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Also Known As: Died: November 24, 1955
Born: February 17, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Palisades, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Red Sundown (1956) as [Buck] Purvis
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.
Strategic Air Command (1955) as Gen. Rusty Castle
A baseball star takes to the air to help plan the U.S.'''' aerial defense.
The Big Tip Off (1955) as Lt. George East
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) as Jack Kranmer
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
Las Vegas Shakedown (1955) as Wheeler Reid
The Vanishing American (1955) as Joe Walker
Chief Crazy Horse (1955) as General George Crook
When young Crazy Horse, of whom great things were predicted, wins his bride, rival Little Big Man goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. Of course, a new gold rush starts despite all treaties, and Crazy Horse becomes military leader of his people. Initial Indian victories lead to the inevitable result. Uniquely, all is told from the Indian perspective.
The Man from Laramie (1955) as Tom Quigby
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
Top Gun (1955) as Bat Davis
After he''''s cleared of murder, a cowboy runs for town marshal.
Crazylegs (1954) as The Rams Head Coach
Story of the career of Los Angeles Rams football great, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch.
Dawn at Socorro (1954) as Harry McNair
A gunfighter mends his ways to help save an innocent young girl.
The Outcast (1954) as Cal Prince
Riding Shotgun (1954) as Dan Marady
A stagecoach guard is mistaken for a member of a gang of outlaws.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Rinardi
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
The Long Wait (1954) as Lindsey
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. Johnny tries to discover the truth about the murder, while pursued by gangsters and several seductive women.
Gun Belt (1953) as Wyatt Earp
A notorious outlaw tries to go straight, only to be framed by his former gang.
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) as William Clark Quantrill
A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist.
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) as Mr. Beach
A peddler from the bayou becomes a major force in local politics.
The Silver Whip (1953) as Luke Bowen
A stagecoach driver takes the law into his own hands after he''''s robbed.
Torpedo Alley (1953) as Capt. Heywood
Cow Country (1953) as Fritz Warner
A hired hand gets caught between a noble rancher and ruthless land grabbers.
High Noon (1952) as Baker
A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain.
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) as 1st Sgt. Hines
Old enemies stationed together at an Army post vie for the same woman.
The Winning Team (1952) as Bill Killefer
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
Springfield Rifle (1952) as Matthew Quint
A Union officer goes undercover to root out Confederate raiders.
Carson City (1952) as Jim Squires
When the local stagecoach is raided by bandits, a western banker sinks all of his capital into a railway line.
Scandal Sheet (1952) as Lt. Davis
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
Diplomatic Courier (1952) as Sam Carew
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
The Du Pont Story (1951) as Alfred I. du Pont
Warpath (1951) as General [George] Custer
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951) as Jim Blandon
When an FBI agent goes undercover in the Communist Party, his wife and friends question his patriotism.
The Great Missouri Raid (1951) as Sgt. Trowbridge
Missing Women (1951) as Hans Soderling
Rawhide (1951) as Tex Squires
Two individuals on a stage coach find themselves at the mercy of four outlaws.
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) as Ed Jennings
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
Cavalry Scout (1951) as Martin Gavin
Fourteen Hours (1951) as Sgt. Boyle
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
Winchester '73 (1950) as Wheeler
A man combs the West in search of his stolen rifle.
Devil's Doorway (1950) as Ike Stapleton
A Native American Civil War hero returns home to fight for his people.
Mister 880 (1950) as Olie Johnson
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
The Gunfighter (1950) as Pete
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
Beyond the Purple Hills (1950) as Rocky Morgan
Hick town sheriff Gene must arrest Jack Beaumont even though he believe Jack innocent of his father's murder. Which, of course, he sets out to prove.
Convicted (1950) as Guard
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
Everybody's Dancin' (1950) as "Papa" Steve Berne
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as George Cummings
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as Hawley
Command Decision (1949) as Major Garrett Davenport
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
The Dalton Gang (1949) as Sheriff Jeb Marvin
Deputy Marshal Larry West (Don Barry) arrives in Rincon to investigate the murders of several ranchers. Blackie Mullet (Robert Lowery), leader of a gang working for the local land-and-water company, tries to convince Larry that the Indians are responsible for the killings, while Larry's old friend newspaper editor Amos Boling (Byron Foulger) and his assistant Polly Medford (Julie Adams as Betty Adams)tell him they suspect the land company and that Blackie is actually head of the infamous Dalton gang. Sheriff Jeb Marvin (James Millican) locks Larry up after he kills Missouri Ganz (Greg McClure) in self defense. Friendly Indians, led by Chief Irahu (George J. Lewis), free Larry and he goes on the trail of Blackie and the gang.
