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Born: September 07, 1902, Crab Orchard
Died: November 28, 1969 (age 67), Woodland Hills
Biography: Roy Barcroft was an American character actor famous for playing villains in B-Westerns and other genres. Noted film critic Leonard Maltin acclaimed Barcroft as "Republic Pictures' number one bad guy".
Theatrical trailer for the 15 chapter Republic Pictures' serial, MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND (1945), starring Richard Bailey, Linda Stirling and Roy Barcroft. Superb cliffhanger classic directed by Spencer Bennett and legendary stuntman, Yakima Canutt with an eye toward action. Popular screen villain, Roy Barcroft, steals everything but the sprockets as the colorful Captain Mephisto, a 200 year-old pirate, brought back to life by a fantastic gizmo, The Transformation Machine. Just the stuff that made Saturday matinees memorable...... Tobuy classic movies, serials, westerns and vintage television shows on DVD -- plus original movie posters, golden & silver age comics, celebrity autographs and collectibles, be sure to visit www.captainbijou.com.
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