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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
When Comedy Was King (1960) as
A compilation of funny moments from the top comedians of the silent era.
2.
Bonanza Town (1951) as Whiskers
Using marked bills, Steve is looking for the supposedly dead Henry Hardison. Coming to Bonanza Town he gets a job with the town boss Crag Bozeman and gets paid with marked bills. He suspects Hardison is Boseman's boss and he is right as Hardison and his men are now planning to get rid of both him and the Durango kid.
3.
Sunny Side of the Street (1951) as King
A TV station receptionist tries to make her boyfriend a singing star only to lose him to the sponsor''''s daughter.
4.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as Phone company manager
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
5.
Beware of Blondie (1950) as Sheriff
Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naivete, but Blondie saves the day.
6.
The Good Humor Man (1950) as Fat man in park
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
7.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Guard
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
8.
And Baby Makes Three (1949) as Umpire
A woman on the verge of divorce and re-marriage discovers she''''s pregnant by her husband.
9.
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) as Express man
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
10.
Make Believe Ballroom (1949) as Chef
11.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Bartender
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
12.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Kop
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
13.
Wild Harvest (1947) as Farmer
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
14.
The Road to Hollywood (1947) as Director
15.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Conductor
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
16.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Man in drug store
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
17.
Night Editor (1946) as Fat man
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
18.
Dangerous Business (1946) as Fat man
Two young lawyers (Forrest Tucker and Lynn Merrick) open an office together. They are hired to defend a utilities magnate (Thurston Hall) who claims he has been framed. He is kidnapped by a gangster (Gerald Mohr), and a battle royal ensues when the lawyers try to rescue him.
19.
Cowboy Blues (1946) as Preston
20.
Lone Star Moonlight (1946) as Sheriff
Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments in war-surplus material. Eddie Jackson (Robert Stevens), who owns the rival station, is also attracted to Curt's sweetheart Jean White (Joan Barton). When Curt and the Hoosier Hotshots (Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Gil Taylor and Charles Ward) successfully stage an auction to raise money, Eddie hires Mimi (Claudia Drake) to claim that Curt married her in France.
21.
It's Great to Be Young (1946) as Pop
Ricky Malone (Jimmy Lloyd), Spud Winters (Bob Haymes AS Robert Stanton and not Kirby Grant as Robert Stanton, since Grant hadn't used that name in over five years, but I digress) and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort resort. Terry (Leslie Brooks and she needs no number since she was in films 40 years before Leslie Brooks (I) directed his one-and-only film), a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying to stifle her show-biz career, hires on as the (dubbed) singer.
22.
Renegades (1946) as Caleb Smart
A prominent citizen''''s daughter marries an outlaw''''s son.
23.
See My Lawyer (1945) as Person in mud gag
24.
Song of the Prairie (1945) as J. C. Parker
Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat. Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers they try to keep her father away from the show. But he eventually finds out and decides they will return east.
25.
Rockin' in the Rockies (1945) as Stanton
A rancher enlists two vagrants to help him hunt for gold.
26.
Sagebrush Heroes (1945) as Editor Haines
This 1944 Columbia western starring Charles Starrett finds Steve Randall (Charles Starrett) forming a radio show with Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and his Saddle Pals, and are in town for a rodeo. Reporter Connie Pearson (Constance Worth) persuades them to visit Marty Jones (Elvin Fields), a fatherless boy, who has been sent to a boy's home after stealing Steve's wallet, ran by Tom Goodwin (Forrest Taylor.) Marty tells Steve that the home is a phony and is a front for cattle rustlers. Steve passes the information on to Connie, who doesn't believe him, so he and Jimmy wire the ranch for sound. They are caught and Goodwin turns them over to Sheriff Barnes (Edmund Cobb), and then plans to skip the country. Singer/band leader Ozie Waters and his Colorado Hill-Billies are also featured.
27.
Let's Go Steady (1945) as Bosby
28.
She Gets Her Man (1945) as Doorman/Stage hand
29.
Having Wonderful Crime (1945) as Guest
Three amateur detectives try to find a missing magician.
30.
