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Also Known As: Died: October 15, 1958
Born: January 16, 1887 Cause of Death:
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Cast (feature film)

Outcasts of the City (1958) as Colonel
Chicago Confidential (1957) as Morgan
A union president fights off organized crime only to find himself framed for murder.
The Night of the Hunter (1955) as Cattle rancher
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
City Story (1954) as Mr. [Jennings] Randolph
Sitting Bull (1954) as President Ulysses S. Grant
After defeating Custer at the Little Big Horn, the famed chief tries to save an Indian sympathizer from court-martial.
On the Waterfront (1954) as Pop Doyle
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
So This Is Love (1953) as Producer
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Never Wave at a WAC (1953) as Senator Holbrook
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
Donovan's Brain (1953) as Mr. MacNish
A scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
Man of Conflict (1953) as Cornwall
El Paso Stampede (1953) as Rancher
In the last of the "Rocky" Lane series, federal marshal Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) saddles up "Black Jack" and heads for the Mexican border to investigate cattle rustling during the Spanish-American War. He gets a job with feed-merchant Nugget Clark (Eddy Waller), and discovers that Nugget's wizened little helper,Josh Bailey (Edward Clark), has been giving cattle shipment information to the town dentist, Mason "Doc" Ramsey (Stephen Chase), who is the secret leader of the rustlers headed by Floyd Garnett (Roy Barcroft.) When Ramsey and Garnett steal some of Nugget's cattle feed, Rocky follows them to their hideout through a waterfall into a hidden valley (El Paso is overun with such scenic delights.) The outlaws have kidnapped Alice Clark (Phyllis Coates)and Rocky captures Ramsey after Garnett is killed in a gun battle. Alice is rescued, the stolen cattle are recovered and Rocky moves on to his next film assignment, which was more than five years later when he turned up as the sheriff in Universal's "The Saga of Hemp Brown." This film had two working titles, "Stagecoach To Cheyenne" and "El Dorado Gold Rush", which lasted until somebody read the script and found no mention of gold rushes, El Dorado, Cheyenne or stagecoaches-to-anywhere. The waterfall in a hidden valley would have fit Cheyenne better than El Paso, but it would have been a heck of a cattle drive to get the herd across the Mexican border.
Jack McCall, Desperado (1953) as Col. Cornish
Wrongly accused of treason, a Civil War veteran tries to clear his name.
Marshal of Cedar Rock (1953) as Prison warden
Banker Mason is after the ranchers land so he can resell it to the railroad for a profit. He has the railroad agent killed and replaces him with his stooge who then offers even less than Mason. But Rocky eventually suspects Mason and when Bill Anderson informs him the agent is a fake, they head out after Mason
Run for the Hills (1953) as Mr. Harvester
Iron Mountain Trail (1953) as Circuit judge
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) as Man at rectors
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''''s first great swimming star.
Target (1952) as Bailey
Two cowhands join forces with a lady Marshall to fight a land-grabbing scheme.
The Pace That Thrills (1952) as Sour puss
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Broker
The Great Caruso (1951) as Mr. DeWitt
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
Night Riders of Montana (1951) as Doctor
State Ranger Rocky Lane becomes involved in a mystery surrounding a gang of horse rustlers and a young rancher who is blamed falsely for a killing. Lane helps uncover the real killers and unmasks the ringleader of the rustlers.
Million Dollar Pursuit (1951) as Inspector Morgan
Sugarfoot (1951) as Judge Backus
Badman's Gold (1951) as Marshal
Unable to cope with a series of raids on stagecoaches hauling gold to the U. S. Mint, Sheriff Masters (Verne Teters) appeals to the U. S. Marshal's office for help. The Marshal assigns his best man, Johnny (John Carpenter), to the job of discovering the hiding place of the stolen gold and bringing the outlaws to justice. Johnny enlists the aid of Bess Benson (Alyn Lockwood) and her brother Bob (Troy Tarrell). Bess insists on taking her pack dog, Daisy. The foursome then goes to the territory controlled by Sheriff Masters.
Bells of Coronado (1950) as Linden
Roy is an insurance investigator looking into the theft of uranium ore. He must prevent the thieves from taking off in a plane with the stolen ore. It includes the songs "Bells of Coronado," "Got No Time for the Blues," and "Save a Smile for a Rainy Day."
