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Cast (feature film)

The 3rd Voice (1960) as Harris Chapman
Marion Forbes is the secretary, the lover and the creator of the financial fortunes of Harry Chapman, but Chapman falls in love with Francis and decides to marry her. The revenge of Marion is terrible. With the help of the third voice she kills Harry who is then impersonated by the third voice. All of this to steal $600,000.
Beau James (1957) as Photographer
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
Six Bridges to Cross (1955) as
Youth gang leader Jerry Florea is shot fleeing from a crime scene by rookie cop Ed Gallagher. Result: "he'll never have children of his own." Ed and Jerry develop a mutually beneficial friendship: Jerry gets the benefit of the doubt, Ed gets information that brings him rapid promotion. As years and jail terms go by, Ed's friendship with this likable rogue becomes strained, as hope for his reform dwindles. Can Jerry redeem himself in the end?
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) as Assistant director
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
Holiday for Sinners (1952) as Dancing partner
Three old friends reunite during Mardi Gras and try to forget their problems.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952) as
World War II is over; to get home quickly, GIs Willie and Joe (of cartoon fame) join the "inactive reserve." Just firmly settled back into civilian life, they're recalled for a new bout of basic training at a base in Japan. From then on, the boys are in and out of one scrape after another...topped by innocent involvement with glamorous Nida, a Eurasian Mata Hari, and her sinister friends.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Chauffeur
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
Follow the Sun (1951) as
Call Me Mister (1951) as Soldier
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
I Want You (1951) as Albert
The draft and the Korean War threaten a small-town romance.
He Ran All the Way (1951) as Lt. Detective
A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) as
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder.
Half Angel (1951) as Reporter
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
Between Midnight and Dawn (1950) as
Police patrolmen are stalked by a vengeful mobster escaped from prison.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Ticket taker
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Mail clerk
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
Shakedown (1950) as Photographer
Mystery Street (1950) as Reporter
Criminal pathologists try to crack a case with nothing but the victim's bones to go on.
Unmasked (1950) as Eaton
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
Force of Evil (1949) as Assistant district attorney
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Character
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
A Southern Yankee (1948) as Confederate officer
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
Michael O'Halloran (1948) as Intern
Always Together (1948) as Reporter
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
The Hunted (1948) as Reporter
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed.
T-Men (1948) as Dice player
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Delivery boy
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Reporter
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Clerk
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
Song of Scheherazade (1947) as Junior officer
In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco; among them is (fictionalized) future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and singing ship's doctor Klin meet a family of once-wealthy Spanish colonists...and their daughter Cara who secretly dances in a cabaret. Romantic complications ensue, but Nicky seems less interested in Cara's favors than in inspirations for his future masterpieces.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Medic
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
It's a Joke, Son! (1947) as Reporter
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Attendant
Innocent lies build up as a show-business hopeful tries to build a career.
The Runaround (1946) as Clerk
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
Black Angel (1946) as Intern
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
Behind the Mask (1946) as Reporter
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston is framed for the murder of a newspaper columnist.
Wife Wanted (1946) as Clerk
Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), Caldwell runs a matrimonial bureau and, with the aid of his associate, Lee Kirby (John Gallaudet), they defraud and blackmail a large group of lonely people. Carole, unknowingly, is used as bait for one of their victims, Walter Desmond (Barton Yarborough), who "commits suicide." Reporter William Tyler (Robert Shayne) thinks otherwise and, posing as a rich rancher, contacts Miss Raymond. The latter, now being blackmailed by Caldwell, is forced to persuade Tyler to invest in a fraudulent oil deal. In her own attempt to break the racket, Carole uncovers Mildred Hayes (Teala Loring), another innocent victim of the Desmond case. Despite leading each other on for their own purposes, Carole and Tyler fall in love and combine their efforts.
She Wrote the Book (1946) as Coach
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Roger
Her Adventurous Night (1946) as Neighbor
San Quentin (1946) as Plainclothesman
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
Smooth as Silk (1946) as Detective
He Hired the Boss (1943) as Army dentist
Hubert Wilkins (Stuart Erwin), a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates (Thurston Hall) by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway (Elelyn Venable), company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller (Chick Chandler), $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates (William T. Orr), son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally (Vivian Blaine) though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it.
You're Telling Me (1942) as
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Dr. Shepherd
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Arlette's attendant
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
Priorities on Parade (1942) as Drunk
Call Out the Marines (1942) as Sergeant of Marines
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
Melody Lane (1941) as Elevator man
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) as Waiter captain
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''''t legal.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Hustler
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Attendant
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Digger
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940) as Dr. Smith
In despair after breaking up with his girlfriend, a man hires a thug he has never seen to kill him. However, he changes his mind when he falls in love with another woman--but he can't stop the man trying to kill him because he doesn't know who he is.
Unexpected Father (1939) as Marriage clerk
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.
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) as Reporter
A gangster's moll runs home to mother, with reporters and amateur detectives hot on her tail.
Zenobia (1939) as Carter's guest
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
Woman Against Woman (1938) as Witness
A divorcee decides she wants her husband back after he''''s re-married.
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Juror
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.
Smashing the Spy Ring (1938) as Operator
Sweethearts (1938) as Extra in radio audience
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Penitentiary (1938) as
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Cab driver
Champagne Waltz (1937) as
She Married an Artist (1937) as Reporter
Big Town Girl (1937) as Photographer
A Damsel in Distress (1937) as
An American dancer on vacation in England falls for a sheltered noblewoman.
When Love Is Young (1937) as Bus driver
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Doorman
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
Mister Cinderella (1936) as
A timid young man longs to enter high society.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as College boy
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
A Shot in the Dark (1935) as Sam Anderson
Fighting Youth (1935) as Student manager
Fog over Frisco (1934) as Musician
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Strange Wives (1934) as Chauffeur

Cast (short)

That Mothers Might Live (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a physician that realized the death of new mothers could be reduced through the washing of hands.

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