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Cast (feature film)

From the Terrace (1960) as Partner
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960) as Poker player
Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws.
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) as Judge Whipple
A newlywed cannot remember what happened to the WWII battleship he commanded.
Loving You (1957) as Mayor
Elvis Presley plays Deke Rivers, a gas station attendent who is discoverd by publicist Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott) and country-western musician Tex Warner (Wendell Corey) who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, first by changing Deke's name to Jimmy Tompkins, and giving him every break he deserves.
My Man Godfrey (1957) as [James] Elliott
A bedraggled man becomes the butler of an eccentric household.
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) as Judge Benson
A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West.
The Boss (1956) as Governor Beck
A crusading politician falls prey to the temptations of power.
The Seven Little Foys (1955) as Stage doorman at Iroquois
The famed vaudevillian puts his children in the act to keep the family together when his wife dies.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954) as William C. Hunter
William (One-Take) Beaudine didn't need more than one take on this film as he had already directed it four or five times in his career, as it had been a staple to be dusted off every three or four years at Monogram/Allied Artists dating back to the days of W. Ray Johnston and Trem Carr. Girl (Vera Miles) owns a horse. Girl hires boy (Lloyd Bridges)as a trainer. Horse (Gypsy Prince)enters a race and is injured. Boy takes job at another stable and is semi-seduced---hey, this is the 1950's and still Monogram hiding behind the Allied Artist moniker---by stable siren (Margaret Sheridan.) Girl rehabilates horse. Girl enters horse in big race. Horse wins. Boy comes back.
Dangerous Mission (1954) as Elster
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
Phffft (1954) as Lawyer
A couple divorce but can''''t stop getting mixed up in each other''''s lives.
Ride the Man Down (1953) as Rancher
Cry of the Hunted (1953) as Doctor
A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) as Chaplain
The Civil War complicates the Cavalry''''s battle against Indians.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Ben
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
Latin Lovers (1952) as Mr. Marston
An heiress searches for true love while vacationing in Brazil.
Here Come the Nelsons (1952) as Announcer
The entire Nelson family become embroiled in confusion by the misunderstandings caused when Ozzie invites the attractive grown-up sister of a school chum to stay with the family during a centennial celebration in the community of Hillsdale. Meanwhile, Harriet unknowingly duplicates Ozzie's hospitality by extending an invitation to a male guest. The tranquility of the Nelson home is shattered when Ozzie and Harriet are pitted against one another in a game of tolerance while trying to keep their emotions at bay. Meanwhile, Ricky is kidnapped at the Fair by a pair of hoodlums, who have come to rob the Fair office.
The Sniper (1952) as Mayor
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
Woman of the North Country (1952) as Bystander
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) as Dr. Fletcher
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.
Washington Story (1952) as
A reporter in search of government corruption falls for a congressman.
Dreamboat (1952) as MacIntosh
A college professor faces embarrassment when his past as a silent screen heartthrob is revealed.
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) as Preacher
The hillbilly farmers try to raise money to send their daughter to college.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Judge
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
Flesh and Fury (1952) as Dr. Gundling
Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.
Just This Once (1952) as Mr. Prouty
A playboy hands control of his dwindling fortune to a pretty girl.
Paula (1952) as Gentleman
A woman harbors a deadly secret when her husband brings home a child she injured in a hit-and-run accident.
The Family Secret (1951) as Coroner
When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.
Bannerline (1951) as Mayor
An idealistic small-town reporter tries to fight corruption.
Rhubarb (1951) as Mr. Seegle
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
Blue Blood (1951) as McArthur
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Cliff Martin
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
Thunder in God's Country (1951) as Mayor Larkin
Hidden Valley has managed to retain its Old Western atmosphere, free of modern-day corruption, until escaped convict Smitty (Ian MacDonald) arrives with plans of taking over and opening the town up as a gambling resort. Fronting for him is hotel owner Carson Masterson (Paul Harvey) who is running for mayor against incumbent Larkin (Harry Cheshire). Smitty is counting on Masterson winning the election and getting rid of Marshal Tim Gallery (Harry Lauter) and his deputy, Happy Hooper (Buddy Ebsen). Newspaper editor Bill Stafford (John Ridgely) confronts Smitty about his past and the convict beats him to death. Masterson uses the killing as a campaign issue, and blasts away at Larkin's inability to catch the killer, while the crooks are also able to frame Happy as a tool of the gambling interests. Western artist Rex Allen (Rex Allen), a WW II Air Force buddy of Tim and Happy arrives on an assignment from a national magazine and becomes involved in the troubles facing his pals and the Mayor.
September Affair (1951) as Jim, butler
An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path.
The Flying Missile (1951) as Senator
Lonely Hearts Bandits (1950) as Sheriff Polk
Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.
County Fair (1950) as Auctioneer
