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Also Known As: Died: January 3, 1963
Born: November 14, 1904 Cause of Death: Cancer
Birth Place: Mountain View, Arkansas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

The Hunters (1958) as Director
Three American pilots are assigned to dogfight during the Korean War.
The Enemy Below (1957) as Director
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat.
The Conqueror (1956) as Director
The great warlord Genghis Khan falls in love with the daughter of a conquered enemy.
You Can't Run Away From It (1956) as Director
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
Split Second (1953) as Director
Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town that's the target of a nuclear bomb test.

Cast (feature film)

The Big Show (1957) as
Based by a true story of an estranged couple stranded in a blizzard at Christmas, Suzanne Shemwell's estranged husband Jim unexpectedly comes to Idaho for a family visit just before the holiday, Suzanne is less than thrilled, but their two daughters, 16-year-old Miranda and seven-year-old Taryn, are
Susan Slept Here (1954) as Mark Christopher
A Hollywood screenwriter takes in a runaway girl who's more woman than he can handle.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) as James Lee [Bartlow]
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
The Tall Target (1951) as John Kennedy
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
Cry Danger (1951) as Rocky [Mulloy]
An innocent ex-con sets out to find the real criminals.
You Never Can Tell (1951) as Rex Shepard
Poisoned after inheriting its master''''s estate, a dog comes back to Earth to find its killer.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Andrew Rockton Hale
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
Right Cross (1950) as Rick Gavery
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
Mrs. Mike (1949) as Sgt. Mike Flannigan
Pitfall (1948) as John Forbes
A married insurance man falls for a criminal''''s girlfriend.
Rogues' Regiment (1948) as Whit Corbett
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.
To the Ends of the Earth (1948) as Mike Barrows
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
Station West (1948) as [Lieutenant John Martin] Haven
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
Johnny O'Clock (1947) as Johnny O'Clock
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
Cornered (1945) as Lawrence Gerard
A World War II veteran hunts down the Nazi collaborators who killed his wife.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) as Philip Marlowe
Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
Meet the People (1944) as Wm. "Swanee" Swanson
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944) as Larry Stevens
A newspaper editor writes headlines that predict the future.
Riding High (1943) as Steve Baird
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Pete Hamilton
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
True to Life (1943) as Link Ferris
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Himself, "Hit the Road to Dreamland" number
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.
Model Wife (1941) as Fred Chambers
In the Navy (1941) as Tommy Halstead [also known as Russ Raymond]
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
Christmas in July (1940) as Jimmy MacDonald
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
I Want a Divorce (1940) as Alan MacNally
Naughty but Nice (1939) as Professor [Donald] Hardwick
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Elly Jordan [also known as Wyoming Steve Gibson]
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Going Places (1938) as Peter Mason [later known as Peter Randall]
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Ronnie Bowers
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
Hard to Get (1938) as Bill [Davis]
An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.
On the Avenue (1937) as Gary Blake
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
The Singing Marine (1937) as Bob [Arkansas] Brent
A young Marine develops an inflated ego after winning a talent contest.
Varsity Show (1937) as Charles "Chuck" Daly
A Broadway producer puts on a show at his alma mater.
Stage Struck (1936) as George Randall
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
Colleen (1936) as Donald Ames, 3rd
An eccentric millionaire hires a gold digger to run his business.
Hearts Divided (1936) as Captain Jerome Bonaparte
Napoleon's younger brother falls for a girl from Baltimore.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) as Rosmer "Ross" Peek
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
Thanks a Million (1935) as Eric Land
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
Broadway Gondolier (1935) as Dick Purcell
A taxi driver travels to Venice and poses as a gondolier to land a radio singing job.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) as Lysander, in love with Hermia
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
Shipmates Forever (1935) as Richard John Melville III
An admiral''''s son gives up the Navy for a career as a song-and-dance man.
Page Miss Glory (1935) as Bingo Nelson
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Dick Curtis
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
Dames (1934) as Jimmy [Higgens]
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
Wonder Bar (1934) as Tommy
The denizens of a Parisian night club deal with murder and romance.
Happiness Ahead (1934) as Bob Lane
An heiress falls for a singing window washer.
Flirtation Walk (1934) as Dick "Canary" [Richard Palmer Grant] Dorcy
A West Point cadet falls for his commanding officer's daughter.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as [Buddy] Clayton
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
Girl in Danger (1934) as Lieutenant
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as Waiter
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as Customer
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Footlight Parade (1933) as Scotty [Blair]
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
Convention City (1933) as Jerry Ford
The King's Vacation (1933) as John Kent
Monarch thinks he can find a simpler life with his former wife.
College Coach (1933) as Phil Sargeant
A timid chemistry major becomes a college football star.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as Brad [Roberts also known as Robert Treat Bradford]
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
42nd Street (1933) as Billy Lawler
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
Blessed Event (1932) as Bunny Harmon
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
Too Busy to Work (1932) as Dan
A hobo searches the countryside for the daughter he lost when his wife left him.

