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Cast (feature film)

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, The (1986)
A television movie, based on authentic accounts, about the attempts by the bank robbers and brothers Jesse and Frank James to become reputable as gentleman farmers. The brothers, however, are forced to seek revenge when a bombing causes their stepbrother's death and their mother's arm to be severed.
Fighting Trouble (1956) as Smoggy Smith
The Bowery Boys try to make their name as crime photographers.
The Twinkle in God's Eye (1955) as Assayer
Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but all he seems to do is stop the gambling at the Silver Palace Saloon. Marty wants him to build on the other side of town and will finance the new church if Macklin moves, but he will not. When Marty is robbed by a gang of outlaws one of them hides the money in the church altar. Macklin finds that he has been ordered to San Diego due to his lack of accomplishment, and it might take a miracle for him to stay.
A Lawless Street (1955) as Willis
A Marshal's past comes back to haunt him.
The Magnetic Monster (1953) as Cabbie
A new radio-active element could destroy the world by absorbing the planet's energy.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as Bartender
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as Reporter
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Waiter
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951) as Reporter
A star's former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate.
Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1951) as Taxi driver
Criminal Lawyer (1951) as Juror
An alcoholic lawyer sobers up to defend his friend in a murder case.
Gasoline Alley (1951) as Mortie
A Millionaire for Christy (1951) as "Herald" reporter
A woman sets her hat for a man who's inherited a million dollars.
Corky of Gasoline Alley (1951) as Mortie
According to Mrs. Hoyle (1951) as Charlie
A retired teacher sells her apartment to a group of gangsters.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Husband
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
The Missourians (1950) as Postmaster Walt Williams
Paid in Full (1950) as
Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all three are further complicated when the now-married Bill realizes he's still in love with Jane.
Task Force (1949) as Luggage Clerk
A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier.
The Accused (1949) as Leginski
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
Grand Canyon (1949) as Bert
The Judge (1949) as Reporter
Good Sam (1948) as Little man
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
Marshal of Amarillo (1948) as Hiram Short
The Strange Mrs. Crane (1948) as McLean
Heading for Heaven (1948) as Eddie
Hazard (1948) as Little man
Embraceable You (1948) as Mr. Stanley
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
Half Past Midnight (1948) as Man in hallway
The Dude Goes West (1948) as Harris
A tenderfoot tries to help a miner's daughter protect her claim.
April Showers (1948) as Stage manager
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
Parole, Inc. (1948) as Titus Jones
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Clerk
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
Saddle Pals (1947) as Leslie
Lady Chaser (1947) as Apartment house manager
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Husband
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
The Trespasser (1947) as Doorkeeper
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Man at mike
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
Red River Renegades (1946) as Hotel clerk
Passkey to Danger (1946) as Mr. Williams
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Jimmie White
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
A Boy, a Girl and a Dog (1946) as Mr. Stone
Heldorado (1946) as Judge
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), a Nevada State Ranger Captain in charge of the Rangers Reclamation Service, makes a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Heldorado Frontier Days Festival, as he wants to help his old friend Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes) who originated the idea (at least, in this film).In Las Vegas, Roy meets heiress Carol Randall, who has been selected as the Queen of the Heldorado. Roy is informed that the F.B.I. wants an immediate investigation of the counterfeit thousand dollar bills that are being passed over the gambling tables at the casino.
Night and Day (1946) as Customer
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Rainbow Over Texas (1946) as Telegrapher
A cowboy star takes on bandits during a personal appearance in his hometown.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Taxi driver
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
A Guy Could Change (1946) as Husband
Do You Love Me (1946) as Bellhop
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
Deadline for Murder (1946) as Pat, photographer
Without Reservations (1946) as Bert
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Cousin Eustace
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Hitchhike to Happiness (1945) as Pitchman
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Moe
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
Doll Face (1945) as Drugstore clerk
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
Identity Unknown (1945) as Auctioneer
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Mr. Smith's assistant
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Honeymoon Ahead (1945) as Dinky
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Chick [Jones]
Out of This World (1945) as Joe Welch
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) as Barker
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Small man
Atlantic City (1944) as Man on the street
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
Career Girl (1944) as Louis Horton
Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage...
End of the Road (1944) as Jordan
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Caesar
Call of the Rockies (1944) as Burton Witherspoon