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950) as Mr. [J. Francis] Cornwall
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
Lucky Losers (1950) as John Martin, also known as Chick
The Bowery Boys almost strike it rich when they break into the stock market.
Let's Dance (1950) as
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Paid in Full (1950) as Minister
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.
The Arizona Cowboy (1950) as David Carson
Ex-G.I. Rex Allen (Rex Allen, in his film debut), a song-singing, bronc-busting cowboy for the rodeo show ran by Colonel Shawnee Jefferson (Joseph Crehan) is arrested by Sheriff Elmer Fuller (Edmund Cobb)as an accessory in the theft of $50,000 from the Dusty Acres Irrigation Company reported to have been stolen by his father, Ace Allen (John Elliott), who has disappeared. Rex escapes and reaches the scene of the problem unknown and unrecognized. The real crooks are Hugh Davenport (James Cardwell) and his uncle Jim (Stanley Andrews), head of the Dusty Acres band, who have kidnapped Mr. Allen as part of a scheme to wreck the community irrigation project which, they figure, will mean ruin for the farmers and ranchers who have sunk their savings into it. They plan to foreclose the mortgages and drill for the rich oil deposits they have secretly discovered. Rex, posing as a cowhand named Arizona Jones, obtains a job as a ditch rider and aided by Laramie Carson (Teala Loring), daughter of his dad's partner David Carson (Harry Cheshire), and cowhand I. Q. Barton (Gordon Jones), begins the project of clearing his father and trapping the real crooks.
A Woman of Distinction (1950) as Steward
A publicity hungry press agent creates a romance between an icy college dean and a visiting lecturer.
Beauty on Parade (1950) as Demling
No Sad Songs for Me (1950) as Mel Fenelly
A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies.
Again Pioneers (1950) as Col. Garnet
The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping pill racket.
Girls' School (1950) as Calhoun Robie
Peggy Donovan (Joyce Reynolds) enters an exclusive but financially-strapped finishing school for girls operated by Colonel Matthews (Thurston Hall) and his sister Emily (Julia Dean). Student Lucille Farnsworth (Laura Elliot) discovers the Peggy carries $30,000 in her luggage and reports it to the Colonel. She also writes to a Chicago address on the luggage that Peggy is at the school. The letter puts gambler Dave Vickers (Wilton Griff) on Peggy's trail. Peggy convinces the Colonel that the money is rightfully hers and offers to buy up the school's outstanding notes for a partnership. When Vickers arrives, Peggy confesses that her late father was a professional gambler and Vickers' partner. The latter claims half of the money which her father had saved away for her. She is willing to divide the money but when the Colonel learns it was won in a questionable card game, he turns it over to the police.
Chain Gang (1950) as "Pop" O'Donnell
A reporter gets a job as a prison guard to document inhuman conditions.
Square Dance Katy (1950) as Mr. Kimbrough
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Minister
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) as Leo Hopkins
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's for real.
Air Hostess (1949) as Dr. Lee
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Minister
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) as Judge Vardon
A woman is saved from drowning by a mysterious submarine, but nobody believes her.
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Charles Lanyard
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
Incident (1949) as Hartley
A stockbroker is jumped one night and beaten up by gangsters; it turns out they mistook him for another gangsters, whom he closely resembles. Determined to find the intended victim and ensure that he doesn't get assaulted again, he finds himself involved with a beautiful blonde who gets him entangled in a plot involving hijacking and murder.
Bride for Sale (1949) as Haskins
Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) as Fletcher
On the verge of eviction, the hillbilly family wins a slogan contest and moves into an automated home.
Brimstone (1949) as Calvin Willis
Impact (1949) as Irene's attorney
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
It Happens Every Spring (1949) as Doctor
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949) as Dr. Daniel Chadwick
The Clay Pigeon (1949) as Doctor
A man awakens from a coma to discover he's accused of treason.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Capt. Huston
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
Night Wind (1948) as Judge Thorgeson
Northwest Stampede (1948) as Judge
Black Eagle: The Story of a Horse (1948) as The General
16 Fathoms Deep (1948) as Mike
Racing Luck (1948) as Radcliffe Malone
Here Comes Trouble (1948) as Judge Bellinger
A newspaper publisher and his ace reporter try to solve the murder of a blackmailing stripper.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Colonel Hadley
Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948) as Dr. Ed Gray
Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health.
Moonrise (1948) as J. B. Sykes
When a murderer''''s son accidentally kills someone, he takes it on the lam.
The Tender Years (1948) as Sheriff Fred Ackley
The first of the Edward L. Alperson "Alson Productions" for 20th Century-Fox distribution, featuring the return to the screen, after nearly a four-year absence, of comedian Joe E. Brown, in a non-comedic role. The story is set in a small mid-western town in the 1880's, where minister William "Will" Norris (Joe E. Brown) becomes involved in the vicious fights held in the local dog-pit when one of the injured animals escapes its brutal master and seeks refuge in the Norris home. Forced by law to return the dog to its owner, the minister goes against his religious teachings and, with his son Ted (Richard Lyon), steals the dog in an effort to rouse public sympathy against the dog fights and against cruelty to all animals. The film was endorsed in many locations by local chapters of the American Humane Society and/or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Black Eagle (1948)
