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Cast (feature film)

To Heal a Nation (1988)
A true story of Jan Scruggs, a Vietnam veteran who overcame government and individual opposition in a three-year struggle to persuade the government to build the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Presented as a segment of "G.E. Theater."
Personal Best (1982) as Colin Sales
Young sprinter Chris Cahill is having difficulty reaching her potential as an athlete until she meets established track star Tory Skinner. At first, the two women form a friendship as Tory and her coach help Chris with her training. Gradually, Tory and Chris start having a sexual relationship and become very close. Their intimacy becomes complicated when Chris'' improvement causes them to be competitors for the Olympic team.
FM (1978)
Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio personalities include: Jeff Dugan, rebellious head of the radio station; Mother, who is burned out from being a DJ; Eric Swan, a self centered romantic who wants more than just being a DJ; The Prince of Darkness, the hip night DJ; and Laura Coe, the easy-going type. The movie focuses on the battle between Jeff and his corporate bosses, who want more advertising and less music.
Flight To Holocaust (1977) as Gordon Stokes
Professional troubleshooters are called to a skyscraper where a private plane has crashed and is lodged in the side of the building on the twentieth floor.
FBI Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One, The (1974) as 1st Washington Agent
The title tells it all in this meticulously restaged first film in a series by producer Quinn Martin based on landmark FBI cases. Through the 1978-79 season, only two others followed, indicating perhaps that Martin lost interest or Bureau cooperation.
Manhunter (1974)
A World War I ex-marine turns 1930s bounty hunter and goes after Bonnie-and-Clyde style bank robbers who murdered his former girlfriend. Ken Howard later starred in the TV series (1974-75) as the Depression Era crimefighter tracking down wanted criminals for the reward money.
Fireball Forward (1972)
A standard war movie that not only has stalwart Ben Gazzara taking over a hard-luck division at the front but also utilizes lots of extra footage from "Patton" which Frank McCarthy, producer of that movie and this, had in abundance.
The Love Machine (1971) as Reporter
John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings, Maureen Arthur, Shecky Greene, Jodi Wexler. Based on the best-selling pulp novel by Jacqueline Susann, this behind-the-scenes expose of a national television network follows the career of a ruthless executive who sleeps his way to the top. The music score includes two songs by Dionne Warwick - "He''s Moving On" & "Amanda''s Theme".
Paper Man (1971)
A suspense drama that begins with a group of college students who create an identity for a fictitious credit card holder after feeding data into a computer and snowballs into a scheme that leaves three of them dead.
Zigzag (1970) as John Raymond
A dying man frames himself for murder so his widow can collect the reward.
Airport (1970) as Captain Benson
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) as
Robert Morse and Walter Mathau are friends. Though both are married, Mathau discovers Morris is fooling around. When asked about it, Morse passes on the oral history and guide to fooling around without your wife finding out. This is done by a series of vignettes with cameos from famous actors that illustrate the point Morse wants to make. Between pieces of advice, we follow Matheau as he begins to prepare for his big affair.
Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961) as Lieut. J. G. Marchon
Two troubled college freshmen find themselves united by their mutual family woes in a beachhouse.
Bells Are Ringing (1960) as
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) as Petty officer
An American and a British soldier in love with the same woman head for the Normandy Invasion.
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) as Lt. Smalley
A middle-aged man is left to tend house while his wife is accepted by the Air Force training program and becomes a Lieutenant.
Unchained (1955) as Swanson
Tale about life in a special prison farm in California, where the program is about treating the prisoners with humanity and minimal security to enhance their moral attitudes about paying for their crimes out of their own volition.
Return from the Sea (1954) as Welch
A sailor vows to give up his wandering ways when he falls for a waitress.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) as Frank
Prison inmates riot to protest crooked guards and brutal conditions.
The Frogmen (1951) as Lt. Klinger
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as Corporal
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
Mother Is a Freshman (1949) as Young man
Widow Abby Abbott is having serious money problems and has to dip into the family trust in order to pay for her daughter Susan's college tuition. The catch: Abby must also become a co-ed or she can't touch the money. After passing her entrance exams, Abby goes to college and becomes very popular, especially with a handsome English professor whom Susan has a crush on.
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) as Joe Fisher
A middle-aged genius goes to college for the first time.
Sand (1949) as Boyd
Jeff Keane's expensive showhorse escapes from a train and runs wild in the Colorado wilderness. Keane searches for the horse while the horse learns the ways of the wild.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as Lt. [Jesse] Bishop
The head of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure.
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Lieutenant
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
Apartment for Peggy (1948) as Student
A war veteran and his young wife attempt to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Sailor
The Street with No Name (1948) as Robert Danker
A young FBI agent infiltrates a criminal mob.

Cast (short)

The Screen Writer (1950)
This short film focuses on the job of the Hollywood screenwriter.

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