John Arledge

Johnson Lundy Arledge (March 12, 1906 – May 15, 1947) was an American film and stage actor. He played dozens of supporting roles in the Hollywood movies of the 1930s–1940s, including the tractor driver who destroys a house in The Grapes of Wrath.[1]

John Arledge
John Arledge in 1932
Johnson Lundy Arledge

(1906-03-12)March 12, 1906
DiedMay 15, 1947(1947-05-15) (aged 41)
Years active1930–1947

Arledge pursued engineering as a major in college, but eventually his work with a little theatre turned his interest to acting.[2] He performed in vaudeville before taking on his first film role in 1931.[3]


This filmography is believed to be complete.[4]


  1. Peter Bogdanovich (1978). John Ford. University of California Press. p. 131. GGKEY:UKU6GF3RFNU. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  2. "Majestic". Shamokin News-Dispatch. Pennsylvania, Shamokin. July 24, 1939. p. 9. Retrieved October 29, 2019 via
  3. "Film 'Bunker Bean' With John Arledge". The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review. Washington, Spokane. September 15, 1935. p. 31. Retrieved October 29, 2019 via
  4. Alan Gevinson (1 October 1997). American Film Institute catalog. University of California Press. pp. 90, 221, 401, 474, 737. ISBN 978-0-520-20964-0. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
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