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Cast (feature film)

The Sheepman (1958) as Rancher
A tough sheep farmer battles the local cattle baron for land and a beautiful woman.
Jailhouse Rock (1957) as Guard
After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n' roll sensation.
Gun for a Coward (1957) as Bartender
A young cowboy, whose dedication to the principles of peace and reason has earned him a reputation for cowardice, overcomes his psychological aversion to violence after his elder brother unjustly censures him for not joining in a foolhardy gunfight in which their youngest brother is killed.
The Cruel Tower (1956) as Forrest
Ransom! (1956) as Sgt. Wenzel
A wealthy couple tries to cope with the press and the police when their son is kidnapped.
The Last Hunt (1956) as
Two frontiersmen clash over the slaughter of a buffalo herd.
Inside Detroit (1956) as Toby Gordon
Red Sundown (1956) as Bartender
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.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) as Guard
True story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.
Many Rivers to Cross (1955) as Member of punishment party
A pioneer woman sets her sights on a trapper.
Black Tuesday (1955) as Benny
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
A Man Alone (1955) as Kincaid
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) as Dorcas' father
When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it''''s time to go courting for themselves.
Overland Pacific (1954) as Saber
Jock Mahoney, Peggie Castle, Adele Jergens, William Bishop, Chubby Johnson. Undercover agent Rose Granger is sent to the western village of Oaktown to investigate the delay in a railroad installation. Director Fred F. Sears and star Jock Mahoney previously worked together as actors in Charles Starrett''s "Durango Kid" series.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Mike
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
Dream Wife (1953) as Delivery man
For state reasons, a diplomat fakes an engagement to a Middle Eastern princess.
Girls in the Night (1953) as Mover
The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Captain
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
Calamity Jane (1953) as
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
The Fighting Lawman (1953) as Webb
Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, John Kellogg, Harry Lauter, John Pickard. WW II Navy flying hero Wayne Morris enjoyed a second career as a cowboy hero in Hollywood westerns. In this one, he pursues frontier adventuress Virginia Grey who is planning to steal the spoils of an outlaw gang.
The Steel Lady (1953) as Sanderson
Four U.S. soldiers trapped in the Sahara find refuge in an abandoned Nazi tank.
The Neanderthal Man (1953) as Sheriff Andy Andrews
A scientist''''s experiments turn him into a brutal caveman.
Belles on Their Toes (1952) as
The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.
The World in His Arms (1952) as Mate
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting sea race to the Pribilof Islands they meet again; now, both are in danger from the schemes of villainous Prince Semyon.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952) as Drunk
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
Captain Pirate (1952) as Overseer
A reformed pirate returns to the seas when cutthroats start imitating his modus operandii.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Trusty
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) as Bierss
Old enemies stationed together at an Army post vie for the same woman.
Her First Romance (1951) as Night watchman
A high school girl steals from her parents to be with the boy she loves.
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) as Collector
From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime...
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Burly man
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948) as Station agent
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Mulliken
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
The Burning Cross (1947) as Lud Harris
Johnny (Hank Daniels), who is a returing veteran unable to adjust to his old life in his home town, succumbs to the pitch of a Ku Klux Klan organizer. It is only after he has worn the Klan sheet, and gone out on some raids, that he begins to realize what he has let himself in for; he is filled with horror and remorse when he sees the homes of neighbors burned, an old friend who defies the Klan killed, and his own wheel-chair father badly beaten. He meets with the State prosecutor, admits his own participation, and agrees to help bring down the Klan in his town.
Killer at Large (1947) as Bull Callahan
Violence (1947) as White
A female reporter goes undercover within a neo-Nazi group, then loses her memory.
This Man's Navy (1945) as Shore patrolman
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) as Sergeant at showers
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.
Within These Walls (1945) as Guard
Crime by Night (1944) as Fred, chauffeur
Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring.
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Guard
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) as Lieutenant
A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Pirate
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as M.P.
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Iceman
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
King of the Cowboys (1943) as Man on exterior of rodeo
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Fred
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) as Butch Mapes
A loner gets caught up in a posse's drive to find and hang three suspected rustlers.
Shantytown (1943) as Policeman
In Old Oklahoma (1943) as Brady, oiler
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
Rubber Racketeers (1942) as Mule
Gilin (Ricardo Cortez), is just released from prison and now that the government has clamped down on the sale of tires, decides to enter the tire-stealing-for-resell racket. Driving home, he has a car wreck with defense workers Bill Barry (William Henry as Bill Henry) and Mary Dale (Barbara Read). His girl friend Nikki (Rochelle Hudson) persuades the gangster to settle Bill's claim by giving him the old car belonging to his Chinese servant Tom (Kam Tong), who is about to enter the army. Gilin sets up auto lots all over town where he sells cars and tires stolen by his gang. He also sells faulty synthetic tires and Mary's brother Freddy (Sam Edwards) is killed when one of those blows out. Bill and a group of defense workers try to trace the tire by its treads and finally locate one of Gilin's car lots as the place where it was sold. Gilin orders Nikki to set a trap for Bill so he can be eliminated. But Nikki warns Bill through Mary. Bill, feeling that Nikki knows the source of the "hot rubber" goes to see her at Gilin's apartment,where Gilin knocks him out. Tom, in his newly-issued Army uniform, pleas with his old boss to give up this unpatriotic racket and is shot by Gilin.
Rio Rita (1942) as Gus
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch.
Secrets of the Underground (1942) as Maxie Schmidt
Murder in the Big House (1942) as Guard
Two reporters take on a murder ring at the state pen.
A Gentleman at Heart (1942) as Forman
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
Three Hearts for Julia (1942) as Mug attendant
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