Right Cross (1950) as Horse owner
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
I'll Get By (1950) as Marine general
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950) as Ship captain
Fanciful musical biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950) as Colonel Pollard
One of Davy Crockett''''s descendants leads a wagon train through perilous territory.
Bunco Squad (1950) as Deming
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Police captain
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
Pioneer Marshal (1950) as Elliott
The Missourians (1950) as Mayor McDowell
Duchess of Idaho (1950) as Board memeber
During a Sun Valley vacation, a woman tries to solve her roommate''''s romantic problems only to get caught in a love triangle of her own.
Sheriff of Wichita (1949) as Warden
It has been almost five years since the outlaws have stolen the army payroll from Lt. Raymond D'Arcy. While claiming that he gave the money to Major Bishop, neither the money or Bishop have ever been found and Raymond was convicted of the theft. Now he is at the abandoned fort, an escaped convict with a letter, looking to find the truth about the robbery. Members of his old command are also there and Rocky shows up to return Raymond to prison.
Canadian Pacific (1949) as Père Lacomb
A railroad surveyor faces an Indian rebellion.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Man on train
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Currier
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
The Wyoming Bandit (1949) as Head marshal
Deputy Marshal Rocky Lane is sent to Dry Wells to bring in Wyoming Dan. He arrives just after a robbery where a man has been killed. He then finds Wyoming only to learn that the murdered man was Wyoming's son. Instead of bringing him in, the two join up and go after the killer.
The Judge (1949) as Lt. Edwards
Bandit King of Texas (1949) as Marshal John Turner
The Jewel Land Company of Elko, Texas is selling Government land to settlers. Before any of the settlers can claim their land, they are being killed by McCabe's gang. When Rocky comes to Elko to find his friend Jim, he winds up in Jail on a charge of stealing money from the new Marshal. The only person in town that is on his side is Nugget, but there is little that he can do by himself. When Rocky escapes from the jail with another prisoner and the Marshal is shot, he has to find who is behind his problems and what has happened to Jim and Emily.
Alias the Champ (1949) as Police Commissioner Bronson
Law of the Golden West (1949) as Isaac
Strange Bargain (1949) as Ashton
A young bookkeeper is framed for his boss''''s murder.
Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Doc Green
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Businessman
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
Rusty Leads the Way (1948) as Board member
A boy and his dog help a bitter blind girl adjust to life.
In This Corner (1948) as Captain Lyons
The Gallant Legion (1948) as Speaker of the House
When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.
Song of My Heart (1948) as Czar
Desperadoes of Dodge City (1948) as Stockton
Rocky and the Land agent riders need to get an important message to the Army post. The message is stolen but Rocky knows one of the four men on the stagecoach has it. When Rocky and the four get trapped in a shack by the outlaw gang, he learns that one of the four is the gang leader. Rocky has to learn his identity and retrieve the message
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Board chairman
Innocent lies build up as a show-business hopeful tries to build a career.
Violence (1947) as Dr. Chalmers
A female reporter goes undercover within a neo-Nazi group, then loses her memory.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Forrest Cochran
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
The Trouble with Women (1947) as Judge
Fiesta (1947) as Father
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
Boomerang! (1947) as
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
The Foxes of Harrow (1947) as Auctioneer
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as President Grant
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Dr. Remington
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Dr. Harold C. Urey
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) as Harper
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
News Hounds (1947) as Big Tim Donlin
When they get newspaper jobs, the Bowery Boys take on a sport-fixing mob.
Too Many Winners (1947) as Albert Payson
Bandits of Dark Canyon (1947) as Ben Shaw
As prisoner Ed Archer is being transferred, the stage is attacked and crashes. Archer escapes the attackers but Ranger Rocky Lane catches up with him. As Rocky is bringing him in, Archer is attacked again. Somebody wants Archer killed and Rocky, now suspecting Archer is innocent, decides to find out who and why.
Raiders of the South (1947) as George Boone
Johnny Brownell (Johnny Mack Brown), former Confederate officer turned Federal agent, is sent to Texas during the reconstruction years to obtain evidence against a gang of raiders who have been making life difficult for the local carpet-baggers. He saves the life of Shorty Kendall (Raymond Hatton), an unreconstructed rebel about to be hanged, and this wins him the gratitude of Belle Chambers (Evelyn Brent), a widow whose husband was killed in the Civil War who hates all Yankees with a fevor. It is she who heads the gang of Raiders, but Johnny soon proves she is a pawn of a conscienceless lawyer, Preson Durant (John Merton), who is using Bell's raiders to cover up his own schemes. Reno Browne is on hand as Belle's daughter Lynne, billed as Reno Blair, as she always was in any film with Johnny Mack Brown.