Grand Canyon (1949) as Tex Hartford
Rimfire (1949) as Tom Harvey
Mr. Reckless (1948) as Pete
Rogues' Regiment (1948) as Cobb
After World War II, ex-soldiers trickle into French Saigon to join the Foreign Legion, among them American Whit Corbett and German Carl Reicher. Is Reicher really SS war criminal Martin Bruner, and is Corbett after him? Art dealer Van Ratten and nightclub chanteuse Lili Maubert are also more than they seem. Action scenes include anti-guerilla jungle warfare.
The Man from Colorado (1948) as Sgt. Jericho Howard
A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.
The Tender Years (1948) as Kit Barton
The first of the Edward L. Alperson "Alson Productions" for 20th Century-Fox distribution, featuring the return to the screen, after nearly a four-year absence, of comedian Joe E. Brown, in a non-comedic role. The story is set in a small mid-western town in the 1880's, where minister William "Will" Norris (Joe E. Brown) becomes involved in the vicious fights held in the local dog-pit when one of the injured animals escapes its brutal master and seeks refuge in the Norris home. Forced by law to return the dog to its owner, the minister goes against his religious teachings and, with his son Ted (Richard Lyon), steals the dog in an effort to rouse public sympathy against the dog fights and against cruelty to all animals. The film was endorsed in many locations by local chapters of the American Humane Society and/or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Hazard (1948) as Houseman
In This Corner (1948) as Tug Martin
Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948) as Bud Millerick
Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health.
Let's Live Again (1948) as George Blake
Last of the Wild Horses (1948) as Sheriff Harrison
Disaster (1948) as Sam Payne
The Return of Wildfire (1948) as Frank Keller
Spoilers of the North (1947) as Bill Garraway
Step-Child (1947) as Brian Reed
Although Dale (Brenda Joyce) and Ken Bullock (Donald Woods) should be a happily married couple, their marriage is on the verge of a break-up, because Dale refuses to give up her well-paying job in order to devote more time to Ken and their two children Jimmy (Tommy Ivo), age 9, and Tommy (Grgeory Marshall), age 6. They sue for divorce and the Judge (Selmer Jackson) rules that the children be placed in the custody of their father. Dale realizes what she has lost but she is too proud to say anyhthing to Ken, whom she still loves. Ken, shopping for the perfect stay-at-home wife to take care of his children, falls for the charms of his secretary, Millie Lynch (Vivian Austin, in one of the four films she made at PRC as Terry Austin.) Not quite.
The Trouble with Women (1947) as Keefe
Suddenly, It's Spring (1947) as M.P.
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Stage manager
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Friend
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
The Searching Wind (1946) as Reporter in Madrid
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
To Each His Own (1946) as Flyer lt.
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
The Bride Wore Boots (1946) as Kerwin Haynes
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Photographer
A veteran fights to prove he didn''''t kill his cheating wife.
Tokyo Rose (1946) as Al Wilson
Rendezvous with Annie (1946) as Captain Spence
The Well Groomed Bride (1946) as S.P. Sergeant
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Assistant director
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Bring on the Girls (1945) as Guard
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Nurse
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
You Came Along (1945) as Commander Nelson
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
Love Letters (1945) as Jim Connings
A soldier falls for the woman who may have killed his best friend.
The Affairs of Susan (1945) as Major
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Hector
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as Orderly
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as Georgie
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
Practically Yours (1944) as Co-pilot
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Man in tails
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
The National Barn Dance (1944) as Radio man
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Whaley
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Sailor
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Army driver
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
Air Force (1943) as Marine
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
Riding High (1943) as Photographer
Pilot #5 (1943) as Lieutenant
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Talker
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) as Young ensign
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Boy in hotel lobby
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.
Wake Island (1942) as Radio operator
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
I Married a Witch (1942) as Guest at wedding
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Truck driver
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) as Gestapo agent
A downed pilot enlists a Dutch girl to help him elude the Nazis.
A Man's World (1942) as Parks
Hello Annapolis (1942) as Lt. Blake
The Glass Key (1942) as Politician
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
Cadets on Parade (1942) as Lt. Thomas