Sunset Carson's first western and, despite the misleading video box that indicates otherwise, he was billed as Sonny Carson and was billed 2nd behind Smiley Burnette. Republic dropped the "Sonny" but he was also billed beneath Burnette in three more films---Bordertown Trail, Code of the Prairie and Firebrands of Arizona---released between July and December of 1944, when Burnette and Republic parted company and Carson was given his own series that featured no continuing sidekick actor. Burnette was off the screen from that point until February of 1946 when he made the first of his co-starring Durango Kid films with Charles Starrett. This film finds Sunset Carson (as Sonny Carson) meeting and teaming up with Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) who is driving supplies in to Placer City for wealthy mining-equipment man J. B. Murdock (Harry Woods.) Through a runaway horse ruse, the supplies are hi-jacked by Marjorie Malloy (Ellen Hall) and her companion Ned Crane (Kirk Alyn.) Murdock has foreclosed on most of the miners on Round Nugget Hill and is withholding needed supplies from the rest. Marjorie and Crain are robbing Murdock's wagons to give supplies to the miners. Murdock and kindly-town doctor Lee (Frank Jaquet) are in cahoots to take over all the local mining operations, but Sunset and Frog, with whiskers and posing as a French mining engineer, soon have all the wrongs righted.
Kansas City Kitty (1944) as George W. Pivet
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Song plugger
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944) as Reporter
Rosie, the Riveter (1944) as Poker player
Sweethearts of the U.S.A. (1944) as
When she's knocked out accidentally, a defense plant worker dreams she's a famous detective.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Man in cocktail lounge
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Author
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Gentle Annie (1944) as Candy butcher
A frontierswoman turns her family into a band of bank robbers.
Lake Placid Serenade (1944) as Reporter
Chatterbox (1943) as Sound effects man
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Little man
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as News photographer
Always a Bridesmaid (1943) as Saunders
Sarong Girl (1943) as Mr. Chase
A burlesque queen decides to get back at the cop who busted her by making a play for his son.
The Girl from Monterrey (1943) as Harry
Time to Kill (1943) as Dental assistant
Whispering Footsteps (1943) as Jolly fellow
A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, and when two girls are murdered in his town, suspicion falls on him - especially when he can't provide an alibi for the time the girls were killed.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Babbit
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
Salute for Three (1943) as Sailor
Press agent Jimmy Gates (Marty May) gets an idea while watching a New York parade, for a returned war hero Sergeant Buzz McAllister (Macdonald Carey), with his chief client, singer Judy Ames (Betty Rhodes); Dona Drake (Dona Drake), leader of an all-girl orchestra; his photographer Foggy (Cliff Edwards), and his secretary Myrt (Minna Gombell). Jimmy, thinking Judy needs publicity in order to get a singing job on a radio program, thinks that a romance between her and the war hero would be just the ticket. Judy isn't too warm on the idea but agrees to go ahead for Jimmy's sake, with whom she thinks she is in love. She agrees to work on Buzz that night at the Manhattan Canteen, a converted night club where show business people entertain and wait on service men. Foggy is assigned to get pictures of Judy and Buzz together but fails through ineptness. Buzz escorts Judy home in a rainstorm and, while helping her out of the taxi, slips and falls into a deep puddle. Judy asks him to come in so she can dry his soaking-wet uniform on the kitchen stove. Foggy gains entrance to the apartment via the dumbwaiter and snaps a picture of Buzz in his underwear. The next morning Buzz tells Jimmy that he intends to marry Judy, which is going further than he had intended. He also decides he can't use the compromising - but innocent - photo for publicity purposes but does announce their - he thinks - publicity-only engagement. That clinches the deal for Judy to get a radio program called "The Girl I Left Behind." Buzz proposes to Judy, who realizes she loves Buzz and not Jimmy, and they, not knowing that Jimmy has announced their "engagement", decide to keep it a secret.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Photographer
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
Isle of Missing Men (1942) as Jo-Jo
Convicts on a prison island plot their escape.
Joan of Ozark (1942) as Representative
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Agent
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
One Thrilling Night (1942) as
A couple''''s honeymoon is sabotaged by gangsters looking for missing cash.
Don't Get Personal (1942) as Timid man
Call of the Canyon (1942) as Agent
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) as Printer
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Photographer
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
My Favorite Spy (1942) as Speaker
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Meakin
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as The pitch man
Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town. Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine (Roman Bohnen). Mousey tries to kill Valentine but he himself is killed in the scuffle. Mike refuses to identify Valentine, claiming that one of the murdered men was the real Jimmy Valentine.
Girls' Town (1942) as Coffer
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Assayer
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Clerk
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Truck driver
Flying Cadets (1941) as Mr. Prim
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Pickins
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
Melody Lane (1941) as Weeks
You're the One (1941) as Soda jerk
Down in San Diego (1941) as Cigar salesman
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
Primrose Path (1940) as
The youngest child in a family of prostitutes tries to go straight with a working man.
Marked Men (1940) as Charlie Sloane
Enemy Agent (1940) as Patron in restaurant
Girl in 313 (1940) as Husband "Henry"
Women Without Names (1940) as Hugh Gilman
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Photographer
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
Ambush (1939) as Wholesale man
Those High Grey Walls (1939) as Stranger
Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) as Peters
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected. However, Hamilton's friend Edgar Bergen solves the case (without much help from Charlie McCarthy).
Unexpected Father (1939) as Timid man
Jimmy Hanley (Dennis O'Keefe) learns that his former dancing partner has been killed, leaving a baby boy Sandy (Sandra Lee Henville as Baby Sandy), so he takes the baby to live with him and his roommate Boris Bebenko (Mischa Auer). Theatre manager Allen Rand (Donald Briggs) threatens to fire Jimmy for neglecting his work, but Jimmy's girlfriend Diana (Shirley Ross) squares things by going to dinner with Rand over Jimmy's objections. Sandy catches measles and the quarantine causes Jimmy and Boris to miss a big audition.
