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Cast (feature film)

The Buccaneer (1959) as Monsieur Hilaire
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
So This Is Paris (1955) as Mr. Sorel
American sailors on leave strike up fun and romance with several Frenchwomen in Paris.
The Sea Chase (1955) as French governor
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.
The Purple Mask (1955) as Count de Chauvac
France, 1803: 11 years after the Revolution, a royalist underground is led by a new 'Scarlet Pimpernel', the Purple Mask, who rescues nobles in distress and kidnaps Napoleon's officials for ransom, aided by the spy services of a group of lovely models headed by Laurette (really the Duc de Latour's daughter). But even she doesn't know the Purple Mask's real identity as foppish dancing master Rene...
Lucky Me (1954) as Captain
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
April in Paris (1953) as French chairman
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953) as Chef Chantilly
The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph Wade, a spy who gets killed by spies Inez and Cyrus Kraft.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Gendarme
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
Carrie (1952) as Wine steward
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
Lovely To Look At (1952) as Couturier
All-star remake of Roberta, with three Broadway producers inheriting a Parisian fashion house.
My Favorite Spy (1951) as Croupier
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
Double Dynamite (1951) as Maitre d'
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
Target Unknown (1951) as Old farmer
In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt. Stevens and his crew; they must bail out and are promptly taken prisoner. Their wily German captors, sensing that they have valuable information unknown even to themselves, use every form of velvet-glove trickery to worm it out of them. Will Stevens discover the danger? If so, what can he do about it? The fate of 100 planes depends on the answer...
The Great Lover (1949) as Officer
The French Surete and private eye Higgins are after a killer who uses innocent young Americans in a crooked gambling racket, and who sets sail on an ocean liner that also carries inept scoutmaster Freddie Hunter and his troop of boys. Freddie, who's been a "boy scout" too long, has designs on gorgeous Duchess Alexandria. The boys, far better organized than Freddie, are determined to save him from himself. But who will save Freddie from being the killer's next victim?
Half Past Midnight (1948) as Alex
Saigon (1948) as Hotel clerk
After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry.
To the Victor (1948) as Lurcat
An American blackmarketeer falls in love with the wife of Nazi collaborator.
Forever Amber (1947) as Hairdresser
In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.
The Unfaithful (1947) as Matre d'
While her husband is away, a woman gets mixed up in murder.
Millie's Daughter (1947) as Mr. Garre
The Foxes of Harrow (1947) as
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
Deception (1946) as Andre
A woman tries to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover.
Of Human Bondage (1946) as Artist
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
The Return of Monte Cristo (1946) as Policeman
Louis Hayward, Barbara Britton, George Macready, Una O''Connor, Henry Stephenson, Steven Geray. After escaping from Devil''s Island, the grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo returns to France to reclaim his family fortune and his title.
The Razor's Edge (1946) as Lawyer
A young man's quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
The Catman of Paris (1946) as Butler
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Minister of Finance
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
Gilda (1946) as Frenchman
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
Yolanda and the Thief (1945) as Butler
A con man poses as a Latin American heiress'''' guardian angel.
Nothing But Trouble (1945) as French proprietor
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Dominican monk
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Salty O'Rourke (1945) as Maitre d'hotel
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
Scotland Yard Investigator (1945) as Phillipe
Nob Hill (1945) as
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
The Dolly Sisters (1945) as French trainman
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.
To Have and Have Not (1944) as Gendarme
A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as French maniac
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Wintertime (1943) as Moving man
A figure skating champion tries to save a failing resort hotel from bankruptcy.
Background to Danger (1943) as Levantine porter
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
Fired Wife (1943) as Headwaiter
It Comes Up Love (1943) as Maurice
Watch on the Rhine (1943) as Mr. Chabeuf
Nazi agents pursue a German freedom-fighter and his family to Washington.
Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Senor Conti
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
Casablanca (1942) as Orderly
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
The Pied Piper (1942) as Fisherman
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.
Almost Married (1942) as Waiter
