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Cast (feature film)

Twelve Hours to Kill (1960) as Neighbor
Based on the Saturday Evening Post serial "Set Up For Murder" by Richard Stern, 12 Hours to Kill traces the problems of a young Greek national (Nico Minardos) who, after ogling a murder, is ushered off into the relative "safety" of suburban obscurity by the police, unaware that he is being double-crossed by a crooked gendarme.
Some Came Running (1959) as Doc Henderson
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
The Wild and the Innocent (1959) as Barker
A young mountaineer gets his first taste of city life.
Kelly and Me (1957) as
Flop vaudeville performer Len Carmody is adopted by Kelly, a trained dog abandoned by Malo's dog act. When Kelly joins Len's ho-hum song and dance, a popular comedy act is born. On the train, Len meets young Mina Van Runkel, daughter of a movie producer in desperate need of new talent (it's 1930). Successful in making "dog pictures," can Len stand being second banana to Kelly? Complications: a pallid romantic triangle...and the reappearance of Kelly's original owner.
Jailhouse Rock (1957) as Photographer
After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n' roll sensation.
Chain of Evidence (1957) as Jim Miller
Designing Woman (1957) as Page boy
A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste.
Yaqui Drums (1956) as Piano player
Mexican bandit Yaqui Jack (J. Carroll Naish) and his men hold up a stage coach, kill the driver and guard and are robbing the passengers, ranch owner Matt Quigg (Roy Roberts), his son Lute (Robert Hutton) and Linda (Mary Castle), when they in turn are ambushed by Lefty (Denver Pyle) and his gang. Yaqui Jack is shot but escapes and reaches the camp of Webb Dunham (Rod Cameron), who treats his wounds. They separate with Webb going to the ranch of his brother who has been murdered. Suspicion turns on Matt, who claims title to the brother's ranch, and has Webb brutally beaten after ordering him from the property. Webb goes to Matt's saloon, where Linda sings, and she and Webb had been in love in California. Webb retaliates against Matt for his beating, and Matt hires Lefty to kill Webb. Lefty, waiting in Webb's cabin to ambush him, is overpowered by Yaqui Jack who has returned to help the man who aided him, and asks Webb to join him and his friends in their fight to free Mexico. Matt, Lute, Linda and Lefty and the sheriff (Ray Walker) are kidnapped by Yaqui Indians, as is Webb, who shot a Yaqui grabbing Linda. They are taken across the border to be held for ransom, where Lefty confesses to Webb that he had killed Webb's brother on Matt's orders. Lute, with no intentions of returning, persuades his father to let him go across the border to get the ransom money but Linda, whom he had married the night before, refuses to go with him. Matt learns of the intended deceit deceit, and accidently kills Lute. Yaqui Jack is killed as he dfies the Mexican Army authorities who escort Webb, Linda, the sheriff and the now-demented Matt back across the border.
Friendly Persuasion (1956) as Manager
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
Red Sundown (1956) as Jed
When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available is deputy to sheriff Jade Murphy, an honest man caught between small farmers and a local cattle baron. And he has a pretty daughter. So Longmire decides to stay and see if he can use his expertise with firearms for good.
The Desperate Hours (1955) as Barkeeper
Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they''''re holding hostage.
3 Ring Circus (1955) as Cannon worker
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
The McConnell Story (1955) as Drunk
A man''''s plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
Wiretapper (1955) as Bookie
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) as Newspaper man
Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy.
Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) as Fan
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) as Projectionist
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
One Desire (1955) as Miner
Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955) as Porter
World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion.
Four Guns to the Border (1954) as Town loafer
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Bobby Clark
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
Playgirl (1954) as Newsman
Nightclub singer Fran Davis (Shelley Winters) is out to educate her out-of-town friend Phyllis Matthews (Coleen Miller)on the ins-and-outs of life in the Big City. But, par for the course in this Joseph Pevney potboiler, publisher Mike Marsh (Barry Sullivan), Fran's lover and unhappy married man to begin with, falls in love with Phyllis. There is a misunderstanding of the situation by the two girls. The girls quarrel, Marsh is shot, Fran hits the skids and she and Phyllis, to say the least, are on the outs. Then Fran learns that Phyllis is about to be used unwittingly as a decoy in a murder. Fran rides to her friend's rescue.
