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Joseph Kirk

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Cast (feature film)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) as Clerk
A novelist frames himself for murder to prove the fallibility of circumstantial evidence.
Night Freight (1955) as Joe, bartender
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) as Dr. Orvilla
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
Fort Algiers (1953) as Luigi
Lost in Alaska (1952) as Henchman
Impact (1949) as Hotel clerk
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
My Dear Secretary (1948) as Process server
Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his apartment, with a constant parade of eccentric visitors and slapstick provided by klutzy roommate Ronnie. Moreover, Waterbury's idea of work looks a lot like play, his interest less in books than in blondes. She leaves; to get her back, he swallows his playboy principles and marries her. Can the leopard change his spots? Can Stephanie turn the tables?
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) as
Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton''''s brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster.
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Gangster
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Mexican Hayride (1948) as
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Real estate salesman
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.
The Web (1947) as Plainclothesman
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
Little Giant (1946) as
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like "The Time of Their Lives," in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
Inside Job (1946) as Fenway
River Gang (1945) as Gangster
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.
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Honest Dan
Blonde Ransom (1945) as Bender
Christmas Holiday (1944) as Airline attendant
Sweethearts of the U.S.A. (1944) as Napoleon
When she's knocked out accidentally, a defense plant worker dreams she's a famous detective.
Ghost Catchers (1944) as
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Policeman
Margin for Error (1943) as Officer Solomon
It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein (Milton Berle) is given the duty of guarding the German consulate ran by Karl Baumer (Otto Preminger); neither Moe nor Baumer are too happy with this turn of events. Moe, however, quickly becomes fiends with the other residents of the consulate: Sophie Baumer (Joan Bennett), the consul's wife; the secretary Baron Max Von Alvenstor (Carl Esmond); and a pretty maid named Freida (Poldi Dur as Poldy Dur.)Moe senses an underlying tension that is not entirely accounted for by the gathering clouds of war. The gambling-loving Baumer has lost a large sum of money belonging to the German government, Sophie has learned to hate her husband and what he stands for and represents, and Baron Max has fallen in love with her. Max confronts Baumer with the discrepancy in the consulate's funds, and Baumer threatens to inform Berlin that one of Max's grandparents was not "Aryan." The arrival of a group of Nazi saboteurs (Ted North, Elmer Jack Semple and J. Norton Dunn) and the insistence they be given the funds to finance their project stirs consulate affairs even further.
The Mantrap (1943) as Motorcycle cop
Pistol Packin' Mama (1943) as Joe McGurn
Over My Dead Body (1943) as Sailor
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.
Who Done It? (1942) as Thompson
Two would-be radio mystery writers find themselves in a real life murder mystery.
Pardon My Sarong (1942) as Henchman
X Marks the Spot (1942) as Jerry
Smart Alecks (1942) as Mike
An attempt to raise funds for new baseball uniforms gets a group of boys mixed up in crime.

Cast (short)

Vendetta (1942)
This short film focuses on the story of Carlo Pozzo di Borgo, a boyhood friend of Napoleon Bonaparte who eventually turned against him.
The Man on the Rock (1938)
This short film examines whether Napoleon Bonaparte actually died on the island of St. Helena.

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