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Also Known As: Died: May 18, 1961
Born: August 10, 1891 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Orange, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Wings of Eagles (1957) as Capt. Spear
Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident.
Untamed (1955) as Squire O'Neill
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt?
The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Habersham
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Morgan Caldwell
In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan, as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...
Scandal Sheet (1952) as Charlie Barnes
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
The Flying Missile (1951) as Admiral Scott
The People Against O'Hara (1951) as Judge Keating
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
The Family Secret (1951) as Donald Muir
When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.
Convicted (1950) as Detective Dorn
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
No Man of Her Own (1950) as Mr. Harkness
Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her.
The Milkman (1950) as Bradley, Sr.
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.
The Second Woman (1950) as Ben Sheppard
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and minor. Bad luck, persecution...or paranoia? Warned that Jeff could be dangerous, Ellen fears that he's in danger, as the menacing atmosphere darkens.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) as Judge Hobson
A crusading district attorney sells his soul to the devil to fight corruption.
Holiday Affair (1949) as Mr. Crowley
A young widow is torn between a boring businessman and a romantic ne'er-do-well.
The Reckless Moment (1949) as Mr. Harper
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
Strange Bargain (1949) as Timothy Herne
A young bookkeeper is framed for his boss''''s murder.
You're My Everything (1949) as Prof. Adams
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
Leather Gloves (1948) as Dudley
The Return of October (1948) as President Hotchkiss
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as General Thomas F. Farrell
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
Little Mister Jim (1947) as Chaplain
After his mother''''s death, a young boy tries to help his father stop drinking.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Lewis J. Malbery
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Three Wise Fools (1946) as Horace Appleby
An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.
The Green Years (1946) as Canon Roche
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
Bad Bascomb (1946) as Governor Winton
A western bandit is reformed by his love for a little girl.
The Virginian (1946) as Mr. Taylor
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) as Major General Lee Rand
Three girls overcome their differences when they join the WACS.
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Admiral Hammond
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
Between Two Women (1945) as Goff
Dr. Gillespie''''s young assistant finds himself pursued by two beautiful women.
This Man's Navy (1945) as Lieut. Commander Roger Graystone
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
Nothing But Trouble (1945) as Mr. [Basil] Hawkley
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
Dangerous Partners (1945) as Duffy
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
Rationing (1944) as Senator Edward A. White
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as Colonel Sykes
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
The Heavenly Body (1944) as Professor Stowe
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) as John Dyckman Brown II
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
Lost Angel (1944) as Professor [Josh] Pringle
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Colonel Watrous
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
Best Foot Forward (1943) as Major [Roger W.] Reeber
A movie star wreaks havoc when she accepts an invitation to a military academy dance.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Mr. [Danny] Churchill, Sr.
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
Air Raid Wardens (1943) as Rittenhouse
A pair of bumblers stumble upon Nazi spies on the home front.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Warden Kenneson
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) as Inspector Holcomb
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Charles Steed
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Comdr. Stone, M.C.
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
Tortilla Flat (1942) as Father [Juan] Ramon
Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
Johnny Eager (1942) as Mr. Verne
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Lieutenant Colonel Seton
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
White Cargo (1942) as Reverend Roberts
A sultry native woman ignites the passions of workers on an African plantation.
This Time for Keeps (1942) as Arthur Freeman
A newlywed goes to work for his disapproving father-in-law.
Born to Sing (1942) as Frank Eastman
Fledgling entertainers put on a show for Uncle Sam.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Judge
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Billy the Kid (1941) as Tim Ward
A misunderstood youngster turns into one of the West''''s most notorious outlaws.
Honky Tonk (1941) as Daniel Wells
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941) as Galway
Down in San Diego (1941) as Colonal Halliday
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
Men of Boys Town (1941) as Mr. Maitland
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Whistling in the Dark (1941) as Philip Post
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
The Get-Away (1941) as Warden Alcott
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Major Jason I. Sculley
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
They Drive by Night (1940) as District Attorney
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
The Fighting 69th (1940) as The colonel
A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as Cyrus Halliday
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Dr. Lenz
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
'Til We Meet Again (1940) as Dr. Cameron
A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows.
