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Also Known As: Died: February 12, 1947
Born: April 28, 1874 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Warrensburg, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Dark Alibi (1946) as Charlie Chan
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan tries to disprove fingerprint evidence left at a bank robbery.
2.
Dangerous Money (1946) as Charlie Chan
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates a shipboard murder.
3.
The Red Dragon (1946) as Charlie Chan
4.
Shadows Over Chinatown (1946) as Charlie Chan
Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is on his way to San Francisco to take over a murder case when he meets a woman, Mrs. Conover (Mary Gordon), who is searching for her missing daughter and a young man, Jeff Tilford (Bruce Kellogg), who is looking for his missing fiancee. Investigation by Charlie discloses they are both looking for the same girl, Mary Conover (Tanis Chandler). Chan eventually uncovers a murder gang, which has been collecting the life insurance of its victims.
5.
The Trap (1946) as Charlie Chan
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates the murders of two entertainers.
6.
The Shanghai Cobra (1945) as Charle Chan
Charlie Chan investigates a series of deaths by snake bite.
7.
The Jade Mask (1945) as Charlie Chan
Before Charlie Chan can catch a pair of murderers he has to prove their victims are really dead.
8.
The Scarlet Clue (1945) as Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan tracks down a spy ring that has stolen plans for a new radar system.
9.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as Detective Sully
The heir to a fortune hidden in five chairs unwittingly sells them.
10.
The Chinese Cat (1944) as Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan investigates a string of murders involving a mysterious statue.
11.
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944) as Charlie Chan
The Asian sleuth investigates an inventor''''s murder.
13.
Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943) as Krogan [also known as Carruthers]
A team of pearl fishers clashes over the discovery of a sunken treasure.
14.
White Savage (1943) as Wong
15.
A Night to Remember (1942) as Inspector Hankins
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
16.
Castle in the Desert (1942) as Charlie Chan
Paul Manderley, eccentric historian, and his wife, descendant of the Borgias, live in an isolated castle-like mansion in the Mojave Desert. When a guest suddenly collapses, Charlie Chan is invited to stay. As the standard mystery-mansion props come into play, and all means of outside communication are sabotaged, it becomes evident that one of the inhabitants has access to poisons and is prepared to use them...
17.
Dead Men Tell (1941) as Charlie Chan
Just as elderly Miss Nodbury is ready to leave on a treasure hunt for a family fortune she is scared to death by the ghost of a pirate ancestor. Charlie Chan investigates the rest of the clan.
18.
Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) as Charlie Chan
A pair of murders in Rio de Janiero leads the local police to call the famed detective. Charlie is puzzled, at first, when it appears that one of the murderers is killed by the first victim's widow.
19.
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) as Charlie Chan
On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.
20.
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940) as Charlie Chan
A wax museum run by a demented doctor contains statues of such crime figures as Jack the Ripper and Bluebeard the Pirate. In addition to making wax statues the doctor performs plastic surgery. It is here that an arch fiend takes refuge. The museum also houses a statue of Charlie. Frustrated number-two son kicks statue in rear; oops, number-two son wrong in his assumption.
21.
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) as Charlie Chan [also knwon as Fu Yuen]
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
22.
Murder over New York (1940) as Charlie Chan
When Charlie attends a police convention in New York he learns of sabotage slowing down production in aircraft plants. He, of course, enters the case.
23.
Law of the Pampas (1939) as Fernando [Rameriz]
Hoppy and Lucky deliver cattle to Valdez in Argentina. Merritt is after Valdez's ranch and has his son and daughter killed, supposedly in an accident. Examining the bullet, Hoppy suspects murder. Hoppy then remembers Merritt and finds his picture on an old USA wanted poster.
24.
Heritage of the Desert (1939) as Nosey
John Abbott (Donald Woods) returns to the desert land he owns, and after being wounded by hired gunman Chick Chance (Paul Fix), he is befriended by rancher Andrew Naab (Robert Barrat) and his son, Marvin (Russell Hayden). Naab's daughter, Marian (Evelyn Venable), falls in love with John but is about to marry Snap Thornton (Paul Guilfoyle) to keep a promise made by her father. She runs away on her wedding day but is captured and held hostage by outlaw Henry Holderness (c. Henry Gordon). John, the Naabs and fellow ranchers rush to her rescue.
25.
The Kid from Kokomo (1939) as Judge Bronson