Undercover Doctor (1939) as Pinky Valkus
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Jaffe
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Max Morton
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Agent
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
Man-Proof (1938) as Second reporter
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as McFinch
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
City Girl (1938) as Diamond salesman
Gateway (1938) as Reporter
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Brady
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Gabby Marden
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
Just Around the Corner (1938) as Candid cameraman
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
Trade Winds (1938) as Reporter
A private eye falls for the murderess he's pursuing.
Born to Be Wild (1938) as Spotter
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Mike Brody
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
Men with Wings (1938) as Telegraph operator
Behind the Mike (1937) as Crunchie-munchie effect man
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
Crack-Up (1937) as Reporter
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Reporter
Blossoms on Broadway (1937) as Elevator man
A Star Is Born (1937) as Assistant cameraman
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
Wake Up and Live (1937) as Alberts
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as Brooks
Fair Warning (1937) as Hotel clerk
Espionage (1937) as Simmons
Rival reporters fight off spies while vying to interview a munitions tycoon.
Sing and Be Happy (1937) as Small man
The Lady Escapes (1937) as Florist
A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Photographer
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Partners in Crime (1937) as Messenger
Love and Hisses (1937) as Irving Skolsky
Flying Fists (1937) as Meggs
Hal Donovan (Bruce Bennett as Herman Brix) gets into a fight with ex-heavyweight champion Slug Cassidy (Guinn Williams) at a lumber camp in the north woods. Slug takes a bad beating and he and his trainer, Spider (Fuzzy Knight), urge Hal to become a professional boxer. Soon, "Chopper" Hal proves to be a natural and is beating all comers. He meets Kay Conrad (Jeanne Martel), who is struggling to support her father (John Elliott), an ex-fighter invalided for life in the ring, and her young brother Dickie (Dickie Jones.) Kay hates everything connected to the sport, and Hal keeps her ignorant of his profession. But Slug and Spider tell the Conrads of Hal's identity as "Chopper" Hal, and Kay breaks off the engagement while Hal takes to the open road. Hal, now a tramp, picks up odd jobs where he can find them and one of them leads him to a training camp where he meets Slug and Spider with their new fighter Lion Lee (Jimmy Baker). He also meets Kay and learns that her father is in desperate need of money. He accepts Spider's offer to fight Lee, on the condition that he take a dive in the third round. Kay learns of this and begs Hal to fight an honest fight if he is determined to fight. He tells Spider that he'll fight Lee on honest terms and the match is on.
Four Days' Wonder (1937) as Kasky
Love Is News (1937) as Joe Brady
Stand-In (1937) as Boarder
An efficiency expert tries to streamline operations at a Hollywood studio.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Meeker
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937) as Dave Clark
As Good As Married (1937) as Lecturer
Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) as Brackett
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) as Reporter
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
Rhythm on the Range (1936) as Gopher [Mazda]
A cowboy falls for his boss, a beautiful lady ranch owner.
Arizona Mahoney (1936) as Tim
When Sue Bixby becomes his new boss, stagecoach robber Talbot reforms and goes after her rustled cattle. When he and his men are outnumbered fighting Lloyd's gang, Randall rides to get circus man Mahoney and his man shooting cannon.
Hollywood Boulevard (1936) as Reporter
Sinner Take All (1936) as
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
Rose Bowl (1936) as Football player
Wedding Present (1936) as Reporter
Search for Beauty (1934) as Cameraman
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new magazine which is a front for salacious stories and pictures.
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as Druggist
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
This Side of Heaven (1934) as Reporter
An eccentric family tries to work together when the father is accused of embezzlement.
The Girl from Missouri (1934) as Cameraman
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
Now I'll Tell (1934) as
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
The Cat's-Paw (1934) as "Spike" Slattery
Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning. Their plan backfires as he wins and embarks upon a reform crusade.
The Thin Man (1934) as Fight manager
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
Woman in the Dark (1934) as Hotel clerk
Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934) as Vender
A mild-mannered reporter learns to stand up for himself.
The Show-Off (1934) as Smith
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
Dames (1934) as Dance director
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
Sadie McKee (1934) as Pest in cafe
A working girl suffers through three troubled relationships on her road to prosperity.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Timid man
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Private Scandal (1934) as Reporter
Central Airport (1933) as El Paso desk clerk
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
Dancing Lady (1933) as Man at paddywagon
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
Gambling Ship (1933) as Baby Face
Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and they fall in love. Eleanor is afraid to tell Ace she's a soiled dove and Ace doesn't tell Eleanor of his shady past. Old enemies won't let Ace begin his new life, and old commitments's won't free Eleanor of her sordid ties. Ace's old life and Eleanor's deception collide with the typical results. But love conquers all!
Blondie of the Follies (1932) as Lottie's friend
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
The Devil Is Driving (1932) as Bill Jones
Faithless (1932) as Reporter
A spoiled rich girl is wiped out by the Depression.
Letty Lynton (1932) as Reporter
Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi.
Strangers of the Evening (1932) as First man
Flesh (1932) as Sports reporter
A simple-minded wrestler falls for a woman with a dark secret.
Dance Team (1932) as Benny Weber
Action Galore (1925) as Luke McLean
The Old Homestead (1922) as Gabe Waters

