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Joseph Palma

Joseph Palma



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Cast (feature film)

The Great Race (1965) as Conductor
A bumbling villain plots to win an early 20th-century auto race.
Irma La Douce (1963) as Prison guard
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute.
The Apartment (1960) as Office maintenance man
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
Bell, Book and Candle (1959) as
A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher.
Storm Center (1956) as
A librarian fights to keep a controversial book on the shelves.
Hot Blood (1956) as Gypsy
A gypsy''''s brother tricks him into marrying a tempestuous beauty.
The Sniper (1952) as
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
My Six Convicts (1952) as Convict driver
A prison psychologist tries to rehabilitate six hardcore criminals.
Sirocco (1951) as Sergeant
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
The Texas Rangers (1951) as Angry citizen
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
Cargo to Capetown (1950) as
A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl.
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) as Policeman
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as Joe
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Emergency Wedding (1950) as Waiter
Shockproof (1949) as
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
The Undercover Man (1949) as Deputy
A treasury agent tries to convict a ruthless mobster of tax evasion.
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) as Card player
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
Knock on Any Door (1949) as Reporter
A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.
Johnny Allegro (1949) as Guard
A reformed hoodlum gets mixed up with counterfeiters and a deadly manhunt.
The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) as Policeman
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
The Big Sombrero (1949) as
Gene is hired to be foreman of the Big Sombrero ranch by Jim Garland, who is handling all the business affairs of the owner, Estrellita Estrada, who is more interested in going to America than taking care of her Mexican holdings. Gene, discovering Garland's plan to run all the Mexican rancheros off the ranch, turns against his boss and shortly finds himself in the middle of cattle stampedes and an avalanche started by Garland's men.
The Reckless Moment (1949) as Card player
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
The Lady from Shanghai (1948) as Cab driver
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
The Black Arrow (1948) as Forrester
A young British nobleman comes back from fighting in the War of the Roses to discover that his father has been murdered by an old family friend who is now an outlaw. However, he becomes suspicious about the exact circumstances of his father's death and determines to find out exactly what happened.
Law of the Canyon (1947) as
Bringing in a supply of goods, Steve has them hijacked. The Doctor is behind the hijacks and offers to act as a middleman and return the goods for a fee. He has doped up the Sheriff to keep him out of the way and now tries the same on Steve. But Smiley had earlier used the Doc's medicine in an experiment and replaced it with water and this gives the Durango Kid a chance to go into action.
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) as Cab driver
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress'''' estate.
The Brasher Doubloon (1947) as Attendant
Philip Marlowe (George Montgomery) gets involved when limp-wristed and snidley Leslie Murdock (Conrad Janis) steals a rare doubloon from his mother (Florence Bates) to give to a newsreel photographer in exchange for film that is being used for blackmail purposes. Marlowe's involvement has him encounter a girl who goes into hysterics when touched by a man; a husband-killing woman; three corpses; a couple of scuffles in which he gets his clock cleaned; a secretary who thinks she has killed her boss, which is the reason Raymond Chandler called his story "The High Window", and a son (who qualifies as a S.O.B. by two definitions) who blackmails his widowed mother. So, what's not to like.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Prizefight fan
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
A Likely Story (1947) as Poker player
A World War II veteran who thinks he''''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
The 13th Hour (1947) as Truck driver
In the 7th of Columbia's "Whistler" series, truck-firm owner Steve Reynolds (Richard Dix) gets involved in a feud with a rival firm, and shortly thereafter is slugged by a masked assailant who steals the truck he is driving. The assailant runs down a policeman in the truck and leaves other clues pointing to Reynolds as the cop killer. With only a glove, with diamonds stuck in the thumb,as a clue, and while evading the police and other characters after him and the diamonds, Reynolds finally runs down the guilty party and clears himself.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Brakeman
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
South of the Chisholm Trail (1947) as Rancher
Boston Blackie and the Law (1946) as Policeman
A reformed thief brings a magic show to a woman's prison and gets mixed up in an escape.
The Man Who Dared (1946) as Police sergeant
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Card player
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
Gilda (1946) as Waiter
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Sailor
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.
It's Great to Be Young (1946) as Soldier
Ricky Malone (Jimmy Lloyd), Spud Winters (Bob Haymes AS Robert Stanton and not Kirby Grant as Robert Stanton, since Grant hadn't used that name in over five years, but I digress) and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort resort. Terry (Leslie Brooks and she needs no number since she was in films 40 years before Leslie Brooks (I) directed his one-and-only film), a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying to stifle her show-biz career, hires on as the (dubbed) singer.
