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Cast (feature film)

The Last Hurrah (1958) as Footsie
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
Mister Roberts (1955) as Cookie
A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Workman
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
The Quiet Man (1952) as Sgt. Hanan
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
Payment on Demand (1951) as Taxi driver
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
Santa Fe (1951) as Worker
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as Joe
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
Act of Violence (1949) as Man in bar
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.
Pinky (1949) as
A light-skinned black woman returns home after passing for white in nursing school.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Taxi driver
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947) as Bank guard
A small boy's secret gifts help him pick racetrack winners.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Mug
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Dangerous Business (1946) as
Two young lawyers (Forrest Tucker and Lynn Merrick) open an office together. They are hired to defend a utilities magnate (Thurston Hall) who claims he has been framed. He is kidnapped by a gangster (Gerald Mohr), and a battle royal ensues when the lawyers try to rescue him.
They Were Expendable (1945) as "Squarehead" Larsen, S.C. 2c
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
Sailor's Holiday (1944) as Laundry man
The Last Ride (1944) as Hans
A detective suspects foul play in a series of accidental deaths.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Workman
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Government Girl (1944) as M. P.
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) as Worker
Five people thrown together by World War II review their pasts.
Lucky Legs (1942) as Dan
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942) as Mug
Two army men are forced to team up again in Trinidad to stop a Nazi spy operation.
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) as Roustabout
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Harry
Although she's been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Woman of the Year (1942) as Mug
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
Stagecoach Buckaroo (1942) as Henchman
Among the Living (1941) as Mill worker
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Electrician
Mystery Ship (1941) as Mug
Black Friday (1940) as Cab driver
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
The Long Voyage Home (1940) as Max
A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war.
Glamour for Sale (1940) as Mugg
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1940) as Del [Porter]
When Sam Osborne (Wilfred Lucas), owner of the Circle S Ranch, is killed by cattle rustler Bo Gillman (Dick Curtis), the outlaw is advised by crooked attorney Virgil Parker (Walter Soderling) to report the "mysterious" killing to Osborne's daughter, Helen (Nell O'Day) . Steve Logan (Johnny Mack Brown), a stranger, is jailed for the crime. He escapes and learns of Parker's scheme to steal the Circle S. Steve presents his Cattleman's Protective Association credentials to the sheriff (Edward Cassidy) and receives assurances of aid. Steve's former sweetheart, Mary Curtis (Lynn Merrick as Marilyn Merrick), confirms Parker's treachery. In a gun battle, Parker, Gillman and the rustlers are rounded up and the Circle S is saved for Helen. Steve and Mary take up their romance again.
Hotel Imperial (1939) as 1st sentry
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
Oklahoma Frontier (1939) as Grimes
It's the opening of the Cherokee strip and the Rankins are after a particular section. Frazier is also after the same section and has hired outlaws to make sure he gets it. When Jeff gives Rankin a map, the outlaws kill Rankin, steal the map, and frame Jeff for the murder. Scheduled to be hung the day of the land rush, Jeff's pal Frosty has a plan to free him.
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Prisoner
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939) as Longshoreman
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Superintendent
Stagecoach (1939) as Telegrapher
A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Workman
Destry Rides Again (1939) as Stage rider
A deputy who''''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
A Slight Case of Murder (1938) as The stranger
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
Rawhide (1938) as Rusty
Baseball superstar Gehrig is one of several ranchers being coerced by a bunch of bandits. His sister and her lawyer/lover organize the ranchers.
Block-Heads (1938) as Pedestrian
