Ministry of Fear (1944) [Agent Cost a.k.a. Travers the tailor]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach with his tailor's shears, rather than be arrested as a spy. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Woman in the Window (1944) [Heidt/Tim the doorman]: "Heidt" is shot to death by police; the whole story turns out to be Edward G. Robinson's dream and Dan turns up in reality as the doorman at Edward's club. (Thanks to Constantine)
  • Along Came Jones (1945) [Monte Jarrad]: Shot in the head by Loretta Young, just as Dan is about to kill Gary Cooper. (Thanks to Harry)
  • The Great Flamarion (1945) [Al Wallace]: Deliberately shot in the chest by Erich von Stroheim during Erich's trick-shooting stage act, making it look like an accident.
  • Main Street after Dark (1945) [Posey Dibson]: Shot to death when his gun goes off during a struggle with Tom Trout.
  • Scarlet Street (1945) [Johnny Prince]: Executed (off-screen) in the electric chair, after being falsely convicted of killing Joan Bennett. We only see him being led into the chamber, the actual execution is not depicted.
  • Too Late for Tears (1949) [Danny Fuller]: Poisoned by Lizabeth Scott when she pours poison in his whiskey. (Thanks to Harry)
  • One Way Street (1950) [John Wheeler]: Shot to death by William Conrad; he dies shortly afterwards.
  • Winchester '73 (Montana Winchester) (1950) [Waco Johnnie Dean]: Shot to death in a gunfight with James Stewart. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Ride Clear of Diablo (The Breckinridge Story) (1954) [Whitey Kincaid]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Paul Birch, Jack Elam and William Pullen, when Dan runs out of the saloon to draw their fire away from Audie Murphy. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Silver Lode (1954) [Ned McCarthy]: Shot in the chest with his own bullet when Dan fires at John Payne and his shot ricochets off the church bell. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Platinum High School (Rich, young and deadly, Trouble at sixteen) (1960) [Major Redfern Kelly]: Killed in an explosion after Mickey Rooney douses the boat in gasoline and ignites it.
  • Six Black Houses (1962) [Frank Jesse]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Audie Murphy. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Taggart (1964) [Jason]: Crushed to death by the stolen gold after Tony Young shoots Dan's horse out from under him.
  • The Bounty Killer (1965) [Willie Duggan]: Shot by a young bounty hunter (Peter Duryea) as Dan is kissing Carole Ridgeway. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Bamboo Saucer (1968) [Hank Peters]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Chinese soldiers.

Television Deaths:

  • Rawhide: Incident with a Executioner (1959) [Jardin]: Killed in a showdown with Eric Fleming. This death could be ruled as a suicide because Dan played a hired gun that was incredibly fast and it was unlikely Eric could have won unless Dan wanted it.
  • The Jack Benny Program: Lunch Counter Murder (1960) [Gangster]: Shot in the chest by Jack Benny after Dan runs out of bullets while holding up Jack's diner; he launches into a lengthily, historic dying speech until Jack shoots him in the chest once again to shut him up. (Played for comic effect)

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