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Also Known As: Died: May 4, 1955
Born: December 3, 1908 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Carny (1980)
Frankie and Patch are partners in a dunk-the-bozo booth in a carnival that is traveling through the South. In one small town, a teenager named Donna is encouraged by Frankie to join the carnival, and she moves in with him, into the trailer he shares with Patch. Feeling rejected, Patch plans to get rid of Donna, but the owner of the business wants her to help him trick some local men who are demanding payoffs. After Donna plays her part in the scheme, she is accepted by Patch.
Kentucky Fried Movie, The (1977)
A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
The Country Girl (1955) as Paul Unger
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer''''s wife fights her love for another man.
Rebel City (1953) as Captain [Lloyd] Ramsey
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951) as General
Missing Women (1951) as Parking attendant
The Skipper Surprised His Wife (1950) as Radio technician
A captain tries to keep home as tight as his ship.
Federal Agent at Large (1950) as Harry Monahan
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Joe's father
An angel''''s earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
Radar Secret Service (1950) as Benson
G-men track stolen Uranium-238 shipment using new radar technology; they also recruit the girlfriend of a gang member as an informant. Radar helps, but it takes an undercover blonde to really get the goods on criminal masterminds.
The Counterfeiters (1948) as Tony Richards
Jungle Flight (1947) as Andy Melton
Kelly Jordan (Robert Lowery) and Andy Melton (Robert Kent) are former AAF fliers operating a cargo service over the South American mountain ranges in order to get enough money to return to Texas and buy a commercial line. Andy is killed when his overloaded plane crashes and explodes. Kelly meets Laurey Roberts (Ann Savage), who gets him to take her to the mining-camp operation as a cook, as she is running away from her ex-husband, Tom Hammond (Douglas Fowley), who has just been released from prison. Hammond catches up with Laurey, but he is killed in a gun fight, and Kelly and Laurie leave looking for a peaceful life in Texas.
Shoot to Kill (1947) as Dixie Logan [also known as Judge Joel Conroy]
Gangster Dixie Logan is framed by crooked DA Lawrence Dale. His wife secures a job as Dale's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from Reporter Mitchell, who falls in love with her.
Dragnet (1947) as
Big Town After Dark (1947) as Jake Sebastian
When Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody (Ann Gillis), to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Detective
Joe Palooka, Champ (1946) as Ronnie Brewster
Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) as Lieutenant Dillon
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
Hot Rhythm (1944) as Herman Strohbach
Radio writers have big plans for a woman singer.
What a Man! (1944) as Steve M. Anderson
A timid office worker gets mixed up with the mob when he helps out a beautiful girl.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Ensign
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Soldier
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
Gung Ho! (1943) as Navigator Robinson
A Marine squadron takes on a heroic Pacific Island raid during WWII.
Find the Blackmailer (1943) as Mark Harper
A private eye hunts for the talking bird that holds the key to a murder.
Yanks Ahoy (1943) as Lt. Reeve
Feuding sergeants wreak havoc on the Navy.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Nels
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
Stagecoach Express (1942) as Griff Williams
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Lookout
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
Niagara Falls (1941) as
A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds.
Sunset in Wyoming (1941) as Larry Drew
Blonde Comet (1941) as Jim Flynn
Twilight on the Trail (1941) as Ash Drake
Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love focus.
Tillie the Toiler (1941) as George
A Chump at Oxford (1940) as
When they accidentally capture a bank robber, two street cleaners are given a scholarship to Oxford.
East Side of Heaven (1939) as Cyrus Barrett Jr.
For Love or Money (1939) as Ted Frazier
Convict's Code (1939) as Dave Tyler
Almost a Gentleman (1939) as Robert Mabrey
Saving a dog from the pound gets a man mixed up in murder.
Calling All Marines (1939) as Sergeant Marvin Fox
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) as Charles Herron
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939) as Ensign [Charles] Copley
A teenage boy falls in love with his drama teacher.
Phantom Creeps, The (1939)