Athena (1954) as Reporter
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
Yankee Pasha (1954) as Elderly man
Salem, Massachusetts, 1800. Mountaineer Jason Starbuck rides into town with furs to sell and dreams to fulfill. He falls in love with Roxana, who breaks her previous engagement and leaves for France to await Jason. Roxana's ship is attacked by pirates and she is sold into slavery in Morocco. Jason follows her to Morocco and must win the support of the sultan in order to continue his efforts to locate and rescue her.
Living It Up (1954) as Martin
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he''''s dying into a national hero.
It Happens Every Thursday (1953) as
New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) as Jacob
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
The Clown (1953) as Attendant
In this remake of The Champ, a drunken clown tries to make a comeback so he can keep his son.
April in Paris (1953) as Usher
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
All I Desire (1953) as Comic
A stage star returns to the small-town family she deserted.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Photographer
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
The Glass Web (1953) as Paper man
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show...
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) as Chimney sweep
Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.
Fast Company (1953) as Waiter
The heiress to a racing stable uncovers underhanded dealings.
Flesh and Fury (1952) as
Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.
Bend of the River (1952) as Barker
A westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Vendor
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
Holiday for Sinners (1952) as Bystander
Three old friends reunite during Mardi Gras and try to forget their problems.
About Face (1952) as Vendor
Two military school cadets discover their best friend is married.
The Belle of New York (1952) as Bowery bum
A turn-of-the-century playboy courts a Salvation Army girl.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Photographer
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
The Sniper (1952) as
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
The Winning Team (1952) as Angry spectator
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
Francis Goes to West Point (1952) as
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Conner) is working at a government plant. His friend Francis (the talking mule) tells him the plant is going to be bombed. Peter passes the information to the plant manager. The bombers are caught and the plant is saved. Because of his help in saving the plant, Peter is sent to West Point. After his arrival, he finds out that Francis is there as one of the mascots. As usual, Peter gets himself in trouble by telling the commander that Francis can talk.
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) as
The hillbilly farmers try to raise money to send their daughter to college.
Bronco Buster (1952) as Clown
Tom Moody is a champion rodeo rider who sees real potential in newcomer Bart Eaton. However, while Bart may have a knack for riding a bull, he's not much for loyalty, and he betrays his mentor by stealing his girlfriend, Judy Bream. Tom wallows in self-pity until the death of his buddy Dan Bream, a
Meet Me at the Fair (1952) as Stage manager
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
Somebody Loves Me (1952) as Piano player
Flaming Feather (1952) as Jubal Hite
Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Rush, Arleen Whelan, Carol Thurston, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, and Ian MacDonald as Tombstone Jack. An outlaw with a secret motive poses as a wealthy landowner and leads a band of renegade Indians against rancher Sterling Hayden and cavalry officer Forrest Tucker.
Lost in Alaska (1952) as Multolah
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) as Hawker
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as Hack driver
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
Boots Malone (1952) as Spieler
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
Fearless Fagan (1952) as Barker
When a circus clown is drafted, he tries to sneak his pet lion into the service.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Cab driver
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
The Pace That Thrills (1952) as Carnival man
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
Carrie (1952) as Slawson's bartender
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
The Strip (1951) as Clerk in bookie joint
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951) as Driver
A star's former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate.
The Lady from Texas (1951) as Judson
Pride of Maryland (1951) as Referee
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Neighbor
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
Texas Carnival (1951) as Barker
A penniless carnival worker runs up a mountain of debts when he's mistaken for a millionaire.