Snafu (1945) as Legionnaire Legionnaires
A 14-year-old has to re-adjust when he''''s returned to his family after falsifying his age to become a World War II hero.
31.
I Love a Bandleader (1945) as Counter man
An amnesiac thinks he''''s a popular bandleader.
32.
Sing Me a Song of Texas (1945) as Real estate man
33.
Address Unknown (1944) as Party member
A German-born art dealer finds himself falling for Nazi propaganda.
34.
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Mr. Fitzmaurice
35.
Chip Off the Old Block (1944) as Scheffer
36.
Her Primitive Man (1944) as Doorman
37.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Quarette member
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
38.
Jam Session (1944) as Butler
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
39.
Kansas City Kitty (1944) as Piano mover
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
40.
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Businessman
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
41.
Cowboy in the Clouds (1943) as Publisher Whitson
A rancher turns to the Civil Air Patrol for help dealing with range fires.
42.
True to Life (1943) as
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
43.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Ole, bartender
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
44.
The Glass Key (1942) as Bartender
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
45.
House of Errors (1942) as White
Bert (Harry Langdon) and Alf (Charles Rogers) are fired from their jobs as delivery "boys" for a newspaper. They decide to be reporters on their own and set out to get a story on the inventor of a new machine gun. The inventor hates reporters so the boys pose as a valet and a butler and are hired. A reporter (Ray Walker) from their old newspaper shows up and gains admission by claiming to represent an American Legion paper, while a friend of the family and a phony representative of an arms manufacturer also show up with intentions of stealing the gun. Bert and Alf, suspicious of the pair, steal the gun themselves to protect it. They arrive back, after a night of misadventures at a flophouse, just as the crooks are making off with a dummy gun and the inventor's daughter (Marian Marsh).
46.
Meet John Doe (1941) as
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
47.
You're the One (1941) as Guest at Zeno Springs Hotel
48.
Bedtime Story (1941) as Conventioneer
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
49.
50.
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
51.
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940) as Chef
52.
The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940) as Doorman
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
53.
The Lady in Question (1940) as Gendarme
When a jury member takes in the defendant he couldn't convict, she has a bad influence on his son.
54.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Senate reporter
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
55.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939) as Newspaperman
An American newspaper searches Africa for a lost explorer.
56.
Beasts of Berlin (1939) as Lustig
57.
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) as Fat man
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
58.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) as Boat captain
A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
59.
Little Miss Roughneck (1938) as
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
60.
Start Cheering (1938) as Assistant producer
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
61.
Reformatory (1938) as Cook Howard
62.
Extortion (1938) as
63.
The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938) as Rene
64.
When G-Men Step In (1938) as Colonel
Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone soliciting. He has sent his younger brother, Bruce Garth (Robert Paige), through law school with the intention of making him his legal watch-dog. But idealist Bruce enrolls as a Department of Justice investigator, and is detailed to track down charity and other phoney rackets. Both brothers are in love with attractive socialite Marjorie Drake (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells), who is unaware of Fred's schemes and he uses her to meet other social leaders with pet charities and his salesmen sell them the program ads at five times the charity rate. Bruce and his partner Neale (Gene Morgan) trace the phone rackets to Bruce and a confrontation looms.
65.
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) as Watchman
A temperamental singer''''s murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
66.
Thanks for the Memory (1938) as Refuse man
A struggling novelist living well beyond his means refuses the financial support of his wife.
67.
The Shadow (1937) as Dutch Schultz
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
68.
Easy Living (1937) as First partner
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
69.
Outlaws of the Prairie (1937) as Bearded man
70.
The Awful Truth (1937) as Police sergeant
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives.
71.
Murder in Greenwich Village (1937) as Ship's officer
An heiress enlists a photographer to help clear her name of a murder charge.
72.
San Francisco (1936) as Fat man
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
73.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Old German man
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
74.
The Painted Veil (1934) as Chief of police
A wife strays, then fights to redeem herself to her husband.
75.
You're Telling Me! (1934) as Fat man
A laughingstock, small-town inventor befriends a foreign princess.