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
26.
King of Chinatown (1939) as Dr. Chang Ling
27.
Disbarred (1939) as G. L. "Mardy" Mardeen
28.
Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) as Charlie Chan
Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.
29.
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) as Charlie Chan
A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit.
30.
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1939) as Charlie Chan
The Asian detective discovers a murder on a ship bound for Hawaii.
31.
City in Darkness (1939) as Charlie Chan
Chan goes to Paris for a reunion with friends from World War I. There he investigates the murder of a munitions manufacturer who was supplying arms to the enemy. At the end Charlie preaches to us about the dangers of peace conferences.
32.
The Mysterious Rider (1938) as Frosty Kilburn
Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder. Unrecognized, he gets a job on the ranch and soon becomes involved in Folsom's cattle rustling and a chance to settle an old score.
33.
If I Were King (1938) as Robin Turgis
Vagabond poet Francois Villon wins the chance to improve life in Medieval France, if he will give up his lower-class friends.
34.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Harrison McCooey
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
35.
Wide Open Faces (1938) as Sheriff
36.
Up the River (1938) as Jeffrey Mitchell
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
37.
One Wild Night (1938) as Lawton
38.
Double Wedding (1937) as Keough
A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead.
39.
That Certain Woman (1937) as Detective Neely
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
40.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Daniel Webster
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
41.
The Longest Night (1936) as Captain Holt
A department-store head tries to stop a gangland plot.
42.
Our Relations (1936) as Ship's captain
Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins.
43.
Give Us This Night (1936) as 1st Carabiniere
44.
Three Godfathers (1936) as Professor Snape
Three fugitives risk their lives to bring a newborn baby out of the desert to safety.
45.
This Is the Life (1935) as Professor [Lafcadio F.] Breckenridge
46.
The Daring Young Man (1935) as Warden Palmer
47.
Romance in Manhattan (1935) as Police sergeant
A New York chorus girl helps an illegal immigrant build a new life in the big city.
48.
Orchids to You (1935) as Nick Corsini
49.
The Call of the Wild (1935) as Joe Groggins
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
50.
Champagne for Breakfast (1935) as The judge
51.
Operator 13 (1934) as Major Allen [Pinkerton]
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
52.
Massacre (1934) as Thomas Shanks
A college-educated Sioux goes to Washington to fight for his people''''s rights.
53.
Spitfire (1934) as Mr. [Jim] Sawyer
A backwoods faith healer falls for a married man from the big city.
54.
Upper World (1934) as Moran
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
55.
Dark Hazard (1934) as [John] Bright
A compulsive gambler loses everything.
56.
Here Comes the Groom (1934) as Lieut. Detective Weaver
Piccolo player Mike Scanlon loses his girl due to his unexciting lifestyle, so he decides to commit a robbery to gain notoriety. But the robbery goes awry and Mike finds himself on the run from the police, pretending to be a famous singer whose gimmick is wearing a mask in public.
57.
Registered Nurse (1934) as [Frankie] Sylvestrie
After her husband goes mad, a nurse fights off the advances of two amorous doctors.
58.
The Trumpet Blows (1934) as Pepe Sancho
59.
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as Carter B. Moore
60.
King of the Jungle (1933) as Neil Forbes
61.
The Narrow Corner (1933) as
A man on the run for murder tries to escape fate in the Pacific islands.
62.
The World Changes (1933) as Hodgens
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
63.
The Way to Love (1933) as Pierre
64.
Blonde Venus (1932) as Detective Wilson
A nightclub singer gives in to a rich playboy to finance her husband''''s medical treatment.
65.
Tom Brown of Culver (1932) as Major Wharton
66.
Radio Patrol (1932) as Tom Koegh
67.
Blondie of the Follies (1932) as Pete
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
68.
The Phantom President (1932) as Aikenhead
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
69.
Strangers in Love (1932) as Detective McPhail
71.
Is My Face Red? (1932) as Tony Mugatti
A gossip columnist witnesses a gangland killing.
72.
Speak Easily (1932) as Stage director
A professor gets mixed up with chorus girls in a Broadway musical.
73.
White Shoulders (1931) as William Sothern
74.
Strictly Dishonorable (1931) as Mulligan
An Italian opera star falls for a southern belle who''s already engaged.
75.
Madame X (1929) as Merivel
Infidelity and an accidental death force a society wife to leave her infant son.

Cast (short)

76.
Over the Counter (1932)
In this musical short film, the son of a department store owner replaces the regular sales girls with chorus girls.

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