Rhubarb (1951) as Taxi driver
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
Iron Man (1951) as Writer
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Dealer
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
Detective Story (1951) as Taxi driver
A rigid police detective accidentally uncovers his wife's illegal past.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) as Ice cream vendor
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder.
Excuse My Dust (1951) as
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
Bunco Squad (1950) as Bunco man
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
The Next Voice You Hear (1950) as Hot dog man
The voice of God mystically appears on the radio, changing all who hear it.
Square Dance Katy (1950) as Waiter
Key to the City (1950) as Porter
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Busboy
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
Three Little Words (1950) as Stage manager
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
Shakedown (1950) as Newsboy
Undercover Girl (1950) as Cab driver
Mr. Music (1950) as Guest
All the King's Men (1950) as
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Riding High (1950) as Spectator
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
A Woman of Distinction (1950) as Reporter
A publicity hungry press agent creates a romance between an icy college dean and a visiting lecturer.
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) as Pitchman
An inventor's unbreakable glass attracts the attention of businessmen and gangsters.
The Milkman (1950) as Milkman
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
Peggy (1950) as Taxi driver
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
The Devil's Henchman (1949) as Sailor
The Heiress (1949) as Fish peddler
A plain young woman's money makes her prey to fortune hunters.
Shadows of the West (1949) as Baker
U.S. Marshal Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) decides to take a vacation and visit his old friend Winks Grayson (Andy Clyde), the ex-sheriff. Upon his arrival Whip learns of Winks' suspicions regarding newly-elected Sheriff Tanner (William Ruhl as William H. Ruhl), and the story of a frame-up of Paul Davis (Ted Adams) and his son Bud (Riley Hill), now being released from prison. Following a holdup and a killing, a band of outlaws hide at the Davis ranch, implicating them again. Paul is hot and Bud goes to jail. Whip and Winks work to clear Bud and expose the real leader of the outlaw gang.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Reporter
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Sandwich stand operator
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Photographer
A concert pianist inherits an apartment house full of loony tenants.
Ladies of the Chorus (1949) as Usher
A one-time burlesque star tries to shield her daughter so she can marry a nice young man.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Gambler
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
Bride for Sale (1949) as Shorty
The Set-Up (1949) as Vendor
An aging boxer defies the gangsters who've ordered him to throw his last fight.
Knock on Any Door (1949) as Court clerk
A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Jail quartette member
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
Whiplash (1948) as Vendor
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
The Time of Your Life (1948) as Bookie
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Mailman
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
Secret Beyond the Door (1948) as Ticket man
A new bride becomes obsessed with the one room her husband keeps locked.
Here Comes Trouble (1948) as The Masher
A newspaper publisher and his ace reporter try to solve the murder of a blackmailing stripper.
Embraceable You (1948) as Bootblack
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
Hazard (1948) as Taxicab driver
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Window washer
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Waiter at Crow's Nest
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
Arthur Takes Over (1948) as Cab driver
The Hunted (1948) as Spieler
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed.
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Vaudevillian
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
Canon City (1948) as Convict waiter
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
Are You with It? (1948) as Carnival man
Always Together (1948) as Cab driver
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
April Showers (1948) as Vaudeville performer
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
Desperate (1947) as Vendor on train
An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.
Trail Street (1947) as Townsman
Bat Masterson fights to make Kansas safe for wheat farmers.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Member of quartette
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
That's My Gal (1947) as Actor
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 Pilgrim Lady (1947) as Silent waiter
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as News photographer
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
Mr. District Attorney (1947) as Reporter
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Tie buyer
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
Ride the Pink Horse (1947) as Head waiter
A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Writer
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
Road to Rio (1947) as Steward
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
Love from a Stranger (1947) as
Cecily Harrington (Sylvia Sidney), struggling along on a small allowance, wins a fortune in a lottery. She decides to travel rather than marrying her fiance Nigel Lawrence (John Howard.) A stranger, Manuel Cortez (John Hodiak), comes to rent her flat and she falls in love with him, and they are married. For their honeymoon, they go to an isolated English college where she, unlike the audience, doesn't realize she has married a fortune-hunting Bluebeard with a few murdered wives in his past. The question is will she be able to repent in leisure her decision to marry in haste.