Gloria Dobson (Jane Frazee) is finding it hard to become a night club singer in New York because she has "no name". She is given a chance to acquire one when her trunk is delivered by mistake to the home of socialite James Manning III (Robert Paige). The latter's wealthy Aunt Matilda (Elizabeth Patterson) has Jimmy tagged for marriage to Louella Marvin (Jan Wiley). Jimmy, not interested in marrying Louella, and his butler, Michael (Charles Coleman) persuade Gloria, who has come to claim her trunk, to be introduced to Aunt Mathilda as Jimmy's "secret bride". The news of his "secret marriage" makes the newspapers, and his lawyers advise him that the only way out is an actual marriage to Gloria, followed by a quick divorce. Gloria agrees and they are married, and she discovers she has fallen in love with Jimmy. But humiliated because Jimmy still wants a divorce, she defiantly obtains a night club singing engagement on the strength of her married name. Jimmy ruins her chances of gaining recognition by buying up all the club's reservations for three weeks. Gloria then heads for Reno to get a divorce. Jimmy, realizing that he does love Gloria, flies to catch her Reno-bound train...
Appointment for Love (1941) as Phillip
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
Hello Sucker (1941) as Waiter
Moonlight in Hawaii (1941) as Headwaiter
Bitter Sweet (1940) as Croupier
A voice teacher and his star pupil run away together to a life of love and poverty.
A Chump at Oxford (1940) as
When they accidentally capture a bank robber, two street cleaners are given a scholarship to Oxford.
Enemy Agent (1940) as Barber
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) as Head waiter
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
Espionage Agent (1939) as Waiter
American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train.
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939) as French aviation captain
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France.
Chasing Danger (1939) as Legionnaire
When American newsreel cameraman (Foster) stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
The Three Musketeers (1939) as Footman
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
Sharpshooters (1938) as Driver
Artists and Models Abroad (1938) as First treasury official
Suez (1938) as Engineer
A young French nobleman dreams of building the Suez Canal.
A Trip to Paris (1938) as Mechanic
Adventure in Sahara (1938) as Recruit officer
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) as Waiter
Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) as Waiter in corridor
A millionaire who''''s been married seven times courts wife number eight.
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1938) as Doorman
Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French.
Swiss Miss (1938) as Enrico
When they''re swindled, two salesmen have to work off their debts in a Swiss hotel.
She's No Lady (1937) as Gustave
Wise Girl (1937) as George
A rich girl plays poor to win over a Greenwich Village artist.
When You're in Love (1937) as Head waiter
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
Café Metropole (1937) as First gendarme
The Sheik Steps Out (1937) as French lieutenant
I Met Him in Paris (1937) as Steward
Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene.
Thin Ice (1937) as Second porter
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Stranger
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
To Mary--With Love (1936) as Clerk
Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at keeping them together.
Under Two Flags (1936) as Guard of honor
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
Lloyd's of London (1936) as Fisherman
A young man's love for a married woman leads him to help found an insurance company.
The Invisible Ray (1936) as Gendarme
A scientist becomes contaminated resulting in the death of anything he touches.
Professional Soldier (1936) as French policeman
A mercenary is hired to kidnap a prince.
Princess Comes Across (1936) as French baggage official
A Brooklyn girl masquerades as a princess to land a Hollywood contract.
The Road to Glory (1936) as Sergeant
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Taxi driver
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
Love Me Forever (1935) as Gambler
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
Diamond Jim (1935) as Chef
After the Dance (1935) as Head waiter
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
Here's to Romance (1935) as Maître d'hôtel
Dressed to Thrill (1935) as French officer
Grand Exit (1935) as French waiter
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
Under the Pampas Moon (1935) as Stenographer
Journal of a Crime (1934) as Butler
Before she can confess to shooting her husband''''s mistress, a woman succumbs to amnesia.
Midnight Club (1933) as Headwaiter
The Man from Yesterday (1932) as Gendarme
Men of Chance (1932) as Hotel manager
Gamblers go after a man with a knack for picking winning horses.
Behind the Make-Up (1930) as Sculptor
The Divine Woman (1928) as Stage director
In the surviving footage of this lost film, a Parisian soldier has a last meal with his lover before he ships for Algiers.
The Ladybird (1927) as Jacques
The Duchess of Buffalo (1926) as Adjutant
Paris at Midnight (1926) as Frederick Tallefer
Parisian Love (1925) as The Knifer
The Eagle (1925) as
In this silent film, a military officer in imperial Russia becomes a masked outlaw to avenge the loss of his family''''s land.
Pal o' Mine (1924) as George Mendoza
The Marriage Market (1923) as Count Demitri
One Wonderful Night (1922) as Jean de Curtois
Another Man's Shoes (1922) as John Alvara
The Man Unconquerable (1922) as Perrier
Over the Border (1922) as Pretty Pierre
High Heels (1921) as Armand
The Lady From Longacre (1921) as Ex-King Pedro
The Love Light (1921) as Antonio
In this silent film, a girl fights between her love for a German spy and her sense of patriotism.
The Butterfly Girl (1921) as John Blaine
The Frisky Mrs. Johnson (1920) as Max Dendeau

Cast (short)

Les Carottiers (1931)
French language version of the Laurel and Hardy shorts Be Big! and Laughing Gravy.

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