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Frederick Burton

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Cast (feature film)

The Foxes of Harrow (1947) as Creole gentleman
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as Dr. Bowen
Wilson (1945) as Senator
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
The Town Went Wild (1944) as Doctor Hendricks
Casanova Brown (1944) as Reverend Dean
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Hands Across the Border (1944) as Col. Ames
Horse breeders Adams and Brock are vying for the Army contract. When Adams is killed trying to ride his horse Trigger, Roy saves the horse from being shot. He trains him and then plans to ride him in the race to win the contract.
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
The third of Universal's three serials headlining the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys (preceded by "Junior G-Men" and "Sea Raiders") is the 55th of Universal's sound-era serials (followed "Gang Busters" and ahead of "Overland Mail") and is the last 12-chapter serial (despite some source that lists it as 13 chapters) released by Universal; "Overland Mail" had 15 episodes while the remaining 13 serials released by Universal Pictures (none of which were ever distributed to theatres by MCA/Universal which didn't exist in the years that Universal produced serials) were all 13 episodes. This one finds the gang, Billy "Ace" Holden (Billy Halop), "Bolts" Larson (Huntz Hall), "Stick" Munsey (Gabriel Dell) and "Greaseball" Plunkett (Bernard Punsly) working in an airplane/auto junk yard owned by Ace's father (Eddy Waller.) Their truck is stolen by members of a fifth column organization, the Order of the Black Dragonfly, but when government agent Don Ames (Richard Lane) returns the recovered truck, Ace, who distrusts law men, refuses to give Ames a description of the men who stole the truck. Ames decides to let Jerry Markham (Frank Albertson), young leader of the Junior G-Men, who knows both Ace and his brother Eddie (Gene Reynolds) through their mutual interest in airplanes and flying, try to gain Ace's cooperation. The Axis agents, Araka (Turhan Bey), Augar (John Bagni), Beal (John Bleifer), Monk (Noel Cravat) and Comora (Edward Forrest), report to the Japanese leader of the Black Dragonfly, The Baron (Lionel Atwill), at his farmhouse headquarters outside the city. In an attempt to track down the spies, Ace and his friends drive their truck near the farm and are spotted by the enemy agents. Monk, the gang's pilot, tries to bomb the truck and the boys appear doomed. But not so with many chapters still remaining in this 12-chapter-only serial
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Senator
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
The Man with Two Lives (1942) as Hobart Bennett
Phillip Bennett (Edward Norris) and Louise Hammond (Eleanor Lawson), engaged to be married, are returning from her home after the engagement party, and Phillip is apparently killed in an automobile accident. Dr. Clarke (Edward Keane) is called and asked to bring Phillip back to life as he has been able to do so on animals. Panino, a vicious criminal, is to be electrocuted that same night at midnight. Dr. Clarke performs his operation a few minutes before this, and as Panino dies his soul enters Phillip's body, and he lives. Phillip is brought home but seems to have amnesia, as he does not recognize any one. He goes instinctively for Panino's haunts, and gradually assumes leadership of the gang and its business. Hobart Bennet (Frederick Burton), Phillip's father, becomes worried because of his newly-developed attitude and continued absence from home. A crime wave and gang-war breaks out in the city, with many killings. Mr. Bennett and Dr. Clarke go to the gang's hideout, and both are recognized by other gangsters. They question the men regarding Phillip's connection with the gangsters, and tell them that Phillip is Bennett's son. Phillip/Panino learns of this and murders the members of the gang who have found out his identity, but doesn't know that a brother of one of the slain men also knows the secret. The brother tips the police about a robbery Phillip has planned but he escapes the trap and returns home. He kills a detective that has followed him, but is in turn killed by Dr. Clarke.
Silver Queen (1942) as Dr. Hartley
A girl is dismayed to discover that her deceased father has left her destitute and in debt.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Mr. Morris
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941) as Governor Spaulding
On the verge of graduation, a high-school boy decides he needs a social secretary.
Washington Melodrama (1941) as Dean Lawford
A philanthropic businessman is framed for murder during a lobbying trip to Washington.
The Man Who Lost Himself (1941) as Mr. Milford
John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role.
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) as Mr. Thompson
A man-shy fashion editor pretends to be married until a suitor claims to be her husband.
Bowery Boy (1940) as Dr. George Winters
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as Mr. Webb
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
Before I Hang (1940) as Governor Prentiss
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
Go West (1940) as Johnson
Three zanies tackle outlaws and Indians when they head westward.
The Man from Dakota (1940) as Campbellite
A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Senator Dearborn
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Inside Information (1939) as [Commissioner] Fenton
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Thomas
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
Risky Business (1939) as Governor
The Old Maid (1939) as Mr. Halsey
An unmarried mother gives her illegitimate child to her cousin.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as U.S. District Court Judge
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Silver on the Sage (1939) as Tom Hamilton
Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy believes they provide alibis for each other while one is out committing crimes. Hoppy gets a job in the casino to learn more but is exposed when a gambling gunslinger notices him.
Valley of the Giants (1938) as First banker
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
Flight to Fame (1938) as General Darrow
The Saint in New York (1938) as William Valcross
The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins.
Kentucky (1938) as Presiding officer
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