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Heckler
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
Criminal Court (1946) as Page boy
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
Night Editor (1946) as Reporter
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Steve, bartender
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Reporter
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
Mysterious Intruder (1946) as Reporter
A detective discovers the woman he''''s been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance.
Decoy (1946) as Elevator operator
A woman saves her gangster boyfriend from the gas chamber to get her hands on his hidden money.
Murder Is My Business (1946) as Taxi driver
Notorious (1946) as Reporter
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
The Last Crooked Mile (1946) as Barker
A Guy Could Change (1946) as Counterman
She Wrote the Book (1946) as News butcher
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.
Wife Wanted (1946) as Bellhop
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.
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946) as Stagehand
Nocturne (1946) as Gaffer
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
Crime of the Century (1946) as Newsman
Out California Way (1946) as Reporter
An interesting oddity in Republic's B-western series but certainly not the first or only time the studio used a movie set as the backdrop of a plot line. Newcomer Monte Hale (Monte Hale) is tying to just get a job in western films when he meet young Danny McCoy (Bobby Blake) and his sister Gloria (Adrian Booth). Danny is trying to get his horse, "Pardner" into films. Monte sings a song and "Pardner" does some tricks and a casting director notices. Monte gets a singing-cowboy role and the horse gets a bit, but there is an accidental explosion, engineered by western star George Sheridan (John Dehner), who is jealous of Monte, and the horse is badly scared and blows his lines. Monte takes care of Sheridan in some hand-to-hand fisticuffs and "Pardner", trouper that he is, recovers and performs as expected. Republic contractees Roy Rogers and Dale Evans drop by and sing a song while "Trigger" upstages "Pardner" with some tap-dancing, and Donald Barry and Allan Lane drop by and say 'hidy."
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Elevator operator
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Man in audience
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Hoofer
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) as Assistant dance director
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Jitterbug
George White's Scandals (1945) as Photographer
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as Hunter
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
That Night with You (1945) as Customer
There Goes Kelly (1945) as Bowers
A radio station page tries to solve a singer''''s murder.
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Assistant director
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Zilch
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
On Stage Everybody (1945) as Cab driver
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as Cameraman
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Croupier
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.
Song of the Prairie (1945) as
Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat. Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers they try to keep her father away from the show. But he eventually finds out and decides they will return east.
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Onlooker
Under Western Skies (1945) as Stable owner
In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a small Arizona town and finds much opposition from local townspeople. They plan to stage the show in the saloon and the leading lady, Katie (Martha O'Driscoll), gets involved with the local school teacher, Tod (Noah Beery, Jr). and a mysterious masked bandit, King Randall (Leo Carrillo).
Bring on the Girls (1945) as Sailor
Youth Runs Wild (1944) as Member of horse act
During World War II, neglected teens on the home front turn to delinquency.
Moon Over Las Vegas (1944) as Sneak player
Leave It to the Irish (1944) as
A private eye investigating one murder is framed for another.
Practically Yours (1944) as Meglin's chauffeur
Casanova Brown (1944) as Father at baby window
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
South of Dixie (1944) as Reporter
Hat Check Honey (1944) as Waiter
Silent Partner (1944) as Gangster
Week-End Pass (1944) as Hobo
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Elevator operator
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
The Singing Sheriff (1944) as Assistant stage manager
Step Lively (1944) as Howard
Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit.
Bowery to Broadway (1944) as Reporter
Government Girl (1944) as Bellhop
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) as Cab driver
Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Mickey
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
Casanova in Burlesque (1944) as Mr. Smith
Kansas City Kitty (1944) as Woodie
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
My Best Gal (1944) as Soda clerk
Atlantic City (1944) as Oakes
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
Let's Face It (1943) as Specialty dancer
Is Everybody Happy? (1943) as Bouncer
All by Myself (1943) as
Dangerous Blondes (1943) as Reporter Lewis
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier''''s wife.