Chaos erupts when a man tries to help an old war buddy.
Submarine Patrol (1938) as Sailor
Little Miss Roughneck (1938) as Prisoner
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
The Jury's Secret (1938) as
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
You and Me (1938) as Bartender
Hit the Saddle (1937) as Joe Harvey
Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano.
Some Blondes Are Dangerous (1937) as Taxi driver
Sophie Lang Goes West (1937) as Painter
Too Many Parents (1936) as Guard
The Magnificent Brute (1936) as Waiter
Mary of Scotland (1936) as
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
High Tension (1936) as Second bartender
$10 Raise (1935) as Warehouse workman
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Look-out
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
The Daring Young Man (1935) as Convict
The Frisco Kid (1935) as
A shanghaied sailor turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast.
One Way Ticket (1935) as Guard
Behind the Evidence (1935) as Gangster
Man of Iron (1935) as
A steel worker rises to the boardroom but longs for his former life.
Millions in the Air (1935) as Mike
The Best Man Wins (1935) as Seaman
The Hell Cat (1934) as Sandy
The World Moves On (1934) as Legionaire
A Louisiana cotton family fights to survive war and the Depression.
Against the Law (1934) as
Beyond the Law (1934) as Crook
Blind Date (1934) as Taxi cab driver
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.
Lady by Choice (1934) as Sailor
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
Judge Priest (1934) as Townsman in saloon
A Southern judge confounds civic leaders with his laid-back approach to his job.
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as Taxi driver
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
The Son of Kong (1933) as Sailor
Producer Carl Denham returns to Skull Island in search of more monsters.
Speed Demon (1933) as Bull
Terror Trail (1933) as Deputy sheriff
With the Sheriff and the Vigilantes not bringing in the Paint Horse gang, the Governor sends for Tom Munroe. He is soon on to their game. After their robberies they ride off on different mounts while Casino hides the paint horses. Tom learns the name of the leader when Casino confesses but he and a few men are then trapped in a ranch house when the gang attacks.
Born to Fight (1932) as Pete
Come On Danger! (1932) as Bill
A woman turns outlaw to save her ranch.
Seas Beneath (1931) as Winkler
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.
Young Donovan's Kid (1931) as Spike Doyle
Men Without Women (1930) as Winkler
Aboard the U.S. submarine S13 in the China seas, Chief Torpedoman Burke goes about his duties. In actuality, he is Quartermaine, the infamous former commander of the British ship Royal Scot, which was sunk by Germans with a Field Marshal aboard. Quartermaine had told his sweetheart that the Field Marshal would be aboard, not knowing that she was an informant for the enemy. When the S13 sinks, Burke takes charge when the commander, Ensign Price, is unable to command. Burke must keep his mates alive long enough on the bottom of the sea for rescuers to arrive.
The Runaway Bride (1930) as Whitey
A criminal gang goes after the jewels their dying leader stashed in a woman''''s handbag.
The Sea Wolf (1930) as Johnson
On the Level (1930) as Dawson
Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) as Eve's chauffeur
While seeking a stolen jewel, a young woman and her fiance are kidnapped and held in a mysterious mansion.
Eyes of the Underworld (1929) as Gimpy Johnson
The Play Girl (1928) as The Chauffeur
Danger Street (1928) as Borg
Thunderbolt's Tracks (1927) as Cpl. Biff Flannagan
After WW I, two marines visit the family of one of their comrades in New Mexico. Learning that after the family bought a ranch the water supply was cut off, they take up the fight. To settle the matter the Marshal agrees to a boxing match to decide who will get the water rights.
Speedy Smith (1927) as Slugger Sampson
The Outlaw Dog (1927) as Mike
The Silent Guardian (1926) as Job Stevens
Mistaken Orders (1926) as Tony Sharkey
The Blue Eagle (1926) as Bascom
Manhattan Madness (1925) as "Lefty" Lewis
The Burning Trail (1925) as Reginald Cholmondeley
The Measure of a Man (1924) as Charley, the bartender
Kindled Courage (1923) as Sid Garrett
The Honey Bee (1920) as Apache
Thieves' Gold (1918) as "Col." Betoski

Cast (short)

Shoe Shine Boy (1943)
In this short film, a young shoeshine boy tries to raise money to purchase a second-hand bugle.
Bars and Stripes (1937)
O. Henry''''s short story "The Cop and the Anthem" is adapted in this musical short.
The Grand Bounce (1937)
In this short film, a man writes a check for $1,000 to cover a debt, but doesn''''t have enough money to cover it.

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