Producer (feature film)

The Hunters (1958) as Producer
Three American pilots are assigned to dogfight during the Korean War.
The Enemy Below (1957) as Producer
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat.
You Can't Run Away From It (1956) as Producer
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
The Conqueror (1956) as Producer
The great warlord Genghis Khan falls in love with the daughter of a conquered enemy.
Mrs. Mike (1949) as Producer

Music (feature film)

Hollywood Ending (2002)
Val Waxman is a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. His last film was a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. When the opportunity comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner--work for his ex-wife Ellie who dumped him for the studio head bankrolling the picture; or forfeit his last shot at forwarding his career, and avoid a painful reconnect. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie''s staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is in the picture.
Wedding Planner, The (2001) as Song Performer ("Mr & Mrs Is The Name")
Workaholic wedding planner Mary Fiore is so devoted to her career that she doesn''t have time to find a man. Things change, however, when Mary takes on a lucrative new client -- the ultra-rich Donnollys, to whom money is no object in regards to the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Fran. When Mary is victim to an unlikely accident involving a runaway dumpster during wedding preparations, she is literally and figuratively swept off of her feet by Steve Edison, a charming pediatrician -- who just happens to be the fiance of Fran Donnolly.
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
A robot child dreams of becoming a real boy.
In the Gloaming (1997)
When a young man returns home dying of AIDS, his parents lives are thrown into turmoil as they face his terminal illness. In the struggle to understand who their son really is, the mother forges a deep relationship with her son in the last months of his life and the father reaches out to the son he never really knew.

Cast (special)

Ruby Keeler, The Queen of Nostalgia (1998)
Archival footage traces the career of the screen''''s first tap-dancing star and her comeback on Broadway years later.
Squadron (1962) as Colonel Luke Harper
A proposed series about the combat activities and emotional problems of the men of a World War II Air Force unit.
Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) as Amos Burke
The pilot film for "Burke's Law." The story of Amos Burke, an inspector with the Los Angeles Police Department. In the pilot episode, Burke attempts to solve the murder of a famous model.

Producer (special)

Colossus (1963) as Producer
The story, set in California's San Fernando Valley in 1912, follows events in the lives of Eric Tegman and John Michael Reardon, immigrants struggling to begin new lives in America. In the pilot episode, Tegman and Reardon encounter the wrath of Dan Corbett, a native son who objects to their purcha
Luxury Liner (1963)
Dramatic incidents in the lives of people who book passage aboard a luxury liner as seen through the eyes of Victor Kihlgren, the ship's captain. The pilot episode relates how a young Spanish stowaway named Digo changes the life of a bitter passenger named Selena Royce. The program, produced by Aaro
330 Independence S.W. (1962) as Executive Producer
The cases of Jim Corcoran, an investigator for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In the pilot episode, Corcoran attempts to track down the source of illegal pep pills. During the spring and summer of 1963, a series based on the pilot was set by Four Star and was to be titled "The Rob
Safari (1962) as Producer
A proposed series based on the feature film "The African Queen." The story, set in a German-occupied colony in Africa just before World War I, relates the adventures of Charlie Allnot, a gin-soaked riverboat captain, and Rosie Sayer, a lady missionary who aids him as he attempts to thwart German ad

Cast (short)

World News - 1954 (1954)
This short Warner-Pathé newsreel features a national sweater contest and footage from the 1954 Academy Awards.
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.
A Dream Comes True The Making of an Unusual Motion Picture (1935)
This short film promotes the film "A Midsummer Night''''s Dream" (1935), and offers behind-the-scene footage of the creation of the film.
And She Learned About Dames (1934)
A promotional short for "Dames" (1934), where a young girl wins a trip to Hollywood and a chance to meet the cast and crew of the picture.
Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.

Misc. Crew (short)

Three Cheers for the Girls (1943)
This short film showcases production numbers from various Warner Brothers musicals, including choreography by Busby Berkeley (among others). Vitaphone Release 1086A.

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