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) as Cab driver
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
Nearly Eighteen (1943) as
Singer pretends to be younger so she can enter a music school.
Ladies' Day (1943) as Pepita's assistant
To save their team, baseball players try to get their star pitcher married to the right woman.
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Photographer
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
So's Your Uncle (1943) as Chauffeur
There's Something About a Soldier (1943) as Cab driver
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Photographer
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Stage manager
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
Dixie (1943) as Specialty member of minstrel show
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
True to Life (1943) as Guide on bus
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) as Bellhop
Five people thrown together by World War II review their pasts.
Get Going (1943) as Waiter
Silver Skates (1943) as Doorman
The management of touring ice show faces mounting debts.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Reporter
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
The Great Gildersleeve (1942) as Photographer
A small-town blowhard runs for water commissioner while fighting to win custody of his niece and nephew.
The Big Street (1942) as Mug at Mindy's
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942) as Hotel clerk
A temperamental Latina and her family get caught in the search for a rare art treasure.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Herb
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
It Happened in Flatbush (1942) as Delivery boy
A disgraced ball player turns a Brooklyn team into champions.
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) as Waiter
Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942) as Mug
A dance-band manager has to cope with hooligans trying to get into the act.
Let's Make Music (1941) as Stage hand
A spinster schoolteacher becomes a national sensation when she writes a big-band hit.
Look Who's Laughing (1941) as
A radio star plans to build an airplane plant in a sleepy small town.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Cub reporter
A wrongly executed man seeks revenge on the mobsters who framed him after his brain is placed into the body of an ape.
Riot Squad (1941) as Herbert
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) as Reporter
An advertising executive and his temperamental life adopt a war orphan who turns out to be a beautiful woman.
Footlight Fever (1941) as Curtain man
Two producers will stop at nothing to raise money for their big show.
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941) as Assistant cameraman
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
Louisiana Purchase (1941) as Jester
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
Sunny (1941) as Call boy
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Skeeter
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
Roar of the Press (1941) as Red Keane
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Taxi driver
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
Chasing Trouble (1940) as Cassidy
Souls in Pawn (1940) as
Secrets of a Model (1940) as Drunk at party
Pretty girl in need of money for her dying mom's operation poses for a sculpture. Later she gets involved with drunken playboys and gets pregnant.
Devil Bat (1940) as One Shot Maguire
A mad scientist trains killer bats to respond to a special scent.
Men Without Souls (1940) as 1st photographer
West of Carson City (1940) as John Manners
When a gold strike turns a ghost town into a boom town, Gorman arrives to open his crooked gambling hall and Judge Harkins arrives to bring law and order. Jim Bannister is aiding the Judge by bringing in Gorman's outlaws and to lure Jim into a trap, Gorman's men kidnap the Judge and his daughter for bait.
Framed (1940) as Reporter
Pop Always Pays (1940) as Auto park attendant
A man will only allow his daughter to marry if her fiance can raise $1,000.
One Crowded Night (1940) as Car owner
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
The House Across the Bay (1940) as Driver
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
Wildcat Bus (1940) as Stunt mechanic
A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.
Irish Luck (1939) as
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."
Mad Youth (1939) as Taxi driver
A conflict between a mother and daughter forces the daughter into a prostitution ring.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Cab driver
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) as Ambulance driver
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Reporter
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Bobby
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
Sudden Money (1939) as Ted
Lucky Night (1939) as Seller in arcade
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
King of the Turf (1939) as Taxi driver
Test Pilot (1938) as Drake mechanic
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Reporter
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as Bellboy
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
Carefree (1938) as
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) as
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
The Lady in the Morgue (1938) as Greening
Room Service (1938) as Bellboy
Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) as Reporter
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
Mars Attacks the World (1938) as "Happy" Hapgood
Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov return from their former space adventures only to find that their enemy, Ming the Merciless of planet Mongo, has a new weapon: a deadly ray that crosses space to wreak havoc on earth. Earth's only hope is for our heroes to take off again and stop the ray at its source on Mars, where they (and a stowaway) must battle Ming's ally, Queen Azura, who turns her enemies into lumpish clay people. Can they survive 15 chapters of deadly perils? Find out next week...