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) as Colonel Ramm
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
A Child Is Born (1940) as Dr. Lee
A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.
Money and the Woman (1940) as Mr. Mason
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
Castle on the Hudson (1940) as District Attorney
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Calling Philo Vance (1940) as Markham
Society sleuth Philo Vance tangles with foreign agents when he investigates the murder of an aircraft manufacturer.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Doctor
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939) as Remson, Sr.
A young delinquent defies his sister to join a tough street gang.
Four Wives (1939) as Dr. Clinton Forrest Sr.
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Juarez (1939) as Miguel Miramon
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
Dodge City (1939) as Colonel Dodge
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
Invisible Stripes (1939) as Parole officer Masters
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Lucky Night (1939) as Calvin Jordan
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as Attorney Kellogg
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Everybody's Hobby (1939) as Tom Leslie
A hobby-mad family makes their obsessions pay off.
City in Terror (1939) as Matthew Carter
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) as [Senator] Baldwin
A daring lady reporter sets out to catch a blackmailer.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Prologue speaker
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Judge
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
Jezebel (1938) as General Bogardus
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
Brother Rat (1938) as Colonel Ramm
A military cadet and his friends try to keep his marriage a secret.
Yellow Jack (1938) as [Dr.] Gorgas
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
Girls on Probation (1938) as Judge
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
Racket Busters (1938) as Governor
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
White Banners (1938) as Sam Trimble
A mysterious woman tries to help her son''''s foster family without revealing her true identity.
The Chaser (1938) as Calhoun
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938) as Judge
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
First Lady (1937) as George Mason
A U.S. president's granddaughter fights a femme fatale to groom her husband for the White House.
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) as Gateway
A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio.
The Great O'Malley (1937) as Attorney for the defense
A ruthless cop gets mixed up with a man who''''s only turned to crime to help his crippled daughter.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as Colonel Picquart
The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Admiral Thomas
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
The Great Garrick (1937) as Sir Joshua Reynolds
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
The Go Getter (1937) as Commander Tisdale
A Navy veteran with one leg fights to make himself a success.
Wells Fargo (1937) as Henry Wells
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Draegerman Courage (1937) as Dr. Thomas Haslett
After a mine cave in, the rescue crew risks their lives to search for two trapped miners.
The Singing Marine (1937) as Captain Skinner
A young Marine develops an inflated ego after winning a talent contest.
Marked Woman (1937) as [District Attorney Arthur] Sheldon
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
Green Light (1937) as Dr. Endicott
An idealistic doctor sacrifices his career to protect an elderly surgeon.
Rainbow on the River (1936) as Father Josef
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Mr. Appleby
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Mr. Appleby
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
Bullets or Ballots (1936) as Ward Bryant
A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.
Freshman Love (1936) as President Simpkins
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Father Xavier
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
The White Angel (1936) as Dr. Scott
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
The Big Noise (1936) as Charlie Caldwell
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) as Dr. Emile Roux
True story of the French scientist''''s battle to establish modern medical methods.
Road Gang (1936) as George Winston
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
Boulder Dam (1936) as Agnew
Man mistaken for a murderer hides out while working on construction project.
The Walking Dead (1936) as Werner
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935) as Manchester
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
The Florentine Dagger (1935) as Victor Ballau
A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.
Bordertown (1935) as Mr. Elwell
An ambitious Mexican-American gets mixed up with his boss's neurotic wife.
Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) as Hartford
An American oil company representative almost sacrifices his marriage for his career.
Black Fury (1935) as [John W.] Hendricks
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
Stranded (1935) as Mr. Tuthill
A Traveler's Aid worker who delights in solving people's problems gets mixed up with gangsters.
Dr. Socrates (1935) as Greer
A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters.
While the Patient Slept (1935) as [Elihu] Dimuck
A nurse investigates murder at a mysterious mansion.
We're in the Money (1935) as Stephen Dinsmore
Gold-digging process servers set their sights on a breach of promise defendant.