That's My Gal (1947) as Assemblyman McBride
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Doctor
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
Johnny Comes Flying Home (1946) as C. H. Metters
The Madonna's Secret (1946) as Lambert
Wife Wanted (1946) as Judge
Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), Caldwell runs a matrimonial bureau and, with the aid of his associate, Lee Kirby (John Gallaudet), they defraud and blackmail a large group of lonely people. Carole, unknowingly, is used as bait for one of their victims, Walter Desmond (Barton Yarborough), who "commits suicide." Reporter William Tyler (Robert Shayne) thinks otherwise and, posing as a rich rancher, contacts Miss Raymond. The latter, now being blackmailed by Caldwell, is forced to persuade Tyler to invest in a fraudulent oil deal. In her own attempt to break the racket, Carole uncovers Mildred Hayes (Teala Loring), another innocent victim of the Desmond case. Despite leading each other on for their own purposes, Carole and Tyler fall in love and combine their efforts.
Because of Him (1946) as Critic
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
She Wrote the Book (1946) as
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
Badman's Territory (1946) as Commissioner Taylor
A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws invading the Oklahoma panhandle.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Mr. Witherspoon
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Blondie's Lucky Day (1946) as Emery
Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.
Shadows Over Chinatown (1946) as Pronnet
Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is on his way to San Francisco to take over a murder case when he meets a woman, Mrs. Conover (Mary Gordon), who is searching for her missing daughter and a young man, Jeff Tilford (Bruce Kellogg), who is looking for his missing fiancee. Investigation by Charlie discloses they are both looking for the same girl, Mary Conover (Tanis Chandler). Chan eventually uncovers a murder gang, which has been collecting the life insurance of its victims.
The Secret of the Whistler (1946) as McLaren
An artist plots murder when his rich wife when she catches him in an affair with one of his models.
Girl on the Spot (1946) as Commissioner
Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget.
The Brute Man (1946) as Professor Cushman
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
One Exciting Week (1946) as Dr. Jones
Home on the Range (1946) as Statesman
A cowboy tries to protect wild grizzlies from ranchers who think the bears are decimating their cattle.
Step by Step (1946) as Captain Edmonds
The FBI trails a young couple suspected of stealing government plans.
Northwest Trail (1945) as John Owens
Mountie Matt O'Brien is assigned to escort Miss Owens to a remote outpost. But when he finds an illegal mining operation there that is smuggling gold across the border, his superior Sgt. Means orders him to leave.
Wilson (1945) as Legislator
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Justice of the peace
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
The Girl of the Limberlost (1945) as Bronson
Based on Gene Stratton-Porter's novel and a remake of Columbia's 1934 "The Girl of the Limberlost" and 1939's "Romance of the Limberlost," this one has altered the kinship who-hates-the-girl relationship from an aunt to her mother. This time out, Elnora Comstock (Dorinda Clifton) lives on the edge of a great swamp and collects butterflies to sell in order to go to high school and pay for violin lessons. Her mother, Kate Comstock (Ruth Nelson), hates her as she blames the girl for the father's death as he drowned in a quagmire on the way home the night the girl was born. The years-late revelation that the husband had been off courting a neighbor woman that night brings an attitude adjustment to the mother.
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Governor Hanlon
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
Johnny Angel (1945) as Ship's captain
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
Strange Illusion (1945) as Mr. [Bill] Allen
A young man''''s efforts to investigate his father''''s death and stop his mother from re-marrying land him in an insane asylum.
Mom and Dad (1945) as Dr. Burrell
Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby.
First Yank into Tokyo (1945) as Dr. Stacey
An army pilot infiltrates the Japanese during World War II.
On Stage Everybody (1945) as Mr. Smoothasilk
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Sheriff
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
I'll Tell the World (1945) as President
Shadow of Suspicion (1944) as
Private investigators infiltrate a jewelry store to guard a priceless emerald bracelet.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Governor
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Crazy Knights (1944) as Mr. Gardner
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944) as District Attorney
Hi, Beautiful (1944) as Board member
The Doughgirls (1944) as Business man
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
Music in Manhattan (1944) as Banker
An actress''''s publicist starts a rumor that she''''s a war hero''''s secret bride.