"The Phantom Creeps" was Universal's 44th sound-era serial (between "The Oregon Trail" and "The Green Hornet")and was re-issued to theatres in 1949 by Commonwealth Pictures Corporation, a distribution set-up handling primarily Universal re-issues. Commonwealth had no hand at all in the production of this serial (as incorrectly shown on site) as they were a distribution company only. Some sources mistakenly identify them as the serial producer because all of the 1949 re-issue prints (and the 16mm prints sold to television circa 1952) show "Commonwealth Pictures Corp. Presents" above the title.There is a whole lot of difference between "presenting" and "producing", a fact that some sources appear to not know or don't care. The serial is of interest to some collectors as it re-unites Bela Lugosi and Edwin Stanley from 1931's "Dracula", and the crater-discovery of the meteorite fragment by Zorka (Bela Lugosi)in the serial is stock footage from Universal's 1936 "The Invisible Ray." The stock footage of an explosion and avalanche used in Chapter 11 comes from Universal's 1934 serial, "The Vanishing Shadow." Plot finds eccentric scientist Dr. Alex Zorka (Bela Lugosi)carrying on various experiments in his secret laboratory with the aid of his assistant Monk (Jack C. Smith). Zorka has invented many strange weapons of warfare, including a devisualizer belt which renders him invisible; a terrifying, eight-foot tall robot (played by stuntman Edwin "Bud" Wolfe and not circus giant Bud Wolff), and he also has a deadly meteorite fragment (which he found in a 1936 movie with Boris Karloff)from which he extracts an element which can induce suspended animation in an entire army. Foreign spies, operating under the guise of a foreign language school (great cover), are trying to buy or (mostly) steal the meteorite element, while his former partner, Dr. Fred Mallory (Edwin Stanley), miffed that Zorka will not turn his inventions over to the U. S. Government, blows the whistle on him to Captain Bob West (Robert Kent) of the Military Intelligence Department. Tired of answering the door and saying no to the spies and the government, Zorka moves his lab and when his beloved wife (Dora Clement) is killed, Zorka, puttering around for his own amusement up to this point, gets hacked off as only Lugosi can, swears eternal vengeance against society, and decides to use his inventions to make himself world dictator. And would have if not for his assistant Monk, an escaped convict virtually enslaved by Zorka, who is cowardly, treacherous and totally incompetent, and whose accidental or deliberate interference with Zorka's efforts repeatedly frustrates his master's grand schemes.
The Gladiator (1938) as Tom Dixon
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) as Marty Weston
Beautiful aviatrix Victoria Mason teams up with Mr. Moto in South East Asia to uncover a murderous village high priest who is trying to overthrow the ruling Rajah Ali.
Wanted by the Police (1938) as Mike
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1938) as Gordon Chase
Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French.
Gang Bullets (1938) as John Carter
Little Orphan Annie (1938) as Johnny Adams
That I May Live (1937) as Dick Mannion
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Jimmie Wilson
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Nick Moore
Born Reckless (1937) as Lee Martin
Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937) as Gerry Townsend
A British butler goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to a fortune.
The Country Beyond (1936) as Corporal Robert King
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936) as Dr. Michael Forbes
Injured scientist Eric Godfrey asks his protege to give him a fatal dose of opiates to end his misery. When he dies the doctor is accused of murder.
Reunion (1936) as Tony Luke
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as First college boy
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
Dimples (1936) as Allen Drew
Shirley Temple lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.
King of the Royal Mounted (1936) as King
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant King protects a girl who has come to claim a mine left by her father. An evil lawyer plans to keep the mine for himself.
College Scandal (1935) as Dan Courtridge
Four Hours to Kill! (1935) as George Nelson
Two for Tonight (1935) as College boy
Car 99 (1935) as Recruit Blatskey
Ship Cafe (1935) as Jimmy
Love in Bloom (1935) as First boy who buys song
One Hour Late (1934) as Soda clerk

Writer (feature film)

Siren of Bagdad (1953) as Story and Screenplay
An Arabian magician takes on a corrupt sultan to help a beautiful princess.
It's a Joke, Son! (1947) as Orig scr
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Original Story
A society sleuth enlists a little girl's help in nabbing a mob of silk smugglers.
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Screenwriter
A society sleuth enlists a little girl's help in nabbing a mob of silk smugglers.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Tonka (1958) as Driver
In Dakota territory in the 1870s, White Bull, a young Sioux, proves his manhood by catching and training a wild colt he names Tonka. When a cruel cousin claims the horse as the privilege of rank, White Bull lets Tonka go. The horse ends up in the hands of a captain in the US cavalry about the time that Sitting Bull gathers the tribes to confront the growing US presence, epitomized by the bigoted General Custer. All paths, including those of White Bull and Tonka, lead to the confluence of the Little and Big Horn rivers.

Film Production - Main (special)

100 Greatest Dance Songs, The (2000)
Music special that counts down the 100 greatest dance songs.

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