Night Editor (1946) as Newsboy
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
Gallant Journey (1946) as Waiter
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
Mysterious Intruder (1946) as Doorman
A detective discovers the woman he''''s been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance.
The Return of Rusty (1946) as M.P.
Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946) as Policeman
A criminal psychologist investigates the murder of a veteran with amnesia.
The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) as Waiter
A reformed thief tracks a stolen gem to clear his name.
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) as Policeman
A reformed thief accidentally sells a phony first edition of Dickens, which triggers a murder.
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945) as Police officer
A reformed thief helps the police stop an escaped maniac''''s killing spree.
Escape in the Fog (1945) as Officer
A nurse recovering from a breakdown keeps dreaming about murder.
I Love a Bandleader (1945) as Reporter
An amnesiac thinks he''''s a popular bandleader.
Rough, Tough and Ready (1945) as Waiter
Brad Crowder (Chester Morris) is co-owner in the Crowder Salvage Company with Jo Matheson (Jean Rogers), who inherited her father's share of the business. She is in love with Brad, while he thinks of her as a brat in overalls. Brad is a wolf after all the girls, especially those of his best friend Owen McCarey (Victor McLaglen.) When the war begins, Brad offers his salvage equipment and men to the Navy, provided he gets an officer's commission. The Navy isn't interested but the Army is, minus the commission, and send Brad and his men to training school for thirteen weeks. Brad has a dinner date with Jo, but breaks it when Owen bets him he can't take his latest girl, Kitty Duval (Amelita Ward.) Kitty phones while Owen is taking a shower, and Brad tells he Owen is still working but he will pick her up. By the time Owen catches up, Kitty is showing a decided preference for Brad, and Owen consoles himself with Lorine Gray (Veda Ann Borg), a Brooklyn girl pretending to be an innocent little gal from the South who wants a home and a husband. Brad returns from training to find that Jo has joined the WAC abd that Owen is about to marry Lorine. Brad, seeing that Owen is really in love, has no intention of breaking up the romance. Kitty can't make a date with Brad and sends Lorine to explain. Lorine falls for Brad and jilts Owen. Presuming that Brad has deliberately taken her, they fight and both men are badly mauled. Before the breach between them can be mended, bot are ordered overseas. Unless one has missed the other 123 versions of this plot, the only question remaining is which man will save the other's life at the risk of his own?
Prison Ship (1945) as Prisoner
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) as Workman
A liberal priest tries to soften the strict nun running St. Mary's school.
Blonde from Brooklyn (1945) as Reporter
An aspiring singer masquerades as a Southern belle to get a radio job.
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945) as Reporter
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.
Life with Blondie (1945) as Mug
Louisiana Hayride (1944) as Cameraman
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
The Racket Man (1944) as Bud
Beautiful But Broke (1944) as Defense worker
An agent's secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
Sailor's Holiday (1944) as King's guard
A Night to Remember (1942) as Shadowy figure
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
Mystery Ship (1941) as Prisoner
The Stork Pays Off (1941) as
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they think is a night club run by a rival, Stud Rocco (Ralf Harold), only to discover it is a nursery run by Irene Perry (Rochelle Hudson). All fall under the benign influence to the point where the three henchmen go to night school to be educated and Deak falls in love with Julie.
Men Without Souls (1940) as Charles
Missing Daughters (1939) as Mug
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939) as Dog catcher #2
Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead lose Baby Dumpling as well as Daisy the dog.
Beware, Spooks! (1939) as Barker
Inept bungler Joe E. Brown saves the day when he traps some wanted criminals in the Coney Island funhouse. Starring Joe E. Brown, Mary Carlisle, Clarence Kolb, Marc Lawrence, Don Beddoe.
Coast Guard (1939) as Sailor
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Hoodlum
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Smashing the Spy Ring (1938) as Workman
Adventure in Sahara (1938) as Soldier
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
City Streets (1938) as Vendor
When G-Men Step In (1938) as Phoneman
Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone soliciting. He has sent his younger brother, Bruce Garth (Robert Paige), through law school with the intention of making him his legal watch-dog. But idealist Bruce enrolls as a Department of Justice investigator, and is detailed to track down charity and other phoney rackets. Both brothers are in love with attractive socialite Marjorie Drake (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells), who is unaware of Fred's schemes and he uses her to meet other social leaders with pet charities and his salesmen sell them the program ads at five times the charity rate. Bruce and his partner Neale (Gene Morgan) trace the phone rackets to Bruce and a confrontation looms.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Johnny O'Clock (1947) as Stunts
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

The Apartment (1960) as Stand-in for Jack Lemmon
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.

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