Personal Maid's Secret (1935) as Mr. Palmer
A maid''''s ability to pick stock market winners keeps her employer in the money.
Bright Lights (1935) as J. C. Anderson
Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.
Dinky (1935) as Mr. Barnes
A military school cadet''''s mother is framed and sent to prison.
Living on Velvet (1935) as Thornton
A guilt-ridden pilot finds a new outlook on life when he falls for a society girl.
Special Agent (1935) as District Attorney
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
The Great Hotel Murder (1935) as Mr. [Claude] Harvey
Alias Mary Dow (1935) as Henry Dow
Dying Evelyn Dow anguishes over her lost daughter, who disappeared as a child. Evelyn's husband Henry, hoping to make his wife's final days more bearable, asks waitress Sally Gates to pose as the daughter. Sally does so, but Mrs. Dow is so cheered by her "daughter's" return that she regains her health, leaving Sally stuck in her role.
Sweet Music (1935) as Louis Trumble
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
Midnight (1934) as Edgar V. Ingersoll
Jury foreman Edward Weldon's questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon. His daughter Stella claims to have killed her lover, the gangster Garboni, just as Saxon was to sit in the electric chair.
Gentlemen Are Born (1934) as Mr. Harper
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
The Man with Two Faces (1934) as Inspector
An actor uses his skills to protect his sister from her sinister husband.
Madame Du Barry (1934) as Duc de Choiseul
True story of the legendary courtesan who was mistress to France''''s King Louis XV.
Upper World (1934) as Banker
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as Lemuel Tappan
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
Fog over Frisco (1934) as Porter
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
The Key (1934) as Dan
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
Journal of a Crime (1934) as Doctor
Before she can confess to shooting her husband''''s mistress, a woman succumbs to amnesia.
Murder in the Clouds (1934) as [John] Brownell
A hotshot pilot takes on enemy agents to fly a scientist and his new explosive to Washington.
I've Got Your Number (1934) as [John P.] Schuyler
Two telephone engineers try to clear a woman of criminal charges.
Flirtation Walk (1934) as Gen. Fitts
A West Point cadet falls for his commanding officer's daughter.
Fashions of 1934 (1934) as Duryea
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
Big Hearted Herbert (1934) as Goodrich, Sr.
A plumber''''s business success makes him neglect his family.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Sheffner
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Bedside (1934) as Dr. Chester
A fake doctor sets up a lucrative high-society practice.
Side Streets (1934) as George [Richards]
A lady furrier marries a lovesick sailor then has to deal with his checkered past.
Now I'll Tell (1934) as [Tommy] Doran
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
Midnight Alibi (1934) as Ardsley
An elderly recluse shelters a gambler on the run from bogus murder charges.
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Fernand De Marnay
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
The Secret Bride (1934) as [Jim] Lansdale
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
The Personality Kid (1934) as Stephens
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
Massacre (1934) as Mr. Dickinson
A college-educated Sioux goes to Washington to fight for his people''''s rights.
Wonder Bar (1934) as Richard
The denizens of a Parisian night club deal with murder and romance.
Lady Killer (1933) as Ramick
A criminal on the run becomes a Hollywood movie star.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) as Dubois
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
From Headquarters (1933) as Inspector Donnelly
A police lieutenant uses scientific methods to solve a decadent playboy's murder.
The World Changes (1933) as Orin Nordholm, Sr.
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
The House on 56th Street (1933) as Baxter
A woman loses her family after being falsely convicted of a crime.
I Loved a Woman (1933) as Farrell
A Chicago meat-packer tries to keep a rein on his social-climbing wife.

Cast (short)

Dark Shadows (1944)
This short film focuses on a psychiatrist investigating the murder of another psychiatrist.
Main Street Today (1944)
This short film promotes the U.S. war effort at home in a small town.
Service with the Colors (1940)
This short film focuses on new army recruits prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. Vitaphone Release 9933-9934.
The Making of a Great Motion Picture (1936)
This promotional short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Anthony Adverse" (1936).
A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935)
This short film takes the viewer on a tour of the Warner Brothers studios lot. Vitaphone Release 6616.

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