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Cast (feature film)

Frigid Wife (1962) as Mr. Brown
Hell Bound (1957) as Harry Quantro
A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ambulance attendant who is an unsuspecting pawn in the scheme.
The Naked Hills (1956) as Harold
An Indiana farmer heads to California in search of gold.
Emergency Hospital (1956) as Edward Northrop
Patients and staff face life-or-death situations during 12 hours in an ER.
Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956) as Sheriff Meeker
Part of an outlaw gang rides into town to rob the bank and their accomplice is the local undertaker. The robbery goes awry and they are captured but the money is not found. While the prisoners are being transferred, the rest of the gang overpowers the posse, frees the prisoners, and returns to town. The undertaker's wife finds the money and tries to flee putting the townspeople's life in jeopardy as the outlaw leader plans to start shooting them unless he gets the money.
Eyes of the Jungle (1953)
Another feature film from the makers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" television series in which three TV episodes were stitched together and sent out as a feature film. Let somebody who knows the series(or cares) identify the TV episodes but the three used here were about a phony fossil hunter; recovery of a gold plaque stolen by two Americans; and the third was about the breaking up of a slave girl ring. The TV influence carries on when the heroes are about to embark on a fourth adventure at the end.
Gun Fury (1953) as Poker player
A cowboy trails the outlaws who kidnapped his fiancee during a stagecoach robbery.
Vicki (1953) as Eric
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953) as Salcedo's lieutenant
A legendary pirate captures a Spanish galleon and tries to claim a countess as his bride.
The Nebraskan (1953) as Captain
A frontier scout tries to make peace between settlers and the Sioux.
Island in the Sky (1953) as Capt. Turner
A WWII transport plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
Texans Never Cry (1951) as Capt. Weldon
A Texas Ranger tries to bring down counterfeiters selling fake lottery tickets.
Prairie Roundup (1951) as Buck Prescott
Silver City (1951) as Creede
Tripoli (1950) as Captain Adams
Rogue River (1950) as Joe Dandrige
The story of two step-brothers, raised by their father, the chief of police, in a small Oregon lumber town. One brother is hard-working, always within the law, the other a 'rogue.' When gold dust comes up missing from a crime scene, brother is pitted against brother and the father sides against one of the brothers.
A Modern Marriage (1950) as Mr. Brown
Streets of Ghost Town (1950) as Bart Selby
Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now blind and in jail, refuses to tell where the gold is hidden.
Double Deal (1950) as Pete
An oil engineer comes into a fortune when his boss is murdered.
Trigger, Jr. (1950) as Sheriff Pettigrew
A lawbreaker uses a killer horse to set up a protection racket preying on local ranchers.
Sideshow (1950) as Manson
The Lawless (1950) as Mr. Prentiss
A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant workers.
Three Secrets (1950) as MacDonald
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
The Golden Stallion (1949) as Sheriff
Bandits use a specially designed horseshoe to smuggle diamonds.
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) as Red Buck
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
Ranger of Cherokee Strip (1949) as Randolph McKinnon
Having been framed for murder, the half-breed Joe Bearclaws escapes from prison and Ranger Steve Howard goes after him. He catches up with him in the Cherokee Strip where he has no authority. Joe is then framed for another murder and this time Steve knows he is innocent and goes after the real killer.
Port of New York (1949) as Wyley
The Clay Pigeon (1949) as Lt. Comdr. Prentice
A man awakens from a coma to discover he's accused of treason.
Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949) as Detective
Rustlers (1949) as Brad Carew
Two cowboys get mixed up in rustling and counterfeit schemes.
Renegades of Sonora (1948) as Sheriff Jim Crawford
As a valuable Indian tribal belt is being brought to the Indian Agent, Rocky Lane breaks up an attack on the courier. When the courier dies, Rocky delivers the belt to the Agent. But he quickly finds himself arrested for murder and learns not only is the belt missing, but the murdered Agent is not the man he gave the belt to.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as Major Mathews
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
Relentless (1948) as Jim Rupple
Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Barton MacLane, Mike Mazurki. When his prize mare is stolen, cowboy Robert Young goes in pursuit of the culprit, only to learn that he is also being pursued by the law for a murder he didn''t commit
Mexican Hayride (1948) as Gus Adamson
Bodyguard (1948) as Lieutenant Borden
A cop on suspension is framed for murder.
Hazard (1948) as Sheriff
Big Town (1947) as Lew Fletcher
The initial entry in the Pine-Thomas series based on the "Big Town" radio series finds Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) as a newly-hired managing editor brought on board to liven up "The Illustrated Press" newspaper. He runs into problems with two of the paper's star reporters, Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) and Pete Ryan (Robert Lowery), when his aggressive demands that they employ a yellow journalism type of reporting to build circulation, and they both resign to work for another newspaper. Wilson begins to realize that while his type of journalism does build circulation, it has also brought ruin and disgrace to some innocent victims. Lorelei and Pete are brought back by Wilson with his promise that "The Illustrated Press" will become a crusader against evil.
Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947) as Paul Morgan
Publisher Martin Jamison (Paul Maxey) sends for Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) as he wants to hire him as a technical advisor on the crime stories he publishes. Paul Morgan (Frank Fenton), Morgan's partner, regards the plan as foolish. Jamison tells his secretary Mona Bannister (Sheila Ryan) to bring Vance to his home that night and he will reveal the solution to the seven-year mystery of the killing of Sam Philips, former partner in the firm. Philips ex-wife (Tala Birell), now a receptionist for the company, is alarmed when she overhears. As Vance and Mona drive up, two shots are heard and Jamison's body is later found in the trunk of Vance's car.
The Adventures of Don Coyote (1947) as "Big Foot" Ferguson
Near Border Flats, Don Cyote (Richard Martin, with a "Presenting" billing playing a role quite aptly described in the Comments section), and his friend Sancho (Val Carlor), are interrupted on their way to the fiesta by a fight. A quick intervention on their part prompts ranch owner Maggie Riley (Frances Rafferty, first billed everywhere but here) to hire them. Coyote and Sancho meet her surly, younger brother Ted (Bennie Bartlett) who is wanting Maggie to sell their cattle herd to pay off a bank loan before they lose the ranch. But when they try to drive a herd to market, a gang led by Big Foot Ferguson (Frank Fenton) drives off their cowhands. Ted finds a surveying plumb marked "United Pacific R.R." in a canyon by their ranch. He shows Sheriff Dave Sherman (Marc Cramer) and they learn that the railroad intends to buy a section of Maggie's land, thereby increasing its value. The next day, Coyote, Ted, the sheriff and three deputies drive Maggie's cattle toward Border Flats, and are waylaid by the Fenton gang. But where is Sancho who has disappeared on a mysterious mission?
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947) as Mr. Bonardi
Magic Town (1947) as Birch
A political pollster discovers the perfect cross-section of American tastes and fights to keep it that way.
The French Key (1946) as Horatio Vedder
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as
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.
Swamp Fire (1946) as Captain Pete Dailey
If I'm Lucky (1946) as Dwyer
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.
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Mr. Phillips
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
Getting Gertie's Garter (1945) as Winters
A medical researcher tries frantically to recover a jeweled garter he had given an old flame.
This Man's Navy (1945) as Captain Grant
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
Rosie, the Riveter (1944) as Wayne Calhoun
The Big Noise (1944) as Charlton
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Buffalo Bill (1944) as Murdo Carvell
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
Secret Command (1944) as Simms
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
Hi, Good Lookin'! (1944) as Gib Dickson
Destiny (1944) as Sam [Baker]
Claudia (1943) as Hartley
A child bride sells her home to move closer to her mother and spark jealousy in her husband.
Lady of Burlesque (1943) as Russell [Rogers]
A star dancer and comedian team to investigate murders.
A Scream in the Dark (1943) as Sam Lackey, also known as Benny
Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943) as Burke
A team of pearl fishers clashes over the discovery of a sunken treasure.
Minesweeper (1943) as Lt. Gilpin
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
The Navy Comes Through (1942) as Hodum
An old freighter single-handedly takes on a Nazi war fleet.