Austin Shannon (Freddie Bartholomew), after showing cowardice in sports and unable to adjust to student life, decides he is a misfit at military school and runs away. He meets newsboy Joe Novak (Jimmy Lydon)and they become friends. A $1000 reward is posted for Freddie's return but Joe doesn't take advantage of it. Joe desires an education so Austin tutors him, while Joe teaches Austin how to box, play baseball and football...without flinching (no small task indeed when working with a Freddie Bartholomew character.)
Joe Smith, American (1942) as Lead man
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942) as Draftee
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Reporter
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Nazi Agent (1942) as Operator
An Allied sympathizer discovers his twin brother is a Nazi spy.
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Recruit
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) as Johnny
David Jamieson (John Howard), a Northerner, is forced to flee from a Maryland town where he is suspected of murdering the girl who attempted to force him to marry her on the eve of his wedding to another girl. He flees and assumes a new identity but returns to save the life of the man accused of killing him.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Sailor
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Chauffeur
A female executive hires a male secretary.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Electrician
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Love Crazy (1941) as Detective
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
Down in San Diego (1941) as Sentry
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Corporal
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Barnacle Bill (1941) as Sailor
A fishing boat captain searches for romance in hopes of improving his financial picture.
A Woman's Face (1941) as Reporter
Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as Private
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
Convicted Woman (1940) as Cop
An innocent woman sent to prison becomes the focus of a prison-reform movement.
So You Won't Talk (1940) as Cop
A Chump at Oxford (1940) as Chauffeur
When they accidentally capture a bank robber, two street cleaners are given a scholarship to Oxford.
Flight Command (1940) as Enlisted man
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
Girls Under 21 (1940) as Policeman
Those High Grey Walls (1939) as Guard
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) as Mechanic
A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
North of the Yukon (1939) as Orderly
Fur trader Jules Moreaux is killed by raiders terrorizing the section patrolled by Canadian Mounties Sergeant Jim Cameron (Charles Starrett) and his brother, Constable Bob Cameron (Bob Nolan), who find Jean Duncan (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters) hiding in a backroom of the trading post. She says she is not sure she can identify the gang leader as Pierre Ledoux (Paul Sutton) whom the Mounties suspect. Ledoux reaches Moosehead ahead of the Mounties and reports to Mart Duncan (Robert Fiske), Jean's uncle and secret leader of the fur raiders. LeDoux is ordered to backtrack and try to kill Jean in the event she recognized him, but misses. At the suggestion of RCMP Inspector Wylie (Vernon Steele), Jean goes to work for her uncle, sees Ledoux, but Jim is forced to release him for lack of evidence. Jim is suspended from the Mounties and his actions become suspicious to both the raiders and the Mounties, he attempts to loot Moreaux's cabin and is attacked by LeDoux, there for the same purpose. Jim hides the raider when his brother shows up. Duncan, about to flee town with the raider's money, is stopped by Ledoux, now friendly to Jim. The Mounties arrest Jim for apparently trying to rob Duncan, and he is drummed out of the service and jailed. Ledoux helps him break jail and takes him to the gang's hideout where Jean is a captive.
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Student
Society Lawyer (1939) as Reporter
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Senate reporter
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Coast Guard (1939) as Sailor
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) as Cab driver
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) as Hank
A temperamental singer''''s murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
Extortion (1938) as Craig's brother
Flight to Fame (1938) as Pilot
Spring Madness (1938) as Dartmouth college boy
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
The Little Adventuress (1938) as Performer
The Main Event (1938) as Policeman
Highway Patrol (1938) as Oil worker
She Married an Artist (1937) as Reporter
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Intern
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
Killer at Large (1936) as Hotel clerk
Too Tough to Kill (1935) as Workman
Love Me Forever (1935) as Polo player
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
Mills of the Gods (1934) as Chauffeur

Misc. Crew (feature film)

The Devil Is Driving (1937) as Stand-in for Richard Dix

Cast (special)

Westerner, The (1953)
An early syndicated and not widely seen pilot about the exploits of a sheriff in a small California town. In the pilot episode, the Sheriff is captured by a group of outlaws and forced to guide them across the desert to the Mexican border.

Cast (short)

Don't Talk (1942)
This short film focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime.
Coffins on Wheels (1941)
In this short film, unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public.

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