Sky Giant (1938) as
A young flyer fights to win his father''''s respect while vying with dad''''s best friend for a young woman''''s heart.
Four Daughters (1938) as Earl
A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
Gang Bullets (1938) as Joe Armstrong
Circus Girl (1937) as Gabby Clark
Don't Tell the Wife (1937) as Smith
A milquetoast banker gets caught in an investment swindle.
Forty Naughty Girls (1937) as Call boy
A schoolteacher turns detective to solve a theatrical murder.
The Wildcatter (1937) as Attendant
Michael O'Halloran (1937) as Reporter
Kid Galahad (1937) as Photographer
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
Armored Car (1937) as Reporter
Flying Hostess (1936) as Ambulance driver
Love on the Run (1936) as Movie cameraman
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
Taming the Wild (1936) as Reporter Jimmy Taylor
Madcap society girl June Bolton (Maxine Doyle) has a talent for trouble. Trying to evade a subpoena in connection with one of her misadventures, she winds up in jail and has to be bailed out by the family attorney, Dick Clayton (Rod La Rocque). But June is soon in trouble again, this time involved with a mob boss (Bryant Washburn) and a shady lady (Barbara Pepper). Exasperated by his wealthy client's reckless escapades, Clayton determines to quit... until he realizes he has fallen in love with the little madcap.
The Drag-Net (1936) as Al Wilson
Born to Fight (1936) as Broadcaster
Exclusive Story (1936) as Reporter
A newspaper''''s attorney tries to get the goods on the numbers racket.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Reporter
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
Three Cheers for Love (1936) as Property man
Swing Time (1936) as Dancer
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
Rose Bowl (1936) as Reporter
Millions in the Air (1935) as Andy
Confidential (1935) as
Baby Face Harrington (1935) as Reporter
A milquetoast has to fight off cops and gangsters when he''''s mistaken for a criminal.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Sailor
Hot Tip (1935) as Spider
A racing fan''''s predictions go wrong and land his friends in debt.
The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) as Hendricks
New York detective Ellery Queen travels to the California coast with his friend Judge Macklin for a vacation at a rented cabin. But they don't even have a chance to unpack before they become swept up in a kidnapping and murders involving the Godfrey family who live in the Spanish Cape estate nearby. As bodies drop as often as the tides, and the local police suspect everyone in the Godfrey family, Ellery comes to the rescue and solves the crimes while romancing the family's beautiful daughter Stella.
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935) as Grady, dance instructor
His Night Out (1935) as Hiccough salesman
The Gay Bride (1934) as
A gold digger tries to get ahead by marrying a succession of ill-fated racketeers.
Murder in the Museum (1934) as Barker
The Road to Ruin (1934) as
An innocent girl falls in with a crowd devoted to pot and free love.
A Wicked Woman (1934) as Set dresser
A woman kills her drunken husband to defend her children.
Carnival Lady (1933) as Dick
From Hell to Heaven (1933) as Steve Wells

Cast (short)

So You Want to Build a House (1948)
In this comedic short film, Joe McDoakes is evicted from his apartment and must find a new home. Vitaphone Release 1606A.
So You Want to Be a Detective (1948)
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case.
Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)
This short film, part of the U.S. pro-war movement, suggests citizens avoid listening to rumors during wartime.
One Live Ghost (1936)
In this short film, an unappreciated husband tries to teach his family a lesson, but the joke turns on him.

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