My Lucky Star (1938) as Pilsbury
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
Jezebel (1938) as First director
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
I Am the Law (1938) as Governor
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
The Last Gangster (1937) as Boston editor
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Superior court judge
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
Love Is News (1937) as J. D. Jones
The Duke Comes Back (1937) as Arnold Corbin
The Devil Is Driving (1937) as Judge
The Man in Blue (1937) as Parke Lewis
The Accusing Finger (1936) as Governor
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
Fury (1936) as Judge Hopkins
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) as The warden
A Missouri farmer's love for his hunting dog triggers a feud that divides the county.
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) as Trent
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) as Governor Wyatt
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
Everybody's Old Man (1936) as Aylesworth
Mummy's Boys (1936) as Professor Edwards
Two ditch-digging fools sign on to help excavate a cursed Egyptian tomb.
McFadden's Flats (1935) as Jefferson
The Calling of Dan Matthews (1935) as James B. Strong
Transient Lady (1935) as Major Marshall
Shipmates Forever (1935) as Admiral Graves
An admiral''''s son gives up the Navy for a career as a song-and-dance man.
Sadie McKee (1934) as Uncle Snowden
A working girl suffers through three troubled relationships on her road to prosperity.
The Secret Bride (1934) as Judge
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
Bedside (1934) as
A fake doctor sets up a lucrative high-society practice.
One Night of Love (1934) as Impresario
An aspiring opera singer and her mentor fight so much they barely realize they''''re in love.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Houston Sims
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Smarty (1934) as Judge
A squabbling couple can''t seem to make it to the divorce court.
Love Birds (1934) as Barbwire
Belle of the Nineties (1934) as Col. Claybourne
A cabaret entertainer shifts her operations to New Orleans and becomes exceedingly popular with the local men.
3 on a Honeymoon (1934) as Ship's captain
Flirtation Walk (1934) as Gen. Landacre
A West Point cadet falls for his commanding officer's daughter.
No Other Woman (1933) as Anderson
A newly rich couple finds wealth drives them apart.
Shanghai Madness (1933) as
In the 1920s Pat Jackson destroys a Chinese post and is discharged from the Navy. Li Po Chang hires him to run a gunboat up the river. He drops Wildeth off at a mission for safety, but when his boat returns the mission is being attacked by communists. If he can drive off the communists he may be restored to the Navy and receive permission to marry Wildeth.
Counsellor at Law (1933) as Crayfield
A successful lawyer struggles to deal with his wife's unfaithfulness and his own hidden past.
The Working Man (1933) as Judge Larson
A wealthy manufacturer takes a vacation incognito and ends up working for his chief rival.
Broadway Bad (1933) as Robert North, Sr.
Golden Harvest (1933) as Judge Goodhue
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) as Bridges
Two reporters interested in different stories write about a murder.
State's Attorney (1932) as The judge
A district attorney's arrogance almost costs him his career.
The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932) as President
A ship''''s captain loses course in perilous waters when he discovers his wife cheating on him.
The All American (1932) as Mr. Neuchard
The Wet Parade (1932) as Major Randolph
A crusading politician fights the evils of both drink and prohibition.
Two Seconds (1932) as
In the last moments of his life, a criminal reviews the circumstances that led him to death row.
Too Busy to Work (1932) as Judge Hardy
A hobo searches the countryside for the daughter he lost when his wife left him.
One Way Passage (1932) as The doctor
An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal.
Secret Service (1931) as General Randolph
A Union officer fakes a dishonorable discharge so he can spy on the South.
Sweepstakes (1931) as Pop Blake
A jockey who was falsely accused of cheating and barred from the horse track becomes a singing waiter in Tijuana
Freighters of Destiny (1931) as John Macey
A young man seeks vengeance on the outlaws who killed his father.
An American Tragedy (1931) as Samuel Griffiths
A factory worker''''s romance with a beautiful heiress is complicated by an earlier fate.
The Big Trail (1930) as Pa Bascom
A young mountaineer leads hundreds of settlers on a difficult journey from the Mississippi River to California.
Running Wild (1927) as Mr. Harvey
Cowardly Elmer Finch is browbeaten by his wife, daughter, fat son and the family dog. After hypnosis he is domineering. He enters a contract with a fifteen-thousand dollar payoff, so his courage can last beyond the hypnosis.
Back to Life (1925) as Henry Porter
The Rejected Woman (1924) as Leyton Carter
Broadway Broke (1923) as Augustin Daly
The Fighting Blade (1923) as Cromwell
Anna Ascends (1922) as Mr. Fisk
Back Home and Broke (1922) as Otis Grimley
The Man She Brought Back (1922) as Bruce Webster
Bits of Life (1921) as
If Women Only Knew (1921) as Donna's father
The Education of Elizabeth (1921) as Middleton
The Fortune Teller (1920) as Horatio Browning
Heliotrope (1920) as Heliotrope Harry Hasdock
The Fear Market (1920) as Jim Carson
Yes or No (1920) as Donald Vane
Two wives, one rich, one poor, each find themselves tempted by romantic seducers, and each faces the dilemma of remaining true to the husband who neglects her or of falling into the arms of another.
The Career of Katherine Bush (1919) as Duke Mordryn
The Teeth of the Tiger (1919) as Doctor Varney
Cheating Cheaters (1919) as George Brockton
Anne of Green Gables (1919) as Matthew Cuthbert
Anne Shirley, an orphan, is taken into the lives of a generous farmer and his sister. She grows from an adventuresome young lass into a charming and much sought-after young lady.
Getting Mary Married (1919) as Amos Bussard
Ruggles of Red Gap (1918) as Cousin Egbert Floud
Arizona (1918) as Colonel Benham
Forgiven; or, the Jack of Diamonds (1914) as Willard Graham
A deadly disease spreads across an island and a vacationing doctor must try to stop it.

Cast (short)

XXX Medico (1940)
This short film focuses on developing medical systems that will enable doctors to operate over long distances.

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