John Ireland (with Walter Brennan) in My Darling Clementine

John Ireland (1914 - 1992)

Film Deaths

  • My Darling Clementine (1946) [Billy Clanton]: Shot by Tim Holt while John is riding away after shooting Linda Darnell; he dies shortly after arriving at his home, and his body is shown afterwards when Tim comes to arrest him (historically, Clanton was killed in the Ok Corral shootout).
  • Railroaded! (1947) [Duke Martin]: Shot to death in a shootout with Hugh Beaumont. (Thanks to Harry)
  • I Shot Jesse James (1949) [Bob Ford]: Mortally shot with a shotgun in a showdown with Preston Foster. (he dies after confessing his sorrow for killing Reed Hadley.)
  • Vengeance Valley (1951) [Hub Fasken]: Shot in the back by members of a posse as John tries to ride away. Shown from a distance.
  • The Good Die Young (1954) [Eddie]: Electrocuted when Laurence Harvey pushes him onto the third rail. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Queen Bee (1955) [Judson Prentiss]: Commits suicide by deliberately driving his car into a ravine in order to kill both himself and Joan Crawford. (Thanks to Duncan)
  • Gunslinger (1956) [Cane Miro]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Beverly Garland
  • Party Girl (1958) [Lucky Louie Canetto]: He is trying to get the top off a bottle of acid (to throw at Robert Taylor), in a building already besieged by the cops and as he pauses in front of a window he is machine gunned. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Spartacus (1960 [Crixus]: He has a gladius stuck through him in the final battle between the slave army and the Romans. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Faces In The Dark (1960) [Max Hammond]: Dies offscreen of a violent coughing fit which leads to a heart attack. We find out when Mai Zetterling tells his brother John Gregson. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Fall Of the Roman Empire (1964) [Ballomar]: Chained to a stake with his wife, Lena von Martens, and burnt to death when the dying Christopher Plummer shouts out his last command "Burn them, burn them". (Thanks to Brian)
  • The House of Seven Corpses (1974) [Eric Hartman]: Crushed to death when a zombie drops a treasure chest on him. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Satan's Cheerleaders (1977) [The Sheriff]: Stabbed in the stomach with a fence post by Jack Kruschen.
  • Terror Night (1987) [Lance Hayward]: Plays a ghost who returns to kill the intruders on his estate. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Messenger of Death (1988) [Zenas Beecham]: Shot in the chest in a big shoot-out. (Thanks to Michael)

TV Deaths

  • Thriller: Papa Benjamin (1961)
  • Gunsmoke: Stage Stop (1966)' [Jed Coombs]: Shot to death by Milburn Stone, after John ignores Milburn's warning to stop attacking John's wife (Anne Whitfield), after Anne catches him smothering one of his gang members. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Gunsmoke: Vengeance part 2 (1967) [Parker]: Shot in the back by James Anderson, who then steals his money, he staggers out of the saloon and confronts James Stacy who kills him as they exchange shots. (Thanks to Brian)

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