Christmas Holiday (1944) as Foreman
My Gal Loves Music (1944) as Doctor
Standing Room Only (1944) as General
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
Army Wives (1944) as Gen. Lowry
Hi, Good Lookin'! (1944) as McGillicudy
The Girl Who Dared (1944) as Beau Richmond
Zorro's Black Whip (1944)
Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. Meredith's sister Barbara, expert with a bullwhip and pistol, dons a black costume and mask and becomes "The Black Whip", dealing a blow to Hammond and his gang each time they perform some heinous act in their efforts to keep the town, and their power over it, unchanged. Aided by government agent Vic Gordon, Barbara confronts Hammond in a final showdown just as the town votes on whether or not to accept statehood.
The Port of Forty Thieves (1944) as Mr. Fellows
Swingtime Johnny (1944) as Caldwell
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and dancing.
Action in Arabia (1944) as Hamilton
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
Meet Miss Bobby Socks (1944) as R. N. Swanson
A veteran becomes a singing sensation.
Allergic to Love (1944) as Dr. McLaughlin
Up in Arms (1944) as Businessman
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
Lake Placid Serenade (1944) as Hopkins
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as Judge Carter
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
Government Girl (1944) as Irate man
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944) as Judge Homer T. Blackwell
When the Sheriff of Las Vegas is killed in a bank holdup, Red Ryder is made the new Sheriff. His first problem arises when the Judge is shot and the Judge's son framed for the murder. Red knows the son is innocent from the type of bullet used and after hiding him from the lynch mob, sets a trap for the man he thinks is behind both the robbery and the murder.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as American newsman
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
The Iron Major (1943) as Dean
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
Over My Dead Body (1943) as District Attorney
The problem with the mystery stories concocted by Jason Cord (Milton Berle) is that he can never figure out who's guilty. Stuck, as usual, he takes his latest unfinished "who-dunit" to the office of his wife, Patricia Cord (Mary Beth Hughes), whose boss, Brennan (Reginald Denny), doesn't know she is married. Hidden in a closet, Jason overhears Brennan and his partners discussing a situation which exactly parallels his new story. He steps out when the discussion reaches the point of his story's current progress and, seeing a chance of finding an ending to his story, offers to make a suicide look like a murder. He soon finds himself the central figure in a front-page murder trial before he proves the supposed suicide to have been an actual murder - committed by one of the victim's partners.
The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) as Colonel
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women''''s boarding house.
Rookies in Burma (1943) as American general
Two zany soldiers escape the Japanese and head across Burma.
So's Your Uncle (1943) as Mr. Craig
Crazy House (1943) as Director
Gals, Incorporated (1943) as Doctor
"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.
Larceny with Music (1943) as Important banker
In a desperate attempt to get a job for Ken Daniels (Allan Jones) and Alvino Rey (Himself) and his Orchestra (themselves), agent Mike Simms (William Frawley) plots to make Daniels a missing heir. Simms hires Austin J. Caldwell (Gus Schilling) to pose as an attorney and go to Gus Borelli (Leo Carrillo), owner of the swank Blue Room, asking if he has heard about Daniels' inheritance. Borelli, figuring he can cut in on the money, bright Daniels and Simms to the Blue Room just as Pamela Mason (Kitty Carlisle) is rehearsing some songs with Zybisco (Sig Arno) and his string quintet. Simms refuses to let Daniels sing with the quintet,saying he has already made arrangements with Alvino Rey to bring his orchestra and the King Sisters (Alyce, Donna, Louise and Yvonne King) into the Blue Room. This causes Pamela to lose her job and she is furious with Daniels, who tells her he will get her a job with the Rey orchestra. Later, she discovers the hoax tells Borelli, who sets out to kill Daniels and Simms. They, and the orchestra, manage to escape just as the Blue Room is filling with customers drawn by Borelli's heavy advertising of Daniel's debut. He sends Pamela to bring them back.
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as Allison
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
What a Woman! (1943) as Senator
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
Spy Train (1943) as Conductor
An innocent couple fights off Nazi agents on a speeding train.
I Was Framed (1942) as Judge
A news man''''s political investigations land him in prison.
Syncopation (1942) as Mr. Ames
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as State chairman
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Senator Grant
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
In This Our Life (1942) as Inspector
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
The Big Shot (1942) as Judge
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942) as Commissioner Bracken
Across the Pacific (1942) as Court martial president
An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.
