Bob Custer

  1. Charles Bickford, Dynamite, 1929. Assistant director Mitchell Leisen made screen tests for Cecil B DeMille’s first talkie – on December 18, 1928.  For the leading man, he filmed Dean Jagger, Jason Robards Sr and future B-Western stars Bob Custer, Buck Jones, Randolph Scott, Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams. To no avail.  CB played safe with theatre actors:  Charles Bickford opposite Kay Johnson’s debut. Bickford called the script a mess of corn with terrible dialogue. True enough – it flopped.

 Birth year: 1898Death year: 1974Other name: Casting Calls:  0