76.
Million Dollar Legs (1932) as Secretary of Agriculture
A small country decides to enter the Olympic Games to raise money for their soon to be bankrupt home.
77.
Business and Pleasure (1932) as Charlie Turner
78.
The Riding Tornado (1932) as Hefty
79.
Daring Danger (1932) as
80.
Texas Cyclone (1932) as Hefty
Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.
81.
Dragnet Patrol (1931) as Cookie
82.
83.
Golf Widows (1928) as Ernest Ward
84.
The Cameraman (1928) as Fat man in tight bathing suit
In this silent film, a photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a movie queen.
85.
His First Flame (1927) as Amos McCarthy
Fire chief Amos McCarthy (Vernon Dent), a confirmed misogynist, counsels his nephew Harry Howells (Harry Langdon) to avoid matrimony at all costs. Still, the lovestruck Harry is determined to marry his sweetheart Ethel (Natalie Kingston). All that changes, though, when it turns out Ethel is a faithless gold-digger. Disillusioned, Harry spends the night in his uncle's fire house to try and forget his troubles... until the clamor of a fire alarm presents the bumbling Harry with a chance to be a hero.
86.
Soul of the Beast (1923) as The Boob
87.
The Extra Girl (1923) as Aaron Applejohn
A small town girl who wants to be movie star wins a contract based on a studio mix-up.
88.
Hail the Woman (1921) as Joe Hurd
Oliver Beresford is a stern, Puritanical, and uncompromisingly rigid father. When shameful stories about his daughter Judith surface, rather than determine whether the stories are true, he bans her from his house. Her brother David, a pusillanimous reprobate, has secretly married and fathered, then abandoned, a child. Judith takes care of the child and finds a way to restore her family through the love for the babe.

Cast (short)

89.
The Heckler (1940)
To escape the plague of living dead that has brought civilization to a standstill, hardy survivors Elvis and Tweeter leave America for a remote island to start over. But when they get there, they find a group of humans not exactly eager to share their little slice of heaven, and Elvis and Tweeter a
90.
Mendelssohn's Wedding March (1939)
This short film provides an account of how Mendelssohn came to write "The Wedding March."
91.
Good Morning, Eve! (1934)
In this short musical comedy, Adam and Eve go on a adventure that leads them from the Garden of Eden to Florida. Vitaphone Release 1702-1703.
92.
Crazy House (1930)
In this short film, a woman takes a tour of the "Lame Brain Sanitarium" and meets some of its strange patients.
93.
The Half-Back of Notre Dame (1929)
Romance hits a football player when he falls for an aviatrix in this short silent comedy.
94.
His Unlucky Night (1928)
In this short silent comedy, a traveling salesmen sets his friend up on a blind date.
95.
The Best Man (1928)
A best man shows up late at a wedding, and almost ends the marriage before it has begun in this short film.
96.
Fiddlesticks (1927)
A man will do anything to be a musician, but it takes a junk collector to discover his hidden talents in this silent short comedy.
97.
The Pride Of Pikeville (1927)
An unlikely Lothario finds himself pursued by many beautiful ladies in this silent short film.
98.
The Golf Nut (1927)
A golf enthusiast wreaks havoc on a private country club in this short silent comedy.
99.
Saturday Afternoon (1926)
In this silent short film, a married man attempts to give his wife the slip to spend the afternoon with his bachelor friend.
100.
A Sea Dog's Tale (1926)
In this silent short comedy, a king sends his agents to the U.S. to kidnap a man and bring him back to his island to marry his daughter.
101.
Hoboken to Hollywood (1926)
A gloomy New Jersey office worker is at first excited about a transfer to Hollywood, until he hits the road with his family in this silent short film.
102.
His Marriage Wow (1925)
Complications ensue when a couple attempts to get married in this silent short film.
103.
Picking Peaches (1924)
A series of comedic mistaken identities and infidelities ensue in this silent short, involving a shoe clerk and his wife.
104.
Black Oxfords (1924)
In this silent short film, a man escapes from jail and attempts to raise money to help his debt ridden family.

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