Writer (feature film)

The Pink Jungle (1968) as Screenwriter
A famous fashion photographer is trapped in a remote South American country with a beautiful model and together with some unscrupulous characters, become involved in the search for a lost diamond mine.
Don't Just Stand There! (1968) as Screenwriter
Joy House (1964) as Screen adpt
Joy House (1964) as English dial
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Original Story
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Screenwriter
Woman in the Dark (1934) as Additional Dialogue
Stepping Sisters (1932) as Contract Writer

Music (feature film)

The Apartment (1960) as Composer
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
The Doctor's Dilemma (1959) as Music Director
A woman tries to convince the medical profession to save her husband despite his lack of character.
Gigolette (1935) as Composer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Maximum Revenge (1998)
Wrongfully imprisoned for his role in a disastrous hostage crisis, an ex-detective fights to keep a prison from being bombed to rubble by a vengeful terrorist.

Special Thanks (feature film)

What About Bob? (1991)
An insecure mental patient horns in on his psychiatrist''''s family vacation.

Cast (special)

Duke Ellington's Washington (2000)
Documentary about the African-American community in Washington DC, during the early 20th century. In the era before the Harlem Renaissance, the Washington black community was the center of black culture in America -- a jazz mecca for such greats as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Louis A

Cast (short)

Trifles of Importance (1940)
This short film presents how small, seemingly trivial things such as a number, doodling, or a suit of clothes can tell an interesting story.
The Canary Comes Across (1938)
In this musical short, a prisoner gifted with a good singing voice escapes from prison.
The Magician's Daughter (1938)
A magician''''s daughter falls in love with a reporter, but heartbreak ensues when the reporter''''s magazine runs a story exposing the magician''''s secret methods in this short film.
Strictly Unreliable (1932)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd has gotten her big break in a vaudeville act but friend ZaSu Pitts steals the show.

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