The Flame (1947) as Minister
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
The Hucksters (1947) as Joe Lorrison
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
Slippy McGee (1947) as Dr. Moore
The Pilgrim Lady (1947) as Dr. Bekins
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Mayor Dandy Jim Harker
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Judge Gavin
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
The Homestretch (1947) as Col. Albright
A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Belmont, Hialeah, Arlington and Saratoga in the United States, and since it begins in London in 1938, the Coronation of the King. Jock Wallace (Cornel Wilde), an easy-going and rootless horse lover, is taken to task by Leslie Hale (Maureen O'Hara), who thinks he has swindled her Aunt Helen (Ethel Griffies) on the purchase of a horse. He finds out that she is engaged to Bill Van Dyke (Glenn Langan), a young diplomat, and follows her to London , entering the horse he acquired from Aunt Helen in the famed Ascot Gold Cup. Jock and Leslie fall in love and are married on a boat to South America. In Buenos Aires, Leslie is jealous of Kitty Brant (Helen Walker), an old flame of Jock's. Leslie wants Jock to settle down on his Maryland farm to raise and sell race horses, but he has too much gypsy in his blood and wants to follow the race-track circuit. They separate and he gives Leslie the horse that brought them together, and he hits the road. Leslie and old-time trainer "Doc" Ellbourne (James Gleason) then proceed to win race after race with the horse. Jock, contrite and converted, returns to his old homestead and begins training another horse. Will his horse beat her horse?
Shoot to Kill (1947) as Mike Blake
Gangster Dixie Logan is framed by crooked DA Lawrence Dale. His wife secures a job as Dale's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from Reporter Mitchell, who falls in love with her.
Mother Wore Tights (1947) as Minister
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
The Invisible Wall (1947) as Hamilton
Lost Honeymoon (1947) as Judge Henderson
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
Sport of Kings (1947) as Theodore McKeogh
Tom Cloud (Paul Campbell) and his 12-year-old brother Bill (Mark Dennis) arrive in Kentucky to claim the farm left them by their father and encounter hostile neighbors. "Doc" Richardson (Gloria Henry), a young veterinarian who rents a cottage on the farm, tells Tom that the animosity arrives from the result of a wager former owner Major Denning (Harry Davenport) had made with his father the night before the Olympian Stakes. The Major lost the bet and Cloud took possession of the property. Tom aranges with the local banker to pay the old man from a small trust fund supposedly left to Major Denning, provided that Denning returns to the farm. But, as guardian of the Major's financial affairs, Tom also learns that he is responsible for the Major's heavy obligations.
Nightmare Alley (1947) as Mr. Prescott
An ambitious carnival worker attempts to scam his way out of the carnival in this brutal noir.
Code of the West (1947) as Judge Culver
Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Stage manager
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
Springtime in the Sierras (1947) as Captain Foster
A cowboy investigates a gang of big game poachers.
Traffic in Crime (1946) as Dan Marlowe
Affairs of Geraldine (1946) as Judge Fricke
Child of Divorce (1946) as Judge
A sensitive girl has trouble adjusting to her parents'''' divorce.
Smooth as Silk (1946) as Wolcott
If I'm Lucky (1946) as Gargan
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Dr. Campbell
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.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Minister
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) as Jules Sparkle
A police detective uses his girlfriend to track down a homicidal maniac.
Sioux City Sue (1946) as Mayor Tussie
Utilizing a script from 1939's "She Married a Cop" with a 1946 Hit Parade song for the title, Gene Autry's screen return following his WW II Army Air Corps service, "Sioux City Sue" has Hollywood talent scout Sue Warner (Lynne Roberts) in search of a singing cowboy and finding and offering cattle rancher Gene Autry (Gene Autry) a contract. He agrees to go to Hollywood if there is a part for his horse Champion. Gene isn't aware they only want to use his voice in an animated cartoon. After the preview, he and Champ depart in a huff (Well, actually, Champ was in a trailer). The annoyed Sue also follows and gets work on Gene's ranch as a cook. Later, the studio heads, while looking at Gene's screen test, decide he is a natural and want to sign him to a contract. After a few misunderstandings, Gene realizes that Sue is sincere, and he signs a contract to star in a musical western, but first he has to stop a cattle stampede and rout a gang of rustlers trying to blow up his ranch dam.
Sing Neighbor Sing (1944) as Professor Harry "Pappy" Cheshire
O, My Darling Clementine (1943) as Mayor Harry "Pappy" Cheshire
Swing Your Partner (1943) as Pappy Cheshire
Hi, Neighbor (1942) as Professor Edgar Boggs
Barnyard Follies (1940) as Pappy

Cast (special)

If You Knew Tomorrow (1958)
The story of Ned Carver, a newscaster whose teletype machine reports news that will happen instead of what has happened. He attempts to help the people whose lives are effected by the future. Ned attempts to save the lives of a newlywed couple whose car will be hit by a train at a gate crossing with

Cast (short)

The Luckiest Guy in the World (1946)
A man destroys his life through gambling debts and stealing company funds in this short film.

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