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Also Known As: Died: January 6, 1975
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Dialogue Director
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.

Cast (feature film)

The Gentleman from Nowhere (1948) as Vincent Sawyer
Jitterbugs (1943) as Tony Queen
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
Confessions of a Vice Baron (1943) as Nick
An investigator goes after the people who are corrupting the nation's youth by spreading the weed of Satan - Marijuana.
The Black Raven (1943) as Mike Bardoni
Shantytown (1943) as Ace Landers
Miss V from Moscow (1942) as Capt. Anton [Fritz] Kleis
Joe Smith, American (1942) as Schricker
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
Bombs over Burma (1942) as Me-Hoi
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Reesi
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942) as George Beldon
Secret Agent of Japan (1942) as [Isoda] Saito
Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941) as Gordon Cobb
A Shot in the Dark (1941) as Al Martin
A reporter and a police detective sort through the clues in a night-club owner''''s murder.
Footsteps in the Dark (1941) as [Leopold] Fissue
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
Highway West (1941) as Salvo
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
The Great Plane Robbery (1940) as Joe Colson
An insurance company hires a private detective to protect a gangster fresh out of college.
City in Darkness (1939) as Belescu
Chan goes to Paris for a reunion with friends from World War I. There he investigates the murder of a munitions manufacturer who was supplying arms to the enemy. At the end Charlie preaches to us about the dangers of peace conferences.
Missing Evidence (1939) as [Paul] Duncan
Man with 100 Faces (1938) as Sculple
Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases", such as syphilis and gonorrhea. An example of such behavior is going to or performing in burlesque shows, which promotes casual sex. Indeed, many in the audience at one b
Climbing High (1938) as Gibson
Sailing Along (1938) as Windy
A musical star considers giving it all up in the name of love.
Gangway (1937) as Otterman
Man of the People (1937) as "Dopey" Benny
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
Her Husband Lies (1937) as "Jackie" Taylor
Nation Aflame (1937) as Frank Sandino, later known as Sands
Frank Sandino (Noel Madison), a suave, smooth confidence man, and his henchies are about to be run out of town on a fake real estate scheme, but his oratory skills soon has the town rubes in a buying frenzy. Sandino and Roland Adams (Harry Holman), portly and trusty-looking front man for Sandino, form an Avenging Angels league to rid America of foreigners, and plan to make a fortune selling robes to the members. Sandino decides to adopt the name of Sands for this escapade. They return to a town in which Adams was once the mayor, and find that Adams' daughter, Wynne (Norma Trelvar), is busy entertaining a host of friends at a party she is giving for her fiancee District Attorney Bob Sherman (Arthur Singley.) Once installed in the town, with the aid of the trusted Adams, Sands soon has gathered a flock of potential members for the Avenging Angels. He initiates them by forcing them to kneel while he holds a revolver at their head and forces them to take the oath that carries death as the punishment for breaking it. He and Adams then sell them hoods, cloaks and revolvers at fabulously high prices. It is soon easy for Sands/Sandino to turn the hatred among the members against the city's foreign elements. The town citizens, foreign-born excepted, are easily swayed by Sands, with the exception of Sherman and newspaper editor Harry Warren (Allan Cavan.) With the money rolling in, Sands opens chapters in other parts of the state, and when Adams voices his resentment at Sands' courting of his daughter, who has split from Sherman, Sands caters to the old man's ambitions and has him elected governor of the state. Sherman, after the Avenging Angels strike at the aviation plant because of the many foreigners it employs, Sherman urges Warren to start a campaign to expose Sands. Sands sends some of his henchmen, led by Dave Burtis (Roger Williams), after the crusading newsman and he is whipped to death. Sherman redoubles his efforts and even Adams is offended by the flogging death of Warren, and other acts of bloodshed by the clansman. Sherman has Burtis arrested but Sands soon has him freed for lack of evidence. Burtis comes home and discovers his wife, Toots (Dorothy Kildare), has been accidently shot while resisting Sands' advances. Sands feels obligated by the threat that Burtis now holds over him, and determines to get rid of him. When Adams threatens to veto a relief bill, because the veto will add a half-million dollars to the coffers of the Sands' group, the citizens gather outside the governor's mansion and yell for him to explain the veto.