Klondike Fury (1942) as
A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.
Escape from Crime (1942) as Rafferty
An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.
Always in My Heart (1942) as Warden
A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him.
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Colonel
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Colonel
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Inspector
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) as General Gordon
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Major
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Wings for the Eagle (1942) as Executive
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
Phantom Killer (1942) as John G. Harrison
A district attorney investigates a crook who seems to be in two places at the same time.
Borrowed Hero (1941) as William Brooks
Passage from HongKong (1941) as Captain Shouse
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Governor's associate
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
It Started with Eve (1941) as Manager
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Judge
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) as Chief Turner
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
The Body Disappears (1941) as Judge
A scientist''''s invisibility formula gets him in trouble with the police.
Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) as President Watts
On her retirement, students wonder why their favorite teacher never married.
World Premiere (1941) as Bronson
The Maltese Falcon (1941) as Bryan
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
Flight from Destiny (1941) as Judge
An elderly professor with six months to live plots a murder to reunite two young lovers.
Blues in the Night (1941) as Doctor
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Police captain
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as Mac
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
I Killed That Man (1941) as District Attorney
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Hirsch
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Flight Command (1940) as Pensacola commandant
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
Murder in the Air (1940) as Hargrave
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Judge
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love (1940) as Jonathan Archer
The Fatal Hour (1940) as Belden, Sr.
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman''''s death.
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) as Governor
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) as Captain Broad
A veteran lady captain fights off competition.
The Great Plane Robbery (1940) as Dr. Jamison
An insurance company hires a private detective to protect a gangster fresh out of college.
The Golden Fleecing (1940) as Judge
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) as Judge
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
They Drive by Night (1940) as Defense attorney
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Chief Ferris
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
The Forgotten Woman (1939) as Dr. May
Invisible Stripes (1939) as Captain Johnson
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Murder Is News (1939) as David Corning
First Offenders (1939) as Sheriff Slavin
Forged Passport (1939) as Jack Rogers, also known as Lefty
I Stole a Million (1939) as District Attorney
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) as Night captain
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
Waterfront (1939) as Detective captain
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
Secret Service of the Air (1939) as Warden Jackson
A government agent battles smugglers.
Call a Messenger (1939) as Lieutenant Nelson
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
Inside Story (1939) as Judge
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Judge
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Judge
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Stronger Than Desire (1939) as Judge
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.
Spirit of Culver (1939) as Major White
Espionage Agent (1939) as Code room instructor
American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as F.B.I. man
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Blind Alley (1939) as Warden
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
Doctor Rhythm (1938) as Inspector Bryce
Over the Wall (1938) as Warden
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Philip Benton
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
I Stand Accused (1938) as Brower
Fred, a young lawyer fresh out of school, climbs quickly to success as the mouthpiece for a gangland mob. His friend Paul, however, reaches equally quick success - in the district attorney's office. Inevitably, they meet on opposite sides of the courtroom.
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938) as Simon Dayton
An Asian sleuth assists a baffled police detective in solving a bizarre murder.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) as Police captain
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
Boys Town (1938) as The warden
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Fairfield
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Personal Secretary (1938) as Truesdale
Girls on Probation (1938) as Chief
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Governor
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
Married Before Breakfast (1937) as Plainclothesman
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
Criminals of the Air (1937) as Captain Wallace
Undercover agent Mark Owens (Charles Quigley) is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe (Herbert Heywood), operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings (Rosalind Keith), assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon (Russell Hicks), suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his cafe. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders his henchman/flyer Blast Reardon (Marc Lawrence)to get rid of Mike. Blast, with a gang moll as his accomplice, charters Mike to fly them across the border to get married. A waitress at the airport, who Nancy has bribed to watch Mike's activities, tips her off about the flight and Nancy hides in the plane. Once in the air, Blast forces Mike to land at the smuggler's hideout, where he is imprisoned.