Writer (feature film)

Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones (1966)
A drifter deputized by a dying sheriff fights to bring two killers to justice.
The Jayhawkers! (1959) as Writer
In the maelstrom of Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawks.
The Wings of Eagles (1957) as Screenwriter
Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident.
These Wilder Years (1956) as Screenwriter
A wealthy businessman sets out to find his long-lost illegitimate son.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955) as Contract Writer
Catholic priest Junipero Serra accompanies a group of Spanish soldiers into the land north and west of Mexico. Reverand Serra, however, intends to establish missions there, while the military men want to find the fabled "seven cities of gold."
Untamed (1955) as Screenwriter
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt?
River of No Return (1954) as Screenwriter
A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse.
Garden of Evil (1954) as Screenwriter
A trio of soldiers of fortune on their way to the California gold rush are tempted with rewards by a woman who needs help in rescuing her husband from a goldmine cave-in in Mexico. They agree, but then find themselves the target of angry Indians who wish to protect the sacred hill on which the mine is located.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) as Screenwriter
The Civil War complicates the Cavalry''''s battle against Indians.
Ride, Vaquero! (1953) as Screenwriter
Ranchers in New Mexico have to face Indians and bandits.
The Wild North (1952) as Written for Screen by
A Mountie tracks an accused killer through the Canadian wilderness.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as Writer
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
The Man with a Cloak (1951) as Written for Screen by
A mystery man tries to help a young innocent escape a murderous housekeeper.
Walk Softly, Stranger (1950) as Screenwriter
A small-time crook on the run is reformed by the love of a crippled woman.
Malaya (1949) as Screenwriter
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
Night Song (1948) as Screenwriter
A socialite pretends to be blind to win the love of a blind concert pianist.
Station West (1948) as Screenwriter
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
Out of the Past (1947) as Contr to scr const
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
Nocturne (1946) as Story
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
Lady Luck (1946) as Screenwriter
A woman from a family of gamblers marries one and tries to reform him.
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944) as Original Story
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Additional Dialogue
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Orig scr
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
Cadets on Parade (1942) as Story
Austin Shannon (Freddie Bartholomew), after showing cowardice in sports and unable to adjust to student life, decides he is a misfit at military school and runs away. He meets newsboy Joe Novak (Jimmy Lydon)and they become friends. A $1000 reward is posted for Freddie's return but Joe doesn't take advantage of it. Joe desires an education so Austin tutors him, while Joe teaches Austin how to box, play baseball and football...without flinching (no small task indeed when working with a Freddie Bartholomew character.)
The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Screenwriter
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug's lost girlfriend.
Highways by Night (1942) as Screenwriter
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
A Date with the Falcon (1942) as Screenwriter
The gentleman detective postpones his wedding to find a cache of stolen diamonds.
The Gay Falcon (1941) as Screenwriter
A society sleuth tries to break up an insurance scam.
The Saint Takes Over (1940) as Screenwriter
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar tries to help a police inspector who''''s been framed on bribery charges.
Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Screenwriter
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
The Golden Fleecing (1940) as Original Story
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
Little Orvie (1940) as Screenwriter
A child is told he cannot have a dog, but finds a stray and keeps it for a day.
The Saint in London (1939) as Screenwriter
The Saint's investigation of a counterfeiting ring uncovers a nest of spies.
While New York Sleeps (1939) as Original Story
Checkers (1938) as Original Story
Keep Smiling (1938) as From an original idea by
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
Checkers (1938) as Screenwriter
Down on the Farm (1938) as Original Story
International Settlement (1938) as Original Story
Woman Chases Man (1937) as Original Story
A millionaire hires a lady architect to con the money for a housing project out of his wealthy son.
Wild and Woolly (1937) as Orig scr
Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937) as Screenwriter
A British butler goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to a fortune.
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Orig story and scr
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) as Contr to scr const
A British boy in New York tries to join a tenement gang.
Dinky (1935) as Story
A military school cadet''''s mother is framed and sent to prison.
Revenge at Monte Carlo (1933) as Story
Dos noches (1933) as Story
Behind Jury Doors (1932) as Story

Cast (short)

Purity Squad (1945)
This short film focuses on the USFDA''''s efforts to ensure drugs are properly tested before sold to the public.

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