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Cast (feature film)

Mister Cory (1957) as Vendor
Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall...
Friendly Persuasion (1956) as
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as College Inn patron
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
My Favorite Spy (1951) as Comic
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
Appointment with Danger (1951) as
Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad.
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Messenger
A pioneering efficiency expert tests his theories on his large family.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Piano tuner
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
Lust for Gold (1949) as
A German immigrant braves the wild West in search of gold and a woman to love.
B. F.'s Daughter (1948) as Bellhop
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
The Paleface (1948) as Pioneer
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) as Blue pants Northerner
A farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War.
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947) as Bettor
A small boy's secret gifts help him pick racetrack winners.
It's a Joke, Son! (1947) as
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.
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) as Undertaker's assistant
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Mug
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Customer
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
Slightly Scandalous (1946) as Husband
Fred Brady plays twin brothers (actually triplets in the final scene), one of whom has three girls on a romantic string and is trying to sell a television show to a fountain pen manufacturer (Walter Catlett.) The other doesn't have one girl and quietly sells insurance. The insurance seller invests money in his brother's show and, in the process of protecting his investment, gets involved with his twin's romances. Things eventually work out and the TV promoter winds up with the manufacturer's daughter (Paula Drew) and the salesman with Sheila Ryan. Lita Baron (in her Isabelita days) gets to dance a few numbers with the music of the (12th-billed) Guadalajara Trio, and Nick Moro & Frank Yaconelli, the old vaudeville team that was seen together mostly in Tom Keene westerns at Monogram in the early 1940's.
Along Came Jones (1945) as Cowman driving wagon
A mild-mannered cowboy is mistaken for a notorious outlaw.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Vendor
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
An American Romance (1944) as Vaudeville act
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Moving man
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Little man
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Waiter at ball
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
The Good Fellows (1943) as
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) as Balloon vendor
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
Mokey (1942) as Janitor
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
Mrs. Miniver (1942) as Townsman
A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.
Glamour Boy (1941) as 2d electrician
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Newsman
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
The Man Who Lost Himself (1941) as News vendor
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.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Plumber
Model Wife (1941) as
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Newsman
A sister act splits up over love.
The Way of All Flesh (1940) as Newspaper owner
Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (1940) as Small man
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) as Taxi driver
A gangster's moll runs home to mother, with reporters and amateur detectives hot on her tail.
Hero for a Day (1939) as Stranger
Sudden Money (1939) as Peewee
Society Smugglers (1939) as Patient
Persons in Hiding (1939) as Newsboy
Unexpected Father (1939) as Neighbor
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.
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) as Circus attendant
A circus manager tries to break up his daughter''''s romance with a ventriloquist.
I Stole a Million (1939) as Book keeper
Tell No Tales (1939) as Tramp comic
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that's turned into murder.
There Goes My Heart (1938) as Gendarme
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Waiter
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.
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Goof
Test Pilot (1938) as Little man
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Midnight Intruder (1938) as Race track tout
Exposed (1938) as Waiter
This Way Please (1937) as Stagehand
Behind the Mike (1937) as Townsman
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
Live, Love and Learn (1937) as Dittenfuss
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
Easy to Take (1936) as Comic
Wedding Present (1936) as German band
Early to Bed (1936) as Player
The Public Menace (1935) as Dead man
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Redheads on Parade (1935) as Sound man
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as Mustached worker
A radio star''''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
It Happened One Night (1934) as Bus passenger
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
Men of the Night (1934) as
"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
You're Telling Me! (1934) as First lounger
A laughingstock, small-town inventor befriends a foreign princess.
Jealousy (1934) as
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
It's a Gift (1934) as Scissors grinder
A disgruntled druggist sells his store to buy an orange grove in California.
Our Daily Bread (1934) as A. Cohen
When he inherits a small farm, a Depression-weary man turns it into a collective operation.
Exposed (1932) as
Riding for Justice (1932) as Sam
Buck Randall (Buck Jones), a happy-go-lucky cowhand on the ranch owned by Tom Wilson (William Walling), is in town and heads for the Red Front Saloon where, in compliance with a town ordinance, he is ordered to give up his gun but refuses. Escaping the altercation with Marshal Joseph Slyde (Russell Simpson) and his chief deputy, Alex Frame (Walter Miller), Buck seeks shelter in the Marshal's house at the edge of town. He meets Mary Slyde (Mary Doran), the Marshal's young, pretty, charming and unhappy wife and they are attracted to each other. While Slyde and a posse are combing the countryside for Buck, Frame is left behind to protect Mary and, the posse is barely out of sight, before Frames is forcing his unwanted attention upon her. He is shot and Mary, in shock, thinks she did it as does Buck who has returned to the house. When the Marshal and his men arrive, Buck takes the blame for Frame's death and is held for murder.
Nevada Buckaroo (1931) as Elmer
When the Nevada Kid gets caught in a stage robbery, the gang leader Cherokee gets him released by forging a petition to the Governor. The Kid tries to go straight but the stage he is guarding gets robbed. When the Sheriff jails Cherokee who was not in on the robbery, the Kid gets caught effecting Cherokee's escape and finds himself in jail again.
The Western Whirlwind (1927) as "Beans" Baker
The Cat and the Canary (1927) as Taxi driver
In this silent film, three potential heirs to a fortune must spend the night in a haunted mansion.
Red Hot Leather (1926) as "Dinkey" Hook

Cast (short)

The Head Guy (1930)
Things take a turn for the worse when comedian Harry Langdon is made the temporary stationmaster in this short film.
Rupert of Hee Haw (1924)
This silent short film is a parody of "Rupert of Hentzau," Anthony Hope''''s sequel to adventure novel "The Prisoner of Zenda."

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