Bad Guy (1937) as Warden [Summers]
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
Two Wise Maids (1937) as Grover Wentworth
Seventh Heaven (1937) as Gendarme
A Parisian sewer worker (Stewart) longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl (Simone Simon) from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937) as Judge
Breezing Home (1937) as Chairman
It Could Happen to You (1937) as Judge
That Certain Woman (1937) as American
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Captain Carroll
I Promise to Pay (1937) as Martin
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
This Is My Affair (1937) as Warden
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
She Had to Eat (1937) as Police captain
Missing Witness (1937) as Sampson
Her Husband Lies (1937) as First plainclothesman
Two in a Crowd (1936) as Purdy
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936) as [Frank] Boyd
Legion of Terror (1936) as Cummings
Frank Marshall and Slim Hewitt, postal inspectors, infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan-like vigilante group which has mailed a bomb to a senator. When the legion kills the brother of Nancy Foster, she helps Frank and Slim in their investigation.
Parole! (1936) as Police inspector Hamilton
A Man Betrayed (1936) as William E. Carlton
Lady from Nowhere (1936) as Commissioner
The Final Hour (1936) as Department of justice head
Adventure in Manhattan (1936) as Chief of g-men
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
Love Letters of a Star (1936) as Captain Hutton
Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930) as Grant
Heads Up (1930) as Captain Whitney
Rainbow Riley (1926) as Halfwit
Mountain Eagle, The (1926)
Pettigrew, a shop-keeper in a mountain town of Kentucky, falls in love with the teacher, Beatrice. The girl doesn't consider him as a lover, so he gets angry and accuses her of molesting his son Edward who has a mental illness. The girl marries the hermit, Fear O'God Fulton in order to calm the people's anger and day by day she falls in love with her husband and a child is born. Pettigrew hides Edward and charges the hermit with his son's murder. Fear O'God is imprisoned but he escapes and takes refuge in the mountain with his wife and son.

Cinematography (feature film)

The White Tower (1950) as Cam tech
Mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps mull over past problems while trying to conquer a perilous peak.
Streets of Laredo (1949) as Camera Operator
Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim.
Unconquered (1947) as Cam dept staff
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
The Black Swan (1942) as Loc photog
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
Sweethearts (1938) as Cam tech
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.

Post Production (feature film)

Plymouth Adventure (1952) as Color Consultant
Epic dramatization of the Pilgrims'''' journey to the new world on the Mayflower.
Branded (1951) as Technicolor tech
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
Fancy Pants (1950) as Technicolor cam op
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Technicolor tech
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuously harassed.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Technicolor tech
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Col tech
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
Men with Wings (1938) as Tech

Cast (special)

Meet the Governor (1955)
The story of Clem Waters, a midwestern lawyer who has a dream of becoming governor someday.

Cast (short)

This "Crime Does Not Pay" short depicts how the police put a horse race betting scam out of business.
Old Hickory (1940)
This short film presents four key incidents in the public life of Andrew Jackson. Vitaphone Release 9590-9591.
The Flag of Humanity (1940)
This short film focuses on how Clara Barton helped found the American Red Cross. Vitaphone Release 9889-9890.
You, the People (1940)
This short film focuses on a gangster who tries to get a cooked mayor re-elected.
The Bill of Rights (1939)
This short film dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. Vitaphone Release 9300-9301.
Torture Money (1937)
In this short film, the police track down a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.
The Studio Murder Mystery (1932)
When the leading lady of a motion picture is murdered in the middle of a scene, two inspectors are called in to investigate in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1332-1333.
The Skull Murder Mystery (1932)
In this short, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion when the skeleton of a man is dug up in an alley. Vitaphone Release 1348-1349.
The Trans-Atlantic Mystery (1932)
In this short film, a detective is sent to solve the murder among a group of jewel thieves attempting to smuggle diamonds into the U.S. Vitaphone Release 1439-1440.
The Symphony Murder Mystery (1932)
Two inspectors must solve the deaths of a cellist and a concert hall manager in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1317-1318.
Murder In the Pullman (1932)
A gold digging wife is murdered on a train during her honeymoon, and it''''s up to Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree to solve the crime in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1375-1376.
The Clyde Mystery (1931)
Two detectives attempt to solve the murder of a wealthy man in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1269-1270.
The Week End Mystery (1931)
In this mysterious short film, a murder occurs during a rainstorm at a remote manor house. Vitaphone Release 1302-1303.
The Cole Case (1931)
In this short film, two detectives are on the case of a man receiving mysterious death threats. Vitaphone Release 1365-1366.
The Wall Street Mystery (1931)
In this short film, a forensic expert is called in to solve the murder of two stockbrokers. Vitaphone Release 1291-1292.

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