Straight from the Shoulder (1936) as "Trim"
Champagne Charlie (1936) as Pedro Gorini
Murder at Glen Athol (1936) as Gus Colleti
Missing Girls (1936) as Ben Davis
My Marriage (1936) as Marty Harris
Muss 'Em Up (1936) as Tony Spivali
A tough detective investigates organized crime''''s ties to the murder of a millionaire''''s dog.
Easy Money (1936) as "Duke" Trotti
The House of Secrets (1936) as Dan Wharton
Globe-trotter Barry Wilding (Leslie Fenton) intercedes when a man annoys Julie Kenmore (Muriel Evans) on a ship crossing the English Channel, but she refuses to tell him her name or address. Barry determines to find her in London, but he is summoned to a lawyer's office and informed that he has inherited "The Hawk's Nest", a large estate outside London. He has to sign a declaration that he will never sell the property. He arrives there and is roughly put off his own property be trespassers who have taken up residence. Despite offers to buy the estate and warnings to get out of England, Barry refuses to do either. Julie appears and tells Barry she is living at "The Hawk's Nest" and he must allow her and her father, Dr. Kenmore (Morgan Wallace), to continue to live there for at least six months, and he can not visit her there. But Barry continues to try to solve the mystery that surrounds his inheritance even after being attacked by three American gangsters. Barry tries to enlist the aid of Scotland Yard, but, for some unfathomable reason, they refuse to help him. Mystery piles on mystery before the amazing and unusual conclusion.
Our Relations (1936) as Gangster
Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins.
The Pace That Kills (1935) as Nick
A drug dealer gets a small town waitress hooked on cocaine.
Woman Wanted (1935) as Joe Metz
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
'G' Men (1935) as Durfee
A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down.
What Price Crime? (1935) as Douglas Washington
The Girl Who Came Back (1935) as Brewster
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Bill
Four Hours to Kill! (1935) as Anderson
The Cat's-Paw (1934) as Gangster
Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning. Their plan backfires as he wins and embarks upon a reform crusade.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Manny Arnold
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
Journal of a Crime (1934) as Costelli
Before she can confess to shooting her husband''''s mistress, a woman succumbs to amnesia.
I Like It That Way (1934) as Stuart
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Carl
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
West of Singapore (1933) as Degama
Humanity (1933) as Sam [Bernstein]
Destination Unknown (1933) as Maxie
Laughter in Hell (1933) as Brownfield
The Important Witness (1933) as Gus [Miranda]
Symphony of Six Million (1932) as Magnus [Klauber]
A doctor fights his way from the slums to Park Avenue.
Hat Check Girl (1932) as Dan McCoy
Sally Eilers is a hat-check girl in a nighclub surrounded by bootleggers, blackmailers and others before she falls in love with millionaire playboy Ben Lyon. Eilers is supported by her girlfriend Ginger Rogers.
Play Girl (1932) as Martie Happ
A young innocent falls for a compulsive gambler.
The Hatchet Man (1932) as Charles Kee
When he''''s forced to kill his best friend, a Chinese hit man adopts the man''''s daughter.
The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) as Angelo Peroni
Man About Town (1932) as Tony
Me and My Gal (1932) as Baby Face
A New York cop falls in love with a waterfront waitress whose sister falls for a gangster.
The Last Mile (1932) as D'Amoro--cell 6
An innocent man sent to death row gets caught in a prison riot.
Star Witness (1931) as Horan
An old man who witnessed a crime is threatened by gangsters.
The Doorway to Hell (1930) as Rocco
Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.
Sinner's Holiday (1930) as Buck
A jealous young man frames his sister''''s boyfriend.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Adventures of Casanova (1948) as Asst to prod
Masquerade in Mexico (1946) as Dial coach

Cast (short)

This "Crime Does Not Pay" short depicts how the police put a horse race betting scam out of business.
Know Your Money (1940)
This short film tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring.

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