Fly-by-Night (1942) as Guard
Her Cardboard Lover (1942) as Policeman
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
It Happened in Flatbush (1942) as Guard
A disgraced ball player turns a Brooklyn team into champions.
Highway West (1941) as Mike
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
Western Union (1941) as Porky
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Al
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Big Dog
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
Three Sons O'Guns (1941) as Mover
Three reckless brothers dodge the draft then sign up and become men.
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) as Hank
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
Passage from HongKong (1941) as Doorman
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941) as Fat man
The Irish-American detective Shayne is hired by a racetrack bigwig (Kolb) to guard his compulsive gambler daughter (Weaver). When her boyfriend is murdered, Shayne gets blamed.
Belle Starr (1941) as
A Southern belle turns outlaw when her family loses their land.
Mob Town (1941) as Manager
Great Guns (1941) as Cook
Man at Large (1941) as Detective
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Detective
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
Accent on Love (1941) as Policeman
Rise and Shine (1941) as GoGo
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
Ride on Vaquero (1941) as Curly
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores (Joan Woodbury) but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin), he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos (Robert Lowery) has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita (Lynne Roberts). At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally (Mary Beth Hughes), who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff (Arthur Hohl) and an army officer (Robert 'Buddy' Shaw as Robert Shaw, since there was no other Robert Shaw at the time and this Robert Shaw had no need of the "Buddy" attribute given him by latter-day historians, who can't tell the players without a program and a roman numeral..and quite often not even then),enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark (Edwin Maxwell) and Redge (Don Costello), meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail.
Danger Ahead (1940) as Maxwell
The Girl from Avenue A (1940) as Dock hand
Murder in the Air (1940) as John Kramer
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
Youth Will Be Served (1940) as Inside guard
A southern girl (Withers) goes to a National Youth Association camp after her father goes to jail for bootlegging. When a mean tycoon tries to buy the campground for himself she stages a show which endears her to him. Then her father escapes and catches the crooks who took the tycoon's money, all is saved.
Chad Hanna (1940) as
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
The Blue Bird (1940) as Elm tree
A woodchopper''''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Deputy
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Guard
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Beany, a cook
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as Mob leader
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
Street of Memories (1940) as Bouncer
The Mortal Storm (1940) as Guard
The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) as Second cowhand
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Legionnaire
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Escape to Glory (1940) as Harry
Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter.
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) as Pete
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Cousin Pat
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) as Stagecoach driver [Tex]
Cisco and Gordito arrive to find there is an outlaw operating in the area who is assumed to be the Cisco Kid. When a reward is offered for his capture and a large shipment of money goes out, Cisco is on hand. Seeing the gang rob the stage he goes after them only to be wounded. The gang leader leaves Cisco's handkerchief at the scene and now he is wanted for the murder he tried to break up.
Let Freedom Ring (1939) as "Bumper" Jackson
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Guard
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Guard
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Hell's Kitchen (1939) as Guard
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
Off the Record (1939) as First railroad policeman
A lady reporter adopts the young delinquent her crime exposes helped send to jail.
The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939) as Shuffle
A young delinquent defies his sister to join a tough street gang.
Devil's Island (1939) as Guard
A surgeon unjustly sent to Devil''''s Island fights to survive harsh treatment.
Chasing Danger (1939) as Sentry
When American newsreel cameraman (Foster) stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
Private Detective (1939) as Chick Jerome
Rival detectives fall in love when they''''re forced to work together.
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) as Guard Davis
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
Sergeant Madden (1939) as Prisoner
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
Racket Busters (1938) as Truck driver
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) as Gangster
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
Sweethearts (1938) as Stage hand
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Wide Open Faces (1938) as Fingers
Girls on Probation (1938) as Officer
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Mariola's assistant
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Little Orphan Annie (1938) as Hutch
King of Alcatraz (1938) as Bartender
A group of prisoners break out of Alcatraz and hijack a passenger ship.
Headin' East (1937) as Clipper
Alcatraz Island (1937) as
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
Souls at Sea (1937) as
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
Big City (1937) as Comet cab driver
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Moe
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
Bad Guy (1937) as Earl
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.

Cast (short)

The Last Installment (1945)
In this short film, a criminal idolizes the life of a famous gangster... unaware that his hero met a tragic end.
Little Miss Pinkerton (1943)
A young girl must save her friends from a gang of burglars in this comedic short.
We Do It Because- (1942)
This short film explores the origins of various customs, such as shaking hands and kissing.
Keep 'Em Sailing (1942)
In this short film, an FBI agent goes undercover to investigate the sabotage of American cargo ships.
Forbidden Passage (1941)
This short film documents the U.S. Department of Immigration''''s efforts to halt the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the country.
You, the People (1940)
This short film focuses on a gangster who tries to get a cooked mayor re-elected.
Money to Loan (1939)
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
One Against the World (1939)
This short film presents the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who came under scrutiny for his pioneering of surgical practices.
It May Happen to You (1937)
In this short film, mobsters convince a meat packing company employee to help them hijack a truckload of beef.

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